Stories tagged: ethiopia
Wed., Jan. 1, 2020
The number of deaths in major air crashes around the globe fell by more than half in 2019, according to a report by an aviation consulting firm.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019
The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday to a dynamic young African leader whose sweeping reforms and surprising embrace of a bitter rival have been praised as an inspiration to …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019
A fossil from Ethiopia is letting scientists look millions of years into our evolutionary history – and they see a face peering back.
Fri., July 5, 2019
Fifteen Kenyan families of people killed in a plane crash in Ethiopia in March on Friday rejected a proposal by Boeing to compensate them, saying they will pursue their claims …
Tue., June 25, 2019
Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sobbed openly at a service Tuesday for the country’s military chief who was assassinated by his bodyguard over the weekend.
UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019
The Ethiopian army general accused of leading a failed coup in a restive northern region was killed Monday in a firefight with security forces amid a security crackdown in which …
Sun., June 23, 2019
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.
Fri., June 7, 2019
Ethiopia’s prime minister met with Sudan’s ruling generals and protest leaders on Friday in a bid to revive negotiations amid a crackdown on demonstrations that has killed more than 100 …
Wed., June 5, 2019
Ethiopian adoptees in Nine Mile Falls learn their birth mother who has cancer, HIV is improbably alive
Adesalem and Kella Jelinek believed for years that their mother, who gave them up after contracting HIV and being diagnosed with uterine cancer, had died. Then, this spring, a nonprofit …
UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019
An Ethiopian pilot pleaded with his bosses for more training on the Boeing 737 Max 8, just weeks before one of the airline’s jets crashed, killing everyone on board.
Fri., April 5, 2019
A preliminary report released Thursday on the Ethiopian Airlines crash last month found that pilots followed all recommended procedures issued by Boeing, ratcheting up pressure on the plane maker that …
UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019
Preliminary crash report confirms Ethiopian 737 MAX pilots lost control despite following Boeing’s instructions
The preliminary investigation report into the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 last month confirms that the 737 MAX jet suffered repeated uncommanded nose-down movements similar to the October crash …
UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019
Boeing is facing mounting pressure to roll out a software update on its best-selling plane in time for airlines to use the jets during the peak summer travel season.
UPDATED: Thu., March 28, 2019
Lawyers hired by the family of a passenger killed in this month’s crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jet are suing Boeing, which made the plane.
UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019
Acting Federal Aviation Administration chief Daniel Elwell will tell a Senate hearing Wednesday that “Boeing submitted … to the FAA for certification” its proposed flight-control software enhancement for the 737 …
UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019
Boeing has spent decades building deep ties across Washington, D.C. The aircraft-making giant reported spending $15 million lobbying Congress, the FAA and other federal agencies last year, and it has …
Tue., March 12, 2019
Airline pilots on at least two U.S. flights have reported that an automated system seemed to cause their Boeing 737 Max planes to tilt down suddenly.
UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019
Britain and Germany on Tuesday joined a rapidly growing number of countries grounding or closing airspace to a new Boeing plane involved in the Ethiopian Airlines disaster as a global …
Mon., March 11, 2019
One customer at Southwest Airlines, which has more 737 Max 8 jets on order than any other carrier, changed flights to another aircraft after discovering the plane was a 737 …
Mon., March 11, 2019
Authorities in Ethiopia, China and Indonesia grounded all Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft Monday following the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jetliner that killed 157 people, and investigators found the …
Sun., March 10, 2019
Sunday’s deadly crash of a Boeing 737 Max 8 jet in Ethiopia bears striking similarities to an accident involving another Max in October in Indonesia but safety experts caution against …
Sun., July 22, 2018
Ethiopia has “no option” but to pursue multi-party democracy, the reformist new prime minister said Sunday, again shaking up Africa’s second most populous nation that for decades has been ruled …
UPDATED: Sat., July 14, 2018
To dancing and cheers, Eritrea’s longtime president arrived in Ethiopia for his first visit in 22 years on Saturday amid a dramatic diplomatic thaw between the once-bitter rivals.
Sun., July 8, 2018
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed traveled Sunday to Eritrea, once a bitter adversary, and agreed to normalize ties after an unprecedented summit.
Thu., June 28, 2018
The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea will meet “soon” amid a surprising diplomatic thaw between the rival nations, Ethiopia’s top diplomat said Thursday, as an end to one of Africa’s …
UPDATED: Sat., June 23, 2018
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 …
UPDATED: Sun., April 22, 2018
Israel’s Justice minister vowed to help Ethiopia’s Jews immigrate to Israel as soon as possible during a rare visit to Ethiopia.
Thu., April 12, 2018
Ethiopia’s new prime minister is making a rare outreach to opposition parties, calling on them to prepare for “peaceful dialogue and negotiations” in an effort to broaden the political space.
Sat., Feb. 17, 2018
Ethiopia’s defense minister on Saturday ruled out a military takeover a day after the East African nation declared a new state of emergency amid the worst anti-government protests in a …
Fri., Feb. 16, 2018
Ethiopian officials have declared a state of emergency amid widespread anti-government protests that have persisted for more than two years and in which hundreds have been killed and several thousand …