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Police nab over 150 Nigerian cultists

Nigerian police arrest cultists

from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – NIGERIAN police have arrested some 151 suspected cultists southeast of the country. The individuals have been arrested during operations in the Anambra State. Among those arrested are 20 suspects that are underage. They have been placed under parental supervision. Of those arrested, 40 suspects have […]

Dilemma in plans to reboot Mozambique’s Idai-hit agriculture

Cyclone Idai

from ARIMANDO DOMINGOS in Maputo, Mozambique MAPUTO, (CAJ News) – INADEQUATE funds have presented government and humanitarian organisations a dilemma in their frantic efforts to revive agriculture and stave off hunger in the wake of the Cyclone Idai that devastated Mozambique slightly a month ago. This comes amid fears thousands of beneficiaries could be tempted […]

Rebels worsen spread of HIV in CAR

Central African Republic (CAR) rebels’ accused of spreading HIV/AIDS

from OMAN MBIKO in Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR) BANGUI, (CAJ News) – FIGHTING between rival armed groups, continued insecurity and large-scale displacement of people are blamed for the spread of HIV in the Central African Republic (CAR). Haut Mbomou Province, bordering the equally volatile Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and South Sudan, is […]

EXCLUSIVE: Technology spells end for unscrupulous windscreen fixers

On left is Clarence Tapfuma (26) with Zimbabwean co-founder of Dynamic Windscreen Tech Spencer Banda (29) after fixing damaged cars' windscreen dents, chips and cracks. Photo by Savious Kwinika, CAJ News Africa

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA  JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE days of multinational companies charging exorbitant prices to repair vehicle windscreens are now over following the emergence of a new breed of entrepreneurs inspired by technology. Before the advent of technology, vehicle owners were forced to discard the entire windscreen despite a mere dent, chip or crack. […]

Five years on, no sign of kidnapped Nigerian girls

Chibok girls

from AHMED OBAFEMI in Maiduguri, Nigeria MAIDUGURI, (CAJ News) – THE whereabouts of the 112 schoolgirls kidnapped by the Boko Haram sect northwest of Nigeria remains unknown exactly five years since their abduction. Children’s rights groups said the five-year anniversary of the Chibok school abduction is a reminder that schoolchildren remain vulnerable to attacks and […]

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