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UN experts: North Korean hackers stole record virtual assets

Feb. 08, 2023 00:19 AM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korean hackers working for the government stole record-breaking virtual assets last year estimated to be worth between $630 million and more than $1 billion, U.N. experts said in a new report. The panel of experts said in the wide-ranging report seen...

Boeing pleads not guilty in case over deadly Max crashes

Jan. 26, 2023 18:11 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Boeing pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge that it misled regulators who approved its 737 Max, the plane that was involved in two crashes that killed 346 people. Family members of passengers who died gave emotional testimony, calling for criminal...

Witnesses say latest ethnic clashes in Ethiopia kill dozens

Jan. 26, 2023 01:33 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Witnesses allege that several dozen civilians and fighters have been killed in the latest clashes between Oromo and Amhara ethnic groups in central Ethiopia. The fighting erupted Saturday in Jewuha town in the Amhara region. One witness, like others speaking...

Guinea worm eradication effort enters ‘most difficult’ phase

Jan. 24, 2023 19:45 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Carter Center said Tuesday that only 13 human cases of Guinea worm disease were reported worldwide last year. After decades of progress, the eradication program’s director cautioned the end phase of the global effort to eradicate the parasitic disease will be...

US board says Boeing Max likely hit a bird before 2019 crash

Jan. 24, 2023 11:39 AM EST

U.S. accident investigators disagree with Ethiopian authorities over the cause of a sensor malfunction that preceded the March 2019 crash of a Boeing 737 Max shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa. The National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday that it determined that the bad...

Witnesses: Eritrean troops withdrawing from towns in Tigray

Jan. 20, 2023 11:22 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Witnesses in some towns across Ethiopia’s Tigray region say troops from neighboring Eritrea have started withdrawing in large convoys, a potentially significant development after a devastating conflict in the region ended late last year. The presence of the...

Ethiopia says Amhara regional forces start leaving Tigray

Jan. 13, 2023 06:33 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia’s military says members of the Amhara region special forces have started leaving the country’s Tigray region two months after a peace agreement in the Tigray conflict. The Ethiopian National Defense Force said Thursday that the Amhara forces who...

France, Germany urge Ethiopia on accountability after war

Jan. 12, 2023 13:28 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The foreign ministers of France and Germany used a visit to Ethiopia on Thursday to call for accountability for widespread abuses committed during the Tigray conflict as a condition for the European Union to normalize relations with the country. Speaking in...

China FM on Africa visit sidesteps call for UN council seat

Jan. 11, 2023 23:26 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — China’s new foreign minister, Qin Gang, has sidestepped a new call by the African Union for permanent representation on the U.N. Security Council during his visit to Ethiopia. Speaking at the opening of the Chinese-built headquarters of the Africa Centers...

Ethiopia's Tigray forces say they hand over heavy weapons

Jan. 11, 2023 01:28 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The spokesman for Tigray forces in Ethiopia says they have handed over heavy weapons as a key part of the agreement signed with Ethiopia’s government late last year to end a two-year conflict. Getachew Reda tweeted early Wednesday that an African Union...