Category archives for: Regional

73 dead in Cyclone Idai trail of destruction

Cyclone Idai wreaks havoc in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe

from ARIMANDO DOMINGOS in Maputo, Mozambique MAPUTO, (CAJ News) – THE Tropical Cyclone Idai sweeping through Southern Africa has left at least 173 people killed in the region. Mozambique has been worst affected by the deadly storms, with some 85 casualties reported. Zimbabwe has the second highest death toll amid weekend reports that at least […]

Probe demanded into fatal Nigeria building collapse

Children die from collapsed building in Nigeria

from OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria LAGOS, (CAJ News) – CHILDREN’S rights groups are demanding a probe into the death of at least eight schoolchildren after a building collapsed in Nigeria. Scores of other people were trapped in the rubble after the building fell in the commercial city of Lagos on Wednesday. Dr Hussaini Abdu, […]

Grave violations reported ahead of Burundi polls

Burundi forces

from OMEGA SSUUNA in Bujumbura, Burundi BUJUMBURA, (CAJ News) – A CRACKDOWN on government critics by youth aligned to the ruling party and authorities have cast doubts on Burundi hosting credible elections in 2020. The United Nations’ (UN’s) Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Burundi expressed concern that members of the opposition were killed, targeted […]

Journalists bashed in tense Nigeria elections

camera-men

from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – NIGERIA has been urged to investigate the alleged detention, harassment and assault of journalist by security personnel and armed individuals during the just-ended governorship elections. The violations against journalists were reported around the West African country during the hotly-contested polls. The Committee to Protect Journalists […]

Thousands of Congolese kids at risk of malnutrition

Acute malnutrition

from JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – AN estimated 260 000 children in the western Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are suffering from severe malnutrition and need lifesaving treatment. They are in the region of Kasai, which has been beset by violence and insecurity between 2016 and 2018. Thousands of children who […]

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