Prof. James Mouangue Kobila, new chairman of the Cameroon Human Rights Commission says some members of the commission have no human rights background, thus training them is imperative. This has urged Cameroonians to question why president Paul Biya will appoint those ignorant in the human right domain to lead the body.
Newly appointed members of the Cameroon Human Rights Commission took oath of office today at the Supreme Court. It remains unclear how the commission will ensure the respect of human rights in the war torn anglophone regions, given the difficulty of operation in the regions.
The intercity passenger train linking Douala to Yaounde is set to resume trips soon. A test trip from Douala to Yaounde took place today after a long time if inactivity. The intercity train came to a halt after the Ezeka train derailment some years ago.
Hardly has the rainy season actually started that inhabitants of Bepanda Petit Wouri in Douala say floods continue to threaten the people despite efforts to construct drainage. They are calling on authorities to construct better drainage systems for their neighborhood.
A girl is in detention in Loum, Moungo Division in the Littoral region for allegedly killing her new born baby. The body of the baby was discovered day abandoned, after which locals mobilised and apprehended the suspect.
Bertrand Tchasie, Cameraman of Canal 2 International TV in Cameroon has been beaten and brutalised by elements of the municipal police in Yaounde. The victim is receiving medical attention in Yaounde. The media organ has condemned the action describing it as “a violation of freedom of the press”.