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Mar 28, 2017

Yaounde: "Teachers" continue Protest despite Government Assurance

Angry secondary school teachers took their protest into the second day today ...
Mar 28, 2017

Ivory Coast: Simone Gbagbo acquitted after court finds her not guilty

An Ivory Coast judge says former first lady Simone Gbagbo has been found not ...
Mar 28, 2017

2018 Presidential elections-Cameroon: Opposition still undicided over single candidate to face Biya

Gathered around the "Alternance 2018" movement, the opposition parties had ...
Mar 28, 2017

Cameroon: SDF lacks the funds needed (80 million FCFA) to organize its congress

The daily Mutations reports that under cover of the Social Democratic Front ...
Mar 28, 2017

FECAFOOT To Distribute 280 Million Frs To Affiliated Football Clubs Nationwide

This is one of the 16 resolutions adopted by the Executive Committee of ...
Mar 28, 2017

Douala-Cameroon: Mabanda inhabitants cry for help as windy rains destroy houses

The Mabanda community in the economic capital Douala has continued to call on ...
Mar 28, 2017

Cameroon: Drama at Pr. Maurice Kamto’s MRC installation ceremony

It was an awkward situation at the MRC coordinators installation ceremony at ...
Mar 27, 2017

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Initiative Call for the Immediate Release of Nkongho Felix Agbor-Balla

(March 27, 2017 | Washington D.C.) Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights and the ...
Mar 27, 2017

Yaounde "embraces" English as Vice President of Commission of Bilingualism promises to take on classes

The Vice President of the newly-created National Commission for the Promotion ...
Mar 27, 2017

Ongoing judicial harassment of Southern Cameroonians: Barrister Robert Fon transferred to Kondengui

Human rights lawyer and former President of Northwest Common Law Lawyers’ ...
Mar 27, 2017

Yaounde-Cameroon: Teachers Protest over unpaid Salaries

Clad in robes, more than 60 teachers carrying placards are presently staging a ...
Mar 27, 2017

Cameroon: Dr Simon Munzu creates Anglophone Dialogue Forum

A new platform to to provide peaceful and durable solutions to the ongoing ...
Mar 27, 2017

Fru Jonathan says schools are sure to resume in Santa this Monday March 27 2017

Fru Jonathan last week in Santa assured the population that schools were sure ...
Mar 26, 2017

Cameroon: Pr. James Arrey Abangma and Dr Martin Sango reappear and suspend strike

Runaway SYNES Buea Chapter President Pr. James Arrey Abangma and Vice Dr. ...
Mar 26, 2017

Southern Cameroon Crisis: CRTV' ace sports analyst, FON ECHEKIYE summoned to appear at SED

CRTV' ace sports analyst, Fon Echeloyi, who is also Deputy Director ...
Mar 26, 2017

Fru Ndi dissociates himself from Hon. Wirba for not toeing party lines

The Chairman of the Social Democratic Front, SDF has said he will not support ...

Sports / Games

March 28, 2017
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This is one of the 16 resolutions adopted by the Executive Committee of FECAFOOT during a marathon meeting on 27 March 2017 in Yaoundé. FINAL
March 25, 2017
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Vincent Aboubakar picked up where he left off some 50 days ago by again scoring for Cameroon as they beat Tunisia 1-0 away in their first outing
March 24, 2017
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Cameroonian Football icon, Samuel Eto’o Fils has been named the United Nations International Children’s Educational Fund,UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
March 21, 2017
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The Indomitable Lions began training yesterday in Belgium ahead of two international friendly matches against Tunisia and Guinea Conakry. The
March 21, 2017
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Apejes of Mfou has bowed out of the 2017 Confederation of African Football Championship in spite a 1-0 win over Asec Mimosas of Abidjan. The
March 21, 2017
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Today's meeting was focused on football. We announced MTN’s return to this sport. We will soon sign a contract of three years to sponsor this sport”.

