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

German ministries fail to agree details of climate deal: sources

BERLIN (Reuters) – German ministries have failed to agree on a set of climate protection measures, government sources said on Wednesday, leaving little time to fulfill Chancellor Angela Merkel’s plan to pass the landmark package this year. FILE PHOTO: (L-R) Defence Minister and leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, German Chancellor Angela

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

BA flight lands in Edinburgh by mistake

By BBCMore by this Author A British Airways flight destined for Dusseldorf in Germany has landed in Edinburgh by mistake, after the flight paperwork was submitted incorrectly. The passengers only realised the error when the plane landed and the “welcome to Edinburgh” announcement was made. The plane, which started at London’s City Airport, was then