Four dealers of cooking gas have been arrested in Douala on accusations of reducing the quantity of gaz to cheat buyers. The Senior Divisional Officer for Wouri ordered for their arrest following a viral video on social media showing the men in the act at Yassa neighbourhood.
A gang of illicit fuel traffickers has been arrested by forces of law and order today in Douala. These persons were arrested with more than 35 litres of the contraband fuel in their keeping which they distribute at cheap rates to roadside vendors.
Chamberlin Ntou’ou Ndong says three students injured last Friday while running out of school, are responding to treatment in a hospital in Kumba. The Senior Divisional Officer reassured the population that the government has not sent agents in Kumba to administer a COVID-19 vaccine to school children.
Some Cameroonians have resolved not to take the COVID-19 vaccine if the government eventually calls on citizens to do so. In a Tweet by the Minister of Public Health, Dr Manounda Malachie says respect of all COVID-19 measures remains necessary until the vaccine becomes available. Cameroonians say the Tweet is a subtle way to announce the presence of the vaccine in the near future.
Athletes have begun converging in Buea, in the South West Region ahead of the 2021 edition of the Mount Cameroon Race of Hope. The event will take place this Saturday, 27th Feb. 2021. More than 500 national and international athletes are expected to participate despite security threats.
Some Cameroonians have argued that suspending travel agencies each time one of their buses is involved in an accident is not helping the situation. They have called for the construction of good roads and proper training of drivers while ensuring good work environment. Avenir Voyage bus has once again been involved in an accident three weeks after its one-month sanction was lifted.
Two bodies have been discovered at different locations in Nkongsamba; Moungo Division in the Littoral region. One of the bodies, a commercial motorcycle rider is believed to have been stabbed by unknown individuals.
The Manager of Hotel Residence David in Bonaprisso, Douala was this morning found dead inside his home. He was apparently murdered as there were knife wounds on his body. The prime suspects of this murder are the Hotel night guard and the receptionist who are currently on the run.
Three students of GBHS Dschang in the West Region have been arrested by Gendarmes for reportedly raping a pupil. Some of the boys were caught red-handed in the act as the cries of the distressed little girl alerted people who were around the vicinity. The three boys are being detained at the Dschang Gendarmerie awaiting punishment for their crime.
Popular agronomist, Albert Ndjonga who was widely known for advocating against the consumption of imported chicken in Cameroon is no more. Before his demise, Albert Ndjonga had expressed publicly his wish to run for president during the 2018 Presidential Election. He died yesterday in France after a brief illness.
Daviz Simango, the leader of Mozambique’s second-largest opposition party, has died in neighbouring South Africa. Mr Simango had been evacuated to South Africa on 13 February. A few days earlier, his wife tested positive for coronavirus, but when Mr Simango himself was tested, the result came back negative. His brother Lutero Simango told journalists at the time that his brother was having trouble breathing and so it was thought advisable to send him to South Africa for further treatment.
India has agreed to loan Mauritius $100m (£71m) to buy military equipment including radar and helicopters, in what is said to be the first such agreement between India an an African country. India’s Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar signed The India Mauritius Comprehensive Economic Cooperation and Partnership Agreement while on an official visit to Mauritius.
The judicial inquiry into government corruption in South Africa has asked the Constitutional Court to sentence former President Jacob Zuma to two years in prison for contempt. This followed Mr Zuma’s failure to appear before the State Capture Commission last week, despite a summons and an order from the highest court to do so. Mr Zuma was due to answer questions relating to alleged government corruption during his tenure.
South Sudan has for the first time organised a women’s football league. The opening match was between Juba Stars and Aweil team in the capital Juba. It ended 2-0 in to Juba Stars. Ugandan female footballer Jean Sseninde who is consulting for the South Sudan women’s league said this could have a big impact in a country where child marriage is common.
Thousands of Algerians have marched in the capital Algiers and other cities to mark the second anniversary of the anti-government protest movement, known as Hirak. Protesters chanted: “Peace, freedom and democracy,” and held up signs saying: “A civilian-led country, not a military one.” It is said to be the largest gathering in Algiers since the suspension of the Hirak protests in March last year because of coronavirus.
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