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Nigerian fintech startup OneFi acquires payment company Amplify

Lagos based online lending startup OneFi is buying Nigerian payment solutions company Amplify for an undisclosed amount. OneFi will take over Amplify’s IP, team, and client network of over 1000 merchants to which Amplify provides payment processing services, OneFi CEO Chijioke Dozie told TechCrunch. The move comes as fintech has become one of Africa’s most active investment sectors and startup acquisitions—which have been rare—are picking up across the continent. The purchase of Amplify caps off...
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Everything we know about Ethiopian Airlines’ deadly crash of a Boeing 737 Max 8, the second disaster involving the plane in 5 months, and what Boeing is doing to ensure it never happens again (BA)

A Boeing 737 Max 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines was the second such plane to crash in five months on Sunday, March 10.  No cause has been determined, but experts say there are many similarities to the Lion Air crash in October. Most countries — including the US, Europe, and China — have all grounded the plane.  Boeing says it will soon roll out software updates to fix a problem with how the plane flies.  Boeing's stock price, as well as shares of related companies, have taken major hits as t...
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South Africa’s FlexClub raises $1.2M, partners with Uber Mexico

FlexClub, a South African startup that matches investors and drivers to cars for ride-hailing services, closed a $1.2 million seed round led by CRE Venture Capital. The company will use the financing to add team members and expand off the continent through a partnership with Uber Mexico. The move comes as Africa’s tech-transit space continues to produce unique mobility solutions shaped around local needs. FlexClub touts itself as a “gig economy investment platform” that is creating new asset ...
Tags: TC, Uber, Indonesia, Mexico, Finance, Nigeria, Africa, Tech, Economy, Uganda, South Africa, Transport, Venture Capital, Carsharing, Taxify, Startup Company


US and Saudi Arabia blocking regulation of geoengineering, sources say

Delegates at UN environment assembly say the oil producers are protecting their industriesThe United States and Saudi Arabia have hamstrung global efforts to scrutinise climate geoengineering in order to benefit their fossil fuel industries, according to multiple sources at the United Nations environment assembly, taking place this week in Nairobi.The world’s two biggest oil producers reportedly led opposition against plans to examine the risks of climate-manipulating technology such as sucking ...
Tags: Climate Change, Saudi Arabia, Environment, US, World news, US news, United States, Middle East and North Africa, United Nations, Un, Geoengineering, Nairobi


Black boxes show 'clear similarities' with Indonesia crash, Ethiopia says

Black box data recovered from an Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed last week show "clear similarities" with a recent crash in Indonesia of the same type of aircraft, Ethiopia's transport minister said on Sunday. The announcement came a week after Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 plummeted into a field southeast of Addis Ababa minutes into its flight to Nairobi, killing all 157 people onboard. The disaster caused the worldwide grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft involved after aviation ...
Tags: News, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Boeing, Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Airlines, Nairobi


Everything we know about the Ethiopian plane crash

Just 6 minutes into a flight to Nairobi, an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 crashed, killing all 157 people on board.
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Nine-man Gor Mahia survive Petro onslaught to reach quarter-finals

Johannesburg (AFP) – Kenyan club Gor Mahia had two players and their coach sent off as they edged Angolan outfit Petro Atletico 1-0 in Nairobi Sunday to reach the CAF Confederation Cup quarter-finals. With the... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Johannesburg, Afp, Nairobi, Gor Mahia, Petro Atletico


Black boxes show 'clear similarities' with Indonesian crash, Ethiopia says

Black box data recovered from an Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed last week shows "clear similarities" with a recent crash in Indonesia of the same type of aircraft, Ethiopia's transport minister said on Sunday. The announcement came a week after Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 plummeted into a field southeast of Addis Ababa minutes into its flight to Nairobi, killing all 157 people onboard. The disaster caused the worldwide grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft involved after aviation...
Tags: News, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Boeing, Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Airlines, Nairobi


