Information round to clock
- Wednesday 14 February
Hon Samba Mariamma is dead- 14h06
Hon Samba Mariamma, a member of parliament of the CDU, has died in a road accident this morning along the Bafoussam-Yaounde highway.
MTN Cameroon gets new CEO- 12h14
Saim Yaksan, has been appointed acting Chief Executive Officer of MTN Cameroon.
Yaksan replaces Mrs Philisiwe Sibiya who recently stepped down as CEO of MTN Cameroon for personal reasons.
Youth urge Biya to run for 2018 polls again- 12h05
Some Cameroonian youth across the national territory have called on President Paul Biya to run for the Presidential 2018 bid again.
The call was made February 13, at the Yaounde conference center while commemorating the President’s 85th birthday.
Bamenda: Batibo Divisional Officer still missing- 11h43
Namata Diteng, Divisional Officer of Batibo sub division is still is no where to found according to official sources.
The Batibo DO was confirmed abducted, Sunday, February 11, by unidentified assailants. Reports say he was kidnapped before the official start of the youth day celebrations
Bamenda: Bishops decry worsening crisis situation in Anglophone Cameroon- 09h31
The bishops of the Bamenda Provincial Episcopal Conference have decried the continuous loss of lives and properties in Anglophone Cameroon.
The clerics called on Cameroonian faithfuls to join them in prayers every Friday as the lent season begin today.
- Tuesday 13 February
North Cameroon: Poachers kill six troops, two guides- 16h32
Cameroon’s Defence Minister, Joseph Beti Assomo say, poachers have killed six troops and two guides in a wildlife park in the northern part of the country.
“Six members of the defence forces and two civilian guides were killed ” on Thursday during a clash with heavily-armed men on horseback in Bouba Ndjida national park in the north of the country, Beti Assomo said in a statement aired on state radio.
Anglophone crisis mar youth day celebration in NW, SW- 11h45
Celebrations of the 52nd edition of Youth in the North West and South West regions of Cameroon was marred by boycotts, killings and violence despite government’s efforts to ensure a smooth flow of activities.
Kembong: Terrorists kill three gendarmes(Official source)- 11h32
Cameroon’s Ministry of Defense has confirmed the killing of three gendarmes in Kembong, Manyu Division on February 11.
It sates that the gendarmes were brutally murdered by terrorists.
Nigeria: Minister says capital budget won’t be diverted to fund 2019 polls- 09h25
Nigeria’s Minister of Finance Kemi Adeosun has assured Nigerians that the capital budget of the Federal Government will not be diverted to fund the 2019 polls and that it will be strictly deployed to fund infrastructural projects across the country.Reacting to the insinuation that the capital budget could be used for funding the 2019 general elections, Adeosun said that the present administration would not engage in the diversion of the capital project funds for the forthcoming elections.
“The administration remains committed to infrastructure spending at the high levels of the past two years and the completion of major ongoing projects,” a statement on Sunday in Abuja by Oluyinka Akintunde, the Special Adviser, Media and Communications to the minister, quoted the minister as saying.
President Biya turns 85 today- 09h13
Biya was born on February 13, 1933 in Mvomeka and grew up to become an astute politician.
Paul Biya Bi-Mvondo flourished in his political drive at a very tender age under the former President of Cameroon, Ahmadou Ahidjo. His leap into the political limelight in Cameroon was not suprising to many. Biya’s incisive political acumen and his facial appearance, did not only dazzle his predecessor, it also won the admiration of many Cameroonians, who thought that he was going to liberate them from the claws of dictatorship. That is why Biya quickly ascended the political ladder of Cameroon.
Cameroon: Separatist leaders claim to have captured local official- 08h53
The leader of an anglophone separatist movement, Ayaba Lucas Cho, said on social media Sunday that his group have captured Namata Diteng, the deputy head of the anglophone Batibo district, who has been missing since February 11.
Government officials on their part, have said that it was continuing to search for the local official. a
The Situation in Anglophone Cameroon is stabilising-Paul Biya- 08h28
Paul Biya, Cameroon’s Head of State says the situation in the Southwest and Northwest Region is stabilising.
In his traditional radio and television address to youth on Saturday, President Paul Biya urged Cameroonians to give a chance for the commission promoting bilingualism and multiculturalism to tackle the heart of the problem.
Two suicide bombers die in Cameroons Far North Region- 08h23
A suicide bomber was shot dead by members of Cameroon’s Rapid Intervention Battalion (BIR) and another killed by a blast from his own suicide vest in the town of Kordo early on Sunday.Security sources blamed the incursion on Nigeria’s Islamist militant sect Boko Haram.
Although the circumstances of the botched attack are unclear, initial reports suggest that the two insurgents arrived in the small town near the border with Nigeria at dawn.
- Monday 12 February
Biya’s Laptop gifts extends to other Varsities- 21h27
The distribution of the Presidential laptop gifts that started at the end of last year at the University of Yaounde has extended to the other Universities in the nation after the second batch of computers recently arrived.
In a release signed by the Minister of Higher Education Jacques Fame Ndongo, the distribution process goes to the other Universities as from Monday 12. This includes the Universities of Buea, Dschang, Bamenda and Douala.
Cameroonian teams get mixed results at Continental competitions- 20h56
Cameroonian teams were involved at the weekend in continental club football with mixed results recorded.
Cameroon Cup winners New Stars of Douala entered the scene on Saturday at the Limbe Ominisports stadium as they edged Niefang FC from Equatorial Guinea by two goals to one. However, it was a poor result for league Champions Eding Sport of the Lekie who suffered a three nil thrashing away to Plateau United in Nigeria. Both teams will try to get their qualification ticket in two weeks’ time.
