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Cameroon: Minister orders inquiry into leaked health personnel exam- 10h48
The Minister of Public Health, Dr Malachie Manaouda has ordered an investigation to be conducted after end of course exams question papers for senior nurses and laboratory technicians leaked.
Following reports of this leakage, the exam was suspended by Minister Malachie Manaouda who doubles as President of the Jury for the organization of certificate exams in private and public institutions for the training of health personnel.
Cameroon: Two young ladies missing in Kribi after receiving strange phone call- 10h41
Two young ladies aged 24 and 22 have been reported missing in Kribi, Ocean Division of the South region of Cameroon.
According to Culture FM radio, they received a phone call from a certain Gael last Saturday July 24 after which nothing was known on their whereabouts.
Cameroon: Defense boss to evaluate security situation of F/N region amid constant Boko Haram attacks- 08h45
The Minister Delegate at the Presidency in charge of Defense, Joseph Beti Assomo is on a two-day working visit to Maroua in the Far North region to monitor operations on the field to protect people and their property and preserve the territorial integrity of the region.
The visit comes on the heels of two separate attacks perpetrated by the Boko Haram Islamist sect within three days.
- Tuesday 27 July
Cameroon: Douala City Mayor warns against destruction of traffic lights- 15h53The Mayor of the Douala City Council, Roger Mbassa Ndine has warned the population in his area of command against the destruction or stealing of traffic lights installed in the town.In a statement dated July 16, Roger Mbassa Ndine says 15 out of the 34 traffic lights placed at major roundabouts in Douala are non functional because they are either stolen or vandalized.
Cameroon: Seven tons of contraband drugs seized at border with Nigeria- 10h10
Elements of the Customs Brigade have impounded seven tons of contraband drugs at the Cameroon-Nigeria border.
The drugs were en route for the Cameroonian market.
Cameroon: Boko Haram kills five more soldiers, one civilian in fresh attack in F/N- 09h42
Five more soldiers have perished plus one civilian in another attack perpetrated by elements of the Boko Haram islamist sect in Zigue, a locality in the Logone and Chari Division, Far North region of Cameroon.
The attack was perpetrated last night.
It comes barely two days after a similar attack left 8 soldiers down and sent 13 to the hospital.
Cameroon: SAGO enters day-two- 08h56
The fair on Government’s action enters day two at the Yaounde Multipurpose Sports Complex.
Over 300 exhibitors are present at the site valorising among others the made in Cameroon to about 800 visitors.
Cameroon: Nalova Lyonga in SW as marking of GCE 2021 kicks off- 08h54
The Minister of Secondary Education, Prof Pauline Nalova Lyonga will be in the South West region this Tuesday July 27 for the launch of the marking exercise of the GCE 2021 written session.
Both the practical and the written phase of the exam went on smoothly.
Cameroon: Public Works boss, stakeholders access road projects- 08h50
The Minister of Public Works, Emmanuel Nganou Djoumessi this Tuesday July 27 will chair a consultation meeting on small road projects and motorways in Cameroon that will bring together technical and geo-technical experts.
Tokyo 2020 Games: Three Cameroonians out of competition- 08h48
Out of the 12 athletes representing Cameroon at the ongoing 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games in Japan, only 9 are left in the competition.
After Sarah Hanffou and Wilfried Seyi, Cameroonian boxer Mengue Ayissi of the 63-69 kilograms range crashed out of the competition yesterday after bowing to Irish Walsh Aidan.
The lone Cameroonian boxer left in the competition is Maxime Yegnong expected to fight Russia’s Veriasov Ivan in heavyweight box.
- Monday 26 July
Tokyo 2020: Cameroon’s Wilfried Seyi, Olympics medal hopeful knocked out- 17h24
75 kilograms range Cameroonian boxer Wilfried Seyi has crashed out of the ongoing 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games after losing to David Tshama of the Democratic Republic of Congo in his first outing.
The 23-year-old boxer managed to control the first two rounds of the game but lost in the third and last one after receiving uncountable number of punches from his Congolese opponent.
Cameroon: GCE 2021 marking of scripts on- 13h36
The marking of scripts for the 2021 written session of the Cameroon General Certificate of Education, GCE has begun after a hitch-free phrase.
Cameroon: Eight soldiers killed in fresh Boko Haram attack in F/N- 07h26
Eight soldiers have lost their lives and some thirteen others sustained injuries in an attack by elements of the Boko Haram Islamist sect last Saturday in the locality of Sagme in Fotokol, Logone and Chari Division of the Far North region.
Cameroon: President Biya disappoints supporters as he fails to show up in Yaounde as announced after visit to Europe- 07h21
CPDM supporters who turned out in their numbers yesterday at the Yaounde Nsimalen International Airport to welcome back home President Paul Biya and wife, Chantal Biya were disappointed as the couple did not show up as announced.
The Head of State and wife left Yaounde two weeks ago for a short private stay out of the country, part of which was perturbed by protests organized by BAS members in Geneva, Switzerland.
Cameroon: 10th edition of SAGO kicks off today- 07h04
The 10th edition of the fair on Government action dubbed SAGO officially opens this Monday July 26 at the Yaounde Sports Complex.
About 500 national and international exhibitors are expected at this fair.
