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- Monday 14 December
Cameroon: Agbor Balla receives Canada’s 2020 Human Rights award- 16h26
The Canadian High Commission in Cameroon has awarded its 2020 Award for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights to rights defender Barrister Felix Nkongho Agbor Balla.
He received the award from Canadian High Commissioner Richard Bale Thursday December 10 on the occasion of the commemoration of the International Human Rights Day.
Agbor Balla is an Anglophone Cameroonian human rights lawyer who is the president of the Fako Lawyers Association, vice president of the African Bar Association in charge of Central Africa, founder and chairman of the Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in Africa
Cameroon: Regional Councillors receive attributes on December 22- 16h12
Cameroon’s first ever Regional Councillors elected Sunday December 6 for a period of five years receive attributes on December 22.
Cameroon: Boko Haram kills one in recent attack in Far North- 16h09
One person is said to have died in a recent attack by elements of the Boko Haram Islamic sect in Kerewa, a village in the Far North region of Cameroon.
- Friday 11 December
Cameroon: 2020 November parliamentary session ends- 17h24
The 2020 November parliamentary session has ended with the adoption of the 2021 finance law by both the National Assembly and the Senate.
The adoption of the budget which stands at FCFA 4,685 was the main issue on the agenda of the parliament this month.
Cameroon: Two arrested for impersonating Higher Judicial Council scribe in DoualaCT - 15h33
Two men in their forties we got the names as Achille and Jean Jacques are currently under police custody in Douala, Littoral region of Cameroon.
They are accused of having impersonated the title of the recently appointed Secretary of the Higher Judicial Council, Abel Minko Minko to offer services to some Magistrates and other Government officials.
Following investigations launched after the later discovered individuals were using his identity to make money, the aforecited were arrested by officials of the Delegate General for National Security.
Cameroon: PM Dion Ngute urges pop to turn out massively to stadia during CHAN- 12h52
The Prime Minister Head of Government, Chief Dr Joseph Dion Ngute has called on Cameroonians to turn out massively to stadia during the 2021 Africa Nations Championship, CHAN the country will be hosting to support the nation.
He was speaking Thursday December 10 as he was inspecting CHAN infrastructures in Yaounde.
The competition kicks off on January 16 and ends on February 7.
Cameroon: SONACAM Board Chair election takes place tomorrow Saturday- 12h34
Artistes in Cameroon will tomorrow Saturday December 12 elect the Board Chair of the author’s rights corporation, dubbed Sonacam during the corporation’s Elective General Assembly at the Yaounde Conference Centre.
The candidates vying for the post are Ateh Bazore, Wax Dey, Jean Pierre Essome and Messi Ambroise.
Cameroon: After election, regions prepare to constitute Regional Councils- 12h16
Preparations are underway for the election of Regional Council Presidents in each region following the proclamation of results of Regional Councillors last Wednesday December 9.
Yesterday Thursday, the Minister of Decentralization and Local Development, Georges Elanga Obam chaired a video conference with all regional governors ahead of December 22 when the management organs of the Regional Councils will be constituted.
- Thursday 10 December
Cameroon: General debate on finance bill at Senate takes place this night- 20h07
Senate begin debating on the 2021 finance law of the country this Thursday night at the Yaounde Conference Centre.
The Senators will question the Government on each budgetary allocation.
The bill was adopted by the National Assembly early last Saturday December 5.
Cameroon commemorates Human Rights Day- 19h39
Cameroon joined the rest of the globe this Thursday December 10 to commemorate the 2020 edition of the Human Rights Day under the theme “Recover better- stand up for Human Rights.
Cameroon: PM Dion Ngute inspects stadia earmarked for CHAN in Yaounde- 13h52
The Prime Minister Head of Government, Chief Dr Joseph Dion Ngute has visited the different stadia earmarked for the 2021 African Nations Championship, CHAN that kicks off on January 16 in Cameroon.
Speaking after expecting the stadia, PM Dion Ngute expressed satisfaction with what he saw and urged Cameroonians to turn out massively to these stadia when the competition will kick off.
- Wednesday 09 December
Cameroon: Chief of Akwa clan joins ancestors- 15h47
The Chief of the Akwa Clan in the Littoral region of Cameroon, DIN Dina Akwa III is no more.
He passed away Tuesday December 8 after suffering from illness.
Chief DINA has been on the throne since 2001.
By the time of his death, he had just been elected Regional Councillor during the Sunday December 6 Regional election in the country.
Cameroon: Man arrested with late father’s bones- 14h14
A man is currently in police custody after he was arrested with the late father’s bones on his way to sell in the black market in Baleghang, a locality in Bouda, West region of Cameroon.
According to reports, the case was reported to the police in Baleghang by the elder sister to the man.
The police got to the place timely enough to arrest him and give back the bones to the family for a re-burial.
Youth Connekt Cameroon clocks one today- 13h35
The Youth Connekt Cameroon initiative clocks one year old this Wednesday December 9.
The platform which seeks to connect youths to socio-economic opportunities and promote their full civic a,d political inclusion was launched last year.
It is UN initiative.
Cameroon observes Anti-Corruption Day- 13h02
Cameroon join the rest of the world to commemorate the 2020 edition of the International Anti-Corruption Day under the theme “Recover with integrity to build forward better.
- Tuesday 08 December
Cameroon: Results of Regional elections expected latest Wednesday- 13h01
Results of the first ever Regional election organized in Cameroon are expected to be published this Tuesday December 8 in some regions and tomorrow Wednesday for others.
Vote counting began Sunday immediately after polls were closed.
According to the electoral code, the results are supposed to be proclaimed withing 72 hours after the closure of polls.
