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    • Monday 03 May
    • Cameroon: dead of drug dealer generates anger in Foumbot prison

      - 15h20

      The death of a drug dealer is reported to have caused commotion amongst in and around the Foumbot prison a locality in the Noun Division West region of Cameroon.

      Reports say the prosecutor refused to admit this prisoner at the hospital despite his degrading state of health.

      He finally died, causing a chaotic situation.

      All shops are currently closed. The population is threatening to free the prisoners and burn down the prison.

    • Cameroon: 39,5kg of Covid-19 test kits seized in Yaounde

      - 15h19

      Customs officials have seized 39, 5 Kilograms of Covid-19 test kits in Yaounde, Centre region of Cameroon.

      The operation was carried out by ‘’Brigade des colis postaux et messageries’’ Saturday April 1st.


    • Cameroon: About 72 250 covid-19 cases recorded

      - 15h17

      Cameroon now counts 72 250 covid-19 cases, out of which 67 625 have recovered, 1 107 died, making a total of 3 518 active cases, out of which 304 hospitalized cases including 89 under oxygen.

      These statistics were revealed by the Minister of Public Health, Manaouda Malachie in a tweet Saturday May 2nd.

      He has called for the continuous wearing of face mask and encouraged the population to take their Covid-19 vaccines.


    • Cameroon: Alleged car dealer arrested in Yaounde

      - 15h16

      Elements of the Nlongkak Gendarmerie Brigade have arrested a man suspected of dealing with cars in Yaounde, Centre region of Cameroon.

      Reports say, this arrest comes after an individual complained on April 27 that the glass of his car was broken and property carried away.

      Enquiries carried out by this gendarmerie unit resulted in the arrest of the alleged perpetrator on Saturday May 1st at Avenue Kennedy in Yaounde.


    • Cameroon: Douala III traders decry abuses from Council officials

      - 15h13

      Hundreds of traders at the Ndogpassi market in the Douala III subdivision have stormed the premises of the Divisional officer, Ayissi Vogo to denounce the continuous abuse by the Douala III Council authorities.

      According to these traders, this comes a few days after a note was sent to them announcing the payment of taxes ranging from FCFA10 000 to FCFA15 000 monthly.

    • Cameroon: Teenager crushed by car in Bamenda

      - 15h13

      A 16-year-old boy has been crushed by a pick-up vehicle in Bamenda, North West region of Cameroon.

      Reports say the incident occurred Saturday May 1st when he was inside the pick-up and his friend were helping to push it.

      Out of a sudden, he fell off and was crushed by the car.

      The boy was rushed to a nearby hospital where he unfortunately gave up the ghost.

    • Cameroon: Buea diocese oldest prelate, James Toba is no more

      - 15h12

      His Grace James Toba, oldest priest in the South West region is no more.

      He died Sunday May 2 at the Mount Mary hospital in Buea in the South West region.

      His death was announced by Bishop Micheal Bibi of the Buea diocese.

    • Cameroon: 11 contraband motor bikes seized in Obala

      - 14h54

      11 contraband motor bikes have been seized by custom officials at the train station of Obala, Centre region of Cameroon this Monday May 03.

      In this same town, elements of the active subdivision of Yaounde intercepted a cargo of contraband pharmaceutical products early this Monday.

    • Cameroon: Today is World Press Freedom Day

      - 11h50

      Journalists in Cameroon this Monday May 03, 2021 join their peers the world over to observe World Press Freedom Day under the theme “Information as a public good”



    • Friday 30 April
    • Cameroon: Yaounde City Council steps up fight against urban disorder

      - 15h38

      Yaounde City Council has stepped up the fight against urban disorder.

      The Mayor was on the field this Friday April 30 and promised sanctions to defaulters.

      The operation began at the eve of the African Nations Championship in January.

    • Cameroon: Two reporters of Canal 2 TV reportedly molested in Yaounde

      - 11h38

      Two reporters of Canal 2 International TV, Yaounde bureau are said to be currently receiving treatment after they were reportedly molested by Yaounde V Municipal police.

      The reporters, Hyacinth Chia and Cameraman Bertrand Tchassé were covering a protest by motorbike riders when Council Police inflicted wounds on them, destroying their camera and microphone in the process.

    • Cameroon: Suspected dealer in expired drugs apprehended in Yaounde

      - 11h28

      Elements of the Mewoulou Gendarmerie in Yaounde have arrested a taxi driver suspected of dealing in drugs with cartons of medicines hidden under a mattress in the night of April 23 to 24.

      Reports say after a careful inspection of the products, the police discovered that these medicines were expired.

      The alleged dealer has been kept in custody pending his appearance before the State Counsel today April 30 to account for his actions.

    • Cameroon: Douala-N’Djamena, Douala-Bangui transporters go on forceful break over insecurity

      - 11h27

      Transporters of the Douala-N’Djamena and Douala-Bangui stretch of roads have stationed their trucks for an undetermined duration.

      They complain of the unstable socio-political insecurity in neighboring Chad and Central African Republic where rebels are operating and causing insecurity.

    • Cameroon: Yaounde VI Council personnel urged to go in for covid-19 test

      - 11h25

      The Mayor of the Yaounde VI Council, Jacques Onana has asked his personnel to get tested for covid-19 before been granted access to the council.

      In a communique signed Wednesday April 28, he says a team from the Biyem-Assi District hospital shall undertake a Covid-19 test in the council that will run from May 3 to 10.

      He adds that no personnel will have access to the office without a Covid-19 negative test result.

    • Cameroon: Kumba population urged to get themselves vaccinated against Covid-19

      - 11h24

      Administrative and health officials in Kumba, Meme Davison of the South West region have called on the population to be receptive to the anti covid-19 vaccination.

