Information round to clock
- Monday 18 February
Police intercept illegally imported fuel in Ngaoundere- 12h08
Some 25700 litres of illegally imported fuel are reported to have been recovered by the police in Ngaoundere, Adamawa region of Cameroon.
The seized fuel was handed over to the Delegate for Water and energy Richard Tatsin who assured the fuel will be taken to the Ngaoundere bureau of the National Petroleum Depot for analysis and he promised actions will be taken against the perpetrators.
Cameroon: Day 4 matches of League 1 Championship played- 12h06
Eding Sport of the Lekie and Ice Fortuner played a 1-1 draw yesterday Sunday in pool B of League 1 championship.
After four matches played, both teams have recorded two points and are at the last positions in pool B at this Championship.
Cameroon: EELC denounce violence against women- 12h05
The Association Women for Christ of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Cameroon have condemned violence in all its forms perpetrated on women and the girl child.
The resolution was taken in Yaounde over the weekend at the close of the 21st General Assembly of this Association.
According to the National Bishop of this congregation Rev. Dr Ruben Ngozo, there can’t be any meaningful development amidst violence.
Promote 2019: Business men meet in Yaounde- 12h04
The 7th edition of the International trade exhibition fair for small and medium size enterprises dubbed Promote officially opens today February 19 2019 at the Yaounde Conference Centre with ceremony to be presided over by the Prime Minister Head of Government, Joseph Dion Ngute.
The nine-day event is holding this year under the theme Business and sustainable development.
Close to 1000 exhibitors from Cameroon and beyond are expected to showcase their products and services at this fair.
Troops reportedly resume burning spree in Kumbo- 12h01
Security forces reportedly burnt several houses in Kumbo – Cameroon leaving people homeless.
According to a newspaper report, this was simply a resumption of destruction of civilian properties. The forces are said to have stormed a local hospital firing shots.
- Sunday 17 February
Cameroon, Saudi Arabia seek ways to strengthen ties- 18h49
Saudi Arabia explored with Cameroon means to strengthen their bilateral ties and cooperation in a number of fields.
Discussions came during a meeting between Saudi Member of Council of Senior Scholars Sheikh Dr. Saad bin Nasser Al-Shathri and Cameroonian Minister of External Relations Lejeune Mbella Mbella.
This meeting was carried out on the sidelines of a trip the Saudi Advisor at the Royal Court made to Cameroon.
Yaounde: Services of Municipal Police suspended- 18h42
The Senior Divisional Officer of Mfoundi Division, Centre Region, Jean Claude Tsila has signed an order suspending the services of the Municipal Police within all municipalities in the division for a period of one month.
The decision made on Wednesday, 13th February 2018 comes in a wake of two major incidents that are susceptible to disrupt public order.
Early Wednesday the now infamous municipal police got involved in skirmishes with commercial moto bike riders.
One of the bikes was seized for circulating within a prohibited zone.
Tsinga Islamic Complex inaugurated- 18h39
The structure planted on a 408 metre square, an extension of the Tsinga Islamic Complex in Yaounde has been inaugurated this Thursday 14th February 2019.
The Adviser to the King of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Member of the Higher Council of Ulemas, His Eminence Cheikh, Dr Sa’ad Bin Nasser As-Shithri chaired the ceremony to inaugurate the Tsinga Islamic Complex in Yaounde.
NBA, FIBA unite to operate 12-team African pro league- 18h35
Basketball world-governing body FIBA and the NBA will launch a new 12-team African professional league in 2020, announcing Saturday the first NBA collaboration on a league outside North America.
The Basketball Africa League (BAL) was unveiled at Charlotte, North Carolina, on the eve of the 68th NBA All-Star Game.
With teams from across Africa, the BAL will assemble based on a foundation of FIBA’s current club competitions in Africa and begin play in Janaury 2020.
US deeply concerned by Kamto’s arrest- 18h30
The US writes: “The US is deeply concerned by charges brought against Cameroon’s opposition leader Maurice Kamto and so many peaceful protesters, including Cameroonian rap star Valsero. It’s in Cameroon’s interest to ensure due process, peaceful assembly, and freedom of speech”.
- Friday 15 February
Over 444 000 IDPs in Nigeria- 20h12
Cameroon: According to the first Displacement Tracking Matrix Round that
@UNmigration has completed, there are over 444 000 internally displaced persons in NW & SW regions & over 32 600 people are registered in Nigeria as refugees by @UNHCR
Cameroon: National Women volley team qualifies for world cup- 12h28
For the very first time, the Cameroon National Women Volleyball team receive a ticket for the world cup.
The information was made known by Serges Abouem, President of the Cameroon Volleyball Federation Yesterday Thursday February 14 on social media.
