A student who sat for the 2020 session of the Cameroon General Certificate of Examination, GCE has told Mimi Mefo Info he wants his script remarked. Though successful, he says he is bent on following up for his papers to be double checked. The the Art student who wrote the following subjects: History literature, economics and philosophy, says he is not satisfied with the results. “… I answered all the questions correctly, but I don’t know what happened with my results…” He told MMI.
Some unsuccessful candidates say the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic is to blame.
The chair of the GCE Board says despite a drop in the percentage of successful candidates in this year’s Ordinary level exams, the quality of the examination has been improved. Professor Ivo Leke Tambo says some candidates left the the bushes late and did not start preparation for the examination early. To him, the exam has been a success despite the pandemic and security threats.
Inhabitants of Mile 8, Akum in the North West region of Cameroon say the military destroyed buildings in the area on October 1. The military was reacting to writings on a vehicle that supported the fight for the break away state of Ambazonia, sources say. The restive Anglophone regions of Cameroon have been marked by violence before and after October 1, the day of independence of the former Southern Cameroons.
Over 60 inmates at the brigade Mermoz quarter in Buea, South West region are on hunger strike. The boys were arrested in Mautu in Muyuka Sub Division in the South West and later transferred to Buea. To them, the hunger strike is to denounce their arbitrary arrest and detention since September 13th 2020.They have not been given access to their lawyers and family members.
Cameroonians are progressively adopting the wearing of black every Friday, a non violent action to denounce poor governance and call for a political transition – introduced by the Stand up For Cameroon Movement. Today in the city of Douala, people were in black respecting the call by the platform “Stand Up for Cameroon” and its allied parties, to denounce bad governance in Cameroon.
The party has for several months now been fronting calls for president Paul Biya to leave power.
Fourteen political parties will take part in the Sunday December 6th municipal election. Information published by elections Cameroon, ELECAM today. The CPDM party is the only political party that will be running in all the 58 Divisions in Cameroon.
Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute has put in place a commission that will ensure the establishment of civil status documents for internally displaced persons and ex separatist fighters. Joseph Dion Ngute has given 21 days to the commission to produce results. The commission will focus on victims of the bloody conflict in the North West, South West and Far North regions.
The Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Celestine Ketcha Coutes has warned occupants of state owned low cost houses. She has threatened that many will be evicted from these houses as many since most occupants have resulted to handing them over to family members when leaving.
Several houses yesterday were razed in Mutengene after a fire broke out. It is reported that over 10 families were rendered homeless as a result of the fire which is alleged to have been caused by a poor electrical connection.
One of Cameroon’s seasoned musicians, Ama Pierrot today went public on his support for the Head of State Paul Biya. The music star declared that he supports Paul Biya because he guarantees peace at this moment in Cameroon and he would prefer no other to him.
Tanzania’s National Electoral Commission (NEC) has barred the main opposition presidential candidate, Tundu Lissu, from campaigning for a week. It comes at a critical time with the elections at the end of the month. The NEC said its ethics committee had taken the decision following complaints from the ruling CCM party and the opposition NRA party.
A court in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, has denied bail to Paul Rusesabagina, the man who inspired Hollywood film Hotel Rwanda about the 1994 genocide. It depicted his efforts to save hundreds of Tutsis at his hotel during the 1994 genocide. He is now facing 13 charges including terrorism and murder, in connection with his alleged support of deadly attacks by a rebel group. He has made no comment on the charges.
Amnesty International says that the security forces in Egypt used teargas, batons and birdshot – as well as live ammunition on at least one occasion – to quell rare anti-government protests last month. The human rights group says that its sources have told it that the security forces killed two men – and subjected hundreds more to arbitrary arrests and enforced disappearances.
The Nigerian government has ordered the reopening of all schools in the country. Education Minister Adamu Adamu made the announcement on Friday morning. The minister’s spokesperson Bem Goong clarified to the BBC that post-primary schools owned by the federal government – locally known as unity schools – would reopen on 12 October. State and private schools will determine their own modalities of reopening, according to Mr Goong.
Kenya’s ruling party – Jubilee – has banned Deputy President William Ruto from accessing the party’s headquarters as the rift between the president and his deputy widens. The Secretary General of Jubilee, Raphael Tuju, claimed the deputy president ceased being a member of the party after he launched “his own headquarters” to bolster his bid to become president in 2022. Publicly, the president and his deputy have dismissed reports about a rift between them but their top aides have issued statements that confirm their differences.
Foreign news: BBC