Information round to clock
- Monday 10 May
Cameroon: At least five die after boat capsize in North regionThe Guardian Post - 15h04
About seven people are reported to have lost their lives after a boat capsized in the lake of Lagdo Dam in the Lagdo subdivision, Benoue Division of the North region.
Repors from the region say the incident occurred in the night of Friday May 7.
Cameroon: President Biya honors Bilingualism Commission SG- 15h00
The Secretary General of the National Commission for the Promotion of Bilingualism and Multiculturalism, NCPBM, Dr Cornelius Chi Asafor for his service rendered to the nation.
He was knighted Friday May 7 during a ceremony at the Yaounde Conference Centre.
Cameroon: Students, 75-year-old man arrested for alleged group sex in YaoundeThe Guardian Post - 14h54
A number of students and a 75-year-old man have been arrested for alleged group sex in Yaounde.
Cameroon: CAF officials evaluate AFCON 2021 draws venue- 14h49
Officials from the Confederation of African Football together with those from the Ministry of Sports and Physical Education are making preparations as to where the draws ahead of the 2021 edition of Africa Cup of Nations will take place in Cameroon.
- Friday 07 May
Cameroon: 18,000 IDPs in F/N receive cash transfer from WFP- 17h33
The World Food Programme has offered cash transfer to 18,000 internally displaced persons in the Far North region of Cameroon.
The gift comes amid reports of food insecuirty and malnutrition suffered by the people in the area.
Cameroon: Close to 1000 health personnel trained in field epidemiological programme- 17h28
959 health personnel have been trained in the side lines of the Cameroon Field Epidemiological Training Programme in Yaounde.
They received their end of course attestations last Wednesday May 5 in a ceremony presided at by the Minister of Public Health, Dr Malachie Manaouda.
Cameroon: 3000 new primary school teachers to be recruited- 17h20
3000 teachers will be recruited to teach in primary schools all the country in the months to come.
The information was made known by the Minister of Basic Education, Laurent Serge Etoundi Ngoa at a press conference this Friday in Yaounde.
Minister Laurent Serge lamented on the increasing absence of teachers at their duty post and said the recruitment aims at solving the problem of inadequate teaching staff.
This will add to the over 3000 recruited last year.
Cameroon: Over 200 babies born in CHRACERH in five years- 16h31
Over 200 babies are reported to have been born at the Gynaecological Endoscopic Surgery and Human Reproductive Teaching Hospital, better known in its French acronym CHRACERH in the past five years.
The statistics were given by the Director of the Centre, Prof Jean Marie Kasia on the ocasion of its fifth birthday.
The hospital was inaugurated by Cameroon’s First Lady, Chantal Biya who is the God mother on May 6 2016.
Over 3000 firearms illegally circulating in Cameroon- 16h16
The Minister of Territorial Administration has revealed that more than 3000 firearms are currently illegally circulating in Cameroon.
The revelation was made Thursday May 6 at the end of a meeting with dealers in firearms which aimed at calling the latter to order as concerns the sale of self-defence weapons in the country.
Cameroon: Bangangte Council in West region still without Mayor- 16h04
The Council of Bangangte in the Nde Division, West region of Cameroon is still without a Mayor.
Elections schedulled for yesterday May 6 were postponed by the Senior Divisional Officer for the Nde, Ernest Ewango to a later date.
Reports from the region say all was nonetheless set for the election to hold had it not been for the postponement.
Cameroon: COVID-19 cases rise up to 74 946, recoveries to 70 497, deaths to 1 152- 12h50
Cameroon so far counts 74,946 cases of the Coronavirus, 70 497 recoveries and 1 152 deaths.
This new statistics were reveled by the Minister of Public Health Dr Malachie Manaouda in a tweet early this Friday May 7.
Cameroon: About 40,000 already immunized against COVID-19- 12h31
39,971 people have so far been vaccinated against the deadly Coronavirus pandemic in Cameroon.
According to statistics revealed by the Minister of Public Health, Dr Malachie Manaouda this Friday May 7, 23,882 were administered the Chinese Synopharm vaccine meanwhile 16,089 took the the British AstraZeneca.
Cameroon’s security situation under scrutiny- 12h08
The Minister Delegate at the Presidency in Charge of Defence, Joseph Beti Assomo is currently chairing a meeting to evaluate the security situation in the country in Yaounde.
The meeting attended by top military officials of the country comes on the heels of the celebration of the 2021 edition of the National Day in Cameroon.
- Thursday 06 May
Cameroon: International colloquium on cyber criminality underway in Yaounde- 14h10An International colloquium on cyber criminality and cyber security organized by the Rector of the University of Dschang is underway in Cameroon’s political capital Yaounde.The colloquium which will run for two days opened this Thursday May 06.It groups experts and consultants from five continents who will reflect o the above mentioned subjects.It is attended by the Ministers of Higher Education and Post and Telecommunications.
Cameroon: 11 new political parties granted license- 13h51
The Minister of Territorial Administration, Paul Atanga Nji has authorized eleven new political parties to function.
The Information is contend in a release signed Wednesday May 5.
Some of these parties include; Alliance Patriotique du Cameroun by Celestin Njamen, Rassemblement Democratic du Cameroun by Seidou Njoya Aliou, Union pour la Realization de la Necessite Africaine by Lingom Felix and Alliance Democratique des Handicape et des sympathisants du Cameroun by Kouati Magloire.
