Cameroon’s National Anti-Corruption Commission, (CONAC) has in its 2018 report indicted the Limbe City Council for financial crimes that have cost the state over FCFA 9 billion in losses. CONAC Chairman Rev. Dr Dieudonne Massi Gams presented the report in Yaoundé today. Motanga Andrew Monjimba has been government delegate of the Limbe City Council since 2009.
A plenary session of the Senate is expected to start by midnight during which Senators are to debate and possibly adopt the bill on the decentralisation code. On Tuesday, the National Assembly adopted the “controversial” bill despite arguments raised by MPs of the opposition Social Democratic Front, (SDF).
Hon. Joshua Osih, First National Vice President of the SDF has expressed total disappointment at parliamentarians of the ruling party for voting and adopting a bill that will not improve the wellbeing of Cameroonians. The opposition lawmaker says any right-thinking Member of Parliament, irrespective of party discipline, will vote against the bill.
Cameroon Parliamentary House Speaker Hon. Cavaye Yeguie Djibril has expressed satisfaction that Hon. Awudu Mbaya Cyprian from the Nkambe central constituency will not return to the National Assembly in the next legislature. Cavaye says, Hon. Mbaya’s constant argument in the assembly to defend the rights of people has been a source of headache to the house. He made the statement as Hon. Awudu Mbaya Cyprian rose against the adoption of the bill relating to the Decentralisation Code on Tuesday.
The Cameroon People’s Democratic Movement, (CPDM), will have to look for another militant to replace Herve Emmanuel Nkom disqualified today by the Constitutional Council on the bases of dual nationality. Herve Emmanuel Nkom was to run for a Parliamentary seat in Wouri East in the Littoral Region.
Shey Anthony, an ex-militant of the Social Democratic Front has condemned the SDF for clandestinely including his name as a candidate for the municipal elections to take place next year. Shey Anthony says he had long resigned from party politics. He laments that the “unscrupulous” behaviour of the SDF has exposed him and his family to Separatist fighters.
The Social Democratic Front, (SDF) has won the case against the CPDM parliamentary list in Boyo Division, North West Region of Cameroon. After close to an hour hearing from both parties, the chairman of the Constitutional Council, Clément Atangana rejected the list from the CPDM party for the non-respect of gender balance.
The SDF has fought in vain for its list ahead of the 2020 parliamentary elections to be maintained in the Ngoketunja South constituency. During the pre-election litigation hearing in Yaoundé, the SDF saw its parliamentary list rejected by the Constitutional Council. The CPDM demanded the rejection of the SDF list for the non-respect of the sociological composition of Ngoketunja South. The CPDM wins that seat before elections.
The population of Ntabejah village in Nkum subdivision in the North West Region is yet to identify those who killed and dumped a man in the village last night. The body was found this morning.
The Christmas fever has caught Douala but owners of supermarkets and others selling toys for kids and other related festive gadgets say business is slow at the moment but express hope it will improve by the weekend.
The First Deputy Mayor of Bamenda II Council has stepped down from the electoral race ahead of the 2020 municipal elections. In a document released today, he advanced the recent attacks on SDF party militants by unknown men as one of his reasons for stepping out.
Cameroonian born Melvin Sungwe Shunye has shared his experience gained while on a fact-finding mission to Somaliland aimed at getting the country recognition. The President of the Pan African Youth Parliament says Somaliland has gone through an experience that has to be shared and understood by all Africans in order to avoid it from repeating anywhere else across the continent.
Dr NICK Ngwanyam MD, of Saint Louis University Institutes says France, the government of Cameroon, parents and PhD candidates who protested in front of the Ministry of Higher Education in Yaoundé, should be blamed for embarrassing the nation. Speaking on Equinoxe Television, he said the French tied and left Cameroon with an unproductive educational system. He also thinks the government could have rebranded the educational system, but it failed.
People in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, have been celebrating a year since the start of protests that led to the toppling of Omar al-Bashir. The protests were sparked by soaring bread prices in the central town of Atbara and swept across the country and by April had toppled Bashir. He had been in power for nearly three decades.
In what can be seen as yet another test for Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, thousands of people from the Wolayta ethnic group, in the southern part of the country, are staging demonstrations demanding their own regional state. This comes weeks after the Sidama, another ethnic group in the area, voted in a referendum to form their own regional state.
The UN has expressed concern about conditions in a military camp in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo where more than 2,000 people are being held. Suspected rebels and members of their families are being rounded up and detained as part of a military offensive in South Kivu province.
Malawian police officers raped and sexually assaulted women, some of them in the presence of their children, during a security operation in October, an official state commission responsible for investigating human rights violations has said. In a damning report published on Wednesday, the influential Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) said its investigations revealed that at least one girl below the age of 18 was sexually assaulted, while seven women were raped.
A Ugandan court has ruled that the country failed its international obligations by not arresting Sudan’s ex-President Omar al-Bashir when he visited the country in 2016 and 2017. Bashir has an International Criminal Court (ICC) arrest warrant against him for genocide and crimes against humanity.
The former prime minister and member of Algeria’s longstanding governing National Liberation Front (FLN), Abdelmadjid Tebboune, has been sworn in as the country’s new president. Mr Tebboune took the oath of office at a ceremony televised live on state TV from the Palace of Nations in the capital, Algiers. He won the 12 December election with 58% of the vote, with turnout reported at nearly 40%. despite mass protests.
The estranged wife of Zimbabwe’s Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga, Marry Mubaiwa, is too sick to flee the country, her lawyers are quoted as saying in the Zimbabwean newspaper Newsday. They argue that she should be freed on bail to get medical attention.
Hosts Uganda won the 2019 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup on Thursday, beating Eritrea 3-0 in the final of the East African regional championship. Anukani Bright put the Cranes ahead after 31 minutes with Mustafa Kizza and Joel Madondo scoring in the second half to clinch the title.
Opinion on social media is widely divided following the recent impeachment of US President Donald Trump. President Trump has become the third US President in history to be impeached. The House passed both articles of impeachment: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. While supporters of the President argue that it is a mere ‘witch hunt’ by the Democrats, there are many others who are praising the action as a clear indication that no one in the USA is above the law. President Trump has been expressing frustration that the articles of impeachment have not yet been sent to the Senate, where he is expected to mount a vigorous defence.
(Foreign News Source BBC Africa)