Material and human damages in Bamenda today caused by military and separatist fighters. Two persons were wounded as military men set ablaze motorcycles and destroyed businesses at “Rendez Vous” quarter. They were reacting to the killing of a military man by separatists at Mulang quarter. Clashes between military and separatists have been frequent in Bamenda.
The University of Bamenda today mourns the passing of lecturer, Dr. Tume Kenneth. The lecturer in the department of performance and visual arts died today in a car crash at the Yaounde 20th May Boulevard alongside his masters student. Dr. Tume Kenneth dies barely 3 days after he officially tied the knot with his wife in Yaounde.
Traders in Kumba, Meme Division in the South West region say they want their shops earlier sealed reopened but are not ready to risk their lives to carry out business activities on Mondays. In a protest today they criticised officials for pushing them to open their shops on ghost town days but with no plan to protect them when separatists come with repressive measures.
The copse of a young man has been retrieved from the Mayo river in Ziling, Maroua. Reports say it was pulled out of the river after about four hours of searching by members of the fire rescue unit.
Disabled and disadvantaged people living in the North West and South West regions say they feel the greater pains of the crisis. To them, the war has rendered their lives more miserable. Many of these people that had small businesses along the road have abandoned and confined themselves in their houses because of violence.
Pastor Christ Vuwesi has condemned the demolition of hundred of houses at the Bojongo neighbourhood in Douala living over 1000 families homeless. To the man of God, the timing is wrong. He argues that government can not endorse such a move during a period of COVID-19 when people are called to stay home. Besides, he says most of those displaced are internally displaced people from the North West and South West regions.
Five thousand people were affected by the Douala floods. This was revealed by the minister of Territorial Administration, Paul Atanga Nji who visited Douala and Edea yesterday. Many have criticised the gifts he headed, asking for more sustainable measures against the floods.
There are over 90 files being examined by the disciplinary committee of the Cameroon People Democratic Movement (CPDM). The party says most of those judged are people that violated party texts during the last legislative and municipal elections in Cameroon .Some militants continue to criticise the imposition of candidates during national elections.
The Ministry of Secondary Education has announced that payment of school fees and registration for official examinations for the 2020/2021 academic year will begin on September 1, 2020. Minister Nalova Lyonga has equally reminded that these payments would be made solely electronically through five banks and mobile money operators which are MTN, Campost, Express Union, UBA and Afriland First Bank.
The President of the Republic today had a diplomatic exchange with Thierry Hot, the special adviser to President Roch Christian Kaboré of Burkina Faso. The discussion between the two men were strictly centered around security, health and the good governance.
The governor of the Littoral region has restricted movement on the access way to the Douala airport near BOCOM. This comes after part of the road collapsed following heavy rains in the town days ago.
Africa has been declared free from wild polio by the independent body, the Africa Regional Certification Commission. Polio usually affects children under five, sometimes leading to irreversible paralysis. Death can occur when breathing muscles are affected. Twenty-five years ago thousands of children in Africa were paralysed by the virus.
A court in Zambia has acquitted Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya on all four charges of being in possession of property suspected to be from the proceeds of crime. The Lusaka magistrate’s court ruled that there was insufficient evidence to try him. The failure of the head of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), Rosemary Kuzwayo, to show up in court to explain why the commission had suspended an officer who doubted its conclusions appears to have led to the acquittal.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has expressed concern about the president of Zambia dismissing the governor of the country’s central bank, just days after a cut in interest rates alongside a warning about the country’s economic problems. President Edgar Lungu fired Denny Kalyalya on Saturday, without giving a reason and replaced him with a former deputy finance minister, Christopher Mphanza Mvunga, a close ally. The ousted central bank head has been credited with stabilising the Zambian economy.
Angolan security forces have killed at least seven people – all of them teenagers – between May and July while enforcing measures to curb the spread of coronavirus, an investigation by international rights body Amnesty and Angolan campaign group Omunga has found. The youngest victim was 14-year-old Mário Palma Romeu, known as Marito, who was shot on 13 May while out on a shopping errand.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has arrived in Sudan on a flight from Israel on the first visit of such a high-ranking US official for 15 years. He is the first top US official to visit the country since last year’s ouster of its longtime leader Omar al-Bashir. Sudan wants to be removed from the US list of state sponsors of terror, while Mr Pompeo is promoting closer ties between Israel and Arab countries.
Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has been cleared by the electoral commission to run for re-election in October. The president returned his nomination papers to the commission on Tuesday. He is expected to face-off with opposition Chadema party nominee Tundu Lissu who returned to the country last month from Europe after surviving an assassination attempt in 2017. The electoral commission is on Tuesday expected to publish the final list of presidential candidates.
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