Showing posts from March, 2016
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.

MANU face May deadline to make move for José Mourinho

Manchester United have until the start of May to make a formal move for José Mourinho should they want him to replace Louis van Gaal, as the Portuguese is intent on securing his next managerial position by then.

World's richest banker charged with corruption

Brazilian prosecutors on Thursday charged Joseph Safra, the world's richest banker, in connection with an alleged scheme to pay bribes to government officials in return for waiving tax debts.

Baromètre - Concretise Water Supply Projects

It is often said that failing to plan is planning to fail. The question one would like to ask is whether this popular saying corresponds with water supply in Cameroon. 
The answer is a monosyllabic "no" considering that the country has a plethora of plans in form of projects for water supply in the country but is still failing in their implementation.

More than 49,000 Tuberculosis cases in Cameroon

Cameroonians joined their peers in the world on March 24, 2016, to commemorate World Tuberculosis Day on the theme, "Unite To End Tuberculosis."
The day is meant to raise public awareness on the fact that tuberculosis remains an epidemic in most parts of the world, causing the deaths of nearly one and a half million people each year, mostly in developing countries.

Boy drowns at construction site in Diedo

Heavy rains on March 29, 2016, in the economic capital, Douala, which caused flooding in neighbourhoods with poor drainage systems, killed a 12-year-old boy. Ange and friends were playing in a construction site in the "Trois Morts" area of Deido when the tragedy occurred.

Priest reported to be "crucified" on Good Friday may be alive

There are reports a video demanding millions of dollars in return for an Indian priest kidnapped in Yemen has been sent to the Indian government.

It suggests Father Tom Uzhunnalil, who was reported crucified on Good Friday, may still be alive.

'Temple of Baal' to go up in New York, London

A reproduction of the Temple of Baal is coming to New York's Times Square next month as a tribute to the 2,000-year-old original structure that was destroyed by ISIS last year in Palmyra, Syria.

The reproductions will be made using a 3-D printer, producing a life-size model of the temple's entrance.

'Suicide Bomber' held in cameroon not missing Chibok schoolgirl

Parents from Chibok community in Borno State have denied a girl held by Cameroonian authorities, after an aborted suicide bombing mission, is one of 219 missing female students abducted by Boko Haram in 2014.

The girl had claimed she was one of the missing school girls, the Cameroonian government said.

Mariah Carey's dying sister begs star for help

Mariah Carey’s ailing 54-year-old sister, Alison, has made a desperate public plea for help from her superstar sibling.
The shocking video appears on and it comes after she says she was the victim of a home invasion.

Shell Nigeria deal inquest in Italy

Italian prosecutors are investigating Royal Dutch Shell as part of a probe into the acquisition of a Nigerian oil field, the firm has said.

The oil giant said it was cooperating with the authorities.

Emeka Ike says he has nothing to do with Ibinabo’s predicament

Nollywood actor and newly installed President, Actor’s Guild of Nigeria, AGN, Emeka Ike, says he has nothing to do with Ibinabo Fiberesima’s predicament following the order from the Federal High Court that the former AGN president vacates the exalted office of the AGN and hands over to him.

According to him, Ibinabo could ‘bag another jail term because of contempt of court.’

Father dies saving daughter from electrified swiming pool

Family and friends are mourning the loss of Jim Tramel, an executive with Silicon Valley company RevJet, who passed away after a tragic accident on Easter Sunday.
Tramel was reportedly vacationing with his family in their Palm Springs home when he noticed his daughter seemed to be struggling and turning blue in their swimming pool.

Gendarmes torture "bikeman" to death in Yaounde

Over 250 protesters blocked traffic in front of the Secretariat of Defence in Yaounde, March 28, demanding that officials of the gendarmerie headquarters release the remains of a certain Moupen Moussa who is said to have been killed in custody.

One Illiassou, brother of the deceased told reporters on the scene of the protests that his brother, a commercial bike rider in Yaounde was returning from work at about on March 25, accompanied by another bike rider, one Foapon Alassa, when an unknown person stopped them.

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Cameroon Defence Minister ignores Shekau's video

The Cameroonian authorities on Tuesday ignored the statements made by the leader of the Nigerian terror sect, Abubakar Shekau in a recent unauthenticated video in which he seems to predict his end.

Reacting to the footage, the Minister of Defence, Joseph Beti Assomo declared on national television CRTV:
"We do not pay importance to Shekau’s video".

Walking while texting to be banned in US

The US state of New Jersey is proposing a new law that would make it illegal to walk, while also sending a text message.

Just as driving laws restrict use of mobile phones to avoid distractions, the new law plans to avoid problems caused by people not paying attention to where they are walking.

EgyptAir: How can a plane be hijacked in the 21st century?

Somewhere in the world, almost every day, a foolish, drunk or angry passenger will claim to have a weapon on board a plane. In many cases she or (usually) he will not be believed, and can be expected a welcoming committee of police upon arrival.

If there is a degree of plausibility, then the captain may decide to divert to the nearest airport - normally with the same result, but rather more disruption.

Guess Google CEO's salary for 2015

Google CEO Sundar Pichai made $100.5 million in 2015, according to a regulatory filing released on Tuesday.

The filing revealed Pichai was paid a salary of $652,500, awarded restricted stock worth $99.8 million (which will vest fully in 2017), and given "other" compensation of $22,935.

Bafana Bafana frustated by Cameroon

Bafana Bafana and Cameroon have played to a 0-0 draw at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, leaving South Africa with a very slim chance of qualifying for AFCON 2017.
South Africa were the far more industrious side but just could not fashion any decent open play chances. They came closest to scoring from two set pieces, one in each half.

