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

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

UPDATE 1-Tullow Oil’s sale of stake in Uganda project to Total, CNOOC dropped

* Total, CNOOC did not further extend deadline for sale – Tullow * Uganda authorities did not agree tax relief on deal * Tullow seeking to reduce Uganda stake from third to around 11% (Adds detail, analyst comment) By Shadia Nasralla LONDON, Aug 29 (Reuters) – Tullow Oil’s plan to sell another stake in its

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

Mozambique says militants kill 11 in attack near Tanzania border

MAPUTO/DAR ES SALAAM, July 3 (Reuters) – Eleven people were killed in an attack last week by an Islamist militant armed group in northern Mozambique near its border with Tanzania, Mozambican police said on Wednesday. Several of the attackers from the Ahlu Sunnah Wa-Jama (ASWJ) group were later arrested, police added, referring to a militia

Activists urge banks not to finance Ugandan oil pipeline

KAMPALA, June 6 (Reuters) – A group of 30 international and local campaign groups have petitioned two banks to abandon plans to raise funds to build an oil pipeline to export Ugandan oil, saying the project would damage local livelihoods, water resources and wildlife. The 1,445 km (900 mile) pipeline, which will run from fields

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