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Hundreds killed in Somalia diarrhoea outbreak

somalia diarhoea

From SAAD MUSE in Mogadishu, Somalia MOGADISHU, (CAJ News) – A fatal outbreak of diarrhoea has claimed the lives more than 500 lives in Somalia, where a risk of measles has also emerged. The crises comes as the humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate and the possibility of famine in 2017 persisting. According to the United […]

War denies millions of African children education

KENEMA, SIERRA LEONE - AUGUST 25: A classroom of a school stands abandoned on August 25, 2014 in Kenema, Sierra Leone. Schools closed and villages quarantined after dozens of its congregation died with Ebola symptoms.  Ebola, contagious disease for which there is no known treatment or cure, has claimed hundreds of lives in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. (Photo by Mohammed Elshamy/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

From MACOUMBA BEYE in Dakar, Senegal DAKAR, (CAJ News) – MORE than 25 million children are missing out on school in conflict zones across the African continent. This equates to 22 percent of the total population of children, mostly aged between six and 15 years old. At the primary school level, South Sudan has the […]

Minors at most risk in DRC bloodshed

DRC refugees

From JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – THE bloody clashes in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo are having a devastating impact on children with six million minors at risk due to extreme violence. This includes 600 000 already displaced from their homes. Some 2 000 children are being […]

Safaricom offer apology over network outage

SAFARICOM Chief Executive Officer, Bob Collymore

From MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – KENYA’S SAFARICOM has apologised to its clients following a system outage affecting a number of core services on its network on Monday. This outage affected voice, data, SMS, M-PESA and enterprise services. The company said its engineers identified the root cause of the outage, which […]

Tennis ace Kerber named SAP ambassador

Angelique Kerber

By GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SAP has welcomed, Angelique Kerber, until recently the highest-ranked female tennis player, as brand ambassador for the company. The announcement precedes the renewal of a partnership with the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA). The renewal will be formalized on Thursday at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany. […]

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