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Nigeria 2019: Notes from the field

Whoever came up with the wise saying that Nigerian politics is dirty deserves an award for perspicacity. I have just returned from that dirtied, muddled up, confused, uncertain, unpredictable zone of Nigerian life and society with truck loads of stories in my head and enough impressions in my mind to last me another life-time.
Ethiopian Airlines

Number of UN officials killed in Ethiopian Airlines crash rises to 21

The number of UN officials killed in the Ethiopian Airlines that crashed on Sunday has risen to 21 from the initial 19 reported by the global intergovernmental organisation.
Ethiopian Airlines

CAF match commissioner dies in Ethiopian Airlines crash

Confederation of African Football (CAF) has lost one of its Match Commissioners as Hussein Swaleh, a Kenyan, was one of the victims of the ill-fated Ethiopian Airlines that crashed on Sunday morning on its way from Addis Ababa to Nairobi.
A man carries a piece of debris on his head at the crash site of a Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines flight near Bishoftu, a town some 60 kilometres southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on March 10, 2019. A Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines Boeing crashed minutes after takeoff from Addis Ababa on March 10, killing all eight crew and 149 passengers on board, including tourists, business travellers, and “at least a dozen” UN staff.Michael TEWELDE / AFP

Two Nigerians, 155 others die in Ethiopian Airlines crash

Two Nigerians, Ambassador Abiodun Bashua, and Prof. Pius Adesanmi, were among the 157 persons who died in yesterday’s air crash involving Ethiopian Airlines’ Boeing737MAX plane that had barely taken off from the Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa. Bashua was United Nations and African Union Deputy Joint Special Representative in Darfur, Sudan.

Ethiopian Airlines: No survivors in Nairobi-bound crashed plane

Ethiopian Airlines says there are no survivors on its flight ET302 which crashed on Sunday en route Nairobi from Addis Ababa.
Ethiopian Airlines

149 passengers feared dead in Ethiopian Airlines accident

About 149 passengers on an Ethiopian Airlines plane, flight ET 302/10 March schedule service from Addis Ababa to Nairobi, was involved in an accident on Saturday around Bishoftu (Debre Zeit).

Leadership of ex-Ogaden rebels return to Ethiopia from Eritrea

Leadership of the Ogaden National Liberation Front, ONLF, a former rebel group in eastern Ethiopia returned to the country on Saturday from their base in Eritrea.
Eritrean Airlines

Eritrean Airlines makes first flight to Addis Ababa in 20 years

Eritrea’s national airline on Saturday made its first commercial flight in two decades to Addis Ababa, the capital of neighbouring Ethiopia, the latest step in a surprise peace process between the former foes that began just two months ago.

Ethiopian increases flights to Cameroon, Gabon with the Boeing 787

Ethiopian airlines have announced an increase in its weekly flights to two Central African cities. Cameroon’s Yaounde and the Gabonese capital, Libreville.

Ethiopia moves to ‘arrest’ smuggling of foreign currencies via main airport

Ethiopian revenue authorities have disclosed an increase in the incidence of foreign currency smuggling through its main airport, the Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa.

Ethiopian airlines targets $10bn revenue by 2025

Ethiopian Airline says it is working to be a 10 billion dollar profit making organisation, fly 120 international and 26 domestic destinations by 2025.

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