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- Monday 28 June
Cameroon: NW CPDM elite pay tributes to late Achidi Achu- 12h10
Hundreds of elite of the North West region of Cameroon last Saturday communed with the family of late Simon Achidi Achu, first Anglophone Prime Minister in Yaounde.
During the condolence visit, the late politician was described as a patriot who served Cameroon with humility and integrity.
The late State man who died last month in the USA will be laid to rest on July 3 in the North West region where he hails from.
Cameroon: 1000 immunized against COVID-19- 11h58
More than 1000 people have so far been vaccinated against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic in Cameroon three months into the national immunization campaign.
The information was disclosed by the Minister of Public Health, Dr Malachie Manaouda.
An intensive immunization campaign will run from the 7th to the 11th of July to have as many people as possible vaccinated to get to the targeted number of 5% of the population.
Cameroon: MPs examine water, energy challenges in special plenary sitting- 11h52
A special plenary sitting to examine the challenges of water and energy in Cameroon takes place this Monday at the National Assembly.
The Minister of Water and Energy and the Directors General of ENEO, CAMWATER, SONATREL and Arsel are expected to enlighten the law makers on the measures taken to address the frequent power outages and difficulties in accessing potable water all through the country.
Deliberations will be chaired by the Speaker, Hon. Cavaye Yeguie Djibril.
CAF Confederation Cup: Coton sport of Garoua eliminated by JS Kabylie- 11h44
Coton sport of Garoua has been knocked out of the ongoing CAF Confederation Cup following a 3-2 win by Algeria’s Jeunesse sportive de Kabylie during the second leg of the semi final of the competition yesterday Sunday June 27 in Algiers.
The Cameroonian side lost after a 2-1 first leg loss in Yaounde.
- Friday 25 June
Cameroon: Dragged to court in sex scandal case, Martin Camus apologizes to victim- 15h42
Cameroon: Presentation of COVID-19 fund audit report postponed- 11h10
The presentation of the final report by the audit bench on the management of the FCFA 180 billion meant for Cameroon’s response against COVID-19 has been postponed to a later date.
The document was supposed to be presented at the National Assembly this Friday June 25.
Cameroon: Health boss on working visit to Far North- 11h02
The Minister of Public Health, Dr Malachie Manaouda is on a working visit i the Far North region of Cameroon.
The Health boss is expected to visit health infrastructures and intensify the ongoing national campaign against COVID-19 and boost the moral of the medical corps in the region.
Cameroon: Manchester City to offer 26 defibrillators to English local clubs to commemorate Marc Vivien Foe’s 18 death anniversary- 10h55
The English football club, Manchester city will reportedly offer 26 defibrillators to local Englsih clubs to commemorate the 19th death anniversary of Cameroon international footballer, late Marc Vivien Foe.
The player passed away on June 26, 2003 in Lyon, France during a football match.
- Thursday 24 June
Cameroon: Gov’t promises support to abused girls, women- 12h24
The Government of Cameroon has promised to stand by women and young girls abused in the society.
The commitment was taken Wednesday June 23 by the Minister of Women’s Empowerment and the Family, Prof Marie Therese Abena Ondoa during a press briefing on sexual exploitation and publication of images of children on social network.
Cameroon: Close to 1000 trained Gendarmes join corps- 12h19
Elements of the national Gendarmerie have increased by 970.
The new trained Gendarmes received their end of technical course attestations last Friday during a ceremony presided at by Brigadier General Daniel Elokobi Njock.
Cameroon: First Lady receives diplomats’ wives- 12h14
Cameroon’s First Lady Chantal Biya Wednesday June 23 received the wives of members of the diplomatic corps accredited in the country in a move to solidify friendship ties.
Cameroon: Lifeless body of new born discovered on bridge in Bafoussam- 12h04
Investigations are on course to track down a lady who abandoned a new born baby at a bridge in Banengou Gabon bar neighborhood in Bafoussam I subdivision, West region of Cameroon.
The lifeless body of the new born was discovered by some kids who were in search of objects they could recycled.
The corpse was handed over to army rescue unit who later on buried it.
Cameroon: Audit report of COVID-19 fund to be presented in Parliament today- 11h54
The annual report plus audit report on the special National Solidarity Fund for the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and its socio-economic impact by the Audit bench as announced at the beginning of the week will be presented at the National Assembly this Thursday.
This will be during a special plenary sitting.
Cameroon: Achidi Achu’s corpse arrives on Monday- 11h35
The remains of Cameroon’s first Anglophone Prime Minister, Simon Achidi Achu will arrive the country Monday June 28 pending burial in the North West region.
He died last May 4 in the US after succumbing to ill health.
Cameroon: Paul Biya raises Aliko Dangote to dignity of Commander of Order of Valor- 11h28
Nigeria’s richest businessman, Aliko Dangote has been raised to the dignity of Commander of the Cameroonian Order of Valor by the Head of State, Paul Biya.
He was honored at the end of an audience granted him by President Paul Biya at the Unity Palace Wednesday June 23 on investment opportunities in the country.
During the audience, Aliko Dangote announced his intentions to invest in the petroleum and gas sectors.
Cameroon: Foundation stone for construction of Hotel du Lac to be laid today- 11h11
The foundation stone for the construction of a hotel and leizure park to be called Hotel du lac will be laid this Thursday June 24 at the Mingwa valley over the Municipal lake in Yaounde.
On the instructions of the Head of State, the Prime Minister Head of Government, Chief Dr Joseph Dion Ngute will preside over the event later in the afternoon.
