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    • Tuesday 09 February
    • Cameroon: Buea fire incident leaves two persons dead

      - 02h07

      At least two persons have died following a fire incident that broke out on Sunday breaking Monday night in Buea, South West Region of Cameroon, sources have confirmed.

      An 89-year old woman and her seven-year old grand son were burnt to ashes after fire broke out in their house built with wood when they were sleeping. The cause of the fire is not known but neighbours suspect an electrical fault on a pole close to the house. Before neighbours could intervene, the fire had already consumed the house and killed the two occupants.

    • Cameroon:Youth Parliament opens today

      - 02h02

      The fourth edition of the Cameroon youth parliament opens today at the Yaounde Conference Centre and will be presided over by the Speaker of the National Assembly, Honourable Cavaye Yeguie Djibril.

      The parliament opens in prelude to celebrations marking the Youth Day which hold on February 11 though this year’s edition will be low key after government banned the regular march past parade to avoid the propagation of the COVID-19.

    • Cameroon:Fire razes stalls at Nkwen market in Bamenda

      - 01h51

      Several stalls at the Mile 4 Nkwen market in Bamenda, North West Region of Cameroon have been razed to ashes following a fire  outbreak late on Monday night.

      The fire broke out late after 10pm, conuming several shops before locals could rush to the scene to intevne while waiting for the firefighters who arrived to contain the fire from spreading to other nearby buildings.

      This is the latest fire incident in Bamenda after a double fire recently consumed dormitories at the Prebyterian Secondary School in Nkwen.

    • Monday 08 February
    • Cameroon: Sanctioned Yannick Ndjeng regrets indiscipline at CHAN semi-final game

      - 19h50

      A few days after his exclusion from the Intermediate Lions squad, Yannick Ndjeng regrets his
      poor behavior.
      An audio note from him circulated on social media notably on WhatsApp, giving explanations on what
      happened and apologizing to his team mates.

    • Cameroon: 2 die, others Injured in road accident in Ombe, SW region

      - 19h39

      Two persons are confirmed dead and others injured in a road accident at Ombe, Mutengene
      in the South West region on Saturday Febuary 6.
      According to reports, two vehicles on high speed collided as one tried to overtake a car ahead of
      it, causing the casualties.

      Two other vehicles in an attempt to dodge the colliding vehicles also
      ran into each other.

    • Cameroon: Fireconsumes homes, shops in Yaounde

      - 19h35

      Several houses, business premises went up in flames in the Mendong neighborhood in Cameroon’s political capital Yaounde.
      According to reports, the flames had already consumed several shops and destroyed
      properties by the time firefighters arrived.

    • Cameroonian-born basketbaler passes away in Philippines

      - 19h13

      Clement Leutcheu, former member of the Douala Basketball School, was found dead in his
      room on Saturday, February 6 in Manila, the capital city of the Philippines.
      The main cause of the death of the 25-year-old Cameroonian is still obscure but could come to
      the limelight in the days ahead as a medico-judicial investigation has been launched by
      Philippino authorities.
      Clement Leutcheu is the second Cameroonian to be found dead in his room in Manila in the
      Philippines in 5 months.

    • CHAN 2020: Morocco wins 2nd title after defeating Mali in final

      - 18h59

      Morocco has won the TOTAL African Nations Championship (CHAN) for the second consecutive time after
      overcoming Mali’s bold challenge 2-0 in a thrilling final at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaounde
      on Sunday night.

      The atlas lions thus become the first team to win a second consecutive title in the CHAN tournament designed
      exclusively for home-based players.

    • Thursday 04 February
    • Cameroon: ENEO sacks about 80 staff over complicity in electricity fraud

      - 17h42

      About eighty employees of the Cameroon Electricity Corporation, ENEO are reported to have been sacked after they were accused of complicity in electricity fraud for the year 2020 in some 20,000 homes.

      The information was disclosed by the Director General of the corporation, Eric Mansuy yesterday February 3.

      He added that about 200 electricity fraud barons have been arrested in line with this same fraud affair.

      Fraud has been causing the corporation about 60 billion loss annually.

    • CHAN 2020: Cameroon plays Guinea in 3rd place game on Saturday

      - 15h47

      The intermediate lions of Cameroon will face their counterparts from Guinea in a game counting for the third place in the ongoing African Nations Football Championship CHAN at the Reunification Stadium in Bepanda, Douala on Saturday February 6.

