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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.

5 data journalist retrace Paul Biya's 34-years in power

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Five Cameroonian data journalists have retraced the 34 years that their country's president has been in power, offering a fascinating look into Cameroon's government.

Africa’s longest-serving leader, Equatorial Guinea president extends 37-year rule

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Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang Nguema has won re-election, securing 93.7 percent of votes cast in an April 24 poll to extend his 37-year rule over the Central African oil producer, a government statement said on Thursday.
Obiang, Africa’s longest-serving leader, has ruled the former Spanish colony since 1979 when he staged a bloody military coup and ousted his uncle, who was later executed.

Beyonce sells "Boycott Beyonce" shirt

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Even the haters have got to love Beyonce.

The singer is very cleverly selling "Boycott Beyonce" merchandise on her Formation tour. It's a tongue-in-cheek reference to an earlier controversy over her Super Bowl performance and "Formation" music video.

25 common characteristics of successful businessmen

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Regardless of your definition of success, there are, oddly enough, a great number of common characteristics that are shared by successful businesspeople.

You can place a check beside each characteristic that you feel that you possess. This way, you can see how you stack up. Even if you don't have all of these characteristics, don't fret.

President Barack Obama laments over failure to put American economy back on track after 2008 crash

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In the twilight of his second term, President Barack Obama is lamenting his failure to sell his success in putting the American economy back on track after the 2008 crash suggesting the Democrats might have retained its majorities in the US Congress had he told the story better.

Three people linked to San Bernardino mass shooting were arrested, FBI

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Three people linked to the couple responsible for December's mass shooting in San Bernardino, California were arrested on Thursday on conspiracy, marriage fraud and other charges unrelated to the massacre, U.S. prosecutors said.

10 things the Cameroonian artiest and rapper loves about his home country

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The Cameroonian rapper & producer Jovi—who recently worked with Akon and released his new ‘Bad Music’ EP—shares the 10 things he loves the most about his home country. Hey Jovi, what do you love about Cameroon?

10 products from American chocolate company MARS withdraw from Cameroon's market

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The Cameroonian Minister of Trade, Luc Magloire Mbarga Atangana, has just ordered through a communiqué, the withdrawal from the local market of chocolate bars and confectionery products marketed under the Mars, Snickers, Celebrations, Milky Way, Twix, Dove, Bounty, Skittles, Balisto and M&M’S trademarks.

Eneo calls on staff to buy 5% of the company's shares

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21 April 2016 was the closing day to subscribe to the shareholding capital of GIC Eneo, an entity which will own 5% of the capital of Eneo Cameroon reserved for the employees, we learned in an official communiqué.

Financier Cyrille Nkontchou’s Enko Education Investments sets up shop in Côte d’Ivoire

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Enko Education, the education division of the investment fund Enko Capital co-founded by Cameroonian financier Cyrille Nkontchou, has just been launched in Abidjan.
Through two schools located in this Ivorian city, which are the Lycée Enko International integrated to the Methodist school complex John Wesley, and the Enko Riviera High School, Cyrille Nkontchou is planning to contribute to training young Africans who will be able to join the greatest universities worldwide after the baccalaureate.

Cameroonian Wilfrid Kaptoum a rising star at Barcelona

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Any combination of injuries, departures or drops in form for Andres Iniesta, Ivan Rakitic, Arda Turan, Rafinha or Sergi Roberto, and Wilfred Kaptoum will be up next.
That's a lot of team-mates he has to plough through to get into Barcelona's starting lineup, but we do know Luis Enrique likes the 19-year-old midfielder.

A Cameroonian accused of being in possession of counterfeit notes granted R3000 bail in South Africa

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A Cameroonian man accused of being in possession of counterfeit money was granted R3000 bail in the Specialised Commercial Court on Tuesday.

The 32-year-old was arrested by Sunnyside police after fake R200 and R100 bank notes were apparently found in a black bag in the boot of his car on the corner of Greef and Kotze streets.

Picture of the day

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Today's Photo of the Day highlights one of the two 11-storey towers of Cadillac Fairview and Fram Building Group's Flaire, a Giannone Petricone Associates-designed condominium development under construction adjacent to The Shops at Don Mills. Submitted to the project's Forum thread by contributor amlem, this shot highlights the topped-off development's curving exterior, now awaiting the installation of balcony cladding.

