After the release of Kamto and Co, calls have heightened for the release of pressman, Paul Chouta detained months back. He is expected to appear at the Yaoundé court of First Instance tomorrow to answer charges of defamation and propagation of false news. The blogger and manager of Le TGV de L’Info is being accused of spreading false information concerning a Cameroonian writer Calixthe Beyala.
Cameroon President, Paul Biya has appointed new MINAT inspectors, Divisional and Sub-Divisional Officers across the country. Anong the changes are the DOs for Douala 1,3 and 4 subdivisions appointed Senior Divisional officers elsewhere. The DO for Douala 5 subdivision on his part was called up for other duties. The Presidential Decree signed this Monday saw the appointment of Inspectors in the Ministry of Territorial Administration, Senior Divisional officers and Sub Divisional officers in several administrative units across Cameroon. While the majority of these administrators have been moved from one region to the other in the francophone regions, most of those in the two English speaking regions were simply interchanged.
A young soldier in Bamenda has shot himself dead after killing his own boss this morning. The junior soldier is said to go by the name Caporal Ajovi and his boss a certain Captain Nkae.
Bandits have robbed a church in Douala taking away over 300.000frs FCFA. The men of the underworld tied the security agent on duty and two other workers before heading on to hold the priests at the Saint Monica Catholic Church in Makepe at gunpoint.
The life and death of the late artist, Eboa Lotin were celebrated yesterday during the commemoration of the 22nd anniversary of his death. His family, friends and acquaintances including Roger Milla gathered at the Native Baptist Church Akwa Douala, before proceeding to the cemetery where they placed flowers on his tomb.
The Minister Delegate to the Presidency of the Republic, in charge of state control, Rose Mbah Acha, today presided over the opening ceremony of a three-day training and recycling seminar. The gathering has as participants inspectors from departments of ministerial departments.
Major towns in the North West and South West Regions are said to have been deserted today, the first Monday after the Major National Dialogue. Many have qualified it as ‘Major National dialogue Ghost towns’. In Buea, Kumba, Bamenda and Kumbo, shops remained closed in several neighbourhoods with, few or no cars plying the streets. It barely comes as a surprise to many, as separatists had not only turned down invitations to the dialogue but kept fighting while the discourse went on. In Kikaikelaki village in the Bui Division in the North West region, several gunshots were heard all morning. Residents say the situation has worsened since the Major National Dialogue last week.
Cameroon joined the rest of the world today to celebrate World Habitat Day under the theme “Advanced technology as an innovative tool for transforming waste into wealth”. Activities were chaired by Housing and Local Development Minister at the Yaoundé City Council hall. It was followed by a gala this evening at the Yaoundé Hilton Hotel.
The Minister Delegate to the Ministry of Justice, Keeper of the Seals, Momo Jean de Dieu has asked for forgiveness from his political opponents. This he says is in light of recent actions taken by President Paul Biya. The time is ripe he says for “forgiveness, reconciliation and uniting forces for the construction of the nation”.
Fans of Mama Nguea have continued to appeal for financial support to improve on her health. The artist who had appealed for aid some weeks ago is said to have lost a leg amputated due to diabetes. Mama Nguea in her appeal had said she does not want financial help when she is dead.
Former Cameroon Prime Minister Chief Ephraim Inoni is receiving medical attention at the Yaoundé General hospital. He was visited by some chiefs from the South West Region of Cameroon. The traditional rulers are soliciting President Paul Biya to permit Chief Inoni’s evacuation for proper medical care abroad. Former PM chief Ephraim Inoni is currently serving a 20 years jail term for involvement in the Albatross plane affair.
One year after the holding of presidential elections in Cameroon on the 7th of October 2018, Cameroon Renaissance Movement Party is still denouncing what it calls injustice and election rigging committed by the CPDM party in complicity with the constitutional council. Barely a year after the elections, some of the nine candidates have gone missing in the political scene.
Fresh fighting between restoration forces and the military in some villages in Ako subdivision has scared many inhabitants forcing them to flee into the bushes. Houses have been set ablaze in Nzibie and Akwaja villages as military men launched attacks against fighters.
Senior Barrister Emmanuel Ashu says applying the recent resolutions of the major national dialogue as solutions to the Anglophone crisis will be like ignoring a disease and treating its symptoms. The legal luminary says the true cure to the Anglophone crisis, would be the signing of a Union Treaty between the formerly independent state of Southern Cameroon and La Republic du Cameroun (East Cameroun) who have been living in a Union for several years now, without a Union treaty. The said treaty, he says would outline the Modus Vivendi of the two Cameroons and see an end to the Anglophone crisis.
As a result of heightened insecurity, teachers in Bamenda commemorated the 25th international teachers’ day at the premises of the regional delegation of secondary education. During the event, it was revealed that eight teachers in the region have been killed within the context of the Anglophone crisis, since its escalation in 2017.
The Divisional Delegate of Basic education for the Noun Division of the Littoral Region of Cameroon has refuted allegations that he targeted Anglophone-owned schools in his Campaign to shut down clandestine schools within the Division. Speaking today, Mr Nsangou Andrew said the campaign targeted all schools operating without conformity, irrespective of ownership.
The Indomitable Lions are already in camp in Tunis, Tunisia. The 26 players have been summoned to take part in the October 12 encounter against Tunisia. The squad is led by newly appointed Portuguese trainer, António Conceição. In a related development, the indomitable Lionesses today held a press conference in Kinshasa. The squad’s captain, Augustine Edjangue and her teammates play tomorrow against the DR Congo in the return leg match of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic women’s football games qualifiers. The Cameroon girls of Coach Alain Njeufac have a two-goal lead gained in the first leg played on October 03 in Yaoundé.
The University of Lagos in Nigeria says it has suspended a lecturer featured in a BBC documentary on sexual harassment at two top West African universities. This comes shortly after Boniface Igbeneghu, who is also a pastor, was suspended by his church. There has been an outcry on social media after a report by BBC’s Africa Eye revealed secret footage of Dr Igbeneghu propositioning and sexually harassing an undercover reporter, posing as a prospective student. Academic institutions in West Africa have increasingly been facing allegations of sexual harassment by lecturers. This type of abuse is said to be endemic, but they are almost never proven.
Rwandan police have arrested a controversial US pastor as he was about to conduct a news conference in the capital, Kigali. Evangelist Gregg Schoof was arrested for holding an “illegal meeting with journalists”, police said. Mr Schoof had been due to criticise the Rwandan government for shutting down his radio station and his church.
A prominent election observer has been shot dead in a ruling party stronghold in south-eastern Mozambique ahead of elections next week. Some reports said Anastacio Matavele – the head of a local election observer mission – was gunned down as he was driving away from a workshop in Xai-Xai city while others said he was killed after opening a workshop to train other observers.
Students have taken to the streets of Ghana’s capital, Accra, to protest against mass failures and “elitism” in the law profession. Only 128 out of 1,820 students passed the 2019 Law School Entrance Exams, representing a failure rate of more than 90%.
Rights group Amnesty International has accused South Sudan of failing to act against perpetrators of the atrocities committed during the country’s five-year civil war. An Amnesty report, based on interviews with 47 people working in the justice sector, said there was widespread impunity for crimes such as torture and rape due to political ambivalence. South Sudan’s government has rejected the report’s findings. (Source Foreign News: BBC Africa)