Pavel Joeblack Sat, 23 Sep 2017 23:32:07 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Bamenda Explosions: Tchiroma's Aching statements in press conference of 21 September Bamenda Explosions: Tchiroma's Aching statements in press conference of 21 September

After a series of explosions in the Northwest Region, the cunning Minister of Communication Issa, organised a press conference to bombard the public with lies as usual. He made statements which could only hurt Southern Cameroonians, calling them terrorists just because they have been fighting for their rights.

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Tchiroma's words:

“Distinguished Journalists

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Within the space of two weeks, terrorists claiming to be armed factions of the secessionist movements in the South-West and North-West Regions, who extensively and methodically premeditated their actions since September 5, 2017 hosted by websites abroad, have implemented their threats.

On 11 September 2017, an explosive device was activated in the town of Bamenda, targeting a patrol of the National Gendarmerie at the place called "Mobil Nkwen".

On 16 September 2017, a Molotov cocktail was directed against a dormitory of the Sacred Heart College in Mankon, still in the city of Bamenda, by two terrorists who had escaped, intended to burn innocent children who were supposed to be in that dormitory. Fortunately, this other terrorist act was perpetrated when the targeted children were praying outside the dormitory.

Nevertheless, substantial damage was recorded, with whole buildings being burnt to ashes. Meanwhile, it is necessary to hail the remarkable solidarity move of the populations, parents and the alumni of this institution, who spontaneously mobilized themselves to make a financial contribution of CFA 12,000,000 francs, for the immediate repair of the burnt buildings.

On Wednesday, September 21, 2017, at 8:30 am, a bomb was activated against a police patrol, at the Hospital Round About, next to the Bamenda Regional Hospital. The firing of the bomb was triggered by an electrical device operated from a mobile phone and two detonators, injuring three elements of the police force. They are Mr ANYE ANDANG Justin, Senior Police Constable, victim of two serious fractures in the arm and one in the tibia; Mr FOKOU Joël and Mr BIAMOU Loïc, both Police Constables, victims of hearing trauma and post-explosive concussions. The victims were immediately placed under intensive medical supervision.

As soon as he was informed of the situation, the Head of State, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and Supreme Commander of the Security Forces, ordered right from New York where he is taking part in the Session of the 72nd General Assembly of the United Nations, that special measures be taken by the Defence and Security Forces, to strengthen the security of persons and property, and that special provisions be put in place so as to ensure greater security for schools 24 hours a day".

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]]> (Pavel Joeblack) Local|f6be11 Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:34:29 +0000
Cameroon: Mayor of Dschang says one person died in building collapse Cameroon: Mayor of Dschang says one person died in building collapse

In a communique released by Mayor Beaudelaire Donfack yesterday 22 September 2017, it was revealed that just a single person died under the building that collapsed in Dschang, contrary to what many people were saying.

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People countered the Mayors communiqué saying, they had heard screams from within the building. A voice was shouting saying, there were nine people stuck under the collapsed building with one severely injured person.

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]]> (Pavel Joeblack) CAMEROON THISDAY Sat, 23 Sep 2017 07:45:55 +0000
Cameroon: Explosion in Douala instils fear in population Cameroon: Explosion in Douala instils fear in population

As Southern Cameroons bubble with tension, explosions are said to have gone up in Douala, leaving the population with much fright.

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The population of Cameroon’s Economic Capital, Douala is still in shock, following the double explosion at the SCDP Petroleum Depot. The explosions brought fear to the hearts of the inhabitants of that locality coupled with what is happening in the English Speaking Regions of the country .

According to the Governor of the Littoral Region, Samuel Duieudonne Ivaha Dibou, the double bomb explosion is an act of terrorism. The Biya Government is now in shock and confusion as they tackle both the Ambazonian spring and terrorists.

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]]> (Pavel Joeblack) CAMEROON THISDAY Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:37:47 +0000
Cameroon: Building collapses on about 10 people in Dschang Cameroon: Building collapses on about 10 people in Dschang

A four-story building is reported to have collapsed in Foreke a Quarter in Dschang. This happened on 21 September at around 3pm.

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It was raining heavily at the time, and a group of people had sought shelter under the said building. All of a sudden, the inhabitants of that area, heard a loud sound like that of an explosion.

After getting the frightful sound, the population did not just sit back. They came out but only to discover that a building had gone down to ruins in their neighbourhood.

It collapsed on the carpenters and builders, who were working on it, as well as the people who had sheltered themselves from rain.

In reaction to the incident, the Mayor of that municipality immediately sent a bulldozer to clear the site.

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]]> (Pavel Joeblack) Local|f6be11 Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:18:01 +0000
Cameroon-Yaounde: US Embassy advises its citizens to be careful about travelling to Bamenda Cameroon-Yaounde: US Embassy advises its citizens to be careful about travelling to Bamenda

After the frightful incident that took place in Bamenda on Thursday 21 September; an explosion leaving three police officers wounded, the US Embassy in Cameroon called on its citizens who intend to travel to Bamenda to be careful. This is because they consider the area as insecure for them.

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Here is what the embassy made public:

“The U.S. Embassy in Yaoundé informs U.S. citizens that a bomb exploded in a travel roundabout in Bamenda this morning, resulting in three injuries. Demonstrations may take place in Bamenda on Friday, September 22. The U.S. Embassy has prohibited all official travel to Bamenda until October 3 due to the potential for unrest in the city.

