Information round to clock
- Monday 23 November
2020 Chantal Biya International Cycling Tour: Rwandan Moise Mugisha overall winner- 15h12
The Rwandan Moise Mugisha is the overall winner of this year’s Chantal Biya International Cycling Tour.
He was crowned during the closing ceremony in Yaounde Sunday November 22.
The high point of the competition was Saturday November 21 when First Lady Chantal Biya graced the fourth lap by her presence in Meyomessala to cheer up the cyclists.
The race kicked off Wednesday November 18 in Douala.
Cameroon/Violence at Bonanjo Court: Bar Richard Tamfu, co appear in court today- 14h11
Human rights lawyer Richard Tamfu and colleague arrested after the confrontation with police and gendarme officers at the Bonanjo Court of first instance last November 10 appear in court today.
They were arrested for protesting police brutality against lawyers.
Colleagues have stormed the court premises to defend them.
The case which was scheduled to begin at 8:45 started few minutes ago.
FIFA suspends CAF president Ahmad Ahmad for five years- 13h23
- Friday 20 November
TAS reinstates professional league as institution tasked to organize local championship- 18h47
2020 Chantal Biya International Cycling Tour: Slovakian wins 3rd lap- 17h31
The winner of the third lap of the 2020 edition of the Chantal Biya International Cycling tour is a Slavakian national.
He covered the 167 kilometres lap from Yaounde to Nkolandom in the Centre region in three hours, fifteen-one minutes, thirty-six seconds.
The first lap was won by a Rwandan and second by an athlete from Burkina Fasso.
Cameroon: About 100 makeshift businesses destroyed in Douala VCNA - 15h59
About one hundred makeshift businesses constructed in several road junctions in Douala V, Littoral region of Cameroon have been destroyed.
The destruction exercise championed by Mayor Richard Nfeungwa and the Divisional Officer for Douala V kicked off this Friday.
According to Mayor Richard, it aims at keeping the Douala 5 council area neat and make circulation more fluid.
Cameroon: Defence boss on security working visit to restive North West region- 15h33
The Minister of State in charge of Defence at the Presidency of the Republic, Joseph Beti Assomo is on a secuirty working visit in the restive North West region of Cameroon.
The visit began this Friday November 20 with Minister Joseph Beti Assomo encouraging forces of law and order to remain morally upright and patroitic to the nation in the discharge of their duties.
- Thursday 19 November
Cameroon: Public Health boss says anti-cervical vaccine has no side effects- 16h47
Cameroon’s Minister of Public Health, Dr Malachie Manaouda has debunked claims that the vaccine against cervical cancer is a dangerous one.
Speaking at a special plenary sitting of the National Assembly with focus on the challenges of immunization in the country, the health boss said the vaccine was given to over twenty thousand young girls aged in between 9-13 in 2014 with no side effects recorded.
He has regretted that claims on the dangerous effects of the vaccine have put the lives of thousands of children on the risk of contracting diseases that could be prevented through vaccine.
Cameroon: Clergymen pray for lawmakers to vote bills to enhance peaceCRTV - 16h41
Clergymen in Cameroon have implored God to help lawmakers in the country currently meeting in the third and last session for the year to guide them to vote bills that will enhance peace, unity and development in the country.
This was during an ecumenical service in held in Yaounde this Thursday November 19 organized in prelude to the 11th edition of the Cameroon National Pray breakfast that takes place every year.
Cameroon: Recently appointed officials of Supreme Court installedFrance 24 - 16h24
Officials of the Supreme Court appointed on August 10 2020 by Presidential decree have been installed in to their functions by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Daniel Mekobe Sone.
This was during a ceremony that took place this Thursday November 19 at the Supreme Court.
The installation ceremony was followed by the swearing in ceremony of young Magistrates and legal officers who have graduated from National School of Administration and Magistracy ENAM.
Cameroon: President Biya orders end to Fecafoot-professional league saga- 14h36
- Wednesday 18 November
Cameroon: About 12 new ex Amba fighters drop weapons in Buea- 17h33
Some twelve repentant Ambazonia fighters are said to have dropped their weapons and were presented to authorities in Buea, in the restive South West region of Cameroon this Wednesday November 18.
