PARIS/ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Investigators in France on Friday 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.
ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria's ruling FLN party showed more signs of turning its back on President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Friday, with one senior party figure saying in an interview overnight that the long-serving leader was "history now".
ALGIERS (Reuters) - A Leader of Algeria's ruling FLN party said that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who has announced he will not stand for another term after mass protests, "is history now" and the party has to look forward and support demonstrators.
BLANTYRE (Reuters) - Malawi's scandal-hit ex-president Joyce Banda has withdrawn her presidential bid and endorsed opposition frontrunner Lazarus Chakwera, the two candidates' parties announced on Thursday.
GABORONE (Reuters) - Botswana's High Court on Thursday postponed its ruling on a case challenging the criminalisation of gay sex, which is being scrutinised by campaigners hoping the law could be overturned.
WASHINGTON/PARIS/ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - French investigators on Friday will begin analysing data from the black boxes of the Boeing 737 Max plane that crashed after takeoff from Addis Ababa killing 157 people, the second such calamity involving the aircraft since October.
CAIRO (Reuters) - Hundreds of protesters chanting anti-government slogans took to the streets of several neighbourhoods in the Sudanese capital on Thursday, eyewitnesses said, while President Omar al-Bashir said he would seek dialogue with the opposition for the sake of stability.
PARIS/ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Investigators in France took possession of the crashed Ethiopian Airlines jet's black boxes on Thursday, seeking clues into a disaster that has grounded Boeing's global 737 MAX fleet and left scores of families mourning and angry.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Vedanta Zinc International, a unit of diversified miner Vedanta Resources, said on Thursday it would close its zinc refinery in Namibia for five weeks after a strike by its mining contractor depleted stocks.
LAGOS (Reuters) - Rescuers were trying to find a register of children to work out how many died when their school building collapsed in the Nigerian city of Lagos, an emergency official said on Thursday.
PARIS/ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Investigators in France were to take charge of the crashed Ethiopian Airlines jet's black boxes on Thursday, seeking clues into a disaster that has grounded Boeing's global 737 MAX fleet and left scores of families grieving and angry.
ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria's new prime minister, Noureddine Bedoui, said on Thursday he would form an inclusive and technocratic government that involved young Algerians who have been staging protests to push for quick political changes.
LAGOS (Reuters) - More people have died after being taken to hospital in the wake of the collapse of a building housing a school in the Nigerian city of Lagos, said an emergency agency official on Thursday.
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Draped in traditional white mourning shawls, relatives of the Ethiopian victims of ET Flight 302 gathered silently in a hotel conference room in Addis Ababa on Thursday, before boarding buses headed for the crash site.
ADDIS ABABA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two black boxes from the Boeing 737 MAX airplane that crashed in Ethiopia were being taken to Paris for investigation, Ethiopian Airlines said, as regulators around the world awaited word on whether it was safe to resume flying the jets.