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Zambia plane with 41 passengers lands safely after lightning strike

A pilot in Zambia performed a heroic feat on Monday when he managed to safely land a Dash 8-300 plane, with 41 passengers on board, after it was hit by lightning and a hailstorm.The incident happened as the plane,...

Ethiopian Airlines passenger arrested after bomb claim

An Ethiopian Airlines flight in Burundi was disrupted when a man locked himself in a bathroom on the plane and claimed to have a bomb, a passenger and authorities said Thursday.Sally Hayden in a Twitter post cited local police...

Liberia, Morocco, eSwatini in top 10 tourist destinations

Liberian economy set to receive a new boost from tourism as it has been named in the top 10 tourist destinations in the world and second in Africa behind eSwatini.According to a report from BBC Africa, Liberia is not...

Ethiopian Airline plane makes emergency landing in Senegal

An Ethiopian Airlines plane was forced to make an emergency landing minutes after taking off in Senegal on Tuesday because an engine caught fire minutes after take off, an airport spokesman told Reuters.The Airlines which was on routine flight...

World oldest travel group collapses, tourists stranded in Africa

British global travel group Thomas Cook has gone into liquidation according BBC report, leaving thousands of tourists in Africa and around the world worried. Reuters reported that some British tourists in Tunisia, were on Saturday night stopped them leaving their...

Six confirmed dead after flash flood at Kenyan Hell’s Gate

The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) says 6 bodies have been recovered from Hell's Gate National Park in Kenya, after flash floods swept away a tour group, one person is still remains unaccounted for. The group included five Kenyan tourists, a...

Ethiopian Airlines under fire for not flying wheelchair user

A Kenyan wheelchair user has hit out at Ethiopian Airlines, saying he was abandoned by airport staff who refused to help him board a flight leaving the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, to the US. In a series of tweets and Facebook...

Victim families, Ethiopian farmers in the dark over Boeing’s aid offer

Affected farmers in Ethiopia, victims’ relatives, Kenyan and Ethiopian governments say they have not heard anything about the $100 million Boeing offered to help families and communities affected by the deadly crashes of its 737 MAX planes in Ethiopia...

French woman sues Boeing seeking at least $276m over Ethiopian crash

A French woman whose husband was killed in the March crash of a Boeing 737 MAX airliner in Ethiopia has filed a U.S. lawsuit against the planemaker seeking at least $276 million in damages, her lawyer...

Boeing says 737 MAX jets simulator software has been corrected

Boeing Co has made corrections to simulator software that mimics the flying experience of its 737 MAX jets, which were involved in two fatal crashes, and the company has provided additional information to device operators, a...
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Russia calls for talks in Libya after Haftar calls on forces to advance

Russia’s foreign ministry on Friday called for dialogue between hostile groups to resolve the crisis in Libya, the Interfax...
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Cameroon MPs debate autonomy for the Anglophone region

Members of parliament in Cameroon are debating whether to grant more autonomy to the country's Anglophone regions where thousands of people have died in...

Omar al-Bashir’s wife summoned over finances

The wife of ousted Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, Widad Babiker, has been summoned for questioning over possession of land and bank accounts, Arabic-language website...

Ex-Algeria PM elected president as thousands prepare to protest

Former Prime Minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune was elected Algeria’s new president after a vote the authorities hope will end months of turmoil, but demonstrators who...

UK’s Johnson claims Brexit mandate as Conservatives secure majority in British election

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party has won a thumping majority of seats in Britain’s Parliament — a decisive outcome to a Brexit-dominated election...