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- Thursday 01 July
Cameroon: MPs evaluate contribution of arts, culture to national economy- 13h51
Members of Parliament are evaluating the contribution of Arts and Culture in the development of Cameroon.
Arts and Culture Minister, Ismael Bidoung Kpwatt is expected to brief them on the legal frame work and regulations in the cultural sector and its potential perspectives.
Cameroon: PM hands over flag to bearer of 2021 Toyko Olympic Games- 13h49
The Prime Minister, Head of Government, Chief Dr Joseph Dion Ngute will this Thursday July 1 hand over the country’s flag to the standard bearer of the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games, Emiliene Essombe Tiako.
The handing over ceremony will take place at headquarters of Cameroons National Olympic and Sports Committee in Yaounde.
The country will be represented by 12 athletes across seven disciplines.
CAF Deputy Secretary General, Anthony Baffoe resigns six months to AFCON 2021- 12h44
The Deputy Secretary General of the Confederation of African Football, CAF, Anthony Baffoe has resigned.
The Ghanaian who held that post since 2017 announced he was leaving the continental football body yesterday Wednesday June 30.
This resignation of the CAF scribe comes six months to the holding of the 2021 edition of the Africa Cup of Nations to be hosted by Cameroon.
Cameroon: Douala-Yaounde Express Train re-launched- 11h52
The Douala-Yaounde-Douala Express Train transit has been re-launched.
The inaugural journey took place early this Thursday morning with the train leaving Douala for Yaounde.
The train has modern and comfortable seats and sockets to charge electrical appliances.
It is expected to operate daily shuttles between Douala and Yaounde with five intermediate stops at Edea, Messondo, Eseka, Malak and Ngoumou.
Cameroon: New biometric passports production goes operational- 11h45
The production of Cameroon’s new biometric passports has gone operational at the National Center for the Production of Passports in Yaounde
The digital system announced weeks ago will permit applicants get their passports in 48hours at a cost of FCFA 110,000.
Cameroonians have already flooded the center and are going through the process to acquire their passports.
- Wednesday 30 June
Cameroon/Douala building collapse: Lifeless body of missing security guard pulled from rubble- 18h10
Elements of the rescue unit deployed at the site of the seven-storey building that collapsed in Bonapriso early this Wednesday morning have finally pulled out the lifeless body of the missing security guard off rubble after hours of search.
Cameroon: Global Fund pledges FCFA 164B to combat AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria- 17h09
The Government of Cameroon and the Global Fund have signed and agreement for the funding of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria to the tune of FCFA 164 billion for a period running from 2021 to 2023.
The agreement was signed Wednesday June 30 between during a ceremony to launch the new funding mechanism of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Yaounde.
Cameroon: Cerac donates medical kits to sickle cell patients in Mfou- 15h33
The Circle of Friends of Cameroon better known in its French acronym, Cerac has donated medical kits to patients suffering from sickle cell anemia at the Mfou District Hospital in the Centre region in support for therapeutic education for children affected by the disease days after the international community observed the World Sickle Cell Day.
The delegation of the association founded by Cameroon’s First Lady, Chantal Biya equally sensitized the population of Mfou on the illness and how to prevent it.
Cameroon: GCE 2021 records 10.59% increase in participation in Anglophone regions- 14h44
The 2021 session of the GCE official exams that began Tuesday June 29 nationwide is said to have witnessed a 10.59% increase in participation in the two English speaking regions hit by an over four years long conflict as compared to last year.
According to statistics, the Ordinary level registered a total number of 93 637 candidates, the Advanced level 55 579 for the General Education and the Technical Vocational Education, 13 262 are in for intermediate level and 7 997 for the Advanced level making a total of 170 475 candidates sitting for this year’s official exams against 157 149 last year.
Cameroon: Handball lionesses to receive medals for performance at 2021 AFCON- 14h13
The president of the Republic, Paul Biya has instructed that players and members of staff of Cameroon’s women handball team be awarded distinctions for their performance at the just ended 2021 Senior Women’s Handball African Cup of Nation.
