Seven Cameroonians have been arrested in Cyprus for allegedly trafficking 16 kilograms of drugs across the European Island country. The suspects, including three females and four males, are in police custody for smuggling Marijuana, tramadol and other drugs into the country. Most of the suspects are from Ndekwai, a village in Manyu, Southwest region. They include Samuel Nkongho Tanyi, Kima Tabong Taken, Godlove Baiye Ako, Cynthia Orock Nkongho, Ludian Che Mankah, Joseph Aseneh Tayong, and Alexander Takor Ayuk.
The Canadian High Commissioner to Cameroon, Richard Bale has urged government to show some flexibility and give Anglophones more autonomy over affairs in the North West and South West regions. He further confirmed that the Biya regime had lost trust of Anglophones and needs to work hard to regain it.
After what seemed to be days of relative calm, the school milieu in Cameroon has once more come under the limelight for the wrong reason. This was after student of GHS Mokou in the Centre region stabbed his mate to death today. Security officers have opened an investigation into the incident.
Four teachers of the Mother Francisca Bilingual International College, its proprietor and her husband are still behind bars. They were arrested after the Kumba school massacre, and have not been released despite please from victims’ parents. They are believed to have been abandoned, as authorities remain mute over their situation close to a month after the school massacre.
A man whose only name, MMI only got as Longue, reportedly died while extracting sand from the river in Santchou in the west region today in the afternoon. Longué is a native of Tingho-Obang Valley, Mezam division in the Northwest region. The seasoned diver reportedly lost his younger brother to that same river some two months ago.
According to statistics given by the National Civil Status registry, 67% of Cameroonians have birth certificates. To ease this process and encourage more parents to establish birth certificates, some parliamentarians are asking the government to issue birth certificates for free.
Cardinal Christian Tumi is calling on President Paul Biya to declare amnesty and call for a ceasefire for peace to reign in the Anglophone regions of Cameroon. The Cardinal mentioned that to RFI today while stressing that he told separatists that he stands for federalism and not separation.
The government says it is planning a hitch-free regional election next month. At the start of the governors’ meeting today in Yaoundé, Paul Atanga Nji, Minister of Territorial Administration said governors need to be more vigilant. He insisted that the government will not hesitate to use her military might to crush those posing a security threat to the state
CPDM elite, Prof. Pascal Messanga Nyamding has criticised his party’s stance at boycotting Equinox TV. He argues that the media house is the most viewed internationally and that the CPDM’s boycott of the media house will be counterproductive. The CPDM had decided to boycott Equinoxe TV following accusations of the media house giving audience to a lady who is claimed to have borne false witness against the Cameroon Defence Forces in the context of the Anglophone crisis.
A former member of the Social Democratic Front party, Albert Elimbi Lobe is responding to treatment in a Douala hospital after he was attacked by unknown gunmen at Bonapriso in Douala. Albert Elimbi Lobe says bandits are responsible. He is reported to have waved aside rumours that he was attacked for political reasons. Mr Elimbi who was heading to Yaoundé sustained gunshot injuries and his box containing documents taken away.
Some 24 hours after searching for a young man called Tasse in Mbouda, he has been found in Bamougoum village. Villagers say they saw him diving into a well. How he disappeared from the well to another village is what ordinary ears and eyes cannot explain . Yesterday, elements from the firefighters from Bafoussam spent hours searching for the young man in a well.
Credible reports say former Municipal Councilor of Mbangassina, Francois Ebongo is no more. He was shot dead Sunday night breaking Monday in his home in Yaoundé, by yet to be identified assailants. His body is at the Yaoundé Central Hospital mortuary.
The Douala – Yaoundé road today was faced once again with another accident that interrupted traffic for hours. The accident involved a truck transporting flour that tumbled on the road, spilling the flour it carried in the process. No casualties were however recorded.
The Indomitable Lions today in Maputu, have beaten the Mambas of Mozambique in their second encounter 2 goals to 0. The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon are the current leaders in Group F for 2022 African Cup of Nations. The victory of the boys over Mozambique this evening takes them to ten points. Earlier in Douala last week, they thrashed Mozambique 4 goals to 1.
Elite 1 champions, PWD of Bamenda have arrived Tripoli, Libya ahead of their encounter with Alahli The boys will take on the Libyan top side in two different encounters on Wednesday and Thursday. During PWD’s last game which was against Fovu of Baham, both sides recorded a virgin tie.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has given the go-ahead to an agreement with Sudan on setting up a Russian naval facility on Sudan’s Red Sea coast. Russia plans to create a logistics and repair hub for its navy that will be limited to 300 personnel. According to a draft agreement, the base will stand on the northern outskirts of Port Sudan.
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has added his voice to the international calls for a peaceful resolution to the fighting in the north of Ethiopia. He released a statement after meeting Ethiopia’s Foreign Minister Demeke Mekonnen in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. The Kenyan president’s call comes after a similar comment from Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni after he met Mr Demeke earlier on Monday.
A source from the intelligence service in the Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed to the BBC that musician Tshala Muana has been arrested. No statement has been released by the artist’s family but various media outlets in the country are reporting that she was detained around midday local time. The 62-year-old’s recently released song, Ingratitude, is believed to be the source of her trouble.
The authorities in northern Nigeria have given details of a mass kidnapping attempt on the main highway linking the city of Kaduna with the capital, Abuja. Traffic was brought to a halt when bandits opened fire on a bus. Two people were reported killed and nine abducted during Sunday’s attack – but the state government in Kaduna says the hostages were later freed in an army operation.
The University of Manchester in the north of England has suspended security officers who were accused of “racially profiling” a student who is the son of Somali refugees. It comes after footage posted online showed first-year student Zac Adan being held up against a wall by security guards who demanded to see his ID. Mr Adan, 19, said he was accused of “looking like a drug dealer” by staff at the halls of residence.
Nigeria’s former President Olusegun Obasanjo is travelling to Ethiopia to try and start negotiations between Ethiopia’s federal government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), the AFP news agency reports. This news comes just hours after Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni proposed talks and then deleted the tweet that mentioned it. Ethiopia’s government has been very firm that it is not interested in talking to the TPLF. It argues that the party, which is in power in Tigray, has resisted a peaceful resolution of the differences with the federal government over the past two years.
Foreign news: BBC