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South Sudan adversaries meet in bid to save peace deal

Addis Ababa - South Sudan's rival parties began two days of talks in Addis Ababa on Thursday in a bid to salvage a peace deal, with just days left before a unity government is meant to be formed.

Anti-stall system likely activated in crash: Ethiopian Airlines CEO

Addis Ababa - An anti-stall system believed to have caused a fatal October jet crash in Indonesia was probably also involved in this month's crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that killed all 157 people onboard, the carrier's CEO said on Monday.

Funerals for Ethiopia crash victims but little to bury

Addis Ababa - Ethiopians were holding funerals Sunday for friends and relatives who perished in last week's Ethiopian Airlines crash, which killed all onboard and saw the worldwide grounding of the Boeing aircraft involved.

'Why would you die?' Bereaved seek answers at plane crash site

- From a quiet farmland at the base of rolling hills outside Ethiopia's capital, the sound of wailing rang through the air.Devastated mourners flung themselves onto a ground littered with business cards, seat covers and shards of aluminium.

Ethiopia to send black boxes to Europe as questions mount over crash

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia said Wednesday it would send the black boxes from last weekend's deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash to Europe for analysis as demand grew for urgent answers over the safety of the Boeing 737 MAX 8.

Two days on, loved ones of plane crash victims await closure

Addis Ababa - Shimon Misha flew from Israel to Ethiopia to collect the remains of his colleague, Avi Matzliah, one of 157 people who died when a Boeing 737 crashed just minutes after taking off from Addis Ababa Sunday."There is a mother and sister and brother.

Macron on trip to woo E.Africa amid China's African expansion

Gonder - President Emmanuel Macron visited former French colony Djibouti on Tuesday with promises of a "respectful" partnership in the face of growing African indebtedness to China, which is fast expanding its foothold on the continent.

Planes grounded after deadly Ethiopia crash

Addis Ababa - Safety doubts over Boeing's best-selling 737 MAX 8 drove several carriers to ground the aircraft Monday after a new jet crashed in Ethiopia, killing all 157 people on board.

Ethiopian Airlines Boeing crashes killing all 157 on board

Bishoftu - A Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines Boeing crashed minutes after takeoff from Addis Ababa Sunday, killing all eight crew and 149 passengers on board, including tourists, business travellers and UN staff.

No survivors as Ethiopian Airlines crashes with 157 aboard

Bishoftu - An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 crashed Sunday morning en route from Addis Ababa to Nairobi, killing all 149 passengers and eight crew on board, state media reported as African leaders offered condolences.

Food safety on the table at world conference

Addis Ababa - Food contaminated with bacteria, viruses, parasites and toxic chemicals is a mounting health hazard and a crippling economic burden, a global conference on food safety has been told.

US-China trade tensions could hit African growth: AFDB

Addis Ababa - Persisting trade tensions between economic superpowers the United States and China could shave 0.7 percent from Africa's GDP in 2019, a senior official at the African Development Bank (AfDB) said on Friday.

Death toll up to 28 after migrant boats sink off Djibouti: IOM

Addis Ababa - The death toll from the sinking of two migrant boats off the coast of Djibouti rose to 28 on Wednesday, the UN migration agency said.

Ethiopia says 13,000 granted amnesty

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia on Tuesday said it had granted more than 13,000 people amnesty as part of a broad reform agenda pushed by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, state media said.

AU seeks delay in final announcement of DR Congo vote results

Addis Ababa - The African Union called Thursday for the final announcement of last month's disputed presidential elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo to be suspended due to "serious doubts".

AU leaders agree reforms to reduce donor dependence

Addis Ababa - African Union leaders on Sunday finally agreed measures compelling members states to pay their dues as part of a drive to reform a body often seen as toothless and donor-dependent.

Kagame highlights reform 'urgency' at special AU summit

Addis Ababa - Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Saturday urged African heads of state to come to an agreement on long-debated reforms to their continental body at a special summit in the Ethiopian capital.

Ethiopia appoints Africa's only female president

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia on Thursday appointed a woman to the largely ceremonial position of president for the first time, further increasing female representation in the government of Africa's second most populous nation.

With border open, Ethiopia and Eritrea are back in business

- For two decades, little besides soldiers, refugees and rebels moved across Ethiopia and Eritrea's closed border, but today the once-barren no man's land teems with activity.

Ethiopia ruling party backs PM Abiy at key meeting

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia's ruling party on Friday re-elected Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed as chairman in a near-unanimous vote that underscored official support for his reform agenda, state-affiliated media reported.
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