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Grave violations reported ahead of Burundi polls

Burundi forces

from OMEGA SSUUNA in Bujumbura, Burundi BUJUMBURA, (CAJ News) – A CRACKDOWN on government critics by youth aligned to the ruling party and authorities have cast doubts on Burundi hosting credible elections in 2020. The United Nations’ (UN’s) Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Burundi expressed concern that members of the opposition were killed, targeted […]

Journalists bashed in tense Nigeria elections


from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – NIGERIA has been urged to investigate the alleged detention, harassment and assault of journalist by security personnel and armed individuals during the just-ended governorship elections. The violations against journalists were reported around the West African country during the hotly-contested polls. The Committee to Protect Journalists […]

Thousands of Congolese kids at risk of malnutrition

Acute malnutrition

from JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – AN estimated 260 000 children in the western Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are suffering from severe malnutrition and need lifesaving treatment. They are in the region of Kasai, which has been beset by violence and insecurity between 2016 and 2018. Thousands of children who […]

UNITEL signed as first WEF partner in Angola

Angola's UNITEL Chairperson, Isabel dos Santos

from PEDRO AGOSTO in Luanda, Angola LUANDA, (CAJ News) – ANGOLAN mobile network operator, UNITEL, is the first company from the Southern African country to be included in the World Economic Forum (WEF) exclusive network of Partner level companies. It joins the Dangote Group, as the only other partner from the continent. The partnership will […]

Boko Haram torn apart by infighting

Abubakar Shekau, former Boko Haram leader

from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE Boko Haram terror group is reportedly in disarray after the Islamic State West Africa Province sacked Abu Mus’ab Al Barnawi as the leader. Abu Abdullahi Ibn Umar Al Barnawi (not related) is the new leader of the insurgents. Colonel Timothy Antigha, the spokesperson of […]

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