Report: Ethiopian troops shot down COVID relief plane in Somalia

Report: Ethiopian troops shot down COVID relief plane in Somalia

The plane that crashed in Somalia last week while delivering humanitarian supplies to support the coronavirus pandemic response was accidentally shot down by Ethiopian forces, according to statements from AMISOM and the Ethiopian military. The African Express 711 aircraft was flying from Baidoa to a camp at Bardale, according to…

Mourning ET302 victims as UNEA begins in Nairobi

Mourning ET302 victims as UNEA begins in Nairobi

The weeklong United Nations Environment Assembly began in Nairobi on Monday with a moment of silence for the 157 victims aboard Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302, which crashed near its origination at Addis Ababa on Sunday with dozens of UN staffers, global delegates and participants on board.  Acting UN Environment director…

Tanzania: Eleven dead in plane crash at Empakaai Crater

Eleven people have died in Tanzania after a small tourist-line airplane crashed near the Empakaai rater, in the eastern part of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The region, which includes the adjacent Serengeti National Park and Maswe Game Reserve, is a popular destination for sightseers served by Coastal Aviation and its…