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Gartner projects digitally fuelled Africa growth in 2019

Tomas Nielsen, Research Director at Gartner

By MTHULISI SIBANDA in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – AFRICAN companies are forecast to increase their information technology (IT) budgets next year as digital emerges the leading business priority for local chief information officers (CIOs). According to the annual Gartner 2019 CIO Agenda, whose findings were disclosed in Cape Town, South Africa, CIOs […]

Zimbabwe’s government held responsible for cholera deaths

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from MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – CIVIL society and human rights organisations in Zimbabwe have held the government accountable for the death of scores of people from cholera. About 30 people have die following the latest outbreak that erupted at the beginning of September. The Civil Society Health Emergency Response Coordinating […]

Floods, cholera leave hundreds dead in Nigeria


from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – AT least 444 people have died following a cholera outbreak in Nigeria this year. The latest eruption of the waterborne disease has been reported in the northeastern Borno State, which is also the region worst affected by the Boko Haram terror group. As of this […]

Uganda battles surge of refugees from region


From HASSAN ONYANGO in Kampala, Uganda KAMPALA, (CAJ News) – ABOUT 9 500 refugees have arrived in Uganda from unstable neighbouring countries over the past month. The refugees are from Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and South Sudan. A majority are from the DRC, where tensions are escalating ahead of elections set for December. […]

Africa-South America undersea cable completed

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from ROSY SADOU in Yaoundé, Cameroon YAOUNDE, (CAJ News) – A MAJOR milestone has been reached with the completion of a 6 000-kilometre submarine fibre optic cable connecting Africa to South America. The South Atlantic Inter Link (SAIL) project connecting Cameroon to Brazil is set to provide the continents with a faster and more stable […]

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