Friday, 17 November 2017

Mobile payments enable spaza shops grow economy

By AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH African informal traders and convenience stores are set to increase their contribution to the economy after Microsoft partnered with the Durban-based Spazapp tech company, to bring them secure, seamless and convenient mobile payments. By combining their expertise and reach, the companies intend to unlock economic growth by helping informal micro-businesses connect […]

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Mobility Renaissance seals global EMM deal

Business Reporter JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – A South African information technology startup has entered into a historic agreement with a United States-listed software firm for the deployment of solutions for enterprise mobility management (EMM). Based in Johannesburg, Mobility Renaissance has sealed a partnership with MobileIron Inc, headquartered in Mountain View, California. As of June 2015, […]

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Lot at stake in wheelchair basketball qualifiers

By GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – A change in attitude fuelled by a drive to win is all it will take for South Africa to perform better at international wheelchair basketball competitions, starting with the ongoing 2018 International Wheelchair Basketball Federation Africa World Championships qualifiers. This is the view of Malcolm McLean, head coach […]

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Veetaedo bosses local music industry around

By AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – AFTER working with such talents as Cassper Nyovest, music executive Abza Poloko seems to have unearthed the latest gem in Hammanskraal-born performer, Vusaisizwe Nduli. Better known by his stage name, Veetaedo, the 22-year-old has curtain-raised or shared the stage with such prominent acts as Amanda Black, Dream Team, DJ Tira, […]

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Technology offers smart solutions to global urban challenges

from SAVIOUS KWINIKA in Barcelona, Spain BARCELONA, (CAJ News) – MUNICIPALITIES globally have to do a balancing act between spearheading rapid industrial revolution and providing adequate service delivery to their multiplying populations.Ironically, the industrial revolution and populations are booming at a time of economic recession, which makes financial budgets a major stumbling block to the towns and […]

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Botswana first country outside US to expand spectrum

From ODIRILE TOTENG in Gaborone, Botswana GABORONE, (CAJ News) – BOTSWANA is set to receive expanded spectrum after authorities granted authority to a local subsidiary of America’s Globalstar for terrestrial mobile broadband services. The Botswana Communications Regulator Authority (BOCRA) has granted the company authority for services over 16.5 MHz of S-band spectrum at 2483.5 to […]

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Thursday, 16 November 2017

New growth phase for Rekindle Learning

By MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – RAPELANG Rabana’s decision to step down from a role as chief executive officer to assume a position as chairperson marks a significant shift on Rekindle Learning’s journey. Rekindle is the leading e-learning, web learning, m-learning, mobile learning firm. Rabana is stepping down after founding the company three years […]

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War veterans’ memories to be immortalised

By AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – AN acclaimed project to collect and preserve the firsthand remembrances of United States wartime veterans is set to be introduced in Africa. The imminent replication is the brainchild of the Hope Africa non-governmental organisation and the Red Cross, among others. Francis John, Founder and Executive Director of HOPe […]

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Dozens of minors rescued from CAR rebel groups

From JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – MORE than 60 children have been rescued from armed groups in the war-torn Central African Republic (CAR). The 28 girls and 35 boys have been handed over to humanitarian actor for their social reintegration in the northern Kaga-Bandoro province. The United Nations Office for the Coordination […]

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Cameroon solar scheme with Huawei globally lauded

From ROSY SADOU in Yaoundé, Cameroon YAOUNDE, (CAJ News) – A micro-grid solar plant helping Cameroon improve the livelihoods of locals and boost economic development is among projects recognised at the just-ended Smart City Expo World Congress 2017. The initiative in the Central African country is among four projects by Huawei lauded at the congress […]

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Peacekeepers increasingly caught in Mali crossfire

From RUDD KONTE in Bamako, Mali BAMAKO, (CAJ News) – THE killing of more than 80 peacekeepers in Mali has prompted calls for the United Nations to increase its presence in the West African country. The UN Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) is also hampered by crucial funding gaps in equipment and expertise. Of the 170 peacekeepers killed […]

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Over 800 dead in DRC cholera outbreak

From JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – MORE than 800 people have been killed as a result of a cholera epidemic linked to escalating conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The deaths of the 882 victims have been recorded from over 44 000 outbreaks since the beginning of the year. Authorities said while […]

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Closer collaboration necessary for land reform

By PETER SETOU CEO  THE economy, to put it mildly, is in the doldrums. This grim picture was laid bare by the depressing figures that Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba, shared with the nation during the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement a few days ago. It is not the bleak economic picture that the Finance Minister painted […]

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Safer internet experience for South Africa announced

By AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – INTERNET users in South Africa can now enjoy a safer and faster online experience. This is thanks to a free new global Domain Name System (DNS) service made available by a collaboration between internet research organisation Packet Clearing House, IBM and the Global Cybersecurity Alliance (GCA). Dubbed Quad9, the service provides […]

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Huawei unveils its latest IOC solution

from SAVIOUS KWINIKA in Barcelona, Spain BARCELONA, (CAJ News) – HUAWEI Technologies has launched its latest Smart City Intelligent Operation Centre (IOC) Solution, set to play a core role in converged Smart City management. The launch at the Smart City Expo World Congress 2017 (SCEWC) in Barcelona, Spain is in line with the city management evolving from […]

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Zambian rural dwellers threatened with eviction

From ARNOLD MULENGA in Lusaka, Zambia LUSAKA, (CAJ News) – HUNDREDS of families in Zambia are devastated by forced eviction by corporates that have turned the rural dwellers’ land into commercial farmers. The commercial farmers have defied an order by President Edgar Lungu compensate the families evicted in the Serenje district in the fertile Central Province. A broad range […]

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The Mine of the Future

by Gys Kappers The mining industry is in a crisis. Failure to get the policy, legislative, administrative and operating environment right is being compounded by a recline in resource demand and resulting excess capacity, weakening prices and increasing volatility. Many also need to mine deeper to reach new deposits, which is resulting in a significant […]

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Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Congolese army, rebels clash uproot more in DRC

From JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – ESCALATING conflict between armed groups and the army has displaced thousands in the explosive Democratic Republic of Congo in recent days. According to humanitarian groups, the displacements have been most rife in the Katanga, Mainama and South Kivu Provinces. During the past week, about 5 […]

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Tanzania girls fleeing deadly genital mutilation

From ALLOYCE KIMBUNGA in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania DAR-ES-SALAAM, (CAJ News) – TANZANIA girls are increasingly fleeing their homes and seeking refuge in safe houses amid the prevalence of female genital mutilation (FGM). Officials confirmed some safe houses were accommodating girls beyond their carrying capacities ahead of the peaking of the rite in December. Every high season, many girls die […]

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Zimbabweans strongly welcome ‘coup’ against Mugabe’

By AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – -ZIMBABWEANS have welcomed the reported military coup in their country with enthusiasm, the South African-based Zimbabwe Communist Party (ZCP) said. The party’s general secretary, Ngqabutho Nicholas Mabhena told CAJ News military action in normal circumstances could not be condoned. However, the concentration of power into fewer hands and the closing […]

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South Africa must wake up, work together and innovate

By WILLIAM MZIMBA  WE are living in an era of abundance – we have all the resources required to solve humanity’s biggest challenges. The activating ingredient is the ability to innovate. However, in South Africa, the results of the Accenture’s 2017 Innovation Index show that we have not yet as a nation embraced innovation. If […]

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Probe into Eskom whistle blower killing deferred

From ANNA NTABANE in Springs, Ekurhuleni SPRINGS, (CAJ News) – THE trial of a man accused of killing an Eskom employee eager to blow the whistle on copper theft syndicate has been postponed to January next year. David Ngwenya (43), who appeared at the Springs Magistrates Court on Wednesday, is accused of murdering Thembisile Yende (29). Ngwenya is […]

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SA, SADC reacts to unfolding crisis in Zimbabwe

By AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – CHAIRPERSON of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), Jacob Zuma, is sending special envoys to assess the situation in Zimbabwe. The action follows a military takeover worsening the crisis Zimbabwe. Zuma has deployed Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, and the Minister of State Security, Bongani […]

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TKO semis offer limping Chiefs, Wits reprieve

By AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – RECORD winners Kaizer Chiefs will be eager to end their trophy drought while league champions Bidvest Wits are keen to salvage their season when the sides meet in the semifinals of the Telkom Knockout (TKO) this weekend. Kick-off is 15h30 at the Bidvest Stadium in Braamfontein on Sunday. Perennial favourites Chiefs, the most successful […]

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Limpopo superfan Baloyi hopes for better fortunes

By GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG – HE may have missed out on the on the whopping R1 million cash prize and a once-in-a lifetime trip for him and seven friends to Russia but Limpopo football fanatic, Alson Baloyi, is making the most of the experience gained during the Last Fan Standing competition. The R8 000 won as a consolation […]

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Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Kenya minority fears eviction from ancestral lands

From MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – MINORITY groups are living in fear of eviction from their ancestral lands in Kenya. This follows the government constituting a task force on the implementation of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights judgment regarding the case of the indigenous Ogiek people. The newly-formed government of President […]

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Aid workers caught in Great Lakes region crossfire

From JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – REBEL groups have killed at least 25 aid workers in the explosive Great Lakes region and nearby countries since the beginning of the year. Some 10 million people have been displaced in the region because of the militancy. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian […]

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Abuse of Zimbabwe public media escalating

From MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – THE government of President Robert Mugabe has been urged to end the crackdown on Zimbabwean private media, which has heightened with the creation of the Ministry of Cyber Security, Threat Detection and Mitigation. Martha O’Donovan, an American journalist, is the latest victim to face charges of abuse of […]

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ICT the nucleus of Smart City implementation

from SAVIOUS KWINIKA in Barcelona, Spain BARCELONA, (CAJ News) – INFORMATION and communication Technologies (ICT) are key to service delivery and one of the essential factors in promoting growth in the global economy, hence the need for cities around the world to adopt them. At the ongoing Smart City Expo World Congress 2017 (SCEWC) in […]

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Fears of military coup rife in tense Zimbabwe

From MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – PANIC has gripped Zimbabwe amid fears of a coup after the Defence Forces (ZDF) warned President Mugabe to stop sacking rivals in the ruling Zanu-PF. General Constantino Chiwenga, ZDF Commander, warned the military would “intervene” as the race to succeed Mugabe and the subsequent sacking of deputy […]

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SA health sector undergoes digital makeover

By AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH African executive, Lucky Masilela, has been nominated as an African ICT Champion Award 2017. The African ICT Alliance (AfICTA) elected him ahead of its fifth summit in Abuja, Nigeria this week. Masilela is best known role is as Chief Executive Officer of ZA Central Registry (ZACR) where he was able […]

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SA health sector undergoes digital makeover

By AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE nationwide integration of web and mobile applications is the next step towards a digital lab in South Africa. Lancet Laboratories, one of Africa’s leading pathology labs, has partnered with medical form-filling app LogBox to introduce the paperless patient intake at its sites across the country. An important step […]

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Customers are demanding “Mobile always”

By MOBILITY RENAISSANCE FOR many of us, reaching for our mobile phones is the first thing we do when we are bored, curious or looking for something new, when we’re commuting to work, showing friends what we did last weekend or the new pair of sunglasses we really want to buy. When it comes to […]

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Monday, 13 November 2017

‘Zimbabwe mobile money services bigger than M-PESA’

by DION HENRICK CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – ZIMBABWE’S mobile money platforms are forecasted to surpass the impact of the globally-renowned M-PESA launched in East Africa a decade ago. The lofty projections by Supa Mandiwanzira, the Southern African country’s Minister for Information, Communication and Technology and Courier Services, follow the significant growth of EcoCash by Econet Wireless […]

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Armed rebel groups bring education to halt

From JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – ARMED groups are controlling around 80 percent of the Central African Republic, rendering the country unconducive for schooling. Unsafe or damaged schools, absent teachers and dangerous journeys to class are among the destructive ways that conflict is impacting the learning prospects of youngsters in the troubled country. […]

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Pneumonia claims 1 million African kids yearly

From MACOUMBA BEYE in Dakar, Senegal DAKAR, (CAJ News) – CIVIL society organisations across Africa are advocating for governments to invest in immunisation and eradicate pneumonia. The disease kills nearly 1 million children in Africa per year. Organisations in some ten countries have met in Senegal where they called for more domestic financing to pneumonia vaccines, routine immunisation programmes […]

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Biggest Smart City global congress resumes in Barcelona

from SAVIOUS KWINIKA in Barcelona, Spain BARCELONA, (CAJ News) – AS the world’s population nears 10 billion, it has become more imperative than ever to devise solutions to deal with a myriad of challenges around rapid urbanisation. Africa and Asia are projected to record bigger population growths. Such challenges emanating from the world’s population growing […]

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Huawei’s hails awards double at AfricaCom 2017

By GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – LEADING global information and communications technology solutions provider, Huawei, is celebrating two prestigious awards conferred at the recently-ended AfricaCom 2017 awards. The company received the Delivering Excellence in Customer Experience” and “Best Innovation in Broadcast – Broadband Convergence” jointly received with MTN and Telkom respectively. The awards clinched in Cape Town recognise […]

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4G VoLTE smartphones rollout in African markets

By AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SMILE Communications and MediaTek have teamed up to bring the latest Voice over 4G Long Term Evolution in a number of countries. These include Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda. Smile Group Executive Director Operations, Ahmad Farroukh, said affordability and superior technology were the key factors for […]

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Nokia 2 introduced in South Africa

