Youth Week activities are taking place in schools in Douala without any respect of COVID-19 preventive measures. At Government Bilingual High School Deido, students organised an open concert today with physical distancing and the use of face masks was not respected. This contradicts the very reason why match pass on 11th February was cancelled by the state.
Kolofata has once more been a victim of the Boko Haram insurgency as the town was attacked yesterday. Though the population of the region were relieved as no lives were lost unlike in previous attacks, the terrorists however looted lots of properties as they invaded the village in the Far North Region.
Military and administrative officials in Meme Division in the South West say a separatist fighter called “General Above the Law” has been killed. According to the third assistant Senior Divisional Officer of Meme, ‘General Above the Law’ has been a major threat to people along Buea/Kumba road. He adds that the fighter was among those who killed students at Mother Francisca International Academy last year.
Cameroonian traders regret that African Football Championship hosted by Cameroon failed to boast business activities in the host cities but instead worsened the business climate by causing unnecessary traffic in the host cities. Evaluating activities after the championship, they wish the situation should be improved next year.
Blackout in some stadia, maltreatment of volunteers, stealing of media items at Japoma stadium, sale of match tickets in the black market and issuance of fake COVID-19 test results by some medical doctors are some of the organisational lapses of African Nations Championship noticed. Cameroonians say these aspects should be ameliorated before AFCON in 2022.
Algeria will host 2023 African Nations Championship. The country was designated yesterday at the end of the championship in Cameroon. The Morocco team besides winning the trophy, had its players named best player and highest goals scorer.
Former Captain of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon visits Ebolowa, South Region of Cameroon. Samuel Eto’o Fils met with personalities including football officials. Being the third region he has visited in less than a month, the real reason for his visits remain unknown.
Further reports coming from Dschang concerning the student who attempted to burn down the University, reveal that the student was doing so as a means of stopping a resit exam which he did not want to write. It is said that this particular student was previously expelled from an examination hall for cheating with his phone. In an attempt to avoid the resit, he decided to set the office where the scripts were kept ablaze.
Two persons have been confirmed dead in a fire accident in Buea – Mami Rebecca 93 years old and Ndeh Maxile, 9 years old. The real cause of the fire that consumed the mother and grandson is still unknown but many are speculating that it may have been caused by an electric fault.
The lifeless body of another Cameroonian has been discovered in the Philippines. Clement Leutcheu, a basketballer died inside his room in Manila on Saturday February 6, 2021. His family relatives with whom he had been communicating say he might have died of a heart attack.
Some 930 children living in opposition strongholds are not sitting for examinations because of insecurity in these areas. On Monday, 64,138 pupils in 10 states and three administrative areas started a national primary school-leaving certificate examination, which will end on Friday. But exams have been suspended in seven counties, including one location in Warrap, the home state of President Salva Kiir, where there are not enough personnel available to invigilate the exam.
Health authorities in Malawi have repeated that they plan to continue using the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine despite research from South Africa finding that it had minimal impact on the mild and moderate infections with the new strain of virus that was first detected in that country. Malawi’s Health Minister Khumbize Kandodo said a team of experts from the country was monitoring developments in South Africa.
The Moroccan authorities say at least 24 people were killed in a flood in an illegal, underground textile factory. Water poured into the basement area beneath a private house in Tangier. Ten people were rescued. Morocco has been experiencing heavy rains in recent weeks, and blocked drains often exacerbate flooding in the cities.
Algeria is demanding that former colonial power France clean up radioactive contamination caused by nuclear tests it conducted decades ago in the south of the country, and pay compensation to victims. “France has to assume its historical responsibilities and decontaminates the sites where conducted nuclear tests in the 1960s,” a high-ranking Algerian army official said. Gen Bouzid Boufrioua told the Algerian army’s magazine, El Djeich, that: “The ‘polluter pays’ principle recognised by the international community requires the nuclear powers to right their historical wrongs.”
Mozambican police say they have seized just over 100kg of cannabis sativa, commonly known as souruma, in central Zambezia province. Detectives say they have detained the owner of the haul, as well as two buyers who confessed that they smoke the drug. The drug is believed to have come from the central port city of Beira, officers say. The police say investigations are under way in order to dismantle the drug network.
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