Funerals for Ethiopia crash victims but little to bury

Ethiopians were holding funerals Sunday for friends and relatives who perished in last week's Ethiopian Airlines crash, which killed all onboard and saw the worldwide grounding of the Boeing aircraft involved. Families in 35 nations were left bereaved when the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft plummeted from the sky just minutes into its flight to Nairobi last Sunday, killing all 157 passengers and crew on board. One week after the crash, relatives of the 17 Ethiopian victims gathered with hundreds of...
Tags: News, Ethiopia, Boeing, Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Airlines, Nairobi, Holy Trinity Cathedral


Ethiopia crash investigation needs 'considerable' time: minister

Identifying the cause of the deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people and caused the worldwide grounding of a brand-new Boeing aircraft model will take "considerable time," an Ethiopian government minister said Saturday. The crash of Flight ET 302 minutes into its flight to Nairobi on March 10 killed all onboard and caused the worldwide grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft model involved in the disaster. "The investigation of such magnitude requires a careful analysis and c...
Tags: News, Ethiopia, Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines, Nairobi, Dagmawit Moges


Nations agree 'significant' plastic cuts

Nations on Friday committed to "significantly reduce" single-use plastics over the next decade, in a series of voluntary pledges that green groups warned fell short of tackling Earth's pollution crisis. After marathon talks in Nairobi, countries appeared to have reached a deal over throwaway plastic items such as bags, cups and cutlery to reduce the more than eight million tonnes of plastics entering oceans each year. The final ministerial statement -- issued on a day of youth protests against...
Tags: Science, Nairobi


'No Planet B': Tens of thousands join global youth demo for climate

Tens of thousands of young people skipped school across the globe on Friday to march through the streets for an international day of student protests aimed at pushing world leaders into action on climate change. Classrooms in capitals from Bangkok to Berlin, Lagos to London emptied as as ambitious organisers of the student strike hoped to stage 1,000 demos in more than 100 countries. As youngsters hit the streets in cities across the globe, nations meeting at the UN environment assembly in the...
Tags: Science, London, Un, Bangkok, Nairobi, Berlin Lagos


Burundi children detained for scribbling on leader’s image

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A parent and a teacher say six schoolgirls in Burundi have been detained for scribbling on an image of the country’s president in schoolbooks. The case echoes one in 2016, when several students were condemned to up to 20 years behind bars. They were freed after a public outcry. At the […]
Tags: News, Nation, Burundi, Nairobi, Kenya AP


Proposal For United Nations To Study Climate-Cooling Technologies Rejected

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: A push to launch a high-level study of potentially risky technological fixes to curb climate change was abandoned on Thursday at a U.N. environmental conference in Nairobi, as countries including the United States raised objections. "Geoengineering" technologies, which are gaining prominence as international efforts to curb climate-changing emissions fall short, aim to pull carbon out of the atmosphere or block some of the sun's warmth to cool th...
Tags: Japan, Tech, United States, Brazil, Reuters, Nairobi, United States Saudi Arabia, U N Environment Assembly


'Saved by luck': the passenger who just missed flight ET302

Antonis Mavropoulos says he feels a moral obligation to the 157 killed to find out why the Ethiopian Airlines plane crashedAntonis Mavropoulos knows he is lucky. Alone among passengers booked on to Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302, he got to the departure gate two minutes after it had closed. “I could see a guy in a green T-shirt and others boarding and I shouted to also be let in,” he says, his voice cracking with emotion. “I am still in a state of shock knowing what happened. I’ve found it very...
Tags: Africa, World news, Plane Crashes, Air transport, Airline Industry, Ethiopia, Boeing, Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Airlines, Nairobi, Antonis Mavropoulos, Ethiopian Airlines crash


'Why would you die?' Bereaved seek answers at plane crash site

From a quiet farmland at the base of rolling hills outside Ethiopia's capital, the sound of wailing rang through the air. All 157 people on Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 died when their Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashed just six minutes after departing Addis Ababa on Sunday, heading for Nairobi. Relatives began trickling to the site of the obliterated jet on Wednesday, some bussed in by Ethiopian Airlines, others on their own steam.
Tags: News, Ethiopia, Boeing, Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Airlines, Nairobi


