Information round to clock
- Thursday 19 March
Cameroon/COVID-19: Council of Imams orders temporal suspension of group prayers- 13h47
The Council of Imams and Muslim Dignitaries of Cameroon DUBBED CIDIMUC has ordered a temporal suspension of group prayers amid growing concerns posed by Coronavirus pandemic as far as gatherings are concerned.
Cameroon: Hon. Cavaye convenes Parliamentary session amid Coronavirus fears- 11h15
The House Speaker Hon. Cavaye Yeguie Djibril has convened parliament amid growing concerns brought about by the Coronavirus fears.
Many have been questioning this decision, given that Government has prohibited gatherings of more than fifty persons as way to curb the spread of Coronavirus.
Cameroon: Kidnapped Anglophone journalist released- 11h10
Bamenda-based journalist, Lawrence Chiggle Babila fondly referred to as Laarry Uchena has been freed, family sources have said.
The CEO of Laarry Newsroom was reportedly abducted Tuesday March 17 under unclear circumstances in Bamenda, North West region of Cameroon.
Cameroon confirms fourteenth Coronavirus case- 10h53
The Minister of Public health has confirmed the country has recorded an additional coronavirus case, bringing the number to fourteen.
Dr Malachie Manaouda gave the information yesterday evening as he was guest on the 8:30pm news.
- Wednesday 18 March
Cameroon/Coronavirus: Health Minister confirms three more cases- 17h30
The Minister of Public Health, Dr Malachie Manaouda has confirmed Cameroon has recorded three other Coronavirus cases, bringing the number of infected persons to thirteen.
He disclosed the information in press conference granted this Wednesday March 18.
Cameroon: Anglophone journalist abducted in Bamenda- 16h02
Lawrence Chiggle Babila, fondly known as Laarry Uchenna, journalist with The Voice Newspaper and CEO of Larry’s Newsroom wasreportedly abducted Tuesday.
Sources say little is known on the circumstances surrounding his abduction as family say they’ve not heard from him since yesterday, Tuesday March 17, 2020.
Cameroon/Covid-19: Littoral Governor supervises quarantine exercise at DIA- 10h46
The Governor of the Littoral region region of Cameroon, Samuel Dieudonne Ivaha Diboua has personally supervised the first quarantine exercise of passengers who arrived Cameroon at the Douala International Airport last night.
The quarantine exercise instructions came from the Minister Delegate, Secretary General of the Presidency of the Republic, Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh who by the same occasion asked the Governor to requisition a number of hotels to accommodate these passengers for fourteen days after which they will be tested.
Cameroon: Cavaye Yeguie Djibril re-elected President of National Assembly- 10h03
Hon. Cavaye Yeguie Djibril has been reelected President of the National Assembly.
The eighty-year old man who has occupied that post since 1992 was overwhermingly voted as Speaker of the Lower House of Parliament yesterday at the National Assembly.
- Tuesday 17 March
CHAN 2020: Competition postponed due to Coronavirus- 15h56
The 2020 African Nation’s Championship will not hold from April 4 2020 as initially scheduled due to Coronavirus fears.
The information was disclosed this Tuesday afternoon after a meeting with members of the Local organising committee of the CHAN 2020 and officials of the Confederation of African Football CAF.
CHAN 2020: COCAN suggests CAF postpones competition over Coronavirus fears- 14h43
The local organising committee of the 2020 African Nation’s Championship CHAN led by its President, Prof Narcisse Mouelle Kombi, Cameroon’s Sports and Physical education Minister has suggested to the Confederation of African Football CAF that the competition be postponed due to Coronavirus fears.
Sources from the organising committee say a new date will be announced very soon.
Cameroon/Coronavirus: Biya urges compatriots to observe hygiene rules- 14h34
Close to two weeks after Cameroon confirms Coronavirus cases, the Head of State Paul Biya take to favourite social media platform, twitter to urge his compatriots to observe the recommended hygiene rules so as to limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cameroon: First two Coronavirus patients healed- 10h34
In a tweet posted yesterday, CRTV web indicated that according to a source from the Health Ministry, the first two patients to test positive with the COVID-19 pandemic have been cured and are now under medical observance for a determined period after which they will be discharged.
Both of them were isolated at the Yaounde Central Hospital Friday March 6, 2020 after testing positive with the virus.
Cameroon: Plight of street children to be discussed in Yaounde today- 10h29
The plight of street children and ways of ensuring their integration in Cameroon will be spotlighted this Tuesday in Yaounde on the ocassion of the first session of the National Commission for the protection of children in distress.
- Monday 16 March
Cameroon: Ngaoundere bikers clash with security forces- 14h04
Bike riders in Ngaoundere, Adamawa region of Cameroon have clashed with security forces in that part of the country.
Sources say they are protesting an administrative order banning circulation of commercial motorbikes from 6pm daily.
Yesterday Sunday,day that the decision went into force, sources say over 500 bikes were seized by angry law enforcement officers.
The bikers were teargased by anti-riot police officers, sources have confirmed.
Cameroon to host 2020 African Champions League final- 12h10
Cameroon will host the final of the 2020 season of the African Champions League.
According to a communique from the Confederation of African Football, the final will be played on May 29 at the Japoma Stadium in Douala.
