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The bird flu outbreak that hit Cameroon has caused tremendous loses to one of the Country's largest poultry farm. The Mvog-Betsi poultry Complex, one of the main players in the poultry industry in Cameroon, just lost approximately 24,000 birds, equivalent to 75% of its livestock, the Cameroonian Minister of Livestock, Dr Taïga announced. The remainder of the flock was killed and all carcasses were buried, this member of the government highlighted.
In order to avoid any spreading of the epizootic, the Mvog-Betsi poultry complex has been put practically under quarantine since the end of last week. According to our sources, specialised teams continue the incineration operations for all the equipment of the farm, as well as the total disinfection of the complex, which could last over a month.
Once the epizootic declared, the Ministry of Livestock sent a mission in the Western region, the largest production area of the country, to assess the situation and warn farmers to heighten the vigilance and sanitary measures in the farms.
The last case of avian flu found in Cameroon dates back to March 2006 in the Extreme-North region, when analyses done on a duck carcass detected the presence of the H5N1 virus in its organism. This discovery created to a full-blown psychosis within the Cameroonian population, leading to the collapse of the local poultry market which quickly became the stage for unprecedented sales.
This psychosis also led to the slaughtering of an important stock of poultry by farmers, who later received over FCfa 600 million from the Cameroonian government as compensation. The local poultry sector was again injured, when it had barely recovered after the ban on the imports of frozen chicken.
Janvier Mongui Sossomba, President of the Chamber of Agriculture, Fisheries, Livestock and Forests (Capef) of Cameroon, has just revealed that the fundraising started in February 2016 to create a microfinance structure, led to the registration of 7,000 subscribers. The global amount of capital subscriptions in Capef’s future microfinance structure, we learn, reaches FCfa 2 billion.
According to the president of Capef, the remainder of the process for the creation of this micro-bank plans for, in the coming days, the organisation of regional general meetings. During these meetings, the representatives of the subscribers, who will take part in the ordinary general meeting which should take place soon in Yaoundé, the capital, will be chosen. During this general meeting, we learn, the name of the structure will be decided, and the decision-making and executive bodies of the future microfinance institution of Capef will be set up.
Meant to reduce the difficulties encountered in accessing financing by farmers, breeders and other small logging operators, the microfinance establishment to be created, Capef claims, will become a relay on the ground for the agricultural bank in development in the country. With an initial capital of FCfa 10 billion, this public bank has been awaited since 2011.
The remains of of late Prof. Agbor Tabi arrived Monday in Yaounde, and was received by Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh, representative of head of state.
Yaoundé Nsimalen International Airport Monday night. at exactly 8:55 pm, the coffin of the late minister was ushered by eight police officers in ceremonial dress into the room designed for the occasion.
Present at the occasion was , Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh, Minister, Secretary General of the Presidency of the Republic in his capacity as Personal Representative of the Head of State. Many members of the government , alongside academic colleagues of the deceased, Circle of Friends of Cameroon (CAREC), members of family and many other personalities.
There was a short funeral at the airport and words of comfort to the bereaved family from the representative of the Head of State before the remains were transferred to the mortuary of the General hospital of Yaounde.
The state funeral in honor of Professor. Peter Agbor Tabi, Minister, Deputy Secretary General of the Presidency of the Republic, former chancellor of the University of Yaoundé.
Thursday, June 2, 2016
11:AM - Removal of copse from the mortuary of the of the General Hospital of Yaounde;
Transfer of the remains to the premises of the University of Yaounde I;
12 : 30 PM - Academic Honors at the University of Yaounde I;
3:PM - Transfer of the remains to the deceased's residence in the Biteng neighborhood.
6:PM - Start of the vigil at his residence in Biteng.
Midnight - Departure of funeral procession for Mamfe, Manyu department, South-West region.
Friday, June 3, 2016
10:AM - Arrival of the funeral procession in Mamfe
Installation of the remains at the deceased's residence
6:PM- Start of the vigil until dawn, led by choirs.
Saturday, June 4, 2016
7:AM - Gathering of local population ;
8:AM 00-9: 30 PM- Arrival and personalities instead of parties;
9:40 AM - Arrival of Minister, Secretary General of the Presidency of the Republic, personal representative of the Head of State;
Home by the administrative authorities and the representative of the deceased's family,
10:AM- Start of ceremony;
Transfer of the remains to the family vault at Ndekwai
Interment in the strictest privacy.
1:PM - the end of the ceremony.
A stunning injury-time free-kick from Dimitri Payet gave France a 3-2 friendly victory over Cameroon in Nantes on Monday.
The West Ham midfielder curled a shot beyond the reach of goalkeeper Fabrice Ondoa just two minutes after the visitors had levelled the match at 2-2.
