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Going green: Ethiopia's bid to plant four billion trees

Addis Ababa - These days whenever Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed appears in public, he removes his jacket, rolls up his sleeves, grabs a shovel and gets to planting a tree.

Ethiopia tackles climate crisis — plants 350m trees in a day

Addis Ababa - More than 353 million tree seedlings were planted across Ethiopia in just 12 hours on Monday as part of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's Green Legacy reforestation campaign.

'I miss their laughter': Grieving crash dad slams 'shameful' Boeing

Washington - A grieving Canadian man who lost his family in the crash of a Boeing 737 MAX in Ethiopia in March told the US Congress Wednesday that his life had "no meaning anymore", calling the aircraft manufacturer's practices "shameful.

Ethiopia faces showdown over push for new region

Hawassa - The green, blue and red flag of the Sidama people flutters defiantly above government buildings in a southern Ethiopian city where leaders are on the brink of declaring a breakaway region.

Sudan generals say AU, Ethiopian plan basis for talks with protesters

Khartoum - Sudan's ruling generals said Friday that a new, joint proposal drafted by Ethiopia and the African Union could be a base to resume negotiations with protesters on forming a transitional administration.

Scores from Amhara party arrested in Ethiopia after coup bid

Addis Ababa - Scores of people with links to an ethno-nationalist party in Ethiopia's Amhara state have been arrested after an attempted coup in the region, a party spokesman said Thursday.

Ethiopia mourns after army chief, top officials killed

Addis Ababa - The death toll from two attacks believed linked to an attempted coup in Ethiopia's northern Amhara state rose to five on Monday, as flags flew at half-mast on what was declared a national day of mourning.

Ethiopia army chief, local officials killed amid regional 'coup' bid

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia's army chief and a top local leader have been shot dead during an attempt to overthrow a regional government in the north of the country, underscoring political instability as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed tries to reform the nation.

Ethiopia army chief of staff shot amid unrest

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia's army chief of staff has been shot, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced on television Sunday as the government said it had thwarted an attempted coup in a regional state of this Horn of Africa nation.

Sudan protesters accept Ethiopia proposal for political transition

Khartoum - Sudanese protest leaders on Saturday said they accepted the creation of a civilian-majority governing body for a political transition in Sudan as proposed by an Ethiopian envoy.

Rising misery as Ethiopia struggles to stem ethnic tensions

Addis Ababa - More than a year after his house in southern Ethiopia was razed to the ground, his coffee plantation destroyed and cattle stolen, Teketel Memheru is still too terrified to return home.

Ethiopian churches oppose gay travel company's tour plans

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia's religious leaders on Monday urged the government to block a US gay travel company from touring the country's ancient sites, and one group warned visiting homosexuals could face violence.

Ethiopia hosts $173,000-a-seat dinner to beautify capital

Addis Ababa - More than 200 people paid an eye-watering $173,000 (150,000 euros) to attend a dinner thrown by Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, to raise funds to beautify the capital Addis Ababa, state media reported Monday.

Boeing says will take 'any and all' needed safety steps after Ethiopia crash

New York - Boeing on Thursday said it would take "any and all" necessary safety measures to ensure the airworthiness of its jets following last month's deadly crash in Ethiopia.

Boeing defends 'fundamental safety' of 737 MAX after crash report

Washington - Embattled US aviation giant Boeing on Thursday insisted on the "fundamental safety" of its 737 MAX aircraft but pledged to take all necessary steps to ensure the jets' airworthiness.

Ethiopian Airlines 737 crash report expected Thursday: sources

New York - Ethiopian officials on Thursday are expected to release preliminary conclusions in the probe of last month's crash of a Boeing 737 that killed 157 people, two sources told AFP on Wednesday.

Ethiopian 737 pilots followed Boeing guidelines before crash: WSJ

Washington - The pilots of the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX plane that crashed last month initially took the emergency steps outlined by the manufacturer but still could not regain control, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

Boeing must do more work on proposed 737 fix: US regulator

New York - Boeing must perform more work on a proposed fix to its 737 MAX aircraft before it can be submitted for review, US officials said Monday, suggesting the planes could stay grounded a while longer.

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.

A squeezed hand offers glimmer of hope after New Zealand massacre

Christchurch - Lying outside a Christchurch mosque, bleeding from a gunshot wound that tore through his chest, Abbas Tahir Endrise was unable to muster any words in what he feared was a final phone call to his pregnant wife.

Boeing 'finalizing' anti-stall update after Ethiopia crash

Chicago - Boeing is finalizing a software update and pilot training linked to the MCAS anti-stalling feature, under scrutiny after two 737 Max 8 crashes, the company's CEO said on Sunday.

Ethiopian Airlines crash: What is the MCAS system on the Boeing 737 Max 8?

Washington - Similarities between the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines crashes, confirmed by black box data, have focused attention on an anti-stalling system used in the new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft.

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.

Black boxes: crucial to air crash probes

Paris - A top priority for air crash investigators is to locate and analyse a plane's two black boxes which hold vital clues to what caused it to go down, including cockpit conversations.

Boeing black boxes flown to France as jets grounded worldwide

Paris - The black box flight recorders from the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft that crashed in Ethiopia were flown to France Thursday for analysis as the ban on the model went worldwide after President Donald Trump added the US to countries that have grounded the air...

New Zealand bans Boeing 737 MAX flights

Wellington - New Zealand's aviation watchdog joined counterparts worldwide on Wednesday in banning Boeing 737 MAX aircraft from its airspace in the wake of a deadly plane crash in Ethiopia.

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.

Ethiopian Airlines crash: What is the MCAS system on the Boeing 737 Max 8?

Washington - Similarities between the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines crashes have focused attention on an anti-stalling system used in the new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft.

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.
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