Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Warriors fighting Southern Africa cause in Gabon

From DIDIER NDONG in Libreville, Gabon LIBREVILLE, (CAJ News) – ZIMBABWE will be without chief striker Knowledge Musona but plenty of confidence when they take on Africa’s top-ranked nation, Senegal, in an Africa Cup of Nations Group B encounter in Gabon on Thursday. Kickoff is 21h00 (Zimbabwean time) at the Stade de Franceville, days after […]

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Opposition to divisive SA policy on ICT

By MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE National Integrated Information and Communications Technology Policy White Paper will mar gains made in universal access and use of the internet and ICT services over the years, the Free Market Foundation (FMF) warned. The organisation argued if implemented in its current form, critical investment would be deterred […]

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Microsoft grants improve affordable internet access

By GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MICROSOFT is accepting applications for its Affordable Access Initiative grant fund for a second year. The fund assists companies working to bring internet access and new technologies, services and models to underserved markets. “Too many people around the world lack internet connectivity and the educational, commercial and economic […]

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De Beers propose partnerships to defy recession

By GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – DE Beers Group Chief Executive Officer, Bruce Cleaver, has called on the diamond sector to work together to overcome the volatility experienced in 2016. Commenting on the value of different parts of the diamond pipeline finding ways to work together more effectively, Cleaver said the industry had made […]

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Anger over Nigeria Army’s bombing of refugee camp

From AHMED OBAFEMI in Maiduguri, Nigeria MAIDUGURI, (CAJ News) – RIGHTS groups are outraged at the killing of more than 100 civilians and aid workers when the Nigerian Army mistakenly bombed a refugee centre northeast of Nigeria after mistaking it for a Boko Haram terrorists’ base. The bombing in Rann, Borno State on Tuesday reignited […]

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Rebranded forum shapes Central Africa energy’s future

From ROSE SADOU in Yaounde, Cameroon YAOUNDE, (CAJ News) – CENTRAL Africa’s prime energy summit will return to Cameroon in November under a new name and eager to build on the success of the last edition held last November in the region’s economic powerhouse. Formerly the International Partnerships for African Development (iPAD) Cameroon Energy Infrastructure […]

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FirstRand celebrates award as best forex provider

By TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – FIRST National Bank (FNB) Foreign Exchange is basking in the glory of FNB and Rand Merchant Bank being recognised as the Best Forex Provider in South Africa at the 17th annual World’s Best FX Provider for 2017 hosted by Global Finance Magazine. The awards measure transactional volumes, market […]

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Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Uganda’s weakened militants in vicious campaign

From HASSAN ONYANGO in Kampala, Uganda KAMPALA, (CAJ News) – CHILDREN in the African Great Lakes region are increasingly at risk in the wake of violent infighting characterizing the militant Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in northern Uganda. Mass defections from the armed group controlled through an iron fist by long-time leader Joesph Kony have hit […]

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Careless staff expose firms to cyber criminals

By GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – UNINFORMED and careless workers’ inappropriate use of information technologies are putting small South African companies’ cyber protection in jeopardy. This according to a global security company, Kapersky Lab, which concludes small companies of up to 50 employees are significantly less concerned about employee activities leading to cyber-security breaches […]

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Wi-Fi technology installed at Botswana sports arenas

From PHENYO MODISE in Francistown, Botswana FRANCISTOWN, (CAJ News) – SPORTS fans can now enjoy access to Wi-FI connectivity at some Botswana stadia following the installation of the technology at landmark venues. Botswana Fibre Networks (BoFiNet), a provider of more than 9 000km of fibre throughout the country, has contracted Ruckus Wireless, Inc. to provide […]

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Mobile marketplace digitises East Africa’s agriculture

From MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – THOUSANDS of smallholder farmers in the region are set to benefit from a digital platform connecting them to agents, buyers and banks in East Africa. Launched by Mastercard, 2KUZE, as the platform is known, is the latest offering in the region hailed as the cradle […]

