Abdul Karim Ali has expressed his determination to fight to the last iota of his blood for the liberation of Southern Cameroon. This is contained in a note he wrote today in his detention cell in SED Yaoundé. He says protecting Southern Cameroon is of the utmost importance.
Prophet Longla Blasius has said president Paul Biya’s resignation is the solution to the Anglophone crisis. Speaking on Equinoxe television, the prophet demanded that President Paul Biya resigns from position of head of state and Cameroon can know peace. He also demanded the withdrawal of soldiers from the North West and West regions and the granting of general amnesty to all Anglophones
The sum of 183 million France CFA meant for the construction of the Bebekete-Bebejama stretch of Road in Mesaje subdivision in Donga Mantung Division is said to have been swindled. Villagers say the contractors and control company reported the project executed and technically received, whereas the road remains untouched in Bebejama. Observers say ‘heads will roll’ as the road scandal involves top government officials
Six armed bandits have been apprehended in Garoua, North Region of Cameroon by elements of the rapid intervention battalion. They are accused of assassinating a worker of National Insurance Garoua a month ago and have been tracked following an investigation
The Douala naval base is hosting some 250 persons from West Africa. The men, women and children are illegal migrants rescued off the coast of Cameroon by the Cameroonian navy today. The migrants say they were going to Gabon in search of a better life
France has pledged the sum of CFA 30 billion for the reconstruction of the Boko Haram war-torn Far North region of Cameroon. The announcement was made by the French Minister of Europe and foreign affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian In Maroua.
Sop village in Jakiri Subdivision in the North West of Cameroon is deserted this evening as its inhabitants have fled for safety. Earlier this morning, three restoration fighters and two civilians were killed in an Amba/military confrontation. Military men dressed as civilians in a transport bus opened fire on fighters in one of their control points.
Forty Court registrars have taken the oath of office today in Yaoundé. Trained for two years both in theory and practical work, the graduates today in Yaoundé have pledged to serve Cameroon faithfully.
There are widespread criticisms of a decision suspending the process to terminate the contract of Bollore SA at the Douala seaport in Cameroon. Following a confidential release signed by the Secretary-general at the presidency of the Republic, Bollore SA will have to continue the management of the port until the administrative court in Douala passes a verdict in the case between Bollore and the Douala Autonomous seaport.
There are reports of a high level of insecurity at Kuwait City quarter in Douala 2 municipality. Inhabitants of the neighbourhood say bandits terrorise people both during the day and at night in the area. People living in Kuwait City say they regret that their demand from authorities to create a vigilante group has not gotten a positive answer. Meantime, there is no police post in the locality.
Bandits have ransacked some offices at the Ebone Council, Moungo Division in the Littoral region of Cameroon. According to the Mayor, Sidiki Manon, the council is yet to evaluate what has been taken away. Two Night watchmen were manhandled by the bandits last night before they committed the act.
The under 17 World cup starts in Brazil this weekend. There are fears regarding the performance of the Cameroon 17 Lions after some four players were excluded from the team for not living in Cameroon. Besides that, the team experienced irregular training sessions due to financial problems.
An Ethiopian journalist has told the BBC’s Afaan Oromoo that he was attacked in Adama town, 100km (62 miles) from the capital Addis Ababa, while covering clashes between supporters and critics of influential activist and journalist Jawar Mohammed. Muktar Jemal, who works as a reporter for Voice of America, said he was attacked while interviewing people who were going to a funeral for a victim killed in clashes during protests by Mr Jawar’s supporters.
Police in central Nigeria’s Kwara state have raided another private rehabilitation centre where they rescued 108 detainees with men, women and children found in shackles. This is the sixth such raid by the police in a month following allegations of torture and abuse of detainees. President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered that security officials crackdown on these centres.
The authorities in Ethiopia say 27 people have been killed this week during outbreaks of violence in the Oromia Region. This is close to double the number of deaths that had earlier been reported.
The president of the Central African Republic, Francois Faustin-Archange Touadera told the Russian state-run news agency RIA that his country is considering hosting a Russian military base, Reuters news agency reports. Mr Touadera, who took office in 2016 and was seen as crucial to turning the page on the country’s years of sectarian conflict, added that he would like Moscow to supply CAR with new weapons. His statements come after Cameroon repatriated hundreds of CAR refugees.
Botswana’s incumbent President Mokgweetsi Masisi has won a five-year term after his Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) secured a majority of the seats in the national assembly, the country’s chief justice has announced. The general election took place on Wednesday, with the leader of the party with the most seats in parliament set to become president. Mr Masisi first became president in 2018 after his predecessor, Ian Khama, resigned.
Kurt Okraku is the new president of the Ghana Football Association after edging a close election in Accra on Friday that required three rounds of voting. The 48-year-old former sports journalist was endorsed with 93 votes in the third round after his closest challenger, the former Ghana Football Association vice-president George Afriyie, had conceded defeat. (Source Foreign News: BBC Africa)