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By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Apr 28th, 2013
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Getahune Bekele Although the word “hard labour” sounds brutal and primitive, Zambian magistrate Shadreck Chanda was merciless in passing judgment when he sent 50 destitute Ethiopians to jail for entering the landlocked nation illegally on 29 March 2013. The Ethiopians aged 11 to 37 were caught by Zam...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jan 19th, 2013
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Ethiopian Airlines said on Friday that it had grounded its Boeing 787 Dreamliners after the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ordered a safety review of the aircraft. Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. (Rendering by Boeing) The FAA issued a directive to airliners not to fly the US-reg...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Jun 8th, 2012
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Chicago – A man whose wife died when a Nigerian commercial airliner crashed into a crowded neighbourhood in that country’s largest city filed a lawsuit in the United States on Thursday that blames the accident, at least in part, on US companies that designed, manufactured and sold the ill...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 26th, 2012
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Source: Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Ethiopian Airlines, the first African airline to operate the 787, has trained eight pilots on the 787 Dreamliner at the Boeing Flight Services campus located at Gatwick, London. Additional batches of trainees are conducting 787 training in the same fa...
By benim
In Mali
Mar 24th, 2011
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Bamako – Authorities in Mali have arrested four people after an aircraft loaded with 10 tons of cocaine crashed in the country in 2009, a source close to the probe said on Thursday. Malian authorities suspect the aircraft was part of a larger drugs trafficking network linked to Colombia. French...
By benim
In Election
Mar 9th, 2011
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A US trade official visiting Nigeria on Wednesday expressed hope that upcoming elections in the West African nation would boost efforts toward reform and reducing corruption. Suresh Kumar, assistant secretary for trade promotion, said he would stress the need for transparency when he meets Nigerian o...
By benim
In East Africa
Feb 24th, 2011
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DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Va. (WUSA) — Nefissa Yesuf was flying from Atlanta to Dulles to visit her grandchildren. She ended up about 400 miles away in Charlotte, North Carolina. Her granddaughter, Malika Adem, was on her way to Dulles to pick up her 80-year-old grandmother. “We got a...
By benim
In East Africa
Feb 14th, 2011
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BEIRUT: The pilot of the Ethiopian Airlines plane which crashed shortly after takeoff from Beirut in January last year received several cockpit warnings that disaster was imminent, according to an investigative report probing the disaster, made public over the weekend. The Transport and Public Works ...
By benim
In Travel to Africa
Jan 25th, 2011
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Australian airline Qantas said an air conditioning problem likely caused one of its jets to depressurise mid-flight on Tuesday, prompting the pilot to rapidly descend and panicking passengers. Oxygen masks were deployed as the plane dropped from its cruising altitude of 11 000 metres to 3000 metres a...
By benim
In East Africa
Jan 24th, 2011
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When Steve Sands walked into the overcrowded Black Lion Hospital in Ethiopia in late October, he knew it would be poorly equipped. Just how poorly, he hadn’t anticipated. “It was actually kind of scary,” says Sands, a Seattle-based clinical engineer. “Exposed wires. Equipment ...