Friday, 26 August 2016

‘I want to make Africa a better place’

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG – THE Botswanan and Southern African Development Community (SADC) candidate for the position of African Union Commission (AUC) chairwoman, Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi, is counting on the support of member countries which previously abstained from voting, to win the election, which is scheduled for early next year. The elections are to be held […]

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Brutal regime, defiant protestors set Zim on fire

from MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE – ZIMBABWE is burning, literary. On Friday, police reacted heavy-handedly to one of the largest protests seen in decades as frustrated civilians showed their displeasure at the worsening economic and political crisis. A coalition of opposition parties, led by President Mugabe’s fired deputy, Joice Mujuru, who is leader […]

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F1 legend Coulthard graces Festival of Motoring

Motoring Reporter JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MERCEDES-Benz will host Formula One 13-time Grand Prix winner David Coulthard, at the opening of the Festival of Motoring at the Kyalami Race Track, north of Johannesburg, on August 31. Selvin Govender, Marketing Director, Mercedes-Benz Cars, expresses delight in welcoming Coulthard, who is also member of the Mercedes-AMG family, to their AMG Performance […]

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Opposition perishing in Gambia prisons

From MOMODOU DIBBA in Banjul, Gambia BANJUL, (CAJ News) – THERE is global concern at the death of opposition leaders and members in Gambian prisons. Outspoken leader, Ebrima Solo Kurumah, is died last Saturday, shortly after undergoing surgery at a hospital to which he had been transferred from prison. He had allegedly earlier been refused […]

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Oil company records losses after Niger Delta challenges

from OKORO CHINEDU in Laogos LAGOS, (CAJ News) – THE prevailing setbacks in the oil and gas industry are taking its toll on the operations of Seven Energy Finance Limited, which has incurred some losses during the six months ended June 30. The company reported during the period, Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and […]

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More mayhem in Harare streets

From MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – VEHICLES were burnt, shops looted and police brutality on display as Zimbabwe’s capital Harare was beset by yet another skirmishes of civilians demanding President Mugabe and his administration vacate office. The protests on Wednesday started peacefully but degenerated into chaos when police fired teargas canisters […]

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Pistorious off the hook

JOHANNESBURG – JUDGE Thokozile Masipa has dismissed the state’s application for leave to appeal Oscar Pistorius’ six-year murder sentence with costs. In her ruling on Friday at the South Gauteng High Court Masipa said, “I’ve considered all the arguments for and against.” She suggested if the state would want to pursue the appeal could approach the court […]

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ISPA to honour women in ICT

Staff Reporter JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – COINCIDING with Women’s Month, the annual Internet Services Providers Association (ISPA) SuperTeacher of the Year Competition has emerged as an all-women affair. Erika Esterhuizen, Sadike Kekana, Mokhudu Machaba, Kedibone Mmakwena Makgato, Matema Jacobeth Malatji, Lepota Flora Mpyana, Mandy Caroline Mashilo, Lindiwe Ngwenya, Ingrid Ramonyai and Daphney Matshidisho Thoka are […]

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Mujuru party takes on Mugabe through a book

From MERCY MUJURU in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe BULAWAYO, (CAJ News) – THE opposition party formed by expelled Zimbabwe deputy president, Joice Mujuru, has launched a book it says would be used in its campaign to unseat President Robert Mugabe in the 2018 elections. Prominent Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) party member and former military colonel, Kudzai Mbudzi, […]

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Tense Zambia shuts down private media

From ARNOLD MULENGA in Lusaka, Zambia LUSAKA, (CAJ News) – THE closure of some privately-owned broadcasting outlets and arrest of some journalists has been denounced as an attempt to silence media critical of the government of President Edgar Lungu, whose re-election has been challenged in court. Zambia’s Independent Broadcasting Authority this week suspended the licenses […]