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(March 27, 2017 | Washington D.C.) Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights and the Anti-Torture Initiative at the Washington College of Law’s Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law, call for the
January 24, 2017
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While millions of their people live in poverty, these African leaders are heavily loaded in terms of treasures. He is the president of Cameroon and 83 years old. The statesman has an estimated
March 28, 2017
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ROSE NGALA MOKATE DISAPPEARS WITH 175 MILLION FROM CREDIT FONCIER BUEA SAYS THE WEEKLY KALARA NEWSPAPER OF MONDAY MARCH 27 The ex-cashier of this financial institution, Buea's agency, is accused
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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Angry secondary school teachers took their protest into the second day today after a showdown at the Ministry of Finance, Monday March 27. The teachers who are demanding salary arrears and other benefits for up to 60 months were at the Ministry of Public Service and Administrative reforms on a peaceful sit Down strike. Peter Tuesday's showdown comes in the wake of the creation of an inter-ministerial Commission to look into their grievances.

During the conclave late Monday, the minister of secondary education, Jean Ernest Massina Bibehe assured the striking teachers that Government will pay all their dues. When Camcord asked one of the protesters why they stormed the Ministry of Public service , he lamented that; "We went to the Ministry of Finance and they instead sent us back to the Ministry of Education.

 

We are being pushed back and forth and it's frustrating. All we want is our salary." Another teacher revealed that some of their colleagues have been compelled to stop working due to financial hardship. Most of them can't feed or pay their bills As it stands the protesters have vowed to continue demonstrations till all their demands are met.

Government has appealed for calm while solutions are being looked into the matter: As it stands the protesters have vowed to continue demonstrations till all their demands are met. Government has appealed for calm while solutions are being looked into the matter .

An Ivory Coast judge says former first lady Simone Gbagbo has been found not guilty of crimes against humanity and war crimes.

Kouadio Bouatchi said Tuesday that Gbagbo was acquitted. The prosecution had asked for a life sentence, saying she participated in a committee that organized abuses against supporters of her husband's opponent after the 2010 election.

More than 3,000 people were killed after former President Laurent Gbagbo refused to accept defeat to current President Alassane Ouattara.

 

Simone Gbagbo still must serve 20 years in prison after being found guilty in March 2015 of offenses against the state.

Simone Gbagbo, in custody since April 2011, has been indicted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity, but Ivory Coast has refused to transfer her.

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60 billion will be borrowed from banks to finance the stimulus plan of the Cameroon Airlines Corporation (Camair-Co) over 7 years. Debt service is likely to be burdensome. The budget of acquisition of the planes remains to be specified ...

 

7 years to equip 12 aircraft. 7 years to serve 23 cities,That is 8 national and 4 intercontinental destinations and 11 regional destinations. The whole funded to 60 billion CFA francs or 30 billion CFA francs in the course of layoff. It was Monday, March 20, that the stimulus plan of the Cameroon Airlines-Corporation was presented yesterday by Boeing consulting. The ceremony was held in the conference room of the Ministry of Transport in Yaoundé.

They were optimistic. Both the director general of Camair-Co and the transport minister: "this is one of the best stimulus plans I have ever seen," Ernest Dikoum rejoiced. "I do not envisage a failure at all, we will return here in a few years to celebrate the progress of this recovery plan," swore Edgard Alain Mebe Ngo'o.

 

Market dupes?

At the end of this ceremony, several questions remain unanswered. First the acquisition of a plane. During the ceremony, nothing was said about the terms and conditions of aircraft acquisitions so that the Camair-Co fleet would have 12 aircraft by 2024. Does the state not run  the risk of bleeding blank, especially when we know that a dreamliner plane for example costs nearly 70 billion CFA francs?

Camair-Co is also expected to be a source of heavy debt for the State of Cameroon. At the ceremony last Monday, the Minister of Transport announced that Camair-Co is now the owner of its headquarters building. More rental so. What reduced the debt of the already colossal company. However, with this stimulus package, it is the state that this time risks suffering.

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Debt service runs the risk of getting heavier. Indeed, Boeing consulting had suggested that the State released 60 billion CFA francs. According to Transport Minister Edgard Alain Mebe Ngo'o during the ceremony, this amount of money will be borne by a bank consortium headed by EcoBank.

This is therefore an advance on cash which the State will have to bear subsequently with interest in addition that these banks will be entitled to claim. What is around 100 billion CFA francs. Moreover, the government has kept the vagueness around funding arrangements for 12 aircraft by 2024.

Moreover, we are still unaware of the strategy and positioning of Cameroon in relation to market constraints, when we know, for example, that Africa accounts for 1.9% of international transport dominated by major companies such as Brussels Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Ethiopians Airlines, etc. With the above, is not it better that the management of Camair-Co be given at least 85% to the private history of not exposing the company to the heaviness and defects inherent in the Cameroonian administration?

