Category archives for: Regional

Killing of Zimbabwean protesters condemned

Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) beating up protesters

from MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – HUMAN rights groups have decried the killing of protesters by security forces and the subsequent internet shutdown in Zimbabwe. It is estimated eight people have been killed and 25 others wounded during demonstrations that erupted countrywide after the government of President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced an […]

Boko Haram attacks refugee camp, 4 killed

Boko Haram terrorists

from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – FOUR refugees have been killed after an attack thought to be carried out by the Boko Haram terror group at a refugee centre northeast of Nigeria. The attack in Rann town in the volatile Borno State is the third by the non-state armed groups since […]

Zimbabweans in SA weigh in on fatal protests

Zimbabwe Diaspora Development Chamber (ZDDC) Chairman, Mr Luke Dzipange Zunga

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – ZIMBABWEAN economists and political activists in South Africa have blamed controversial policies by the beleaguered government for the deadly protests ravaging their home country. This follows the deadly protests over Zimbabwe’s economic problems, which have been worsened by the steep increase in the price of fuel, as announced […]

6 more dead in DRC Ebola outbreak

Ebola virus

from JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – AT LEAST 16 people have died as a result of the worsening outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) this year. The deaths are from 20 new confirmed cases during the period. This brings to 390 the number of people that […]

Zimbabwe hurts own economy with internet shutdown

Zimbabwe internet unblocked

by MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE Zimbabwean government appears to have shot itself in the foot with the shutdown of the internet following violent protests. This comes amid estimations that the already dire economy was losing over US$5 million daily (about R68.6 million) due to the interruptions. A coalition of human rights organisations […]

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