CAMEROON FREES CENTRAL AFRICAN REBEL CHIEF IN EXCHANGE FOR HOSTAGES

BRAZZAVILLE, Nov. 30 — Cameroon has freed a rebel leader from Central African Republic after a group of 26 hostages including a priest were released by his faction, Congo Republic’s president and a rebel spokesman said on Friday. The Democratic Front of the Central African People (FDPC) had seized 15 Cameroonian and 10 Central African hostages in western Central African Republic over the past few months. They abducted Polish Catholic priest Mateusz Dziedzic on Oct. 12 as part of the kidnapping strategy, which aimed to use the captives as bargaining…

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CAMEROONIAN ARMY LIBERATES 16 HOSTAGES FROM CAR REBELS

YAOUNDE (Cameroon), Nov 28 — A special operation by the Cameroonian army late Wednesday rescued 15 Cameroonians and a Polish priest who had been abducted by an armed group from neighbouring Central African Republic, said a communiqué issued Thursday by the secretary general of the Cameroonian presidency, Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh. The Cameroonian hostages were kidnapped on Sept 20 and Oct 24 in the West of the country while the Polish priest, Mateusz Dziedzic, was abducted on October 12. After their rescue, they were all taken to Yaounde General Hospital for…

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National Assembly – Alternate MPs to Create Project Support Fund

They intend to pool resources together in order to carry out projects in their constituencies. While substantive Members of Parliament, MPs, are often in the limelight because of their official functions, alternate MPs, with whom they were elected at the same time, tend to be relegated to the background because of their relative inactivity. However, the situation might soon change as some five alternate MPs from the Centre Region have come up with the idea of creating a cooperative or Support Fund of Alternate Members of Parliament. Announcing the idea…

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Priority Investment – 25 SW Councils Update Methodology

SGs and council development agents drilled on software for participatory development. Within the framework of activities of the National Community-driven Development Programme (PNDP) to train council officials to consolidate and update data contained in the Communal Development Plans (CDPs), Secretary Generals and Council Development Agents met in Limbe to be updated on the use of applicable software for participatory development dubbed “PRO ADP.” Opening the workshop, the First Assistant Senior Divisional Officer for Fako Lokombe Nafongo Vincent hailed the PNDP for accompanying councils in the planning, programming and budgeting of…

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NW Enterprises Learn Upgrading Process

They have been encouraged in Bamenda to belong to economic modernisation programme. Failure to upgrade prepares enterprises to fail or quit the market place. That was the take home message after a sensitisation campaign for North West enterprises to join the crusade to upgrade and belong to the nation’s economic modernisation programme. In effect the Enterprises Upgrading Office, (BMN) spent November 24 and 25, 2014 in Bamenda stressing the need for enterprises to submit to the exercise which ensures growth, boosts investment, stabilizes and encourages job creation, reduces the impact…

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Extractive, Agro-Industries – Journalists Learn Norms

It is the focus of a three-day workshop by WWF that opened in Douala on November 26. Cameroon is endowed with rich natural resources and at the same time faced with developmental challenges to become an emerging country by 2035. In order to realise vision 2035, the government is relying most on the extractive and agro-industries. The discovery of Cameroon’s new found wealth like the Mbalam Iron Ore Project, the Nkamouna Cobalt and Manganese Project as well as the attribution of land to foreign investors for the development of agro-industrial…

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XCMG en passe de dévoiler au monde ses points forts inégalés lors du prochain salon bauma China 2014

XUZHOU, Chine, le 26 novembre 2014 / PRNewswire / Asianet-Pakistan – Le salon biennal bauma China 2014, parmi les trois plus grandes expositions de machines de construction de la planète, et événement le plus exclusif de l’industrie qui soit organisé en Asie, s’ouvrira au Shanghai New International Expo Centre le 25 novembre. Plus de 3 000 constructeurs, distributeurs, fournisseurs […]

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XCMG on Track to Demonstrate Its Unrivaled Strength to the World at Upcoming bauma China 2014

XUZHOU, China, Nov. 26, 2014 / PRNewswire / Asianet-Pakistan – The biennial bauma China 2014, one of the world’s top 3 construction machinery exhibitions and the industry’s most exclusive event held in Asia, will kick off at Shanghai New International Expo Centre on November 25th. Over 3,000 construction machinery manufacturers, dealers, suppliers and buyers from more than […]

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Sawa Beach Project – Feasibility Studies Intensifies

