Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Tech adoption augurs well for investment in Kenya

From MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – RAPID advances and adoption of technology in Kenya augurs well for foreign businesses investing in the country, an executive from one of the largest general insurance companies in the world has said. Oliver Baete, Board Chairman of Allianz, said this when he visited the firm’s […]

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Absa allocates millions to grow township economy

By TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – ABSA Bank has sets aside R10,5 million (over US$800 000) to uplift the South African township economy. On Tuesday, it extended a R3,5 million facility to eSpaza Sum Holdings to help the company in its endevour to uplift and modernise 22 spaza shops in Mamelodi and Pretoria West, both […]

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Ramaphosa to address black property practitioners

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – DEPUTY President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has been confirmed as a guest in the upcoming South African Institute for Black Property Practitioners(SAIBPP) Annual Convention and Property Indaba. The event scheduled for Johannesburg on August 2-3 will explore contentious issues around the current state of the property industry in the country. Minister of Public […]

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Millions of SA homes located in fibrehoods

From TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – INDEPENDENT telecommunications and fibre provider, OTEL Telecoms, has launched a visual guide mapping the location of 250 000 square kilometres of fibre optic cable within South Africa. By visiting http://bit.ly/2vVtMKE , prospective high-speed broadband internet customers can easily determine if their homes lie within one of the country’s […]

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World slammed for ignoring DRC disasters

From JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – THE international community has come under fire for ignoring the plight of millions affected by raging violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A year of conflict in the Central African country has led to serious human rights abuses and displaced some 1,4 million people […]

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Christian diehards murder CAR peacekeeper

From JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa,DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – SUSPECTED Christian radicals have killed a United Nations peacekeeper and injured three others in the volatile Central African Republic (CAR). The peacekeeper and his colleagues from Morocco, who are members of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the CAR, suffered the attack in Bangassou, […]

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Monday, 24 July 2017

Computer programme advances Kenya STEM education

From MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – INTEREST in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education in Kenya is set to increase following the signing of a partnership between an engineering company and Kibera Sub-County government. Burhani Engineers Limited will provide computer systems and Engineering Power Classes to pupils within the county. […]

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Women keen disrupt male dominated ICT sector

By GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE forthcoming Standard Bank Top Women Conference  scheduled for next month would explore strategies how women can thrive in male-dominated industries. The event is scheduled for Johannesburg on August 16-17. World-renowned South African HIV/Aids research pioneer Doctor Glenda Gray and Deputy Minister in the Department of Telecommunications and […]

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Mass arrests in Uganda constitutional tensions

From HASSAN ONYANGO in Kampala, Uganda KAMPALA, (CAJ News) – UGANDAN police have come under fire for the incessant crackdown on critics opposing plans by legislators to drop presidential age limits from the constitution.If successful, this would allow President Yoweri Museveni to run for another term. More than 50 people from the opposition and civil […]

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Plans to prosecute Mugabe critics flop

From MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – MORE than 200 Zimbabweans have fallen foul to draconian legislation invoked to charge individuals allegedly insulting or undermining the authority of President Robert Mugabe. Human rights groups said there had been an increase in such cases in recent months ahead of next year’s elections. The […]

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Humanitarians kidnapped in CAR reign of militants

From JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – ARMED groups have kidnapped aid workers, abducted civilians and robbed churches in the worsening conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR). The skirmishes in the south-eastern parts of the country have left hundreds homeless after houses were set on fire. The city of Bangassou in […]

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Saturday, 22 July 2017

Botswana endorses SAP Africa Code Week

By SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MORE than 400 teachers in Botswana have undergone training in computer coding as part of a globally-recognised, continent wide initiative to equip youth in the continent with the requisite digital skills. Multinational software corporation, SAP, along with its partners and Botswana’s Ministry of Basic Education, successfully trained the […]

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Friday, 21 July 2017

VW announces new Golf R, GTD

By MOTORING REPORTER JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – VOLKSWAGEN has introduced two more performance models in the Golf range, namely the Golf R and Golf GTD. This follows the launch of the new Golf TSI and Golf GTI facelift in May. With over 350 000 Golf’s sold in South Africa since its launch four decades ago, […]

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Digital culture shock: HR’s new role in the age of automation

By KEITH FERNER-WE are on the cusp of a brave new world as technologies such as 3D printing, advanced robotics, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things reshape the workplace. Smart algorithms and machines are taking on more and more of the tasks that humans used to do on factory floors, in financial call centres and even […]

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Deadly Sudan student-police clashes escalate

