A coalition of climate-change activists pulled off two protests at an African energy conference in London last week — the first delaying the start of proceedings at the venue, while the second caused the cancellation of a gala dinner at a Gordon Ramsay restaurant.

A small number of protestors from Extinction Rebellion (XR), Jubilee for Climate and ReconOut — representing certain climate action groups in Africa — arrived at the May Fair Hotel close to Green Park before the event was due to begin.