Bags and other parcels have been banned in restaurants, bars and other drinking spots in the Littoral Region. Governor Samuel Dieudonné Ivaha Diboua issued the decision this day as part of measures to ensure security in the region. This week, an artisanal bomb explosion wounded two perpetrators of the act at Rail, Bonaberi, Douala. A similar measure has also been taken in the Centre Region.
Political parties are poised to start campaigns tomorrow ahead of Regional Elections on December 6, 2020. People in remote places in the Anglophone regions, where separatist activities prevail, are uncertain on how the campaigns will take place.
Some people in Bamenda say they cannot collaborate with the military against separatist fighters as demanded by the Minister Delegate In Charge of Defence. To them, they prefer to be neutral in the conflict. They argue that supporting one side will be more detrimental to their security.
Barr TAMFU NGARKA Richard had just been remanded in prison custody at the Douala- New Bell Central prison.
He was whisked off in a white van to the prison facility amidst all attempts by his Colleagues to obtain bail on his behalf. He will appear at the Bonajo Court of First Instance on Monday, 23rd November 2020 and plead to his changes.
It is rather very unfortunate that Bail was refused to a lawyer with a known place of residence as provided by the criminal procedure code.
The government has called for strict measures at the Douala International Airport to prevent the importation of the coronavirus pandemic. The Senior Divisional Officer of Wouri, Benjamin Mboutou visited the airport to call for more vigilance.
Cameroon’s National Communication Council, NCC, has called on media houses to uphold professionalism while covering campaigns ahead of the December 6 regional elections. NCC President Peter Essoka calls for objective, fair and balance coverage without causing harm to the electoral process.
As campaigns for the December 6 regional elections kick-start on November 21, 2020, Government has vowed that it will unfold hitch free. This comes despite growing pressure for the elections to be suspended due to the ongoing conflict in the Northwest and the Southwest regions. Government authorities in the two troubled regions have also vowed that the elections must take place, the growing insecurity, notwithstanding.
The circulation of hard drugs in Donga Mantung division in the North West has been on the increase. Inhabitants say some military men collaborate with drug dealers and only arrest those who refuse to pay them money. This week , gendarmes arrested two sets of people who cultivate and sell marijuana.
Close to 100 roadside businesses have been destroyed in the Douala 5 Council by the Municipality’s Mayor, Richard Mfeungwa together with the D.O. The mayor says the actions are geared at keeping the Douala 5 council clean and to make circulation more fluid.
Two Cameroonians have been declared wanted in Cyprus by the Nicosia Criminal Investigation Department (CID). The pair, Victor Atem 35, and Ngeupnang Guenon are accused of scamming various other forms of financial fraud. The pair join a list of seven other Cameroonians on the criminal list who were arrested last week in the same country for allegedly trafficking drugs.
The International Rugby Federation has lifted a ban earlier placed on the Cameroon Rugby Federation. This decision was arrived at during the World Rugby Council meeting held on November 18, 2020, in Capetown, South Africa. Cameroon had been serving a ban from the International Rugby Federation for over four years because of quarrels between managers and the inability to smoothly plan tournaments. Upon readmission, the Cameroon Rugby officials expressed optimism as they say Cameroon is now better prepared to take rugby to the next level.
Uganda’s Security Minister Elly Tumwine has backed police action after 37 people were killed on Wednesday and Thursday following clashes with supporters of opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine.
In a media briefing, Mr Tumwine said: Police have a right to shoot you and kill you if you reach a certain level of violence. Can I repeat? Police have a right to shoot you and you die for nothing…Police have a right to shoot you and kill you if you reach a certain level of violence. Can I repeat? Police have a right to shoot you and you die for nothing.”
United Nations aid agencies are calling for an immediate temporary ceasefire in Ethiopia following more than two weeks of fighting between the army and regional forces in Tigray. They have had no access to the conflict zone and want humanitarian corridors to be set up. The UN fears hundreds, possibly thousands of civilians have been killed. More than 30,000 refugees have arrived in Sudan – many are hungry and frightened, over half of them are children.
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