Cameroon’s Minister of external relations, Le Jeune Mbella Mbella has told the UN 75th General Assembly that the state is doing all it can to address the immediate needs of its citizens. Mbella Mbella cited education, security, the rule of law, and said the Yaounde government is fighting against all forms of discrimination. Speaking on behalf of President Paul Biya, Mbella Mbella said the Anglophone crisis has greatly affected the country’s economic programs, but said “the gradual restoration of calm is within reach”.
There will be election re-run in Garoua I Council. The decision was taken by the administrative bench of the Supreme Court today. The court has concluded that there was fraud during the election.
Cameroon officials violate COVID-19 preventing measure of physical distancing by attending a mega rally in Ebolowa. PM Joseph Dion Ngute launched a project for the construction of a building to host the Ebolowa branch of BEAC.
The platform Stand Up for Cameroon (SUFC) is calling on Cameroonians to massively put on black outfits this Friday 2nd October 2020. The platform says this is a peaceful and non-violent method to denounce poor governance and call for a political transition. Leaders of the platform argue that the repressive regime has continously brutalised protesters in peaceful protests. SUFC is equally calling for the release of four of their members arbitrarily arrested and detained since the 18th of September.
Political parties, civil society activists, non-governmental organisations and individuals under the platform of Stand Up for Cameroon (SUFC ) applaud the progressive political awareness in Cameroon; with many becoming more conscious of the need to remove the present regime through a non-violent protest. While applauding those who protested on the 22nd of September, SUFC calls for the release of all political prisoners.
Bar. Ashu Emmanuel says the militarisation of the residence of Professor Maurice Kamto is not recognised as house arrest. The member of the Cameroon Bar Association says Section 246 of Cameroon Criminal Procedure Code prescribes that only the magistrate has the right to issue a warrant of house arrest and must inform the person concerned through a written note.
Professor Maurice Kamto has denounced the militarisation of his compound. In a first video message yesterday since the 20th of September, he questions what will become of any family member that is sick and requires immediate medical attention. Defending lawyers after several difficulties, met with Maurice Kamto yesterday.
A young man was electrocuted to death at the ‘Non-Glacée’ locality in Douala today. The body of the victim who hails from Pinyin in the North West Region has been taken to a mortuary in Douala.
Cameroonian footballer, Marcel Wamba Kepdep has been arrested in Mauritius. Reports say this was after he tried to illegally obtain a Mauritian passport. The 27-year-old has been playing for Mauritian side Roche-Bois Bolton City and was hoping to travel to Europe with the documents.
Boko Haram terrorists have attacked an outpost of the 42nd Motorised Infantry Brigade, killing 2 soldiers and wounding 1. Several military weapons were equally destroyed by the attackers.
The Republic of Congo has lifted an imposed nationwide curfew in 10 regions and relaxed it in the two main cities. The curfew will now run from 11pm to 5am ( local time) in Pointe Noire and the capital, Brazzaville. Since 14 March, the country has reported nearly 5,000 cases of Covid-19.
The authorities in Guinea have cordoned off the home of one of the leaders of the opposition National Front for the Defence of the Constitution (FNDC), the party has said. The FNDC says in a Facebook post that the access to the home of its national coordinator, Abdourahamane Sano, has been closed off by the police. Tris comes ahead of planned protests on Tuesday against President Alpha Conde’s bid for a third term in October’s election.
Gunmen believed to be members of a secessionist group have attacked a bus station and burnt one vehicle in the town of Ho, in the Volta region in south-eastern Ghana. Local media report that the attackers opened fire during the Tuesday morning incident. They also held a security guard hostage at gunpoint before beating up some drivers at the station. Security forces have been deployed to restore calm.
A Nigerian senator has been fined $130,000 (£100,000) and told to apologise to a woman he physically assaulted in a sex toy shop last year. A high court in the capital, Abuja, found that the assault by Senator Elisha Abbo was ‘’inhuman and degrading” and violated the fundamental rights of the victim, Osimibibra Warmate. The incident which was captured on video and later went viral online, showed Mr Abbo slapping Ms Warmate. After widespread condemnation and street protests, the senator publicly apologised but Ms Warmate filed a court case.
Uganda will begin human trials of a Covid-19 vaccine in November, the Daily Monitor newspaper reports quoting ministry of health officials. The vaccine, called Self Replicating RNA, has been developed through a partnership between Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) and Imperial College in the UK. The head of a presidential taskforce on epidemics, Monica Musenero, is quoted as saying the first trial will be conducted on 10 Ugandans.
Africa lost $836bn (£650bn) in illegal movement of money out of the continent in the 15 years to 2015, a new report by the UN agency for trade and development (UNCTAD) estimates. Compared with Africa’s total external debt of $770bn in 2018, this makes Africa a “net creditor to the world”, the report notes. The illegal outflow of money is mainly related to the export of high-value goods such as gold, diamonds, and platinum. Revenues are lost through corruption, theft and tax evasion.
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