• bank Oct 11, 2019

    Ethiopian PM Wins Nobel for Efforts to End Eritrea Conflict

    Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2019 in recognition of his efforts to end his country’s long-running border conflict with Eritrea. The Norwegian Nobel Institute on Friday also praised the “important reforms” that Abiy, Ethiopia’s leader since April 2018, has launched at home.

  • General Jun 23, 2019

    Ethiopia Says Military Chief Killed, Regional Coup Failed

    Ethiopia’s military chief was shot to death by his bodyguard amid a failed coup attempt against a regional government north of the capital, Addis Ababa, the prime minister said Sunday. The abortive coup Saturday in the Amhara region was led by a high-ranking military officer and others in the armed forces, said Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who addressed the nation...

  • United States Jun 23, 2019

    Ethiopia Says Military Chief Killed, Regional Coup Failed

    Ethiopia’s military chief was shot to death by his bodyguard amid a failed coup attempt against a regional government north of the capital, Addis Ababa, the prime minister said Sunday. The abortive coup Saturday in the Amhara region was led by a high-ranking military officer and others in the armed forces, said Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who addressed the nation...

  • Department of Justice May 6, 2019

    Boeing Didn't Tell Airlines That Safety Alert Wasn't On

    Boeing said Sunday that it discovered after airlines had been flying its 737 Max plane for several months that a safety alert in the cockpit was not working as intended, yet it didn’t disclose that fact to airlines or federal regulators until after one of the planes crashed. The feature was designed to warn pilots when a key sensor might...

  • Federal Aviation Administration Apr 4, 2019

    Deadly Ethiopia Jet Crash: Gov't Blames Faulty Sensor Data

    The pilots of a doomed Ethiopian Airlines jet followed all of Boeing’s recommended procedures when the plane started to nose dive but still couldn’t save it, according to findings from a preliminary report released Thursday by the Ethiopian government. The plane crashed just six minutes after taking off from Addis Ababa, killing all 157 people on board. The report, based...

  • CEO Mar 23, 2019

    Ethiopian Airlines Chief Questions Max Training Requirements

    The warning and training requirements set for the now-grounded 737 Max 8 aircraft may not have been adequate, in light of the Ethiopian plane crash that killed 157 people, the chief of Ethiopian Airlines said Saturday. After the Lion Air crash off Indonesia in October, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing “came up with contents that we incorporated in...

  • Associated Press Mar 18, 2019

    Ethiopia Minister: Clear Similarity Between Two Crashes

    Preliminary information from the flight data recorder of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed a week ago and killed 157 people shows “clear similarities” with an earlier disaster involving the same kind of Boeing aircraft in Indonesia, Ethiopia’s transport minister said Sunday. The disclosure came as thousands marched in the capital of Addis Ababa, accompanying 17 empty caskets at a...

  • airline Mar 14, 2019

    Boeing Promises Software Fix for Grounded 737 Max Planes

    Boeing has promised an urgent fix to flight control software in its grounded 737 Max planes, days after the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max killed all 157 people on board. American pilots made at least five complaints last fall about autopilot issues causing the planes to make a sudden nosedive during takeoff.

  • India Mar 12, 2019

    US Joins Ethiopian-Led Investigation at Boeing Crash Site

    U.S. aviation experts on Tuesday joined the investigation into the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jetliner that killed 157 people, as a growing number of airlines grounded the new Boeing plane involved in the crash. The Federal Aviation Administration arrived at the crash site outside the capital, Addis Ababa, with representatives from the National Transportation Safety Board. They join an...

  • Facebook Mar 11, 2019

    Greek Passenger Stopped at Gate From Boarding Doomed Flight

    A Greek man who narrowly missed the Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed Sunday said he had argued with ground staff in Addis Ababa to try to get on the plane after reaching the gate minutes too late. “I saw the last passengers going through, but the gate had already closed. I complained, in the usual way when that kind of...

  • Boeing Mar 11, 2019

    157 Dead After Plane Crashes in Ethiopia

    The Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-8 Max plane crashed shortly after takeoff, killing all 157 on board.

  • Associated Press Mar 11, 2019

    Ethiopian-Americans Mourn Airline Crash Victims

    The Ethiopian community in Aurora, Colorado, planned a Sunday night get-together to celebrate a historic day, but that celebration became bittersweet with the news of an Ethiopian Airlines plane crashing and killing everyone on board.

  • United States Mar 11, 2019

    MIT Aeronautics Professor Discusses Plane Model Involved in Ethiopian Crash

    An Ethiopian Airlines jetliner crashed Sunday, killing all 157 people on board, including eight Americans, one of whom worked for Save the Children at the group’s U.S. headquarters in Connecticut. The plane crashed six minutes after taking off from Addis Ababa on its way to Kenya. This is the second deadly crash involving a Boeing 737 Max 8 within the…

  • United States Mar 11, 2019

    Save the Children Employee Died in Ethiopian Plane Crash

    An employee for the United States Headquarters of Save the Children was killed in the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crash that killed all 157 people on board Sunday morning, authorities said.

  • China Mar 10, 2019

    Jetliner Crashes in Ethiopia, Killing 157 From 35 Countries

    An Ethiopian Airlines jet faltered and crashed Sunday shortly after takeoff from the country’s capital, carving a gash in the earth and spreading global grief to 35 countries that had someone among the 157 people who were killed. There was no immediate indication why the plane went down in clear weather while on a flight to Nairobi, the capital of...

  • United States Jun 23, 2018

    1 Dead, Scores Hurt in Attack at Huge Rally for Ethiopia's New Prime Minister

    A thwarted attempt to hurl a grenade at Ethiopia’s reformist new prime minister led to a deadly explosion Saturday at a massive rally in support of sweeping changes in Africa’s second most populous country. Nine police officials were arrested, state media reported. Witnesses said a man tried to throw the grenade at the stage as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed waved...

  • United States Sep 18, 2017

    ‘I Would Rather Die Than Go Back to Togo': Convicted Rapist Being Deported Fights With Officers at Dulles

    A convicted rapist from Maryland fought with and injured at least two officers at Dulles International Airport as he was being escorted through the airport for deportation.

  • Facebook Aug 10, 2017

    Smugglers Throw Nearly 300 Migrants Into the Sea Off Yemen: UN

    Smugglers have thrown some 280 migrants into the sea off the coast of Yemen in the last two days, causing more than 50 to drown and leaving over 30 missing, the U.N. migration agency said Thursday. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the migrants who were forced from boats in two separate “deeply troubling” incidents were hoping to reach countries in...

  • MAYOR Mar 15, 2017

    Death Toll in Ethiopia Landfill Collapse Rises Sharply to 113

    The death toll from a collapse at a landfill outside Ethiopia’s capital has risen sharply to 113, an Addis Ababa city official said Wednesday, as the country began three days of mourning for victims who were mostly women and children. Dagmawit Moges confirmed the new toll Wednesday evening. Meanwhile, Addis Ababa Mayor Diriba Kuma told state broadcaster EBC the search-and-rescue...

  • MAYOR Mar 12, 2017

    46 Killed, Dozens Missing in Ethiopia Garbage Dump Landslide

    A mountain of trash gave way in a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital, killing at least 46 people and leaving several dozen missing, residents said, as officials vowed to relocate those who called the landfill home. Addis Ababa city spokeswoman Dagmawit Moges said most of the 46 dead were women and children, and more bodies were...

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