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    • Tuesday 21 April
    • Cameroon: Batibo Council donates COVID-19 preventive items to population

      - 15h35

      Batibo council in the NW region has handed out some items to the public to enable residents respect coronavirus preventive measures.

      They were handed over by the council’s new mayor, Acha Kennedythis Tuseday April 21. In the process, the latter reportedly advised locals to remain vigilant because “coronavirus is real”.

    • Friday 17 April
    • Cameroon: Newly elected MPs get attributes

      - 19h52

      The thirteen new Members of Parliament elected during the Legislative election rerun in the North West and South West regions of Cameroon received attributes today at the National Assembly.

    • Cameroon’s Coronavirus recoveries rise to 177

      - 19h50

      New Cases of Coronavirus recoveries have been confirmed in Cameroon, bringing the overall number of treated persons to one hundred and seventy-seven.

      The new figures were communicated this evening at the daily press briefing by officials of the Ministry of Public Health.

    • Cameroon: Former PM Philemon Yang appointed Grand Chancellor of National Orders

      - 17h41

      Cameroon’s former Prime Minister Philemon Yang has been appointed Grand Chancellor of National Orders.

      He was appointed by a Presidential decree this Friday afternoon.

    • France reschedules Cameroon’s debt as part of assistance to fight against COVID-19

      - 12h26

      The French Government has rescheduled Cameroon’s debts and will provide a substantial package of medication as part of its assistance to the country in the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic.

      The French Ambassador to Cameroon, Christophe Guilhou made the information public yesterday after an audience with Cameroon’s Head of State at the Unity Palace.

      The Diplomat equally conveyed to Biya the gratitude of his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron for facilitating the return of some French citizens who were trapped in Cameroon after the closure of borders.

    • Cameroon’s COVID-19 cases move up to 996

      - 12h15

      Cameroon’s Coronavirus confirmed cases have climbed up to nine hundred and ninety-six, the Prime Minister Head of Government Chief Dr Joseph Dion Ngute announced Thursday evening.

      He made the announcement after an evaluation meeting on the evolution of the implementation of Government’s anti-COVID-19 measures via video conference.

    • Cameroon: Samuel Eto’o’s anti-COVID-19 kits distribution campaign begins in Douala

      - 10h32

      The distribution of kits donated by Cameroonian legendary former footballer Samuel Eto’o Fils started yesterday April 16 in Douala, one of the towns selected for the campaign in the Littoral region of Cameroon.

      The kits to help fight against COVID-19 will be distributed to vulnerable people selected in the towns of Douala, Buea, Bafoussam and Yaounde.

      Bike riders, taxi drivers and professional footballers in local Championship will equally benefit from the campaign.

    • Cameroon: Gov’t disburses FCFA 58 Billion to fight COVID-19

      - 09h51

      The Minister of Public Health, Dr Malachie Manaouda has revealed that Cameroon’s Government has disbursed the sum of FCFA 58Billion to fight the Coronavirus Pandemic that has already claimed twenty-two victims in the country.

      He made the revelation yesterday at the National Assembly while briefing Members of Parliament on the situation of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

    • Thursday 16 April
    • Cameroon: Biya orders finalization of studies aimed at evaluating impact of COVID-19 on national economy

      - 18h34

      The President of the Republic of Cameroon, Paul Biya has ordered for the urgent finalisation of studies aimed at evaluating the impact of Coronavirus on the country’s economy and the urgent determination of measures set to be put in place to support sectors of activities and households facing difficulties to cope with the pandemic.

      The order was announced this Thursday April 16, 2020.

    • Cameroon: President Biya extends anti-COVID-19 measures by 15 more days

      - 18h28

      The President of the Republic Paul Biya has extended by fifteen more days the anti-COVID-19 measures taken by the Government to stem the spread of the killer virus in the country.

      The announcement was made this Thursday April 16, 2020.

    • Cameroon: Schools to resume on 1st of June 2020

      - 18h22

      Cameroon’s Head of State, Paul Biya has decided that schools will resume in the country on the 1st of June 2020, pending readjustment according to the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

      This is one amongst three measures taken by the President this Thursday April 16, 2020.

    • Cameroon: President Biya reappears in public after almost four weeks of absence

      - 16h16

      Cameroon’s Head of State, Paul Biya has reappeared in public after close to a month of absence. In a social media post, the president says he met with French Ambassador Christophe Guilhou this Thursday at the Unity Palace and both States men are said to have discussed the “fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Cameroon, France and the world.”

      This is the second time the president is appearing in public since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemiuc in Cameroon on March 6.

      In the first appearance, he recieved the US Ambassador to Cameroon, HE Peter Henry Barlerin with whom he discussed about Cameroon’s fight against the Coronavirus virus and other diseases.

      Before this public appearance, people in and out of the country have been questionning themselves on the whereabout of President Paul Biya in a time of a world crisis like the present one.

    • Cameroon’s Coronavirus deaths move up to 21

      - 12h50

      Cameroon now counts twenty-one COVID-19 deaths. The information was revealed by the Minister of Public Health, Dr Malachie Manaouda this Thursday at the National Assembly.

      Amongst these twenty-one deaths, three are medical practitioners.

    • Cameroon: 50 religious leaders in Garoua to be schooled on need to communicate to fold about COVID-19

      - 11h44

      Some fifty religious leaders in Garoua, North region of Cameroon will today be drilled on the need to communicate effectively and efficiently to their Christians about the Coronavirus pandemic.

      The training reports say will be conducted by the Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and the Family.

    • Cameroon: Community radio stations in Centre region urged to produce short programmes on COVID-19 preventive measures

      - 11h33

      Media practitioners of Community radio stations in the Centre region of Cameroon have been exalted to add their voice in the fight against COVID-19 by producing short programmes and advertorials that carry preventive messages to curb the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic in the region.

