National And International News Roundup – 31st July 2020

A woman whose name we got as Ngo Ndje Blandine has been  beaten to death by yet to be identified individuals . She was killed at the Valleé St Thomas neighborhood in Logbaba of Doauala III Sub Division. Local reports say she was killed and her body dumped at the roadside, at about 8 p.m., Thursday July 30th 2020. Though her  assassins are still at large,  forces of law and order were on the site to assess the situation.

Women in Cameroon joined their peers accross Africa   today July 31 to commemorate  the 58th edition of the  International Day of African woman under the theme “African women and  the challenges of covid 19”. Women in the South West Region say before the coming of covid-19, they  had a more difficult  challenge in the region, which is the  ongoing war. Converging in Buea, Mrs Eteki Stella, South West interim delegate of women empowerment begged the South West Region not to relent in the ongoing war against covid-19.

Inhabitants of the Donga Mantung Division regret that they are paying the highest socio-economic price of the armed conflict in the North West and South West regions. The main stretch of the ring road, linking the Division to the North West regional capital- Bamenda has remained closes for three years, despite cries from the people.
The only way for the people to get to  Bamenda from  Nkambe is through Ndu-Ntumbaw-Ntaba to Mboh-Nsoh-Magba-Foumban-Bafoussam in the  West Region and then Bamenda.  Fairs have increased from 5000 to 25.000frs.

Users of the Nkambe-Ndu stretch of road in the  Mantung Division are calling on the government of Cameroon to come to their rescue.
The  road is in a deplorable  state
and traveling accross is a veritable nightmare.
The  40km  distance which use to be covered in less than an hour now takes more than 4 hours.
Fairs between Ndu and Nkambe have doubled as a result of this.

The family of Lydienne, the University student murdered at the residence of the DO for Lokoundje in the Ocean Division of the South Region of Cameroon says facts and  evidence on the murder of their daughter have been intentionally wiped out. They are frustrated that the residence of the DO was not sealed after the incident.  A situation which permitted unknown individuals to wipe out the blood stain on the murder scene of their daughter. They were speaking today during the process to constitute facts on the murder of their daughter.

The family of Lydienne the University student murdered at the residence of the DO for Lokoundje in the ocean division of the South Region of Cameroon say facts and evidence on the murder of thier daughter have been intentionally wiped out. They are frustrated that the residence of the DO was not sealed after the incident. A situation which permitted unknown individuals to wipe out the blood stain on the muder scene of their daughter. They were speaking today during the process to constitute facts on the muder of Lydienne.

Coronavirus imposes behavioural changes with few Muslim faithfuls permitted to pray in Mosques in Douala to  mark the feast of sacrifice. COVID-19 preventive measures such as; washing of hands, use of face masks and sanitisers strictly respected.

Muslim leaders have prayed for peace and good health in Cameroon. To mark the feast of sacrifice, the preachers in different Mosques emphasised on the need for people to respect measures put in place by the government and the World Health Organisation.

Mandela Center International is asking the government of Cameroon to pay compensation Mr. Yaya Sule released from Ndop police station after 30 days of arbitrary detention. The Center says the SDO, Quetong Handerson Kongeh planned the arrest.

Cameroonians have been mourning Stephen Tataw, emblematic one time football Captain of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon. Stephen Tataw passed on in Yaounde today at the age of 57. He will be remembered for leading the team that recorded the best world cup performance for Cameroon in 1990.

At least 15 cows belonging to people of Mbororo community reported to have been killed by separatist fighters in Konchep village, near Nkambe in Donga Mantung Division. The boys are alleged to have carried  out the action to avenge the killing of their colleague by supposed Mbororos.

The army in the Democratic Republic of Congo is searching for a soldier who killed 13 people, including women and children, in the town of Uvira, in the east of the country. He was drunk at the time he shot them on Thursday night. Angry mobs demonstrated on Friday morning in the lakeside town to demand the personnel of the army battalion in the area be changed.

The arrest of 33 suspected Russian mercenaries in Belarus believed to be planning “terrorism” ahead of the country’s 9 August presidential election has thrown the spotlight once again on the Wagner group and its alleged operations in Africa. Reports by UN investigators, the US military and journalists have documented Wagner group operations in Ukraine, Syria, Libya, Sudan and the Central African Republic. The Russian government denies any links to the group.

The charity Save the Children says escalating ethnic violence in the Sudanese region of Darfur has forced it to close two health facilities and a field office, depriving 14,000 children of essential services. It said they were the only centres providing nutrition and health care for children in the area.

This year’s celebrations for the Eid al-Adha festival have been affected by restrictions put in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Under normal circumstances, Muslim families and friends would gather to pray together and share meals, but the pandemic has altered the way this Islamic tradition is observed.

A drunken soldier in the Democratic Republic of Congo has opened fire on passers-by, killing at least 12 people and wounding several others. One of the victims is reported to have been a two-year-old girl. The shooting took place on Thursday in South Kivu province in the east of the country.

Zambia’s football association, Faz, has cancelled the domestic league following a spike in Covid-19 cases. Faz General Secretary Adrian Kashala said the league would end on 6 August by which time all teams would have played 27 rounds of matches. The league resumed two weeks ago after it was prematurely suspended in March over concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.

Foreign news: BBC

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