Cameroon: Suspected human bones traffickers arrested in Foumban- 13h51
Elements of the Foumban Gendamerie have arrested five alleged human bones traffickers in Foumban, a locality in the Noun Division, West region of Cameroon.
According to reports, these suspects exhumed a grave behind the house of an individual in foumban, removed the bones in order to sell them to potential buyers.
When the said individual noticed it, he alerted the police who open an investigation which led to their arrest.
Cameroon: FECAFOOT releases list of pre-selected players for 2022 FIFA World Cup- 13h50
The Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT) has published the list of 36 players pre-selected for the 2022 FIFA World Cup to hold from May 15 to June 15 in Qatar.
Eric-Maxim Choupo Moting features among these players
Cameroon: Teenage dies after wall collapse on her in Ebolowa- 13h49
A student from Technical High School Ebolowa, a locality in the Mvila Division, South region of Cameroon is reported to have lost her life after a wall of the brasseries company in that part of the country lost weight and collapsed on her.
Reports say she was on her way to school Wednesday May 5 when the incident happened.
AFCON 2021: Mascot to be revealed on May 15- 13h48
The Mascot of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) will be unveiled on May 15 in Yaounde.
This information was made known in Yaounde Wednesday May 5 during a ceremony to present a balance sheet of the best AFCON mascot and anthem competition chaired by the Minister of Sports and Physical Education, Prof Narcisse Mouelle Ekombi.
Cameroon: Bilingualism commission seeks solutions to hate speech, xenophobia- 11h08
A colloquium on hate speech and xenophobia organized by the National Commission for the Promition of Bilingualism and Multiculturalism is underway at the Yaounde Conference Centre.
The colloquium seeks to examine national and international tools to help overcome the above mentioned phenomena in the country.
Cameroon: China offers FCFA 25B to Gov’t- 10h58
The Government of the People’s Republic of China has offered FCFA 25 billion to Cameroon to enhance economic development.
The country has already relieved Cameroon of some of its debts.
An agreement to this end was signed Wednesday May 5 in Yaounde.
- Wednesday 05 May
Cameroon: Order restored in Foumbot after riot- 10h13
Order has been restored in the town of Foumbot, Noun Division of the West region of Cameroon after some youths barricaded the road around the Court of First Instance and burnt down the Court following the death of a suspected drug dealer in detention.
According to official sources, the clashes between the youths and forces of law and order led to one death, and many injured.
- Tuesday 04 May
2022 FIFA World Cup: Five Cameroonian stadiums retained for qualifiers- 16h38
Cameroon is amongst the African countries authorized to host qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup to be played in Qatar.
This information is contained in a communique signed May 3 in Cairo.
The selected stadiums include Japoma sports complex, Bepanda Reunification stadium, Roumde Adjia of Garoua, Limbe Omnisport and Yaounde Omnisport stadiums.
Cameroon: Former Prime Minister, Achidi Achu passes away- 16h20
The death has been announced of Cameroon’s Former Prime Minister, Simon Achidi Achu.
He died this Tuesday May 4 in USA at the age of 87 following an illness.
Simon Achidi Achu served as Prime Minister of Cameroon from 1992 to 1996.
Before his demise, the former PM was member of the Cameroon People’s Democratic Movement.
He is the author of the popular saying in pidgin English, “politics na njangi. You scratch ma back i scratch your own.”
Cameroon: 50Kg of pangolin scales sized in South region- 12h14
Customs officials have sized 50 kilograms of pangolin scales in Kye-Ossi a locality in the South region of Cameroon.
Cameroon: Expired pharmaceutical products seized in Garoua- 12h13
Customs officials have sized smuggled pharmaceutical products in Benoue, a locality in Garoua, North region of Cameroon.
The operation launched by elements of the Halcomi initiative was carried out Monday May 03.
Cameroon: Suspected drug dealer arrested in Yaounde- 12h10
Elements of the Carriere Gendarmerie have arrested an alleged drug dealer at a place called Madagascar market in Yaounde, Centre region of Cameroon.
The individual was caught selling narcotics at the above mentioned market Monday May 3.
After questioning, police officers carried out an operation in his house which led to the seizure of an important quantity of drugs worth FCFA 1,000,000, a large quantity of coins worth FCFA 375,000 and banknotes worth FCFA 107,000 as well as packaging used to wrap the drugs.
The suspected dealer is currently held in custody while waiting his appearance in court.
Cameroon commemorates World Asthma Day- 12h04
Cameroon joins the rest of the globe this Tuesday May 4 to commemorate the World Asthma Day.
On this day, people with asthma and organizations dedicated to asthma control and education join together to increase awareness about asthma and improve the lives of all people with asthma.
Cameroon: Wife of late business mogul Kadji Defosso passes away- 09h23
The death has been announced of Marie Louise Kadji Kembiwa, wife of late business mogul, Joseph Kadji Defosso.
She died early this Tuesday May 4 aged 90.
- Monday 03 May
Cameroon: University of Yde I among top 30 best higher institutes in AfricaCameroon News Agency - 18h49The University of Yaounde 1 has been ranked 27th best institute of higher learning in the African continent.Ratings from the Centre for World University rankings indicate 2000 universities were ranked based on their research programmes, quality of lectures and lecturers.In Africa, South Africa and Ethiopia are in front.