The CPDM party is poised for a counter manifestation against that of the Cameroon Renaissance Movement party on Tuesday September 22nd 2020. In a declaration from the youth wing of the Cameroon People’s Democratic Movement in Douala II, the manifestation is to show how patriotic they are to stand against undemocratic power take over as preached by the CRM party.
Elections Cameroon says it’s ready to organise regional elections with experience gained from previous elections. In a board meeting today in Yaounde, the board chair, Enow Abrams Egbe says despite being the pioneer regional election, the body is competent to run the election.
The President of Cameroon National Youth Council has called on young people in Cameroon not to follow and answer the call by CRM party for a national manifestation next week. Fadimatou Iyawa was speaking in a press conference in Yaounde.
Some civil society groups in Cameroon say actions of some members of government banning manifestations are illegal. To Maximilliene Ngo Mbe, Director of a network for the defense of human rights in Central Africa (RHEDAC) it’s only a Divisional Officer that reserves the right to ban a public protest.
A woman identified as Salamatou has been arrested and detained at Pitoa gendarmerie for allegedly killing her six months old baby and trying to cook the body parts. This happened in Badjengo village, North region of Cameroon. The two year old daughter of the suspected murderer alerted neighbours leading to her arrest.
Back to school 2020/2020; elements of the Rapid Intervention Battalion (BIR) have offered didactic materials and food items to pupils and students in Ndu town in Donga Mantung Division in the North West region.
Health workers in Bakassi in the South West region say COVID-19 funds for the area have been misused. They made the revelation while addressing some of their challenges faced at work to the regional delegate of public health.
The DO for Ndu, North West region has called on civil servants that fled the area due to the Anglophone crisis to return to their duty posts. This call comes weeks ahead of school resumption for the 2020/2021 academic year. Donga Mantung remains one of the most peaceful Divisions in the North West amidst the armed conflict.
The Governor of the West Region is the latest administrator to prohibit any “undeclared gathering” until further notice. He warns that defaulters will be punished. Security forces have been urged to maintain law and order before, during and after the December 6 regional elections. The governors of the Littoral, Center and the territorial Administration Minister have made similar threats.
The streets of Bamenda remained empty today, for the second week.
For the second successive week, the streets of Bamenda in Cameroon’s North West region remained deserted. Government and separatist leaders are at loggerheads following a City Council decision restricting the activities of commercial motorbike riders in some areas.
The authorities in Sudan have detained 41 people after seizing large quantities of explosives. The material included four shipping containers of ammonium nitrate, the chemical which exploded to disastrous effect in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, last month. The public prosecutor said the amount had been enough to blow up the capital, Khartoum.
The Mozambican civil aviation authorities say only airlines from six countries have agreed to resume operations since the reopening of the country’s airspace this month. The National Civil Aviation Institute said the airlines were from Portugal, Turkey, Qatar, Ethiopia, Kenya and South Africa. The institute said countries planning to restart their flights should express interest in the Mozambican diplomatic missions of their respective countries.
Kenya is set to lose out after Uganda and Tanzania signed a $3.5bn (£2.6bn) deal to construct a crude oil pipeline, experts say. The 1,445km (897) miles East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project will run from Hoima in Uganda to Tanga in Tanzania. It is a deal that all but ends a similar initiative agreed between Uganda and Kenya.
Every single country in Africa has applied to Fifa to access a grant through the world governing body’s Covid-19 Relief Plan. “Fifty-four African member associations have applied for grants,” a Fifa spokesperson told BBC Sport Africa. Formally approved in July, the Fifa fund is making $1.5bn (£1.1bn) available to its 211 member associations and six confederations. On Wednesday, Fifa announced that it believes the coronavirus pandemic has cost the global football economy an estimated $14bn.
Conservationists from Jersey have helped to rescue three species of rare reptiles after an oil spill near Mauritius. The reptiles have now arrived at Jersey Zoo, where they will be looked after and will take part in a breeding programme, before being released back into the wild. The oil spill happened in July after a Japanese bulk carrier crashed into a coral reef south of the island. Together with wildlife trusts in Mauritius, conservationists from Durrell made an emergency rescue of lesser night geckos, Bojer’s skinks, and Bouton’s skinks – which are at risk of dying out in the wild.
Nurses and healthcare workers in Liberia have begun an indefinite stay at home action after a two-week notice they gave the government expired. The workers want, among other things, basic working materials, protective equipment, better salaries, and the right to form a union. Their leader, Joseph Tamba, called a talk radio show on OK FM on Wednesday morning saying he had gone into hiding because of he was receiving threats. But Information Minister Eugene Nagbe disputed Mr Tamba’s statement.
The UN children’s agency Unicef has “expressed deep concern” over the imprisonment and treatment of a 13-year-old boy convicted for blasphemy. In August, Omar Farouq was sentenced to 10 years in prison with menial labour by a Sharia court in the northern state of Kano. The sentencing “is wrong… it also negates all core underlying principles of child rights and child justice that Nigeria – and by implication, Kano State – has signed on to,” said Peter Hawkins, Unicef representative in Nigeria.
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