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UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019, 6:43 p.m.

Ethiopia’s reformist PM Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel Peace Prize

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, 11:42 a.m.

Ethiopian fossil reveals face for ancestor of famed ‘Lucy’

A fossil from Ethiopia is letting scientists look millions of years into our evolutionary history – and they see a face peering back.


Some Kenyan families reject Boeing’s compensation for crash

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 …


Ethiopian leader sobs at service for slain military chief

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, 9:14 p.m.

Plotter of failed Ethiopia coup killed, 182 others arrested

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 …


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.


Ethiopian PM visits Sudan in bid to mediate crisis

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 …


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, 6:55 p.m.

Ethiopian pilot pleaded for training weeks before Max 8 crash

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.


Report on Ethiopian crash ratchets up pressure on Boeing

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, 4:06 p.m.

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, 7:06 p.m.

Financial pressure mounts to fix Boeing’s troubled jetliner

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, 8:10 p.m.

Lawsuit filed against Boeing over crash in Ethiopia

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, 7:24 p.m.

Early fix for 737 MAX 8 was in FAA’s hands 7 weeks before Ethiopian crash

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, 10:56 a.m.

With its strong D.C. ties, Boeing increasingly is elbowing FAA aside

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 …


Pilots have reported issues in U.S. with new Boeing jet

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, 12:44 p.m.

Much of world bans Boeing jet involved in Ethiopia crash

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 …


Fearful flyers lose faith in Boeing 737 Max 8 after second crash

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 …


Three nations ground Boeing 737 Max 8s after Ethiopia crash

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 …


Boeing likely to face new questions after another 737 crash

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 …


Ethiopia has ‘no option’ but multiparty democracy, PM says

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, 11:58 a.m.

Eritrea’s leader visits Ethiopia as dramatic thaw continues

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.


Ethiopia’s leader makes historic visit to Eritrean capital after 20-year military standoff

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed traveled Sunday to Eritrea, once a bitter adversary, and agreed to normalize ties after an unprecedented summit.


Ethiopia, Eritrea leaders to meet ‘soon’ in surprising thaw

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, 6:42 p.m.

1 dead after attack at huge rally for Ethiopia’s new PM

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, 12:48 p.m.

Israeli minister vows to help Ethiopian Jews move to Israel

Israel’s Justice minister vowed to help Ethiopia’s Jews immigrate to Israel as soon as possible during a rare visit to Ethiopia.


Ethiopia’s new leader makes rare outreach to opposition

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.


Ethiopia vows no military takeover amid latest emergency

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 …


Ethiopia declares state of emergency amid wide protests

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 …


Ethiopia’s prime minister submits resignation after protests

Ethiopia’s prime minister announced Thursday he has submitted a resignation letter after the worst anti-government protests in a quarter-century, saying he hoped the surprise decision would help planned reforms succeed …