MMI News Brief – 18.11.2020
Surgery for children less than 6 years with hearing loss has now been made possible in Cameroon, free of charge thanks to an association. The association has provided the cochlear implant, the hearing aid device that restores hearing in children. It is at the Yaoundé General Hospital.
A politician of Cameroonian origin has presented himself as a candidate to parliamentary elections in Burkina Faso. Apolin Aimé Ngankam has joined the political trail in Burkina Faso as his wife Monique Yeli Kam has set her sights on the presidential elections. The pair will be defending the interests of the Mouvement Pour la Renaissance du Burkina (MRB).
Canadian High Commissioner to Cameroon H.E Richard Bale has castigated the idea of separation as he calls it unrealistic. The High Commissioner said that in order for the crisis to an end, both the government and the Separatists will have to be flexible and give chances to compromise.
A former magistrate had many shocked as he admitted live on Canal 2 International that he practiced corruption during his time as magistrate. Former magistrate, Martin Bitond admitted that he had often taken bribes from clients and handed unfair judgements in court. But he later said he had since changed from his wrong path and has since been considered a terror to the corrupt.
As of the fourth round of the qualifications to the African Cup of Nations to be held in Cameroon in 2022, 6 countries including Cameroon have qualified for the competition. Others include: Senegal, Morocco, Algeria, Mali and Tunisia.
Guibai Gatama, Coordinator of “Movement 10 Millions de Nordistes” says the Movement is not a destabilising group for people of the Northern regions but a movement to fight for the rights of Northerners in Cameroon. The publisher of L’Oeil du Sahel newspaper spoke to Canal 2 International on phone shortly after the Minister of Territorial Administration banned the movement.
Traders in Maiganga, Mbere Division in the Adamawa Region shutdown their shops today in protest. They are standing against what they call aggressive method of tax collection by officials . They have reported the issue to administrative officials.
The security situation in Adamawa and East Regions of Cameroon were discussed in the course of a security meeting chaired by the Minister of Defense. Joseph Beti Asomo equally focused on the situation in the Anglophone Regions, Far North and cases of banditry and other acts of insecurity in other regions.The meeting comes less than 24 hours after governors discussed a similar issue.
Some Cameroonians have decried bad road network at Douala 3 municipality. To them, some cyclists participating at the Chantal Biya Grand Prix cycling tour failed to sufficiently perform today because of bad roads.
PWD of Bamenda has defeated Al Ally of Egypt 2 goals to 1. The Abakwa boys registered the victory today in a friendly encounter. The boys have played several friendlies in preparation for a continental football competition.