The four Cameroonians who died by drowning on the Port Gentile Beach in Gabon will be buried tomorrow in their village, in the West Region. The deceased; Vidrice Fofou, Ghislaine Wamba, Anderson Feudjio, and Nasser Ningha will henceforth be making their final journey to eternity. It is said that three of them drowned as they tried to rescue the other.
The Presidency of the Republic has reportedly halted an ongoing case against the former Minister of Water and Energy Resources, Basil Atangana Kouna. The former CAMWATER boss was also accused of having embezzled a sum of 1.7 billion FCFA, an amount which he is said to have paid back to state treasury in 2020.
Some parents in Oku; Bui Division in the North West Region of Cameroon, have opted to withdraw their kids from school following the kidnapping of students at Government Bilingual High School Oku yesterday. The population and the military are collaborating in the search for the students.
As the quarter finals of the CHAN2020 kicks off tomorrow, the introduction of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) is said to go into effect. The VAR will begin operating on January 30, 2021 in the game between Cameroon and the DRC till the end of the tournament. It will be the very first time that the technology will be used in Cameroon ever since it was introduced late in 2018.
Florent Ibengue says team DR Congo is ready to eliminate Cameroon at the quarter-final match tomorrow. The head coach of the team stated that in a pre-match press conference today in Douala. Though some of his key players who tested COVID – 19 positive will not take part in the match tomorrow, DR Congo’s assistant coach has mentioned that all 23 players they brought to Cameroon are professionals.
Coach Martin Ndtougho Mpile attests that the pressure he is receiving from Cameroonians can not be handled by a junior coach. The football technician in a press conference in Douala refused to disclose his strategy for the match tomorrow. He however remains optimistic to win the match.
Some angry fans have protested infront of the Japoma Stadium in Douala for not having tickets to watch the upcoming quarter-final match featuring Cameroon against the DRC. The fans warned the Sports Minister that they were not going to let him have access to the stadium if they too could not. They also stated that they will support the opposing teams should they not be sold tickets to.
Volunteers at Japoma stadium in Douala are planning to stage an open protest tomorrow Saturday in front of the stadium demanding the payment of their allowances. They decried the fact that they are not paid as their colleagues in other stadia where matches are taking place for the African Cup of Nations.
Inhabitants of Sokolo, Cite Nanga and Bota in Limbe in the South West Region decry going weeks without portable water. To the people, the government has directed water where players and other members of the delegation are lodging to the detriment of the population.
Central African Republic war crimes suspect Mahamat Said Abdel Kani has made his first appearance at the International Criminal Court (ICC). A alleged leader of Séléka, a largely Muslim rebel coalition, he was handed over to the ICC on Sunday after his arrest in the Bria region. The ICC had issued a warrant of for his arrest on 7 January 2019
The coronavirus pandemic was relatively mild in Malawi last year, but a new “devastating wave” is overwhelming the country’s health care system, medical aid group MSF has told the BBC. The first few weeks of January has seen the number of Covid-19 cases in double every four to five days, MSF says.
Three young Tunisian men are reported to have been sentenced to 30 years in prison for smoking cannabis at a football stadium. A spokesperson at the regional court that delivered the sentence said that it was based on three separate laws – which include 10 years for drug consumers and traffickers and 20 years for taking drugs in a public place. An MP has called for a presidential pardon to be issued for the three men.
Kenya’s coronavirus vaccine roll-out will begin next month, with 1.25 million frontline workers to receive injections between February and June. Dr Mercy Mwangangi, the chief administrative secretary for health, said the programme would be divided into three phases with the first giving priority to healthcare workers, security and immigration officers. She explained that so far Kenya, with a population of 48.5 million, was expecting to get 24 million doses via the World Health Organization-backed Covax scheme.
South Africa’s spy agency has been accused of spending hundreds of millions of dollars on illegal undercover operations to protect former President Jacob Zuma from corruption investigations. The allegations, made by whistle-blowers at a corruption inquiry, include attempts to influence judges and newspapers.
Foreign news: BBC