Today marks 30 years since the passing away of former Cameroon President Ahmadou Ahidjo. It was on November 30, 1989 in Senegal that he died and was buried in exile. Cameroonians have since requested the body of the late President be brought back to Cameroon by the current regime, to no avail.
Body of former presidential election candidate is to be buried on December 19, 2020. Isaac Feuzeu, President of the MERCI party and candidate for the 2011 presidential elections who died over 6 months ago, will now be buried in his native village Bandekop on December 19th. The politician died on May 23rd, 2020 of a heart attack while he was doing some exercises.
There is controversy over the burial of late Bar President, Tchakoute Patie. Among top layeers to comment on the delayed funeral is Bar Akere Muna who said a “political shadow dancing makes it impossible for the dead to to Rest In Peace.” Barrister Tamfu Richard made similar revelations in a social media post, leaving many confused over what is going on. Since his death in France about a month ago, the late Bar President was brought home but post moterm honours to be given him were suspended due to the ongoing nationwide strike action by lawyers. We’ll bring you details on this subsequently.
Three people were killed yesterday in the Far North Region by Boko Haram terrorists. The attack comes as one of the many surprise attacks that the region has suffered to the terrorist group. Many inhabitants of this region have escaped to bushes and mountains for their safety.
Cameroonian author, Djaïli Amadou Amal is being celebrated by many today for being shortlisted for the Goncourt 2020 prize. Though she failed to clich the prize, many Cameroonians have been celebrating her work and the strides made. She was the lone woman and African to get to that level of the competition.
Former Ambazonian activist, Dr Success Nkongho in an explosive live session on Facebook claimed that some state authorities were the ones responsible for the massacre of school children in Kumba. He accused them of fueling the crisis to continue so that they could continue making money from the conflict like they have been doing.
Cameroon has an HIV/Aids prevalence rate of 3.1 percent. This is according to statistics from the National Commission for the fight against HIV/AIDS. The body stresses that the Centre and South Regions of Cameroon have high infection rates. World Day for the fight against HIV/AIDS will be observed tomorrow December 1st.
Commercial motorcycle riders in Babadjou in the West Region of Cameroon protested against high taxes demanded by council workers. To them, the outbreak of COVID-19 has affected them financially rendering them unable to pay the last quota of their taxes for the year 2020.
How detrimental is the absence of local football championship in Cameroon to clubs engaged in continental assignments? While fans of PWD of Bamenda social club say the club failed to defeat Kaizer Chiefs of South Africa because of poor preparation due to the absence of a local championship, other football lovers say that is not a reason given that Cotton Sports of Garoua secured a victory at the weekend.
Cameroon Minister of Terrotorial Administration says trans-border crimes are committed in the North Region in complicity with some traditional rulers. Paul Atanga Nji in a security meeting in Garoua today stated the need to dismantle such networks to ensure peace. He prescribed proper identification for commercial motorcycles to reduce insecurity.
52 Cameroonian migrants have been repatriated to Cameroon from Algeria. A total of 75 migrants arrived Nsimalen airport today with 25 nationals of other countries. Government says the migrants voluntarily decided to return home.
A suspected killer of the Secretary General of Ngorong Council in Mbam and Inobou Division in the Centre Region has been arrested. The 24-year old boy was presented to the press today by elements of the gendarmerie in Yaounde II. The presumed killer is said to have murdered the SG at his Yaounde residence last week.
More than 40 people have been arrested in Senegal after police raided “reform centres” linked to an influential Muslim spiritual leader and opposition politician, the gendarmerie said in a statement. More than 370 people were freed from the centres during raids carried out from Thursday to Saturday on the centres linked to Serigne Modou Kara Mbacké, the statement added. The arrests were part of an investigation into alleged human and cannabis trafficking, as well as the theft of scooters, it said.
Islamist militant fighters linked to al-Qaeda have fired rockets at three military bases in northern Mali in what is a rare coordinated attack on foreign forces. French military bases in Kidal, Menaka and Gao were hit although no deaths or injuries were reported by officials. A spokesman said a UN base in Kidal was damaged. Earlier this month French forces killed Bah ag Moussa, a military leader of Mali’s most prominent group – known as JNIM.
An Algerian court has sentenced two former Prime Ministers to five years in prison on corruption charges. Ahmed Ouyahia and Abdelmalek Sellal were accused of having had illicit dealings with the directors of a telecoms company. The two men served in governments under President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who was forced from office by pro-democracy street protests last year.
Two Togolese opposition leaders are being held by the authorities after they were arrested over the weekend. Brigitte Adjamagbo-Johnson, who in 2010 was the first woman in the country to run for president, was detained on Saturday shortly after visiting a fellow opposition member who had been arrested earlier. Gerard Djossou, in charge of human rights in the Dynamique Monseigneur Kpodzro (DMK) party, had been arrested on Friday. The public prosecutor says an investigation has been opened against them for “attacking the internal security of the state”.
A teacher and two other men have been executed by a firing squad in Somalia after being convicted of carrying out assassinations on behalf of militant Islamist group al-Shabab. Their deaths were ordered by a military court in the capital Mogadishu.
Foreign news: BBC