News in brief
- Friday 17 November
Cameroon: Minister finally authorise release of ENAM results- 14h31
After annulling the results after they were published, Minister Michel Ange Angouing has today authorised the release of results of the written phase into the Advanced School of Administration and Magistracy, ENAM.
It should be noted that the results of the written phase competitive entrance examination into Advanced School of Administration and Magistracy were published earlier with a call for successful candidates to sit in for the oral test on Thursday, November 23.
Cameroon’s first administrative action forum opens in Ngaoundere- 10h19
Cameroon’s first administrative action forum for public and private administrations in Adamawa has gone underway in Ngaoundere.
The forum organised by the Association of Adamawa Regional Delegates and service heads, is aimed at helping inhabitants to know different services offered by the administration.
Far North Region: Population sensitised on ID cards’ importance- 10h10
The population of the Far North region in Cameroon, have been edified on the importance of possessing identification documents.
This was during a sensitisation march in Maroua organized by United Nations High Commission for Refugees on the need to fight and reduce risks of statelessness in Cameroon.
Preliminary works on Bamenda- Babadjou road finalised- 10h06
Reports from Cameroon’s public works ministry say, all preliminary works on the Bamenda – Babadjou road has been finalised.
According to the reports, the local population affected by the works have all been compensated as effective heavy construction is set to start December 2017.
Cameroon: Gendarmes schooled on use of non lethal weapons- 09h55
Some 25 Gendarmes of the Multipurpose Intervention Group of the National National Gendarmerie, GPIGN, have been equipped to train other forces in the country.
The gendarmes were schooled on the use and maintenance of non lethal weapons acquired by National gendarmerie for law enforcement operations.
- Thursday 16 November
Number of ill-fed increases in sub-Saharan Africa – FAO- 15h32
The number of undernourished people in sub-Saharan Africa has increased mainly due to the impact of conflict and climate change with the situation pointing to the urgent need to build affected communities’ resilience and to find peaceful solutions that strengthen food security, UNFAO said Thursday.
A UNFAO news release seen by APA Thursday said the prevalence of chronic undernourishment appears to have risen from 20.8 to 22.7 percent between 2015 and 2016, according to FAO’s 2017 Africa Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition Report.
- Tuesday 14 November
CAMIFF launch call for submissions- 14h02
Cameroon International film festival, CAMIFF has launched calls for submission for the 2018 edition.
Entries are pen from November 6th to 20th 2017.
2018 World Cup Quaifiers : Cameroon ends race with Zambia- 11h31
The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon have played a two all tie with the Chipolopolos of Zambia in their last qualifier game for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
The match was fielded on Saturday 11th November 2017 at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.
- Monday 13 November
Cameroon:National printing press employees go on strike- 16h50
They are claiming, among other things, the non payment of two months of their salary and poor working conditions.
Employees of the Cameroon national printing press company have today embarked on strike action.
Although present on the site of the printing press, most workers chose to stay out of their offices throughout the day. Some have settled along the entrance of the press and other shops around the building.
Nigeria’s Wizkid crowned best African artist at AFRIMA- 14h49
The 27-year-old Afrobeats star — real name Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun — beat his compatriot Davido and Fally Ipupa from the Democratic Republic of Congo to the top award.
He also won the best song category for “Come Closer” and the prize for best West African artist.
Cameroon Investment Forum: Investors Showcase products- 12h23
The second edition of the Cameroon Investment Forum CIF which started this Wednesday 8th November 2017 in Douala has been a forum for the exhibition of new products meant to attract foreign investors.
Project leaders, business men, heads of Financial institutions, Development partners, employers organisations and Cameroonians in the Diaspora were all present in the Investment Forum.
- Wednesday 08 November
2018 World Cup Qualifiers: Cameroon to face Zambia Saturday- 09h08
Cameroon’s indomitable lions continue training in Yaounde ahead of their encounter with Zambia this Saturday.
The match that comes up on Saturday 11th November 2017 in Zambia has no stakes for the two teams, but Cameroon trains twice daily if only to maintain a good position on FIFA classification table.
South West Region: Eyumojock, Konye councils selected as best councils- 09h05
The Eyumojock and konye councils of the South West region, have been selected as the best councils in the region to feature at the national level for their outstanding performance.
The revelation was made yesterday in Limbe during an evaluation workshop to report on the performance basket by the national community driven program, PNDP.
According to official reports, the program is aimed at compensating best councils and motivate others to carry out more developmental projects for their communities.
The two top councils from the region are poised to receive F CFA 50 Million each
Cameroon: Focus on quality, Cocoa producers told- 09h04
Cameroon’s Minister of Trade, Luc Magloire Mbarga Atangana has urged cocoa producers in the country to focus on the quality of the commodity whose price on the world market has been fluctuating
He made the call yesterday in Montele while inaugurating a cocoa harvesting processing site in the region.
Water and Energy Minister to evaluate work on Adamawa hydroelectric dam today- 09h03
Basil Atangana Kouna, Cameroon’s Minister of Water and Energy, today begins a two day working visit to the Adamawa region precisely to the hydroelectric dam.
The visit is aimed at evaluating level of advancement of construction work on the site.
Month for the Fight against HIV/AIDs launched in Bandjoun- 09h01
The second edition of the month for the fight against HIV/AIDs will be launched today in Bandjoun of the West region, Cameroon.
Public Heal Minister, Andre Mama Fouda is expected to preside over the event and evaluate work done so far in the fight against the AIDs virus
- Monday 06 November
Gabon’s Presidential Affairs Minister begins working visit in Cameroon today- 16h29
Gabon’s Minister of Presidential Affairs, and National Defence, begins working visit to Cameroon today.
