Information round to clock

    • Thursday 22 April
    • Cameroon: Defence boss to represent Biya at funeral ceremony of late Chadian President

      - 17h03

      The Minister Delegate at the Presidency in charge of Defence, Joseph Beti Assomo will be representing President Paul Biya at the funeral ceremony of late Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno slated to take place tomorrow Friday in Ndjamena.

      The Minister and his delegation arrived the Chadian capital city this afternoon.

    • Cameroon: CDC staff arrested over alleged embezzlement of palm oil worth FCFA 800M

      - 13h37

      The Financial Director, former security manager and security guard of the Cameroon Development Corporation (CDC) in Limbe are reported to have been arrested for allegedly embezzling palm oil worth FCFA 800M.

      The accused are being detained at the Buea judicial police station and will be transferred to Yaounde in the coming days.

    • Cameroon: Gov’t urged to create employment for youths to end Anglophone crises

      - 13h35

      Experts in Conflicts management in the North West have urged the Government to create employment which is a factor to end the conflict in that part of the country.

      The call was made Wednesday April 21 in Bamenda, during a conference on how to prevent youths from joining armed groups in the region.

    • Cameroon: Government officials receive Covid-19 vaccine

      - 13h34

      Government officials have received the Covid-19 vaccine at the Prime’s Minister Office Wednesday April 21 in Yaounde, centre region of Cameroon.

      The Prime Minister was the first to be administered the vaccine then followed a host of Cabinet Ministers and Government Officials  including the Minister of Higher Education, Jacques Fame Ndongo, Minister of Public Works, Emmanuel Nganou Djoumessi.


    • Cameroon/CAF competition: Coton sport of Garoua qualifies for quarter finals

      - 13h34

      Coton sport of Garoua has qualified for the quarter finals of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) competition despite conceding a 2-1 defeat from JS Kabily of Algeria during a match that was played in Garoua yesterday Wednesday April 21.

    • Cameroon: Public Contracts Minister evaluates Nlomesseng road

      - 13h33

      The Minister Delegate at the Presidency in Charge of Public Contracts, Ibrahim Talba Malla has officially received the 89 kilometers stretch of road in Nkolmesseng, a neighborhood in the Centre Region.

      This was done Wednesday April 21 in Yaounde during his inspection visit aimed at evaluating the evolution of the construction

    • Wednesday 21 April
    • Xi to attend Leaders Summit on Climate

      - 18h02

      At the invitation of U.S. President Joe Biden, Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend and deliver an important speech at the Leaders Summit on Climate on April 22 via video link from Beijing, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying announced on Wednesday.

      China hopes this summit will serve as a useful platform for communication on global cooperation to tackle the challenge of climate change, promoting the full and effective implementation of the Paris Agreement, and jointly promoting global climate and environmental governance, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said at a press briefing in response to a relevant question

    • Cameroon: Death of Chadian President Idriss Deby, great loss for Central Africa – Paul Biya

      - 13h18

      Cameroon’s Head of State has indicated that the loss of Chadian President, Field Marshal Idriss Deby is a great loss for Central Africa and Africa as a whole.

      The late President was one of Paul Biya’s close aid in the fight against the Boko Haram insurgency.

    • Cameroon: Chad announces closure of air/land borders

      - 13h05

      The interim Government of the Republic of Chad has announced the closure of its land and air borders following the sudden death of the country’s President Idriss Deby Itno.

      Curently in the country, there is a face to face between rebels and the military which has taken up power. Experts are of the opinion that the future of the country becomes uncertain in the midst of this.

    • Cameroon: Anti-COVID-19 immunization campaign kicks off in Adamawa region

      - 12h57

      The campaign to immunize the people of the Far North region is underway.

      The operation kicked off last Thursday April 15 with Governor Midjiyawa Bakari receiving the first dose of the vaccine.

    • Cameroon: About 3,350 medals to be attributed in side line of celebrations marking 49th National Day

      - 12h36

      Cameroon will attribute about 3,350 medals in the sideline of celebrations marking the 49th National Day in the country.

      The figure was made public yesterday Tuesday April 20 at the opening of the maating of the Council of the National Orders that took place at the Unity Palace.

    • Cameroon: Bishop Abraham Kome calls for peace in Anglophone regions

      - 12h14

      The President of the National Episcopal Conference, His Lordship Abraham Kome, Bishop of Bafang has called for an end to what he qualifies as senseless war in the Country’s two English speaking restive zones.

      He was speaking during Cardinal Tami’s funeral ceremony which took place Tuesday April 20 at the Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral in Douala.

      The late Cardinal Tumi was an advocate of peace who brought in his contribution to end the crises

      Unfortunately he died without seeing the crises resolved.

    • Cameroon: 30.517 illegally smuggled Hiv/Syphilis test kits sized in Idenau

      - 12h13

      About 30.517 HIV and Syphilis tests and other medical material have been seized by customs officials in Idenau, South West region of Cameroon.

      Theses medical kits were collected Tuesday night by the Idenau Commercial Brigade of Customs, concealed in a transport vehicle with various goods.

    • Cameroon/CAF competition: Coton sport of Garaou to faces Js Kabylie today

      - 12h11

      Coton Sport of Garoua will today play host to JS Kabylie of Algeria in a day 5 game in the ongoing CAF cup competition.

      A victory for the coton weavers will see them go through the quarter finals.

    • Cameroon: President Biya pays homage to first First lady

      - 12h08

      President Paul Biya has described Cameroon’s first First Lady, Germaine Ahidjo as a great personality who contributed in making the country proud.

      In a tweet expressing his condolence, the Head of State says the former First Lady had distinguished qualities.

