World Jun 23, 2019

Ethiopia thwarts coup attempt; army chief of staff shot

Ethiopia's army chief was shot dead by his bodyguard just hours after an attempted coup in Amhara state left the regional president and another top adviser dead, a spokeswoman for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Sunday. Spokeswoman Billene Seyoum told journalists a "hit squad" led ...

Sudan protesters accept Ethiopian proposal for political transition

World Jun 23, 2019

Sudan protesters accept Ethiopian proposal for political transition

Sudanese protest leaders on Saturday accepted the creation of a civilian-majority governing body for a political transition in Sudan as proposed by an Ethiopian envoy. The compromise blueprint suggests the creation of a 15-member governing body comprising of eight civilians and seven members of the ...

Deadly plane crash a setback for Ethiopia's rise

World Mar 12, 2019

Deadly plane crash a setback for Ethiopia's rise

by Rodney Muhumuza

The crown jewel in Ethiopia's transformation to a continental power in recent years has been its state-owned airline that calls itself "the new spirit of Africa." Sunday's crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jet that killed 157 people has set back those grand designs that were ...

Ethiopian Airlines crash kills 157, spreading global grief

World Mar 11, 2019

Ethiopian Airlines crash kills 157, spreading global grief

An Ethiopian Airlines jet faltered and crashed Sunday shortly after takeoff, carving a gash in the earth and spreading global grief to 35 countries that had someone among the 157 people who were killed. There was no immediate indication why the plane went down in ...

World Oct 14, 2018

Ethiopia and Somalia linked by first commercial flight in 40 years

An Ethiopian airline on Saturday made the first commercial flight between Addis Ababa and Mogadishu in 41 years, in yet another sign of warming ties between neighboring Horn of Africa nations Ethiopia and Somalia. A plane from the private airline Ethiopia National Airways landed at ...