They have been promised security and a quick reintegration into the society.
Cameroon: 2020 Chantal Biya Int’l Cycling Tour: Rwandan-born Moise Mugisha wins 1st lap- 17h24
The Rwandan-born Moise Mugisha has won the first lap of the 2020 edition of the Chantal Biya International Cycling Tour which kicked off today in Douala.
He covered a distance of 96.9 kilometres in 2 hours 15 minutes ahead of two Cameroonians to grab the yellow jersey.
Cameroon: Gov’t bans activities of ‘Mouvement 10 millions de Nordistes’- 14h19
The Government of Cameroon has issued a ban on activities of the recently created association, ‘Mouvemnet 10 millions de Nordistes’ by Guibai Gatama, publisher of l’oeil du sahel newspaper.
The ban was issued this Wednesday November 18 by the Minister of Territorial Administration on the basis that it is exercising without authorization.
Cameroon: Chantal Biya International Cycling Tour kicks off in Douala- 12h16
The 20th edition of the Chantal Biya International Cycling Tour is underway in Cameroon’s economic capital Douala.
The competition kicked off this Wednesday November 18 with five participating nations, Cameroon, Benin, Burkina Fasso, Democratic Republic of Congo, Slovakia, Rwanda, Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal and Mali.
Ahead of today’s kick off, the official presentation ceremony of the above listed participating teams in this year’s tour took place Tuesday in Douala under the chairmanship of the Sports and Physical Education boss, Prof Narcisse Mouelle Kombi.
The tour ends on November 22.
AFCON 2022 qualifiers: Indomitable lions back in Cameroon after Mozambique return leg victory- 12h07
The indomitable lions are back in Cameroon after their 2-0 return leg victory against the mambas of Mozambique Monday November 16 in Maputo.
Their plane landed at the Douala International Airport at about 8pm Tuesday November 17 after it was grounded at the Maputo International Airport for hours due to refueling issues.
Cameroon: Governors’ second bi-annual conference ends in Yaounde- 12h02
The second bi-annual conference of Governors in Cameroon which opened Monday November 16 ended Tuesday with the adoption of a number of resolutions among others maintaining order during the December 6 regional elections and this end of year festivities and relaunching sensitization against COVI-19.
The Governors took the commitment to work towards safeguarding secuirty in their different regions.
- Tuesday 17 November
Cameroon: Presbyterian Church Pastor, wife die in road accident in Ebolowa- 18h40
A pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon and the wife have reportedly died in a road accident which occurred Monday November 16 in Ebolowa, South region.
According to reports, the man of God and the spouse gave up the ghost after they were hit by two wood logs which fell off from a logging truck.
They are said to have died on the spot.
The Presbyterian Church has reportedly demanded the company in charge of the wood logs to take care of the eight children left behind by the victims.
Cameroon: Indomitable lions en route to Douala after Maputo incident- 17h14
The indomitable lions are on their way to Cameroon after they were blocked in Maputo, Mozambique over reported unpaid flight invoices after their 2-0 victory over the mambas of Mozambique in a return leg AFCON 2022 qualifying match yesterday Monday November 16
The lions were supposed to leave Maputo the same Monday but it is said Mozambican authorities insisted for flight invoices to be payed before their departure. It was payed and the company in charge said the plane will take off only after confirmation of payment.
The situation finally came under control earlier today and the lions left their hotel for the Maputo Airport and took off for the Douala International Airport at about midday, local time in Cameroon via Harare.
- Monday 16 November
Cameroon: MPs focus on birth certificates registrations today- 16h03
The issue of birth certificate registration is at the centre of discussions at the National Assembly this Monday November 16.
Members of parliament are debating on how to ease the process of issuance of this precious certificate so as to reduce the problem of “ghost children”.
Chairing the plenary sitting is the Vice president of the House, Hilarion Etong according to whom about four thousand children in Cameroon especially in the Far North region are without a birth certificate.
