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2015-11-30 Lake Chad Recedes to 'Catastrophic' Levels
[Deutsche Welle] Countries that share Lake Chad will be asking world leaders at the climate talks in Paris to help them transfer water from the Congo basin. The once rich lake has lost 90 percent of its water due to climate change.

2015-11-30 Cameroon Official Highlights Country's Policies in Coffee Domain
[ANGOP] Luanda -The General Inspector of the Ministry of Commerce of the Republic of Cameroon, Koa Jacqueline, highlighted last Thursday, in Luanda, her country's policies for the development of the coffee sector.

2015-11-30 Homage to Fallen Soldiers in War Against Boko Haram
[Cameroon Tribune] Wailing, profound grief and solemnity amidst music from the Music regiment of the Army ushered in some 12 caskets draped in national colours, to the ceremonial ground of the Yaoundé Military Headquarters Brigade last Friday, November 27, 2015. The soldiers killed in different incidents and locations in the Far North Region in terrorist attacks by Boko Haram, were posthumously decorated by the Minister Delegate at the Presidency in charge of Defence, Joseph Beti Assomo, with medals of Valour for thei

2015-11-30 Curbing Gender-Based Violence - Douala Call Centre's Remarkable Efforts
[Cameroon Tribune] Gender-based violence is gaining grounds in Cameroon in general and Douala in particular. Statistics from UN Women indicates that the rate of violence meted on women in Cameroon increases on a daily basis with Douala occupying the second position with 55 per cent. Due to the preoccupying situation, a Network of Journalist and Communicators on Gender-based Violence (NETCOM-gender), was born the same day the Douala Call Centre went operational to sensitise the general public on violence and the consequences.

2015-11-30 World Leaders Concert to Avert Climate Disaster
[Cameroon Tribune] With an unusually heavy climate, engendered by repeated terrorist attacks, Paris, one of the best tourist destinations in the world, is picking up pieces and bracing itself to host what is literally a last-ditch initiative to address the world climate catastrophe looming in the horizon.

2015-11-30 Boko Haram Blamed for Killing 13 in Cameroon
[News24Wire] Radical Islamist group Boko Haram is suspected of being behind the killing of 13 people in two attacks in northern Cameroon, a military source said on Sunday.

2015-11-27 Cop '21 - World Leaders Concert to Avert Climate Disaster
[Cameroon Tribune] With an unusually heavy climate, engendered by repeated terrorist attacks, Paris, one of the best tourist destinations in the world, is picking up pieces and bracing itself to host what is literally a last-ditch initiative to address the world climate catastrophe looming in the horizon. The city has not lost any of its glamour except for the very strict security checks visible at airport entry points, subways or what is referred to here as the metro, mass transportation services, hotel check-ins and access

2015-11-27 Public Contracts Sector - Procurement System to Go Digital
[Cameroon Tribune] Cameroon Online E-procurement System, COLEPS, is a project of the government of Cameroon with the technical and financial assistance of the Korea International Cooperation Agency, KOICA, on the award of public contracts. This is the tool that will henceforth, beginning 2016, be used for the award of contracts in Cameroon. The message was of the Minister of Delegate at the Presidency in charge of Public Contracts, MINMAP, Abba Sadou on May 13, 2015, in Yaounde, as he chaired a ceremony to train Cameroonian

2015-11-27 Limbe Omnisport Stadium - Governor Puts Pressure On Contractors
[Cameroon Tribune] The Governor of the South West Region, Bernard Okalia Bilai, has expressed concern over the slowness of accompanying works on the Limbe modern stadium so as to enable it host next year's female Africa Cup of Nations. The 20,000-seat Limbe stadium was completed by a Chinese company many months ago but facilities including access roads, parking lodges, electricity and water supply, ticketing office, and the training stadiums still remain to be done. According to the Governor, after visiting the construction

2015-11-27 Forestry and Wildlife - Fcfa 18.4 Billion for Sustainable Management
[Cameroon Tribune] The draft budget of the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife for 2016 is FCFA 18.466 billion. The amount has dropped by about 300 million. In 2015, the Ministry carried out operational and investment activities with FCFA 18.755 billion. Minister Philip Ngole Ngwese was at the National Assembly yesterday November 26, 2015, where he briefed members of the Committee on Finance and Budget on how he intends to use the proposed FCFA 18.4 billion. Discussions were chaired by Hon. Rosette Ayayi, with Labour and Socia

2015-11-27 Korean Scholarships - Former Beneficiaries Evaluate Activities for 2015
[Cameroon Tribune] Former beneficiaries of the Korean International Cooperation Agency, KOICA, scholarships have been sharing their experience with different Cameroonian communities. Under the KOICA Alumni Association Cameroon, KAAC, the former students have since 2009 carried out a number of activities.