By STAFF REPORTER JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE Nokia 2 is now available in South Africa. It is accessible through leading retailers nationwide on the Vodacom network from R1 699 (US$117). “Fans associate Nokia phones with great battery life and we are proud to take this to a whole new level with the Nokia 2,” Shaun Durandt, […]

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Namibia on verge of global uranium production leadership

by DION HENRICK CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – NAMIBIA, one of the largest exporters of non-fuel minerals in Africa, is positioning itself to be the topmost producer of uranium in the world in the coming weeks. The Southern African country is rated as among the six biggest producers (placed between fourth and six) globally but […]

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The short shift to cloud computing :It’s all about the ecosystem

KABELO MAKWANE ‘Lift-and-shift’ – the classic approach to cloud migration – means this: take all your existing IT structures, procedures and applications and transfer them to the cloud. On paper, such an approach seems sensible. Yet, while cloud migration may mean the benefit of eliminating physical hardware infrastructure on the IaaS layer, transferring needless complexity […]

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Sunday, 12 November 2017

Over 20 whistleblowers paid in Nigeria anti-graft policy

From EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE Nigerian government has paid more than 20 whistleblowers since the policy introduced in 2016 as part of initiatives against corruption. Kemi Adeosun, the Minister of Finance, disclosed the numbers as she denied government was withholding any funds to whistleblowers. It could not be ascertained how much […]

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Refugees flock conflict-torn Congo

From JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – MORE than 65 000 new asylum seekers have fled the volatile Central African Republic and South Sudan to the equally troubled Democratic Republic of Congo. Violence, tensions and fear about imminent attacks in border areas have triggered the influx. Local authorities have reported tens of […]

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NBA Africa Junior programme grows beyond borders

By GIFT NDOLWANE in RUSTENBURG , NORTH WEST NORTH WEST, (CAJ News) – THE Royal Bafokeng Junior (Jr) National Basketball Association (NBA) programme has proven to be a major success. The largest NBA’s youth initiative in Africa, over the past seven years, the programme has grown to 70 teams from 28 schools with a mass participation […]

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ICC probes grave crimes in Burundi

From OMEGA SSUUNA in Bujumbura, Burundi BUJUMBURA, (CAJ News) – THE decision by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate in Burundi gives victims hope those responsible for grave crimes over the past two years could be held to account. ICC is opening a probe following unchecked abuses, which include rape, torture and executions blamed […]

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Internet shutdown ahead of Somali polls

From SAAD MUSE in Mogadishu, Somalia MOGADISHU, (CAJ News) – THERE are doubts over the prospects of free and fair elections in the self-declared autonomous state of Somaliland after government imposed a shutdown of social media. The elections are set for today (Monday) and the shutdown is in force until results are published. It is […]

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Thousands of CAR victims on the move again

From JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – SOME 700 internally displaced households that had sought refugee from the United Nations base in Central African Republic  (CAR) have been relocated. They are among over 20 000 people that required safety at the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in CAR base after the Muslim ex-Séléka terror group […]

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Saturday, 11 November 2017

Huawei invests $1 billion in digital transformation

By MTHULISI SIBANDA in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – HUAWEI plans to invest US$1 billion in the next three years for the development of digitisation solutions. The global information and communications telecommunications solutions provider stated it had already seen the benefits in research and development (R&D), supply chain and delivery. Huawei’s announcement follows the conclusion […]

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Thursday, 9 November 2017

DRC opens probe into kids’ death from rape

From JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – THE Democratic Republic of Congo has opened a trial following the death of some children from sexual violence by armed groups in the troubled Central African country. Some 18 defendants, including a provincial deputy, are facing trial for crimes against humanity by rape and kidnapping, […]

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Drought fuels child marriages in Mozambique

From ARIMANDO DOMINGOS in Maputo, Mozambique MAPUTO, (CAJ News) – THE United Nations Women is tackling rising incidents of child marriages blamed on the worst drought in Mozambique in years. More than 2 million people, especially in the southern and central regions, have been affected by the severe drought since 2015. The prolonged crisis has exhausted […]

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Emerging technologies: New revenue opportunities for African telcos

By MARIAM ABDULLAHI ALTHOUGH Africa’s largest telco operators are generally showing growth in their customer bases, it is public knowledge that revenue growth has somewhat stalled to as little as 1 percent year on year. This means that despite attracting an increased number of customers, the amount each of these customers spend, is decreasing. In […]

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Thousands emerge from hiding in DRC war

From JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – THOUSANDS of people that are coming out of hiding in bushes a year after conflict are in dire need of aid in the rural areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo. In the worst-affected region of Kasai, there are alarming levels of malnutrition among young […]

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Haidara named Africa ICT executive of the year

