The City of Limbe in the South West Region of Cameroon has been without signals from the state-owned Cameroon Radio and Television (CRTV) network. Sources say some unidentified men destroyed some of the state broadcaster’s technical facilities in Bimbia.
Following an attack on the Bafut palace in the North West region of Cameroon, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has issued a statement condemning the act and calling for accountability.
Cameroonian cyclists have accelerated preparations in the city of Douala ahead of the 2019 Chantal Biya cycling Tour, baptised the ‘2019 Grand Prix Chantal Biya”
Ahead of the 2019 Ngondo festival, a delegation made up of members of the organising committee has met with Decentralization and Local Development Minister, George Elanga Obam who used the opportunity to appreciate the Sawa people for playing their part in promoting peace and living together through the event.
A road accident at Mbanga on the Douala-Bafoussam Highway has left three persons dead and several others injured. Sources say a blue heavy-duty truck had brake failure thereby hitting a minibus that was transporting perishable foodstuff to Douala.
A worker of CONGELCAM has been abducted in Bamenda. Ambazonia Restoration forces stormed the Bamenda food market firing shots in the air before taking away the individual.
A fire incident has left five persons seriously injured in Douala. A mother and her three kids are among the victims who are currently receiving medical care.
The Commonwealth boss urged the Cameroon government to address the root causes of the Anglophone crisis. While pledging the readiness of the Gentleman club’s support that may be needed in rebuilding peace in Cameroon, Baroness Scotland said: “I hope that the outcomes of the recently concluded five-day National Dialogue will be meaningfully implemented in a manner that addresses the fundamental causes of the conflict and its devastating impact so far. The Commonwealth stands ready to provide any support that may be required”.
Detained activist, Abdul Karim’s lawyer, Tamfu Richard says he is doing well mentally and physically. This was after Mr Karim was paid a visit early this morning at SED Yaoundé where the scholar has been detained since September 25. In a related development, MoRISC spokesman, Boh Herbert has lauded Karim’s courageousness, stating that his arrest was aimed to cause division among those seeking solution to the Anglophone Crisis.
Ambazonia fighters in Njinikom have said education is compulsory. After three years of practically no school in the greater part of the Anglophone regions of Cameroon, the boys say children need to be educated. They, however, insist they will rely on community education and not government schools.
Tanzanian investigative journalist Eric Kabendera, who is facing charges of committing economic crimes, has requested to enter a plea bargain, his lawyers have told a local court. His lawyers, from the Tanzania Human Right Defenders Coalition, told a court in Dar es Salaam on Friday that their client had written to the country’s public prosecutor to initiate the deal.
Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has become the 12th African person to win the Nobel Peace Prize. It has been awarded 100 times – to 107 people and 27 organisations. Egypt’s President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi describes the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Abiy Ahmed as a new victory for our ambitious continent, for peace and for efforts for achieving stability and development. AU Commission Chair, Moussa Faki Mahamat says the Nobel Peace Prize for his historic peacebuilding efforts that have given the world hope at a time it needs servant leadership more than ever. While Nana Akufo Addo says ‘It is well deserved, and a reminder to us all that peace is one of the most critical ingredients needed to make Africa successful‘.
Four days after a BBC Africa Eye documentary was broadcast revealing cases of sexual harassment at two top West African Universities, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has said more needs to be done to prevent abuse in educational institutions. ‘‘Nigeria needs stricter laws to protect girls and women from abuse. I very much welcome the National Assembly’s proposed amendments to our laws, following the recent high-profile revelations of sexual abuse in our institutions of higher learning‘‘ President Buhari said on Twitter.
The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) says more than a quarter of a million people have been displaced by violence in Burkina Faso over the last three months. The UNHCR says malnutrition and starvation are a real threat as exhausted people struggle to find safety. It says 1.5 million people are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance.
It has been confirmed that a cargo plane that had gone missing has crashed in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. It took off from the eastern city of Goma for the capital, Kinshasa, on Thursday. It’s feared that all eight passengers and crew have died.
The former South African president has been denied a stay of prosecution to prevent him from being charged in a graft case. He faces 16 charges of fraud, racketeering and money laundering.
A bill proposing harsh penalties against gay sex is set to be introduced in Uganda’s national assembly, according to a senior official who has expressed regret over the failure of an attempt years ago to punish homosexuals. Uganda’s Minister of Ethics says, lawmakers supporting anti-gay legislation have “remobilized” so that a draft new bill gets strong support when it is put to a vote. (Foreign News Sources: DW Africa and BBC Africa) https://www.dw.com/en/top-stories/africa/s-12756 & https://www.bbc.com/news/world/africa