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Thursday, 25 August 2016

Mbeki intervention sought in Zambia’s problems

From ARNOLD MULENGA in Lusaka, Zambia LUSAKA, (CAJ News) – THE political tensions in Zambia could degenerate into a full-blown crisis, opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has warned. He claimed he was snubbed in talks to ease simmering crisis. Hichilema lost elections held two weeks ago amid claims of vote rigging claims. Post-election violence has been […]

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Shanduka Black Umbrellas SMEs generate millions of rands in revenue

Staff Reporter JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – A COMBINED turnover of R890 million by small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) under the Shanduka Black Umbrellas progamme has highlighted the programme’s success and illustrated the key role businesses of this size can play in the country’s economic growth, if given enough support. This revenue has been generated […]

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Goals galore at Absa Premiership resumption

MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – ORLANDO Pirates striker, Tendai Ndoro, has steered his side to the top of the 16-team standings as the Absa Premiership got off to a promising start midweek. A total of 16 goals were scored in seven matches played on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Zimbabwean marksman proved he will again […]

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Mixed reaction to CBN economic revival measures

From OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria LAGOS, (CAJ News) – A FINANCIAL firm has expressed mixed feelings over latest directives by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to accelerate the development of local industry. CBN has issued a directive to authorised dealers requiring that a minimum of 60 percent of their total foreign exchange purchases […]

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Proceedings begin against alleged match fixers

TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE adjudicatory chamber of the Independent Ethics Committee has opened formal proceedings against some football administrators for alleged match fixing. The proceedings chaired by  Hans-Joachim Eckert are against Kirsten Nematandani, former President of the South African Football Association (SAFA), Jonathan Musavengana,former official of the Zimbabwe Football Association, and Banna […]

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Busisiwe Mkhwebane tipped for Public Protector

CAPETOWN -Advocate Mkhwebane is a favourite to take from Thuli Madonsela as public protector . She got the nod from all political parties except DA who cited her lack of experience during an adhoc commitee tasked in selecting the next public protector There lauded her for her communication skills. Her name will be submitted to […]

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God is best friend ever to family

THIS past week, my prayers to Jehovah God sounded too ambitious and unrealistic. That is when my family asked me to lead in our daily evening prayers. Firstly, I asked my wife Chiedza Chokera-Kwinika, my beloved son Parker and daughter Khesani to give testimonies to Jehovah God before we could embark on prayer and thanksgiving. […]

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Komphela woes mount

  JOHANNESBURG – KAIZER Chiefs coach Steve Komphela’s future at AmaKhosi looks bleak after an indifferent start to the season following his side’s 2-1 defeat to city rivals Bidvest Wits at Bidvest Stadium on Tuesday night. Goals from Elias Pelembe and Thulani Hlatshwayo ensured the Clever Boys got off to a flying start in the […]

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Hisense maintains lead on the market

JOHANNESBURG – HISENSE has been ranked number one for the number of television units sold in South Africa for the fifth consecutive month running. During July 2016, the company managed to capture 23% of the local market, with its closest competitors only securing 16% and 15% of market share respectively. In the Chinese domestic market, Hisense consistently maintains […]

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Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Britain not bailing out Zim

from MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – ZIMBABWE’S hopes of financial assistance from colonial master Britain have been dashed after the Embassy clarified speculation around an envoy’s visit. Lord (Peter) Mandelson’s visit to Zimbabwe earlier this year where he met Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa had led to recent speculation financial package was […]

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Opposition spurns Mozambique unity government offer

from ARIMANDO DOMINGOS in Maputo, Mozambique MAPUTO, (CAJ News) – EFFORTS to find a truce between Mozambique’s warring parties have suffered a blow after the opposition Mozambican National Resistance (Renamo) turned down an offer to join a coalition government. Renamo leader, Alfonso Dhlakama, spurned an offer by international mediators to assume a new role as […]

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Mosimane rallies Sundowns

JOHANNESBURG – Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane says his team’s CAF Champions League clash against Enyimba of Nigeria at the Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt tonight will not be a dead rubber. The game is of no significance in terms of the final group standings, but Mosimane believes in victory without compromise. Information coming through […]

