ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The warning and training requirements set for the now-grounded 737 Max 8 aircraft may not have been adequate, in light of the Ethiopian plane crash that killed 157...
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Preliminary information from the flight data recorder of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed a week ago and killed 157 people shows "clear similarities" with an...
Grieving families given earth from Ethiopian crash site
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Grieving family members of victims of the Ethiopian air disaster are being given sacks of earth to bury in place of the remains of their loved ones.
GITHUNGURI, Kenya (AP) — The Rev. George Kageche Mukua was coming home. The Catholic priest had last seen his Kenyan family a year ago, when he boarded a plane for Europe.
The Latest: UN chief lays wreath for plane crash victims
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Latest on Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local):
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has laid a wreath in memory of the...
Aviation regulators worldwide laid down a stark challenge for Boeing to prove that its grounded 737 Max jets are safe to fly amid suspicions that faulty software might have contributed to two...
HEJERE, Ethiopia (AP) — The Latest on Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local):
The United Arab Emirates, a key international travel hub, has barred the Boeing 737 Max 8...
HEJERE, Ethiopia (AP) — Much of the world, including the entire European Union, grounded the Boeing jetliner involved in the Ethiopian Airlines crash or banned it from their airspace, leaving the...
MATTESON, Ill. (AP) — The mother of a U.S. Army captain from suburban Chicago says her son was "doing what he loved to do" before he died in the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight...
DENVER (AP) — A Canadian construction executive and environmental activist who lived in Denver is among the 157 people who died in an Ethiopian Airlines jet crash.
They worked to bring food to the hungry, medicine to the sick and clean water to people living in areas without it. Among the 157 people who died in the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jetliner...
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Latest on Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local):
A team of U.S. aviation experts has arrived at the site where an Ethiopian Airlines...
HEJERE, Ethiopia (AP) — Airlines in Ethiopia, China, Indonesia and elsewhere grounded the Boeing 737 Max 8 jetliner Monday after the second devastating crash of one of the planes in five months....
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek man who narrowly missed the Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed Sunday said he had argued with ground staff in Addis Ababa to try to get on the plane after...
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Three Austrian physicians. The co-founder of an international aid organization. A career ambassador. The wife and children of a Slovak legislator. A Nigerian-born...
Correction: Ethiopia-Plane-Crash-The Latest story
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — In a story March 11 about the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft after a crash in Ethiopia, The Associated Press reported erroneously that China grounded its models of the same...
Correction: Ethiopia-Plane Crash story
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — In a story March 11 about the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jet, The Associated Press reported erroneously that China grounded its models of the same plane for nine...
Timeline of the deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The news shattered more than two years of relative calm in Africa's skies. As millions on the continent headed to church on Sunday morning, an Ethiopian Airlines plane...
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A prominent Kenyan soccer official is believed to be among 157 people killed in a plane crash in Ethiopia on Sunday.
A list of the 35 nationalities killed in Ethiopia crash
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Citizens from 35 countries were killed when an Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa en route to Nairobi on Sunday morning. Here is...
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Two locks of hair belonging to widely revered Ethiopian Emperor Tewodros will be repatriated after a request from Addis Ababa, the National Army Museum in Britain...
Anger in Ethiopia as officials demolish hundreds of houses
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Ethiopian government has begun demolishing thousands of houses they say are illegal in the Oromia region in the outskirts of the capital, Addis Ababa.
African leaders unveil statue of Ethiopia’s last emperor
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A statue of Ethiopia's Emperor Haileselassie has been unveiled at the headquarters of the African Union on Sunday.
The statue is the second to be erected inside the continental body's offices in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, after one of Ghana's first leader, Kwame Nkrumah, who championed pan-Africanism.
Several African leaders at the current African Union summit and relatives of the emperor attended the statue unveiling ceremony.
Ethiopia bans street begging by Syrians in growing numbers
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia is banning street begging by Syrian nationals who have startled people by showing up in growing numbers in recent months in major cities around hotels and mosques.
