Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Major financial boost for East Africa dairy farmers

From ALLOYCE KIMBUNGA in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania DAR ES SALAAM (CAJ News) – THOUSANDS of dairy farmers in East Africa are poised to benefit from a US4 million programme initiated by Heifer International in support of the United Nations’ International Fund for Agricultural Development. The three-year initiative will set up dairy hubs that will […]

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Nigeria summit to address billions lost to cybercriminals

From OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria LAGOS, (CAJ News) – LAGOS will in November host what is termed the biggest cybersecurity event in November amid worries over the threat online and computer and computer crimes pose to individuals and organizations. The CyberXchange Conference 2016 (CyberXchange.com), which will hold at the Landmark Event Centre in Lekki […]

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Sundowns : Continental glory within reach

By GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – IN his team’s quest to win the Confederation of African Football Champions League, Mamelodi Sundowns coach, Pitso Mosimane, has drawn inspiration from the Denmark’s national team that created one of the biggest surprises in football history by winning the European Championships in 1992. South African side Sundowns, popularly […]

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Scotland’s Exterity to host SA tech show

TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – EXTERITY, the Scotland-headquartered leading provider of internet protocol video and digital signage technologies, will next month host the Exterity South Africa Technology Showcase dedicated to IP video solutions. The event set for the 6th in Johannesburg will present the latest technology innovations in the hospitality and corporate & finance […]

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Volvo XC90 modernised for 2017

MOTORING STAFF JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE Volvo XC90, the reigning WesBank / SAGMJ Car of the Year in South Africa, has been updated for 2017. The Pilot Assist, fitted as standard for semi-autonomous driving, and PowerPulse diesel technology, for a lag-free diesel driving experience, are both now available in South Africa. In accordance with […]

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Entries open for FNB innovation awards

BUSINESS REPORTER JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – WORLD-class, innovative businesses with the highest potential to scale and grow have been invited to enter the FNB Business Innovation Awards, supported by Endeavor South Africa. The FNB Business Innovation Awards are aimed at businesses that are able to demonstrate real innovation that has the potential to change the […]

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Somali refugees back in Kenya

From MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – SOME refugees that have voluntarily gone back to Somalia following plans to close the Dadaab refugee camp have returned to Kenya after finding conditions in their homeland not conducive. They now face a dilemma as the Kenyan government is no longer granting refugee status to […]

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Britain sorry for Kenya colonial massacres

From MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi , Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – COLONIAL master Britain has apologised for the killing of thousands of opponents to the country’s colonialism of Kenya over 60 years ago. High Commissioner to Kenya, Nic Hailey, conveyed his country’s apologies in the capital Nairobi during the anniversary of the inauguration of a […]

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Khama’s comments set Bots, Zim at war

From MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – THE criticism forthright Botswana President, Ian Khama, of his besieged Zimbabwean counterpart, Robert Mugabe, has reignited a diplomatic tiff between the two neighbouring countries. Khama, a longtime critic of the world’s oldest leader Mugabe (92), last week called on the veteran leader to step down […]

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Relief over release of child soldiers

From RAJI BASHIR in Khartoum, Sudan KHARTOUM, (CAJ News) – THE release of 21 child soldiers by government security forces highlights Sudan’s determination towards the protection of local children affected by conflict. The children have been in the custody of the government security forces after their capture captured during fighting between the forces and the […]

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Sunday, 25 September 2016

Anti-corruption battle sets Nigeria ruling party at war

from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – NIGERIA’S much trumpeted war against corruption, dismissed in some sections as veil to justify the persecution of opponents of the ruling party, has left the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the verge of an implosion which is feared to thrust Africa’s most populous country and […]

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Giulietta builds on Alfa Romeo SA success

MOTORING REPORTER JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) -THE new Alfa Romeo Giulietta launches in South Africa in early October and is sure to build excitement around the Alfa Romeo brand once again. The Alfa Romeo brand continues to revitalise itself with the planned introduction of a number of new models. The eagerly anticipated Giulia makes its South […]

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Africa continues charming despite economic downfall

By MTHOKOZISI NDLOVU THE world’s appetite to Africa is continuously spreading to all corners of the globe despite the economic downfall. The highly praised Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) Summit held in Kenya’s Capital City of Nairobi last month, is the latest ‘investor-relations’ gathering between Africa and the global community. The […]

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Pearce announced Anglo American Finance chief

GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – ANGLO American has announced the appointment of Stephen Pearce as Finance Director. He replaces René Médori, who resigned in April. Pearce will join Anglo American and its Group Management Committee on January 30, 2017, prior to joining the board as an executive director and taking over as Finance Director […]

