Exclusive sources reveal that the discussions for a cease fire in the two Anglophone regions of Cameroon since yesterday night to today Friday between the government and the separatist leaders amongst which were Sisiku Ayuk Tabe and Mancho Bibixy. There were over ten English leaders invited to the negotiation table to declare a pause to the fighting in the two English speaking regions.
Sisiku Ayuk Tabe Julius says the position of the people of Southern Cameroon for a total independence will not change on the table of discussion for a ceasefire with authorities of the Cameroon government. The government of Cameroon has not issued any official statement on the talks.
The Popular Action Party has added its voice in appreciation to ongoing ceasefire negotiations. “However, this should be done in an open sphere with the mediation of an independent body-the UN” reads a release from the party’s president, Njang Denis.
Bar. Agbor Felix Balla has endorsed the start of talks between leaders of Ambazonia and the government of Cameroon. To him, the interest of the population should be the priority.
Former MP and supreme court justice, Ayah Paul Abine has weighed in on the ongoing ceasefire talks for the Anglophone crisis. Calling it a step in the right direction, he says for the move to bear fruits however, the dialogue has to be inclusive and there should be an agreed mechanism on the implementation of resolutions.
Dr. Samuel Sako Ikome says he is the interim leader of the Ambazonia Republic and therefore reserves the right to enter into any formal negotiation for peace in Ambazonia. In a tweet, he has rated null and void talks for a ceasefire in the North West and South West between leaders of Ambazonia in prison and the government of Cameroon. To him, prisoners don’t negotiate.
Former Minister John Ebong Ngolle died today. The politician left the town of Limbe yesterday morning for treatment in Yaounde where he later died. The former minister hails from Kupe Manenguba in the South West Region. John Ebong Ngolle was also the former Governor of the North West Region and also the former chairman of the Board of SONARA. He died at the age of 80.
The national syndicate for Cameroonian journalists (SNJC) has condemned the confiscation of the corpse of Buea based journalist Samuel Wazizi. Already one month since the journalist was officially declared dead, there has been no accountability by the authorities as to what had become of his corpse. SNJC believes that the concealment of Wazizi’s corpse is aimed at masking the physical abuse that the journalist suffered during his time in detention.
One person has died and another seriously injured in a fatal road accident in Loum, Litoral Region. The deceased was just dropped by a bike rider beside the road when a truck on high speed ran straight into them killing one. The bike rider was equally seriously injured and is currently receiving treatment at the health center.
Four people injured in the course of the bomb blast at Rond Point Damas yesterday are receiving medical attention in health facilities in Yaounde. Following the incident, security men have intensified search of belongings of people in the area. This is the third local bomb explosion in Yaounde in less than two months.
The Governor of the Center Region of Cameroon says perpetrators of an artisanal bomb explosion yesterday in Yaounde will be brought to book. Paul Naseri Bea chaired a crisis meeting today following a bomb blast yesterday at Rond Point Damas in Yaounde.
The Cameroon government has increased the retirement age for health professionals in the country. According to a decree signed by the President of the Republic on July 3rd, the age was added to 60 for those of categories A and B and 55 for category C workers.
Former marathon world record holder Wilson Kipsang has been banned for four years for anti-doping rule violations. World Athletics said between April 2018 and May 2019 the 38-year-old Kenyan, twice a London Marathon winner, had missed four “whereabouts appointments”. Three such failures within 12 months leads to an automatic ban. Kipsang said he missed a test in May 2019 because of a traffic accident and provided a photo of the crash, but that was found to be from August 2019.
Suspected jihadists in Mali have ambushed and killed nine government soldiers a day after an attack in the same area left around 30 people dead. A local mayor said the gunmen returned to the village of Gouari, in the centre of the country, attacking the troops and setting fire to military vehicles.
Ghana’s deputy trade and industry minister has been forced to resign for breaking coronavirus self-isolation restrictions after testing positive for Covid-19. Carlos Ahenkorah, who is also an MP, had visited a voter registration centre in his constituency in the city of Tema before completing his period of isolation. He says he adhered to social-distancing rules, adding that he was asymptomatic.
Somalia’s cabinet has approved the resumption of local flights from Sunday, with one daily passenger flight to and from regional states. Aviation Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Oomaar told the BBC that the airports were re-opening with precautionary measures.
A French appeals court has rejected a request to reopen an investigation into the shooting down in 1994 of a plane carrying the then-Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarima. The incident sparked the Rwandan genocide in which 800,000 people were killed. The inquiry was dropped in 2018, but Habyarimana’s widow, Agathe, and the families of other victims had appealed against the decision.
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