The Western media continues to lay the blame for the recent crash of the Max 8 Boeing at the door of Ethiopian Airlines and not that of the manufacturer. However, Africans on Twitter are not taking the bait and are fighting back.
Following flight ET302 crash, the Washington Post and New York Times continue to blame Ethiopian Airlines, questioning the training, and competence of its pilots. Ethiopian Airlines has dismissed the reports as “baseless and factually incorrect allegations”, and demanded that the Washington Post “remove the article, apologize and correct the facts”.
Kelsey Nielsen and Ugandan Olivia Alaso have launched the “No White Saviours” campaign to challenge the way in which development and evangelical work is being done on the African continent. They aim to highlight the underlying discrimination in development narratives and the relationship between races.
Cyclone Idai, which has been described by the UN as probably the worst such disaster ever in the southern hemisphere, has affected 2 million people in the three countries. The African Union has joined the ranks of bodies contributing to the relief effort, but has it given enough?
As Nigeria lurches from one incompetent government to the other, why has there been no meaningful attempt to take on the entrenched political elite?
African journalists and media should take seriously their role in changing the way in which African deaths are reported, locally and internationally.
Despite an abundance of food when production conditions are favourable, the intermittent supply of power and poor storage facilities often mean that staple foods such as vegetables and fruit are lost after being harvested. Two African entrepreneurs are working to curb this waste.
Locks of hair belonging to the widely revered Ethiopian emperor Tewodros II will be repatriated after a request from Addis Ababa, the National Army Museum in the United Kingdom has announced.
Professor Mashudu Tshifularo has conducted the world’s first surgical process using 3D-printed middle-ear bones.