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- Tuesday 21 January
Cameroon: First ordinary session of National Decentraliation Board holds today- 08h55
The first ordinary session of the National Decentralisation board of the year 2020 takes place this Tuesday January 21, 2020 in Yaounde.
The session will be presided over by the Prime Minister Head of Government Chief Dr Joseph Dion Ngute.
CHAN 2020/AFCON 2021: Sports Minister in Douala to inspect hosting infrastructures- 08h51
The Minister of Sports and Physical education, Prof Narcisse Mouelle Kombi who doubles as the President of the organising coimmittee of the 2020 African Nation’s Championship and the 2021 African Cup of Nations is in Douala, Littoral region of Cameroon where he is expected to inspect hosting infrastructures.
From Douala, Prof Narcisse Mouelle Kombi will respectively move to Limbe and Buea for the same exercise.
This working visit comes few days after the Confederation of African Football CAF changed the date for the AFCON and confirmed its holding in Cameroon.
Cameroon: Gang of five suspected of fabricating fake licence arrested in Douala- 08h46
A gang of five individuals suspected of fabricated fake licence in Cameroon’s Littoral region have been arrested by elements of the Littoral Gendarmerie.
They five men though clamouring their innocence were presented to the press Monday January 20, 2020.
- Monday 20 January
Cameroon: National Youth Observatory to be inaugurated today- 13h13
The Headquarters of the National Youth Observatory located at the All Multipurpose Youths Empowerment Centre in Yaounde will be inaugurated this Monday January 20, 2020.
The ceremony which reports says will be coupled with the handing over of equipment for the registration of biometric youths cards to the heads of national youths observatory will be presided over by Youths and civic educationMinister, Mounouna Foutsou.
Cameroon: Territorial Administrative boss receives new year wishes today- 13h06
Cameroon’s Minister of Territorial Administration, Paul Atanga Nji will receive new year wishes from his collaborators this Monday January 20, 2020.
According to official reports, the ceremony scheduled to take place at a hotel in Yaounde will take place at 3pm.
Cameroon: Seven die in collapse of bridge in Littoral region- 13h03
Some seven persons are said to have lost their lives and many others injured in the Massock Subdivision in the Sanaga Maratime Division of the Littoral region following the collapse of a bridge Sunday January 19, 2020.
The is said to have given way after a truch carrying forest guards and some other inhabitants of the locality was reportedly crossing to a nearby village.
Cameroon: Health boss instructs administrative investigation into death of CRM lawyer- 13h00
The Minister of Public Health, Prof Malachie Manaouda has ordered for and administrative investigation to be carried out following the sudden death of Barrister Syvain Suoup, lead lawyer of the Cameroon Renaissance Mouvement party.
Barrister Sylvain Souop died Friday, January 17, 2020 as he was about undergoing a surgery following an accident he had in the West region that led to a fracture of his hand.
He died in Yaounde.
2020 Tokyo Olympics: Cameroon male handball team misses out qualification ticket- 12h53
Cameroon’s male handball team have recorded a second victory at the ongoing 2020 Handball African cup of Nations in Tunis, Tunisia.
They were defeated by host country Tunisia 21 against 41.
With this second defeat after a first one against Cape Verte last Friday, Cameroon’s male handball team have seen their chances to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as well as the World handball cup reduced to zero.
- Friday 17 January
Cameroon: Defence Minister receives new year wishes today- 09h04
The Minster Delegate at the Presidency in charge of Defence, Joseph Beti Assomo will receive 2020 New Year wishes from civilians and millitary personelle this Friday January 17, 2020.
The event will begin at 3pm at the explanade of the Ministry of Defence.
African Handball cup: Team Cameroon plays Cape Certe today- 08h58
Cameroon’s men National Handball team will take on Cape Verte today in the 24th edition of the African Cup of Nations ongoing in Tunis, Tunisia.
The handball team beat Cote d-Ivoire by 28 to 19 yesterday in one of the first matches of the competition.
Cameroon/February twin polls: Supreme Court reinstate list of some political parties- 08h53
The Administrative bench of the Supreme Court has reinstated the list of some political parties to the February 9, Municipal elections rejected by some Regional administrative Courts.
