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Civilians major victims of explosive violence

from SAAD MUSE in Mogadishu, Somalia MOGADISHU, (CAJ News) – SOME 1 850 people have been killed during explosive violence across the globe last month. A majority of those killed are civilians, who make up 1 066 deaths, or 58 percent of total casualties. According to the Action on Armed Violence (AOAV), the deaths were […]

ICT sector backs Kenya economic blueprint

from MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – KENYA’s economic development prospects have received a major boost following a first county-based hackathon targeting the so-called Big Four agenda and the County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP) 2018-2022. They are the economic blueprint of East Africa’s biggest economy. The western Bomet County has played host […]

Abuses rife despite Zimbabwe poll conclusion

from MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – REPORTS of intimidation, political harassment and partisan food aid distribution have characterised Zimbabwe despite the conclusion of elections two months ago. The ruling Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) are blamed for most violations as it continues to reaffirm its dominance on the general population […]

Hopes fading of a credible Congolese elections

from JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – PROSPECTS of a peaceful and credible poll, set for December, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are in doubt amid increasing human rights violations. The latest infringement is the jailing of four members of the Filimbi citizen movement to one year in prison, after […]

Over 14 000 migrants drown en-route to Europe

from AHMED ZAYED in Tripoli, Libya TRIPOLI, (CAJ News) – MORE than 14 700 migrants have died at sea trying to reach Europe over the past five years since the international community united to end further death at sea. Among the victims are 1 777 people that have died or gone missing on migratory routes […]

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