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May 24, 2017

Hopes of freedom for Balla and Fontem as Case is adjourned to June 7

The  prosecution has conceded to the bail of leaders of the consortium ...
May 24, 2017

CRTV: Journalist attempts a cover up for Adele Mballa’s professional shrink

In an interview broadcast over the Equinox private Radio station yesterday ...
May 24, 2017

Cameroon: Amnesty International denied access to hold press conference in Yaounde

Amnesty International has been denied access to organise a planned news ...
May 24, 2017

Buea-Cameroon: Council workers vow to resume hunger strike if demands are not met

The 4 workers of the Buea council who embarked on a hunger yesterday Tuesday ...
May 24, 2017

Cameroon: Anglophone Consortium leaders, 25 others due in court today

Dr Felix Nkongho Agbor Balla, Dr Fontem Neba, Mancho Bibixy plus 25 other ...
May 24, 2017

Dockers at the Douala seaport call off strike

Dockers of the Douala seaport have called off the strike and resumed activities ...
May 24, 2017

Cameroon: Mebo Ngo'o saved, Camrail officials to face jail terms for Eseka train wreck

President Paul Biya has ordered that those responsible for the Eseka Train ...
May 23, 2017

Dreaded Bamileke masquerades dance groups hijacked May 20th celebrations in Kumba

Despite invasive calls for a massive National Day boycott in Kumba, the May ...
May 23, 2017

Kumba-Cameroon: SDF Mayors defy SDO’s orders, boycott unity march

The three Social Democratic Front (SDF) Mayors of Kumba, May 19 defied the ...
May 23, 2017

Ben Muna lambast, accuses Gov’t of cultural genocide on Southern Cameroonians

The erstwhile President of the Cameroon Bar Council, Barrister Ben Muna, has ...
May 23, 2017

CAF Champions league: Cotton Sport to play against Al Ahly of Egypt

The Garoua based football club will be playing home this Tuesday afternoon at ...
May 23, 2017

Albatross Saga: Inoni and Mebara to appear at the Yaounde Supreme Court

Forty months after former Prime Minister Ephraim Inoni and former Secretary ...
May 22, 2017

At least 19 dead in blast at Ariana Grande concert in British arena

A blast on Monday night at a concert in the English city of Manchester where ...
May 22, 2017

At least 19 dead in blast at Ariana Grande concert in British arena

A blast on Monday night at a concert in the English city of Manchester where ...

Sports / Games

May 24, 2017
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The two goals of the encounter came in at the 12th and 14th minutes of play netted by Al Ahly's two strikers, O. Ajayi and Momen Zakari
May 23, 2017
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The Garoua based football club will be playing home this Tuesday afternoon at 4:00pm, against the Egyptian table leaders, Al Ahly. Cotton sport
May 20, 2017
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The head coach of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon says he has removed Joel Matip from his plans. Speaking to the BBC on Friday, Mr Broos disclosed
May 19, 2017
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The under 23 lions of Cameroon have failed to pick a qualification ticket for the final of the ongoing 4th Islamic solidarity Games in Baku,
May 17, 2017
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The Cameroon Footballers’ Union has begun a programme to offer 700 high-performance boots to players of the professional football league in the
May 16, 2017
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The beleaguered President of the Cameroon Olympic Committee, Colonel Kalkaba Malboum, has sworn to unmask the Judas Iscariots behind his

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Dr Felix Nkongho Agbor Balla, Dr Fontem Neba, Mancho Bibixy plus 25 other Anglophones  will today be told whether they will be freed or face a death penalty for acts of terrorism, secesion, contempt
May 23, 2017
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The president of La Republique signed a series of decrees appointing and dismissing local administrators on Monday.The message,that was read on the lone state broadcaster CRTV, brought tears and joy
May 24, 2017
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Parents join teachers to ask for unpaid salaries from Proprietor of Prestige Bilingual Nursery and Primary School Douala. Parents whose children are attending Prestige Bilingual Nursery and
March 21, 2017
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The U.N. refugee agency is calling on Cameroon to stop forcibly deporting refugees to Nigeria in violation of international refugee law and a tripartite agreement recently signed by UNHCR, Nigeria,
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The  prosecution has conceded to the bail of leaders of the consortium Barrister Felix Balla Nkongho and Dr Fontem Neba.
This decision was revealed May 24, 2017 following an application by the lawyers of the accused for their clients to be granted bail at the onset of the case, an application to which the prosecuting counsel asked for an adjournment to reply in a later session. The application it should be noted was made by seven erudite lawyers including London based Strass Khan.


