Leasing – Magistrates, District Attorneys Sensitised

Sustainability is an important watchword in every enterprise or association. Unrecovered resources have in most cases led to bankruptcy or closure of institutions in the country. In order to avert such a situation, the Cameroon Leasing Association (CamLease) June 26 held a workshop in Bonapriso, Douala, to sensitise magistrates and district attorneys on the recovery of rents and equipment from clients in case such bill are not paid. The sensitisation session came shortly after the one in Yaounde, with over 50 magistrates and district attorneys in attendance. According to the…

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Over 3,000 Bread Confiscated

The Control Brigade of the Littoral Regional Delegation of Trade is cracking down on artisanal bakeries producing bread that do not respect the prescribed norms. According to the Regional Delegate, Simon Belinga Omgba, apart from controlling the price and quality of bread, the weight is another vital aspect that is strictly controlled. With the authorisation of the State Councils in whose territories the Control Brigade operates, a crackdown on some bakeries has led to the withdrawal of over 3,000 bread (mostly baget). To him, “baget” sold at FCFA125 has a…

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Weighing Stations – Mechanisms for Curbing Fraud Imminent

Cameroon will in the weeks ahead experiment new ways of controlling weighing stations and especially the management of fuel tankers whose overloading greatly deteriorates the road network. Members of an inter-ministerial follow-up committee of weighing stations met in Yaounde yesterday June 26 to evaluate the path covered in drawing up of a calendar for the implementation of the new instruments for the control of fuel tankers. The meeting was therefore to finalise the calendar which is to be submitted to government for approval. The session was notably to assess the…

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Polio Vaccine Obligatory for All Cameroon Travellers

The Minister of Public Health, Andre Mama Fouda, has recommended to anyone taking a trip abroad, hisher age notwithstanding, to be vaccinated against poliomyelitis by receiving two drops of the Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) in the mouth. The vaccination which is done in International Vaccination Centres (IVC) and Border Health Posts (BHP) at the cost of FCFA 1,000 should be recorded in the yellow-coloured international vaccination booklet and may be required at the border checks of the country of origin, says the release issued on June 25. More so, the…

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Cabinet Discusses Conduct of 2014 Certificate Exams [press release]

“The Prime Minister, Head of Government, Mr Philemon YANG, Thursday 26 June 2014 as from 10:00 a.m. in the main building of his Office, chaired a Cabinet Meeting, attended by the Vice-Prime Minister, Ministers of State, Ministers, Ministers-Delegate and Secretaries of State. Two items featured on the agenda: 1) The report on the conduct of the 2014 session of official examinations presented by the Minister for Secondary Education and the Secretary of State for Basic Education 2) A presentation of the National Public Debt Committee (NPDC) and guidelines on the…

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Senate Foreign Affairs Committee Examines Bills

The President of the Senate, Marcel Niat Njifenji during a plenary sitting of the House yesterday, June 26, 2014 presented two bills forwarded to the Senate by the President of the National Assembly. The forwarding of the bills is in conformity with Article 30 of the Constitution which provides that, “A bill passed by the National Assembly shall be immediately forwarded to the President of the Senate by the President of the National Assembly” for second reading. The bills tabled yesterday and forwarded to the Foreign Affairs Committee of the…

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African Leaders Talk Agriculture in Malabo

President Paul Biya and wife, Chantal Biya, arrived at the Malabo International Airport yesterday at exactly 10:35 am to a hilarious welcome from the Cameroonian community. On hand to receive the Presidential couple at the foot of the plane was Equato-Guinean Prime Minister, Vicente Eyate Tomy who was accompanied by a host of dignitaries from Cameroon including Lazare Mpouel Bala and wife, Cameroon’s Ambassador to Equatorial Guinea Martin Belinga Eboutou, the Director of Civil Cabinet. Others were Essimi Menye, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Paul Atanga Nji, Minister in…

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Forestry Conventions to Enhance Reforestation

“Tree planting is incumbent for shelter and the protection of the environment”. That was the take-home message when the North West recently filed out to promote reforestation activities during a tree planting campaign. The event in Bamenda featured lessons on the importance of reforestation with the Permanent Secretary in the governor’s office, Absalom Monono Woloa, stressing the role of trees in the mitigation of Climate Change. The North West Region depends largely on the forest and forest products for sustenance. That explains the pressure on the forest with extensive deforestation…

