Showing posts from May, 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.

An avian flu epizootic discovers in poultry complex in Yaounde, Cameroon

Following an avian flu epizootic, the Mvog-Betsi poultry Complex, one of the main players in the poultry industry in Cameroon, just lost approximately 24,000 birds, equivalent to 75% of its livestock, the Cameroonian Minister of Livestock, Dr Taïga announced. The remainder of the flock was killed and all carcasses were buried, this member of the government highlighted.

Cameroonian, lecturer killed by robbers in Gombe state, Nigeria

The Gombe State Police Command on Monday confirmed the killing of a lecturer, Malam Sulaiman Umar and a Cameroonian, Malam Zainab Mahmuda at Kashere junction on the Gombe-Kumo Road in Nigeria.
This is contained in a statement issued by the command spokesman, DSP Ahmed Usman.

Ramos equals Eto'o & Messi UEFA record

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos became the first defender to score in two UEFA Champions League finals on Saturday night, and, in doing so, he equalled a record held by Samuel Eto'o and Lionel Messi.

President Biya currently in Europe for a brief stay

Few days after Brenda Biya threatened the first lady with a knife, the Head of State left the national capital last Friday morning for a brief private stay in Europe.

Hong kong bans import of poultry meat from Cameroon

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department announced on May 30 that in view of a notification from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) about an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza in Mfoundi Department, Cameroon, it has banned the import of poultry meat and products (including poultry eggs) from the country with immediate effect to protect public health in Hong Kong.

Middlesbrough competing with West Brom to sign Cameroonian left back, Henri Bedimo

The 31-year-old Cameroonian international, Henri Bedimo is out of a contract in the summer and Aitor Karanka is hoping to persuade the left-back to join Middlesbrough.

Migrants: what is the nationality of a child born at sea?

On May 25, the Aquarius, a boat belonging to the association "SOS Méditerranée", returned from its tenth rescue operation: the lives of 388 migrants were saved.

FC Cape Town confirms signing Cameroonian midfielder, Ludovic Ndzie

FC Cape Town, have confirmed the signing of Cameroonian midfielder, Ludovic Ndzie.
The Cape-based side finished the National First Division campaign in 10th spot, but have already started bolstering their squad for the 2016-2017 season.

Cameroon cuts imports to encourage local industry

Customers who want to sweeten their coffee may be out of luck at Kum Jeanette's restaurant in Yaounde.
Sugar is in short supply these days in Cameroon, as the government cracks down on illegal imports to protect and promote local industry.

Popular Cameroonian singer Anne-Marie Nzie dies at 84

Popular Cameroonian singer Anne-Marie Nzie has died at the age of 84 following a career spanning six decades, state media reported Wednesday.

 Nicknamed the “golden voice of Cameroon”, the singer died Tuesday evening in a hospital in the capital Yaounde where she had been admitted several days ago, Cameroon Radio Television (CRTV) said.

Pipeline bombing deepens Nigeria's oil export

Nigeria is currently losing an additional $1.017 million (about XAF596.688 million daily) as the country’s crude oil export dipped further by 21,000 barrels per day, due to recent bombings of pipelines in the Niger Delta.

This was even as Eni, yesterday, said it had declared force majeure on the Brass River crude oil stream after the bombing of the pipelines used in the transport of the crude oil grade.

Protesters smash door, throw rocks outside Trump rally

Protesters lit fires, smashed a door and threw rocks outside a Donald Trump rally Tuesday night in New Mexico -- the latest scuffle to follow the presumptive Republican nominee's campaign.

The scene outside Albuquerque's convention center was chaotic as police ushered protesters away from Trump's event and into the nearby streets.

Four Cameroonian 'money doublers' duped an Afghani of $50,000

Four Cameroonians have been arrested by Azerbaijani authorities for duping an Afghani of $50,000 under the pretext that there were going to double the money for him.