      The lions lost to Morocco four goals to nil meanwhile Guinea lost to Mali one goal to zero during the semi-final matches played yesterday in Limbe and Douala respectively.

    • Cameroon: President Biya offers FCFA 80M financial assistance to Ngarbuh victims

      - 15h34

      Cameroon’s Head of State, Paul Biya has offered FCFA 80 million to victims of the Ngarbuh massacre last February 2020 in the restive North West to reconstruct the homes that were destroyed?

      The money was handed over to them by the Governor of the West region Awa Fonka Augustin on behalf of the Head of State.

    • CHAN 2020: Yannick Ndjeng expelled from intermediate lions’ team over gross indiscipline

      - 15h29

      Intermediate lion forward Yannick Ndjeng has been expelled from the team after he was accused of gross indiscipline by the technical staff.

      The player is said to have insulted the staff following his replacement in the Morocco/Cameroon clash CHAN semi-final clash yesterday in Limbe.

    • Wednesday 03 February
    • Cameroon: Pope’s envoy leaves after week-long visit

      - 18h53

      His Eminence Pietro Cardinal Parolin, Pope Francis’ envoy to Cameroon has come to the end of his week-long visit.

      The Vatican Secretary of State who met with religious and political leaders including President Paul Biya left the country early this Wednesday February 3.

      He was seen off by the Prime Minister Head of Government, Chief Dr Joseph Dion Ngute at the Yaounde Nsimalen Airport.

    • Cameroon: Four students accused of practicing witchcraft arrested in Kribi

      - 16h38

      Four students of 4e and 3e at Government Bilingual High School Kribi accused of practicing witchcraft have been arrested and detained at the Gendarmerie Company in Kribi.

      Questioned by police officers, the said students are reported to have confessed being in contact with mystical Beninese who promised them wealth in exchange for the lives of some of their family members.

    • Thursday 21 January
    • Cameroon: Bilingualism Commission adopts FCFA 2.9 billion as 2021 budget

      - 18h25

      The National Commission for the Promotion of Bilingualism and Multiculturalism has adopted its 2021 budget which stands at FCFA 2.9 billion.

      The amount was adopted by members of the Commission this Thursday January 21 during a meeting in Yaounde.

    • Cameroon: Kidnapped Bamenda-based journalist released

      - 13h25

      Fung John Ngum, a journalist kidnapped early Wednesday January 20 by unidentified gunmen in Bamenda has been released.

      The reporter was freed hour after his abduction.

    • Wednesday 20 January
    • Cameroon: CAMASEJ demands immediate release of member kidnapped in Bamenda

      - 12h18

      The Cameroon Association of English-speaking Journalists (CAMASEJ) has called for the immediate release of Fung John Ngum, journalist working with Bamenda-based Ndefcam radio, kidnapped early this Wednesday January 20 by unidentified gunmen.

      The Association considers his abduction as an attack on press freedom and the right of media professionals to practice without fear.

    • Cameroon: Bamenda-based journalist kidnapped by unidentified gunmen

      - 12h14

      Fung John Ngum, journalist and panelist of Press and Associates over Ndefcam radio in Bamenda, chief town of the restive North West region has been reportedly abducted by unidentified gunmen.

      Reports say he was taken away early this morning in Bamenda on his way to work.

    • CHAN 2020: Intermediate lions play eagles of Mali in 2nd group match today

      - 11h53

      The intermediate lions of Cameroon will this Wednesday January 20 face the eagles of Mali in a confrontation regarded as the final of Group A at the Amadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaounde.

      The lions will be playing their second game after a first victory against Zimbabwe in CHAN opener last Saturday.

    • Tuesday 19 January
    • CHAN 2020/Cameroon: Limbe hosts first matches this Tuesday

      - 17h23

      The Limbe Omnisport Stadium is hosting its first matches in the ongoing African Nations Championship CHAN this Tuesday January 19.

      The first fixture opposes Zambia to Tanzania.

      The second encounter will see Namibia battling to secure her first victory against Guinea.

    • Cameroon: Youth Affairs Minister communicates 2021 Youth Day theme

      - 17h08

      The theme chosen by the Head of State for the 55th edition of the Youth Day in Cameroon is “Youth, resilience, challenges and opportunities in times of COVID-19.”