The third phase of the study was presented in Douala on November 24. Feasibility studies on the Sawa Beach Project presented in Douala by Groupement Cima InternationalMbt International on November 24 has registered progress. The remark was made during the examination of the third phase of feasibility studies in the presence of the Secretary General, in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (Minhdu) Ahmadou Sardaouna. According to Mathieu Beacutelanger of Groupement Cima, the project that will touch Bonapriso and its environs including “Bois de Singes” and Youpweacute, will take…

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2015 State Budget – Consolidating Investments in Priority Sectors

PM Philemon Yang on November 25, 2014 presented the strategies in government’s economic, financial, social, and cultural programme for the next fiscal year. 2015 will mark the end of the first period of the triennial results-based programme budget begun in 2013. The government of Cameroon is putting performance strategies in place to use the FCFA 3,746.6 billion proposed State budget for next year to consolidate investments in priority sectors of the economy. Presenting the 2015 government’s economic, financial, social and cultural programme for the next fiscal year at the National…

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Customs Harmonisation – Cameroon Accedes Revised Kyoto Convention

The accession, making the country the 97th Contracting Party to the Convention, demonstrates Cameroon’s commitment to implementing customs procedures adapted to the international trade environment and efforts towards trade facilitation particularly in the context of Africa. Cameroon has acceded to the International Convention on the Simplification and Harmonisation of Customs Procedures (Revised Kyoto Convention – RKC), making the country the 97th Contracting Party to this Convention. According to a news release from the embassy of the Republic of Cameroon in Brussels, the Ambassador, Daniel Evina Abe’e, deposited Cameroon’s instrument of…

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Fire Guts Shops

Two block sheds and their contents (cosmetics and edible oils) have been lost in the incident. Hordes of various goods including hundreds of litres of palm and groundnut oils, body oils, perfumes, clothes and condiments have been reduced to ashes following a fire outbreak at Marcheacute de la Gare in New-Bell, Douala, Sunday. The inferno, whose cause is yet unknown, is said to have emanated from a neighbouring cosmetic shop at about 3 am on Sunday. It crossed over to one other shop and razed down its contents and the…

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Senate – Govt Submits 2015 Finance Law

The Settlement Bill for 2013 and the convention on Cameroon-Morocco trade were also received. Government’s social and economic policy for 2015, which includes the State budget, was yesterday, November 25, 2014, submitted in the Senate. The event, which held in the Senate chambers located at the Yaounde Conference Centre, was chaired by Senate President, Marcel Niat Njifenji. 2015 Finance Law: The 2015 State budget stands at FCFA 3,746.6 billion, up from FCFA 3,312 billion in 2014 representing an increase of 13.12 per cent. Projected economic growth stands at 6.3 per…

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2013 Settlement Bill – Marked Improvement in Execution

The Minister of Finance defended the bill in the Committee on Finance and Budget of the National Assembly on November 24, 2014. Finance Minister, Alamine Ousmane Mey has said the implementation of the first-ever programme budget has brought improvements in the execution of the 2013 State budget in spite of the global economic situation. Alamine Ousmane Mey was speaking to reporters yesterday, November 24, 2014 at the National Assembly after defending the 2013 draft Settlement Bill in the Finance and Budget Committee whose Chairperson is Hon. Rosette Ayayi Moutymbo. It…

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Joseph Antoine Bell Denounces Violent Manifestations

The aspirant dissociated himself from all social media claims, stating that he seeks to rule in honesty, respect of laws and ethics of the game. Cameroon’s football legend, Joseph Antoine Bell, who aspires ascending to the presidency of Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT) when elections are organised on Saturday November 29, 2014, has dissociated himself from calls for violent manifestations on the social media. Briefing the press yesterday November 24 against a backdrop of what he termed misleading social media repeated incitation of the public for a national violent manifestations, Mr…

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National Assembly Tightens Noose On Boko Haram

Two bills to prevent and fight terrorism, among four others, were adopted on November 24, 2014. The National Assembly yesterday, November 24, 2014, took a step to enable the country effectively fight terrorism by adopting two Organisation of African Unity, OAU conventions. The sitting was chaired by the Speaker, Hon. Cavaye Yeguie Djibril. The Chairpersons Conference held before the plenary. Algiers OAU Convention On Terrorism The bill authorises the President of the Republic to ratify the Organisation of African Unity, OAU, Convention on the Prevention and Combatting of Terrorism, which…

