Continental Competitions This Weekend

Panthere and Unisport will be involved in the confederations cup while Cosmos will be engaged in the champion’s league for the return leg. Matches counting for the preliminary round of the African Champions League and Confederations Cup will take place in stadia across the continent this weekend. Panthere, the unfortunate finalist at the 2014 edition of the Cup of Cameroon, will be travelling to Rwanda to take on local side Rayon Sports in an encounter counting for the return leg of the preliminary round of the confederations cup. In the…

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East Region – CAR Refugees Integrate, Begin Reconciliation

In Gado Badzere Camp near Garoua Boulai, the thousands of men and women have put their recent traumatic past behind them. To the over 21,000 Central African Republic, CAR, refugees in the 55-heactare Gado Badzere Camp near Garoua Boulai in Lom and Djerem Division of East Region, life has begun all over. This follows the violence they suffered back home before fleeing to Cameroon. Their ordeal began in March 2013 when Michel Djotodia and his Seacuteleacuteka rebels seized power from President Frnccedilois Bozizeacute in Bangui. Then followed a long spell…

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Feasibility Studies of the Yaounde, Douala Stadiums Near Completion

The contract will be signed at the end of the process to kick start construction work. Construction work on the Yaounde and Douala ultra modern stadiums will soon begin. After signing a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Sports and Physical Education, the China Machinery and Equipment Company set to work immediately designing three models for each of the stadiums which were submitted to government inter-ministerial committee for approval. Of the six, two were retained one for Yaounde and the other for Douala. After the adoption of the model,…

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Venturing Into Former Séléka Heartland

Cameroon Tribune, in a UN convoy, undertook the 150-km ride from Garoua Boulai on the border in the East Region of Cameroon to Bouar in the Central African Republic, CAR. Contrary to recurrent rumours in some quarters, travelling on portions of the Garoua Boulai-Bangui highway poses no security challenges. This is thanks to UN MINUSCA peacekeeping troops under the command of Cameroonian-born Major General Martin Chomu Tumenta. On Sunday, February 15, 2015, Cameroon Tribune joined a United Nations convoy of five four-wheel drive Toyota jeeps on the 150 km-‘foolhardy’ trip…

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Insightful Launch of New Judicial Year

The solemn ceremony on Thursrday February 26, 2015 was an opportunity for new leaders to set their work pace. The 2015 judicial year has officially taken off in the country on the banner of the place of the judge in a State of law like Cameroon. The solemn reopening of the Supreme Court for the ongoing year took place at the ceremonial hall of the Supreme Court yesterday February 26, 2015 in the presence of the administrative, legislative and judicial arms of government led by their respective heads. Diplomatic representation…

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National Institute for Vocational Trainers – Government, Korea Lay Foundation Stone

Minister Zacharie Perevet chaired the ceremony in Yaounde on February 25, 2015. The government of Cameroon, through the Minister of Employment and Vocational Training, Zacharie Perevet, has expressed gratitude for the life-changing Korean gift of a National Institute for Vocational Trainers and Programme Development. Laying the foundation stone in Yaounde on February 25, 2015, on behalf of the Prime Minister, Head of Government, Philemon Yang, Zacharie Perevet rejoiced over the friendly cooperation Cameroon enjoys with South Korea, saying the project was proof of such exemplary ties. Amidst a cream of…

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Chinese Investments in Cameroon Drop

A recent report by WWF holds that there has been a drop in their activities in the past six years. A report by the World Wide Fund for Nature, WWF Cameroon has revealed that the volume of Chinese investments in Cameroon stood at 100 per cent in 2009, 79 per cent in 2010, 94 per cent in 2011, 65 per cent in 2012 and 42 per cent in 2013. Chinese assistance and investments in the country in six years was 2.8 billion US Dollars and 2.1 billion US Dollars respectively.…

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Nana-Mamberé Prefecture – Now Firmly Under Minusca Control

The home to many UN aid agencies, security in the town of Bouar and the rest of Nana-Mambereacute Prefecture in the Central African Republic is ensured by a Bangladeshi UN MINUSCA Infantry Battalion. After a three-hour drive at the moderate speed limit of 100 km per hour from Garoua Boulai in Lom and Djerem Division of the East Region, our UN convoy finally arrived in Bouar in the Central African Republic, CAR, at 5 pm local time, after covering 150 km. Bouar is a fairly big town of over 40,000…

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Governor Reassures Enclaved Furu Awa Population

Adolphe Lele Lafrique travelled on motorbike and by canoe to the distant locality recently. It was a day for the population of Furu Awa who saw the first-ever Governor of the North West Region to reach out to the land of their ancestors by road. The event was the socio-economic tour of Governor Adolphe Lele Lafrique who braved the bumpy roads, crossed the River Katsina-ala and in the absence of a road, he used a commercial motorcycle through the rough path to reach out to the people of Fura Awa…

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APR Energy renouvelle 106MW de contrats en Afrique subsaharienne

– Ceci inclut la prolongation de la durée d’un contrat de 40MW en Angola JACKSONVILLE, Floride, 26 février 2015 / PRNewswire / Asianet-Pakistan — La société APR Energy, un leader mondial en solutions d’électricité à grande échelle et à déploiement rapide, annonce aujourd’hui qu’elle a signé des prolongations de contrat de 106MW en Afrique subsaharienne, […]

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APR Energy renews 106MW of contracts in Sub-Saharan Africa

– Includes 40MW contract term extension in Angola JACKSONVILLE, Florida, Feb. 26, 2015 / PRNewswire / Asianet-Pakistan — APR Energy, the global leader in large scale, fast-track power solutions, announces today that it has signed 106MW of contract extensions in Sub-Saharan Africa, including an extension on its 40MW Morro Bento power contract in Angola, taking […]

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Family House Reduced to Ashes

The six-room plank house caught fire at 7am Tuesday February 24 in Akwa – Douala. Debris of beds, chairs, dresses, television and refrigerator greeted curious onlookers who passed by Rue Pau in Akwa yesterday morning. The Etoka family house inhabited by seven persons was reduced to ruins after a fire outbreak whose cause is yet to be detected. According to one of the family members, a five-year-old child was in one of the six rooms where the fire started. Where the fire came from, is still a mystery family members…

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Uncompromising Crusade in Cleansing the State’s Payroll!

