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Boeing reshuffles top engineers amid 737 MAX crisis

Boeing Co's commercial airplane division, facing its biggest crisis in years following deadly crashes of its flagship 737 MAX aircraft, has brought in a new vice president of engineering while dedicating another top executive to the aircraft investigations, a company email showed on Tuesday.

The management reshuffle comes as Europe and Canada said they would seek their own guarantees over the safety of Boeing's 737 MAX, further complicating plans to get the aircraft flying worldwide after they were grounded in the wake of crashes that killed more than 300 people.

Africa Climate Week: Delegates advised to reject false solutions to climate change

Delegates attending the Africa Climate Week holding March 18-22 in Accra, the Ghanaian capital, have been told to be wary of false solutions to the climate change phenomenon that fossil fuels industry trade associations promote to open Africa to the highest bidder.
In clear terms they were told to discard false solutions to climate change which the big polluters will want to advocate.

Africa Climate Week: Why Africa must be wary of Big Polluters

By Sriram Madhusoodanan
& Philip Jakpor

You would never invite the arsonist who set fire to your house to put it out by adding more kerosene. So why are Big Polluters (that, for decades, have derailed progress to address the climate crisis) and their dangerous distractions such as market mechanisms poised to be front and centre during the upcoming Africa Climate Week?

ERA/FoEN commends Nigeria’s effort against illicit trade in tobacco products

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has commended the Federal Government for ratifying the protocol to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco products.
The group also advised the government to go beyond the ratification, while urging the Eight National Assembly to urgently approve regulations for the full enforcement of the National Tobacco Control (NTC) Act, 2015 as a legacy achievement.

Nations, airlines grounding Boeing's 737 MAX

By AFP

Several airlines have grounded the MAX 8s in their fleets, but many others are continuing to fly the plane pending an investigation into the crash and possible guidance from Boeing itself.

Airlines still operating the model have been restricted by the airspace bans. Air Canada, for example, was obliged to cancel some flights to London because of Britain's ban on the aircraft.

The Latest: India's Jet Airways grounds Boeing 737 Max 8s

By Associated Press

Mideast budget airline FlyDubai says it will continue to fly Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 aircraft after reviewing a recent U.S. regulator statement about the aircraft.

Several airlines around the world have grounded the planes after a fatal crash in Ethiopia on Sunday and one in Indonesia last year.

A case for effective regulation of tobacco products

By Oluchi Joy Robert

Nigeria, others to benefit from Uk’s £30m aid

By Valentine Amanze (with agency report)
Nigeria and other African countries are to benefit from the £30 million which the United Kingdom (UK) is to inject into prosperity and security projects across Africa.
Minister of State for Africa, Harriett Baldwin, said the gesture was to shore up UK’s investment in the continent.
The funding boost comes as Britain signs a new strategic partnership with the African Union, strengthening the engagement between the continent and the UK government.

No lives lost in Nembe Creek fire incident - Aitco

By Valentine Amanze

Rolls-Royce pulls out of race to power future Boeing plane

Rolls-Royce no longer wishes to be a candidate to make the engine for a new midsize passenger jet proposed by US planemaker Boeing, the troubled British group said Thursday.

Rolls gave the update alongside news that it had dived into a net loss last year as its Trent engines were hit by costly repairs and a decision by Boeing's European rival Airbus to stop making the A380 jumbo.

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