One person has been killed and two others injured in Mbesa village, Boyo Division, North West region. Soldiers raided the village, visiting a welder’s workshop. Sources say the welder was accused of producing rods which amba boys used in their locally made guns.
There is an uneasy calm at Mulang and Rendezvous quarters today following the killing of a worker of a fire brigade fighting unit. Residents say military men were still parading the quarters today in search of suspected separatist fighters believed to have killed the man. Business people in these quarters have been counting damages incurred as military men destroyed their property.
Businesses reopened in Kumba Main Market and other markets in the town today after a peaceful protest yesterday. The traders continue to stand on the point that they won’t do business on Mondays to avoid attacks from separatist fighters
Fai Ndzi Konang, sub Chief of Sop village in the North West region has died in hospital after being attacked by gunmen. Relatives have blamed his death on the fact that separatist fighters have for several months now blocked access to Kumbo which hosts the Banso Baptist Hospital, prohibiting any movement of persons from Donga Mantung division.
A 16 year old boy has allegedly committed suicide in Douala. Cabrel Francis Tchinda, reports say carried out the act after failing the BEPC exams. The corpse has been deposited at the Ad Lucem District Hospital Mortuary awaiting burial.
Educationists are calling on parents and guardians to ensure a comprehensive training of children and not only exam focus. They are reacting to the action of the BEPC candidate who took away his life in Douala for failing the exam. This happened at the Bonamousadi neighbourhood.
After Edea and Douala, the Minister of territorial administration has handed some material assistance to 185 families affected by the flood in Santchou .Victims are asking the government to relocate them to better places.
Houses offered to the 22 players of the Italia 90 world cup squad by the Head of State will be handed over tomorrow. The houses come 30 years after the squad made history, being the first African football team to reach the quarter finals of the FIFA world cup.
Former journalist Eboa Elame says the fact that President Paul Biya took 30 years to fulfil a promise he made to the 1990 lions team shows how administrative bottle necks is practiced at the helm of administration in Cameroon. Speaking on Canal 2 TV Wednesday August 26th, the former broadcaster of the state media thinks those around the President don’t execute instructions given.
Traders at the Biyemassi neighbourhood in Yaounde occupying public space have up to Friday this week to demolish their structures. Instructions from Yaounde City Mayor. The action is to embellish the city ahead of football events.
Cameroon’s leading political party, CPDM has renovated its building in Abong Mbang, East region. It was reopened in a symbolic ceremony where the key to the building was handed to the party SG by the Minister of Civil Service and Administrative Reforms, Joseph Le.
The armies from Burundi and Rwanda met on Wednesday in “efforts to resolve conflicts”, the regional body secretary says. Wednesday’s meeting at the border between military intelligence chiefs was organised by the International Conference of the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), a 12-country body aiming at peace and stability. Zakary Muburi-Muita, secretary general of the ICGLR says the meeting is a “good start to solving issues” between the two neighbours.
One of Ethiopia’s biggest coronavirus treatment facilities has told its patients it is nearly full and may not be able to accommodate new patients. The Millennium Hall’s medical director Dr Wuletaw Chanie told the BBC the facility’s intensive care unit (ICU) had reached its capacity while the semi-ICU is also almost full. Dr Chanie said the hall, a concert venue which has been transformed into a centre for treating coronavirus patients, would probably exceed its admission capacity within a week and could no longer accommodate new patients who need intensive care and high-flow oxygen.
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced an extension of the countrywide 21:00 to 04:00 curfew for a further 30 days. Mr Kenyatta also extended the closure of bars and pubs for another 30 days. Hotels are, however, allowed to sell alcohol to residents. Conversely, he has increased the number of guests allowed at funerals and weddings from 15 to 100 people.
Congolese authorities detained two people after an unidentified object, which turned out to be a balloon providing an internet connection, fell down in the middle of the jungle, officials say. The contraption fell in the dense forest in Bas-Uele province in the northern DR Congo around 13:00 local time (11:00GMT) on Monday. Bas-Uele governor Valentin Senga told Reuters news agency that neither the intelligence services nor the local aviation authorities had any information about the mystery object.
Rwanda has issued an international arrest warrant for a former senior Rwandan military official, Aloys Ntiwiragabo, who is under investigation in France for his alleged role in the country’s 1994 genocide. France opened a probe after a French publication, Mediapart, found Mr Ntiwiragabo in the city of Orleans. He had been identified by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) as one of the architects of the genocide.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says more than 40,000 people across Africa are registered as missing as a result of conflict, migration and climate shocks. It says almost half of them are children. Conflicts in Ethiopia, Somalia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Libya and Cameroon are having a big impact. But the situation is most severe in north-east Nigeria and the coronavirus pandemic has made the job of finding missing relatives even harder.
The International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF) has suspended Mali from its membership, the latest body to take action following last week’s overthrow of Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta’s government by the military. The decision, by the body that represents countries where people speak French, comes days after the regional bloc, the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) – which also suspended Mali from its membership – held unsuccessful talks with the military junta over a return to democratic rule.
Foreign news: BBC