HRH Nsehm Mbinglo II, fon of Nso has regained his freedom. He was abducted by suspected separatist fighters earlier today alongside Shufai Christian Cardinal Tumi in Ngoketunjia division. The ruler was returning to his palace in Kumbo after spending several months out of his home due to the conflict in the North West and South West regions.
The United Nations Coordinator in Cameroon has accused non state armed groups for recent attacks in school establishments in the North West and South West regions of Cameroon. The new humanitarian coordinator, Mr Matthias Z. Naab has heavily condemned these repeated attacks and urged for restraints from both conflicting parties.
Today November 5, 2020, the 7 school children killed in the Kumba massacre were buried. The Head of State, H.E Paul Biya was represented during the burial ceremony by the Prime Minister, Chief Dr Joseph Dion Ngute. Parents of the children killed in their wails demanded that those responsible for the death of their children be brought to justice at whatever means possible.
Music artist, Louise Romeo Dika has officially asked to abandon his Cameroonian nationality following his fallout with the CPDM party. The reasons for these demands, he says are due to the extreme political and judicial harassments he has suffered after he decided out of the CPDM party and his criticism of the Head of State.
Controversy has struck following the conflicting reports given out by the Minister of Communication, René Emmanuel Sadi and the PCC Moderator, Rev Fonki Samuel concerning the abduction of teachers of Presbyterian School Kumbo. While the PCC Moderator says the gunmen abducted 11 teachers and asked the pupils to head home unharmed, the Communication Minister said in a press release that a total of 6 teachers and ten pupils were taken away by the gunmen and only released the pupils after some community pressure. The abducted teachers have been released.
In the fight against smuggling, over 9,000 liters of fuel was today seized in Limbe from traffickers. The cargo was intercepted in the night of October 29 by the elements of the mobile custom brigade at the Karata checkpoint. The seized cargo has been handed over to the Divisional delegation of water and energy.
The Limbe district hospital is offering free consultation to students attacked at Kulu Memorial college. Following the attack, some students sustained injuries while some have been traumatised.
Dr. Busi Ernest Neba, an expert in applied positive psychology says students in the two Anglophone regions need intense psychological therapy to rebuild their confidence to attend school. The University don says several attacks in schools have traumatised students and pupils and consequently affects their concentration while in class. He adds that permanent peace is needed to restore their confidence.
Students wounded at Mother Francisca Internatioanal Memorial Academy are responding to treatment in different hospitals in Kumba and Buea. PM Joseph Dion Ngute visited the students today with words of comfort and material gifts.
Bereaved families of students killed in Kumba say government has the keys to solve the anglophone crisis permanently. Receiving corpses of their children for burial today at Kumba Amusement Park, they lamented that the arrogance, pride and self interest of separatists and the government are responsible for the misery experienced by Anglophones.
The Mayor of the Kumba City council says despite all odds, parents should not relent to send their children to school. Gregory Mewanu was speaking today in a funeral service to pay homage to fallen students in Kumba. Some teachers equally advocated the right for education to be respected but some parents say the right to life surpasses that of education.
Mourners today in Kumba are of the opinion that the blood of seven students slain at Fiango, Kumba will not go in vain. As one of the ambulances transporting the corpses caught flames, they prayed and call on God to fight for innocent Cameroonians.
Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera has given the education minister one week to find out who was behind the leak of question papers that has forced the cancellation of secondary school exams. He also called on the senior management of the exam board to be replaced. Students protested in some parts of the country after their exams were cancelled.
An Egyptian court has sentenced 59 members of the Muslim Brotherhood organisation to 15 years in prison, following a mass trial. The accused faced allegations connected with a sit-in organised by Mohamed Morsi’s supporters after he was ousted as president by the army in 2013. The charges included participation in the murder of security personnel who were sent to disperse the protest at Rabaa al-Adaweya Square in Cairo.
A highly-respected veteran of Algeria’s war of independence, Lakhdar Bouregaa, has died at the age of 87. His family said he had contracted the coronavirus. Mr Bouregaa was a key figure in the protest movement that brought an end to the rule of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika last year.
A court in Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland has sentenced two men to death for the rape and murder of a 14-year old girl. Mohamed Abdi Faray and Abdirahman Mohamed Isaq confessed to the crime after kidnapping the young girl in Bosaso city earlier this year. In recent months there has been an increase in the number of such attacks across Somalia.
At least 68 students and five teachers have tested positive for Covid-19 at a school in Kenya’s Nakuru County, as the number of new cases continues to rise. One student has been rushed to hospital after developing complications, according to the office of the government spokesperson.
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