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Ethiopia mourns after army chief, top officials killed

Jun 24, 2019 - 11:23 PM

Police are hunting for Amhara's security chief Asaminew Tsige, accused of masterminding an attack on the leaders of the state and suspected of playing a part in the killing of the country's army chief in Addis Ababa

Ethiopian army chief, regional president killed in unrest

Jun 23, 2019 - 1:57 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed says that an attempted coup had taken place in Amhara, one of 9 autonomous regions in the country

Internet in Ethiopia hit by week-old cuts

Jun 18, 2019 - 9:01 PM

Cherer Aklilu, executive director of the state monopoly Ethio Telecom, declines to give any details to explain the break

NO INTERNET. Kaleb Alemayehu, the owner of an internet cafe in the city of Adama, southeast of the capital Addis Ababa, checks a computer on April 4, 2018. File photo by Solan Kolli/AFP

Shops reopen as Sudan generals, protesters agree to talk

Jun 12, 2019 - 11:24 PM

But the main gold market in central Khartoum remains shut, and many residents still prefer to remain indoors given the heavy deployment of security forces across the capital

BREAKTHROUGH. Residents of Khartoum queue outside a bank to withdraw money in the Sudanese capital on June 12, 2019. Photo by AFP

10 million people displaced internally by conflict in 2018

May 11, 2019 - 12:01 PM

'It is really a mind-boggling figure,' NRC chief Jan Egeland tells reporters. 'It takes extreme violence and fear of disasters to force a family out of their home, their land, their property, their community.'

Somali internally displaced people (IDPs) wait in a line for food distribution in Mogadishu on May 22, 2018. File photo by Mohamed Abdiwahab / AFP

Ethiopian clothes makers worst paid in the world – study

May 08, 2019 - 12:06 AM

The study took place in the Hawassa Industrial Park, the flagship of Ethiopia's manufacturing drive and one of 5 hubs inaugurated by the government since 2014

CLOTHES MAKERS. This file photo shows hardworking people in the textile industry in Ethiopia. File photo by Pinar Alver/Shutterstock.com

Ethiopian crew followed procedure, but unable to control jet – report

Apr 04, 2019 - 5:13 PM

(UPDATED) 'The crew performed all the procedures repeatedly provided by the manufacturer but was not able to control the aircraft,' says Ethiopian transport minister Dagmawit Moges

ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES. In this file photo taken on November 28, 2017,an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-700 aircraft takes off from Felix Houphouet-Boigny Airport in Abidjan. File photo by Issouf Sanogo/AFP

Boeing must do more work on proposed 737 fix – U.S. regulator

Apr 02, 2019 - 8:27 AM

Additional work is needed 'to ensure that Boeing has identified and appropriately addressed all pertinent issues,' says a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman

BOEING 737. Boeing 737 airplanes are pictured on the company's production line, on March 27, 2019 in Renton, Washington. Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images/AFPÂ

Ethiopian Airlines crash report due this week – transport ministry

Apr 01, 2019 - 6:26 PM

(UPDATED) Ethiopian foreign ministry spokesman Nebiat Getachew initially said the report would be released Monday, April 1, but the transport ministry, which is in charge of investigations, later says it would still be some days

ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES CRASH. Forensics workers comb through the debris at the crash site of the Ethiopian Airlines operated Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, at Hama Quntushele village in Oromia region, on March 14, 2019, 4 days after the plane crashed into a field killing 157 passengers and crew. File photo by Tony Karumba/AFP

Boeing anti-stall system is activated in Ethiopia crash – source

Mar 29, 2019 - 3:43 PM

(UPDATED) The findings are based on flight recorder data and represent the strongest indication yet that the system, known as MCAS, malfunctioned in both the Ethiopian Airlines crash and the Lion Air crash in Indonesia

MIKE SINNETT OF BOEING. Mike Sinnett, Boeing Vice President of Product Strategy, makes opening remarks during a press conference in Renton, Washington on March 27, 2019. Photo by Jason Redmond/AFP

Anti-stall system likely activated in crash – Ethiopian Airlines CEO

Mar 26, 2019 - 8:10 AM

Tewolde GebreMariam says an automatic anti-stalling system specific to the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft was 'to the best of our knowledge' activated on the fatal March 10 crash of Flight ET 302

MOURNING. Mourners of victims of the crashed accident of Ethiopian Airlines react during the mass funeral at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on March 17, 2019. Photo by AFP

The week in photos: March 16-22, 2019

Mar 23, 2019 - 2:36 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

PARADE READY. Nudists stand in front of a cafe before the start of the Nude Love Parade in San Francisco, California on March 17, 2019. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Funerals for Ethiopia crash victims but little to bury

Mar 17, 2019 - 10:22 PM

Caskets draped in the Ethiopian flag are brought to the cathedral, in a convoy of black hearses accompanied by hundreds of mourners. But it is not clear what the coffins contain.