- Friday 23 July
Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Team Cameroon marvels audience with beautiful regalia at opening- 17h14
The 12 athletes representing Cameroon at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games marveled the about 900 guests who took part in the opening ceremony of the games this Friday during their passage with their beautiful regalia from the country’s Grass field region.
Cameroon: NCC boss ends regional sensitization tour to media houses today- 14h03
The President of the National Communication Council, NCC Joe Chebonkeng ends his two-day regional sensitization tour to media houses this Friday July 23.
While visiting some of media houses on his maiden visit as NCC boss, the ace journalist said he will stop at nothing to make sure journalism regains it almost lost dignity in Cameroon.
Cameroon: Health boss on day-three of working visit to North region- 13h55
The Minister of Public Health, Dr Malachie Manaouda continues his working visit to some public and private health facilities in the Northern part of the country.
Upon arriving Wednesday July 21, Minister Manaouda rallied the population of the Mayo-Tsanaga Division to condemn anti-Biya protests that took place over the weekend in Geneva, Switzerland.
CEMAC: Paul Biya knights delegation that recently raised FCFA 2,200 B to fund integration projects- 11h26
The current chairman of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa, Cameroon’s President Paul Biya has exceptionally knighted members of the high level CEMAC delegation that recently raised FCFA 2,200 billion to sponsor integration projects in the sub region.
This was during a round table discussion that took place recently in Paris, France.
2020 Tokyo Olympic Games officially kicks off today- 10h10
The 2020 edition of the Tokyo Olympic Games officially kicks off this Friday July 23 in the Japanese capital with the motto faster, higher, stronger together.
The opening ceremony to be attended by some 900 guests including Japan’s Emperor, Nahurito, who is honorary patron of the Games.
Cameroon: Security situation of West region under review- 08h52
The security situation of the West region will come under review this Friday July 23 during a strategic meeting chaired by the Minister of Defense, Joseph Beti Assomo on high instructions of the Head of State, Commander in chief of the armed forces.
This meeting comes on the heels of a number of separatist attacks suffered by the region this past months.
- Thursday 22 July
Cameroon: Serious gunshots rock Muea in restive South West- 16h54
Residents in Muea, a locality in Buea, Fako Division of the restive South West region have been home since morning as serious gunshots engulf the area this Thursday July 22, sources have said.
Cameroon: 26-yr-old kills her two children for marriage proposal- 14h26
A young woman identified as Hilda Mgum aged 26 is said to have poisoned her two children because of a mariage proposal on Facebook.
According to reports, the proposal was made on condition that she has no children.
She has been arrested in Bamenda.
Cameroon: Artistes mobilize to recover FCFA 16B unpaid authors’ rights- 13h36
Artistes in Cameroon are mobilizing to recover FCFA 16 billion authors’ rights owed them by some cooperate bodies.
The money expected to be given by brewery and mobile telephone companies was accumulated over the period of 2005 to 2017.
Cameroon: NCC boss on regional sensitization tour in media houses- 13h27
The recently appointed President of the National Communication Council, Joe Chebonkeng is out on a regional sensitization tour to media houses in Yaounde.
His first stop was at the State broadcaster CRTV in Mballa 2 this Thursday July 22. He was received by the Director General, Charles Ndongo.
Cameroonian filmmaker at Silicon Valley African Film Festival- 13h19
The Director of the movie ‘L’enfant de l’autre’ by Cameroonian-born Patricia Kwende is in competition at the Silicon African Film Festival that will take place from the 8 to the 10 of October 2021 in California, USA.
SVAFF is exclusively focused on films made by filmmakers from Africa and its diaspora. The festival has built a substantial following and has become an annual destination film event that draws out of state and international guests to Silicon Valley.
Cameroon: Newly appointed staff of University of Buea commissioned- 12h44
Some officials recently appointed at the University of Buea have been urged to put in their best so as to improve statistics.
This was during a ceremony to commission them into their functions this Thursday July 22 at the institutions premises.
They were installed by the University’s Vice Chancellor, Prof Ngomo Horace.
Cameroon: PM Dion Ngute chairs extraordinary session of National Tourism Board- 12h15
Members of the National Tourism Board are currently meeting in an extraordinary session at the Prime Ministers office.
Top on the agenda of the meeting are discussions on ways on developing the country’s touristic and leisure potentials ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations it will be hosting come January 2022.
Cameroon receives 303 050 doses of Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine- 11h15
The Government of Cameroon has received more than 300,000 doses of the American Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to boost its capacity to get a maximum number of Cameroonians vaccinated against the deadly pandemic.
The vaccine which is a gift from the American Government was received Wednesday July 21 at the Yaounde Nsimalen International Airport by health officials.
Cameroon: Gov’t bans planned MRC protest slated for Sunday July 25 over COVID-19 spread- 10h38
The Divisional Officer for Yaounde I, Harouna Nyandji Mgbatou has banned a planned ‘peaceful’ protest by the Camroon Renaissance Movement party of Prof Maurice Kamto.
In the prefectural order signed Wednesday July 21, the DO says such protest could encourage the spread of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic the country is still grappling with and provoke public disorder.
The Cameroon Renaissance Movement has planned to move around the streets of Yaounde Sunday July 25 in what it has called a mega republican protest meant to promote living together, call for peace in the two English speaking regions, show solidarity to the population of the Far North suffering i the hands of Boo Haram attacks among others.