From DION HENRICK in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – BURKINA Faso telecommunications executive, Ben Cheik Haidara, has been named the sector’s Chief Executive Officer of the Year in the continent. Haidara, the local CEO for Orange, has been honoured at the just-ended AfricaCom in South Africa. A judging panel considered him ahead of […]

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Dozens arrested in Nigeria crimes crackdown

From EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE military has arrested a total of 49 suspects during operations against violent and economic crimes south of Nigeria. Troops also assisted the return of 176 people, among them women and children who had been displaced from their homes, during conflicts. Culprits have been detained for […]

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Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Internet lifeline for remote African zones

From MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – DENSELY populated African urban areas as well as remote and sparsely populated regions without access to fibre have  received a major boost with the introduction of a cost-effective broadband solution. Huawei, the global information and communications technology service provider, has introduced the service called WTTx. It is based on […]

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Kenya cracks down on presidential poll critics

From MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – KENYA has been urged to respect the rights of civil societies and stop interfering with their operations amid a disputed election. The crackdown is seen as part of a wider repression of civil society in the East African country in recent years. This was after […]

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Rebels displace thousands more in Congo Brazaville

From JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – A worsening rebellion by bandits has displaced 138 000 people in Congo. The displacements are most commonplace in the Pool and Bouenza areas south of the capital Brazzaville. A joint United Nations and government system assessment has established there are 81 000 newly arrived displaced […]

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Huawei, Liquid Telecom support demand for cloud services

By MTHULISI SIBANDA in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – THE partnership sealed by Huawei and Liquid Telecom is set to offer additional capacity, faster speeds and greater redundancy to customers across South Africa. The partnership has been sealed at AfricaCom 2017 in Cape Town South Africa. Liquid Telecom, the leading pan-African telecoms group and subsidiary […]

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Outcry over DRC election to UN rights council

From JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – HUMAN rights advocates are outraged at the election of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to the United Nations Human Rights Council. The crisis-torn country has been elected along with 15 other countries. Ironically, it is infamous for human rights violations and is gripped by […]

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Mauritius:Educators Have the Duty to Help Shape the Future of Mauritius, Says Education Minister


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Telcoms union demands connection of African rural areas

From MTHULISI SIBANDA in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – AFRICAN governments have been urged to speed the connection of rural and remote areas to enhance economic opportunities. Abdoulkarim Soumaila, the African Telecommunications Union, made the call at the AfricaCom, the premier Pan-African technology, telecoms and media event, held in Cape Town, South Africa. “All […]

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African telcos urged to drive value growth

By GIFT NDOLWANE in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – AFRICAN telecommunications carriers have been urged to focus on providing customers with a great user experience to achieve new value-driven growth. Huawei, the leading global information technology and communications solutions provider, made the call at the ongoing AfricaCom in Cape Town. ICT industry can […]

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SMEs: Avoiding the way of the digital dodo

By TRACY BOLTON DESPITE being a buzzword in today’s market, disruption is nothing new to the business world. A quick glance at the Fortune 500 is proof: of the companies featured on the 1955 list, only 12% were still on the list in 2015. The rest were acquired by a larger competitor, filed for bankruptcy, […]

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Momentous Cloudified video solution in Africa launched

From MTHULISI SIBANDA in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – THE telecommunications industry needs to upgrade technology and infrastructure to support digital transformation, Huawei, which has released its Envision 4K Video Solution in Africa, stated. 4K refers to the latest high definition resolutions The solution launched at the AfricaCom in Cape Town is aimed […]

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Remote African areas receive Huawei internet boost

From MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – THE global information and communications technology provider, Huawei Technologies, has introduced a cost-effective broadband solution to make internet available to marginalized communities in Africa. The initiative targets densely populated urban areas sparsely populated areas without access to fibre. WTTx, the broadband solution, is based on […]

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Africa receives tips to meet Paris Agreement targets

By AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – AFRICAN countries can meet climate targets promised in the landmark Paris Agreement by catalysing trillions of dollars in private investments through a combination of smart policy reforms and innovative business models. This is according to a new report by International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank […]

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Tech pioneer Rabana is changing the face of education

By GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – AGED only 30 but already honoured by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader for 2017, featuring on the cover of some of the world’s leading magazines and named one of the entrepreneurs of the world by the World Entrepreneurship Forum, Rapelang Rabana has the world […]

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Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Matloga reveals secrets to Baroka’s early season league success

By GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – BAROKA FC attacking midfielder, Richard Matloga, has attributed the team’s current form in the league to teamwork and a fierce work ethic. He said there was so much solidarity at the on -form Limpopo Province based side with the players motivating each other each time the  chips are down. This has seen […]

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