Billions pledged to halt Africa's forest loss

Nairobi (AFP) - With the world's forests increasingly under threat from climate change and logging, leaders and top bank chiefs pledged billions on Thursday to help reverse the steep decline in Africa's woodland areas.
Tags: Science, Africa, Nairobi


Leaders appeal for 'urgent action' on environment

World leaders gathered in Kenya on Thursday to lend political muscle to UN environment talks, calling for "urgent action" to slow the destruction of natural habitats and accelerate funding for green development. French President Emmanuel Macron and Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta were among several heads of state in Nairobi for the fourth UN Environment Assembly -- a vast gathering of ministers, legal experts, charities and business leaders. "Current global statistics are quite sobering and ...
Tags: Science, Kenya, Un, Emmanuel Macron, Nairobi, Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenyatta, UN Environment Assembly


KOKO launches world’s first Smart Fuel ATM network in Nairobi

In Kenya, KOKO cut the ribbon on its state-of-the-art technology production facility in Ruaraka, Nairobi, in an event attended by senior politicians, business leaders and KOKO’s partners from Vivo Energy Kenya. KOKO is mainstreaming bioethanol cooking fuel in Kenya, starting in Nairobi, in partnership with Vivo Energy and a network of KOKO Agent shopkeepers across the city. Through a unique hardware and software platform that combines Kenyan ingenuity with leading-edge IoT (Internet-of-Things) t...
Tags: Kenya, Producer News, Koko, Nairobi, Vivo Energy, Ruaraka Nairobi, Vivo Energy Kenya KOKO


Information void in plane crash leads many to take action

In the days since an Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed after taking off for Nairobi and killed all 157 people aboard, there have been many questions but not a lot of answers. That absence of information — fear of the unknown — has led dozens of countries to ground the Boeing 737 Max 8, the plane […]
Tags: Business, News, Nation, Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines, Nairobi


This is how coworkers, friends remembered Long Beach resident who died in Ethiopian Airlines crash while en route to help others

Matt Vecere a Long Beach resident and employee for a La Mirada air-filtration company was among the lives lost aboard the Ethiopia flight that crashed over the weekend. Vecere shared this image with his friends from Haiti while he was there to aid with water filtration systems. (Photo courtesy of Tiffany Allegretti) Matt Vecere a Long Beach resident and employee for a La Mirada air-filtration company was among the lives lost aboard the Ethiopia flight that crashed over the weekend. Vecere s...
Tags: Washington, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, United Nations, Switzerland, Long Beach, Ethiopia, Kenya, Local News, Boeing, Haiti, Caribbean, Alaska Airlines, Southern California, Addis Ababa


This is how coworkers, friends remembered Long Beach resident who died in Ethiopian Airlines flight while en route to help others

Matt Vecere a Long Beach resident and employee for a La Mirada air-filtration company was among the lives lost aboard the Ethiopia flight that crashed over the weekend. Vecere shared this image with his friends from Haiti while he was there to aid with water filtration systems. (Photo courtesy of Tiffany Allegretti) Matt Vecere a Long Beach resident and employee for a La Mirada air-filtration company was among the lives lost aboard the Ethiopia flight that crashed over the weekend. Vecere s...
Tags: Washington, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, United Nations, Switzerland, Long Beach, Ethiopia, Kenya, Local News, Boeing, Haiti, Caribbean, Alaska Airlines, Southern California, Addis Ababa


Wave of countries ban Boeing 737 MAX jets after Ethiopia crash

Britain, France and Germany joined a growing list of countries to ban Boeing 737 MAX planes from their airspace on Tuesday as airlines around the world grounded the jets following a second deadly accident in just five months. On Sunday a new Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX 8 went down minutes into a flight to Nairobi, killing all 157 people on board, from 35 countries. The widening airspace closures puts pressure on Boeing, the world's biggest planemaker, to prove 737 MAX planes are safe as increas...
Tags: News, Germany, Ethiopia, Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines, Nairobi, Britain France


