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- Friday 07 December
US: Cameroon separatist crisis could get ‘much, much worse’- 12h32
The top U.S. diplomat in Africa said Thursday the separatist crisis in Cameroon could get “much, much” worse, saying “the last thing we need” is growing radicalization in response to the actions of security forces.
Tibor Nagy, the U.S. assistant secretary of state for Africa, said the situation in the Central African nation is worsening by the day and “worrying me greatly.”
The United States calls for dialogue between Cameroon’s government and the Anglophone separatists who sprang up from peaceful protests two years ago against the alleged marginalization of English-speakers in the largely Francophone country, Nagy said in a conference call with journalists.
Cameroonian Artist Ava Avenir to be buried tomorrow- 12h31
Reports say the artist who was killed by armed men recently in Yaounde will be buried tomorrow.
He was stabbed
Stakeholders discuss Chad-Cameroon railway line- 12h29
Travel and business on the Douala to Ndjamina corridor will soon be made easy by means of a rail way.
The information was made public during an audience granted by the Minister of Transport, Jean Ernest Massena Ngale Bibehe to members of a World Bank delegation lead by the World Bank country Director, Elizabeth Huybens.
During the meeting, the transport boss and his guest discussed on the level of preparatory work on the ground.
They also evaluated the potential risks that the projects may pose as well as the stages of the project development.
After the audience, the World Bank delegation is expected to proceed with a 12 day mission to ensure the effective start of construction work on the rail way lines.
Bilingualism Commission visits State Media organs- 12h27
Board members of the National Commission for the Promotion of Bilingualism and Multiculturalism are visiting CRTV and Sopecam.
The teams are seeking to evaluate the level of bilingualism in the instructions the inform and educate Cameroonians.
At the CRTV the delegation held a working session with the cooperation’s Director General, Charles Ndongo.
2018 Nguon festival underway- 12h26
The Nguon festival is another occasion to greet a leader who rules over a dynasty founded in 1394.
First is the Nguon village with hundreds of people walking in and out. The yellow urban transportation taxis dropping and picking up passengers gives the image of a bee hive.
Further away is the medieval chateau built way back in 1917 where the king reigns.
Many gathered in the esplanade of the palace for the traditional meet-and-greet formality with Sultan Ibrahim Mbombo Njoya.
- Thursday 06 December
Nachtigal Hydropower plant gets new shareholders- 15h12
Two new shareholders have joined in the development of the Nachtigal Hydropower plant. The Convention was signed in Yaoundé this Wednesday 5th November 2018.
The convention admitting two new shareholders within the Nachtigal Hydropower Company was signed by the Minister of Finance, Louis Paul Motaze for Cameroon and representatives of Electricite de France and SFI.
The two new members are Africa 50, an ADB affiliated company, sponsored by 27 African countries and Stoir Infra Energie.
Cameroon: Activities hit up towards Human Rights day- 12h32
Cameroon will on Monday, December 10, join the rest of world to observe Human Rights Day, – the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year, Human Rights Day marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document that proclaimed the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being — regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. It is the most translated document in the world, available in more than 500 languages.
Drafted by representatives of diverse legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration sets out universal values and a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations. It establishes the equal dignity and worth of every person. Thanks to the Declaration, and States’ commitments to its principles, the dignity of millions has been uplifted and the foundation for a more just world has been laid. While its promise is yet to be fully realized, the very fact that it has stood the test of time is testament to the enduring universality of its perennial values of equality, justice and human dignity.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights empowers us all. The principles enshrined in the Declaration are as relevant today as they were in 1948. We need to stand up for our own rights and those of others. We can take action in our own daily lives, to uphold the rights that protect us all and thereby promote the kinship of all human beings.
Gov’t intensifies fight against clandestine transportation- 12h28
The government of Cameroon has announced the launch of a campaign against clandestine transport in the country.
The announcement was made during a press conference chaired by the Minister of Communication, Issa Tchroma Bakary, in the presence of the Minister of Transport and Territorial Administration.
Peace Manual presented in Yaounde- 11h51
The Minister Delegate at the Presidency in charge of Defense, Joseph Beti Assomo chaired the manual presentation recently.
He said the manual for the entire continent was launched at the Yaounde International War college in July 2015.
Youths cautioned on adverse effects of illegal migration- 11h31
Some Cameroonian youths drawn from across the National Territory have been trained on the dangers of clandestine migration.
This was during a conference at the Cameroon International Relations Institute, organised under the them: Clandestine migration Africa-Europe: Stakes and prospects for the African continent”.
Cameroon-Norway strengthen cooperation ties- 10h44
Cooperation ties between Cameroon and Norway have been revisited in Yaounde with the presentation of new Honorary Consul General.
Welcoming the new Consul General, the Governor of the Centre Region urged him to continue promoting the good bilateral relations already existing between Cameroon and Norway.
Cooperation between Cameroon and Norway has accelerated with the signing on 30 June 2015 of a memorandum of understanding followed on 28 August 2015 by a commercial contract between the relevant Cameroonian administrations and Norwegian private partners in the framework of technical, economic and financial assistance from the Norwegian Agency Eksportkerditt SA.