Recruitment in State Universities- 12h27
The Prime Minister head of Government Joseph John Ngute has authorized officials of the eight State Universities in Cameroon to begin the recruitment of 1000 University teachers as instructed by the head of State Paul Biya.
The recruitment concerns Cameroonians aged at most 45years on October 1 2019 and holders of a doctorate or Phd and falls under the 2019 fiscal year.
The recruitment process shall be coordinated by the Minister in charge of higher education according to regulatory provision in force.
Regional Governors meet in Yaounde- 12h25
The ten regional Governors are meeting in Yaounde for their 2019 bi-annual conference with deliberations centred on how to tighten the security way around people and property.
The Minister of Territorial Administration Paul Atanga Nji opening this conference yesterday Thursday told the Governors that the protection of persons and their property remains the priority of the State.
The conference ends this Friday and is holding under the theme Administrative authorities, strengthening the security of people and property.
- Thursday 14 February
Over 150 Cameroonians charged with “hostility”- 14h24
More than 150 people have been charged with “hostility to the homeland” and “insurrection” for their role in anti-government protests in Cameroon, the vice-president of the country’s main opposition party said.
The president of the Movement for the Rebirth of Cameroon (MRC) opposition party, Maurice Kamto, was among those charged on Wednesday in a crackdown criticised by human rights campaigners.
He and around 150 other people were arrested in late January and have been held for nearly three weeks by police in the capital Yaounde.
They have gone before a judge in groups, starting with Kamto overnight Tuesday to Wednesday. He was charged with “rebellion, insurrection” and “hostility to the country”.
MRC President accused of ‘rebellion’- 11h39
Cameroon opposition leader Maurice Kamto, who says he was cheated out of the presidency in elections last year, has been charged with “rebellion” and “insurrection”, one of his lawyers said Wednesday.
The former government minister was arrested in the economic capital Douala on January 28 after his MRC party organised protests against October’s election result, which they say was rigged.
The prosecutor’s office of the Yaounde military court filed the charges against Kamto, his lawyer Emmanuel Simh said. Kamto was transferred to a prison in the capital during the night.
Gov’t suspends importation of diapers- 11h18
Officials of the Ministry of Trade, Cameroon, say the importation of diapers will be temporary suspended pending investigations on bad quality diapers sold in the market.
The decision was taken during a meeting in Yaounde grouping stakeholders organized on Tuesday 12th February 2019.
During discussions, the stakeholders assured the assembly that as soon as diapers imported into the country are accompanied by information to certify the quality, the measure will be lifted.
Madinah Imam, Saudi Arabia Sheikh ABDULLAH is in Cameroon- 10h27
The Great Imam of the Holy Mosque in Madinah, Saudi Arabia Sheikh ABDULLAH is in Cameroon. The Muslim spiritual leader will chair the inauguration ceremony of a secondary building to the Islamic Complex in Tsinga, Yaounde. The ceremony takes place tomorrow, February 14, 2019.
- Wednesday 13 February
Samuel Eto’o not ready to quit football- 20h00
Four-time African footballer of the year, Samuel Eto’o, says he is not quitting football despite his contract at Qatar Sports Club expiring this summer.
The 37-year-old moved to the Qatari top-flight club in August after leaving Turkey by mutual consent, but has been restricted to a goal in two appearances due to injury.
Eto’o, who is currently on a promotional tour in South Africa, has revealed he still has plans to stay and play on in the Qatari league.
“At my age I prefer to stay in Qatar. I am grateful that they have given me an opportunity to play while I am also planning my education project,” Eto’o said.
United States condemns arson attack on Kumba District Hospital- 09h20
The United States condemns the arson attack on Kumba District Hospital, in Southwest Region. The fire is reported to have resulted in the deaths of several patients and caused considerable damage during the early morning hours of February 11. We express our deepest condolences to the victims’ families and our admiration for the courageous medical staff. We call on the Cameroonian government to conduct a transparent investigation into this crime, to ensure the courts hold the perpetrators accountable, and to make the Cameroonian people aware of its findings.
We urge both sides in the Northwest and Southwest Regions of Cameroon to allow unfettered access to humanitarian and healthcare workers, and never to attack hospitals or health centers. We appeal to both sides of the Anglophone conflict to forswear further violence and enter into a broad-based dialogue without pre-conditions.
Maurice Kamto, others whisked to Kondengui prison- 09h10
The President of the Cameroon renaissance movement CRM Party and his close aids were whisked to the Kondengui Maximum Prison late Tuesday, February 12 from the Yaounde military Court.
