Category archives for: Regional

Uproar over Nigeria shoot to kill policy

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari interacts with country's top military at HQ 1 Brigade in Dansadau Zamfara State, picture, Vanguard

from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) –CIVIL society organisations in Nigeria fear the army could commit extrajudicial killings after President Muhammamadu Buhari ordered the military to “eliminate” bandits. An extrajudicial killing is carried out without judicial proceeding or legal process. Buhari gave the order this week and pledged his administration would equip […]

Chikombedzi mineral rush triggers fears of land degradation

Some of the miners relaxing at the amethyst minefield at Phahlela, Gezani in Chikombedzi under Chief Sengwe. Photo by Patrick Chitongo, CAJ News Africa

from PATRICK CHITONGO recently in Gezani, Zimbabwe GEZANI, (CAJ News) – IN scenes reminiscent of over a decade ago, small scale miners have flocked Gezani communal lands, Chikombedzi under Chief Sengwe in Chiredzi district following the discovery of amethyst, a precious stone used in jewelry. However, there are fears the unregulated mining activities could harm […]

Mozambique’s child marriages ban welcomed

Child marriage in Mozambique, photo by UNICEF

from ARIMANDO DOMINGOS in Maputo, Mozambique MAPUTO, (CAJ News) – THE passing of a new bill banning child marriage in Mozambique has been hailed as a historic commitment by the government to uphold the rights of girls. After a two-and-a half-year campaign by gender equality organisations, government has passed the bill that sets the minimum […]

Rare prospect for next Mozambique government

Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi (left) and opposition RENAMO leader Ossufo Momade pose for a photo after signing peace deal

from ARIMANDO DOMINGOS in Maputo, Mozambique MAPUTO, (CAJ News) – A new Mozambican government to be in place after the national elections in October will have the rare opportunity of being the first administration to work under a peaceful and conducive atmosphere since independence 44 years ago. Undeterred by the conflict that has battered the […]

Upbeat French mobile firm targets Africa expansion

Crosscall products

by TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – BUOYED by a massive increase in revenues globally, French mobile technology firm, Crosscall, has set its sights on the South African market. Crosscall specialises on outdoor, waterproof smartphones and professional phones. Its earnings have soared from €51,2 million (R812 million) to €71,6 million (R1,1 billion), representing a 40 […]

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