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- Wednesday 04 December
Cameroon: Common Law lawyers said to begin another strike todayThe Guardian Post - 09h35
Common Law lawyers are said to begin another strike this Wednesday, December 4, 2019 in protest against the possible adoption of a bill on bilingualism which the lawyers reportedly say will see French language dominate the English language in North West and South West regions.
- Tuesday 03 December
Cameroon: Parliament discusses ways to re-launch agricultural activities in NoSo- 15h59
A plan to re-launch agricultural activities in the North West and South West regions of Cameroon is under scrutiny at the National Assembly.
Presenting the plan is the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Gabriel Mbairobe who is as well defending his 2020 budgetary allocation that reportedly stands at 90.8 Billion FCFA before members of the committee on finance and the budget.
Cameroon: Olembe Sports Complex project officially handed over to Magil companyCRTV - 15h52
The construction of the Olembe Sports Complex has been officially transferred from the Italian Grouppo Piccini to officials of the Canadian company Magil.
It was done during a ceremony this Tuesday morning on the site presided at by Sports and Physical Education Minister Prof Narcisse Mouelle Kombi.
The new company was asked to commence works as soon as possible as they promised to complete works by June-July 2020.
Cameroon: Calm returns to Douala after tension in Nkomondo neighbourhood- 10h13
Calm is said to have returned to the Nkomondo neighbourhood in Douala, Cameroon’s economic capital after some youths took on vandalising shops belonging to Malian nationals at the Douala Central Market.
This move followed the discovery of the lifeless body of a nine-year old gill in the shop of one Malian National after she had gone missing for days.
He is said to have kidnapped, raped and killed the child.
Cameroon: Eight more Ministers to defend budgetary allocations at National AssemblyCRTV - 10h00
The six-day long scrutiny of the State budget of the Republic of Cameroon continues today at the National Assembly with eight Ministers expected to defend their budget allocations before members of the committee on Finance and the budget.
Cameroon: Gov’t insists twin elections will hold come February 9, 2020CRTV - 09h55
The Government of Cameroon has insisted the Municipal and legislative elections will hold on February nine, 2020 as convened by the President of the Republic and there will be no extension of deadline for the submission of nomination papers as requested by some political parties.
This was the message that filtered from the joint press conference granted yesterday by the Minister of Communication, Rene Emmanuel Sadi and his counterpart of the Ministry of Territorial Administration, Paul Atanga Nji.
Cameroon observes International day of persons with disabilities today- 09h50
Today Tuesday December 3, 2019, Cameroon joins the international community to commemorates the international day of persons living with disabilities.
A number of activities will be organised in Cameroon to observe this day plus a ceremony at the Yaounde Handicap Centre organised by the Ministry of Social Affairs.
It has been observed with varying degrees of success around the planet. The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities.
- Monday 02 December
Cameroon: Viban Jude takes over from Simon Lyonga as CAMASEJ National President- 12h58
The President of the Yaounde chapter of the Cameroon Association of English speaking Journalists, Viban Jude is the New National President of the Association.
He was elected Saturday November 30, 2019 in Douala, during CAMASEJ Elective General Assembly in a highly contested election by 126 votes against 92 for Moki Charles Lionge, his contestant.
National Division 1 Football Championship: Coton Sport of Garoua maintains top position- 12h19
Coton Sport of Garoua has maintained its leadership at the top of the National Division 1 Football Championship despite losing three nil to Canon of Yaounde in one of round 10 games played yesterday Sunday December 1 at the Yaounde Military Stadium.
Cameroon: Gov’t evaluates country’s security situation ahead of twin elections- 12h03
On the instructions of the Head of State, Commander in chief of the armed forces, the Minister Delegate at the Presidency in charge of Defence, Joseph Beti Assomo will this Monday preside over a special evaluation meeting on the security in Cameroon ahead of the Legislative and Municipal elections slated for February 9, 2020.
The meeting reports say will be attended by Cameroon’s top security officials.
Cameroon: Eight Ministers defend budgetary allocations at National Assembly today- 11h48
Deliberations on the scrutiny of the 2020 draft finance bill with a State budget of 4,951.7 Billion FCFA resumes this morning at the National Assembly.
Eight Government Ministers are to appear before the Committee on Finance and the budget to defend their budgetary allocations.
Yesterday, some eight other Ministers were before the committee for the same purpose.
