Authorities in the North West region say an Ambazonian General in Wum Menchum Division, has laid down his arms and surrendered to North West Governor, Adolphe Lele L’Afrique.
Suspected separatist fighters have attacked some workers of the Cameroon Development Corporation, CDC in Tiko, wounding them and cutting off some of their body parts including fingers, ears and noses. Some separatist fighters have denied carrying out the act, stating that it was carried out by their detractors.
UNESCO today held a forum to educate youths on their rights to information on migration. This comes as part of plans to curb illegal migration.
The paramount ruler of the Bamoun community in the West region of Cameroon, Sultan Ibrahim Mbombo Njoya has donated the sum of one million francs CFA to victims of violence last week in Sangmelima originating from Bamoun land. Shops of people, mainly from the West region were looted and individuals attacked in the riots.
The Lebialem Fons Conference has called on the government to silence the activities of Red Dragons in the division for them to regain to their palaces. Meeting in Yaoundé, they regretted that the Amba boys are desecrating their palaces and their land with their activities. The delegation of Libialem Fons Conference further expressed disappointment over rising insecurity in Lebialem division even after the national dialogue. In an audience with the Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute today, the Fons decry the activities of separatist fighters they say are not only terrorising the population but tarnishing the image of some elites and Fons for sponsoring terrorism. The PM has promised special attention.
A portion of the road linking Bafang and Banja towards Bafoussam in the West Region of Cameroon is collapsing. The unfortunate situation was discovered at about 11 pm last night by drivers plying the road. A greater part of the road has been chopped off, leaving a narrow stretch for vehicles to pass.
Five board members of election management body Elections Cameroon (ELECAM) have taken an oath of office at the constitutional Council. Four have seen their mandates renewed while Njifenji Salifou was recently appointed. Board members of ELECAM have a four-year mandate renewable.
Thousands of families have been rendered homeless in Mayo Danay Division in the Far North region of Cameroon due to flood. After heavy rains in the region, river Logon has overflown its banks.
Observers say ‘heads will roll’ in Cameroon after a scandalous revelation of hidden facts concerning the 2016 Eseka train accident that killed over 70 Cameroonians. An investigative report concluded by CERUTTI EXPERTS says President Paul Biya has never received the true report with regards to what really happened in Ezeke in 2016
Gendarmerie and Military officials in Cameroon have been given a two-week ultimatum to quit all WhatsApp and Facebook groups where they belong. The order is contained in a communique released by the Minister of Defence. The minister further says all uniform officers who will still belong to social media groups after two weeks will be severely sanctioned.
Inhabitants of Ozam 1 in Lobo subdivision, originating from the West Region of Cameroon have gone wild, over what they recurrent aggression from Indigenes. After suffering discrimination, attacks and aggression for a long period, the people have mobilised a task force which they say is to defend themselves. Tribal tendencies have been on the rise in Cameroon of late.
A contract between the government of Cameroon and one of the companies charged with the construction of the Batchenga-Ntui-Yoko-lena stretch of the national road in Cameroon has been terminated. The government of Cameroon says the company has failed in the respect of the major terms of their agreement. The Road is meant to link the Grand North of Cameroon to the Center Region.
Aboudulahi Aliou has been installed as the new Senior Divisional Officer for Menchum in the North West Region of Cameroon. The senior civil administrator was installed by the governor of the North West region Adolphe Lele L’Afrique today in Wum chief town of the Menchum Division. He takes over from Kamgang Charles.
The first stage of the Chantal Biya International Cycling tour has been postponed to tomorrow. Originally scheduled for this Wednesday between Bertoua and Abong-Mbang (109 km), the late release of funds and the late arrival of some foreign teams are said to be the cause.
The police in Nigeria have freed 500 students from an Islamic school in the north of the country, some of whom were in chained up, in the third such incident in less than a month, Reuters news agency reports quoting police sources. This comes two days after 67 people were found shackled in another school in Katsina state. Last month, more than 300 male students were freed from a similar boarding school in neighbouring Kaduna state.
The police in Mozambique have arrested 73 people for offences connected to Tuesday’s general election, a spokesperson says. Orlando Mudumane said they had been detained in connection with 22 electoral offences, including “creating disturbances in the polling stations”.
Eight opposition leaders have gone on trial in Guinea, accused of organising protests against President Alpha Conde’s plans to seek a third term in office. They belong to an alliance of political parties, unions and pressure groups – and face sentences ranging from three to five years.
Five people have been arrested in Uganda after they were found hiding their children to avoid the measles, rubella and polio mass vaccination programme. The authorities are hoping to immunise 18 million children under the age of 15 over the next four days.
Classrooms in government-run secondary schools in and around Liberia’s capital, Monrovia, remained empty on Wednesday due to a teachers’ strike over salary arrears, among other things. This kind of strike action to demand the payment of wages has become common in Liberia in recent times.
Tanzania could soon get its own musician-turned-MP. But unlike Uganda’s Bobi Wine,Tanzania’s Harmonize backs the government. President John Magufuli has just endorsed the musician, whose real name is Rajab Abdul, for a run at a seat in parliament next year. The president’s support comes as his government continues to ban songs deemed sexually suggestive by some other artists.
South Africa’s state-run electricity company Eskom has apologised for the latest round of power cuts that began on Wednesday. The blackouts will affect different parts of the country throughout the day. In a statement, Eskom said its ability to generate power had been hit by maintenance problems. (Source Foreign News: BBC Africa)