From RAJI BASHIR in Khartoum, Sudan, KHARTOUM, (CAJ News) – THE Sudanese government has been urged to end the discrimination of Darfuri university students in the wake of protests against fellow scholars’ detention for allegedly killing police officers.Ten students of Bakht al-Rida University in White Nile State are behind bars for the alleged murder of […]

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Zimbabwe parastatal must pay for boy’s electrocution

From MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe, HARARE, (CAJ News) – COURTS have ordered the cash-strapped Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa) Holdings, to pay US$15 000 (about R195 000) to compensate for its negligence leading to the death of a boy five years ago.The state entity must compensate the mother, Constance Sinachinga (aged58), who suffered post-traumatic […]

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Cape Town heeds fossil fuel divestment call

From DION HENRICK in Cape Town, CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – CLEAN energy solutions proponents have lauded South Africa’s Cape Town for its commitment to divest from fossil fuel assets in favour of more sustainable investments. The Mother City joins urban areas around the world in withdrawing their funds from destructive coal, oil and gas […]

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Thursday, 20 July 2017

Ogoni issue bloodshed warning over Nigeria oil plans

From OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria LAGOS, (CAJ News) – THE tensions characterising the Ogoni people of Nigeria and energy companies could take a tragic dimension following threats by locals to resist the resumption of oil mining in the region. The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) alleged plans by the Nigerian […]

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Tense Zambia quashes claims around Kaunda’s ‘death’

from ARNOLD MULENGA in Lusaka, Zambia & SAVIOUS KWINIKA in Johannesburg LUSAKA, (CAJ News) – THE Zambian government has moved to dismiss speculation that its first post-independence, Dr Kenneth Kaunda, has died. Kaunda, aged 93, was admitted at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in the capital Lusaka for an undisclosed ailment following numerous complaints of […]

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Best Zimbabwean starlet signs in South Africa

From DION HENRICK in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – SOUTH African First Division side, Ubuntu Cape Town, believes in attacking midfielder, Bukhosi Sibanda, it has signed the best young  Zimbabwe footballer at the moment The 20-year-old has joined from Bantu Rovers in the neighbouring country’s Bulawayo after netting ten goals in the first […]

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Argon enlisting marks SA markets transformation

By MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has welcomed black-owned brokerage firm, Argon Securities, as one of its members. The move highlights plans to transform the South African capital markets industry. “We are very excited to welcome Argon Securities to the JSE and we hope to see many more 100 […]

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The importance of acknowledged certificates for online courses

By JENS ISCHEBECK- FURNISHING one’s CV with a list of qualifications is essential to getting ahead in many sectors of the economy. This holds true throughout the world, including in Africa. Receiving a verified, acknowledged certificate for an online course makes that course a much more powerful tool in the eyes of employers. Internationally recognised certificates […]

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Sudanese broadcaster jailed for snubbing independence

From RAJI BASHIR in Khartoum, Sudan, KHARTOUM, (CAJ News) – MEDIA rights groups are demanding the release of a director of South Sudan public broadcaster arrested for failure to air a live state of the nation speech by President Salva Kiir at independence day.National Security Service agents arrested Adil Faris Mayat, the executive at the […]

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CAR rebels launch brutal war against children

From JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC, KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – ARMED groups are increasingly murdering, abducting,raping and recruiting children during renewed fighting in the lawless Central African Republic (CAR). In several recent incidents in the eastern Bria, militants raped 14 girls aged nine to 16 years while the minors had left refugee camps to travel […]

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Crazy, long walk to mental fitness

By GIFT NDOLWANE, JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – PARTICIPANTS are bracing up for the approximately 1 500-kilometre walk between Pretoria and Cape Town in a mammoth effort to highlight and de-stigmatize mental illness.Aptly called Crazy for Walking, the walk will see several partakers depart Pretoria on September 1 and arrive in Cape Town on October 10, […]

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

SAP Skills for Africa expands East African chapter

By SAVIOUS KWINIKA, JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SAP has launched its first East African Skills for Africa programme, which would culminate in the training and certifying of graduates in a broad spectrum of the company’s software, solutions and applications. Launched in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Wednesday, the initiative that includes participants from the host country, Ethiopia, […]

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Standard Bank appoints CEO for DRC

From JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – STANDARD Bank has appointed Amedeo Anniciello as Chief Executive in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The appointment is subject to regulatory approval. “Mr Anniciello brings the global banking expertise as well as local and African risk insight required by global corporates and African businesses […]

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Nominations open for Women in ICT awards

By DIKELEDI NOKWANE, JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MTN and partners have launched the second edition of the Women in ICT–Partnership for Change Awards, aimed at accelerating women’s participation in the sector.Launched in Johannesburg on Wednesday, it seeks to reward women professionals who have made a significant contribution to the growth and development of the industry. […]

