Boeing will pay $2.5 billion to settle a criminal charge of defrauding safety regulators in connection with the development of the 737 Max aircraft, which suffered two deadly crashes in 2018 and 2019 that killed everyone aboard the doomed jets. The 737 Max entered service in 2017. On October 29, 2018, a Max jet operated by Indonesia's Lion Air plunged into the Java Sea just 13 minutes after takeoff. The Federal Aviation Administration let the Max keep flying, and five months later, another Max operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed nearly straight down into a field after takeoff, as a result of the same malfunctions in the Boeing 737 Max 8 jet's flight-control system. Since then, Boeing has redesigned the faulty automated flight-control system that pushed the noses of both planes down, in each case, based on an erroneous reading from an exterior sensor.
January 08, 2021 00:11 UTC
ABSTRACTPURPOSE: Even though remarkable declines in under-five mortality rates noticed globally, nearly 5.6 million children still die annually before celebrating their fifth birthday. This study aimed at determining factors affecting under-five mortality in Ethiopia using EDHS, 2016. A multilevel negative binomial regression model was fitted, and adjusted incidence rate (ARR) with a 95% confidence interval (CI) and a p-value <0.05 were reported. CONCLUSION: In this study, under-five mortality remains a public health problem in Ethiopia. This finding suggests that enhancing opportunities to female education, addressing regional disparities, and encouraging mothers to deliver at health institutions will help to reduce the burden of under-five mortality.
January 08, 2021 00:00 UTC
File photo: Grounded Boeing 737 MAX aircraft are seen parked in an aerial photo at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington. The settlement includes a criminal fine of $243.6 million (Dh895 million), compensation payments to Boeing's 737 Max airline customers of $1.77 billion, the Justice Department said. The 737 Max crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia killed 346 people within five months in 2018 and 2019. In March, 2019, the 737 Max was grounded. Together, the Boeing 737 Max safety scandal and the probe into the use of middlemen at Airbus represent the worst crises to hit the world’s largest planemakers in decades and have left both rivals facing new compliance obligations.
January 08, 2021 00:00 UTC
Sudan on Thursday said it is concerned with Ethiopia’s announcement of intention to carry on with the second phase of filling the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). “The announcement by the Ethiopian Minister of Irrigation and Energy on his country’s intention to proceed with the GERD filling for the second year of 13.5 billion cubic meters of water in coming July, without prior notification and without signing a deal or exchanging of information with the Al-Rusaires Dam, constitutes a direct threat to Al-Rusaires Dam and to the lives of those who live on the banks of the Nile,” said Yasir Abbas, Sudan’s Irrigation and Water Resources Minister. The Sudanese minister made the remarks in a letter to South Africa’s International Relations and Cooperation Minister, whose country is the current chair of the African Union (AU). Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia have been negotiating under the AU patronage over technical and legal issues related to the filling and operation of the GERD. Ethiopia, which started building the GERD in 2011, expects to produce more than 6,000 megawatts of electricity from the project, while Egypt and Sudan, downstream Nile Basin countries that rely on the river for its fresh water, are concerned that the dam might affect their water resources.
January 07, 2021 22:18 UTC
The Justice Department filed criminal charges against Boeing as part of a deferred prosecution agreement that accuses the planemaker of concealing information from regulators investigating the 737 Max crashes, federal prosecutors announced Thursday. Boeing did not immediately comment. “Boeing’s employees chose the path of profit over candor by concealing material information from the FAA concerning the operation of its 737 Max airplane and engaging in an effort to cover up their deception,” he continued. The recertified Boeing 737 Max completed its first U.S. commercial flight in December last year, almost two years after the aircraft was grounded worldwide. Boeing shares were down about 2 percent in after-hours trading after the charges were announced.
January 07, 2021 21:32 UTC
In Ethiopia, Christmas is celebrated Jan. 7, and in honor of his birthplace, crochet kid Jonah Larson is auctioning off a doll in his likeness on behalf of Roots Ethiopia. Jonah, 12, of La Crosse, was known among crochet circles for years before the Tribune profiled him in early 2019. He became a global crafting phenomenon after the coverage, boasting over 132,000 followers on Facebook and appearing on TV shows and in magazines, as well as publishing books and creating a fashion line. Throughout his rise to fame, Jonah, whose brand is “Jonah’s Hands,” has placed an emphasis on giving back, with a focus on youth in Ethiopia, where Jonah was born before being adopted as an infant by Jennifer and Christopher Larson. Support Local Journalism Your membership makes our reporting possible.
