Six out of twenty-nine wounded persons in the Dschang motor accident yesterday were transferred to Bafoussam for intensive medical care. The Governor of the West Region, Fonka Awah Augustine visited the victims today in various health facilities in the West region.
The transportation and sale of illicit fuel in Cameroon continue to flourish unperturbed under the watchful eyes of security and administrative officials. Following an accident in Dschang involving a vehicle transporting illicit fuel that led to the death of 53 people, citizens are pointing accusing fingers at the security forces for collecting bribes from traders to continue their activities.
Administrative and traditional leaders in Douala have “blessed” Cameroon Intermediate Lions ahead of Saturday’s crucial semi-final match against the Democratic Republic of Congo at Japoma Stadium. Meeting the players today, the Governor of the Littoral region pledged the support of the entire region.
Douala city dwellers continue to decry what they call “…dirty politics of the regime ” in the process of selling African Football Championship match tickets. Hundreds are disappointed following the scarcity of tickets for the match Cameroon versus DR Congo this Saturday. They are accusing the sellers of creating artificial scarcity just to deprive football lovers of watching the match.
Parents of a university of Dschang student believed to have committed suicide did not die in Dschang motor accident. According to Canal 2 TV 7:50 p.m. newscast Thursday, January 28th, the mother of the girl Ndjoki Hannah Judith lives in Pouma in the Center region while his father is of late. The girl is said to have consumed poison. Prior to that, she had been asking questions on social media on what type of poison can be consumed to die.
Two aides to Tunisia’s president have become unwell after opening a suspect parcel sent to their office, the presidential palace says. In a statement they said the presidential director of the president’s office opened it and found no written letter inside. However after she opened it her “health was disturbed, and she felt like she was going to faint, and she had a very bad headache”. Another staff member was present at the time of the incident, the statement said, and felt similar symptoms “but to a lesser extent”.
An Algerian court of appeal has upheld the convictions and prison sentences for two former prime ministers in corruption cases. Ahmed Ouyahia and Adbelmalek Sellal will serve 15 and 12 years in prison respectively, after they were convicted in a car-assembling company scandal and for the illegal funding of the electoral campaign of ousted President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in his bid for a fifth mandate. Former cabinet ministers Yousef Yousfi and Mahdjoub Bedda were also sentenced to three and two years in prison respectively, in the same case.
The prime minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sylvestre Ilunga Ilunkamba, has accepted parliament’s vote of no confidence in his government. This paves the way for President Félix Tshisekedi to appoint loyalists to key ministries. Mr Ilunga is an ally of Mr Tshisekedi’s predecessor, Joseph Kabila.
Hundreds of Nigerian living in Saudi Arabia without work or residency permits have been deported. It comes after a number of migrants posted a video to social media about their squalid conditions, asking for help. A total of 384 people – including 300 men, 83 women and one infant – were flown from Saudi capital Riyadh on Thursday to Nigeria’s capital Abuja. A second flight is due on Friday. In all, 802 people are expected to return in this round of deportations.
The Africa Centre for Disease Control says the African Union (AU) has secured an additional 400 million doses of coronavirus vaccines for its members. This comes on top of another 270 million announced earlier. It is estimated that Africa will need 1.5 billion vaccine doses to vaccinate 60% of its inhabitants. Most countries on the continent have not started vaccinating people, lacking the funds to purchase the drugs.
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