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Technology makes wasteful car washes things of the past

TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – CAR washes in Gauteng, South Africa’s economic hub, are poised for transformation from water-heavy concerns (and wasters) to businesses that implement water-saving thanks to new chlorine-free natural waste water treatment technology. This new technology used by Ozone Services Industries (OSI) diminishes the requirement for equipment that would need a […]

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Ethiopia, Uganda dominate East Africa energy awards

From MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi , Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – UGANDA’S Fred Kabagambe-Kaliisa and Azeb Asnake of Ethiopia have been recognised for their sterling contributions to the industry at the just-ended East African Power Industry Awards in Kenya. Special Recognition Award winner, Kabagambe-Kaliisa, Permanent Secretary of Uganda Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, has […]

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TRC proposed for Zim genocide victims

From MERCY MUJURU in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe BULAWAYO, (CAJ News) – THE party of expelled Zimbabwe Deputy President, Joice Mujuru, wants perpetrators of the genocide that killed thousands, mostly Ndebele-speaking, to be brought to book. Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) said this could be done through a truth and reconciliation commission to probe the killings in the […]

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Africa might pull of ICC today

By ADANE BIKILA in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia ADDIS ABABA, (CAJ News) – THE African Union (AU) is going ahead with plans to endorse a mass withdrawal of its members from the International Criminal Court (ICC) at a meeting with the United Nations Security Council today (Friday). This is in protest of alleged victimization of African […]

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SAP Africa Code Week unlocks continent’s future

SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SYSTEMS Applications Products (SAP, the global enterprise application software firm, aims to double the number of youth benefiting from a continent wide initiative to empower the youngsters participate in the digital economy. Founded in 2015, SAP’s Africa Code Week seeks to empower African youth with coding skills through hands-on […]

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Thursday, 22 September 2016

Mzembi targets tourism to advance peace

from MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – AFRICA’S nominee for the post of United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UN-WTO) head, Dr Walter Mzembi, has pledged to use the influential position to promote global peace and unity if elected. Should the 52-year-old, who is Zimbabwe’s Toursim Minister, secure the post, it will be […]

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Clients to enjoy improved Cloud services

GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – BT customers are poised to benefit from improved choice of cloud services with simplified billing and direct access to Microsoft Azure. This follows the announcement of BT Compute for Microsoft Azure, a new service that allows BT customers to order Microsoft Azure alongside BT’s own cloud services through its […]

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MDC Festival Venue Change

From PSL The MultiChoice Diski Challenge (PSL reserve league) festival scheduled for Seshego Stadium on the weekend of 08 and 09 October 2016 has been moved to Kanyamazane Stadium in the Mpumalanga. The move was necessitated by the fact that the Seshego Stadium in Polokwane failed to meet the minimum standard requirements as set by […]

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Mercedes Benz South Africa launched its new hybrids in the Eastern Cape on Wednesday

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SA trio heading to Spain’s La Liga

TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE winners of the 2016 Future Players Gauteng Talent Search are set to head off for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Spain next month where they will be guests of LaLiga. Philani Kunene, Prince Moeketsi and Charlton Jade qualified from 100 finalists out of the thousands who showcased their skills […]

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Multi-million dollar boost to Africa power generation

TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – EFFORTS to enhance the provision of energy to the continent have received a major boost after Standard Bank of South Africa (SBSA), the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), United States’ development finance institution, and Wells Fargo Bank announced a $300 million facility to fund power and infrastructure projects. The […]

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Nigeria probes international oil firms for graft

From OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria LAGOS, (CAJ News) – A multibillion-dollar lawsuit against international oil firms operating in Nigeria, for alleged illegal exports,could incite more anger against the companies, which are already suffering attacks from militants and under fire for polluting the environment. Nigeria, the biggest producer of crude oil in the continent, are […]

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Egypt freezes rights groups’ assets

From AHMED MOOLA in Cairo, Egypt CAIRO, (CAJ News) – THE freezing of bank accounts belonging to Egyptian human rights organizations has been denounced as the latest in a series of repressive measures against critics of the government and defenders fundamental freedoms. This week, a Cairo court upheld a decision made in March to freeze […]

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Ex-foes combine to push for Mugabe’s ouster

From MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – ZIMBABWE President Robert Mugabe’s two main rivals have embarked on a joint diplomatic offensive to unseat the veteran leader (92) in the watershed elections set for 2018. His former deputy, Joice Mujuru, and longtime challenger, Morgan Tsvangirai, have lined up regional and international crusades to […]

