Friday, 19 January 2018

Kenya revenue agency hails Cloud for turnaround

from MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – CLOUD computing has enabled the Kenya Revenue Authority’s (KRA) enhance taxpayer experience, improve service delivery and increase operational efficiency. Following the adoption of new Customer Relationship Management Solution (CRMS), Oracle’s cloud platform, at the end of 2017, social media engagement rate has more than doubled […]

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Rising cholera crisis claims hundreds in Tanzania

from ALLOYCE KIMBUNGA in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania DAR-ES-SALAAM, (CAJ News) – A resurgent cholera crisis has killed about 100 people in Tanzania over the past year. The death of at least 99 victims during the period brings the death toll to 542, recorded since the breakout in August 2015. Overall, some 33 421 cases of the […]

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Parties endorse Mugabe exit, laud Kenyatta and Weah

from SALMA GABSI in Tunis, Tunisia TUNIS, (CAJ News) – AFRICAN political parties have welcomed recent developments in Liberia, Kenya and Zimbabwe as having shaped the outlook of the continent in the past year. Dr Ramatau Tijjani Aliyu, the President of the Council of African Political Parties (CAPP), speaking in Tunisia, described the developments including […]

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India, South Africa solidify bilateral ties

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH Africa is strengthening bilateral relations with India. Professor Anil Sooklal, Deputy Director-General in the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, responsible for the Asia and Middle East Regions; and India’s Dr Neena Malhotra, Joint Secretary, East and Southern Africa, from the Ministry of External Affairs, are leading the […]

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Thursday, 18 January 2018

School kid stabs Zimbabwean teacher to death in SA

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE seemingly inherent culture of violence prevalent among South African schoolchildren has claimed the life of a Zimbabwean teacher after a student in Grade 8 (Form 1) stabbed an educator after he failed his examinations. The 15-year-old, who cannot be named as he is still a minor, has […]

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VW launches world-first Mobility Solutions Rwanda

from PHYLLIS BIRORI in Kigali, Rwanda KIGALI, (CAJ News) – VOLKSWAGEN has commenced the rollout of its integrated automotive mobility solutions with the registration of a first-of-its-kind entity in Rwanda. The Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda will commence operations in the second quarter of 2018 with an initial investment of US$20 million and the creation of […]

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Largest fund for African startups unveiled

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE launch of a €100 million fund, expected to become the largest venture-capital fund focused on digital-technology start-ups in sub-Saharan Africa, is set to accelerate ongoing digital transformation and drive economic growth in the region. International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has assisted […]

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Female suicide bombers kill 10 in Nigeria

from AHMED OBAFEMI in Maiduguri, Nigeria MAIDUGURI, (CAJ News) – SUICIDE bombers have killed at least ten civilians and injured 65 others in one of the worst attacks by the Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria in 2018. The bombing incident occurred at a garage late Wednesday in Maiduguri, the capital of the Borno State, which […]

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Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Financial boost for refugee girls in Kenya

from MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – UNACCOMPANIED and separated refugee children and youth, especially girls, in Kenya have received a major boost after a non-governmental organisation raised over US$150 000 (KSh 15,45 million) for their empowerment. The United States-based Heshima Kenya secured the money during its 2017 fundraising gala for beneficiaries in Nairobi, the East African country’s capital. […]

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Nigeria cleric nabbed with human parts

from OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria LAGOS, (CAJ News) – NIGERIAN police have arrested an Islamic cleric for alleged illegal possession of human parts. The suspect, named as Alfa Kayode Abdul-Fatai, has been arrested in the commercial state of Lagos, with among other parts a female private organ. Chike Oti, the state’s police spokesperson, said […]

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Malians brutalized in fight against terrorists

from RUDD KONTE in Bamako, Mali BAMAKO, (CAJ News) – HUMAN rights groups are concerned by the brutality of security forces against civilians during a clampdown to combat terrorism and insecurity in Mali. Concerned organisations have appealed to the United Nations Human Rights Council to press the government to put justice, dialogue and respect for […]

