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Friday, February fourteenth, theUN says at least 22 people have been killed in a village in the Northwest region of Cameroon. Over half of those killed were children. No one has claimed responsibility for Friday’s incident but the opposition parties blame the killing on the government.

pencamer: Biya’s New Year Wishes Ceremony without Nfon Muket...

pencamer: Biya’s New Year Wishes Ceremony without Nfon Muket...: Cameroon Journal, Yaounde – It is emerging that Nfon V.E. Mukete, Senator and Paramount Ruler of the Bafaws, may have been systematical...

Biya’s New Year Wishes Ceremony without Nfon Mukete

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Cameroon Journal, Yaounde – It is emerging that Nfon V.E. Mukete, Senator and Paramount Ruler of the Bafaws, may have been systematically prevented from participating in the annual New Year wishes ceremony held at the Unity Palace for President Biya on Tuesday January 5, as pay back to his recent advocacy against Anglophones marginalization in Cameroon.
The Cameroon Journal gathered from a source at Nfon’s palace in Kumba that a courier mail agent did not deliver Senator Mukete’s invitation for the event – not until the same morning – less than two hours to the event which began at 10am. The source noted that it was practically impossible for the chief to make it to Yaounde from Kumba, even by space craft.
The courier agent told our palace source that they were by no means responsible for the late delivery. He said that the mail was delivered in due time; from the time it was deposited at their agency in Yaounde, suggesting that the senders should be blamed for not effecting the transfe…

CAMTEL, MTN and ORANGE owe government 176 bn CFA

The National Anti-Corruption Commission (CONAC) report issued on Tuesday reveals that Cameroon mobile operators - CameroonTelecommunications (CAMTEL), French giants Orange and South Africa's Mobile Telecommunication Networks (MTN) - owe the Cameroon government 176 billion FCFA in unpaid taxes, fees and fines.

CONAC in its findings noted that several illegal practices and other malpractices from those operators, also involved in repeated violations of the laws and conventions that regulate the sector.

Vietnam's Viettel is pinned for going under the trade name Nexttel locally without amendment to the concession agreement linking them to the Cameroonian State.

CONAC called for the Telecommunications Regulatory Agency (ART) to be made accountable.

Vehicle Crushes Fallen Baby Along Douala-Edea Highway

A nine-month-old baby was yesterday, January 19, 2016, crushed by a vehicle on the Douala- Edea highway. Witness said the baby fell off the mother's back on a fast-moving motorbike and was crushed by a car following closely behind. The inconsolable mother did not fasten the child well enough, coupled with the high speed of the motorbike.

How a 2 years old escaped being kidnapped

Last Thursday in the neighborhood of Mimboman in Yaounde, a man was caught stealing a 2 years old child. A lady went out with her child to buy bread for her to eat. A witness said, as she cued up to buy, a man who arrived that area on a motorbike earlier was loitering about while the bike rider waited. As he noticed that the mother was focused on purchasing the food item, he immediately grabbed the 2 years old baby and headed for the motorbike. The witness alerted the mother and the crowd went after him.
When the bike rider realized his partner could not make it, he took off for his life. The thief was caught and taken to the nearest police station. When they arrived the police station, the thief refuse to respond to any question as he acted as if he lost his sanity.

Suicide Bomber Killed Four People

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Boko Haram Jihadists hit Cameroon once again. Yesterday Monday 18th, four worshippers were killed in a suicide bombing at a mosque in the village of Nguetchewe in the Far North region.
The attack took place in the early hours on Monday morning just as morning prayers were ending.
The security source said, “A young boy who arrived the village on foot had a suspicious behavior. A witness noticed him and as he tried to intercept him, the bomber ran towards the mosque, where he set off the explosives he was carrying with him.”
This attack took place five days after a similar one left 12 people dead in the Far North region.

Oscar Nomination: Black Actors Marginalized

The Oscar nominees were revealed with notable omissions of black actors including Will Smith for Concussion, Michael B. Jordan for Creed and Idris Elba for Beasts of No Nation failing to get a nod.
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At least 20 reported dead in attack on hotel in Burkina Faso capital



Last night the Splendid Hotel was reported to be on fire as commandos used explosives to force their way into the hotel in an attempt to rescue hostages who had been seized by the gunmen.
The four-star hotel is a popular location with westerners, including United Nations staff.
Responsibility for the attack on the hotel and the nearby Cappucino restaurant was claimed by al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.
The "mujahideen brothers" of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb "broke into a restaurant of one of the biggest hotels in the capital of Burkina Faso, and are now entrenched and the clashes are continuing with the enemies of the religion," the SITE Intelligence Group quoted an Arabic-language AQIM message as saying.
"O Allah, make it successful, and O nation of the Cross, wait for the glad tidings of what will harm you," the message added.
Gunshots and explosions had been heard coming from the …