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All-female crew operate Ethiopian Airlines’ inaugural Buenos Aires flight
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Politics and Society All-female crew operate Ethiopian Airlines’ inaugural Buenos Aires flight

Ethiopian Airlines has made history again with an all women functioned inaugural flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina. On International Women’s Day, the all female crew operated and flew the iconic B787 Dreamliner, from Addis Ababa to Buenos Aires, which marked yet another remarkable, empowering and inspirational first for the airline.

State of emergency declared in Ethiopia as ruling coalition and the Oromo people battle for power
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Politics and Society State of emergency declared in Ethiopia as ruling coalition and the Oromo people battle for power

In August 2017, the ruling political coalition in Ethiopia, the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front, lifted a 10-month-long state of emergency, imposed after protests broke out in 2016. Now a new state of emergency has been declared after the resignation of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.

Ethiopian PM Hailemariam Desalegn second African leader to resign in 12 hours
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Politics and Society Ethiopian PM Hailemariam Desalegn second African leader to resign in 12 hours

The African continent is going through a political renaissance unlike any we have seen in some time. Zimbabwe recently had a coup, which was not really a coup. Kenya has two emergent leaders claiming power, South Africa’s Jacob Zuma has fallen and now Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has resigned.