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Alliance gives start-ups intellectual property control

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH African startups now have greater control over their intellectual property following a ground-breaking collaboration between some stakeholders. The partnership makes it possible to register a new company and its equivalent domain name simultaneously. The Companies and Intellectual Properties Commission (CIPC), ZA Domain Name Authority (ZADNA) and the […]

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Tuesday, 16 January 2018

African migrants in mixed reactions after Trump ‘shithole’ controversy

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA Editor-In-Chief PRETORIA, (CAJ News) – EVER the divisive figure, the gaffe-prone United States (US) President Donald Trump has incurred the wrath of some African activists, and at the same time earned some praise, for his alleged “shithole” utterances regarding the continent’s Diasporans coming to his country. While others condemned the controversial leader […]

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Caledonia attains record gold production in Zimbabwe

from NDABENI MLOTSHWA in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe BULAWAYO, (CAJ News) – CALEDONIA Mining Corporation has announced a record quarterly production from its Blanket Mine south of Zimbabwe. Approximately 16 425 ounces (466 kilogrammes) of gold were produced in the last quarter of 2017, 14 percent higher than the previous quarter. Total production for the year was […]

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Nigeria ‘First Lady’ arrested for fraud

from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – NIGERIAN police have arrested a woman for allegedly impersonating First Lady Aisha Buhari to defraud government and the public. The suspect has been named as Aisha Muhammed Bello (aged 37), said to be a mother of four children. Anjuguri Manzah, spokesperson of the police in […]

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Zulzi: From humble starts to national app of choice

by MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE village of Ntshuxi outside Giyani in the Limpopo Province may not be renowned as the home of tech start-ups. However, it is this remote outpost that produced the founder of a company that is making waves in the app-based business world. Formed in 2014 as an e-commerce […]

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Nedbank seals new sponsorship of PSL

by MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – NEDBANK has extended its sponsorship of South Africa’s prime football cup competition by a further five years after a successful decade-long partnership with the Premier Soccer League (PSL). The 2018 edition of the tournament, with total prize money of R20,3 million, has been launched in in Sandton, north […]

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Monday, 15 January 2018

Fulani claim 1 000 killed in Nigeria ethnic wars

from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – ARMED gangs have reportedly killed more than 1 000 members of the nomadic Fulani ethnic group during recent inter-tribal clashes in central Nigeria. Over 2 million of their cattle have allegedly been stolen during the violence blamed on the Tiv militia gang arrested in the […]

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SA summons US mission after Trump ‘shithole’ slur

by KANI CHAUKE PRETORIA, (CAJ News) – RELATIONS between South Africa and the United States of America (USA) are facing a stiff test with Africa’s most advanced economy set to summon the US’ top diplomat in the wake of alleged offensive comments by President Donald Trump. The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) confirmed […]

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Ethiopian trio set to dominate Dubai Marathon

from ADANE BIKILA in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia ADDIS ABABA, (CAJ News) – ETHOPIAN runners, Aselefech Mergia and Mare Dibaba, will go head-to-head in the women’s event when the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon gets underway on January 26. With personal bests of 2:19:31 and 2:19:52 respectively, Mergia and Dibaba are the fastest women in the field […]

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Saturday, 13 January 2018

Astounding expose of Britain involvement in Zimbabwean massacres

from PAMENUS TUSO in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe BULAWAYO, (CAJ News) – A former Zimbabwe cabinet minister and liberation war intelligence supremo has made startling claims regarding the mass massacres south of Zimbabwe in the 1980s, claiming the atrocities that left thousands dead were planned well before independence, with the involvement of colonial master, Britain. Dumiso Dabengwa, […]

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Friday, 12 January 2018

Zanu-PF readies for first post-Mugabe polls

from DANAI MWARUMBA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – ZIMBABWE’S ruling party has stepped up preparations for polls set in August, the first it will contest without deposed leader Robert Mugabe. Zanu-PF spokesman, Simon Khaya Moyo, announced the party’s preferred candidate, Emmerson Mnangagwa, had tasked the revolutionary party to ensure a landslide victory in […]

