A complaint has been filed against Commander Atongfack Cyrille, head of the communication unit of Cameron’s ministry of defence. Filed by Njoka Kingsley, the journalist says the official’s remarks about him on July 5 amount to slander and assassination of character. “Colonel Atongfack has never approached me since my abduction … to Kondengui Central prison where I am now” he explained.
Former CRTV manager, Ahmadou Vamoulke appears in court on August 7, 2020. Accused of misappropriation of public funds estimated at 3.9 billion FCFA, his trials have already seen more than 30 dismissals since his detention.
Some business persons whose premises were sealed on Monday by the Mayor of Buea have regulated their situation. In addition to paying the sum of 50,000FCFA, the council stated that they are to sign an undertaking to stop respecting Monday ghost towns.
HEVECAM surgeon, Ambe Godfrey detained in Kribi, South Region of Cameroon has regained his freedom. He spent two nights at the Kribi-Niete Gendarmerie where he was held incommunicado. Accused of sexually assaulting kids, Godfrey’s family maintained that he was innocent and described his arrest as a “set up”.
Hamadou Bachirou has parted ways with the Cameroon Renaissance Movement political party CRM. The CRM youth President for the far North region tabled his resignation letter to the CRM National Chairman Maurice Kamto, July 14th 2020. While acknowledging the knowledge acquired from the CRM, he said the current political move taken by the party, does not tie with his personal political ambition.
Honourable Jean Michelle Nintcheu, SDF member of Parliament for Wouri East constituency and Littoral regional chairman of the party has called for a parliamentary inquiry into the management of COVID-19 funds in Cameroon.
Condemning what he identified as embezzlement, the SDF MP says there is large scale mismanagement of the money contributed to fight COVID-19. He regretted for example that the state is made to pay 100 000 frs daily rent for a toilet in Douala
Cameroonian students on scholarship in Morocco have been sent out of their hostels by Moroccan officials for the non payment of bills. Sent out of school and hostels for days now, the students went protesting in front of the Cameroon embassy in Morocco. Officials say their bills have not been settled since March 2020.
As the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus keep increasing in the South West Region, it has been revealed that most people in the community are yet to accept that coronavirus is real.
The revelation was made in Buea during a work shop to train health leaders on how to better sensitise their followers.
US Ambassador to Cameroon, Henry Peter Barlerin has had a last meeting with President Paul Biya. The diplomat who took up service in Cameroon since December 20th 2017 is expected to return to the US in the days ahead.
Chief Bar. Ndong Christopher and Cameroon Renaissance Movement (CRM) party have called on the national and international community to bear witness of threats to eliminate the lawyer. The Secretary General of the CRM party says gunmen (in civilian and military attire) stormed his home in Buea holding his son at gunpoint to tell them where to meet the lawyer. CRM has written to the national security, defense and diplomatic missions.
Over 100 Cameroonians stranded in India are calling on government to ensure their return back home. One of them, Christopher Eyong says they have practically run out of funds. These compatriots have been blocked in India since the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic. At least four are said to have died of stress and other health complications since the out break of the pandemic.
The government of Cameroon has condemned media organs that have undermined efforts made by the state in tackling coronavirus pandemic. The minister of communication says not only social media but some main stream media organs have not been objective enough to present government’s tireless efforts to curb the pandemic.
The governor of the West Region has warned inhabitants of the region to take special protection measures as the rains intensify. Governor Awah Fonka Augustine has called on people living in risk zones to quit to avoid any unpleasant happenings. The region is noted for landslides and erosion. Fresh in mind is the Ngwashie landslide last year that claimed the lives of many.
There is a sex scandal at the national Karate Federation in Cameroon. Emmanuel Waka, President of the federation has denied allegations that he has been exploiting female Karate players sexually. His reaction follows testimonies by some former athletes that he demanded sex as a condition to call them to the national Karate team.
Some students due to defend their master’s decree program at the Bamenda University of Science and Technology (BUST) say they remain focused despite what has been described as a devastating release signed by the minister of higher education yesterday. The minister said certificates and diplomas obtained from the university institute, and not been co signed by the mentor universities (Buea and Dschang) will not be recognised in Cameroon. Some graduates of the university institute have however expressed their disappointment.
A local leader in northern Nigeria’s restive Katsina state says bandits have killed at least 300 men in his district in the past year, and it continues with at least one person killed in such an attack “every day”. Alhaji Tukur Mu’azu Ruma told the BBC “about 600 women have lost their husbands, and around 2,000 children have been made fatherless” in Batsari. Polygamous marriages are customary there.
Two days after South Africa reinstated a ban on alcohol to curb the spread of coronavirus, thieves have broken into a liquor store in Cape Town. “They basically emptied the whiskies out,” Mark Kallend, shop owner of Liquor Bothasig, told News24 about the incident early on Tuesday morning. “They ripped the safety gate off with their vehicle… they tied a rope around it and yanked it off. They then threw a boulder through the window,” he said.
A prominent Egyptian journalist has died of Covid-19, his daughter has said. Mohamed Monir was arrested last month after appearing on the Qatari channel Al-Jazeera, which is banned by the Egyptian government. He was charged with joining a terrorist group, spreading false news, and misusing social media, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), which said that Monir had died in an isolation ward on Monday after falling ill.
A blogger in Tunisia has been sentenced to six months in prison for inciting hatred between religions after reposting a text on coronavirus written in the style of the Koran. Emna Charqui was arrested after she shared in May a post on Facebook calling for people to wash their hands and observe social distancing, written in the form of a sura or verse from the Koran.
Prosecutors in The Hague have told the International Criminal Court how Timbuktu residents were “belittled, humiliated and assaulted” by an Islamist group that seized parts of northern Mali eight years ago. On the first day of his trial, Al Hassan Ag Abdoul-Aziz, who headed the local police, refused to enter a plea, with his lawyers arguing he was not mentally fit to stand trial. He is accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
South Africa has pardoned and deported 183 Mozambican prisoners from overcrowded prisons as part of efforts to reduce the spread of coronavirus. The country has so far confirmed about 280,000 cases and 4,000 deaths. The deportees arrived on Monday through the Ressano Garcia border post, Mozambican state-run newspaper, Noticias, reports.
The United Nations has condemned an attack on its peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic, in which a Rwandan peacekeeper was killed and two others wounded. The rebel group called Return, Reclamation, Rehabilitation (3R) has been blamed for the attack. In a statement, the UN Mission in the Central African Republic (Minusca) said the attack in Gedze, in the country’s north-west region, violated a peace agreement by the 3R group and its leader Abass Sidiki.
Foreign news: BBC