January 07, 2021 21:00 UTC
With the lower recovery rates and significant increases in the number of new coronavirus cases, the number active cases in Ethiopia is rising again. Ethiopia Coronavirus update January 7, 2021 Number of tested people over the past twenty-four hours: 4,670Newly confirmed cases:441Total confirmed cases:127,227Active cases: 12,230Patients in the Intensive Care Unit:226New cases of recovery: 47Total registered recovery:113,021Reported death so far:1,966The total number of people tested so far:1,836,527*Two Coronavirus patients were Japanese nationals and have returned to their country in March 2020For Ethiopia’s Coronavirus data in the past ten days, check out the information below :Ethiopia Coronavirus update January 6, 2021 Number of tested people over the past twenty-four hours: 5,801Newly confirmed cases: 545Total confirmed cases: 126,786Active cases: 11,845Patients in the Intensive Care Unit: 230New cases of recovery: 161Total registered recovery: 112,974Reported death so far: 1,965The total number of people tested so far: 1,631,857*Two Coronavirus patients were Japanese nationals and have returned to their country in March 2020Ethiopia Coronavirus update January 5, 2021 Number of tested people over the past twenty-four hours: 3,934Newly confirmed cases: 322Total confirmed cases: 126, 241Active cases: 11,463Patients in the Intensive Care Unit: 245New cases of recovery: 203Total registered recovery: 112,813Reported death so far: 1,963The total number of people tested so far: 1,826,056*Two Coronavirus patients were Japanese nationals and have returned to their country in March 2020Ethiopia Coronavirus update January 4, 2021 Number of tested people over the past twenty-four hours: 4,157Newly confirmed cases: 297Total confirmed cases:125,919Active cases: 11,357Patients in the Intensive Care Unit:262New cases of recovery: 243Total registered recovery: 112,610Reported death so far: 1,950The total number of people tested so far: 1,822,122*Two Coronavirus patients were Japanese nationals and have returned to their country in March 2020Ethiopia Coronavirus update January 3, 2021 Number of tested people over the past twenty-four hours: 6,387Newly confirmed cases: 573Total confirmed cases: 125,622Active cases: 11,305Patients in the Intensive Care Unit: 239New cases of recovery: 42Total registered recovery: 112,367Reported death so far: 1,948The total number of people tested so far: 1,817,965*Two Coronavirus patients were Japanese nationals and have returned to their country in March 2020Ethiopia Coronavirus update January 2, 2021 Number of tested people over the past twenty-four hours: 5,532Newly confirmed cases: 397Total confirmed cases: 125,049Active cases: 10,778Patients in the Intensive Care Unit: 235New cases of recovery: 74Total registered recovery: 112,325Reported death so far: 1,944The total number of people tested so far: 1,811,578*Two Coronavirus patients were Japanese nationals and have returned to their country in March 2020Ethiopia Coronavirus update January 1, 2021 Number of tested people over the past twenty-four hours: 5,810Newly confirmed cases: 388Total confirmed cases: 124,652Active cases: 10,462Patients in the Intensive Care Unit: 245New cases of recovery: 155Total registered recovery: 112,251Reported death so far: 1,937The total number of people tested so far: 1,806,046*Two Coronavirus patients were Japanese nationals and have returned to their country in March 2020Ethiopia Coronavirus update December 31, 2020 Number of tested people over the past twenty-four hours: 5,547Newly confirmed cases: 408Total confirmed cases: 124,264Active cases: 10,243Patients in the Intensive Care Unit: 234New cases of recovery: 226Total registered recovery: 112,096Reported death so far: 1,923The total number of people tested so far: 1,800,236*Two Coronavirus patients were Japanese nationals and have returned to their country in March 2020Ethiopia Coronavirus update December 30, 2020 Number of tested people over the past twenty-four hours:5,402Newly confirmed cases: 468Total confirmed cases: 123,856Active cases: 10,066Patients in the Intensiv
January 07, 2021 18:22 UTC
Ethiopian Christians living in a refugee camp in Sudan have marked Coptic Christmas in exile, desperately praying to be reunited with loved ones and return to their conflict-hit home. Priests carrying wooden crosses led a night-time mass at the Jibreel (Gabriel) church, a hastily converted building in Um Raquba camp near Sudan's eastern border. Worshippers flocked in and out of the building to attend the prayers, which lasted into the early hours of Thursday morning. After weeks of fighting, the Ethiopian premier, who won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, claimed victory after his forces captured Tigray's capital Mekele. "We were dispersed by the war but we were brought together," said Hans, who joined forces with 14 others to buy sheep.
