Breaking: A passenger Boeing 737 is missing after losing contact with Indonesian authorities shortly after take off from Jakarta airport. 737 MAX OriginsAfter Boeing first flew the 737 prototype – the 737-100 – in 1979, the company started working on a major revamp of the 737, eventually producing the 737 Classic series. In 2001, Boeing announced the new family of aircraft – 737 MAX 7, 737 MAX 8, and 737 MAX 9 – building on the strengths of the Next-Generation 737. Lion Air CrashOn 29 October, 2018 at 6:20 a.m., Lion Air flight 610 took off from Jakarta, Indonesia. 737 Max UngroundingAmerican Airlines flew a Boeing 737 Max from Miami to New York on 29 December 2020 with paying passengers on board in the first commercial flight in almost 2 years after the grounding of the aircraft.
January 09, 2021 16:30 UTC
On Friday, representatives of Addis Ababa in the Ethiopian-Sudanese Joint Borders Committee accused the Sudanese army of "killing and displacing" Ethiopian farmers living along the border between the two countries, describing this as "unacceptable." The statement said that the border demarcation agreement was signed for the first time in 1902, but the two sides did not specify it. The statement added that "the Sudanese army has killed, displaced, and severely damaged Ethiopian farmers living along the border, which is unacceptable. There is pressure from external forces that do not want friendship between the two countries. The Sudanese side must work to reach a solution that is consistent with the previous agreement between the two countries."
January 09, 2021 14:26 UTC
FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020 file photo, Tigray refugees who fled the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region, wait to receive aid at Umm Rakouba refugee camp in Qadarif, eastern Sudan. Many of the hospitals outside the capital of Ethiopia’s conflict-hit Tigray region were struck by artillery during two months of recent fighting. The scale of the damage has been largely unknown while Ethiopian forces pursue and clash with those of the now-fugitive Tigray regional leaders. Many of the hospitals outside the capital of Ethiopia’s conflict-hit Tigray region were struck by artillery during two months of recent fighting. The scale of the damage has been largely unknown while Ethiopian forces pursue and clash with those of the now-fugitive Tigray regional leaders.
January 09, 2021 14:26 UTC
Soldiers and police in the northern Ethiopian city of Mekelle have expressed concerns about insecurity, with one saying women were raped this week, after the city fell to federal forces during a war late last year. At Friday`s meeting in Mekelle broadcast on ETV, a state TV channel, an unidentified man in Ethiopian military uniform spoke of repeated abuses against women. Why does a woman get raped in Mekelle city? "But women were raped yesterday and today when the local police and federal police are around. Fighting is continuing in some parts and more than 2 million people need aid, the United Nations said this week.
January 09, 2021 14:03 UTC
On Saturday, the Ethiopian authorities announced their plan to lay the foundation stone for a new dam, to store 55 million cubic meters of water. The dam, due to be built in the Amhara region, will cost $125 million, Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation posted on “Facebook”. It will be 455 meters high and 371 meters long, as 7,000 hectares of land will be reclaimed. The construction of the dam, which will be implemented by China Civil Engineering Corporation in cooperation with a number of local companies, is scheduled to be completed within 3 years.
January 09, 2021 13:52 UTC
Spread the loveRabat – Boeing has been charged with criminal fraud charges for its Boeing 737 MAX scandal that cost the lives of 346 people. Boeing’s criminal behavior killed 346 innocent people, yet in typical American fashion, the company has “agreed” to pay the sum to “resolve” the criminal charge. Unhealthy rivalryThe court appeared to rule that Boeing’s criminal behavior stemmed from its unhealthy rivalry with its only real competitor, the European Airbus company. Boeing was desperate to launch its “737 MAX” model to stop orders flooding into Airbus. The Boeing 737 MAX scandal is not unique, but it shows again how perverse our economic incentives are.
January 09, 2021 13:34 UTC
(MENAFN)On Friday, Ethiopia detained the most senior living member of the outlawed Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF). An official from the East African nation's military declared that six other key TPLF operatives were also detained in an operation arranged by Ethiopian forces on a hiding place in the rugged Kola Tembein area in the northnern Tigray region. Sebhat Nega, a founding member of the TPLF, had given in the operation; Brig. Gen. Tesfaye Ayalew declared, according to the public Ethiopian News Agency. Sebhat is to be a magnate within the TPLF and is known for having established a multibillion-dollar business empire in Ethiopia over the 27 years the group was in power.