At the pre-electoral litigations which opened Wednesday January 15, 2020, the chamber had declared its incompetence to examine most of the petitions filed before her jurisdiction.
Cameroon: Transport Ministry officials lay down strategies for 2020- 08h47
Officials of Central and devolve services of the Ministry of Transport met yesterday in Yaounde to map out strategies that will render the sector secure, reliable and efficient in the year 2020.
Speaking at the occasion yesterday, Transport Minister Jean Ernest Massena Ngalle Bibehelayed emphasis on the need to ensure a safe, reliable and efficient transport system in Cameroon during the 2020 African Nations Championships and the 2021 African Cup of Nations.
- Thursday 16 January
Cameroon: Former Equinox journalist, Jack Ekwe Kingue passes away- 13h14
Jack Ekwe Kingue, former Equinoxe Radio Television reporter reportedly died in Limbe, South West region of Cameroon following a throat surgery.
Before his demise, he was the Communication Director at Biaka Institute in Buea. He equally worked at CRTV Mount Cameroon FM in Buea and Fini hotel in Limbe.
Cameroon: Singer Nguea LaRoute gets second leg amputated- 12h54
Cameroonian singer Nguea LaRoute well known as Mama Nguea has got her second leg amputated after a succesful surgery that took place early this Thursday morning,
Mama Nguea who suffers from diabetes for years now got her first leg amputated last year.
Cameroon: CRM defence lawyer Sylvain Souop passes away- 09h37
Barrister Sylvain Souop of the Cameroon Renaissance Movement party has just died in Yaounde, officials from the party have confirmed.
He died this Thursday January 16, 2020 at the Emmergency ward of the Yaounde Central Hospital where he was about undergoing a surgery on his fractured arm.
He was one of the Barristers who particularly distinguished himself during the 2018 post-electoral hearings where he was the lead defence council of lawyers who defended Prof Maurice Kamto, National President of Cameroon Renaissance Movement at the Constitutional Council
Cameroon: Student chops off school mate’s finger in Obala- 09h31
A student at Government Bilingual High School Obala yestareday chopped off the finger of his school mate.
According to sources, the victim has explained that they were playing football and he mistakenly smashed the legs of his aggressor who got angry, took a machete and wanted to cut off the head of his mate. He blocked the machete with his hands but his left thumb fell off.
Cameroon: National colloquium on modernisation of public service ends with 10 resolutions adopted- 09h00
The three-day national colloquium on the modernisation of public service that brought together University dons, members of the civil society, officials from other Ministries and State owned Institutions ended yesterday in Yaounde with some ten recommendations arrived at.
Some of these recommendations include the revamping of the Higher Council of the Public service, the acquisition of modern tools and the promotion of integrity.
CHAN 2020: Official anthem “We are all champions” maintained- 08h49
The anthem proposed by the local organising committee of the African Nations Championship for the 2020 edition of the event has been accepted and maintained as official anthem.
It was unveiled together with the revise version of the mascot Tara, yesterday in Yaounde at a gala night attented by the President of the Confederation of African Football CAF, other CAF officials, Sports officials in Cameroon and other top Government members.
- Wednesday 15 January
CHAN 2020: FECAFOOT unveils new version of Tara as official mascot- 18h39
The Cameroon Football Federation, FECAFOOT has just unveiled the new version of Tara as the official mascot for the 2020 African Nations Championship.
The new Tara which looks more lively comes after Cameroonians took to the social networks to criticies the original version which most of them described as frightful.
Cameroon: Commission on bilingualism holds first ordinary session for 2020- 12h25
Members of the National Commission for the Promotion of Bilingualism and Multiculturalism are presently meeting in yaounde in their first ordinary session for the year 2020.
The fifteen-member commission whose missions are amongst others the promotion of bilingualism and multiculturalism will be celebrating from eight days to come the third anniverssary of the commission since its creation on the 23rd of January 2017 by the Head of State.
Cameroon: Gov’t brings clarifications on provisions on law on General code- 08h53
Some clarifications on the provisions of the law on the General code on regional and local authorities recently promulgated into law by the President of the Republic Paul Biya have been made by the government.
