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Ethiopian crash investigators find similar, unusual trim settings

Investigators have found a piece of a stabilizer in the wreckage of an Ethiopian jet with the trim set in an unusual position similar to that of a Lion Air plane that crashed last year, two sources familiar with the matter said.
Source: Reuters | 2019/3/15 21:43:41

UN chief shocked, saddened by fatal building collapse in Nigeria

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was "shocked and saddened" by the fatal collapse of a building in Nigeria, his spokesperson said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/15 8:12:16

Tunisia bans Boeing 737 aircraft from flying over airspace

Tunisian Ministry of Transport banned Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 flights from flying over Tunisian airspace and landing at its airports, a ministry statement said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/15 1:00:37

Cameroon elects National Assembly speaker

Cavaye Yeguie Djibril, a senior member of Cameroon's ruling party, the Cameroon People's Democratic Movement (CPDM), was re-elected the country's House Speaker of National Assembly on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/15 0:59:19

Expert urges Africa nations to invest in education to unlock development potential

Poverty levels have remained high in many African countries because a significant number of people on the continent remain illiterate, a development expert said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/15 0:57:44

Death toll rises to 9 in collapsed Lagos school building

Another body has been recovered from the rubble of a building housing a school that collapsed in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, rescue workers said Thursday, taking the death toll to nine.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/14 21:38:40

Ethiopian PM urges EU to review Ethiopia's listing under high-risk third countries

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Wednesday urged the European Union (EU) to remove Ethiopia from the list of high-risk third countries with weak anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing regimes.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/13 22:19:19

School building collapses in Nigeria's business hub

A school building in Lagos, Nigeria's commercial hub, on Wednesday collapsed with many primary school pupils feared dead, an eye witness and a local official said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/13 21:23:47

Egypt bans Boeing 737 MAX jets from airspace

Egypt has banned the passage, takeoff and landing of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, the civil aviation ministry announced Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/13 20:39:11

Ugandan television starts airing Chinese language programs

Every Sunday evening, Ronald Sebutiko is glued to his television set for the learning the Chinese language.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/13 20:31:22

Multilateralism a core pillar of S. Africa's foreign policy: diplomat

A senior South African diplomat said here on Tuesday that multilateralism serves as a core pillar of the country's foreign policy and it stays committed to strengthening multilateralism through inter-organizational cooperation.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/13 17:35:44

Nigerian experts call for suspending commercial operations of Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets

Aviation professionals in Nigeria called for temporary suspension of Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft from commercial operations due to safety concerns.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/13 9:34:54

Algeria's Bouteflika bows out of presidential polls after four terms

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Monday announced his decision to give up his candidacy for the upcoming presidential election, official APS news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/12 21:03:42

Ethiopian Airlines says both data, voice recorders on crashed aircraft recovered

Ethiopian Airlines said Monday that both data and voice recorders on the crashed aircraft that killed all 157 aboard on Sunday have been recovered.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/11 19:31:18

Morocco takes back eight citizens from Syria

Morocco said Sunday it had repatriated eight of its nationals from Syria, who will be investigated for "suspected involvement in acts linked to terrorism."
Source: AFP | 2019/3/11 18:58:40

UN chief saddened by plane crash in Ethiopia: spokesperson

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was saddened by the plane crash near the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, his spokesperson said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/11 9:52:05

Tunisian health minister resigns over death of 11 newborns at public hospital

Tunisia's health minister has resigned after the sudden deaths of 11 newborn babies at a state maternity hospital sparked an outcry in the country, the government said.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/10 21:23:40

All 157 people on board crashed Ethiopian plane confirmed dead

All 157 people on board the Ethiopian Airlines (ET) flight that crashed earlier Sunday are confirmed dead, Ethiopian state television reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/10 19:24:21