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Chaos denies Rwanda genocide victims justice

Rwanda genocide

from PHYLLIS BIRORI in Kigali, Rwanda KIGALI, (CAJ News) – THE much-anticipated prosecution of some perpetrators of the Rwandan genocide has degenerated into shambles after open defiance of international law and tensions at the Security Council. The chaos follows the controversial release of some masterminds, local authorities’ failure to arrest hundreds of fugitives and defiant […]

Anxiety over aid workers kidnapped by Boko Haram

Boko Haram

from AHMED OBAFEMI in Maiduguri, Nigeria MAIDUGURI, (CAJ News) – THE global humanitarian community is concerned at the safety of six aid workers kidnapped by a rebel group northeast of Nigeria. They were recently abducted during an attack that left their colleague dead in the volatile Borno State. A staff member of the French-headquartered Action […]

Drought leaves millions more vulnerable in Zimbabwe

World Food Programme Zimbabwe, file photo

from MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – MORE than 5,5 million Zimbabweans are projected to be food insecure when the hunger period peaks from January through March next year. From now until the end of the current year, the drought will impact on more than 4,7 million people. This is according to […]

126 humanitarian workers killed over the past year

South Sudan clonflict

from RAJI BASHIR in Khartoum, Sudan KHARTOUM, (CAJ News) – SOME 126 aid workers were killed, 130 kidnapped and 143 others wounded globally in the year 2018. This makes the year the second-worst on record for aid worker security, with 399 workers affected by violence in 221 separate attacks. Rebel groups are largely blamed. According […]

Death toll spikes in Nigeria rats borne fever

Lassa fever

from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – AT least 139 people have died from an escalating outbreak of the Lassa fever in Nigeria. The deaths from the illness transmitted by rats have been documented from 2 960 suspected cases, of which 615 have been confirmed positive. No less than two health workers […]

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