Twenty-four hours after the discovery of a human head of a police officer in Bamenda, the hunt to get the killers and the rest of the body for burial has not yielded fruits. Security forces in Bamenda are said to be investigating the issue.
The Cameroon Bar Council is calling on lawyers in to respect the ethics of the profession, most especially where and when to wear their professional outfits. In a release signed by Barrister Tchakonte Patie Charles, President of the bar council, the wearing of robes by some lawyers at the private residence of Professor Maurice Kamto, leader of a political party in Cameroon, is condemned.
Inter-city train transport has been abandoned in Cameroon three years after the Eseka train accident. The wagons involved in the accident on the 21st of October 2016 are equally abandoned at the site in Eseka while some victims still decry the partial payment of indemnities by the government
Military men are reported to have raided camps of Amba fighters situated between Muyuka and Ikata in the South West region of Cameroon. The military confiscated some weapons from the fighters. The number of casualties in the course of the attack remains unclear.
The lifeless body of a 25-year old lady has been discovered this evening at the Fin Gudron Bapanda Omnisport neighbourhood of Douala V subdivision. It is not certain what killed the lady, but locals say they saw her earlier eating at a joint. Police in the neighbourhood have launched an investigation to uncover the mystery over her death.
Traditional rulers of the Upper Nkam Division in the West Region of Cameroon have assured users of the Bafoussam-Banja stretch that it is ready for repair works. The custodians of the tradition of the Upper Nkam people, today performed libation on the stretch that got broken days ago.
Barrister Martina Ajie Azaah says peace will remain a mirage if propaganda continues as a tool for belligerent parties, instead of the quest for a genuine solution to the crisis in Cameroon. She thinks actors in the crisis in Cameroon are not honestly pushing for a negotiated way out of the deathly crisis. The solicitor was speaking in Limbe at a roundtable conference on common-sense Solutions to promote peace in Cameroon.
The Popular Action Party (PAP) wants Cameroonians to massively condemn in the strongest terms the recent tribal confrontation in Sangmelima in the Dja and Lobo Division, South Region of Cameroon. In a press conference in Yaoundé today, the party qualifies the incident as shameful. PAP is also frustrated with the outcome of the just ended major national dialogue in Yaoundé.
At least 55 elephants in Zimbabwe’s giant Hwange National Park have starved to death in the past two months due to deepening drought. A spokesman for the country’s national parks said people were also killed by elephants as the animals left Hwange in search of food.
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin will co-host the first-ever Russia-Africa summit this week with Egyptian leader Abdul Fattah al-Sisi. The slogan of the gathering is “For peace, security and development”, and it brings the heads of at least 47 African states to Russia, in what is considered a symbol of Moscow’s efforts to establish itself as a dominant global player on the continent. Putin has made a distinction between what he called Russia’s “positive” agenda on the continent and the “geopolitical games” of others.
Footage of Tanzania’s President John Magufuli delivering a speech was shown on television on Sunday following speculation about his health. Social media had been rife with rumours that the president might be seriously ill, or possibly even undergoing treatment abroad after he was not seen in public for several days.
Ivorian reggae star Tiken Jah Fakoly has accused Guinea’s President Alpha Condé, 81, of trying to cling to power, and has raised concerns about the killing of protesters. The musician who had sung in support of Mr Condé when he was a jailed opposition politician, has now condemned him.
A UN study has found that African migrants make the perilous journey to Europe because their economic aspirations aren’t being met in their own countries. The research challenged assumptions that migrants only move through irregular channels for asylum or protection related reasons. A total of 58% of those interviewed for the survey were employed but half of them said they weren’t earning enough.
At least three Somali soldiers are missing after a boat carrying troops sank in the Indian Ocean on Sunday evening, residents say. A total of 14 soldiers have been rescued while search operation for the missing soldiers ensues.
Operators of an Islamic school in the northern Nigerian city of Kano have closed the facility and have released the “students” to their parents as police raids on such facilities continue. The school’s owner, Sheikh Muhammad Aminu Abubakar, told BBC Hausa that nearly 100 male students had been released to their parents who brought them to the institution.
A fire has engulfed a poor residential area in Cape Town, South Africa. Journalists reported that The City of Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue Services were on the scene in Vygieskraal informal settlement in Ryland, trying to extinguish the blaze. ~Strong winds continue to fan the blaze resulting in several more shacks now on fire~ a journalist, Wardah Wilkinson said.
The unprofessionalism of the Cameroon football league championship has once again come to the spotlight. Players and football analysts have criticised what they say is the poor infrastructure and management of football in Cameroon. To analysts, this is affecting the quality of the game as a whole and the performance of the players particularly.