Ethiopia's air traffic controllers go on strike, grounding flights

Tuesday April 17 2018

An Ethiopian Airlines Dreamliner

An Ethiopian Airlines Dreamliner. Flights from Addis Ababa delayed after air traffic controllers go on strike. FILE PHOTO | NATION 

By BBC
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Dozens of flights from Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa have been delayed after air traffic controllers went on strike. It’s not clear yet why the workers have downed their tools.

"I am aboard KQ flight 401 to Nairobi, which has now been delayed by more than an hour and the pilot had just announced its not clear when we will take off," BBC journalist in Addis reports.

Industrial strikes are very rare in Ethiopia - which is one of the continent’s fast growing eco