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Let not smiles concealing evil fool you

True Gospel with SAVIOUS-PARKER KWINIKA SOME people are pretentious. They wear smiles when they are around you, pretending they care yet deep down their hearts, it’s all hatred, jealousy and wickedness. Such people pretend to have the best interests for your business or relationship yet they are wicked and unscrupulous. Jesus Christ always taught us […]

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West Africa degenerating to war zone

from OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria LAGOS, (CAJ News) – THE global community is concerned at political uncertainty and significant security challenges in the continent, particularly West Africa. The United Nations envoy in the region cited the imminent crisis in The Gambia where President Yahya Jammeh has refused to hand over power to Adama Barrow […]

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Stubborn Jammeh suffers religious blow

From MOMODOU DIBBA in Banjul, Gambia BANJUL, (CAJ News) – BELEAGUERED President, Yahya Jammeh, pillars of support in his quest to cling to power are collapsing. After the international community and regional blocs pledged their support of the winner of the December presidential poll, Adama Barrow, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has called on […]

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Sudanese forces accused of gang rape

From RAJI BASHIR in Khartoum, Sudan KHARTOUM, (CAJ News) – A SPATE of killings and sexual violence, including gang rape, has characterized the crisis that has escalated over the past six months in South Sudan. The crisis worsened in July at the fifth independence celebrations in Juba where government and rebel forces clashed. The aftermath […]

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Monday, 16 January 2017

Uganda eager to bury ghost of Ghana’78

From HASSAN ONYANGO in Kampala, Uganda KAMPALA, (CAJ News) – UGANDA coach Milutin Sredojevic was only aged ten and none of the players in his squad had yet been born when Uganda reached the zenith of international football. It took controversy to deny them of glory. The Cranes, as the humble East African side is […]

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CBN unmoved by opposition to monetary policies

From OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria LAGOS, (CAJ News) – THE Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) looks set to resist calls for the harmonisation of the multiple exchange rates . The Association of Bureaux De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON) is advocating for the harmonisation. This comes in the wake of a large divergence between the […]

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Scores killed in DRC communal clashes

From JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – RENEWED clashes between rival communities in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have left at least 12 people dead hundreds of thousands displaced. The inter-communal skirmishes are pitting the Luba and Twa populations in the province of Tanganyika. Dozens have been wounds and 65 homes […]

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Ford SA issues safety recall for Kuga

By GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – FORD South Africa is issuing a safety recall for Kuga models equipped with the 1.6-litre engine to address an engine overheating condition that could cause a fire. A total of 4 556 vehicles are affected by this safety recall in South Africa, and were built between December 2012 […]

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Kenya readies for German-African Business Summit

From MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – THE second German-African Business Summit scheduled for Kenya next month will enable stakeholders and investors the opportunity to discuss Africa’s prospects and potential and to make new contacts. Held for the first time in Africa on the 8th to the 10th in the capital Nairobi, […]

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Rains raise hope of SA inflation sloth

By TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE current rains have raised hope South Africa will tame food inflation in 2017. “The past year has been testing for the industry; the drought has had an impact on the economy with South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) decelerating in 2016,” says Paul Makube, Senior Agricultural Economist […]

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Life cover key for self-employees

By TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SELF-employed individuals have been warned against mistakenly overlooking the financial benefits of having adequate life insurance. An expert said this could put paid to the individuals’ brave decision to leave their jobs and start a business. “Not having adequate life cover when self-employed can result in your family […]

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Scores flee possible Gambia mayhem

From MOMODOU DIBBA in Banjul, Gambia BANJUL, (CAJ News) – ANXIETY has gripped Gambia ahead of Thursday when President Yahya Jammeh must hand over power to rival Adama Barrow after the December 1 election. After initially conceding defeat, Jammeh is contesting the results and vowed not to vacate office. He has defied international pressure and […]

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70 dead after Sudan resource conflict