Abbas Mahamat Tolli, Governor of the Bank of Central African States (Beac), has spoken on the transfer of money via Mobile Money within the Economic Community of Central African States (Cameroon, Congo , Central African Republic, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Chad)

"You have mobile operators who, without the authorization, or the constraints to which the banks are subject, do exactly the activity of the banks. It's better to ensure that, "Abbas Tolli said. For whom, measures must be taken to avoid the risks of money laundering and tax evasion. Or even the financing of terrorism.

"We're going to have instruments that take all of these parameters into account. We must expand the scope of supervision of these innovations so that these innovations are circumscribed. Our texts do not allow such operations to be carried out, "explained the governor of the Central Bank.

 

The intervention of Abbas Mahamat Tolli comes in a context where mobile phone operators in Cameroon have embarked on cash transfers in virtually every country in Africa. MTN Cameroon, for example, is currently sending money to 25 countries in Africa from an MTN Mobile Money account.

Moreover, thanks to WorldRemit, a British actor of new technologies, people living in more than 50 different countries can send money to family and friends in Cameroon with the same ease as through SMS.

The recipient has the choice of the method of collecting the money: bank transfer in any bank in Cameroon, recharge of mobile telephony with a depository MTN or Orange, or even species to be collected in one of the hundreds Partners in Cameroon.

In February 2017, the Telecommunication Regulatory Agency took stock of the data it has on mobile money in Cameroon, since its launch in 2011. Thus, until 2014, this sector has recorded transactions amounting to 72 billion FCFA. According to TRA, these 72 billion FCFA correspond to nine million transactions through SMS. At the moment, more than 6000 payment points exist throughout Cameroon. WorldRemit said cash transfers play a major role in the country's economy as Cameroonians received $ 244 million (about CFAF 134 billion) in 2015, according to figures from the  World Bank.
 

Gathered around the "Alternance 2018" movement, the opposition parties had planned to nominate a candidate in March to take their vote in the election. The initiative has so far gone comatose

"Alternance 2018", a movement of the civil society created by Florent Ndzana, proposed to organize in March the very first primaries of the Cameroonian opposition. But his initiative remains, so far, a far fetched dream

The opposition remains deeply divided over the choice of a single candidate for the 2018 presidential election while the Cameroon People Democratic Movement (CPDM) celebrated on March 24 its 32 years in power.

According to the chronogram adopted by the civil society movement "Alternance 2018", it was on March 15th that the primaries had to begin with a view to choosing the Cameroonian opposition candidate in next year's presidential election .

The date of 15 March has come, but was not respected when due.

 

"The primaries are still in sight. We have run into many administrative barriers and  the reluctance of some people. However, the leaders of the parties have  agree to organize the primaries to designate a Cameroonian opposition candidate, "said Marie Jeanne Abega, regional delegate of the" Alternance 2018 "movement for the central region of Yaoundé.

According to her, a dozen opposition political parties and as many civil society organizations have already signed up to the 2018 Alternative movement.

A move that calls for a massive vote in favor of a single opposition candidate to overcome the CPDM, the ruling party for 32 years in Cameroon.

History recalls that the failure of a single opposition candidate had already been recorded in 2004.

John Fru Ndi, president of the opposition Social Democratic Front (SDF), rejected the choice of his opponent Adamou Ndam Njoya of the UDC.

Fru Ndi had been eliminated because he did not speak French, one of the official languages of Cameroon. A criterion that is still contained in the declaration of candidature proposed by the Alternance 2018 movement to the leaders of the political parties of the Cameroonian opposition.

Nevertheless, since 2004, the main political forces of the opposition are divided on the idea of a single candidature.

"The actors who currently dominate the main opposition parties have so much mistrust and distrust among them," said Cameroon political scientist Njoya Moussa.

Added to this is the fact that John Fru Ndi's party does not want to share his leadership.

"In the opposition, the SDF believes that any regrouping of political formations must be done around it. However,  critics say this is the behind the  the failure of the opposition in Cameroon, "adds the teacher Njoya Moussa.

The position of the SDF has not changed on this principle of natural leadership.

