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Saturday, 26 August 2017 07:34

Joao Lourenco is Angolan new president

The National electoral commission of Angola, has declared Joao Lourenco, who represented the party in power MPLA, the new president of Angola.

According to statistics given by the electoral body, the new leader led the legislative elections, with 64.57%, followed by the National Union for the Total independence of Angola (UNITA) 24.04%, Casa-Ce, 8.56%, PRS 1.37%, FNLA 0.95% and APN 0.52%.

UNITA, said the elections were not transparent, but there are slim chances of any reconsideration, given that Dos Santos has said Angola will not have two presidents but one.

Joao is said to have been the ex-president’s close friend for a very long time. He was defence Minister before being elected as president after 38 years in power of his predecessor.

72 year old Lourenco was born in 1954 in Lobita, West of the country. He excelled in the military enormously, fighting for Angola’s independence in 1974. reports that, on Wednesday 23 August, protesters manifested their anger towards the forces of law and order in kumba, for being the cause of the death of their brother, John Su.


After the deceased was locked up, his health situation started deteriorating. His family noticed that and pleaded for his release on bail, but the gendarmerie officers denied to grant it. They didn’t pay the least attention to their cries.

John consequently died in his cell. Kumba residents felt so irritated and manifested their rage accusing the gendarmes of homicide.


Friday 4 July 2017, was observed as the International Beer day, which is aimed at celebrating the beer product, which has become an indispensable commodity in the world especially in Cameroon.

Cameroon is one of the highest beer consumers in Africa, with Nigeria at the top. Any event that takes place in Cameroon is incomplete without some bottles of the “precious liquor” as it has been made to be. Football gatherings are highly sponsored by brewery industries for example, the “33 Export” beer is being portrayed as the number one football supporter in Cameroon.

The day which was founded in 2007 in Santa Cruz, California in the United States, to be celebrated every first Friday of August, is aimed at honouring those responsible for brewing and serving beer.

Everyone is expected to offer at least a beer to a friend, so that they enjoy the taste together while showing gratitude to bartenders and brewers.


The Bishop of the Kumbo Diocese, His Lordship George Nkuo, who is the Vice President of the Bamenda Provincial Episcopal Conference, has called on Catholic faithful to commence with registration of their children in schools for the 2017/2018 academic year. He said the main mission of the Catholic Church is the education of the children.

He went as far as sending communiqués to Parishes in his Diocese which called on parents to send their children to school as this new academic school year begins. The Bishop begged parents not to use their children as sacrifices for this struggle, that another means could be devised.


Parent Teacher Associations (PTA) strongly supported the man of God’s message putting forth as justification for this call, the situation of teachers of private institutions, who have gone without salaries for months now, as a result of the school boycott. They further said the boycott is instead killing children of poor Southern Cameroonians, given that rich parents have sent their children to study in French speaking Regions of the country.


After sending the first group of the regime in power’s “praise singers” to the US who took off for their mission on Wednesday 03 August, another set of Ministers composed of Laurent Esso, Minister of Justice and Keeper of the Seals who is the leader, Lejeune Mbella Mbella, the Minister of External Relations and Tanyitiku Enoh Achuo, Attache at the Prime Minister’s office, have been designated to go to Brussels in Belgium, for a meeting with Cameroonians there on Saturday, 05 August 2017.


Their main mission to the seat of the European Union (EU), will be to tell government’s side of the story on the Anglophone crisis. Their main objective is to make Cameroonians in the Diaspora have the same mindset as them, considering Southern Cameroonians as those on the wrong and as those who are fighting to destabilize the country.

They equally want to present to Cameroonians in Brussels, what they call “government’s strategy” to tackle and solve the crisis, which apparently is becoming beyond their control due to tactlessness.


A requiem mass took place at the Our Lady of Victory Cathedral in Yaounde led by the Archbishop of Yaounde His Lordship Jean Mbarga, after the removal of the remains of the late Bafia Bishop from the Yaounde General hospital mortuary yesterday 02 July 2017.

The Head of State, Paul Biya who has Catholic Christians “squeezing his neck” over this issue, was represented by the Minister of Justice and Keeper of the Seals, Laurent Esso.

This comes after over two months of uncertainty about the cause of the death of His Lordship Benoit Balla. The Catholic clergy in Cameroon is still not in accordance with the fact that the late Bishop committed suicide. They say he was rather “brutally assassinated”.

After the Requiem mass, the corpse was taken to Bafia. Before reaching the Cathedral of the man of God’s Diocese, a stop was made by the Ebebda river, where the Christians of that Diocese received the corpse.

At 6pm, a series of masses began after every three hours at the Bafia Cathedral (6pm, 9pm, 12am, 3am, and 6am). At 10am today, Thursday 03 July, a final Requiem mass will take place followed by burial.

Before the removal of the corpse on Wednesday, over a hundred military men were reported to have been sent to Bafia to ensure security, given that there were rumours of Christians of that locality, planning to organise a protest, demanding why State authorities are wasting time to fish out the Late Bishop’s murderer.




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