UN APPEALS FOR FUNDS AS VIOLENCE-HIT NIGERIANS CONTINUE FLEEING TO CAMEROON

GENEVA, Jan 31 — The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is appealing for more funds to help address the recent exodus of refugees into Cameroon from Nigeria, saying that a risk in attacks on both sides of that border has made it increasingly risky for humanitarian agencies to operate there. The security situation in Central Africa has significantly deteriorated in the last month. Boko Haram attacked several cross-border villages in northern Cameroon, raising fears that the insurgent group is expanding its attacks. Following the spate of violence, Chad announced…

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UN appeals for funds as ongoing violence sends desperate Nigerians fleeing to Cameroon

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is appealing for more funds to help address the recent exodus of refugees into Cameroon from Nigeria, saying that a risk in attacks on both sides of that border has made it increasingly risky for humanitarian agencies to operate there. The security situation in Central Africa has significantly deteriorated in the last month. Boko Haram attacked several cross-border villages in northern Cameroon, raising fears that the insurgent group is expanding its attacks. Following the spate of violence, Chad announced that it was sending…

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Southern Africa Resources Ltd Submits Notice of ICSID Arbitration Against Swaziland for Expropriation of Mine

PARIS and WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2015 / PRNewswire / Asianet-Pakistan – Southern Africa Resources Ltd (SARL) today announced that on 22nd January it submitted a notice of dispute and that it will bring international arbitration proceedings against the Kingdom of Swaziland. The actions are a result of Swaziland’s effective expropriation of SARL’s 50 percent stake […]

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Cameroon Versus Cote d’Ivoire – How the Players Fared

By losing 1-0 to Cote d’Ivoire, the Indomitable Lions went crashing out of AFCON 2015 in the first round. Joseph Ondoa He was the savior of Cameroon once more thwarting a goal opportunity for Cocircte d’Ivoire barely four minutes into the encounter. Another crucial save at the 19th minute but conceded a goal at the 36th minute. He limited the damage for the Lions as the score line would have been greater had it not been for his crucial saves. He was the best player of the tournament as his…

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Afcon 2015 – Lions’ Defeat Topical

Private and public Media have reported with disappointment the elimination of the national team from the on-going Africa Cup of Nations. Cameroon’s national team, our darling Indomitable Lions, have been eliminated from the on-going Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea. Ivory Coast 1, Cameroon zero! In similar words, the media in Cameroon have expressed their frustration. The national bilingual newspaper, “Cameroon Tribune”, “Le Messager”, “Mutations” and “Le Jour” newspapers on their front pages of yesterday, January 29, 2015 did not only carry headlines that revealed the fate of the…

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Some Glimmer of Hope!

Despite their premature exit, the team demonstrated that it could do better if better harnessed. The premature exit of the Indomitable Lions from the 2015 AFCON in Equatorial Guinea has obscured the fact that the team was under reconstruction and that the objective was not winning in Equatorial Guinea but in Cameroon in 2019 when the country host the competition. It may sound awkward for one to sing the praises of the Lions at a time emotions are high and everyone is hitting out at the players. However, if one…

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Security, Development – Cameroon, France Seek Common Solutions

The Minister Delegate in charge of the Commonwealth granted audience to visiting French MPs on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. The almost thirty-minute audience granted the visiting French parliamentarians by the Minister Delegate in the Ministry of External Relations in charge of the Commonwealth, Dr. Joseph Dion Ngute, Wednesday 28 January, 2015, was to brief the Minister on their mission to Cameroon. According to the head of the delegation, Philippe Baumel, their visit to Cameroon is within the framework of the French Parliamentary Informative Mission on the “Stability and Development in…

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Bepanda Multipurpose Centre – 90 Per Cent Physical Realisation