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Standard delivers growth in volatile market

TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – STANDARD Bank said its strategic focus on Africa is paying dividends with the company deliver sustained growth in a lacklustre global economy. Recent results showed that Standard Bank Group continued to reap the benefits of growth in its sub-Saharan Africa businesses with the bank’s operations (ex-SA) now contributing 31 […]

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Masina new Ekurhuleni mayor

asianJOHANNESBURG – African National Congress (ANC) Mzwandile Masina is the new mayor for Ekurhuleni after getting 117 votes ahead of Democratic Alliance’s Ghaleb Cachalia who got 106 votes. Earlier in the day Patricia Kumalo was elected speaker at the council meeting. All 224 Ekurhuleni councilors voted and Kumalo beat the DA’s Shadow Shabangu with 117 […]

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Car firm releases R15 million to charity

MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG – LOCAL charities are poised to benefit from R15 million Volkswagen, the automobile company, has allocated for corporate social initiatives in 2016. Nine charities in the Eastern Cape are set to benefit from the funding secured under the Volkswagen for Good initiative. Under the flagship Volkswagen for Good initiative, charities and community-based […]

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Africa green revolution receives financial boost

From MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – THE ongoing African agricultural transformation has received a major boost with the announcement by the Kenya Commercial Bank Group of US$100 000 towards the hosting of the upcoming African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF). The landmark Forum, hosted by President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, will be […]

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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Nonge appointed new MTN Digital chief

T Nonge’s appointment will be effective September 1. Mteto Nyati, MTN SA Chief Executive Officer, says the company is strengthening its executive team. “MTN is delighted to bring on board a candidate of Nonge’s calibre. The appointment of Nonge gives expression to our recruitment strategy of attracting talent from across the broad range of industries. […]

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Fake medicines takes toll on African lives

from ADANE BIKILA in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia ADDIS ABABA, (CAJ News) – WITH 100 000 deaths linked to the trend in Africa annually, the World Health Organisation (WHO) is worried by the prevalence of fake medicines and medical products sold at street corners, open air markets and unregulated websites in several countries in the continent. […]

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UN seen failing to protect vulnerable S. Sudanese

From RAJI BASHIR in Khartoum, Sudan KHARTOUM, (CAJ News) – THE United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has been accused of failure to protect vulnerable civilians amid the deadly violence in the world’s newest country worsening. The killings have persisted despite the heavy presence of a relatively large peacekeeping force in the capital Juba. […]

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Pakistan caged for gruesome rape of Malawi girl

From MAVHUTO BANDA in Lilongwe, Malawi LILONGWE, (CAJ News) – LILOLNGWE, (CAJ News) MALAWI police have detained a Pakistani businessman for allegedly raping a teenage girl and hiding her body in a dysfunctional deep freezer. The suspect, Raja Zeeshan (33), was arrested on allegations that he defiled the 15-year-old girl a number of times over […]

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Facebook encourages African women’s businesses

TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – FACEBOOK is supporting and sponsoring She Leads Africa, an African enterprise and women’s business-focused movement, to help ensure female entrepreneurs and professionals across the world unlock their full potential. The just-ended four-day event took place at Facebook HQ in London and featured some of the city’s leading African and […]

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MTN to empower SA with lucrative Zakhele Futhi

zakTINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MTN said the implement a new R9,9 billion Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) Transaction, MTN Zakhele Futhi, highlighted its commitment to the fundamentals of transformation and empowerment in South Africa. The MTN Zakhele Futhi Offer is expected to be launched on September 12, and will close on October 21. […]

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Monday, 22 August 2016

Nigeria key to Africa beauty industry boom

OKORO CHINEDU LAGOS, (CAJ News) – MAJOR players in the global beauty and cosmetics industry are making the most of the boom projected for the industry in sub-Saharan Africa, a continent seen as the “next frontier” in the sector. Thanks to a burgeoning population expected to double to 2,4 billion in 2050, rising middle class […]

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Ford promotes regional wildlife conservation

