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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...

Boeing anti-stall system was activated in Ethiopia crash

Boeing's MCAS anti-stall system, which was implicated in the October crash of a 737 MAX 8 airliner in Indonesia, was also activated shortly before a recent accident in Ethiopia, a source with knowledge of the investigation...

Rwandan family sue Boeing over Ethiopian Airlines crash

A lawsuit against the airplane maker Boeing has been filed in a United States federal court by the family of a man who died in the Ethiopian Airlines crash earlier this month. All...

Asmara, Eritrea, African capital with no traffic: A cycling haven

A combination of various factors ranging from conflict to diplomatic isolation have unintentionally turned the Eritrean capital into a cycling paradise. Asmara only has about 500,000 inhabitants, which combined with low salaries, high...

Ethiopia crash report to be released this week as Boeing briefs airlines

A preliminary report on an Ethiopian Airlines crash will very likely be released this week, the country’s transport ministry said on Tuesday, as Boeing prepares to brief more airlines on software and training updates on the...

Ethiopian Airlines CEO insists on finding why flight 302 crashed

Ethiopian Airlines will work with investigators in Ethiopia, the United States and elsewhere “to figure out what went wrong with flight 302”, the airline’s CEO Tewolde Gebremariam said on Monday. His pledge follows...

Ethiopia crash pilot did not train on airline’s MAX simulator – source

The captain of a doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight did not get a chance to practice on his airline’s new simulator for the Boeing 737 MAX 8 before he died in a crash with 157 others, a...

Crash investigators back to Ethiopia after reviewing black box data

Ethiopian air crash investigators have returned to Addis Ababa from Paris where they had reviewed the black box data from a doomed Ethiopian Airlines jet, two sources familiar with the investigation told Reuters on Tuesday. 

Crashed Ethiopian jet’s black boxes show similarities to Lion Air disaster

The crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that killed 157 people had “clear similarities” with October’s Lion Air crash, Ethiopia said on Sunday, shown by initial analysis of the black boxes recovered from the wreckage of...
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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...