      The plea was made yesterday by the Regional Delegate for Communication in the Centre region in the course of a one day seminar organized o drill journalists on some preventive measures to combat the killer virus.

    • Cameroon: Coordinators of Presidential plan for Reconstruction of NW, SW regions commissioned

      - 11h24

      The Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute has urged the coordinators of the Presidential plan for the Reconstruction and Development of the North West and South West regions to urgently set up a coordinating team and submit the first annual plan of reconstruction in these regions.

      The Head of Government was speaking yesterday in Yaounde during the commissioning of Paul Tasong and Donatus Njong appointed on April 3 by the Prime Minister.

    • Wednesday 15 April
    • Cameroon: Joseph Owona appointed member of Constitutional Council

      - 19h38

      The former Secretary General at the Presidency, former FECAFOOT normalisation President and one of the authors of the 1996 Constitution, Professor Joseph Owona has been appointed as a member of Cameroon’s Constitutional Council.

      He was appointed by a Presidential decree made public this Wednesday April 15.

    • Tuesday 14 April
    • Cameroon: Gaston Komba appointed Secretary General of National Assembly

      - 11h53

      Gaston Komba, former Member of Parliament for the Nkam Division, Littoral region of Cameroon has been appointed Secretary General of the National Assembly.

      The information is contained in a release signed this Tuesday by the President of the National Assembly, Hon. Cavaye Yeguie Djibril.

    • Cameroon: Equinox Group losses host Flora Ze

      CNA - 11h34

      Flora Ze, host at Equinox Radio and Television is no more. Reports say she died last evening.

      The cause of her death is not very clear, sources say family members disclosed she complained of stomach ache and then died few hours after.

      According to her colleagues, Flora was strong and healthy Monday at work.

    • Monday 13 April
    • Cameroon’s COVID-19 recoveries climb up to 130

      - 20h04

      Twenty-eight new patients have been successfully treated from Coronavirus and are said to join back their communities, Public Health Minister confirmed.

      These new figures brings the total number of recoveries as at this Monday evening to one hundred and thirty.

    • Cameroon/COVID-19: Communities raize funds to purchase protective gears for locals

      - 18h52

      In a bit to acquire the protective mask whose usage has become mandatory in public places, reports say the Association of People from the Northern region of Cameroon residing in Douala, Littoral region have engaged in raizing funds to enable their locals especially those of a lower social class to respect this prescription that seeks to intensify the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Reports say the assistance fund was launched with the sum of 2million FCFA.

    • Cameroon: Ambazonia fighters demand FCFA 5 million to released kidnapped women in Buea

      - 16h40

      At least six women are in captivity after they were taken hostage by suspected Ambazonia separatist fighters on Monday, April 13 in Bonakanda, sources say.

      According to reports, the fighters are demanding a FCFA 5 million ransom to release the women whom they accuse of selling products from Les Brasseries du Cameroun which the Ambazonia fighters say have been banned in the North West and South West Regions.

    • Cameroon:Detained Canal 2 journalist released

      - 16h33

      The detained photojournalist and Paris correspondent of Canal 2 International Eric Golf Kouatchou has been released, sources have said.

      He was rleased on Monday after spending days in detention in Douala where he was questioned by security forces. He was suspected of giving out his badge to a Cameroonian activist in France to access a hall and quiz the French President on alleged human rights violations in Cameroon. The French President’s subsequent outing caused a lot of storm and condemnation from the political class in Cameroon.

    • Cameroon: Residents respecting compulsory face masking in Douala

      - 16h21

      Residents in the economic capital, Douala have been respecting the compulsory face masking put in place by the government.

      The operation that started today has seen most people on the streets putting on the masks as security forces patrol the streets to ensure the measure. In markets, it is almost completely compulsory as all traders and buyers are all in face masks

    • Cameroon registers second from COVID-19 positive mother

      - 16h16

      A second baby born of a COVID-19 mother was delivered last night in Yaounde, doctors have confirmed.

      According to Professor Anne Nlend, director of the Social Insurance Hospital in Yaounde, the baby was delivered through operation and is doing fine. This comes just a week after Cameroon recorded its first baby born of a COVID-19 mother at the Yaounde Central Hospital.

    • Cameroon’s COVID-19 deaths move up to 14

      - 15h41

      Cameroon has confirmed two more COVID-19 deaths, Prof Bernard Momo, Coordinator of the National Governance Programme and Wembe Samuel, a business tycoon.

      Both are reported to have died Sunday April 12.

      This brings the total number of deaths to fourteen.

    • Cameroon: SDF MP for Momo, Hon. Joseph Mbah Ndam passes away

      - 08h40

      The dead has been announced of the SDF Member of Parliament for Momo Division, North West region of Cameroon, Joseph Mbah Ndam.

      The one time Vice President of the National Assembly reports say, died this Monday morning following an illness.

    • Sunday 12 April
    • Cameroon COVID-19 cases rise to 832

      - 20h21

      Cameroon’s COVID-19 cases have climbed up to eight hundred and thirty-two, an official at the Ministry of Public Health has confirmed.

      The figures increases after twelve new cases were reported this Sunday evening, eleven in the Centre region and one in the West.

    • Friday 10 April
    • Cameroon’s COVID-19 recovery cases move up to 98

      - 20h10

      Thirty seven more people have recovered from the Corornavirus pandemic in Cameroon, a figure that brings the total number of recoveries to ninety-eight.

    • Cameroon’s COVID-19 cases move up to 820

      - 20h07

      Cameroon’s COVID-19 cases have moved up to eight hundred and twenty after seventeen new new persons tested positive with the pandemic this Friday.

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