MTHULISI SIBANDA PRETORIA, (CAJ News) – THE Ford Motor Company has approved a US$25 000 grant to the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust (VFWT) in Zimbabwe to promote wildlife conservation throughout the region. The project is located in the town of Victoria Falls in north-west Zimbabwe, named after the world-famous waterfall on the Zambezi River that […]

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Open defecation kills hundreds in Ghana

From RUSSELL ADADEVOH in Accra, Ghana ACCRA, (CAJ News) – HUNDREDS of Ghanaians are dying every year because of the prevalence of open defecation, a practice whereby people relieve themselves in undesignated places. This is linked to the West African dramatically lagging behind the rest of the continent in terms of sanitation coverage. While open […]

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Deadly Ethiopia skirmishes worry churches

From ADANE BIKILA in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia ADDIS ABABA, (CAJ News) – CHURCHES have called for restraint from protesters and state security following the killing of 100 demonstrators in Ethiopia over the last fortnight. Reports indicate the protestors were killed in Oromia and Amhara. It is reported over 500 have been killed since November last […]

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Wave of albino murders in Mozambique

From ARIMANDO DOMINGOS in Maputo, MAPUTO, (CAJ News) – A United Nations independent expert will carry out a first visit to Mozambique next month prompted by the incessant killing of persons with albinism in the Southern African country. About 20 albinos, including a murdered six-year-old, have been kidnapped or killed in Mozambique amid indications the […]

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New credibility blow for Mugabe

From MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – THE government of Zimbabwean president, Robert Mugabe, has suffered another integrity setback after the veteran leader (92) and his cabinet were described as biggest obstacles to peace and tolerance in the country. The partisan police and military have also been indicted through their quashing of […]

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Rise of child soldiers in S/Sudan

From MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – AN estimated 16 000 children, including 650 this year, have been recruited into armed groups since the crisis in South Sudan started 2013. Rights groups are wary of more children being recruited as the crisis in the country worsens by the day. Fearful that renewed […]

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Popular Zim prophet ‘rapes’ female student

from MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – POPULAR Zimbabwe prophet, Walter Magaya appeared at a Harare magistrates court on Saturday for allegedly raping a 25-year old female student who worships at his church. The miracle making pastor is the founder of widely followed Prophetic, Healing and Deliverance Ministries (PHD). Prophet Magaya, who […]

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Saturday, 20 August 2016

Toyota voted South Africa’s top car brand

by MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – A MAJORITY of South African adults have voted Toyota their preferred car brand. This follows a survey conducted by Gumtree South Africa on the differences between men and women when purchasing a car. For the women, Toyota was named as their ‘mark’ of choice (27 percent), listing attributes such as reliability, […]

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Msimanga elected new Tshwane mayor

PATIENCE RUSERE / SIMBA RUSHWAYA PRETORIA, (CAJ News) – THE newly-constituted Tshwane Council has elected Solly Msimanga as the Executive Mayor . Msimanga, the Democratic Alliance (DA) candidate for the position in the recent local government elections, was the only nominee during an event by the newly-elected Speaker of the Tshwane council, DA councillor Rachel […]

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Obasanjo endorses Princewill film on 1976 coup

From OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria LAGOS, (CAJ News) – THE film produced by Labour Party member and businessman, Tonye Princewill, depicting the coup in 1976, has been chosen to have its own premiere at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September. The movie, ’76, will during the premiere in Canada be showcased […]

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Facebook celebrates young African creatives

From NJABULO BUTHELEZI in Durban DURBAN, (CAJ News) – FACEBOOK is celebrating the creativity and excellence of young African creatives at The Loerie Awards for 2016, the premier annual advertising awards in the advertising industry in Africa and the Middle East. In addition to sponsoring The Loerie Student Awards for 2016, Facebook hosted a range […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Cameroon defies critics in hydro drive

from NGALA KILLIAN CHIMTOM in Yaounde, Cameroon YAOUNDE, (CAJ News) – UNDETERRED by criticism from clean energy activists, Cameroon is intensifying its hydro-electricity drive as part of its ambitious plans to become an emerging economy by 2035. Such plans have received a major boost with the financing of the construction of the largest hydroelectricity dam […]

