Air traffic officials in East Africa are warning of risky conditions for flights in the region around Ethiopia's international airport after air traffic controllers there went on strike over pay.
Addis Ababa is home to state-owned Ethiopian Airlines, which calls itself Africa's largest carrier. The city is a diplomatic hub as the African Union headquarters and a commercial center in the capital of one of Africa's fastest-growing economies.
A Kenya Air Traffic Controllers' Association official, Peter Ang'awa, confirmed to The Associated Press that "issues of concern have been raised by professionals in the industry. We have raised those issues."