Cameroon: Gov’t proposes FCFA 4,951.7 Billion as 2020 State budget to MPs- 10h36
Friday November 29, 2019 at the National Assembly, the Prime Minister Head of Government Chief Dr Joseph Dion Ngute presented Government’s economic, financial, social and cultural programme.
He proposed FCFA 4,951.7 Billion as 2020 State budget. The budget has reportedly witnessed a drop from the 2019’s allocation of FCFA 5,212 Billion.
- Friday 29 November
Cameroon: National workshop on ways of consolidating gains of forest environment component holds today in Yaounde- 09h40
Ways and means of consolidating the gains of the forest environment component of the support programme for the implementation of the rural sector development strategy will come under discussion today.
This will be at a National workshop that will take place in Yaounde.
The workshop is jointly organised by the Ministry of the environment, protection of nature and sustainable development and the Ministry of forestry and wild life.
CIDIMUC to hold prayer session for peace to reign in Cameroon today- 09h32
The Council of Imams and Muslim dignitaries of Cameroon, CIDIMUC will today at the Yaounde City Council organise a ceremony to pray for peace in Cameroon.
According to the coordinator of CIDIMUC, Dr Moussa Oumarou, the prayer session due to begin at 10am is in line with the recommendations of the Major National Dialogue.
2020 Basketball Africa League qualifiers: Cameroon’s FAP qualify for semi finals- 09h21
Cameroon’s Army and Police Force Basketball Club of Yaounde has beaten AS Nigelec of Niger to qualify for the semi finals of the ongoing 2020 Basketball Africa League qualifiers in Yaounde, Cameroon.
The boys of coach Kouamo edged their counterparts AS Nigelec from Niger 87 to 85 points after a quite difficult match.
They will be playing the semis tomorrow Saturday November 30, 2019 at the Yaounde Multipurpose Sports Complex.
Cameroon/2020 twin elections: ELECAM Electoral Board meet in second session today- 09h10
The electoral board of Elections Cameroon ELECAM will today hold a second session as of right following the convening of the electorate for the upcoming Legislative and Municipal elections in Cameroon scheduled for February 9, 2020.
The meeting is due to begin at 10am at the Head Office of ELECAM in Yaounde.
As far as these elections are concerned, the Social Democratic Front party, SDF yesterday in a press conference echoed the need for peace to return to the North West and South West regions before February 9, 2020.
The Cameroonian National Party for Reconciliation of Cabral Libii has on its part threatened to boycott the elections if 15 more days are not granted to candidates to end the compilation of their documents.
Cameroon: Members of Government receive guidelines to 2020-2030 National development strategy- 09h06
Guidelines to the 2020 to 2030 National development strategy have been distributed to members of Government at the November Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute.
The document reportedly elaborates the guiding principles that will enable the country attain the status of an upper middle income economy by 2020.
- Thursday 28 November
Cameroon: Eric Mansuy is Eneo’s new Chief Executive Officer- 19h39
Eric Mansuy is the new Chief Executive Officer of the Energy Corporation of Cameroon, Eneo shortly after his predecessor, Joel NANA KONTCHOU announced he was stepping down, after more than 5 years with the Corporation.
Eric MANSUY’s appointment came after a board meeting with the Board of Directors of ENEO this Thursday in Yaounde.
The new CEO is said to have an interesting academic and professional background and a sound experience in the field of energy and transmission network that will help bring up the services provided by Eneo in Cameroon.
Cameroon: SDF calls on Biya to postpone twin elections until peace returns to NoSo- 17h53
The Social Democratic Front Party has called on the Head of State Paul Biya to postpone the upcoming twin legislative and Municipal elections in case peace is not restored in Cameroon’s crisis-hit North West and South West regions by the elections date.
The National Vice President of the Party, Joshua Osih made the declaration this Thursday evening in Yaounde, at a press conference granted by the party.
Cameroon/2020 twin elections: SDF holds press conference in Yaounde- 17h25
The Social Democratic Front party will in some moments to come grant a press conference in Yaounde, chaired by the party’s National Vice President, Joshua Osih.
The party is expected to deliver a speech in relation to the 2020 Legislative and Municipal elections.
Some hours ago, Cabral Libii of the Cameroonian Party for National Reconciliation disclosed he had requested for an additional 15-days to be given to candidates to completes their files for the elections failure to which his party will pull out.
Cameroon: 12,000 basic education teachers to be recruited- 09h20
In the framework of the Support Programme for Education Sector in Cameroon, 12,000 teachers from the basic education sector will soon recruited.
