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Eight suspects in custody in Uganda over US tourist’s kidnap

Uganda has arrested eight local people suspected of involvement in the kidnap of an American tourist and her guide last week, the government said on Wednesday. Kimberley Sue Endecott, 35, and local guide...

Uganda makes arrests in kidnap of US tourist and her guide

Uganda said Tuesday some suspects had been arrested in connection with last week’s kidnap of an American tourist and her tour guide in a national park while a minister told a local TV that a ransom...

Kidnapped US tourist and guide freed in Uganda after ransom

An American woman and her safari guide who were kidnapped in a Ugandan wilderness park and held five days by armed captors were returned unharmed on Sunday after a ransom was paid for their release,...

Excess speed, hasty commands, flawed software doomed the Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX

A key sensor had been wrecked, possibly by a bird strike. As soon as they retracted the landing gear, flaps and slats, it began to feed faulty data into the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS), designed...

Ethiopian Airline crew followed all procedures: Official crash report

Ethiopian Airlines pilots followed proper procedures when their Boeing MAX 8 airplane repeatedly nosedived before a March 10 crash that killed 157 people, Ethiopia’s minister of transport said on Thursday as she delivered the first official...

Boeing system triggered repeatedly in Ethiopian crash

Boeing anti-stall software repeatedly forced down the nose of a doomed Ethiopian jet after pilots had turned it off, sources said, as investigators scrutinize the role played by technology and crew in the fatal March 10...

American, driver abducted from Uganda national park

An American woman and her Ugandan driver have been kidnapped from a national park in southwest Uganda by gunmen demanding a ransom of $500,000 for their release, police said on Wednesday. Kimberley Sue...

Ethiopian Airlines pilots first used Boeing emergency procedures before crash

The pilots of an Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX jet that crashed last month had initially followed Boeing Co’s emergency procedures but later deviated from them as they tried to regain control of the plane, the Wall...

Ethiopia plane crash report maybe released this week not today

Ethiopia will not release a preliminary report into the causes of last month’s Ethiopian Airlines crash on Monday, as previously expected, but may publish it this week, a source familiar with the transport ministry told Reuters....

Ethiopian Airline pilot shouted ‘pitch up, pitch up’ soon after take off

Details have begun to emerge of the final moments of an Ethiopian Airlines flight which crashed three weeks ago.An anti-stalling system on the plane, a Boeing 737 Max, has been blamed for...
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Uganda protest killing of two nationals by Rwanda border officials

Uganda on Tuesday protested to Rwanda over the killing of two of its nationals by Rwandan security personnel and demanded that they be punished...

Mali says several extremists dead in new military offensive

Mali’s government says several extremists have been killed after the army launched a large-scale offensive in parts of the central Mopti region.The government said...

Embattled Guinea president replaces security minister amid deadly protests

Guinea President Alpha Conde announced on Monday that he was replacing his security minister following deadly protests against suspected efforts by Conde to extend...