On 13 January 2017, Cameroon and the Norwegian bank GIEK signed a credit-buyer agreement in the amount of 37.8 billion CFA, intended to finance the construction, extension and reinforcement of the drinking water supply networks in three cities.
That project aims to increase the additional production capacity in urban and peri-urban areas to about 20,000 cubic meters per day, which will provide drinking water to nearly 250,000 people and increase the service rate in the localities concerned.
- Wednesday 05 December
Cote D’Ivoire not ready to give up hosting rights to Cameroon- 10h11
Cote D’Ivoire has said she is not ready to give up hosting rights of AFCON 2021.
“we are not aware of any decision… ” says the country’s Football Federation.
It would be recalled that CAF’s Ahmad declared earlier that Cameroon is not ready to host the competition in 2019 but will host the competition in 2021, if ready.
Cameroon’s First Lady fetes 48th Birthday(Pictures)- 10h03
Biya appoints Fai Yengo as Head of Disarmament committee- 09h37
President Paul Biya has appointed Fai Yengo Francis, coordinator of the National Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Committee.
The committee abbreviated, NDDRC was created on 4th November 2018.
Cameroon Civil Aviation Experts discuss airport security- 09h34
Cameroon has attained 70 percent of international civil aviation security exigencies.
The country is also in the process of becoming a full operational member of the International Civil Aviation Organisation.
This was the substance of a presentation from the Director of Security at the National Civil Aviation Authority, Remy Onana Ossong.
He was speaking in Yaounde at the start of a two day workshop on traveler identification program and public key directory.
- Tuesday 04 December
Cameroon’s Senate President back in the country- 16h22
Cameroon’s Senate President, Marcel Niat Njifenji, has return to the country after he spent closed to three months abroad receiving treatment.
Cameroon launches African Parliamentary Institute of Yaounde- 11h43
Cameroon has Launched the African Parliamentary institute of Yaounde.
The organisation was given at the behest of the Head of State, Paul Biya.
Ways of reinforcing Cameroon’s ICT sector underway in Ebolowa- 11h34
Ways of reinforcing Cameroon’s ICT sectors is been examine in Ebolowa.
The five day training workshop chaired by the Minister of Telecommunication is organised in collaboration with the Cameroon world bank cooperation project.
Charges against Barrister Ndoki drooped- 11h15
The case pitting Barrister Michelle Ndoki and 50 others and the state has been discontinued and all the charges dropped.
Michelle Ndoki and co were in court today on crimes of public protest.
Decentralisation Ministry installs new officials- 11h08
A total of 19 recently appointed senior officials of the Ministry of Decentralisation and Local Development (MINDDEVEL) were commissioned on Wednesday, November 28.
The officials were commissioned during a solemn ceremony on the premises of the National Advanced School of Administration and Magistracy (ENAM), by Minister Georges Elanga Obam.
Decree No 2018/668 of November 8, 2018, signed by President Paul Biya, appointed an Inspector General in MINDDEVEL, while Decree No 2018/9163 of November 19, 2018, signed by the Prime Minister, Philemon Yang, appointed 18 senior officials in the same Ministry.
In his speech, Minister Elanga Obam recalled that President Biya created the Ministry on March 2, 2018, and he was given the honour to head it.
He said, at the technical and managerial level, it is a response to the coherence and optimisation need of local governance; a symbol of accelerating the capacity building of democratic administration of decentralised collectivities regarding policy and, economically, a better consideration to foster local development of the country.
Foreign certificates evaluation board meet- 11h06
Members of the National commission for the evaluation of training offered abroad meet today to evaluate proposals of foreign certificates, academic grades, reclassification of advancement of civil servants.
This will be in their 89 and 90 sessions of the commission to unfold at the conference room of the higher teachers training college.
- Monday 03 December
Six Cameroonians nominated for Caf awards- 09h52
Six Cameroonians have been nominated for the Confederation of African Football annual Awards scheduled to take place on January 9, 2019 in Dakar, Senegal.
Indomitable lionesses, Gabrielle Adoudi Onguene, Gaelle Enganamouit and Raissa Feudjio will be gunning for the prize of Best African player in the women’s category while Franck Kom have been shortlisted in the men’s category. On his part, Ajax Amsterdam goalkeeper will has been nominated in the Young Player of the Year category while Joseph Ndoko will battle for the Women’s coach of the year category. The Indomitable Lionesses have equally been nominated for the team of the year.
Heavy gunshots paralyse traffic on Buea-Kumba road- 09h39
Traffic on the road between Buea and Kumba was paralysed at the weekend following heavy exchange of gunshots between security forces and separatist fighters, sources have confirmed.
Sources said the separatist fighters engaged security forces arond Ekona blocking the road with similar battles taking place in Muyuka where a truck transporting cocoa was burnt down. Several vehicles were also burnt down as passengers were stranded. Circulation was however partially restored on the road later on Sunday evening by security forces but the atmosphere remained tense.
AWCON 2018: Four Cameroonians named in team of tournament- 09h34
Four Cameroonians were named in the team of the tournament at the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations that rounded up at the weekend in Ghana.
