National And International News Roundup – 30th June 2020

The family of journalist Samuel Wazizi and his defending lawyers say they have not seen the corpse of the journalist close to two months after government officials announced that he died while in detention in Yaounde. To Bar. Edward Lyonga, one of his defending lawyers, they will file another case asking for the body at the Buea high court in the days ahead.

Sixteen pupils of a private school prevented from writing the Common Entrance examination at Ndobo examination center in Douala. According to the chief of centre, the names of the kids were not on the list of candidates. The kids accused their head teacher of collecting their registration fee but did not register their names. Their parents have promised to ensure that the kids write first school leaving certificate in July.

Some primary school teachers of anglophone expression were stopped from invigilating Common Entrance examination at the Mabanda examination center. The teachers were not given access to the school campus despite being invited to do the job by authorities. The chief of center says they will be given the pride of place during the first school leaving certificate.

A total of 4.600 students of the University of Buea have not completed their fees for the academic year 2019/2020. The University says the money amounts to 230 million francs cfa. They have given July 15th for the money to be paid else students concerned will not be permitted to collect results or transcripts from the school.

The population of Ntarbah, Donga Mantung Division say separatist fighters and the military have added more pain to a people already overwhelmed with insecurity. To them, three people killed by the military on Monday were hostages taken by separatist fighters after setting ablaze two trucks yesterday.

Senator Mbela Moki Charles has called for the reconstruction of the mindset of the people of South West before that of buildings, bridges and roads. To the law maker, the psychological damage of the on going war needs to be addressed properly. Speaking today after elites of Fako Division held talks with leaders of the presidential reconstruction plan in Buea.

Ekoumou Andre-Magnus has been appointed Cameroon Ambassador to France. The presidential decree was signed today in Yaounde.

The commander of the Yaounde National Police College has called on 2nd grade police Inspector Enama Daniel, absent from his place of work since April 20, 2020 to report to the service no later than Tuesday, June 30 2020. The Inspector has been warned that failure to show up will lead to his name being placed under the irregular absence list.

Paul Tasong is in Buea to coordinate plans for the reconstruction and development for the two Anglophone regions currently under an armed conflict. The delegation arrived the South West Region yesterday and began consultations with religious and traditional authorities. Paul Tasong said the government plans to make it possible for 114 schools to be built together with 44 hospitals, 36 bridges and a 315 Km road.

The newly appointed officials at the Cameroon Radio Television (CRTV) have been officially installed this afternoon. The ceremony was chaired the director of CRTV Charles Ndongo at studio 1 of the CRTV production center in Mballa II in Yaounde.

The 6th edition of the CHAN has been postponed to 2021. After a meeting today by the CAF executive, it was unanimous that the AFCON which was to take place in 2021 be moved to 2022, the CAF champions League semi-finals and finals be held in one leg ties in Douala Cameroon, the CAF confederation cup semi-final and final be played in one leg ties in Morocco and the AWCON 2020 cancelled indefinitely.

Inhabitants of Big Babanki and Kedjom Keku in the North West region of Cameroon are still in bushes following a military raid. Local sources say the military raided the village Monday night killing one civilian.  The rest of the villagers went into bushes and are yet to return.

Another Anglophone has been stripped off a juicy position in the Ministry of mines, industry and technical development.
Fru Johnathan was removed from the position of the Secretary General in the ministry of mines industry and technical development.

Senator Mbella Moki Charles has advised the Presidential reconstruction team to first reconstruct the mind before the infrastructural reconstruction in order to avoid  a catastrophe. He was speaking today in Buea during a delibration session with the reconstruction team which is headed by Minister Paul Tasong.

A traditional ruler who participated at the launch of the reconstruction plan in Buea told the national coordinator to involve the separatists in the reconstruction process for the cause of the problem. But how can reconstruction take place amid gunshots? He asked Minister Paul  Tasong during the launching ceremony in Buea.

Reactions are mixed as to the feasibility of the presidential plan for reconstruction and development of the North West and South West Regions. People have expressed mixed feelings towards the entire reconstruction process which Mr.  Paul Tasong says is possible despite the insecurity still rocking the English speaking regions of Cameroon.

Jawar Mohammed, an influential and popular Ethiopian political activist, has been arrested amid protests that have gripped the Horn of Africa nation, Reuters news agency reports. It says he was arrested after his bodyguards refused to disarm. Mr Mohammed, is a former ally of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed but is now an ardent critic.

Leaders of five West African countries and President Emmanuel Macron of France have been meeting to review their efforts to intensify the fight against jihadist militants in the Sahel. Arriving for the summit in the Mauritanian capital, Nouakchott, Mr Macron praised what he called the real successes of recent months, which include the killing of a local militant leader.

Rwanda has reported 72 cases in police detention centres among daily new infections that pushed the total number of cases over 1,000. This is the first time coronavirus cases have been reported in prisons in Rwanda

Thousands of people are marching in cities and towns across Sudan, demanding greater political reforms. Civil society groups say the protest is intended to make sure the goals of last year’s revolution, which deposed Omar al-Bashir as president, are achieved.

Algeria, Morocco and Rwanda are among 14 countries named by the European Union whose citizens are deemed “safe” to be let in from 1 July. The process of coming up with a list has been tortuous and divisive taking into consideration politics and economics, as well as public health issues, the BBC’s Europe Editor, Katya Adler, reports.

Senegalese President Macky Sall has said a state of emergency and nighttime curfew imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus will be lifted from Tuesday. In a televised address, the president also announced the resumption of international flights from 15 July but under stringent safety measures.

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