From RAJI BASHIR in Khartoum, Sudan KHARTOUM, (CAJ News) – ARMED conflict over land, water and other natural resources have left 70 civilians dead in the Sudan’s Darfur region. A spike in violence has been noted in recent weeks amid widespread proliferation of weapons and the inadequacy of rule of law and justice institutions. Civilians […]

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Sunday, 15 January 2017

Violations against Somali minors persist

From SAAD MUSE in Mogadishu, Somalia MOGADISHU, (CAJ News) – CHILDREN are caught up in the conflict pitting Somalia government forces, terrorist groups and rebels all blamed for the recruitment, abduction, maiming and killing of minors. Terror groups Al-Shabaab and Ahl al-Sunna wal-Jama‘a, clan-based militias and the National Army are cited as the worst perpetrators. […]

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Zimbabwean children worst hit by weather, disease

From MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – THOUSANDS of children are battling severe acute malnutrition (SAM) as minors bear the brunt of recurrent drought, floods and disease in Zimbabwe. More than 6 000 children aged 6 months to 5 years have been treated for SAM over the past year in 20 priority […]

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48 civilians rescued in Borno villages

EMEKA OKONKWO ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE Nigerian Army has rescued some 48 civilians from the Boko Haram insurgents in some villages in Borno State. A total of 37 were rescued in Anaduwa. These comprise 23 women and 14 children. Eight terrorists were killed. The troops also discovered and destroyed suspected Boko Haram terrorists night […]

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Determined Zimbabwe hold Algeria in AFCON thriller

From DIDIER NDONG in Libreville, Gabon LIBREVILLE, (CAJ News) – AFRICAN Footballer of the Year, Riyad Mahrez,scored a brace but his Algerian side were held to a draw by Zimbabwe in an entertaining Africa Cup of Nations encounter at the Stade de Franceville in Gabon on Sunday evening. Zimbabwe suffered a setback in the 11th […]

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Saturday, 14 January 2017

Guinea-Bissau hold Gabon 1-1

from DIDIER NDONG in Libreville, Gabon LIBREVILLE, (CAJ News) – HOST nation Gabon were held to a 1-1 draw by enterprising Guinea-Bissau in an evenly balanced Total AFCON match played at Stade d’Angondje Stadium in Libreville on Saturday. The opening match was passive in the first half only to gain momentum in the second segment […]

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Friday, 13 January 2017

Zuma consoles Afghanistan over death of five diplomats

TINTSWALO BALOYI PRETORIA , (CAJ NEWS) -SOUTH AFRICA President Jacob Zuma has conveyed a message of condolences to the Government and the people of United Arab Emirates on the death of five of its diplomatic officials in a bomb blast this week in Afghanistan. Seventeen (17) people were wounded including the UAE Ambassador to Afghanistan […]

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Afcon matches for weekend

From DIDIER NDONG in Libreville, Gabon LIBREVILLE, (CAJ News) – THE much-anticipated Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) bursts to life on Saturday with host nation Gabon entertaining Guinea-Bissau at Stade d’Angondje in the capital Libreville. The opening match kicks off at 18h00, followed by an encounter between Burkina Faso and Cameroon at 21h00 at the […]

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Thursday, 12 January 2017

No end in sight to deadly Zimbabwe typhoid

From MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – A RAGING typhoid outbreak is stretching Zimbabwe’s collapsing health sector to the limit and left the country on the verge of its worst disease catastrophe in a decade. Spreading with no end in sight, it has evoked memories of a cholera outbreak that claimed 4 […]

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Radio closure mounts siege on English speakers

From ROSY SADOU in Yaoundé, Cameroon YAOUNDE, (CAJ News) – THE closure of a prominent independent broadcaster has been denounced as an extension of a violent crackdown of English-speaking communities in Cameroon. Government officials in Bamenda, the capital of the Northwest Province, have sealed the Radio Hot Cocoa station’s office. Media groups slammed the suspension […]

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Foreign forces frustrate fragile DRC

From JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – FOREIGN armed groups and increasing activities of rival militia east of Democratic Republic of Congo is adding to the volatility despite a new peace agreement. The Allied Democratic Forces and the Forces Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda as well as armed militia gangs […]

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Economic woes lower Nigeria data subscriptions

from OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria LAGOS, (CAJ News) – ONGOING financial challenges consumers face have been blamed for the drop in internet subscriptions as announced by the Nigeria Communications Commission on Wednesday. According to the regulator, subscriptions stood at 92,4 million in November, representing a year-on-year contraction of 5 percent. The figure implies density […]

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Skepticism over bonds ability to curb forex shortfalls

From OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria LAGOS, (CAJ News) – AN international markets watcher is unsure Nigeria will be able to address foreign currency challenges through bonds. The cynicism by the Rand Merchant Bank follows the announcement by Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, the federal government (FG) planned to issue a US$300 million diaspora bond […]

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Multimedia donations boost schools

By TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE MTN South Africa Foundation has invested over R5 million to establish multimedia multimedia centres to schools in Mpumalanga, east of the country. This handover forms part of the Department of Communication and MTN’s Back to School campaigns. Kusile Mtunzi-Hairwadzi, General Manager: MTN SA Foundation, says the stakeholders […]

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War-bound Warriors unite polarised Zimbabwe

By MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – AS he officially opened the recent Confederation of African Football (CAF) annual awards ceremony in Nigeria, the organisation’s president, Issa Hayatou, hailed the sport for uniting people, spreading peace and preaching solidarity. The theme of his presentation could not be more apt for Zimbabwe, the Southern African nation […]

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Datacentrix named F5 Unity Gold partner

By TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – JOHANNEBSURG Stock Exchange-listed Datacentrix has attained Gold UNITY Partner certification with F5 Networks, the market leader in application delivery, one of only two local companies to hold this level of accreditation. Prerequisites to join the F5 UNITY Partner Programme include extensive experience within market areas, well-trained sales and […]

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Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Nigerian households endure decline in power supply

OKORO CHINEDU LAGOS, (CAJ News) – NEW aggregated poll results for the second half of the past year have revealed a decline in power supply to Nigeria households in the last quarter. NOIPolls, the surveying firm, revealed only an average of 37 percent reported improvement in supply, thus representing a significant nine-point decline when compared […]

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Diamond sponsorship for African Utility Week

from DION HENRICK in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – PREPARATIONS for the 17th annual African Utility Week have received a major boost after KPMG, the professional services company, was confirmed as the diamond sponsor. The conference and expo will take place from May 16 to May 18 at the Cape Town International Convention […]

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BREAKING: 15 missing Nigeria soldiers found dead

from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE Nigerian Army has recovered the corpses of 15 soldiers that had been declared missing in action last October. Major General Leo Irabor, Operation Lafiya Dole, said the lifeless bodies were recovered at Kamadugou River line during recent clearance operation along Damasak-Gashigar Road. Among the […]

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Companies set to recover from economic woes

By TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – A positive year has been projected for South African businesses, which have been enduring slowing economic growth. Yudhvir Seetharam, Head of Analytics at First National Bank, says according to National Treasury, the gross domestic product growth rate is forecast at an estimated 1,3 percent for 2017. The outlook, […]

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2017 Predictions: Breakout creative workstations, IoT officers and a self-healing future

By Jeff Clark, Dell Vice-Chairman of Operations and President of Client Solutions. If you could predict the future, how would you do things differently? When we polled business decision-makers around the world, 66 percent said competition from digital start-ups is incentivizing them to invest in their IT infrastructure and digital skills leadership. Understandably so. The […]

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Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Youngsters detained for alleged Boko Haram links

From ROSY SADOU in Yaoundé, Cameroon YAOUNDE, (CAJ News) – CAMEROON authorities are detaining boys on suspicion of being affiliated to the Boko Haram terror group, children’s rights group have bemoaned. In a further violation of children’s rights, girls are being forced into early marriage and are often the victims of sexual abuse in the […]

