#WEWANTCHANGE: Five issues, five voices

IPI launches campaign highlighting challenges to press freedom worldwide VIENNA, Oct 30, 2014 – Criminal defamation laws, the imprisonment of journalists, violent attacks on journalists, endemic impunity for such crimes and a spate of emerging restrictions on digital journalism are the five greatest challenges to press freedom around the world, the International Press Institute (IPI) […]

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HEINEKEN majority owned subsidiaries Nigerian Breweries plc and Consolidated Breweries plc issue notice of Extraordinary General Meeting regarding Scheme of Merger

AMSTERDAM, Oct. 31, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE / Knowledgebylanes) — Heineken N.V.’s (EURONEXT: HEIA; OTCQX: HEINY) (‘HEINEKEN’) majority owned Nigerian subsidiaries Consolidated Breweries plc and Nigerian Breweries plc have today sent notices of Extraordinary General Meetings to be held on 4 December 2014 (the “EGM”) to their shareholders. At the EGM’s shareholders will vote on the […]

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CEMAC Growth Rate Revised At 5.7 Percent

The BEAC’s Monetary Policy Committee met in Yaounde on Tuesday to evaluate performance. The Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of Central African States (BEAC) says the economies of the sub region could grow by 5.7 per cent in 2014, down from the initially projected 6.1 per cent. Meeting in Yaounde yesterday October 28, 2014 during the fourth quarter session of the committee, members said looking at the macro-economic situation across the globe which is not at its best, there was need to revise that of the CEMAC sub region.…

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Journalists Are Not Informants [press release]

Two Cameroonian journalists face military court charges of failure to report a destabilization plot. Journalists Felix Cyriaque Ebole Bola of the daily Mutations and Rodrigue Tongue of Le Messager, were charged following a 28 October military court hearing in Yaoundeacute with “non-denunciation” of facts potentially endangering state security. Baba Wameacute, a former journalist and professor was accused of the same charges. “This charge prompts great concern for freedom of information in Cameroon,” said Cleacutea Kahn-Sriber, head of the Africa desk of Reporters Without Borders. “Journalists should not become assets for…

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Public Contracts – SMEs Train On Procedures

Insufficient funds, production tools and qualified workforce continually plague the sector. Management staff of small and medium-sized enterprises, SMEs, will round off training on public contract procedures and how to obtain a contract this Thursday. Participants are from the 100 enterprises of the Sub-contracting and Partnership Exchange of Cameroon (SPX-CMR) working in the sector of construction. The objective is to enhance mastery of the composition of documents for contract award and to enhance their competitiveness in the public contract landscape, among others. The seminar, which started October 28 and ends…

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New Vietnam Ambassador At Minrex

Vu The Hiep presented the aance copies of his Letters of Credence yesterday October 28. The visit of the new Ambassador of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to Cameroon, His Excellency Vu The Hiep, yesterday October 28, 2014, to the Ministry of External Relations, was twofold. The first was to present the aance copies of the Letters of Credence accrediting him. The second was to evaluate cooperation ties between the two countries. The Minister of External Relations, Prof. Pierre Moukoko Mbonjo, received his august guest for over an hour, during…

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Heavy Duty Vehicles – Training Problems Persist

Not even a driving school in Douala exclusively trains truck drivers. One will not wonder why truck accidents have become common and often grievous in cities of Douala and Yaounde. The lack of specialised training in most driving schools is a pointer to this fact. Accidents at the Ndokotti junction in the economic capital and Biyem-Assi in the nation’s capital – still sending waves of uncertainty in the minds of many city dwellers, was a brought of untold damages to human lives and properties. Francois Ngah Messobo, National President of…

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