Persons with disabilities at the Club of Young Rehabilitated Blind in Cameroon, will from now be benefiting from special services from the Multimedia Centre that has been equipped with special ICT facilities in Yaoundé. The programme was given to them by the government under the auspices of the Ministry of Post and Telecommunication. It will be particularly useful for persons with visual impairment.
A group of 6 thieves specialised in the theft of sheep have been arrested in Yaoundé today. They were arrested in the Minkoameyos neighbourhood with some tools that they use to carryout their operations. Security reports reveal that it took the police almost ten days to carefully track the robbers.
Two robbers were today arrested in Mbanga in the Moungo Division by the police. According to reports, the hoodlums were taken while they were in preparation to launch an operation in Djoungo. After their arrests and searches, 10 kilograms of Indian hemp, mattresses and other valuables goods were found in their possession.
Cameroonian writer, Djaïli Ahmadou Amal has been awarded the Goncourt Prize for High Schools, 2020. The award was given to the Cameroonian after she lost out on the grand prize to a French writer. Ahmadou Djaïli remains the only sub-Saharan African so far to make it to the top four finalists of the prestigious French award.
Two lives today were lost in Bafang, West Region as a truck belonging to a cement manufacturing factory crashed on them. Though the population in the area rushed to the site in a bid to rescue the pair, it however was too late as they died before the aid could arrive.
Traditional rulers in Cameroon have been expressing appreciation to President Paul Biya for providing financial assistance to facilitate campaigning for regional elections. This contradicts the point of view of some critics who think the donation from the national president of the CPDM party on the eve of voting, is to lure chiefs to vote for the CPDM party.
Some election observers accredited to observe regional elections this Sunday, are expressing fear of insecurity in the Anglophone Regions of Cameroon. National and international election observers have met with top management of Elections Cameroon (ELECAM). The meeting was to brief observers that will be dispatched to 58 divisions to observe Cameroon’s first regional elections. ELECAM has reassured that the heavy presence of the military is to ensure security.
A civil society group called Stand up for Cameroon is demanding for the release of Sama John Moses from prison. The 44-year old Sama John Moses is said to have been kidnapped on the 10th of November, and detained in Yaoundé under deplorable conditions.
The process of defending ministerial state budgets for the year 2021 ends tonight at the National Assembly. The Minister of Communication while defending the budget of the ministry that stands at close to five billion francs CFA, says, beside ensuring an efficient communication and transmission of football competitions, the ministry will equally focus on combating fake news that Rene Emmanuel Sadi indicates is tarnishing the image of Cameroon.
Zimbabweans living in neighbouring South Africa are worried about the cost of a requirement to present a negative Covid-19 certificate when they return back after the Christmas holiday, TimesLive news site reports. The authorities in Zimbabwe and South Africa met on 27 November and agreed to implement the strict health policy as a way of limiting the spread of coronavirus. “We are going to demand Covid-19 certificates,” Aaron Motsoaledi, South Africa’s home affairs minister is quoted as saying.
Uganda’s presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, has said that he will resume campaigning on Thursday, after a meeting with the electoral commission. He told reporters that he had asked the electoral body to protect opposition politicians from harassment by the security forces. If they can’t do it, they should resign, Bobi Wine said.
China evacuated 630 of its citizens from Ethiopia’s conflict-hit northern region of Tigray after federal government forces launched air strikes, Guancha, popular pro-government website reported. The bombs hit civilian areas as well as destroyed infrastructure including a Chinese-funded sugar factory, the report said, adding that there were no causalities. Over the weekend Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced that the month-long offensive was over, saying that the air strikes did not target civilian areas.
Amnesty International has condemned a sharp rise in the use of the death penalty in Egypt – accusing the government of a “horrifying execution spree”. The campaign group says the Egyptian authorities executed at least 57 people in October and November alone – nearly double the number recorded in the whole of 2019. At least 15 of these executions were related to political violence and sometimes after what Amnesty International described as “grossly unfair” mass trials.
The Islamic State (IS) militant group has claimed it has kidnapped a Red Cross employee in Nigeria’s north-eastern Borno State on Tuesday. In a brief statement on Wednesday, the group said the aid worker was taken at a fake checkpoint on the road linking the towns of Kareto and Gubio in Borno. It gave no details about the purported abductee’s identity nor made a demand or threat.
At least four people have been killed by lightning strikes in Mozambique’s western province of Tete, which shares a border with neighbouring Malawi. Meanwhile, a rainstorm accompanied by strong winds has left a trail of destruction in southern Mozambique. Those killed by the lightning strikes include an elderly woman and a toddler.
Foreign news: BBC