Four students have been detained in Mbanga Gendarmerie Brigade in Moungo Division, for raising a false alarm of a separatist attack. The students are reported to have written a note and pasted in one of the classes warning students of Mojoko village not to go to school else, they will meet with the wrath of separatist fighters.They are being interogated.
Twelve suspected bandits have been presented to the press today in Douala by Gendarmerie Legion in Bonanjo. They have been accused of stealing over 100 million francs from different brewery (Brasseries) branches in different towns in Cameroon since the beginning of this year.
President Paul Biya attended the burial of his elder sister Ngonda Regine today in his native Mvomeka village in the South Region of Cameroon. This was the second outing of the President in two days given that he was at the mortuary yesterday in Yaoundé. Some political commentators say the outings have once again cleared rumours of the demise of the President.
Cameroon has failed in adhering to some of the core tenets of Commonwealth of Nations twenty five years after gaining membership in the gentleman’s club. Democracy, respect of human rights, peace among others are absent in Cameroon today . Many are pointing accusing fingers on the regime for promoting corruption, tribalism and violence .
A final release stating decisions taken in a video conference held today between officials of FIFA, Cameroon Football Federation and Cameroon Football Professional League is still being awaited. The topic was how to bring peace in the organisation of local football championship in Cameroon. There has been a tussle between FECAFOOT headed by Seidou Mbombo Njoya and LFPC headed by Gen. Pierre Semengue on who should organise the local football championship.
Local female football championship resumes in Cameroon tomorrow Saturday after eight months of inactivity. The opening match will take place tomorrow in Douala.
A new wave of Covid-19 has broke out in the West Region. 34 new cases have been tested within which 18 were discovered in just over 24 hours. West Region Governor remarks that of the 18 cases discovered positive, 5 of them are in a critical condition.
The second set of Cameroonian deportees from the United States of America arrived today at the Douala International airport. Some of them have been sent to the Nyalla low cost housing while few have been taken to the Judicial Police in Bonanjo. Despite the wave of criticisms that came following the the deportation of the first set, the second set has also been sent back home despite risks of arrests upon arrival.
The budgetary session began in parliament today. At the National Assembly, House Speaker Hon. Cavaye Yeguié Djibril enjoined the elected representatives to actively get involved in the quest for peace in the Far North, North West and South West regions.
A Cameroonian artist, Christian Ninou, died in an accident in Douala, while riding live on Facebook. The Douala General Hospital did everything to save his life but the buck had been crossed. Fans have closed in on the issue saying what happened to the Ivorian star, DJ Arafat should have taught celebrities a lesson.
Five boatloads of Tunisian football fans who had threatened to leave the country in protest at the treatment of their team have returned home. Around 300 supporters from the town of Chebba were angry that the footballing authorities had banned their club, Croissant Sportif Chebbien, over a bureaucratic matter. They were so disgusted that they said they would migrate to Europe, and headed off in a flotilla.
UN officials say 20 migrants are believed to have drowned when their boat was lost off the Libyan coast. There were only three survivors. The boat had set out for Europe from the western town of Surman. Reports of its loss started coming through late on Thursday just hours after the UN said at least 74 people had died when another migrant vessel had foundered.
The UN has called for urgent measures to protect civilians in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province, where Islamist militants have stepped up attacks and there have been reports of beheadings and kidnappings. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, warned that the population was in a desperate situation – trapped in conflict-affected areas with barely any means of survival. She called on the Mozambican government to guarantee unhindered access for humanitarian agencies.
One of South Africa’s most senior politicians has appeared in court on corruption charges. The secretary general of the governing ANC party, Ace Magashule, has denied involvement in a multi-million dollar procurement scandal over a government housing contract. There were scuffles outside the courthouse in Bloemfontein as his supporters angrily declared he was the victim of a political witch hunt.
A joint archaeological project between Nigeria and Britain has been announced that will investigate a site in southern Nigeria hugely important to the former African Kingdom of Benin. Excavations in Benin City, formerly known as Edo, will begin next year. A museum will then be built on the site, incorporating important artefacts unearthed during the dig.
The UN Human Rights Commissioner is warning that reports of mass killings in Ethiopia, would, if verified, amount to war crimes. This comes after Amnesty International reported that scores of civilians had been killed in a town in Tigray state. Speaking in Geneva, Michelle Bachelet called for a full investigation and said those responsible must be held accountable. The authorities in Tigray have denied eyewitness reports that Tigrayan forces carried out the killings.
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