Blaise Matuidi's volley following a fine run from Kingsley Coman had put the hosts in front before Vincent Aboubakar levelled just two minutes later for a Cameroon side who posed a consistent threat on the break.
Olivier Giroud was booed by some supporters outside the Stade de la Beajouire, with several making their frustrations over Karim Benzema's omission quite clear, but he responded with a fine finish from a Paul Pogba cross for hishis fifth goal in four starts to put France ahead.
Giroud missed a good chance for a second but was given a largely warm reception when he was replaced by Andre-Pierre Gignac just after the hour, as France began to push forward in earnest in search of a goal to safeguard their third win in a row.
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting equalised against the run of play in the 88th minute after a Laurent Koscielny error but Payet's superb strike secured a third win in a row for Didier Deschamps' side, who face Scotland on Saturday in a final Euro 2016 warm-up game.
The home side began brightly but Cameroon almost snatched the lead with 13 minutes played, Hugo Lloris forced to make a fine one-handed stop low to his left after Karl Toko Ekambi cut infield and aimed for the far corner.
France went ahead on 20 minutes with their first moment of real attacking quality. Coman skipped away from Edgar Salli down the left and clipped the ball towards the penalty spot, where Matuidi was on hand to volley left-footed past Ondoa.
But the lead lasted just two minutes. Nyom made amends for his earlier sluggish defending by drilling a fine low cross towards the six-yard box, and Aboubakar arrived unchallenged at the near post to turn the ball beneath Lloris.
Pogba spurned a great chance to put France back ahead, flashing a header wide of the right-hand post when unmarked 12 yards out, but Giroud made sure of an advantage before the break.
Juventus star Pogba created space down the right before bending a superb cross towards the penalty spot, and Giroud steered a stylish first-time finish past Ondoa.
The Arsenal man was thwarted by Ondoa just before the hour mark after bustling his way into the penalty area, prompting a few more jeers from sections of the crowd, and Pogba saw a curling effort superbly clawed away by the 20-year-old goalkeeper before N'Golo Kante drilled the rebound wide.
Substitute Cabaye was denied by a sprawling Ondoa when picked out by a fine Payet pass, and they were hit with a sucker-punch a minute later, as Koscielny's slip allowed Choupo-Moting to latch onto Anatole Abang's pass and slot past Lloris.
But Payet had the final word, curling a fantastic free-kick beyond the reach of Ondoa from 25 yards out to secure the win.
The Director of Aspire Football Dreams Project, Cameroon, Thomas Nkono is urging young boys of 13 years to registration for the Aspire Football Dreams Project to try their luck at grabbing a scholarship that would enable them to realize their dream of becoming professional footballers while going to school or learning a trade.
The Project in its eighth edition in Cameroon was launched in March would be closed by the end of June with coordinators in 40 sites expected to register about 704 children each all over the national territory making a total of 28,160 for a pre-test.
Following the pre-test, the 176 players selected would be divided into 16 teams to play 8 matches at the end of June from which 30 players would be selected to take part in the finals in Yaoundé in July.
To ensure professionalism and objectivity in the selection, two groups of coaches from Europe and Qatar would oversee the finals for the selection of two or three players and the best player from Cameroon would be announced.
As is the tradition, former Director of FC Barcelone Training Centre who doubles as the Director of Aspire Football Dreams Qatar who detected Lionel Messi, Jeffren Suarez, Perdro Roderiguez Ledesma would be present at the finals.
The selected players are expected to spend about three weeks in Qatar to participate in the world finals with other selected players from 14 countries.
Youths from Aspire, FC Barcleone and other European teams invited to the grand finale in Qatar.
A Senegalese court on Monday is set to rule in the trial of former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré for alleged crimes against humanity committed during his 1982-1990 rule marking a historic end to a decades-long quest for justice.
The ruling will mark the first time in the world that the courts of one country will prosecute the former ruler of another country.
More than 90 witnesses have testified in the trial, which began in July last year. Habré is accused of having presided over 40,000 political murders and widespread torture in his Central African homeland. A 1992 Chadian Truth Commission singled out the brutal police force under the former rebel leader-turned-president for some of the worst atrocities during Habré’s reign.
Prosecutors are seeking a life sentence for Habré.
Habré has dismissed the tribunal as politically motivated. During the course of the trial, the former rebel leader and his supporters have frequently disrupted proceedings with shouting and singing. He refused legal representation but the court appointed him Senegalese lawyers.
A documentary on the former Chadian strongman, which premiered at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, featured extraordinary closing footage of the former rebel-turned-despot being forcibly carried into the courtroom, kicking and screaming.