ADDIS ABABA, Nov 28- Ethiopia's state-run Ethio Telecom said on Thursday it had picked Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the world's second largest telecom equipment maker, to roll out a high-speed 4 G network across the capital Addis Ababa.
ADDIS ABABA, Sept 17- When global drinks giant Diageo bought a brewery in Ethiopia, it paid a premium for a stake in a barely tapped African market that in the 1980 s had spectacularly failed to feed its own population.
JOHANNESBURG, Sept 12- Africa's robust economic growth over the past decade has raised hopes the world's poorest continent can reduce reliance on aid.
Food, goods trucked in from Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia. NIMULE, South Sudan, Aug 30- Almost two weeks after truck driver George Wala loaded building materials in the Kenyan port of Mombasa bound for a company in South Sudan he still hadn't reached his destination.
LAMU, Kenya, Aug 30- A mega-port project on the north Kenyan coast conceived in the 1970 s may finally be gaining traction based on commercial oil finds in Uganda and Kenya, but it needs more financing to compete with a Chinese-backed port in Tanzania and other rivals.
ACCRA/ JOHANNESBURG, Aug 29- When Wal-Mart Stores, the world's top retailer, bought control of major South African discount chain Massmart Holdings in 2011, American shopping mall developer Irwin Barkan had an epiphany. "When Wal-Mart announced it was buying 51 percent of Massmart, I knew that if I was going to stay in business, Africa was where I had to go," he said.
HONG KONG, August 19- Hong Kong shares could start lower on Monday tracking weakness on Wall Street and following losses in previous sessions as investors await further direction from U.S. and European data.
*Potash regions include Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Eritrea. LONDON/ ADDIS ABABA, Aug 7- Africa's nascent potash industry, often enjoying low costs and shallow deposits while standing to benefit from fast growth in local demand, expects to withstand an expected drop in the crop nutrient's prices better than emerging rivals.
LONDON, July 13- Investigators classified the fire that broke out on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner parked at London's Heathrow airport as a "serious incident" but have found no evidence it was caused by the plane's batteries, Britain's Air Accidents Investigation Branch said on Saturday.
LONDON, July 13- There is no evidence at this stage of a link between a fire that broke out on a Boeing Dreamliner parked at London's Heathrow airport and the plane's batteries, Britain's Air Accidents Investigation Branch said on Saturday.
*Incidents a blow to Boeing after earlier grounding. The fire broke out on the plane, operated by Ethiopian Airlines, on Friday afternoon, when it was parked at a remote stand with no passengers on board, eight hours after arriving from Addis Ababa.
*Incidents a blow to Boeing after earlier grounding. "The aircraft has been moved to a secure hangar at Heathrow and the investigation has begun," said a spokesman for Britain's Air Accidents Investigation Branch.
ADDIS ABABA, July 13- Ethiopian Airlines said on Saturday it would continue to operate its fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners after one of them caught fire at London's Heathrow airport. The incident at Heathrow happened while the plane was on the ground and had been for more than eight hours and was not related to flight safety. "
*Boeing says has people working to understand cause. *Boeing shares close 4.7 percent lower. Boeing shares closed down 4.7 percent at $101.87, knocking $3.8 billion off the company's market capitalisation after television footage showed the Dreamliner surrounded by firefighting foam at Heathrow.
*Boeing grounded Dreamliners earlier this year due to battery fires. *Boeing says has people working to understand the cause. Boeing shares tumbled by as much as 7 percent, wiping $5.4 billion off its market capitalisation after television footage showed the Dreamliner surrounded by foam used by firefighters at Heathrow.
*Sudan's Bashir is one of Africa's longest-serving rulers. KHARTOUM, July 3- When Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir returned a few weeks ago from a summit in Ethiopia with his South Sudanese counterpart and former civil war foe, many people here expected him to talk of peace.
DAR ES SALAAM, July 2- Nigerian businessman Tony Elumelu, who backed President Barack Obama's Africa Power initiative with a $2.5 billion investment pledge, said on Tuesday the lack of competition in the continent's nascent power sector makes it an investment gem.
President Barack Obama' s $7 billion plan to shine "light where currently there's darkness" in Africa by doubling access to power on the world's poorest continent was billed as a highlight of his African tour. Beijing has been lighting the way in Africa with billions of dollars of promised power investment and projects.
*Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya among first countries in program. JOHANNESBURG, June 30- Pointing to Africa's crippling lack of electrical power, President Barack Obama is due to announce on Sunday a $7 billion initiative over five years to double access to power in sub-Saharan Africa.
*Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda presidents met in Kampala. KAMPALA, June 25- Uganda has agreed to a plan to build a pipeline from its oilfields to a new port being developed on Kenya's northern coast, Uganda's foreign minister said on Tuesday, enabling crude exports and boosting its oil industry.