U.S. citizens are advised to adjust travel plans accordingly. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. Avoid areas where demonstrations are taking place and exercise caution when in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations for updates. Be vigilant and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.”

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]]> (Pavel Joeblack) Local|f6be11 Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:09:38 +0000
Afrobasket 2017: Cameroon is boxed out of competition by Nigeria Afrobasket 2017: Cameroon is boxed out of competition by Nigeria

Defending champions Nigeria, have given the basketball lions their exit ticket after leading with 106-91.

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It was a game which had a whole lot of threes raining down, especially from Diogu for Nigeria and Bogmis on the Cameroonian side. Mballa on his part equally had a great game. His leadership in the encounter, even though superb, could not help his team.

Notwithstanding, Cameroon played very well, if not for the defence lapses. They gave Nigeria so much breathing space, and that is how they slipped in their baskets.

Nigeria now have their spot for the semis. They are gradually nearing the opportunity to defend their title.

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]]> (Pavel Joeblack) Sports|f6be11 Thu, 14 Sep 2017 19:13:43 +0000
Bishop Benoit Balla: Close aid of prelate dies mysteriously Bishop Benoit Balla: Close aid of prelate dies mysteriously

Pascal Boade, who served in the Bafia Diocese as a technician and driver, is reported to have died mysteriously three months after the disappearance of Bishop Benoit. Observers say the death is highly suspicious considering the circumstances leading to his demise.

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Last week, the driver had left for the Nsimalen International airport in Yaounde to pick up one of the reverends of the diocese, who was coming back from holidays. As he was trying to put the reverend’s luggage together, he started vomiting blood. In that situation, he was immediately taken to the health service of the airport. There, it was not getting any better so he was moved to the Yaounde Central Hospital; but before they could reach there he gave up the ghost.

Before dying, Pascal’s services had become so indispensable to the Diocese. It is a big loss to his people, who are still investigating to know the real cause of his death.

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]]> (Pavel Joeblack) Religion Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:12:35 +0000
Cameroon: Four Ministers in Douala for evaluation of mercy ship mission Cameroon: Four Ministers in Douala for evaluation of mercy ship mission

A delegation of four Ministers shall be in Douala today 14 September, to evaluate the activities of the Mercy ship which docked at the Douala sea port on 17 August 2017, with the main objective of helping the less privilege people of the country suffering from various health issues.

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They were dispatched by the Prime Minister, as revealed by Issa Tchiroma Bakari yesterday. The interministerial delegation is made up of, the Minister of Public Health Andre Mama Fouda, Minister of Social Affairs Pauline Irene, Minister of women and the family and then the Minister of Communication.

While in Douala, the delegation will grant a press conference as from 9:30am, in the conference hall of the Laquintinie hospital. Pressmen will be given the opportunity to exchange with the Ministers.

The ship which has been in the country for close to a month now intend to spend about ten months in Cameroon. During this period they are going to be receiving patients from the ten Regions of the country.

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]]> (Pavel Joeblack) Local|f6be11 Thu, 14 Sep 2017 11:51:40 +0000
Issa Tchiroma announces arrival on twitter Issa Tchiroma announces arrival on twitter

The Minister of Communication Issa Tchiroma Bakari, announced his newly created twitter account on 7 September 2017 at 8pm. “Good evening dear friends, I’m very happy to meet you on this forum where we can have exchanges on our beautiful nation Cameroon”, the Minister tweeted.

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He had announced in 2016 that, the Head of State Paul Biya had ordered every Minister of the Republic to create accounts on social networks. Having done the announcement, its only this September that he created his own account.

Chedjou Kamdem, specialist in digital communication and administrator of the Historic site of Cameroon said “twitter is a proximate social network... being an actor of public life and the Minister of an institution which has to do with communication, it is important that he should be on twitter to exchange with people. Even though an account for the Ministry of Communication already existed, its better as the Minister now has his own account in person” he explains.

The digital specialist said this move is one which should be warmly welcomed by journalists because, they will now have the opportunity to chat with the Minister about crucial issues which he usually only discusses during his conferences.

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]]> (Pavel Joeblack) Local|f6be11 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 09:44:21 +0000
Quarters in Yaounde, buried under water after heavy downpour on Monday Quarters in Yaounde, buried under water after heavy downpour on Monday

Many parts of the Capital city, were filled with water at high levels after torrential rainfall on Monday. Its inhabitants who were going about their daily activities got hooked where ever they found themselves after the downpour. Those who wanted to keep moving, got themselves well wetted.

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As revealed by info:net, Laure, a resident of that area, got blocked and did not know what to do. She even stopped a taxi which she hoped will take her home but unfortunately the cab driver did not intend to go her way due to the traffic congestion towards that direction.

This young lady decided to walk on foot. As she moved on, she bumped into a devastating situation, the entrance into a bakery was submerged under water.

As the case got worse, some people had to pay 200 FCFA for others to carry them on their backs across the water which covered some people right up to their waists.

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]]> (Pavel Joeblack) CAMEROON THISDAY Wed, 13 Sep 2017 07:48:01 +0000