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Spotlight on creative entrepreneurs at Small Business Expo

By TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – ENTERPRISES in creative fields will have an opportunity to shine at Small Business Expo 2017 when the international Creative Business Cup challenge is launched in Johannesburg. A global challenge for entrepreneurs working in creative fields as art, design and music, it will be staged at the Small Business […]

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Africa Oil Week set for 24th edition

From DION HENRICK in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – SPEAKERS have been confirmed for the globally recognised Africa Oil Week set for South Africa later this year. The longest running oil and gas conference on the continent is set for Cape Town from October 23-27, bringing together over 1 250 senior stakeholders from […]

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Opportune monetary relief for East African farmers

From PHYLLIS BIRORI in Kigali, Rwanda KIGALI, (CAJ News) – SMALLHOLDER farmers produce most of the world’s food but they form the majority of people living in poverty and often have food security challenges themselves. This is set to change with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) […]

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Real solutions for real African challenges

By Amr Kamel How innovative healthcare technologies are impacting the continent DEVELOPMENT in Africa has had a long history of Western influence, which often doesn’t address African needs. When it comes to health, community-developed programmes are far more successful. With this in mind, we are seeing a boom in local health technologies tailored to fit […]

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Refugees out of CAR frying pan into DRC fire

From JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – ESCALATING violence in the unstable Central African Republic (CAR) has driven over 102 000 civilians into the equally ungovernable Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Of these, 60 000 have fled to the neighbouring country since the ethnic violence between Christian die-hards and Muslim radicals peaked in CAR […]

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Residents docked for rising protests against Mugabe

From MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – A ZIMBABWEAN court has granted bail to a Harare resident arrested last week for staging a solo protest against the government of President Robert Mugabe. Grievance Sipikita (28) of Budiriro high-density suburb was arrested last Thursday outside the Harare Central Police Station, where he allegedly […]

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Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Children celebrated in Mandela’s honour

By TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE Lebone Aids Care Project, A South African non-profit organisation, on Tuesday hosted an event to commemorate the life of former president Nelson Mandela. Eskom executives, staff and agencies attended the event held in line with the annual Nelson Mandela Day. Deputy Minister of Public Enterprises, Ben Martins, who […]

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Partnership deepens e-commerce in Kenya

From MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – VISA has announced a strategic partnership with JamboPay to further enhance mobile commerce in Kenya. The partnership would see 3 000 JamboPay merchants accept mVisa payments. Consumers will be able to use Visa’s convenient, secure and interoperable mobile payment solution at leading restaurants and supermarkets, […]

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Kenya youth primed for entrepreneurship

From MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – MORE than 200 youth from western Kenya have received training on enterprise development, setting them up for opportunities in entrepreneurship. The training is courtesy of the Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Foundation, the social investment arm of the KCB Group under its flagship 2Jiajiri programme. As […]

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Scores succumb in numerous Kenya tragedies

From MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – SCORES of people have lost their lives following an outbreak of diseases amid escalating conflict, security challenges and a strike by health workers in Kenya. Numerous schools and hospitals have also been shut because of ethnic clashes around the East African country. The crises have […]

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Mayhem feared ahead of Nigeria governorship polls

From EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – NIGERIAN police have warned individuals and groups to desist from alleged plans to render a volatile southeastern state ungovernable ahead of local polls in November. Police alleged some “misguided elements” aimed to cause disorder through streets protests with the ploy to lead to the postponement […]

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Drought triggers mass displacements in Somalia

From SAAD MUSE in Mogadishu, Somalia, MOGADISHU, (CAJ News) – SEVERE drought has displaced some 662 000 Somalians in the crisis-torn country since the beginning of the year.The situation is projected to worsen towards the end of the year after rains ended months before June, when they normally cease, in most of the East African country. As a […]

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Monday, 17 July 2017

Carling Black Label Champion Cup sold out

By TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – TICKETS for the 2017 Carling Black Label  (CBL) Champion Cup featuring South African football giants Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates are officially sold out. The sold-out sign went up on Monday, 12 days before the clash at the 95-000 seater FNB Stadium. “This is another milestone for us […]

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Ethnic rifts return to haunt delicate Nigeria

From EMEKA OKONKWO ABUJA, (CAJ News) – PALPABLE tension is prevailing in Nigeria, which is on the edge precipice in the wake of ultimatums and counter-provocations between some major tribes, each ordering the other to vacate some parts of the conflict-prone country.This has heightened calls for the partitioning of Africa’s most populous country along ethnic lines to […]

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Mazda announces global recall of three vehicles

