Category archives for: Africa & World

Nigeria bans fireworks use in festive season

Fireworks

from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – AUTHORITIES have announced a ban on crackers and fireworks this festive season in regions affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria. Police warned violators of the order would be arrested for breaching security by use of such items. Haruna Mohammed, spokesperson of the police […]

Groups oppose amnesty for Jammeh’s inner circle

Gambia's former president Yahya Jammeh

from MOMODOU DIBBA in Banjul, Gambia BANJUL, (CAJ News) – GAMBIA’S Parliament has begun debate on a bill to shed light on serious human rights violations committed during the rule of former President Yahya Jammeh. The debate started on Wednesday (today) amid calls by rights groups for the National Assembly to amend the Truth, Reconciliation […]

Scammers devise festive season trickery

Cybercrime

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – CONSUMERS have been alerted to a new banking scam ahead of the festive season. To carry out their devious plan, fraudsters remotely take control of the victim’s personal computer over the internet and gain access to their online banking profile. They are sending unsuspecting consumers fake emails notifying […]

Troops warned against selling out to Boko Haram

Nigeria army

from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) -THE Nigerian government has warned disgruntled soldiers from collaborating with agents allegedly bent on compromising the fight against the Boko Haram terror group. This follows the Ministry of Defence alleging government had received credible information on sponsored campaigns of defamation against the military leadership by some […]

Lesotho soldiers docked for attempt on editor’s life

Lesotho Times Editor, Lloyd Mutungamiri

from TSOANELO MOKHAHLANE in Maseru, Lesotho MASERU, (CAJ News) – FIVE members of the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) are on trial on Wednesday (today) for the attempted murder of a newspaper editor. Lloyd Mutungamiri of the privately-owned Lesotho Times suffered near fatal gunshot wounds after an attack outside his home in the capital Maseru in […]

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