Ethiopia sets 2022 for Nile dam’s completion amid delays
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's controversial Nile River dam will not be completed until 2022, more than four years behind schedule, because of possible defects with the hydro-electrical plant's equipment, an official said Thursday.
The dam's construction managers have concerns about the quality of the electro-mechanical works that were handled by the country's military-run Metal and Engineering Corporation.
Facebook shuts 20 pages claiming to be Ethiopian broadcaster
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A major Ethiopian broadcaster says Facebook has shut 20 pages that falsely used its name.
Fana Broadcasting Corporate's announcement comes as Ethiopians complain that fake news reports in recent months have contributed to mass violence and deaths in some parts of the country.
Ethiopia Jews protest Israeli government’s emigration delays
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Hundreds of Ethiopian Jews gathered in the capital, Addis Ababa, to protest the Israeli government's decision not to allow all of them to emigrate to Israel, leaving their families divided between the two countries.
Representatives of the 8,000 Jews in Ethiopia urged the Ethiopian Jews living in Israel to think carefully before voting for Israel's ruling party, the Likud, over the delays in repatriation to Israel.
African leaders applaud Ethiopia prime minister for reforms
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Africa's leaders applauded Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for making substantial reforms in his country as they met to consider improvements to the continent-wide body at a summit that started Saturday.
"Ethiopia is undergoing a profound renewal. In the past seven months, far-reaching reforms were made in response to various challenges," said Abiy, 42.
Ethiopia jails ex-head of military company over corruption
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia has detained the former head of a large military-run industrial conglomerate, a day after the country's attorney general disclosed that several hundred million dollars was embezzled from the firm.
The state broadcaster ETV reported that Maj. Gen. Kinfe Dagnew, former head of the Metal and Engineering Corporation, was arrested near the Sudanese border where he was trying to flee.
Rights groups warn Ethiopia against return to repression
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Rights groups are calling on Ethiopia's reformist new leader to stop using repressive tactics once favored by the previous leadership, in their most outspoken criticism since Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took office in April.
Human Rights Watch on Saturday highlighted the recent detention of hundreds of youth in the capital, Addis Ababa, after they rallied to condemn killings of ethnic minorities on the city's outskirts.
Italy’s PM visits Ethiopia and then Eritrea to support peace
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Italy's prime minister on Thursday praised Ethiopia as a "pillar of stability" in the Horn of Africa region as he visited to support the country's surprising new peace with neighboring Eritrea.
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte called it the first visit by a Western leader since the restoration of diplomatic ties in July ended years of deadly border tensions. On Friday he will visit Eritrea for talks with its longtime leader.
Ethiopian soldiers protesting over pay meet with PM
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian soldiers protesting over pay met with the prime minister on Wednesday after their appearance in the capital caused security concerns, with internet services cut off for hours.
"They raised issues related to their living conditions, low pay and a dismal benefits package and demanded to meet the prime minister," commissioner of the Federal Police Commission, Zeynu Jemal, told The Associated Press.
Ethiopia charges 5 with terrorism over assassination attempt
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's attorney general on Friday filed terrorism charges against five people accused of trying to "kill the prime minister" at a huge rally in the capital in June, barely two months after the reformist leader took office.
The charges say the five acted on the premise that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is not popular among Oromos, Ethiopia's largest ethnic group, and wanted to pave the way for the once-banned Oromo Liberation Front.
Hundreds arrested in Ethiopia after violence around capital
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — An Ethiopian security official has confirmed the arrests of hundreds of youths in the capital, Addis Ababa, following violence within the city and in nearby towns last week in which several dozen people were killed.
The announcement on Monday came following widespread calls on social media by citizens of the East African country to disclose the reason why the arrests were made.
Ethiopia’s stunning reforms now challenged by deadly unrest
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's stunning political reforms are now threatened by long-standing ethnic tensions that have roared back to life since a young prime minister took power just five months ago and promised greater freedoms.
Ethiopians protest in capital against weekend violence
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Several thousand Ethiopians demonstrated in the streets of the capital on Monday morning to protest ethnic-based attacks in the outskirts of the city in which more than 20 people died over the weekend.
