The SUN Newspaper, Cameroon:The Senior Divisional Officer, SDO for Meme, Chamberlain Ntou’ou Ndong has on Tuesday January 16, 2018 survived an attack by Ambazonian freedom fighters at his GRA up station residence, Kumba.
The incidence took place at about 2:40am but was quickly brought under control by military officers guarding his abode
Reports hold that one Ambazonian soldier spotted by military men at the SDO’s residence disregarded orders for him to stop but, rather made for the door. They shot at him severally after the first bullet failed to take life out of him. The unidentified guy fled into the bushes, strengthening the belief they are impenetrable by bullets.
He was however apprehended by the uniform officers and during interrogation, the Ambazonian soldier disclosed that he had been sent by his boss to monitor the officers stationed at the SDO’s residence for them to plan their attack.
The SUN could not get the name of the ‘odeshi’ fighter (local appellation for someone who is impenetrable by bullets) because according to Meme SDO, he had no identification documents on him when he was caught.
He was later taken to the Kumba Central Police Station for further investigations. Meanwhile, reasons why the SDO’s residence was targeted are yet to be known.
Our sources disclosed that the gang of fighters who were hiding some kilometers from the SDO’s residence waiting for an alert from their colleague disappeared when they realized he had been apprehended.
Cameroonians willing to travel to Senegal will now henceforth benefit from new visa regulations as announced by representatives of the airline companies (Air Côte d’Ivoire, Asky, Camair-Co) that shuttle between Douala/Yaounde and Dakar-Senegal.
The new Visa rules were revealed to the press on January 15, 2018, in Douala by the honorary council of Senegal in Cameroon. “The presentation of entry visas at departure is no more a prerequisite for Cameroonians heading to Senegal”, the honorary council explained.
The Senegalese diplomat also hinted that, to ease visa procedures, a system will be put in place as well at the Blaise Diagne international airport in Dakar Senegal in order to handle visa requests on arrival.
Before new rules, Cameroonian travellers to Senegal had to request a visa at the embassy in Cameroon.
It should be noted that, a single-entry visa for a 30-day in the West African economic hub stands at $100 (about CFA50,000) .
Cargolux, the giant freight company has decided to temporarily stop its freight to Cameroon due to a scanner breakdown which is yet to be resolved in Douala international airport, good sources reveal.
Some sources also explain that because of the breakdown, the company has sustained important losses by offloading goods and going back empty, the scanner being necessary to scan the goods to be embarked as the aviation safety standards require. Last year though, during the official launch of its activities in Cameroon, Cargolux was rejoicing.
Douala “has the biggest port in Central Africa. It is the country’s economic and commercial capital which handles most of its exports, oil, cocoa, coffee, fruits, metal and woods notably.
European countries are its main import-export partners, followed by Asia”, it said. Let’s note that the freight activity which has increased significantly in 2016 (76% according to the aviation authority) will thus slow down due to the temporal stop.
Military authorities in Gambia arrested two of ex-strongman Yahya Jammeh’s generals after they returned unexpectedly from exile over the weekend, the army said in a statement on Monday.
Gambia’s current President Adama Barrow was sworn in a year ago as a West African regional intervention force closed in on the capital Banjul forcing Jammeh, who had refused to accept his defeat in elections, to flee to Equatorial Guinea.
Umpa Mendy, Jammeh’s principal protection officer, and the former head of the State Guards Battalion Ansumana Tamba had both accompanied the former leader into exile. But the army statement said they flew back into Gambia on Sunday.
“They were arrested at their respective homes ... and are currently detained at the Yundum Military Barracks, where they are helping the military police with their investigations,” the statement said.
It did not say why the two men returned to Gambia or on what charges they had been arrested.
Barrow is still seeking to assert control following the end of 22 years of Jammeh’s authoritarian rule under which the military served as a key pillar of a regime notorious for jailing and torturing political opponents.
The new government has replaced or dismissed a number of senior military officers, some of them suspected of being members of a group called the Jungulars, which many Gambians say carried out killings on behalf of the government.
However, the army still contains many former supporters of Jammeh. Barrow’s allies have repeatedly warned of the possibility that exiled officers were working to undermine the new government from abroad.
National Hydrocarbons Corporation ( SNH) projections foreshadowing production of crude oil. Announcing to Cameroonians that it marketed fuel worth 16.86 million barrels of crude oil in 2017 as against 20.51 million barrels of crude oil in 2016. These figures merely represent 3.65 barrels between these two periods.
The imprints of the prawns. In a subtle manner,the vociferous Cameroono- American writer nails LA Republique Du Cameroun. Patrice Nganang emphasis that it's the shabby treatment meted on the people of Southern Cameroon's that they have after fifty six long years concluded that enough enough.
The crisis affecting and ravaging the nation has been because of negligible abandonment of a people. Appointing some inconsequential people into offices, whose language and mannerism only antagonises the people than build, is what has caused this groin that today must be incised for all the bad blood to flow.
The civil war that has exposed the worthlessness of the purported valiant soldiers, has ravaged the image of the scouts of LA Republique Du Cameroun. Haven fallen in their hundreds and more, the once reverend and highly esteemed soldiers are now termed scouts and shabbily abused and beaten into pulp by young and energetic boys. Recollecting the challenges of Ernest Wandji to reestablish a Cameroonian state void of colonialism, Patrice Nganang draws his inspiration along the riverine localities of the Bassa and the Nkam.
This aspirations have been thwarted by bad governance and bad blood provoked by tribalism, nepotism, favouritism and elitism .