Thursday, 23 February 2017

Samsung unveils new innovations at Cape Town forum

By MTHULISI SIBANDA in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – THE Samsung Africa Forum began in Cape Town on Wednesday with the Korean electronics firm reiterating its commitment to the continent. The eighth edition of the summit creates a platform for the firm to demonstrate its smart technology products and designs for the year- […]

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How SA’s SMEs can solve the Connectivity Conundrum

by Brian Timperley In 2017, South Africa is expected to spend $10.5bn on information, technology and communications (ICT). This is according to the International Data Corporation (IDC), and the figure makes it the highest ICT spender across the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) regions. Without doubt, as a country heavily reliant on small and […]

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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

40 dead in Somalia drought disaster

From SAAD MUSE in Mogadishu, Somalia MOGADISHU, (CAJ News) –  ABOUT 40 people have been reported dead this week as a result of drought in central Somalia, raising fears of a recurrence of the disaster that peaked with 250 000 deaths six years ago. William Spindler, spokesman of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees,  […]

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Taboo blamed for deadly regional cholera outbreak

From ALLOYCE KIMBUNGA in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania ARUSHA, (CAJ News) – RELIGIOUS and cultural beliefs and practices are fuelling the spread of the deadly cholera, which has killed at least 21 people in the Southern Africa bloc since the beginning of the year. More than 250 were killed in 216. Tanzania, geographically in East Africa but […]

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Tech innovation in agro encouraged

By TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) - SOME 50 world-class innovators in food, ag tech and agriculture will compete for the Agripreneur of the Year title at the third Future Agro Challenge (FAC) Global Championships set for Johannesburg next month. The competition will be held during the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) Agripreneurs Summit. In just […]

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Banks welcome CBN measures of foreign exchange

From OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria LAGOS, (CAJ News) – THE move by the Central Bank of Nigeria to channel over 370 million to the foreign exchange market is seen as a blow to the parallel market that has been thriving on the shortage of foreign currencies. CBN announced the allocation on Tuesday to enable […]

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SA Budget: SMMEs receive financial dollar boost

By GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – ABSA Franchising has welcomed the allocation of R3,9 billion (US$305 million) for Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) in the 2017 South African Budget Speech delivered in Parliament on Wednesday. Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan delivered the speech, whose focus on SMMEs Dumisani Bengu, Head of Franchising at Absa, […]

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Sage allocates $1 billion for African NGOs

By MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SAGE has made available US$1 million for non-profit organisation in Africa to help improve the lives of military veterans, young people or women and girls. The initiative by the market and technology leader for integrated accounting, payroll & HR, and payment systems is known as the Enterprise Fund. […]

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Mashaba makes U’-turn on anti-foreigners outbursts

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – FOLLOWING a barrage of criticism from human rights groups, government and refugee communities, the executive mayor of Johannesburg Herman Mashaba has made u-turn to his earlier statements where he accused foreign nationals as criminals. Mashaba’s statements, widely viewed as xenophobic and anti-foreign nationals were used by locals to […]

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Conflicts worsen frail Mali’s woes

From RUDD KONTE in Bamako, Mali BAMAKO, (CAJ News) – CONFLICT between rival armed groups, inter-community clashes and tension in neighbouring countries have left thousands displaced in the terror-prone Mali. At least 2 000 have fled their homes northeast of the country following the alert about fighting between armed groups in the area. The clashes […]

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Divisions rock Zim parties as polls impend

From NDABENI MLOTHSWA in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe BULAWAYO, (CAJ News) – ZIMBABWE’S political landscape is chaotic ahead of polls next year amid the ruling and opposition parties torn by factionalism. Opposition leader, Joice Mujuru, disclosed she had snubbed fellow ex-combatants hopeful of a coalition with her party, dismissing them as agents of the ruling Zanu (PF) […]

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DRC soldiers probed for murdering villagers

From JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – THE Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) has in recent months killed some 50 people on suspicion of affiliation with local militia. This is the latest in a series of human rights violations blamed on the army, which is accused of summary […]

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Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Tech innovation in agro encouraged

By TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) - SOME 50 world-class innovators in food, ag tech and agriculture will compete for the Agripreneur of the Year title at the third Future Agro Challenge (FAC) Global Championships set for Johannesburg next month. The competition will be held during the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) Agripreneurs Summit. In just […]

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Samsung Africa Forum returns to continent

By MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SAMSUNG will showcase products selected specifically for the unique needs of African customers when the annual Africa Forum makes a return to continent this week. The forum will take place between Wednesday and Friday at the Cape Town International Conference Centre (CTICC) in South Africa. With the expected […]

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Mobile industry endorses code of conduct

By TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOME 390 South African mobile content and application providers have committed themselves to upholding the Code of Conduct of the Wireless Application Service Providers’ Association (WASPA). WASPA first introduced a Code of Conduct to regulate the then emerging mobile content and applications industry in 2004. “From a loose collection […]

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Support scaled up as Dineo wrecks Mozambique

From ARIMANDO DOMINGOS in Maputo, Mozambique MAPUTO, (CAJ News) – INTERNATIONAL human rights groups are gearing up to provide over 130 000 people displaced by the rampaging Tropical Cyclone Dineo in Mozambique. The cyclone that has killed seven people around the Southern African country has left a trail of destruction including 22 000 homes, 49 […]

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Forex issues ground Nigeria aviation sector

From OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria LAGOS, (CAJ News) – NIGERIA’S aviation sector has not been spared the economic slowdown currently afflicting the country. Based on data from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, last year, passenger traffic declined by 0,5 percent year-on-year (y/y) on domestic flights. Furthermore, the recent national accounts released by the National Bureau […]

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Thousands of minors recruited into Boko Haram

From AHMED OBAFEMI in Maiduguri, Nigeria MAIDUGURI, (CAJ News) - THE Boko Haram terror group has recruited about 2 000 children over the past year, the United Nations Children’s Fund has disclosed. The recruitment was mainly in Nigeria but also noted in neighbouring countries in the Lake Chad Basin. Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria are […]

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Monday, 20 February 2017

Minors, women killed as DRC forces run amok

From JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – GOVERNMENT forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo are embroiled in fresh human rights scandal after video footage shows soldiers summarily executing civilians, including women and children. Footage shows the army men poking fun at their victims as they are slaughtered in the south-west Kasi […]

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Youth back CBN stance on forex guidelines

From OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria LAGOS, (CAJ News) - THE Integrity Youth Alliance has expressed its support to the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN’s) divisive foreign exchange policy. It denounced recent attacks on the apex bank on defying calls to devalue. Integrity Youth Alliance said referred to June 2016 when the CBN unveiled the […]

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Citibank to pay R69 million in banks collusion saga

By BUSINESS REPORTER JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – CITIBANK N.A will pay a fine of over R69,5 million ( USD 5,3 million ) following a settlement agreement with the Competition Commission over the bank’s involvement in a forex trading cartel. The Commission found that from at least 2007, Citibank N. and its competitors had a general […]

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Stephen named Sasol GTC 2016 champion

By GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MICHAEL Stephen has emerged the overall winner of the Sasol Global Touring Car (GTC) Championship. Stephen scored 619 points compared to Gennaro Bonafede 508 points, and Hennie Groenewald’s points at a total of 262 points. Speaking at the Sasol GTC Championship Inaugural Awards at Hyde Park, Johannesburg last […]

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Huge growth in money transfers to Tanzania

From ALLOYCE KIMBUNGA in Arusha, Tanzania ARUSHA, (CAJ News) – DIGITAL money transfer service, WorldRemit, is consolidating its rapid expansion into Tanzania. It is supporting the growing demand for instant remittances to the country from over 4 million expatriates living abroad. The company achieved a new record of 10 000 unique transactions completed in the […]

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Over 100 Nigerians reported dead after SA xenophobia

From EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – SOME 116 Nigerians have been killed during xenophobic attacks in South Africa over the past two years, a figure that a government official has denounced as “unacceptable” to the government of the West African country. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on […]

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Scammers revel at growth of digital banking

By GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG – CONSUMERS have been urged to be more vigilant and familiarize themselves with the different types of online banking fraud, in the wake of a surge of cybercriminals. The culprits are making the most of the access to banking services through digital channels continuing to grow. Yolande Steyn, Head of Innovation at […]

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Funding secured to accelerate MTN growth in Iran

By TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – IRAN’S leading internet company has announced the closing of a funding round led by MTN Irancell, an entity of the South African-based mobile network operator. The Iran Internet Group (IIG), with several million unique and paid transactions every month, whose ventures include the by far market-leading car hailing […]

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No sign of ceding power as Mugabe turns 93

from MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE – ZIMBABWEAN President Robert Mugabe has insisted he would not be ceding power despite his advanced age, protests from the opposition and infighting within his Zanu (PF) party. Ahead of his 93rd birthday on Tuesday, the veteran leader claimed he would have resigned long back there were millions […]

