-After Ngarbuh, another bloodbath in Fungom
-Kidnapped Bambili driver released after paying ransom
-Anglophone Crisis: After Atanga Nji described election as hitchfree, court annuls results over insecurity
The family of Mr Anawfor Francis Funui who few days ago announced his disappearance says he has returned home. They say Anawfor was released by his suspected Ambazonian fighters who kidnapped him on February 20th 2020. “We paid CFAF 150.000 (228Euros) to secure his release,” said a relative. Mr Anawfor Francis from Tubah subdivision who resides in Ntah quarter in Bambili is also a bike rider popularly called “5th commandment” or “Man lives by man”.
Residents in Fungom in Menchum of the North West region of Cameroon are now seeking refuge in bushes after state forces stormed the area Monday. “The military accompanied by the government-sponsored vigilante group members stormed the place and killed tens of people,” the source said adding that “The issue is some rich elites wanted to buy land from the peasant farmers and when they refused, they use the military to eliminate them”. It is not known the exact number of people killed. Mobile phones of villagers were also seized.
The Constitutional Council has cancelled legislative elections in some constituencies in the North West and South West regions of Cameroon. According to Barrister Njeje Valentine, the Constitutional Council today ruled out that insecurity marred voting in the areas hit by conflict on the 9th of February during the twin polls. The Constituencies are in the Mezam, Lebialem, Momo, Ngohketunja and Menchum Divisions
Denise Fampou has been reelected Mayor of Douala 2 Council. This will be her second mandate at the helm of the Council since 2013. Meantime, Mborong Vanetius has been elected Mayor of the Kumbo Council in the North West region of Cameroon. He will have the task of running the council at the heart of insecurity caused by separatists and soldiers in the area.
The Muyuka council has a new mayor in the person of Landnjinou Lazare. The election took place Tuesday at the Muyuka Council Hall was chaired by Emmanuel Engamba Ledoux, Fako SDO. The SDO urged the new team to give the destroyed and abandoned Muyuka subdivision a new facelift.
Dr Mobi Mpah Edouard is the New Mayor of the Douala IV Council, in the Littoral region of Cameroon. He was voted this morning in Bonaberi, by 21 councillors, as opposed to 20 for his lone challenger and outgoing Mayor, Koum Arnord Federick Elangue.
EPOUPA BOSSAMBO VALENTIN is the new Mayor of Douala III Council. He was voted in an elective council session in Logbaba, Douala 3. His deputy mayors are 1st ATEBA VICTOR JOSEPH, 2nd EDOUBWAN JEAN, 3th TOKAP WANANK ROSTAND, 4th NGAMBOU VINCENT, 5th ABENG EPOUSE ESSOLA.
Richard FEUNGWANG has been elected Mayor of the Douala V council, the clearance agent stood unchanged after the outgoing mayor HRH Gustav Ebanda backed out, on February 26th eve. He got a landslide victory from both opposition and CPDM councillors.
Tiko council has a new Mayor. Chief Mesoso Peter was voted in to replace Chief Moukoundo of the SDF Tuesday, February 26th. His first deputy is Efite Andrew, Second deputy Ali Issa, third deputy Madam Elmina Ngomba and fourth deputy Ikome Valery.
Abattoirs in Kenya will be banned from slaughtering donkeys from next month, the agriculture minister has said. The East African nation legalized trade in donkey meat and hide in 2012 to meet growing demand in China.
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak – ousted by the military in 2011 – has died in Cairo at the age of 91. Mubarak spent three decades in office before a popular uprising swept Egypt. He was found guilty of complicity in the killing of protesters during the revolution. That conviction was overturned and was freed in March 2017.
Ethiopia will release from jail 63 opposition activists and other high-ranking government critics by the end of the week, a spokesman for the attorney general’s office has said, news agency AFP reports. The decision had been taken “for the national good” and investigations against them had been dropped, Zinabu Tubu was quoted as saying.
Malawian President Peter Mutharika’s governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has entered into an alliance with the former governing United Democratic Front (UDF). This comes less than 24 hours after parliament passed a law, setting 19 May as the date for new presidential elections after a court annulled Mr Mutharika’s victory in last year’s poll.
A Kenyan student who has just returned home from China is rallying friends and fellow Kenyans to contribute to the purchase and shipping of surgical masks and gloves for his colleagues in a Chinese university. Joseph Thige says he was pressured by his family to come home because they feared he was at risk of contracting the dangerous coronavirus. “I did not want to leave, as I was assisting in logistics and my family demanded and required that I leave,” he said.
A Kenyan senator has been arrested after being accused of promoting hate speech and “ethnic contempt” in a television interview. Detectives led Ledama Olekina, the senator of Narok Cuntry, to the offices of the National Cohesion and Integration Commission for questioning.
Guinea-Bissau’s National Electoral Commission is to recount the votes from the second round of the presidential election that took place on 29 December. The commission will today convene permanent and non-permanent members of the National Electoral Commission, as well as the representatives of President-elect Umaro Sissoco Embaló and Domingos Simões Pereira. The electoral body said Mr Embaló had won 54% of the votes against Mr Pereira’s 46%.
Zimbabwe has been barred from hosting any international matches until further notice after its main stadiums failed to meet required standards. Zimbabwe’s FA (Zifa) says the Confederation of African Football (Caf) took the decision after inspecting stadiums in November. (Source Foreign News: BBC Africa.)
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