Minister of Territorial Administration, Paul Atanga Nji has urged election observers to fulfill accreditation formalities in preparation of the upcoming regional elections. The Minister has placed a deadline of November 20th for partners and organisations interested in observing the upcoming regional elections on December 06, 2020.
The lifeless body of a boy named Ronaldo, 20, has been deposited in a mortuary in Bamessingue in the West Region. His corpse was retrieved on Monday from a river at the Ndogbo neighbourhood. He had gone missing since Sunday. According to family sources, the circumstances surrounding the death of Ronaldo are unclear.
After the events of Kumba on September 24, 2020, reports coming from Kumbo in the North West Region say teachers of Presbyterian School Kumbo were today abducted by unidentified gunmen. The gunmen reportedly took the teachers hostage during lessons while sending the pupils back to their houses. As of now, the whereabouts of the teachers is not known.
More than eleven teachers of Presbyterian school in Kumbo in the North West Region are in the hands of kidnappers. They were abducted this morning on the school campus by unidentified gunmen. Pupils in school at the time were warned never to attend school. Kumbo remains one of the strongholds of separatist fighters that have called for school boycott.
There are mixed feelings in Bui Division following the eminent return of the Nso Fon, HRH Sehm Mbinglo to the palace. Some inhabitants of the Division accused him of trying to return for the purpose of securing his political move of becoming a regional councillor. The Fon has been out of the palace for several months.
The Head Coach of the Cameroon National team, Antonio Conceicao has unveiled a 24- man list of players to take part in a double confrontation against Mozambique. The matches which will be played on November 12th and 16th, are qualification matches for the upcoming African Cup of Nations 2022 to be hosted by Cameroon.
Three men specialised in stealing bikes have been apprehended in Bonaberi. These criminals were tracked by surveillance cameras. According to the Gendarmerie commander Emilien Andy Dipoko, these men have a particular dealer to whom they sell the stolen goods.
Traders at Mokolo Market in Yaoundé are standing against demands by the council for them to pay tax for occupying space in the market. To the traders, council workers have not done enough to keep the place clean.
A 19-yr old boy identified as Joel was raped in Bafia in the Centre Region of Cameroon. Canal 2 International has reported that the alleged rapist has been arrested and is under detention. Locals lynched the suspect before handing him over to the security service. In the meantime, Joel has been taken to the hospital for medical attention.
Cameroon national episcopal conference says peace, dialogue and reconciliation are the key things Cameroon need at the moment to stop violence. They were speaking today at the beginning of the 45th episcopal conference
PM Dion Ngute has frowned at urban disorder in Cameroon’s towns and cities. In a video cabinet meeting today, he said the image does not speak well of a country preparing to host international competitions. Members of government agreed that 2021 state budget will focus on security, health and organisation of African Football Championship (CHAN).
An elective general assembly of the United Council and Cities is taking place in Yaoundé. Opening the session today, the Minister of Decentralisation and Local Governance called on the Mayors to be vectors of effective decentralisation.
Americans are currently voting for a new president. With close to 100 million early cotes cast already, many are eager to see who carries the day. Both candidates are both over 70 years old and while Biden seeks to follow in the footsteps of his predecessor, Barack Obama, Trump seeks to win a second 4-year mandate.
The CCTV cameras at the Lekki Toll Gate, where people were shot while protesting in Lagos, Nigeria, two weeks ago, didn’t capture the whole evening, according to the boss of the company that runs the gate. Abayomi Omomuwasan, the managing director of the Lekki Concession Company, told a judicial panel which is investigating the events of 20 October that the CCTV had stopped recording at 20:00. He said a facility the camera was linked to had been “tampered” with and had been burnt.
The authorities in Ivory Coast have accused the opposition of plotting against the state after it announced it was setting up a transitional government following a disputed presidential poll. Justice Minister Sansan Kambile said the government had asked the public prosecutor to bring those involved to justice. He accused the opposition of assault following violent clashes during the election period.
Female professionals working in media and communications in Malawi have staged demonstrations in two different cities to protest against growing incidences of rape, particularly of young children. Donning purple outfits while carrying placards with messages condemning rape, the women under the umbrella of the Association of Women in Media (Awome), staged demonstrations in the capital, Lilongwe, and the southern city of Blantyre.
A leading charity says almost a fifth of the population of Mozambique’s northern province of Cabo Dalgado have had to flee their homes due to violence by Islamist militants and the Mozambican army. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said 400,000 people had been displaced. Some 100,000 of them are in the provincial capital Pemba, sheltering in schools and other buildings, or with host families.
About 50 people have been arrested in Uganda following dramatic scenes in the capital as opposition politician Bobi Wine was cleared to contest for the presidency in January’s elections. After an hours-long stand-off, Bobi Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, was forced out of a police van and into his compound. He had been forced into a police van as soon as his nomination was finished, and driven home.
The Ethiopian authorities say they are taking measures to deal with an insurgent group – the Oromo Liberation Army – accused of carrying out attacks that killed dozens of members of the Amhara ethnic group in the country’s most populous state, Oromia. It was an incident that shook the country even amid recurrent ethnic unrest.
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