• ADDIS ABABA, Dec 11- Swedish telecom group Ericsson is set to sign a contract with Ethiopia to expand telecom infrastructure, taking a slice of an $800 million contract from Chinese firm ZTE Corp because of a row over terms, a senior official told Reuters on Thursday. ZTE Corp's deal with state-run operator Ethio Telecom was signed in 2013. The other half of the...

  • PARIS, Nov 18- Ethiopia has told Chinese telecoms firm ZTE Corp it risked losing part of its deal worth $800 million to expand the nation's network because of differences over costs of upgrading existing systems, an Ethiopian minister and executive said. The deal last year with monopoly state-run operator Ethio Telecom was part of a $1.6 billion package, split...

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1330 GMT /9.30 AM ET Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 10:08 AM ET

    MILAN- Italy's Monte dei Paschi di Siena is likely to try to plug a capital shortfall uncovered by Europe- wide stress tests through asset sales and possibly another cash call, but longer term a takeover could be inevitable. LONDON- Europe's banking healthcheck showed countries and lenders are implementing global capital rules at vastly different speeds, and...

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 0930 GMT /5.30 AM ET Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 6:02 AM ET

    Monte dei Paschi drags Europe's banks lower post-stress test. LONDON- Italy's Monte dei Paschi slumps after having the biggest capital hole to fill in a health check of European banks that was generally seen as good news for the sector. BERLIN- German business sentiment darkens in October for a sixth month running, hitting its lowest level in almost two years and...

  • Air industry battles Ebola with heat scans and handwash Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 10:58 AM ET

    BERLIN, Oct 2- Airlines and airports handling travel to countries worst hit by the Ebola epidemic are trying to prove that flying to West Africa is safe, following concerns that the first case diagnosed in the United States could curtail worldwide services. Some airlines have already suspended or cut back flights since the summer, and only one European carrier...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Aug 21- Surviving sickness can make you stronger. "If anything, I think it is teaching us something," Mustapha Sidiki Kaloko, the African Union's Commissioner for Social Affairs, told reporters in Addis Ababa this month.

  • *South Sudan holds some of Africa's biggest oil reserves. NAIROBI, Aug 1- South Sudan's oil fields have become a battleground in the struggle for power in Africa's newest nation, encouraging Western nations and regional mediators to consider international monitoring of crude revenues as a way to remove a major bone of contention from such conflicts.

  • Ethiopia not ready for 'neo-liberalism': PM  Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Hailemariam Desalegn , Ethiopia's prime minister, tells CNBC that the country will only open up all its sectors to foreign investors once domestic companies can compete.

  • Ethiopia's PM on tensions with Egypt  Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Tensions between Egypt and Ethiopia rose with the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. Hailemariam Desalegn, Ethiopia's prime minister, discusses the progress of talks between the two countries.

  • Freedom of the press in Ethiopia  Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    The Human Rights Watch has accused Ethiopia of severely restricting freedom of expression. The country's prime minister, Hailemariam Desalegn responds to these accusations.

  • World Bank is 'wrong' about Ethiopia: PM  Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    What¿s happening in Ethiopia is different from what the World Bank's Doing Business Survey indicates, says the country's prime minister, Hailemariam Desalegn.

  • The World Bank is 'wrong' on Ethiopia: PM  Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 1:50 AM ET

    Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, says the World Bank's negative view of the country's economy is wrong and says local businesses are competitive.

  • Aliko Dangote makes his billions as Nigeria grows Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Builds a trading and industrial empire that shows it is possible to create wealth in the region by other means than tapping its rich natural resources.

  • Boeing Dreamliner fire investigation gets under way Saturday, 13 Jul 2013 | 12:25 PM ET

    Investigators started work on Saturday to establish the cause of a fire on a Boeing Dreamliner at London's Heathrow airport.

  • Brace for Prolonged Grounding of Dreamliner Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 8:10 PM ET

    U.S. safety regulators are nowhere near finishing an investigation into a battery fire on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, a top official said on Thursday, raising the prospect of a prolonged grounding for the aircraft.

  • *Shares in Hong Kong more than halved this year. HONG KONG, Oct 25- ZTE Corp, the world's fourth-biggest maker of mobile phones and fifth-ranked telecommunications equipment manufacturer, reported its first quarterly loss- of $310 million- since listing in Hong Kong in 2004, on shredded margins, project delays and accounting changes in China.

  • Azerbaijan, Gaza, Ethiopia women win media awards Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 8:12 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- A columnist imprisoned under Ethiopia's controversial anti-terrorism laws, an Azerbaijani investigative radio reporter who had surveillance cameras planted in her apartment and a Palestinian blogger who has been beaten and tortured for reporting on abuses and protests in Gaza each received Courage in Journalism awards Wednesday from a women's media group.

  • Should Africa be growing more wheat? Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012 | 1:35 PM ET

    DEBRE ZEIT, Ethiopia-- Bedlu Mamo stood in middle of his field in Ethiopia and cast a wary eye at the new variety of wheat he planted for the first time. As the U.N.' s Food and Agricultural Organization marked World Food Day on Tuesday, experts are reexamining what crops are best produced in Africa, for Africans.

  • African Markets - Factors to watch on Oct 11 Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 1:26 AM ET

    NAIROBI, Oct 11- The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Thursday. KENYA- Central Bank of Kenya to auction 91- day Treasury bills. MAURITIUS- Bank of Mauritius to auction 182- day Treasury bills worth a.

  • Sudan, South Sudan pledge peace, seek investment Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 11:06 AM ET

    *Rare chance for Sudan to meet Western firms. *Sudan and South came close to war in April. VIENNA, Oct 10- Sudan and South Sudan pledged to work together to rebuild their shattered economies and not to return to war in a joint plea for foreign investment after signing a critical trade and border agreement last month.