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No trace of Sudanese abducted in Kenya

From MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – NEIGHBOURS Kenya and South Sudan have been ordered to reveal the fate of a Sudanese human rights activist and humanitarian official abducted in Kenya last month. Dong Samuel Luak, the rights campaigner who had been given refugee status in Kenya, and Aggrey Idri Ezibon, chair […]

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Bloody month for crisis-torn DRC

From JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – MORE than 150 people have been killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo this month as the militancy spreads from the east to the rest of the country and assumes complicated dimensions. Armed groups, security forces and tribal fanatics are all responsible for the incessant […]

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Citibank to pay R69 million in banks collusion saga

By BUSINESS REPORTER JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – CITIBANK N.A will pay a fine of over R69,5 million ( USD 5,3 million ) following a settlement agreement with the Competition Commission over the bank’s involvement in a forex trading cartel. The Commission found that from at least 2007, Citibank N. and its competitors had a general […]

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Stephen named Sasol GTC 2016 champion

By GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MICHAEL Stephen has emerged the overall winner of the Sasol Global Touring Car (GTC) Championship. Stephen scored 619 points compared to Gennaro Bonafede 508 points, and Hennie Groenewald’s points at a total of 262 points. Speaking at the Sasol GTC Championship Inaugural Awards at Hyde Park, Johannesburg last […]

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Huge growth in money transfers to Tanzania

From ALLOYCE KIMBUNGA in Arusha, Tanzania ARUSHA, (CAJ News) – DIGITAL money transfer service, WorldRemit, is consolidating its rapid expansion into Tanzania. It is supporting the growing demand for instant remittances to the country from over 4 million expatriates living abroad. The company achieved a new record of 10 000 unique transactions completed in the […]

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Over 100 Nigerians reported dead after SA xenophobia

From EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – SOME 116 Nigerians have been killed during xenophobic attacks in South Africa over the past two years, a figure that a government official has denounced as “unacceptable” to the government of the West African country. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on […]

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Scammers revel at growth of digital banking

By GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG – CONSUMERS have been urged to be more vigilant and familiarize themselves with the different types of online banking fraud, in the wake of a surge of cybercriminals. The culprits are making the most of the access to banking services through digital channels continuing to grow. Yolande Steyn, Head of Innovation at […]

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Funding secured to accelerate MTN growth in Iran

By TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – IRAN’S leading internet company has announced the closing of a funding round led by MTN Irancell, an entity of the South African-based mobile network operator. The Iran Internet Group (IIG), with several million unique and paid transactions every month, whose ventures include the by far market-leading car hailing […]

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No sign of ceding power as Mugabe turns 93

from MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE – ZIMBABWEAN President Robert Mugabe has insisted he would not be ceding power despite his advanced age, protests from the opposition and infighting within his Zanu (PF) party. Ahead of his 93rd birthday today (Tuesday), the veteran leader claimed he would have resigned long back there were millions […]

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Sunday, 19 February 2017

No trace of Sudanese abducted in Kenya

From MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – NEIGHBOURS Kenya and South Sudan have been ordered to reveal the fate of a Sudanese human rights activist and humanitarian official abducted in Kenya last month. Dong Samuel Luak, the rights campaigner who had been given refugee status in Kenya, and Aggrey Idri Ezibon, chair […]

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Bloody month for crisis-torn DRC

From JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – MORE than 150 people have been killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo this month as the militancy spreads from the east to the rest of the country and assumes complicated dimensions. Armed groups, security forces and tribal fanatics are all responsible for the incessant […]

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Striking doctors paralyse Zimbabwe health sector

From MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – ZIMBABWE’S crippled heath sector has been plunged into further crisis as a strike by state doctors shows no sign of abating. Doctors are demanding the broke government pays them US$700 (over R9 000) a month. The professionals are also demanding improved working conditions. Government gynaecologists […]

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Friday, 17 February 2017

Sundowns optimistic ahead of super cup

Sports Reporter JOHANNESBURG -AFRICAN CHAMPIONS , Mamelodi Sundowns have expressed desire for more  glory ahead of their clash  against  Confederations Cup winners TP Mazembe at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium on Saturday evening. This is the view of nippy midfielder and Zimbabwe international  Khama Billiat ahead of this, what should be an epic battle between two great […]

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Saab inks multi-million tech transfer with Hindustan

By TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) - INDIA’S Hindustan Aeronautics Limited’s (HAL’s) Avionics Division will deliver transfer of technology (ToT) to South Africa’s Saab Grintek Defence (SGD). This follows a contract valued at ZAR112 million (USD8.5 million), confirmed on Friday. The agreement will see the transfer of technology for in-country maintenance of Saab’s Integrated Defensive […]

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New air pact links SA and Seychelles

By BUSINESS REPORTER JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH African Airways (SAA) and Air Seychelles have signed a new code-share route from the islands country to Durban. Air Seychelles will be introducing direct services between Seychelles and Durban effective March 30, to operate on Thursdays and Saturdays. “We look forward to strengthening this partnership and creating […]

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Hi-speed internet boost for Kenya SMEs

From MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – SMALL and medium-sized enterprises southwestern Kenya are set to benefit from high-speed internet launched by Safaricom. Dubbed “fibre for business”, the service has been launched in Kisii town as part of the mobile operator’s ‘Ready Businesses’ initiative. Safaricom’s Head of Western/Nyanza region, George Ndhiwa said […]

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Energy, technology added to industry awards

TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THIS year’s African Utility Week Industry Awards will be bigger than ever following the addition of five more categories. These are Small-Scale Sustainable Energy Project, Innovative Technology of the Year, Deal of the Year, ICT Excellence Award and Gas-to-Power Project of the Year. The fourth edition of the annual African […]

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Remittances to increase from Spain to Nigeria

From OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos ,Nigeria LAGOS, (CAJ News) – NIGERIANS in Spain can now send money back home thanks to the launch of cross-border remittances between the two countries. TerraPay, a mobile-first international payment network, MoneyTrans, a leading money transfer company established in Europe and Africa and Paga, Nigeria’s pioneering payments and financial services company, […]

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Thursday, 16 February 2017

Thousands trapped in Moza, Zim border

From MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) - SOME 1 900 Mozambicans are stranded at the border with Zimbabwe after fleeing the banditry by opposition forces in their country. The MozambiqueNational Resistance (Renamo) is blamed for the terror, which has continued despite assurances by government leaders a truce was within reach with the […]

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Yellow fever ends after thousands of deaths

From LUCAS PEDRO in Luanda, Angola LUANDA, (CAJ News) – THE World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the end of the yellow fever that has killed over 400 people in the neighbouring Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Since the outbreak in December 2015, Angola reported a total of 4 306 suspected cases and 376 deaths. […]

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Rival rebel groups kill CAR civilians

From JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) - TENSIONS between rebel groups in the troubled Central African Republic have left scores dead in recent days. Rights groups confirmed rebels from the Union for Peace in the Central African Republic (UPC), recently executed 25 people in Bakala after calling them to a school for […]

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Cycle of terror condemns millions in DRC

From JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – THE multiplication of violence and hunger has affected more than 6,7 million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo with fears more will be affected this year following a deadlock by political rivals. Among these are 2 million displaced by militancy, including 500 000 children […]

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Soldiers massacre dozens in DRC clashes

from JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA –THE Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) this week killed over 100 people during clashes with members of a local militia in the central parts of the country. Some 39 women are reported to have been caught in the crossfire and are among the […]

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BREAKING: Consequences for SA from Zim ticking time bomb

from MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – ZIMBABWE, whose implosion will affect South Africa greatly, is on the brink of a military coup as divisions afflicting President Robert Mugabe’s party filter through to the country’s national army. European Interagency Security Forum says the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) has been sucked into the […]

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Zim opposition in crisis before polls

from MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – THE crisis bedeviling the opposition Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF), initially touted as the biggest threat to President Robert Mugabe’s rule, has taken a new twist after elders of the party reacted to their expulsion by ousting party leader Joice Mujuru. The so-called elders that founded […]

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Wednesday, 15 February 2017

New savings, loan offering for Rwandans

From PHYLLIS BIRORI in Kigali, Rwanda KIGALI, (CAJ News) – MTN Rwanda, in partnership with Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) has launched a ground breaking savings and loans product enabling registered MTN Mobile Money customers to save and earn interest and to take loans on a short term basis using their phones. Dubbed MoKash, it […]

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Banks face sanctions over collusion

By GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE Competition Commission seeking the prosecution of a number of banks in South Africa for alleged collusion. Inducted banks include Bank of America Merrill Lynch International Limited, BNP Paribas, JP Morgan Chase & Co, JP Morgan Chase Bank N.A, Investec Ltd, Standard New York Securities Inc., HSBC Bank […]

