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Depressed soldiers drugged in fight against Boko Haram

Nigerian soldiers clash with Boko Haram

from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – SOME soldiers battling the Boko Haram terrorist northeast of Nigeria are reportedly suffering mental illness in silence and using drugs to cope with pressures of fighting the militants. A retired officer has made the revelations at a workshop in the capital Abuja. Brigadier General Gbenga […]

Hosts Egypt defeat Zimbabwe in AFCON opener

Egypt football squad

from AHMED MOOLA in Cairo, Egypt CAIRO, (CAJ News) – HOSTS Egypt have opened their Africa Cup of Nations campaign with a slender victory over Zimbabwe at a sold-out Cairo International Stadium on Friday night. Zimbabwe has stand-in goalkeeper, Edmore Sibanda, to thank that the scoreline a respectable 1-0. Thrust into the starting XI in […]

Refugees wallow in Mozambique jail months without charge

Mozambican flag

from ARIMANDO DOMINGOS in Maputo, Mozambique MAPUTO, (CAJ News) – SOME 16 refugees and asylum seekers from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) remain in detention six months after their arrest on unclear charges in Mozambique. The 15 Congolese and their Ethiopian counterpart have reportedly been denied food and medical attention during detention in the northern […]

Gorilla latest animal linked to Nigeria corruption

Gorilla in the thick DRC forests

from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – MYSTERY surrounds a probe into allegations a gorilla had swallowed N6,8 million (R274 000) kept at a zoo north of Nigeria. Some four suspects including security officials and an accountant have been arrested and charged with negligence following the alleged incident at the Kano Zoological […]

Equatorial Guinea entry to Portuguese bloc under spotlight

Oil and Gas Mozambique

from JEAN OSCAR-PIERRE in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea MALABO, (CAJ News) – THE Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) is exploring the capacity of the oil and gas industry in Equatorial Guinea, its newest member. This has been among the highlights of the Monitoring Mission of the Equatorial Guinea Adhesion Programme to the organisation, which concluded […]

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