Shop owners in City Chemist, Bamenda are in absolute despair today after a fire incident ravaged their property worth millions of Francs CFA. The fire razed down four different business houses; one carpentry workshop and 3 motorparts shops. Information also reveals that a sum of 1 Million FCFA was consumed inside one of the shops by the fire. As of now the cause of the fire is still not known.
Award winner and prolific writer, Ahmadou Djaïli Ahmad today recieved congratulatory messages from the First Lady of the Republic, Chantal Biya. She was received today at the Unity Palace, where the First Lady noted that her prolific writings has improved Cameroon’s name on the international scene.
Critics have accused Cameroon’s First Lady Chantal Biya of discriminating in the fight for the rights of women and girls in Cameroon. To some pundits, Mrs Chantal Biya has given a blind eye to the suffering of women and girls in the Anglophone regions. Today, she granted audience to Djäli Amadou Amal; winner of an international award with a book she wrote defending the rights of women.
Massive preparations are underway in churches to celebrate Christmas eve tomorrow 24th of December 2020. Baptism, confirmation and holy communion are some religious activities programmed for Christmas eve. Meanwhile, some churches have programmed gospel music concerts to celebrate the birth of Christ.
The number of drinking spots, bars and other leisure centres have witnessed an increase in Douala as end of year activities gain steam. Some owners of these leisure centres have hired additional workers to serve hundreds and thousands of expected customers.
Coton Sports of Garoua has defeated the Green Eagles of Zambia two goals to nil. The match in Lusaka this afternoon is part of the CAF cup. The victory of Coton Sports of Garoua places the club in a comfortable position to progress to the next stage of the cup. The return leg match will take place in Garoua on the 15th of January 2021.
Controversial Journalist, Ernest Obama today officially joined the management and production crew of BNews1 Television. The former employee of the Anecdote Group was relieved of his duties after several corruption charges and abuse of power at Vision 4 TV. He now begins a new adventure with new TV BNews1, a media house said to be owned by Higher Education Minister Prof Jacques Fame Ndongo.
The road from Douala International Airport passing through Quartier Bafia to Bonanjo remains dark with no street lights. This has encouraged banditry especially at night as men of the underworld ambush road users unperturbed. Inhabitants along the road are calling for maximum security during this period.
One person has been reported dead today in a road accident in Nkongsamba, Mungo Divison, Littoral Region. The victim is the driver of a brewery truck which crashed into a building after the truck lost it’s breaks. The driver had just delivered some drinks and was returning with the truck to base.
A gang of eight persons specialised in the production of fake whisky has been dismantled in the Carrière neighbourhood in Yaoundé. The group of eight was presented to the public and despite growing pressure from anonymous angles for them to be released, security agents have however reiterated that they will not be released unless they undergo due legal procedures.
Unknown assailants have killed at least 90 people in a village in Ethiopia’s western Benishangul-Gumuz state during a Wednesday dawn attack, residents have told the BBC. The attack come a day after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, together with top government and military officials, visited the state to discuss the recurrence of ethnic-based violence. A nurse at a local clinic told the BBC that more than 30 people who sustained wounds were admitted to the facility, some were in critical condition.
Tunisia will extend its nightly curfew until mid-January, health authorities have said. The decision was announced on Tuesday night following the recommendations of the country’s Covid-19 scientific committee. More than 120,000 positive cases have been recorded since March but the majority of infections are from recent months.
The United Nations says the town of Bambari in the Central African Republic (CAR) has been retaken from rebels who seized it on Tuesday. A spokesperson said UN peacekeepers and national security forces were in control, having pushed the militants back into the bush. He said civilians who had fled the fighting were starting to return. The CAR is due to hold elections on Sunday.
A union representing lecturers in Nigeria has announced the suspension of a nine-month strike that has crippled learning at public universities. Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, the national president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, told the BBC that the union decided to suspend the strike after “concrete agreements” were reached with the federal government on Tuesday.
Foreign news: BBC