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Deadly crimes orgy in DRC

From JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – A combination of civil unrest, arson, robberies and vandalism has claimed 19 lives amid indications of more bloodshed in the troubled Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Security forces have clashed with protesters in the capital Kinshasa demanding the resignation of Democratic Republic of Congo President, […]

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Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Europe extends sanctions against Burundi violators

From OMEGA SSUUNA in Bujumbura, Burundi BUJUMBURA, (CAJ News) –THE Council of the European Union (EU) has renewed restrictive measures against four unnamed Burundians seen as mastermind to the deadly political violence blamed on the government of President Pierre Nkurunziza. The sanctions renewed until October 2017 consist of a travel ban and asset freeze. The […]

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Differences over proposed sale of NLNG, parastatals

EMEKA OKONKWO ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) has opposed the sale of the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) and other national assets as reportedly proposed by prominent businessman, Aliko Dangote. He was quoted as making the recommendation during an interview with an international television station. On Tuesday at […]

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Countries urged to intervene on Kenya poll killings

From MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – INTERNATIONAL Criminal Court (ICC) member countries should address the court’s finding of obstruction by Kenya in the case against President Uhuru Kenyatta, rights groups said. An ICC trial chamber on Monday referred a finding of non-cooperation in the now-withdrawn case against Kenyatta to the court’s […]

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Superfast broadband to transform SA economy

TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – IN a major boost for the South African economy, Wireless Business Solutions (WBS), has announced a “multi-billion Rand” investment in a new high-speed LTE-A (Advanced Long Term Evolution) national data network. Veteran banker and WBS Chairman, Paul Harris, made the announcement. Harris said South Africa needed investment in productive […]

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Gugu’s gone but spirit of giving lives on

MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THOUSANDS of girls in the Eastern Cape have received sanitary towels purchased using funds raised by the late Gugu Zulu, member of the Volkswagen Motorsport family, during his Trek4Mandela campaign to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in July. In Zulu’s honour, further donations were arranged by Volkswagen Motorsport and Volkswagen employees […]

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Mujuru: Blame Mugabe for SA xenophobic attacks

0em>TSAKANI CHAUKE PRETORIA, (CAJ News) – ZIMBABWEANS in South Africa should blame their President Robert Mugabe for the xenophobia they suffered in the neighbouring country, former Deputy President, Joice Mujuru, said. She was speaking in Pretoria where she is reaching out to millions migrants working in the country. Appearing to absolve South Africans from xenophobia, […]

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Sanctions proposed to end DRC repression

From JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – THE International Criminal Court (ICC) must prosecute the perpetrators of the human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo, while the international community must impose sanctions. This is the recommendation of rights groups as the government maintains a crackdown on activists and opposition party […]

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Mercedes East London plant makes C-Class history

Motoring Reporter CAPETOWN, (CAJ News) – A first for the Mercedes-Benz East London plant is the manufacture of a C-Class with the latest PLUG-IN-HYBRID technology for both local and export markets. With a total investment of around R100 million in the Mercedes-Benz East London plant, the Hybrid project comprised of more than 500 new purchase […]

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SAAB extends Somalia peacekeeping contract

GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SAAB, a provider of world-leading products services and solutions within military defence and civil security to the Sub-Saharan Africa, has extended a contract to provide Third Party Maintenance (TPM) services to peacekeeping initiatives in Somalia over the next two years. The extension follows an initial contract – signed in […]

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MainOne invests $300 million in ICT infrastructure

From OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria LAGOS, (CAJ News) – LAGOS-based MainOne, West Africa’s leading communications and data solutions provider, has commissioned a new telecommunications Point of Presence (PoP) in Tema, Ghana’s major shipping, manufacturing and trading hub. This is the second time MainOne is building critical telecoms infrastructure in Tema. Last August, the company […]

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“Africa remains our main focus for growth,” Mauritius Bank Group - The Exchange (press release) (blog)

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Monday, 19 September 2016

Heads to roll after Buhari ‘plagiarises’ Obama speech

From EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – NIGERIA President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered that disciplinary action be taken against aides that exposed him to embarrassment by plagiarizing United States President Barack Obama’s 2008 victory speech. Buhari cited parts of the speech last Thursday while inaugurating his “Change Begins With Me Campaign”, aimed […]

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South Africa mourns music pioneer Mandoza

GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH Africa is mourning the death of legendary Kwaito musician, Mduduzi Edmund Tshabalala, popularly known as Mandoza. He died on Sunday, aged 38, after a long battle with cancer. President Jacob Zuma led the condolences. Zuma said South Africa had lost one of its pioneers whose music appealed to […]

