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One of the missing Chibok girls has been found in Nigeria, activists say, the first to be rescued since their capture two years ago.
The 276 girls were taken from their secondary school in north-east Nigeria by Boko Haram militants in April 2014.
Activists confirmed to the BBC that Amina Ali Nkek was found by a vigilante group on Tuesday in the Sambisa Forest, close to the border with Cameroon.
She was reportedly identified by a civilian fighter who recognised her.
The fighter belonged to the Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF), a vigilante group set up to help fight Boko Haram.
Sources told the BBC she came from the town of Mbalala, south of Chibok, from where 25 of the kidnapped girls came. It is understood she was found with a baby.
The gunmen arrived in Chibok late at night, then raided the school dormitories and loaded 276 girls on to trucks.
Some managed to escape within hours of their kidnapping, mostly by jumping off the lorries and running off into the bushes.
In total, 219 girls were taken away. Nigeria’s military has not yet commented on the rescue.
A video broadcast by CNN in April 2016 appeared to show some of the kidnapped schoolgirls alive.
Fifteen girls in black robes were pictured. They said they were being treated well but wanted to be with their families.
The video was allegedly shot on Christmas Day 2015 and some of the girls were identified by their parents. (BBC)
Candidates for the 2016 General Certificate of Education, GCE Advanced Level practicals are still busy in various examination centres in Buea and the rest of the South West Region. On Monday, May 16, 2016, Cameroon Tribune observed that the examinations were going on hitch-free in the various centres visited. At the Bilingual Grammar School Molyko, Buea, where some 508 students were undergoing their practicals in Biology, Nathanie Okenyi, one of the supervisors, told reporters that all was going on well.
He said the examination started at 8 am and ended at 11 am for the first session. He added that all the candidates were present and all the equipment ready. Nathanie Okenyi further explained that the students started the examination apparently without pressure and followed instructions strictly. At 8 am, Cameroon Tribune noticed that Paper 3 Biology 710 was going on. The supervisor explained that there has been an innovation this year.
"Form ABA25 that we usually write on has a different presentation. It does not have flap to cut. It is a full paper itself that students write on and it is well designed. The spaces are appropriate and clearer that drawing can be done on them because it is a clean white sheet," the supervisor explained. Nathanie Okenyi noted that there were no hitches at the Molyko centre for now.
At the end of the practicals yesterday, one candidate, Ananga Cordine Mbah, told Cameroon Tribune that the examination was within reach. "I had little time to carry on with the required activities. However, the examination was within reach as I did my best." Another candidate, Che Tambong Sei Ntsu, said the practicals were challenging, but was optimistic about making it.
These well-known personalities took to the rostrum to face hundreds of local and foreign participants, after a welcome address from the President of the Republic of Cameroon, Paul Biya.
The first speaker, Jose Manuel Barroso former President of the European Commission (2004-2014) said Cameroon like Africa is an economic reserve that needs to be effectively exploited for the economic interest of her citizens.
He insisted that a favourable investment zone in which Cameroon is battling for, should have good investment policies that favours investors.
Jose Manuel Barroso also called on the Cameroon government to ensure good governance, security and open their doors to local investors which will in turn attract foreigners.
On his heels was Dr. Chung Un-Chung, former Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea who won hearts of many investors with Korean successful story, a story that help transited Korea from a very poor cycle to the seventh biggest economic power in the world.
He said Cameroon should encourage shared growth and prosperity in a bid stop the vicious cycle where the rich get richer and the poor poorer.
Adding to what the Korean PM said, the Chairman of the United Bank for Africa, Tony Elumelu expressed the need of expanding UBA banks engagement in Cameroon.
The philanthropist encouraged the Cameroon government to ensure capital investments in domains like telecommunications, agriculture, and commerce.
He has pledged to partner with the Cameroon government in his Tony Elumelu foundation that encourages 10000 young African business start-ups.
Many speakers in the timetable are schedule to showcase Cameroon’s investment opportunities during working sessions.
Uganda's long-time president has promoted his son to a two-star general, bolstering speculation that the son's rise in the army could eventually lead to a political career.
With the promotion, President Yoweri Museveni's son, Muhoozi Kainerugaba, becomes a major general and remains the top commander of Uganda's special forces, an elite unit within the regular army that is mainly in charge of protecting the president and top government officials.
Military spokesman Lt. Col. Paddy Ankunda said Tuesday that Muhoozi is one of five army officers promoted in changes announced late Monday.
