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- Wednesday 12 May
Cameroon: Woman sentenced to eight-month jail term for faking pregnancy, attempting child theft- 18h31
A lady whose name we got as Awa Meriga has been sentenced to 8 months imprisonment with a fine of FCFA 500,000 for faking a pregnancy and attempting to steal a newborn baby in Bafia, a locality in the Mbam and Inoubou Division, Centre region of Cameroon.The sentence was handed down last May 5 by the Bafia Court.Reports say few months ago, she was arrested and detained at the city main prison for trying to defraud her boyfriend’s family after his death.
Cameroon: President Biya declares Friday May 14 public holiday- 17h23
The President of the Republic of Cameroon has declared Friday May 14, 2021 a public Holiday through out the national territory.
The presidential decree was signed Wednesday May 12.
Cameroon: National Port Authority gets new Management- 17h09
Cameroon: 50th National Day theme communicated- 17h04
The theme of this year’s celebration of the National Day in Cameroon to be commemorated on May 20 has been communicated.
The theme is “Army and Nation: Together let’s overcome health security challenges and preserve the peace, stability and prosperity of Cameroon.”
The theme was communicated by the Minister Delegate at the Presidency in Charge of Defense, Joseph Beti Assomo to forces of law and order.
Cameroon: Decomposed body of 60-year-old man discovered in DoualaCNA - 15h24The decomposed body of a 60-year-old man was discovered Tuesday May 11 in a room in the quartier Bejanga in the Bomono gare village neighborhood in the Douala IV subdivision.Reports from the region say the pungent smell led to the macabre discovery.It is said that the body had been in the room for about three days.The deceased, sources say neither had a wife nor child.
Cameroon: CRTV’s Pierre Baba Moussa passes away- 15h14
The death has been announced of seasoned journalist working with the Cameroon Radio Television, Pierre Baba Moussa.
According to his colleagues, the ace journalist died in the early hours of this Wednesday May 12 at the Yaounde General Hospital after suffering from illness.
Cameroon: PM Dion Ngute takes second dose of COVID-19 vaccine- 15h12
The Prime Minister Head of Government, Chief Dr Joseph Dion Ngute has taken the second dose of the anti-COVID-19 vaccine over twenty days after he was administered the first dose alongside some of his cabinet Ministers and members of the diplomatic corps.
The dose was administered this Wednesday May 12 at the Star Building.
Cameroon: Two homosexuals sentenced to five years in prison- 11h26
Two homosexuals have been sentenced to five years imprisonment and slammed a FCFA 200 thousands fine by the Bonadjo Court of First Instance in Douala, Littoral region.
The verdict was handed down Tuesday May 12.
Cameroon: Muslim celebrate feast of Ramadan tomorrow- 11h21
Muslim in Cameroon will tomorrow Thursday May 13 celebrate the end of the holy month-long of Ramadan.
The National Moon Crescent Commission announced that the moon was not seen in the country Tuesday May 11 and consequently they complete fasting to 30 days.
Cameroon: News about presence of suspected COVID-19 vaccination team in GPS Bafang create confusion among pupils- 11h14
Parents having their children at the Government Primary School Bafang, a locality in the Upper-Nkam Divison, West region of Cameroon yesterday Tuesday May 11 stormed the school premises to take their children home when they got news on the presence of an anti-COVID-19 vaccination team to immunize their kids against the deadly virus.
An information disclaimed by the said vaccination team who indicated that they came in the side lines of the national polio vaccination days campaign to administer polio drops to the children.
The angry parents cared less about the nature of the vaccination, forced themselves into the school premises and took their children home.
Reports have it that many of these pupils tried to run away when they heard a vaccination team was in school and in the process, some of them got wounded.
Cameroon: Feast of Ramadan, Ascension Day to be observed tomorrow Thursday- 10h53
The Muslim and Christian communities in Cameroon will tomorrow Thursday May 13 celebrate the end of the month-long Ramadan and observe Ascension Day respectively.
Expected this Wednesday May 12, the feast of Ramadan will be celebrated tomorrow due to the non appearance of the moon yesterday.
Ascension Day on its part which occurs 39 days after Easter Sunday was already programmed and scheduled for tomorrow Thursday.
- Tuesday 11 May
Cameroon: FEICOM inaugurates new building in Limbe- 18h22
The Minister of Decentralization and Local Development, Georges Elanga Obam has inaugurated a new building of the Special Council Support Fund for Mutual Assistance (FEICOM) in Limbe, South West region of Cameroon.
During this inaugural exercise, Minister Elanga Obam called on the president of the South West regional council and local authorities to take advantage of the newly built office to boost the development of their communities.
Cameroon: Robber production to witness strides in South region- 18h19
Efforts have been made in order to improve the quality of rubber production in the South region of Cameroon.
A training program targeting some 13 thousand robber farmers has officially kicked off in Meyomessala, a locality in the Dja and Lobo Division South region of Cameroon.
The project is expected to boost the production of the raw material in the region.
Cameroon: Public Works boss on working visit to South region- 18h16
The Minister of Public Works, Emmanuel Nganou Djoumessi has prescribed new measures to overcome obstacles affecting construction works along the Sangmelima- Magong high way, linking the chief town of the Dja and Lobo Division to Ebolowa, capital of the South region of Cameroon.
This was during a working visit on the site Tuesday May 11 in the side lines of his two-day working visit to the South region which started Monday May 10.
Minister Nganou Djoumessi challenged the construction company in charge to accelerate works on the site in order to complete the project by the end of this year.
Cameroon: Magil Construction commits to deliver Olember Sports Complex by October- 18h05
The Magil Construction Company in charge of works at the Olembe Sports Complex has assured the Minister of Sports and Physical Education, Prof Narcisse Mouelle Kombi and CAF representatives that the Stadium will be set on due time for both local and international football competitions come October 2021.