By MOTORING REPORTER, JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MAZDA Motor Corporation has extended its Airbag Recall Campaign on certain vehicles deemed defective.These are the Mazda2, Mazda6 and Mazda RX-8 vehicles. This recall follows investigative recalls by Mazda in Japan and North America for three different types of Takata Corporation manufactured inflators and although no cases of […]

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Doctors caught up in Sudanese civil war

From RAJI BASHIR in Khartoum, Sudan, KHARTOUM, (CAJ News) – VOLUNTEER medical doctors have withdrawn from the most volatile parts of war-torn South Sudan after insurgents attacked a clinic and left two health practitioners critically injured.Office equipment, phones and computers have been stolen after ten unidentified armed men broke into a clinic run by Doctors […]

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Bloody DRC crisis takes turn for the worst

From JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC, KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – THE raging conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo has spread to more provinces, displaced more than 1,3 million people and sucked in other armed groups.The conflict in the Kasai region began at the end of 2016 between a local traditional chief – Kamuina Nsapu […]

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Sunday, 16 July 2017

Students killed as varsities go military

From MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – RIGHTS groups have appealed to the African Union to withdraw its troops from schools and universities they are using as bases against terrorists. Last week, some 300 Burundian soldiers serving in the AU peace support force in Somalia (AMISOM), finally abandoned their military base on […]

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Friday, 14 July 2017

Zambia on fire after state of emergency declaration

from ARNOLD MULENGA in Lusaka, Zambia LUSAKA, (CAJ News) – HAILED as a model of peace and democracy in the region and with a president previously eulogised as a role model of peace and leadership in southern Africa, Zambia is on the brink of political catastrophe in the wake of escalating tensions that have culminated […]

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Peace advocate delivers girls from Boko Haram evil

From ROSY SADOU in Yaounde, Cameroon YAOUNDE, (CAJ News) – CHILDREN in the Lake Chad region are bearing the brunt of the violence by Nigerian terror group Boko Haram which, in addition to killing, maiming and abducting minors, is notorious for forcibly recruiting them into its ranks. It has emerged an estimated 2 000 children last year alone […]

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Bond Investment, is your portfolio actively involved?

By James Turp FIXED income is a crucial cornerstone of any financial plan to grow long-term wealth. Bonds have, historically been the more stable investment choice, rewarding investors based on the term to maturity and the issuers credit risk. Government bonds have often been referred to as ‘risk free’ since governments are considered to be […]

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Huawei seeks partnerships for Africa economic growth

From ALLOYCE KIMBUNGA in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania DAR-ES-SALAAM, (CAJ News) – HUAWEI has expressed readiness to partner with African governments, operators and private companies to advance economic and social development in the continent. This would be done through enhancing mobile broadband, the leading global information and communication technology solutions provider has announced at the GSMA Mobile […]

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Commonwealth lauds Huawei ICT membership

By TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) has welcomed Huawei as an information and communications technology (ICT) Sector Member. This is a membership category of the CTO that is open to the private sector. Shola Taylor, the CTO’s secretary-general, said members of the CTO greatly benefit from knowledge and experience […]

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Free mobile money transfers launched in Kenya

From MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – KENYANS can now make free domestic mobile money transfers using mVisa following a partnership between the global payments company and several local banks. The partnership offering free person-to-person (P2P) transactions currently includes Barclays Bank, Cooperative Bank, Ecobank, Family Bank, KCB Bank, National Bank of Kenya, NIC Bank, Prime Bank […]

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Wanted warlord Mudacumura evades arrest warrant

From PHYLLIS BIRORI in Kigali, Rwanda KIGALI, (CAJ News) – A RWANDAN warlord wanted for crimes in the Democratic Republic of Congo is still on the run exactly five years after the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a warrant for his arrest. Sylvestre Mudacumura (63), the military commander of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation […]

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Orphans caught in the Sudanese crossfire

From RAJI BASHIR in Khartoum, Sudan KHARTOUM, (CAJ News) – THE safety of some 250 children and their keepers is at enormous risk with an orphanage caught between South Sudanese government forces and opposition militia.The warring forces have taken up battle positions at the facility.The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) peacekeepers has repeatedly […]

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Cross border conflicts displace multitudes

From JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – MORE than 300 000 civilians are displaced from their homes as conflict from South Sudan spills into the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).The rebels and government troops are transposing their armed clashes into the Congolese region of Kengezi Base.This is against an already unstable background […]

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Thursday, 13 July 2017

Diaspora remittance scheme recognised in New York

From MERCY MUJURU IN Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – MAHINDRA Comviva and Econet Wireless have been recognised for an offering enabling millions of Zimbabwean in the Diaspora to send money back home affordably. The global leader in providing mobility solutions and Zimbabwe’s largest mobile operator respectively have won the RemTECH Award in the “Visionary […]

