An atmosphere of uncertainty reigns in Yaounde, Douala and other key towns of Cameroon. This is ahead of tomorrow’s protest by the Cameroon Renaissance Movement. Government troops have been stationed in strategic locations in the different towns.
A group of Lawyers representing Maurice Kamto has threatened to drag any government official linked with a case of human rights violation. In a letter to Paul Biya, the Amsterdam and Partners law firm stated categorically that they were going to defend Kamto and his allies should anything happen to them on September 22.
The Minister of Communication says the manifestations of the CRM party is a call for insurrection and people should not heed to it. Rene Emmanuel Sadi warned that Cameroonians should go about their businesses as good citizens. The press conference this evening comes as more and more Cameroonians are seeing reasons to flush the regime of Paul Biya which they sa
The U.S embassy in Yaounde has asked its citizens in Cameroon to stay safe amidst threats of an insurrection in Cameroon come September 22. The Embassy has advised US citizens to avoid large crowds as they fear demonstrations may turn violent if things don’t go right. They’ve equally advised their citizens carry along with them proof of legal presence in the country like their Passports and Visas or resident cards.
At least 6 families have been rendered homeless in Kumba, Meme Division as their homes were razed down by fire last night. Reports say the fire was caused by an electrical spark from an electricity supply metre which further caused a gas bottle to explode in the process leading to much damage. No lives were lost during the incident but the families couldn’t rescue any of their properties.
Four Cameroonian soldiers have been sentenced to 10 years in jail each for their role in the shooting dead of two women and two children in 2015. The killings were captured on video and it made rounds on social media particularly in 2018, making the Cameroonian government to take prompt action despite initially denying they weren’t Cameroonian soldiers.
Vice Rector of the University of Yaounde II, Dr. Mathias Owona Nguini has blasted Kamto’s ploy to make use of the Anglophone struggle to try and unseat the President. Owona Nguini questions why Maurice Kamto chose September 22, which is the same day in 2017 when anglophones massively demonstrated in the streets to protest against marginalisation. He said Kamto is trying to ‘Ambazonise the whole of Cameroon’
Tomorrow September 22nd is the deadline for the deposition of files by candidates wishing to run for regional election. Elecam workers will stop receiving applications at midnight Tuesday September 22nd.
Kenya’s Chief Justice David Maraga has asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to dissolve parliament because it does not have enough female MPs. In a letter to Mr Kenyatta, the chief justice said the failure to have more female MPs was in breach of the constitution, and tantamount to discrimination against women. The constitution states that one gender group cannot occupy more than two-thirds of parliamentary seats. However, women hold far fewer than the mandatory 116 seats in the 350-member parliament.
Liberia’s health ministry has been ordered to recruit new personnel to temporarily replace 9,000 healthcare workers who have been on a strike for nearly a week. The striking healthcare workers are demanding for better salaries, improved working conditions and protective equipment. Information Minister Eugene Nagbe, in a statement, invited applications from qualified nurses, midwives and laboratory technicians.
Mali’s former Defence Minister Bah Ndaw has been appointed interim president while coup leader Colonel Assimi Goita will serve as his deputy, state television has announced. Mali’s junta has been under intense pressure from West African leaders to return power to civilians following the coup that overthrew President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta more than a month ago. Mr Ndaw is a retired colonel-major who served as Mr Keïta’s defence minister.
A policeman and a private security guard have been arrested in Uganda, as police investigate the cause of the fire which gutted an iconic building at Makerere University in the capital, Kampala. Investigators are looking into whether there was a lapse in security at the building or if officers absconded from duty, said police spokesman Fred Enanga. Known as the “Ivory Tower”, a blaze in the early hours of Sunday left the building’s distinctive white walls with blue-shuttered windows blackened.
About 500 pupils have been put into quarantine after a coronavirus outbreak at a school in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province. A total of 98 pupils tested positive at the secondary school in the town of Burgersdorp, and officials say they fear the virus may have spread more widely into the community. The authorities say the outbreak started when two students who had tested positive failed to inform the school, and blame a lack of mask wearing and social distancing.
Armed bandits have freed 40 people they had abducted from a village in north-western Nigeria’s Zamfara state on Saturday, police have said. The gunmen freed the villagers following the intervention of security agencies and a separate group of bandits who were involved in peace talks with the state government, police spokesman Muhamma Shehu told the BBC. No ransom was paid, he added.
Detained Ethiopian media mogul turned opposition politician Jawar Mohammed says he is proud to be charged with terrorism for the second time in his life. He made the comments at a court appearance in the capital, Addis Ababa, following his arrest in July in a security force crackdown to curb the violence that hit Ethiopia after the killing of popular singer Hachalu Hundessa by unknown gunmen. It is the most high-profile political case since Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took office in 2018, with a promise to end decades of authoritarian rule.
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