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Christmas amidst COVID-19: How different countries are coping

It is over 10 months now since the coronavirus was declared a global pandemic by the World Health organization (WHO). Different countries around the world have however taken drastic measures to mitigate it’s spread. Deep into the pandemic, some of the rules have been relaxed and others completely forgotten. Some might even say the pandemic […]

Douala ‘suffocated’ by traffic as Christmas fever heightens

Driving from one part of Douala to the other remains an uphill task, made worse by the festive period. Ndunge Jean a city taxi driver says “I spend two hours from Bonapriso to Rond Point Deido with just three passengers under the scorching sun. The traffic is just unbearable and traffic police men seems to […]

Traders stranded in Ekok call for help

For three days, traders with goods en route to the Federal Republic of Nigeria through Ekok in the South West region of Cameroon have been stranded at the borders. A trader identifying himself as Richard, speaking to Mimi Mefo Info on phone Wednesday, December 22nd, 2020, says “We have been blocked here since Monday, December […]

Accidents leave passengers stranded along Mbouda-Babadjou road

Two travelers are reported to have registered minor injuries after a road accident yesterday evening along the Bamenda-Babadjou road. This is said to have happened after a truck hit a 70-seater bus from behind. Moments later, a cargo truck is said to have collided with a truck parked around the same area, injuring one person. […]

Regional Council: Bleak hope for autonomy, appointed Governors to remain in charge during Regional Assemblies

By Tata Mbunwe Cameroon’s first ever Regional Councils have been established with 90 elected councilors per region but hope for autonomous regions remains bleak as appointed Governors will oversee the affairs of the elected body. Although Government envisages that the Regional Council is an arm of decentralisation, power yet seems centralised around appointed Governors, with […]

Fight Against COVID-19: Government sets sight on National Vaccination Campaign

With over 25,000 positive cases tested in Cameroon as of now, the Minister of Public Health, Dr. Manaouda Malachie during an exclusive interview on national Media, CRTV hinted that the government may opt for the option which other countries are leaning towards, that of organizing a massive and mandatory vaccination campaign against the Covid19 pandemic. […]

UNIFFAC Cup: Cameroon Under 20 Lions Crowned Champions

Another Footballing tournament, and yet another accolade for team Cameroon. The Under-20 Lions were yesterday crowned the Champions of the UNIFFAC Cup, a competition played amongst the members of the Central African region held in Equatorial Guinea. The U20 Lions faced off the competition at the Finals of the Tournament by thrashing the Central African […]

Bakoma Zacheaus Elango elected President of Southwest Regional Council

Bakoma Zacheaus Elango from Meme Division was elected by the General Assembly of 90 Regional Councillors with a majority vote of 88, with one null vote and an absent council member. “My bureau and I are extremely grateful for this act of confidence. I want to assure you that members of the bureau will work […]

Cameroon: Former administrators resurface as regional council exco members

Presidents and other executives of ten regional councils in Cameroon have been elected Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020. In a first plenary session as of rights after the December 6th, 2020 regional election, Cameroonians have observed that most members of the permanent bureau of the regional assemblies are retired administrators. Gilbert Tsimi Evouna, former government delegate […]

Biya’s 2020: A report card of bloody failure

President Paul Biya is two years into his 7th mandate
President Paul Biya is two years into his 7th mandate
As other governments the world over are racing to ease the pain facing their economies as the coronavirus pandemic makes its swift pivot from a public health crisis to financial catastrophe, Cameroon’s president Paul Biya may use the situation as justification for his government’s umpteenth failure. It is true that the damage from COVID-19, the […]

South West: Locals on the run as military raids Dienyi, sets houses ablaze

Residents of Dienyi Village in Mbonge Subdivision, Meme Division,, South West Region of Cameroon have taken to their heels after soldiers stormed the area. “The military entered the village on Thursday last week and forced the locals to run for safety in the forest,” says a local. He further explains that “… they have burnt […]

Cameroon:
University of Bamenda to run on over FCFA 6.7 billion in 2021

Six billion, seven hundred and thirty-one million, two hundred and twenty-eight thousand, eight hundred, and eighty-six francs is the 2021 budget of the University of Bamenda. In a release published by the Pro-chancellor of UBa, Prof. Bebang Sammy applauds university officials for a successful school year 2019/2020. This was during UBa’s 18th ordinary meeting of […]

Two teachers kidnapped in Cameroon’s Far North

Two teachers in Cameroon’s Far North Region are nowhere to be found after they were abducted by gunmen on the night of December 20, 2020. Koyang Moise and Zra Koie, reports say, are both teachers at the Guidi High school and were taken by men believed to be militants of the Boko Haram sect that […]

Armed conflict in NW, SW: Two killed in Eyumojock military operation

Mkpot, a village in Eyumojock subdivision, Manyu Division in the restive South West region of Cameroon is in mourning after losing two of its residents. Both above 60 years old, locals testify that they were shot at point blank by soldiers. John Ojongmbang and Enow Thomas Orock, sources say, were killed on Sunday, December 12, […]

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