Members of the Stand Up for Cameroon movement have been ordered to desist from holding any unauthorized gatherings even at their Yaounde headquarters. This comes moments after they were temporarily arrested by the forces of law and order.
The Regional Delegation of Public Health has announced a cholera outbreak in the city of Buea. The first confirmed case was discovered on 17th September, 2020. The Delegation of Public Health has pleaded on the inhabitants of Buea to respect hygienic conditions like washing of hands after using the toilet, and to avoid eating roadside food as a means of limiting its spread.
Renowned Kenyan Professor, PLO Lumumba today reacted to the Appeal Court’s decision to maintain the life prison sentences handed to Ambazonian leaders, Sisiku Ayuk Tabe and co. The Professor called it a travesty of justice and he implored the international community to do more in stopping the excesses of the Biya regime.
Sawa chiefs in the Wouri Division have kicked against the 22nd September march planned by the CRM Party, calling on the population in the different villages and neighbourhoods to stay away from any insurrection. Kamto and his supporters are however determined to brave the odds and stage their march despite the growing threats.
An electrician was shot dead by government forces and abandoned at a roadside on Tuesday in Nghongham, Bamenda. The military equally brutalised his relatives who came to collect his corpse. The reason for his assassination the military reveal, is that he was an Amba fighter.
Five Civil society organisations yesterday rejected Maurice Kamto’s call for a national revolution to oust the President of the Republic. The civil society groups were: REDHAC, CHRDA, NDH, A Nous Le Cameroun and FIDA.
Seven political parties and civil society groups headed by the Cameroon Renaissance Movement Party are poised for a nationwide protest on 22nd September 2020. In a joint press release, the parties say periodic protests will continue until the regime of President Paul Biya is flushed out. They have called on potential protesters to be peaceful and disciplined in the course of the protest.
The Divisional Officer (DO) for Douala II says no group or party is permitted to protest in the Sub-Division this period. In a release signed by the DO – Dr Bidja Didier, he warns that anyone caught protesting will face the heavy hand of the law.
G20, a group of opposition political parties have accused the Bishop of Bafang for inciting insurrection in Cameroon. In a press conference today in Yaounde, the politicians say Bishop Abraham Kome, who is the President of the National Episcopal Conference in Cameroon, criticised Cameroon’s electoral system in a letter he published recently.
Bar. Amungwa Tanyi says there is no justice system in Cameroon. The head of the communication team of lawyers defending Sisiku Ayuk Tabe Julius and nine others says the executive arm of government teleguide the judiciary thereby influencing justice. The lawyers say they will still appeal the case of the Ambazonia leaders to the Supreme Court as a means to show to the world how poor the justice system is, in Cameroon.
The Minister of Public Health says Cameroon stands the risk of an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases if people engage in public manifestations. Dr. Manaouda Malachie says wearing of face masks and physical distancing is necessary.
Some parents and guardians in Douala are skeptical to pay school fees ahead of school resumption on the 5th of October 2020. To them, it remains uncertain if school will effectively resume. Despite this, government says all is set for school resumption in Cameroon.
Libyan strongman General Khalifa Haftar says he is ready to temporarily lift his blockade of the country’s oil production facilities. The rival government which backs him in eastern Libya submitted its resignation earlier this week after protests in Benghazi and other cities over deteriorating living conditions and corruption. Gen Haftar said Friday’s announcement about lifting the oil blockade followed an agreement with the UN-backed government in Tripoli under which oil revenues would be distributed fairly.
Namibia has ended its Covid-19 state of emergency, six months after it was imposed to curb the spread of the virus. It means international travel can resume, a ban on domestic travel between the capital and nearby towns has been lifted, sporting events can resume with spectators up to 50% maximum capacity, and social gatherings of up to 50 people are permitted. “We are not out of the woods yet, and not by a long shot. Now is the time to exercise maximum personal responsibility and vigilance,” President Hage Geingob said.
A lawyer in South Africa has been suspended for calling a judge “stupid”, according to the Times Live new site. Rembuluwani Gadabeni is said to have made the comment earlier this month and later refused to back down, IOL reports, saying he told his legal peers “I am not repentant or regretful”. Times Live says the Legal Practice Council (LPC) investigated Mr Gadabeni, leading to a high court in Polokwane temporarily revoking his licence while a disciplinary inquiry takes place.
West Darfur is the latest region of Sudan to be affected by some of the worst flooding the country has faced in decades. The UN says in an area called Foro Baranga, more than 2,000 farms have been completely submerged, 300 homes have collapsed and large numbers of livestock have drowned. Several rivers have burst their banks damaging villages and destroying crops.
soldier is scheduled to appear in court in South Africa on Friday to face an attempted murder charge, local media report. It relates to the shooting and wounding of a man during an argument over the wearing of a face mask, in the north-eastern town of Mogwadi. The 27-year-old victim was admitted to hospital, police spokesperson Motlafela Mojapelo is quoted by Motlafela Mojapelo is quoted by public broadcaster SABC as saying.
Married women in Botswana can for the first time be allocated state land even if their husbands already have an allocation of their own, President Mokgweetsi Masisi has said. People in the country are able to go on a waiting list to receive land from the government, but, until Thursday’s amendment to the law, an individual would be removed from the list if they got married to someone who already had a land allocation. This mostly affected women and led to problems following divorce or death of the husband.
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