Bar. Atangana Bikouma Claire has been named the interim president of Cameroon Bar Council. This follows an extraordinary meeting of Bar council members today. Bar. Atangana Bikouma Claire is the oldest member of the council and according to the texts she replaces the Bar council president Bar. Tchakonte Patie Charles who died in France last Sunday.
University education in Cameroon resumes on the 15th of October 2020. Heads of state Universities meeting with the minister of higher education say all is set for a hitch free start. The Universities of Bamenda and Buea face the problem of insecurity caused by the activities of separatist fighters.
The new general manager of PAMOL plantations says he is not a stranger as concerns problems of the plantations. Mbile Tapea Solomon was appointed today in the course of an extraordinary board meeting in Limbe. Mbile Solomon replaces chief Charles OKon while Donatus Asu is the deputy general manager.
One month after the start of operation “Bamenda Clean”, the population of the town says the operation has given a free ticket to military to extort money, kidnapp, intimidate and even kill people without fear of any repression. Different people in different quarters have been recounting different ugly experiences with the military since 8th of September.
The centee for human rights and democracy in Africa says the military has committed lots of atrocious activities in the North West and South West regions of Cameroon in the months of August and September. This is contained in the body’s report made public yesterday. The human right group says operation “Bamenda clean” has further compromised the respect of human rights in the city of Bamenda. To the inhabitants, the operation is a night mare.
: Djalaî Amadou Amal has been shortlisted amongst talented writers for the 2020 Goncourt award for her publication “Les Impatients”. The Cameroonian female writer’ work passed the second stage of the competition for the prize and now stands amongst the top four, from which the winner will emerge. The official winner for the Goncourt 2020 award will be announced on October 27, 2020.
MRC leader, Prof Maurice Kamto is likely to stay under house arrest for much longer. A court threw out a move by his lawyers to order that security elements leave his residence. Kamto has been held up in his Yaounde home for close to a month now since plotting an anti Biya protest.
Over 18 million FCFA is said to he spent sponsorship for student in the Donga Mantung division. The award will be given in cash to meritorious pupils and students with high score performances during the common entrance examinations, First School Leaving Certificates (FSLC) as well as the GCE Ordinary and Advanced Levels in the Grammar, Commercial and Technical Education, will range from FCFA 50,000 to FCFA 150,000. The initiative was brought about by an elite of the division, Fuh Calistus Gentry.
Four young men have been presented by security forces to the press and general public in Douala. Believed to be part of a gang of 7, they are accused of trafficking human bones.
woman who was believed for years to be the secret daughter of former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has gone on trial for corruption and money laundering. Businesswoman Nachinachi Zoulikha-Chafika, who goes by the name of Mme Maya, is accused of earning a fortune from lucrative public deals partly by allegedly using her supposed relationship with the long-time president. She was allegedly helped by governors, cabinet ministers and other top officials, some of whom are on trial together with her.
Voice recordings from the ship that spilled hundreds of tonnes of oil off the coast of Mauritius show that the captain had been drinking alcohol, an expert has said in a report. Information captured by the Voyage Data Recorder (VDR), which took an audio recording in the MV Wakashio, was revealed in a court in Port Louis on Tuesday. The MV Wakashio ran aground on a coral reef in July while carrying 4,000 tonnes of fuel oil, causing an ecological emergency.
Rallies have been taking place in cities across South Africa as part of a nationwide strike called by the main trade union body Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu). It has asked most of its members to stay at home to avoid undermining efforts to contain the coronavirus. The strikers have various demands, including pay rises for civil servants, better protection for health workers, and an end to corruption.
Somalia and Cuban authorities have denied reports that two Cuban doctors, kidnapped in neighbouring Kenya in April last year by Islamist militants, have been released. They were abducted in the border town of Mandera by suspected members of the al-Shabab militant group. “I deny the information circulating early today about the supposed release of kidnapped Cuban doctors,” Cuba’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Juan Antonio Fernandez, tweeted on Wednesday.
More than a million dollars may have been stolen by cyber criminals who attacked Uganda’s mobile digital payment system over the weekend, although that has not been confirmed by the telecom companies or banks. Stanbic Bank and the mobile operators MTN and Airtel have admitted there was an “incident.” More than 20 million people using mobile payment platforms have been affected since Saturday.
A virtual summit of countries in the Great Lakes region is expected to take place on Wednesday following several postponements amid rising diplomatic tensions. Rwanda declined to participate in the summit initially planned for 14 September after the Democratic Republic of Congo summoned its envoy for allegedly downplaying his country’s role in a massacre of more than 30 people at a Catholic mission in the eastern town of Kasika in 1998. DR Congo’s politicians and activists called for the envoy’s expulsion.
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