Many Ugandans believe Muhoozi, 42, is being groomed to eventually succeed Museveni, who has ruled this East African country for 30 years. Museveni has denied that his son will succeed him, saying that Uganda is not a monarchy.
The U.S. military has looked at 11 locations for a potential second base in Africa, according to a spokesman for the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM).
Colonel Mark Cheadle, speaking to VOA in Brussels on Tuesday, would not disclose which locations the military is considering for a possible second base, other than to specify that "Nigeria isn't one of them."
The United States currently has one military base in the east African nation of Djibouti. U.S. forces are also on the ground in Somalia to assist the regional fight against al-Shabab and in Cameroon to help with the multinational effort against Nigeria-based Boko Haram.
AFRICOM commander General David Rodriguez told reporters in Brussels that the U.S. military has trained members of Nigeria's intelligence corps as well as three Nigerian battalions, including one that "just recently" graduated.
"Boko Haram is the biggest killer of people across the world," the general said.
Rodriguez also said the command's headquarters, located in Stuttgart, Germany, will stay in Europe for the foreseeable future.
The command's stated mission is to advance U.S. interests and promote security and stability in Africa.
Meanwhile, as the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) continues to struggle against the approximately 4,000 to 6,000 Islamic State militants in the country, Rodriguez says the U.S. military is "prepared to support" a train-and-equip mission there when the Libyan government is ready for it.
But Libya's internal politics have made it unclear which armed groups are fighting with the GNA, Rodriguez added, leaving the U.S. "really dependent" on the Libyan interim government to determine "who is with them and who is moving over to them."
Militias will likely be key to stopping the spread of Islamic State once friendly forces are identified and aided.
"We're not at that point yet," he said.
Libya is under a U.N. arms embargo imposed to keep lethal weapons away from terrorists and militias vying for power.
However, a joint communique issued after international talks Monday in Vienna signaled that international powers, including the U.S., are set to provide arms and support to the Libyan government to fight Islamic State.
"The things that they need most is really ammunition and small arms," Rodriguez said. "It's not fighter aircraft and that kind of stuff."
Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook told reporters Tuesday at the Pentagon that there were small teams of U.S. forces on the ground in Libya to get a "better sense of the players" to more accurately understand the Islamic State's presence and strength level.
Michael O'Hanlon, a senior fellow on defense strategy at the Brookings Institution, said the 20 to 25 U.S. forces now in Libya, along with other NATO allies on the ground there, should "get serious" about a training mission for a Libyan military or integrated paramilitary.
"I'm interested in asking if 1,000 to 2,000 Americans at the right time could make a big difference," he told VOA.
Indomitable Lions team captain, Stephan Mbia and the team’s veteran goalkeeper, Kameni Carlos are both absent in the 23 man list of players made public for the May 30 friendly match against France.
The teams head coach HUGO Broos published the list this Tuesday as the lions prepare the friendly match and the eliminatory AFCON game against Mauritania on June 3, 2016.
Wonder boy Clinton Njie makes his comeback from an injury he suffered; Choupo Moting and Enoh Eyong Tarkang equally make a comeback.
But the conspicuous absence of Captain Stephan MBIA and keeper Idriss KAMENI can be seen in the new list.Three local Players from the professional football league, Djeite of Union Douala, Ngewn from Unisport of Haut-Nkam and Mbimbe of Coton sport of Garoua.
The following players are expected to meet on May 22, ahead of the two matches.
André Onana (Ajax Amsterdam, Holland), Guy Roland Ndy Assembe (Nancy, France), Fabrice Ondoa (Tarragone, Spain).
Allan Nyom (Watford, England), Nicolas Nkoulou (Marseille, France), Aurélien Chedjou (Galatasaray, Turkey), Henri Bédimo (Lyon, France), Bitolo Ambroise Oyongo (Impact Montréal, Canada), Adolphe Teikeu (Sochaux, France), Aaron Mbimbe (Coton sport of Garoua), Djeitei (Union of Douala)
Jonathan Ngwen II (Unisport, Cameroon), Franck Kom (ES Sahel, Tunisia), Sébastien Siani (Ostende, Belgium), Georges Mandjeck (Kayseri E. , Turkey),Enoh Eyong (Belgium)
Vincent Aboubakar (FC Porto, Portugal), Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting (Schalke 04, Germany), Benjamin Moukandjo (Lorient, France), Jacques Zoua (Gazélec Ajaccio, France), Edgar Salli (Saint-Gall, Switzerland), Anatole Abang (New York Red Bulls, USA), Karl Toko-Ekambi (Sochaux, France), Njie Clinton (Tottehnam, England)