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Organising Committee Of The Anglophone Conference Meet At 10:00AM, University Students Intensify Social Media Peace Campaign, Michel Biem Tong Spends Fifth Night in Kondengui Amid Calls For His Release….

Members of the organising committee of the Anglophone General Conference are meeting with the press in Douala.
The meeting to be chaired by Christian Cardinal Tumi, will clarify public oppinion, on the postponement of the AAC III Monday, November 19th.
The conference which was due to begin on Wednesday November 21st, will no longer hold as planned, after the organisers amongst other things, failed to receive an authorisation from the administration.
Today’s meeting will to be chaired by Christian Cardinal Tumi begins at 10:00pm in Douala.

Herman Jay Cohen has described the Anglophone crisis as, unwinnable by either side. He took on his tweeter page to urge the Assistant Secretary of united State Department incharge of African Affairs, Ambassador Tibor Nagy, to call on the protagonists to begin a mediation process.
Herman Jay Cohen was the United States Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs from 1989 to 1993. He brokered an end to the Eritrean-Ethiopian War in 1991and conflicts in Angola and Mozambique. Cohen is knowledgeable on African affairs and has just published the « Mind of the Africa Strong man » detailing some of his working experiences across Africa.

The student community of the university of Bamenda is on day two campaign for peace in the North West and South West Regions.
A viral social media campaign continued this Tuesday.
The disgruntled students are on their various tweeter, Facebook, and wasap accounts calling for peace and security and an enabling environment for studies. They are also advocating for their right to education, the demilitarisation of anglophone regions and a Frank and genuine dialogue.

The President of the Cameroon Renaissance Movement has condemned the destruction of part of the party’s head office in Douala by security forces in Douala.
Professor Maurice Kamto who was speaking as he returned from the AU Summit, pledged to defend his supporters being tried in Douala.
Some CRM party militants including Michel Ndoki are due to appear at the Douala Court of first instance on December 4th, 2018, for taking part in the post electoral peaceful protests in Douala.
Maurice Kamto has maintained that he won the October 7th presidential election in Cameroon.

The President of the Republic of Cameroon received a delegation from Saudi Arabia, led by the Saudi Arabian Ambassador to Cameroon, Monday.
Discussions centred on economic and security ties between both Countries.

The Minister of Finance, Louis Paul Moutaze is meeting with World bank officials and officials of the Cameroon National Agency for financial investigations.
The meeting which started Monday, is amongst other things, evaluating government’s strides in the fight against financial crimes, like money laundering and the financing of terrorism.
The Minister expressed satisfaction with the agency’s achievements so far.

The Minister of Public Works, Emmanuel Nganou Njoumessi will today evaluate progress made in road projects in the east region of Cameroon, and measures prescribed for their timely completion.
The meeting will take place in Yaounde this morning.

The Minister of Decentralisation, George Elanga Obam is leading a huge Cameroonian delegation at the 8th international exhibition of African Cities in Marrakech, Morocco.
Though the Cameroon model of Decentralisation will be discussed, the current regime has failed to effectively implement the policy, 22 years after it went into force.

The International Day of the African Child day will be commemorated this Tuesday, November 20th.
Activities to mark the day observed under the theme: « Children, take their command and paint the world in blue » will begin at 8:30am at the Yaounde City Council.
The event will be chaired by the minister of social affairs, Pauline Irene Ngene.

Michel Biem Tong spends 5th night at the Kondengui Maximum prison in Yaounde.
The founder of Hurinews website, and firebrand journalist who was arrested on October 23, was transferred from SED to Kondengui on November 15th.
He is being accused of inciting terrorism, infringing on head of state and institutions and propagation of false information.
CPJ, SNJC and other associations and NGOs have called for his immediate and unconditional release.

Former Journalism and Mass Communication student, Nick Parker Biapa emerges 4th in the Mr Grand International competition in Brazil.
This comes after he made several positive outings in Philippines in Mr Earth Competition.
He has also been solicited for pictures in several magazines and shops as model.

Veteran journalist, and renowned writer, Gilbert Tsala Ekani is no more.
He died, November 19th in Yaounde, following a brief illness.
Gilbert Tsala Ekani who died at the age of 63, has been an advocate of press freedom.

Today marks exactly 22years after the death of Cameroon’s renown Makossa icon, Kotto Bass.
Kotto Bass was only 33 years old when he died unexpectedly on the 20th of November 1996. Kotto Bass or Nyamsi Theodore Auger for marital status, remains one of the most brilliant and beloved Cameroon artists of his generation, even though his star was just beginning to shine. Even today, songs like Edith ndola’a ngo,Nouvelle génération mixte and Concours de patience,  has and will fill every dance floor in Cameroon. 

Foreign!
The health authorities in the central Mozambican province of Manica say they have taken disciplinary measures against staff and trainees who were caught playing around with social media on their mobile phones instead of caring for patients.
Manica Provincial Governor Manuel Rodrigues visited the hospital in the provincial capital, Chimoio, and he came across two nurses and three trainees taking photos and laughing as they played with their phones.
Patients were waiting to be seen, and the governor, irritated by what he had witnessed, demanded immediate disciplinary measures.
Over the weekend, Manica Health Director Firmino Jaqueta told reporters that the three trainees, who are students at the Manica Health Training Institute, have been expelled from the hospital.

In Uganda, two Indian men have been charged with the murder of a boy in the northern town of Lira.
Anger flared up in the area over the case leading to violent protests on Saturday.
A local radio station, Unity FM, was closed and five members of staff arrested for what the authorities said was inciting violence against Indians and Pakistanis.
The station manager denies this and says they were simply reporting on the unfolding story.

Kenya’s president has launched the country’s first coastguard to protect and monitor its territorial waters.
It will guard against illegal fishing, which President Uhuru Kenyatta said costs Kenya about $100m (£78m) a year. It is also intended to secure territorial waters against smuggling and drug trafficking.
Until now Kenya’s maritime security depended solely on the Navy, who authorities say will now be free to focus more on security and military affairs.

After success in reducing the number of malaria cases, the progress in the fight against malaria has stalled, the World Health Organization says.
In its latest report on malaria it says that in 2017, compared to the year before, there was a small increase to 219 million malaria case worldwide.
In earlier years, the number of cases had been falling.
Last year, Africa accounted for 92% of all cases amounting to 200 million people.(Source BBC)

Sports!
The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon are already in London, for their match against Brazil with part of the technical team still to travel due to visa problems. Those who did not travel with the team include the goalkeeper trainer Alioum Boukar, the team press officer and the kit man.
The friendly encounter will prepare the National Football Team for AFCON 2019.

Women’s African Nations Cup – Ghana 2018

The Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon could pick up a qualification ticket for the next round of the competition later today if they beat Algeria in their second match at the tournament. The girls of Coach Joseph Ndoko, managed a 2-1 win over Mali in their first match last Saturday. The first AWCON clash between both nations came in the 2004 tournament, and Cameroon have won in all 3 meetings.
This will be Cameroon’s 51st fixture in the competition.The Lionesses now count 21 wins,10 draws and 19 defeats.This results are a product of 62 goals scored and 78 conceded by Lionesses in the history of the tournament.

Previous matches and results:
AWCON 2004
Group Stage:
Algeria 1-3 Cameroon

AWCON 2010
Group Stage:
Cameroon 2-1 Algeria

AWCON 2014
Group Stage:
Cameroon 2-0 Algeria.( Smart Njikang Gabriel)

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