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Anger, hunger at refugee camps

From SAAD MUSE in Mogadishu, Somalia MOGADISHU, (CAJ News) – ABOUT one million Somalis in refugee camps in the Horn of Africa and the surrounding region face growing hopelessness as their displacement drags on for decades and donors become fatigued. The Somali refugee situation, now in its third decade, is among the most protracted in […]

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Floods displace scores in Angola

From LUCAS PEDRO in Luanda ,Angola LUANDA, (CAJ News) – INCESSANT rains that have left thousands homeless in Mozambique are feared to worsen a deadly cholera outbreak that has hit the southern African country. The northern Luanda Province is the worst affected with 1 800 homes flooded. The damage is most severe in the Viana […]

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World Bank predicts global growth at 2.7 % despite weak investment

Business Reporter JOHANNESBURG- Global economic growth is forecast to accelerate moderately to 2.7 percent in 2017 after a post-crisis low last year as obstacles to activity recede among emerging market and developing economy commodity exporters, while domestic demand remains solid among emerging and developing commodity importers, the World Bank said in a report released on […]

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UN Data Forum preparations gather momentum

By TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE inaugural United Nations World Data Forum has been launched in Johannesburg. It is set to kick off on Monday at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, with an ambitious agenda aiming to build broad consensus on how to harness the power of data for sustainable development, and […]

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New CEO and MD for Fiat South Africa

by MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – FIAT Chrysler Automobiles has announced the appointment of the new Chief executive Officer and Managing Director of Fiat Group Automobiles South Africa. Robin van Rensburg joined the company from January 1 and succeeds Marco Melani. He brings with him over 20 years of automotive expertise and experience, having […]

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Minors feel worst pinch of Burundi unrest

From ALLOYCE KIMBUNGA in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania DAR-ES-SALAAM, (CAJ News) – CHILDREN are bearing the brunt of the worsening political crisis in Burundi. While the sociopolitical situation remaining tense and unpredictable, cross-border influxes are expected to continue, with the Burundian refugee population in the region projected to exceed 520 000 by the end of 2017. An […]

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Nine Tips for Small Business Owners Contemplating a PC Purchase

By: Chris Buchanan, Client Solutions Director, Dell South Africa 1. Define the role and select the right solution set for the job As a small business, you have created roles within your organisation. You should define and understand the work required of each role. This will enable you to select the most appropriate ecosystem for […]

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Monday, 9 January 2017

Mozambique starve as bandits strike

From ARIMANDO DOMINGOS in Maputo, Mozambique MAPUTO, (CAJ News) – ACTS of banditry in drought-stricken Mozambique is making it impossible for aid agencies to provide relief to thousands enduring starvation. The militancy is blamed on some radicals from the opposition Mozambique National Resistance (Renamo), which is disputing the results of the general election held in […]

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Mauritius best platform for investment prospects


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Sundowns willing to release star performers

By GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – AFRICAN champions Mamelodi Sundowns will not stand in the way of its players and coaches amid interest from other teams. There have been reports the South African league winners’ star players, including Keagan Dolly and Khama Billiat, have attracted interest from overseas clubs. Pitso Mosimane, recently named the […]

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Mauritius best platform for investment prospects

By TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MAURITIUS is proving to be one of the most effective countries for multinationals seeking to access Africa’s rapidly growing urban and middle income population. Graham Sheward, Managing Director of Cim Global Business, points out to a study conducted by the Mauritius Financial Services Commission (FSC). It shows 58 […]

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Disease, violence leave Kenya on brink

From MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – KENYA is on the verge of refugee and disease crises. This follows projections 500 000 will be displaced by a violent election and the closure of the world’s largest refugee centre. Both are set for later this year. Elections are scheduled for August, three months […]

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Thousands at mercy of rampant DRC militia

From JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) TENS of thousands of civilians have been caught in a cycle of violence in the central Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after escalating tensions between authorities and militia. More than 100 people are reported dead. The fighting in the provinces of Kasaï, Kasaï Central and Kasaï […]

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Sudanese suffer closure of clinics

From RAJI BASHIR in Khartoum, Sudan KHARTOUM, (CAJ News) – ABOUT 1 million people have been left without access to healthcare following the closure of clinics in cash-strapped Sudan. Lack of funding for heath has resulted in the closure of 11 health facilities and left another 49 facilities at risk of closure. Humanitarian organisations said […]

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Controversy trails CAF’s awards gala in Abuja

From EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE just-ended Glo-Confederation of African Football Awards have left a bitter taste among fans feeling the accolade for best player plying his trade in the continent went to the lesser-deserving individual. Following a stellar past year for club and country for both players, Ugandan goalkeeper […]

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CAJ News wins globally-valued award in USA

By TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – CENTRE for African Journalists (CAJ) News Africa has been awarded the HOPe Africa 2016 Corporate Media Award, announced in the United States. HOPe Africa, the US-headquartered non-governmental organisation registered with global agencies such as the United Nations, has conferred the award. It recognises the South African-based news agency’s […]

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Hayatou: soccer a unifier of the continent

From EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – FOOTBALL has the power to unite people in the conflict-ridden continent, Confederation of African Football (CAF) President, Issa Hayatou, said in Abuja. He spoke late Thursday at the Glo-CAF Awards, Africa’s prime annual event honouring standout individuals, teams and officials in the sport. Hayatou saluted […]

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AFCON 2017 winner to pocket $4 million

From EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE prize money for the forthcoming Total Africa Cup of Nations has been almost tripled to US$4 million, it has been disclosed in Abuja. The jackpot for clinching the competition increases from $1,5 million the winners received in the last four editions, sponsored by telecommunications […]

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Top matriculants secure laptop and data sponsorship

By TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH Africa’s top performing matriculants have a further reason to celebrate after receiving a sponsorship for laptops and data. This is part of a joint initiative by the MTN South Africa Foundation and the Department of Education. MTN SA Foundation will give a total of 100 laptops, ten […]

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Brand SA salutes matric Class of 2016

By GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE national senior certificate examination results resonates with the country’s improved performance in the 2016 World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index, Brand South Africa said. The Department of Education has announced a pass rate of 72,5 percent for 2016, a 1,8 percentage improvement from the previous year. The […]

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NGOs bullied for exposing Burundi atrocities

From OMEGA SSUUNA in Bujumbura, Burundi BUJUMBURA, (CAJ News) – CRISIS-torn Burundi is accused of unleashing a campaign to harass and muzzle human rights defenders exposing government atrocities. The latest victim of the crackdown by the government of President Pierre Nkurunziza is the Iteka League, the East African country’s oldest rights groups whose licence has […]

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Fury after Ethiopia journos jailed for terrorism

From ADANE BIKILA in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia ADDIS ABABA, (CAJ News) – MEDIA rights groups have condemned the jailing of two Ethiopian journalists on charges of terrorism. Khalid Mohamed and Darsema Sori of the faith-based station Radio Bilal have been sentenced to prison terms of over five years and four years respectively for “inciting extremist […]

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Sunday, 8 January 2017

Thousands at mercy of rampant DRC militia

From JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) TENS of thousands of civilians have been caught in a cycle of violence in the central Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after escalating tensions between authorities and militia. More than 100 people are reported dead. The fighting in the provinces of Kasaï, Kasaï Central and Kasaï […]

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Sudanese suffer closure of clinics

From RAJI BASHIR in Khartoum, Sudan KHARTOUM, (CAJ News) – ABOUT 1 million people have been left without access to healthcare following the closure of clinics in cash-strapped Sudan. Lack of funding for heath has resulted in the closure of 11 health facilities and left another 49 facilities at risk of closure. Humanitarian organisations said […]

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