After a census of active State workers launched in 2006 through which some 13,000 ghost workers were reportedly unmasked, here comes another crusade. This time around, it is to know all State pensioners and next-of-kins of deceased State workers who are still due State benefits. The exercise that begins this Wednesday February 25, 2015 seeks to take an inventory of the concerned people in terms of unpaid salaries and other abnormalities. It is expected that at term, beneficiaries of invalidity pensions as well as other undue allowances will be fished…

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Women Empowerment Leader Esther Ibanga to Receive 32nd Niwano Peace Prize

TOKYO, Feb. 24, 2015 / PRNewswire / Asianet-Pakistan — The Niwano Peace Foundation will award the 32nd Niwano Peace Prize to Ms. Esther Abimiku Ibanga of Nigeria, a pastor and founder of “Women Without Walls Initiative” (WOWWI), for her courageous efforts to promote women’s empowerment and peaceful co-existence. An award presentation ceremony will take place […]

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Drug Traders Take Over Douala’s Independence Square

Most of the medical products are fake, expired, unaisedly exposed and of doubtful origin. Drug trading and the prescription of medication by charlatans is an old problem in Douala. The Independence Square in New Bell is today overrun by charlatans who openly sell medical drugs and administer injections. Apart from selling, they also readily prescribe drugs whose true medical conditions are unknown to patients. Cameroon Tribune met Edith T. at one of several stands, buying drugs for her little daughter at home. In hand she had a FCFA 2,000 note,…

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Upbeat Mood At the War Front

The atmosphere was tense but not gloomy when on Monday, February 16, 2015, some national and international media practitioners converged at the military command headquarters of “Operation ALPHA” in Maroua. After receiving a phone call, Colonel Nouma Joseph, Commander of “Operation ALPHA” revealed details of an attack by Boko Haram militants that morning in a village situated five kilometres from Waza. “Our forces have repelled the enemy and inflicted heavy casualties,” he said. “The attack has not only been contained but we have captured an important arsenal of arms and…

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LABOGENIE to Train Youths On Geotechnical Trades

Government and the outfit signed a five-year agreement last Friday February 20 to that effect. Youths in some employment and vocational training centres in Cameroon with a calling in geotechnical trades will within the next five years have their training catapulted to another level thanks to collaboration between the Ministry of Employment and Vocational Training, MINEFOP, and the National Civil Engineering Laboratory, LABOGENIE. Minister Zacharie Perevet and Philippe Nouanga, Director General of LABOGENIE signed a collaboration partnership agreement on Friday February 20, 2015 with the aim to get some youths…

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Fcfa Five Billion Economised Adter Identifying Fake State Employees

FCFA 50 billion is the amount reduced from government’s payroll following stringent measures taken after the 2006 headcount of active State workers and retirees to clean up the file of ghost workers. The exercise identified over 13,000 fake State employees, unduly siphoning money into their pockets. The Unit Head for sanitising the State payroll in the Ministry of Finance, Mohamadou Ousman, observed that among those who’s salaries were suspended were those unjustifiably away from active service and category of retirees and others as of right. The success story of 2006…

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nanu — The Revolutionary Free Call App – Expands Service With New iOS App And Enhanced Android Version

– Enhanced Android version gives users a way of making unlimited free calls, even to non-nanu phones SINGAPORE, Feb. 23, 2015 / PRNewswire / Asianet-Pakistan – nanu, the free call app that is popular in the emerging markets, has officially launched nanu for iOS and has also released an enhanced Android version as the next step […]

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nanu — L’App révolutionnaire pour appels gratuits étend ses services avec une nouvelle app pour iOS et une version améliorée pour Android

– La version améliorée pour Android offre aux usagers une possibilité de passer des appels en nombre illimité, même vers des téléphones non-nanu SINGAPOUR, 23 février 2015 / PRNewswire / Asianet-Pakistan – nanu, l’app des appels gratuits si populaire sur les marchés émergents a officiellement lancé nanu pour iOS et a également sorti une version améliorée […]

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Eye Consultation, Treatment – Chantal Biya Foundation Offers Free Services

Governor Adolphe Lele Lafrique launched the campaign in Bafut over the weekend. The Bafut ‘fondom’ in Mezam Division in the North West Region is the privileged recipient of gifts of medical equipment to health units, free consultation and an eye care four-day campaign that began on February 20, 2015. On-the-spot at the campaign venue at the Bafut Royal Palace Plaza and the Agyati Community Hall, there is a rush to benefit from the rare demonstration of generosity and humanitarian activities of the Chantal Biya Foundation and Ophtalmo Sans Frontieres. His…

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Canon Opens New Page

They elected a new executive bureau following the general assembly of the club on Saturday. A new chapter has been opened in the history of the mythical club from Yaounde, Canon alias Kpa-kum. The general assembly meeting of the club which took place on Saturday, February 21, confirmed Omboudou Fabien Ndjina as new president of the board of directors of the club and Jean Marc Zambo as General Manager. The two were appointed to assure the interim leadership of the club following the resignation of the erstwhile president, Celine Eko…

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