Archive for: December, 2016

Nigeria wobbles into fresh graft scandal

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From EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – NIGERIA has lurched into yet another corruption scandal involving government officials. This follows allegations N500 million (about R22 million) for the rebuilding of a government school destroyed during the kidnapping of over 200 girls had gone missing. Government released the money under the Safe School […]

Malaria latest crisis in troubled Sudan

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From RAJI BASHIR in Khartoum, Sudan KHARTOUM, (CAJ News) – ABOUT 2 000 people have died of malaria as an outbreak compounds the catastrophe in South Sudan, the world’s newest country also overwhelmed by drought and war. Swarms of mosquitoes are infecting people with malaria in massive numbers with a rise of 400 percent recorded […]

Lesotho needs R30 million to curb AIDS burden

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From TSOANELO MOKHAHLANE in Maseru, Lesotho MASERU, (CAJ News) – RECURRENT drought and funding challenges have left thousands of people living with HIV/AIDS worse off in neighbouring Lesotho. Completely surrounded by South Africa, the country is among the hardest hit by the worst drought in decades. Over 725 000 people- a quarter of the population- […]

Camouflage wear banned in Zimbabwe

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From MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – ZIMBABWE has banned the wearing of replica military attire in the wake of a reported increase in crimes committed by culprits dressed in such gear. Camouflage has proven a popular fashion statement during the festive season but the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) and the Zimbabwe […]

Displaced CAR civilians battle hunger

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From JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – MILLIONS of highly vulnerable people face an uncertain future after humanitarian agencies hinted at halting food distribution in the Central African Republic. The cash-strapped World Food Programme, a United Nations agency, has been forced to halve the amount of food provided to beneficiaries. Felix Gomez, […]

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