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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.

Men make off with Dhs3.6m

DUBAI: A gang of knife-wielding men lured currency exchange dealers into a trap, restrained them and decamped with Dhs3,600,000, the Criminal Court heard on Thursday.

An unemployed Cameroonian man, 30, three compatriot visitors, 29, 32, and 38 and two Malian visitors, both 32, with the help of fugitives used knives and cleavers in the 40-minute robbery. They also decamped with two mobile phones of a money shop’s Indian manager and two mobile phones of a money shop’s Indian manager and two mobile phones of his Indian teller. 

Read  more: http://gulftoday.ae/portal/c02a8cf1-bcf1-4573-8de6-7fd3eff82c95.aspx

English speaking Cameroonians are joining Syrian refugees on migrant boats

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Ngomba Lucas has given up on his education this year.

The 18-year-old has not attended school since January, when teachers walked off the job to protest the central government’s treatment of Anglophone Cameroonians in the largely French-speaking West African country. He’s missed so many classes, he couldn’t pass national exams anyway.

Read more: https://www.pri.org/stories/2017-04-27/english-speakers-cameroon-are-joining-syrian-refugees-migrant-boats

Sen. Elizabeth Warren rebukes 2016 Obama comment: 'The system is as rigged as we think'

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Former President Barack Obama is getting hit from within his own party. This time, it's Senator Elizabeth Warren.

In her new book, The Fight is Our Fight, Warren wrote about the future of the Democratic Party post following their devastating 2016 election loss to Republican Donald Trump. The Boston senator also aired out her disagreements with the former commander-in-chief.

Read more: https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/04/26/elizabeth-warren-rebukes-2016-obama-comment-system-rigged/22057236/

Barcelona star Lionel Messi reveals Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane is the only player he’s ever asked to swap shirts with

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LIONEL MESSI has revealed he’s only asked ONE player in his entire career to swap shirts at the end of a game.
And the talismanic forward is sure to enrage Barcelona fans with the name.
Many players still approach Messi at the end of games, battling to get their hands on his shirt.

Yet Messi has only done the same to a single player – Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane.

Their paths crossed on the pitch at the start of Messi’s career and the Argentine is not embarrassed to admit he begged to get his hands on his rival’s top.

Read more: https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/3427721/barcelona-lionel-messi-real-madrid-zinedine-zidane-shirt-swap/

Ghana: UK blacklists 3 serving lawmakers over visa fraud

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The United Kingdom has blacklisted three serving legislators of Ghana’s Parliament over visa fraud. A former Member of Parliament (MP) has also been implicated.
According to a UK High Commission confidential letter sent to the speaker of Parliament but leaked to the media, the MPs had facilitated the entry of some relatives to the UK using their diplomatic passports.

Read more: http://www.africanews.com/2017/04/26/ghana-uk-blacklists-3-serving-lawmakers-over-visa-fraud/

Nigeria’s President Buhari ‘Works From Home’ as Health Rumors Swirl

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari skipped his weekly cabinet meeting for the second week in a row on Wednesday, with a government minister saying that the president was “working from home.”

Buhari, a 74-year-old former military ruler, has suffered from ill health on several occasions since taking charge of Africa’s biggest population and one of its largest economies in May 2015.

Read more: http://www.newsweek.com/muhammadu-buhari-health-nigeria-590632

Twenty seven Anglophones to be appear before the military tribunal today April 27, 2017

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Barrister Agbor Balla, Dr. Fontem Neba, Mancho Bibixy and 24 other Anglophones incarcerated in the Yaounde Central Prison Kondegui, are to appear before the court today.  They are accused of propagating false information, terrorism, and vandalism among others.

Following the decision taken early this month by the Yaoundé Military Court to treat the case as one case, many fear that judgment may not be fair to everyone.

Read More: http://cameroon-concord.com/headlines/8235-twenty-seven-anglophones-to-be-appear-before-the-military-tribunal-today-april-27-2017

Trump's 'Massive' Tax Cuts Would Mean More Money in Your Pocket

President Trump wants to finally get the economy growing again by cutting your taxes and taxes on businesses.

The White House is releasing the blueprint today for the president's massive tax cuts – a move that has his supporters checking off yet another campaign pledge.

Read more: http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/politics/2017/april/trumps-massive-tax-cuts-would-mean-more-money-in-your-pocket

Will Morocco replace Cameroon as African Football Cup host?

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Rabat – Morocco has been named as potential substitute for Cameroon as the host of the 2019 African Football Cup of Nations.

Media reports indicate the kingdom might take over hosting privileges from the central African country amid criticism of decisions taken by the former president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Issa Hayatou.

