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Locust invasion threatens children’s food supplies

Desert locusts

from RAJI BASHIR in Khartoum, Sudan KHARTOUM, (CAJ News) – THE food supplies of some of the most vulnerable children and families in South Sudan are under threat as massive swarms of desert locusts invade the country. Areas towards South Sudan’s border with Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda are worst affected. “Our team in South Sudan […]

Technology forces closure of Zimbabwe banks


from WELLINGTON TONI in Harare, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Bureau Chief HARARE, (CAJ News) – THE phenomenal increase in mobile transactions in Zimbabwe is forcing banks to shut down some branches and lay off workers. Central Africa Building Society (CABS), one of the country’s oldest financial institutions, announced it was closing 18 branches nationwide. “In line with […]

20 refugees dead in stampede for food aid

Stampede for food claims 20 lives Niger

from AHMED OBAFEMI in Maiduguri, Nigeria MAIDUGURI, (CAJ News) – THE death of 20 people during a stampede over food and cash aid in Niger is the latest catastrophe in a crisis perpetrated by the Boko Haram terror group. Women and infants were among those killed during the scuffle in the Diffa region. It is […]

Avon, David Tlale alliance offers bespoke beauty products

Avon Justine Managing Director for South Africa, Mafahle Mareletse

by MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – A STUDY by global market research and consumer data company, Statista, indicates that the fashion industry in South Africa raked in revenues of R9,6 billion (US$639,3 million) in 2019 from the sales of footwear, apparel, bags and accessories. This is up from R7,8 billion generated in the previous […]

World conquering SA kids defy legacy of apartheid

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa. Photo by REUTERS/Rogan Ward

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – AFRICA’S youngest author (aged 11) and a world-conquering golfer (8) are among inspirational children in South Africa, whom President Cyril Ramaphosa has lauded for conquering the odds stacked against them to make their mark in their chosen fields. Ramaphosa said he was “bowled over” when he met Michelle […]

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