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Taxi owners and drivers in Yaounde have till 31st July 2016 to conform to required standards or have their taxis stopped from circulating.This was major decision at a social dialogue exchange between the Centre Regional Delegate for Transport and the Trade Union of Taxi Owners.
This call for conformity is to make taxis more comfortable and attractive especially as Cameroon prepares to host the 2016 Female African Cup of Nations. According to statistics from the Centre Delegation for Transport, 90 per cent of taxis operate under poor hygienic conditions.
Some have plastics in the place of windows and windscreens, others are not completely painted yellow and some of the drivers are neither neat nor well dressed. The Transport Regional Delegate emphasised that by 31st July 2016, all taxis must be yellow in colour, carry an immatriculation number and have a radio post.
5,000 hectares. This is the area on which Cameroonian billionaire, Nana Bouba, is planning to develop modern agriculture in the towns of Wassandé and Djertou, both located in Northern Cameroon, specifically in the Adamaoua region.
But, for the moment, he indicated to the Minister of Agriculture, Henri Eyebe Ayissi, who just visited the modern setup of Nana Bouba the farmer, in which one thousand employees are deployed; only 300 hectares are currently developed and exclusively intended for maize production.
The entry in the maize sector of this industrialist, who is credited with the 6th fortune in sub-Saharan francophone Africa, according to Forbes magazine, should help give a boost to the national production of maize insufficient to meet the needs of the customers.
This arrival in the agricultural world will primarily enable the Nana Bouba group to diversify its activities. As a reminder, this group is already present in Cameroon and in the CEMAC area through the distribution of fast moving consumer goods (Soacam), the food industry (Sagri), processing of oils (Azur) and recently the production of mineral water (Opur).
Brice R. Mbodiam
Gabon has banned all poultry and pig products from neighbouring Cameroon after confirmations of an outbreak of deadly bird flu virus on a poultry farm in Cameroon capital, Yaounde.
“Poultry products from Cameroon entering the country by any means are formally banned as a precaution.” Said Gabriel Tchango, Minister of Gabon’s Fisheries and Livestock
Cameroon’s National Veterinary Laboratory (LANAVET) confirmed the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza virus strain killed 15,000 birds in the government-owned Mvog-Betsi poultry complex last week. The government slaughtered the remaining birds of the 33,000 fowls hosted in the complex hosted, to prevent further contamination reports Africa Review.
It also banned chicken sale in Yaoundé that has been officially declared “infected zone of the highly pathogenic H5N1 virus” and the neighbouring towns.
According to Associated Press Livestock minister Dr. Taiga said one person is hospitalized and the country is taking measures to protect both people and birds from further contamination.
Statistics from the G.C.E and Baccalaureat Boards respectively, indicate that about 172,000 candidates are taking part in the G.C.E. while close to 91,000 are sitting for the Baccalaureat Exam.
This 31st May 2016, the Minister of Secondary Education, Jean Ernest Bibehe visited examination centres in the Centre Region to evaluate the first days of writing.
The Minister was impressed with the punctuality of candidates and the overall discipline enforced by invigilators and the law of forces and order.
The GCE Ordinary and Advanced Levels opened on Monday 30th May 2016 with Economics and Geology meanwhile the Baccalaureat started this 31st May 2016 with Philosophy, Literature, General Knowledge, French Language and Physical Education.
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday visit the Niger Delta region, rocked by attacks on oil and gas facilities, for the first time since taking office a year ago, an official said on Monday.
The visit was announced as the Niger Delta Avengers militant group, which has claimed a string of recent attacks, issued a warning to oil firms in the southern region that their "facilities and personnel will bear the brunt of our fury," according to a statement.
Buhari said on Sunday said the government would hold talks with leaders in Nigeria's main oil-producing region to address their grievances, in a bid to stop a surge in pipeline attacks.
Buhari will visit a Niger Delta area called Ogoniland to launch a much-delayed programme to clean up areas heavily polluted by oil spills, said the government official who asked not to be named.
Residents in the southern swamp areas, where oil giants such as Royal Dutch Shell and Chevron operate, have for years complained about the oil industry's pollution and about economic marginalisation by the government.
Some have taken up arms, and a surge in attacks on energy installations has cut Nigeria's oil output to a 20-year low.
A militant group called Niger Delta Avengers, which staged several attacks in recent weeks, has accused Buhari, a Muslim from the north, ignoring local problems by having never visited the Christian region in the south.
"To the international oil companies and indigenous oil companies, it's going to be bloody this time around," the group said in a statement late on Monday. It did not elaborate.
Local officials and Western allies such as Britain have told Buhari that moving army reinforcements to the Delta region would not be enough to stop the attacks and that the population's grievances should be dealt with.
On Thursday, Oil Minister Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu said an amnesty programme for former militants, signed in 2009 to quell a previous insurgency, needed to improve.
The scheme providing cash benefits and job training to those who lay down their arms has had its funding cut by two thirds. Buhari has also upset former militants by ending contracts to protect pipelines, part of a drive to tackle graft.
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos became the first defender to score in two UEFA Champions League finals on Saturday night, and, in doing so, he equalled a record held by Samuel Eto'o and Lionel Messi.
The Spaniard opened the scoring to help Los Blancos go 1-0 up against crosstown rivals Atletico Madrid, before Yannick Carrasco equalised for the Rojiblancos in the second half, with Real eventually claiming the title after emerging victorious from a penalty shootout.
As a result, Ramos became the fifth player to have scored in two UEFA Champions League finals, and has now scored in as many finals as Eto'o (2006 and 2009) and Messi (2009 and 2011).
Overall, there are only five players who have scored in two finals since the inception of the new Champions League format in 1992 – the other two are Cristiano Ronaldo (2008 with Man Utd & 2014 with Real) and Raul Gonzalez (2000 & 2002).
Daniele Massaro (AC Milan, 1994), Karl-Heinz Riedle (Dortmund, 1997), Hernan Crespo (AC Milan, 2005), Filippo Inzaghi (AC Milan, 2007) and Diego Milito (Inter Milan, 2010) all scored two goals in a single Champions League final.
Real legend Alfredo Di Stefano still holds the record for hitting the back of the net in the most European Cup – the predecessor of the Champions League – finals, having scored in five for Los Blancos (in 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, and 1960).