1 The president of Social Democratic Front, SDF for the Littoral Hon. Jean Michel Nintchue has condemned the composition of list of members of a delegation in the region for consultation ahead of national dialogue. 27 out of 31 members of the delegation are militants of the Cameroon People Democratic Movement CPDM.
2 In the South and East regions of Cameroon, many have described the composition of their lists for consultations with the prime minister as a total reflection of the ruling CPDM party. To pro regime activists, the national dialogue process will bring in more people picked from different backgrounds.
3 Cameroon national youth council divided over a five million sum given to a delegation of the council during a consultation meeting with the prime minister last week. The treasurer and the vice president number two clashed at the PM’s office when the treasurer Mbom Claude Michel seized one million from an envelop of five million given by the PM.
4 The people of Fako division have demanded for a presidential clemency for detained separatist leaders and amnesty for those abroad to part of the dialogue. They made their demands in the course of a divisional consultation in Limbe presided by the SDO Emmanuel Ngambe Ledou. Fako division has equally called for the putting in place of Limbe deep sea port.
5 Internally displaced persons due to the anglophone crisis living in the Moungo division in the littoral region want nothing less than peace for them to return to their respective towns and villages. The IDPs say they hope dialogue wouldld ensure a return to peace.
6 Lawyers in Cameroon resume work today in courts and other public places after observing a one week strike aimed at denouncing government’s violation of national and international laws. What has changed after the strike is the unanswered question Cameroonians are still expecting hear.
7 The minister of Communication has refuted allegations that the military in Cameroon most especially the elite corp Rapid Intervention Battalion, BIR has been using equipment from france to torture and kill civilians most especially in the Anglophone regions. Rene Emmanuel Sadi described the media report as unfounded and intended to to discredit the military and weaken their effort to fight enemies of the state.
8 The governor of Borno state in the Federal Republic of Nigeria has appreciated and expressed gratitude to the government of Cameroon for hosting internally displaced persons from Nigeria. In a visit to Minawao refugee camp in the Far North region of Cameroon, Prof. Babagana Umara expressed the willingness of the government of Nigeria to ensure the return of IDPs who wish to go back to Nigeria.
9 The Duchess of Sussex has told teenage girls in a deprived part of South Africa she is with them “as a woman of colour and as your sister”.
Meghan was visiting a women and children’s centre in Nyanga township alongside her husband, Prince Harry.
It’s the pair’s first official overseas tour with four-month-old son, Archie.
10 Human rights activists in Egypt say at least 370 people have been arrested in the past few days following protests against alleged government corruption. There were demonstrations in Cairo and other cities on Friday night, and then another on Saturday evening in the streets of the port of Suez.
11 Local officials in the Zimbabwean capital Harare say they are shutting down the city’s main water treatment plant due to a shortage of foreign currency. Deputy Mayor Enock Mupamawonde has described the situation as devastating and appealed to the government to make enough foreign currency available so that chemicals can be purchased for the treatment plant.
12 Thousands of Congolese students at universities in Burundi are boycotting classes after the arrest of fellow undergraduates from the Democratic Republic of Congo. More than 90 students from DR Congo have been arrested in Burundi’s main city of Bujumbura since Wednesday – reportedly for not having visas, with some deported. DR Congo and Burundi are both members of the regional economic bloc Great Lakes Countries Economic Community, known by its French acronym CEPGL.
13 Just days after South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa announced an emergency plan to tackle gender-based violence, another murder of a young woman has shocked the country. South African police say Sinethemba Ndlovu sustained two stab wounds and died in hospital. According to witnesses, the 22-year-old was stabbed by a man who forced himself on her while she was working at a motorsport event in KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday night. No arrests have been made. (Source Foreign News: BBC Africa)
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