Cameroon Increases Medals in Glasgow

Ali Annabel Laure, Tomo Angele and Rebecca Muambo won silvers and bronze respectively to take the count to six at the Commonwealth Games. Contrary to information published in certain media that Cameroon now has six medals at the ongoing 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games taking place in Glasgow-Scotland, Cameroon has increased its tally to five medals. Outside the silver medals fetched for Cameroon by Ali Annabel Laure and bronze got Rebecca Muambo in the weightlifting 75kg and 48 kg respectively, there has been one more medal won by Cameroon…

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Cameroon Wins First Gold At Commonwealth Games

Won by Marie Fegue in the weight lifting discipline on July 28, 2014, the country now has five medals. Cameroon has won its first gold medal at the ongoing 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow-Scotland. The gold medal which happens to be the first for Cameroon since the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester was won by Marie Fegue in the 69kg weightlifting category on Monday 28 July 2014. She lifted a total weight of 234kg 102kg snatch and 132kg in the clean and jerk. She was followed by…

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Male Circumcision – No Obligation, No Age Limit!

Circumcision, which is the cutting of the protecting loose skin of a boy’s penis for medical, traditional or religious reasons, is a common phenomenon, but regional and societal attitudes differ on whether there is need for a male to be circumcised and, if so, at what age. Experts in the sector say that there is no age limit as to when a man can be circumcised. They think the positive process all depends on the experience of the person doing the circumcision and not the age of the person being…

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Fcfa 2.5 Billion Needed for Monthly Salaries

The State needs about FCFA 15 billion for salaries before the ongoing fiscal year ends. The 5 per cent salary increase for civil servants decreed by the Head of State on July 7, 2014 as part of measures to cushion the effects of fuel price increase is costing the State an additional FCFA 2.5 billion per month. Sources at the Ministry of Finance say the salary increase which is already effective as from the July payout is evaluated at FCFA 30 billion per annum.But given that the measure took effect…

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First Gold for Cameroon at Commonwealth Games

Cameroon has won its first gold medal at the ongoing 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow-Scotland. The gold medal which happens to be the first for Cameroon since the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester was won by Marie Fegue in the 69kg weightlifting category. She lifted a total weight of 234kg 102kg snatch and 132kg in the clean and jerk. She was followed by Itohan Ebireguesele who claimed silver after lifting a total of 222kg 100snatch and 122 clean and jerk. Canada’s Marie-Josee Ares-Pilon won bronze this time…

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Confederations Cup – Coton Sports Hosts ASEC Mimosa

Coton Sports of Garoua will on Saturday play host to visiting ASEC Mimosa of Cote d’Ivoire in an encounter counting for the 4th day of play of the group stage of the ongoing African Confederations Cup. Coton Sport will be out to conserve their leadership position in Group A and thereby take a good option towards qualifying for the semi finals as only the first two teams in each group qualify for the next stage of the competition. Coton Sport remains at the summit of the group with seven points,…

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Quest for Commonwealth Games Medals On

After the euphoria, pump and pageantry of the opening ceremony of the 20th edition of the Commonwealth in Glasgow, athletes settled to real business yesterday as the competition began in earnest. There were medals up for grab in six sports disciplines yesterday. However, Cameroonian athletes went in only for the judo, weightlifting and swimming events. It has not been a promising start from Cameroon. In weightlifting, Paul Ndicka Matam emerged fourth in the 56kg category with a total weight of 192kg after three trails. In judo, Dieudonneacute Nama Etoga bowed…

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Detained Over Five Tons of Salt Product Theft

Tsamo Francis is presently detained in a cell at the Bonassama Public Security Police Station in Bonaberi on accusation of making away with 5 tons of imported product to be used for the production of kitchen salt. The man who drives the heavy duty vehicle matriculated LT 716 DE, was to transfer the products from the Douala Seaport to SOCAPURSEL’s SASEL Factory in Bonaberi, Douala. Security forces at the Seaport say the transit company, Agence de Prestations Maritime, which was responsible to deliver the product to SOCAPURSEL alerted them when…

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The Dividends of Environmental Protection