2015-11-27 Being Your Own Keeper
[Cameroon Tribune] The months of December and January are synonymous with much travelling and feasting. Generally, Christmas and New Year Day eve is characterised by much shopping and public outings. This is also a period when pickpockets, dare-devil robbers and other miscreants take advantage of the hustle and bustle to steal; thus the need for everyone to become more security-conscious.

2015-11-27 Abangoh Orphanage in Bamenda Receives Donation
[Cameroon Tribune] The recent celebration of the 2015 United Nations Universal Children's Day inspired generosity from Yaounde-based Children's Home International, CHI, organization when it made a donation to the Abangoh Orphanage in Bamenda in the North West Region. This comprised learning material, sacks of rice, groundnut oil, salt, biscuits, a First Aid box, some cash and messages that mobilized and encouraged the youths to become nation-builders.

2015-11-27 Boys Scouts Open New Season
[Cameroon Tribune] Some 700 members of the Cameroon Boys' Scout Movement in the Centre Region have begun the 2015/2016 season, committing to continue to serve humanity with renewed vigour. Speaking at the launch in Government Bilingual High School, Nkol-Eton, Yaounde, on November 22, 2015, the Commissioner for Centre Region, Akela Théophile Emmanuel, recalled the words of the founder of the movement, Lord Robert Stephenson Smith Baden Powell, who stressed the need to leave the world a better place.

2015-11-27 Cameroon Business Forum - "Know, Make Use of Opportunities"
[Cameroon Tribune] Laurent Esso, Minister of State, Minister of Justice and Keeper of the Seals.

2015-11-27 50th Youth Day Celebrations - Mounouna Foutsou Lays the Groundwork
[Cameroon Tribune] Cameroonians will on February 11, 2016, celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Youth Day. In order to ensure the success of the event, the Minister of Youth Affairs and Civic Education, Mounouna Foutsou, chaired a planning meeting in Yaounde on November 25, 2015. Among the major decisions taken at the meeting was the construction of youth emblems in all regional headquarters and the clarification that the right appellation is Youth Day; not National Youth Day.

2015-11-27 South West - Self-Employment: IVTC Limbe Goes Operational in 2016
[Cameroon Tribune] The Minister of Employment and Vocational Training, Zacharie Perevet has disclosed that the Limbe Advanced Vocational Training Centre (AVTC) will go operational in 2016. During a working visit at Moliwe (near Limbe) on 24 November, 2015, where the Centre is situated, the Minister was impressed that the Centre is virtually set to function. Construction work in Limbe started some three years ago and thanks to Cameroon-South Korean partnership, this long awaited construction project is now a reality. With an

2015-11-27 South West - Companies Urged to Invest More in Job Creation
[Cameroon Tribune] The objective to create 350,000 jobs in 2015 as instructed by President Paul Biya, was a recurrent theme during a two-day working visit to the South West Region by the Minister of Employment and Vocational Training, Zacharie Perevet. In Kumba, Muyuka and Limbe, the Minister called on company managers to make job creation a primordial objective. And by so doing, help government in the fight against poverty.

2015-11-27 Climate Change - Fruit Plants, Trees Under Pressure
[Cameroon Tribune] The Village Concertation Committee, fondly known as CVC, is a gathering of 25 men and women in the villages of Nlong, Kellé, Nkolguet, Ekountek, Bingongok and Ebaba I in the Nyong and Kellé, Lekie and Mefou and Akono Divisions of the Centre Region. Activities of the group focus on agriculture and livestock and since its inception in 2005, CVC has transformed lives.

2015-11-27 Cameroon's Pioneer Local Architects, Their Dreams
[Cameroon Tribune] The Cameroon Higher School of Architecture, ESSACA, in Bastos, Yaounde, yesterday, November 19, 2015, made history by graduating the first set of locally-trained architects. The three young architects spent six years receiving lectures from both local and foreign teachers. After a tedious period of training, which included a first year of preparatory classes and annual tuition fee of FCFA 4 million, the new architects are now set to prove their mettle on the field. Understandably, their Master's II degree

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