Cameroon/Regional election: PCRN loses all seats in stronghold, Nyong and Kelle- 12h46
The Party for the National Reconciliation of Cameroon well known in its French abbreviation, PCRN has lost all Regional election seats in its stronghold, Nyong and Kelle Division in the Centre region of Cameroon.
According to figures yet to be make officially public, the party of Cabral Libii which has the highest number of Councillors in the Nyong and Kelle lost in favour of the CPDM.
- Monday 07 December
Cameroon: 24,000 traditional rulers, Municipal Councillors vote in maiden Regional election- 13h55
24,000 traditional rulers and Municipal Councillors have voted for the pioneer 900 Regional Councillors in Cameroon.
The election took place Sunday December 6 across the country.
In the Anglophone regions, one Councillor, Encho Elios of the CPDM is reported to have been shot dead in an armored vehicle as his convoy was leaving Momo after he voted in Mbengwi.
Cameroon: National Assembly adopts 2021 finance bill- 13h39
The National Assembly has finally adopted the 2021 finance bill tabled by the Government last November 25 amounting to FCFA 4,865.2 billion.
This was during a plenary sitting that started Friday December 4 in the afternoon and ended in the early hours of Saturday December 5.
The bill will next be forwarded to the Senate for the exercise to be conducted.
Cameroon: Intermediate lions return to camp ahead of CHAN 2021- 13h33
About twenty-eight intermediate lions are currently training at the CAF Excellence Centre in Mbankomo in the outskirt of Yaounde ahead of the 2021 African Nations Championship coming up in some forty days.
This is the tenth training camp which equally marks the beginning of the final phase of preparations for the continental jamboree.
CAF Championship: Coton Sport bows to Togolese Unisport of Sokode but qualifies for next round- 13h27
Coton Sport of Garoua has qualified for the next round of the CAF Confederation Cup after edging Togolese Unisport of Sokode 2-1 in two leg matches.
During the first leg match played in Togo, Lome last November 29, Coton Sport edged their Togolese counterparts 2-0 and bowed to them with 1-0 during the second leg match played Yesterday Sunday December 6 at the Roumde Adjia stadium in Garoua, Cameroon.
Despite the loss, the Cameroonian team qualified for the second round of the competition due to their 2-0 win in Togo.
For their next match, they will face the Green eagles of Zambia.
- Friday 04 December
Cameroon: First lady Chantal Biya clocks 50 today- 17h46
Cameroon’s First lady, Chantal Biya clocks 50 years old this Friday December 4.
Cameroon: Intermediate lions’ technical staff received at Fecafoot- 17h35
The President of the Cameroon Football Federation, Seidou Mbombo Njoya has received the technical staff of the country’s intermediate lions barely forty-five days to the launch of the African Nations Championship in the country.
The meeting which had as objective to evaluate the work done so far since the coach was changed took place this Friday December 4 at Fecafoot.
Cameroon: National Assembly scrutinizes 2021 Finance law for eminent adoption- 17h25
Members of the National Assembly have been examining the 2021 finance law presented b y the Finance committee this Friday December 4.
It took these members six days to listen to each Minister defend his/her draft budget before the committee came up with an 81-page report.
The budget amounting to FCFA 4,865.2 billion is about to be adopted by members of the National Assembly.
Cameroon/Public Health 2021 provisional budget: Fight against child mortality among top priorities- 16h13
The fight against child mortality in Cameroon is among the actions the Ministry of Public Health is set to embark on as far as the 2021 finance budget is concerned.
This was made known by the Minister of Public Health, Dr Malachie Manaouda Thursday December 3 as he defended his provisional budget amounting to FCFA 197.121 billion before the people’s representatives.
Besides the fight against child mortality, Minister Manaouda taled about strengthening the country’s surveillance mechanism against the deadly Coronavirus pandemic.
Cameroon/2021 State budget: Sports boss sets priority on organization of CHAN, AFCON- 15h25
The Minister of Sports and Physical Education, Prof Narcisse Mouelle Kombi has indicated that top among his priorities for the 2021 is the successful organization of the African Nations Championship and the African Cup of Nations coming up in 2021.
He made this known while defending his Ministry’s budget a&mounting to FCFA 46 billion for the 2021 finance year.
- Thursday 03 December
Cameroon: New television channel, School TV Africa goes operational- 17h25
A new private Television channel specialized in the dissemination of information that educate, teachers, especially those from the Higher Teachers Training College has been launched in Yaounde.
The channel called School TV Africa from promoter Paul Eric Kingue who is the current Mayor of Njombe-Penja was launched Thursday December 3.
Speaking at the launching ceremony, Paul Eric Kingue disclosed that he benefited from a FCFA 20 million presidential largess which helped him purchase the equipment needed.
Cameroon: Ketcha Courtes promises FCFA 150M to cleanest town in West region- 17h17
The Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Celestine Ketcha Courtes has disclosed that an amount of FCFA 150 million will be handed over to the cleanest town in the West region of Cameroon.
Minister Ketcha Courtes made this known Wednesday December 2 during a visit to evaluate the state of urban infrastructure in the region ahead of the African Nation Championship, CHAN the country will host from January 16,2021.
Cameroon: First ever pediatrician dies- 17h03
The first ever Cameroonian pediatrician, Moise Yongui Massock is no more.
He died aged 88 this Thursday December 3.
Cameroon: Higher Eduction boss congatulates Djaili Amadou on Goncourt prize- 16h57
The Minister of Higher Education, Prof Jacques Fame Ndongo has congratulated Cameroonian writer Djaili Amadou Amal on her Goncourt Prize for secondary school students awarded her Wednesday December 2 in France.
She won the prize with her novel Les impatientes.