FUNERAL. Mourners carry portraits of victims of the crashed accident of Ethiopian Airlines during the mass funeral at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on March 17, 2019. Photo by Samuel Habtab/AFP

Identifying Ethiopia crash victims may take 6 months – airline

Mar 16, 2019 - 10:57 PM

In a document sent to family members of the crash victims, Ethiopia Airlines say DNA result 'will be announced approximately 5 to 6 months from the date the sample is collected'

6 MONTH. Ethiopia Airlines say it will take time for them to send the DNA results of the crash victims. Photo by Tony Karumba/AFP

Boeing black boxes flown to France as jets grounded worldwide

Mar 14, 2019 - 10:11 PM

France's BEA air safety agency confirms it has received the recorders from the plane that crashed shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa on March 10

MOURNING. Family members mourn the victims at the crash site of the Ethiopian Airlines operated Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, at Hama Quntushele village in the Oromia region, on March 13, 2019. Photo by Tony Karumba/AFP

U.S. grounds Boeing 737 MAX as black boxes flown to France for analysis

Mar 14, 2019 - 10:42 AM

(UPDATED) Ethiopian Airlines says the black box flight recorders from the Boeing 737 MAX 8 that crashed have been flown to Paris for analysis

TORONTO, ON - MARCH 13: An Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet approaches the Toronto Pearson International Airport for a landing on March 13, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. U.S. President Donald Trump announced today that all 737 MAX 8 jets would be suspended from use following the recent crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia. Several other countries, including Canada, China, and Australia have announced that they would also be grounding the jets. Cole Burston/Getty Images/AFP  Cole Burston / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Ethiopia to send black boxes to Europe as questions mount over crash

Mar 13, 2019 - 6:27 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Ethiopian Airlines says it will decide by Thursday, March 14, which country will examine the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder

BOEING. The tail section of a Boeing 737 MAX 8 being built for Ethiopian Airlines is pictured at the company's factory, on March 11, 2019 in Renton, Washington. Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. says 'no basis' to ground Boeing 737 MAX jets after crash

Mar 13, 2019 - 3:36 PM

The US currently refuses to take action against Boeing's best-selling workhorse aircraft

BOEING 737 MAX. A SilkAir Boeing 737 MAX aircraft (background C) is parked on the tarmac of Changi International Airport in Singapore on March 12, 2019 while a SilkAir Boeing 737-8SA (front) taxi on a runway. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

Britain leads airspace bans on Boeing 737 MAX jets after Ethiopia crash

Mar 12, 2019 - 7:28 PM

(UPDATED) US regulators have ordered Boeing to make urgent improvements to the model and insisted they will take action if safety issues are detected

BANNED. A SilkAir Boeing 737 MAX aircraft (background C) is parked on the tarmac of Changi International Airport in Singapore on March 12, 2019 while a SilkAir Boeing 737-8SA (front) taxi on a runway. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

United Nations mourns after 21 staff killed in Ethiopia plane crash

Mar 12, 2019 - 10:28 AM

'A global tragedy has hit close to home – and the United Nations is united in grief,' UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says

REMEMBERING THE DEAD. This United Nations handout photo shows UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as he makes remarks at the opening meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women 63rd session on March 11, 2019. Photo by Evan Schneider/United Nations/AFP)

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Planes grounded after deadly Ethiopia crash

Mar 11, 2019 - 1:15 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Investigators recover the black-box flight recorders from the Nairobi-bound jet that crashed early Sunday, March 10, near Addis Ababa

PLANE CRASH. People watch workers at the crash site of a Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines flight near Bishoftu, a town some 60 kilometers southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on March 10, 2019. Photo by Michael Tewelde/AFP

Greek man saved from Ethiopia plane crash because he arrived late

Mar 11, 2019 - 8:45 AM

'I was mad because nobody helped me to reach the gate on time,' Antonis Mavropoulos says in a Facebook post entitled 'My lucky day'

LATE PASSENGER. The boarding pass of Antonis Mavropoulos for the ill-fated Ethiopian Air flight he missed. From Antonis Mavropoulos Facebook account

The world in 2018

Dec 19, 2018 - 10:00 AM

A look back at some of the major events that marked 2018

Central American migrants -mostly Hondurans- moving in a caravan towards the United States in hopes of a better life, head to Tijuana in Mexico's Baja California State, after leaving Mexicali on November 19, 2018. - US President Trump has sent about 5,800 troops to the border to forestall the arrival of large groups of Central American migrants travelling through Mexico and towards the US, in a move critics decry as a costly political stunt to galvanize supporters ahead of midterm elections earlier this month. (Photo by PEDRO PARDO / AFP)

Doctors find 122 nails in Ethiopian's stomach

Oct 22, 2018 - 6:54 PM

A surgeon extracts from the stomach of a patient who suffers from mental illness 122 4-inch nails, 4 pins, a toothpick and pieces of broken glass

Is Africa starting to choke on China's lending glut?