Inside story of the Manchester United dressing room

Louis van Gaal’s two-year reign at Manchester United has come to an end after the Dutchman lost the respect of the dressing-room with eccentric management that extended to brutal video dissection of players’ performances, critical emails to squad members and the imposition of "straitjacket" football on the team.

Thieves in Japan steal 7.4bn fcfa from cash machines

In a coordinated operation, a criminal network stole 1.4bn Yen (7.4bn CFA Franc) from cash machines across Japan in a three hour period.

Authorities believe over 100 thieves used forged credit cards from South Africa to steal money from 1,400 convenience store ATMs.

Tupac's Hummer sells for $337,114

Shakur personally customized the vehicle, which is equipped with a 6.5-liter, turbo diesel V-8 engine with automatic transmission. The odometer read 10,101 miles at the time of the sale.

Tony Elumelu: "Cameroon is indeed a great place to invest"

"As the Chairman of United Bank for Africa with presence in 19 African countries and founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, it is a pleasure to discuss how to attract and deepen investment in the Republic of Cameroon.

Are the gods happy with president Paul Biya's 33-years-rule?

The car transporting President Paul Biya, to the 20th May Boulevard Yaounde, broke down.

Bill Cosby spending millions of dollars defending in criminal case

In any given week, teams of high-priced lawyers fan out across the country to defend Bill Cosby amid a cascade of sexual assault allegations, defamation claims and insurance disputes.
The disgraced TV star is spending millions in a frenzied bid not just to stay out of prison but to salvage what is left of his reputation. Legal experts say he has nothing to lose.

EgyptAir 804 possibly brought down by a bomb

An EgyptAir jetliner en route from Paris to Cairo with 66 people aboard swerved wildly in flight and crashed in the Mediterranean Sea early Thursday, authorities said. Egyptian and Russian officials said it may have been brought down by terrorists.

President Ellen Johnson congratulates cameroon on 44th independence

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a message of congratulations to the Government and people of Cameroon on the occasion marking their 44th National Day on Friday, May 20, 2016. 

According to a Foreign Ministry release issued in Monrovia, National Day is a holiday in Cameroon celebrated on May 20. On May 20, 1972, in a national referendum,

Russia currently owns the biggest missiile bomb

The new intercontinental missile is expected to be more powerful than Satan I, some saying that it would be capable of destroying a territory larger than Texas or France.
Being able to carry up to 12 nuclear warheads, Sarmat ICBM also known as Satan II would become the biggest and most powerful nuclear missile ever created.

Cameroonian rapper Valsero launches musical attack on president Paul Biya

Valsero, one of Cameroon’s most socially and politically engaged rappers, has released a new single in which he dishes up acerbic criticism of President Paul Biya‘s 33 years of “dictatorship”.

The song, titled “Motion de Soutien” (Motion of Support), is dedicated to the Cameroonian people and is a not-so-subtle response to the recent flurry of “motions of support” from militants of Cameroon’s ruling party asking the 83-year-old Biya to seek another presidential mandate in 2018.

First successful penis transplant performed in U.S

Surgeons in Boston have performed the first penile transplant in the United States, a procedure that soon could help severely wounded troops, surgeons at Massachusetts General Hospital said Monday.

Thomas Manning, 64, whose penis was removed in 2012 due to penile cancer, is recovering well and showing no signs of rejecting the transplant, his surgeons said.

Woman bittenrm by a shark showed up to the hospital with the shark

A woman bitten on the arm by a shark during a swim in Florida on Sunday showed up to the hospital with some company – the shark still attached to her arm.

Ryanair flight to Manchester evacuated at an airport in Norway after bomb alert

A Ryanair flight to Manchester has been evacuated at an airport in Norway due to a suspected bomb hoax.

Ryanair flight 3225 was evacuated at Moss Airport in Rygge according to local police.
The flight was due to land in Manchester at 6.55pm but was delayed for an hour following the security scare.