The Follow-up Committee of the project carried out an inspection tour at the site yesterday. The Bepanda Handicap Multipurpose Centre that will host the 2015 CECIFOOT games (football for visually impaired) is near completion. The Follow-up Committee of the Multipurpose Centre Project with the Government Delegate of the Douala City Council, Dr. Fritz Ntone Ntone as President was on the site on January 27, for inspection. After a thorough guided tour by Architect Philemon Epee, the Committee President qualified the realisation so far is satisfactory. “I am impressed with the…

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African Union Leaders Address Burning Issues

The 24th Heads of State and governments Summit of the African Union opens on January 30, 2015. Heads of State and governments of the African Union (AU) will during their 24th Summit that opens today, Friday, January 30, 2015 at the Ethiopian capital, Addis Abeba define strategies to tackle burning issues in the African continent such as the ever-increasing Boko Haram attacks, the turbulent situations in Libya, Mali and assess the path so far covered in realizing the dream of Agenda 2063 in aancing the continent’s development and integration. The…

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Ohada Financial Difficulties Abound

As Ministers of Justice and Finance of the 17 member States of the Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA) begin meeting in Yaounde on Thursday 29 January, expectations are high as for the outcome of the 37th Council of Ministers meeting. The most pressing difficulty that needs an urgent solution is the financial hurdles facing the organisation. During the opening of the experts committee meeting in Yaounde on 26 January 2015, it was revealed that only 56 per cent of 2014 budget was recovered. The Secretary…

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Death of Saudi King – Gargoum Expresses Cameroon’s Condolences

The Republic of Cameroon was sadly touched by the passing away of Saudi Arabian King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz last Thursday, January 22, 2015. The Saudi monarch who had ruled since 2005 died at the age of 90, weeks after he was admitted to hospital. To express the sympathy and condolences of the Cameroonian people to the Saudi population, the Minister Delegate at the Ministry of External Relations in charge of Relations with the Islamic World, Adoum Gargoum called at the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Yaounde on January 26, 2015. During…

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UPC Party Officials Visit Far North Region

Some 12 members of the Executive Bureau left Yaounde on Thursday, January 29, 2015, to see the situation on the field created by Boko Haram attacks. The Union des Populations du Cameroun (UPC) party has expressed its determination to be a frontline actor in the mobilisation of all shades of opinion or political ideology against cross-border incursions by the nebulous sect, Boko Haram. A delegation of 12 members of the party’s Executive Bureau set sail for the Far North Region yesterday, January 29, 2015. Speaking to Cameroon Tribune shortly before…

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Think Quality Too!

If ongoing concerted efforts between government and development partners were anything to go by, then Cameroon will by 2019 witness significant evolutions in some food crops very much produced today in subsistence manner with low productivity and mainly for home consumption. In effect, maize, cassava and sorghum are expected to be grown in larger scales. This is thanks to a five-year Agricultural Investment and Market-driven Project (AIMDP) officially launched in Yaounde on Wednesday January 28, 2015 by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. It sets out to develop these…

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New Study on Clean Diesel Technology Affirms Near-Zero Emissions, No Significant Health Impact

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2015 / PRNewswire / Asianet-Pakistan — The Diesel Technology Forum issued the following statement today regarding the multi-year Advanced Collaborative Emissions Study (ACES) conducted by the Health Effects Institute (HEI). Logo – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120201/MM46474LOGO HEI conducted the independent study of new technology diesel engines to determine whether the engines achieved the expected emissions […]

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Amsterdam & Partners LLP Retained by James Bay Resources Ltd.

