U.S. raps global health summit over abortion, sex education

NAIROBI, Nov 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Ten countries – including the United States, Brazil and Egypt – criticised a global conference on sexual and reproductive health on Thursday, saying it promoted abortion and sex education. Heads of state, financial institutions and donors were among the 9,500 delegates in Nairobi this week to address maternal

Ebola concentrated in Congo mining area, still an emergency -WHO

GENEVA, Oct 18 (Reuters) – Ebola is infecting and killing people in a gold mining area of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, and the “complex and dangerous” outbreak still constitutes an international emergency, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. The virus has infected 3,227 people and killed 2,154 of them since the outbreak

Youth activists leave little room for climate inaction, world mayors say

COPENHAGEN, Oct 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Young activists demonstrating across the world are driving cities to step up action on climate change, not least because politicians keep coming face-to-face with them while going about their business, mayors at a climate conference heard Friday. As activists from Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg to “Extinction Rebellion” movement

Congo’s Ebola outbreak slows but still entrenched in insecure areas – WHO

GENEVA, Oct 10 (Reuters) – The Ebola epidemic in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo has been confined to a rural area rife with militias and people on the move, making it harder to stamp out altogether, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. Only 14 confirmed infections were reported last week, the lowest in

U.S. travel warning adds to pressure on Tanzania over suspected Ebola cases

DAR ES SALAAM, Sept 28 (Reuters) – The United States has warned its citizens to take extra care when visiting Tanzania amid concerns over Ebola, adding to calls for the East African country to share information about suspected cases of the deadly disease there. U.S. travellers should “exercise increased caution”, the State Department said on

UPDATE 1-Tanzania says construction of LNG plant to start in 2022

(Adds details, background) By Fumbuka Ng’wanakilala and Nuzulack Dausen DAR ES SALAAM, May 28 (Reuters) – Tanzania expects a consortium of international oil companies to start building a long-delayed liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in 2022, its energy minister said on Tuesday. Construction of an LNG export terminal near huge offshore natural gas discoveries in

Home market still a dream for African carmakers

* Home-grown carmakers hope for slice of huge African market * Global car giants also making a push in Africa * Local firms face same obstacles but lack finance, infrastructure By Duncan Miriri NAIROBI, April 12 (Reuters) – Since its launch in 2014, Mobius Motors, Kenya’s only home-grown automaker, has only produced around 50 test