Cameroon’s government spokesperson has said nine soldiers have been arrested in connection with the Ngarbuh massacre in the Donga Mantung division, North West region on February 14. According to The Guardian Post Newspaper, the Cameroon lone English daily, those arrested according to Rene Emmanuel Sadi include two colonels. They have all “been taken to Yaounde for questioning”, Cameroon’s English newspaper daily, The Guardian Post says. The soldiers, Minister Sadi adds “are suspected of provoking the incident”. Over 35 were killed in the massacre including pregnant women and children. Government’s investigation is still ongoing.
Contraband cigarettes worth 10 million Francs CFA have been intercepted by customs officials. The goods, 12 cartons of cigarettes were taken in Bonanjo Douala over the weekend. Cameroonian custom officials say the contraband cigarettes came in from a neighbouring country, but the owner is on the run.
The minister of territorial administration Paul Atanga Nji and the board chair of ELECAM Enow Abrams Egbe today held a meeting to discuss election rerun in places where the election was cancelled by the constitutional council. There is uncertainty on what the government will do for a peaceful election rerun.
Bandits have made away with the sum of over 40 million francs CFA, from the Sandaga Market commonly known as Marché Sandaga in Douala. According to traders, heavily armed men of the underworld stormed the market on Saturday night February 29th, held them at gunpoint and collected more than 40 million francs.
It has been revealed that over half a billion has been paid as ransom to Ambazonian fighters within the past four months. Addressing the media, Minister Atanga Nji said within a four day period he “received nearly 340 complaints. Honest citizens came complaining that separatists holding their loved ones demanded that they are paid using the MTN or Orange money services.”
Some Internally Displaced Persons in Limbe in the South West region today received aid packages from Catholic relief, development and social service organization, Caritas. The aid comprised of basic needs and food items was handed today at the Catholic Church, Bonadikombo, Mile 4.
Penitentiary authorities in Yagoua in the Mayo-Danay division, Far North region are carrying out a search for 23 inmates that escaped from prison. So far, 18 are said to have been caught with the help of the local population.
Health Minister, Manaouda Malachie today visited the Douala International Airport to inspect the coronavirus prevention system in place. Talking to the media, the minister said “We have set up a surveillance system at Cameroon airports and port entry points… In some health facilities … we have also identified and prepared isolation rooms. We are doing our best to ensure that every Cameroonian, wherever he/she is, is safe.”
A man has been detained in Bonaberi, Douala for smearing his kids with pepper. The incident reports say happened on Saturday in Mabanda when the man in question accused the kids, a boy and a girl of stealing a 100 Franc coin. He is said to have undressed the children, smearing pepper in their genitals.
Three candidates are vying for the position of Douala city Mayor. Amongst them is the Mayor of Douala 1 council Lengue Malapa. The election will take place tomorrow in Douala.
A military crusade aimed at winning the minds of civilians in the North West region of Cameroon is on. Military men and some civilians walked through the streets of Bamenda today calling for an end to Monday traditional ghost town.
Cameroon’s indomitable lion Nicolas Nkoulou has put an end to a three years international break with the national team. The defender has been called to the team by Coach Antonio Conceicao. The Lions will play against Mozambique this month in a first 2021 AFCON qualification match.
Several youths have been arrested and others wounded in a violent confrontation with the police in Makepe Misoke Douala. The violent scene followed a protest by inhabitants following weeks of electricity blackout. Despite the protest, a greater part of Makepe Misoke, around pond casser is still in the dark
A man has been gunned down by a gendarmerie officer at the Japoma neighbourhood of Douala III subdivision. Local sources say the man was killed on Sunday, March 1st, over a land dispute.
Bishops of the Douala Ecclesiastical province of the Roman Catholic Church have prayed that the Gouache deadly landslide in Bafoussam never repeats itself again. This was during a special prayer session organised by men of God at the incident scene in Bafoussam.
The PICCINI construction company has been recalled to the Paul Biya stadium at the Olembe neighborhood in Yaounde. Sources say the Magil group that was picked to replace PICCINI group proved incompetent.
One of the two men declared president of Guinea-Bissau has resigned from the post after just one full day in office, saying his life was in danger. Cipriano Cassamá was chosen by lawmakers as president following disputed elections in December. This was despite the fact that former army General Umaro Cissoko Embaló had already been sworn in as president at a hotel in the capital, Bissau.
Olivier Assoua’s first feature film was shot on a shoestring budget in the small Cameroonian town where he was born. As he tells the BBC, the low cost ensured the movie got made – and this is why his long-held dream is set to be realised when it is released in the coming months. When Olivier Assoau was 10, his civil-servant father bought a VHS player. His was the only family in the neighbourhood to own one. “When we did well at school, my father allowed my friends and I to watch a movie as a reward. It motivated me to do well in school because I really wanted to watch movies,” Assoua says.
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has broken his silence amid public panic prompted by the confirmation of the country’s first case of coronavirus. The patient is an Italian citizen who works in Nigeria and flew into the commercial capital of Lagos from Milan last week. Authorities say he is clinically stable and is being treated at a hospital in the city. It was the first confirmed case of coronavirus in sub-Saharan Africa. Algeria and Egypt have also confirmed cases of the virus.
Egypt’s health ministry on Sunday announced that one foreigner, whose nationality was not announced, had tested positive for coronavirus. The ministry said that the patient was being treated in an isolation facility. This is the second confirmed case in the country. The first coronavirus patient, who was announced last month, has reportedly recovered.
Algeria has confirmed two new cases of coronavirus infections, in a 53-year-old woman and her 24-year-old daughter. They have been placed in isolation in Blida province south of the capital, Algiers, the health ministry said on Sunday.
Gunmen on foot have killed dozens of people during simultaneous attacks on several villages in Kaduna in northern Nigeria on Sunday. Residents and the local Member of Parliament told the BBC that around 50 people were killed and many others injured. A police spokesperson in the state said they were assessing the number of casualties following the attacks in Igabi area.
Sudan’s government has dismissed 109 diplomatic staff for alleged links to the regime of former President Omar al-Bashir, a government committee has said. Government spokesperson says the sackings were meant to “eliminate the empowerment of the former regime in the foreign ministry that suffered a lot from the interference of the former regime”.
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