Tradi-practioners in Cameroon are leaving no stone unturned in finding a cure for coronavirus. They are exchanging ideas at the Institute of medical research Yaounde. From presentations made, a handful of the practitioners says they are finding a path way towards a well recognised drug. Cameroon counts over 15.000 COVID-19 cases today.
The Senior Divisional Officer for Kupe Muanenguba Division, Jean Marie Tchakui has threatened to suspend the salaries of civil servants in his area of command, if they continue to stay away from the Division. In a meeting in Nguti, the SDO asked civil servents not to disappoint inhabitants of Nguti and the Division who are already coming back home. He has asked the D.Os in his Division to sign accreditations for workers resident out of the Division.
The appeal hearing for Ayuk Tabe and other separatist leaders jailed at the Kondengui prison in Yaounde comes up tomorrow. Their next hearing is set few weeks after reports of ongoing talks between the leaders and the Yaounde regime for a ceasefire in the North West and South West regions.
There is fear and panic in Ako Sub Division in the North West region as Ambazonia boys battle with the Cameroonian army on who should rule the people. A traditional ruler kidnapped around Dumbo village remains in the hands of the separatists. Ambazonia boys are hunting the civilians for allowing military men to settle in Dumbo village.
Muyuka Sub Division is one of the most violent areas in the South West Region of Cameroon as the military battles every day with separatists. The new divisional officer of Muyuka installed today has been challenged to ensure calm in the area. The new DO, 44 year old Rosignol Tanyi Ako says he will collaborate with all in the Sub Division for peace to reign
About a hundred disgruntled trained and unemployed teachers of basic education have again showed up in protest demonstration at the Ministry of basic education July 15th 2020
More than ever determined, the teachers sidelined in the recent recruitement of 3000 CAPIEM holders into the public service decry what they qualify as irregularities in the process.
There were physical scuffles this morning between teachers, and security forces in Yaounde. Over 100 teachers protested in front of the Prime Minister’s office voicing their grievances against fraud and irregularities that characterised the recruitment process of the 3000 teachers into the public service.
There would be no pilgrimage for Muslim faithfuls in Cameroon this year. In a press release, the Minister of Territorial Administration, Paul Atanga Nji says the coronavirus pandemic has interrupted such a mass journey to Mecca. He states that the pilgrimage will only be attended by faithfuls residing in Saudi Arabia.
The Yaounde administrative court has reinstated Piere Balenguel Nkot as the Secretary General of Union des Population du Cameroon (UPC) party. The court verdict comes two years after a decision taken by the Minister of Territorial Administration dismissing Baleguel Nkot and appointing Robert Bapoh Lipot earlier dismissed from the UPC in May 2016.
Over 10 families have seen their houses demolished by authorities at the Ngouache neighbourhood Bafoussam III Sub Division in the West Region. Victims say they have been abandoned homeless by the government without financial compensation or resettlement. The Governor of the West Region, Awah Fonka Augustine says the measure is a proactive one to prevent any natural disaster as the rains intensify.
Three alleged armed bandits of ages 22, 30 and 34 have been arrested in Kake village, Bonaléa Sub Division of the Moungo Division, Littoral Region. The men of the underworld were picked up during an operation by elements of the Mbanga Gendermarie. During their arrest, they were in possession of a war gun type M21, 42 amunitions of 5,56 mm, a locally fabricated pistol, knives, two telephones and a large quantity of Indian hem, according to Gendermarie sources.
At least 100 Cameroonians are reportedly stranded in India since the border closures to fight COVID- 19. They say their documents and personal details sent to the Cameroon Ministry of external relations have yielded no fruits this far. Recounting their ordeal, they say 2 among them have died of cancer, 2 of stress, and an age person who went for medical treatment.
Some shops in Buea remain sealed. Barrister David Namange the town’s new Mayor continued from where the late Mayor left, sealing close to 250 shops for adhering to ghost town calls. Those whose shops were sealed will have to pay a sum of at least 25,000FCFA to have them unsealed.
Mua Roland has declared himself a 2025 presidential election candidate in Cameroon. The founding president of United Cameroon for Peace and Progress (UCPP) party announced that today while launching the party. He says Cameroon is one and indivisible. Earlier, the proprietor of “One Cameroon TV” criticised the government for not assisting him financially to run the TV.
The Minister of Agriculture and rural development has granted a farewell audience to the Ambassador of Tunisia to Cameroon, Jeal Snoussi. The diplomat’s stay in the country has come to an end and his replacement is expected soon.
Internet services have been restored in parts of Ethiopia two weeks after violent protests broke out following the killing of popular Oromo singer Hachalu Hundesa in the capital, Addis Ababa. People can now access wi-fi and broadband connections. The authorities defended the shutdown – the longest the country has experienced since Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed came to power in April 2018 – saying it was being used to fan inter-ethnic violence.
Kenya has made record sales from avocado exports amid the coronavirus pandemic, local newspaper Daily Nation reports. The country sold more than 58,400 tonnes of avocado to 42 countries in the first half of the year, nearly matching the amount exported last year. It earned more than $75m (£59m) from the exports.
Fahim Saleh, the founder of Gokada, one of Nigeria’s ride-hailing motorcycle services, has been found murdered in a Manhattan apartment by the police in the US city of New York. The body was reportedly found by his sister on Tuesday. A New York Police Department spokesperson said the body had been decapitated and dismembered, while an electric saw was found in the vicinity.
A plane carrying food aid from Djibouti crashed at an airport in Beledweyne, central Somalia, on Tuesday. The crew is safe and no-one on the ground was injured, according to a statement by the US embassy in Somalia. It said the flight was part of efforts to “provide vitally important food aid” to Somalia. “The accident occurred on the runway during roll-out after landing,” it said.
The signing of a peace deal between the Sudanese government and the rebel coalition has been delayed until further notice. The event had been scheduled for Tuesday. The postponement comes after attacks in north Darfur at a settlement for internally displaced people that left nine people dead and 16 wounded.
Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has been appointed a special envoy for Mali to try resolve the political crisis in the country. He is expected to bring together key parties including President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, opposition leaders, civil society as well as religious organisations for a dialogue on the crisis.
Nearly 14 million children globally were not immunised against preventable illnesses last year, according to a joint report by two UN agencies: WHO and Unicef. More than half of these children are in Africa with those living in countries in conflict being the most affected, Dr Robin Nandy, chief of immunisation at Unicef, told the BBC. “Some of the missed vaccines are against [diseases like]: polio; measles; meningitis; diphtheria; tetanus and whooping cough. Of greater concern to us are children who have not been immunised against measles,” Dr Nandy said.
Foreign news: BBC