World Cup 2014 - Match Schedules of African Teams
[Africa Top Sports]The final draw of World Cup Brazil 2014 as well as the match schedules were released by FIFA. But Africa Top Sports chose to underscore the match schedules of African teams qualified for the most prestigious football competition.
Biya, African Peers Pledge Togetherness
[Cameroon Tribune]The views of two European leaders at the summit best illustrate the success of the ElysÃ©e Summit on Peace and Security in Africa. One, President FranÃ§ois Hollande of France described it as exceptional across the board, exceptional in turnout with 53 countries represented, among them some 30 Heads of State, exceptional in its outcomes and exceptional in the overwhelming resolve to act. The other, Herman van Rompuy, President of the European Council said "African leaders had never before been s
Water Charter for Sustainable Management of Lake Chad Basin
[Cameroon Tribune]The legal instrument was presented to member countries on Friday December 6, 2013 for ratification by parliaments.
FEICOM Evaluates Council Assistance
[Cameroon Tribune]The institution's 2012 annual report shows that FCFA 10 billion was disbursed to 168 councils.
Economic Partnerships and Climate Change
[Cameroon Tribune]The summit of Paris made some strong recommendations on these two questions which are very dear to Africa
With Cross-Border Attacks, Boko Haram Threat Widens
[IRIN]Younde -As if to confirm their growing threat, Boko Haram gunmen recently abducted a French priest in Cameroon - the second such kidnapping of French nationals this year - just days after Nigeria sought YaoundÃ©â€™s cooperation in combating the extremist militia.
Help Call From Boko Haram Victims - Widows, Orphans Dying At Cameroun Border
[Vanguard]PATHETIC scenes from refugee camps on the fringes of the Cameroon-Nigeria border reveal that women give birth to babies in harsh conditions. Feelers from the camps indicate that lack of medical supplies have resulted in deaths of several persons from preventable diseases because of the horrific living conditions.
Africa Face Big Challenge at World Cup
[Africa Top Sports]The draw for the 2014 World Cup has been made in Brazil. And it is Ghana which is housed in the worst group alongside Germany, which stopped them in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa ( 0-1), the Portugal of Cristiano Ronaldo and the United States.
Cameroon Indecency Campaign Sparks Social Debate
[VOA]Yaounde -Cameroon is launching a vigorous campaign against indecent dressing by young girls in educational establishments, on television and in public offices. The campaign has sparked a debate among citizens on the role of dress in society.
Minsep - Step Up Sports Infrastructure
[Cameroon Tribune]The Ministry of Sports and Physical Education (MINEP) is bracing up to considerably step up the number and quality of sports infrastructure in the country in view of hosting international competitions. MINSEP boss, Adoum Garoua, says Cameroon will host the Female African Nations Cup in 2016 and is also bracing up to hosting the male category and it would be imperative to have infrastructure worth the competitions.
Cameroon Embraces Energy Efficiency Policy
[Cameroon Tribune]The government of Cameroon has embraced Energy Efficiency, the reduction of unnecessary cost on electricity usually linked to wastage in transportation and unsustainable use by households and industries. With the support of the Partnership Development Facility of the European Union Energy, the country has drawn up an Energy Efficiency Strategy and Action Plan for the electricity sector that will serve as a guide to electricity consumers for the sustainable use of the scarce resource.
Peace and Security - Africa's Ultimate Chance to Fight Together
[Cameroon Tribune]Some leaders including President Paul Biya in a pre-summit outing, addressed the disturbing issue of poaching and the threat on protected animal species on Thursday.
Minesec Develop General Secondary Education
[Cameroon Tribune]The Minister of Secondary Education (MINESEC), Louis Bapes Bapes, has pledged his ministry's determination to more than ever before redouble efforts to develop general secondary education in the country in 2014. Minister Bapes Bapes told the Finance and Budget Committee of the National Assembly Wednesday night that of the FCFA 222,337 billion MINESEC is soliciting for the next fiscal year, FCFA 125 550 947 000 will be tailored towards financing the, Â« Development of General Secondary Education Progra
Basic Education - Democratise Primary Cycle in 2014
[Cameroon Tribune]FCFA 174.580 billion package will be used to consolidate the achievements of 2013. The Ministry of Basic Education is requesting a budget of FCFA 174.580 billion in 2014 with which it intends to carry out reforms that will render basic education universal. Basic Education Minister, Youssouf Hadidja Alim, says of the amount, FCFA 133 318 803 000, representing 76.37 per cent of the ministry's budget, will be used for the democratisation of the primary cycle.
Bringing Marginalised People to the Poverty Debate
[IPS]YaoundÃƒÂ© -Lydia Njang, a widow and mother of five from Cameroon's North West Region, has lost her farmland three times.
Behind Malaria Prevalence in North Cameroon
[IRIN]Yaounde -Warmer weather, low bed nets use and heavy rains have been blamed for a recent upsurge in malaria in northern Cameroon, but public health in this region has also been undermined by weak medical services and widespread poverty.
Higher Education - Target On Effective Professionalisation
[Cameroon Tribune]Higher Education Minister, Jacques Fame Ndongo, says his ministry is requesting FCFA 58 157 426 000 in the 2014 fiscal year to carry out four programmes through which higher education could be effectively professionalised.
Biya, Other African Peers Meet in Paris
[Cameroon Tribune]President Paul Biya is expected to make some very useful contributions to the ElysÃ©e Summit given his track record in the search for solutions to the continents multifarious security challenges. President Paul Biya arrived in Paris, France early yesterday evening to join some other 40-odd African peers for the ElysÃ©e summit beginning tomorrow and summoned by the French President FranÃ§ois Hollande to discuss Africa's degenerating security situation.
150 African Masters Ready to Flex Muscles in Lagos
[This Day]The second African athletics masters will roll off on Friday with over 150 athletics oldies from Nigeria and Cameroun waiting to relive memories at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos.
Restoring Sight to Africa's Gender-Blind Rice Sector
[IPS]For more than 20 years, Anastasia Ngwakun from Bamunkumbit village in central Cameroon has been farming rice the hard way - using only hand tools. But Ngwakun knows that if she were a man, she would have access to the technology that would not require her to work so hard.