Urban violence in Douala is gaining steam. Traders at Ndokoti Roundabout have been counting their losses after men of the underworld blocked the roundabout last evening beating and harassing people indiscriminately. Witnesses say the security situation in the city is appalling as unknown boys can now take part of the city hostage for hours before military intervention.
The SDO for Wouri Division says 25 people have been arrested and 4 motorcycles taken after the attack of people at Ndokoti Roundabout in Douala. SDO, Benjamin Mboutou says they will take measures for security men to be almost every where to stop violence.
The people of Maga Sub-Division in the Far North of Cameroon say they have been living for seven months without electricity. They say this has affected the process of learning and created other inconveniences. Today, they dressed in black to show their discontent and call for a political transition.
The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon have played a goalless draw with Japan. The performance of the boys has been applauded by football analysts. The friendly is a warm-up ahead of world cup qualification matches.
Some teachers say they have spent the first week of the new school year revising work done last academic year. After seven months without attending classes, some pedagogues say it will be a gradual process in re-introducing children to the learning process.
The first National Communication Secretary of the Social Democratic Front (SDF) party says, he supports the call by Hon. Jean Michel Nintcheu for Cameroonians to adopt 1990s form of civil disobedience, to oust the regime of President Paul Biya in his personal point of view and not that of the SDF party. Speaking to Vision 4 television, Denis Nkemlemo says if he tables the proposal at the National Executive Committee of the SDF, it will be discussed before a final decision.
The corpse of a baby has been discovered in an abandoned swimming pool in Garoua. Inhabitants think the act must have been committed by an ill-intentioned ndividual.
Three members of the same family have suffocated to death in Mbankomo, Centre Region. Ngah Owona 60, Louise Amougou 30, and Mballa, all inhaled toxic gas emanating from a generator installed and set-on, in one of the rooms in their house. Four other people who inhaled the gas were rushed to the hospital and have been saved from danger.
Two Cameroonian international footballers today tested positive for Coronavirus. The players; Kunde Malong of FC Mainz in Germany and goal keeper André Onana of Ajax Football Club in the Netherlands, both tested positive today while preparing for a friendly match with Japan. The pair become the latest of over 6 Cameroonian national team players to have tested positive for the virus. They have been withdrawn from the squad as a result, and will go into quarantine henceforth.
A candidate of an entrance examination into ENAM has requested for a cancellation of the ENAM results. The student, Ahmadou Yaya, candidate for cycle A of the administration division of the school, submitted a free appeal to the Minister of Public Service and Administrative Reforms. He has requested the Minister, Joseph Le to review the decree publishing the results of the public administration section. Having failed the exam, the frustrated candidate implores the minister of public service look into his appeal.
Two members of the Cameroon National Fire Brigade are in France for more intensive training. The training is one of the benefits from the cooperation ties between the National Fire Brigade in Cameroon and the Department of Metropolitan Fire and Rescue Services of Lyon.
Sudan’s transitional government has said that implementing a landmark peace agreement between Khartoum and an alliance of rebel groups will cost about $7.5bn (£5.8bn) over the next 10 years. The deal, which was reached after almost a year of negotiations, aims to end long-running conflicts in the troubled regions of Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan. As well as bringing the rebels into the transitional government, it includes pledges to fund development projects in the affected regions as well as reparations, compensation and the return of refugees.
Police in Nigeria have broken up a march by protesters calling for the scrapping of a rogue police unit. Some protesters told the BBC that they were beaten while others have been arrested. The protesters were marching to the police headquarters in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, in continuation of demands for the authorities to scrap the controversial police unit, Special Anti-Robbery Squad, when police fired teargas at them.
The African Union’s Peace and Security Council has lifted Mali’s suspension that was imposed following a military takeover of the country in August. The council has tweeted that Mali can now fully participate in all AU’s activities. Mali was suspended from the continental body in August soon after mutinous soldiers seized power and detained then President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta.
A media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari has responded to reports that Friday’s protests against the notorious Sars police unit have been violently put down. “Police that should be handing out face masks and bottled water to peaceful protesters… The response to police brutality is not further police brutality,” Tolu Ogunlesi said in a tweet. Olu Onemola, a community organiser who previously worked as an aide in Nigeria’s senate, says he and his cousin were arrested by police on their way to joining the protest in the capital, Abuja.
Former Burundian MP Fabien Banciryanino has been charged with rebellion and uttering slanderous statements against late President Pierre Nkurunziza. Mr Banciryanino was arrested by intelligence officers last Friday near his home in Bujumbura. He was taken to court on Thursday and charged with “rebellion, an attempt on national security and slanderous denunciation”, according to his lawyer.
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