Information round to clock
- Wednesday 07 July
Cameroon: Intensive COVID-19 vaccination campaign ongoing at Djoungolo Hospital in Yaounde- 10h28
Vaccination has begun at the Djoungolo Hospital in the city capital of Yaounde. The Djoungolo Hospital is one of the country’s 244 vaccination centres expected to host the vaccination exercise.
Cameroon: Intensive five-day COVID-19 vaccination campaign kicks off today- 08h22
An intensive vaccination campaign against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic kicks off this Wednesday July 7 nationwide.
More than 360,000 doses of the Aztrazeneca and Sinopharm vaccines are available for the exercise.
It is expected to run for five days with the target being people aged 18 and above.
- Tuesday 06 July
Cameroon: SW Public Independent Conciliator officially takes office- 18h35
The recently appointed pioneer Public Independent Conciliator for the South West region, Dorothy Telelen Atabong has been commissioned into her functions.
The 61-year-old took the oath of office this Tuesday July 6 during a solemn ceremony in the South West region.
She has promised to go for the open door policy.
Cameroon: Gov’t says civilian gunned down by soldiers in Bamenda was diaspora Amba leaders local relay- 17h49
The Ministry of Defence has finally reacted to the killing of an individual identified as Djibril Dubila last Sunday July 4 by soldiers in front of a police check point in Below Foncha in Bamenda III, Mezam Division of the restive North West region.
In a statement issued Tuesday July 6, the Ministry’s spokesperson, Col Cyrille Atonfack says the victim was a local relay for certain secessionist terrorist leaders of the diaspora in the Nkwen sector, Bamenda III.
Cameroon: Ways of revamping public work sector to be examined in Yaounde- 10h07
Ways of revamping the public work sector in the country will come under the fore during an exchange between the Minister of Public Works, Emmanuel Nganou Djoumessi and some Egyptian investors to Cameroon.
The audience at the Ministry of Public Works is slated for 11am..
Cameroon: Civic and patriotic holiday campaign kicks off today- 10h02
The sixth edition of the civic and patriotic holiday campaign kicks off this Tuesday July 6 in Yaounde with the deployment of mobile anti-covid-19 vaccination teams to the seven sub-divisions of the Mfoundi Division.
The campaign will be launch by the Minister of Youth Affairs and Civic Education, Mounouna Foutsou.
Cameroon: Three journalists slammed suspension sentences for unethical practices- 09h02
The Joe Chebonkeng era has begun at the National Communication Council NCC with suspension sentences slammed on journalists for unprofessional and unethical practices.
During the regulatory body’s 28th General Assembly, the first for the new team led by ace journalist Joe Chebonkeng, the members deliberated on some cases yet to be deliberated upon by the outgoing team.
At the end of deliberations, three journalists were slammed between one to six months suspension, including Sismondi Bidjoka, Director of Publication of RIS radio who was slammed a one month suspension in the case pitting him and honourable CABRAL LIBII.
Cameroon: Yaounde Conference Centre fit to host 2021 AFCON draw ceremony- 08h40
A delegation from the Confederation of African Football, CAF on a working visit at the Yaounde Conference Centre earmarked to host the draw ceremony of the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations Monday July 5 described the structure as more than fit for the event.
The draw ceremony is expected to take place next month.
2021 Tokyo Olympics: Team Cameroon in Japan ahead of kick off- 08h36
The 12 athletes representing Cameroon at the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games are already in Japan where the competition is slated to begin o the 23th of July.
The athletes will feature in 7 disciplines including boxing, weight lifting, swimming, athletics, judo, table tennis and wrestling.
Out of the 12, 8 are participating for their first time.
- Monday 05 July
Cameroon: New NCC boss outlines agenda of mandate- 16h07
The President of the National Communication Council, NCC Joe Chebonkeng is currently granting a press conference at the premises of the Council to outline the agenda of his mandate.
He was appointed to lead the media regulating body last June 4 by Presidential decree.
He has vowed to clean up the media landscape off charlatans by sanctioning when necessary.