AFCON 2022 qualifiers: Cameroon faces Mozambique in return leg match today- 15h29
Cameroon’s indomitable lions will this Monday November 16 play the mambas of Mozambique in the day-three return leg qualifying match for the 2022 African Cup of Nations.
The match will be played later today in Maputo, Mozambique.
The first leg was played last Thursday at the Douala Reunification Stadium and ended on a four-1 win in favour of indomitable lions.
Ahead of today’s match, the lions arrived Maputo Sunday November 15
Cameroon: African Synergies clocks 18- 15h24
African Synergies, a non-governmental orgainzation created under the impetus of First Lady Chantal Biya clocks 18 years old this Monday November 16.
The humanitarian initiative is specialized in fighting HIV AIDS and sufferings including the current health crisis, COVID-19.
Members are First Ladies from Africa and other continents who accept to adhere to its statute, natural or legal persons of goodwill and scientists who contribute to the achievement of its goals and objectives, including former First Ladies of Africa and from other continents, on their request.
Cameroon: Mgr Francois Achille Eyabi appointed Bishop of Eseka Diocese- 15h16
Mgr Francois Achille Eyabi is the new Bishop of the Eseka Diocese.
The prelate was appointed Saturday November 14, 2020 by Pope Francis.
Before Saturday’s appointment, Mgr Eyabi was the Episcopal Vicar and Secretary for the Catholic Education at the Edea Diocese.
Cameroon: Governors scrutinize security situation ahead of end of year feasts- 13h27
The ten Governors of Cameroon are currently meeting in Yaounde on the ocassion of their final conference for the year 2020.
Top among the agenda is the evaluation of the security situation in the regions ahead of end of year feasts.
- Friday 13 November
Second set of deportees from US arrive Cameroon- 17h04
The second group of deportees from America have arrived Cameroon.
Their plane landed at the Douala International Airport this afternoon.
Some have been taken to the low cost houses in Nyalla while a few are reportedly at the Judicial Police in Bonanjo.
Cameroon: 5th edition of Miss Ronde et Belle contest launched- 14h46
The 5th edition of Miss Ronde et Belle beauty contest is underway.
The competition was officially launched Wednesday November 11 during a press conference in Yaounde.
The final of the beauty contest which valorises round and fat women often stigmatised in society is slated for December 20, 2020.
One of this year’s innovation shall be the organization of a sensitization campaign against the stigmatization of round women.
Cameroon/December 6 election: Voter cards available from Monday- 14h38
The Director General of Elections Cameroon, Erik Essousse has informed the college of Municipal Councillors and that of traditional rulers that voter cards for the December 6 Regional Councillors election are already available and can be collected as from Monday November 16 at Divisional branch offices of ELECAM in each of their territorial jurisdictions.
The information is contained in a release issued signed Thursday November 12.
Cameroon: Swiss Ambassador bids farewell to External Relations boss- 14h30
The Swiss Ambassador to Cameroon, Pietro Lazzeri Thursday November 12 paid a farewell visit to the Minister of External Relations, Lejeune Mbella Mbella after spending three years in the country.
During the farewell visit, both States men reviewed the main aspects of the bilateral cooperation between Yaounde and Berne.
Cameroon: National Assembly proposes COVID-19 recovery measures- 14h07
Cameroon’s National Assembly has proposed some recovery measures to tackle the effects of the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic that seems to be in its second wave in the country.
Speaking at the opening plenary sitting of the November parliamentary session, the House Speaker, Rt Hon. Cavaye Yeguie Djibril said the post-COVID-19 economic recovery of the country will require the formulation of innovative economic policies.
As such, he suggested that it would be necessary to lend increased support to sectors like tourism, small and medium-sized enterprises, social economy and handicraft among other measures.
Cameroon celebrates 25 years of achievements with Commonwealth- 13h51
Cameroon this Friday November 13 celebrates 25 years of joining the Commonwealth as its 52nd member.
During an interview Thursday, The Minister Delegate at the Commonwealth, Felix Mbayu assessed the cooperation ties and the achievements so far, among which the contribution of the body in supporting home grown solutions to the four-years long Anglophone crisis.