Climate change and efforts to safeguard the environment from further degradation remain topical in all parts of the world today. Thus, Lieutenant Colonel Ayang Frederick Enoh’s drama piece, “Green Hills,” revisits the urgent need to ensure environmental protection against a backdrop of entrenched traditional hunting and farming practices that entail the burning of bushes. Probably drawing inspiration from the 1992 UN Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the military officer, playwright and actor, makes use of popular theatre to conscientise and move community people to action. “A soldier has…

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Yaounde Bible College Graduates 18

It was an exceptional day for the staff and students of the Great Commission Bible College Cameroon in Yaounde on Saturday July 26, 2014. Some 18 students of the first and second batch of students of the Great Commission Bible College Cameroon received their testimonials. The trainees were students of the first year and second year students of the 2013-2014 academic year. Speaking at the occasion, the Vice President of the Great Commission Bible College, Bill Patterson the mission of the Great Commission Bible College is the secret of the…

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Cameroon Grabs Two Medals At Commonwealth Games

Cameroon has so far won two medals at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Glasgow-Scotland. The two medals were fetched for Cameroon by Mballa Atangana and Wezeu Dombeu in the judo discipline. Mballa Atangana won bronze while Wezeu Dombeu won silver. The medals place Cameroon on the 14th position of the general medal classification chart out of 71 nations and territories taking part in the games. It is worthy to mention that this record is far below the nine medals Cameroon won during the 2002 edition of the games in Manchester.…

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Canal 2 Wins Cameroon Tribune Anniversary Cup

Canal 2 International emerged champion in the football tournament organized on the occasion of the 40th anniversary celebration of Cameroon Tribune. In an action-packed encounter last Friday at the annex stadium number 3 of the Ahmadou Ahidjo complex, the team from Canal 2 narrowly edged MTN Cameroon, 1-0 to lift the trophy. The victory goal came at the 71st minute through Limen Tresor, who hammered in a volley after an assist from a team mate. The encounter was fully of misses, un-clinical passes and lack of good finishing skills from…

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Eyumojock Gets Solar-Powered Water Scheme

Inhabitants of Njeke, a village in Eyumojock Sub Division in Manyu division were on Thursday 24 July all smiles as they received a water scheme from the South West Development Authority (SOWEDA). The village has gone for more than 25 years without pipe borne water. As such, they were at the mercy of their neighbouring villages for the precious liquid. Handing over the water scheme that was constructed in a period spanning from May to July 2014, the General Manager of SOWEDA, Dr. Eneme Andrew Ngome told the people of…

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Meyomessi Swims in Cerac’s Generosity

A refurbished health centre with updated equipment, farm tools, inputs and school books were handed over to the population on Friday, July 25, 2014. The Circle of Friends of Cameroon (CERAC), a humanitarian association founded by the country’s first Lady, Chantal Biya, has lessened poverty and suffering on the population of Meyomessi in the Dja and Lobo Division of the South Region. A newly refurbished health centre to take care of the health needs of the population has been officially inaugurated and handed over to them. Medical equipment for the…

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CDO, CFOs Train On Work Techniques

Curtains dropped last Friday July 25, 2014 on a seminar organized by the National Community-driven Development Programme -PNDP to train Council Development Officers and Council Financial Officers, CFOs on their new method of work. The five-day workshop was to ensure that the officials from the 34 councils of the North West Region get acquainted with their working environment. With the recruitment of new CDOs and CFOs after last September’s municipal elections, it was necessary for the new staff to be drilled on how to go about their duties. It was…

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Cameroon Bolsters Troops Against Boko Haram

Cameroon has deployed huge numbers of its military to the northern part of the country following attacks by the Nigerian Islamist sect Boko Haram, who have taken several high profile hostages in the country. Boko Haram militants have attacked Cameroon three times since Thursday. Eyewitnesses say that they ransacked and looted houses before seizing the traditional ruler, Muslim spiritual leader and mayor of Kolofata, Seini Boukar Lamine. The wife of Cameroon’s deputy prime minister, Ahmadou Ali, was also abducted in an attack this Sunday. The attacks come as Muslims living…

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Muslims Celebrate Ramadan in Pomp

Ramadan feast marks the end of a month of fasting and prayer. In Yaounde, Muslims attended communal prayers, listened to the “khutba” (sermon) and gave charity in the form of food known as “Zakat”. In the Briqueterie neighbourhood yesterday, July 28, 2014, one could see Muslims rejoicing after prayers singing and dancing with praises to Allah for having seen them through the month-long fasting. Most of them woke up early and put on their clothes specially made for the feast. In one corner, beggars were equally seen by the roadside…

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Digital Age – What Future for Print Media?

