The lifeless body of a young man was discovered today morning at the Bafemgha neighbourhood in Mbouda Sub-Division, West Region. Inhabitants of the area say the corpse was abandoned there the previous night by a car. The corpse has been taken to the Mbouda District Hospital mortuary and the elements of the Gendarmerie have opened investigations, to uncover the mystery behind the macabre act.
8 Mayors from Cameroon today represented the country at the International Summit of Francophone Mayors in Tunis, the capital of Tunisia. The summit is an annual event which holds every December 10th in commemoration of the International Human Rights Day. Prior to the summit, the Mayors also took part in a working session that was focused on city governance.
SONACAM has announced it’s upcoming elections on December 12, 2020. The electoral Commission for the Cameroon Artists Association in a communiqué signed yesterday, revealed the final list of candidates retained for the election of directorates. Some prominent names amongst others on the list include Ama Pierrot, Wax Dey and Ateh Bazor.
Current Indomitable Lions Captain, Eric Maxim Choupo Moting yesterday in a UEFA Champions League game dedicated his goal scored to compatriot Pierre Achilles Webo, who suffered from a racist slur by a UEFA referee. The incident which saw players abandon the pitch, witnessed a referee refer to Webo as ‘negro’ in Romanian language; a racist word used to refer to blacks.
With about 36 days to the African Nations Football Championship (CHAN) hosted by Cameroon, Prime Minister Dr. Joseph Dion Ngute has expressed satisfaction at the infrastructures that will be hosting the tournament. He made these comments today after visiting the Olembe Sports Complex and the Mfandena Football Stadium all in Yaoundé.
The University of Yaounde II Soa, has unveiled its 2021-25 Strategic Development Plan. The Rector, Prof. Adolphe Minkoa, presented the plan today at a press conference, noting that it is expected to be validated by competent authorities on December 14, 2020.
Public Works Minister, Emmanuel Nganou Njoumessi has laid the foundation stone for the construction of 20 automatic toll booths in the country. This was at a ceremony in Mbankomo, Centre Region today. The construction which stems from a public-private partnership and will be carried out with Cameroonian company, TOLLCAM.
The Cameroon National Youth Council President, Fadimatou Iyawa has been recognised for her efforts in social cohesion, peace and citizen participation. She was handed the award during the commemoration of the first anniversary of the Youth Connekt initiative in Yaoundé.
Traditional rulers have called for the adoption of a legal framework for the practice of traditional medicine in Cameroon. This recommendation was given during a workshop by the Parliamentary Network for the Promotion of Health and Traditional Medicine.
Algerian football player Hichem Boudaoui has been criticised on social media for travelling to Israel with his French club Nice to face Beer-Sheva in the Europa League. Internet users condemned the 21-year-old midfielder’s decision to travel to Israel, calling it an act of “treachery”. Algeria has no diplomatic relations with Israel.
US President Donald Trump has announced that Morocco has become the latest Arab state to normalise relations with Israel. The announcement came after Mr Trump signed a proclamation recognising Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara. Morocco has become the fourth country since August to sign a normalisation deal with Israel – in the wake of the UAE, Bahrain and Sudan.
The High Court in Kenya has ordered the country’s 416 lawmakers pay back 1.2bn shillings ($10m; £7.5m) after ruling that the money had been unlawfully given to them as housing allowances, local media report. The Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC) had encroached on the mandate of the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) by granting the lawmakers the allowance, it ruled. Each lawmaker would be required to repay 2.8m shillings to the government within the next year, Kenya’s Star newspaper reported.
Italian prosecutors have formally accused four members of the Egyptian security agency of the kidnap, torture and murder of an Italian doctoral student, Giulio Regeni, near Cairo in 2016. The four will now have 20 days in which to respond, but any trial against them would likely be conducted in absentia.
Sudan’s interim government has cancelled more than 3,500 passports issued to foreign residents by the government of ousted President Omar al- Bashir. The interior ministry in Khartoum said the decision was taken because of negative security reports, or because foreigners had obtained their citizenship improperly. Sudanese media say most of those affected were from Arab countries, particularly Syria, and had paid officials $10,000 (£7,500) in exchange for citizenship.
The High Court in Kenya has ordered the government to give compensation of about $30,000 each to four people for failing to protect them from sexual and gender-based attacks during the violence that hit the country after the disputed 2007-2008 election. The ruling is seen as a landmark, with Naitore Nyamu-Mathenge – the head of the Physicians for Human Rights group which supported the court action – saying that justice had finally been served. However, she urged the government to take steps to prevent such violence in the future.
Foreign news: BBC