Some former team mates of Stephen Eta Tataw have decried the fact that the former international footballer died of frustration orchestrated by the government of Cameroon. After Stephen Tataw spent his life defending the national colours on the green turf, he was on several instances considered a no body living him to die in poverty.
Cameroonians are paying homage to their emblematic football captain Stephen Eta Tataw. After parading with the corpse in Yaounde today upon removal from the mortuary, homage to the fallen footballer is taking place at the moment at palais des sport in Yaounde. He died at the age of 57 on the 31st of July after a brief illness. He will be buried tomorrow in Yaounde.
What is blocking the government of Cameroon and the international community to resolve the anglophone crisis? That is the million dollar question Dr. Simon Munzu, one of Cameroon’s intellectuals is asking. The former UN official regrets that despite human, financial and material resources, international bodies are unable to resolve the crisis. He is calling on people from the North West and South West to think of how to end the war.
Internally displaced persons in Ebeda village in the Center region have been offered some material assistance. Paul Atanga Nji says the IDPS will be accompanied home when peace must have returned . To the Minister, some 9500 former IDPS have already been accompanied home. Figures many have doubted following the level of crisis.
One of the top leaders of separatist fighters in the North West region of Cameroon has been killed. The man popularly called “Song” specialised in harassing transporters in the region was killed yesterday . He is said to have been killed in a shoot out with the military.
More than 17.000 people have recovered from COVID-19 in Cameroon. The Minister says that is a success for Cameroon as the recovery rate stands at 92%.
Limbe City Mayor says his administration may soon use force on people respecting Monday ghost town. Andrew Mojimba was speaking while launching the construction of a modern Limbe Market.
Two Cameroonians are among seven winners of UNHCR global art contest. They were picked out of the 2000 entries received from 150 different countries for the contest. Launched in April 2020 within the COVID-19 context, the competition had as theme “Everyone counts in the fight against the virus, including refugees.”
Lydienne Solange was laid to rest today. The family of the lady who died after sustaining a gunshot wounds from her partner says it is demanding justice. To one of the relatives “the DO has to face justice and go to prison for killing a fellow human being. We don’t care if he is an authority in Cameroon. He has to face justice.”
Former indomitable lions’ striker, Samuel Eto’o will tomorrow represent CAF President, Ahmad Ahmad at the funeral of Stephen Tataw. Rights for the funeral at Mvolye-Yaounde started today. President Paul Biya has equally mandated Sports Minister, Narcisse Mouelle Kombi to represent him at the former player’s funeral.
A young boy drowned today in Douala after falling off a bridge destroyed by last week’s torrential rains which inundated more than half of the town. The bridge in question connects the Missoke-Makepe district to Logmalep. Residents of the area have called for urgent government action on the bridge as they say many more may fall victim to the death trap
Residents of Bamenda are still in uncertainty after an explosion at Ayaba Hotel. An explosive device went off at the Ayaba Hotel, causing security forces to block the road to the hotel for some hours.
Twelve more dead dolphins have been found on the coast of Mauritius, bringing the number found in the last few days to 39, the authorities say. Environmental campaigners have said that the deaths were either caused by the oil spill from a Japanese-owned ship or by authorities sinking part of the vessel.
Mali’s West African neighbours have once again agreed that the country should immediately return to civilian rule. The decision comes after last week’s military coup overthrowing President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta. In a virtual summit held on Friday, the 15-nation regional group Ecowas called for the “troops to return to their barracks” and for an election to be held in 12 months.
South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma has unleashed an extraordinary attack on his successor. In a leaked letter, Mr Zuma said President Cyril Ramaphosa had betrayed the governing ANC and was working in the service of white businesses. Even for a party consumed by factionalism, this was an explosively vitriolic letter. Mr Zuma accused his successor of desecrating the graves of “young men and women who lived and died cruel deaths in the hands of apartheid security forces and mercenaries”.
Two people have died after a helicopter crashed into a residential building in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos, the authorities say. Friday’s accident happened in the Ikeja district, a congested part of the state popular for its businesses and residential apartments. Head of the state emergency agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, told local media that there were three people in the helicopter when it crashed and the third person was severely injured and has been taken to hospital.
Kenya Airways has posted a pre-tax loss of $133m (£100m) for the first six months of the year, as its performance stalled during the coronavirus pandemic. The national carrier was already struggling to cope with losses and tough competition from rivals before the Covid-19 outbreak forced governments to ground airlines. The company has revealed that it lost revenues of $100m between January and June, as passenger numbers fell 56%, compared to last year.
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