President Paul Biya has postponed the higher Judicial council session initially billed for Wednesday August 5th 2020. In a decision Tuesday August 4th 2020, the President of the Republic of Cameroon moved the session to August 10th. After he failed to participate in the ECCAS conference of head of states, Cameroonians had their fingers crossed to see the president at the higher judicial council.
Both state and non state armed groups are responsible for the gender based violence in the anglophone regions of Cameroon. The revelation was made by a gender based violence service provider, as a 5-day seminar to train officials on how to manage cases and survivors of the violence especially goes underway in Buea.
The Tabernacle of liberty church Mendong Yaounde has been closed by the Governor of the Center region of Cameroon, Naseri Paul Bea. The church and pastor is accused of inciting citizens against state authority. The decision of the Governor came after several students sitting the BEPC examination in Yaounde, refused to put on face masks following the teachings and directives of their pastor.
Jean-Pierre Amougou Balinga, Chief Executive Officer of Vision 4 Television has been slammed a 1-month suspension by the National Communication Council in Cameroon.
Two of his journalists, Parfait Ayissi Etoa and Jean-Jacques ZE have also been suspended from practicing journalism in Cameroon for the same period. For broadcasting unfounded information, a presenter of Royal FM also got sanctioned for 1 month. A journalist of Mutation, got slammed a three-month sanction for defamation.
Three internet fraudsters commonly referred to as ‘scammers’ have been presented to the public by the Judicial Police in Bonanjo Douala. They are said to have frauded an Italian national of over 170 million francs cfa, before being arrested following police investigation.
Cameroon’s national episcopal conference has offered financial assistance to Archbishop Samuel Kleda. The package is to encourage the production of his COVID-19 treatment. To the Archbishop, the presence of an effective cure that has treated over 6000 patients is a great advantage for Cameroon.
Traders at the Kumba Main Market whose shops were sealed by authorities say they see no reason to pay 25000 FCFA each for their shops to be reopened. To them, government has exposed it’s weakness of not providing security for its citizens.They argue tha they respect ghost town imposed by separatists for their safety.
Lawyers in Cameroon say elements of the national gendarmerie have exaggerated their level of brutality against them and Cameroonians. The Bar council president has written a petition to the Secretary in charge of national gendarmerie. To some lawyers, gendarmes see them as unwanted elements in the process of justice just because they want to extort money from innocent Cameroonians.
Breastfeeding mothers have been encouraged to do exclusive breastfeeding for six months. While marking the breastfeeding week, medical doctors have discouraged alcohol consumption within the period of breastfeeding to ensure a better health for nursing mothers’ babies.
General Certificate of education -GCE Ordinary and Advance levels candidates have intensified preparation ahead of the start of the exam on Thursday August 6th. Some candidates say syllabuses have not been completed because of the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic.
Some youths of Mevio village in Limbe, South West region have confessed to receiving payment to stage a protest against Chief Henry Fonderson, their traditional ruler. On July 17th, 2020 they protested for over an hour before handing a memorandum to the 1st assistant SDO for Fako. Chief Fonderson says he has forgiven them but promises to expose the individual behind the ‘plot’.
Cameroon reality TV show, Biggy237 is in its second day. With contestants to live in a house together for the next 8 weeks, organisers have apologised for shortcomings recorded at the opening ceremony and pledged to render their best. Among other prizes, the ultimate winner bags home 10 million FCFA.
Senior Adviser at the Swiss Embassy, Eric Tharday and Sarah Loch who is Political Adviser at same Embassy today visited the Buea council. Swiss diplomats in their audience with Buea council Mayor, David Namange had talks on the Anglophone crisis before sealing a tourism partnership deal with the council on behalf of the Swiss government.
A court in Ethiopia has summoned the head of the country’s main Covid-19 hospital to talk about the health of opposition leader Dejene Tafa. Mr Dejene, from the Oromo Federalist Congress, was detained last month, along with many others, accused of organising and taking part in violence that hit the country following the death of prominent singer Hachalu Hundessa. He was then taken to hospital on 23 July. The attorney general said that Mr Dejene was admitted because he tested positive for Covid-19.
Two Nigerian government agencies went at each other on Twitter over a revenue collection dispute. The Nigeria Postal Service (Nipost) and the Federal Inland Revenue Service (Firs) used their respective Twitter accounts to call each other out over who should be responsible for collecting stamp duties. It all began with a tweet on Sunday by the Nipost chairwoman, Maimuna Abubakar, accusing Firs of “stealing the mandate” of her agency and calling on Nigerians to ensure that Nipost gets justice.
Chad says it has reduced internet speeds to curb the spread of messages on social media that it says incite hate and division. This follows the circulation of a video showing a soldier shooting a man at point-blank range after he was threatened with a knife. Activists say the soldier is from the same ethnic group as President Idriss Déby, which they say rules Chad with impunity. Mr Déby said last week that social media should not be used to criticise ethnic groups.
South Sudan’s health ministry says about 78 frontline healthcare workers have tested positive for Covid-19. One male healthcare worker has died, according to a health official. “It is very unfortunate to mention that we have lost one of the healthcare workers. He used to work at Juba Teaching Hospital, he is one of the people that were affected by the virus and this is the only record we have as a fatality amongst healthcare workers,” Dr Matthew Tut told journalists in the capital, Juba.
One of the biggest breweries in South Africa has cancelled plans for $143m (£110m) worth of infrastructure investment, blaming significant revenue losses on the country’s alcohol ban brought in three months ago. Budweiser, Beck’s, Leffe, Carling and Castle are among the beers distributed by South African Breweries.
Secondary schools in Nigeria reopened on Tuesday for classes almost four months after they closed to halt the spread of coronavirus. Final-year students now have just two weeks to prepare for their exams. Face masks, social distancing and hand-washing facilities are mandatory within all schools, the education ministry says. There are indications the government may be using this reopening to test-run the system for possibly opening all schools in Nigeria.
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