Bibou Nisack, Spokesman of the MRC Party has expressed the willingness of the party to maintain its resolve while calling for peace in the Anglophone regions. His message addressed to President Paul Biya reads: “We never asked Paul Biya to send his own children to fight the senseless war of the NOSO (North West and South West Regions). We never asked him for such a cruel thing, because it would be an inhuman and personal tragedy for this man. This also applies to his zealous servants, self-proclaimed “creatures”, who together with their “creator”, seem very comfortable with this fratricidal war. It is for these same reasons and because every citizen values himself that we do not want any other citizen to indiscriminately die or see a relative die unnecessarily in NOSO. They could even be an illegitimate and belligerent Head of State fraudulently “elected” or a voter with a stolen vote or even a beneficiary of undue privileges of the kleptocracy reigning in Yaoundé, . Yes this tranquillity that we wish for President Paul Biya’s children, is that which all the children of Cameroon deserve. In as much as honey is good for Biya’s children, so is it good for all. So is peace in NoSo. It will benefit everyone !!! If it is necessary to walk peacefully for this cause, rather than killing each other, then let’s do it all without hesitation.This is the general interest.” BN
Hundreds of commercial motorcycle riders in the city of Douala say they will not be part of a plan to protest and call for President Paul Biya to resign. The riders handed over their decision to the Governor of the Littoral Region. Governor Samuel Dieudonne Ivaha Diboa thanked the riders for being reasonable enough to denounce anything that seeks to destabilise Cameroon.
The Divisional Officer for Douala II has officially rejected any pro-government or anti-government public demonstration in his area of jurisdiction. The DO states that the risks of Coronavirus in Cameroon are still high, and a public manifestation may worsen transmission.
The former D.O for the Lokoundje Sub-Division in the South Region who shot his girlfriend to death, has been presented to the family of his late girlfriend Lydienne TABA as a proof that he hasn’t escaped. This was made mandatory as family members of the deceased had accused state authorities of plotting to let the D.O escape from his punishment.
Bar. Alice Nkom today in an interview with Le Messager newspaper, responded to Aminatou Ahidjo who earlier told her, she had no rights to intercede for her mother, Germaine Ahidjo to the Cameroon First Lady Chantal Biya. Alice Nkom took her statement lightly expressing that she believes Aminatou has little to say as she is the youngest daughter of Ahidjo and may have been compromised.
The Cameroon Renaissance Movement Party says it’s militants and other Cameroonians are not frightened by threats of attack and arrest from members of government. According to Fah Elvis Tayong, the Deputy Communication Secretary of the party, the interests of all Cameroonians is more important than the threats from the government.
Today, there were deliberations between the President of the Cameroon Professional Football League (FECAFOOT), General Pierre Semengué, and the Minister of Sport and Physical education (who is?). The deliberations are meant to seek collaboration avenues for the FECAFOOT and the LFPC after the verdict from the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS).
Four human rights groups among which the Network for the Defence of Human Rights in Central Africa (RHEDAC) say public manifestation is a human right that should be respected. In a press conference in Douala today, the human rights defenders indicated that military men should instead guard those who will stage peaceful protest on the 22nd of September. To the rights groups, they will hold the government responsible for any act of brutality on peaceful protesters.
Former General Manager of Vision 4 TV, Parfait Ayissi has been laid off. He is one of 42 journalists and personnel at Vision 4 have been sacked by Anecdote Media Group boss, Amougou Belinga. The decision made by Belinga who has been at the heart of several scandals comes after he announced he was restructuring the media outlet.
Inhabitants of Bamenda say hunger and insecurity are the two major threats to their existence. For almost two weeks, all activities have been paralysed given threats from separatist fighters to attack any taxi or private car in circulation. The threats follow a decision by the city mayor demarcating areas where commercial and private motorcycles can carry out their activities. Amba boys are asking the administration to cancel the decision else the lock down will continue indefinitely.
Lawyers defending leaders of Ambazonia in prison say the Centre Regional Court of Appeal has rendered the most scandalous sentence today. This follows a decision to uphold a life sentence for the Ambazonia leaders. To the defending lawyers, they were not given time to object the verdict. They accuse the judges of having planned the act without following due process.
Inhabitants of Mabanda at Douala IV are calling on the hygiene and sanitation company to carry away household refuge abandoned along the road in the quarter. The dumpsite are now acting as hiding places for rats and mosquitoes thereby endangering the lives of those living within that vicinity.
Prices of tomatoes are witnessing an unprecedented rise following the gradual reopening of the borders. Customers say a quantity of tomatoes previously sold for 1000frs cfa, now costs 2500frs cfa.
Seven of the 219 prisoners who escaped from Singila prison in north-east Uganda have been captured. The prisoners shot and killed a soldier who tried to intercept them, before heading for Mount Moroto on Wednesday afternoon. Prisons service spokesperson said they had deployed three helicopters and soldiers on foot to pursue the fugitives. Two of them have been shot dead.
The Islamic State group has said its militants were behind the killing of six French aid workers, their local guide and driver in Niger in August. A statement from the group has been published by the US-based Site Intelligence Group which monitors extremist violence. The eight were killed on trip to see some of the last giraffes in West Africa in the Kouré National Park.
Mozambique’s fisheries sector says the country loses about $60m (£46m) annually due to illegal fishing. It says the situation results from clandestine operations that are being carried out mostly by foreign vessels. Fisheries Minister Augusta Maíta said most of the boats that have been seized for carrying out illegal fishing were registered in countries such as Panama, Seychelles and Russia.
A Rwandan court has denied bail to Paul Rusesabagina, who was portrayed as a hero in a Hollywood movie about the 1994 genocide. Mr Rusesabagina, who was living in exile until he arrived in Rwanda under mysterious circumstances at the end of last month, is facing charges of terrorism among other crimes. In court, the 66-year-old spoke for himself and appealed against the bail denial decision, an independent journalist told the BBC.
A report into Somalia’s popular money transfer systems has found that more than $3.5m ($2.7m) in cash has been moved between suspected weapons traffickers in recent years. The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime alleges that a prominent Yemeni arms supplier was able to receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in remittances despite being under US sanctions.
Gunmen have killed an aid worker in an ambush in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Aid group World Vision said another of its employees was seriously wounded, and two were kidnapped during Wednesday’s attack on a convoy in Lubero in North Kivu Province.
Kenya’s county governments will send most staff on leave as they stop non-essential services because of a lack of money caused by an ongoing stalemate over the distribution of central government funds. The council of governors on Wednesday advised counties to send staff on a fortnight’s leave and stop admitting patients to county hospitals. The county governments are in charge of health services whose provision will be affected by the planned shut down.
Foreign news: BBC