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Somalia battles overcrowding in capital city

Somalia on the verge of famine

from SAAD MUSE in Mogadishu, Somalia MOGADISHU, (CAJ News) – MOGADISHU, the Somali capital, is now the most overcrowded city in Africa after conflict and natural disasters cause massive displacement to the area. The capital city is home to about 600 000 displaced people, most of whom live in informal camps, according to the Internal […]

Probe into SA mobile services welcomed


by MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH Africa’s Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) has welcomed plans by authorities to investigate competition in the provision of mobile broadband services. The regulator, Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), recently announced its intention to conduct an inquiry. “This investigation cuts to the heart of the cost […]

ZANU-PF women endorse presidential age limits

Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-Alliance) leader, Nelson Chamisa

from NDABENI MLOTSHWA in Esigodini, Zimbabwe ESIGODINI, (CAJ News) – THE Women’s League of the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union- Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) has endorsed calls by liberation war veterans to increase the minimum presidential age limit from 40 to 52 years. The move is yet another strategy to scuttle ambitions by opposition leader, Nelson […]

US, India, Australia combine to push clean fossil fuel

Fossil energy, photo supplied

from ANDRZEJ KOWALCYK in Katowice, Poland  KATOWICE, (CAJ News) – FOR 10 minutes, yesterday, protestors chanted and danced a conga around the room where a White House team was hosting its key event at the UN summit on climate change. With cries of “Shame on you,” and “Keep it in the ground,” they waved banners and threatened to sue governments that […]

Over 400 dead in regional cholera outbreak

Cholera outbreak in Malawi, photo supplied

from MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – AT least 433 people have died from outbreaks of cholera ravaging Eastern and Southern Africa since the beginning of the year. The deaths have been recorded from 36 820 cases of the water borne disease. Affected countries include Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, […]

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