Want to see your work featured as Photo of the Day? Head over to the City Photos & Videos section of the Forum, or submit your images to the new and improved UrbanToronto Flickr Pool for your chance to be featured on our Front Page!

Cameroonian cocoa producers cooperative Camagrob purchases FCfa 40 million worth of inputs

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Camagrob, a cooperative managing approximately 1,500 cocoa producers in the Mbam and Kim department, in the Central region of Cameroon, has just purchased a cargo of inputs worth FCfa 40 million. For the Cocoa and Coffee Board (Conseil interprofessionnel du cacao et du café - CICC) of Cameroon, this purchase which comes at the end of the very first sales campaign of this cooperative, is nothing short of an achievement.

Yves Michel Fotso jailed for life

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A court in Cameroon has jailed for life the former head of the defunct national carrier Camair, Yves Michel Fotso, on conviction of embezzling almost US$56 million (RM219.13 million), legal sources said Tuesday.

Cameroon recycle plastic waste to jobs

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Retired Cameroonian footballer Roger Milla is already famous for being the oldest goal scorer - at age 42 - in World Cup history. And now the footballer is proving an unlikely hero in Cameroon's struggle against climate change-related flooding.

Air transport operators, Cameroon Government to combat Illegal wildlife trade

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The Ministry of Forests and Wildlife, Ministry of Transport, control and law enforcement agents (Customs and police) and key air transport operators and freight companies in Cameroon have agreed to promote collaboration to combat illegal wildlife trade in the air transport sector in Cameroon.

Beyonce sings about Jay Z cheating and infidelity

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The Beyhive had been abuzz all week after the queen released a teaser trailer for a 'special project' with the moniker with the only detail being it was to air on US channel HBO on April 23.

Speculation grew that it would be the world premiere of her sixth studio album which fans have been waiting with baited breath for.

London's great bell to fall silent for repairs

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For most of the last 157 years, the great bell known as Big Ben has sounded the hour in London, its reassuring and sonorous gong pealing out over the Thames, part of the sonic landscape of the city.
But early next year, for the third time in living memory, Big Ben will fall silent -- a silence so notable that some Londoners may even find it deafening.

British dad died alongside son and daughter after 'falling asleep at wheel' in France

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A dad who died alongside his two children in a horror crash in France has been named today.

It is understood John Crompton, 31, lost his life trapped in the wreckage, and son Morgan, nine, and four-year-old daughter Evie-Lily died instantly as they were thrown from the car.

UK professor plans to conduct global study of failed female suicide bombers

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A UK professor plans to undertake a first-of-its-kind global study of failed female suicide bombers languishing in jails around the world to gain valuable insights into what inspires women to carry out terror attacks.

Helen Gavin, from University of Huddersfield in northern England, is considered an authority on female aggression and what draws women into terrorism.

CMA CGM to unveil a new Feeder service on the West Africa trade

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CMA CGM announced its new service, West Feeder 2, to be deployed on the West Africa trade.

Starting May 8th, 2016 at Pointe Noire, West Feeder 2 will deploy one vessel of 618 TEU nominal capacity. On a fortnightly basis, the service will have the following rotation: Pointe Noire - Libreville - Douala - Pointe Noire.

Paul Biya invites Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote to economic conference

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The Civil Cabinet of president Paul Biya has today Monday 24.04.2016 released the final list of invitees to the upcoming economic conference to be held in the nations capital-Yaounde from May 17-18 2016. Top on the  list is  Nigerian businessman and the richest in Africa  Aliko Dangote . Cameroonian banker Paul Fokam Kammogne , and  Arthur Zang,the inventor of Cardiopad were also included .

Petrol trucks are being diverted from Lagos to West African Countries

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The Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, has revealed that petrol trucks are being diverted from Lagos to the hinterlands and West African countries like Cameroon and Chad.

Kachikwu disclosed on Monday, April 25, that in the past one week, about 500 petrol trucks have been sent to Lagos but only about 250 offloaded their contents.

Cameroon aims to stop trafficking of young women to Women to Middle East

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Cameroon's government is working to stop the trafficking of young women to the Middle East.  The government says hundreds of women and girls have been lured to Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates and other countries in the past five years.

