School resumption has not been a reality in over sixty villages in Eyumojock Sub Division in the South West region of Cameroon. Villagers say separatist fighters have taken the villages hostage preventing all cars and motorcycles from entrying the Sub Division. Their decision is to frustrate school resumption.
School materials have been distributed to meritorious students and pupils in Ako Sub Division in the North West region. This is part of a scholarship scheme of the secretary at the Ministry of mines Dr. Fuh Calistus. Such donations have been given to students in other Sub Divisions in Donga Mantung.
The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon will take on Japan tomorrow in a friendly encounter. Some players called to camp by the head coach of the have not answered present partly because of the coronavirus pandemic. Back home, PWD of Bamenda is not to relent in her preparation for a continental championship. Yesterday, the club defeated South Sudan three goals to zero in a friendly.
Less than two months to regional election in Cameroon, candidates are strategising ways of a one on one campaign. To others, they will make use of the social media to get to electorates when campaign will be officially launched according to the electoral code.
Cameroon Teachers Trade Union (CATTU) is making a call for parents to send their kids to school. They note that the number of students and pupils writing end of year examinations in the North West is in a steady decrease. They request the need for security to reign in the two regions.
The process to distribute four million text books to basic education kids has started today. The Minister of basic education, Laurent Serge Etoudi Ngwa has applauded the president .
Gunmen have killed 14 passengers in an attack on public transport vehicles in western Ethiopia’s Benishangul-Gumuz region, the state-owned Ethiopian News Agency has reported. The security forces retaliated by killing the same number of attackers and capturing another two,” the head of the regional security office, Gashu Dugaz, was quoted as saying.
Protests have been held in several cities in Algeria to demand more action to stop violence against women following the rape and murder of a teenager. In Algiers and Oran, demonstrators staged sit-ins and brandished pictures of 19-year-old Chaima, whose burnt body was found at a deserted petrol station last week. Investigators said her body was set on fire while she was alive. The suspected rapist and murderer has been arrested.
Two Algerian MPs are challenging moves in parliament to lift their immunity from prosecution. The Ministry of Justice has requested that the immunity of Mohsen Belabes – the leader of the Rally for Culture and Democracy (RCD) party – be scrapped so that he can be prosecuted in a case involving a Moroccan worker who lost his life at a construction site owned by the MP.
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has unveiled spending plans of 13 trillion naira ( $34bn; £29bn) for next year to help the economy recover after it was battered by the Covid-19 pandemic. The amount is more than the 2020 budget of 10.6 trillion naira but lower in dollar terms. There was a significant contraction of the economy in the second quarter of 2020 and the country now faces possible recession.
The spokeswoman for South Africa’s Police Minister Bheki Cele says she has received “racist” and “abusive” phone calls after her minister condemned a violent protest by some white farmers in the small town on Senekal on Tuesday. In a tweet, Lirandzu Themba said the callers were anonymous but some had identified themselves as farmers from Senekal. The calls were “worrying”, and were being “looked into” by the police, she added.
The World Bank says the coronavirus pandemic has reversed a decade of hard-won growth in Africa and could lead to a 3.3% contraction of its economy in 2020. But the bank predicted that growth would rebound next year. Africa has so far escaped the worst of the pandemic, with rates of infections lower than in most other continents. But lockdowns enforced to reduce the spread of the disease have led to recessions in many countries, notably South Africa, the second biggest economy.