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Analytics leader promotes business across borders

TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SAS, the global analytics firm, is organizing its Africa Analytics Roadshow to educate businesses tap into analytics to manage challenges in the market. The shows are scheduled for Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania. The series begins in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia next Tuesday, ending in Nairobi, Kenya on September […]

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Uganda reduces food rations to refugees

From GERALD BUSINGE in Kampala,Uganda KAMPALA, (CAJ News) – THE United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Government of Uganda have halved the food rations and cash assistance given to refugees in the east African country, owing to the debilitating shortage of funds. Most affected are the 200 000 refugees that have sought sanctuary in […]

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Pastors, scholar face death sentence

From RAJI BASHIR in Khartoum, Sudan KHARTOUM, (CAJ News) – TWO Sudanese pastors and a Darfuri student facing death sentences for allegedly waging war against the state and espionage will appear in court on Sunday. Hassan Abduraheem Taour and Kuwa Shamal, both pastors of the beleaguered Sudan Church of Christ, and student Abdulmonem Abdumawla Issa […]

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Thursday, 18 August 2016

Siemens expands investment in Ghana energy sector

From RUSSELL ADADEVOH in Accra, Ghana ACCRA, (CAJ News) – GLOBAL technology firm, Siemens, has announced further significant investment in gas and steam energy generation projects in Ghana over the next three to five years. Siemens will roll out a series of projects, including new gas and steam turbines contributing hundreds of megawatts to the […]

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Jozi businessman’s Miss Africa Continent concept hijacked

Business Reporter A DISPUTE has erupted about the rights of who should host the Miss Africa Beauty Pageant, between Johannesburg based businessman, Neo Mashishi, and Batswana and Egyptian businesspeople, with the latter claiming that he is the one who initially came up with the idea. “They are trying to discredit and destroy my four years […]

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Kenya acquires stake in British money maker

From MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – THE Government of Kenya has acquired a major stake in De La Rue’s wholly-owned local subsidiary in a deal worth £5million. The transaction with De La Rue, the United Kingdom banknote manufacturer, security printing, and papermaking company, is expected to complete by the end of […]

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Buoyant Gold Fields regains profits

gGIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – GOLD Fields, the diversified mining company, has reported a profitable first half of 2016underpinned by improving gold prices. The company has reported a net profit of US$115 million. This represents a massive change of fortunes after the firm accrued a loss of $2 million in the corresponding period last […]

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KCB M-PESA account boosts Kenya credit

MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – THE mobile-based bank account, Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) M-PESA, has advanced KSh10,3 billion (98,5 million) in loans to its customers since inception about two years ago, boosting access to credit in the country. The savings and micro credit platform, a joint initiative of Safaricom (NSE: SCOM) […]

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Fear Yellow Fever could go global

From JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – THE largest Yellow Fever epidemic in decades hitting Angola and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) could soon spread around the globe. It is feared the Americas, Asia and Europe are vulnerable. “There is no known cure for Yellow Fever and it could go global,” […]

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Funds declining as crises grow

From MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – A dire shortage of funds is impacting on efforts to assist millions of civilians caught up in crisis around the continent. The crises are a result of armed conflict, political instability and human rights violations, which have been compounded by food insecurity and disease outbreaks. […]

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Death toll spikes in DRC’s Kivu

From JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – THE Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) has killed more than 700 civilians in the restless in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in the past two years. The killing of 50 civilians in the area of Rwangoma village on Saturday […]

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MTN extends PSL partnership

SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MOBILE network operator, MTN, has extended its sponsorship of South Africa’s top eight football tournament by five years. The new deal between Premier Soccer League and MTN will run up to 2022. Dr Irvin Khoza, PSL Chairman, and MTN SA Chief Consumer Officer, MTN SA Larry Annetts, announced the […]

