Archive for: October, 2015

EXCLUSIVE: Zimbabwean girls sold for marriage as hunger bites

A man holds a girl as she tries to escape when she realized she is to to be married

from REGERAI PEPUKAI in Masvingo, Zimbabwe MASVINGO, (CAJ News) – DRESSED in tattered clothes and with nothing on her cracked feet, Faith (15) resembles a street tramp. Perhaps, judging by her circumstances, she would envy to be one of the scores of street children that roam Zimbabwe’s urban areas. They at least enjoy some freedom. The impoverished family […]

EXCLUSIVE: Factors impeding Russia investments in Africa identified


from KESTER KENN KLOMEGAH in Moscow, Russia Russia Bureau MOSCOW, (CAJ News) – LACK of credit support and investment guarantees from the Russian government and financial institutions have been cited as the major impediments for Russian companies willing to invest in the African continent. These setbacks have culminated in the world’s biggest country by size lagging behind such economic […]

Kenya lauded for enabling ease of business

Kenya is making against the Ease of Doing Business indicator

From MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – THE United Kingdom has hailed Kenya’s qualification as one of the leading reformers on enabling ease of doing business. Lisa Phillips, the Department for International Development in Kenya (DFID-Kenya), congratulated the East African country on the UK’s behalf. “The progress that Kenya is making against the […]

New Air Corridor aims to boost Africa-Asia trade

Air Corridor

from HANS KANHYE in Port Louis, Mauritius Mauritius Bureau PORT LOUIS, (CAJ News) – MAURITIUS, the Indian Ocean island, is poised to live up to its potential as a gateway for business in Africa following the country’s official airline signing a major deal creating a link to Asia. Air Mauritius has signed an agreement on […]

MOZAMBIQUE: Vast energy resources steer Mozambique into economic powerhouse

Maputo 1

by ARIMANDO DIMINGOS and SAVIOUS KWINIKA MAPUTO, (CAJ News) – MOZAMBIQUE, reaping the fruits of successful economic reforms and subsequent high growth rate, is on the threshold of becoming a continental energy powerhouse as its multi-billion dollar projects reach incubation stage. This is a culmination of the government of the Southern African nation prioritizing energy as one of the […]

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