The war in Cameroon’s Anglophone regions seems to be far from over. In a turn of events, government has denied engaging into ceasefire talks with jailed separatist leaders, contrary to what the leaders revealed few days ago.
The military says it has killed some 13 separatist fighters and destroyed 16 of their camps in an operation along the Oku – Kumbo road that saw them confiscate weapons. In a briefing today, the army also said it had carried out maintenance works on the Oku – Kumbo road that had been near impassable for two years now.
Cameroon’s Ministry of defense says the body of journalist Samuel Wazizi cannot be handed to the family now when an investigation instructed by President Paul Biya has not been completed. Col. Cyrille Serge Atonfack, head of the communication unit at the Ministry of defense mentioned that yesterday on Equinoxe television. He added that journalist Njoka Kingsley has confessed his atrocities as a terrorist journalist.
There is a blackout in a greater part of Bamenda in the North West Region for the second day. Inhabitants complain that the absence of electricity has paralysed several activities in the town.
Over a hundred pupil lawyers have been sworn in as full lawyers at the Douala appeal court. Some of these men and women served for close to a decade as pupil lawyers before today.
The Senior Divisional officer for Meme Division, South West Region says each council area should take charge in the rehabilitation of secondary roads. Chamberlain Ntou Ndong was speaking today in Kumba while visiting roads in the area. With the efficient start of rains, most of the roads remain inaccessible.
Bar. Agbor Felix Bala has challenged Cameroon’s defense ministry to be honest about issues concerning the killing of a four months old baby in Muyuka last year. He says he has never attributed the death of the baby on the military as claimed by Col. Cyrille Serge Atonfack. To the Barrister, the statement of the army spokesman was in bad faith.
There has been condemnation on social media following brutality meted on the 4th assistant Mayor of Penja council in the Moungo Division, Littoral region. Tchunte Medard, a physically challenged man was pulled out of his tricycle by some irate quarry workers.
One of the international lawyers of Prof Maurice Kamto, national president of the Cameroon Renaissance Movement political party has been appointed justice minister in France. Bar. Eric Dupond-MORETTI was revealed to most Cameroonians in 2019, in the wake of a widely mediatised visit he paid to Cameroon to defend Maurice Kamto and his CRM allies, detained in Yaounde.
A leadership tussle is tearing the Mutengene muslim community apart. The President of Mutengene Muslim community and some members have accused the paramount ruler of Mutengene of imposing a leader on them. During a meeting at the customary court in Mutengene in a tense atmosphere, the Muslims claimed the paramount ruler of Metengene received bribe to favour an illegitimate leader.
Authorities of the PCC have called for calm, assuring their teachers that their financial situation will be addressed duly. The call was made by the National Communication Secretary and the Education Secretary of the church, during a press conference in Buea. This comes after some teachers of PCC Bafut and Mankon staged a strike action due to unpaid salaries.
Circulation between Douala in Cameroon and Bangui in the Central African Republic will be perturbed on Tuesday July 7th 2020. According to the ministry of transport in Cameroon, movements will be perturbed by repair works on the stretch at the level of Garoua Boulai.
A man has been buried by a huge landslide in the Nkolbisong beighbourhood of Yaounde, Cameroon. According to local sources, the land collapsed after a heavy downpour.
Prof. Louis Richard Ndjock, out going director of the Laquantini hospital in Douala has been applauded by workers of the hospital as he made his way out of the hospital today. He takes over a new function in Yaounde as the Secretary General in the Ministry of public health.
A man is in police custody in Cameroon’s capital, Yaounde after his wife died of third degree burns. The man who handed himself to the security forces willfully had poured fuel on the lady and set her ablaze for leaving his house.
Many are wondering who will be the next Director of the International Relations Institute of Cameroon, IRIC. Its former Director, 59-year old Salomon Eheth was appointed Ambassador to the UN on July 3, 2020 in a Presidential decree.
The International Human Rights Commission has appreciated Cameroon singer, Bessong Salatiel for his role in the fight against COVID-19. Appreciating the gesture, the artist took to social media today to thank his fans and the commission. “Did it from the heart but as they say, You never know who’s watching. Thanks to the International Human Rights Commission for this! We will stay positive and we will look out for one another” he wrote.
Musa Juwara, the teenage striker for Italian Serie A club Bologna, has said it was a “dream” to score his first goal on Sunday. “I really want to thank the coach for showing me that trust,” said the 18-year-old who came on as a substitute.
The Democratic Republic of Congo is expected to relax a requirement for miners to be confined to the site where they work, which was introduced as part of measures to contain coronavirus. Last month campaigners called for an end to the system of mandatory on-site confinement, put in place by copper and cobalt mining companies. DR Congo’s Mines Minister Willy Kitobo Samsoni plans to meet representatives of companies to agree a moratorium on the practice of confining workers to mine sites.
A popular Kenyan TikTok star has thanked those who responded to his emotional appeal for help after he was evicted from his house. Alvan Gatitu has made a name for himself sharing funny TikTok videos. However, he recently recorded a video of himself making an appeal for help after spending the night outside his house.
The army in the Democratic Republic of Congo says militants have killed eight people – including six soldiers – during an attack in the east of the country. An army spokesman Dieudonne Kasereka said two civilians were also killed during the violence in Tuwetuwe, a village in South Kivu province on Friday.
Madagascar has placed one of its main regions, which covers the capital, Antananarivo, back under a strict lockdown following a surge in coronavirus infections. The government announced that the lockdown would come into effect on Monday and end on 20 July. It will include a ban on traffic in and out of the region and a curfew on the movement of people on the street.
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced a phased reopening of the country amid a rising number of coronavirus infections. The president lifted travel restrictions in and out of Nairobi, Mombasa and Mandera counties, which are some of the regions with the highest coronavirus cases. However, the 2100 to 0400 nationwide curfew remains in place for a further 30 days.
Malawi’s Vice-President Saulos Chilima and his wife Mary have tested negative for coronavirus days after his personal secretary died from the virus. Mr Chilima made the announcement on Monday as the inauguration ceremony took place in the capital, Lilongwe. President Lazarus Chakwera over the weekend said coronavirus was spreading fast in the country.