@AFP journalist covering Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti and the African Union.
The US president's comments came as Washington and Beijing look to revive pivotal high-level talks aimed at ending their trade war.
There were many similarities between the Ethiopian Airlines crash and that of an Indonesian Lion Air 737 MAX 8 flight which crashed last October
Annuncement comes a week after Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 plummets into a field minutes into its flight, killing all onboard
More than 27 000 people have been killed since the Boko Haram conflict began in 2009 and some 1.8-million others are still displaced
After 20 years of bloody conflict and grim stalemate, the Ethiopia-Eritrea border is bustling once again
Hopes are high that the agreement will end the war which has cost the lives of tens of thousands of people
The emotion-filled Ethiopian Airlines flight took off less than two weeks after the neighbouring countries declared an end to two decades of bloodshed
The re-establishment of diplomatic and trade ties after years of bitter separation could mean big benefits for both nations
The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities
SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector
Organisations must adopt a risk-based approach to compliance and rely on technology to mitigate that risk and on people and process controls as well