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Cameroon’s capabilities of attracting business investors is one among the many items sidelined in the first ever International Investment Forum hosted by Cameroon last week at the Yaounde Conference Centre.
The country has been referred by many as one of Africa's best-kept secrets based on its agriculture, fishery, mining hydro-electric resources; Topography, soils and climatic conditions.
The same tributes were highlighted by key speakers of the conference such as President Paul Biya and the Chief Executive Officer of the United Bank of Africa- UBA- Tony Elumelu.
The Lom Pangar Hydro Electric dam (second world largest dam); the Menchum Falls, the Beta Oyare gold mine in the East Region, the Equatorial forest, the 50 km tarred roads, are few among the many potentials worthy of attracting business investors to Cameroon.
A teenage Class six pupil who was a candidate of the 2016 Government Common Entrance Exams was killed on the eve of the Exams.
His elder sister recounted that Ngu Henry after getting his uniform and other items set for the exams and with some home chores validated, he decided to follow his sister to the farm on the eve of exams.
Upon returning from the farm, he was asked to fetch water by his neighbor, of which he did and went for his own. 30 minutes later, Ngu Henry was discovered dead in the toilet with a rope around his neck.
Nobody could tell what actually led to the little boy’s death but the family lay claims on a neighbour who for some months had threatened the family with death. It is evident that he must have killed Ngu Henry and tangled the rope around his neck to appear as though he strangled himself.
The alleged murder is presently under Judicial Police custodypending investigation.
Meanwhile the State Council has ordered for a postmortem on the deceased who was a class six pupil at the St Michael Catholic School Bamenda.
The coach of the U-20 Cyprien Ashu Besong unveiled his 11-man squad this morning ahead of the Zimbabwe-Cameroon encounter tomorrow.
Goalkeeper: Simon Omossola,
Defense: Patrick Bahanack, Benjamin Makongo,Rodrigue Ele,Grâce Makani.
Defensive Midfield: ,Samuel Oum, Martin Hongla,
Offensive midfield: Ako Assomo, Milan Landry,Victor Mpindi.
Forward : Éric Ayuk Mbu
The team would play following the 4,2,3,1 system and the coach has asked his players to play as a team and with the traditional fighting spirit.
Official familiarization of the stadium is set for 2:00pm same as the match time tomorrow.
Cameroonian authorities denied entry to over 100 Ghanaian Police en route to a peacekeeping mission in South Sudan while transitting through Douala.
According to reports, the over 100 police officers were arrested and deported by the Cameroonian officials on Wednesday on account of improper documentation.
Tension and frustration among the Ghanaians who were on the peacekeeping mission have reached its peak after they were allegedly deported by Cameroon on Wednesday.
The reports indicate that the over 100 police officers were stopped in Cameroon and grilled for over 4 hours before they were released.
It was also reported that some of the police officers who were on a chartered flight to Sudan for the peacekeeping were carrying AK47 and other equipment.
Sources within the Ghana Police Service say the frustrated police officers are angry at the way and manner the processes took place.
“We were due to Sudan for the peacekeeping mission. We were grilled for over 4 hours before we were deported back to our country. We believe that our officials did not do the proper documentations. The fact actually is that we could not go to South Sudan because we lack proper documentation period,” one angry police officer told this paper.
Director of Public Affairs of Ghana Police, Superintendent Cephas Arthur, when contacted confirmed the trip of his men to South Sudan on Wednesday but was unaware of their deportation.
He told this paper that, “I am not sure of the arrest and deportation. Our Formed Police Unit travelled to South Sudan, but I am not sure of the deportation,” he said.
However, deep sources within the intelligence agencies told this paper that the police were not arrested but were not given an opportunity to enter the country.
Tanzania’s Home Affairs minister has been sacked by the country’s president for turning up to parliament and answering questions while under the influence of alcohol, the presidency said late on Friday.
Charles Kitwanga is the first minister to be fired since the cabinet’s appointment. Analysts said his sacking came as a surprise as he was widely viewed as being close to Magufuli.
President John Magufuli, who took office in November, has promised to tackle corruption and inefficiency in government. He has sacked several senior officials for graft and cut spending he deemed wasteful, such as scrapping official Christmas cards.
The presidential State House said in a statement Kitwanga was sacked after he “turned up drunk to parliament and responded to a question directed to the Ministry of Home Affairs while being in a drunken state.”
It did not say when the episode took place.
Kitwanga had previously faced calls to quit before the incident by lawmakers who criticized his handling of the ministry. Kitwanga could not immediately be reached for comment.
Government red tape and official corruption have often been blamed by businesses for slowing down or deterring investment in the poor African nation, which has discovered offshore gas reserves that it is seeking to develop.
Magufuli has said would impose discipline on the civil service and public institutions.
Egypt's military displayed wreckage and personal belongings found in the search for EgyptAir Flight 804 as searchers scoured the Mediterranean Sea on Saturday for the aircraft's flight data and cockpit voice recorders.