Some inhabitants of Nkambe are pointing accusing fingers at the military for continuously seizing livestock of people and auctioning to make money. To an informant, 58 cows were taken from Lou village in Ndu Sub-Division to Nkambe by the military in complicity with a man called Abdou MAKIZER. They are calling on the administration to investigate and put an end to the victimisation of people by the military to better exploit them materially and financially.
A student in Ngaoundere, Adamawa division is reported to have killed his classmate. Using his father’s weapon, the student is said to have have brandished his father’s weapon when he mistakenly pulled the trigger, shooting his friend. The victim died on the spot.
Musicians in Cameroon are poised to vote a new leadership tomorrow Saturday. Four persons vying for the post of president are Ateh Bazore, Messi Ambroise, Wax Dey and Jean Pierre Essome. The winner will replace Sam Fan Thomas. One of the key promises made during campaign by the candidates is the transparent management of authors’ rights.
The whereabouts of Cameroon’s president of the Senate is not known. Absent in the November parliamentary session, the government has not issued an official statement on Cameroon’s constitutional second highest personality after the president; Senator Marcel Niat Njifenji.
Hon. Cavaye Yeguié Djibril has expressed concern for a peaceful resolution of the leadership conflict that has befallen Cameroon football management. In a speech to close the November parliamentary session today, he called on them to place the interest of football in Cameroon ahead of personal pride.
Cameroon’s Issa Hayatou’s has been appointed the Honourary President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) today by the CAF executive Committee. His huge experience in the management of football is to be put at the disposal of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). Hayatou is the longest ever CAF president with 29 years in service at the helm of the top football governing body. The one-time FIFA interim president was named the honourary president of CAF today. Football pundits say after spending 30 years as president of CAF, they hope he can help instill sanity into African football.
The government has put out plans to introduce a biometric card system that will aid youths in transportation, project finance, training and hospital services, amongst others. The government notes that this project will aid the youths in providing basic amenities so that they could focus more on growth initiatives.
Sacrilege in Douala as a man set his house ablaze, killing three children. One person who equally attempted to save the children got serious burns by the fire set by the children’s grand uncle. Witnesses say the grand uncle got angry after a heated argument with his niece and three children, which resulted to him burning the house.
Following the racial incident in Europe that witnessed Achilles Webo being called ‘Negro’ by a Romanian referee, former Indomitable Lion, Alphonse Tchami has added that such racial slurs are particularly common with South Americans, noting that he was always referred to by late Diego Maradona as “El Nigrito”.
Plans to start the construction of 14 automatic toll gates in Cameroon have already kick-started with the laying of a foundation stone by Public Works Minister Emmanuel Ngannou Djoumesi in Mbankomo. The automatic tollgates will be installed in highways across the country and will replace present manual toll gates which many car owners have often complained bitterly against as they believe it fosters fraudulent activities.
The US decision to recognise Morocco’s claim over the disputed Western Sahara region has angered the territory’s Polisario Front, whose spokesman told BBC Focus on Africa it was a “dangerous setback”. “Sovereignty over Western Sahara is a decision that should be taken exclusively by the Saharawi people through a genuine expression of their will,” said spokesman Oubi Bouchraya Bachi, adding “it doesn’t belong to the US” or any other power.
The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court says she’ll ask for a full investigation into possible war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed by Boko Haram during its protracted conflict with the Nigerian government. Fatou Bensouda said her office had completed a preliminary examination and found a “reasonable basis to believe” that the Islamist extremist movement and its splinter groups had committed acts constituting crimes against humanity. These included murder, rape, sexual slavery, including forced pregnancy and forced marriage; enslavement and torture.
The International Court of Justice in The Hague has ruled that France had the right to seize a Paris mansion owned by the son of Equatorial Guinea’s president, Teodorin Obiang, following his 2017 conviction for money laundering. Equatorial Guinea had argued that the building was subject to diplomatic immunity. Despite riches in oil and gas, 76% of Equatorial Guinea’s 1.5 million population live in poverty, according to the UN and World Bank.
South Africa’s top judge says he is unfazed by criticism after a video of him falsely suggesting that Covid-19 vaccines could alter people’s DNA and insert satanic elements within them was widely shared online. Speaking to the media on Friday, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng said that he expected a backlash for the comments he made on Thursday at a prayer event.
Ethiopia says it’s bussing Eritrean refugees from the capital, Addis Ababa, back to two camps in Tigray they had fled to escape the fighting there. A statement spoke of a large number of “misinformed refugees” moving out in an irregular manner, and insisted they were being returned safely. The UN refugee agency said it was “alarmed” by the reports.
Foreign news: BBC