Father,son arrested for kidnapping mother and four daughters

Wyoming authorities arrested a father and son duo and say they are connected with the kidnapping and assault of a woman and her four daughters.

The father, Flint Wayne Harrison, turned himself in Saturday while his son, Dereck James Harrison, was arrested later that night.

Employee 'sent home from PwC for not wearing high heels'

A receptionist claims she was sent home from work at a corporate finance company after refusing to wear high heels.

Nicola Thorp, 27, from Hackney in east London, arrived on her first day at PwC in December in flat shoes but says she was told she had to wear shoes with a “2in to 4in heel”.

MTN Cameroon extends 4G network to Kribi

MTN Cameroon has announced the extension of its 4G network to the seaside tourist town of Kribi.

LTE technology has been available in the towns of Yaounde, Douala, Buea and Bamenda since December 2015.

Cameroon vigilantes thwart suicide attack

Local self-defense groups in the north of Cameroon have thwarted a rash of attempted suicide bombings targeting civilians near the border with Nigeria in the past week, officials say.
During early morning prayers Monday, the civilian group in this northern border town faced one such test. A young man appeared for the first time in their mosque, raising suspicions, said Muslim cleric Bouba Garba.

Daughter could be caught in the middle as Beyonce and Jay Z marriage meltdown

As the aftershocks of Lemonade continue to create even more bitterness over Beyonce and Jay Z‘s soured marriage, has exclusively learned that the superstar couple’s daughter, Blue Ivy, could be caught in the middle!

Vladimir Putin plays ice hockey game in Russia's Sochi

Vladimir Putin often seeks to portray himself as the action man of Russia pictured doing stereotypically masculine activities, often topless.

From topless fishing to topless horse-riding to topless hunting in the wild, the Russian president likes to emphasise he is a strong man who Gets Things Done.

Neymar set to sign new Barcelona contract as they look to fend off interest from Real Madrid

Neymar's new Barcelona contract will include a huge buyout clause totalling £174million in an attempt to fend off potential suitors, according to reports in Spain.
The Catalan club are desperate to keep hold of the Brazil captain and will reportedly take extreme measures to ensure he stays at the Nou Camp beyond this summer.

Brenda Biya smoking on camera shared via instagram

A new video surfaced of Cameroon’s first daughter, Anastasia Brenda Biya Eyenga smoking on camera.

The video was shared via Instagram by a user called @ejohnattywhite, as Cameroonians dragged her for her improper behavior considering her status in the society.

Cameroon first lady, Chantal Biya inaugurates endoscopic surgery and human reproduction research center

Cameroon first lady Chantal Biya officially commissioned on 6 May 2016 in Yaoundé an endoscopic surgery and human reproduction research and application centre (CHRACERH).

Cameroonian artist Manu Dibango thrills at Koroga Festival

Legendary Cameroonian saxophonist and vibraphone player Manu Dibango (real manes Emmanuel N'Djoké Dibango) performed in Nairobi on Sunday May 8, 2016.

The Soul Makossa hit maker was on the stage at the 12th edition of the bi-monthly music extravaganza Koroga Festival.

Ambulance company could have contributed to death of Cameroon football star

An inquiry into the death of Dinamo Bucharest midfielder Patrick Ekeng has revealed the ambulance company that took him to hospital had faulty equipment and medicine beyond its expiry date in some of its vehicles, Romania’s interior ministry said.

Michel Platini resigns as Uefa president

Michel Platini will resign as Uefa president after failing to overturn his ban at the court of arbitration for sport, which cut his sanction from six to four years.

Platini said he will now step down from the Uefa position he has held since 2007, which also gave him Fifa vice-president status.

Another Cameroonian football player collapsed and died 48 hours after Patrick Ekeng's death

Another Cameroonian footballer, Jeanine Christelle Djomnang, has collapsed and died less than 48 hours after the death of Patrick Ekeng Ekeng of Dinamo Bucharesti in Romania.
The female goalie of Femina Stars Ebolowa was announced dead by a statement from the Cameroonian Football Federation (FECAFOOT).

