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    • Wednesday 01 July
    • Cameroon: Biya appoints Secretary Generals in some Ministries

      - 11h43

      Cameroon’s Head of State Paul Biya Tuesday June 30 signed decrees appointing Secretary Generals in some Ministries including the Ministry of Territorial Administration and that of Social Affairs.

    • Tuesday 30 June
    • Cameroon: Newly promoted staff at State media, CRTV installed

      - 17h56

      Recently promoted staff of the Cameroon Radio Television, CRTV have been commissioned into their new functions.

      Among those installed was Bennen Buma Gana who was promoted to the post of morning Editor in Chief at the Central news department, Drussila Mokosso promoted editorialist and George Ewane appointed new Central Director for Radio.

      The installation ceremony took place this Tuesday June 30 at Mballa II Production centre and was chaired by the Director General, Charles Ndongo.

       

    • Cameroon: Andre Ekoumou appointed new Ambassador to France

      - 17h20

      The Head of State, Paul Biya has just appointed a new Ambassador, extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the Repubic of Cameroon in France, Andre Ekoumou.

      Andre Ekoumou replaces Alfred Nguini recently called back.

    • Cameroon: Mamfe Council gets new Mayor

      - 13h50

      A new local administrator has taken over late Priestly Ojong Ashu as Mayor of the Mamfe Councel in the South West region of Cameroon.

      32-year old Robertson Tabenchong Ashu was voted this Tuesday June 30 by Councilors of the Mamfe Municipality at the Mamfe Council.

      He takes over from late Priestly Ojong Ashu, brutally murdered by suspected Ambazonia fighters last May in Eshobi, near Mamfe.

    • CHAN 2020 postponed to January 2021

      - 13h41

      The sixth edition of the African Nation Championship, CHAN initially scheduled to take place in April 2020 and postponed to a later date because of the Coronavirus pandemic has been scheduled for January 2021.

      The decision was taken this Tuesday June 30 during a meeting of the CAF executive committee that held via video conference in Egypt.

    • AFCON 2021 postponed to January 2022

      - 13h35

      The African Cup of Nations initially scheduled to play in Cameroon in January 2021 has been postponed to January 2022.

      The decision was taken by the executive committee of the Confederation of African Football CAF that took place this Tuesday June 30 in Egypt.

      The continental jamboree is postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic that continue to make victims in Africa.

    • CAF to pronounce itself on future of major tournaments today

      - 11h44

      The Confederation of African Football will today pronounce itself on the future of its major tournaments including the 2020 Africa Nations Championship and the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations scheduled to play in Cameroon.

      The institutions executive committee will meet via video conference.

      Today’s gathering will be taking place amid several speculations sorounding CAF top competitions as the Coronavirus pandemic which forced the institution to halt these competitions continue to make victims.

       

    • Cameroon: Negotiations continue to restore peace at Cameroon-Equatorial Guinea border

      - 11h21

      This Tuesday June 30, Cameroon’s Minister of State incharge of defence, Joseph Beti Assomo meets his counterparts from Equatorial Guinea, Leandro Bekale Nkogo to finalise the agreement initiated by Head of States from both countries to see an end to tensions at their borders.

    • Monday 29 June
    • Cameroon: Another Barrister passes away

      - 15h57

      Barrister Mpako Jacob Njume, Vice President of the Meme Lawyers Association is no more.

      He died Monday June 29. He is the 30th lawyer to die in Cameroon within six months.

      He was equally Barrister at Law of the Supreme Court of Cameroon and frontline member of the Cameroon Bar Association.

       

    • Cameroon: Parliament honours late Hon. Joseph Mbah Ndam

      - 12h00

      The former vice President of Cameroon’s National Assembly, Hon. Joseph Mbah Ndam was burried at the Nkomo neighbourhood in Yaounde Saturday June 27.

      During his funeral ceremony, reports say the late MPs colleagues paid gloxing tributes to the departed member of the CEMAC and Pan African Parliament who was equally the legal adviser of the Social Democratic Front party.

      Hon. Joseph Mbah Ndam died on April 13 in Yaounde.

    • Cameroon: Fako lawyers storm Buea Judicial police over colleagues’ summoning

      - 11h50

      Fako lawyers are reported to have stormed the Buea Judicial police in the South West region of Cameroon after two of their colleagues were summoned in a case dating right back in 2019.

      Details later.

