Treasure is the latest victim of the war in Cameron’s Anglophone region. A viral video shows the girl murdered by men suspected to be separatist fighters, accusing her of being a “blackleg”. Though no separatist faction has commented on the incident, it is not the first of its kind since the crisis turned violent.
Lawyers defending Nganyu Thomas Tangem have condemned not only the fact that their client died in detention but because he was chained to his prison bed in a critical health condition on instructions of the prison administrator. They have promised to make public an official pronouncement by the end of this week.
Family members say penitentiary administrators of the Kondegui maximum security prison killed their brother and father, Tangem Thomas. According to them, access to medical attention was denied Thomas for over six months, despite numerous failed requests . 57-year-old Thomas was married and father of 6.
Cameroonians home and abroad have expressed indignation following the death of Nganyu Thomas Tanyi while awaiting trial at the Yaounde Central prison, Kondengui. Many don’t see reasons why a critically sick detainee was still chained to his sick bed despite calls for release by his lawyers.
Questions for tomorrow’s GCE have allegedly been leaked ahead of the session. “I am not a student but I have been given these questions by a student who has taken it from his teacher who is a chief of Centre” says a Yaounde resident. The GCE Board is yet to comment on the alleged leak. This is not the first time such a report is made of the GCE.
At least 20 suspected bandits have fallen into the dragnet of security forces in Yaounde, following a series of raids in different neighbourhoods. Local sources say the security raids were staged following a rise in crime wave in the Etoudi, Tongolo, Mangiére, Elig-edzoa, Emana, Santa-Barbara and Rail Ngoussou neighborhoods lately
Enormous material damage has been recorded in a road accident on the Bambili-Bamenda highway in the Mezam Division, North West region of Cameroon. Sources in Bamenda say the accident occurred when a public transport vehicle overturned on the highway due to over speeding.
The Douala City council to run with the sum of 46 billion francs cfa. The budget was voted today by Councillors. The city Mayor, Roger Mbasa Ndine says they will focus on infrastructure. The budget has witnessed a drop.
The SDO for the Ndian Division says his Division is ready to be the take off point for the reconstruction of the South West region. During a ‘meet the people tour’, Forwang Laurence assured youths who have engaged into agriculture that he will always stand by them to defend their interests.
Candidates of the Probatoire examination in the French sub system of education have begun writing their exams today. Strict measures are being observed to prevent exam fruad. Meantime, candidates of GCE Ordinary and Advance levels will start tomorrow throughout the national territory.
Uncertainty continues looming in the air on what will constitute the agenda of the higher judicial council next Monday August 10th 2020. Earlier scheduled for Thursday August 6th, it has been postponed on instructions of the President of the Republic. The council has not held since 2018.
The Popular Action Party (PAP) has described a recent decision by the Governor of the North West suspending salaries of civil servants for abandoning their duty posts as irrational and arrogant. PAP says such actions further provoke the civilians and therefore worsening the situation on the field.
The Tunisian government is sending two military aircraft to deliver food supplies, medicine and medical equipment to Lebanon’s capital Beirut. It’s to help after an explosion, which shook the whole city on Tuesday, killed at least 113 people and injured more than 4,000 others.
Uganda is clamping down on informal cross border trade with Tanzania and the unregulated movement of people between the countries, to prevent the spread of coronavirus, in a region where cases of infection have increased. People living in the Rakai District of Uganda and Missenyi in Tanzania tend to ignore border regulations because they live as one community, with families having relatives on both sides.
At least 60 people have been arrested at an anti-government protest in Nigeria’s capital Abuja, according to protest organisers Revolution Now. The police have not said what their alleged offences are. The nationwide protests marked a year since the first demonstrations by the movement.
The Somali doctor and human rights activist Hawa Abdi has died. She was in her 70s. Dr Abdi built a hospital, school and feeding centre near the capital, Mogadishu, serving tens of thousands of people. Many of her patients had been displaced by fighting and she treated them for free.
A Nigerian airline has sacked more than 100 pilots and engineers in another wave of sacking in the troubled aviation sector. Bristow Helicopters has been forced to restructure due to the effects of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The company said it was a difficult decision it had to make at this time as it embarked on an extensive review of its operations.
The US government has donated 250 ventilators to Ethiopia to help in its response to the coronavirus pandemic. The donation came after a promise made during a phone conversation between President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in April. The US Ambassador Michael Raynor said the donation “reinforces its unwavering commitment to the Ethiopian people”.
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