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2014-09-16 Tracing the Oil Money
[AfricaFocus]From 2011 to 2013, the governments of [ten oil-producing African countries] sold over 2.3 billion barrels of oil. These sales, worth more than $250 billion, equal a staggering 56 percent of their combined government revenues. But, reveals a new report from Swiss and international nongovernmental organizations, there is little transparency about these sales, a quarter of which were made to littleknown Swiss trading companies.

2014-09-17 UN Appeals for U.S. $34 Million for Nigerian Refugees
[UN News]The United Nations refugee agency today issued an urgent joint call for $34 million to aid the more than 75,000 people who have since last year fled the violence in northeast Nigeria by crossing into Chad, Cameroon and Niger.

2014-09-17 FCFA 65 Billion Needed to Extend Kribi Gas Fired Plant
[Cameroon Tribune]Information from Eneo, the new firm that has officially taken over electricity generation, transmission and distribution from AES Sonel in Cameroon, indicates that 100 million Euros (about FCFA 65.595 billion) is needed to extend by 114 MW the plant from its current 216 MW to over 330 MW. Eneo sources say Globeleq, a leading independent power generation company in sub-Saharan Africa that has taken over the management of Dibamba and Kribi Power Development Companies and the government are in agreement on th

2014-09-17 Tackle Business Climate Wholly to Attract Sustainable Investments
[Cameroon Tribune]If fast-tracking private investment in Cameroon were only limited to the legal instruments, then the country could now beat its chest with the innovative and revolutionary law No. 2013/004 of 18 April 2013 that provides incentives for private investments in the Republic of Cameroon. Besides having already its respective texts of application and a seeming unison of all stakeholders to make it succeed, the law is already bearing fruits. The recent signing of license agreements between government and some 13

2014-09-17 Cameroon Border Towns No Safe Haven for Nigerian Refugees
[IRIN]Maroua (cameroon) -Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram violence at home and seeking refuge in Cameroon border towns are still not safe.

2014-09-17 Cameroon-Unesco - Promising Future
[Cameroon Tribune]Those who are ignorant of the contribution of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in the enhancement of Cameroon's educational, traditional and cultural values and the promotion of science and research must have wondered why the visit of the organization's Director General, Irina Bokova attracted a lot of State interest.

2014-09-17 Visit of the Unesco's Director General to Cameroon - All That Begins Well
[Cameroon Tribune]The Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, left Cameroon all smiles Tuesday night after an understandably fruitful 48-hour visit to the country. At the Nsimalen International Airport, the UNESCO top official received all the honours due her position after a hectic day during which she held talks with the country's top officials, evaluated the path covered by her institution and the State and charted the way forward for mutually benef

2014-09-17 UNESCO Boss Received At State House
[Cameroon Tribune]Irina Bokova was guest of honour on September 16, 2014, at a State lunch offered by the President Paul Biya.

2014-09-17 MINUSCA Raises CAR's Hopes
[Cameroon Tribune]World and local leaders have repeated calls for a stop to clashes and encouraged dialogue and cooperation.

2014-09-17 University of Yaounde I Honours UNESCO Director
[Cameroon Tribune]Doctor Irina Bokova was conferred with the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa on September 16, 2014 in Yaounde.

2014-09-17 Road Users Violate Zebra Crossings
[Cameroon Tribune]"Most pedestrians are not aware of the fact that they are secured when they cross on the Zebra Crossing." These were the words of Nicholas Bagnak, a lecturer in a driving school in the capital city, Yaounde. Generally, most road users do not know the importance of the Zebra Crossing.

2014-09-17 Scottish Vote, Options for Bakassi People
[Vanguard]WHEN Britain and its allies supported Nigeria to concede the Bakassi Peninsula to Cameroon based on the 1914 Ango-German treaty, one would expected that it would easily consent to the demands by the Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP) for an independent Scotland

2014-09-16 Rights Group - Boko Haram Subjects Children to Greater Violence
[VOA]Maroua -The rights group Watchlist released a report earlier this month that accused Boko Haram militants in northern Nigeria of subjecting boys and girls to forced recruitment, detention, attacks at school, abductions, rape and other forms of sexual violence.

2014-09-16 Humanitarian Aid, Equipment Blocked in Cameroon
[VOA]Yaounde -The United Nations says huge loads of equipment, needed by the United Nations MINUSCA forces (Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission) in the Central African Republic (CAR) are blocked at the Douala seaport in Cameroon. The move is seen as a developing supply crisis in West Africa.

2014-09-16 Back-to-School - Governor Beti Asomo Satisfied
[Cameroon Tribune]Exactly one week gone into the new school year, Littoral's Governor Joseph Beti Asomo went evaluating the effective takeoff of some schools in the Region on Monday, September 15.

2014-09-16 Cervical Cancer Vaccine Targets Young Girls
[Cameroon Tribune]The National Cancer Control Programme will launch a demonstration project in Edea and Foumban at the end of October 2014.

2014-09-16 Defence Lawyers Uphold Controversial Letter
[Cameroon Tribune]The second hearing of the Douala Port Authority trial that held on September 15, 2014, featured a letter from the port management announcing its withdrawal as civil claimant.

2014-09-16 NEMA to Repatriate 112,000 Displaced Persons From Cameroun
[Guardian]Maiduguri -THE National Emergency Management Agency yesterday unveiled plans to repatriate (NEMA) over 112, 000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) taking refuge in Cameroonian border towns of Fotokol, Mura, Amchide, Kolofata and two or three other villages before the end of this month.

2014-09-15 Chantal Biya, Unesco's Special Advocate
[Cameroon Tribune]Friday, November 14, 2008 was an important day for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Republic of Cameroon. The date entered into the annals of history as the erstwhile Director-General of UNESCO, Mr Koichiro Matsuura, designated Mrs Chantal Biya, First Lady of Cameroon, as UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Education and Social Inclusion, in a ceremony that took place at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France.

2014-09-15 Training That Yields Palpable Dividends
[Cameroon Tribune]As is the case with any organisation, training is a permanent activity of the General Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Cameroon People's Democratic Movement, CPDM, explains Fru Jonathan, Chargé de Mission in the Secretariat for Organisation of the ruling party's Central Committee. "The National President of the Party, His Excellency Paul Biya, has instructed special training sessions to be carried out in line with the animation of party activities on the field. Such training is carried ou

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