The commission of decentralisation and local governance has proposed a special status for the North West and South West Regions. According to David Abouem A Tchoyi a member of the commission, if adopted, the North West and South West will elect their governors and run activities semi-independently while the rest of the country will function in a decentralised manner.
The commission of Disarmament Demobilisation and Reintegration wants the military to strengthen its activities in the anglophone regions to disarm separatist fighters. The commission proposed that special measures be taken to reintegrate fighters that will lay their arms to regain normal life.
The commission of the diaspora is asking for double nationality to ensure their effective contribution to the development of Cameroon. While reading their report in a plenary session today, the commission proposed the creation of a ministry of the diaspora to handle their issues.
The common and civil laws in Cameroon should operate independently in the anglophone and francophone regions, respectively. The commission of Justice calls for the insertion of the bijural judicial system in the constitution of the country.
There has been the widespread appreciation of a presidential decree calling for the release of 333 persons arrested in connection to the anglophone crisis. The news was declared by the PM Dion Ngute at the Yaoundé conference centre. Critics say this release will mean nothing if real leaders of the Ambazonia struggle are not released.
Nine boys believed to be ex-fighters of the Ambazonia Republic have dropped their arms. They were presented to the press by George Ewane Spokesman of the national dialogue. The nine are from the North West Region of Cameroon. They blame the government for abandoning them, hence, giving room for the diaspora to take over control. This is the fourth segment of ex-amba boys presented since the beginning of the national dialogue.
The spokesperson of the national dialogue accuses RFI of producing anti-patriotic reports that seek to increase violence in Cameroon. George Ewane mentioned that in a press briefing today while calling on the national media to be patriotic. An RFI reporter has turned down a request to comment on the accusation, saying her hierarchy will react in due course.
Four tons of Indian herm, commonly referred to as marijuana has been seized and burnt in Foumban Noun Division of the West Region of Cameroon. The consignment seized in different operations by police and gendarmerie elements were assembled and reduced to ashes under watchful eyes of Foumban inhabitants.
The Warrant officer of the Abongmbang road brigade is no more. He died in an accident Wednesday afternoon on the Bertoua- Abongmbang road in the East Region of Cameroon.
For successfully organizing activities commemorating October 1, 2019, as ‘Ambazonian independence day’ in parts of Lebialem division South West region of Cameroon, over 200 soldiers of the Rapid intervention Battalion BIR, have been deployed to Capture Field Marshall. Field Marshall and his armed militias mobilised the population of Fontem subdivision to take part on a highly attended ‘Independence Day’ ceremony.
The Sum of 650 million France CFA has been earmarked by the government of Cameroon for the reconstruction of the burnt portion of the Kumba District hospital. The information was revealed this evening by Minister Manouda Malachi of Public Health.
The Fon of Pinyin in Santa Subdivision, Mezam Division of the North West Region of Cameroon has condemned in the strongest terms, the beheading of a woman in his village. In a communiqué released this Thursday, October 3, 2019, the traditional ruler condemned the treatment of the Wardress at the Bamenda central prison who was beheaded by unknown men in Pinyin, which he qualifies as sacrilegious.
The indomitable lionesses of Cameroon have defeated their counterparts from the Democratic Republic of Congo, 3 goals to nil this afternoon in Yaoundé. This was during a return leg match as part of qualifiers ahead of 2020 Olympic games. The football match took place at the Amadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaoundé.
The speaker of the Egyptian parliament has sparked anger on social media after using Adolf Hitler as an example to justify extravagant spending by President Abdelfatah al-Sisi, praising the “achievements” of Germany’s Nazi leader. Critics accuse President Sisi of spending large amounts of money on castles, luxurious villas and a new capital city, while many Egyptians suffer from growing poverty. “Hitler also made mistakes when he expanded East and West but he built fantastic infrastructure for his country which was the basis of the development in today’s Germany”. He said.
At least 21 people have been killed in a collapse at an illegal gold mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo, officials say. A source has confirmed seven more deaths to the BBC after the 14 initially reported.
Six people have been arrested in Uganda for wearing red berets after they were banned earlier this week, a spokesman for Bobi Wine’s People Power movement has told Reuters news agency. Former rapper and opposition leader Bobi Wine, who is hoping to topple President Yoweri Museveni in Uganda’s next election, has adopted the beret as “a symbol of resistance”.
The government of Tanzania has conceded that it did not send the World Health Organization (WHO) clinical reports of two suspected Ebola cases reported in the country in September. Health Minister Ummy Mwalimu said they were not under any obligation to do so since the tests were negative.
Police in Nigeria say six female secondary school students and two members of staff have been kidnapped in Kaduna State in the north of the country. The kidnappings happened before dawn at the Engravers College – a boarding school near Kakau Daji village south of Kaduna city.
The Zambian parliament has unanimously adopted a motion for the free distribution of sanitary pads in schools. Though the motion is not law, it means the government must provide funds for the distribution of sanitary pads in the next budget.
A girls’ school in Kenya has closed for a “short break” after 52 students fell ill. It was initially referred to as a “mystery illness” but the school has since confirmed a flu outbreak. Starehe Girls Centre in Nairobi sent a letter home to parents asking them to collect their daughters immediately.
The government in Tanzania has responded to concerns about the plight of more than 200,000 Burundian refugees in the country by saying that none will be repatriated by force. This appears to be a change of position – the government had earlier given 1 October as a deadline for the Burundians to leave.
On the first day of the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s state visit to South Africa, his counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa has reiterated his country’s deep regret for last month’s violence – some of which targeted Nigerian nationals and their businesses. President Buhari called on South Africa to take steps to ensure the violence is never repeated. At least 12 people including two foreigners were killed. (Source Foreign News: BBC Africa)