Boeing black box reviewed but first report ‘may take days’

Investigators in France yesterday examined the black boxes of a Boeing 737 Max that crashed in Ethiopia, as a spooked global airline industry waited to see if the cause was similar to a disaster in Indonesia months before.

Investigators in France yesterday examined the black boxes of a Boeing 737 Max that crashed in Ethiopia, as a spooked global airline industry waited to see if the cause was similar to a disaster in Indonesia months before.

Trailing smoke and debris, plane hit ground nose-first and exploded

The Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed killing 157 people was making a strange rattling noise and trailed smoke and debris as it swerved above a field of panicked cows before hitting earth, according to witnesses.

The Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed killing 157 people was making a strange rattling noise and trailed smoke and debris as it swerved above a field of panicked cows before hitting earth, according to witnesses.

Irish father-of-two killed on Ethiopian Airlines jet which crashed minutes after takeoff named locally

The Irish passenger who died on an Ethiopian Airlines plane which crashed just minutes after takeoff has been named locally as Irish developmental aid worker Michael ‘Mick’ Ryan.

The Irish passenger who died on an Ethiopian Airlines plane which crashed just minutes after takeoff has been named locally as Irish developmental aid worker Michael 'Mick' Ryan.

UN seeks $234 million in aid for drought-hit Zimbabwe

The United Nations on Thursday launched an international appeal for aid for Zimbabwe following a drought that it expects to affect around a third of the population as crop yields plummet.

The United Nations on Thursday launched an international appeal for aid for Zimbabwe following a drought that it expects to affect around a third of the population as crop yields plummet.

Buhari leads Nigeria poll as death toll rises

Nigeria’s incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari extended his early election lead yesterday based on official results from a third of the country’s districts as the death toll from sporadic poll-related violence rose to 47.

Nigeria's incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari extended his early election lead yesterday based on official results from a third of the country's districts as the death toll from sporadic poll-related violence rose to 47.