Cameroon has bowed out of the ongoing African Nations Championship, CHAN. The host nation lost to defending champions Morocco’s tonight four goals to zero. Morocco will in the finals face Mali which booked a ticket earlier, beating Guinea 5-4 on penalty shootouts.
Residents of Limbe in the South West region have been without water for the past days and without electricity Supply for hours. They have blamed the cuts on the bed to supply the venues hosting the African Nations Championship, CHAN, cutin tonight’s game that left much of the city in darkness.
The Anglophone crisis in Bali Nyonga yesterday took a different turn as Separatist fighters in the region blew off a military armored car. Though the car appeared to not have been significantly damaged, it is not known if there were any serious military casualties after the attack. Separatist fighters in the Anglophone regions have recently turned to pure guerilla tactics as they have chosen attacking by surprise in recent times especially in Limbe and Bamenda.
As the semi final game between Cameroon and Morocco prepared to kick-off, the Fako Action Forces detonated an explosive nearer the stadium where the game had to be played. According to these fighters, that was supposed to serve as a warning to participants of the competition, as to them they were intruding.
There is tight security in Limbe as the second semi final match is taking place. Military men have been positioned around the Limbe Omnisport stadium and along the street to deter separatists from any attempt of violence.
Former Cameroonian International player passed away today in the most tragic of manners beside a store where he usually lies homeless in the city of Douala. Owona Norbert was part of the team that took part in the 1972 AFCON hosted by Cameroon.
PCRN member of Parliament, Hon. Nourane Foster has indicated that she will take 100 more orphans to witness Cameroon’s semi-final game against Morocco in Limbe. She also affirmed that she will do same for the finals in Yaoundé. She drew plaudits nationwide when she philanthropically took over 100 orphans from Douala to watch Cameroon knockout the DRC at the Japoma Stadium in Douala.
Malians at New Bell quarter in Douala, have been celebrating the victory of the team. A group of boys from Mali danced through some streets in the quarter while promising to travel to Yaoundé on the 7th of February to watch the finals. This will be the second time Mali will play the final of African Nations Championship.
Most Cameroonians continue to find it difficult speaking and understanding the country’s two official languages; English and French. Some students of French expression are accusing those who teach English as a subject for not making it interesting enough to attract students. Activities are gaining steam ahead of the celebration of National Bilingualism Day this Friday.
Thirty-two people have been killed in the North West and South West regions as a result of the Anglophone crisis in the month of January 2021. These figures were given by Stand Up For Cameroon Human Rights Working Group. Launching the working group today, members say it will seek to publish cases of human rights abuses in Cameroon and advocate for change.
The people of Bambalang in the North West region of Cameroon, are accusing the military of killing a mentally deranged person in his house today. In a video, the people have shown the body of the victim with his intestines which got exposed following the shooting.
At least nine soldiers have been killed in central Mali after their camp came under attack from suspected militant Islamists, security sources have said. The militants were heavily armed and raided the camp in Boni in at least one armoured vehicle, the sources said. The attack caused several injuries and considerable damage to the camp, the sources said.
At least nine soldiers have been killed in central Mali after their camp came under attack from suspected militant Islamists, security sources have said. The militants were heavily armed and raided the camp in Boni in at least one armoured vehicle, the sources said. The attack caused several injuries and considerable damage to the camp, the sources said. It is unclear where the suspected militants would have got an armoured vehicle.
Tanzania’s health ministry has denied claims being circulated on social media that hospitals are overwhelmed with Covid-19 patients. The ministry’s permanent secretary, Mabula Mchembe, said the public should not spread fear among people. The government has repeatedly been accused of playing down the threat posed by Covid-19.
Uganda’s president has ordered the suspension of a multi-million dollar fund set up by donor countries, after complaining that it is run by foreigners and undermines Uganda’s sovereignty. In a letter, Mr Museveni ordered the police to investigate how the finance ministry had allowed foreign donors to have what he called a “free rein” to choose which activities to finance, without needing the consent of the government. The Democratic Governance Facility is funded by seven donors, including the European Union.
The Ethiopian government has dismissed reports that tens of thousands of civilians have died in the conflict in the northern Tigray region. On Tuesday three opposition parties in Tigray accused Ethiopian and Eritrean soldiers of carrying out widespread atrocities and said 52,000 civilians had been killed. The Ethiopian government described the reports as unsubstantiated and politically motivated. It said it regretted any civilian casualties but said there had not been a significant number due to the professionalism of the military.
Foreign news: BBC