Famous African musican Papa Wemba dies on stage

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Papa Wemba, known around the world as the "king of Congolese rumba", has died after collapsing during a concert.

The musician fell ill on Saturday while performing at a music festival in Abidjan in Ivory Coast on Sunday. He was 66.

A mother, sister-in-law get 2 years each for N3.2m theft

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A mother of one and pastries seller, Oluwakemi Efunkeye, who conspired with her sister-in-law to steal N3.2 million at a Bureau de Change in Lagos, are to spend the next two years behind bars.

Efunkeye, was found guilty of stealing the sum of N3.2 million from her former work place --Paymaster Bureau de Change at Ojuelegba in Lagos with the collision of Funmilola Okewole, her sister-in-law.

SME, SMI in Cameroon receive CFA50bn in loans

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Cameroon’s International Savings and Credit Bank (BICEC), the local subsidiary of French group Banque Populaire, has so far pumped CFA50 billion in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Small and Medium Industries (SMIs), the bank’s officials said on Friday.

This mainly comes from factoring, a financing mechanism consisting of transferring the debt of a company to a bank or another factoring institution.

Bowleven granted 1 year extension to exploration license onshore Cameroon

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Africa-focused oil and gas exploration company Bowleven has been awarded a one year extension to its existing Bomono exploration license onshore Cameroon.

The extension was granted to the firm as it waits for the final award of an Exploitation Authorization (EA) on the asset, the application of which was submitted to the Cameroon authorities prior to the formal expiry of the exploration license Dec. 12, 2015.

Peter Okoye's day out with his family

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After all the electrifying performances, the confusing scandals and crazy busy schedules, Peter Okoye who is one-half of Africa’s biggest music duo P-Square, still finds time to play his daddy role.

Beyonce putting on event to help Flint

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Beyonce is teaming with the United Way to help the residents of Flint, Michigan.

The superstar singer is putting on a "special signature event" in Detroit that will serve as "a celebration of the resourcefulness of the people of Flint and Detroit, Michigan," according to her camp.

Why I don’t want to be Llbeled as ‘African-American’

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One afternoon in second grade on the bus home, my best friend Carly asked me why my hair was so curly. I simply responded that it was because I was black. She gently placed her hand on my shoulder in an almost compassionate manner and whispered, “African-American.”

China shuts down Apple's online book and movie services

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China has shut down Apple's online book and movie services as it imposes strict rules governing what can be published on the net.
Regulations were unveiled in March that outlawed foreign ownership of online publishing services. The rules also required that all content shown to Chinese people must be stored on servers based on the Chinese mainland.

US split extends over Putin's intentions in Syria civil war

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Russia's latest military moves in Syria have sharpened divisions within the US administration over whether Russian President Vladimir Putin genuinely backs a UN-led initiative to end the civil war or is using the negotiations to mask renewed military support for Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Karrueche Tran says Chris Brown is playing games

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Chris Brown is having his upcoming documentary “Welcome To My Life” released soon. Meanwhile, his ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran voiced out that “Brown was just trying to make people feel sorry for him.” The singer-songwriter tweeted on Monday about the said documentary.

MTN Cameroun refunds 1% commission Call-box managers

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Between 1st and 6th April 2016, the commissions paid to Call-box operators, a type of retail seller of mobile top-up cards, decreased by 1%, from 5% to 4% only. The mobile top-up sellers had reacted to this cut in their commissions by passing it on to customers, thereby increasing the selling price of mobile top-ups.

French Havre Port to provide technical support to deep sea port in Kribi

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Visiting Cameroon to exchange with their local partners, about boosting the volume of transactions between Cameroonian and French ports, the management of the Haropa ports (Le Havre, Rouen, Paris) have revealed that they have already established a partnership with the brand new deep water port of Kribi, which commissioning is announced for the end of the second quarter 2016.

Chinese firm Huawei, mobile networks operating in Cameroon signed a contract on mobile number portability

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The Chinese firm Huawei and the mobile networks operating in Cameroon signed, on 19 April 2016 in Yaoundé, the capital of the country, the contract on the implementation of the portability of telephone numbers. This service will be executed over a period of seven months, in order to make number portability effective by November 2016.

