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    • Thursday 01 December
    • World Cup 2022 : Female Trio To Referee Male Match

      Cameroon Tribune - 09h49

      It will be the first time this happens. A women’s trio will be in charge tonight to referee a men’s match. This is the third group match in Group E of the Qatar 2022 World Cup which will oppose Germany to Costa Rica. The match will be led by the French Stéphanie Frappart. She will be assisted by Brazilian Neuza Back and Mexican Karen Diaz.

    • Wednesday 30 November
    • Cameroon: Comedian Hervé Nguetch Celebrates Birthday In Orphanage

      LauraDave Média - 14h35

      Hervé Nguetch, one of the actors in the hit series, Madame Monsieur, has just blown out his 35th candle. For the occasion, he decided to cut the birthday cake with the children of the Canaan de Bonaberi orphanage in Douala. He used the opportunity to offer some gifts, “the symbolic gifts that we brought them were our way of also wishing them a happy Christmas and end-of-year celebrations in anticipation,” explained Hervé Nguetch.

    • Monday 21 November
    • Cameroon: Sonara and Camair Co make up 96.5% of public companies’ external debt as of Sep. 30

      Business in Cameroon - 15h41

      As of September 30, 2022, four public companies in Cameroon accumulated up to CFA555.2 billion in debt with foreign investors. According to official data from the Autonomous Depreciation Fund (CAA), 96.5% of this amount is owed by the national refinery Sonara and the airline Camair Co.

      Sonara was ranked the most indebted public company. The company alone accounts for 84.5% of the total amount owed by all public companies to external partners, against only 12.5% for Camair co. The two other indebted public enterprises are the Cameroon Airports Company (ADC) and the Port Authority of Douala (PAD).

    • Tuesday 15 November
    • Outstanding govt securities reached CFA5,129bn at the end of October 2022 on the Beac market

      Business in Cameroon - 10h47

      The outstanding debt contracted by the CEMAC States (Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Chad, CAR, and Equatorial Guinea) through public securities on the Beac market reached CFA5,129 billion at the end of October 2022. The figures were revealed by the bank in an official statement.

    • Wednesday 09 November
    • Chad calls for resumption of cement exports from Cameroon

      Business in Cameroon - 12h06

      The Chadian government is calling on Cameroonian authorities to lift the ban imposed on cement exports from their country. Djiddi Bichara Hassane, Chad’s ambassador to Cameroon, met last November 4 with Cameroon’s Minister of Trade, Luc Magloire Mbarga Atangana, in Yaoundé to discuss the matter.

    • Friday 04 November
    • MAGZI calls on local investors to exploit the Bamenda industrial zone

      Business in Cameroon - 16h06

      Christol Georges Manon, head of the Industrial Zones Development and Management Authority (MAGZI), issued a statement yesterday calling local investors, especially those from Bamenda, to exploit the industrial zone recently built in the region.

      “After the industrial zone was created, 8 years ago, we were expecting local investors to be interested in it given the quality of infrastructures there. But we are surprised to see that no one is coming, although the project seemed to be welcomed in the region,” Christol Georges Manon said.

    • Wednesday 02 November
    • French TPF exits the Chollet dam project, another delay in sight

      Business in Cameroon - 08h08

      The Chollet dam hydroelectric project (600 MW) between Cameroon and Congo could face another delay. The French construction group TPF announced it is exiting the project. According to a decision signed by the ministers in charge of energy in Cameroon (Gaston Eloundou Essomba) and Congo (Emile Ouosso), this group wrote on September 26, 2022, to inform of its withdrawal. TPF was chosen following a restricted international tender launched on June 24, 2021, for the selection of a consulting engineer to assist the project executor.

    • Friday 28 October
    • Cameroon : INJS Provides 397 Professionals

      Cameroon Tribune - 16h59

      It is in all 397 new laureates that have just been produced by the National Institute of Youth and Sports (NIYS). These are the products of the school of engineering for the economic and social development management section of local authorities of the NIYS. These new professionals were trained in the fields of local sports and cultural development, decentralized cooperation, civil status management engineering, and audit and control of local organizations, among others.