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Petra performance exceeds expectations

GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – PETRA Diamonds is projecting production to rise up to 24,3 percent in 2017 from a year earlier and grow further to hit 5 million carats (mcts) in 2018. This is a year earlier than anticipated. The projections are buoyed by a satisfactory performance in the year ended June 30. […]

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Banditry forces thousands out of Mozambique

From ARIMANDO DOMINGOS in Maputo, Mozambique MAPUTO, (CAJ News) – THOUSANDS of Mozambican refugees are living in dire conditions in neighbouring countries after fleeing insurgency by the opposition Mozambican National Resistance (Renamo). Hordes of Mozambique nationals are increasingly fleeing to Zimbabwe while others are finding their way to Malawi, South Africa and Tanzania. Zimbabwe is […]

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Resistance to Zim bond notes introduction

From MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – THE introduction of the so-called bond notes is set to aggravate tensions between the Zimbabwean government and the public already outraged by worsening economic crisis and extensive corruption. Without giving a specific date, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ), Governor John Mangudya, has announced the new […]

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South Sudan reaches tragic refugee milestone

From RAJI BASHIR in Khartoum, Sudan KHARTOUM, (CAJ News) -THE number of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in neighbouring countries has passed the 1 million mark, highlighting the extent of the crisis in the world’s newest country. That figure includes more than 185 000 people who have fled since fresh violence erupted in the country in […]

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Business clients shielded from cybercrime

TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MTN Business has moved to protect its clients from the growing risk of cyber-based fraud and theft as the cost of global cybercrime expected to pass the $2 trillion mark by 2019. Mandisa Ntloko, Head of Marketing at MTN Business, says the company has expanded its portfolio of business […]

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Kabila’s opponents endure harassment

From JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – A systematic crackdown is underway on opponents of Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila’s attempt to cling to power beyond the constitutional second term. This has marred some levels of a recent breakthrough as government and opposition leaders announced a compromise that could pave […]

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No trace of journalists, politicians 15 years after arrest

From ADANE BIKILA in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia ADDIS ABABA, (CAJ News) – FIFTEEN years after their arrest by Eritrean government for allegedly posing national security threats, there is no information on the whereabouts and state of health of local senior government officials and independent journalists. The Eritrean authorities arrested and detained the group of senior […]

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Saturday, 17 September 2016

Decisive weekend in NPFL photo finish

from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja , Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THIS weekend’s set of matches in the Nigeria Professional Football League will have a bearing on the destiny of the title. The thrilling finish anticipated starts this evening with the clash between Enugu Rangers and Sunshine Stars at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu. […]

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Women the bedrock of blood service

GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE South African National Blood Service (SANBS) has praised women for donating blood over the years. Of the 1 million units collected per year, 57 percent is donated by women. “Women are the backbone and bedrock of our nation. That’s why at SANBS we appreciate their contribution to ensuring […]

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Super broadband for Sub-Saharan Africa schools

GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SCHOOLS in Sub-Saharan Africa and their local communities are poised to enjoy affordable, superfast satellite broadband following multi-million Euro investment by a global satellite company. Avanti Communications Group, a leading provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), has made the investment. Its […]

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Rwanda’s set to fulfil energy generation ambitions

From PHYLLIS BIRORI in Kigali, Rwanda KIGALI, (CAJ News) – THE East African country’s development agenda of Vision 2020, which aims to achieve 70 percent electrification connectivity and 563 megawatt generation capacity by 2018, will be under the spotlight during the Infrastructure Partnerships for African Developments (iPAD) Rwanda Energy Infrastructure Forum in November. The third […]

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AppsAfrica Awards deadline looms

TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE deadline for the AppsAfrica.com Awards 2016 is fast approaching. Entries for the continent-wide competition close on September 20. The Wireless Application Service Providers’ Association (WASPA) is organizing the awards. The Awards celebrate the enormous growth in mobile, technology and entrepreneurship in Africa. The award categories are: Disruptive Innovation, […]

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V90 Cross Country reveals Volvo adventurous side

MOTORING REPORTER JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE new Volvo V90 Cross Country is destined for South African roads, with timing and availability currently in planning stages. Since the introduction of the first Cross Country almost 20 years ago, Volvo Cars has become synonymous with the rugged all-road, all-weather product category, with a growing stable of […]

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Ford’s Careers Day exposes learners to auto industry

TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOME 120 South African learners have benefited from the annual Careers Day hosted by Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA). Some 80 Grade 11 learners from schools in Pretoria attend careers expo at Ford’s Silverton Assembly Plant while 40 students from Port Elizabeth visited the motor company’s Struandale […]

