Abiy Ahmed

The Latest: Official: Royal Air Maroc grounds sole Boeing

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Latest on Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local): 9:50 p.m. A U.N. official says thousands stood in silent tribute to victims of the Ethiopian Airlines crash at the opening of the U.N. Environment Program’s Assembly in Nairobi on Monday. Some people who had been traveling to the meeting were … Continue reading The Latest: Official: Royal Air Maroc grounds sole Boeing

The Latest: Greek man says he narrowly missed doomed flight

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Latest on Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local): 5 p.m. A Greek man who narrowly missed the Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed near Addis Ababa on Sunday says he argued with ground staff to try and board after reaching the gate minutes too late. “I saw the last passengers … Continue reading The Latest: Greek man says he narrowly missed doomed flight

Ethiopia mourns crash victims as plane’s ‘black box’ found

EJERE, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian Airlines has grounded all of its Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft as “an extra safety precaution” following the crash of one of its planes in which 157 people were killed, a spokesman said Monday, as Ethiopia marked a day of mourning and the plane’s damaged “black box” of data was … Continue reading Ethiopia mourns crash victims as plane’s ‘black box’ found

MOGADISHU, Somalia  | Eritrea says it and Somalia restore diplomatic ties

MOGADISHU, Somalia  — Eritrea says it and Somalia have agreed to restore diplomatic relations in another thaw in the restive Horn of Africa region. Eritrea’s information minister has announced the agreement on Twitter as Somalia’s president ends a historic three-day visit to one of the world’s most closed-off nations. There is no immediate comment from … Continue reading MOGADISHU, Somalia  | Eritrea says it and Somalia restore diplomatic ties

MOGADISHU, Somalia | Somali leader visits Eritrea in possible diplomatic thaw

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Somalia’s president has arrived in Eritrea amid another diplomatic thaw in the restless Horn of Africa region. “Somalia is ready to write a new chapter of its relations with Eritrea,” Abdinur Mohamed, a spokesman for President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, announced on Twitter. The two nations have not had diplomatic ties for nearly … Continue reading MOGADISHU, Somalia | Somali leader visits Eritrea in possible diplomatic thaw

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia  | Eritrea leader visits Ethiopia on Saturday in historic thaw

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia  — Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki is visiting Ethiopia on Saturday, the latest step in an unprecedented diplomatic thaw between the former archrivals that is ending one of Africa’s longest-running conflicts. Eritrea’s information minister, Yemane Gebremeskel, confirmed the visit on Twitter, saying it will “add momentum to the joint march for peace and … Continue reading ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia  | Eritrea leader visits Ethiopia on Saturday in historic thaw

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia  | With hugs, leaders of rivals Ethiopia, Eritrea finally meet

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia  — With laughter and hugs, the leaders of longtime adversaries Ethiopia and Eritrea met for the first time in nearly two decades Sunday amid a rapid and dramatic diplomatic thaw aimed at ending one of Africa’s longest-running conflicts. Ethiopia’s reformist new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed arrived in Eritrea’s capital and a live … Continue reading ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia  | With hugs, leaders of rivals Ethiopia, Eritrea finally meet