The final decision however lies on the presiding judge who will deliver her ruling on June 7th 2017. Hopes are rife that with the prosecution not opposing, the chances that the judge will grant the bail come the 7th of June, are 90%.
The prosecution pleaded for the presiding judge to place the accused persons under judicial supervision to enhance their presence anytime need be. Judicial surveillance means Drs Balla and Fontem could be freed but given a fixed zone to live in and not go out, and could be forced to always sign a document weekly in a competent service to show that you are present in the territory.

The defense lawyers  have also pleaded that they should be confined but allowed to stay in the south west region. But a lawyer who is observing the case has told this reporter that it is likely the court will not subscribe to that, and might instead rule that they be confined  in Yaounde.
Unfortunately, the bail of the other accused persons including Mancho Bibixy were rejected on grounds the lawyers did not put a convincing case to the judge.


Coincidentally, the next court session which clashes with the Higher Judicial Council convened by the Head of state, Paul Biya will hold a day after that of some Anglophone Church leaders who have been dragged to court by a consortium of parents demanding reparation for a lost school year though school fees were collected by mission schools.

The two goals of the encounter came in at the 12th and 14th minutes of play netted by Al Ahly's two strikers, O. Ajayi and Momen Zakari respectively.  This second defeat saw the teams chances of qualifying for the quarter final of the CAF Champions leageu competition compromised. The nation's lone surviving team present in continental competition lost its first group stage game to Wydad Casablanca of Morocco 2nil. Coton's last group stage game which might be just to fulfill all formalities will be against Zanaco FC of Zambia.

Meantime back at home, the mtn elite one championship enters day 15 of play this wednesday with matches programmed in stadiums across the nation.



The top game to watch out for will pit leageu leaders Eding sport of the Lekie with 29 points  verus colombe of Sangmalima in Yaounde. Southern Cameroon's loan football team in the Championship, Yong sports Academy of Bamenda posioned 8th with 20 points,  takes on Aigle of Dschang in a grass field derby.

In the other matches, Racing  Astres , Bamboutos  Dragon, New Stars  Apejes, Feutcheu  Canon, Lion Blesse  UMS of Loum.

In an interview broadcast over the Equinox private Radio station yesterday morning, a journalist of the CRTV attempted to put the fallen 8:30pm news presenter on the innocent vein.

Emmanuel Atangana as he is called, explained that it was not Adele Mballa’s fault that she read unverified information

He put the blame on a member of the production team, who is said to have brought the false list of Emmanuel Macron’s government, 15 minutes into the evening news broadcast. He further precised that, Adele Mballa on the set, did not have enough time to proofread the information as norms demand.

What is unclear about his justifications is that it took him over a week to cook up that story. The circumstances surrounding the mischievous performance had to be disclosed earlier than now.

“I myself have committed errors in my career as a news presenter because of the trust I had in colleagues, so please don’t sing about her own case all over, as if she is the first to experience that. It can happen to anybody”, outlined Emmanuel Atangana. He went on to give examples of other journalists, “Charles Ndongo and Alain Bellibi who are some of the top personnel of the State broadcaster, have equally made silly mistakes. Am not so bitter about this matter because I work at the CRTV, but because it can happen to anybody”.

It’s worth noting that, other members of the production team that were there that evening, will equally go down for tarnishing the National station’s image.

Since the 15th of May that the incident took place, CRTV has not been stable, as the Director General Charles Ndongo’s position is as well threatened.

Amnesty International has been denied access to organise a planned news conference scheduled for Wednesday 24 May 2017.

The rights group, together with local civil society groups, had invited international and national media persons to the media outing at Hotel la Falaise in Yaounde.

The contents of hundreds of letters from across the world demanding the release of some three young persons sentenced to ten years in prison were to be made known to the media persons.

But Amnesty International later declared that access to the hall had been denied by hotel personnel, according to Cameroon-info.Net.