Agbor Balla, one of Kamto’s lawyers said over twitter; “MRC President Maurice KAMTO has been indicted by the Military Tribunal Yaoundé on charges of insurrection, rebellion, complicity in destruction, hostility to the fatherland Kamto, Dzogang, Djamen, Penda Ekoka and Fogue have been transfered to the Prison principale in Kondengui”
Bafang Mayor, Pierre Kwemo finally freed- 09h07
The Mayor of Bafang, Pierre Kwemo has finally regained his liberty from the Kondengui Prison.
The mayor of the town of Bafang, upper Nkam Division, West region of Cameroon gained his liberty Tuesday February 12th 2019, after spending one month, one day at the Kondengui Prison in Yaounde.
South West Governor’s convoy attacked en route to Kumba- 09h04
Three persons have reportedly been injured following an attack on South West Governor, Okalia Bilai.
Going by reports, the attack took place in Muyuka and Mbalangi, in Fako Division. The Governor was on his way to visit the incinerated kumba district hospital when he was attacked by suspected Amba boys.
- Tuesday 12 February
UPF President, Secretary General in Cameroon- 13h09
The President of the Francophone Press Union Madiamba Ndiani and the Secretary General Zarra Nazaria arrived Cameroon on Monday evening and were received at the Yaounde Nsimalen International airport by Officials of this Union in Cameroon
The two guests are on a mission that of preparing the ground for the holding of the 48th International Conference of the Francophone Press Union in Cameroon scheduled from November 19 to 23.
President Madiamba Ndiani will be received this Tuesday in an audience by the Minister of Communication, Rene Emmanuel Sadi.
Cameroon Ministers embark on field trips- 13h05
The Minister of Forestry and Wildlife Jules Doret Ndongo is on a working visit in the East region. He will this Tuesday visit Installations of the Palisco Company in Minduru, Upper Nyong Division.
Celestine Ketcha Courtes, Minister of Urban Development and Housing on her part makes her way to the Littoral Region where she will as from this Tuesday evaluate the Clean State of Cameroon’s economic capital amongst others.
Cameroon’s 53th Youth Day: Youths march past at the 20th May Boulevard- 13h03
Youths of Cameroon’s political capital Yaounde have paraded at the 20th May Boulevard before Government officials and other States Personnel.
They marched past these officials singing and portraying messages of peace and national Unity.
This parade ended the Youth week activities that began on the first of February. The event was celebrated this year under the theme: “Youths, greater opportunities, building a peaceful, stable and emergent Cameroon.
- Monday 11 February
FGM: Forbidden but common practice- 15h21
FGM is a common practice in some traditional communities of Cameroon especially some tribes in the Southwest, the Far North and East Regions. According to studies, the incidence of FGM in the Southwest Region stands at an estimated 40 percent, while in the East and Northern Regions it stands at 60 percent.
Officials of the United Nation’s Population Fund, UNFPA, in Cameroon, hold that FGM is one of the worst forms of violence against women. That is why UNFPA has been working with the Ministry of Women Empowerment and the Family to eradicate the phenomenon.
Given that Cameroon is a signatory to the Convention on Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women, CEDAW, it is incumbent on government to fight to eradicate this phenomenon in the country. Also related to government’s commitment against FGM, is the fact that Cameroon signed the Convention on the Rights of the Child, CRC, and the African Charter.
Mayors advocate for effective financial autonomy- 15h11
Cameroonian mayors and Councilors have advocated for greater financial autonomy.
The mayors voiced their expectations during the session between Mayors, expert and government, the municipal administrators recently in Yaounde.
The municipal administrators also stated that, most of the finances are managed in closed collaboration with the state agencies. This is the case of the credits transferred under the BIP or the envelope allocated by the Special Council Support Fund for Equipment and Intervention (Feicom).
The mayors further explained that, it is “assisted management” by the central administration.
Since 2010, the state has granted 400 billion to municipalities as part of decentralization. For example, in 2019, each municipality benefits from 100 million Fcfa.
Ghana: Mixed reactions greet Satellites exit from AFCON- 15h08
The exit of the national Under-20 team, the Black Satellites from the African U-20 Youth Championship, following a 0-1 loss to Mali has been received with mixed reactions and statements in Ghana.First to break the ice was the coach of the team, Jim Cobblah, who blamed the failure of his team to qualify to the next stage of the competition on poor preparations towards the tournament.
However, the coach’s assertion has been received with a pinch of salt from some football fans as he promised to guide the boys to a world cup bid, especially when he won the opening game 2-0 against Burkina Faso.
Mr. Kojo Owuba, a public relations practitioner, said the coach had no excuse to fail Ghanaians and that he was bereft of ideas after starting on a bright note.
Kumba: District hospital suffer arson attack- 08h28
Reports coming from Kumba,South West region, reveal that the part of the district hospital was attacked by fire last night.
The cause of the inferno is still unknown as authorities are yet to react as to what caused the fire incident. Several units of the hospital were affected by the fire.