Ten ex-Amba boys from Ndian Division in the South West Region of Cameroon have surrendered their weapons promising to be ‘normal’ citizens. They made the declaration when meeting with South West Regional governor Bernard Okalia Bilai. The boys have been taken to the disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration centre in Buea. They have also launched a call for others in the bushes to lay down their arms while accusing the government of marginalising Anglophones. Some Cameroonians continue to doubt how genuine the disarmament process is.
Over fifty militants of the Cameroon Renaissance Movement party detained in Nkongsamba will appear at the Nkongsamba Court of First Instance on the 12th of November. At the court today, defending lawyers called for the release of the militants in line with the release of Prof. Maurice Kamto and others. They were arrested for protesting against electoral fraud.
The body of a man discovered in an area between the Ministry of External Relations and the National Television building in Yaoundé has been deposited in a mortuary. Witnesses say some parts of the body have been chopped off with no traces of blood in the area. This has led many to conclude that the act was committed somewhere, and the body later dumped in the area.
Cameroon President Paul Biya and wife Chantal have arrived Lyon in France ahead of the start of a conference to mobilise funds and resources to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in the world. People around the world are to raise the sum of fourteen billion US dollars to fight against these diseases and eradicate them by 2030.
The Brigade Anti-Sardinard (BAS) have promised to ‘chase’ Cameroon President Paul Biya back from Lyon to Cameroon. The BAS, whose actions successfully led to Biya being kicked out of Switzerland by the Swiss parliament, have been calling on members across Europe to join them on Thursday 10th October in Lyon. The BAS continues to demand the release of all political prisoners, an end to the conflict in the NW and SW Regions and for Biya to leave power.
The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon have begun camping ahead of a friendly match against Tunisia on the 12th of October. This will be the first match of the new technical bench headed by Coach Antonio Da Silva Conceição.
The Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon have triumphed over their counterparts of the Democratic Republic of Congo following three goals to two aggregate win. In a qualification match for the Tokyo Olympic games today in DR Congo, the lionesses lost one goal to two but emerged victorious following an earlier two to zero victory they recorded in Yaoundé last week.
Six broadcast stations in Uganda risk having their licences revoked after an investigation by the industry regulator found that they breached broadcasting standards while covering events that followed the arrest of pop star and presidential aspirant Bobi Wine. The politician’s supporters held demonstrations in April in the capital, Kampala, after he was detained.
“I’m not corrupt,” said the son of South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday. Duduzane Zuma was giving evidence for a second day at an inquiry that’s investigating corruption. Like his father, the young Mr Zuma denied each and every corruption allegation that was put to him.
West African politicians and film stars are among thousands calling for action following a BBC report into sexual harassment at top universities. A year-long investigation by BBC Africa Eye, released on Monday, explored the harassment at the University of Lagos, Nigeria, and the University of Ghana. The film showed lecturers propositioning undercover journalists. Three of the men featured, two in Ghana and one in Nigeria, have now been suspended pending investigations.
Unknown gunmen are now asking for a ransom after at least nine people were kidnapped on Monday evening in the Nigerian capital, Abuja. They abducted the victims from an area on the outskirts of the city. Reports say the victims include a 12-year old boy.
Ethiopia’s President Sahle-Work Zwede told lawmakers at the opening session of parliament on Monday, that the government had in one year managed to return home most of the two million internally displaced people. Ethnic conflict in the country, which intensified after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed came into office in April 2018, had forced many people out of their homes.
An American preacher who was arrested on Monday in Rwanda for holding an “illegal meeting with journalists” has been deported, New Times of Rwanda newspaper reports. Rwandan Directorate General for Immigration and Emigration Regis Gatarayiha is quoted by the paper as saying evangelist Gregg Schoof was removed from the country for being a “prohibited immigrant” adding that he was “involved in activities that cause public disorder”.
The US recently reopened its embassy in Somalia after 28 years, citing security improvements in the East African nation blighted by conflict for many years. The announcement came days after a US military base about 90km outside Mogadishu and an EU envoy in the capital were attacked by Islamist militant group al-Shabab. (Source Foreign News: BBC Africa)