The Minister Delegate at the Presidency in Charge of Defence, Joseph Beti Assomo today received in audience, a delegation from the Nigerian army. It is reported that the discussions were centred around cooperation ties between the two countries in terms of military collaboration and the joint fight against the Nigerian terrorist group, Boko Haram.
The corpse of late Barrister Charles Tchoukoute Patie, will begin its journey to eternal rest at the Funérarium du Havre Nord in France. The corpse will be sent back to Cameroon for burial. His body is expected to arrive the country on Friday, October 23rd, 2020. His colleagues, alongside the deceased’s family members, are set to mobilise themselves for the reception of the corpse from the airport. The funeral rites back in Cameroon will begin on 26th October.
The Head Coach of the Intermediate Lions, Yves Clement Aroga, has been sacked barely three months to the African Nations’ Championship in Cameroon. Despite his dismissal, his record with the Lions was quite impressive as he lost just a single match after 11 games with the team. He has now been replaced by Martin Ndtoungou Mbile who will be assisted by Ndoumbe Bosso, David Pagou and Clement Assimba.
A man today has been accused in Sa’a, Centre Region for raping his 9-yr old daughter, over a 2-yrs period. The 43-yr old man has also been accused of raping and killing his wife six years ago. His atrocities were uncovered by his neighbour, who is said to have been continuously hearing the little girl cry every night before he decided to do his investigations.
Cameroon Business Forum (CBF) opens tomorrow in Yaoundé. The forum in its 11th edition, brings together businessmen in the private sector and the government to chat about improving the business climate in the country, boast the private sector and create jobs. Some critics think Cameroon Business Forum does not yield intended fruits as the business climate remains deplorable, marked by high taxes and several administrative bottlenecks.
Election re-run to elect the executive of Kumba City Council, and the executive of Makenene Council, will take place tomorrow Thursday. The elections were cancelled by the Supreme Court of Cameroon for fraud. In the meantime, CPDM party hierarchy has arrived Kumba, in the South West Region for the event.
Prof. Dorothy Njeuma says the people of Bulu village in the South West are just landgrabbers struggling to deprive the University of Buea of her 87 hectares piece of land. The pioneer Vice Chancellor in a letter to the Minister of State Property, Survey and Land Tenure, says the landgrabbing process is done with the complicity of some workers of the Ministry and administrators in Fako Division.
A man identified as Mr Sop is on the run for allegedly stabbing his sister to death over a land dispute. This happened in Tayim village, Bafoussam I Sub-Division in the West Region of Cameroon. Neighbours say a fight erupted between the two as they argued over a piece of land.
An international court has agreed that a prominent Rwandan genocide suspect be moved to the Netherlands for the next stage of the legal process against him. Lawyers for Félicien Kabuga, who is 85, had argued that sending him to the UN tribunal in Tanzania posed too great a risk to his health. Mr Kabuga was detained by French police near Paris in May, 26 years after the genocide in Rwanda.
A class action legal case has been launched against a subsidiary of the mining firm Anglo-American over an abandoned lead mine in Zambia. Lawyers representing a group of women and children say more than 100,000 people may have been poisoned by toxins from the site in Kabwe. Millions of tonnes of waste remain at a dump, known locally as “Black Mountain”, more than 25 years after the mine was closed.
There’s been more violence in Guinea as the country awaits the final results from Sunday’s presidential election. At least one person died in the capital Conakry during clashes between opposition supporters and police. Initial results suggest that President Alpha Condé, who is 82, is ahead in the poll. On Monday, his main challenger, Cellou Dalein Diallou, complained of fraud and declared himself the winner.
Francis Kariuki – an administrative chief in Kenya who became famous for using Twitter to help in the fight against crime – has died, local media report. His family said he was rushed to hospital after experiencing breathing difficulties, the Nation newspaper reports. Chief Kariuki received global attention in 2014 for using Twitter to fight crime in his area. His tweets would be sent to subscribers – who did not need to have a Twitter account or an internet connection – via free text messages.
Pope Francis has called for same-sex couples to have legal protection when forming civil partnerships. Speaking in a TV documentary called Francesco just released in Rome, the Pope said that nobody should be thrown out or be made miserable because they are homosexual. Correspondents say it’s thought to be the first time he has suggested civil law should support LGBT couples in a partnership.
More than 170,000 people have signed an online petition asking the UK to impose sanctions against Nigeria’s leaders and the police for human rights abuses against protesters in the city of Lagos. “Deploying sanctions would provide accountability for and be a deterrent to anyone involved in violations of human rights,” the petition reads. The petition had targeted 100,000 signatures. Uniformed personnel opened fire at protesters on Tuesday night in the city’s Lekki area, although the Nigerian military has denied involvement.
Nigeria’s TVC news channel has gone off air after protesters attacked the premises. Television show hosts who were on air moments before the attack announced that they were taking a break after being informed that protesters were outside the office gate. Local media reported that some cars packed near the office had been set on fire.
Foreign news: BBC