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Influx from Cameroon worsens Nigeria refugee crisis

from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – NIGERIA, which has a severe insurgency crisis, is bearing the brunt of refugees fleeing political problems in Cameroon. At least 8 050 Cameroonians have fled to Nigeria, the West African country where over 2 million have fled terror by the Boko Haram. Ironically, thousands of […]

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Food rations reduced for refugees in Rwanda

from PHYLLIS BIRORI in Kigali, Rwanda KIGALI, (CAJ News) – CASH-strapped humanitarian organisations have reduced food rations to refugees in Rwanda amid insufficient support by donors. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and World Food Programme (WFP) confirmed the funding shortages forced the latter to trim assistance to 90 percent in November and […]

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Highlanders appoints Madinda head coach

from NDABENI MLOTSHWA in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe BULAWAYO, (CAJ News) – HIGHLANDERS Football Club has appointed their legend Madinda “Khathazile” Ndlovu as head coach. Club Chief Executive Officer, Nhlanhla Dube, confirmed the appointment on Thursday together with those of his two assistants Mandla Mpofu and Melusi Sibanda. The trio signed a three-year contract. “The length of […]

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Thursday, 11 January 2018

Momentous Kenya-America flight launched

from MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – KENYA Airways has launched a milestone non-stop daily flight from Nairobi to New York. It is said to be the first non-stop flight between East Africa and the United States of America. On Thursday, the national carrier began selling tickets for the inaugural flight, which […]

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ANC women’s league backs inquiry into state capture

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE African National Congress Women’s League (ANCWL) has welcomed President Jacob Zuma’s appointment of a Commission of Inquiry on State Capture. ANCWL said the commission would expose corruption in both the private and public sectors. Meokgo Matuba, the women’s league secretary general, said her organisation was hopeful the […]

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Ex-NetOne boss nabbed for alleged corruption

  from MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – ZIMBABWE’S anti-corruption agency has arrested a former chief executive officer at the state-owned mobile network operator for alleged criminal abuse of office. The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) is probing Reward Kangai, formerly an executive with NetOne, the country’s second largest mobile network. Kangai’s arrest […]

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Cholera, graft major concerns in tense Zambia

from ARNOLD MULENGA in Lusaka, Zambia LUSAKA, (CAJ News) – CHURCHES have expressed concern at the political tensions, corruption and hate speech in Zambia. In a statement issued by the World Council of Churches, religious leaders lamented that despite the public pronouncements that Zambia is a peaceful country, “the reality on the ground is different.” […]

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Batswana endorse shutdown of Bushiri’s church

from ODIRILE TOTENG in Gaborone, Botswana GABORONE, (CAJ News) – CHRISTIANS in Botswana welcomed the government’s closure of the church owned by charismatic Malawian self-styled prophet Shepherd Bushiri for making so-called miracle money. The Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) run by the extravagant leader had besides violating the laws incurred the wrath of other Christian movements […]

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Nigeria army slays female suicide bombers

from AHMED OBAFEMI in Maiduguri, Nigeria MAIDUGURI, (CAJ News) – TROOPS have shot dead two female suicide bombers and arrested another as the trio planned terror attacks northeast of Nigeria. The women were alleged to be on a mission to launch attacks against citizens in the Gamboru town in Borno State. Borno is the epicenter […]

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Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Zimbabwe looks set to reduce number of embassies

from MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – ZIMBABWE is to reduce its global diplomatic missions as part of the new government’s measures to cut operational costs and rebrand the country’s image. According to The Herald, Sibusiso Moyo, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, confirmed the move to downsize from 46 embassies. […]

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Space-age technology to save drought-stricken SA

from DION HENRICK in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – SOUTH Africa’s water-based car washes have been encouraged to switch to water-less polymer-based vehicle cleaning to ease the impact of drought afflicting the country. Waterless carwash products distributor PearlSA made the call through its ‘Be A Hero’ campaign. By joining the initiative, companies across […]

