Category archives for: Regional

No trace of kidnapped Nigeria nurses, months on

International Committee of the Red Cross

from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is appealing for the release of two humanitarian workers that terrorists kidnapped in northeastern Nigeria six months ago. Their colleague, a midwife, was killed as the radicals thought to be members of the Boko Haram group abducted […]

Dozens dead in Ethiopia ethnic violence outbreak

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From ADANE BIKILA in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia ADDIS ABABA, (CAJ News) – ETHIOPIA has been urged to investigate the death of more than 60 people during ethnic tensions gripping the country since the past weekend. The clashes left at least 58 people dead in the ethnically-charged Oromia region. Violence followed the return of exiled leaders […]

Gartner projects digitally fuelled Africa growth in 2019

Tomas Nielsen, Research Director at Gartner

By MTHULISI SIBANDA in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – AFRICAN companies are forecast to increase their information technology (IT) budgets next year as digital emerges the leading business priority for local chief information officers (CIOs). According to the annual Gartner 2019 CIO Agenda, whose findings were disclosed in Cape Town, South Africa, CIOs […]

Zimbabwe’s government held responsible for cholera deaths

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from MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – CIVIL society and human rights organisations in Zimbabwe have held the government accountable for the death of scores of people from cholera. About 30 people have die following the latest outbreak that erupted at the beginning of September. The Civil Society Health Emergency Response Coordinating […]

Floods, cholera leave hundreds dead in Nigeria


from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – AT least 444 people have died following a cholera outbreak in Nigeria this year. The latest eruption of the waterborne disease has been reported in the northeastern Borno State, which is also the region worst affected by the Boko Haram terror group. As of this […]

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