"The SDF assumes and deserves its political place in the opposition,"  a memeber  of this party tells Camcord

The political hunt to the old guard of the opposition.

For its part, the union for the brotherhood UFP of Olivier Bile, adheres to the initiative of Alternance 2018 to nominate an opposition candidate for the 2018 presidential in Cameroon, but under one condition.

"We are political actors who want to bring a new dynamic to the future. It must now begin with these primaries, which for us constitute a non-negotiable condition, "affirms the president of the UFP,

The Cameroon people party of Edith Kah Walla welcomes with less enthusiasm the option of presenting a single candidate of the opposition.

"It is important to have credible elections in Cameroon. An election with two rounds clears of itself, the candidate that the opposition will support. But the current regime does not want a two-round presidential election, "said Edith Kah Walla, president of the Cameroon People Party.

With so many differences, some Cameroonians are skeptical about a single opposition candidacy during the 2018 presidential election.

The daily Mutations reports that under cover of the Social Democratic Front (Sdf) officials confessed that the party does not yet have the 80 million FCFA to organize the congress. This could explain the fact that this high mass was postponed again last Saturday during the meetings of the members of the National Executive Committee (NEC). In order to raise this money, the newspaper said that the contributions were broken down as follows, 25 million for the party, 36 million for parliamentarians, 13 million for local elected representatives and 6 million for the Regions and From candidates to primary.

The paper also points out that other party cadres indicate that the dismissal of the congress is not due to the ideas of cash tensions within the party. But rather because of the anglophone crisis that is struggling to end. They admit, however, that the question of the organization of the congress was debated at the assizes last Saturday that were held in the residence of the Chairman Ni John Fru Ndi. "We are still discussing it. And I remind you that we held more congresses than the RDPC. What is more important? Make sure that children go to school or choose their leaders, "says the Chairman.

It should be noted that the official reason that was given to justify the postponement of the SDF congress is the English-speaking problem. "The Northwest and South-West are not stable and we have to get everyone from the Regions," says Ni John Fru Ndi.

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Religion / Church

March 21, 2017
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Pope Francis has asked for forgiveness for the “sins and failings of the Church and its members” during Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, saying the violence
March 21, 2017
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Canadian based Nigerian singer  Stephanie Otobo has been re-arraigned by the Nigerian Police alongside one Wisdom Godstime over alleged blackmail and
March 12, 2017
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March 10, 2017
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Pope Francis has said the Catholic church may consider ordaining married men who could potentially then work in remote areas faced with a shortage of
March 07, 2017
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A Lagos State Magistrate, has denied a request to remand one Wisdom Godstime and Stephanie Otobo, a lady in an explosive case who claims to have had
March 06, 2017
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A Canadian based Nigerian, Stephanie Otobo has claimed she had a secret affair with the founder of the Auchi-based Omega Fire Ministries, According

Business / Economy

March 28, 2017
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60 billion will be borrowed from banks to finance the stimulus plan of the Cameroon Airlines Corporation (Camair-Co) over 7 years. Debt service is
March 28, 2017
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Abbas Mahamat Tolli, Governor of the Bank of Central African States (Beac), has spoken on the transfer of money via Mobile Money within the Economic
March 20, 2017
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US manufacturer Boeing will today Monday, 20.March 2017 unveil its proposal for the relaunch of Camair-co. The American manufacturer, will present
March 20, 2017
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March 18, 2017
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Customs units in the Eastern region of Cameroon just seized a cargo of 114 ivory tusks weighing approximately 300 kg, we learned from official
March 16, 2017
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Through its Foundation, the mobile telephony company Orange Cameroun just inaugurated in the Nsam neighbourhood in Yaoundé, the capital of the

Health / Medical

March 13, 2017
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The syndicate of Medical doctors in Cameroon has announced that medical doctors in Cameroon would be going on a nation wide strike from the 17th of
March 12, 2017
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The Permanent Secretary of the National Malaria Control Programme, NMCP, Dr. Dorothy Ashu, has disclosed that malaria kills at least 4,000 people
February 24, 2017
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February 12, 2017
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December 30, 2016
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November 24, 2016
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Daily / Newsbrief

March 13, 2017
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March 08, 2017
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March 02, 2017
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March 01, 2017
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February 26, 2017
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February 24, 2017
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Showbiz / Music

March 01, 2017
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