News in brief
- Friday 19 January
Latest FIFA ranking places Cameroon at 45 positionJDC - 16h20
Cameroon have maintained their 45 position of the latest FIFA ranking of the month published by the world football governing body.
The Indomitable Lions are 45 in the world and fifth in Africa while Senegal have moved to the top of the African chart and 24 in the world. They are followed by Egypt 30, Morocco 39, and DR Congo 43.
Soldier Shot Killed in Ekondo Titi to be buried Jan 22-25JDC - 09h19
The burial and funeral ceremony of the chief warrant officer Endaman killed last weeked in Ekondo Titi will take place January 22-25, official sources say.
The officier will be buried in his native town Djoum.
African Men’s Handball Championships : Cameroon lose to TunisiaJDC - 09h09
Cameroon lost their second game against Tunisia at the ongoing African Men’s Handball championship in Gabon.
The Lions lost 26-32 to dent any hopes of qualifying for the second round after losing their first game against Algeria. The only positive in the match was Cameroon’s Enoh Lancelot who was named man of the match.
- Thursday 18 January
Caf delegation ends inspection mission today- 14h45
The inspection team from the Confederation of African Football Caf, has ended its inspection tour of infrastructure to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
The team ended its tour today in the South West region with the inspection of facilities in Limbe and Buea as well as a close-door meeting with the local organising committee headed by the Governor of the South West Region Bernard Okalia Bilai.
Boko Haram hostages found dead in Waza- 12h04
Three persons kidnapped last Friday in Toukoumaya, near Waza in the Far North Region of Cameroon by Boko Haram terrorists have been found dead.
A villager kidnapped on January 17 was also found dead.
African Men’s Hanball Championship : Cameroon face TunisiaJDC - 08h53
Cameroon will face Tunisia today in their second game at the African Men’s Handball Championship currently taking place in Gabon.
Initially scheduled for mid day, the game has been pushed forward by an hour for logistic reasons. Cameroon will look to get back to winning ways after losing their first game yesterday against Algeria.
- Wednesday 17 January
Principal of GBHS Malende sacked for stampede- 17h41
The Pricipal of the Government Bilingual High School Malende in Muyuka has been relieved of his duties for causing the stampede that occurred last Monday in some towns in the South West Region.
In a communiqué signed by the Minister of Secondary Education Louis Bapes Bapes, the Principal and Vice Principal were relieved of their duties for conniving with separatists to cause the chaos.
- Tuesday 16 January
Cameroon to hold Political dialogue with EU todayJDC - 11h20
The first session of the political dialogue between the government of Cameroon and the European Union holds today, in the conference hall of the Ministry of External Relations.
Discussions will be presided over by Cameroon’s Minister of External Relations Lejeune Mbella Mbella and the head of the European Union delegation Hans-Peter Schadek.
The political dialogue between the government and its European partners offers a window to discuss on topics like economic governance, the rule of law and human rights.
Cameroon face Congo in CHAN todayJDC - 09h27
The intermediate Lions of Cameroon will play their first game today against Congo-Brazzaville at the ongoing African Nations Championship in Morocco.
Coach Rigobert Song and his charges will be looking to go one step better than the quarter finals when the last competed in the CHAN.
The match kicks off at 8.30pm.
- Monday 15 January
Accident in Dschang leaves 21 deadJDC - 08h56
At least 21 persons have died and over 30 others injured after a bus transporting passengers slipped into a cliff in Dschang on Saturday night around 10pm.
The bus left Dschang for Douala on Saturday night but slipped into the cliff at Santchou after brake failure. For then moment, just five persons left the accident unharmed while those injured have been transported to the, various health centres in Dschang.
Cameroon draw with Ghanain U20 Women’s World Cup qualifierJDC - 08h55
Cameroon and Ghana played to a 1-1 draw on Sunday at the Ahmadou Ahidjo stadium in the first leg of the Women’s U20 World Cup qualifiers.
Alexandre Takunda opened the scores for Cameroon at the 9th min as Cameroon dominated the first half. But Ghana equalized in the second half through Princely Tanda to keep the tie evenly poised ahead of the second leg in two weeks’ time in Ghana. Cameroon’s coach Charles Kamdem takes his ladies back to work today to begin preparing for the return leg.
Caf Inspection Mission in GarouaJDC - 08h51
Caf Inspection mission in Garoua. Arrived Garoua on Sunday and received by the local organizing committee in the North. They went to some sports infrastructures like Cotonsports’s training facility, Garoua regional hospital, and some hotel facilities.
They later held a meeting behind closed doors with the various stake holders but nothing filtered out of the meeting. The inspection team rounds up its mission in Garoua today with the visit of the rest of the infrastructure
- Friday 12 January
Hugo Broos linked with Moroccan club Al WydadSport360 - 17h17
Outgoing Indomitable Lions coach Hugo Broos could remain in Africa after his contract expires in Cameroon at the end of February.
According to 360sport, the Belgian join Moroccan side Al Wydad Cassablanca who sacked their head coach Hussein Ammouta following a series of poor performances in the league. Broos who has been notified by the Cameroon Football Federation that his contract will not be renewed when it comes to an end could an option for the club.