This happened yesterday in Yaounde in a joint press conference by the Minister of Communication, Rene Emmanuel Sadi and that of the Decentralisation andd local development, Georges Elanga Obam.
According to Minister Rene Emmanuel Sadi, the law through the special status it grants to the two English speaking regions will ensure effective administration.
Cameroon: National colloquium on modernisation of public service draws curtain today- 08h46
The three-day national colloquium on the modernisation of the public service in Cameroon draws it curtain this Wednesday January 15, 2020 in Yaounde.
On this last day, participants at the colloquium will adopt resolutions that will contribute in giving the public service a modern face.
2020 CHAN/2021 AFCON: CAF boss to hold meeting with members of local organising committee- 08h40
The President of the Confederation of African Football Ahmad Ahmad who is on a three-day working visit to Cameroon will this Wednesday hold a meeting with CAF officials as well as members of the local organising committee of the 2020 African Nations Championship and the 2021 African Cup of Nations in Yaounde.
Later this evening, Ahmad Ahmad will take part in a gala night where some visuals of the 2020 African Nations Championship will be unveiled.
Yesterday, he was received in audience by the Prime Minister Head of Government Chief Dr Joseph Dion Ngute where he disclosed he came to see how far Cameroon’s Government is committed to the hosting of these two competitions and hinted that other issues will be handed by technicians.
- Tuesday 14 January
Cameroon: Finance Minister officially launches 2020 State budget- 09h10
The Minister of Finance, Louis Paul Motaze has officially launched the 2020 State budget of Cameroon which amounts to 4,951.7 Billion frs CFA.
The launch was made yesterday in Bafoussam, in the West region of Cameroon with emphasis laid on its execution which honours Cameroon’s development agenda.
Cameroon: National colloquium on modernisation of public service enters day two- 09h04
The National colloquium on the modernisation of Cameroon’s Public service enters day two this Tuesday.
During this second day, participants at the colloquium are expected to intensify discussions arround enhancing equal access to public service jobs in the country.
They have been reportedly grooped in four panels with different themes to ease the sharing of experiences aimed at achieving the dream of a modern public service.
Cameroon/February twin polls: Atanga Nji warns perpetrators of discorder- 09h00
The Minister of Territorial administration Paul Atanga Nji has sent danger signals to all those who will try to hinder Cameroonians from undergoing their civic duty of voting during the February nine Legislative and Municipal elections.
Minister Paul Atanga Nji was speaking yesterday in Yaounde at the first bi-annual conference of Governors of the ten regions of Cameroon.
He disclosed that one could decide not to vote and stay quiet. On the other hand, he said that what will not be tolerated is deciding not to vote and trying to induce other Cameroonians not to vote as well.
Cameroon: First bi-annual Governors’ conference ends today- 08h50
The first semester conference of Cameroon’s ten regional governors which opened yesterday in the political capital Yaounde ends this Tuesday.
The Governors are expected to propose strategies that will ensure a hitch free election in their respective regions come February nine.
At the opening ceremony yesterday chaired by Territorial administration boss Paul Atanga Nji, the Governors presented the state of affairs of their different regions.
- Monday 13 January
Cameroon: CAF President Ahmad Ahmad in Cameroon- 16h53
The President of the Confederation of African football, CAF Ahmad Ahmad has arrived Cameroon on a three-day visit.
During his stay in Cameroon, he will tour some of the infrastructures due to host the 2020 African Nations Championship and together with Cameroon sports official determine a final date for the 2021 African Cup of Nations.
Cameroon: Fru Ndi travels to US 30 days to twin polls- 16h34
The Chairman of the Social Democratic Front party, Ni John Fru Ndi has travelled to the US thirty days to the February 9 2020 Municipal and Legislative elections.
Before flying abroad, he granted an interview to some Cameroonian press organs where in he reportedly accused some North West elite of targeting the SDF by sponsoring the burning of homes and kidnapping of its supporters.
Cameroon: Fire ravages building at Elig Effa neighbourhood in Yaounde- 12h32
A fire incident reportedly occurred in the night of Sunday January 12, 2020 breaking Monday at the Elig Effa neighbourhood in Yaounde.
According to sources, the fire consumed a building and a woodwork house close to the Elig Effa chapel.