Cameroon counts 5362 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May, 26th 2020 according to the Ministry of public health. In its daily press briefing, the Ministry of public health indicated that 318 new cases were recorded on Tuesday May 26th 2020, with 4 deaths and 71 recoveries. The total deaths stands at 175 since the outbreak with 1996 recoveries.
Archbishop Samuel Kleda says his COVID-19 medicine has treated more than 1500 patients. He stated this in a meeting with Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute. The head of government has stated government’s anxiety to support the project of the medicine produced by Samuel Kleda. Before then, scientists are examining the medicine of Samuel Kleda.
The government of Cameroon has begun discusing ways to incorporate the COVID-19 treatment discovered by Samuel Kleda, Archbishop of the Douala Metropolitan Archdiocese. Discussions in that light took place in Yaounde on May 26th 2020 between the Prime Minister Chief Dr Joseph Dion Ngute and His Grace Samuel Kleda.
Government says food will not be sold in school premises when schools will resume from June 1. The measure is to reduce the risk of coronavirus contamination in schools. Schools will resume for examination classes only.
Professor Maurice Kamto, National President of the Cameroon Renaissance Movement Political party has donated COVID-19 preventive kits to the Survi Cameroon Survival initiative (SCSI). The kits comprising of 3200 face masks and 1000 test kits and were handed to the coordinator of SCSI, Christian Penda Ekoka on May 26th 2020. The items of Maurice Kamto it should be noted were recently turned down by the Minister of public health Dr Manouda Malachie While handing over the gifts today in Yaounde, Maurice Kamto said government has been giving fake figures on the situation of coronavirus pandemic in Cameroon.
A consignment of Covid-organics herbal drink is said to have been seized by Cameroon’s custom officials at a DHL office in Douala Tuesday May 26th 2020. Sources hold that a considerable quantity of the Malagasy herbal tea is in circulation in Cameroon. The Cameroon government has not authorised its consumption. COVID-19 organics as it is known, has been officially exported to other African countries like Nigeria, Senegal, Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso and others.
“The Social Democratic Front SDF is a political grandfather in Cameroon. ” says SDF third National Deputy Communication Secretary to mark 30 years anniversary. Kejang Henry says SDF has just five MPs at the National Assembly but there are doing quality work to address the problems of Cameroonians.
Mola Njoh Litumbe is no more. The one time front line activist for the restoration of Ambazonia statehood died at the age of 101. Njoh Litumbe through out his life stood for the independence of Southern Cameroons.
Inhabitants of Mokoulaye village in the Mayor Sava Division of the Far North Region of Cameroon say they have been abandoned by the government of Cameroon to be assassinated and are being completely wiped out by Boko Haram militants. The people say Boko Haram militants have launched successive attacks in the locality unperturbed for over 1 year killing over at least 10 persons. Speaking to the DO for Mora, Mokoulaye villagers said they now live in mountains as their homes have been burnt and destroyed by Boko Haram militants.
There have been diverse reactions in Cameroon following a statement by Cameroon popular musician Charlotte Dipanda. She stated that the regime of Paul Biya does not longer have anything to offer Cameroonians stressing that there is need for a new government. To pro regime activists, the call by the UNICEF Ambassador could fan more violence in Cameroon.
PCRN Member of Parliament, Nourane Fotsing says she will not be using her own share of a loan given MPs to buy a car. The politician says she’ll donate the money for the fight against COVID-19. Getting a third vehicle for herself she says would be a waste.
Hundreds of people have gathered to mourn the death of Guinean singer and kora master Mory Kanté, one of West Africa’s biggest stars. Kanté, who helped bring African music to world audiences with hits like Yéké Yéké, died last week at the age of 70. Eyewitnesses reported severe breaches of social distancing regulations as people scrambled to catch a glimpse of his casket in the capital, Conakry.
Two Zimbabwean journalists who’d been charged with violating lockdown regulations have now been freed on bail, amid accusations the government is using the lockdown to silence dissent. Frank Chikowore and Samuel Takawira were arrested on Friday, as they interviewed three opposition officials who said they were abducted, sexually assaulted and tortured by state agents after staging a protest. The prosecution said the reporters snuck into a hospital where the three women were receiving treatment and interviewed them, defying an earlier refusal by an officer guarding the women.
Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu has pardoned two men who were jailed last year for having gay sex, AFP news agency reports. Their 15-year sentence triggered a diplomatic row which ended in the recalling of the US ambassador. AFP says that the two men, Japhet Chataba and Steven Samba, were listed among the names of nearly 3,000 prisoners to be released to mark Africa Freedom Day, which fell on Monday.
Two journalists who’d been interviewing alleged victims of state torture are among the 40,000 people that Zimbabwean police say they’ve arrested. Most of those people were arrested for breaking the rule on not moving more than 5km (3 miles) from their homes. Others failed to wear masks or kept their businesses open.Most informal trading is banned, causing great financial hardship for the millions of Zimbabweans who work in the sector. Zimbabwe has been in lockdown since 30 March.
Six people have been killed and more than 20 houses burned in ethnic fighting in Olpusimoru in Narok county, about 150 kilometres (93 miles) from the capital Nairobi. At least a dozen others have been injured in the clashes that started over the weekend and are being treated in local hospitals. “We have 13 people with arrow injuries admitted at Narok Referral hospital and Olenguruone,” Rift Valley regional commissioner told journalists on Tuesday.
The Burundian government has denied reports that its health minister is being treated for coronavirus in Kenya. A spokesperson told the BBC that Health Minister Thaddée Ndikumana had travelled to Kenya for “personal medical reasons and was expected back in Burundi [on] Tuesday”. Reports had suggested that Mr Ndikumana had tested positive for coronavirus and was seeking specialised treatment in Kenya. Burundi’s health ministry has denied those reports in a tweet.
An international pressure group says a surge in Islamist militant attacks on schools in Burkina Faso is having a devastating impact on education. Human Rights Watch (HRW) said more than 200 teachers and other staff had been targeted since 2017 – some of them shot, others beheaded. The armed Islamists say they oppose education as it is French and Western. They have shot over the heads of students to scare them away. Schools have been blown up and used as military bases. Books have been burned and canteens looted.
Ghanaian World War Two veteran Private Joseph Hammond has raised around $19,600 (£16,000) to support Covid-19 frontline workers and vulnerable veterans. Private Hammond was drafted into the Royal West African Frontier Force aged just 16. Now aged 95 years old, he has walked two miles every day for one week in a charity fundraiser. The veteran says he was inspired by Captain Sir Tom Moore, a fellow WW2 veteran who has raised over $35m (£29m) for the UK’s National Health Service.