Since the Madagascar Football Association chief Ahmed Ahmed succeeded Hayatou in March, the former president’s controversial TV contract with the French company Lagardere Sports has been brought into question by the new president.The hosting titles given to Cameroon for 2019, the Ivory Coast for 2021, and Guinea for 2023 were also criticized.

The Moroccan sports news website “Hesport” said that CAF’s executive committee is due to meet soon to decide whether the three organizing countries have sufficient infrastructure to host the events.

The website added that CAF might have recourse to Morocco in case Cameroon is judged unfit to ho…

Happy Days actress accepted Christ before her death

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Erin Moran, the former child star who played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcom "Happy Days" and "Joanie Loves Chachi," died Saturday at age 56.

She died from stage four cancer. Her husband, Steve Fleischmann, says he held her hand as she passed away.

Read more: http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/entertainment/2017/april/happy-days-actress-reveals-her-love-for-god-before-her-death

Turkey detains 1,000 in new anti-Gulen crackdown

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Turkey detained more than 1,000 alleged supporters of US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen on Wednesday, the biggest crackdown since president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s victory in a referendum that would expand his powers.

Read more: http://www.thenational.ae/world/europe/turkey-detains-1000-in-new-anti-gulen-crackdown

Foreign companies accused of destroying Cameroonian rainforests for palm oil

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Since 2013, many Cameroonian activists and environmentalists have warned against the large-scale palm oil farming projects taking place in the country’s southwest region, arguing that the projects are a threat to Cameroonian rainforests.

According to Greenpeace Africa, an international environmental watchdog, large-scale palm oil farming threatens to steal land from local communities, undermine their livelihoods, and destroy huge tracks of valuable dense natural rainforests, which are home to critical wildlife.

Read more: https://face2faceafrica.com/article/sgsoc-cameroon

Meet the Cameroonian singer heating up the global music scene

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In a world where a lot of artists increasingly sound the same, Lorine Chia is refreshingly unique.

The Cameroonian-born, US-based star mesmerizes with her strained, raspy voice that delivers bone-chilling soulful ballads. Her music is distinct yet diverse, straddling the genres of futuristic R&B, jazz, and hip-hop. Lorine’s varied subject matter veers between personal stories, social issues, and matters of the heart.

Read more: https://www.africa.com/meet-the-cameroonian-singer-heating-up-the-global-music-scene/



Cameroon: Soothing Measures for Teachers' Concerns!

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By Godlove Bainkong - allafrica.com

New departments created in State Universities, teachers redeployed, school calendar readjusted... Fruits of frank dialogue under an inter-ministerial ad hoc committee.
In the wake of generalized discontent from teachers trade unions of the Anglo-Saxon sub system of education on what leaders qualified as the erosion of its values, government has been striving to weather the storm. Ever since the teachers decided to down tools on 21 November 2016, government has been moving from negotiations to promises and fulfilment.
The Prime Minister, Head of Government, by Order No. 118/CAB/PM of 8 November 2016 created a committee tasked with proposing solutions to the concerns of all teachers in Cameroon. Meanwhile, an Ad Hoc inter-ministerial Committee tasked specifically with examining the problems of English-speaking teachers' trade unions was created on 29 November 2016 to tackle issues raised by leaders of the trade unions during negoti…

NFF official relishes Pro-License course in Cameroon

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A former Nigerian international and NFF’s Assistant Director (Technical), Siji Lagunju is excited being one of 35 technical officials from across the African continent presently attending a six-day CAF Pro-License Elite Instructors Course in Cameroon.

The CAF Development Division invited a total of 35 elite coaching instructors from CAF’s Member Associations for the course taking place at the CAF Centre of Excellence, Mbankomo, near Yaounde.

The course, which kicked off on Monday, 24th April, is the first of its type in Africa, and thenff.com learnt that the CAF Development Division combined the course contents of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) and those of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and brought on board technical gurus to develop the content for Africa’s specific needs.

Participants in the six-day course are expected to return to their different countries and organize Pro-License Courses for elite Coaches in their territories.

FAMOCO announces partnership with Orange Cameroon to Improve network efficiency

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Over 5,000 FAMOCO devices have been deployed in the first phase

FAMOCO, the leader in secure professional Android devices, announces a major commercial partnership with Orange Cameroon. A strategic choice by Orange to increase the efficiency of its distribution network (reduce fraud, theft and loss of data) and to meet compliance needs.

Read more: https://www.africa.com/famoco-announces-partnership-orange-cameroon-improve-network-efficiency/

RFI Cameroon correspondent jailed for 10 years

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Ahmed Abba, an RFI correspondent in Cameroon, has been sentenced to 10 years in jail. Abba, who works for RFI's Nigeria-based Hausa service, initially faced a possible death sentence.