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FNB notes five-fold increase in ADTs use

By GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – First National Bank (FNB) has reported a rapid growth in the number of consumers doing their banking outside the normal banking hours. Between August and November 2016, it saw a five-fold increase in the number of bank statements printed via ADTs across nearly 1 700 FNB Automated Deposit […]

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Global tech firm to change military veterans’ lives

By MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MORE than 1 000 entrepreneurs, small and medium business owners and Sage business partners from Africa and the Middle East will converge in South Africa next month for the Sage Summit Tour. Sage, the market and technology leader for integrated accounting, payroll, and payment systems, is organising the […]

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World Bank rates SA as suistanable energy leader

By TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – AN increasing number of developing countries, including South Africa, are emerging as leaders in sustainable energy with robust policies to support energy access, renewables and energy efficiency. However, there is huge room for improvement across every region in the world and particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa. This is according […]

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NGOs under siege in Kenya poll runup

From MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – KENYA has incurred the wrath of the international community following a systematic crackdown on civil society groups ahead of national elections in August. Organisations which challenge governmental policies, educate voters, investigate human rights abuses and uncover corruption are on the receiving end the onslaught by […]

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Hundreds killed in Angola malaria outbreak

From LUCAS PEDRO in Luanda, Angola LUANDA, (CAJ News) – A raging malaria outbreak has killed more than 700 people in Angola as the disease-prone Southern African country battles to thwart illnesses. Head of department of public health and control of endemics, IsaĆ­as Sambunga Cambissa, disclosed the figures as he gave an update on the […]

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Thousands expelled in Tanzania schools pregnancy crisis

From ALLOYCE KIMBUNGA in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania DAR-ES-SALAAM, (CAJ News) – SOME 8 000 girls are dropping out of school in Tanzania every year owing to rampant pregnancy. This is blamed on exposure to widespread sexual harassment at schools while in some cases, teachers lure girls into relationships with the false promise of marriage. Officials rarely […]

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Glorify the Creator, not that feeble pastor

True Gospel with SAVIOUS-PARKER KWINIKA JEHOVAH God has given creation the power to choose between good and bad. Unfortunately, many among us are choosing badly. They are choosing darkness ahead of light. This manifests itself at the churches where we worship today, as a majority of pastors and church founders compete for personal glory with […]

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HUAWEI: Technology envisaged to end Africa’s road carnage

By SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – PUBLIC safety and efficiency in the transport sector are set for a major improvement following the introduction of the intelligent transportation system (ITS) solution for buses.  Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, has launched the first-of-its-kind system in Africa at the i-Transport and […]

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New savings, loan offering for Rwandans

From PHYLLIS BIRORI in Kigali, Rwanda KIGALI, (CAJ News) – MTN Rwanda, in partnership with Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) has launched a ground breaking savings and loans product enabling registered MTN Mobile Money customers to save and earn interest and to take loans on a short term basis using their phones. Dubbed MoKash, it […]

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Banks face sanctions over collusion

By GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE Competition Commission seeking the prosecution of a number of banks in South Africa for alleged collusion. Inducted banks include Bank of America Merrill Lynch International Limited, BNP Paribas, JP Morgan Chase & Co, JP Morgan Chase Bank N.A, Investec Ltd, Standard New York Securities Inc., HSBC Bank […]

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FNB notes five-fold increase in ADTs use

By GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – First National Bank (FNB) has reported a rapid growth in the number of consumers doing their banking outside the normal banking hours. Between August and November 2016, it saw a five-fold increase in the number of bank statements printed via ADTs across nearly 1 700 FNB Automated Deposit […]

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Global tech firm to change military veterans’ lives

By MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MORE than 1 000 entrepreneurs, small and medium business owners and Sage business partners from Africa and the Middle East will converge in South Africa next month for the Sage Summit Tour. Sage, the market and technology leader for integrated accounting, payroll, and payment systems, is organising the […]

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World Bank rates SA as suistanable energy leader

By TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – AN increasing number of developing countries, including South Africa, are emerging as leaders in sustainable energy with robust policies to support energy access, renewables and energy efficiency. However, there is huge room for improvement across every region in the world and particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa. This is according […]

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Tuesday, 14 February 2017

NGOs under siege in Kenya poll runup

From MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – KENYA has incurred the wrath of the international community following a systematic crackdown on civil society groups ahead of national elections in August. Organisations which challenge governmental policies, educate voters, investigate human rights abuses and uncover corruption are on the receiving end the onslaught by […]

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