Addis Ababa - updates

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South Sudan adversaries meet in bid to save peace deal

May 02, 2019 - 8:58 PM

Representatives of South Sudan's rival parties gather in Addis Ababa for a meeting called by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development

SOUTH SUDAN. This combination of pictures created on June 19, 2018 shows (L) South Sudan's President Salva Kiir on January 29, 2018 and (R) South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar on January 26, 2016. File photos by Simon Maina and Isaac Kasamani/AFP

Boeing black boxes flown to France as jets grounded worldwide

Mar 14, 2019 - 10:11 PM

France's BEA air safety agency confirms it has received the recorders from the plane that crashed shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa on March 10

MOURNING. Family members mourn the victims at the crash site of the Ethiopian Airlines operated Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, at Hama Quntushele village in the Oromia region, on March 13, 2019. Photo by Tony Karumba/AFP

U.S. grounds Boeing 737 MAX as black boxes flown to France for analysis

Mar 14, 2019 - 10:42 AM

(UPDATED) Ethiopian Airlines says the black box flight recorders from the Boeing 737 MAX 8 that crashed have been flown to Paris for analysis

TORONTO, ON - MARCH 13: An Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet approaches the Toronto Pearson International Airport for a landing on March 13, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. U.S. President Donald Trump announced today that all 737 MAX 8 jets would be suspended from use following the recent crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia. Several other countries, including Canada, China, and Australia have announced that they would also be grounding the jets. Cole Burston/Getty Images/AFP  Cole Burston / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

No survivors as Ethiopian Airlines plane crashes with 157 aboard

Mar 10, 2019 - 6:56 PM

(5th UPDATE) The plane, which was carrying 149 passengers and 8 crew, 'lost contact' 6 minutes after taking off from Addis Ababa

Central Africa peace deal calls for truth commission, joint patrols

Feb 08, 2019 - 8:57 PM

The accord is the eighth attempt in nearly 6 years to forge peace in the war-ravaged country, where human rights groups have documented a long list of murders, extra-judicial killings, torture and rape

PEACE DEAL. A participant signs the so-called 'Khartoum Agreement' peace agreement during a ceremony in Bangui on February, 6, 2019. Photo by Florent Vergnes/AFP

Half of Ethiopia's new cabinet are women, including defense job

Oct 16, 2018 - 11:12 PM

In a first in the country, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed unveils a downsized cabinet where half the members are women

GENDER PARITY. Ethiopia's newly appointed ministers take their oath of office on October 16, 2018, at the parliament in the capital Addis Ababa. AFP

One dead, scores injured in grenade blast at Ethiopia PM's rally

Jun 23, 2018 - 6:01 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The health minister says 154 people were injured and another had died, without giving further details

RALLY. Ethiopians cheer on stage during a rally called by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, on Meskel Square in Addis Ababa on June 23, 2018. A small blast sparked panic at a public rally for Ethiopia's new Prime Minister attended by tens of thousands of people on June 23, 2018. Photo by Yonas Tadese / AFP

Ethiopian Airlines launches direct PH-Ethiopia flights

Jul 10, 2015 - 1:52 PM

Manila will be our strategic point of access to the Southeast Asian neighboring countries by availing excellent connectivity options says Ethiopian Airlines Chief Executive Officer Tewolde GebreMariam

MAIDEN FLIGHT. This serves as a transit point for passengers from other African countries and the Middle East. In the photo are Ethiopian Airlines and Tourism department executives having a ceremonial toast. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Obama's grandmother to cook for president on Kenya trip

Jul 03, 2015 - 11:00 PM

Mama Sarah is the third wife of US president s paternal grandfather Hussein Onyango Obama

Obama to visit Ethiopia, African Union in July

Jun 20, 2015 - 7:28 AM

US President Barack Obama s trip to Addis Ababa will come directly after an already announced trip to Kenya his first as president to his father s homeland

VISITING ETHIOPIA. US President Barack Obama, the first American chief executive with an African parent, is set to visit Ethiopia in July. File photo by Saul Loeb/Pool/AFP

South Sudan army reports 'calm' as ceasefire starts

Jan 25, 2014 - 6:23 PM

South Sudan s army spokesman says clashes appeared to have ended with no reports of fighting on Saturday morning January 25

CEASEFIRE. South Sudanese politician Taban Deng Gai, envoy Seyoum Mesfin, Ethiopian Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom, Sudan People's Liberation Movement member Nhial Deng Nhial, and Chief mediator Lazaro Sumbeiywo sign a ceasefire agreement on Jan 23, 2014. File photo by AFP/STR

China weighs in as S.Sudan peace talks open

Jan 06, 2014 - 10:49 PM

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says his country was trying to help in efforts to broker an end to fighting in South Sudan as South Sudan s government and rebels finally began formal peace talks in Addis Ababa

Photo by Samir Bol/AFP

South Sudan fighting rages as peace efforts drag

Jan 04, 2014 - 11:08 PM

No timeline has been set for the crucial face to face talks to begin

PEACE TALKS? nidentified South Sudanese government delegates board an airplane to Addis Ababa, at the airport in Juba, South Sudan, January 2, 2014. File photo by Phillip Dhil/EPA

S. Sudan rebel chief sends peace envoys but still fighting

Jan 01, 2014 - 1:52 AM

The sending of envoys is seen as an important first step to end the conflict plaguing Africa newest nation

FIGHTING CONTINUES. South Sudanese soldiers on their vehicle patrol a street in Juba, South Sudan, December 20, 2013. Photo by Phillip Dhil/EPA

WebHits: Skate for change

Oct 21, 2013 - 8:00 AM

Skating is good for you For proof you can look in the mountains of Ethiopia s capital Addis Ababa