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Congolese refugees live on snails as hunger worsens


from JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – SOME refugees in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are reportedly surviving on snails as the unrelenting violence triggers one of the most serious humanitarian crises in the world. Persistent clashes between rival ethnic groups as well the armed forces and militia has led to […]

UK commits £3 million for Zimbabwe recovery

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from MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – THE United Kingdom (UK) has committed an additional £3 million (R50,2 million) towards Zimbabwe’s economic recovery. The latest support underlines the revival of relations between the European country and its former colony after years of hostilities with the regime of now-deposed leader, Robert Mugabe. UK’s […]

Relief as Boko Haram releases kidnapped Nigerian girls

Boko Haram kidnapped girls

from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) -THE Boko Haram terror group has released more than 100 schoolgirls it kidnapped in northeastern Nigeria last month. Tragically, five girls reportedly died while being held hostage by the Islamic sect. Boko Haram abducted the 110 children at a government school in Dapchi, Yobe State on February […]

Bandits sustain reign of terror in Mali

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from RUDD KONTE in Bamako, Mali BAMAKO, (CAJ News) – THE Islamic extremist group, Jama’at Nusrat al-Islam Wa al-Muslmeen (JNIM or Group to Support Islam and Muslims), has killed more than 80 defense and security forces, peacekeepers and civilians in Mali. At least 38 security personnel, eight peacekeeping soldiers of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated […]

Spanish airliner honours Joburg with latest fleet


by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – IBERIA, the Spanish carrier, has named its new state-of-the-art fleet in honour of Johannesburg, the South African city. Advancing its fleet replacement process, the airline has taken delivery of the aircraft “Johannesburgo”, which completes the order of 12 A330-200 units and will operate the airline’s flights to destinations […]

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