Eminent panelists on July 24, 2014, debated the issue as part of Cameroon Tribune’s 40th anniversary celebrations. The survival or not of print media in the phase of competition engendered by the digital age has come under discussion as Cameroon’s national bilingual daily, Cameroon Tribune, celebrates 40 years of fruitful education and sensitisation of the national and international community. A high-level roundtable discussion held at the Yaounde Hilton Hotel yesterday July 24 on the theme, “The future of the print media in the face of growing internet age.” The roundtable…

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Guilty of Breach of Contract

Apollinaire M, a businessman in Yaounde has been found guilty of breach of contract. Apollinaire who trades in second-hand clothing in Yaounde is accused of owing the FCFA 12 million to a certain businesswoman, Mrs Kamteu. According to the case file, Mrs Kamteu was Apollinaire’s former supplier of second-hand clothing. In 2007, Apollinaire is alleged to have signed an acknowledgement of a debt of FCFA 5 million owed to Mrs Kamteu. Prior to the acknowledgment of debt, Mrs Kamteu was the sole supplier of Apollinaire. But according to latter, he…

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Boko Haram steps up Cameroon raids

YAOUNDE 24 July 2014 (IRIN) – Nigerian radical Islamist group Boko Haram’s free-wheeling ruthlessness is increasingly troubling the remote Far North Region of Cameroon, which has seen several attacks in recent months, with foreigners also abducted for ransom.

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Sopecam Out of Anniversary Tournament With Honour

Despite an unbeaten record at the ongoing Cameroon Tribune Anniversary Cup, the team from Sopecam made a premature exit from the competition. They bowed 2-4 to Canal 2 International in post match penalties after both sides separated on a virgin draw after regular time of play. The defeat came as a surprise given that Sopecam beat Canal 2 at the quarter final level of the competition and Canal 2 was just in brought at the last minute to fill the void at the semi finals after the forfeiture of Anecdote.…

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Sodecoton Trial Accused Stand Grounds

The accused persons have opted to stand their grounds in the case pitting them in Cameroon and the Cotton Development Company (SODECOTON) against Enoh Etuge James and seven others. They made their position clear on Tuesday May 22, 2014 during the third hearing at the Special Criminal Court in Yaounde. The session led by Mr Justice Mathias Nyoh began with the verification of the prosecution and defence counsels. It however noticed that the accused did not have witnesses. The accused opted for self defence in the case and were given…

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CAR Reconciliation, Peace Talks Open On July 21

Stakeholders will for three days in Congo Brazzaville try to put an end to the ongoing sectarian violence and the country’s legacy of recurrent conflicts. All is set in the Congolese capital, Brazzaville, for the opening today, July 21,2014, of a three-day conference of representatives of various sections of the Central African Republic, CAR society. Under the mediation of Congolese President, Denis Sassou N’Guessou, who was mandated last month by leaders of the sub-region, delegates will try to reach understanding on ending the current sectarian conflict in the country, reconcile…

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Save Our Municipal Lakes!

The Prime Minister and Head of Government has recently appointed a senior official of the Yaounde municipality to head the special partnership contract scheme towards the rehabilitation of the Yaounde municipal lake. In so doing, the Head of Government was heeding to a call made several times by the city’s dwellers and all other people interested in seeing the city benefit more from this veritable bounty offered by nature. The level at which the present decision has been taken leaves some reason for hope because in the past several other…

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Benefits of Ratifying ACP-EU Stepping Agreement [document]

The Minister of Communication, Issa Tchiroma Bakary, granted a press briefing in Yaounde on July 15, 2014. The Minister of Economy, Planning and Regional Development, The Secretary General of the Ministry of Justice, The Secretary General of the Ministry of Communication, The Inspector General, Technical Aisers, Distinguished Inspectors, Distinguished Directors and Head of Divisions, Distinguished Collaborators, Fellow Journalists, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is with a renewed pleasure that I welcome you, once again, in this conference hall of my Ministry, to exchange, in all conviviality and openness, on…

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