A shredded book, a passport: What 157 victims left behind

Africa 03/11/19, 07:29

What little was left was heartbreaking: A battered passport. A shredded book. Business cards in many languages.Searchers in white gloves and canvas shoes picked their way through the scattered remains of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 for a second day on Monday, gingerly lifting from the scorched earth the pieces of ...

Update: Plane’s black box is found but is damaged

Africa 03/11/19, 05:40

The Latest on Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local): 1:35 p.m. Ethiopia's state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate reports that the black box has been found from the crashed Ethiopian Airlines plane. An airline official, however, tells The Associated Press that the box is partially damaged and that "we will see what we can retrieve ...

Restive Algeria awaits decisive move from returned president

Africa 03/11/19, 05:01

Algerian workers are holding scattered walkouts and students are gathering for protests as their tense nation waits to see whether ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika offers any concessions in the face of unprecedented protests.Algerian media and protest leaders expect Monday to be a decisive day for the gas-rich North African country, ...

Government officials, doctors among Ethiopian crash victims

Africa 03/11/19, 04:56

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 Canadian college professor, author and satirist. They were all among the 157 people from 35 countries who died Sunday morning when an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX ...

Ethiopian Airlines grounds all its Boeing 737 Max 8 planes

Africa 03/11/19, 02:01

A spokesman 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 ...

Ethiopian Airlines grounds all its Boeing 737 Max 8 planes

Africa 03/11/19, 01:41

A spokesman 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 ...

Indonesia offering to assist Ethiopia’s investigation

Africa 03/10/19, 23:11

The head of Indonesia's national transport safety agency says it will offer to assist the Ethiopian investigation into the crash of a Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane.The same model of plane, operated by Lion Air, crashed in Indonesia in October, killing all 189 people on board. Like the Ethiopian Airlines ...

South Africa beats France to win Vancouver Sevens title

Africa 03/10/19, 21:37

Defending series champion South Africa beat a resurgent France 21-12 in the final of the Vancouver Sevens on Sunday to claim its first title of the season in the World Rugby Sevens Series.South Africa's best result in the previous five rounds of the 2018-2019 season was a third-placing in its ...

Government officials, doctors among Ethiopian crash victims

Africa 03/10/19, 18:12

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 Canadian college professor, author and satirist. They were all among the 157 people from 35 countries who died Sunday morning when an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX ...

Timeline of the deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash

Africa 03/10/19, 13:09

The news of the plane crash in Ethiopia 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 took off on a routine flight from Addis Ababa for Nairobi and quickly lost control. Six ...

Update: Plane with Algerian leader takes off from Geneva

Africa 03/10/19, 10:12

The Latest on Algeria's president (all times local):4:05 p.m.An Algerian government plane believed to be carrying President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has taken off from Geneva airport after about two weeks of medical treatment in Switzerland.Algerians gather for a demonstration in Algiers, Friday, March 8, 2019. A festive crowd of thousands of ...

No survivors in Ethiopian Airlines crash en route to Kenya

Africa 03/10/19, 09:24

A jetliner carrying 157 people crashed shortly after takeoff from the Ethiopian capital Sunday, killing everyone aboard, authorities said. More than 30 nationalities were among the dead. It was not clear what caused the plane to go down in clear weather. The pilot sent out a distress call and was given ...

Top Algeria party seeks end of crisis on regime change calls

Africa 03/10/19, 08:21

The top Algerian party backing beleaguered President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, has broken its silence over massive demonstrations demanding the end of the regime, saying it's ready to work with all parties to end the crisis.The National Liberation Front, or FLN, said in a statement Sunday that it wants to find a ...

Update: Ethiopian Airlines shares image from crash

Africa 03/10/19, 06:53

The Latest on Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local):2:45 p.m.Ethiopian Airlines has published a photo that appears to show its CEO standing amid the wreckage of the plane that crashed shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa.The airplane crash occurred around Bishoftu, or Debre Zeit, some 50 kilometers (31 miles) south ...

Ebola treatment center in Congo is attacked again; 1 dead

Africa 03/09/19, 09:41

Armed assailants again attacked an Ebola treatment center in the heart of eastern Congo's deadly outbreak on Saturday, with the mayor reporting one police officer killed.The early-morning attack in Butembo came less than a week after the treatment center reopened following an attack last month, which forced aid group Doctors ...