CAF mission set to visit Olembe stadium- 13h36
CAF inspectors have started evaluating Cameroon’s preparations to host AFCON 2019.
The nine member CAF team has already visited the COCAN office, held meetings with local organising committee and Yaounde pool commission. The team is set to visit the Olembe omnisport stadium and hotels later in the day.
West Region: Gov’t lifts ban on consumption of poultry products- 12h17
The government of Cameroon has lifted the ban on production, commercialisation and consumption of poultry products in some parts of the West region.
The announcement was made in Bafoussam by the Inspector General of West Governor’s office, Adray Epente Tazeu while launching the livestock development project.
Douala pays tribute to late Professor Monekosso- 11h42
Preparations have reportedly heightened up in Douala, as denizens gather to pay tributes to late Professor Gottlieb Lobe Monekosso who died recently at the age of 89.
The palace of the Sawa chiefs known as the Mukanda is practically ready for the tributes by the Sawa chiefs.
Cameroon: Workshop to validate policy on vegetable seed activities underway- 11h18
A Four day workshop to examine and validate a national policy on vegetable seed activities is underway in Mbalmayo.
The session was open by the Secretary General of Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Patrick Nna Mvondo.
Fire ravages part of IUC DoualaJDC - 10h35
Fire has ravaged parts of the building of a private higher institution of learning, Institute Universitaire de la Cote in Douala on Friday. The fire whose source is unknown is said to have consumed parts of the Laboratory and ICT departments.
Prof. Doh Anderson passes awayCRTV - 09h48
The former Director of the Yaoundé Gyneco-Obstetrics and Pediatric Hospital Professor Doh Anderson Sama has passed away, doctors have said. He passed away in his sleep on Thursday at his residence in Yaounde. Prof Doh Sama, one of Cameroon’s most famous oncologists was the permanent secretary of the National Committee for the Fight Against Cancer.
- Thursday 11 January
Far North Region: 2018 public investment budget estimated at F CFA 51 Billion- 15h49
2018 Public Investment Budget for the Far North Region is estimated at FCAF 51 Billion.
The budget was launched by Far North Region Governor, Midjiyawa Bakary.
Multinational Join Task Force donates benches to schools in Maroua- 14h56
The Multinational Join Task Force has donated three hundred benches to some three institutions of learning in Mora and Mayo Sava division.
The benches according to reports, will assist the schools affected by Boko Haram to study in a comfortable and conducive classroom.
Cameroon bids farewell to Professor Monekosso- 09h24
Cameroon’s former Minister of Public Health Professor Gottlieb Lobe Monekosso begins his final journey to world beyond today.
Prof. Monekosso who passed away on November 19 2017 at the age of 89, will be given academic honours in Yaounde today before his corpse in transported to Douala and Buea for various honours. He will be buried in his native Dibombari on Saturday.
Caf Inspection team expected in Cameroon today- 09h23
A mission from the executive committee of the Confederation of African Football and experts of the Roland Berger auditing firm is expected to arrive Cameroon today for an inspection mission.
During their stay in Cameroon, the team will from January 11 and 23, inspect the various sites that will host matches of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations as well as other infrastructure.
- Wednesday 10 January
One killed in B/H Far North attack- 10h42
At least one civilian was killed in an attack by suspected members of terror group Boko Haram late Monday in Cameroon’s Far North region, Xinhua said on Tuesday.
Going by Xinhua, the incursion occurred around 23:00 local time in the subdivision of Mayo-Moskota, when a large number of heavily armed assailants stormed the village of Dzamazav, looting the houses and churches as they passed. A civilian in his 30s was killed during the robbery that lasted nearly an hour, according to the source who asked to be anonymous.
AFCON 2019: Organising team satisfied with construction works- 10h18
The head of the local organization committee of African Nations cup in the Centre Region has expressed satisfaction with construction and rehabilitation of structures to host the event in the Region.
He however recommended that construction companies increase their output to meet deadlines
Douala port: Data management plan to ameliorate services.- 09h59
Douala Port Authority has set up a data management plan to ameliorate its services.
The Douala Port Authority signed a partnership agreement with the National Institute for Statistics for a better management of the plan.
- Tuesday 09 January
Gov’t to subsidise domestic gaz with F CFA 22 billion- 10h35
Cameroon’s government has spent 22 billion CFA francs to subsidize domestic gas during the first three quarters of last year through the Hydrocarbons Price Stabilization Fund (CSPH), sources said on Monday.
Garoua to get medical faculty- 09h14
A presidential decree yesterday orders the creation of a medical faculty in Garoua and a higher teacher’s training college in Bertoua.
- Friday 05 January
Suspected killers of Presbyterian pastor, arrested- 14h33
The two boys aged 27 and 16 were presented to the public today.
Meanwhile, the corpse removal of pastor Jeremiah is scheduled to take place this afternoon before being ferried to Bamenda for burial.
SDF to hold first executive meeting January 13- 14h26
Cameroon’s frontline opposition party, SDF, has scheduled its first national executive meeting for January 13, 2018.
Going by a release signed by the party’s Secretary General, the agenda is undisclosed.