Blé Goudé Faces International Criminal Court Trial

Opening of hearing to confirm charges against him started on September 29, 2014. The confirmation of charges hearing in the case of Charles Bleacute Goudeacute, the right-hand person of the former President of Cote d’ Ivoire, Laurent Gbagbo to last till October 2, 2014, started at the International Criminal Court at The Hague, Monday, September 29. The hearing before the Pre-trial Chamber 1 of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is handled by a jury composed of the presiding Judge Silvia Fernaacutendez de Gurmendi and also Judge Ekaterina Trendafilova and Judge…

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Heights, Low Points of Shisong Cardiac Centre

Some 445 open heart surgeries have been conducted, with 26,000 consultations in five years. The records are straight with heart diseases as the number one killer in the world. It is also evident that St Elizabeth’s Catholic Cardiac Centre Shisong, Bui Division in the North West Region is the lone health facility in the Central African sub-region to face the threatening reality of cardio-vascular diseases. Celebrated as a divine gift, Cameroon and Africa have been counting the blessings of the Shisong Cardiac Centre with 445 open heart surgeries to show…

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60th CPA Conference – Land Mark Event Opens This Weekend

Cameroon will host over 800 delegates from all over the world from October 2-10, 2014. The Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference, CPC, brings together 175 parliaments and legislatures from all continents. Boasting a whopping population of 2.328 billion, which is nearly a third of the world total, the Commonwealth in 2014 produced a nominal Gross Domestic Product, GDP, of 10.450 trillion US Dollars, representing 17 per cent of the world GDP. The organisation’s 53 member States cover 29,958,050 square kilometres – almost a quarter of the world land area. Participation, Core Values…

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Congo Local Elections Results Awaited

The polling exercise on September 28, 2014, was calm though boycotted by radical opposition parties. Congolese are awaiting the results of Sunday, September 28 local council and Department elections. The Elections Organising Commission said some 2 million Congolese had to vote in over 5,400 polling stations, BBC reported. The Commission reportedly signaled some organizational but surmountable hitches. The polling process said to be in calm but without great affluence of voters, concerned 12 administrative Department councils and local councils in the six biggest towns of Congo. There is the high…

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Le Messager’s 35th Anniversary – Commemorative Activities Launched

Management of the daily newspaper held a press conference in Douala on September 26th. Le Messager, one of Cameroon’s oldest private newspapers, will clock 35 on November 17. The paper founded by ace journalist of blessed memory, Pius N. Njaweacute on November 17, 1979, will celebrate 35 years of fidelity and credibility from November 10 to November 14 in Bafoussam, Douala and Yaounde. According to Le Messager’s Director of Publication, Freacutederic Boungou, the 35th anniversary is worth celebrating because the organ has stood the test of time. “Some press organs…

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SOS for Older Cameroonians

Cameroonians join the international community tomorrow for yet, another international day this time devoted to the old. For many Cameroonians, this is one opportunity to laugh, not just at the announcement of another such day as they experience virtually on a daily basis without any real effect, but also because age is a veritable cause for concern, especially as this category of citizens is all too often ridiculed either through the quality and intentions of public policies or simply by the public perception of older Cameroonians. Normally, the situation was…

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Truck Shatters Shops in Yaounde

A lorry carrying second hand goods damaged a diary shop and a bar on September 27, 2014 in the Nkolndongo neighbourhood. The inhabitants of Nkoldongo in Yaounde are in a state of shock. A truck damaged a diary shop and a bar in the neighbourhood on Saturday September 27, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. Reports say the truck carrying a container full of second hand goods was packed by the roadside along the road leading to the Mvog-Mbi neighbourhood to supply goods to a second hand shop in the neighbourhood when…

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