A commission of inquiry to investigate the Ngarbuh-Ntumbaw Massacre has been created by the government of Cameroon. The commission headed by North West Governor Adolphe Lele L’Afrique has been tasked to establish circumstances that lead to the killing of over 35 civilians in Ngarbu-Ntunbaw on Friday, February 14th 2020. The commission has been given 8days to submit its report. Many Cameroonians have described it as another failed venture, as commissions of inquiry created by the government in Cameroon, never produce a report of their finding
Critics are questioning the objectivity of the investigation opened Thursday by Cameroon’s government into the Ngarbuh killings. It had earlier taken a controversial stand on the massacre which provoked widespread condemnations. Government has denied responsibility, blaming separatist fighters for the massacre. It later denied figures advanced by victims and international organizations putting the death toll at five. Mimi Mefo Info has documented the killing of over 35 people including at least women and babies.
Jean Jacque Ekindi has said there is no genocide ongoing in Cameroon, as purported by some Cameroonians including activists Calibro Calibri. Speaking during a press conference in Douala, Jean Jacque Ekindi said French President Emmanuel Macron, disrespected Cameroon by saying that he pressurized President Paul Biya to release opposition leader Maurice Kamto. Ekindi also told Macron that diplomacy is not done in the market.
At least three persons killed in Waiko village in Nkum subdivision in the North West Region of Cameroon. Residents say military men are responsible. They have equally mentioned that sheds were set ablaze in the local market in the village.
Circulation of township taxis has resumed in Buea, South west region of Cameroon, after a close to 24hour standstill. Taxi drivers in Buea today embarked on a sit-in strike over harassment and extortion from elements of the National Gendarmerie and the National defence forces. According to the striking drivers, multiple checkpoints have been erected in the town as the armed conflict in the region deepens further, but uniform officers placed on these checkpoints abusively extorted money from them. The DO of Buea promised to ensure the drivers are not financially harassed by security forces
The cause of this evening’s fatal road accident involving the convoy of Cameroon’s Prime Minister Dion Ngute remains unknown. Three persons died in the convoy Prime Minister in the Far North Region where Joseph Dion Ngute visited to lay the foundation stone of the new bridge over the River Logone. The bridge is situated between Cameroon and Chad.
A section of the Douala II Council Premises has been burnt to ashes. The structures were destroyed by a fire incident that took place late Thursday, February 27th 2020. The source of the fire incident remains unknown.
Suspected Bandits have killed a 63-year-old man in Bonaberi Douala 4 subdivision. Sources say the man was stabbed and killed in his living room, in front of his wife and children. The men of the underworld left without taking anything from his residence, after the incident.
The newly elected mayor and deputies of Limbe 2 council have received keys to their respective offices to commence work Thursday, February 27th 2020. This took place during a ceremony in Limbe, presided out by the SDO for Fako, Engamba Ledoux
The Constitutional Council in Cameroon is due to proclaim general results of the country’s legislative election tomorrow Friday, February 28th by the Constitutional Council. The president is expected to announce a new date for election rerun in the 11 constituencies of the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon, where the polls were cancelled by the constitutional council. The electoral body will conduct the exercise under 40 days.
Cameroon and Chad are to benefit economically upon the completion of a bridge linking Bongou in Chad and Yagoau in Cameroon. The Prime minister laid the foundation stone of bridge today in Bongou Chad.
Late Barrister Sylvain Souop begins the journey to his final resting place today. His corpse was removed from the mortuary Thursday in Yaounde and accorded judicial honours at the Supreme Court. He will be buried in Baham in the west region this Saturday. Members of his MRC party say his death was not natural, though he was involved in an accident a few days before his demise.
Guinea’s President Alpha Condé has refused to meet a delegation of West African leaders as the country heads towards a referendum that could allow him run for a third term, reports Radio France Internationale (RFI). A delegation of heads of states from the regional bloc, the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas), was scheduled to visit Guinea on Friday, RFI reports quoting high-ranking sources. It was to be led by Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou.
A formal investigation has been launched in Nigeria after a solider shot dead four colleagues on Wednesday before taking his own life, the army says. Two other soldiers were injured in the incident at a military base in Borno state and were taken to a military hospital in Maiduguri for treatment, army spokesman Sagir Musa added. Borno state is one of the areas worst affected by the decade-long insurgency waged by Islamist insurgents in north-eastern Nigeria.
The first flight from China has arrived in Kenya are a two-week ban imposed because of the coronavirus outbreak. The authorities have allowed the 239 passengers off the China Southern Airlines flight after it landed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in the capital, Nairobi.
Rwanda’s authorities have ruled out foul play in the death of gospel singer Kizito Mihigo, who died in police custody 11 days ago. The national prosecuting authority said a report by the Rwandan Investigation Bureau showed he had taken his own life by hanging himself with items in his cell. The police officers on duty that night said no commotion was heard.
The surname of Tunisia’s new Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh is causing some people to trip up when trying to pronounce it. Do not on any account say “fak-fak”, which sounds rude in some languages, like English. The BBC’s correspondent in Tunis, Rana Jawad, says the “kh” sound is quite guttural, which can also be difficult for some. She says the best bet is to say “FaH-faK”.
A suspected case of coronavirus in Nigeria has tested negative, according to the authorities in the country’s main city of Lagos. The Chinese citizen, who arrived in the country seven weeks ago, went to a hospital in Lagos earlier this week with a fever, raising concerns. Lagos State’s health ministry released the news on Twitter after rumours of a potential coronavirus case started spreading online.
The invasion of locusts in East Africa is likely to cause the region’s worst humanitarian crisis in recent times, an international charity says. The recent arrival of locusts in South Sudan was especially worrying, as more than half the population already relied on humanitarian aid, it said.
Two rare white rhinos have been killed by a speeding lorry in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park in southern Zambia. One was a young male called Romeo and the other an adult female named Lubinda. (Source Foreign News: BBC Africa).
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