These distinctions will be given this Wednesday June 30 at the Multipurpose Sports Complex during a ceremony to be chaired by the Minister of Sports and Physical Education, Prof Narcisse Mouelle kombi.
Cameroon: Nolova Lyonga satisfied over organization of ongoing official exams- 14h11
The Minister of Secondary Education, Pauline Nolova Lyonga has expressed satisfaction over the organization of the ongoing General Certificate of Education (GCE) and the Technical and Vocational Training (TVT) official exams.
She was speaking during her visit in some examination centres Tuesday June 29.
Cameroon: New funding mechanism of GFATM to be launched in Yaounde- 12h31
A ceremony to launch the new funding mechanism of the Global Fund for the Fight against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) will take place this Wednesday in Yaounde.
The ceremony will be chaired by the Prime Minister Head of Government, Chief Dr Joseph Dion Ngute, on instructions of the Head of State.
The GFATM is a 21st-century partnership organization designed to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics.
Cameroon: One trapped under debris as seven storey building collapses in Douala- 09h49
One person is reported missing following the collapse of a seven storey building under construction belonging to the ACMAR MEDIA GROUP in Douala.
According to a release issued by the company this Wednesday, the incident occurred early today at about 4am.
Preliminary investigations reveal that one person is trapped under the debris and another who sustained injuries has been taken to the hospital where he is responding to treatment.
The causes of the incident are not yet known.
- Tuesday 29 June
Cameroon: Gov’t boosts security at border with CAR with new BIR post- 18h37
A border police post of the Rapid Intervention Battalion, BIR has been constructed in Zamboi, a locality in Cameroon’s border town to the Central African Republic, Garoua Boulai, in the East region was inaugurated last Friday.
The BIR post will help boost security at the Cameroon-CAR border.
Cameroon: Veteran defender Rigobert Song honoured by Malian Football Federation- 18h23
The Malian Football Federation has awarded a special distinction to Cameroon’s veteran defender, Rigobert Song.
The award for his immense contribution to the development of football in Cameroon in particular and Africa as large was given to him Monday June 28 in Mali.
Cameroon: Handball lionesses to be awarded medals for outstanding performance at 2021 AFCON- 15h30
Cameroon’s handball indomitable lionesses, finalists of the just ended 2021 Senior Women’s Handball Africa Cup of Nations played in Yaounde will tomorrow Wednesday June 30 be awarded exceptional medals as recognition from the Head of State for their outstanding performance at the competition.
The medals will be handed over to the lionesses and the whole staff during a ceremony at the Yaounde Multipurpose Sports Complex.
The handball lionesses brilliantly sailed to the final but were humbled by record champions Angola 25-15
Cameroon: Joe Chebonkeng tasked to fight against hate speech, propagation of fake news- 15h16
The Prime Minister Head of Government, Chief Dr Joseph Dion Ngute has tasked the new President of the National Communication Council, NCC Joe Chebonkeng Kalabubse to fight against hate speech, the propagation of fake news and poor professional ethics.
This was during his installation ceremony that took place this Tuesday June 29 at the Star Building.
The installation ceremony followed his appointment last June 4 by the President of the Republic.
Cameroon: National Olympic Sports Committee holds 2021 maiden meeting- 13h22
Cameroon’s National Olympic and Sports Committee will this Tuesday June 29 hold its pioneer executive meeting for 2021 at the institution’s headquarters in Yaounde.
During deliberations to be chaired by the president of the Committee, Colonel Hamad Kalkaba Malboum, preparation for the country’s athletes for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics and 2025 Islamic solidarity games to be played in Cameroon.
Cameroon: Youth Affairs boss evaluates mid-year activities of three-year special youth plan- 13h20
The Minister of Youth Affairs and Civic Education, Mounouna Foutsou is currently evaluating the mid-year internal activities activities of the three-year special youth plan instituted by president Paul Biya.
