The family of Florence Ayafor is demanding justice for the brutal killing of their daughter by armed men. They made their plea known to the governor of the North West Region of Cameroon today. Adolph Lele L’Afrique visited the family with words of comfort and a financial package from the State. Florence Ayafor, a prison officer, was kidnapped, tortured and beheaded weeks ago by armed men.
An eight years old child has been burnt to death and another hospitalised. Flames razed a building of seven rooms at New Bell Bamileke, Douala II. The parents of the kids were not at home when the incident happened. Some tenants of the building are accusing the landlady following earlier threats to set the house ablaze were not taken seriously.
The road linking Bafang and Bandja completely collapsed today. The delegate of transport for the West Region of Cameroon had issued a release giving directives for vehicles to use the road from Melong to Sanchou, Dschang and finally to Bafoussam. Repair works at the portion of the road along the national road number 5 are an emergency.
Many people have been rendered homeless in Kekem Upper Nkam Division of the West region of Cameroon by massive floods. Several neighbourhoods in Kekem became inundated after a heavy downpour on Thursday, October 17, 2019.
The Cameroon Minister of Territorial Administration has offered material assistance to victims of floods in the Mayo Danay division in the Far North Region of Cameroon. Thousands of families have been rendered homeless following heavy rains that caused river Logone to overflow its banks.
Inhabitants of Yagoua, Mayo Danay Division of the Far North region of Cameroon have risen against the state council in Yagoua over what they call his exploitation and gross violation of their rights. The people say the state council made himself head of the police, the customs, the National Gendarmerie and market master abusing the law and extorting money from them. “He demands money from every truck driver that enters Yagoua” one of them said. The angry population since Thursday started a protest demonstration in the streets of Yagoua.
There are fears for the security of vigilante group members in Bamenda in the North West Region of Cameroon. This follows the killing of the leader of the vigilante group at Bamenda 1. The body of a Mr Nkwenti popularly known as ‘Scorpio’ was found this morning. Yesterday he granted an interview to state television, CRTV where he explained measures taken to maintain security in the town.
The prime role of guidance counselling has been emphasised today in Douala by the Minister of Secondary Education. Pauline Nalova Lyonga at Government Bilingual High School Bepanda during the celebration of the National Guidance Counselling Day called on students to make good use of guidance counsellors to ensure they have a bright future.
The minister of Higher Education has reaffirmed that recommendations taken during the national dialogue will all be implemented. Jacques Fame Ndongo spoke to RFI today. According to the National Communication Secretary of the CPDM party, separatists should blame themselves for boycotting the national dialogue.
The brutal killing of Ikom Polycarp; a repentant ex-Ambazonian fighter has raised concerns on how much trust fighters can have on the government of Cameroon if they decide to lay down their arms. Many have pointed accusing fingers at the administration for neglecting the security of the ex-fighter.
An entrepreneur has been assassinated at the PK24 neighbourhood in Douala. Richard Defo was murdered in his firm Thursday night by yet to be identified individuals and his lifeless body discovered in the morning. Relatives say he was a Christian faithful at Eglise Evengelique Du Cameroon Makepe Parish. A worker of his firm has been taken in for questioning.
A Cameroonian-born solicitor based in the UK, Alex Ndive Lisinge says the governments of Cameroon is the number one secessionist. According to him, they have divided Cameroon, creating their own class on top and leaving the majority of Cameroonians permanently in a precarious and pathetic situation. While poor people suffer, the ruling class remain in luxury, he adds. Mr Lisinge was one of those who left the diaspora to attend the National Dialogue
The newly installed SDO for the Wouri Division Benjamin Mboutou has been charged with the responsibility to combat Urban disorder and criminality in a very cosmopolitan Wouri. The challenge came from the governor of the Littoral Region, Samuel Dieudonne Ivaha Diboua while commissioning him into office. Benjamin Mboutou takes over from Joseph Bertrand Mache was has been transferred to the East region.
The National Identification Authority in Ghana is refusing to issue its new identification card to non-nationals, including those who have stayed longer without acquiring citizenship status. One of such groups is the Fulanis. Many Fulanis who have been living in Ghana consider themselves as Ghanaians. They have been working and paying taxes to the government as Ghanaians do. Some of them have been doing so for more than 50 years. (DW)
The experimental vaccine currently being used to prevent the spread of Ebola has been approved by European regulators. The vaccine, manufactured by US drug maker Merck, has been shown to be effective in protecting people from the deadly virus. The World Health Organization says the first fully licensed doses will only be available from mid-2020.
Heavy rain has caused serious flooding in several countries in Africa with northern Ghana amongst the worst hit. There, 28 people have died in recent days and hundreds of homes have been destroyed. Parts of Benin, Chad, the Far North Region of Cameroon and parts of South Sudan are also badly affected by floods.
Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine has hit back at President Yoweri Museveni who, in a BBC interview, called his rival “an enemy of progress”. Bobi Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulani, recently declared that he would challenge Mr Museveni, 75, for the presidency in the 2021 election. Uganda’s president has been in power since 1986.
Two clerics have been charged following this week’s raids on private Islamic schools where men and young boys were being subjected to physical abuse, police in northern Nigeria say. One of them ran a facility in President Muhammadu Buhari’s hometown of Daura in Katsina state.
The international community has called for a political dialogue in Guinea, where at least nine people have been killed since protests began on Monday. In a joint statement, the regional group Ecowas, the UN, and European countries said the government should organise elections that respect the country’s constitution.
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has postponed the maritime border case between Somalia and Kenya to June 2020. The Hague-based court has agreed to Kenya’s request for a one-year delay of the public hearings after the east African country said it needed time to reconstitute its legal team. The hearings were due to start on 4 November.
South Africa’s state-run power company, Eskom, has implemented a new round of rolling blackouts as maintenance problems continue to dog its power stations. Eskom said the planned outages were necessary to prevent the collapse of the country’s electricity grid. The power cuts in South Africa have also affected electricity supplies in Zimbabwe – where Eskom exports up to 400 megawatts every day.
Kenya’s minister for information, Joe Mucheru, has revoked the reappointment of a member of the country’s film regulatory body, who has been dead for more than a year and appears to have replaced him with his widow. Robert Kochalle, who died in May last year, had been reappointed to serve as a member of the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) for three years.
The government in Egypt has banned a pilot for life for allowing a famous actor to sit in the cockpit on a private flight to the Saudi capital, Riyadh. The Ministry of Civil Aviation said it had conducted an investigation after the actor, Mohamad Ramadan, posted on social media a video of himself sat in the co-pilot’s seat and holding the controls while saying, “I swear to God I’m flying this aircraft.” The co-pilot has been suspended for one year and the airline’s chief executive has resigned. The ministry said air safety was paramount. (Foreign News Source: BBC Africa)