MTV Movie Awards honoured Will Smith with Generation Award

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Leonardo DiCaprio has been the subject of many memes this year, as the entire world waited with bated breath for him to win his first Oscar for "The Revenant". Pitch Perfect 2 stars Rebel Wilson and Adam DeVine shared a passionate moment on stage after winning the best kiss award.

Orange SA signs wage agreement for France

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A wage agreement was signed on 19 April by Orange SA and the CFDT and FO trade union organisations.
This represents a total budget of 2.1%.
This agreement comprises three sets of measures:

Drone crosses path of an aeroplane over France

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A drone flying at an altitude of more than 2,000 metres came close to an Aer Lingus plane as it approached Paris's Charles de Gaulle airport, airport sources said on Thursday.
The incident comes after a British Airways plane nearing London's Heathrow Airport on Sunday is believed to have hit a drone before it landed safely.

Nollywood actors heading to Cameroon for CAMIFF 2016

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Cameroon will play host to some of Africa's biggest stars like Ramsey Noah, Gideon Okeke, Richard Mofe Damijo, Juliet Ibrahim and Fred Amata, ahead of the 2016 Cameroon International Film Festival (CAMIFF) to hold in April.

2 teenage boys sexually abuse in Douala

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A man is being interrogated for committing sodomy on two kids of a private primary school in the New Priso neighbourhood of Douala II Subdivision on Saturday, April 9, 2016. The commercial motorbike rider compelled the two children to have anal and mouth intercourse with him after first luring the nine-year old Class Four pupil and seven-year old Class Three pupil with a free ride on his motorbike around the neighbourhood.

One Cameroonian, 3 Senegalese released from detention in Gambia

Momodou Ba and Hamidou Mbaye working for the Ministry of Environment in Senegal, and the son of the Mayor of Medina Yorro Foula, Modou Boye, were released from detention in The Gambia yesterday evening, diplomatic sources said.

Cameroonian Prostitute dies In Bordeaux-France

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Last Saturday the body of a Cameroonian woman named Nyangono Thecla, 51, was found in advanced state of decomposition last Saturday in a van parked near the Saint Jean train station in Bordeaux. According to the  reports, she was offering sexual services illegally in her mobile van close to the railway station.

Fcfa 90 billion to maintain over 16,000 km of roads in Cameroon

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The Cameroonian Ministry of Public Works has just officially launched the 2016 road maintenance campaign. According to the senior officers of this ministry, this year, a budget of FCfa 90 billion has been allocated to the road maintenance works in the country.

A Colombian consortium awarded FCfa 128 million contract to organise traditional mining in Cameroon

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A Colombian consortium gathering the companies ARM, Geuss and ELL has just been declared winner of a FCfa 128 million (USD 233,569) contract, for the implementation of a “pilot project, to support the organisation of traditional miners” in the Ngoura and Akom II arrondissements, located respectively in the Eastern and Southern regions of Cameroon.

7-year-old boy killed by UN ambassador's convoy in Cameroon

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An armoured jeep in United Nations (UN) ambassador Samantha Power's entourage ran over a seven-year-old boy in Cameroon, killing him. Power, accompanied by her aides and journalists, was on her way to meet refugees, especially small children, and other victims of the ongoing war against Boko Haram.

MTN announces new cloud platform for SMEs in Cameroon

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Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) have been recognized as a key sector of local economies, particularly in emerging markets, where formal SMEs contribute up to *45% of total employment and up to *33% of GDP.
In a bid to create greater efficiencies, as well as enable the growth of this sector, MTN Business is driving the development of ICT solutions, specifically for SMEs.

Turkish group Eren Holding increases the capital of its cement factory in Cameroon

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The capital of Medcem Cameroun, the cement factory built in the country the Turkish group Eren Holding, has just moved from FCFA 10 million to 400 million through "cash contributions" from the shareholders , we learned in a legal notice published on 18 April 2016.

Egyptian company delivers 100 buses to Cameroon for 2016 AFCON

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The Egyptian ambassador in Cameroon, Sherif Salah Eldin Elleithy, recently supported a delegation from the Egyptian company Manufacturing Commercial Vehicles (MCV) visiting the Cameroonian Minister of Transport, Edgard Alain Mebe Ngo’o. During the meeting, the company specialised in the manufacture of commercial vehicles offered to deliver 100 buses to the Cameroonian government for urban transport during the Africa Women's Cup of Nations, which the country will host between November and December 2016.