The Governor of the Littoral Region has called on inhabitants of Douala and other areas to demonstrate solidarity in combating flood. In a press conference in Douala today, Samuel Dieudonne Ivaha Diboa said the fire fighting unit and other specialised military units are on alert to rescue any bad situation. He says measures have been taken to clean the gutters and ease the flow of rain water.
A three year old child drowned to dead this day at Makepe Misoke in Douala. Neighbours say the mother left the child early in the morning to get food items in the market. On returning rain water had flooded the house.
Activities paralysed in Douala today following a heavy rain that battered the city for several hours.Water flooded into several houses with some roads rendered inaccessible. This forced some people in extreme situation to use local canoes and old fridges to transport people. Bonamoussadi quarter was cut off from the rest of the city for several hours.
Victims of the Lake Nyos incident say they are tired of receiving aid occasionally, especially on the anniversary of the unfortunate incident. Though government says it is still degassing the lake, locals say they want to return to their original habitat.
Adviser to former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo says Cameroon is not respecting the terms of the Green Tree Accord. On addition to failing to pay the financial compensation settled upon to Nigeria, he says Cameroon has failed to grant the Bakassi peninsula the required autonomy.
Serge Mitterrand, a senior official of the Cameroon Renaissance Movement , MRC is reportedly detained in a highly secured prison in Gabon’s capital Libreville. Unconfirmed sources say Kemmogne is implicated in a case of forgery and aggravated fraud. Only his wife is permitted to meet him at the moment.
The group “Mothers of nation” is calling on Cameroonians to take their destiny into their hands. After noticing years of failure demonstrated by the regime of Paul Biya, the women say the killing by the military and separatist fighters have been exaggerated. The women are calling on Cameroonians to engage in non violent actions for a political transition.
Edith Kah Wallah has described the recent decision restricting the sale of cutlasses and iron rods in the Anglophone regions as rediculous.To the politician, the killings are not because they are cutlasses available but because they are fundamental issues government has not resolved.
Landslide in Lebock village, Upper Nkongho Mbo clan-Nguti Sub Divisionivision. Three persons have been reported missing and three houses destroyed. This was in the course of a heavy rain in the community.
The number of Ebola cases in the west of the Democratic Republic of Congo has risen to 100, double the number it was five weeks ago, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). The first cases in the current outbreak were recorded in the capital of Equateur Province, Mbandaka. Ebola has now spread across the region.
Nigeria’s government says it will bar entry to citizens of countries that do not allow in Nigerians due to coronavirus restrictions. Aviation Ministry spokesman James Odaudu told the BBC that the government had taken note of the ban placed by some countries on flights from Nigeria, and the policy would be enforced in the interest of its citizens. The European Union is among those barring Nigerians entry.
The authorities in Mozambique have lifted a ban on foreign travel that was imposed to limit the spread of coronavirus. It means Mozambicans can now leave and enter the country without the authorisation from the interior minister. Foreigners can also leave and enter the country provided they have a valid work visa, valid resident’s permit, visa or ID, a statement from the ministry said.
Police in Kenya have made arrests and fired tear gas at protesters who were against misuse of Covid-19 funds. The protesters had congregated at Uhuru Park, in the capital Nairobi. One of the protesters said 12 people had been arrested. The hashtag #ArrestCovid19Thieves was trending in Kenya as activists demanded accountability on Covid-19 funds.
Libya’s internationally-recognised authorities, the Government of National Accord (GNA), have announced a ceasefire with the renegade general Khalifa Haftar. The head of the GNA, Fayez al-Sarraj, instructed government forces to immediately cease fire and all combat operations. The United Nations welcomed the move.
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