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Exciting agro times for East Africa bloc

ltureFrom HASSAN ONYANGO in Kampala, Uganda KAMPALA, (CAJ News) – THE fourth Agribusiness Congress East Africa conference set for the capital Kampala in November builds on the great excitement in the agricultural sector in Uganda. It is the first time that the event is taking place in Uganda. The summit comes at a time the […]

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West Africa defiant amid commodities slump

From RUSSELL ADADEVOH in Accra, Ghana ACCRA, (CAJ News) – CAPTAINS of the banking industry will converge in Ghana next month to discuss prevailing issues in the sector. This is the second inter-Africa trade and business conference to be hosted by Standard Bank in 2016, coming a few months after a similar exercise in Kenya. […]

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Grand graft in troubled South Sudan

From RAJOR BASHIR in Khartoum, Sudan KHARTOUM , (CAJ News) – CRISIS-TORN South Sudan has rocked by rampant public corruption with President Salva Kiir and former deputy and rebel leader Riek Machar allegedly involved. The graft record is extensive, including abuse of preferential access to foreign currency, theft of state assets and corruption in contracting […]

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Thursday, 15 September 2016

Zimbabwe risks new European sanctions over repression

From MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – THE repressive Zimbabwean administration of President Robert Mugabe faces renewed sanctions from the European Union (EU) following growing violence against demonstrators. The Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) met in Brussels, Belgium, were they voted in favour of the action. Members said the EU Council […]

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New Renault Mégane has arrived

MOTORING REPORTER JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE Toyota RAV4 remains one of South Africa’s favourite Sport utility vehicles, racking up over 400 units on a monthly basis. It has established itself as one of the segment leaders in this competitive marketplace. For 2016, the range receives some enhancements with the top-of-the-range VX model enjoying most […]

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Ndlovu appointed CAJ Head of Advertising and Marketing

TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – CENTRE for African Journalists (CAJ) News Africa, the pan-African news agency, has announced the appointment of Themba Ndlovu as Group Head of Advertising and Marketing. The appointment takes immediate effect. In his position, Ndlovu will spearhead digital sales, marketing and advertising mainly in East, Southern and West Africa. CAJ […]

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Radio platform secures English Premiership rights

OKORO CHINEDU LAGOS, (CAJ News) – MEGALECTRICS, Nigeria’s foremost radio platform, today announced it had secured an exclusive rights deal to broadcast English Premier League matches. As a new broadcast partner of talkSPORT in Nigeria, the radio platform will broadcast at least five games each week, continuing the country’s love affair with the Premier League. […]

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DRC prisoners freed to solve political crisis

From JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – RIGHTS groups have dismissed as a pretense the mass release of prisoners by the Democratic Republic of Congo government after opposition leaders remained behind bars. Their release is part of dialogue aimed at ending political crises. Last Friday, the administration of President Joseph Kabila announced […]

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South Africa’s top 50 brands named

GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MTN is South Africa’s most valuable brand, SABMiller’s portfolio the most valuable and Telkom is the fastest growing brand this year. This is according to the list of the Top 50 South African brands Brand South Africa and Brand Finance announced at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Houghton, Johannesburg […]

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No clarity as Mozambique detains Malawians

From ARIMANDO DOMINGOS in Maputo, Mozambique MAPUTO, (CAJ News) – MALAWI will engage neighbouring Mozambique in diplomatic talks following the arrest of its 65 citizens during operations to eradicate the renewed insurgency by the Mozambican National Resistance (Renamo). It could not be ascertained why the Malawians, who were travelling to South Africa, were arrested. Mozambican […]

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Dlamini Zuma: Africa united behind Tanzania

From ADANE BIKILA in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia ADDIS ABABA, (CAJ News) – THE Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has expressed the continent’s solidarity with Tanzania following an earthquake whose death toll is rising. The 5.7-magnitude earthquake that hit the country on Saturday has killed at least 17 people and […]

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Police, protesters defiance sparks Zimbabwe strife

From MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – ZIMBABWE is on the brink of strife after the opposition and civil society vowed to defy a police ban and proceed with demonstrations this weekend. In a latest defiance of court orders by agencies of the administration of President Robert Mugabe and Zanu (PF), police […]

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Ageing Mugabe called to cut foreign trips

From MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – GLOBE-trotting Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has embarked on yet another overseas trip amid criticism his travels were straining state coffers. Critics say he is no longer making useful contributions at the summits, age and ill-health having slowed him down. Mugabe, who has endured massive street […]

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