    • Cameroon: Buea Military tribunal begins trial of Fr. Sob’s suspected killers

      - 11h47

      The Buea militrary tribunal begins trial for suspected killers of Father Alexander Nougi Sob, Catholoic Edcation Secretary and parish priest of Bomaka in Buea, popularly known as wonder boy.

      The former Vicar General of the Buea Diocese, Rev Fr Bernard Asek and two other persons have been dragged to court over the prelates death.

      Father Alexander Sob was picked by a stray bulet in Muyuka. Reports by then had it that he was shot in a cross fire between the military and Amba fighters.

    • Cameroon: Activities to mark International Day of Small, Medium-sized Enterprises open today in Yaounde

      - 11h35

      A conference on the contribution of small businesses to the creation of jobs opens this Monday in Yaounde as part of activities to mark the International Day of Small and Medium size Enterprises.

      The day has been commemorated on the 27th of June, though activities in Cameroon take place this week.

      The day is commemorated to raise public awareness on the contribution of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises to sustainable development and the global economy.

    • Cameroon: 40 Yaounde street children to be placed in public institution

      - 11h28

      Children taken from the streets in Yaounde will this Monday be placed in a public Institution in Ntui, in the Mbam and Kim by the Minister of Social Affairs Pauline Irene Nguene.

      The ceremony to mark this ocassion will hold at the Cameroon Institution of the child in Betamba.

      According to a release by Minister Pauline Irene Nguene the children were removed from the streets of Yaounde as part of a project that wants to draw such children away from the commercial centre of the capital city.

      They are expected to spend no more than three years at the Institution in Betamba, depending on their age and behaviour.

    • Cameroon/Equatorial Guinea discuss border issues in Yaounde

      - 11h23

      The Equato-Guinean defence Minister is in Yaounde for a discussion on border security matter with his Cameroonian counterpart, Joseph Beti Assomo.

      A bilateral meeting between both States men begins this Monday in Yaounde. It will focus on mutual collaboration and security matters along the borders of Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea.

      The Equato-Guinean delegation arrived Yaounde Sunday June 29.

    • Cameroon: CAMASEJ condemns police harassement of member, CRTV’s Moko Edwin

      - 11h14

      The Cameroon Association of English-speaking Journalists, CAMASEJ has condemned police harassement of one of its members, CRTV news anchor and correspondent for DW and VOA, Moki Edwin Kindzeka last Saturday night In Yaounde.
      According to reports, in the cause of last week’s mass arrest following the explosion of two explosives in Yaounde, Moki was asked to sit on bare floor ,asked to speak only French and tagged an Ambazonia.

       

    • Thursday 25 June
    • Cameroon: Detained Ernest Obama to appear in court free

      - 17h58

      Jean Pierre Amougou Belinga, CEO of the Groupe l’Anecdote has written to the general prosecutor of the Centre Court of appeal, Yaounde asking him to release Ernest Obama and allow the latter appear in court free.

      Jean Pierre Amougou Belinga says his decision has to do with “humanitarian reasons”.

      Ernest Obama was arrested last June 18 as he was going about his duties as Director General of Vision 4 TV, one of the media owned by Jean Pierre Amougou Belinga who accused him of breach of trust and mismanagement of funds.

    • Cameroon: Evolution of COVID-19 pandemic reviewed at June Cabinet meeting

      - 15h37

      The evolution of the Coronavirus pandemic in Cameroon as well as strategies to mitigate its spread has come under review at the June Cabinet meeting, chaired by the Prime Minister Head of Government, Chief Dr Joseph Dion Ngute this Thursday in Yaounde.

      Apart from the COVID-19 pandemic, Government Ministers equally reviewed ways through which the country could improve on its foreign traded performance.

      Emphasis was laid on the production of rice and maize so as to limit the importation of those products.

    • Huawei loses out in Singapore 5G bid

      France 24 - 13h07

      Nokia and Ericsson have been chosen as Singapore’s main 5G network providers, telecom operators said, leaving Huawei with only a minor role as the Chinese tech giant faces growing US pressure.

      Huawei has been dogged by allegations of stealing American trade secrets and aiding China’s espionage efforts, with Washington pushing countries to bar the company from involvement in their next-generation networks.

    • Cameroon: FECAFOOT donates food items to 480 amateur footballers in West region

      - 12h57

      Four hundred and eighty footballers from twenty-four teams in the West regional football league have received food items including rice, cooking oil and tins of sardines from the Cameroon Football Federation, FECAFOOT as an aid to enable them cope with this period where sporting activities have been annulled due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

      The distribution took place Wednesday June 24 at the regional ligue’s office in Bafoussam.

