Walden University Scholars of Change Demonstrate the Impact of Positive Social Change

– $55,000 awarded to students and alumni whose inspiring videos document efforts to make a difference MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 30, 2014 / PRNewswire / Asianet-Pakistan — Walden University Scholars of Change focus on the future, whether they are transforming the way children learn, mentoring, or improving living conditions for others. More than 175 Walden University students and alumni […]

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Credit Foncier-Abah Abah Polycarpe Case – Ruling Postponed to January 13

The much-awaited verdict in the case opposing the Legal Department and the State of Cameroon (Creacutedit Foncier du Cameroun) to Polycarpe Abah Abah, Joseph Edou and several others, has been re-scheduled for January 13, 2015. In pronouncing the adjournment yesterday, Monday December 29, 2014 at the Special Criminal Court in Yaounde, the presiding judge, Mr. Justice Francis Moukoury, said the panel of judges did not have its habitual composition and so could not proceed as planned. The Legal Department holds the former Director of Taxation (and former Finance Minister) criminally…

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Aidcamps Volunteer Classrooms, Toilets for G.S.S Mbveh in North West

International Cooperation between the development, integrated sustainable rural development organisation, (Shumas) and the Aidcamps International UK Volunteers is on song in Bui division for giving GSS Mbveh its first ever classrooms. In effect the school has operated in a community hall since inception until shumas intervened to enhance the learning and teaching process with the construction of three classrooms, a toilet block , provision of 27 benches, tables, chairs, drinking pails and cups to serve students and staff. It was a day for the Tambveh host community when inhabitants recently…

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Limbe City Counci – FCFA 6 Billion Budget Approved for 2015

Senior Councillors of the Limbe City Council have adopted FCFA 6 billion for the 2015 financial year. The budget was adopted on 24 December 2014 during the 2nd ordinary session of the council chaired by the Government Delegate, Andrew Motanga Monjimba. Some FCFA 3.5 billion is allocated for recurrent expenditure, representing 59.10 per cent of the budget while FCFA 2.4 billion is for investments, making up 40.90 per cent. Presenting the budget, the Government Delegate lamented that it remains the same as last year because of the difficulties in collecting…

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Minsep Staff Drilled On Project Monitoring

Some 150 senior staff of the Ministry of Sports and Physical Education have been trained on conception and monitoring of projects. According to the Secretary General of the ministry, Samuel Wonyu, said the training falls within the framework of a series of targeted trainings geared at acquainting staff with the latest administrative procedures, accelerate the process of treating documents as well as render the administration more efficient. He aised staff to refrain from hypocrisy and to learn to work under pressure. He urged his collaborators to consider the certificates offered…

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Transparency in Extractive Industries – Cameroon Publishes 2012 Conciliatory Report

The report, the first after ascending the “Compliance Country Status” on October 17, 2013 and the 7th since joining the initiative, offers opportunities for potential investors in the sector. Finance Minister Alamine Ousmane Mey chaired the ceremony in Yaounde on December 29. Cameroon has published its 2012 conciliatory report of transparency in the extractive industries initiative, the first after ascending the “Compliance Country Status” on October 17, 2013. The report officially presented to the public in Yaounde on Monday December 29 was adopted earlier on the same day by the…

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Churches, Markets Queue Up in Douala

Evangelical messages will be heard tonight in churches across Douala to spur attending members set objectives and take resolutions for the New Year. The night of December 31 is a night of transition in Christendom, which will again be marked by worship services across various denominations to end with the celebration of New Year Day tomorrow January 1, 2015. Just before New Year eve today, most Pentecostal churches have circulated invitations and handbills announcing prayers and special divine encounters during a ‘grand crossover night service’ to go beyond midnight and…

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2014 – Spell of Tests and Stakes

Like many others that have come and gone, the year 2014 will be remembered in Cameroon and elsewhere for some pleasant and unpleasant surprises. During the year we, lived through challenges and other disturbing realities of life: abrupt transitions of loved ones snatched by natural death and misguided sadists. Fortunately, government sustained hope through cooperation and commitment to a redress of the irksome scenario. Despite all that was done, 2014 will go into the annals of history as a year during which there was much to frown, and sigh about…

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Huge Investments to Boost Production Palm Oil, Irish Potatoes in North West