Cameroon: Newly elected MPs get full attributes today- 11h47
The one hundred and sixty-seven newly elected members of parliament get their full attribute today offficially confering on them powers of members of Parliament of the Republic of Cameroon.
This will be in a ceremony at the National Assembly chaired by the oldest and two youngest members of Parliament, all women.
Cameroon confirms fifth Coronavirus case- 11h42
The Government of Cameroon has confirmed a third Coronavirus case on its soil.
According to a communique from Public Health Minister Malachie Manaouda, it is Cameroonian lady who came from France on March 2, and was descovered on March 7.
Sha has been isolated at the Yaounde Jamot Hospital.
- Friday 13 March
Cameroon: Man arrested for attempting to assassinate Maurice Kamto in Garoua- 16h10
A man has been arrested for allegedly attempting to assassinate prof Maurice Kamto, leader of the Cameroon Renaissance Movement party earlier this Friday in Garoua.
Cameroonian tested with Covid-19 in DR Congo- 11h24
Health authorities in DR Congo have confirmed that the second person tested positive is a 46 year Cameroonian who lives in DR Congo with his family.
- Thursday 12 March
CHAN 2020: Cameroon organising committee evaluates practical measures on hosting sites- 12h37
Practical measures put in place on sites to host the 2020 African Nation’s Championship in Cameroon are been evaluated today in Yaounde.
The meeting which seeks to ensure a smooth enfolding of the competition is attended by Sports and Physical education Minister Prof Narcisse Mouelle Kombi, President of the Organising committee and his collaborators.
Cameroon/ Partial Legislative election rerun: ELECAM issues guide on campaign modalities- 12h28
Ahead of the parliamentary election rerun in some eleven constituencies in Cameroon’s North West and South West regions, Elections Cameroon has issued a guide on campaign and voting modalities.
This is in respect to the electoral code to create the enabling environment for hitch free elections in those regions.
Some of these modalities include, size and production of posters, content of campaign messages, the wearing of parties gadgets or uniforms to name but these.
Cameroon/National Assembly: Verification of MPs mandates ongoing- 12h20
Reports produced by members of the six verification boards set up at the National Assembly to verify cases of incompatibilities with parliamentary functions will be adopted in Yaounde today.
The verification process began yesterday.
Cameroon: Gov’t partners with Switzerland to boost small, medium sized enterprises- 12h12
The Government of Cameroon has got into partnership with Switzerland so as boost the performance of small and medium sized enterprises in the country.
The partnership agreement was signed Wedneday March 11 in Yaounde in the conference hall of the Ministry of Economy, planning and Regional Development.
- Wednesday 11 March
Cameroon: New MPs files to be verified as from today- 10h53
Newly elected members of the National Assembly will have their files verified today to check out for cases of incompatibilities of their parliamentary function.
The verification will be done by members of six verification boards set up by the National Assembly. Each board is composed of not more than thirty members and they will all submit their findings to the House within five days.
This is in the course of the 10th Legislature that begun yesterday in Yaounde, chaired by the eldest member of the National Assembly, Hon. Laurentine Koa.
- Tuesday 10 March
Zambia beat Cameroon to qualify for Tokyo 2020 Olympics- 16h27
Zambia have qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after defeating Cameroon on Tuesday afternoon by 2 goals to 1.
The copper bullets qualify on the away goal rule after a 3-2 defeat in Yaounde during the first leg last Thursday.
Cameroon will now face Chile next month in the play offs for a place in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics
Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifiers: Zambia overpowers lionesses to clinch competition’s ticket- 16h23
The copper queens of Zambia have defeated Cameroon’s indomitable lionesses two goals to one to clinch their ticket for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
This was at the crucial last round second leg qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games in Lusaka, Zambia this Tuesday afternoon.
Cameroon: National Council for approval of text books, didatic materials evaluate over 168 books- 11h40
The National Council for the approval of text books and didatic materials has begun evaluating some one hundred and sixty-eight text books for the Lower and Upper sixth classes of the English sub-system of education and that of Premiere in the French Sub-system of education.
This goes in line with the one-text-book policy at the eighteen session of the Council that opened in Yaounde yesterday.
Cameroon: Members of National Assembly begin meeting in Statutory Session today- 11h12
Newly elected members of Cameroon’s National Assembly begin meeting in a Statutory Session this Tuesday March 10 in Yaounde.
According to reports, chairing the deliberations scheduled to begin at 11am at the Ngoa-Ekele Glass House in Yaounde will be a provisional bureau composed of the eldest and two youngest members of the Lower House.
The Sesssion to last for a maximum of five days will be devoted to the verification of parliamentary incompatibility, the election of the House Speaker and the handing over of attributes to the newly elected members of the house.
Cameroon/Partial elections rerun: Campaigns kick off- 11h05
Campaigns for th partial elections rerun in some eleven constituencies in the North West and South West regions of Cameroon kicked off yesterday.
Voters are expected to go to the polls on March 22, 2020.
2020 Tokyo Olympic qualifiers: Lionesses play Zambian counterparts in return leg match- 11h01
Cameroon’s football lionesses are in Lusaka, Zambia where they will face their Zambian counterparts in the last round return leg qualifying match for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
The lionesses go in the game with the avantage of having recorded a three-two win during the first leg match in Yaounde last week.
With a win or a draw, Alain Djeumfa’s girls will clinch their ticket to Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.