The Cameroon People’s Party (CPP) says Cameroonians should rally in a nonviolent protest demonstration and chase away President Paul Biya and its regime Barons. Speaking on Equinox Television, CPP President Edith Kah Walla said the party has and will continue to stand for a political transition as the only long-term solution to the problems in Cameroon. The political transition starts with step one, which is “Biya Must Go” she noted.
The Dynamic for National Resistance (La Dynamique) Party of Albert DZONGANG has been dissolved. In a circular addressed to supporters and sympathisers of the party, the President, Albert Dzongang says they should integrate into the Cameroon Renaissance Movement Political Party units in their areas. He says those who wish to run for upcoming elections can do so under the banner of the CRM.
A key ally of the Cameroon Renaissance Movement Political Party, Paul Eric Kingue of the New Cameroon Patriotic Movement (NCPM) has fallen out with the CRM. Mr Kingue on Equinox Tv and ABK radio accused leading members of the CRM party of hatching plans to challenge him and his NCPM party in the upcoming municipal and legislative elections in the Moungo Division, despite the accord he concluded with the CRM. Mr Kingue who was campaign manager for Maurice Kamto in the October 7, 2018 presidential election says the CRM party agreed to ally and support him in the entire Moungo division.
The Cameroon People’s Democratic Movement (CPDM) party has called on its supporters and sympathisers to mobilize ahead of the 37th anniversary of the party, which marks the 37th year of President Biya’s ascension to power. The party thinks the 2019 anniversary is unique as it comes after the holding of the major national dialogue.
Jean-Yves Le Drian, French Minister for Europe and foreign affairs is in Cameroon. The statesman was received open arrival at the Yaoundé Nsimalen airport by Cameroon’s Minister Rene Emmanuel Sadi of communication. He will proceed to inaugurate the newly constructed Wouri bridge Thursday, October 24th. The French foreign minister has been granted an audience by President Paul Biya. His visit comes shortly after president Paul Biya held talks with his counterpart of France over a week ago.
About a hundred houses have been destroyed by a landslide in Koutaba Subdivision Noun Division of the West Region of Cameroon. According to the mayor of Koutaba council, the natural disasters pose a great danger to farmlands and other houses in Koutaba as the landslide continues to extend further. He says the stretch of national road No6 linking Foumbot and Foumban risks cutting off.
There is uncertainty when classes will resume at Government Bilingual High School Ebone in Moungo division of the Littoral Region of Cameroon. Teachers of the school are on strike to denounce violence against them by some students. The action follows the brutal attack of the principal of the school and other family members.
The national human rights secretary of the Cameroon Renaissance Movement party has thanked God for his release and other co detainees from prison. In a special mass offered at Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral in Douala, Celeshine Njamen stated that peace and justice are needed to build a better Cameroon. He and other co detainees were released from Kondengui prison in Yaoundé on the 5th of October.
Traditional rulers in the South West Region have saluted a presidential decision permitting a medical evacuation of former Prime minister Chief Ephriam Inoni. The former PM took ill at the Kondengui prison where he is serving a jail term. This is the second medical evacuation of an inmate in less than two months. Yves Michel Fotso former General manager of CAMAIR is presently in Morocco for medical attention.
Thousands of citizens of the Central African Republic living in Cameroon have voluntarily returned to their home country. A ceremony to that effect took place in Garoua Boulai in the East Region of Cameroon in the presence of the Minister of Territorial Administration and officials of the UN high commission for refugees.
The people of Lus village in Nwa subdivision in the North West Region of Cameroon have been decrying the presence of military men in their village. In their hideout in bushes and neighbouring Nigeria, they say the military is terrorising the population even where Ambazonia restoration fighters are not present.
The first black leader of South Africa’s largest opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, has resigned from his post amid a row over race. Mmusi Maimane said he had experienced problems in making the traditionally white liberal party appeal to black voters. “I will today step down as leader of the DA… but will stay on as MP,” he said.
More than 100 elephants have died in Botswana in the past two months because of a suspected anthrax outbreak, as well as a lack of rainfall, wildlife officials have said. Parts of southern Africa have been hit by a severe drought, which has also led to the deaths of 55 elephants in the famous Hwange National Park, in Botswana’s neighbour Zimbabwe, over the past two months.
As the African Union (AU) faces social media criticism over the dismissal of its US Ambassador, it has given three teachers $10,000 (£8,000) each for their outstanding performance in classrooms. Ghana’s Augusta Lartey-Young, Kenya’s Erick Ademba and Uganda’s Gladys K were awarded the Teacher Prize at a ceremony held at the AU headquarters in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. This is the first time the AU has given the prize.
Three protesters have been killed and several injured after demonstrations against Ethiopia’s Nobel peace laureate and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed turned violent, local officials have told the BBC. Two protesters were killed in Adama town and one near the ancient city of Harar in the east, the officials said.
Tanzania’s highest court has annulled a law which allows families to marry off girls as young as 15 years. The Supreme Court of Appeal upheld a ruling of a lower court that said child marriages infringed on girls’ rights and were unlawful and unconstitutional.
Tanzania has announced plans to launch an international language test for Swahili, hoping to build on the growing popularity of the language. Leonard Akwilapo, the country’s permanent secretary for education, said the test would be offered by the University of Dar es Salaam’s Institute of Swahili Studies.
Russia has showcased its latest military hardware at the entrance of the Russia-Africa summit. President Vladimir Putin is hosting dozens of African leaders in a bid to strengthen ties of the continent which has slowed down in past decades.
The Mali Football Federation (Femafoot) has confirmed that Mohamed Magassouba will stay on as coach of the Eagles. The 61-year-old Magassouba has been a caretaker coach since September 2017 following the resignation of Frenchman Alain Giresse. (Foreign News Source: BBC Africa)