1 The mayor of Buea has sealed some shops and business centres in the town as a means of fighting against the respect of Monday weekly ghost town and lock down imposed by separatist fighters. The mayor was accompanied by some military men and other boys.
2 A timid school resumption in Buea capital of the South West Region of Cameroon. Few secondary and primary schools opened their doors with a handful of students and pupils most of them dressed in assorted dresses to avoid targeted attacks by separatist fighters. It was a similar situation in Mutengene and Limbe still in Fako Division.
3 In Kumba, the Senior Divisional Officer has promised administrative sanctions on teachers that are reluctant to resume school. Chamberlain Ntou’ou Ndong visited some schools in the town of Kumba where he came across several schools without teachers and students or pupils.
4 In Kumbo, Bui Division in the North West Region of Cameroon, streets were deserted throughout out the day in towns in Bui division. This includes Kumbo, Jakiri, Noni,Oku, Mbiame and many others. Fear gripped the inhabitants of Kumbo when they spotted military helicopters flying to Nkambe in Donga Mantung Division.
5 Students of the University of Buea have been expressing mixed feelings following the decision of member of National Association of University Teachers -SYNES Buea Chapter not to organise re-sit examination from tomorrow Tuesday. The lecturers say the security situation in Buea is not the best to organise re-sit exams in UB. The University administration has reminded the lecturers that the university has been flexible in readjusting exam schedules given the security situation of the town. SYNES UB Chapter has equally called on the university to respect financial engagements that concerns re-sit exams.
6 Students of Government Bilingual High Mabanda at Douala 4 have been decrying the poor state of the road leading to the school. The stretch of road is practically filled with standing waters. This has urged commercial motorcycles to double the fair to transport students to5 the school.
7 Most Lawyers in Cameroon have been expressing satisfaction following the decision of the Bar Council calling for a five day sit in strike from the 16th to the 20th of September. The lawyers attest that security men,the military the administration and those in the judicial service are making the practice of the profession a living hell for them in Cameroon. They argue that the government of President Paul Biya is notorious in the violation of both national and international laws .
8 Lawyers defending Sisiku Ayuk Tabe Julius and nine other interim leaders condemned recently to life in jail are standing against a five millions francs cfa demanded as one of the conditions to appeal the verdict handed down by the military court two weeks ago. The defending lawyers have described such demand as outrageous.
9 Dozens of people have been arrested in the South African city of Johannesburg after rioters looted shops and torched buildings and vehicles.
Many of the targeted shops are reported to be owned by foreign nationals.
South Africa has seen a spate of zenophobic attacks in recent months. In March, three people died during protests that targeted foreign-owned shops in Durban.
10 Kenya’s Finance Minister Ukur Yatani has announced a three-year freeze in hiring civil servants as a way of reducing the country’s wage bill.
Mr Yatani, who took office in June after his predecessor was charged with corruption, said there will also be funding cuts for other expenditure including on ICT equipment.
The money saved from the austerity measures will be used to fund the government’s Big Four agenda: affordable housing, food security, universal healthcare and enhanced manufacturing
11 The price of mobile phone calls and data has sharply risen in Liberia.
According to the two mobile phone companies operating in the country, the hike was ordered by the government’s telecoms agency over the weekend.
The cost of purchasing internet data has more than doubled, making it unaffordable for most people.
12 At least three people have died and 11 others injured in an explosion at a key checkpoint in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, on Monday.
A car laden with explosive devices was speeding towards the checkpoint from the town of Afgoye. No one has claimed responsibility.
13 The Orthodox Church in Ethiopia has urged the federal government to prevent a breakaway by a group of its clergy in the populous Oromia region, the private Reporter newspaper reports.
The group seeking to break away, led by Belai Mekonnen, is unhappy that the Orthodox Church conducts it services in Amharic, Ethiopia’s official working language.
Majority of Ethiopia’s population of more than 100 million people belong to the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.
14 Police in the Ivory Coast have arrested 12 people who are accused of storming a cemetery in the main city, Abidjan, shortly after popular musician DJ Arafat had been buried, and forcing open the coffin.
Many Ivorians were shocked by videos on social media showing fans of DJ Arafat removing the coffin from the grave and opening it up to check that it contained the body of the musician.
The 33-year-old performer, whose real name was Ange Didier Huon, died in a motorcycle accident last month.
Foreign news (Source: BBC)
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