      The call was made Thursday April 29 during the launching of the vaccination exercise in kumba.

      Reports say the Kumba District hospital has recorded about 200 cases of covid-19.

    • Cameroon: Camrail inaugurates new train

      - 11h23

      Camrail’s intercity made up of eleven renovated wagons has been declared fit to welcome passengers in the days ahead.

      This follows a trial tripe Thursday April 29, by the Minister of Transports, Jean Ernest Massena Ngalle Bibehe accompanied by officials of Camrail, traditional and religious authorities of the Littoral region.


    • Cameroon: Separatist fighters reportedly seize army’s weapons in Ndop

      MMI - 11h22

      Separatist fighters in Ndop, Ngo-Ketunjia Division of the North West region of Cameroon say they have seized weapons from some Cameroonian soldiers.

      They have claimed the act was motivated by soldiers arrest of civilians.


    • Cameroon: Recently appointed Human Rights Commission members commissioned

      - 10h45

      15 members of the Cameroon Human Rights Commission recently appointed by Presidential decree have taken oath.

      This was during an oath taking ceremony that took place yesterday Thursday April 29 at the Supreme Court chaired by the Chief Justice, Daniel Mekobe Sone.

    • Cameroon: Two children of same family die after reportedly consuming pear

      - 10h36

      Two children from the same family in a neighborhood in Douala are said to have died after they consumed pear which was given to them by their grandmother Wednesday April 28.

      This phenomenon has been recurrent in some of our big cities including Douala and Buea.


    • Cameroon: Gov’t targets 5M in COVID-19 immunization campaign

      - 10h15

      The Government of Cameroon has embarked on vaccinating at least 5 million of its population which constitutes about 20% of the overall population in the country in the side lines of the national immunization campaign against the deadly Coronavirus pandemic.

      As at date, about 11,000 have already been vaccinated.

    • Thursday 29 April
    • Cameroon reaches peak of second wave of COVID-19

      - 19h13

      The Government of Cameroon has announced that the country has reached the peak of the second wave of the deadly Coronavirus pandemic.

      The information was disclosed by the Minister of Public Health, Dr Malachie Manaouda during the Cabinet meeting for the month of April which held this Thursday under the Chairmanship of the Prime Minister Head of Government, Chief Dr Joseph Dion Ngute.

      According to the release made public at the end of the meeting, the country counts 72,250 cases among which 64,572 have recovered and 1,107 died.

    • Cameroon: Gov’t explores possibilities of setting up secured intranet network for communication

      - 19h08

      Cabinet Ministers in Cameroon have explored the possibilities of setting up a secured intranet network for governmental communications.

      This was during the Cabinet meeting for the month of April which held this Thursday April 29 chaired by the Prime Minister Head of Government, Chief Dr Joseph Dion Ngute.



    • Cameroon: More than 11,000 already vaccinated against COVID-19

      - 17h09

      More than 11,000 people in Cameroon have already been vaccinated against the deadly Coronavirus pandemic since the launch of the national immunization campaign close to three weeks ago.

      The figure was communicated by the Minister of Public Health, Dr Malachie Manaouda during an inter-Ministerial meeting that took place this Thursday at the Star building.

    • Wednesday 28 April
    • Cameroon: Kang Quintus new brand Ambassador of Orange Cameroon

      - 14h51

      Kang Quintus, Producer of the award-winning movie “The Fisherman’s Diary” is the new brand ambassador of Orange Cameroon.

      He signed the deal Tuesday April 27.

    • Cameroon: Francis Ngannou officially receives welcome from Sports boss today

      - 12h16

      The Ultimate Fighting Championship mixed martial arts title holder, Cameroonian-born Francis Ngannou will officially be received and presented the Head of State”s special message following his historic performance last month in Las Vegas.

      The international athlete arrived the country Monday April 26.

    • Cameroon: UNESCO embarks on valorizing Bimbia slave trade village in S/W

      - 12h07

      The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organizations (UNESCO) has embarked on revalorizing the slave trade village in Bimbia, Limbe III subdivision in the South West region of Cameroon.

      The UNESCO regional Director for Central Africa is currently on an inspection mission on the site.

      He has indicated the organization’s desire to revamp touristic activities on the site.

      His visit comes three years after this slave village was enlisted amongst the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.

    • Cameroon: Three suspected drug dealers arrested in Garoua

      - 12h06

      Elements of the Poumpoumre Gendarmerie Brigade of the Garoua I Council have arrested three suspected drug traffickers in Laïnde, a neighborhood in Garoua, Far North region of Cameroon.

      During the operation Tuesday April 27, 193 wraps of Indian hemp and a bowl of unpacked Indian hemp were sized.

    • Cameroon: student cut off mate’s hand during fight in Njombe, Littoral region

      - 12h05

      A student from the Government Technical High school in Njombe, a locality in the Moungo Division, Littoral Region of Cameroon is reported to have cut off his mate’s hand during a fight after classes.

      Sources say the incident occurred following a previous fight between a group of gangsters at a wake.

      The victim is currently receiving treatment in a health centre.

    • Cameroon: Two suspected fraudsters arrested in Douala

      - 12h04

      Elements of the anti-gang unit of the Douala judiciary police have arrested two suspected fraudsters involved in the production of fake documents.

      They were caught Tuesday April 27.

      According to the chief of the anti-gang unit, it took them three days to arrest these two, following a tipoff from his elements.

    • Cameroon: coffee factory goes operational in Bamenda

      - 12h03

      The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Gabriel Mbairobe has inaugurated a new coffee factory production in Bamenda, chief town of the North West region of Cameroon.

      This was during his three days visit in that part of the country.

      Minister Mbairobe used this opportunity to visit the rice farmlands in Ndop where reconstructions works are underway.

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