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- Thursday 29 June
Refugee crisis: Cameroon solicits assistance- 13h59
Cameroon has called for more support in managing its high refugee influx.
Rene Emmanuel Sadi , Cameroon’s Minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralisation said the refugee situation in Cameroon needs urgent solution stating that there are 350, 000 refugees in Cameroon.
While defending government’s position on refugees in parliament, Minister Rene Emmanuel Sadi revealed that there are 360, 000 from the Central African Republic and 94,000 from Nigeria, all in dire need of sanitation and education.
- Friday 23 June
Chinese mining operators jailed in Bertoua- 15h39
Some Chinese mining operators in Bertoua have been jailed for violating environmental norms during mining operations.
According to All Afrikan Network, the national gendarmerie in Bétaré-Oya, arrested and detained the operators at the Bétaré-Oya gendarmerie brigade. Another charge on their legality, reports say, has equally been brought before the Bertoua Court of First Instance.
Terrorists strike again in Far North Cameroon- 12h03
Terrorist sect, boko haram have struck Cameroon’s Far North region again.
Reports say, two children were killed by exploding a bomb they took for a toy, while a suicide bomber was spotted and shot down at Kolofata.
- Thursday 22 June
Cameroon-Tunisia business forum slated for June 28- 17h05
Cameroon businessmen will meet with their Tunisian counterpart next week June 28.
The business forum announced by Louis Paul Motaze, Cameroon’s Minister of Economy will be aimed at identifying cooperation possibilities, establish a framework for partnership, sign agreements to market services, study possibilities for investment, and joint-venture and financing for mutually beneficial projects.
- Wednesday 21 June
Mine explosion kills Cameroonian soldier- 10h45
A mine explosion which occurred yesterday June 20, along Gouza Vekret-Zamga in Cameroon’s Far North region has killed a Cameroonian soldier.
The soldier whose name Journal du Cameroun got as Amougou, was killed while on a foot patrol not far from the Nigerian border. According to online news reports, the explosion also wounded a second class soldier that was rushed to the Maroua regional hospital by a military plane.
Many suspect the explosion was planted by Boko Haram militants.
- Tuesday 20 June
Cameroon Makossa icon, Liza T dies- 14h50
Cameroonian makossa singer, Elise Tchuissa popularly known as Liza T is dead.
She reportedly died in the early hours of Tuesday, June 20, after a protracted illness.
According to sources close to the “Associe” singer, Lisa suffered from heavy depression and died at her Douala residence
Camair-Co announce flights to Bamenda- 13h04
Cameroon Airlines Corporation, Camair-Co has announced plans to begin flying its planes to and from Bamenda, North West region of Cameroon. The flights to begin July 20 will be three times a week.
- Monday 19 June
Cameroon entrepreneurs win first two spots in Paris tech forum- 15h49
Two Cameroon entrepreneurs on June 17 won the first and second place in the Africa’s pitch of the Paris technology forum.
Cédric Atangana of WeCashUp won place first while Patricia Monthe of MedxCare Cedr won the second position.
The Viva Technology forum in Paris is an innovative event which brings together start-ups, executives, investors and opinion leaders from around the world in Paris to invest, collaborate and exchange ideas.
The forum gives opportunity for start-ups to meet investors and large groups in the bid to build strong and lasting relationships while co-innovating and growing businesses.
- Friday 16 June
Cameroonian born Heine Nzumafo launch new chat app- 11h28
Cameroonian born Heine Nzumafo, has launched a new chat app dubbed Hiipe.
Nzumafor who is an engineer and also a US Army Veteran says the chat app allows users to earn points for chatting, which they can use to enter into raffles to win prizes or get discounts from participating worldwide.
Nzunafo created the app Hiipe as a means for smart phone users who he believes should be able to reap benefits by simply using their devices.
“Hiipe does just that, which is why I describe it simply as WhatsApp meets Groupon,” Nzumafo said.
- Thursday 15 June
Minister’s convoy kills teenager in kumba- 15h06
A primary school pupil is reported dead after being hit by the convoy of the Minister of Basic Education, Youssouf Adoum née Hadidja Alim
The pupil whose name we got as Beckley Anthon Tiguh was hit by one of the vehicles on June 13 in the Ediki locality in Kumba.
Suicide bomber bombs self in Far North Cameroon- 09h56
A suicide bomber has killed himself in a failed attempt to attack citizens in Amchide, North West region of Cameroon.
According to reports, the attack which occurred Wednesday evening of June 14, left no civilian or military causalities.
