A man and his wife were today apprehended in Yaoundé for the production of fake whisky. Mr. and Mrs Takam Nzali were reportedly producing fake whisky, wine and other fake liquor which they distributed to some wholesalers in the Elig-Edjoa neighbourhood in Yaoundé. The couple admitted they used the names of original whiskies to market their fake products. Officials have called on Cameroonians to learn how to differentiate between real and fake whisky products products. Meanwhile, the couple have been arrested.
The Minister of Sports and Physical Education Prof. Narcisse Mouelle Kombi has regretted the conflict pitting the football associations in Cameroon. The Minister has blamed the conflict for being one of the major reasons why it has become impossible to choose the best talents to represent the nation during the CHAN.
No supply of portable water in Limbe 1, Fako Division in the South West region for over a month. Inhabitants say the situation is causing enormous inconveniences. The people are pointing accusing fingers on the absence of water for a fire incident that burnt a three-room house in the area yesterday.
Military forces have revealed that they have been able to neutralise some key separatist fighters unit in the South West Region. In a security operation launched by the security forces, they were able to kill notorious Amba General Morro aka “General Above the Law” and Commander T.Boy amongst others.
Close to 5000 Nigerian refugees are poised to return to their country tomorrow. Cameroon’s Minister of Territorial Administration, the Governor of Borno State in Nigeria and officials of UNHCR will oversee the exercise tomorrow Wednesday. Thousands of other Nigerian refugees are living in the Far North region.
The first Vice President of the Cameroon Renaissance Movement party has forgiven the regime for unjustly imprisoning him for two years at the Kondengui Central prison . Mamadou Mota in a press conference in Yaoundé, said he was brutalised while in prison by forces of law and order, and later condemned. Despite this, he says the struggle for justice continues.
The official death toll of the January 27th accident in Dschang, has risen to 56 from the initial 55. The toll increased after one of the victims who had sustained 3rd degree burns during the accident died while in hospital.
Kenjo Elie and two others have been arrested at the Brazzaville neighbourhood in Douala III municipality. The 53-year old man says he has been in the business of cultivating and selling illegal drugs for close to 40 years. Presented by the Gendarmerie Brigade at Bonanjo, the principal suspect says he is not willing to stop the business.
A criminal gang leader in Nigeria has turned himself in, as part of a controversial amnesty deal. Zamfara state officials say Awwalun Daudawa surrendered with four of his group members, renounced violence and handed over 20 rifles. The state’s security head, Abubakar Muhammad Dauran, told the BBC that Mr Daudawa was the “mastermind” behind the abduction of more than 300 boys from a remote school in Kankara town, in neighbouring Katsina state in December. The boys were later released in a town in Zamfara state.
One person has been shot dead at an anti-government protest in Ethiopia, a medical official is quoted as saying by AFP news agency. The protest was in the city of Mekelle, which is the capital of Ethiopia’s Tigray region – where the federal government has been fighting the state’s former ruling party since November. “The head of our transport division was injured. He was beaten by soldiers along with his son and he’s getting treatment in the hospital… He told the physicians that there are lots of injured in the street but nobody is bringing them to the hospital,” an unnamed doctor is quoted by AFP as saying
Nigeria’s Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says it has closed an unnamed test centre in the capital, Abuja, that was issuing fake Covid-19 certificates to travellers. Chikwe Ihekweazu, the director general of the NCDC, said they had found evidence that the lab was collecting samples and money from unsuspecting travellers, but failing to test them. Instead, they issued certificates claiming they had tested negative for the virus, enabling them to travel.
The ruling party in Tanzania has dismissed growing calls from its MPs for President John Magufuli to extend his term in office. The 61-year-old president, who won elections in October, is currently serving his second and final five-year term in office. Humphrey Polepole, the CCM party’s publicity secretary, has told parliament that Mr Magufuli has no intentions of remaining in power beyond his current constitutional mandate.
Ethiopia plans to close two camps in the northern state of Tigray that have been caught in the fighting between the state’s formers ruling party and the federal government, according to the country’s refugee agency. Speaking to journalists on Tuesday, head of the Ethiopian Agency for Refugees and Returnees Affairs (Arra),Tesfaye Gobezay, said that the proximity to the Eritrean borders and harsh geographical conditions are reasons for the decision to shut the camps. Nearly 100,000 Eritrean refugees lived in four camps in Tigray before fighting broke out in early November. Two of the camps – Shimbela and Hitsats – that had more than 20,000 refugees, have not been accessible for aid agencies recently.
Liberia’s Supreme Court has upheld a lower court’s guilty verdict against a former Defence Minister, Brownie Samukai, for misusing soldiers’ pension savings funds amounting to nearly $1.2m (£870,000). Samukai and two others working under him were found guilty of unlawfully withdrawing money for unintended purposes. The court has ordered them to restore the funds or go to jail for two years.
Foreign news: BBC