      She died Tuesday April 20 in Dakar, Senegal.

    • Cameroon: Deputy House Speaker, Hon. Monjowa Lifaka quits scene

      - 10h04

      The death has been announced of Cameroon’s Deputy House Speaker, Hon. Emilia Monjowa Lifaka.

      Reports say she died last night in Buea, South West region of Cameroon.

    • Tuesday 20 April
    • Cameroon: Gilbert Tsimi Evouna evacuated to Geneva for medical treatment

      - 16h19

      The President of the Centre Regional Council, Gilbert Tsimi Evouna, former City Mayor of the Yaounde Council is reported to have been evacuated to Geneva Switzerland for medical treatment.


    • Cameroon: Seven die in road accident in Douala

      - 15h38

      Reports say about seven persons have lost their lives in a road accident in Douala, Littoral Region of Cameroon.
      According to reports, the accident occurred when a heavy truck transporting woods lost control and emptied its content on the highway.

      Fire fighters are said to rush to the scene to recue victims including driver of a Prado car that was affected and road users.

    • Cameroon: Five killed by unidentified gunmen in Bamenda

      - 15h07

      Al least five persons have been reported dead and several others wounded in a shout out at a drinking spot in Nsongwa, a locality of the Bamenda II subdivision, Mezam Division in the North West region of Cameroon.

      The shout out orchestrated by yet to be identified gunmen occurred in the night of Sunday April 18. Sources say these gunmen targeted somebody at the bar.

    • Cameroon: Secondary school students in Douala urged to avoid drug consumption

      - 15h01

      Students of the Government Bilingual High School joss Bonanjo in Douala have been urged to abstain from consuming drugs, alcohol and involving themselves in gambling.

      The call was made by members of the Cameroons Consumer Foundation (FOCACO) as they launched an 11-day sensitization campaign to raise awareness on the dangers of drug consumption in minors.

      The campaign will lead them to many other schools in Douala.

    • Chadian President Idriss Deby dies of injuries at battlefront

      - 11h54

      The death has been announced of Idriss Deby Itno, Marshall and President of the Republic of neighboring country Chad.

      Sources say he died this Tuesday April 20 succumbing to injuries incurred at the battlefield.


    • Cameroon: Cardinal Tumi posthumously raised to commander of order of valour

      - 11h08

      The late Cardinal Tumi has been raised to the commander of the order of valour posthumously by the Prime Minister Head of Government Chief Dr Joseph Dion Ngute.

      Cardinal Tumi was posthumously decorated this Tuesday April 20 at his burial ceremony in Douala.

    • Cameroon: About six die in suspected Amba, military shootout in Bamenda

      The Guardian Post - 10h50

      Six people have been reported dead and some few others wounded following an exchange of guns between the military and Ambazonia fighters in the chief town of the restive North West region.

      Sources say the incident happened Sunday April 18 in the Nsongwa vicinity in Bamenda, Mezam Division of the North West.

      Families have identified the corpses of their loved ones and taken them to the mortuary for onward burial.

    • Cameroon: Sports boss inaugurates Parcours vita Ngaoundere

      CT - 10h41

      The Minister of Sports and Physical Education, Prof Narcisse Mouelle Kombi has inaugurated the Parcours vita structure in Ngaoundere.

      The inauguration ceremony took place yesterday Monday April 19.

      While flagging off the infrastructure, the Sports boss urged the management team plus the population to strive for its optimum preservation.


    • Cameroon: Military frees nine from Amba captivity in Pinyin

      - 10h35

      The Cameroonian military is reported to have freed nine hostages from Ambazonia captivity on April 18 in Pinyin, a locality in the North West region of Cameroon.

      Sources say the operation to release these hostages was held by the 5th Joint Military Region.

      The population have been called upon to collaborate with security forces for their safety to be guaranteed.

    • Cameroon: Cardinal Tumi to be laid to rest today

      - 10h30

      Cameroon’s first and lone Cardinal to date, late Christian Tumi will be laid to rest this Tuesday April 20 at the St Peter and Paul Cathedral in Bonadibong, Douala.

      The Prime Minister Head of Government is present at this burial ceremony which is ongoing in Douala as personal representative of the Head of State, Paul Biya.

      The prelate died early April 3 aged 91.

    • Monday 19 April
    • Cameroon: 16 detainees of Wum barracks arson released after five yrs in jail

      - 16h56

      16 detainees accused of being involved in the burning of military barracks in Wum in 2016 have regained their freedom after spending five years in prison.

      According to sources, the 16 men were found guilty of minor crimes and slammed sentences they have already served and even exceeded.


    • Cameroon: Bamenda III eldest Councillor slumps during session, dies

      The Guardian Post - 16h44

      The eldest Councillor in Bamenda III, Mezam Division of the North West region of Cameroon is reported to have died during a Council session Friday April 16.

      According to reports, Georges Tabufor Ambe had a malaise while Councillors were deliberating on the examination of the administrative, management and stores account.

    • Cameroon: Chinese nationals cue at Orca to be immunized against COVID-19

      - 16h32

      A good number of Chinese nationals last Thursday April 15 gathered at the Orca specialized COVID-19 treatment centre in Yaounde to be administered the Chinses Sinopharm vaccine against the deadly Coronavirus pandemic.

      The vaccine was donated to the Government of Cameroon by the Chinese Government in the sideline of the two country’s bilateral relationship last week.

    • Cameroon: Camrail announces resumption of traffic with express train

      - 16h19

      The Cameroon Railway Corporation dubbed CAMRAIL has announced the resumption of traffic with express train.

      The information was made known during a working session last week.

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