Chris Stein

@AFP journalist covering Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti and the African Union.

Trump warns Tiananmen-style Hong Kong crackdown would harm trade deal

The US president's comments came as Washington and Beijing look to revive pivotal high-level talks aimed at ending their trade war.

Ethiopian crew followed procedure, but unable to control jet — report

There were many similarities between the Ethiopian Airlines crash and that of an Indonesian Lion Air 737 MAX 8 flight which crashed last October

Black boxes show ‘clear similarities’ with Indonesian crash, Ethiopia says

Annuncement comes a week after Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 plummets into a field minutes into its flight, killing all onboard

Planes grounded after deadly Ethiopia crash

Airlines in Ethiopia, China, South Africa, Indonesia and the Cayman Islands said Monday they were suspending operations by their 737 MAX 8 fleets

Ethiopian Airlines Boeing crashes killing 157

People from 35 countries and one UN passport-holder were on board flight ET 302 when it ploughed into a field southeast of Addis Ababa

Nigeria’s Buhari wins re-election

The former military ruler was first elected as civilian president of Africa's most populous nation and leading oil producer in 2015

Boko Haram displaced feel forgotten amid Nigeria election fever

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

​Last day of campaigning in Nigeria before polls

Muhammadu Buhari is seeking a second term but is facing a strong challenge from Atiku Abubakar who has campaigned largely against his record in office

With border open, Ethiopia and Eritrea are back in business

After 20 years of bloody conflict and grim stalemate, the Ethiopia-Eritrea border is bustling once again

Hope, scepticism as warring South Sudan leaders sign peace deal

Hopes are high that the agreement will end the war which has cost the lives of tens of thousands of people

Song, dance and tears as Ethiopian flight lands in Eritrea

The emotion-filled Ethiopian Airlines flight took off less than two weeks after the neighbouring countries declared an end to two decades of bloodshed

Ethiopia, Eritrea declare war ‘has come to an end’

The re-establishment of diplomatic and trade ties after years of bitter separation could mean big benefits for both nations

Press Releases

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

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

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

Security and Compliance Evolution in the Data Revolution

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

Covid-19 vs Child Nutrition

Children are being impacted severely across the world because of things such as reduced immunisation as health services prioritise treating Covid-19 cases

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