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AU Summit Opens in Malabo On Monday

Deliberations at the 23rd Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) holding in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, reach their peak today, June 26 with the official opening ceremony in which the continent’s Heads of State and Government will be taking part. All that it takes to make the ceremony eventful have been put in place. The imposing Sipopo Conference Hall has been refurbished and readjusted to suit the ceremony. All the security measures have been taken to ensure a hitch-free summit and special buses allocated to shuttle between the conference building…

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SW CPDM Rallies Support Against Boko Haram

A delegation from the Central Committee (CC) of the ruling CPDM party has joined forces with militant Mayors, Section Presidents, traditional rulers, Senators, MPs and other fervent militants in the South West Region to support the Head of State, President Paul Biya, in waging a must-win war against the threatening but nebulous Boko Haram sect. Senator Peter Mafany Musonge led the delegation of five on 14 June, 2014, with Enanga Kebbi as Chargeacute de Mission. Other members delivered applauded lectures on the role of Mayors vis agrave vis the party.…

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Food, Security – Chantal Biya Shows Keen Interest

During her stay in Malabo, the First Lady was kept abreast of the agricultural challenges faced by most women in Africa. An enthusiastic crowd of Cameroonians living in Equatorial Guinea saw an ever-smiling Mrs Chantal Biya as she accompanied her husband, President Paul Biya for the just-ended 23rd African Union Summit in Malabo. During her stay in Malabo, Cameroonians and non-Cameroonians alike did not only witness the simplicity, cordiality and friendly nature of Cameroon’s First Lady who was always ready to shake hands with those who wished to do so,…

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Wonderful ‘Bienvenidos’ for Presidential Couple

A score of Cameroonians living in Equatorial Guinea raised high the flag of their fatherland, yesterday June 26, 2014 as the plane carrying President Paul Biya and First Lady, Chantal Biya touched the airstrip of the Malabo International Airport. Thunderous applause, traditional songs and drumbeats from some regions in Cameroon greeted Paul and Chantal Biya as they made their way out of the airport to the Sipopo International Conference Hall to attend the 23rd African Union (AU) Summit on Agriculture and Food Security. President Paul Biya and First Lady’s arrival…

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Africa Peace, Security – Paul Biya Recommends Urgent Actions

The Head of State in his presentation on peace and security underscored the fact that security threats are global and require global responses. If there is one important element of fact that the Heads of State and Government left with from the 23rd African Union Summit that took place in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea from 26 to 27 June, it is the proposal made by President Paul Biya in his presentation on peace and security problems in Africa. After x-raying the various security threats in the continent, many of which cut…

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Mayor Ketcha Courtes Receives UN Award

The Mayor of Bangangte, Celestine Ketcha Courtes, will today June 26, 2014, in a ceremony in Seoul, Korea Republic, receive the UN Public Service Award. She would be given the distinction alongside 18 others from some 14 countries across the globe for their effort in fighting poverty and promoting sustainable development. Ketcha Courtes is being acknowledged for a project she carried out geared at providing potable water to all the inhabitants of Bangangte. It is not the first time Ketcha Courtes is being honoured for good work. In 2012, her…

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Disturbing Instability

The national carrier, Camair-Co was back into the news this weekend with the designation of a new Chief Executive Officer. Ordinarily, changes at the head of any enterprise are perceived as signs to get things going for the better and are generally meant to instill new blood into the system, give it new tonic or simply get under-achieving or incompetent managers out of the way. The statement announcing the appointment of the new CEO did not give any explanation as to why the outgoing one was being given the boot.…

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Italian Firms Showcase Construction Prowess

Real estate investment is a growing business in Cameroon with substandard building material gaining grounds. Houses have crumbled with some resulting in human casualties due to the use of low quality material. It is against this backdrop that the General Manager of Africa Technology Transfer and Management, ATTM, Jean Francois Bassong, underlined the need for beautiful and durable houses in Cameroon. During the press conference on the theme: “Well Constructed Art,” the ATTM boss and his Italian partners presented a cross section of their works and products through a PowerPoint…

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Cameroon’s E-Health Solution Among Five 2014 Rolex Awards Winners