The assurance was given during a visit to evaluate the advancement of works at the sport complex Tuesday May 11.
Cameroon: National Cycling Coach, Dieudonne Ntep dies in car crash- 17h58
Cameroon’s national cycling coach, Dieudonne Ntep is no more.
The international athlete died Monday May 10 at about 5pm in a car crash on the Yaounde-Douala high way.
According to reports, he and other officials of the national cycling team were on board a mini bus traveling to Douala when a truck from an opposite direction hit their vehicle.
Coach Dieudonne died on the spot due to the violent nature of the crash on his side meanwhile the other Cycling officials recorded slide injuries.
Cameroon: Biya offers 30,000 face masks to Muslim, Christians ahead of religious observances- 15h26
The President of the Republic of Cameroon, Paul Biya has offered 30,000 face masks to the Muslim and Christian communities in the country ahead of the feast of Ramadan and Ascension observed by both religious bodies respectively.
The anti-COVID-19 gifts were handed over to the Archbishop of Yaounde, Imams and Secretary General of the Presbyterian Church Cameroon by the Minister of Territorial Administration Paul Atanga Nji Monday May 10, few days to the religious observances.
Cameroon: Muslim eye sky for appearance of moon ahead of end of Ramadan- 15h17
The search of the moon by the Muslim community in Cameroon begins this Tuesday May 11 in the evening.
According to the Moon Crescent Commission, the feast of Ramadan will take place tomorrow Wednesday if the moon is seen by sun set and if not, they will complete the month of fasting to thirty and feast on Thursday.
The Islmic calendar recommends that the fasting ends at the sight of the moon.
Cameroon: Suspected marijuana farmer, dealer arrested in West region- 14h58
A 51-year-old man suspected of being involved in the cultivation and selling of herbs and other hard drugs is currently being held by security forces in the West region of Cameroon.
Sources say he was arrested recently.
Cameroon: Bamenda City Council gets first female scribe- 14h53
The Bamenda City Council has a new secretary general, the first female since the council went operational.
- Monday 10 May
Cameroon: Muslim faithful intensify preparations ahead of feast of Ramadan- 15h39
Muslim faithful in Cameroon have intensified preparation ahead of the feast of the Ramadan expected in some few days.
According to a communique published last week by the Lunar Crescent Commission, the feast could be observed Thursday May 13 provided the moon appears by Wednesday.
Ramathan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar.
It is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection and community, a commemoration of Muhammad’s first revelation, the annual observance of Ramadan is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam.
It lasts twenty-nine to thirty days, from one sighting of the crescent moon to the next.
Cameroon: SDF legal dep’t to decide on Osih’s fate in three weeks- 15h31
Members of the Legal Department of the Social Democratic Front party, SDF will in three weeks to come decide on the fate of the first vice national chairman, Joshua Osih.
This follows the admission of a complaint filed against the party official by the leadership of the SDF Littoral regional bureau where Osih militates last Saturday May 8 during a NEC meeting in Yaounde.
Cameroon: Ibrahim El Rachidine new Lamido of Garoua- 15h25
Ibrahim El Rachidine has been alected as Lamido of Garoua in the North region of Cameroon.
He replaces the former Secretary of State at the Ministry of Health, Alim Garga Hayatou who died few weeks ago after suffering from an illness.
Orange Cameroun offers sickness, accident insurance policy to journalism associations- 15h20
A number of journalism associations and trade unions in Cameroon will benefit from sickness, accident and deliveries insurance policy offered by Orange Cameroun in the sidelines of a partnership agreement signed last Monday May 3 on the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day.
According to the national President of the Cameroon Association of English-speaking Journalists, CAMASEJ, one of the associations entitled to the insurance policy, the partnership will last for a period of one year and the coverage policy set at FCFA 400,000.
He adds that for members to be eligible to this policy, they will have to pay a premium of FCFA 30,000.
Cameroon: At least five die after boat capsize in North regionThe Guardian Post - 15h04
About seven people are reported to have lost their lives after a boat capsized in the lake of Lagdo Dam in the Lagdo subdivision, Benoue Division of the North region.
Repors from the region say the incident occurred in the night of Friday May 7.
Cameroon: President Biya honors Bilingualism Commission SG- 15h00
The Secretary General of the National Commission for the Promotion of Bilingualism and Multiculturalism, NCPBM, Dr Cornelius Chi Asafor for his service rendered to the nation.
He was knighted Friday May 7 during a ceremony at the Yaounde Conference Centre.
Cameroon: Students, 75-year-old man arrested for alleged group sex in YaoundeThe Guardian Post - 14h54
A number of students and a 75-year-old man have been arrested for alleged group sex in Yaounde.
Cameroon: CAF officials evaluate AFCON 2021 draws venue- 14h49
Officials from the Confederation of African Football together with those from the Ministry of Sports and Physical Education are making preparations as to where the draws ahead of the 2021 edition of Africa Cup of Nations will take place in Cameroon.
- Friday 07 May
Cameroon: 18,000 IDPs in F/N receive cash transfer from WFP- 17h33
The World Food Programme has offered cash transfer to 18,000 internally displaced persons in the Far North region of Cameroon.
The gift comes amid reports of food insecuirty and malnutrition suffered by the people in the area.
Cameroon: Close to 1000 health personnel trained in field epidemiological programme- 17h28
959 health personnel have been trained in the side lines of the Cameroon Field Epidemiological Training Programme in Yaounde.
They received their end of course attestations last Wednesday May 5 in a ceremony presided at by the Minister of Public Health, Dr Malachie Manaouda.