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Dozens arrested in Nigeria crimes crackdown

Operation Crocodile Smile II

From EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE military has arrested a total of 49 suspects during operations against violent and economic crimes south of Nigeria. Troops also assisted the return of 176 people, among them women and children who had been displaced from their homes, during conflicts. Culprits have been detained for […]

Shell caught in fresh controversy in Nigeria

AI accuses Shell of ignoring oil spill image DW

From OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria LAGOS, (CAJ News) – SHELL, the global oil giant, has lurched into another controversy in Nigeria where it is blamed for the disastrous oil spills after 50 years of extraction. The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) alleged the firm’s subsidiary in the West African country, […]

Illegal electricity fatal at Eastern Cape rural townships

Eskom official showing illegal connections within the Joe Slovo community

By MTHULISI SIBANDA in Cofimvaba, Eastern Cape EASTERN CAPE, (CAJ News) – POWER utility Eskom is concerned at the illegal and unsafe electricity connections posing an underlying threat to rural townships in the Eastern Cape Province. In the 2016/2017 financial year, 20 people were reported injured and another six dead in the province as a result of […]

First South Sudan energy summit defies insecurity

South Sudan energy summit

From RAJI BASHIR in Khartoum, Sudan KHARTOUM, (CAJ News) – THE first energy and infrastructure conference in the war-torn South Sudan has exceeded expectations. It brought together 400 delegates including Vice President, James Wani Igga, and ministers of petroleum, energy, trade, roads and environment. “We were blown away by the attendance and by the level […]

Deaths from Eastern Cape illegal connections rise

Eastern cape

By MTHULISI SIBANDA in Cofimvaba, Eastern Cape COFIMVABA, (CAJ News) – FOUR people have died and 20 others injured in incidents linked to illegal and unsafe electricity connections in the Eastern Cape Province this year. The statistics indicate an escalating problem after six people were killed and 20 others injured in the 2016/17 period. Eskom […]

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