Ethiopia pushes toward Tigray capital, rebuffs African mediation

Abiy’s government has said it will soon reach Mekelle after taking various surrounding towns The Ethiopian government said on Saturday its forces had seized another town in their advance on the rebel-held capital of northern Tigray region, and rebuffed an African diplomatic push to mediate. More than two weeks into Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s offensive, […]


DGCA issues additional safety instructions for flying B737 MAX planes

The watchdog has also asked the airlines to ensure various requirements are complied with by engineering and maintenance personnel with respect to 737 MAX planes. Aviation regulator DGCA on Monday issued additional safety instructions to SpiceJet and Jet Airways for operating Boeing 737 MAX planes. The pilot commanding the aircraft should have at least 1,000 […]


Ethiopian Airlines grounds all its Boeing 737 Max 8 planes

A spokesperson says Ethiopian Airlines has grounded all its Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft as a safety precaution, following the crash of one of its planes in which 157 people were killed. Asrat Begashaw said Monday that although it is not yet known what caused the crash on Sunday, the airline decided to ground its […]


British museum agrees to return emperor’s hair to Ethiopia

Two locks of hair belonging to a widely revered Ethiopian emperor will be repatriated after a request from Addis Ababa, the National Army Museum in Britain announced Monday, as more countries seek to reclaim heritage they say was taken decades, even centuries, ago. An outcry erupted last year in Ethiopia over the display of the […]


Rwanda names 50 percent female Cabinet, following Ethiopia

The country has received international recognition for female representation in government, with women making up 61 % of parliament members. Two days after Ethiopia announced one of the world’s few “gender-balanced” Cabinets with 50 % women, Rwanda has done the same. The East African nation late Thursday announced that women now make up half of […]