The UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) has confirmed that Cameroon received an addition £4.5 million (3.3 Billion FCFA) of foreign aid in 2020 bringing the total sum for the year to £13.5 million (9.9 Billion FCFA). According to the FCO, this money is aimed at supporting “humanitarian efforts in Cameroon, which will provide vulnerable people with vital food packs, sanitation provisions and medical supplies and fund training for health workers”. Details later on MMI.
New reports coming in say the injured were indeed the carriers of the explosives. The two ‘victims’, Innocent Nyuykonge and Megondze Theophile Yernyuy, who hail from the Northwest Region, got serious injuries after the explosion. One of them had a damaged leg which has been amputated while the other one sustained serious face burns with a severe eye injury. Find details on MMI Live Update.
Twenty four hours after his arrest and detention, bar. Tamfu Richard has not been charged nor his statement taken. Lawyers defending him met with the state counsel this evening and were given access to talk to Bar. Tamfu at about 6:00 pm. Meantime the Interim Bar Council president and his colleagues, have condemned the arrest of Barrister Tamfu who prepares to spend his second night at the Judicial police, Bonanjo, Douala.
Registration for Cameroon general certificate of education (GCE) 2021 session has been launched. The process ends on the 15th of January 2021. From the general time table of the exam made public by the GCE board, the exam will start on Tuesday the 29th of June 2021 and end on the 10th of July 2021.
The consumption of made-in-Cameroon products has not been fully embraced in Cameroonians despite efforts by producers of these goods. Innovators in the domain of agriculture and traditional medicine showcased their products in Douala today in the presence of the Minister of Scientific Research and Innovation. They lament that high importation of goods is weakening local production.
Cameroonians in Eyumojock sub division in the South West region of Cameroon are sceptical on how chiefs and councillors in the area will campaign ahead of the regional elections due to take place on December 6th. Ambazonia separatist fighters are reported to have intensified threats of attacks against those supporting the election.
The minister delegate at the presidency in charge of defence has arrived Bamenda in the North West for a two-day security meeting. Joseph Beti Asomo is there to better instruct security measure as politicians prepare to start campaigning on Saturday the 21st of November ahead of the regional election to take place on December 6th.
Cameroon’s Minister of Public Health says the lives of Cameroonians are at risk as anti-vaccine lobbyists intensify on social media. Dr Manaouda Malachie has called on Cameroonians to take any vaccinations approved by the government. Anti-vaccine campaigns have been on the rise since the outbreak of coronavirus.
President Paul Biya has stepped into the conflict between FECAFOOT and LFPC. The president today instructed Prime Minister Chief Dr Joseph Dion Ngute to settle the conflict amicable between the two footballing bodies so that all things go back to normal. This according to a correspondence from the Secretary General at the Presidency, Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh will be done by bringing together heads of the two bodies for frank discussions.
Two international law firms have pleaded on the United Nations to work on the case of detained Journalist Paul Chouta. The law firms Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and Clooney Foundation for Justice have demanded that the UN and it’s agencies do a public pleading for the release of the journalist who has been in detention for close to two years now.
Cameroon set plans to organise for the first time, games for physically challenged individuals in 2021. The scheming and planning for the international competition will be brought to fruition on the occasion of the international conference for physically challenged individuals to be held in Yaoundé from November 23 to November 28, 2020.
The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has denied accusations made by Ethiopia’s army chief that he helped to procure weapons for the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). “There have been reports suggesting I am taking sides in this situation. This is not true,” he wrote on Twitter, adding that: “I want to say that I am on only one side and that is the side of peace.”
Malawi’s self-styled prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary have been unconditionally released by a magistrate in the capital, Lilongwe, following their arrest on Wednesday. South Africa has demanded the couple’s extradition after they skipped bail. Bushiri and his wife have been charged in South Africa, where they lived, with money laundering and fraud. They deny the charges.
Four more suspects have appeared in a Kenyan court on suspicion of child trafficking after a BBC investigation uncovered evidence of a network of the illicit trade in Nairobi earlier this week. This brings to seven the number of people arraigned in court.
US President-elect Joe Biden’s foreign policy aide has appealed for an end to fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. “Deeply concerned about the humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia, reports of targeted ethnic violence, and the risk to regional peace and security,” Antony Blinken tweeted. The conflict has forced at least 30.000 people to flee.
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