*Ethiopian Airlines plane had been bound for Rome. GENEVA/ ADDIS ABABA, Feb 17- A co-pilot who hijacked an Ethiopian Airlines flight to seek asylum in Switzerland on Monday surrendered to police at Geneva airport after jumping out of a cockpit window and scrambling down an emergency rope.
*Co-pilot lands in Geneva, demands asylum. *Ethiopian Airlines plane had been bound for Rome. GENEVA, Feb 17- The co-pilot of a hijacked Ethiopian Airlines flight surrendered to Swiss authorities in Geneva on Monday after commandeering his aircraft to seek asylum in Switzerland, police said.
*Ethiopian Airlines plane had been bound for Rome. GENEVA, Feb 17- Swiss authorities detained the hijacker of an Ethiopian Airlines flight that was forced to land at Geneva's international airport on Monday and police said all passengers were unhurt. The airline earlier said the flight from the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa had been "forced to proceed" to Geneva.
*Ethiopian Airlines plane had been bound for Rome. GENEVA, Feb 17- Swiss authorities detained the hijacker of an Ethiopian Airlines flight that was forced to land at Geneva's international airport on Monday, airport police said, adding that passengers and crew were safe.
JUBA, Dec 23- South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar told Reuters on Monday he was ready to negotiate with President Salva Kiir to bring an end to the nine-day conflict if Kiir first released his detained political allies. The U.S. special envoy to South Sudan, Donald Booth, said Kiir was committed to opening talks with Machar.
JUBA, Dec 23- The leader of a rebellion against South Sudan's government told Reuters on Monday he was ready for dialogue to end the conflict but said President Salva Kiir must first release his detained political allies.
JUBA, Dec 23- The leader of a rebellion against South Sudan's government told Reuters on Monday that he was ready for dialogue to end the conflict and said President Salva Kiir must first release his detained political allies.
MACHAR TELLS REUTERS A CEASEFIRE WOULD BE PART OF DIALOGUE, PROPOSES ADDIS ABABA AS TALKS VENUE.
RIYADH/ DUBAI/ ADDIS ABABA, Dec 18- More than a million people from across the world- managers, maids, accountants and labourers- have left Saudi Arabia since March, after years or even decades working in the Gulf Arab state, which sustains its own citizens with oil revenues.
ADDIS ABABA, Nov 28- Ethiopia's state-run Ethio Telecom said on Thursday it had picked Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the world's second largest telecom equipment maker, to roll out a high-speed 4 G network across the capital Addis Ababa.
ADDIS ABABA, Sept 17- When global drinks giant Diageo bought a brewery in Ethiopia, it paid a premium for a stake in a barely tapped African market that in the 1980 s had spectacularly failed to feed its own population.
JOHANNESBURG, Sept 12- Africa's robust economic growth over the past decade has raised hopes the world's poorest continent can reduce reliance on aid.
Investigators started work on Saturday to establish the cause of a fire on a Boeing Dreamliner at London's Heathrow airport.
U.S. safety regulators are nowhere near finishing an investigation into a battery fire on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, a top official said on Thursday, raising the prospect of a prolonged grounding for the aircraft.
*Shares in Hong Kong more than halved this year. HONG KONG, Oct 25- ZTE Corp, the world's fourth-biggest maker of mobile phones and fifth-ranked telecommunications equipment manufacturer, reported its first quarterly loss- of $310 million- since listing in Hong Kong in 2004, on shredded margins, project delays and accounting changes in China.
NEW YORK-- A columnist imprisoned under Ethiopia's controversial anti-terrorism laws, an Azerbaijani investigative radio reporter who had surveillance cameras planted in her apartment and a Palestinian blogger who has been beaten and tortured for reporting on abuses and protests in Gaza each received Courage in Journalism awards Wednesday from a women's media group.
DEBRE ZEIT, Ethiopia-- Bedlu Mamo stood in middle of his field in Ethiopia and cast a wary eye at the new variety of wheat he planted for the first time. As the U.N.' s Food and Agricultural Organization marked World Food Day on Tuesday, experts are reexamining what crops are best produced in Africa, for Africans.
NAIROBI, Oct 11- The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Thursday. KENYA- Central Bank of Kenya to auction 91- day Treasury bills. MAURITIUS- Bank of Mauritius to auction 182- day Treasury bills worth a.
*Rare chance for Sudan to meet Western firms. *Sudan and South came close to war in April. VIENNA, Oct 10- Sudan and South Sudan pledged to work together to rebuild their shattered economies and not to return to war in a joint plea for foreign investment after signing a critical trade and border agreement last month.
ADDIS ABABA, Oct 10- Ethiopia's year-on-year rate of inflation slowed to 19 percent in September from 20.2 percent a month earlier, helped by a slowdown in the rate of food price rises, official data showed on Wednesday.