The measure was adopted during the Supports Programme maiden extraordinary session that took place yesterday in Yaounde under the chairmanship of basic education Minister Prof Laurent Serge Etoundi Ngoa.
Cooperation ties with Egypt: Direct flights from Douala to Cairo said to resumeCRTV - 09h16
Cameroon and Egypt are said to widen cooperation ties with the resumption of direct flights from Douala to Cairo.
The Egyptian Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister for African Affairs made the disclosure yesterday in Yaounde during an audience granted him by the Minister Delegate to the Minister of External Relations for cooperation with the Islamic World, Adoum Gargoum.
Cameroon: Representatives of C’wealth, La Francophonie, AU grant audience to some officials today- 09h10
The Secretaries General of the Commonwealth, La Francophonie and the chairperson of the African Union Commission will today grant audiences to some Cameroonian officials after separate audiences held with some leaders of opposition parties, clergy and civil society.
Meantime, the three guests have pledged the support of their respective organisations for Cameroon in the country’s ongoing peace and reconciliation process.
The pledge was made after they had a more than one hour audience with President Paul Biya at the Unity Palace yesterday.
Cameroon: Campaign to highlight importance of civil status registration holds today in Yaounde- 09h02
The maiden edition of a campaign to highlight the importance of civil status registration kicks off today in Yaounde.
The three-day campaign is an initiative of an organisation known as National Uinon for the promotion of family and Development.
With this event, the country reportedly aims to attain a modernised optimal functioning of its civil status system.
2020 Basketball Africa League qualifiers: FAP Yaounde defeats GSP of Algeria 87-85pts- 08h56
FAP Basketball club Yaounde has beaten GSP from Algeria by 87 points to 85 in their second Group A game at the ongoing qualifiers for the 2020 Basketball Africa League.
Losing against GSP of Algeria yesterday would have cause FAP to bow out of the competition, giving their first Group match defeat Tuesday.
The Army and Police Force Basketball Club of Yaounde will need another win this Thursday in their last Group game against Nigelec from Niger to stay in the race to the competition.
The game is slated for 7pm at the Yaounde Multipurpose Sports Complex.
- Wednesday 27 November
Cameroon:Biya grants audience to AU, Commonwealth, Francophonie representatives in Yaounde- 17h58
The Head of State Paul Biya has granted audiences to the visiting chairperson of the African Union, Moussa Faki Mahamat, the Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Hon. Patricia Scotland, and the Secretary General of La Francophonie, Louise Mushikiwabo who are on a 48-hour joint mission to Cameroon at his invitation.
Speaking to the press after their one hour audience with President Biya at the Unity Palace, the three August guests re-echored tripatite resolve to support Cameroon in its peace and reconciliation process.
They equally told reporters Cameroonians had their roles to play towards the restoration of peace in the country.
Cameroon’s Andre Onana ranked best goal keeper in AfricaCRTV - 14h34
Cameroonian international goal keeper, Andre Onana has been ranked the best keeper in Africa and the thirteenth worldwide.
This follows a classification from the International Federation of Football History and Statistics made public today by the institution.
The International Federation of Football History and Statistics is an organization that chronicles the history and records of association football.
Andre Onana joins Cameroon’s Alioum Sidi ranked best African referee by the same Federation yesterday.
Forum of Universities, other schools of higher education of Cameroon in CEMAC zone opens today in Gabon- 11h32
The second edition of the Forum of Universities and other schools of higher education of Cameroon in the CEMAC zone opens today in Libreville Gabon.
Stakeholders will reportedly sensitize over three thousand participants at the forum to the need to pursue professional education in countries within the CEMAC sub region.
Experts from the African Institutes of Computer Sciences, IAI Cameroon, the National School of Administration and Magistracy ENAM and the faculty of mines in the University of Maroua will contribute ideas on how to meet objectives of sub-regional integration through education.
Cameroon: Committee members of support programme for education reform meet in extraordinary session in Yaounde- 11h22
The first extraordinary session of the stirring committee of the support programme for education reform in Cameroon is underway in Yaounde, chairmanship of the Minister of Basic education, Laurent Serge Etoundi Ngoa.
Cameroon: Officials of Ministry of Justice meet in Yaounde today- 11h15
Officials of the Ministry of Justice have begun meeting in Yaounde today with stakeholders in the promotion of human rights to review a trainer’s course on the formulation and presentation of reports to Human rights treaty bodies.
The three-day event is holding at the conference room of the Ministry of Justice.