Africa at risk: Malaysia slams China’s “new version of colonialism”

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DJIBOUTI – IT is a crisis mirrored across the developing world: loans so huge that government struggles to repay the debt. But Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad would not have it. On a visit to Beijing this week, he accused his host of luring nations into a trap with easy loans for projects they don’t need. “We do not want a situation More...

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By On Friday, August 24th, 2018
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MTN debuts mPulse for Nigeria youth

LAGOS – MTN Nigeria has launched a new package –mPulse- to educate and entertain youth in Africa’s most populous country. The proposition, designed for “tweens” and teens (ages 9-15), has made its More...

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By On Thursday, August 2nd, 2018
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Nigeria investigates after pangolins seized in Japan

ABUJA, (CAJ News) – NIGERIA is investigating the seizure of pangolin scales worth US$450 million (about R6 billion) by Japan. The scales are said to be originating from the Western African country. The Japanese More...

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By On Tuesday, July 24th, 2018
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Mining crucial to revive battling Nigeria economy

ABUJA – THE third edition of the Nigeria Mining Week, set for October, represents another step in diversifying Africa’s biggest but struggling economy from over-reliance on oil. It comes as mining has witnessed More...

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By On Monday, July 23rd, 2018
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MTN Nigeria first telco to adopt Nokia solution

LAGOS  – MTN Nigeria has intensified its drive to improve the overall experience for its 52 million customers following the adoption of Nokia’s Customer Experience Management (CEM) solution. The solution More...

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By On Thursday, July 12th, 2018
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Google explores various partnerships with Nigeria

ABUJA – GOOGLE, the multinational technology company, is exploring possible partnerships with Nigeria. Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country (over 190 million people), has been identified as one of the More...

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By On Wednesday, July 4th, 2018
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Brain drain: Nigeria health sector in intensive care

ABUJA – NIGERIA is sitting on a ticking health time bomb amid doctors leaving in droves mostly to the United Kingdom (UK) United States (US). The UK is employing at least 12 new Nigerian doctors per week More...

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By On Wednesday, July 4th, 2018
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Dozens jailed in Nigeria anticorruption blitz

ABUJA, (CAJ News) – SOME 139 Nigerians, including two former state governors, have been convicted of corruption since the beginning of the year. The crackdown is part of efforts by President Muhammadu Buhari’s More...

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By On Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018
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Dubai “port” could change land-locked Africa

ADDIS ABABA – PLANS for an “inland container port” hold promise for Africa’s 16 countries without coastlines. But a lot depends on having the right neighbours. Ethiopia is to develop a container dock that More...

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By On Monday, July 2nd, 2018
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Simple blood test offers hope to hepatitis patients

BANJUL – A blood test worth $20 could be the universal remedy to diagnose thousands of patients with hepatitis B and in need of treatment in some of Africa’s poorest regions. Researchers have developed an accurate More...