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Tanzania criticised for expelling Burundi refugees

Burundi refugees in Tanzania

from ALLOYCE KIMBUNGA in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania DAR-ES-SALAAM, (CAJ News) – HUMAN rights groups have petitioned African leaders to dissuade Tanzania from pressuring thousands of refugees and asylum seekers to return to Burundi. Human rights groups accuse Tanzania of unduly influencing the 163 000 individuals into returning in spite of the ongoing serious human rights violations […]

Congolese soldiers convicted of rape

DRC flag

from JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – SOME 16 soldiers are among 164 culprits arrested and prosecuted for the rape as well as gender-based violence against at least 164 civilians in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) this year. The figures are for the South Kivu Province, which is among regions […]

Half of Zimbabwe’s population now starving

World Food Programme (WFP) Zimbabwe

from MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – DROUGHT, flooding and economic problems in Zimbabwe have plunged 7,7 million people into severe hunger. This represents half the population, in what is the worst hunger crisis for more than a decade. This has prompted the World Food Programme (WFP) to rapidly expand an already […]

Fragile Nigeria fears chaos over festive season

Nigeria police bust baby stealing syndicate in Anambra State

from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – NIGERIA’S domestic intelligence agency said it had uncovered plots to destabilise the West African country during this festive season. The Department of State Services (DSS) said so-called undesirable groups planned to do this through protests, mass action and violence. “These predetermined actions have been designed […]

Retained Namibian government cracks first whip against corruption

Namibian President Hage Geingob

from AFRED SHILONGO in Windhoek, Namibia WINDHOEK, (CAJ News) – THE prompt arrest and initial court appearance of some former government officials implicated in the so-called Fish-rot scandal, coinciding with the endorsement of incumbent President Hage Geingob and the South West Africa People’s Organisations (SWAPO), is a clear indication tackling corruption will be top of […]

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