1 The governor of the South West has provided a reason for the massive movement of people out of the region. To Bernard Okalia Bilai, students are returning to their educational centres. While visiting mile 17 motor park yesterday, the governor dismissed claims that people were running away from insecurity. Critics say the proclamation of the governor contradicts facts on the ground urging people to run for safety.
2 Vatican agency in Banenda remains closed this evening after Ambazonia boys fired gunshots in the agency during the early hours of today . The shots scared passengers that were trying to purchase tickets to travel out of Banenda. There was equally gunshots in Bambui, a suburb town situated a few kilometers away from Bamenda.
3 Over five thousand internally displaced persons are taking refuge in the West region of Cameroon. Most of these IDPs from Lebialem continue to express the need for peace to return for them to return home. They were speaking while receiving some sleeping materials and foodstuffs from the Cameroon Minister of territorial administration Paul Atanga Nji.
4 Three days to the end of the revision of electoral register in Cameroon on August the 31st, the effervescence of the registration of new voters is absent. Some opposition political parties say the regime has continuously placed barriers when they try to encourage people to register.Elections Cameroon ELECAM is to present statistics of number of new voters in the days ahead.
5 One person has died in a road accident in Douala 5. The accident occurred early this Wednesday at Carrefour Andem in the Logpom neighbourhood in the Douala 5 subdivision. The victim who was standing at the road side to board a taxi was crushed to death by a speeding truck. Sources say the vehicle suffered a brake failure. Accidents have been common and recurrent in Douala since start of this week. Meantime, several persons were injured, and movement grounded after a fatal road accident involving two heavy duty trucks in Edea earlier today.
6 Police in Tanzania have dispersed hundreds of protesters, who were demanding the release of a Tanzanian plane seized in South Africa last week, from outside South Africa’s High Commission. The Air Tanzania Airbus 220-3 was impounded by the South African authorities on Friday following an order from the High Court in Johannesburg.
7 The US government has announced a new visa charge called a “reciprocity fee” for Nigerians seeking to travel to America. The price for a US citizen to get a Nigerian visa is currently $180 (£146). The new levies for Nigerians range from $80 to $110. Hundreds of Nigerians travel to the US each year for education, jobs and healthcare. The decision comes after consultations with the Nigerian government to reduce its visa fees for US citizens failed to yield results.
8 Tributes are being paid to Dawda Jawara, The Gambia’s first president, who has died at the age of 95. The vet-turned-politician led his country to independence from the UK in 1965, first serving as prime minister. After The Gambia, one of Africa’s smallest nations, became a republic in 1970 he was elected president, surviving one attempted coup 11 years later with the help of troops from neighbouring Senegal. But in 1994 he was overthrown by soldier Yahya Jammeh, whose 22-year rule was renowned for its human rights abuses.
9 Matin Fayulu, leader of an opposition political party in the Democratic Republic of Congo has accused president Felix Tchisekedi of betraying the constitution of the country. To the opposition leader, by appointing ministers from the party of former Joseph Kabila it means Kabila was indirectly still in control of activities in DR Congo
10 Veteran Cameroon goalkeeper Idriss Carlos Kameni has left Turkish giants Fenerbahce. The 35-year-old joined Fenerbahce in July 2017, with a lack of opportunity resulting in just 14 appearances for the Istanbul outfit. With a year left on his deal, he has had his contract with the 28-time Turkish champions terminated by mutual consent. (Source:BBC)