British woman 'tried to swim to cruise liner when it left port' in Portugal

A British pensioner used her handbag as a buoyancy aid during four hours stranded in Atlantic waters after leaping into the sea to catch her cruise-liner. 

Susan Brown, 65, swam 1,600ft out to sea in the hope of making it to her ship, the Marco Polo, after a row with her husband, it was claimed. 

Madness grips foreigners on the streets of Jerusalem

Israel is used to foreign visitors suffering psychotic delusions that they are figures from the Bible or harbingers of the End of Times
An Irish schoolteacher who came to a Jerusalem hospital convinced she was about to give birth to the Baby Jesus when in fact she was not even pregnant. 

Yahoo sets Deadline for buyers to present bids

Yahoo Inc. has given prospective buyers until April 11 to present preliminary offers for some of its assets, the Wall Street Journal reported late Monday.
In letters to potential suitors, the troubled Internet company asked them what assets they were interested in, how they would finance such acquisitions and what terms would have to be met on their end, the newspaper said, quoting people familiar with the matter.

EgyptAir: Hijacker surrenders at Larnaca airport

An EgyptAir plane flying from Alexandria to Cairo was hijacked and forced to land in Cyprus on Tuesday but the passengers and crew were freed unharmed and the hijacker, whose motives remained a mystery, was arrested after giving himself up. 
Eighty-one people, including 21 foreigners and 15 crew, had been onboard the Airbus 320 flight when it took off, Egypt's Civil Aviation Ministry said in a statement. 

Limbe Omnisport Stadium makes remarkable history

Since the creation of the Cameroon football team on January 1, 1959, this was the first time the city of Limbe, in particular, and the Southwest Region, in general was hosting an international game.

According to reports, out of the 19,100 tickets printed for the Cameroon-South Africa encounter, 14,000 tickets were sent to the Southwest region giving the inhabitants of this part of the country the opportunity to watch the Lions play live for the first time.

Woman tracks down and marries sperm donor

A woman has spoken of how she tracked down the sperm-donor father of her child - before the pair fell in love and got married.

British-bornAustralianAminah Hart gave birth to daughter Leila following IVFtreatment.
Despite never having met him, Ms Hart chose cattlefarmer Scott Andersen, 45, as a donor because he described himself as "happy and healthy", according to the Mirror.

Man arrested for duping local cocoa farmers of 500,000 xaf

Mpounga Ngamouna Thierry is accused of selling a fake cocoa treatment product to farmers.
Mpounga Ngamouna Thierry, 28, a teacher with a private secondary school in Nkolbisson, Yaounde, was on March 17, 2016, arrested by gendarmes in Mbankomo, about 25 km from the capital city. Acting on tip-off from gendarmes in Bokito in Mbam and Inoubou Division of the Centre Region,
 Mpounga was arrested when he came to cash money sent from Bokito at a local money transfer office. 

Nigeria: Political parties mourn the fall of Dr Tunji Braithwaite

The Lagos State Chapter of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) has commiserated with the family of Dr Tunji Braithwaite, who died in a Lagos hospital on Monday at the age of 82.

In a statement signed by Mr Taofik Gani, Publicity Secretary, of the PDP, Lagos State Chapter, described the late Braithwaite as a patriot, fearless speaker, astute politician and an intelligent lawyer.
"May his revolutionary soul rest in peace, as we pray that the Lord should give his family the fortitude to bear the loss.

Hijacked EgyptAir lands at Larnaca airport

An EgyptAir airliner has been hijacked and forced to divert to Larnaca airport on the south coast of Cyprus.

Flight MS181, an Airbus A320 carrying 81 passengers from Alexandria to Cairo,was taken over after a passenger said he was wearing an explosives belt.
Negotiations are under way but no demands have been made by those in control of the plane, reports say.
A local journalist has told the BBC that some passengers had been seen leaving the plane. Larnaca airport has been closed and scheduled flights diverted elsewhere.
"The pilot said that a passenger told him he had an explosives vest and forced the plane to land in Larnaca," the Egyptian civil aviation ministry said in a statement.

Family loses quadruplets in Yaounde

An anglophone family, Mr. Alfred Nkimih and his wife, Honorine Nshi, who lost four new born babies at the Yaounde Central Hospital, have blamed the tragedy on the lack of incubators at that health facility and on what Nkimih asserted in a write-up on his Facebook page as; wickedness and jealousy of the health personnel.
Nkimih narrated that when his wife visited the hospital for follow-up that March 22; she had nothing to do with delivery because the pregnancy was only six months old. According to him, when the personnel insisted, his wife said they should then look for incubators, repeatedly stating that paying the bill will not be an issue.

Cameroon operate armoured vehicle for presidential protection

Cameroon is operating the Israeli Saymar Musketeer armoured vehicle, and using it for presidential protection.
Cameroon’s Presidential Guard Reconnaissance and Support Group includes a Musketeer platoon, as well as fire support, anti-aircraft, and anti-terrorist units.
The publication reports that Cameroon's Presidential Guard is the first known user of the vehicle, which is based on a Toyota Land Cruiser chassis.

Demonic symbol spotted in a rip steak

Is this "evil" steak the work of Satan himself?

That's the consensus the Internet has come to recently after a photo of what appears to be an image of the devil within a rib cut hit the web with a vengeance.

The snapshot began trending after a media outlet in Mexico uploaded the photo to its Facebook account late Wednesday afternoon.

Gunshots at US Capitol Visitors Center