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First Deputy Mayor of Ndop Council reported missing- 11h28
Reports from Ngoketundjia Division say the first Deputy Mayor of Ndop Council has gone missing.
Mbapah Anthony was reportedly kidnapped this morning by unidentified gunmen. He was taken to an undisclosed destination
Cameroon to begin producing gas bottles- 09h36
A manufacturing plant for the production of gas bottles will soon be operational in Cameroon. The laying of the foundation stone of this plant will take place today in Nkoloman, Mbankomo, Mefou-et-Akono Division, Centre region.
The ceremony will be chaired by Ernest Gbwaboubou, Minister of Mines, Industry and Technological Development. The infrastructure will be built in compliance to standards, which is part of Cameroon’s environmental protection policy
Belgian company to build hydroelectric plant in Cameroon- 09h30
Belgian company Besix Group has announced that it has won the contract for the design and construction of the Nachtigal hydropower plant in Cameroon.
This infrastructure will have a capacity of 420MW and will be built in the Centre region. According to the World Bank, engaged in this project through the International Finance Corporation (IFC), it will increase the country’s production capacity by 30%. The work will start before the end of this year and will last 57 months. The total cost of this project is 656 billion FCFA.
Bamenda returns to normal after Assumption lockdown- 09h13
The city of Bamenda got up to a timid and tiring morning on Thursday after gunshots on Wednesday in parts of the town sending it into a lockdown.
Sources say there were heavy gunshots around Azire New Church, Meta Quarters, Commercial Avenue and Hospital Roundabout, sending which forced residents to shut down business and flee to their homes for safety. It is not clear if there was any major casualty.
Ndop deputy mayor kidnapped- 09h06
The Deputy Mayor of the Ndop Council Mr. Mbapah Anthony was reportedly kidnapped this morning at his residence this morning by unidentified gunmen and taken to an unknown destination.
It is not clear why he was kidnapped but abductions have been common in the two English-speaking regions since the crisis escalated. Just last month, the State Counsel for Fundong was released after spending weeks in captivity
Former Yaounde University Rector passes away- 08h58
The former Rector of the Universities of Yaounde I and II, Professor Oumarou Bouba on Wednesday passed away at the Yaounde University Practising Hospital.
Oumarou Bouba was later buried the same day according to Muslim tradition at the Yaounde Muslim cemetry.
- Tuesday 14 August
Serge Espoir Matomba intensifies campaign- 13h35
The candidate of the United People for Social Renovation (PURS), Serge Espoir Matomba, is in Yagoua, in the Far-North region.
He proceeded yesterday to the installation of Daniel Bouba as first secretary of the federation of Mayo-Danaï, the local authority of his party. He took the opportunity to sensitize his activists in view of the election of October 7.
Cavaye Yeguie innaugurates makeshift National Assembly site- 13h30
The President of the National Assembly, Cavaye Yeguié Djibril, will today innaugurate the new makeshift site of the services of the National Assembly at Warda in Yaoundé.
The event is part of a series of operations aimed at relocating the institution temporarily. The services of the National Assembly will be hosted there for the next 36 months. The new building, is a gift from the People’s Republic of China.
Sports Minister mobilises former Lions to boost Cameroon’s Afcon preps- 12h59
The Minister of Sports and Physical Education Bidoung Mkpatt is today meeting with former players of the senior national team in a bid to bring them together and galvanise support for Cameroon’s preparations for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
The meeting that takes place at the Conference Hall of the Ministry of Sports and Physical Education will see the creation of a legends’ club that will be headed by Geremi Njitap. The former defender was on Monday appointed as a permanent rapporteur of the Confederation of African Football to the Local Organising Commission of the Africa Cup of Nations.
GBHS Ndop burnt by unknown men- 12h51
The administrative block of the Government Bilingual High School in Ndop was at the weekend razed to ashes by unknown men.
Residents testified the fire was set on the building late on Saturday night breaking Monday but it was later put out from consuming classrooms. This is the latest arson incident in the locality after unidentified armed men attacked the Ndop prison two weeks ago setting it ablaze before freeing up about 163 prisoners.
Bertoua gets new Government Delegate- 09h15
The Head of State, Paul Biya has appointed Wouamane Mbele as the new government delegate to the Bertoua City Council.
- Monday 13 August
Hospitals in NW,SW under attack- 11h30
Doctors and nurses have reportedly deserted the Acha Tugi hospital, one of the biggest health institutions in Momo Division in the North West Region. The reports say patients abandoned on their sickness after medical personnel escaped for fear of military invasion. A doctor and wife(nurse) were shot dead by military Saturday, the report states.
Defence Minister to examine Cameroon’s security situation today- 11h27
Cameroon’s Defence Minister will today evaluate the security situation in the country ahead of the October 7th Presidential election. The meeting is scheduled to take place at 9am in Yaounde.
Patrick Ekema dribbles TV show in Douala- 09h46
The Mayor of the Buea Patrick Ekema Esunge has come under heavy criticism after boycotting a television interview at the last minute though he had accepted to take part.
Presenter of popular TV show, L’Arène on Douala-based TV Canal 2 international voiced his frustration at the mayor on social media after he failed to show up for the program. Rodrigue Tongue, the program presenter said he had tried to get to the mayor on the morning of the program and was forced to play a rebroadcast of a past edition of the program while apologising to viewers.
