U.S. Pledges Support to Combat Boko Haram

The new US Ambassador to Cameroon held discussions with the Prime Minister, Head of Government on August 28, 2014. The Prime Minister, Head of Government, Philemon Yang yesterday, August 28, 2014, at the Star Building in Yaounde, held talks with America’s new Ambassador to Cameroon, His Excellency Michael Stephen Hoza. Ambassador Hoza told the press at the end of the meeting that talks focused on ties between the two countries, adding that the US was exploring ways of helping Cameroon overcome security challenges, especially the Boko Haram insurgency. “We spoke…

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SDF Holds NEC Meeting On Saturday

Delegates to the National Executive Committee meeting, NEC, of the Social Democratic Front, SDF, slated for Bamenda, North West region this Saturday August 30, 2014, will examine pertinent issues affecting the smooth running of the party. Information from the National Communication Secretary, Beatrice Annembom Monju, talks of a NEC meeting that will likely discuss indiscipline by some party die hearts. She revealed that a possible matter is the case in Menchum North constituency in Menchum Division of the North West Region where the District Chairman reportedly assaulted the party Member…

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North West Registers Over 24,000 New Voters

A few days to the close of the electoral register in the North West Region, officials say there has been an increase in the number of newly-registered voters. According to statistics from the ELECAM North West Regional office, as at August 21, 2014, some 12,905 men and 11,772 women had registered, giving a total of 24,677 new voters. To go by division, Mezam tops the chart with 10,316, followed by Donga Mantung with 2,968. Bui occupies the third position with 2,820, followed by Boyo with 2,579 and Ngoketunjia with 2,189.…

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Indian-Cameroon Ties – Fastest Growing Economic Partnership

New Indian High Commissioner to Cameroon, H.E. A.R. Ghanashyam, sees brighter prospects for relations between the two countries. Less than a month after presenting his Letters of Credence to the Cameroon Minister of External Relations on 23 July 2014 in Yaounde, the new Indian High Commissioner to Cameroon, has been upbeat about the impetus he intends to inject into diplomatic ties between both countries. To High Commissioner A.R. Ghanashyam, the existence of over 21 official languages in India, religious coexistence, scarce natural resources for over 1.2 billion people, are some…

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Over 10,000 Registered In The Littoral

A series of last-minute evaluation sessions are currently going on in the Littoral Region to get as many voters as possible register before the exercise officially rounds up in two days’ time. With the onset of voter registration since last January, at least 10,000 new names have been added to the 900,000 voters already on ELECAM rolls as at July 2013. According to Ghislain Ngangue, ELECAM’s Head of Communication for Littoral, the current turn out of potential voters may make it possible for the 13,000 target to be attained by…

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Bulldozing Work Underway On Rural Section of Yaounde-Nsimalen Motorway

Bulldozing work is underway on the 10.8-km rural section of the Yaounde-Nsimalen double carriage road which comprises a state-of-the-art road to link Carrefour Ahala, passing through Carrefour Meyo to the Nsimalen roundabout. Target is to ensure a smooth circulation of goods and persons to and from the Nsimalen international airport. The Chinese firm, China Communications Construction Company Ltd, which got a service order on May 2, 2014 has already set base at Ntoutouli, Mefou and Afamba Division and its machines are currently clearing the forest and bulldozing the path. Preparatory…

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IMF Approves 122.4 Million U.S. Dollars for Chad

Chad is to benefit from 122.4 million US Dollars (about FCFA 60,894 billion) the International Monetary Fund, IMF Executive Board has approved to accelerate reforms to strengthen fiscal institutions and support growth, while maintaining fiscal discipline, a release from the IMF Communication Department stated. The money is within the framework of a new three-year arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility, ECF. Mr Kordje Bedoumra, Chad’s Minister of Finance and Budget disclosed the information to Journal du Tchad on August 27, 2014, though the IMF Executive Board approved the money on…

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Cameroon ‘Redoubles’ Efforts to Combat Boko Haram

Cameroon is redoubling efforts to end violence carried out on its territory by the Nigeria-based Islamist militant group Boko Haram. The move comes after militants reportedly forced Nigerian troops to cross the border into the Central African nation, according to information minister Issa Tchiroma. Tchiroma said military collaboration between the two neighboring countries remains g despite Cameroon’s decision to close all of its borders with Nigeria due to the ongoing Ebola outbreak. “Whenever we have information regarding this [Boko Haram] problem, we share information,” said Tchiroma. “Cameroon soldiers have instructions…

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