Cameroon: ENEO losses FCFA 60B annually due to fraudulent connectionsCRTV - 15h13
The Director General of the company distributing energy in Cameroon ENEO, Eric Mansuy has indicated that the company lost over FCFA 60 billion due yearly to fraudulent connections in the country.
He was speaking Sunday July 04 during an interview granted him by the Cameroon Radio Television (CRTV).
Cameroon: CAF team inspects Yde Conference Centre to host AFCON draw- 15h08
A delegation from the Confederation of African Football CAF has inspected the Yaounde Conference Centre earmarked for the draw ceremony of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations slated for next month.
The team comprising the communication, marketing technology and telecommunication managers arrived the country Sunday July 4.
Cameroon commemorates International Day of Cooperatives- 15h03
Duchess of Cambridge forced to self-isolate after Covid-19 contactCNN - 13h19
The Duchess of Cambridge is self-isolating after coming into contact with someone who has since tested positive for Covid-19, a spokesperson for Kensington Palace told CNN on Monday.“Her Royal Highness is not experiencing any symptoms, but is following all relevant government guidelines and is self-isolating at home,” the spokesperson said.Kate will not attend Monday’s engagements, the spokesperson added. She was alerted on Friday afternoon and began isolating then.
Cameroon: Wes Madiko laid to rest in France- 12h36
Cameroonian born and author of the success tube Alane, Wes Madiko also known as the king of the world music has been laid to rest in Alanson, France where he spent his last years.
He died on the 26th of July in a clinic in Paris after succumbing to ill health.
Cameroon: MPs debate on issues relating to land ownership this Monday- 11h31
Issues relating to land ownership in Cameroon are at the centre of a special plenary sitting currently ongoing at the National Assembly.
Addressing Members of Parliament on the matter, the Minister of State Property, Surveys and Land Tenure Henry Eyebe Aysissi said land disputes represent more than 80% of court cases in the country, meanwhile access to land is made open to all Cameroonians no matter their ethnicity, religion and gender.
Cameroon: Suspected Amba figheters kill GCE examiner, Nigerian woman in restive Anglophone region- 11h22
Suspected Ambazonia fighters are reported to have gun down a GCE examiner by name Fuh Max Dang on Thursday July 1 and a Nigerian woman the following day in the Meme Division of the restive South West region of Cameroon.
Reports say the suspected murders stormed the house of the GCE examiner on that faithful Thursday, tortured him before killing him in the presence of his family.
As for the Nigerian woman, she was shot dead in a bus on her way to her country.
Cameroon: New Communication Council boss chairs first session- 11h16
The newly commissioned President of the National Communication Council, Joe Chebonkeng chairs his first session this Monday July 5.
During his installation ceremony last Monday, he had vowed to educate, sensitize and sanction to clean up the media landscape off charlatans.
Cameroon: Achidi Achu gets farewell from thousands in Santa- 11h13
The former Prime Minister, Simon Achidi Achu was lid to rest Saturday June 3 in Santa, Mezam Division of the North West region of Cameroon during a funeral decree by the Head of State.
Thousands from all walks of life turned out at the Santa Grand Stand where the body of the fallen Statesman was laid to pay their last respect amid tight security.
The Head of State was represented by the Prime Minister Head of Government, Chief Dr Joseph Dion Ngute who raised the political icon to the dignity of Grand Cordon of the Cameroonian Merit.
Simon Achid Achu who served as Cameroon’s pioneer Anglophone Prime Minister from 1992 to 1996 died on May 4 in the United States of America at the age of 87 after succumbing to ill health.
Cameroon: First ever International Music Festival to hold in November- 11h07
The first edition of the Cameroon International Music Festival dubbed CIMFEST is due to hold from the 24th to the 27th of November this year.
The award ceremony will take place on the last day, November 27.
CIM FEST is an initiative nursed by the Cameroon International Film Festival (CAMIFF) team to re-energize the Cameroon music industry which has been witnessing major changes but decimal growth.
Ahead of the grand event, the CIMFEST team together with Askia and DrSley had their first press conference on June 23 2o in Buea.
