Leaders of Ambazonia serving life in prison terms in Yaounde are standing against the prison administration that have stopped their lawyers from visiting them for seven months. One of them, Tasang Wilfred boycotted the court session today following what they call gross human rights violation. The trial has been adjourned to September 17th at the appeal court.
Gendarmes in Limbe say they are investigating Bar. Ayukotang Ndep Nkongho and his client on possible acts of terror.Though released from detention yesterday, the legal mind was once again summoned at the gendarmerie today.
Panic in Cameroon’s North West region as a locally made explosive exploded in a public transport bus belonging Amour Mezam express today. The incident happened in Akum village as the bus left Bamenda for Yaounde.
The search is on for a man suspected of being responsible for the Mokolo, Yaounde market bombing. CCTV footage shows the suspect, a man supposedly in his thirties carrying a bag while crossing the road and looking very suspicious. He later boards a commercial bike, with the bag still in hand.
Ministers Jacques Fame Ndongo and Alamine Ousmane Mey are set to appear in court. Sued by Jean Bahebeck, a teacher, he accuses them of ‘abuse of office’.
Leaders of West African countries are asking the military junta in Mali to reinstate democratically elected President Ibrahim Boubakar Keita. In a virtual meeting today, the leaders condemned a military take over while asking the military to hand over power to civilians.
Inhabitants of Nkambe- Donga Mantung Division in the North West region say they have been subjected to frequent power failure and consequently water scarcity. There have been epileptic supply of these basic services with the people pointing accusing fingers on separatist fighters for scaring workers of these companies away.
Chou Walters, a militant of the Popular Action party says restrictions on the sale of cutlasses and iron rods in the Anglophone regions should equally be applied in the Center Region that has recorded several bomb explosions. Speaking on Equinoxe TV, the politician has rubbished the decision taken by the Minister of Territorial Administration.
Officials in Ethiopia say at least five people have been killed during clashes between the security forces and protesters demanding the release of ethnic Oromo opposition leaders. Rights groups say the number of deaths is significantly higher, with killings reported in more than a dozen locations in the Oromia region. The protests erupted on Tuesday following a social media campaign calling for the release of opposition politicians Jawar Mohammed and Bekele Gerba.
West African leaders have called for the ousted president of Mali, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, to be reinstated immediately. A video summit of the regional bloc, Ecowas, chaired by the president of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou, said it would send envoys to ensure the return of constitutional order. There is an increased military presence outside government ministries in the capital, Bamako, but shops and businesses have been open.
Nigeria’s army says it has regained “full control” of a town stormed by fighters linked to the militant Islamic State (IS) group on Tuesday. Hundreds of residents, who had just returned to their homes after fleeing attacks, were abducted by fighters of the Islamic State West Africa Province (Iswap) during the raid on Kukawa town in north-eastern Nigeria, AFP news agency quoted locals and militia sources as saying. Army spokesman John Enenche did not refer to the reported abductions in a statement.
Police in the northern Nigerian state of Kano have rescued a 55-year-old man who was locked up by his family for 30 years because he was apparently mentally ill, human rights activist Sani Shuaibu has told the BBC. The man had suffered for decades, one of his feet bound by a metal bar to a heavy log in a room without a door and window, Mr Shuaibu of Human Rights Network (HRN) said. He alerted police about the man’s plight following a tip-off, and joined the operation to rescue him from a property in Rogo town.
Six bodyguards for South Sudan’s Vice-President James Wani Igga have been been shot dead and another two wounded after their convoy was ambushed by rebels, his spokesman Kalisto Lado has told the BBC. Mr Wani was not in the convoy when it came under fire at his home village of Lobonok, south of the capital, Juba, on Wednesday evening, Mr Lado said. A vehicle the bodyguards were travelling in was destroyed and burnt by rebels from the National Salvation Front (NAS), he added.
Foreign news: BBC