Women in Buea argue with the Governor of the South West over who is responsible to put an end to killings in the North West and South West regions. To the women in a protest today, the authorities have a sole responsibility to protect the citizens. On the other hand, Governor Bernard Okalia Bilai says children of the women are those killing adults and children. The women called for an end to the violence.
Cameroonians have criticised a Presidential decree fixing Saturday October 31st 2020 as national day of mourning in memory of students killed in Kumba. To those criticising, they argue that Saturday is not a working day in Cameroon and therefore mourning on that day will not make sense.
Stand Up for Cameroon Movement is calling for a national day of mourning on Saturday October 31st for students killed in Kumba. The movement is calling on Cameroonians to put on black and march denouncing violence. Members of the movement were speaking in a press conference today in Douala. They blame the government for the suffering people are going through today in Cameroon.
Inhabitants of Bamenda say killing is still ongoing in the town despite a military operation “Bamenda Clean”. The body of Dr. Keafon Luciano Sunjo was found this morning. Residents say the act must have been committed by separatist fighters.
One year after a historic landslide at Ngoache, West Region of Cameroon, victims remain without permanent homes. They continue to squat with relatives and in abandoned buildings. 43 people lost their lives in the landslide that happened on the 28th of October 2019.
A timid school resumption in Fako Division in the South West Region. Most parents kept their kids at home for fear of attacks by unknown individuals. Yesterday, there was a false alarm of shooting at Government Technical High School Ombe.
Amos Fongho of Equinox TV in Douala has been released. He was detained earlier this evening while covering a protest by women at Rond Pont Deido. The women like their counterparts in other towns were protesting against Saturday’s school shooting in Kumba. When the police van transporting the pressman got to Ront Point 4em, “He was told to step out of the car and return home,” says a source.
Germany has announced that it will support countries in the Lake Chad Basin. In a statement released on Wednesday, the German Embassy in Cameroon informed the public that the country has decided to release the sum of 3.9 billion CFA francs in aid to the people of the Lake Chad basin.
A Buea-based pastor is currently in custody over a money multiplying scheme that went wrong. Pastor Samuel E. Molombe is accused of duping several persons of millions in association with a group of youths.
The body of the West Regional Pedagogic Inspector murdered in Bamenda has been laid in mortuary. Dr. Keafon Luciano Sunjo’s corpse was discovered early Wednesday October 28th at Mbefi quarter in Nkwen, Bamenda III, North West Region of Cameroon. Locals suspect he was killed by separatist fighters.
A prosecutor in Zimbabwe has said the arrest of a mining boss for gold smuggling is part of a larger syndicate. Henrietta Rushwaya, 53, the head of an artisanal miners’ association was arrested on Monday on her way to Dubai. Police say airport scanners detected gold bars in her hand luggage, and they later recovered six kilogrammes of gold.
The head of the media association of Uganda has said broadcasters will ignore a directive by the government spokesman, Ofwono Opondo, banning TV stations from hosting guests wearing red berets. Mr Opondo said on Tuesday that it was “illegal to wear a red beret” and those who flout the order would be prosecuted. The headgear has been adopted by musician turned opposition politician Bobi Wine and supporters of his People Power movement.
Another 12 bodies have been found in unmarked graves in the Libyan city of Tarhuna, adding to the dozens of corpses already discovered there. Before it was captured in June by government forces, the area was held by fighters allied to the eastern-based commander, Gen Khalifa Haftar.
After 10 hours of voting, polls have officially closed in Tanzania’s election where 15 candidates are running for the presidency including the incumbent John Magufuli. More than 85,000 polling centres across the country closed at exactly 16:00 local time (13:00 GMT). The authorities say the process was largely peaceful, despite social media restrictions and claims of irregularities.
The main opposition candidate in Tanzania’s presidential election has complained of widespread irregularities in Wednesday’s vote. Tundu Lissu said there was evidence of shameless election fraud in one area in the main city, Dar es Salaam. He added that agents of his Chadema party had been prevented from reaching some polling stations.
The World Health Organization (WHO) says Kenya has witnessed what it calls a dramatic rise in Covid-19 cases over the last month. The WHO says the country reported 4,594 new cases in the past week – up 51% on the previous week. “It is just shy of its previous peak at the end of July, when there were 4,700 new cases – although deaths have increased at a much lower rate (9%),” the WHO says.
The Nigerian Air Force has said it has arrested some members of its personnel accused of beating people during a curfew imposed in Osun state after the anti-police brutality protests broke out. Officials say they’ll be carrying out an investigation before any “appropriate disciplinary action” is taken.
Religious tension is high in Malawi’s eastern district of Machinga after unknown arsonists torched the headteacher’s office in a Catholic school after he refused to allow Muslim students to attend class while wearing hijabs. The police have confirmed the incident at Mpiri primary school, saying the building was burnt to ashes. The population in the area is evenly divided between Christians and Muslims but most schools are owned by the Anglican and Catholic churches.
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