Close to 150 Cameroonian men and women have been arrested in Meme Division, South West Region of Cameroon in the past four days. The operation is carried out by the police, gendarmes, army and elements of the BIR. To them, a dozen of those arrested do not have national identity cards and those who have links with terrorists will be charged in court. Inhabitants decry what they call arbitrary arrest of innocent people and critics of the regime.
Cameroon People’s Democratic Movement (CPDM ) campaigns for regional elections in an already conquered political area. The party is running for regional elections unchallenged in the South West Region of Cameroon. Party officials headed by the Secretary General Jean Kuete called on councillors and traditional rulers to vote for the CPDM party.
Players of PWD Bamenda Football Club and those of Kaiser Chiefs of South Africa are waiting for results of COVID-19 tests conducted in Limbe today by medical doctors. The results will determine the players that will participate in Sunday’s historic encounter. Kaiser Chiefs arrived Cameroon this afternoon.
The national recognition of 65 artists in Cameroon has been interpreted differently. While others say the state is mainly recognising the significant role musicians play in promoting the culture of Cameroon, others think it is a way to silence the fury of artists following a promulgation of a law recently that artists say will affect their income.
Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute has challenged the Mayor of Yaoundé City Council to ensure hygiene and sanitation in the political capital, Yaoundé. The head of government mentioned this as he inaugurated a new building to host the department of taxation in Cameroon.
Cameroon’s Minister of Basic Education, Prof Laurent Serge Etoundi Ngoa today disclosed that Cameroon has benefited from over 50 billion from the World Bank and Global partnership for Education to enable the country finance reforms in the educational sector.
13 Persons out of 14 whose homes got engulfed in flames today in Guider in the Mayo Louti Division have died. The 13 victims sustained serious burns that eventually killed them, and the lone survivor so far is a little boy who cheated death by climbing out of the burning house through the roof. The cause of the fire is still unknown.
The Governor of the Centre Region, Nasseri Paul Bea has said that the city will be witnessing systematic and permanent controls in major public areas. He has urged the Yaoundé inhabitants to stay calm despite the recent bomb attacks in Nsam, Damas, Mokolo and Emana.
The president of the Cameroon Bloggers Association, Dania Ebongue has reiterated that in the profession, media ethics and deontology must be respected. Dania Ebongue was emphatic in the fact that if all rules were followed right, there would be a lot of opportunities in the digital world.
On the continuous prevalence of the Coronavirus, the government has warned of a second wave of the virus spreading. In the face of this, the government has announced massive screenings in schools, universities and public transport in the coming weeks.
Uganda’s earnings from coffee exports are the highest they’ve been in 30 years. It accounts for about 17% of the country’s foreign income, and more than 70% of households grow coffee, mostly on small plots. But in the 1990s, the sector was nearly destroyed by low global market prices coupled with disease and neglect.
A court in Nigeria’s capital Abuja has sentenced a member of parliament to one month in prison for lying under oath about his citizenship while running for office last year. Prosecution documents showed that Victor Mela, who was subsequently elected to Nigeria’s House of Representatives, holds British and Canadian passports. But while filling out administrative forms under affidavit ahead of the elections, he denied having foreign citizenship.
The UN’s food agency says a three-year drought in southern Madagascar has pushed 1.5 million people into crisis. The WFP said the number of people in need of assistance had tripled in the past few months. In the worst-hit area of Amboasary, three-quarters of children have dropped out of school to help their parents look for food. Some people are exchanging essential household items, such as cooking utensils, for food.
Kenya’s coffee traders are expecting prices for the commodity to remain buoyant and demand for the beans to stay strong ahead of Christmas. It comes amid predictions of a possible reduction in next year’s crop in Brazil, the world’s biggest coffee exporter. BeThe Nairobi Coffee Exchange reports 50kg bags sold for $259 (£194) each during its latest sale, $10 more than the previous auction.
Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has met an African Union mission that arrived in Addis Ababa to try to mediate between his government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) after more than three weeks of military conflict. Mr Abiy previously branded international efforts to bring the two parties to the table as “unwelcome”, and the AU mission will not be allowed to meet Tigray officials.