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Sudan scholar killed over bread price increases

from RAJI BASHIR in Khartoum, Sudan KHARTOUM, (CAJ News) – SUDANESE police and security forced have allegedly shot dead a secondary school student and injured several others during a brutal dispersal of scholars protesting against the increase of bread prices. Hundreds of students this week organised the procession in Geneina, West Darfur State when the […]

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Oil-rich Nigeria’s awkward fuel shortages persist

from OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria LAGOS, (CAJ News) – RECURRENT fuel shortages in Nigeria, ironically the continent’s prime producer of the commodity, are seen as highlighting its failure to domestically refine the petroleum products it requires for its own consumption. Also Africa’s biggest economy, the West African country has seen the scarcity return to […]

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Parasite CAR rebel groups impose illegal taxes

from JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – ARMED groups in control of towns in the chaotic Central African Republic (CAR) are fleecing communities through illegal taxes in order to boost their coffers. The trend has been noted in the northwestern Paoua region where some 30 000 people have fled the fighting to […]

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Tech savvy Kenya drives innovation, financial inclusion

from MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – AN expert has lauded Kenya’s fairly developed infrastructure and communication sector and a young educated tech savvy population as helping position the country as Africa’s financial hub. Agnes Gitau, the International Trade and Investment adviser with GBS Africa, said these attributes also provides a great […]

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Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Tsvangirai hints at stepping down from power

from DANAI MWARUMBA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – LONGTIME Zimbabwe opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, has given his strongest indication yet that he is considering retiring from active politics. The former Prime Minister (65) who is battling ill-health, gave the hint during his belated New Year message. In an emotional letter, Tsvangirai, who has […]

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ENERGY: “Clean coal” set to be catch-cry of 2018

from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – A year ago, Donald Trump’s plan to revive coal was seen as a joke. Now, with ever more countries on board, it’s a global reality that could bring electricity to millions. With less than two weeks until the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, a […]

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Floods kill dozens in troubled DRC

from JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – FLOODS and mudslides have left at least 37 people dead in the crisis-torn Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The inclement weather follows heavy rains that have pummeled several areas of Kinshasa, the capital city with a population of 11 million people. Rains have been most […]

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Wangu mobile app opens opportunities for Zimbabweans

from MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – A new web platform unique to Zimbabwe is poised to make a significant impact on the country’s digital front and open doors for many upcoming information technology startups locally and the region. Wangu (translates to “Mine” in the local Shona) is a social chat application […]

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Nigerian army hits back at terror leader Shekau

from AHMED OBAFEMI in Maiduguri, Nigeria MAIDUGURI, (CAJ News) –THE Nigerian Army has downplayed threats made by the leader of the Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, in the wake of renewed attacks by the terror group. Shekau claimed the group’s responsibility for the deadly attacks in the Borno State, the epicentre of the insurgency that has […]

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Nephew at war with Zimbabweans after Mugabe’s ouster

from DANAI MWARUMBA & MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – EXILED nephew of deposed Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, Patrick Zhuwao, has launched a scathing attack against new leader, Emmerson Mnangagwa, whom he has accused of staging a coup and mistreating the ex-president. The former minister, one of several officials that have fled […]

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SA Premiership: Sundowns stumble, Wits woes worsen

By AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MAMELODI Sundowns’ quest for reclaiming the title suffered a setback while defending champions Bidvest Wits inched closer to the relegation trap door at the resumption of the Absa Premiership this past weekend. A see-saw clash at the Peter Mokaba Stadium had table-toppers Sundowns taking an early lead against […]

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Monday, 8 January 2018

Spectrum deadlock hindering 5G deployment in SA

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA and MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – A historic fifth generation (5G) technology and applications trial has been conducted in Africa but concerns remain over the failure by the South African government to allocate extra spectrum. MTN and the Sweden-headquartered Ericsson launched the trial at the former’s headquarters in Johannesburg on Monday, […]

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Sunday, 7 January 2018

Peacekeepers accused of arming CAR rebel groups

from JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – THE beleaguered United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) is caught in more controversy amid allegations it provides weapons and ammunition to armed groups. An online publication has carried the damning allegations, accusing some troops of supplying the rebels led by […]