Cameroon: 2021 GCE written phase enters week two- 10h53
The written phase of the 2021 session of the Cameroon General Certificate of Education, GCE enters the second week across the national territory in serenity.
The official exams kicked off on Tuesday June 29.
- Friday 02 July
Cameroon: First 80 applicants of new biometric passports served- 17h54
The first passports produced at the National Center for the Production of Passports in Yaounde have been given out to owners less than the announced 48hours.
This was during a ceremony chaired by the Delegate General for National Security, Martin Mbarga Nguelle this Friday.
Trump rolls out his defense for all seasons: It’s all politicsCNN - 16h44
No matter the charge, the defense is the same: Donald Trump is the victim of a vicious political vendetta.By a quirk of fate, two of the most troublesome threats to the ex-President’s political viability and business legend unfolded almost simultaneously Thursday in two cities he once dominated. And he responded the way he always does, by going on the attack.In New York City, prosecutors arraigned Trump’s financial right-hand man, Allen Weisselberg, on charges including grand larceny and tax fraud. And the Trump Organization itself was accused of a fraudulent multi-year scheme to avoid due taxes.
Cameroon: MPs pay homage to late Hon. Marinette Ngo Yetna- 16h38
Members of Parliament have paid tributes to their late colleague, Hon. Marinette Ngo Yetna who died on May 24 in Douala aged 56.
The tributes ceremony took place at the Yaounde Conference Centre.
The late Hon. will be laid to rest tomorrow Saturday July 3 in Edea, Littoral region.
Cameroon: Over 300 teachers flee restive Anglophone regions for pastures- 14h37
More than 300 secondary school teachers in the restive North West and South West regions of Cameroon are said to have abandoned their duty posts and are residing out of the country.
The information was made known by the Minister of Secondary Education, Prof Pauline Nalova Lyonga in a release summoning the escapee teachers to report to the Ministry or face disciplinary sanctions.
Cameroon: Nation pays homage to former PM, Achidi Achu- 13h07
A ceremony to pay homage to Cameroon’s former Prime Minister, Simon Achidi Achu is ongoing at the Yaounde Multipurpose Sports Complex.
The late State man will be buried tomorrow Saturday in his native Santa, Mezam Division of the North West region. The Head of State will be represented by the Prime Minister Head of Government, Chief Dr Joseph Dion Ngute.
Cameroon: Gov’t summons 600 absentee secondary school teachers residing abroad- 10h46
The Government of Cameroon has summoned 600 secondary school teachers absent from their duty post some of whom are allegedly residing abroad.
According to a release signed by the Minister of Secondary Education, Prof Nalova Lyonga, the 600 teachers are currently in other African countries, Europe, the Americas and other parts of the globe.
The crisis-hit North West region records the highest number of escapee teachers, 264 out of the 600.
Cameroon: PM Dion Ngute to represent Biya at Achidi Achu’s burial- 10h25
The Prime Minister Head of Government, Chief Dr Joseph Dion Ngute shall represent the Head of State at the official burial ceremony of former Prime Minister, the Right Honorable Simon Achidi Achu scheduled for tomorrow Saturday July 3 in Santa, Mezam Division of the North West region.
- Thursday 01 July
Cameroon: Achidi Achu begins final journey- 16h19
The remains of Cameroon’s pioneer Anglophone Prime Minister, Simon Achidi Achu who died last May 4 in the United States of America have been coffined at the Yaounde General Hospital.
The coffining ceremony was attended by a host of State personalities including the Prime Minister Head of Government, Chief Dr Joseph Dion Ngute, family and friends of the deceased State man.
He will be laid to rest Saturday July 3 in his native Santa, in the North West region during official funeral decreed by the Head of State.
Cameroon: Commercial biker dies in road accident in Mbouda, West region- 13h52
A 25-year-old commercial biker is reported to have died in a road accident in Mbouda, a locality in the Bamboutos Division, West.
According to reports, the victim crashed on a private vehicle parked along the street and died on the spot.