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Malawi youngster’s ordeal in a forced marriage

Memory Kapinama, forced marriage survivor IMAGE :GIFT NDOLWANE

By GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) -AT the tender age of 18, Memory Kapinama’s life has come full circle having gone through both marriage and its annulment. She remembers vividly the day her childhood was disrupted while she was still aged 12. “I had come back from school midterm in 2012 when my parents told […]

Journalists face death penalty in Cameroon crises


From ROSY SADOU in Yaoundé, Cameroon YAOUNDE, (CAJ News) – JOURNALISTS in Cameroon are facing the increasing threat of jail and death penalty for coverage of the Boko Haram terror group and the civil unrest by English-speaking communities. The crackdown on the press largely reporting on the government’s alleged laxity against the problems has left journalists too scared […]

Thousands flee Congo warfare to Zambia


From JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – SEVERE fighting between rival ethnic groups and the Democratic Republic of Congo Army (FARDC) has displaced thousands of civilians southeast of the country. More than 5 000 of these have fled the border to Zambia. The inter-communal skirmishes feature the Luba villagers and Twa hunter-gatherers who have […]

Mugabe followers allegedly punish disabled critics

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe

From MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – SUPPORTERS of President Robert Mugabe and Zanu-PF are accused of brutalising disabled opposition followers ahead of elections scheduled for next year. Disabled people that choose to support the opposition are at risk of political violence such as harassment, sexual assault, physical assault, intimidation, physical and […]

Drugs, porn unearthed at al-Shabaab hideout

Wild African giraffes run in terror in the Boni National Reserve in Garrisa County, Kenya

From MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – KENYAN soldiers have found sexual paraphernalia and drugs during a raid at a terrorists’ hideout northeast of the country. The army said the alleged al-Shabaab members in the Boni Forest deserted the camp after the raid, leaving behind a trail of pornographic DVDs,condoms, several empty alcohol bottles […]


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