Security was reinforced at the Likomba office of the Cameroon development Cooperation CDC. The move was to quell a protest by angered CDC workers. CDC which is second highest employer in Cameroon after the state has not been able to pay its Likomba personnel for 20 months. “CDC management has always paid other workers despite effect of the Anglophone crisis, ignoring them,” a source said Friday. The workers were not protesting for the first time.
“Civil society organizations and humanitarian bodies will not be threatened by the Minister of Territorial Administration” Maximillien Ngo Mbe, coordinator of the Network for the Defence of Human Rights in Central Africa spoke in a press conference Friday. Maximillien Ngo Mbe said there is a humanitarian crisis in Cameroon contrary to claims advanced by Minister Paul Atanga Nji.
Tension mounts in Nkambe following the killing of a bus driver. The body of Abanda Ndi Godlove was discovered in a school in Wat village, Nkambe Central, Donga-Mantung on January 2nd. A family source said he was kidnapped on year’s eve after being accused by separatist fighters of collaborating with the military.
Cameroon’s Minister Delegate to the Minister of Justice, Keeper of the Seals says he earns “a little over 900.000FCFA” (1368 Euros) as salary per month. Jean De Dieu Momo on a TV debate said members of government in Cameroon receive supplementary 8 million francs after “every three months” for their up keep. Barrister Momo believes members of government are hard working and deserve such financial compensation.
A young gendarme officer is said to have been beaten to death by the population of Massangam in the Noun Division, West region of Cameroon. Reports say the people reacted after the officer attacked and killed a young man in his residence.
The Yaounde Judicial Police was a centre of attraction this Friday as five suspected human bone traffickers were being presented to the public. They are said to have arrived Yaoundé from Batouri in the East region of Cameroon, with the human bones, for a client.
“Yana”, a common farming practice which has excelled for decades among cocoa farmers in Yokadouma, East region of Cameroon has banned by the Divisional Officer (DO). It remains unclear what motivated the decision Friday January 3rd, 2020. Another name for “Yana” is the dual approach to farming.
Four persons are under medical care at emergency unit of the Cite Des Palmier District hospital in Douala 5 subdivision following an accident. The accident, locals say resulted from a collision between a commercial motor bike, and a private vehicle.
The second term for the 2019/2020 academic year starts Monday January 6, 2020 in Cameroon. Travel agencies in Douala are progressively getting crowded as students and pupils return to their educational basis. The atmosphere is different in Anglophone regions where schools have been boycotted for over three years.
South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir on Thursday pardoned dozens of prisoners including a prominent economist jailed for giving interviews to foreign media, saying it was a goodwill gesture to rejuvenate the country’s stalled peace process. In June 2019, economist Peter Biar Ajak was sentenced to two years in jail after he gave interviews to foreign media. He was arrested on treason charges that were subsequently dropped.
Senegalese President, Macky Sall has again ignored questions on his plans to run for another mandate. Macky Sall who is serving a second term in ofiice said “members of government will focus more on how to position themselves other than serving the nation, if i indicate whether or not, i will be candidate“.
Supporters of Domingos Simoes Pereira are calling for vote recount after the PAIGC leader‘s defeat in Guinuea Bissau presidential election runoff. Opposition figure Umaro Sissoco Embalo won the presidential elections with 53.55%.
A Sudanese military plane has crashed in West Darfur state killing at least 20 people, including four children. The aircraft crashed five minutes after taking off from an airport in the state capital of El Geneina. At least 48 people have been killed and 241 wounded in the violence that has broken out in West Darfur between ethnic Arabs and African groups.
Algeria has dispatched over 100 tons of humanitarian aid consisting of food and medicine to Libya. Algerian Minister of Foreign Affairs said his country was hoping to establish a humanitarian bridge to help the thousands of Libyans suffering from the conflict.
Global powers have warned that the world could become a more dangerous place after the U.S. assassinated Iran’s top general. China, Russia, and France, all permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, have strongly criticized the U.S. airstrike that killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani and several of his associates.
Ghana’s Football Association, GFA has sacked the coaches of all their men’s and women’s national teams. The GFA did not give a reason for the move but its president Kurt Okraku, who was appointed in October, promised to “build a new association” following allegations of bribery and corruption. It brings to an end Kwesi Appiah’s second reign as the national team coach.
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