Saudi Arabia 'to release 1,000 Ethiopian prisoners'

Release comes after request by Ethiopian prime minister during official visit to Riyadh, Ethiopian media reports. Saudi Arabia has agreed to release 1,000 Ethiopian nationals who have been in prison in the Gulf state for a variety of offences, Ethiopian state-affiliated media said. The decision was made after a request by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who was in Riyadh […]

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Ethiopia's new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed names cabinet

Abiy Ahmed names a 16-member cabinet retaining six minister from the government of his predecessor. Ethiopia’s new prime minister has named a cabinet that includes the former mining minister as defence minister, and retained the finance and foreign ministers from his predecessor’s cabinet. Abiy Ahmed, who was appointed by Ethiopia’s ruling coalition last month and sworn in as prime minister […]

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Ethiopia crash plane persistently nosedived despite pilots’ efforts

The Ethiopian Airlines plane which crashed last month persistently nosedived despite pilots “repeatedly” performing the correct procedures recommended by Boeing. Ethiopia’s transport minister released a preliminary report into the crash which killed 157 people on 10 March. “The crew performed all the procedures repeatedly provided by the manufacturer but was not able to control the aircraft,” Dagmawit Moges said at […]

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Boeing 737 MAX software patch expected before end-March: sources

SINGAPORE/PARIS (Reuters) – Boeing Co (BA.N) plans to release upgraded software for its 737 MAX in a week to 10 days, sources familiar with the matter said. The U.S. planemaker has been working on a software upgrade for an anti-stall system and pilot displays on its fastest-selling jetliner in the wake of the deadly Lion Air crash in Indonesia in […]

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FAA to open proceeding on fatal Boeing crashes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday it plans to open a proceeding into two fatal Boeing Co 737 MAX 8 plane crashes after it said data showed “some similarities” in the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines crashes. The FAA gave an emergency order, temporarily grounding the planes over the two crashes “that warrant further investigation of the […]

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