More Arrests Hit as Language Divide Intensifies
[VOA] In Cameroon, a months-long strike by English-speaking professionals has snowballed into a movement calling for greater autonomy or even, some say, independence for Anglophone parts of the country.
The Afcon Day That Was - 18 January - Cameroon Ruin Guinea-Bissau's Fairy Tale
[Daily Maverick] Thursday holds the tasty prospect of a North African derby between Algeria and Tunisia, but Wednesday had plenty to offer in the action stakes. ANTOINETTE MULLER picks the bits from the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations you might have missed.
Gambia - Yahya Jammeh Ordered To Step Down Latest Today
[Cameroon Tribune] Time is fast running out for Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh, as the regional bloc, the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, has ordered him to leave office by midnight today, January 18, 2017. Thisday newspaper of Nigeria yesterday, January 17, 2017, reported that failing this, Jammeh will be ousted by force for Adama Barrow, winner of the December 1, 2016 presidential poll, to be inaugurated tomorrow, January 19, 2017, as envisaged by the Constitution.
Africa CEO Forum - Cameroonian Business Men Awaited
[Cameroon Tribune] African CEO Forum, the biggest annual platform for African investors with the participation of Asian, American and European chief executive officers, goes underway in Geneva, Switzerland, March 20-21, 2017. Investors will be meeting purposefully to exchange on boosting economies in line with the objective of public-private dialogue. Cameroon being one of the sponsors is expected to lead an important delegation of business representatives. To this end, reporters have been sensitised on the importance of the
Issa Tchiroma Bakary - 'Troublemakers Will Be Held Liable For Their Acts'
[Cameroon Tribune] Following is the update of the Minister of Communication, Issa Tchiroma Bakary on the socio-political situation in some localities of the North West and South West Regions given during a press conference on January 17, 2017.
Bamenda - Wild Rumours Sent Population on the Rampage
[Camer.be] While government and teachers' trade union leaders were still meeting it was rumoured that the leaders had been taken hostage and forced to signed committee documents.
Social Media - Citizens Urged To Be More Responsible
[Cameroon Tribune] In her communiquÃ©, Libom Li Likeng Minette reminds users of the different mobile telephone lines (Camtel, MTN, Orange, Nextell) of the message some of them have received signed by Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MINPOSTEL) which reads: "Dear subscriber, publishing as well as spreading false news, including on the social media, are punishable by the Penal Code and the law". This message is part of a campaign launched by MINPOSTEL under the patronage of the Head of State to sensitise the pop
Rebuild Cameroon's Theatre
[Cameroon Tribune] Etoundi Zeyang, Artistic Director of African Theatre Festival For Children and Young People, talks on the challenges of theatre in the country.
As Usual, Financial Problems Dog Teams At Cup of Nations
[Nation] Libreville -Those "recurrent African problems" that have dogged our national football teams are yet again cropping up here.
Indomitable Lions - Potential Winners or Also-Rans?
[allAfrica] Cameroon coach Hugo Broos spoke at length prior to the start of the African Nations Cup about the fact that there are no weak sides in the competition, something he will remind his players ahead of their second Group A clash against Guinea-Bissau on Wednesday.
ICC - Dominic Ongwen War Crime Trial Resumes
[Cameroon Tribune] People in northern Uganda are watching with keen interest as the trial of Dominic Ongwen yesterday, January 16, 2017, resumed at the International Criminal Court, ICC, in The Hague, The Netherlands. The former leading commander of the notoriously ruthless Lord's Resistance Army, LRA, rebel group, faces 70 charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. The charges border on murder, rape, torture and abduction of children, amongst others.
Goodbye Fru Ndi, Welcome Wirba Joseph By Soter Tarh Agbaw-Ebai
[Camer.be] Ni John Fru Ndi has finally twisted SDF policy into an odd shaped pretzel of contradictions, telling an undercover news reporter that the appointment of a Francophone as the party's Secretary General was a political strategy while informing Southern Cameroonians that the marginalization of Anglophones by La Republique du Cameroun is a violation of basic human rights and the constitution that was adopted in 1961.
Consortium Says it Will not Negotiate Until Detainees Are Released and a Referendum Organized
[Camer.be] The Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium says it will not negotiate with the Biya Francophone Beti Ewondo government until all Anglophone detainees are released and a referendum organized without further delay so that Southern Cameroonians can effectively return to a two state federation.
South West - Schools Still Closed
[Cameroon Tribune] In spite of the on-going dialogue engaged since the 27th December in Bamenda between Government and teachers' syndicates to break the ghost school stalemate, schools failed to resume yesterday, 16 January in most of the South West Region. The strike action obliging pupils and students to stay away from schools embraced the second month, as schools remained empty and quiet as graveyards yesterday in most of the six Divisions of the South West Region.
Anglophone Teachers' Strike - Solutions-finding Deliberations Continue
[Cameroon Tribune] For the first time since the strike began, frank dialogue effectively began yesterday January 12.
North West - Teachers' Strike Enters Sixth Week
[Cameroon Tribune] The Anglophone teachers strike that have kept schools in the North West and South West Regions closed since November 21, 2016 is still to get a way forward as members of the Inter-ministerial Ad hoc Committee to review and propose solutions to the concerns raised by Cameroon Anglophone Teachers Trade Unions and the trade union leaders did not come to a consensus last Thursday 12 and Friday13 January 2017.
Interview - "Modern Community Cannot Expand Without Social Media"
[Cameroon Tribune] Dr Tatah Peter Ntaimah, holder of a PhD Medical Anthropology, talks on the abuse of social media.
Burkina Faso Fight Back to Hold Cameroon
[CAF] Burkina Faso came from behind to hold Cameroon to a 1-1 draw in their Group A clash on Saturday in Libreville. Captain Benjamin Mounkandjo gave Cameroon the lead in the first half before Issoufou Dayo levelled for the Burkinabes midway in the second half.
Reactions - Burkina Faso 1-1 Cameroon
[CAF] Paulo Duarte (Head Coach, Burkina Faso)
Five Lessons From Day One at Afcon
[RFI] Home fans' expectations were dashed by a draw on the opening day of the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) in Libreville. And there was a tie between Cameroon and Burkina Faso, too.