In the meantime, the team is looking for a second option, Cameroon-Info.Net reports.

The three men who are currently behind bars have been found “guilty” of complicity with terrorism and failure to denounce terrorist acts.

Fomusoh Ivo Feh and two of his friends were arrested in Limbe (in the South Region) in 2014 for sharing a joke by SMS on Boko Haram.

The message which they had gotten from a soldier (a friend) read, “Boko Haram is recruiting 14-year olds and above. Requirements: passed in four subjects plus Religious Studies.”

Terrorism in Cameroon is tantamount to a death penalty, according to a controversial terrorism law passed in 2014.

The three men have appealed the court ruling.

This is certainly not the first time special events have been called off by the hosting structure for reasons known only to those who can alter the course of things in Cameroon.

Recently, Canal2 International controversially annulled a programme featuring the leader of the Cameroon Doctors’ Trade Union (Symec). The labour union’s boss had planned to shed more light on the bone of contention between the doctors and the central machinery in Yaounde.

The 4 workers of the Buea council who embarked on a hunger yesterday Tuesday 23rd May 2017 demanding over  44 months of unpaid salaries have vowed to resume striking if nothing satisfactory is done about it.

It should be noted that the total 44 months is divided as follows: 22 months for a lady, 17 months for the leader Hans Mangam, and 5 months each for two others.

Many Cameroonians have condemned the situation and call on the government to react to the plight of the workers.

“I don’t know why some Mayors think only about themselves. How a Mayor who claims his constituency does so well, allow his workers to go without food. This is shameful. The government should do something about this quick before it goes out of hand” says an angry observer

The governor of the south west region Bernard Okalia Bilai has instructed the secretary general, the chief of cabinet and the south west regional chief of councils, to have a dialogue with them. The officials at the governor’s office have promised to take a major decision over the matter in the coming days.

The government of Cameroon has found the French rail company Camrail responsible for the fatal Eseka train accident that claimed more than 100 lives and left close to one thousand persons injured in 2016. Camrail is blamed for excessively high speed, 96 km/h on a terrible rail track where the normal speed ought to be 40km/h. The president has disbursed FCFA 1bilion worth of supplementary assistance to victims and relatives of the derailment. The president has also announced the erection of a monument at Eseka in remembrance of the victims of the accident.

The incident which is one of the most deadly train accidents in the history of Cameroon occurred in Eseka, Yaounde on 21st October 2016. After the terrible incident, the president of Cameroon instructed the prime minister to lead a commission to investigate the causes of the derailment, propose ways of preventing such catastrophes , determine the people to carry the blame as well as evaluate the management of the accident… That was on 25th October 2016, four days after the accident The results of the investigations hold Camrail (the French company in charge of rail transport in Cameroon) responsible for the accident.

According to the government, Camrail did not only fail to respect speed limit. In fact, the locomotive had unreliable brakes. Camrail failed to examine the locomotive and wagons before departure. And most importantly, complaints from the conductors were ignored, they say. The investigations also revealed the problem of overloading. Rumours that followed the accident claimed that some passengers stood up while others even took refuge in the toilets. Government recommends better involvement of the State in Camrail in a bit to curb further complications. The people who are to blame for the accident are to be duly held responsible, says the message.

President Paul Biya has instructed the prime minister to ensure the respect of the measures and decisions outlined in the communiqué. The president also urges CamraiL to finalise reparation measures it undertook as soon as possible. The results of the investigation were to be published after one month, that was in November but they took several months to reach the public on Tuesday 23 May 2017. The communique was read on Tuesday on the state-run CRTV.