The Cameroonian military tribunal announced on Monday that its sentence was based on Abbas's failure to denounce acts of terrorism. Read more: http://en.rfi.fr/africa/20170425-rfi-cameroon-correspondent-jailed-10-years

Christian widow's words for terrorist who killed her husband will leave you speechless

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It is no secret that ISIS wants Christian blood. They call believers their "favorite prey" and these threats became reality when ISIS militants killed dozens after setting off bombs in Christian churches on Good Friday. http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2017/april/christian-widows-words-for-terrorist-who-killed-her-husband-will-leave-you-speechless

Art designer of 'The Shack' book cover says he regrets his involvement

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The designer who created the artwork for the cover of the book, The Shack, now says he regrets creating the design.

In a recent Facebook post, Dave Aldrich says he has "deep regrets" of not just being involved with the publication, but also promoting it.  http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/entertainment/2017/april/art-designer-of-the-shack-book-cover-says-he-regrets-his-involvement

Trump cabinet members praying, studying the bible together

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Members of President Donald Trump's cabinet are gathering for prayer weekly.

Vice President Mike Pence and eight cabinet secretaries sponsor the sessions, which occur weekly in Washington.
http://www1.cbn.com/beltwaybuzz/archive/2017/04/24/trump-cabinet-members-praying-studying-the-bible-together

Malaria: Kenya, Ghana and Malawi get first vaccine

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The world's first vaccine against malaria will be introduced in three countries - Ghana, Kenya and Malawi - starting in 2018. The RTS,S vaccine trains the immune system to attack the malaria parasite, which is spread by mosquito bites.
The world's first vaccine against malaria will be introduced in three countries - Ghana, Kenya and Malawi - starting in 2018. The RTS,S vaccine trains the immune system to attack the malaria parasite, which is spread by mosquito bites.

Nigeria said to let market set Naira rate on exchange window

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Nigeria’s central bank will let the market determine the naira’s rate in a new foreign-exchange window for portfolio investors as the nation struggles to revive its economy amid a dollar shortage. Naira forward contracts and banking stocks rose. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-04-24/nigeria-said-to-let-market-decide-naira-rate-on-exchange-window

Basketball diplomacy a slam dunk in Cameroon

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GAROUA, Cameroon, April 24, 2017 — American and Cameroonian soldiers come from entirely separate parts of the world with distinct cultural differences. But on April 21, they discovered something in common -- the urge to beat their respective countries’ air forces when given the chance. https://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/1160880/basketball-diplomacy-a-slam-dunk-in-cameroon/

27 people die in fatal accident along Mombasa-Nairobi highway

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Trump sets stage for showdown over border wall funding

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WASHINGTON — President Trump and his top aides applied new pressure Sunday on lawmakers to include money for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border in a must-pass government funding bill, raising the possibility of a federal government shutdown this week.
http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/12224876-74/trump-sets-stage-for-showdown-over-border-wall-funding

First time I played against Cameroon — they were like babies, says Falcons star

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The sacrifices that saved Afghanistan

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“Tell us about Mark.”  It was a simple request born of a search for answers to a seemingly intractable conflict.
Staff Sgt. Mark De Alencar was 37 years old when he was killed in eastern Afghanistan on April 8 while fighting the Islamic State’s Afghan affiliate known as Islamic State Khorasan Province (“ISKP”).  The husband and father of five was helping to root out this latest cancer menacing a desolate land that has bred terror attacks against the United States and around the world.


Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/21/the-sacrifices-that-saved-afghanistan/#ixzz4fA2Ob5j4 http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/21/the-sacrifices-that-saved-afghanistan/

Cameroonian journalist could face the death penalty

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Over 633 days ago, in the north of Cameroon, Radio France Internationale Correspondent, Ahmed Abba, attended a function in his official capacity as a journalist. http://www.sabc.co.za/news/a/be1c058040e45c669c1abdbf0236c0c1/Cameroonian-journalist-could-face-the-death-penalty-20170424

We need to work together to stop Africa’s internet shutdown governments

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Cameroon government facing growing unrest

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By Global Research, April 04, 2017
Teachers throughout the West African state of Cameroon have been striking and protesting against the non-payment of salaries.

Younger educators who have begun their work within the last seven years are claiming they have never received a paycheck.
A special meeting convened by top governmental officials during late March agreed to establish a task force to address the issue. However, educators will not be satisfied until they are paid in full for their services.
The meeting of government officials and representatives of the teachers union released what was said to be a joint communique on March 29. The cabinet ministers present agreed to move as quickly as possible in resolving the problems.
According to the statement released at the conclusion of the talks, the prime minister’s office said:
“After frank and fruitful discussions which helped to explore the current situation, the participants agreed on the following points: (1). the rapid a…