Ethiopia to install 4G network ahead of telecoms liberalisation

ADDIS ABABA, Aug 30 (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s state-run Ethio Telecom plans to install a 4G network in the capital and other regions and to upgrade other network services, it said on Friday, as the government prepares to open up the sector to private foreign investment. In July, Ethiopia announced it would award two telecoms licences

Relaunched Uganda Airlines hopes to win slice of East African travel

KAMPALA, Aug 27 (Reuters) – Uganda on Tuesday relaunched its national carrier, Uganda Airlines, hoping to take a slice of the East African aviation business that is dominated by Ethiopian Airlines The country is banking on its emerging oil industry and the traditional tourism sector to generate international traffic to sustain the airline. Though air

Tanzania to buy new Airbus, Bombardier planes for national carrier

DAR ES SALAAM, July 18 (Reuters) – Tanzania’s government will buy two new Airbus jets and one plane from Bombardier Inc as part of a fleet expansion plan for the national flag carrier, the president said on Thursday. President John Magufuli has personally taken charge of the revival of Tanzania’s loss-making state carrier Air Tanzania

UPDATE 1-Kenya’s Safaricom appoints former boss Joseph as interim CEO

(Adds details, background) NAIROBI, July 2 (Reuters) – Safaricom said on Tuesday it had appointed board member Michael Joseph as interim chief executive officer after the Kenyan telecom firm’s long-time executive Bob Collymore died of cancer. Collymore, the chief executive who helped to turn Safaricom into East Africa’s most profitable company with an $11 billion