January 07, 2021 18:22 UTC
* Online clips of Ethiopian general, mayor on social media* Ethiopia, Eritrea have denied Eritrean troops in Tigray* A dozen witnesses have said Eritreans are presentNAIROBI, Jan 7 (Reuters) - A senior Ethiopian general said in a video clip posted on social media this week that Eritrean troops had entered the country uninvited while his soldiers were battling a rebellious force in the northern region of Tigray. The video, whose authenticity Reuters could not independently verify, shows Major General Belay Seyoum addressing a meeting in the Tigrayan capital Mekelle in late December. Both nations have denied any involvement by Eritrean troops inside Tigray, but the U.S. State Department said last month it believed reports of their presence were credible. The backdrop and position of eight microphones in that clip of Belay matched the video of the general circulating on social media this week. In another video posted on social media this week, Ataklti Haileselassie, the new government-appointed mayor of Mekelle, appears to discuss Eritrean troops entering Tigray.
January 07, 2021 17:26 UTC
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A senior Ethiopian military official has confirmed the presence of security forces from neighboring Eritrea in the deadly conflict in his country’s northern Tigray region, contradicting the Ethiopian government’s denials. The United States last month said it believed Eritrean troops were active in Ethiopia, a “grave development,” as people fleeing the Tigray region alleged that Eritrean forces were involved in the fighting, targeting and abducting Eritrean refugees from camps near the Eritrean border as well as scores of Tigray residents. The involvement of Eritrean forces in a region where nearly 100,000 Eritrean refugees shelter in camps has been a major source of alarm for humanitarian workers and others. Two of the refugee camps remain virtually unreachable after the conflict swept through. Verifying conditions inside Tigray remains challenging as communications return and as Ethiopian authorities detain some journalists or deny their travel to the region.
January 07, 2021 11:26 UTC
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January 07, 2021 10:28 UTC
More than 101,000 people have been displaced due to violence in Ethiopia’s Benishangul-Gumuz regional state since July 2020, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) said Wednesday. Due to “the deteriorating security situation in the zone, humanitarian access and lifesaving assistance to the 28,000 returnees and 101,000 new internally displaced persons (IDPs) are challenging,” it said. It also noted that the regional government has been providing limited lifesaving assistance since July 2020 using armed escorts. In recent years, deadly inter-communal violence has taken place in the Metekel zone, eventually killing hundreds of civilians. In late December, the zone witnessed similar deadly attacks, which claimed the lives of at least 207 civilians, Ethiopia’s federal rights group confirmed.
January 07, 2021 08:37 UTC
While most American's have never seen anything like what happened at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, the scene was sadly familiar for some immigrants and refugees. AURORA, Colo. — Immigrants who came to America fleeing political upheaval and violence in their home countries saw political violence on American soil Wednesday. Getahun describes that as a time of political upheaval and conflict in his home country. Conflict continues today, with recent violence between the country’s government and the region of Tigray. Getahun runs an immigrant and refugee-focused community radio station in Aurora, KETO FM.
January 07, 2021 06:00 UTC
Ethiopian Islamic Affairs Supreme Council called on government to explanations about the attack on Nejashi MosqueborkenaJanuary 6, 2021Days after news of damage to Nejashi Mosque– one of the oldest mosques in the world located about 30 kilometers east of Mekelle — Ethiopian Islamic Affairs Supreme Council on Wednesday released a press statement about it. The statement confirmed that the Mosque is damaged because of an attack with a heavy weapon. The incident broke the hearts of Ethiopian Muslims and Muslims around the world, it said. Finally, the council highlighted that it is working on restoration work to ensure that the Mosque is back in service. The three weeks of war against TPLF was an intense one that involved infantry, paratroopers and airstrike.
January 07, 2021 04:07 UTC
Sudanese military sources have confirmed that the army responded to two attacks this week carried out by Ethiopian forces, in the latest clashes between the two sides after a period of cautious calm. The Sudan Tribune quoted sources stating: "A force of the Airborne Corps and Military Intelligence responded on Monday to an attack launched by Ethiopian forces equipped with heavy weapons." Military sources also revealed that Sudanese reserve forces responded to another attack in Al-Alawi border area, coinciding with the Sariba offensive. The Sudanese army has recently succeeded in recovering agricultural lands that Ethiopian forces and militias had seized by force of arms over the past 26 years. READ: Sudan rejoins Renaissance Dam negotiations
January 07, 2021 03:56 UTC