At least seven civilians shot dead in Mautu, village South West region of Cameroon. Inhabitants say military men committed the act in the process of searching for ‘separatists’ who slaughtered a woman in Muyuka this week.
Hundreds of people have been arrested in Muyuka Sub Division in the South West and taken to Buea. The move today is in a frantic effort to get murderers of a woman. Several other people fled to the bushes for safety.
Government has condemned the killing of a girl in Bamenda and another one in Muyuka by suspected separatist fighters. In a release signed by the Minister of communication, Rene Emmanuel Sadi, he challenged the international community to bear witness of atrocities committed while condemning those who attribute such killings to the military. He expressed condolences to the bereaved family on behalf of the government.
Fear and panic in Mayo Binga village in Donga Mantung Division in the North West region of Cameroon as a vigilante group member is killed by separatist fighters. The boys released pictures of the body of Isaila Saidou today. The victim is said to be a former player of Binga Red Devils football club.
Four presumed bandits were presented to the press today in Douala. They’re specialised in stealing money and vehicles in different towns in Cameroon. Military men confiscated over 600 bullets in their keeping.
100 million francs cfa is the sum each center of disarmament, demobilisation and rehabilitation (DDR) in Buea, Bamenda and Mora received during the first half of the year 2020. A statement by Fai Yengo Francis, national coordinator of the program. His reaction follows reports that ex fighters were begging for food while in the center.
GCE Ordinary Level student in Bamenda was shot at by the separatists fighters after he resisted being kidnapped by the armed elements some 300 meters away from GBHS Bamenda. The student was wounded by the shots but is in a stable health condition. Northwest D.O has assured the students and examiners security un the region will be beefed up.
Gendarme officer killed at FINEX Douala to be buried this Saturday August 15, 2020 in Bertoua. Armel Joseph Liempime was brutally assaulted at the FINEX agency by sanitary agents for not paying them 100frs after using the agency toilet facilities. His corpse is at the Yaounde Military hospital mortuary and his funeral rights will commence on the Friday August 14, 2020.
The Ministry of Higher Education has allocated the sun of 6 billion FCFA to be distributed to the 8 state Universities to help them fight the Corona virus pandemic from their campuses. The funds also include the Cameroon-Congo Interstate University of Sangmalima and some other higher education institutions
President of the Republic H.E Paul Biya has appointed Yanga Paulin Godfred to the post of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Cameroon in the Kingdom of Spain. He replaces Martin Mbarga Nguele who spent on year in the post before being appointed General Delegate for National Security.
A total of 42% people surveyed in Nigeria have reported losing their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic, while 79% reported a loss in income, the World Bank has said. In Ethiopia, 45% of urban households and 55% of rural households contacted through a phone survey reported income losses because of the outbreak, it added. Nigeria has the biggest population in Africa (about 190 million) and Ethiopia the second-biggest (about 102 million).
Police in Ivory Coast have fired tear gas at opposition supporters protesting against President Alassane Ouattara’s decision to run for a third term in office. Demonstrators defied a ban on protests, erecting barricades and burning tyres in the commercial capital Abidjan and elsewhere. At least two people are reported to have been killed during clashes on Wednesday between the opposition and supporters of the governing party.
A total of 46 foreign-owned retail shops have been shut in Ghana’s capital, Accra, because they were trading illegally, the Ministry of Trade and Industry has said. Ghanaian law bars foreigners from engaging in retail business and the authorities have come under pressure to enforce it. Last year, traders believed to be members of the Ghana Union of Traders Association (Guta) forcibly locked up foreign-owned shops belonging to Nigerians and Chinese residents in parts of the country.
A hand grenade attack has killed three children who were watching television at a hair salon near Burundi’s economic capital Bujumbura, security officials say. Eight other children were wounded in the blast on Thursday morning in the residential area of Gahahe on the outskirts of Bujumbura, a police spokesperson said. Images of injured children and crying mothers at the scene have been posted on social media.