Defender Claudine Meffometou, midfielders Raissa Feudjio and Marlyse Ngo Ndoumbouk and forward Aboudi Onguene were all included in the team of the tournament meanwhile Ngo Mbeleck was named on the substitutes’ bench. Cameroon was also named Fair Play team of the tournament.
Eding sport wins Cup of Cameroon- 09h25
Eding Sport of La Lekié on Sunday won the edition of the Cup of Cameroon by defeating Lion Blessé of Fotouni one nil in the final played at the Ahmadou Ahidjo stadium.
Eding’s goal was scored at the 13 minute by Francis Mbiliang to seal the club’s second trophy in the past three seasons after winning the league in 2017. Sunday’s final was president over by the Head of State Paul Biya in his first official outing since he was sworn in last November 6.
Paul Biya creates disarmament commission- 09h21
The Head of State Paul Biya at the weekend signed a decree creating a commission charged with disarmng ex Boko Haram fighters and members of armed groups in the North West and South est regions.
“Today, I signed a decree to establish a National Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration Committee (NDDRC) with regional centres in Bamenda, Buea and Mora” Paul Biya posted on his Facebook and Twitter accounts on the 30th of November 2018.
The Commission will be headquartered in Yaounde and will be under the supervision of the Prime Minister, Head of Government
- Saturday 01 December
Mixed feelings over Cameroon loosing AFCON hosting rights- 19h43
The Confederation of African Football, CAF’s decision to withdraw Cameroon’s right to host the prestigious Africa Cup of Nations tournament next year has received with a lot of mixed feelings.
The government of Cameroon through Communication Minister, has expressed shock over CAF’s Friday decision, insisting that Cameroon is more than capable of hosting the tournament.
Meanwhile the country’s opposition and ordinary citizens of Cameroon have reacted with bewilderment at the turn of events which came to many as unexpected.
Social media has been awash with heated exchanges by those critical of what they see as the incompetence of the government incapable of meeting the expectations of CAF after it gave Cameroon the right to host the football tournament in September 2014,.
“The sadness and desolation are gripping the hearts of Cameroonians tonight. Our country did not deserve that, no, no and no! And yet it happened” Jean Michel Nintcheu, a member of the National Assembly and the opposition Social Democratic Front (SDF) wrote.
“I am very sad for my country. What can I say that has not been said? Let me suffer in silence” Emmanuel Simh, a lawyer at the Cameroon Bar lamented.
Communicator Jean Claude Bilana demanded that those responsible for the incompetence be arrested, describing them as imposer.
For Baba Wame, a tutor of journalism, the government is to blame for taking two years after CAF awarded Cameroon the hosting right before they began infrastructure works.
“What must be said without any equivocation is that there are people who have failed. What must be said without blinking is that since 2014, we have had at least four years to avoid the imbroglio. What must be said with force is that active diplomacy in the direction of the CAF just saved the furniture from a humiliation that could have been greater” said sports journalist, Martin Camus Mimb.
He claimed that although he is a member of the Local Organizing Committee (COCAN) charged with preparing for the tournament, he “was never invited to a single meeting.
Jean Lambert Nang, a former head of the sport service on national television said: “Our honor is flouted, our pride sold by leaders who only live for money… They are unable to tell the truth to the President of the Republic because their ambition is to last in power and to last again. They have no concern for the people who ask only for bread and games”.
Meanwhile, a cloak of embarrassment seems to be enveloping the corridors of power in Yaoundé where the state media did not make any reference to CAF’s decision to withhold 2019 tournament from Cameroon.
Although CAF said it had given Cameroon time to prepare for the tournament, it was seen as struggling to complete its infrastructure works connected to hosting the event from June 15 to July 13 next year.
Its members were meeting on the sidelines of the women’s African Cup of Nations taking place in Ghana.
CAF president Ahmad Ahmad said a replacement host will be determined by a body which would be appointed to develop a tender for that purpose.
Morocco along with South Africa are the clear favourites to win the bid to host the next Africa Cup of Nations in its expanded format, featuring 24 instead of 16 teams for the first time.
Fon of Nso Kidnapped-reports- 19h35
The Fon of Nso, His Majesty Sehm Mbinglo I has just been kidnapped, sources in Kumbo have confirmed.
He was reportedly picked up this morning by suspected pro independence fighters and taken to an unknown destination.
- Friday 30 November
National Assembly adopt draft state budget- 09h29
Cameroon’s National Assembly has adopted the the 2019 draft state budget of 4,8505 Billion.
The bill was adopted by members of budget and finance committee on November 28. Te bill has been forwarded to the Senate.
Magistrates enhance knowledge on Cameroon’s Anti Terrorism law- 09h04
Military and civilian magistrates and prosecutors are sharpening their knowledge on how best to render justice equitably in a context of violent extremism and terrorism in some parts of the country.
During the four day workshop, legal experts will share experiences and adopt common practices.
The Yaounde workshop was organized under the theme: “Access to Justice and countering terrorism”.
The meeting is holding at the National School of Administration and Magistracy, ENAM.