    • Cameroon : Essec Extends Campus In Yaounde

      Cameroon Tribune - 16h55

      Since October 21, the Iftic-Sup campus has been welcoming 150 new students from the Graduate School of Economics and Business (Essec) in Douala. This is thanks to the opening of an annex of the university institution in Yaounde

    • Cameroon: 50 Young People Get Involved Against Violence In Schools

      Cameroon Tribune - 16h47

      “My school, my island of peace”. It is under this theme that the Peace and Security Network of the Young African Leaders Initiative (Yali) trained 50 young people as peace ambassadors. Their duty and mission is to put an end to violence in school and educate young students to cultivate love, forgiveness, and self-control.

    • Wednesday 26 October
    • Sundance Resources sues govt over Mbalam Iron permit, again

      Business in Cameroon - 11h35

      Australian mining junior, Sundance Resources, has taken a new legal action against the Cameroonian government. The dispute is over the Mbalam Iron permit, which the government awarded on August 17, 2022, to Cameroon Mining Company (CMC) Sarl -a subsidiary of Singapore-based investment vehicle Coconut Logic Holdings. The latter also controls the capital of Bestway Finance.

    • Northwest: Menchum prefect escapes assassination attempt attributed to separatists

      SBBC - 11h34

      Adbdoulahi Aliou, the prefect of the department of Menchum (North-West region) escaped an assassination attempt. He was leaving the mosque last Friday, October 21, around 6 pm when he was attacked by gunmen suspected to be secessionist fighters.

      Several local media reported that two of the gendarmes forming the prefect’s guard were wounded in the assault. Other sources mention four gendarmes wounded and one of the attackers killed. The prefect was not injured.

    • Friday 21 October
    • Election-Fecacyclisme: Deadline For Applications Submittion Announced

      Fecacyclisme - 15h18

      According to a letter from the Minister of Sports and Physical Education, elections within Cameroonian sports federations have been scheduled in several federations. Among these is the Cameroon Cycling Federation. Within the latter, candidates have until October 27, 2022, at 3:30 p.m. to submit their application.
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    • Former Basketball Player Dikembe Mutombo Suffers From A Brain Tumor

      NBA - 15h13

      Dikembe Mutumbo marked the NBA in the 90s finishing as the league’s best defender in 1995, 1997, 1998, and 2001. Now 56 years old, the 2m18 Congolese suffers from a brain tumor. The NBA nevertheless reassures that he is currently receiving the best possible care in the United States on the Atlanta side.

    • Cameroon-Election At Fecabox : Hassan Ndam And Ali Adamou In Ring

      FECABOXE - 15h12

      Hassan N’Dam, a former professional boxer, was the first to announce his candidacy for the head of the Cameroonian Boxing Federation. Then, another who was also an athlete in this discipline said he also wanted to take the reins of Fecaboxe. This is Ali Adamou. Both candidates are members of the association of former boxers of Cameroon. The battle to seduce the electorate officially begins on November 5.

    • Wednesday 19 October
    • A new airline enters the air transport market

      Business in Cameroon - 10h37

      The Cameroonian Aviation Authority (CCAA) has just approved a new airline in the air transport sector. In an official document sent on October 12, 2022, to the Agency for the Safety of Air Navigation in Africa and Madagascar (Asecna), CCAA said it has welcomed Zejet on the market. For now, no information on the financial and transport capacities of the company has been released.

    • Monday 17 October
    • Road Accident Kills 7 on Edea-Pouma Axis

      CT - 09h28

      A collusion between two vehicles last saturday burnt seven passengers to death while nine others were sqaved by the eye witnesses who rushed to the accident scene. The mortal remains of the seven victims have being taken to the La Quintinine Hospital for futher identification.