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Fatal Nigeria land clashes rated as genocide

from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE recent killing of more than 30 villagers by cattle herders during communal clashes in Nigeria has been denounced as genocide. Killings in the central Benue State are the latest in a series of bloodshed blamed on the armed Fulani cattle herders amid concerns of […]

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Stop forcing congregants to speak in tongues

True Gospel with SAVIOUS-PARKER KWINIKA MY spirit weeps deeply each time during my global travels when I see deafening ignorance how believers today misinterpret, confuse or misconstrue Jehovah God’s Holy Spirit and how it works. My heart bleeds profusely whenever such spiritual blindness and ignorance reign supreme. I have travelled the length and breadth of […]

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Friday, 5 January 2018

BREAKING: Zimbabwe politics comes of age as Mnangagwa visits ill Tsvangirai

from MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – IN a rare show of political maturity in the politically-divided nation, Zimbabwean President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, on Friday visited ailing opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai. Mnangagwa’s deputy, Constantino Chiwenga, another longtime rival of Tsvangirai’s, accompanied the president to the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) president at his […]

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Somali journalist arrested for ‘critical reporting’

from SAAD MUSE in Mogadishu, Somalia MOGADISHU, (CAJ News) – MEDIA rights groups are demanding the release of a Somali radio journalist arrested for airing a broadcast deemed critical of the local administration. Abdishakur Abdullahi Ahmed, a correspondent for the Nairobi-based RTN Somali TV channel and owner of the local radio station, City FM, was […]

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Nigeria stock exchange rated Africa’s best in 2017

from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – NIGERIA’S Lagos Stock Exchange (NSE) outshone the South African and Kenyan bourses over the past year in a development analysts attributed to political tensions in the latter two countries. The Lagos all-share index (NSEASI) was among the best performing indices globally in 2017 in local […]

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Tribal conflicts uproot thousands in DRC

from JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – MORE than 650 000 people have been forced to flee their homes after renewed violence between rival ethnic groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Women, children and the elderly are among those most affected by the clashes between the Batwa, also known […]

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BLSA rejects Brown’s ‘state captured’ Eskom board

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – BUSINESS Leadership South Africa (BLSA) has called for a “review” of Lynne Brown’s position as Minister of Public Enterprises following the contentious retention of some executives at Eskom. The organisation expressed “great shock and utter dismay” at Brown’s appointment of Matshela Koko to the position of Head: Power […]

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Bad weather halts SAA flights to New York

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH African Airways has cancelled flights to New York, United States because of adverse weather conditions. Flights scheduled for the John F. Kennedy International Airport on Thursday were halted. “We have decided to cancels flights between the two destinations after we received notification that the effects of the […]

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Thursday, 4 January 2018

BREAKING: Nigeria troops rescue another Chibok schoolgirl

from AHMED OBAFEMI in Maiduguri, Nigeria MAIDUGURI, (CAJ News) – NIGERIAN troops on Thursday rescued a girl who was part of over 270 schoolgirls that were kidnapped by the Boko Haram sect north-east of the country in 2014. The girl has been identified as Salomi Pagu, rescued in Pulka in the Borno State alongside a […]

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Nigeria’s most notorious kidnap gang arrested

from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – NIGERIAN police have arrested 16 members of an alleged kidnapping syndicate, including the gang leader (aged 20) notorious for sucking the blood of victims after killing them. The gang is alleged to have killed at least ten people, including those whose ransom had been paid, […]

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Armed militias illegally detaining women in Libya

from AHMED ZAYED in Tripoli, Libya TRIPOLI, (CAJ News) – MIGRANT women detained by government or militias and armed groups in Libya are vulnerable to sexual and physical violence as well as forced prostitution. This is the latest damning assessment of the human rights situation in the hostile North African country. It has also emerged […]

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Toothless strikers a dampener to SA soccer