Everything we know about Ethiopian Airlines’ deadly crash of a Boeing 737 Max 8, the second disaster involving the plane in 5 months (BA)

A Boeing 737 Max 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines was the second such plane to crash in five months on Sunday.  No cause has been determined, but its similarities to the Lion Air crash in October have caused several major countries to ban the airplane.  Boeing says it will soon roll out software updates to fix a problem with how the plane flies.  Several US senators have called on the federal government to also ban the plane.  Boeing's stock price, as well as shares of related companies, all t...
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Man missed doomed Ethiopia flight by 2 minutes

Antonis Mavropoulos ran through the airport to catch his flight, missing it by two minutes. He demanded to be let on, for them to open the gate. He watched the passengers in the bellows board the plane. Three hours later, as he was boarding the next flight to Nairobi, two security guards escorted him to the airport’s police station, over his loud protests — he did not want to miss his meetings in Nairobi. But an official explained that he should “stop protesting and thank God,” instead. They cou...
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More Boeing 737 Max 8 Planes Grounded In Wake Of Ethiopia Crash

HEJERE, Ethiopia (AP) — Britain joined a growing number of countries grounding a new Boeing plane involved in the Ethiopian Airlines disaster as a global team of investigators began picking through the rural crash site on Tuesday. Some airlines cited worried customers for grounding the Boeing 737 Max 8, as experts chased details on why the plane crashed shortly after takeoff Sunday, killing all 157 on board. Ethiopian Airlines had issued no new updates on the crash as of late afternoon as fami...
Tags: News, Indonesia, China, Singapore, Africa, World news, Ap, Britain, Oman, Ethiopia, Associated Press, Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines, Nairobi, Lion Air, U S Federal Aviation Administration


A Growing Number of Countries and Airlines Are Grounding Boeing 737 Max 8 Planes After the Ethiopian Airlines Crash

A growing number of countries and airlines are grounding Boeing 737 MAX 8s in the wake of Sunday’s Ethiopian Airlines crash – the second fatal crash to involve the new model of aircraft in five months. Ethiopian Airlines flight 303 bound for Nairobi crashed six minutes after take-off from Addis Ababa on Sunday, killing all…
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Aviation, Boeing, Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Airlines, Nairobi, Onetime


Britain leads airspace bans on Boeing 737 MAX jets after Ethiopia crash

Britain on Tuesday joined four other countries in banning Boeing 737 MAX planes from their airspace as a growing number of airlines around the world grounded the jets following a second deadly accident in just five months. On Sunday, a new Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX 8 went down minutes into a flight to Nairobi, killing all 157 people on board. Investigators have recovered the black box flight recorders from the Ethiopian Airlines plane, which crashed near Addis Ababa carrying passengers and c...
Tags: News, Britain, Ethiopia, Un, Boeing, Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Airlines, Nairobi


Prize-winning author, 21 U.N. workers among dead in Ethiopian Airlines crash

(Corrects flight number to ET 302 in first paragraph of this March 11 story.) NAIROBI (Reuters) - A prize-winning author, a soccer official and a team of humanitarian workers were among those who perished in the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302, government officials and employers said on Monday. Sunday's crash, minutes after take-off from Addis Ababa for a flight to Nairobi, inflicted a particularly heavy toll on the United Nations, which has large offices in both cities. At least 21...
Tags: News, United Nations, Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Airlines, Nairobi, NAIROBI Reuters, Stephane Dujarric


Ethiopia plane crash: relatives wait for remains of loved ones – video

Warning: viewers may find some scenes distressing.Distraught relatives of passengers and crew members killed in the Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 crash have gathered at hotels in Addis Ababa to await news of their loved ones. The airline said relatives must wait at least five days before they begin to receive some victims' remains, while the identification of others is expected to take longer. The plane was on its way to Nairobi in Kenya from the Ethiopian capital when it crashed six minutes aft...
Tags: World news, Ethiopia, Kenya, Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Airlines, Nairobi, Ethiopian Airlines crash