Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest carrier, sues Minnesota journalist and his independent newspaper



Africa’s largest airline is suing an independent Minnesota journalist and his newspaper over interviews containing alleged “defamatory statements” the outlet broadcast in April on its YouTube channel. 

On May 28, Ethiopian Airlines filed a claim in U.S. District Court in Minnesota against Henok A. Degfu and his Burnsville-based ZeHabesha, an online and print media platform that provides news, analysis and opinion tailored to Ethiopians at home and abroad. 

The lawsuit, which seeks damages of $25 million, alleges ZeHabesha “falsely and maliciously…



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