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One killed, 4 Chinese abducted by pirates off Gabon coast

Authorities searched Monday for four Chinese crew members who were taken hostage by pirates in speedboats off Gabon’s capital over the weekend.Government spokesman Edgard Anicet Mboumbou Miyakou confirmed Sunday that four vessels anchored in the bay off Libreville were...

Kenyan airways names Allan Kilavuka as new acting CEO

Kenya Airways (KQNA.NR) named the head of its low-cost subsidiary as its new acting chief executive officer on Monday after its current boss announced his resignation in May amid the loss-making carrier’s renationalization process.The new acting CEO Allan Kilavuka...

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...
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Pirates attack Turkish ship off W. Africa; kill 1, kidnap 15

Pirates attacked a Turkish cargo ship off the West African coast, kidnapping 15 sailors and killing one of them,...
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