Following the unfortunate accident that claimed over 56 lives in Dschang, 6 more persons have been confirmed dead in the city of Ngaoundéré in another road accident at the Mbe cliff in the Adamawa Region. The accident involved a Danay Voyage 70-seater bus which lost control while descending the cliff. Over 30 other passengers are currently nursing wounds at treatment centres.
Kildake Boukar, Governor of the Adamawa Region has ordered an investigation following a road accident that led to the death of six persons. A 70-seater bus belonging to Danay Voyage experienced break failure leading to the accident. Injured persons are receiving treatment in the hospital.
Thirteen radio stations selected from the North West and South West regions of Cameroon have received radio equipment from UNESCO and UNDP. The equipment are to be used to boast effective communication on radio for information and sensitisation especially during this COVID-19 period. The goods were handed to the beneficiaries today in Buea as part of the activities to mark World Radio Day 2021.
Secretary Chris Anu of the Ambazonian Interim Government has refuted claims that separatist fighters were responsible for the execution of four chiefs in Essoh-Attah village in Lebialem as it has been concluded. Chris Anu has insisted that it is a smear campaign that has been carried out by military forces in order to implicate the Red Dragons of Lebialem. It should be noted that his Field Marshall who is accused of carrying out he crime is Chris Anu’s brother.
Meanwhile, the people of Lebialem Division have condemned the killing of traditional rulers and torture of civilians in the division by separatist fighters. They are calling on their brothers and sisters back home to denounce separatist activities by collaborating with the military.
Two houses and a salon went up in flames at Bonamousadi neighbourhood in Douala. Motorcycle riders alongside elements of the firefighting unit stopped the flames from spreading to other places. The cause of the fire has not been established.
A trader in the New Deido Market in Douala lost his life after being killed by armed bandits. The trader was attacked by these robbers yesterday at about 10 pm at the entrance to his house at the PK 13 neighbourhood. He was stabbed several times, and he succumbed to the wounds whilst being rushed to the hospital for treatment.
There has been a controversy at the ongoing U-20 African Cup of Nations in Mauritania. The host team has accused Cameroon of falsifying players’ ages in order to make them eligible to play in the competition. The technical bench of the Mauritanian team was baffled by the robust physic that some of the players of the Indomitable Lions U20 squad had and believe the only explanation was age falsification. Cameroon defeated host Mauritania 1-0 in the opening match of the tournament and will now need just one more victory from their next two games to progress to the next stage of the competition.
Cameroon U20 Lions will play against Uganda tomorrow from 5:00 pm in their second group stage match at the ongoing Youth U20 African Cup of Nations taking place in Mauritania. The boys of coach Christophe Ousmanou have three points after defeating Mauritania in their first match. Their last group stage match will be against Mozambique.
The authorities in north-western Nigerian state of Kaduna say at least seven children have been wounded after an explosive device they mistakenly picked from a farm detonated. The incident happened in Ungwan-Mangworo village in Igabi area, said the state commissioner for internal security Samuel Aruwan. He said the children picked up the device and began to play with it.
Despite an outbreak of Ebola in Guinea, neighbouring Sierra Leone will open its shared border, Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio has told the BBC. Mr Bio, who was visiting Guinea’s capital Conakry, said that health measures would be put in place. The main official border crossing between the two countries will reopen on Thursday, four months after it was unilaterally shut by the Guinean government. At the time President Alpha Conde, who was running in a controversial third term election, alleged of a plot to invade his country from Sierra Leone.
Zimbabwe says the Covid-19 variant first detected in South Africa now accounts for the majority of cases in the country. Results of genomic sequencing conducted recently showed that the variant the nation had in 2020 had receded and that the new and more aggressive variant accounted for 61% of cases, the government said. On Monday President Emmerson Mnangagwa extended a lockdown in place since early January by a further two weeks.
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) says South Sudan is facing its highest levels of food insecurity since it declared independence 10 years ago. The agency says this is due to outbreaks of violence, extreme weather patterns and the economic impact of Covid-19. Pibor county in the east of the country saw an intense conflict in the first half of last year followed by devastating floods. The WFP says some areas are at risk of famine as food stocks between harvests run out.
Two men accused of leading Christian-dominated militias in widespread attacks on Muslims in the Central African Republic (CAR) have pleaded not guilty at the start of their trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. Patrice-Edouard Ngaissona, a 53-year-old former top African football executive, and his co-accused Alfred Yekatom, nicknamed Rambo, both wore blue disposable masks for their appearances. The hearing is being conducted in a ‘socially distanced’ courtroom with most of the lawyers wearing face-coverings, while the three judges are separated by transparent screens.
Foreign news: BBC