The University of Buea has announced the creation of 5 new departments and one Unit. They are; the Department of Architectural Engineering, the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, the Department of Accounting and the Department of Library, Archival and Information Science.
International Medical Organisation, Doctors Without Borders has revealed that their two vehicles stolen from their Maroua office have been recovered. Armed men reportedly stormed the DWB offices and took away the vehicles but were diligently tracked down and the cars with some other equipments recovered.
Two weeks after the traditional cleansing of Kumbo, Bui division in the North West regions, insecurity is still on with people confined in their houses for fear of the unknown. This week Christians of the Catholic Church marched calling for peace. Separatist fighters have in another move imposed a curfew in protest of what they say is military exploitation.
An alleged bandit arrested at a place called “Step by Step” in Bamenda has been handed over to the police. The man is said to have specialised in stealing parts of vehicle in a garage. He was tortured to near death before security forces arrived the scene.
Musicians throughout the national territory are converging on Yaounde ahead of the election of the association of musicians known by French acronym SONACAM tomorrow Saturday. The election has been organised by the ministry of arts and culture, a move some musicians say it’s against the law.
The platform called Survivors Network has ensured the safe repatriation of 31 young Cameroonians from Lebanon. Since their return, they have been recounting ugly experiences they go through in Lebanon while in the homes of their employers.
Cameroon football legend Samuel Eto’o Fils has been appointed by the Chadian president, Idriss Deby Itno as Roving Ambassador. The appointment of Eto’o preceded an audience granted earlier on by the president to Eto’o a week earlier during which they discussed important issues including the redevelopment of football in Chad.
The Minister of Sports, Narcisse Mouelle Kombi was today on an assessment tour of the facilities that will host the upcoming 2021 African Nations’ Championship and the 2022 African Nations Cup. The Minister while at the Olembe stadium said he was satisfied with the progression of work so far.
Cameroon striker Jacques Zoua has signed for Cameroon club, Cotton Sport de Garoua. The former AFCON champion with Cameroon has initialised a 1 year contract with the club from the North. He returns to the club that propelled his career after a successful career in Europe.
Protests have persisted in Nigeria despite a call for calm by the country’s protest. Protesters in some towns have been looting warehouses hosting COVID-19 relief materials. The Black Lives Movement today expressed its support for the protesters.
Sixty-nine people have been killed so far across Nigeria in protests against police brutality which started earlier this month, President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesman has told the BBC. That includes 11 police officers and seven soldiers. It is not yet clear whether the figures include protesters allegedly killed by the security forces on Tuesday in Lagos.
US President Donald Trump has told Congress that he will formerly rescind Sudan’s designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism. In a statement, the White House said the move follows Sudan’s agreement to transfer more than $300m (£230m) into an account for terror victims and their families. At the same time un-named US officials have said that diplomatic ties between Sudan and Israel continue to move closer and could be announced later on Friday.
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) is ready to raise up to $5bn (£3.8bn) to purchase Covid-19 vaccines for African countries, the head of the continent’s disease control body is quoted as saying by Reuters news agency. Any funds raised by Afreximbank could be injected into the Covax vaccines procurement pool, led by the World Health Organization, or spent directly with drugs makers to get vaccines.
Kenya has reported a sharp increase in Covid-19 cases, with more than 1,000 people confirmed to have contracted coronavirus on Thursday. This is the highest number of single-day cases to be recorded in the country since the first case was reported on 13 March. Critics say the rise in cases is as a result of people not adhering to safety measures in open spaces after President Uhuru Kenyatta relaxed restrictions three weeks ago.
The Mozambican authorities say at least 1.6 million people could be affected in the current rainy season. They are likely to victims of strong winds, floods, cyclones and even earthquakes, according to the government relief agency, the National Disasters Management Institute (INGC). Luisa Meque, who heads the agency, said they have drawn a contingency plan – with a budget of $99m (£78m) – which will be submitted to the cabinet for approval.
The Rwandan education ministry says it will start carrying out inspections in schools to make sure pregnancy tests are no longer carried out on girls. It described as discriminatory and unjustified the practice of obliging girls to produce a negative pregnancy test result before being admitted to school. Mandatory tests are required by most private schools, with some requiring a test at the beginning of every term.
Libya’s warring factions have signed an agreement on a permanent ceasefire at the end of their talks in Geneva. The United Nations’ acting special envoy for Libya, Stephanie Williams, described the accord as “a crucial sign of hope for the Libyan people”.
The governor of Nigeria’s most populous state has published a list of 23 police officers who have been charged or are waiting to be charged with various offences relating to brutality. The charges include murder, manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter, armed robbery and causing grievous body harm. It is unclear when the alleged offences were committed.
Foreign news: BBC