      The theme was communicated to the general public Tuesday January 19 in a release signed by the Minister of Youth Affairs and Civic Education, Mounouna Foutsou.

      The release indicates that this year’s celebrations will take place under strict respect of anti-Coronavirus measures.


    • Cameroon: PM Dion Ngute chairs 24th session of National Tourism Board

      - 11h56

      The Prime Minister Head of Government, Chief Dr Joseph Dion Ngute is currently chairing the 24th session of the National Tourism Board well known in its French acronym Conaroute at the Star building in Yaounde.

    • Monday 18 January
    • CHAN 2021: Intermediate lions take on eagles of Mali Wednesday in 2nd encounter

      - 16h48

      The intermediate lions of Cameroon will play their second game in the ongoing African Nations Championship that kicked off last Saturday Wednesday January 20 against the eagles of Mali.

      The boys of Martin Ndtoungou Mpile recorded their first victory in the CHAN opener against the warriours of Zimbabwe under the watchful eyes of the Prime Minister Head of Government, Chief Dr Joseph Dion Ngute and the FIFA boss, Gianni Infantino at the Amadou Ahidjo stadium on Saturday.

    • Friday 15 January
    • Cameroon: Biya receives FIFA boss Gianni Infantino

      - 16h08

      The President of the Republic of Cameroon, Paul Biya has received the President of the world football governing body, FIFA, Gianni Infantino.

      This was during an audience at the Unity Palace Friday January 16, ahead of tomorrow’s opening ceremony of the African Nations Championship CHAN in Yaounde.

    • Cameroon: CHAN 2020 kicks off tomorrow Saturday January 16

      - 13h19

      The long awaited 6th edition of the African Nations Football Championship kicks off tomorrow Saturday January 16 in Cameroon.

      The opening ceremony will take place at the Amadou Ahidjo stadium under the chair of the Prime Minister Head of Government, Chief Dr Joseph Dion Ngute.

      The President of the world football governing body FIFA, Gianni Infantino will equally be present during the ceremony that will end with the first game pitching the indomitable lions of Cameroon to the warious of Zimbabwe.

      Gianni Infantino arrived Cameroon this Friday.


    • Cameroon: Suspected gang of child traffickers arrested in Yaounde

      - 13h12

      A gang of six suspected child traffickers including women has been apprehended by elements of the Yaounde III Gendarmerie and the Odza Brigade.

      The suspects were arrested Tuesday January 12, 2021

      They are accused of selling new born babies to buyers coming essentially from Congo.

    • Thursday 14 January
    • CHAN 2021/Cameroon: Sports boss to chair General rehearsals for opening ceremony this Thursday

      - 14h00

      General rehearsals for the opening ceremony of African Nations Football Championship CHAN are slated to take place this Thursday January 14 at the esplanade of the Amadou Ahidjo stadium.

      It will done under the watchful eyes of the Minister of Sports and Physical Education, Prof Narcisse Mouelle Kombi and some former indomitable lions, including Albert Roger Milla.

    • Cameroon: Baptist Convention gets new Executive President

      - 13h45

      A new Executive President has been inducted at the Cameroon Baptist Convention.

      Rev. Dr. Nditemah Charlemagne was commissioned last January 10 with a charge and special prayers to bring forth hope, healing and spiritual growth to the Church.

    • Cameroon: NW Regional Assembly Executive set to kick off work

      - 13h27

      The Executive of the North West Regional Assembly have sworn to loyally and faithfully discharge their duties indiscriminately.

      This was during a ceremony to take office as the first ever bureau members of the North West Regional Assembly.

      The ceremony took place at the esplanade of the North West Appeal Court Wednesday January 13 under the chairmanship of the Attorney General, Chief Justice Njie Albert.


    • Cameroon: Noun SDO commissioned into functions

      - 13h07

      The Senior Divisional Officer for the Noun, in the West region of Cameroon, Um Donnacien has been commissioned into his functions with the challenge to bring together all the energy of the local living forces to ensure the development of the Division.

      This was during a ceremony that took place Wednesday January 13 in Foumban.

      The installation ceremony was presided at by the Governor of the West region, Awa Fonka Augustin.

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