Information round to clock
- Friday 10 July
Cameroon: New SG of MINESEC installed- 18h03
The newly appointed Secretary General of the Ministry of Secondary Education has been installed into his functions.
The installation ceremony took place Friday July 10, 2020 chaired by Prof Nalova Lyonga.
Cameroon: Artiste Nguea Laroute begins finanl journey today- 17h40The corpse of Cameroonian Makossa icon, Nguea Laroute commonly called Mama Nguea has been removed from the Douala General Hospital Friday July 10, 2020.She died on June 14 at her Douala residence after suffering from a prolonged illness that got her two legs amputated.
Cameroon/Parliament: June session ends with seven bills adopted- 12h31
The June parliamentary session of the 2020 Legislative year ended Thursday July 9 at the Yaounde Conference Centre.
At the National Assembly, the closing session was chaired by House Speaker Rt Hon. Cavaye Yeguie Djibril, meanwhile Senate President Marcel Niat Njifenji chaired that of the Upper House.
the June session thus wrapped up with seven bills adopted, including the controversial on artistic associations.
Cameroon: Outgoing US Ambassador holds farewell audience with MINREX- 12h13
The outgoing US Ambassador to Cameroon, HE Peter Henry Balerin Thursday July 9 held talks with the Minister of External Relations, Lejeune Mbella Mbella prior to his departure from Cameroon.
Afer the audience, Henry Peter Balerin told the press he and the Minister revisited Cameroon’s bilateral relations with the US, especially the health domain.
He disclosed that since March 2020, month during the Coronavirus showed its ugly face in Cameroon, the US Government has contributed 20million Dollars to the fight.
Added to that, the US constructed the Public Health Operation’s Centre in Yaounde.
Cameroon: New draft code of CCA of NOSC approved- 12h01
The new draft code of the arbitration and conciliator chamber of the National Olympic and sports committee has been approved.
This was during the first General Assembly of the chamber for the year 2020 that ended in Yaounde in a ceremony chaired by the President of the National Olympic and Sports Committee, Ahmad Kalkaba Malboum.
CONAC asseses Cameroon’s fight against Corruption for past ten years- 11h49
Cameroon will tomorrow Saturday July 11 join other countries in Africa to commemorate the thirty-first edition of the African Anti-Corruption Day.
Prior to the day, the National Anti-Corruption Commission holds a press conference at its head office in Yaounde this Friday July 10.
According to a press statement issued by the chairman of the commission, the press conference aims at assessing the progress made in the fight against corruption in the country within the past ten years.
It will be chaired by Rev Dieudonne Massi Gams, Chairman of the commission.
Cameroon honours outgoing Beldian Ambassador- 11h39
The Minister of External Relations, Lejeune Mbella Mbella Thursday July 9 chaired the State dinner ceremony offered in honour of the Belgian Ambassador to Cameroon in Yaounde.
During the ceremony, HE Stephane Doppagne was raised to the rank of Grand Officer of the National Order of Valour and offered a symbolic gift.
He leaves Cameroon to take up new functions in the Great Lakes Region, still in Africa.
- Thursday 09 July
Cameroon: Late UBa Registrar, Prof Victor Banlilon laid to rest in Bamenda- 15h34
The registrar of the University of Bamenda in the North West region of Cameroon, Prof Victor Banlilon Tani who died Tuesday July 7 has been laid to rest.
A funeral ceremony in his honour took place Thursday July 9 in Bamenda.
The late professor is reported to have succumbed to the deadly Coronavirus pandemic.
Cameroon: New SG at Ministry of Sports, Physical Education installed- 14h47
The newly appointed Secretary General at the Ministry of Sports and Physical Education, Joseph Yerima has been installed into his functions by Minister Narcisse Mouelle Kombi.
The instalation ceremony took place Thursday July 9 at the Yaounde Multipurpose Sports Complex.
Joseph Yerima was appointed by Presidential decree last June 30.
Cameroon: Suspect arrested for murder of female student at University of Yde II- 14h39
A suspect is reported to has been arrested for the murder of of a twenty-one-year old student at the University Yaounde.
According to sources, the suspect identified as Martial Tchami Soh carried out a redo of the act Wednesday July 8 in the presence of Cyrille Bellia, Divisional Officer for Soa.
Cameroon: 2020 June session ends at Senate- 14h13
The closing Plenary sitting of the second ordinary session of the Senate for the 2020 Legislative year takes place this Thursday afternoon in Yaounde.
The proceedings at the Yaounde Conference Centre will be chaired by the President of the House, Marcel Niat Njifendji.
Cameroon: President Biya revises old-age, incapacity pensions, death benefits- 14h01
Cameroon’s Head of State, Paul Biya has revised old-age and incapacity pensions and death benefits granted by the National Social Insurance Fund.
This information is contained in a decree signed Wednesday July 8 making a 20% upward revision as from August 1, 2020.
4th steering committee meeting of Cameroon-Equatorial Guinea-Gabon border intergrated Dev’t programme holds in Y’de- 13h56
The fourth steering committee meeting of the Cameroon-Equatorial Guinea-Gabon three border integrated Development programme takes place this Thursday July 9 in Yaounde.
The meeting is scheduled to be chaired by the pilot committee president and South Governor Felix Nguelle Nguelle.
Cameroon/COVID-19 fight: MPs contribute FCFA 100 million to Solidarity fund- 13h21
Members of the National Assembly have contributed the amount of FCFA one hundred million as their own support to the national response against the deadly Coronavirus pandemic which has so far killed more than three hundred persons in Cameroon.
The money was handed over to the Prime Minister Head of Government, Chief Dr Joseph Dion Ngute this Thursday July 9 at the end of the second legislative period for the year 2020.
