The senior Divisional officer for Donga Mantung Division Dr Doh Simon Nkwenti has reassured learners and teachers in schools across the town of Nkambe of their security. In an inspection tour of schools across the town today, the senior state administrator said security measures have been reinforced to guard schools. The visit came less than 24 hours after a failed attempt by suspected separatists fighters to kidnap two female students of GBHS Nkambe
Calm has returned at the Ngomgham quarter in Mankon Bamenda. Earlier in the afternoon, armed men suspected to be Amba boys stormed the quarter seizing telephones and money from some inhabitants.
The Bamenda regional hospital is to hand over six unidentified corpses to Bamenda City Council for burial if the bodies are not identified by relatives before the 19th of October. The director of the hospital Dr. Denis Nsame says the corpses were deposited by the military.
There are tension and division among inhabitants of Hausa Quarter in Edea I subdivision following a Chieftaincy Conflict. The Hausas accuse the DO of Edea I Staphane Nke NDJANA of marginalisation, manipulation and injustice against them. They say he has connived with some persons to impose a non-Hausa on them as chief of the 3rd class chiefdom. The DO on October 9, 2019, went ahead to designate a new chief for the Hausa Quarter whereas the former has not been dethroned, neither is he dead or declared physically unfit.
Truck drivers in Ngaoundere are currently divided over a strike action announced by the regional syndicate of truck drivers of the Adamawa. Truck drivers who failed to respect the sit-in strike saw their vehicles blocked at various stop points by members of the syndicate. It is worth noting that the strike action began over the weekend, but not all drivers abstained from circulating as demanded by their syndicate.
Former Archbishop of the Yaoundé Metropolitan Archdiocese His Grace Victor T Bakot is said to be very ill and in a helpless situation. The current pathetic situation of the Bishop Emeritus of Yaoundé who today lacks a home to stay in and what to eat is contained in an open letter addressed to His Grace Julio Murat, Samuel Kleda, Faustin Ambassa, Fontem Esua and Joseph Atangana.
The Yaoundé-Douala highway remains a death trap in Cameroon despite the planting of speed control gadgets and enforced mix road control checks by Cameroonian authorities. Today four persons died in two separate accidents in and around Boumnyebel on the said highway
The vice president of the women’s wing of the Cameroon Renaissance Movement party is to arrive Douala tomorrow Wednesday. Barrister Michele Ndoki spent close to nine months in detention at the Kondengui Prison. She was arrested early this year for protesting electoral holdup.
Rural women in Cameroon say their work situation has been deteriorating over the years as a result of the poor state of roads and rudimentary farm tools. These comments were made as the International day of rural women was being observed today in Cameroon. The Minister of Women’s Empowerment and The Promotion of The Family handed over some farm tools to rural women in the centre region.
Over one thousand people are living without birth certificates in Donga Mantung Division in the North West region of Cameroon. The situation has frustrated the education of some students while many others are finding it difficult to establish their national identity cards. To redress this, African Justice for Peace Association has sponsored the production of over a hundred birth certificates of needy persons. To Abanda Marcel CEO of the NGO, this is just one of the many plans they have in place to assist internally displaced persons in the division.
Voting has officially ended in Mozambique’s general elections but people who joined queues at polling stations before the cut-off time of 18:00 (16:00 GMT) will be allowed to cast their ballot. Allegations that extra ballot boxes and voting material have been smuggled into Mozambique to undermine Tuesday’s general election have been dismissed as “completely untrue” by the body in charge of voter registration and the voting process. Seven polling stations did not open in an area of the country that has suffered militant Islamist attacks in recent years – three fewer than expected – said the body in charge of voter registration and the voting process, STAE.
South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma will file an appeal in his corruption trial after a court ruled last week against his application for the case be dropped. The corruption allegations, which Mr Zuma denies, date back to the country’s largest arms contract in the 1990s. Attempts to bring him to court stretch back 15 years.
Members of Ghana’s Muslim community are pushing for a new law that would prohibit and prescribe punishment for public officials who discriminate against women and girls who wear hijabs or headscarves. This follows reported incidents of discrimination against some Muslim women at work and in schools.
Uganda is set to immunize more than 18 million children against measles, polio and rubella in a five-day mass vaccination programme starting on Wednesday. It follows recent measles and rubella outbreaks that spread to more than 60 districts.
Search teams in the Democratic Republic of Congo have found the wreckage of a government-chartered cargo plane, which went missing last Thursday with eight passengers on board. One of those was President Félix Tshiseked’s personal driver, the Presidency told the BBC. The aircraft – also carrying military personnel – had provided logistical support for a presidential visit to eastern DR Congo.
Malawi’s government has dismissed fears of a possible Ebola outbreak in the country after a suspected case was reported in the northern district of Karonga, which borders Tanzania. The patient, reported to be 37 years old, was admitted last week at a health facility after exhibiting symptoms associated with the disease – prompting fears of an outbreak.
At least 22 people were killed in a landslide in Ethiopia after heavy rains pounded the southern region on Sunday. The disaster in Konta district, Dawro Zone, saw waves of mud destroy five homes, killing residents and animals, a local official told the BBC.
Opposition members and civil society groups outraged by a potential revision to Guinea’s constitution that would allow President Alpha Condé to seek a third term in office are calling for a second day of protests. At least four people were killed – one of them a gendarme – in clashes on Monday. Live ammunition and tear gas were reportedly fired in clashes between demonstrators and security forces.
Police in Nigeria says 67 people have been freed from an Islamic school where they were allegedly tortured in the north-western town of Daura – President Muhammadu Buhari’s hometown. The victims – all-male – included children as young as seven. They were allegedly chained up, beaten and sexually abused there, according to Katsina state’s police spokesperson.
A potential friendly between world champions France and African champions Algeria may have moved a step closer after the presidents of the countries’ respective football federations agreed to hold a meeting on the matter early next year. It follows what was described as a “rewarding meeting” between Algeria Football Federation (FAF) President Kheireddine Zetchi and French Football Federation (FFF) president Noel Le Graet at the FFF headquarters in Paris on Monday. (Source Foreign News: BBC Africa)