The driver of the SDO for Meme is currently hospitalised after he was shot by armed separatists in a village between Konye and Kumba. The driver was part of the Convoy of Ntou’ou Ndong Chamberlain which came under an Ambazonian fighters’ attack as they headed to Konnye subdivision to install the new DO, Attah Moses Ndep
Teaching and learning are yet to resume at GBHS Ebone in Nlonako subdivision of the Littoral region of Cameroon after an attack of the principal and his daughter. The principal was attacked by armed angry former students who got him wounded in school and scared learners. The attackers also targeted two discipline masters of the school.
Things are far from over with the Bollore group of Companies at the Douala seaport. The presidency of the Republic of Cameroon shocked Cameroonians today with a release demanding that the Director-General of the Douala Sea Port suspend a bidding process that led to the elimination of Bollore from the seaport. This is contained in a released captioned “confidential document” signed by the Secretary-general at the presidency Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh. The Swiss company was to start the management of the container terminal by 1 January 2020. The management of the container terminal of the Douala seaport was recently handed over to Terminal Investment, a Suisse company, but Bollere the French Company that has been managing the Terminal since 2004 took the matter to court in France claiming that it was side-lined because of corruption. The decision coincides with the visit of the French Minister of Europe and foreign affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian to Cameroon.
The Mayor of Bafang, Pierre Kwemo has warned the newly installed SDO for Upper Nkam Division of any attempts to intimidate and subjugate the people of his municipality and the Division in General. Speaking during the installation ceremony of Ndong Lucanyi in Bafang as SDO for upper Nkam, Pierre Kwebo said administrators like him have a tendency of frustrating the people and projects of opposition mayors in favour of the regime.
Several herds of cattle have been recovered following an operation launched against cattle theft in the North region by a special unit of the national gendarmerie. The elements from Garoua III subdivision embarked on the mission following repeated complaints from local cattle farmers.
France Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs has visited the second bridge over River Wouri in Douala. Jean Yves Le Drian lauded the work sponsored by his home government. While in Douala, he called for more economic ties between Cameroon and France while addressing businessmen.
A woman has spent five days in the hands of boys who identify themselves as restoration forces in Mbande village Ako subdivision in the North West region of Cameroon. The boys are asking the woman to withdraw her grandson enrolled to study at GBHS Nkambe. Besides this, another man paid 40.000 FCFA to the same boys for delaying withdrawing his two students from the school.
Elections Cameroon (ELECAM) officials in the Littoral Region have appreciated the level of registration of new voters on the electoral list for the 2019 revision period. Dorothy Limunga Njeuma presided over the meeting in Douala. It has been noticed that most political parties don’t play an active role in encouraging militants and other Cameroonians to register.
The Divisional officer of Konye subdivision has been installed by Chamberlain Ntou Ndong SDO of Meme. The installation ceremony took place today under very tight security. Earlier, the convoy of the SDO of Meme division was attacked along the way to Konye by restoration forces.
A 35-year woman has been discovered dead in her apartment at the Carrefour Hotel in Yaoundé. Police examination has so far pointed out that the woman was murdered. The businesswoman identified as Helen Luma was found in a state of decomposition. Relatives say she was to travel to Douala last Sunday but since then her number has not been on. The identity of those who committed the act has not been established but an investigation has been opened.
Four Burundian journalists and their driver are spending a third day in police detention after being arrested while interviewing residents in the wake of an attack by a rebel group, their employer has said. Government forces killed 14 rebels and seized 11 guns in Tuesday’s attack in the north-western Bubanza province. CPJ has called for their immediate release.
The opposition alliance in Guinea behind recent protests took to the streets again on Thursday, despite the recent jailing of five of its leaders. Thousands of people joined the National Front for the Defence of the Constitution (FNDC) march in the capital, Conakry, to denounce the possibility of President Alpha Condé running for a third term in 2020.
The UN has reopened its office in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, more than eight years after it was destroyed in a suicide attack by the Islamist group Boko Haram. At least 23 people were killed, and dozens wounded.
The Kenyan government says 29 people have been killed by flooding caused heavy rains in the past three weeks. Around 11,700 people have been displaced in that time, and some 10,000 livestock have died, according to government spokesman Col Cyrus Oguna.
Prominent Ethiopian activist and media owner Jawar Mohammed has appealed for calm amid protests in which at least 20 people have been killed. Demonstrators had camped outside his home in the capital Addis Ababa in a show of solidarity after Mr Jawar said the police were trying to remove his bodyguards at his house.
Burundi’s First Lady Denise Nkurunziza has released a song to campaign against the abuse women face when they cannot get pregnant. The video clip opens with a scene of a wife welcoming her husband home and inviting him to eat dinner, only to be spat at and beaten up by him. “You are of no use in this house,” he says.
Zimbabwe’s state-owned electricity company, Zesa, has cut its supply to major users because of unpaid bills worth $77m (£60m). The firm said mining, agriculture and domestic users should settle their bills quickly to prevent prolonging the cuts. According to official figures, Zimbabwe is generating less than half its peak electricity demand.
The second of three forms of the poliovirus has been eradicated, experts have announced. There are three types of wild poliovirus, which, while scientifically different, cause the same symptoms, including paralysis or even death.
The resignation of Mmusi Maimane as a member of South Africa’s main opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) shows that the party is in deep crisis. He resigned on Wednesday as the DA’s first black leader but said he would remain a party MP. Less than 24 hours later, he has stepped down from parliament as well. There is mounting speculation that there will be more resignations.
Police in Nigeria’s north-eastern state of Adamawa says they have raided a house where 15 people were being kept in chains. Two of those rescued were minors. This follows a wave of similar discoveries in the region. A spokesperson for the police told the BBC that the operation followed a tip-off.
Libya coach Jalal Damja has resigned from his role as the rest of the technical team were dismissed by the football federation. The changes come after Libya was knocked out of qualifying for the 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN), the tournament for locally-based players, by Tunisia. (Source Foreign News: BBC Africa)