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Relief as Nigerian rebel group releases humanitarians

Islamic State - West Africa Province

from AHMED OBAFEMI in Maiduguri, Nigeria MAIDUGURI, (CAJ News) – THE humanitarian community in Nigeria has welcomed the release of five civilians, including three workers, by Islamist militants northeast of the country. The Islamic State – West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of the Boko Haram, had kidnapped the individuals in an illegal checkpoint the […]

Cyber fraud fight to dominate Mobile World Congress

Mobile World Congress

by MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE war against fraudulent payment flows affecting mobile network operators (MNOs) and their over 5 billion customers globally will take centre stage at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2020 in Spain. Scheduled for the city of Barcelona from February 24-27, MWC is set to be the information and […]

EXCLUSIVE: South Africa rejects Ethiopian migrants’ multimillion-dollar offer

South Africans on the looting spree of foreign owned shops in Johannesburg

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA Editor-In-Chief JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THOUSANDS of Ethiopian refugees living in South Africa are dangling an offer of R100 million (US$6,94 million) to the host country’s government in exchange for permanent residence permits. The offer has hit a snag with South Africa reluctant to accept this capital injection that the Ethiopians believe […]

More people than ever face hunger in Southern Africa

World Food Programme (WFP) Zimbabwe

from MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – A RECORD 45 million people in Southern Africa are food insecure as the region enters the peak of the lean season. The season runs from January to March. Zimbabwe is the worst affected by the deficit but Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia […]

Nigeria marks 50 years’ end to deadly civil war

Biafra flag

from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – AFRICA’S most populous country, Nigeria, is marking 50 years to the end of the civil war that left 2 million civilians dead from starvation, disease and war. It is one of the deadliest conflicts in the continent’s history, having started in 1967 when indigenous peoples […]

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