The practical session of the Cameroon general certificate of education (GCE) starts next Monday July 20th 2020. Candidates have intensified revision lessons ahead of the exercise. The written phase of the exam will start on 6th and end on the 25th of August. School officials are taking special COVID-19 measures.
Parliamentarians from the North West Region have pleaded for the acceleration of works on the Babadjou-Bamenda road. A delegation of elected officials was received by the Minister of Public Works, Emmanuel Nganou Djoumessi to discuss the evolution of work on the site.
Two suspected separatist fighters have been shot dead in Babessi-Ndop in Cameron’s troubled North West region. They were accused of killing a Prince after four days in their keeping. They were killed by their separatist faction leader.
Covid-19 records in Cameroon now shows that the country has now recorded over 16000 confirmed positive cases. Health Minister Manaouda Malachie on his Twitter handle notes that 13,728 persons have been treated while 373 have died of the virus. The Minister has called for more vigilance as figures keep rising.
The South Region of Cameroon today counts 543 COVID-19 cases since March 2020. The Minister of Public Health Dr. Manaouda Malachie inaugurated a COVID-19 treatment center in Ebolowa. Officials say the center is estimated at 135 millions francs cfa.
The first ever Cameroonian female doctor, Gladys Ejomi has died today. The pioneer doctor had practise the profession for 58 years before retiring. Minister of Women’s empowerment, Marie Therese Abena Ondoa has given the doctor the memorable prize as the first female doctor to help cement her legacy.
The Chairman of Elections Cameroon has described late Delphine Tsanga as a hard working woman that stood for the interest of Cameroonians. Enow Abrams Egbe was speaking today following the death of Delphine Tsanga, Elecam board member yesterday at the age of 85. She was the first female minister in Cameroon.
The national gendarmerie today apprehended 3 heavily suspected armed robbers in the locality of Kake. It’s believed they have been terrorising the local population of Kake. The suspects whose names have not been released are currently in the gendarmerie custody with investigations to their activities set to continue.
Some youths in Limbe- Fako Division of the South West region have staged a protest demostration against what they qualify top level mafia to sell public structures in the Sub Division. Marching to the Senior Divisional Officer, the youths handed a document to the SDO saying no individual will take over the old preventive building .
The United Nations’ WHO has encouraged the Medical students of the University of Buea not to relent especially in this tryingf time. Dr Martin Ekeke Monono, head of the UN delegation was speaking recently at the faculty of Health Sciences of the UB.
Presbyterian Church in Cameroon (PCC) launches the second phase of peace journalism project in Douala. Rev. Ntah William, Coordinator of PCC peace office called on journalists to report with the interest of humanity at heart and with peace as their main objective. To the conflict resolution expert, peace journalists should change the narratives and build peace through their reporting.
Dr. Chemuta Divine Banda will be buried tomorrow in his native Bafut village in the North West region of Cameroon. The body of the chairman of the national commission for the promotion of human rights and freedoms was removed from the mortuary today in Yaounde.
A court in Cairo has sentenced the well-known Egyptian actor Mohamed Ramadan to a year in prison after a video showed him sitting in the cockpit of a plane during a flight. Ramadan posted social media footage of himself with his hands on the controls in the co-pilot’s seat aboard a private aircraft. A voice off camera is heard saying that the actor is flying the plane. Egyptian aviation rules bar passengers from the cockpit during a flight.
Dozens of pro-Sharia supporters have protested in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, over recent government reforms that allow non-Muslims to drink alcohol, and scrap the apostasy law and public flogging. The reforms come after long-time ruler Omar al-Bashir was ousted last year following massive street protests. The protesters, who oppose any easing of Islamic laws, shouted: “God’s laws shall not be replaced” – and had banners saying: “No to secularism”, according to the AFP news agency.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has condemned Egypt’s involvement in the conflict in Libya. He said Cairo’s support for eastern-based commander Gen Khalifa Haftar was illegal. Turkey is allied with his rivals in the UN-backed government in the west of the country.
A group of Ugandan ruling party MPs have paid a visit to President Yoweri Museveni to “seek the party’s forgiveness” for previously “opposing certain party positions”. President Museveni posted a series of photos on Twitter of the meeting at State House in Entebbe, near the capital, Kampala. The party’s central executive committee resolved that for the party’s cohesion and discipline, we interact further and guide these MPs,” the 75-year-old president said.
The Catholic Church in Uganda has suspended all staff in its private schools across the country, local newspaper Daily Monitor reports. The church has advised all its educational institutions to suspend payments because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. “You need to notify your staff and mutually agree on unpaid leave especially those on active contracts,” Reverend Ronald Okello, who is in charge of education at Uganda Episcopal Conference, is quoted by the paper as saying.
Nigeria lost about $3bn (£2.4bn) from 97 tonnes of gold illegally smuggled out of the country in the seven years up to 2018, President Muhammadu Buhari has said. He made the disclosure on Thursday in his speech during the official presentation of gold bars produced thanks to a presidential initiative to help small-scale miners. The initiative, launched last year to reform the sector, would support jobs especially for artisanal miners, creating about 250,000 jobs from improved gold mining operations, the president said.
Foreign news: BBC