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Over 20 villagers dead in Cameroon massacre

Dwindling grazing pastures is the source of increased conflicts between Nigeria's Fulani herdsmen and other communities

from ROSY SADOU in Yaoundé, Cameroon YAOUNDE, (CAJ News) – GOVERNMENT forces and armed members of the ethnic Fulani group have reportedly killed at least 21 civilians at a village in western Cameroon. Thirteen (13) children and a pregnant woman are among those deceased following the skirmishes at the Ngarbuh village in Donga Mantung district. […]

Mixed feelings to SA Budget Speech 2020

Finance minister, Mr Tito Mboweni

from DION HENRICK in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – THE establishment of a state bank, formation of the Sovereign Wealth Fund and the slashing of the state wage bill in South Africa are among the highlights of the Budget Speech delivered by Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni, on Wednesday. For 2020/21, expenditure is projected […]

Tanzania journalist pays hefty fine to secure release

Erick Kabendera

from ALLOYCE KIMBUNGA in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania DAR-ES-SALAAM, (CAJ News) – THERE are mixed feelings over the release of a Tanzanian investigative journalist who has paid fines amounting to US$118 000 (R1,78 million) to secure his freedom. Erick Kabendera, the investigative journalist, has been released after a plea bargain with the Kisutu Resident Magistrates Court in […]

Elections blamed for attacks on Malawi albinos

Albinos being hunted in Malawi, photo supplied

from MAVHUTO BANDA in Lilongwe, Malawi LILONGWE, (CAJ News) – THE United Nations is worried at the possibility of an increase in attacks against people living with albinism in Malawi as the country prepares for new elections. This follows the recent attack on a 92-year-old woman who had two of her toes amputated. Tafwauli Ngona, […]

Resurgent agro sector raises SA job creation hopes


by AKANI CHAUKE  JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE rejuvenated agricultural sector has emerged the industry offering the biggest hope for employment creation in South Africa, a country burdened by the scourge of rising joblessness, especially among millions of youth. While other major contributors to Southern Africa’s biggest economy (which is the continent’s second-largest, behind Nigeria) […]

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