    • Monday 10 October
    • BEAC Tigthens Access to Loan to Supposedly Fight Inflation

      Business in Cameroon - 09h36

      Unsurprisingly, the Central African central bank, BEAC, increased its key rates. The hike seems more like a follow-through choice than an appropriate solution to the inflationary challenges faced by CEMAC countries. The BEAC, the central bank of the six CEMAC states, recently raised its key rates that influence commercial banks’ ability to grant loans. For instance, its main refinancing rate, or TIAO, was raised from 4% to 4.5%.  Its marginal lending facility rate -for less than 24-hours bank loans- was raised from 6.25% to 6.75%.

    • Tuesday 04 October
    • World Bank grants Cameroon CFA200bn+ loan for local development projects

      Business in Cameroon - 15h47

      The World Bank announced it has approved a loan of $300 million (more than CFA200 billion) to help Cameroon implement local development projects. In a September 28 statement, the international body said the fund will be channeled through the International Development Association (IDA); 180 municipalities, totaling about 1.5 million people, will directly benefit from this new vehicle, which the World Bank says will help local authorities better manage resources and provide better services to the population while improving access to climate-resilient infrastructure.

    • Monday 03 October
    • Cameroon: Rising fertilizer prices slowed food crop production in Q1 2022

      Business in Cameroon - 09h50

      The growth rate of food crop production in Cameroon fell by 0.4% YoY in the first quarter of 2022, from 2.5% to 2.1%. According to the National Institute of Statistics (INS), which revealed this figure in its report on national accounts for Q1 2022, this performance “remains dependent on the availability of fertilizer, whose prices are rising sharply on the market due to the Russia-Ukraine war.” Fertilizers account for 17% of Cameroon’s imports from Russia. This makes the country Cameroon’s leading supplier with a 43% market share, compared to only 11% for China.

    • Tuesday 27 September
    • Cameroon customs intercepts 55kg of narcotics headed for the Philippines

      Business in Cameroon - 13h48

      Cameroonian customs at the Douala airport seized 55kg of drugs heading to the Philippines last September 22. Official sources said the narcotics were methamphetamines packed in 108 boxes.  The seizure occurred after a passenger of an Ethiopian Airlines flight presented several boxes as chocolate and African spices. A check by the airport border agents revealed the packages contained meth instead.

    • Monday 26 September
    • Football: Cameroon To Host Friendly Match Against Jamaica In Yaounde

      Fécafoot - 13h18

      The Cameroon national team, as a farewell match for the 2022 World Cup, will play a friendly match against Jamaica. The match between the Indomitable Lions and the Reggae Boyz will take place on November 9 in Yaounde.
      It will be an opportunity for Usain Bolt’s country to return to victory after a draw against Qatar on August 26, a defeat against Morocco on August 23, and a draw against Mexico on June 15.

    • Ladies World Volleyball Championship : Cameroon In Tragic Situation

      Actu Cameroun - 13h01

      The Lionesses once more recorded a defeat at this international competition. They were overpowered by Holland last Sunday, 3-0 (11-25, 20-25, 13-25). This second defeat of Cameroon at the Ladies World Volleyball Championship makes the country to feature at the last position of its group. Coach René Akono’s team has to put in all efforts so as to win their upcoming match against Kenya on September 27 in order to expect a qualification ticket for the next round.

    • Thursday 22 September
    • Indomitable Lions Begin Intensive Training in Seoul

      CT - 15h28

      After a muscle warm up session yesterday, ahead of tomorrow’s friendly against Uzbekistan, the national football team will this thursday have group training with a full house to fine-tune strategies for the World Cup preparatory match in Seoul, South Korea.

    • service sector regained its position as a growth driver in Cameroon in 2021, after the Covid-19 episode

      Business in Cameroon - 14h50

      Economic activity in Cameroon grew by 3.6% in 2021, after a 0.3% decline in 2020 when Covid-19 was hitting hard. This recovery was, according to the stats agency INS, observed in all sectors but much more in those that were particularly affected by the pandemic, including services, such as transport, accommodation and catering, and industrial activities. In its 2021 report on national accounts, INS pointed out that “with a remarkable growth of 4.3% in 2021, compared to 0.1% in 2020,

    • Wednesday 21 September
    • Cameroon Gets Set For The Rugby Africa Women Cup

      JDC - 14h20

      The head coach of the Cameroon women’s national rugby team Alfred Daniel Bisso has summoned 35 players for a training camp which runs from September 21 to October 11, 2022 in the commune of Akono, Center region. This training session is part of the preparations for participation in the Rugby Africa Women Cup which will be played from November 2 to 13, 2022 in Yaounde.