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Technology milestone to curb Kenya maternal deaths

From MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya,NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – SOME 40 000 people in one of the world’s most challenging regions in Africa are to benefit from a community centre the health technology company, Royal Philips, has opened northeast of Kenya.The Community Life Centre (CLC) in Mandera County, a region with one of the highest […]

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Kenya must adopt Cloud against cyber crime

NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – KENYAN organisations have been alerted to the need of designing and implementing resilient information security infrastructure.This is in the wake of global malware outbreaks that have crippled networks and sent shock waves across the world.Patrick Ndegwa, SEACOM’s Business Sales Lead, gave the warning on Thursday during the SEACOM-CIO Executive Breakfast in Nairobi.“New information […]

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AfricaCom marks two-decade milestone

By TINTSWALO BALOYI, JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – AFRICA-COM, the continent’s largest technology,media, telecommunications conference and exhibition, has been launched.The 20th edition, launched in Johannesburg, is scheduled for Cape Town from November 7-9.“2017 is a landmark for AfricaCom,” said Tom Cuthell, Portfolio Director of KNect365, organisers of the show.“Over the past two decades, we have grown […]

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Facebook aids Zimbabwean businesses build digital skills

From MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe, HARARE, (CAJ News) -FACEBOOK is helping Zimbabwean entrepreneurs and small businesses build their digital skills through a series of training events and workshops.The social networking service and partner Digify Africa are holding their Boost Your Business training programme in Harare, with the aim to help small business owners understand […]

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SAP initiates probe into SA business

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SAP, the global market leader in enterprise application software, has initiated an independent investigation into allegations of unethical business conduct at its South African entity. A multinational law firm, overseen by Executive Board Member Adaire Fox-Martin, will review the contracts in question. Media has alleged improper conduct. Fox-Martin […]

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Kenya massacre survivors demand justice before polls

From MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – VICTIMS of the deadly Kenya elections held a decade ago are demanding compensation ahead of the latest round poll scheduled for next month.Among the aggrieved citizens are victims of gang-rape, while others saw parents and relatives murdered during a violent spree that claimed the lives […]

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No trace of kidnapped doctors, four years later

From JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC, KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – THE whereabouts of four doctors that militia kidnapped in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are unknown four years after their abduction.The armed group, Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), abducted the members of the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)/Doctors Without Borders team conducting an exploratory mission […]

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Violent land barons evict Zimbabwe residents

From MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – ZIMBABWEAN informal settlements have experienced a spike in violence as land barons linked to the ruling Zanu-PF demolish houses to force residents off the lands. The residents are caught up in the middle of skirmishes emanating from a fallout among the leaders of the committee […]

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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Huawei unveils vision for smart communities in Africa

By GIFT NDOLWANE, JOHANNESBURG,  (CAJ News) – HUAWEI, has restated its vision to support and promote the concept of smart communities in Africa, where more than half a billion people will be subscribed to a mobile service by 2020.“Huawei’s vision for IoT is to enable and promote a smart society, where everything is intelligent, connected […]

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Mobile money deployments soar in SS. Africa

From ALLOYCE KIMBUNGA in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania,DAR-ES-SALAAM, (CAJ News) – SUB-Saharan Africa accounts for more than half of all mobile money deployments worldwide and is pioneering a range of new mobile money use cases.There were 277 million registered mobile money accounts across Sub-Saharan Africa at the end of 2016, plus 1,5 million registered agents. This is […]

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JSE-listed Bophelo increases access to healthcare

By MTHULISI SIBANDA, JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – RH Bophelo, the black-owned investment company with an interest in healthcare assets, has listed as a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) on the Main Board of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.It joins five other companies in the Non-Equity Investments Instruments sector of the exchange which currently has a total […]

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Cyber security education service launched

By GIFT NDOLWANE,JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – CORPORATE cyber security education efforts have received a major boost following the launch of an offering to address such setbacks by the leading pan-African telecommunications service provider, Internet Solutions.The offering, PhishNet, allows security teams to launch authentic phishing campaigns to their colleagues and bolstering training.“Even in a company with […]

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Ekurhuleni pledges to give youth a voice

From ANNA NTABANE in Springs, Ekurhuleni, SPRINGS, (CAJ News) – THE Ekurhuleni has restated its commitment to empowering youth facing challenges with the transition from high school to tertiary education or the workplace.A number of unemployed youngsters have recently been selected to participate in internships and learnership programmes at the municipality or at its partner […]

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