    • Cameroon : Adamawa region records sharp increase in COVID-19 cases

      - 12h44

      The Adamawa region in Cameroon is reported to have witnessed a sharp increase in the number of Coronavirus infections, from 14 cases in mid-June to sixty-eight as at June 25.

      The regional delegate for public health has blamed the trend on the irresponsible behaviour of some inhabitants in the region and the recent three T-strategy (track,test,treat) adopted.

      He has however called for stricter compliance with anti-COVID-19 barrier measures.

    • Cameroon’s Coronvirus recoveries surpass 10,000

      - 12h25

      Cameroon’s Coronavirus recoveries have surpassed ten thousand with an impressive two thousand recoveries recorded during the last twenty-four hours.

      Altogether, Cameroon counts ten thousand, one hundred recovery cases so far out of twelve thousand, five hundred and ninety-two cases with three hundred and thirteen deaths.

       

    • Cameroon/COVID-19 fight: Health Minister sends message of encouragement to medical personnel

      - 12h15

      Cameroon’s Minister of Public Health, Dr Malachie Manaouda has sent a message of encouragement and thanks to medical personnel involved in the fight against the deadly Coronavirus pandemic.

      The message contained in a letter encourages health personnel for their sense of bravery and sacrifice in the fce of a pandemic that equally claims doctors lives.

      A number of health personnel are reported to have died of the virus in Cameroon and many others have been confirmed infected.

       

    • Wednesday 24 June
    • Cameroon: Cholera kills four in Kribi, 42 cases recorded

      - 12h14

      As Cameroon battles to curb the rapid spread of the deadly Coronavirus pandemic, the town of Kribi in the South region of the country now has to couple with a cholera outbreak as well.

      Four persons have been confirmed dead of the waterborne disease and forty-two others infected.

      The cases were identified recently in a locality of the Kribi II subdivision.

    • Cameroon: AfDB approves over FCFA 57 billion loan to fight COVID-19

      - 10h59

      The African Development Bank has approved over FCFA 57 billion loan to help Cameroon better address the situation of the Coronavirus pandemic in the country.

      The information was mde known Tuesday June 23 in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.

    • Cameroon: PM Dion Ngute grants farewell audience to UN resident Coordinator

      - 10h51

      Yesterday Tuesday June 23, Cameroon’s Prime Minister Head of Government, Chief Dr Joseph Dion Ngute granted a farewell audience to UN resident Coordinator to Cameroon, Allegra Baiocchi.

      During the audience, the main issues on which Mrs Allegra Baiocchi worked on alongside the Cameroonian Government were reviewed.

      She saluted Cameroon’s decentralised strategy adopted to fight back the deadly Coronavirus pandemic, put in place by the Government.

    • Cameroon: Lekie elite contribute to fund reconstruction of damaged portion of Monatele Council hall

      - 10h45

      Elite of the Lekie Division in the Centre region of Cameroon have begun contributing for the reconstruction of the portion of the Monatele Council hall razed by flames on June 14 after which the material loss was evaluated at about FCFA 80million.

      They are contributing under a solidarity project put in place by Minister Henry Eyebe Ayissi.

      Tuesday June 23, the latter handed over the sum of FCFA ten million to the Mayor of the locality for works to begin.

    • Cameroon: Official Facebook page of ELECAM hacked

      - 10h32

      The official Facebook page of Elections Cameroon, ELECAM is reported to have been hacked and the picture of Prof Maurice Kamto, national President of the Cameroon Renaissance Movement party uploaded on newsfeed.

      According to the time on the post, the picture was uploaded at about past 11pm Tuesday June 23.

      The picture bears the message: “The truth shall always prevail, it is just a matter of time.”

    • Tuesday 23 June
    • Cameroon: ASMAC former Director passes away

      - 15h42

      The former Director of the Advanced School of Mass Communication, ASMAC Marc Joseph Omgba is no more.

      He is reported to have passed away this Tuesday June 23 at the Yaounde Central Hospital.

    • Cameroon: Athletes, fans celebrate Olympic Day Run today

      - 11h34

      Athletes and fans of Olympic sports in Cameroon today join those in the world to observe the Olympic Day Run, an annual occasion to promote participation in sports and celebrate Olympic values.

      The International Olympic Committee (IOC) was formally established on 23 June 1894 through the efforts of Pierre de Coubertin promoting competitive sport as a revival of the ancient Olympic Games.

      The traditional event that usually precedes the day in Cameroon was suspended due to the deadly Coronavirus pandemic.

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