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE rate at which strikers are misfiring in the Absa Premiership, it looks highly the league’s top marksman will win the Top Goal Scorer Award with a scant number of goals once more. Save for Polokwane City forward, Rodney Ramagalela, who is scoring an average of a goal […]

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Hi-speed internet connectivity for Somalia

from SAAD MUSE in Mogadishu, Somalia MOGADISHU, (CAJ News) – SOMALIA is poised to enjoy high-speed satellite connectivity following the installation of technology hub by the local pioneer in the area of telecommunication innovation in the Horn of Africa. VT iDirect (iDirect), a global leader in internet protocol-based satellite communications, announced Dalkom Somalia had installed […]

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dotAfrica flag begins trek towards Mount Kilimanjaro

by MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE dotAfrica (.africa) roadshow has begun its journey from Southern Africa towards Mount Kilimanjaro as the continent gears towards a new online identity. A unique geographic Top Level Domain (gTLD), .africa, aims to bring the continent together as an internet community under one umbrella allowing e-commerce, technology and […]

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Drought drives Kenyans to commit suicide

from MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – SOME Kenyans are reportedly committing suicide amid stress caused by the worst drought in three decades. Some 3 million people in the East African country are food insecure as a result of the drought that has also triggered conflicts over scare resources, seen thousands of […]

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Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Tripartite alliance remembers Joe Slovo

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE South African Communist Party (SACP) is set to commemorate the 23rd anniversary of the death of its leader, Joe Slovo. Commemorations are set for the Avalon Cemetery Heroes Acre in Soweto. Party general secretary, Blade Nzimande will address the gathering, set to include alliance partners from the […]

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Zambia foreign minister quit citing graft

from ARNOLD MULENGA in Lusaka, Zambia LUSAKA, (CAJ News) – ZAMBIA has lurched into crisis with the resignation of Foreign Affairs Minister, Harry Kalaba. He tendered his resignation to President Edgar Lungu on Tuesday, citing corruption in government. “I have taken my decision to resign as Foreign Affairs Minister with a heavy heart but quite […]

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700 Nigerians flee Boko Haram forced labour

from AHMED OBAFEMI in Maiduguri, Nigeria MAIDUGURI, (CAJ News) – MORE than 700 hostages have fled from the Boko Haram terror group in northeast Nigeria. The victims include farmers, fishermen and members of their families who were forced to work for the Islamic militants. The exodus of the abductees is connected to ongoing operations by […]

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Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Zimbabwe revival a blow to opposition aspirations

from NDABENI MLOTSHWA in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe BULAWAYO, (CAJ News) – PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has assured Zimbabweans of a fruitful year premised on the upholding of human rights and credible elections in 2018. Mnangagwa was speaking in the second largest city of Bulawayo where he assured the nation his new administration would ensure peaceful and stable political […]

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Absa Premiership back after festive season recess

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE Absa Premiership resumes on Friday with the two bottom placed sides- Ajax Cape Town and Bidvest Wits- in action against teams eager to finish in the lucrative top eight. Wits, the struggling defending champions that anchor the 16-team league, will start the ball rolling the season with […]

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Angola deports hundreds of illegal foreigners

from PEDRO AGOSTO in Luanda, Angola LUANDA, (CAJ News) – ANGOLA has over the past year deported over 200 illegal immigrants, mostly from the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), . At least 199 citizens from the neighbouring DRC have been repatriated for illegal stay in northern Malanje province. Laureano Dias dos Santos, the director […]

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Activists slain in latest anti-Kabila protests

from JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – AT least seven activists have been killed, scores injured and over 100 arrested after anti-government protests in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The bloodshed follows national security forces responding brutally to demonstrations against beleaguered President Joseph Kabila in the capital Kinshasa and several cities […]

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Saturday, 30 December 2017

Trump under fire for blaming AIDS on Nigerians

from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – UNITED States President, Donald Trump, has come under criticism for alleging Nigerians were to blame for the prevalence of HIV/AIDS in his country. The controversial politician who came to power in 2016 has been quoted as saying 40 000 Nigerian nationals, alongside an almost equal […]

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