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Life bans for alleged match-fixing figures

MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE investigatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee of the Federation of International of Football Associations (FIFA) has recommended a life ban for Jonathan Musavengana, former official of the Zimbabwe Football Association, and Banna Tchanile, former coach of Togo. Furthermore, the committee recommends the sanction of a ban for […]

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Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Kenya’s Chase Bank removed from receivership

From MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi , Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – CHASE Bank has received Central Bank of Kenya’s (CBK) approval to start taking fixed deposits and resume lending. The move marks a major milestone in the turnaround efforts of the bank signaling that most of the major issues under resolution have been addressed, paving […]

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Navy destroys Akwa-Ibom, Delta illegal refineries

From EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE Nigerian Navy has destroyed refineries in Akwa Ibom and Delta States as part of an ongoing crackdown on activities of crude oil thieves and pipeline vandals. During an operation, a Navy patrol team destroyed a Cotonou boat laden with suspected stolen crude oil, 103 […]

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Diamond sponsorship boost for Kenya mining forum

From MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – BASE Titanium, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Australian and United Kingdom-listed resources company, Base Resources Limited, has confirmed its support of the upcoming Kenya Mining Forum. It has signed as the exclusive diamond sponsorship of the event. Joe Schwarz , General Manager External Affairs and Development […]

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Day looming for gospel of money to be shamed

True Gospel with SAVIOUS-PARKER KWINIKA ON Judgment Day, Jehovah God will shock many ‘believers’ who put their trust, faith and hope on human beings at the expense of the true Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. On the day, Jesus Christ will outrightly reject such church leaders, the so-called prophets, bishops and their congregants who […]

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Kipyegon claims Rio Olympic gold

from MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – KENYA’S middle distance female athlete, Faith Kipyegon, on Tuesday clinched the women’s 1 500 metres race at the Olympics in Rio, Brazil. Kipyegon beat fellow African rival, Ethiopian Genzebe Dibaba, who came second. Kipyegon won in 4 minutes 8.92 seconds while Dibaba was second on […]

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UN enraged at DRC manslaughter

From JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – THE United Nations has urged the Democratic Republic of Congo to bring to book the perpetrators behind the massacre of at least 36 civilians in the Beni area east of the volatile Central African country. Suspected members of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) are thought […]

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Scatec Solar secures Jigawa power project

from OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria LAGOS, (CAJ News) – SOME international and local companies have partnered for the development of the 100 megawatts Nova Scotia Power plant in Jigawa State. The partners are Scatec Solar, the integrated solar power producer, has signed an agreement with CDIL, a Canadian renewable energy development company focused on […]

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Women in ICT award finalists revealed

GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – FINALISTS for an inaugural award to recognize women in the information and communications technology sector in South Africa have been named. The announcement of the finalists follows an intensive adjudication process where a panel of judges examined the nominations submitted. The Women in ICT – Partnership for Change Awards […]

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MTN meets unions over call centre grievance

GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MTN South Africa management will next week meet leaders of the Communications Workers Union (CWU) to address concerns emanating from the outsourcing of its call centre facilities. The mobile operator confirmed receiving a memorandum of demands from the union. The scheduled meeting follows MTN SA’s announcement follows the subsequent […]

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Rectron to distribute Slovenian IT products

MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – INFORMATION and communications technology distribution company, Rectron, has announced that is has secured the distribution rights for Slovenian premium liquid cooling hardware manufacturer, Edvard KÓ§nig Water Blocks (EKWB), for Southern Africa. This is part of Rectron’s strategy to find products to complement its existing stable and enhance performance. Celebrating […]

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Sunday, 14 August 2016

Japan donates $5 million to combat drought

TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – JAPAN has announced a donation of US$5 million towards cushioning thousands of people facing food shortages in Southern Africa. The donation is for United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) emergency operations in the region hit by drought, resulting in significant increases in acute food insecurity and malnutrition. The contribution […]

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