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June 13, 2017 12:37 PM Ethiopia starts online visa application

The government of Ethiopia has announced the commencement of online visa application and issuance to prospective travellers to the country. In a press release issued Tuesday June 13, 2017 and copied to, the Ethiopian Immigration and Nationality Affairs main Department says it has in collaboration with the country’s airline, Ethiopian 85

June 11, 2017 9:00 PM Why IEBC picked Dubai firm

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has given reasons why it awarded the ballot printing tender to Al Ghurair two days ago. "Having considered a number of available options, the commission resolved to award the tender for ballot papers to Al Ghurair Printing, a company based in Dubai," said IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati. Mr Chebukati 35

June 10, 2017 8:39 AM Qatar-Gulf rift: Key moments of the ongoing crisis

All you need to know from economic sanctions and the censorship of Al Jazeera, to Kuwaiti diplomacy and Turkish support. On Monday, June 5, most people in Qatar were fast asleep when neighbouring Bahrain announced it was cutting diplomatic ties with Doha, delivering the first of a series of coordinated diplomatic strikes that has left the region in disarray 49

June 8, 2017 7:09 PM Ethiopian Wins African Airline of the Year 2017 Award

Accra, June 8, GNA - Africa’s largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines, has won the African Aviation ‘African Airline of the Year’ Award for 2017, for the second year in a row, during the 26th Annual Air Finance Africa Conference & Exhibition held in Johannesburg, South Africa. A statement issued in Accra by Mrs Hanna Atnafu, Manager Corporate Communications 49

June 8, 2017 12:20 PM Africa: Ethiopian Airlines Wins Africa's Best Airline, Again

Ethiopian Airlines has been named the 'African Airline of the Year' for the second time in a row. The Addis Ababa flag carrier was awarded during 26th Annual Air Finance Africa Conference & Exhibition held in Johannesburg, South Africa. The award--presented by the African Aviation--recognised the airlines' continued rapid growth, increased profitability 62

June 8, 2017 11:30 AM Myanmar military, fishermen find bodies in search for plane

Fishermen joined navy and air force personnel Thursday in recovering bodies and aircraft parts from the sea off Myanmar, where a military plane carrying 122 people including 15 children crashed a day earlier, officials said. The four-engine Chinese-made Y-8 turboprop aircraft had left Myeik, also known as Mergui, heading for Yangon on a route over the Andaman 13

June 6, 2017 1:44 PM Qatar row: Trump wades into Gulf stand-off

US President Donald Trump has said he was told during his recent visit to Saudi Arabia that neighbouring Qatar was funding "radical ideology". Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE, Yemen, Libya's eastern-based government and the Maldives have all cut diplomatic and other ties with Qatar. Analysts say the timing of the move, two weeks after a visit to Saudi 62

June 6, 2017 11:40 AM Gulf blockade disrupts Qatar Airways flights

Dozens of Qatar Airways flights grounded as four nations close air space, triggering fears for future of Gulf aviation. Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt have closed their airspace to Qatari aircraft on Tuesday amid a deepening diplomatic row, forcing Qatar's flag carrier to re-route its flights over Iran, Turkey and Oman. The decision 46

June 2, 2017 12:57 AM Man accused of Malaysia Airlines threat does not appear in court

A man charged over a bomb scare on a Malaysia Airlines flight has failed to appear in an Australian court because he feels unsafe, his lawyer has said. Flight MH128, bound for Kuala Lumpur, returned to Melbourne on Wednesday after passenger Manodh Marks tried to enter the cockpit, police allege. Authorities said the Sri Lankan man was revealed not to be carrying 21

June 1, 2017 4:03 PM After Bomb Threat, Malaysia Airline Passengers Tackle Man — And Then Sit On Tarmac

Police board a Malaysia Airlines jetliner in Melbourne, Australia, after a man who said he had a bomb was tackled and tied up. Passengers are being praised for subduing a man who threatened to blow up their Malaysia Airline jet shortly after takeoff in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday. The plane safely returned to the airport, and by the time police arrived 34