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Congolese rebels abduct Ugandan fishermen

congo rebels

From HASSAN ONYANGO in Kampala, Uganda KAMPALA, (CAJ News) – EFFORTS by Uganda to secure the release six fishermen recently kidnapped by a rebel group in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are hanging in the balance. The uncertainty comes after the government resisted ransom demands by the militia. The fishermen were kidnapped at the […]

Zimbabwe embarks on broadband connectivity upgrade


from MERCY MUJURU in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – ZIMBABWE’S sole fixed telephone operator, TelOne, has embarked on converged network upgrade aimed at enabling customers realise faster broadband connectivity. The state-owned fibre-optic operator said the exercise would ensure customers enjoyed faster video and telephone conferencing calls. Among other benefits include Interactive Voice Response Services […]

Worshippers capture Boko Haram suicide bomber

Boko Haram suicide bomber

from AHMED OBAFEMI in Maiduguri, Nigeria MAIDUGURI, (CAJ News) – SOME worshippers have captured a female suicide bomber, in the process averting what could have been a devastating attack Northeast of Nigeria. The Nigerian Army confirmed the incident occurred at a mosque in village in the restive Yobe State. Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, Deputy Director Public […]

Digital platforms revolution alters consumer viewing habits


by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOME 97 percent of adult Kenyans with internet access are using some form of online video service, with nearly two-thirds paying to view digital online content. In Nigeria, the figure is put at around 92 percent while 55 percent of the adults are now paying to watch digital […]

South Africa GDP to suffer impact of fragile sectors


By AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – ECONOMISTS have forecast the struggling manufacturing and mining sectors to impede the growth of South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) in the first quarter of 2018. The projections come in the wake of figures released by Statistics South Africa indicating manufacturing production in the continent’s most advanced economy […]

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