More efforts to give second-generation agriculture, development and poverty alleviation a chance in the North West region have been saluted with the CameroonADB FCFA 19.2 billion funded Grassfield project II activities launched in the TubahSanta and Widikum production basins. In effect, the grassfield support project for infrastructures and rural development (GP DERUDEP) Phase II is expected to improve and further reduce poverty in a region where over 70 per cent of the population depend on agriculture for livelihood. The project of hope which is an offshoot of phase I of…

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Palm Oil, Irish Potatoes – Huge Investments to Boost Production in NW

More efforts to give second-generation agriculture, development and poverty alleviation a chance in the North West region have been saluted with the CameroonADB FCFA 19.2 billion funded Grassfield project II activities launched in the TubahSanta and Widikum production basins. In effect, the grassfield support project for infrastructures and rural development (GP DERUDEP) Phase II is expected to improve and further reduce poverty in a region where over 70 per cent of the population depend on agriculture for livelihood. The project of hope which is an offshoot of phase I of…

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Idabato – One Killed, Over 100 Houses Razed By Flames

The inhabitants of Shell Creek, a locality in the vicinity of Idabato in the Bakassi peninsular of Ndian Division, are still to come to terms with the ravaging fire that consumed some 106 houses in the early hours of Sunday December 28, 2014. The fire outbreak that has left enormous casualties including the death of a 5-year old child with two others injured is said to have resulted from a kitchen where fish was being smoked. Reports from Bakassi state that a woman who is reportedly at large, forgot to…

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Chinese Ambassador Honoured

Wo Ruidi, the outgoing Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China leaves Cameroon raised to the rank of the Grand Officer of the National Order of Valour for his great contribution to the strengthening of bilateral relations between China and Cameroon during his stay in the country since August 2012. The Minister of External Relations, Pierre Moukoko Mbonjo on December 26, 2014 offered a State dinner in honour of Wo Ruidi on behalf of President Paul Biya. In a toast at the Yaounde Hilton Hotel in the presence of some…

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Worthy Achievements, Teething Challenges

The National Community-driven Development Programme, PNDP, has accomplished much in 10 years, but faces challenges in doing even more. The National Community-driven Development Programme, PNDP, is 10 years old this December 2014. The programme, which works closely with local councils, has so far developed 329 council plans, constructed 986 classrooms, 1,924 water points and 60 health centres. Similarly, 465 km of rural roads and 102 km of low-tension rural electrification, were executed from 2004 to 2014. Although PNDP has helped in changing the face of many councils, many challenges remain.…

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National Road Board – Contracting Authorities Urged to Complete Projects

Below is a press release from the Prime Minister’s Office issued after the National Road Board that held on December 23, 2014 in Yaounde under the chair of Prime Minister, Philemon Yang. The Prime Minister, Head of Government, Mr YANG Philemon, Chair of the National Road Board (CONAROUTE), on Tuesday 23 December 2014 as from 9 :00 a.m., in the main building of the his Office, chaired the 17th session of the said Board. In attendance, apart from his close aides, were the statutory members of the Board as well…

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More Young Entrepreneurs to Be Trained in Bordeaux

Two more young entrepreneurs will be selected in the days ahead for yet another capacity-building programme in Bordeaux, France. The information filtered from an audience the President of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Crafts of Cameroon (CCIMA), Christophe Eken, granted the Club Bordeaux-Cameroun-France on December 22. Speaking to journalists after the audience, the Founding President of the Club, Pierre de Gaeacutetan Njikam Mouliom, who is also Bordeaux’s Deputy Mayor in charge of Partnership with Sub-Saharan Africa, reiterated their commitment to give a push to young and talented Cameroonian…

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Refugee Camps Under Close Security Watch

As the country tackles serious security challenges on some of its borders, the authorities are also keeping an eye on happenings in the hinterland. Closing this year’s second semester Governors’ Conference at the Yaounde City Council Hall on Thursday, December 18, 2014, the Minister Delegate in the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Decentralisation, Jules Doret Ndongo, directed the Governors to keep close watch on refugee camps and the use of traditional weapons during cultural rites. Jules Doret Ndongo ordered that greater security attention be paid to cross-border movements, drinking spots,…

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South West – Feicom Funds 150 Projects in 31 Councils

The Mayors of Limbe II, Buea, Ekondo Titi, Muyuka, Akwaya, Kumba II, Head Teachers of Government Primary School Mbonge, Government Primary School Aloe, including market authorities have doffed their hats to the Special Council Support Fund For Mutual Assistance (FEICOM) for erecting magnificent structures to house their councils, schools and markets.This appreciative gesture was contained in speeches they made in Limbe on Monday, December 1, 2014 during celebrations marking FEICOM’s laquo40 years at the service of local development.” South West Branch Manager of FEICOM, Nkwetta NKwetta neacutee Tanyi-Mbianyor Margaret recounted…