The visit is geared towards strengthening the defence and cooperation ties between the two countries. According to press release, the visit will begin with an in camera session and a visit to the international war college, and international school of security.
- Friday 03 November
2018 world cup qualifiers: Cameroon Head coach set to publish list of players- 14h26
Cameroon’s Head coach is expected to publish the list of players for their last 2018 world cup encounter against Zambia.
Avenue Kennedy: Fire razes 10 shops- 14h20
A fire incident which occurred yesterday at Avenue Kennedy in Yaoundé, has razed ten shops and consumed goods worth F CFA 220 Million.
The fire is said to have caused by a short circuit in one of the shops of the building.
- Thursday 02 November
Joseph Antoine Bell joins FIFA litigation committee- 14h08
Joseph Antoine Bell, one time goalkeeper of the Indomitable Lions, has been appointed into the Litigation Committee of International Federation of Football Association (FIFA) for a period of four years (2017-2021).
University of Bamenda: Students tasked to promote peaceful co-existence- 12h00
Students of the University of Bamenda have been tasked to work towards promoting the values of solidarity and peaceful co-existence.
The call was made by Theresa Akenji, Vice Chancellor of the University while launching the 2017 sports and socio cultural season of the University.
According to her, the sports season is a forum to detect talents, train students in all situations. After successfully organising the 2016 all university games, the students are gearing towards meeting in Maroua, the 2017 host.
Bilingualism commission: Members continue assessment visits to Ministries- 11h58
Members of the National bilingualism commission will today continue their visits to some state institutions.
Reports say the members will examine key implementation of the state policy on bilingualism at the Ministry of External Relations, Ministry of Scientific research and innovation and the Ministry of Public Service and Administrative reforms The visits are due to end this week.
Yaounde: Disaster management experts examine growth risk factors- 11h44
Disaster management experts continue meeting in Yaoundé today to view decisions that will implement the systematic monetary system of emergency situations in Cameroon.
Opening the tree day capacity building workshop in Yaoundé yesterday, the Minister Delegate at the ministry of Territorial Administration and Decentralisation in charge of local councils, Jules Duret Ndongo said that the high prevalence of natural, technological, health and humanitarian disasters in the country is slowing down development process.
It was agreed that access to right data can greatly manage disasters.
- Wednesday 01 November
Cup of Cameroon: Semi-finals fixtures- 15h33
Cameroon football federation, has published the semi-final line-up of the 2017 Cup of Cameroon.
2015 cup winners UMS of Loum will clash with 2013 victors,Yong Sports Academy of Bamenda.
On the other side,2012 finalist of the Cup of Cameroon, New Stars of Douala will lock horns with third division team,Victoria United of Limbe.
The draw was carried out this Tuesday 31st October 2017 at the FECAFOOT headquaters in Tsinga,Yaounde
PMExchange 5th edition opens November 21- 15h12
The organizing committee of the 5th edition of the Pme exchange has announced that the event will take place from November 21 to 25, 2017. This year’s edition, placed under the theme “SMEs and the digital revolution”, will bring together more than 200 companies on the site of the party house in Douala.
Boko Haram: six die in Achigachia attack last night- 15h11
A Boko Haram attack which occurred in the locality of Ashigashia, in the Far North of Cameroon has left six deaths. The bomber, a young girl is said to have caused her death and that of 5 additional persons.
Transports agencies without authorisation now known- 15h11
The Minister of Transport issued a statement announcing that travel agencies that do not have approval, have up till a month to comply with the regulations, otherwise they will be shut down.
Fodem Travel, Tresor Travel, International Line Travel, Charter Express Travel, Professional Express Driver, Maryland Express, Vatican Company, Marathon Travel, Remember Express Travel, Astrandy, Charity Travel, Royal Vision, Leader Travel, Solidarity Plus Travel, Super Comfort Express, Super Amigo, Future, Tchigaba Travel, Musango Travel agency, Elegance of Noun, Kribienne Travel, Alliance Travel, Satellite Express Travel, Melo Travel, National Travel, Future of Kadey, Mondial Express, Express Danay, Narral Travel, Caravan Travel, Fako travelers, princess .
- Tuesday 31 October
Barrister Agbor Balla to adress Chatham House November 2- 13h37
Barrister Agbor Balla will be discussing the Cameroon Anglophone crisis at Chatham House on November 2.
Balla has been given twenty minutes by the renown institute to examine the escalation and seek solutions of the crisis which has grounded socio-economic activities in Cameroon’s English speaking regions for over a year now.
Cameroon: Transporters irked over gov’t suspension of “General Express” agency- 09h39
Trade unions in Cameroon’s transport sector have exhorted government to lift the suspension on “General Express Voyages” agency, stating that they will go on strike if government fails to heed to their call.
The announcement is contained in a letter sent on October 27, 2017 to Prime Minister Philemon Yang by unions in Cameroon’s passenger road transport sector. In the correspondence, the signatories of the strike notice accuse the Ministry of Transport of taking an “arbitrary” decision, as part of the suspension of “General Express agency”, for a period of three months;
- Friday 27 October
Fabrice Ondoa, among Fifa top ten 2017 best goalkeepers- 15h41
The performance of the indomitable Lions goalkeeper was acknowledeged at the FIFA World Cup finalists’ awards ceremony on October 23.
The International Football Federation (FIFA) named Cameroon goalkeeper Fabrice Ondoa as one of the top 10 on the planet. It was during the awards ceremony on “The Best Fifa Football Awards 2017 recently held in London”.