- Wednesday 23 June
Cameroon: Douala-Yaounde express train resumes on July 1- 19h28
The Minister of Transports, Jean Ernest Massena Ngalle Bibehe has announced that the Douala-Yaounde Express train resumes from July 1 after the long break.
The information is contained in a release signed Wednesday June 23.
Cameroon: Operation free pedestrian path launched in Daouala- 19h00
The Senior Divisional Officer for Wouri and the Mayor of the Douala City Council have launched an operation dubbed operation free pedestrian path in Douala this Tuesday June 23.
The operation seeks to fight against the anarchic occupation of public space in the city and restore the pavement to pedestrians.
Cameroon: Teenage raped on her way back from school in Douala- 18h56
A 12-year-old school girl is reported to have been raped on her way back from collecting her report booklet Tuesday June 22 at the Nyalla district neighborhood in Douala.
The scene reportedly took place around Entrée-Jeunesse. Little Sandra was allegedly kidnapped by an individual with a strong drug addiction who later on raped her.
The rapist has been arrested.
Cameroon: Issa Tchiroma Bakary, Gabriel Mbairobe on working visit to South region- 18h54
The Minsters of Agriculture and Rural Development, Gabriel Mbairobe and his counterpart of Employment and Vocational Training, Issa Tchiroma Bakary embarked on a working visit in the Dja and Lobo Division, South region this Wednesday June 23.
They are expected to visit the different agro pastoral training centres in Sangmelima and Meyomessala.
Cameroon: Paul Biya grants audience to Nigerian business guru, Aliko Dangote- 17h21
The President of the Republic of Cameroon, His Excellency Paul Biya this Wednesday June 23 received in audience Nigeria’s richest man and business mogul, Aliko Dangote.
Both personalities agreed on fostering more investment and business opportunities.
Cameroon: Women’s Empowerment boss grants press briefing on sexual exploitation of children today- 12h58
The Minister of Women’s Empowerment and the Family will this Wednesday grant a press briefing on the phenomenon of sexual exploitation of children, young girls and the protection of their images on social media.
This meeting with media men comes a week after a sex tape involving a young lady went viral.
Cameroon: Health boss briefs MPs on COVID-19 vaccination rate, Universal health coverage- 11h42
The Minister of Public Health Dr Malachie Manaouda is currently briefing Members of Parliament on the state of the ongoing anti-COVID-19 vaccination in the country and plans to provide Universal health coverage to Cameroonians at a special plenary sitting.
Talking on the rate of COVID-19 vaccination, Minister Malachie Manaouda told the law makers that the rate is still very low due to vaccine hesitancy.
As for the Universal health insurance coverage plan, he indicated that the overall rate in Cameroon stands at 45.9%, over 4% less than the required standard.
Cameroon: AU congratulates Gov’t for ratifying treaty to set up African Medicine Agency- 11h12
The African Union has congratulated the Government of Cameroon for ratifying the treaty enabling the continental body to set up an African Medicine Agency that will improve access to quality drugs on the continent.
AU Ambassador for the African Medicine Agency, Michel Sidibe was speaking Tuesday June 22 after an audience granted him by the Prime Minister Head of Government, Chief Dr Joseph Dion Ngute.
Th parliament adopted the bill to ratify the treaty during the ongoing June session pending promulgation by the President of the Republic.
Cameroon: Actors in sports sector honored by Pierre de Cubertin Committee- 10h55
Some stakeholders in the sports sector in Cameroon have been recognized for their commitment in fostering sports and drive to promote olympic value inclusing friendship, tolerance, fair play and respect.
This was during a round table conference organized Tuesday June 22 by members of the national Pierre de Coubertin Committee as part of activities to mark the 2021 Olympic Day observed this Wednesday.
Cameroon commemorates International Widow’s Day- 10h43
Cameroon joins the rest of the globe to commemorate the International Widow’s Day this Wednesday June 23.
The day is been observed every year on 23 June since 2011 to draw attention to the voices and experiences of widows and to galvanize the unique support that they need.
To mark the day in country, the Minister of Women’s Empowerment and the Family, Marie Therese Abena Ondoa will grant a press briefing to underscore the problems widows face and ways of galvanizing support they need.
- Tuesday 22 June
Cameroon: Garbage transformation plant goes operational in Dschang- 17h42A garbage transformation plant has been inaugurated in Dschang, West region of Cameroon.The inauguration ceremony was chaired by the Minister of Decentralization and Local Development, George Elanga Obam this Tuesday June 22.The plant has a capacity of treating 105 tons of garbage each month and majority of these transformed wastes shall be sold out to farmers as fertilizer.
Cameroon: Bamenda PCC christians protest over pastor’s transfer- 13h49
Christians of the Nitop 1 Presbyterian Church in Bamenda Sunday June 20 staged a street protest against the transfer of their pastor by the Moderator, the Right Rev Samuel Fonki Forba.
According to reports, these Christians marched to the Moderator’s representative office with peace plants, demanding for the return of the old pastor.
Cameroon: Community radio stations to receive support from MINEPAT- 13h48
The Ministry of Economy, Planning and Regional Development will this Tuesday June 22 sign a partnership agreement to support community radio stations in the country.
Cameroon: UN women underscore challenges of second chance education in Yaounde- 13h48
The opportunities and challenges of second chance education will come under the fore this Tuesday June 22 during a round table discussion organized by the UN Women agency in Yaounde.