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Discrimination allegation hits Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines stands accused of discrimination by a Kenyan disability rights activist. The airliner, on response to The Reporter, refused to directly confirm or deny the accusations; but it expressed regret about the incident and said that “it will continue to reach out to the customer and make amends”.  

Blake Emergency concludes search of Boeing Max victims

Blake Emergency Services, retained by Ethiopian Airlines several months ago, has finally concluded its search and has written to families of the doomed Boeing 737 Max Jet that crashed in route to Nairobi earlier this year; asking whether they want properties belonging to the deceased be handed to them or whether it should disposed them of on their behalf.

The MAX saga

In the early morning of Sunday March10, 2019, Yared Getachew(Capt.), 28, who was in command of the ill-fated Ethiopian Boeing 737-8MAX jetliner phoned his mother who lives in Nairobi, Kenya to tell her that he was coming home. Sadly he could not make it.

Bereaved families storm out of crashed ET 302 briefing

A planned meeting between the grieving families of flight ET 302 and the management of Ethiopian Airlines to contain the anger and disappointment that has brewed since the accident abruptly ended in commotion; and with a brief detention of one journalist from The Reporter inside Skylight Hotel,this morning.  

Key institutions get new appointments

Following the newly enforced restructurings of government institutions under the executive branch, appointments of officials by the Prime Minister continues to reach key institutions.

Cargo mishap with Ethiopian causes social media stir

A desperate call for help by a woman in Lilongwe, Malawi over a wedding dress on behalf of her award winning journalist brother – Hopewell Chin'ono, CNN African journalist of the Year award recipient, who most recently produced a documentary on mental illness in Zimbabwe – and her soon to be sister-in-law over a shipment that was brought in from Hong Kong, but stranded in Addis Ababa for several days, resonated across social media this week.

US explores business opportunities in Ethiopia

The US Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade, Gilbert Kaplan, arrived in Addis Ababa last week leading delegates from the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA) and senior corporate executives as part of a strategy to explore business opportunities in Africa.

Privatization looms

The Ethiopian Airlines Group (Ethiopian) marked a progressive milestone this week by receiving the delivery of its 100th Boeing aircraft to serve its 110 destinations across the world, while in the same week the Ethiopian government has passed the unprecedented decision to privatize the national flag carrier and a handful of other State Owned Enterprises (SoEs), which are considered to be the crown jewels of Ethiopia for many years.