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Five Notorious Armed Robbers Napped

They were in possession of a locally manufactured gun and four bullets. The armed robbers who attacked and robbed a man whose names we got as Nyembe Mbias of a mobile phone and FCFA 250,000 on September 16, 2014 have been arrested and placed under police custody. The victim was returning from his job site at Hocircpital de Soeligur in Logpom to his Bonaberi residence, where he was robbed at the entrance of his street. According to Judicial Police report in Bonanjo, the robbers, five in number, were napped on…

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GCE 2015 Session Registration Deadline Move to December 23

Candidates for the June 2015 session of examinations organised by the Cameroon General Certificate of Education (GCE) Board were given close to two weeks’ period of grace to carry on with the electronic registration for the exams. This follows the extension of the deadline for registration from the initial closing date of Friday 12 December to 23 December 2014 by the officials of the examination outfit. The extension according to a communiqueacute issued by the Registrar of the GCE Board, Humphrey Ekema Monono, was due to the difficulty in obtaining…

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Official Ceremonial Ground – Construction Works On Track

The 450 million worth project will be completed in March 2015. Douala will soon have a new ceremonial ground situated between Bonanjo and Akwa in an area known as Valleacutee de la Bessegravekegrave. The project that will cost some 450 million upon completion is being constructed on a surface area of 70 by 15 metres. According to the Technical Manager of the construction Company (SMAR), Victor Kouam, the platform of the ceremonial ground will be raise to 15cm in each stage and will comprise a VIP section at the middle…

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Douala I – Fcfa 2.49 Billion for 2015

Municipal councillors voted the budget during an ordinary session on December 16, 2014. Douala I council, under the leadership of Mayor Lengue Malapa, on Tuesday December 16, voted the 2015 budget in the presence of authorities in Wouri Division. The budget that stands at FCFA 2,496,820,000 is slightly above that of 2014 that stood at FCFA 2,074, 130,632, thus a FCFA 422,689,368 increase. Going by the council’s Secretary General, Oscar Eone, investment budget for 2015 stands at FCFA 1.021 billion as against FCFA 821.4 million for 2014. Talking to the…

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The National Association Of African American Owned Media Plans To Hold Sony Fully Accountable For Their Racist Emails

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 16, 2014 / PRNewswire / Asianet-Pakistan – The National Association of African American Owned Media (NAAAOM) recently sued AT&T and DirecTV for $10 billion for racial discrimination in contracting with 100% African American owned media. NAAAOM stated in their lawsuit against AT&T and DirecTV that they spend approximately $22 billion per year licensing channels and […]

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Doble Engineering Company Answers Demand for Transformer Education in Middle East with Life of a Transformer™ Seminar in Dubai

– Industry Experts on the Testing and Maintenance of Electric Grid Assets Bring World’s Premier Training Experience to Dubai to Help Electric Power Organizations Improve and Secure Long-Term Transformer Reliability WATERTOWN, Massachusetts, Dec. 16, 2014 / PRNewswire / Asianet-Pakistan — To help electric power professionals better manage and respond to growing power demands across the […]

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Market-Oriented Agriculture Takes Shape

The project develops farming based on expressed needs of agro-businesses to buy the products once they are produced. Signing a 100 million dollars (about FCFA 50 billion) concessional loan agreement with the World Bank yesterday December 15 within the framework of Agricultural Investment and Market-driven Project (AIMDP) showcases government’s resolve to embrace agro-business. The money, the donor said, is a concessional loan, under the conditions of the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA) that assists developing countries. What Does it Consist In? According to the World Bank Director of Operations…

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Senate Pays Homage to Prof. Jikong Stephen

His Royal Highness, Professor, Senator Jikong Stephen Yeriwa, who passed on in Yaounde on November 15, 2014, at the age of 65, was laid to rest on Saturday, December 13, 2014, in Jator village, Nwa Subdivision, Donga-Mantung Division of the North West Region. The obsequies were attended by Senators, Members of Parliament and elite from the division and beyond. Earlier on Friday, December 12, 2014, the Senate met in plenary to pay homage to the fallen colleague. In his euology, which was read out as the whole House remained standing,…

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