Reports say at least three security officers have been shot dead and others injured in a gun exchange with separatists today in the villages of Mkpot and Bakwelle in the Manyu Division, South West region. The road from Mamfe to Ekok and Eyumojock was also reportedly blocked for several hours due to the gun battle.
The city of Yaounde is experiencing an unprecedented rise in the price of chicken. The main reason for this increase in price is due to the scarcity in the supply of broilers.
In another sad development for Cameroon’s comedy, legend Wakeu Fogaing passed away last night in Bandjoun, West Region. His death puts an end to an almost 20-year-long career, with numerous skits.
The Senior Divisional Officer of Meme Division has urged separatist fighters to drop their weapons and join DDR centers. He made this declaration yesterday after an operation in the division earlier in which over 6 Separatist fighters were reportedly neutralized by Cameroon’s Defense Forces.
The foundation stone of the new DDR center in Miselele has been laid. The 1.5 Billion FCFA project is expected to last for a maximum of 9 months and will be big enough to accommodate at least 300 ex-combatants.
A manhunt is underway for the killers of a man at Bonaloka in Douala. He was killed when bandits invaded the residence of the man demanding money and other valuables.
One person has died and at least 10 others infected with cholera in Douala, Littoral Region. Health officials say poor hygiene is one of the leading factors encouraging the spread of cholera.
The divisional officer of Njombe-Penja in the Littoral Region has called on the family of late Paul Eric Kingue to ensure his body is buried within the next 48 hours. The civil administrator was speaking in an emergency meeting with the family and officials of Njombe Penja Council following the death of the Mayor from COVID-19.
Elections Cameroon (ELECAM) has kicked off preparations ahead of a regional election rerun in Menoua division in the West Region. The election is to pick representatives of traditional rulers in the regional council.
Newly appointed officials of the police force have been installed in Yaounde today by the Delegate General of National Security Martin Mbarga Nguele. He urged them to shoulder the responsibility of combating insecurity in Cameroon.
Five members of a single family died in a stampede, as thousands of people paid their respects to Tanzania’s late President John Magufuli at Uhuru stadium in the main city Dar es Salaam on Sunday. Dennis Mtuwa lost his wife, two children, a nephew and a niece.
Four Kenyan policemen are to stand trial for murder after a judge ruled they had a case to answer in the death of British aristocrat Alexander Monson. The 28-year-old died on the Kenyan coast whilst in police custody in 2012 after being arrested for smoking cannabis.
Tunisia has become the first country in North Africa to launch a locally made satellite. Challenge One – owned by Tunisian telecom company TelNet – was launched into space Monday on board a Russian Soyuz-2 carrier rocket in Kazakhstan.