Archive for: April, 2018

Collapsing toilets spark disease fears in Burundi

Burundian refugees

from OMEGA SSUUNA in Bujumbura, Burundi BUJUMBURA, (CAJ News) – ILL-equipped humanitarian groups fear a deadly outbreak of diseases after over 800 pit latrines overflowed following heavy rains in southern Burundi. Some 500 latrines in the village of Gatabo and 300 latrines in Buga village of Kayogoro Commune in Makamba province have overflowed in the […]

Kids caught up in Libya civil strife

Kids with guns: children playing war games in Benghazi, Libya: pictures by Cai Yang.

from AHMED ZAYED in Tripoli, Libya TRIPOLI, (CAJ News) – MORE than 29 000 unaccompanied migrant children are at increased risk of human trafficking, arbitrary detention, forced labour and sexual exploitation in Libya. This has prompted humanitarian organisations to enhance migrant and refugee child protection measures in the North African country. According to the International […]

Protests erupt over alleged looting of Zimbabwe diamonds

Zimbabwe police dogs

From MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – THE government and global industry regulators have been urged to investigate alleged human rights abuses and reported brutality by security forces against civilians protesting the suspected looting of diamond revenue from the Marange fields. Human rights groups reported armed soldiers and police who fired teargas […]

Samsung forecasts drop in flagship model sales

Samsung Galaxy Note

by GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SAMSUNG Electronics has posted KRW60,56 trillion (R695,1 billion) in consolidated revenue and KRW15,64 trillion (R179,5 billion) in operating profit for the first quarter of 2018, thanks to Memory Business and increased sales of its flagship mobile products. Among the flagships is the Galaxy S9, revealed at the Mobile […]

Over 100 Cameroonians deported from gruesome Libya

Cameroonian migrants

from ROSY SADOU in Yaoundé, Cameroon YAOUNDE, (CAJ News) – MORE than 120 Cameroonian migrants have been repatriated following hostile stays in Libya. The repatriations come after unsuccessful attempts to travel to Europe. Most of the migrants, who included pregnant women, had been kept in prisons. The International Office of Migration (IOM) has facilitated their […]

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