    • Tuesday 20 September
    • Matgenie’s debt widened to CFA14.24bn due to “salaries without justification”

      Business in Cameroon - 10h44

      The plan to clean up the human and material resources of the National Park of Civil Engineering Equipment (Matgenie) ordered by the Ministry of Public Works  found that the company pays “unjustified salaries” to some workers.

      “The initial results, after analyzing the progress report of the ad hoc inter-ministerial committee, show that personnel costs are too expensive in the company and absorb nearly 84.5% of turnover. This is because some workers receive salaries without justification,” the Ministry said.

      This situation, we learn, brings the company’s debt to CFA14.24 billion, including unpaid salaries of CFA 2.2 billion; a tax debt of CFA2.4 billion; CFA3.9 billion owed to suppliers; CFA2.6 billion of social contributions due to the National Social Security Fund, and CFA3 billion due to the Ministry of Finance. “This could eventually constitute a budgetary risk for the state if the situation persists,” according to the 2020 report of the Technical Commission for the Rehabilitation (CTR) of Public Sector Enterprises and Establishments in Cameroon. Also, social peace is threatened by irregular payment of salaries and social benefits.

    • Monday 19 September
    • Queen Elizabeth II Death : PM Joseph Ndion Ngute Represents Paul Biya in England

      JDC - 09h32

      The Cameroonian delegation led by Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute arrived in London on Saturday to attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

      Mandated to represent President Paul Biya at the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II in England, the Head of Government, Joseph Dion Ngute accompanied by Felix Mbayu, Minister Delegate at the Ministry of External Relations in charge of Cooperation with the Commonwealth arrived in London on Saturday.

      The two Cameroonian dignitaries will attend the funeral of the late Queen Elizabeth II who died on Thursday, September 8 at Balmoral Palace in Scotland. In a letter of condolence to King Charles III, Paul Biya had paid tribute to the memory of the monarch who reigned for 70 years on the throne in the United Kingdom and in the Commonwealth countries of which Cameroon is a member.

       

    • Friday 16 September
    • Cameroon-Ecrans Noirs: 2022 Edition Kick-off Scheduled For October 1st

      JDC - 09h47

      In two weeks, lovers of cinema will attend one of the halls of the Yaounde Conference Center for the opening ceremony on October 1, 2022, as well as the closing ceremony on October 8 of the movie festival, Ecrans Noirs. After the suspension due to the parliamentary sessions, the festival rises again to the top of the Nikol Nyada. This place is one of the particularities of the 26th edition of the African cinematographic meeting.
      The information was made public on Wednesday during a press conference given by the general delegate of the Basseck Ba Kobhio festival. The media availability took place on Wednesday, September 14, 2022. . In addition to the opening and closing room, several innovations are announced. This is the case of the theme, “cinema, a total art”.
      In this register, there is also the relocation of the festival to Douala, the festival caravan in the municipalities. Indeed, following the opening of the festival village at the National Museum on September 30 and the official opening ceremony on October 1, the other events will follow.
      Entitled “Black screens make its cinema”, the caravan set off in 30 sorted communes. The selection criteria are originality, dynamism, and the interest of municipalities in highlighting the culture of cinema. These cities will be entitled to the passage of the project teams for two to three days.

    • Tuesday 13 September
    • Cameroon Handball Cup Final

      JDC - 17h07

      FAP Ladies will play against FANZ regarding the final of the 58th edition of the Cameroon Handball Cup. The match is scheduled for September 18 and will be played at the Palais polyvalent des sports in Yaoundé at 3 p.m.

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