Oct 18, 2018 - 10:23 PM

China is the single largest bilateral financier of infrastructure in Africa, exceeding the combined total of the African Development Bank (ADB), the EU, International Finance Corporation, the WB and the G8 countries

WELCOME. File photo of China's President Xi Jinping applauding as he attends the Forum On China-Africa Cooperation - Round Table Conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on September 4, 2018. Photo by Lintao Zhang/Pool/AFP

Toll from Ethiopia bloodshed at least 58

Sep 19, 2018 - 11:27 PM

The cited figure is more than double government estimates, and could be as high as 65, according to another source

FLEEING THE VIOLENCE. People who fled the violence in the outskirts of the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa sit at a youth centre used as a temporary shelter, on September 18, 2018. Photo by AFP.

Eritrea president hails unity with Ethiopia on historic visit

Jul 14, 2018 - 8:21 PM

'We are no longer people of two countries. We are one,' says Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki

HISTORIC VISIT. Eritrea President Isaias Afwerki (5th from right) is received by Ethiopia Prime Minister of Abiy Ahmed as he arrives at the Bole International airport in Addis Ababa on July 14, 2018. Photo by Maheder Haileselassie Tadese/AFP

Arrests announced as death toll rises in Ethiopia attack

Jun 24, 2018 - 5:25 PM

The ensuing chaos kills two and injures more than 150 people and marred an event meant to build public support for Abiy's ambitious reform agenda.

PROTEST. Supporters of Ethiopia Prime Minister attend a rally on Meskel Square in Addis Ababa on June 23, 2018. Photo by Yonas Tadesse/AFP

One dead, scores injured in grenade blast at Ethiopia PM's rally

Jun 23, 2018 - 6:01 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The health minister says 154 people were injured and another had died, without giving further details

RALLY. Ethiopians cheer on stage during a rally called by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, on Meskel Square in Addis Ababa on June 23, 2018. A small blast sparked panic at a public rally for Ethiopia's new Prime Minister attended by tens of thousands of people on June 23, 2018. Photo by Yonas Tadese / AFP

Hundreds dead as floods wreak havoc in East Africa

May 04, 2018 - 10:45 PM

Kenya Red Cross says 112 people have lost their lives countrywide since early March

LONG RAINY SEASON. Scenes like this truck falling off the road are typical in Nairobi now that unusually heavy showers have heralded the beginning of Kenya's long rainy season. Photo by Tony Karumba/AFP

Kuwait to recruit Ethiopians amid Philippines labor crisis

Apr 03, 2018 - 9:38 PM

'We aim to open the door to the recruitment of Ethiopian workers to fill the deficit of domestic servants and reduce prices,' said General Talal Al-Maarifi, head of Kuwait's General Department of Residency Affairs

BAN. Because the Philippine government still refuses to send OFWs to Kuwait, the Gulf state decided to hire Ehtiopians instead. AFP

5 Philippine locations we would hate to see as celebrity prenup backdrops

Mar 13, 2018 - 9:33 PM

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Ethiopia emergency to last 6 months

Feb 17, 2018 - 11:55 PM

It caps a tumultuous week that saw Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn resign, a strike in the country's largest region, and a massive prisoner amnesty

Ethiopia releases journalist, politician, drops blogger charges

Feb 14, 2018 - 11:33 PM

The releases come amid a string of pardons and prisoner releases that began last month, after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said the government would release jailed 'politicians' in order 'to improve the national consensus and widen the democratic platform'

Ethiopia's Oromo denounce gov't on stampede anniversary

Oct 01, 2017 - 9:05 PM

At least 50 individuals were killed in a protest that turned violent when police opened fire during last year's Irreecha festival

Landslide at Ethiopia garbage dump kills at least 46

Mar 12, 2017 - 11:15 PM

UPDATED Part of the largest pile of trash at the Koshe landfill collapses leveling dozens of scavengers homes

Excavators move earth as rescuers work at the site of a landslide at the main landfill of Addis Ababa on the outskirts of the city on March 12, 2017. Zacharias Abubeker/AFP

Ethiopia declares state of emergency

Oct 09, 2016 - 11:00 PM

The country is facing its biggest anti government unrest in a decade with an estimated 500 protesters killed over the past 10 months

(FILES) This file photo taken on October 2, 2016 shows residents of Bishoftu crossing their wrists above their heads as a symbol for the Oromo anti-government protesting movement during the Oromo new year holiday Irreechaa in Bishoftu. Ethiopia declared a state of emergency on October 9, 2016 following months of violent anti-government protests, according to an official statement. "The state of emergency was declared following a thorough discussion by the Council of Ministers on the loss of lives and property damages occurring in the country," Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said.  / AFP PHOTO / Zacharias ABUBEKER