Why Africa's wealth does not make Africans wealthy

Katanga province in the Democratic Republic of Congo is blessed with enormous natural wealth, including vast deposits of precious minerals such as diamonds, gold, and tantalum.

Katanga saw a spectacular mining boom around the turn of the century, when President Laurent-Desire Kabila and then his son Joseph licensed international mining companies to tap its treasures.

Nigeria "caught in a macro hurricane"

Quiz: Which oil rich economy hammered by the global slump in crude is in the throes of a full-fledged economic crisis — complete with rationing, civil strife and runaway inflation stoked by a weak currency?

If you guessed Venezuela, you'd be wrong. Although the South American country teeters on the edge of collapse and fits the above scenario, those same circumstances actually apply to Nigeria. Once a powerhouse of West Africa's economy, the effects of slumping oil prices have converged with mounting security concerns and widespread energy shortages.

Contributions received from Cameroonian diaspora to support soldiers on the front

According to the Cameroonian Ministry of External Relations, the contributions received from the Cameroonian diaspora, as war effort in the fight against Boko Haram, reached FCfa 79 million as at 29 April 2016. The largest contribution came from Cameroonians living in Switzerland, who donated FCfa 37 million.

Over 100 tons of fraudulently imported sugar seized in Yaounde, Cameroon

On the 27 and 28 April 2016, the regional fraud control squad of the regional delegation of the Ministry of Commerce for the Central Region proceeded with the seizure of two loads of sugar imported fraudulently, totaling a volume of 110 tons, we learn from good sources. These shipments were found on Cameroonian territory, while sugar imports have been banned "until further notice".

Cameroonian attempts committing suicide in Lagos

A Cameroonian identified as Frederick Gino was on Thursday rescued from a high tension electric pole in Lagos.

The incident which occurred at Adebisi Ogunniyi Crescent, Lekki Phase one, attracted the attention of motorists and passersby who notified the state Fire Service through the emergency toll free numbers.

22 celebrities and entertainment figures show their support for Donald Trump

The #NeverTrump movement is looking weaker every day as Donald Trump has become the presumptive nominee in the Republican race, following the exits of Ted Cruz and John Kasich.

In addition to the politicians and pundits — like Sarah Palin and Ann Coulter — who have come out to endorse Trump, many celebrities are throwing their support behind the divisive businessman.

Another Cameroonian midfielder died during match in Romania

Cameroonian Patrick Ekeng died on the field during a match in Romania's Liga I.
The Dinamo Bucharest midfielder had come on to the pitcher as a substitute only seven minutes earlier. While standing in the middle of the field, he suddenly collapsed without contact.

Photos of President Paul Biya's visit to Nigeria


Cameroonian game creator to break the "exotic wall" build by US and Europe

Way before its official release just last month, Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan—an African action role-playing game about a mythic black hero—was lauded for its originality and country-specific nature by the international press.

And though Olivier Madiba, a Cameroonian game creator and founder of Kiro’o Games studio is happy with all the attention, he’s clear on one thing: Ultimately, he doesn’t want Aurion or future games from his studio to be bogged down in debates around racial diversity and what it means to be African.

Kids benefit from having a working mom

Here's some heartening news for working mothers worried about the future of their children.

Women whose moms worked outside the home are more likely to have jobs themselves, are more likely to hold supervisory responsibility at those jobs, and earn higher wages than women whose mothers stayed home full time, according to a new study. Men raised by working mothers are more likely to contribute to household chores and spend more time caring for family members.

Rap icon Tupac Shakur's mother died at 69

The mother of Tupac Shakur has died aged 69, it has been confirmed.
Afeni Shakur was the inspiration behind one of the legendary rapper's most iconic songs and oversaw his legacy after he passed away almost 20 years ago.