Indomitable Lions of Cameroon have thrashed the Mambas of Mozambique 4 – 1 today at the Douala Reunification Stadium.The Indomitable Lions now sit top of their group with 7 points in 3 games. The return leg of the game will be played in Maputo next week in what will be a thrilling encounter as winning the game will cement the Indomitable Lions place at the top of the group. The match counts towards the African Cup of Nations 2022 qualification race.
The bridge linking Cameroon and Chad in the Far North Region has been shut down. The shut down has been detrimental to business persons as most who trade between Kousseri and N’Djamena have been forced to stop their operations because access to their merchandise has been blocked.
The 3rd Ordinary Session at the National Assembly has opened this November 12, 2020. The opening plenary at the Yaoundé Conference Centre was presided over by the Speaker of the House Chamber, Hon. Cavaye Yeguie Djibril. The November session is dedicated essentially to the examination and adoption of the 2021 Finance Bill.
Hon. Cavaye Yegué Djibril has condemned plans of unconstitutional power take over by some political parties in Cameroon. The speaker of the National Assembly while opening the November Parliamentary Session today said parties should seek power through the ballot boxes. He equally frowned at killings in the Anglophone Regions.
Parliamentarians from opposition political parties say the government has not submitted the 2021 Finance Document for examination as stipulated. To Hon. Joshua Osih of the Social Democratic Front (SDF), standing orders of the national assembly state that parliamentarians should have the document fifteen days before the opening of the session.
The Head of State today made a rare public appearance at the mortuary during the removal of the corpse of his elder sister. The presidential couple returned from Mvomeka where he had been. The body of the elder sister to the Head of State will be laid to rest in Mvomeka tomorrow.
Inhabitants of Buea in the South West Region of Cameroon have expressed fears following an unknown artisanal bomb explosion last evening in the town. The explosion caused material damages with some people sustaining minor injuries. Authorities have called on inhabitants to denounce suspects.
Inhabitants of Nkambe are divided over which group is responsible for prolonged blackout in the town. While some accuse the military for stealing motorcycles belonging to workers of ENEO, some are pointing accusing fingers at separatist fighters for destroying the major transformer.
Technical workers of the Cameroon Development Corporation-CDC Bota, Limbe have protested today November 12, 2020 for unpaid salaries. The workers were prompted to march by lack of food and income to send their children to school. The workers have gone for 24 months without a salary. During their march, the Human Resource Manager’s attempt to calm them was futile. They insisted all they want is their money owed by the company.
Rights group Amnesty International says that scores, and “likely” hundreds, of civilians were stabbed or hacked to death in a “massacre” Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region on the night of 9 November. Amnesty said it had not yet been able to confirm who was behind the killings in Mai-Kadra town, but had spoken to witnesses who blamed the attack on forces loyal to the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), apparently after they suffered defeat from federal forces.
Eight members of a peacekeeping force in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula have been killed in a helicopter crash. The Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) said nine people were on board the aircraftwhen it came down during a routine mission near Sharm el-Sheikh. Six Americans were killed, along with a French national and a Czech national, it added. A seventh American survived and was medically evacuated.
Almost 250 people have been arrested in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on suspicion of plotting to orchestrate chaos in support of Tigrayan forces, state media report. The arrests come as the Ethiopian army battles to take control of Tigray from the regional authorities. The leader of Tigray has accused the army of killing civilians in air raids.
The family of former Ghanaian President Jerry Rawlings has just issued a short statement following his death at the age of 73. His eldest daughter Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings said: “It is with deep sadness that the family… informs the general public that the former President of the Republic passed away on Thursday morning after a short illness. “The family requests privacy at this difficult moment. Details of funeral arrangements will be announced in due course.”
Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has declared seven days of mourning following the death of former president and military ruler Jerry Rawlings. Mr Akufo-Addo said he had suspended campaigning for next month’s election, and flags would fly at half-mast. The seven days of mourning will start on Friday. “A great tree has fallen, and Ghana is poorer for the loss,” Mr Akufo-Addo said, adding that Mr Rawlings would be given a “fitting” state funeral.
Vital aid supplies to hundreds of thousands of people in northern Ethiopia are at risk because of the conflict there, a top UN official said. “Shortages of basic commodities such as flour and fuel are being reported,” Catherine Sozi, UN country director in Ethiopia, told the BBC. Fighting in Tigray between the federal government and a regional force broke out eight days ago.
Foreign news: BBC