10 countries host half world's refugees – Amnesty

Oct 04, 2016 - 3:02 PM

Countries immediately neighboring crisis zones – led by Jordan Turkey and Pakistan – bear the brunt of the global refugee problem

ESCAPE. In this file photo, Syrian refugees carry their belongings as they wait to enter Jordanian side of the Hadalat border crossing, a military zone east of the capital Amman, after arriving from Syria on May 4, 2016. Khalil Mazraawi/AFP

Ethiopia mourns 52 killed in festival stampede

Oct 03, 2016 - 5:13 PM

The people were killed a stampede at a religious festival after police clashed with anti government protesters

A man checks the pulse of the victim of a stampede during the Oromo new year holiday Irreechaa in Bishoftu on October 2, 2016. Zacharias Abubeker/AFP

Dozens feared dead in stampede at Ethiopia religious festival

Oct 02, 2016 - 9:20 PM

3rd UPDATE The stampede happens during an anti government protest at a religious festival

TRAGEDY. People throw stones after a deadly stampede during the Oromo new year holiday Irreecha in Bishoftu, Ethiopia on October 2, 2016. Photo by Zacharias Abubeker/AFP

Paralympics: Reprimand for new protest by Ethiopian runner

Sep 13, 2016 - 7:00 PM

The International Paralympic Committee sternly rebukes Tamiru Demisse 22 for making a political statement at the Games

PROTEST. Ethiopia's Tamiru Demisse (C) reacts after the final of men's 1500 m (T13) of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro on September 11, 2016. YASUYOSHI CHIBA / AFP

Human relative 'Lucy' died in fall from tree: study suggests

Aug 29, 2016 - 11:36 PM

Her injuries suggest she stretched out her arms at the moment of impact in an attempt to break her fall says study co author John Kappelman of the University of Texas at Austin

WHAT HAPPENED TO LUCY? This handout photo released by the Nature on August 29, 2016 shows University of Texas Austin professor John Kappelman with 3D printouts of the skeleton of Lucy. Photo by Marsha Miller/NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP/AFP

Ethiopia pledges safe return for protest runner

Aug 23, 2016 - 2:30 PM

Silver medalist Feyisa Lilesa crossed his arms as he finished the marathon in protest against the Ethiopian government s crackdown on political dissent

Feyisa Lilesa of Ethiopia reacts while crossing the finish line to take the second place in the men's Marathon race of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Athletics, Track and Field events at the Sambodromo in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 21 August 2016. EPA/FRANCK ROBICHON

PH, other vulnerable countries to pursue 1.5-degree climate goal

Aug 17, 2016 - 1:55 PM

For countries like the Philippines the difference of a 0 5 degree warming can mean life or death

Dozens killed in new wave of Ethiopia protests

Aug 09, 2016 - 9:42 AM

Protests sweep the vast state of Oromia and even reaches the capital Addis Ababa a rare event in a nation with a government considered among the most repressive in Africa

Italy, Netherlands offer to share UN council seat

Jun 29, 2016 - 12:52 AM

3rd UPDATE The two European countries reach a compromise after getting 95 votes each Meanwhile Kazakhstan defeats Thailand to win the seat reserved for Asia

THE UNITED NATIONS. United Nations Headquarters' General Assembly Building (L) and Secretariat Building (R) in New York City, New York, USA, September 24, 2015. File photo by Matt Campbell/EPA

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Tiny Djibouti thinks big with China-backed infrastructure splurge

Apr 06, 2016 - 2:55 PM

Economists warn Djibouti is becoming too dependent on China but its foreign minister says countries can only develop if they have infrastructure

(FILES) This file photo taken on March 27, 2016 shows containers and a general view of the port of Djibouti. Djibouti has been in the lucrative position of offering landlocked Ethiopia its only access to the sea since Ethiopia went to war with Eritrea next door in 1998. During the two-year conflict, Addis Ababa relied on Djibouti's main port to import weapons. Since then Ethiopia's economy has grown exponentially, and with it the tide of imports flowing through Djibouti to the country of 97 million people, which accounts for 86 percent of all goods transiting through Djiboutian ports. / AFP / Simon MAINA

Rights group accuses Ethiopian troops of executing protesters

Mar 14, 2016 - 10:54 PM

An Ethiopian rights group oaccuses government forces of more than 100 extra judicial killings as well as torture while putting down protests that began last year in the Oromia region

PROTEST. Protestors set up a symbolic coffin with victim’s names in Wolenkomi, some 60km West of Addis Ababa, after police shot dead at least four people during a demonstration on December 15, 2015. Photo by Justine Boulo / AFP