The government of Cameroon is yet to officially react to the killing of a repentant ex-amba fighter in Wum North West region of Cameroon. Ikom Polycarp was discovered dead this day in his house hours after delivering a speech of peace and reconciliation during the installation ceremony of the SDO. Meantime, a group called the ‘Menchum Freedom Fighters’ have claimed responsibility for the killing of Ikom Polycarp.
The killer of a commercial motorcyclist that sparked tension in Sangmelima has been arrested and is under detention. A declaration by the Minister of Territorial Administration stressing that the killing was mainly due to family issues. He has promised administrative assistance to people that saw their business centres attacked by indigenes of Sangmelima. Paul Atanga Nji visited shops that were attacked while holding brief talks with some traders.
Are the measures being taken to solve a deep-rooted tribal issue in Sangmelima in the South region of Cameroon cosmetic or concrete? Political commentators say the Minister of Territorial Administration’s organisation of a common meal for the indigenes of Dja et Lobo and other communities and sharing fuel to the motorcycle riders do not address properly the problem that led to violence.
After the Sangmilema tribal confrontations targeting individuals from the Noun Division of the West region, sons and daughters of the Noun Division living are planning a huge protest demonstration against attacks on their brothers and Sisters in the Dja and lobo division of the South region. The protest demonstration will take place on October 23, 2019, in Yaoundé II subdivision.
Boys presenting themselves as Ambazonia fighters have been compelling some inhabitants of Ako subdivision in the North West Region to contribute money for their upkeep. Villagers of Kuta area are forced to contribute the sum of 2000 francs CFA. The boys have threatened corporal punishment to those that will fail to contribute.
Lawyers defending Samuel Wazizi a Buea-based journalist have been expressing disappointment following the nonappearance of their clients at High Court in Buea today. The court failed to respect a habeas corpus application filed by the lawyers for their clients to appear in court. The case has been scheduled for Tuesday the 22nd of October.
A woman is under detention at the gendarmerie brigade in Mbouda in the West region of Cameroon. The woman is accused of using teenage boys to steal in town and girls for prostitution. The woman has denied any wrongdoing.
Six heavily armed bandits have been apprehended by police and Gendarmerie elements at Ozom 1 in Lobo subdivision on the outskirts of Yaoundé. They are said to have been terrorizing the area and parts of Yaoundé
Jean Marie Tchakui is to be welcomed by a protest demonstration in Maroua Far North region of Cameroon. The CRM party demonstrators he has battled with as DO for Douala I subdivision will meet him tomorrow while he is installed as SDO for Diamare. Militants of the CRM party from across the Far North have programmed a peaceful protest demonstration for Maroua for Friday 18, 2019. They are asking the release of Mamadou Mota son of the region and 1st National vice president of the CRM party
The newly installed SDO for the Moungo Division Yves Njana has been urged to fight Urban disorder, criminality, poverty, poor health establishments and encourage agriculture. The call was made by Samuel Ivaha Dieudonne while installing him
In Kumba II subdivision Meme Division of the South West Region of Cameroon, the new DO has been urged to bring back peace to his area of Command and completely combat ghost towns. The call was made by Meme SDO Ntou’ou Ndong Chamberlain
Mozambique’s general elections held on Tuesday were well organised but marred by an unlevel playing field, violence and a climate of fear, according to a preliminary assessment by EU monitors. While praising the voting day as smooth, orderly and largely peaceful, the EU decried violence in the run-up to the vote – murder, the torching of houses and obstruction of campaigns.
South African convicted rapist Nicholas Ninow has been sentenced to life behind bars for raping a seven-year-old girl. The 21-year-old was caught naked and with the child in the female toilets of a popular Pretoria restaurant in September 2018.
Medical staff working at a prison in Bukavu in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo say 45 inmates have died due to lack of care since the beginning of the year. Some sick prisoners were taken to the city’s main hospital, but it reportedly did not have enough drugs to treat them.
Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou has blamed the country’s explosive birth rate on “misreading of Islam”, according to The Guardian UK. He told the paper in an interview that the increase in population was hampering the country’s plan to adapt to the climate crisis and preserve its resources.
Nigeria’s First Lady Aisha Buhari has apologised for a viral video that shows her arguing with her husband’s niece at the presidential compound. Mrs Buhari commented on the video on Wednesday while hosting a delegation of wives of politicians who paid her a courtesy visit after her return from a two-month stay abroad. “I used the opportunity to apologise for the embarrassment I might have caused my children, my immediate family members, well-meaning Nigerians and the institution I represent, on the circulated leaked video clip,” she posted on Instagram.
A Kenyan man stuck with 500,000 Kenyan shillings ($4,800; £3,766) in the now-worthless Sh1,000-shilling banknotes, has spoken out about his frustration. Julies Odinga Mboga hid the banknotes under his mattress but had failed to exchange them for the new generation banknotes by 30 September -the deadline set by the Central Bank, the Daily Nation newspaper reports. Kenya withdrew the Sh1,000 note to crackdown on corruption and to tackle a wave of counterfeit notes.
Guinea’s government has confirmed that nine people have been killed during this week’s demonstrations against a possible change to the constitution. Witnesses say police opened fire on the protesters as they blocked roads with burning tyres and ransacked military posts in the capital Conakry, according to news agency Reuters. Opposition parties say at least 10 people have been killed, including a 14-year-old boy.
Tanzanian health authorities have imported 30 million condoms to curb a shortage reported earlier this year in the East African country. Many are concerned about the soaring prices of condoms, amid the dwindled distribution of government-provided condoms.
Etienne Eto’o, the son of African football legend Samuel Eto’o, will not play at this year’s U-17 World Cup in Brazil after he was left out of Cameroon coach Thomas Libiih’s final 21-man squad. Eto’o, along with Roma forward Barel Fotso, are in a group of Europe-based players who have not made the squad. (Foreign News Source: BBC Africa)