Tanzania says gunmen kill 6 in ambush near Mozambique border

DAR ES SALAAM, Nov 13 (Reuters) – Unknown gunmen killed six farmers near Tanzania’s southern border with Mozambique, a senior police official said on Wednesday, amid growing concerns over Islamist militants in a poor region where foreign companies are developing gas deposits. The ambush on Tuesday night, on an island in the Ruvuma River that

Mozambique president heads for big win as observers report irregularities

MAPUTO (Reuters) – Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi was on Tuesday forecast to be heading for a landslide victory in an election the opposition says has been tarnished by fraud while observers reported numerous irregularities. FILE PHOTO: A local walks past a billboard with a picture of Mozambique’s president and leader of the Frelimo Party, Filipe

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

SADC members face food shortage

By APOLINARI TAIROMore by this Author The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has a food shortage with an overall decline in food production. Heads of State and government leaders from the bloc’s 16 member countries have called for a comprehensive multi-year response plan for the crisis. The leaders said that a prolonged drought and floods,

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

RPT-African countries hit by commodity slump must `re-calibrate’ debt-IMF Africa chief

(Repeats to additional clients; no change in text.) By Alexis Akwagyiram ABUJA, April 30 (Reuters) – African countries coping with low commodity prices must do more to re-balance investment and sustainable debt, and they should also ramp up tax collection, the International Monetary Fund’s Africa chief said. The commodity price slump of 2015 ended a

UPDATE 1-Kenya’s Equity Group in deal to buy African bank stakes

(Adds details, background) By George Obulutsa NAIROBI, April 30 (Reuters) – Kenya’s Equity Group Holdings said on Tuesday it was in discussions with London-listed financial services firm Atlas Mara Limited about acquiring stakes in banks in Rwanda, Zambia, Mozambique and Tanzania. Equity’s announcement marks the third major deal among lenders in Kenya since the government

First death as Cyclone Kenneth hits Mozambique

By AFPMore by this Author A powerful cyclone smashed into northern Mozambique, leaving one person dead on Friday, barely a month after a super-storm slammed into the country’s centre, devastating the area and leaving hundreds dead. Category three Cyclone Kenneth, packing winds of 160 kilometres an hour, struck the north coast’s Cabo Delgado province late

Cyclone Kenneth batters Comoros as heads to Mozambique, Tanzania

* Widespread power outages, trees down in Comoros * Expected to make landfall on Mozambique’s coast on Thursday * Area still recovering from Cyclone Idai last month By Ali Amir Ahmed MORONI, April 25 (Reuters) – Violent winds of up to 140 kph lashed the East African island nation of Comoros overnight, killing three people,

Africa: Vodacom Video Play Hits 800,000 Active Subscribers in Seven Months and Will Expand Into Lesotho, Tanzania, Mozambique and DRC

Africa’s mobile operators have struggled with Video-on-Demand platforms and faced a number of obstacles including the shortcomings of their own networks. But at last things seem to be coming right for some of them. Russell Southwood talked to Zubair Munshi, Executive Head – Video, Vodacom about the launch of Video Play in South Africa and