The SDO for Donga Mantung Division says separatists who escaped military crackdown in the Bui Division to hide in the Donga Mantung Division will be flushed out. Speaking at the Nkambe Council chambers, Dr Dooh Simon Nkwenti says individuals who have failed to denounce the presence of the armed separatists in their villages will be hunted down as well.
Cameroons army chief of staff Major General Rene Claude Maka says the Cameroonian army is in control of activities in the North West region. Speaking in an official working visit to the North West Region, the chief of defense staff asked soldiers to be professional in the discharge of their duties and their fight against armed separatists.
Cameroon now counts 13,728 persons successfully treated of COVID-19, and 373 people killed by the virus since the outbreak in the country in March 2020. A total of 16,157 persons have tested positive of the virus this far. The statistics were released during the weekly inter-ministerial committee meeting on the management of COVID-19 pandemic in Cameroon, chaired by the PM Joseph Dion Ngute.
Cameroons Minister of state in the ministry of public health in charge of epidemics and pandemics Alim Hayatou has inaugurated three COVID-19 isolation centers in Douala. Though inaugurated far later than the initial date previewed, Alim Hayatou says the structure is within standards.
Inhabitants of Pete Banjoun in the Khoungnki Division of the Upper plateaux Division of the West region of Cameroon say vandals are turning Banjoun into a village. In distress calls during a protest move, the people regret that men of the underworld are removing street lights leading to the Fotso Victo Municipal stadium.
They want the men of the underworld to stay off their municipality.
Two Cameroonians have been slammed a ten years jail term in the Republic of Benin for a crime they committed while in Cameroon. The two men, a driver and a night security guard allegedly stole 20 million FCFA in a money transfer operation. They then escaped to Benin where they intended to spend the money before being denounced by a business partner in Benin who got heed of their shady deal.
The Limbe city council is on day two of a four day plan to demolish makeshift structures along the major streets within the city. The effort is aimed at restoring urban order in the city of Limbe and it is spearheaded by the Limbe city mayor, Mtanga Andrew Monjimba in collaboration with the Divisional Officer, Gilbert Acha Nkwenti.
Cameroon’s Ambassador to the Central African Republic, Nicolas Nzoyoum has been recalled back to the country. Credible sources say his recall by the Ministry of External Relations is linked with the controversial phone call between the Ambassador and Cameroon business mogul, Jean Pierre Amougou Belinga. The Ambassador is said to have compromised the integrity of Cameroon’s diplomacy throughout his stay in the Central African Republic.
The European Union has granted Cameroon 100 Billion FCFA to develop its cotton sector. The financing agreement was signed today July 16th, 2020 in Yaounde between the Minister of Economy, Alamin Ousman Mey and the Head of the European Union delegation in Cameroon, Hans-Peter Schadek.
Separatist activists in the diaspora have announced an anti-regime demonstration on July 17, 2020 in Brussels Belgium. In addition to a demand of return to peace in the two Anglophone regions, they are equally demanding for the immediate release of political prisoners.
The Cameroon football season will resume on the 26th of September 2020. This is one of the resolutions taken in the course of FECAFOOT executive meeting today.
Most Cameroonians are surprised following calls by the Cameroon Renaissance Movement party for people to register massively on the electoral list. Sosthene Merdard Lipot, communication officer of the party posted that on his tweeter account today. Cameroon’s revision of the electoral list for this year will end on the 31st of August.
Some 452 people have registered on the electoral list in the Littorale Region as of July 15th 2020. The figures were given in a consultation meeting between board members of Elecam and political party leaders in the region.
Ndongo Daniel Urbain has been appointed director of the International relations Institute of Cameroon (IRIC). This is contained in a Presidential decree signed today by Paul Biya. The former director of the institution was appointed ambassador days back.
Lawyers defending Sisiku Ayuk Tabe Julius and nine other leaders of Ambazonia say they are disappointed that the judge at the appeal court of the Center region adjourned the trial to August 20th 2020. The Nera 10 leaders were at the Appeal court today for the first time.
Government is examining strategies on how to reopen land, air and water boarders of the country shutdown months ago to tackle coronavirus pandemic. In a meeting today presided by the Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute, the ministers of transport, territorial administration the delegate of national security explained measures they are taking to stop the importation of the virus when the borders will reopen.
Gabon has appointed its first female Prime Minister. Rose Christiane Raponda was appointed by president Ali Bongo Ondimba today in Brazzaville. She will replace Julien Nkoghe Bekale who had been in the position since January 2019.
Gunmen in South Sudan have shot dead six people – two of them local aid workers – during an attack in Jonglei state. The humanitarian staff were providing health care in Pajut town centre when unidentified attackers opened fire. The UN’s humanitarian co-ordinator in South Sudan, Mohamed Ag Ayoya, urged the government to step up efforts to protect aid workers.
Former Rwanda Prime Minister Pierre-Damien Habumuremyi has appeared in court in the capital, Kigali, on charges of issuing cheques that were not backed by funds in the bank. Mr Habumuremyi, in office between 2011 and 2014, was arrested a few weeks ago. In court, he denied the charges and applied for bail. The former prime minister, who also served as education minister, owns a private university. He is accused of failing to pay suppliers and writing cheques that could not be cashed.
In an effort to focus attention on the escalating jihadist violence across West Africa’s Sahel region, more than 30 local and international civil society organisations have launched a new initiative. The International Coalition for the Sahel is calling for the protection of civilians to be at the heart of the response to the insecurity which has spread from Mali to Niger and Burkina Faso and is a threat to other countries in the region.
Zambia’s Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya has denied the four charges of corruption being levelled against him. “I understand the charges and I plead not guilty,” the AFP news agency quotes the minister as saying in a Lusaka magistrates’ court. The 47-year-old doctor and politician was detained last month and then freed on bail by the police following an investigation by the country’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).
Doctors in Nigeria’s commercial hub, Lagos, have resumed work at various hospitals after suspending a three-day strike. The medics had called the strike over unpaid salaries and other issues of safety and welfare. The chairman of their union, Dr Oluwajimi Sodipo, told the BBC the strike had partly achieved the aim of drawing attention to their plight and also bringing the government to the negotiating table.
A top Zimbabwean police officer and a chief public prosecutor have been arrested over bribery allegations in a $1m (£798,000) land sale scandal, a state-owned newspaper reports. Obeylaw Moyo, an assistant commissioner in the commercial crimes unit, and an unnamed prosecutor were arrested on Wednesday and are expected to appear in court “soon”, the Herald newspaper reports. There is no comment reported from either man.
The 2023 Africa Cup of Nations will take place in June and July, says the acting Secretary General of Confederation of African Football (Caf), Abdel Bah. The timing of the competition has been the subject of speculation after President Ahmad stated in June that it would take place in 2023 while saying he “did not know what month”.
Representatives of the West African regional grouping, Ecowas, led by former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, are in Mali and have met President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, Prime Minister Boubou Cisse and an influential Imam in the country. They are expected to meet separately with opposition leaders and civil society organisations on Thursday. Mr Jonathan has expressed optimism that his mission would yield positive results. He said they are in Mali with a message of peace and progress.
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