Showing posts from June, 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.

Cameroon 's Senate denies immunity for government ministers

Cameroon’s senate has modified Article 127 of the country’s controversial penal code bill by removing the heavily criticised immunity granted to government ministers.

The re-examination is in conformity with the provisions of Article 30 of Cameroon’s constitution.

Another Boko Haram attack in Cameroon's Far North killing ten

At least ten people were killed in a suicide bomb attack Wednesday night in a town in the Far North region of Cameroon close to the Nigerian border.

“A Boko Haram suicide bomber detonated himself in the night at Djakana close to the Nigerian border, killing ten people,” a secured source speaking on condition of anonymity told AFP.

Curruption disease in the oil and gas industry

A major bombshell broken by the Guardian newspaper this week, shows that something may have been amiss with a 2009 ExxonMobil oil bid in Nigeria — where the major won a massive concession, despite bidding $2.25 billion less than China’s CNOOC.

US compensates Cameroonian family whose child was killed by a vehicle in U.N. Ambassador's motorcade

Hoping to make amends for a tragic accident, the United States has provided a wide range of compensation to a Cameroonian family whose child was killed by a vehicle in U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power's motorcade. The package included everything from cash to cows, U.S. officials said.

9-year old boy dies after he was pulled from swimming pool

A 9-year-old boy died Tuesday afternoon, two days after he was pulled from a private swimming pool in Shorewood, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office said.

The Sheriff’s Office said the Hennepin County medical examiner’s office would release the boy’s name and exact cause of death.

Aliko Dangote Africa's richest man shifts goal from cement to oil and gas

Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote, plans to launch Nigeria's first private crude oil refinery by 2019 while almost doubling his cement production on the continent by adding plants in eight countries as he shrugs off a regional economic downturn.

Suicide bombers attack Istanbul Ataturk airport: 41 dead, 239 injured

Terrifying moment ISIS suicide bomber blew himself up in Istanbul airport terminal in Brussels-style attack that left at least 41 dead and 239 injured 

Lady Gaga would not be able to sell in China after meeting with Dalai Lama

Lady Gaga has reportedly been added to a list of hostile foreign forces banned by China’s Communist party after she met with the Dalai Lama to discuss yoga.

The American pop singer, who has sold more than 27m albums, met the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader on Sunday before a conference in Indianapolis.

Pope Francis says Christians should apologize to gay people

Pope Francis said Sunday that Christians owe apologies to gays and others who have been offended or exploited by the church, remarks that some Catholics hailed as a breakthrough in the church's tone toward homosexuality.

Armed police lifeguards on France's busiest beaches for the first time

Police lifeguards on France's busiest beaches will carry guns and bulletproof vests for the first time this summer amid fears that terrorists could target holidaymakers.

Cameroon's health ministry aids in preventing the spread of H5N1 virus

The Minister of Livestock, Fisheries and Animal Industries and the Minister of Public Health announce: In the framework of the Control of the Avian Influenza Virus H5N1 declared at the Mvog-Betsi Poultry Farming Complex in Yaoundé on the 24 May 2016, the Government took measures to control the spreading of the disease and to monitor the disease as well as people at risk.

Camair-Co airline in big mess, calls on the Minister of Finance for help

In a letter, stamped “Very Urgent” to the Minister of Finance, the Director General of Camair-Co updates on the very alarming situation of the Cameroon Airlines.

Is Camair-Co to close its doors soon? We could soon say yes if the expected financial infusion from the government is not effective.

Adultery, homosexuality, late rent is now criminalize in Cameroon with jail time

The proposed update to the Cameroon’s penal code has sparked a fierce debate. The proposal criminalizes adultery and adds jail time for offenses like begging and falling behind on rent payments.

One of the most talked about provisions of the penal code changes is that it criminalizes adultery for men, making the act punishable by fines and prison time. The current code only penalizes extramarital relations for women.

Cameroon's National Oil Refinery would be constructing a new tanker loading station worth FCfa 14.4 billion

The Cameroonian Ministry of Public Procurement has launched an international call for tenders, for the recruitment of a company for the construction of a new tanker loading station at the National Oil Refinery Company. The service which will have to be completed within 24 months will cost FCfa 14.4 billion, we learn.

Pakistani mother burns daughter to death

A Pakistani mother has been arrested on suspicion of burning her 16-year-old daughter alive for marrying without family consent in the latest so-called "honour killing" to shock the country.

Perveen Bibi, tied her daughter, Zeenat, to a bed, doused her with fuel and then set fire to her in Lahore, police said.

Muhammed Ali converted to religion that enslaved hundreds of millions of Africans

Mona Walter, an ex-Muslim Somali activist, says the late boxing champion Muhammad Ali converted to a religion that enslaved hundreds of millions of Africans.

Victoria Oil & Gas positive impart on Cameroon's economy

Many westerners are overjoyed with the fact that gasoline and energy costs have been relatively low over the past few months. As a result, consumers are seeing their wallets grow fatter and their utility bills shrink. However, this is not only a new development in the western world but even parts of Africa as well.

6 year old boy calls 911 on dad

This wasn't the kind of emergency Joleen McDonald had in mind when she taught her 6-year-old son, Robbie, to dial 911.

When Robbie took a ride with his dad and saw him drive past a red light, he did what he thought was the right thing to do: He called the cops.