Paul Biya turns 85 on Tuesday- 20h43
Cameroon President Paul Biya is celebrating his 85 anniversary on February 13 2018 amidst growing concerns on his candidacy for the Presidential election later this year.
The 85-year old who came to power in 1982 has ruled Cameroon with an iron fist and is set to run for another seven year Presidential mandate later this year to extend his rule to 42. His latest outing as President was on January 10 when he addressed youths of his country to be vectors of positive information.
- Wednesday 16 August
Anti-school tracks frighten teachers, students in Kumba- 15h45
Some activists are flying tracks bearing frightful messages to teachers and parents who dare defy civil disobedience of no schools this academic year.
The teachers and parents have been warned to stay out of schools in the messages.
Gov’t installs cameras in the NW and SW schools.- 15h17
According to online media platforms, the government of Cameroon has started installing surveillance cameras in schools and colleges in anglophone regions.
This in the bid to stop activists who have vowed to disrupt the resumption of schools this September in the regions.
- Friday 11 August
National football Academy: First board meeting fixed for August 16- 15h08
The Board Chairman of the National football Academy, ANAFOOT, has fixed the board first ordinary session for August 16.
The meeting according to Enow Ngachu, ANAFOOT’s General Manager will held in the Conference Hall of Ahmadou Ahidjo Omnisport Stadium in Yaoundé. The agenda will be based essentially on the regulatory text of ANAFOOT.
Sino-Cameroon relations: China to financially assist refugees in Cameroon- 10h38
The world food program has announced that it will be receiving receiving financial assistance from China geared towards assisting refugees in Cameroon’s East and Adamawa regions.
The announcement made this morning is the fruit of the Sino-Cameroon relations established since march 1971.
- Thursday 10 August
AFCON 2019: Cameroon will be ready to host event- Paul Biya- 15h46
Paul Biya, Cameroon’s Head of State has reiterated the country’s resolve to host the 2019 African Nations Cup.
While receiving over 160 athletes who won international medals today August 10, at the Unity Palace, President Biya described the athletes as models for other generations.
He equally use the forum to declare that Cameroon will be ready to host the African nations cup set for 2019, stating that he, Biya, has taken the personal commitment to see that all is set.
Stakeholders exhorted to protect indigenous people.- 10h48
Social Affairs Minister, Pauline Irene Nguele has urged stakeholders to protect indigenous people.
Minister Irene Nguele was speaking in Yaounde yesterday while presiding over a ceremony to commemorate the 10th edition of the indigenous people day.
Biya to honour athletes with reception- 09h30
President Biya and wife Chantal Biya will today August 10, offer a reception in honour of Cameroonian athletes who won medals in international competitions.
- Wednesday 09 August
Cameroon commemorates international day of indigenous people- 15h53
The event to take place at Yaoundé sports complex will be presided over by the Minister of Social Affairs, Pauline Irene Nguele.
The celebrations comes admits concerns that the indigenous people in Cameroon are still left in the fringes of society
Alleged suicide bombers apprehended in Cameroon’s Zelevet- 10h57
Two suicide bombers have been apprehended today in Zelevet, a locality in Cameroon’s Far North Region.
- Monday 07 August
Medics warn against wrong intake of Tramadol in Bamenda- 16h55
Tramadol is a pharmaceutical drug that has gained popularity in recent times especially among youths of the North West Region with most of them using it as a mood enhancing drug.
According to Dr. Joel Kuate, a pharmacist in Yaounde, the drug is a second class painkiller meant to be taken in cases of severe pain especially when paracetamol is not effective enough.
Dr Joel Kuate went on to emphasise that Tramadol, just like every other medicine, should be taken only following a doctor’s prescription because of its side effects which could be sometimes deadly. He added that wrong intake could cause the consumer to lose control and be violent towards others.
IRIC’s Director tasked to uphold institution’s international image- 13h19
Solomon Eheth, the Director of the International Relations Institute of Cameroon, IRIC, has been urged to uphold the institution’s international image and continue to work for excellence.
The call was made by the Minister of External Relations Le Jeune Mbella Mbella in his capacity as President of the Board of Directors of IRIC this at the opening of the 2017 board meeting of the institution.
The meeting which took place this Thursday 3rd August 2017 was also an opportunity for board members to assess activities of the institution during the last acedemic year, examine a new plan of action and adopt the years budget.
During the session, members congratulated the Director for the quality of documents presented and exhorted him to make operational the new disciplines.
Gov’t swears in 14 new Magistrates- 13h06
Military Tribunal in Yaoundé which has nationwide competences now has 14 new magistrates.
The 14 officers from the Gendarmerie and the army took the oath to render justice in respect of the laws of the land in front of the Chief Justice of the Court, Colonel Abega Mbezoa.
The new magistrates are officers of the ranks of Lieutenant and Captain who have completed two years of training at the Advanced School of Administration and Magistracy, ENAM from 2013 to 2015 for the Emergence Batch and 2014 to 2016 for the Integration batch.
- Friday 04 August
ELECAM exhorts women to register on electoral lists- 13h52
Elections Cameroon, ELECAM, has reiterated the need to get more women registered on the electoral register.
Statistics from the elections body indicate that one hundred and ten thousand women have so far registered on the electoral list for the 2017 exercise. Although the figures have increased compared to previous years, ELECAM officials say the women demographic will still require motivation to turn up for registration.
AIDs free holidays campaign launched in Yaounde- 13h51
The 15th edition of the AIDs free holidays campaign will be launched in Yaounde today.
The launching ceremony to take place at the Melen neighbourhood of African synergy will be presided over by Public Health Minister, Andre Mama fouda who doubles as President of the National AIDs control committee.
The AIDs free holidays campaign is an initiative of First Lady, Chantal Biya and entails a nationwide campaign on HIV AIDS carried out by young people during holidays.