A class 6 pupil by name Lizette is currently under intensive medical care in Dschang after being gang-raped by 5 boys of Government Primary School Dschang. According to multiple reports, Lizette was returning from school when she was whisked into an uncompleted building and raped. Three of the culprits have been detained while a manhunt has been launched to arrest the two others.
Cameroons Under 17 Lions have been handed a straight qualification to the upcoming U17 AFCON to be held in Morocco without needing to participate in elections. According to a letter sent by CAF, Cameroon and Congo were selected to represent the sub-region as finalists of the most recent tournament that was held.
Authorities at the University of Dschang have started taking concrete measures to ban the proliferation of indecent dressing on the campus. School authorities have instituted that all students of the institution will henceforth be expected in their black suits every Mondays. Dresses that display sensitive body parts have equally been outlawed.
Commercial bike riders in Yassa, Douala went on a rampage today as they protested the decision by the government to start checking their licenses. They took to the streets to air their grievances and were only dispersed by some police officers who had been specially sent to the area to contain any uprising.
Another fire incident has been recorded in Maroua, Far North region. Locals say a house has gone up in flames in the town, leaving the owner in need of medical care. The house owner said to be a state official reportedly passed out after the house went up in flames.
Locals of Mamfe in the South West region say water shortage has been recurrent in several localities of the town. The shortage, they say adds to the Anglophone crisis that has left them in misery for years today.
Students of the University of Buea are receiving their 50,000FCFA presidential excellence award grants. Laureates for the 2018/2019 academic year will collect the financial grant till March 19, 2021.
A Chadian court has sentenced an activist to three years in jail for writing that the country’s president was seriously ill and being treated in France. The head of the Chadian Organisation of Human Rights Baradine Berdei Targuio was arrested in January 2020 after publishing the Facebook post about President Idriss Déby. The Criminal Court in the capital N’Djamena found him guilty of “attacking the constitutional order”.
Ousted leaders of the former ruling party in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, who have been on the run for more than three months, have issued conditions for peace talks. The statement was broadcast by TMH, a media house which is affiliated to the TPLF party. The conflict in Tigray erupted in early November 2020 when federal troops launched an offensive to oust the TPLF after its fighters captured military bases.
A Sudanese asylum seeker has been arrested in France on suspicion of stabbing the director of a refugee centre to death. Officials in the southern city of Pau said the 38-year-old suspect had recently had his asylum application turned down. Reports said he did not live at the centre but had stayed there in the past.
A dozen pro-democracy activists have been released from prison in Algeria, and more are expected to be freed under pardons issued by President Abdelmadjid Tebboune. He announced them on Thursday, just days ahead of the second anniversary of the start of demonstrations that forced the resignation of his predecessor, Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Many of the activists were imprisoned for posting anti-government comments on social media.
Twenty-seven members of South Sudan’s president’s staff have contracted Covid-19, a presidential aide has confirmed. Those affected are mainly junior staff and members of the presidential security team. President Salva Kiir has not contracted the virus, according to his spokesman Ateny Wek Ateny. “It is true, more than 20 staff have tested positive, particularly the close protection and junior staff within the office of the President.
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