January 09, 2021 12:37 UTC
A Sriwijaya Air plane lost contact shortly after takeoff from the Indonesian capital of Jakarta on Saturday, according to government spokesman Adita Irawati. Flight tracking showed the flight path of flight SJ182 ending off the coast just north of Jakarta after losing altitude. The plane lost more than 10,000 feet of altitude in less than a minute, reported flight tracker website FlightRadar24. Previously, the Soekarno-Hatta Airport Branch Communications Manager Haerul Anwar said that the Sriwijaya Air plane had lost contact around Lancang Island — part of the Thousand Islands chain. The plane that lost contact on Saturday is a much older model.
January 09, 2021 11:48 UTC
In a press statement on Friday, Abbas criticised Ethiopia’s plans to continue filling the dam without prior notification and agreements. He warned of the consequences to the nearby Roseires dam, just across the border in Sudan’s northern Blue Nile state. The bilateral talks are supposed to “identify points of agreement and disagreement between the three countries,” said the Minister. On January 3, Sudan filed a request to arrange a bilateral meeting with the African Union experts before the tripartite ministerial meeting tomorrow, January 10. ControversyIn April 2011, Ethiopia began building the dam in the Benishangul-Gumuz region, about 15 to 40 km east of the border with Sudan.
January 09, 2021 09:56 UTC
Angelina Jolie takes daughter Zahara for shopping as she turns 16Angelina Jolie, who is in a legal battle for the custody of her children with ex Brad Pitt, took her daughter Zahara for shopping as she turned 16 on Friday. Angelina Jolie was spotted with her two children Zahara and Shiloh while shopping in Los Angeles. The Oscar winner took her daughter Zahara, who turned sweet 16 on January 8 and Shiloh, 14 for shopping at an Ethiopian boutique. Her brother Shiloh was snapped sporting a black hoodie and denim cut off shorts along with black sneakers. Angeline, Zahara and Shiloh made sure to mask up to protect themselves from coronavirus pandemic.
January 09, 2021 09:33 UTC
Almost 2.3 million people, or nearly half of the population, in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region need aid as fighting continues to rage in several parts of the region, a UN report said. The report, the most comprehensive public assessment of the humanitarian situation in Tigray since conflict erupted there on November 4, was posted online late on Thursday. Notably, Ethiopia's own estimates of people in need of aid are even higher than UN figures. The findings in the humanitarian report stem from two missions conducted at the end of December by UN and government agencies. They said the humanitarian situation was dire and two out of four refugee camps in Tigray remained inaccessible.
January 09, 2021 09:22 UTC
Members of OFC: From left Bekele Gerba, vice chairman, Merera Gudina, Chairman, Jawar Mohammed, member, Hamza Borana, member, and Dejene Tafa, 2nd vice chairman in charge of political affairs. It is known that it has been working for free, fair and democratic elections with the aim of holding public office. OFC leaders, members, and supporters from the center to the lower echelons were killed, arrested, tortured, deported, and persecuted. Extrajudicial killings, arbitrary arrests, displacements, and intimidation are taking place in various areas outside of the provisions of the Constitution. We are at a critical juncture in which our country’s political forces can narrow our differences and create a national consensus and achieve a successful democratic transition.
January 09, 2021 08:15 UTC
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) — On Friday, a small protest was held in downtown Sioux City. The protestors called for Eritrean troops to withdraw from Tigray, the northern region of Ethiopia. One protestor said he hopes today’s demonstration will get the United States involved and help stop the genocide happening in Ethiopia. “We’re hoping if they could talk to our senators from the government, Ethiopia and the United States are like allies. So, that’s what we hope now, we’re hoping they might stop it,” said Teklit Atsbha, a protestor.
January 09, 2021 01:46 UTC
Source: Xinhua| 2021-01-09 09:09:21|Editor: huaxiaVideo Player CloseADDIS ABABA, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) -- The Ethiopian Ministry of Health on Friday reported 345 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours, taking the national count to 127,572. The ministry also said the COVID-19 death toll stood at 1,974, including eight new fatalities recorded over the same period. With 161 more recoveries registered, the total number came to 113,182, said the ministry. Ethiopia, Africa's second most populous nation with about 114 million people, has the most COVID-19 cases in the East African region.
January 09, 2021 01:18 UTC
ADVERTISEMENTThe Ethiopian Ministry of Health on Friday reported 345 new Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases over the past 24 hours, taking the national count to 127,572. The ministry also said the COVID-19 death toll stood at 1,974, including eight new fatalities recorded over the same period. With 161 more recoveries registered, the total number came to 113,182, said the ministry. Ethiopia, Africa’s second-most populous nation with about 114 million people, has the most COVID-19 cases in the East African region. The Tunisian Health Ministry also reported 2,649 new COVID-19 cases on Friday night, raising the total number of infections to 154,903.
January 09, 2021 01:18 UTC