Court orders striking Kenya Airways pilots back to work

A court in Nairobi has ordered the striking Kenya Airways pilots to return to work on Wednesday morning after the days-long strike canceled dozens of flights and stranded thousands of passengers. The Kenya Airline Pilots Association (KALPA) launched the strike on Saturday at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, defying a court order issued last … Read more

19 dead after plane crashes into Lake Victoria in Tanzania

The death toll from Sunday’s plane crash in Tanzania has risen to 19, Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa said after the Precision Air flight dived into Lake Victoria with dozens of passengers on board as it approached the northwestern city of Bukoba. “All Tanzanians join you in mourning the 19 people who lost their lives in … Read more

19 dead after plane crashes into Lake Victoria in Tanzania

The death toll in Sunday’s plane crash in Tanzania’s Lake Victoria has risen to 19, Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa said after the Precision Air flight with dozens of passengers on board plunged into water as it approached the northwestern city of Bukoba. “Our hearts and prayers go out to the families of passengers aboard a … Read more

Three dead after plane crashes into Lake Victoria in Tanzania

Three people died when a plane carrying dozens of passengers crashed into Tanzania’s Lake Victoria on Sunday as it approached the northwestern city of Bukoba, the fire and rescue service said. “Our hearts and prayers go out to the families of passengers aboard a plane that crashed into Lake Victoria, with our full solidarity with … Read more

Pilot strike disrupts Kenya Airways flights

A strike by Kenya Airways pilots forced nearly two dozen flights on Saturday, affecting thousands of passengers, the beleaguered flag carrier said. The airline, which is part-owned by the government and Air France-KLM, is one of the largest in Africa, connecting multiple countries with Europe and Asia, but is going through turbulent times, including years … Read more

Twitter lays off half of staff as Musk launches overhaul

Twitter fired half of its 7,500 employees on Friday when new owner Elon Musk launched his major overhaul of the troubled company just a week after his blockbuster takeover. An internal document seen by AFP said “about 50 percent” of employees were affected and would be immediately barred from access to company computers and email. … Read more

German leader calls for equal trade ties at controversial China summit

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz told Chinese leaders in Beijing on Friday that Berlin expects equal treatment on trade as he tried to build greater economic cooperation despite growing distrust of the Asian superpower in the West. Scholz held talks with human rights lawyers who were critical of the Beijing regime prior to the trip, a … Read more

Pilot strike exacerbates Kenya Airways misery

Pilots at Kenya Airways plan to go on strike from Saturday to seek better working conditions despite a court order, adding to the woes for the troubled national airline. The airline, which is part-owned by the government and Air France-KLM, is one of the largest in Africa, connecting multiple countries with Europe and Asia, but … Read more

Mass layoffs on Twitter begin as Musk launches overhaul

Thousands of Twitter employees were ordered to stay home Friday ahead of an invigorating round of layoffs that could see half the payroll disappear as new owner Elon Musk launches his major overhaul of the company. A company-wide email seen by AFP said Twitter employees will be emailed about their future with the company as … Read more

Mass layoffs on Twitter begin as Musk launches overhaul

Thousands of Twitter employees were ordered to stay home Friday ahead of an invigorating round of layoffs that could see half the payroll disappear as new owner Elon Musk launches his major overhaul of the company. A company-wide email seen by AFP said Twitter employees will be emailed about their future with the company as … Read more