Another couple murdered in Batibo- 09h33
The violence in the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon futher escalated this weekend with the killing of a couple in Mbengwi who were on their way to the farm.
It is not clear who murdered the couple but their corpses were later found tied after succumbing to bullet wounds. The couple before their death were heading two separate clinics and leave behind five children to mourn them.
Paul Biya on brief stay abroad- 09h19
The Head of State Paul Biya on Sunday travelled out of the country for a brief stay abroad, a statement from the Civil Cabinet read.
Paul Biya left the country accompanied by his wife Chantal Biya but it is not clear when he would return to the country.
Cup of Cameron: Round of 16 Results- 08h54
Foudre d’akonolinga. Vs stade renard de melong.( 3-1)
National polytecnic F.C. vs colombe de sangmelima. (1-2)
Lion blessé vs Apejes. (1-1/4-3)
Fetcheu vs kohi. De maroua. (2-1)
Canon vs Fovu (2–1)
Tkc vs As matelots AET(1-1/5-4 )
Fédéral vs Pwd (2-1)
RFC vs Les amis Ngdere (2-0)
New stars vs Astres AET(0-0/5-4 )
Panthère vs As fortuna (3-1)
USD vs Soleil (2-1)
Coton vs Red stars (8-0)
Eding sport vs Avion (2-1)
Eteki vs Yosa (0-0/0-3 tb)
Dynamo vs Ums (1-4)
Unisport vs Sahel (3-0)
Cameroon win Uniffac Cup- 08h52
Cameroon have won the Uniffac Cup in the U17 category by defeating Congo 3-1 at the weekend in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.
The victory qualifies the U17 Lions for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in that category billed for Tanzania.
- Friday 10 August
Custom boss poised to improve revenue collection- 12h40
Cameroon’s General Manager of Customs, Edwin Fongod Nuvaga in a 3 day working visit to North region to appraise output and working conditions of his collaborators.
He reaffirmed the resolve of his management to elaborate innovative strategies to improve on customs revenue collection.
World Council of Churches condemns growing violence in Cameroon- 11h36
THE rapid escalation of violence in Cameroon, including reported murders of women and children in the north of the Central African country, have been condemned by the World Council of Churches (WCC) as “atrocious” and “disproportionate”.
The acting general secretary of the WCC, Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri, said on Monday: “The WCC condemns all forms of violence in Cameroon, and calls on the government to stop using any force to punish its people in the English-speaking region of Cameroon.
Gov’t tasked to probe arson attack on community radio- 11h34
Cameroonian authorities should speedily investigate an alleged arson attack on community radio station Sky FM in the volatile Northwest region and ensure those responsible are prosecuted, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
Buea: Thousands bid Rev. Fr. Sob farewell- 11h24
Thousands of mourners have gathered for the last funeral mass of Rev. Fr. Nougi Alexander Sob at the Regina Pacis Cathedral Small Soppo Buea. He was murdered in Muyuka July 20 in what has now been described as a “targeted killing”. Rev. Fr. Sob was born on Aug 4, 1973 in Bangem.
Dutch duo signed four year contract with Cameroon- 11h17
Clarence Seedorf and his Assistance, Patrick Kluivert have signed a four year contract with the government of Cameroon to coach the Indomitable Lions.
Constitutional council begin examining petitions today- 11h15
The Constitutional Council starts seating today to examine petitions relating to the rejection of candidates for presidential elections. 12 candidates have filed petitions to the council.
- Thursday 09 August
SDF’s Celestin Djamen dumps party for CRM- 12h26
Celestin Djamen has dumped the SDF for the Cameroon Renaissance Movement. He will be officially received by his new party comrades at a CRM press conference today. He resigned from the SDF after his intent to run for National 4th VP was turned down. The party has qualified his departure as non event
Skin bleaching in Africa: An ‘addiction’ with risks- 11h08
Dr. Isima Sobande was in medical school when she first heard of mothers who bleached the skin of their babies.
She dismissed it as an urban myth. But it wasn’t long before she saw it with her own eyes.
At a health centre in Lagos, a mother brought in a two-month-old infant who was crying in pain.
“He had very large boils all over his body,” the soft-spoken 27-year-old Nigerian told AFP. “It seemed like they weren’t normal.”
The baby’s mother explained that she had mixed a steroid cream with shea butter and slathered his skin with it in order to make it whiter.
Press agog with Presidential hopeful bullying Journalist- 09h26
The media community in Cameroon is outraged with a presidential candidate, Garga Haman Adji bullied a female journalist during a live debate on CRTV.
Many Journalist have called for a boycott of Haman’s campaign activities until he apologies.
Cameroon authorities invite Facebook Inc- 09h22
Going by an official press release, Cameroon Government has invites=d Facebook Inc. for a 9 day working session with some stakeholders in Communication and Security.
The government in the release said it is aimed at eradicating Fake News especially during electoral period.
- Wednesday 08 August
Bafoussam: General Express razed up- 11h10
The Bafoussam branch of General Voyage Express has been razed in flames.
Basic Education: New Secretary General to be installed today- 11h07
The newly appointed Secretary General at the ministry of basic education will be installed today. The installation ceremony at the Yaounde city council will be chaired by the Minster of Basic Education.