The death toll of the Bakassi Peninsular Cholera outbreak has now risen to 6 according to official sources. Of the six, 2 died in Idabato and 4 in Djabane all in the Ndian Division, South West Region of Cameroon. Three localities have been affected thus far, notably Idabato, Djabane and Ekondo Titi. The South West regional delegate of public health had assured in an interview Thursday, that everything was under control. Locals say more than 30 have died. More than 30 suspected cases have been recorded
Close to a dozen councillors of Jakiri council in Bui Division, North West Region of Cameroon have been detained in camps belonging to Ambazonia fighters. The fighters have not stated the reason for the action but people in Jakiri say the move is to prevent the councillors from compiling their documents to run for municipal elections slated for early next year.
A partial sensitization tour was carried out in Bui Division in the North West Region by a caravan of post-national dialogue team today. While inhabitants of Mbve boycotted the talks, those around the Banso Baptist Hospital (BBH) did listen to members of the commission. Those who refused to attend say they had earlier been warned by separatist fighters to boycott the talks. People in Mbve market rushed to their houses upon seeing vehicles of the peace caravan.
Some inhabitants of Ndop, Ngokentunjia Division, in the North West Region, say they are waiting on what will constitute the special status recommended at the national dialogue. They reacted today after listening to the Ngokentunjia divisional team of the post-national dialogue sensitization team. The meeting saw the participation of a few people in the area.
The question of insecurity along the Yaoundé/Soa road has resurfaced following the death of a year one law student today. Blanche was stabbed to death by unknown individuals suspected to be men of the underworld. Parents of the student explained that she left for the campus at about 5 am but could not reach her destination.
Township taxi drivers in Buea are accusing military men and the police of using the war to enrich themselves by mounting multiple checkpoints in Buea subdivision. According to the taxi drivers, police and other military men collect money at each checkpoint illegally. They have called on authorities to intervene and stop a situation they say can lead to an increase in violence.
Inhabitants of Mile 16 Bolifamba in Buea subdivision say they are compelled to trek to mile 17 park to board taxis and get to Buea. According to them, taxis from Buea no longer get to mile 16 because of numerous checkpoints mounted by security men. The men in uniform charge 500FCFA for each passage on regular days and 1000 FCFA Mondays, a situation that has caused drivers to stop using the road to avoid unnecessary expenditure.
Cameroon President Paul Biya says the economy of the Central African Sub Region remains resilient despite all odds. In his opening speech in an extraordinary CEMAC summit today in Yaoundé, Paul Biya thanked some major financial institutions in the world for being supportive to countries in the sub-region.
The corpse of Mr Ngeh has been deposited at the New Bell District hospital mortuary in Douala after he was electrocuted in his shop today. The 40-year old grinding meal operator was electrocuted in one of his shops in New Bell at about 2 am. Locals say no one was around to help and people only arrived after he had died. Mr Ngeh hails from Sinah village in Ndu Subdivision, North West Region of Cameroon.
About three persons have been killed by soldiers in Chup village Ndu Subdivision in the Donga Mantung, North West region of Cameroon. Locals sources say soldiers stormed the village and shot them during the day when most persons had gone farming. Though unarmed, they were tagged as Ambazonian separatist fighters and killed, a source indicated. Plans are said to be underway to establish a military base in Chup, Mimi Mefo Info learnt.
The people of Tabenken village in Nkambe central subdivision, North West Region have announced plans to officially open schools in their village Monday. They turned out massively Thursday, November 21, 2019, to clean up school premises, from Primary to the Campus of Government high School Tabenken. The people say they are confident with the security disposition taken in the village, and the message of the National Dialogue peace caravan Championed in Tabenken by a son of the soil, Ngala Gerard.
A call for the government of Cameroon to engage in actions rather than words in solving the Anglophone crisis has been reiterated by the people of Limbe in the Fako Division, South West Region of Cameroon. The calls were echoed Thursday, November 21, 2019, during a visit by the Fako National Dialogue peace sensitisation caravan.
Directors of some three public health institutions in Limbe say their institutions have been abandoned by the government of Cameroon, in terms of infrastructure and equipment. They say practical studies by learners in the school have become a tedious task due to the logistics problem. Their calls were echoed in Limbe during the graduation ceremony of some nurses and laboratory technicians.
The government of Kenya this week hosted its first-ever national mental health conference. The main objective of the conference is to make better mental health a public policy priority and part of the country’s socio-economic agenda. According to the World Health Organization, the number of suicides reported in Kenya rose by 58 per cent between 2008 and 2017 and most of these were related to mental health.
An independent Ghanaian energy company, Springfield Exploration and Production Limited (SEP), has made a discovery of more than 1.2 billion barrels of oil in its deep-water drilling off the coast in the Western Region. The company last month commenced its drilling activity in the West Cape Three Points Block 2 and a little over a month later made a discovery that was set to be announced publicly last week but was called off at the last hour.
Zimbabweans have taken to social media to express their disbelief at the news that their government has approved plans to rename major roads and buildings after “national heroes” – including 10 streets named after current President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Many roads were also named in honour of people who fought in the 1970s guerrilla war against white-minority rule and went on to become prominent figures in independent Zimbabwe. Other African leaders such as Congo’s Patrice Lumumba, Jomo Kenyatta and Abdel Gamal Nasser are also slated to have roads named in honour of them, along with international leaders such as Cuba’s Fidel Castro, Leonid Brezhnev of the former Soviet Union and China’s Mao Zedong.