0 Nigeria Poised to extend border closure with Cameroon+++North West Governor holds pre-dialogue consultative talks amidst tension in the region+++Atanga Nji says 700 IDPs were provided humanitarian relief in Bafoussam+++CRM wants Kamto present on the dialogue table or it backs out+++27 die in Liberia school fire
1 Disgruntled workers of the Cameroon Development Cooperation -CDC have been called upon to exercise patience while the administration sources for money to pay their salaries. Workers of the technical service department are demanding the payment of thirteen months salary arrears.
2 Over four hundred and thirty three thousand new voters have registered on the electoral list this year in Cameroon according to statistics given by the director of elections Cameroon ELECAM. Erik Essossie says a total of 7. 1 million voters are on the electoral list pending final revision before the end of this year.
3 Delegations of the Union des Population du Cameroon UPC and National Salvation Front parties have pledged their support for the dialogue process.In two separate audiences at the Prime Minister’s office they all expressed the need for dialogue to end the crisis while condemning those planing to boycott.
4 A delegation of the Cameroon Renaissance Movement Party has asked for the release of leaders of the party and other militants before the start of national to dialogue in Cameroon. Led by the 2nd vice president of the Party Tiriane Balbine Noah, the delegation handed their request to Prime minister Joseph Dion Ngute today in Yaounde. The CRM party says there can’t be any meaningful dialogue with some political actors still in prison.
5 Besides the visit to the Prime minister’s office, Cameron Renaissance Movement party issued a memorandum demanding that the national dialogue should include discussion on the form of state and electoral code. The military it adds should not attend and a neutral person should preside over the talks. The memorandum has been signed by the party leader, Prof. Maurice Kamto in his prison cell.
6 A platform called “Citizenship Front Movement” has written an open letter to the president of Cameroon setting conditions like the neutrality of the mediator, discussion on the form of state and the release of all political prisoners. The platform says the conditions need to be fulfilled before the organisation of any meaningful national dialogue. The platform is made up of political parties, civil society groups and individuals.
7 Over seven hundred internally displaced persons (IDPs) have received material gifts from the government. Paul Atanga Nji, Minister of Territorial Administration says the president has a big plan for IDPs and the anglophone regions as a whole. To some IDPs, government cannot have good plans for them and yet is reluctant to end the war in the regions.
8 North West Governor, Adolphe Lele L’Afrique has this Wednesday chaired the first regional consultative talks ahead of the announced dialogue by Head of State Paul Biya during his September 10th speech. At the end of the meeting the governor says those who will not be going for the dialogue will pen their contributions to those who will represent the North West Region. Meanwhile Barrister Mbah Eric Mbah Cameroon Bar council president’s representative for the North West Region says “anything short of addressing issues to the root causes will only turn us around the same point”.
9 The security situation in the North West region has come under review this Wednesday in a security meeting chaired be the regional governor. The case of a woman seen in a video buried alive was also condemned. “It is a crime against humanity … perpetrators will be sanctioned according to the laws of the republic” the governor told mimimefoinfos.
10 Nigeria is set to extend the partial closure of its country’s borders beyond the 28 days earlier slated.
The partial closure of the borders between Nigeria and Benin Republic has yielded results, including the arrest of about 100 illegal migrants, adding that illegal arms and hundreds of bags of imported rice have been impounded, the National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (rtd) has disclosed.
11 At least 27 people, many of them children, are now confirmed to have died in the fire at a boarding school in Liberia overnight.
The fire is believed to have broken out in the early hours of the morning, when Koranic school students were sleeping in a building near their mosque.
12 South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced an urgent action plan to address violence against women, saying, “crimes targeting women and children were similar to those of a country at war”.
The latest crime statistics show that 2,700 women and 1,000 children were murdered by men last year – and that at least 100 rape cases are reported in the country every day.
13 There were chaotic scenes in Malawi’s capital, Lilongwe, on Wednesday as civil society groups and opposition supporters protested against the results of May’s election.
The demonstrations descended into chaos with shops and property destroyed and at least two local journalists assaulted.
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