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Beijing celebration of building binge overshadowed by debt

Apr. 24, 2019 6:15 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A conference this week showcasing a Chinese initiative to help build ports, railways and other infrastructure in the developing world is casting a spotlight on complaints the projects leave some countries with too much debt. Asian and African leaders plan to press for relief from politically...

Ivanka Trump eyes laws, customs holding back African women

Apr. 15, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Visiting Africa to promote female economic development, Ivanka Trump on Monday sought to spotlight laws and customs that hold women on the continent back, from restrictions on property ownership to gender-based violence. The president's daughter and senior adviser, on a...

Ivanka Trump promotes women's empowerment in Ethiopia

Apr. 14, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Far from the din of Washington, Ivanka Trump toured businesses run by women in Ethiopia on Sunday while promoting a White House global economic program for women. President Donald Trump's daughter and senior adviser visited a coffee shop and textile company in Addis Ababa. It...

The Latest: UN chief lays wreath for plane crash victims

Mar. 15, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Latest on Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local): 8:55 p.m. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has laid a wreath in memory of the 157 victims of the Ethiopian Airlines crash, including the many staff members and partners who support the world body's work....

Ethiopian Airlines crash analysis begins; Trump calls PM

Mar. 15, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

HEJERE, Ethiopia (AP) — Analysis of the flight recorders of the crashed Ethiopian Airlines plane has begun, the airline said Friday, and The New York Times reported that the pilot requested permission "in a panicky voice" to return shortly after takeoff as the plane dipped up and down and appeared to gain...

At site of Ethiopian plane crash, a pilgrimage of grief

Mar. 13, 2019 9:35 PM EDT

HEJERE, Ethiopia (AP) — In Ethiopia, an ancient land of pilgrimage, people are making a grim, new journey of grief. One by one, friends and families of the 157 people killed on Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 came to the crash site Wednesday with quiet offerings to the dead. Photographs. Heartfelt notes....

Boeing jet grounded in much of world after Ethiopia crash

Mar. 13, 2019 12:43 AM EDT

HEJERE, Ethiopia (AP) — Much of the world, including the entire European Union, grounded the Boeing jetliner involved in the Ethiopian Airlines crash or banned it from their airspace, leaving the United States as one of the few remaining operators of the plane involved in two deadly accidents in just five...

The Latest: Travel hub UAE suspends Boeing 737 Max 8, 9 jets

Mar. 12, 2019 9:45 PM EDT

HEJERE, Ethiopia (AP) — The Latest on Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local): 4:40 a.m. The United Arab Emirates, a key international travel hub, has barred the Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 from its airspace following the crash of a similar jetliner in Ethiopia. The Emirates' General Civil Aviation...

France's Macron visits Ethiopia, Djibouti on new Africa tour

Mar. 12, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron launched his latest Africa visit with stops in Ethiopia and Djibouti on Tuesday aimed at shoring up military and economic ties in an increasingly strategic region. The French leader also announced that Rwanda had invited him to attend the 25th...

Deadly plane crash a setback for Ethiopia's rise

Mar. 12, 2019 8:50 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The crown jewel in Ethiopia's transformation to a continental power in recent years has been its state-owned airline that calls itself "the new spirit of Africa." Sunday's crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jet that killed 157 people has set back those grand designs that were undertaken...