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Le Président de Hisense, Zhou Jianhou, présente « le plan de développement quinquennal distinctif »

– Zhou Jianhou : Hisense prévoit de mener sur le plan du NPS QINGDAO, Chine, 22 novembre 2014 / PRNewswire / Asianet-Pakistan — « La confiance des consommateurs envers Hisense devrait doubler au cours des cinq prochaines années, car la société est bien positionnée pour faire concurrence aux acteurs de classe mondiale sur le plan du Net […]

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Safety Team Determined to Curb Road Accident

The Save Driving Work Team made their intention known during the first edition of Safe Driving Day in Douala. Statistics from the Ministry of Transport indicates that 3,500 accidents occur in the country each year causing an average death toll of 13,000. It further points out that 82 per cent of accidents are caused by drivers. In order to contribute towards the initiative of Transport Minister to curb road accident, a body known as Save Driving Work Team, Sdwt, has taken the challenge to curb road accidents not only in…

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Customs Appreciate Improved Performance

Distinctions and special awards given meritorious investors, customs chiefs with best performance results in the last quarter of 2014. Some economic investors, Chiefs of Services and Inspectors of customs units that have registered best result contract during the AugustSeptemberOctober 2014 quarter have received distinctions and special awards. The awards come shortly after the 16th evaluation ceremony of the performance contract on Friday, November 21, at the Hotel Prince de Galles in Akwa, Douala. Both the handing over of awards and analysis of the period, the last of year 2014, was…

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UK in Promote [press release]

You are invited to visit UK’s pavilion The British High Commission Yaounde and UK businesses operating in Cameroon and Central Africa will be participating in PROMOTE from 6 to 14 December 2014 in Yaounde. PROMOTE is The Major Business to Business gathering in the heart of Africa. It offers opportunities to discover new markets locally and abroad. The British High Commission Yaounde is setting up a UK pavilion for UK businesses as well as a special service package for all in the #UKinPromote pavilion. This package includes: – special VIP…

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Port Decongestion Preoccupies

Recommendations of the fifth plenary assembly of the Chamber of Commerce will be forwarded to the Prime Minister’s Office for approval. Businesses that flourished with the approach of end-of-year celebrations may have to wait until next year to have the experience. This was the view of private investors during discussions ahead of the fifth plenary assembly of the Cameroon Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Crafts in Douala on November 20. The investors expressed the uncertainty in reaction to the level of implementation of the recommendations of the Fal Committee.…

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Hisense Chairman Zhou Jianhou Presents “The Distinctive Five-Year Development Plan”

– Zhou Jianhou: Hisense Plans to Lead in Terms of NPS QINGDAO, China, Nov. 21, 2014 / PRNewswire / Asianet-Pakistan — “Consumer confidence in Hisense is expected to double over the next five years as the company is well positioned to keep up with world-class players in terms of Net Promoter Score (NPS),” said Jianhou […]

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Tombi À Roko As Lone Candidate

A late press conference rejected the other candidates who were vying for the post of president. The press conference scheduled yesterday by members of FECAFOOT to declare the list of confirmed candidates for the post of president of the federation, finally took place after three hours of wait. Those who had posed their candidatures were: Robert Atah, Joseph Antoine Bell, Robert Penne, Jules Nyongha and Brigitte Mebande. Most of them were said to have failed to complete their files. In effect, FECAFOOT had given all those interested in the post…

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COTE D’IVOIRE HOLD CAMEROON 0-0 TO QUALIFY FOR FINALS OF 2015 AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS

ABIDJAN, Nov 20 Cote d’Ivoire have booked their place for the finals of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations to be held in Equatorial Guinea from Jan 17 to Feb 8 next year after holding Cameroon to a goalless draw here Wednesday. The result ensured that the Elephants finished in second place with 10-points, one more than the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which beat Sierra Leone 3-1 in Kinshasa. The Ivorians, who needed at least a point to qualify made certain of that against a Cameroonian team which finished…

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Global Emerging Pathogen Treatment Consortium Formed To Study Potential Of Immune Plasma Treatment In The Fight Against Ebola

– African-led Group of Clinicians, Blood Banks and Social Science Experts, in Collaboration with U.S.-based Clinical RM and United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Work to Identify a Better Understanding and Solutions to Ebola Outbreak HINCKLEY, Ohio, Nov. 19, 2014 / PRNewswire / Asianet-Pakistan — An African-led scientific team in collaboration with […]

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