Minister Foutsou will also hand over transportation equipment to functional technical units of his ministry in charge of following up the project.
Cameroon: GCE A/O level written phase kicks off across national territory- 13h18
The written phase of the General Certificate of Education (GCE) for both the Advanced and Ordinary levels students began this Tuesday June 29 across the national territory.
Over 1070 candidates are writing the exams in over 43 accommodation centres in the country.
Cameroon: Joe Chebonkeng takes office as NCC President- 09h15
The recently appointed President of the National Communication Council, NCC Joseph Chebonkeng officially takes office this Tuesday June 29.
He will be commissioned into his functions by the Prime Minister Head of Government, Chief Dr Joseph Dion Ngute at the Star Building.
- Monday 28 June
Cameroon: Paul Biya decrees official funeral for pioneer Anglophone PM, Achidi Achu- 17h04
Official funeral will be organized in honor of Cameroon’s first Anglophone Prime Minister, Simon Achidi Achu who passed away last May in the USA.
The funeral ceremony will take place on Saturday June 3 in Santa, Mezam Division of the North West region of Cameroon.
Cameroon: over 1000 families rendered homeless in Douala- 15h15
Close to 1000 families have been rendered homeless after their houses were demolished in the Douala II subdivision by agents of the Douala City Council on Saturday June 26.
According to the City Council, this demolishing exercise is in a bid to de-congest the Douala International Airport path which happens to be a danger to citizens who have been occupying this area for several years.
Cameroon: 15 thousand liters of contraband gasol, diesel confiscated in Daouala- 15h13
A late night operation Last Friday June 25 at Essengue, a neirborhood in Douala by elements of the gendarmerie led to the seizure of 15 thousand liters of gasol and diesel.
The two Lorries transporting these petroleum products were caught in an illegal business and eight persons were arrested.
Cameroon: Six alleged fraudsters arrested in Douala- 15h13
Six individuals accused of acting as persons who issue warning notes to extort huge amounts of money from the population have fallen into the dragnet of security forces in the Littoral region.
They were arrested following a series of complaints from the population and presented to the public Friday June 25.
Cameroon: Workshop on how to improve talents underway at IFCPA- 15h11
A three day workshop titled: Alain Bilibi, le gout du talents is underway on Campus of the CRTV audiovisual institute, IFCPA in Yaounde.
It was launched this Monday June 28 ahead of the kickoff of the Competitive entrance exam into the institution for the 2021/2022 academic year.
Day one of this workshop will be marked by the holding of a conference with focus on audiovisual professions.
Cameroon: Equinox TV’s Mbuh Stella recognized for ‘defying security challenges’ to report in crisis-hit NWMMI - 13h08
Mbuh Stella, Equinox TV correspondent in the North West region of Cameroon has been awarded for her display of bravery and courage in the Journalism profession in the crisis-hit region.
The journalist/camerawoman was recognized for “defying security challenges and going through very difficult terrains in the North West region to give a professional touch to news reporting”
Cameroon: Renowned singer Wes Madiko dies aged 57- 12h54
The death has been announced of famous singer Wes Madiko at the age of 57.
The singer of the hit Alane died last Friday June 25 during a surgical intervention in a clinic in Paris.
Cameroon: Outgoing Congolese Ambassador bids farewell to President Paul Biya- 12h46
The outgoing Congolese Ambassador to Cameroon, H.E Valentin Ollessongo was received at the Unity Palace last Friday June 25.
The Congolese State man went to bid farewell to the Head of State Paul Biya after spending three years in Cameroon.
During the audience, they both reviewed cooperation ties between Cameroon and Congo.
Cameroon regains Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative membership- 12h15
Cameroon has regained membership of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative three months after it was suspended for not presenting a report on extractive activities as demanded by the Initiative.
The country was readmitted after it made moves to respond to the queries that had led to its being temporally suspended.
The said report will be presented to Members of Parliament this Monday by the Minister of Water and Energy, Gabriel Dodo Ndoke during a special plenary sitting.