Popular Ambazonia critic and Bursar of Government Bilingual High School Mendong, Yaoundé, Franklin Njume Ekume has been reportedly sacked from his duties at the institution. The appointment of the self-styled government agent was controversial as many people believed it was due to his numerous social media rants against the separatists in the Anglophone regions.
Nkengafac Ernest; Lebialem Divisional President of National Youth Council has lamented that elites of the Division and administrators are not helping the situation for permanent peace. After visiting the Division recently, he said insecurity, poverty and hunger are the three major challenges in the Division. He calls for major genuine steps for peace.
Modeste Mopa, Director of Taxation in Cameroon has applauded the country’s taxation department for meeting their target last year despite several health challenges. While in a visit in Douala, he equally explained the necessity of electronic payment to ensure transparency in the public sector.
Five alleged bandits have been put behind bars in Nkongsamba after being accused of multiple criminal offenses. They are accused of burgling several homes in Nkongsamba and making away with huge amounts of money and property such as phones, TVs, motorbikes, gas bottles, amongst others.
A speeding vehicle yesterday killed an 8-year old pupil in Kribi as he returned from school. The driver of the vehicle which crushed the boy initially fled from the scene, but he was chased and caught by commercial bike riders who got him well beaten before handing him over to the police.
Cameroon Under 20 Lions have qualified for the quarter finals of U20 African Cup of Nations. The Lions defeated Uganda one goal to zero today. The victory places Cameroon top on group A with six points. They will play their last group stage match against Mozambique.
There is more confusion on when Cameroon football championship will start. While FECAFOOT under its President Saidou Mbombo Njoya says league 1 and 2 championships will start by the end of this month, the Football Commission’s president Albert Mbida suspends indefinitely all FECAFOOT officials while stating that the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sports verdict of suspending Saidou Mbombo Njoya should be respected.
Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi has met and forgiven two young men who had abused him on social media for imposing a coronavirus night-time curfew. The two were detained on 12 February after posting the video insulting the president. The two apologised to President Nyusi after he explained that the curfew was aimed at reducing the spread of the virus in urban areas. One of them urged young people to “join the government’s efforts in the fight against this pandemic”.
The security forces in Uganda have injured several journalists who were reporting on pop star-turned politician Bobi Wine delivering a petition to the UN highlighting human rights abuses in the country. Eyewitnesses said soldiers arrived in trucks outside the UN Human Rights Office in the capital, Kampala, and started beating the journalists with batons. One journalist tweeted photos from the scene, showing one colleague with blood pouring from a head wound.
Rights groups have condemned the deportation of a British journalist from Mozambique. Tom Bowker is a founder and editor of the independent website, Zitamar News, which has reported extensively on the jihadist insurgency in the north of Mozambique – despite government efforts to severely limit coverage of the escalating war. On Tuesday, Mr Bowker told reporters at the entrance of Maputo International Airport, where he was taken by two agents from the National Migration Service, that he had been banned from entering the country for 10 years.
The man portrayed as a hero in a Hollywood movie about the Rwandan genocide has told a court at the start of his terrorism trial that he is being held illegally. Paul Rusesabagina told the High Court in Rwanda’s capital, “I am not Rwandan, I am a Belgian hostage. I was kidnapped and even now I am held hostage.” Mr Rusesabagina – an ethnic Hutu who became well known after the 2004 film Hotel Rwanda which depicted his efforts a decade earlier during the genocide to save hundreds of Tutsis at a hotel where he was a manager – was arrested in August 2020 after landing in the United Arab Emirates. He was taken back to Rwanda to face various charges including terrorism, kidnap and murder – and is on trial with 20 other suspects.
The United Nations Mission in South Sudan has condemned the attack by armed men on polio workers in Lakes State in the central part of the country. The attack in Malek area on Sunday left three people dead, four others wounded and one missing, according to a press statement. The motive behind the attack on the polio workers, who travelling from Rumbek Centre to Rumbek North, remains unclear. UN humanitarian co-ordinator in South Sudan, Alain Noudéhou, has called for those responsible to be brought to justice.
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