As a means to curb rising delinquency in secondary schools in the country, authorities of Government Bilingual High School, Deido in Douala have purchased and installed surveillance cameras around its campus, from where deviant behaviors will be monitored and promptly averted. This comes after a student of the school stabbed another to death with the use of a knife. Such acts have become recurrent in secondary schools across Yaoundé and Douala in recent time with at least four students and teachers killed in such violence within the past five months.
Cardiologists in Cameroon have warned on the dangers of heart diseases which could likely result in death if not properly diagnosed and treated on time. In a forum in Douala, the Cameroon Cardiologist Association deliberated on modern ways of managing heart diseases to avert future deaths frequently caused by heart failures.
Pending the authorization of the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine against the Coronavirus, Public Health Minister, Manaouda Malachie has asserted that the vaccine may not be permitted to be used in Cameroon should there be dangerous side effects. It should be noted that many European countries have equally stopped the distribution of the vaccine pending results from some scientific bodies on its effects.
The death of a Cameroonian woman in Canada has caused wide outrage amongst Africans and other Cameroonians living in the country. The victim, Mireille Djomo reportedly died of extreme negligence by the hospital authorities. The family of the deceased has launched an appeal against the hospital and has demanded justice for the death of their daughter, who died after she went herself to the hospital and was not properly catered for.
Five suspected traffickers of human bones have been arrested in Ayos in the Centre Region of Cameroon. They confessed that their potential buyers were to pay the sum of fifteen million francs CFA.
Cameroon is to halt the importation of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on grounds that it has minor side effects. The minister of public health Dr. Manaouda Malachie says Cameroon is seeking expert advice.
Bernard Okalia Bilai has re-echoed COVID-19 measures in the South West. The governor has ordered the closing down of bars and other public places that do not respect COVID-19 measures. He held a meeting today with local officials in Buea.
The divisional officer of Mbonge subdivision in the South West alongside local authorities has carried out a sensitization campaign against COVID 19 pandemic. According to the DO Otto Williams, sensitization is necessary before the start of repressive measures.
Three suspected bandits have been arrested and detained in a police station at Yaounde 6 subdivision. The three have been accused of stealing cars since 2020. The police commissioner Yves Landry Ekobe says the suspects quickly dismantle each car they steal and sell the parts.
A mass funeral has been held for 13 teenagers whose bodies were found off the coast of Ghana just over a week ago. Twenty teenagers are believed never to have returned after going swimming off Apam beach in southern Ghana. Seven bodies have not been found. Twelve out of the 13 children were buried on Tuesday, as one of the teenagers was buried on Thursday because their body was badly decomposed.
Most African nations are pressing ahead with the rollout of the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, despite several European countries suspending its use over concerns that that it may cause blood clots. The World Health Organization says there’s no evidence of a link but is reviewing the situation today. African countries are largely relying on the cheaper and easier to store Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, to help tackle the spread of coronavirus.
University students in Madagascar have been taking to the streets in recent days demanding the payment of their student grants. The students’ demonstrations initially broke out in a university in Tamatavo on the east coast before spreading to Toliara in south-west and the capital Antananarivo. The students say they have been waiting since November 2020 to receive the grant they get from the government in order to buy food.
The United Nations is launching a $1bn (£721m) appeal in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, to help millions of people in need of humanitarian aid in the north of the country. The Islamist militant group Boko Haram has been carrying out attacks in the region for the past 11 years. More than 30,000 people have died and millions have been displaced in that time. The UN says, despite the scaling up of humanitarian assistance since 2016, the situation remains dire. It estimates that nearly nine million severely vulnerable people in the area need aid.
Ethiopia and Somalia are the latest African entrants to a red list of countries from where travel to England is banned. The travel bans will take come into force on Friday from 04:00 GMT. It’s meant to “reduce the risk of new variants” entering the UK, according to a statement from the Department for Transport.
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