- Wednesday 14 June
Gov’t simplifies child adoption process- 17h11
The government of Cameroon says it has simplified the process of adopting children
In a recent release, the government through the ministry of Social Affaires highlighted some of the procedures that have to be met before any applicant could be granted a child. The procedures include, a marriage certificate, certificate of non- conviction, being at least 35 years old, must have been married for over 10 years with no child with one of the spouses at least 35 years old, maintain a 15 year gap between the adopter and the adopted, show prove of financial eligibility, amongst others.
This list of documents have been published at the Ministry of Social Affairs for interested applicants.
LABOGENIE gets new director general- 15h35
Moufo Jean, is the new Director General of the National Civil Engineering Laboratory, Labogenie.
The 59 year old engineer before the appointment was Labogenie Regional Delegate for Littoral and South West regions. He takes over from Philippe Nwanga. The man who is a member of the association of Geotechnical Cameroon National Committee was assigned the task of encouraging team work and transparency in the management of the National Civil Engineering Laboratory
The New Director General of the Labogenie was appointed by a Presidential Degree signed 7th June 2017.
Muea-Ekona road accident leaves 2 dead, several injured- 11h51
At least two persons have died and several others injured in a ghastly road accident which occurred along the Muea-Ekona highway in Buea sub division,South west region of Cameroon.
Eyewitness account say the accident happened as a result of a head on coalition involving two buses and a bike rider.
The accident which ensued Wednesday morning June 14, comes barely few days after another accident still on Ekona road left 5 persons dead and 13 others injured.
3 collapse in queue to receive laptops- 11h14
The scramble by thousands of students for laptops promised them by the head of state, turned intense on Tuesday June 13 when three students collapsed at the Yaounde I university campus.
The students who had been standing for hours, were reportedly rushed to the hospital after the incident. Going by local media reports, the incident occurred around 11 am when several students from the Faculty of Arts gathered to register their names on the list of students to be awarded laptops
A presidential decree last year had stated that laptops will be distributed to each university student. Since the announcement, students are yet to receive the grant.
- Monday 12 June
2017 GCE written exams begins today- 15h48
Cameroonian candidates nation wide are today taking the 2017 edition of the General Certificate of Education Advanced and Ordinary Level examinations.
The examinations which started started off with Economics and Geology at both the Ordinary and Advanced levels is expected to run for one month.
Cameroonian songster “Daphne” stable after car accident- 11h12
Daphne, Cameroonian urban artist, popularly known as Daphne, is reportedly stable after she suffered an accident on the day she was to perform at the Katios night club in Yaounde.
Going by a picture taken in the hospital wherein the artist was admitted, Daphne is seen smiling with surrounded by family.
According to local media reports, the life threatening accident which occurred early Friday at about 3:40 am left her fans wondering whether she would be able to sing anytime soon, given that her recent tract Calee is making headlines internationally.
Her manager and another collaborator equally incurred some minor injuries in the incident.
- Friday 09 June
CAMRAIL DG, Board chair sacked- 17h06
The Director General of the Cameroon Railway Corporation? CAMRAIL, has been sacked alongside the corporation’s board chairman. Both officials were replaced today after a board meeting of the company which took place in Yaounde.
They were sacked less than one month after results of an investigation into a rail accident that claimed closed to 100 lives last year, showed the corporation was the main defaulter to be held responsible for the deadly incident.
- Thursday 08 June
Cameroon–EU strengthen technical cooperation ties- 16h50
Cameroon and the European Union have signed a convention to facilitate their technical cooperation venture.
The convention worth 6 billion FCFA was signed on Tuesday June 6 in Yaounde, between the Minister of Economy Planning and Regional Development, Louis Paul Motaze and Head of the European Union Delegation to Cameroon François Collet.
The corporation which spans from 2017 to 2021 is aimed at financing studies and providing technical assistance which will be used for the functioning of the support unit of the National Authorising Officer.
The convention is within the framework of government’s fight against poverty and the enhancement of sustainable Development.
- Wednesday 07 June
Another Catholic priest found dead in Cameroon- 13h34
The death of another Cameroonian Catholic priest has been announced. Father Augustine Ndi was found dead late Tuesday, June 6 in his Nguti residence, in the South West region.
Father Ndi was purportedly for the Mamfe Diocese but had left priesthood. By press time, the cause of his death was still to be determined.
His death comes barely few days after, Bishop Balla of the Bafia diocese was found death in Cameroon’s river Sananga.