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Religion / Church

May 23, 2017
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A pastor in Zimbabwe is making headlines after claiming to have had a conversation with God on phone. According to the BBC, the pastor was reportedly
May 22, 2017
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 Five centuries ago, Martin Luther reformed the Christian church to prevent the marketing of religion. But in Africa, the debate over blending God
May 15, 2017
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Jonathan Mthethwa was killed by three crocodiles as he carried out a religious demonstration in Zimbabwe.  Shocked witnesses said the clergyman
May 03, 2017
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 The meeting conveyed by Arch Bishop Samuel Kleda in Buea ended on an impasse as he failed to convince the bishop in Buea to accept that Catholic
April 24, 2017
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Young teenage girl on Friday April 21, 2017 confessed during a deliverance prayer carried out in a popular Pentecostal Church in Bafoussam that she
April 21, 2017
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MESSAGE TO ALL PRIESTS, RELIGIOUS MEN AND WOMEN, MEMBERS OF CHRIST'S LAY FAITHFUL AND PEOPLE OF GOODWILL IN THE DIOCESE OF MAMFE DIRECT SUMMONS TO

Business / Economy

May 18, 2017
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Cameroon has borrowed about FCFA 43.58 billion from the Islamic Development Bank. It was on Wednesday in Saudi Arabia where the Minister of the
May 18, 2017
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The first ever international forum on digital economy has just ended in La Republique Du Cameroun under the patronage of the country’s absentee
May 16, 2017
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The spectacle at the Douala port last night  almost similar to what befell anglophone lawyers last year appears to be crumbling activities at the
May 12, 2017
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During the celebration of May Day, Joël Nana Kontchou, Managing Director of Eneo Cameroon, the company in charge of the electricity sector in
May 11, 2017
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The South African mobile operator giant is back on stage with several packages for Cameroonians. MTN has signed a three-year renewable contract
May 10, 2017
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Cameroon is hosting an international forum on digital economy from 15th to 17th May 2017 with the principal ambition of emerging as “technology

Health / Medical

May 21, 2017
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The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic republic of Congo increased to 29 cases from the previous 21. The World Health Organization says of the
May 18, 2017
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The Cameroon Renaissance Movement is concerned by the Government management of the strike by the Syndicat des Médecins du Cameroun (SYMEC). SYMEC
May 16, 2017
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Activities were paralyzed at the Yaounde center hospital and other hospitals in Cameroon as members of the union of medical personnel began a second
May 15, 2017
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Canal 2 International controversially cancelled a programme which was going to feature the president of the Cameroon Doctors’ Trade Union at the
May 15, 2017
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The lexical gimmick devised by Public Health Minister, Andre Mama Fouda, to trick doctors into calling-off their planned strike action has flopped.
May 15, 2017
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Cameroon doctors are in the second phase of their strike action, which will cover three days (from Monday to Wednesday). The peaceful strike was

Daily / Newsbrief

May 24, 2017
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In an interview broadcast over the Equinox private Radio station yesterday morning, a journalist of the CRTV attempted to put the fallen 8:30pm news
May 24, 2017
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The 4 workers of the Buea council who embarked on a hunger yesterday Tuesday 23rd May 2017 demanding over  44 months of unpaid salaries have vowed to
May 24, 2017
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Dockers of the Douala seaport have called off the strike and resumed activities while expecting a lasting solution to their grievances. According
May 22, 2017
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Candidates going in for the Technical General Certificate of Examination BACC, are expected to begin the practical session today across the national
May 22, 2017
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Some gendarmerie officers who were brought in from Kutaba in the West Region in the wake of the lawyers and teachers strikes to maintain law and
May 21, 2017
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The Director General of the CRTV Charles Ndongo, has apologised to the French community for the false information that the well renowned 8:30pm TV

Headlines On Anglophone Newspapers

Showbiz / Music

April 13, 2017
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Comedian Charlie Murphy, a performer on “Chappelle’s Show” and Eddie Murphy’s older brother, has died at the age of 57. Murphy died on Wednesday
April 04, 2017
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Fai Bawe Henry, a 71 year retired civil servant who seemingly partied hard in his youthful days, yesterday 3 April joint the rest of the world in
March 01, 2017
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February 28, 2016, NEW YORK, NY -- To commemorate the final day of Black History Month, Lorine Chia has partnered with Afropunk to premiere her
December 02, 2016
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If you’re a single young African woman, there’s one question that you’ve come to dread. It comes up at family functions, social events and random
October 29, 2016
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The performance stage of the 2016 All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, will come alive on Sunday, November 6 at Eko Hotels & Suites, Lagos in Nigeria
October 23, 2016
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Africa’s Starboy Wizkid picked the Artist of the Year, Best Male and Best Collaboration awards at the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards on Saturday night

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