Most youths challenging the activities of vigilante group members in Tabenken village, Donga Mantung Division of Cameroon’s North West Region, have deserted the village for fear of being arrested. Security forces have embarked on a campaign forcing young people to join the vigilante group to fight against separatists. The population of Nkambe subdivision is accusing Mbororo vigilante group members of collaborating with the military to loot the property of civilians.
An uneasy calm has returned to Ntundip village in Ndu Subdivision in the North West Region of Cameroon after a gun battle between separatists and the military today. Residents say the Separatist fighters have a camp around the locality.
The Social Democratic Front party has dismissed rumours that it will not participate in the February 9, 2020 twin elections. In a release signed by Jean Robert Wafo, Shadow Cabinet Minister in charge of Information and Media, the position of the party has not changed. He accepts that threat has been received by candidates of the party but insists that they will still run for elections.
The question of how professional Cameroon’s higher educational system is has resurfaced following an attempt by a doctorate degree holder to commit suicide for not being recruited into the public service. According to some educationists, the educational system is tailored in a way that most graduates become job seekers and not job creators.
One week to the celebration of the feast of Christmas, inhabitants of Kumbo in the North West Region of Cameroon say there is nothing happening in the locality at the level of preparations. According to them, the high level of insecurity has conditioned their minds to think of their safety on a daily basis and not the celebration of Christmas.
Consumers in Cameroon are often exploited by service providers because they do not know their rights. An association to defend the rights of consumers of electricity, water, gas and telecommunication was launched today in Douala. The Association pledges to digitalise the process and enhance the training of consumers to know their rights.
A least 10 persons are said to have died in a road accident at Mengang along the Yaoundé-Akonolinga stretch of the road Wednesday evening. Local reports say the incident resulted from a collision between an interurban boss belonging to National Voyage Agency, and heavy-duty truck. Seven persons died on the spot, and three others later in the hospital according to local inhabitants.
Three high school students have been killed in a road accident in Ebebda along the Yaoundé-Bafia stretch of road. Witnesses say the students were on a motorcycle when they were crushed by an inter-urban transport bus belonging to Amigo. The accident occurred precisely around Catholic Church Ebebda.
Cameroon’s National Assembly on December 18, 2019, voted and adopted the bill on the general code of decentralization and local authority. Many Cameroonians remain pessimistic with regards to what the bill can do for peace to return in the North West and South West regions.
Amidst the worsening Anglophone Crisis, the South West Regional Delegation of Arts and Culture has celebrated the second edition of its Traditional Music and Dance Festival with a call on the population to rebrand and be proud of their culture. The call was made by Madam Ewang Grace, South West Regional Delegate of Arts and Culture. The festival witnessed the presence of top administrators of the region.
Newly promoted police officers in the South West region have received their epaulettes. This was during an award ceremony that took place in Buea presided at by South West Governor Bernard Okalia Bilai.
Results of the 14th day of play in the MTN Elite One Football Championship in Cameroon are as follows: APEJES- FORTUNA 1-1; USD-FOVU 1-1; CANON-EDING 0-1; AVION-TKC 2-1; Dragon-STADE RENARD 1-0; YOSA-BAMBOUTOS 3-1; COLOMBE-PWD 0-2; UMS-COTON 0-0; PANTHERE-FEUTCHEU 2-1
Nigerian legislators have proposed a new Bill – officially named the Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulation Bill 2019 – which would give the Nigerian government the power to cut off internet access or block specific social media platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter at its own discretion. Tens of thousands of Nigerians have reacted to this development by banding together online to challenge the bill which, they say, threatens to roll back internet freedoms and freedom of expression in the country.
The United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Alert for the Federal Republic of Nigeria. This comes against the backdrop of a yellow fever outbreak which has intensified in the last few months of 2019. The alert though specifically for American citizens, also reaches out to over 2 million travellers who visit Nigeria each year.
Kenya has intensified its bid to become a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council in 2021-2022. The country has made climate change a core part of its bid towards obtaining a seat on the UN security council, striving to “seek lasting solutions to security challenges caused by erratic climatic conditions” one of its 10 campaign pledges.
Competing for the place with Djibouti, Kenya feels it is well placed as it has been able to overcome a wide range of challenges related to climate change. Kenya’s ministry of foreign affairs said his country was best placed to help the world deal with climate change-induced threats thanks to its experience of dealing with the impacts of extreme and variable weather.