Commissioner of the federal police Zeynu Jemal said that five people were killed in the Monday protests and between 20 and 25 people were killed in the weekend attack. He said that 700 suspects are in custody.
Deadly ethnic-based attacks erupt near Ethiopia’s capital
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Government officials and residents said overnight ethnic-based attacks in the outskirts of Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, have killed several people and caused hundreds to flee their homes.
"Several lives were lost and properties damaged due to this attack," head of the Oromia Police Commission, Alemayehu Ejigu, told the state broadcaster ETV on Sunday. He said 70 suspects have been arrested.
Hundreds of thousands in Ethiopia welcome once-banned group
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Ethiopians gathered on Saturday to welcome returning leaders of the once-banned Oromo Liberation Front amid sweeping reforms to bring opposition groups back into politics.
Ethiopian, Eritrean leaders officially open their border
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Taking the next step in their dramatic diplomatic thaw, the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea on Tuesday officially opened the border where a bloody war divided them for decades, with emotional residents embracing after years of separation. Ethiopia later announced that troops on both sides would withdraw.
Air safety warnings around key African hub during strike
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Air traffic officials in East Africa are warning of risky conditions for flights in the region around Ethiopia's international airport after air traffic controllers there went on strike over pay.
Addis Ababa is home to state-owned Ethiopian Airlines, which calls itself Africa's largest carrier. The city is a diplomatic hub as the African Union headquarters and a commercial center in the capital of one of Africa's fastest-growing economies.
18 killed as Ethiopian military helicopter crashes
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian state media are reporting that a military helicopter has crashed and killed all 18 people on board, including two children.
Police official Aschalew Alemu tells the Ethiopian News Agency that the crash occurred Thursday morning in the Oromia region. The helicopter was traveling from the eastern city of Dire Dawa to an air base in Bishoftu town southeast of the capital Addis Ababa.
Aschalew says the cause of the crash is under investigation.
Ethiopia arrests former president of the Somali region
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The former president of Ethiopia's Somali region was arrested Monday, the state broadcaster ETV reported.
The dismissal and arrest of Abdi Mohammed Omar, a well-known politician from the country's eastern area, came after unrest in the Somali region's capital, Jigjiga, and other towns in recent weeks in which ethnic Somalis, suspected to be connected to Abdi, attacked people from other ethnic backgrounds.
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The former Ethiopian dictator Colonel Mengistu Hailemariam has met with Ethiopia's former Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn in Zimbabwe's capital Harare on Wednesday.
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The construction manager of a controversial dam being built on the Nile River in Ethiopia has been shot dead, police said Thursday, while the country's prime minister said he was "utterly shocked."
Semegnew Bekele was discovered inside his car at Meskel Square in the capital, Addis Ababa, state broadcaster ETV reported.
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia has "no option" but to pursue multi-party democracy, the reformist new prime minister said Sunday, again shaking up Africa's second most populous nation that for decades has been ruled by a single coalition.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's chief of staff announced the remarks on Twitter, saying they were made during a meeting with leaders of more than 50 national and regional parties, including ones from overseas, who demanded reforms in election law.
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Official rivals just weeks ago, the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea embraced warmly to the roar of a crowd of thousands Sunday at a concert celebrating the end of a long state of war.
A visibly moved Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki, clasping his hands over his heart, addressed the crowd in Ethiopia's official language, Amharic, on his first visit to the country in 22 years.
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — To dancing and cheers, Eritrea's longtime president arrived in Ethiopia for his first visit in 22 years on Saturday amid a dramatic diplomatic thaw between the once-bitter rivals.
"This is a historic day for all of us," President Isaias Afwerki said. "Anyone who thinks the people of Eritrea and Ethiopia are separated is considered as naïve from now on."
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea will meet "soon" amid a surprising diplomatic thaw between the rival nations, Ethiopia's top diplomat said Thursday, as an end to one of Africa's longest-running conflicts appeared to move closer.
The meeting will "create a fertile ground to restore peace," Foreign Minister Workneh Gebeyehu told The Associated Press. "Details regarding the location and timing are under discussion."