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Huawei, SA launch free 4IR, 5G training scheme

Drum Cafe Student send off at Huawei Technologies' event

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SIX-THOUSAND postgraduate information and communications technology (ICT) students and practitioners in South Africa are to benefit from free training programmes on fifth generation cellular network (5G) and fourth industrial revolution (4IR) technologies. Huawei South Africa and the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT) will launch the online […]

Uproar over Nigeria shoot to kill policy

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari interacts with country's top military at HQ 1 Brigade in Dansadau Zamfara State, picture, Vanguard

from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) –CIVIL society organisations in Nigeria fear the army could commit extrajudicial killings after President Muhammamadu Buhari ordered the military to “eliminate” bandits. An extrajudicial killing is carried out without judicial proceeding or legal process. Buhari gave the order this week and pledged his administration would equip […]

Chikombedzi mineral rush triggers fears of land degradation

Some of the miners relaxing at the amethyst minefield at Phahlela, Gezani in Chikombedzi under Chief Sengwe. Photo by Patrick Chitongo, CAJ News Africa

from PATRICK CHITONGO recently in Gezani, Zimbabwe GEZANI, (CAJ News) – IN scenes reminiscent of over a decade ago, small scale miners have flocked Gezani communal lands, Chikombedzi under Chief Sengwe in Chiredzi district following the discovery of amethyst, a precious stone used in jewelry. However, there are fears the unregulated mining activities could harm […]

Mozambique’s child marriages ban welcomed

Child marriage in Mozambique, photo by UNICEF

from ARIMANDO DOMINGOS in Maputo, Mozambique MAPUTO, (CAJ News) – THE passing of a new bill banning child marriage in Mozambique has been hailed as a historic commitment by the government to uphold the rights of girls. After a two-and-a half-year campaign by gender equality organisations, government has passed the bill that sets the minimum […]

EXCLUSIVE: Jatropha project an inspiring international success

Female black farmer for Jatropha curcas, Julia Thandeka Shungube of Mbangwane, Ehlanzeni district in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Photo by Anna Ntabane, CAJ News Africa

from ANNA NTABANE in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga MBOMBELA, (CAJ News) – BEHIND the thriving essential oils and pharmaceutical sectors in the Mpumalanga Province and neighbouring countries is an enterprise that actually started as a hobby. Making the success more unimaginable is the fact that the individual spearheading this growth is a woman from a humble background, […]

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