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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.

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: 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. 

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.

Gunshots at US Capitol Visitors Center


An unarmed 78-year-old man saved his two young sons from Boko Haram

A 78-year-oldNigerian man has told how he single-handedly rescued his captive sons from the Boko Haram militant group.
Madu Zaromi says that his home in Damasak, in the north-eastern state of Borno, is in an area of the country that remains under the control of the Islamist organisation. 

Nigerian delegation expected in Cameroon following suspected Chibok school girl's revelation

Nigerian authorities have decided to send a delegation to Cameroon following the arrest on Friday of a suicide bomber said to be one of the schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram in Chibok, Nigeria. 
The delegation will include amongst others some of the parents of the abducted girls. 
The Nigerian delegation while in Cameroon would verify the identity of the girl aged fifteen years. 

Suicide bomber claims to be missing Chibok school girl

Authorities in Cameroon and Nigeria are investigating a claim from a would-be suicide bomber that she was one of a group of schoolgirls abducted in 2014.
The Nigerian government is sending parents to Cameroon to attempt to identify the girl.
She told investigators in Cameroon she was one of 270 kidnapped in Chibok by jihadist group Boko Haram. The abductions sparked international outrage and the #bringbackourgirls social media campaign.

4 million Nigerians resident in Cameroon, says Ambassador Hadisa Mustapha

Nigeria’s High Commissioner in Cameroun, Ambassador Hadisa Mustapha has said there are four million hardworking Nigerians in that country.
She made the disclosure onboard Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) OKPABANA at the weekend in Douala, during a dinner with Nigeria’s contingent to exercise Obangame/Saharan Express.

Police and protesters clash at Brussels memorial ground

Belgian police briefly used water cannon to control several hundred rowdy protesters in central Brussels on Sunday after they ignored an official call for marches to be postponed following Tuesday's bombings.
Amid fears of further attacks, officials wanted to give police the scope to focus on investigations which have widened to other countries, leading to the arrest of an Algerian in Italy and intelligence cooperation with Germany. Police carried out 13 new raids in Belgium itself.

Turkish Airlines first in Africa to increase flights routes in Nigeria

Turkish Airlines, named Europe’s best airline for five years, has announced its decision to increase the number of routes and flights it offers in Nigeria, as well as its new status as Number One in Africa.
The announcement was made last week by the Vice President, Turkish Airlines, Mr. Said Samil Karakas, while speaking to the press in the country’s capital, Istanbul.

US court sentences man to 3 years for threatening Obama on Facebook


Dutch police arrest man suspected of planning terror attack