- Wednesday 08 July
Cameroon: President Biya convenes Higher Judicial Council on August 6, 2020- 18h28
Cameroon: Man attempts suicide after breaking up with girlfirend- 14h43
A young man is reported to have attempted to do away with his life after breaking up with his girlfriend in Buea, South West region of Cameroon.
Reports say that having not digested the idea of a separation with her, he drank a bleaching chemical to kill himself and later on tried to strangle girl.
The police intervened and he was arrested and taken to the hospital for medical care.
Cameroon: Three fake Council workers arrested in Douala- 14h38
Three fake workers of different councils in Douala, Littoral region of Cameroon, two woemen and an man have been arrested.
According to reports, the were arrested in possession of fake badges posing as Council workers.
They had been extorting morning from traders in various markets most especially in Douala III.
Cameroon: Several houses reduced to ashes after fire outbreak in Ngaoundere- 11h37
A fire outbreak in Ngaoundere, Adamawa region of Cameroon is reported to have reduced several houses to ashes.
Though no loss of life was recorded, reports say the damage caused is enormous.
Cameroon/COVID-19 fight: Surveillance team drilled on data-management skills in Douala- 11h32
A three-day seminar aimed at improving the quality of COVID-19 data-collection, processing and transmission is underway in Cameroon’s economic capital, Douala.
The seminar that began Tuesday July 7 is organized by the World Health Organization for data management staff of health districts and COVID-19 support structures in Douala.
Cameroon: Foundation stone for modern maternity in Mokolo, F/N to be laid today- 11h24
The Secretary of State at the Ministry of Public Health in charge of epidemics ad pandemics, accompanied by the Ambassador of the sovereign State of Malta and the resident representative of the World Health Organization will today lay the foundation stone for the construction of an ultra-modern maternity in Mokolo, in the Mayo Tsanaga Division in the Far North region of Cameroon.
Cameroon: Finance Minister presents 2021-2023 budgetary orientation to MPs- 11h10
Cameroon’s Minister of Finance, Louis Paul Motaze Tuesday July 7 presented the 2021-2023 budgetary orientation to members of the National Assembly, which forsees among other aspects the continuation of Government’s response plan to the deadly Coronavirus pandemic ad the putting in place of the Presidential Plan for the Reconstruction and Development of the North West and South West regions.
- Tuesday 07 July
Cameroon’s indomitable lion Choupo Moting signs new PSG deal- 18h36
Cameroon’s International footballer who plays club football with Paris Saint Germain, PSG has signed a new deal with the French club.
The 31-year-old forward was set to leave the French champions when his contract with the club expired on June 30, 2020.
However, Choupo-Moting will now stay with PSG until the end of the current season with the team set to take part in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals.
Cameroon: SDF scribe for Bamusso, SW region resigns- 17h40
The Social Democratic Front party SDF secretary general for Bamusso electoral district in the South West region of Cameroon, George Sona Balemba has resigned and withdrew his membership from the party.
In a statement issued Tuesday July 7, he cites corruption and other ills within the party as reasons for his resignation.
Cameroon: European Union supports national response to COVID-19 with FCFA 6 billion- 16h11The European Union has contributed € 9million equivalent to FCFA 6 billion to support Cameroon’s national response to the deadly Coronavirus pandemic.The information was made known Tuesday July 7 in Yaounde during a working session between Cameroon’s Minister of the Economy, Planning and Regional Development, Alamine Ousman Mei and the head of the European Delegation to Cameroon, Hans-Peter Schadek.
Cameroon records 980 cholera cases- 15h45
Cameroon has so far recorded nine hundred and eighty cases of Cholera including three in the Centre, five hundred and sixty-three in the Littoral, three hundred and forty-four in the South and seventy-three in the South West.
According to reports from the Minisry of Public Health, out of the nine hundred and eighty cases, forty-five have died.
Cameroon: Man burns wife to death in Yaounde- 11h58
A man identified as Ghislain Dioum is reported to have burned his wife to death last Saturday July 4 in Cameroon’s political capital Yaounde.
According to reports, the wife, Larissa Azenta, mother of one died after suffering third degree burns.
She is said to have moved out of her matrimonial home after suffering from constant physical torture inflicted on her by her husband few months ago.
Cameroon: Over 600 health personnel infected with COVID-19- 11h38
As at Monday July 6, Cameroon counted six hundred and twenty-four Coronavirus infected health personnel out of forteen thousand, nine hundred and sixteen infected persons.
Last Friday July 3, the President of the Republic signed a degree increasing the retirement age of State medical personnel some of whom are actively involved in the fight against the deadly Coronavirus pandemic.
- Monday 06 July
Cameroon: Artiste Salatiel recognised by IHRC for role in COVID-19 fight- 15h26
Cameroonian artiste Salatiel has been recognised by the International Human Rgihts Commission for his role in the fight against Coronavirus and for his help in protecting the less priviledge from the pandemic’s effects.
Cameroon: Belgium donates COVID-19 preventive kits to Yaounde III Council- 14h47
The Ambassador of Belgium to Cameroon, Stephane Doppagne has handed over anti-COVID-19 prevention kits to the Yaounde III Council.
The gifts comprise over one thousand, two hundred cubes of savon and facemasks with buckets designed to some thirty sub-examination centres in the sub-division.
They were handed over during a ceremony last Friday July 3 at the Lycee General Leclerc in Yaounde.
Cameroon/COVID-19 fight: BICEC offers FCFA 100 million to solidarity fund- 14h40
BICEC has offered FCFA 100 million to the Government of Cameroon as its own support in the fight against the deadly Coronavirus pnademic which has so far killed moe than three hundred in the country.
The FCFA 100 million cheques was handed over to the Ministry of Public Health, Dr Malachie Manaouda last Friday July 3.