LONDON, Jan. 26, 2015 / PRNewswire / Asianet-Pakistan – Canadian oil company James Bay Resources Limited (JBR) (the “Company”) has retained Amsterdam & Partners LLP in connection with the Company’s petroleum interests in Nigeria. The Company, together with its indigenous Nigerian partners, owns Crestar Integrated Natural Resources Limited (“Crestar”), the winning bidder for a 45% participating […]

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CAPEC Alleviates Impact of HIVAids

The Cameroon Association for the Protection and Education of the Child, CAPEC, has been carrying out voluntary HIV screening with her “Mobile Clinic” team in Kumba and Konye Sub-divisions in Meme Division of the South West Region. CAPEC has as objective to mobilise and empower 5,000 families (about 25,000 people) in Meme Division to work for the elimination of HIVAIDS in their lives, families and communities. The CAPEC mobile clinic team is created to meet people at their various job sites since many of them do not have enough time…

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Bar Council Elections – Common Law Lawyers Endorse Sama Francis

They met in Bamenda over the weekend to agree on a common front. Common Law practitioners have resolved to move to the January 31, 2015, elective General Assembly of the Cameroon Bar Council as a united team. A strategic planning meeting’ of their association in Bamenda on January 24, 2015, endorsed the candidature of incumbent President, Barrister Sama Francis. It emerged from the session that wisdom and Common Law tradition prevailed over ambition in their decisions which also endorsed the candidature of Barrister Stanislus Ajong for Vice President of the…

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Ohada Ministers Meeting – Experts Prepare Ground

Ahead of the ministers meeting scheduled for 29-30 January 2015, experts began meeting yesterday 26 January 2015. Experts of the Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa, known by its French acronym OHADA, are currently meeting in Yaounde in prelude to the 37th meeting of Council of Ministers of OHADA billed for 29 and 30 January 2015, in Yaounde. The meeting was formally declared open by the Secretary General in the Ministry of Justice, George Gwanmesia. As experts, he noted, they will for three days (26-28 January 2015)…

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Old Habits Dying Hard [opinion]

In spite of several efforts by the Ministry of Transport, many motorists are still to comply. The Ministry of Transport, under the leadership of Prof. Robert Nkili, has in recent years embarked on a number of reforms to make life better for motorists, passengers and vehicle owners. Each reform was accompanied by a media campaign, at times with the Minister touring the country to better make his point clearer by having direct interaction with various stakeholders. In spite of all these efforts, the impact of these reforms is still to…

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Transport Personnel Invited to Work Harder

Robert Nkili received New Year wishes from the staff of his ministry on Thursday January 22, 2015, in Yaounde. The Minister of Transport Robert Nkili has called on transport officials to step up measures to tighten security on the roads in order to support government in the fight against terrorist activities in the country. He made the call on Thursday January, 22, 2015 in Yaounde while receiving New Year wishes from the staff of his ministry. The presentation of New Year wishes was an opportunity for the staff to reflect…

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Public Service Staff Told Uphold Moral Uprightness

Michel Ange Angouing received New Year wishes from his collaborators on Friday January 23, 2015 in Yaounde. The Minister of Public Service, Michel Ange Angouing has called on the staff of his ministry to shun corruption and be morally upright and assiduous as they process files and attend to users in 2015. He made the call on Friday January 23, 2015 at the National School of Administration and Magistracy, ENAM while receiving New Year wishes from the staff of his ministry. Speaking at the occasion, Michel Ange Angoiung called on…

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Final Before Final When Lions Clash with Elephants

Cameroon Cote d’Ivoire both know that victory will take them into the quarter-finals of the African Nations Cup in their final Group D match in Malabo on Wednesday. Neither of the west African heavyweights have hit their straps yet in this competition and the hope will be that they can find the form that got them through qualifying. It has been a difficult road for he Ivorians under new coach Herve Renard so far, mostly because they have lost established stars in Didier Drogba and Didier Zokora, among others, and…

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Cameroon-Guinea Match – Sullen Mood Among Fans

Though the Lions played a draw, it was as if they had lost the match. There was a feeling of disappointment among fans on Saturday as the Lions played a second draw at the ongoing 30th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea. Pior to the encounter there was a general feeling of optimism that the Lions will step up their game and correct the mistakes of the Mali game by obtaining a convincing victory over Guinea. However, there were some concerns when fans realized, but for…

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