Ayah Paul’s son arrested in Yaounde- 13h10
Ayah Ayah, Justice Ayah Paul’s son has reportedly been picked up by the gendarmerie.
It is not clear why Ayah was arrested but reports say the son of the Supreme Court judge was “fidgeting” with his phone while attending the hearing of the arrested anglophone leaders today June 7 at the military tribunal. He has been taken to the Ngousso gendamerie Brigade in Yaounde.
Judge rejects bail plea for anglophone leaders- 12h29
The presiding judge of the case pitting arrested anglophone leaders have denied the bail applcations for Barrister Agbor Balla and Dr. Fontem.
Going by reports both bail and judicial supervision applications for detained consortium was thrown out by the Yaounde military tribunal today June 7
The case was adjourned to June 29.
- Tuesday 06 June
Douala Port Authority to enhance workforce’s capacity- 16h38
Cameroon’s Douala Port Authority has embarked on a training project aimed at boosting the performance of its staff.
This is the reason behind the partnership agreement the port authority signed with the Advanced Institute of Public Management on Monday June 5.
Going by the agreement, the trainees who are mostly directors, sub-directors, service heads, will be trained on administrative drafting, governance, ethics and deontology of the profession.
During the first phase of the training, 50 persons will be trained weekly, for a five months period.
It has been estimated that in five years, all employees of the Ports Authority must have undergone the training.
- Monday 05 June
Anglophone crisis: Gov’t liberates five Anglophone detainees- 13h38
Four teachers of the Government Bilingual High School, Jakiri and one Elecam employee in Mbiame have been released from the Secretariat of State for Defence, SED.
The detainees whose names we got as Tani Gilbert, Ayene Hycinth, Shyla Aloysius, Tanko, Blaise and Abdu Raman were released after spending months in prison.
While welcoming the detainees, the Jakiri community sang songs of praise and prayed that other arrested Anglophones be released. The liberated teachers were arrested and detained under charges related to the Anglophone crisis.
Zachary Nkwo, veteran sportscaster dies- 11h36
News of the demise of Zachary Tokoto Nkwo, Cameroon’s all-time best sports commentator spread across nation on Sunday June 4. Uncle Zack as he was fondly called reportedly died at the Mount Mary Hospital in Buea after a protracted illness.
The acclaimed veteran was known for his exceptional prowess in sports reporting in decades. He thrilled his audience of the then Radio Cameroon with impeccable sports commentaries and could paint a picture in the minds of listeners to the extent they could see themselves in the game though away from the pitch.
After the news of his passing was announced, many journalists and admirers took to social media to pay the veteran sportscaster tribute. Many describe him as an icon to most sports journalists and an undisputable source of inspiration particularly for the younger generation.
- Friday 02 June
National Assembly: Ordinary session announced for June 8- 15h26
Cavaye Yegue Djibril, Cameroon’s National Assembly President, has announced an ordinary session for June 8.
Members of parliament are expected to deliberate on issues plaguing the country’s English speaking regions, something pundits believe was largely ignored during their first session in March.
Anglophone crisis: Military court rejects lawyer’s bail application- 15h11
Barrister Abadem walters has been denied bail application by the Yaounde military court.
The Tiko based lawyer who appeared at the military tribunal on June 1, was arrested in connection with the anglophone crisis and charged with terrorism and secession.
American company to develop Kribi natural gas- 13h38
Noble Energy, an America based company has signed a production sharing contract to develop the natural gas resources discovered in the Yoyo bloc, in the Douala – Kribi – Campo Basin.
The 25-year renewable contract is aimed at boosting Cameroon’s economic growth.
Two suicide bomb blasts kill 11 in kolofata- 12h22
Twin suicide bombing in Northern Cameroon, Kolofata, has killed at least 11 people leaving several others injured.
The twin bomb blasts reports say occurred at about 6 a.m Cameroon time. The two bombers reportedly died in the blast
Northern Cameroon has in recent years suffered from the overflow of violence linked to Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamist insurgents. Nigerian refugees have flooded across the border and local residents have been forced to flee their homes.
- Wednesday 31 May
Cameroon partners with Japan to build Yaounde – Brazaville Corridor- 13h52
The government of Cameroon has signed a loan agreement worth 32.96 billion CFAF with the Japanese International Corporation Agency (JICA) for the construction of the Yaounde – Brazaville international corridor.
Experts forecast that upon completion, the corridor will boost transactions between Cameroon and most of the countries within the Central African sub region.