Cameroonian Arthur Zang’s medical tablet which sends results via a mobile-phone connection has been selected among the five winners of the 2014 Rolex Awards for Enterprise. Zang was recognized for inventing what is believed to be Africa’s first medical tablet, which will allow health-care workers in rural areas to send the results of cardiac tests to heart specialists via a mobile-phone connection. The winners of the 2014 Rolex Awards for Enterprise were announced recently at London’s Royal Society. This year’s Young Laureates – all aged below 30 years – impressed…

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CAMEROON ARMY SAYS KILLS AT LEAST 10 SUSPECTED BOKO HARAM MILITANTS

ABUJA, June 28 – Cameroon security forces have killed at least 10 suspected Boko Haram militants in three clashes in the north of the country near its border with Nigeria, a senior military official said on Thursday. Cameroon has deployed over 1,000 troops along the long and porous border after it came under pressure from its neighbor for not doing enough to counter the Islamist insurgents, who are suspected of using Cameroon as a base. Boko Haram grabbed global attention after kidnapping more than 200 girls from a school in…

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Round of 16 – No Room for Error

The “win-and-progress, lost-go-home” phase of the 2014 World Cup will start on June 28, 2014, with Argentina being one of the favourites for the trophy. Sixteen final matches of the 2014 FIFA World Cup will kick start tomorrow June 28 in the different arenas in Brazil. In prelude to the matches, the first combination pits host nation Brazil to Chile. The encounter to take place at Belo Horizonte promises to be a high-risk one. After majestically moving to the round of sixteen, the Selecao of Brazil and their supporters have…

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Organisation, Brazil Up to Task

Since the start of the competition, they have been working round the clock to give the event the grandeur it deserves. In under twenty-two days, the world’s most popular sports jamboree will come to an end. Host country and the temple of football, Brazil, is leaving no stone unturned to make the million dollar event a remarkable one. For a hitch-free organization, the government of Brazil through the Local Organizing Committee headed by Ricardo Trade and his collaborators are spending sleepless nights making sure the 12 stadiums hosting the FIFA…

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Cote d’Ivoire – Second African Disillusionment

Two of the five African representatives are now out of the 2014 Football World Cup in Brazil. After Cameroon, Cote’Ivoire was the second African country to be eliminated from ongoing 20th edition of the World Cup in Brazil. However the circumstances of the defeat of the Elephants were different from that on the Lions in that while the Lions were eliminated even before the last group game, Cote d’Ivoire lost their dream of sailing through to the second round of the tournament barely three seconds to the final blast of…

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Douala Widows Demand Better Living Conditions

The plea was made for government to provide self-reliant activities. One of the vulnerable groups that are still clearly burdened by cultural, traditional, and religious belief despite efforts is widows. This worry bounced back into the spotlight reflections by widows and other womenfolk at the Banquet Hall of the Littoral Governor’s Office in Douala, June 23, 2014, when Cameroon joined the world to commemorate the World Widows’ Day. National statistics show that in 2010, most widows in Cameroon continued to be ejected from their homes, maltreated and stigmatised. In most…

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Effects of Desertification Presented

The World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) was commemorated on June 18, 2014, in Bamenda. Protect and nurture land for posterity is the lesson as curtains dropped on the 2014 Desertification Day in the North West Region. It is the way forward in the face of serious threats by desertification staring the world on its face. This is evident in poor yields and harvest, water scarcity, loss of the top soil, biomass, vegetative cover, biodiversity and lack of pasture for livestock. It emerged from the World Day to Combat Desertification…

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Camair-Co – Business Class to Be Halted

Another General Manager at the helm of the national pride, Cameroon Airlines Company (Camair-Co), has been installed in Douala with firm instructions to halt business class. The class, the Minister of Transport, Robert Nkili, said are indebting the company since very few seats are occupied during each flight. The Minister said the company under the auspices of its fifth General Manager, Jean-Paul Nana Sandjo, will no more consider passengers for the business class but economic class which has a swift turnover. For Camair-Co to go beyond the third position (11…

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Algeria, Needs to Correct History

They have two options on their drawing board, a win or a draw would see them through and make them national heroes. The Fennec Foxes of Algeria will today clash against Russia in a decisive group H encounter that might see any of the teams move to the round of sixteen. Algeria currently occupies the second place with 3 points and better goal difference. A victory for the boys of Vahid Halilhodzic will automatically move them to the round of sixteen and a draw will also be enough, except South…

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