CAMEROON SCORE HISTORIC WIN OF SWISS TO REACH LAST 16 OF FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP

EDMONTON, June 17 — Cameroon turned in a dynamic second-half showing to defeat Switzerland 2-1 for their first win over a European opponent at a FIFA Women’s World Cup. The win also secured Cameroon second place in Group C behind Japan, and set up a last-16 meeting with China. In Tuesday’s match at Edmonton’s Commonwealth Stadium, both teams pushed forward at every opportunity, allowing for an entertaining contest, with Cameroon dominating the second half after drawing level soon after the break. Early on, Swiss captain Martina Moser floated a free-kick…

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Aboubacar Strike Hands Cameroon Win

A goal in the dying seconds of the match from Vincent Aboubacar handed Cameroon a narrow 1-0 win over Mauritania at the Stade Omnisport Ahmadou Ahidjo in their 2017 Group M Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match on Sunday. The win in Yaounde sees the Indomitable Lions go top of their qualifying group ahead of South Africa and Gambia who played to a goalless draw on Saturday. Cameroon controlled the opening stanza of the match with their slick passing and hardworking midfield, but despite their dominance they struggled to break…

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Electricity – the Weak Link!

Installed electricity capacity in Cameroon is in the neighbourhood of 1,299 megawatts with Eneo, the outfit in charge of the generation, transmission and distribution of the produce, having a lion’s share of 997 megawatts. Statistics show that independent producers like the Dibamba Power Development Company (DPDC) and Kribi Power Development Company (KDPC) complete the rest with 86 MW and 216 MW productions respectively. This overall production comprises 732 MW from hydro sources (57 per cent), 281 MW from thermal fuel (22 per cent) and 266 MW from thermal gas (21…

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Unblocking Douala Port, a Collective Engagement

This situation reached its highest peak since 2013. Authorities of the port have been decrying an overlapping of storage estimated at 12 million tons. In effect, to go by the latest figures, the port as at June 08 is hosting 2,502 containers that have outlived their stay at the port, deposited more than three months ago. This state of affairs is a result of the growing economy of the countries of the CEMAC sub region translated by the medley of projects under execution. Cameroon and Chad for instance have initiated…

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Bonadibong – Seven Families Rendered Homeless

Over seven families have been rendered homeless after violent fire razed two houses behind Air Force One Discotheque in Bonadibong on Sunday, June 7. The fire started at about 6pm from an abandoned room and spread to other rooms within the twinkle of an eye since the houses were constructed with plank. Thanks to the intervention of the Fire Fighting Brigade, no human casualty were recorded and other plank houses around were out of harm’s way. Simplice N, who managed to safe few pots and other items from his burning…

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Eight Journalists, Six Media Houses Suspended

Out of the eight petitions, the National Communication Council deferred its decision on the complaint by the Minister of Communication against three French language dailies. The sledge hammer of the National Communication Council, NCC, has again fallen on some erring journalists, newspaper publishers and media houses in the country. Sequel to its 10th ordinary session on April 30, 2015, in Yaounde, the NCC Vice President, Peter Essoka, on June 5, 2015, released a detailed statement to the media announcing their decisions. In all, eight journalists, six media houses and a…

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North West – Almost 40,000 Sit FSLC

Primary Six pupils in the North West Region on June 9, 2015, joined their counterparts nation-wide to write the First School Leaving Certificate, FSLC, examination while their French-speaking counterparts also went in for the ‘Certificat d’Etude Primaire,’ CEP. Some 39,348 candidates are writing the FSLC in 280 centres, while 651 pupils are writing the CEP in 18 centers across the region. In the whole country, the number of pupils taking the First School Leaving Certificate examination is about 100,000. While visiting some centres yesterday, June 9, 2015, Cameroon Tribune found…

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Cameroon Launches Epidemiological Surveillance Training

Cameroon’s government is intensifying its efforts to prevent, follow-up and stop any health epidemic. In this light, the Minister of Public Health, Andreacute Mama Fouda, in the presence of the USA Ambassador to Cameroon, Michael S. Hoza and other partners such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and CDC Foundation, Atlanta, yesterday June 9, 2015 in Yaounde officially opened a two-year training course dubbed Cameroon Field Epidemiology and Training Programme. Through the programme, nine Cameroonians, two Chadians and five individuals from the Central African Republic will be trained on…

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The Hague Academy Donates Lectures to IRIC

The Minister of Higher Education and Chancellor of Academic Orders, Professor Jacques Fame Ndongo, has urged students of the International Relations Institute of Cameroon (IRIC) to make good use of the collection of 370 volumes of lectures and academic works donated by The Hague Academy of International Law. He was speaking during the official handing over ceremony on June 9, 2015 at the IRIC campus in Yaounde. The event was attended by several members of the diplomatic corps, the Rector of the University of Yaounde II, Prof. Oumarou Bouba, the…

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All Set for Wednesday’s Senate Opening Session

The Hemicycle of the Yaounde Congress Centre is set to host members of the Senate who begin converging on Yaounde today June 10, 2015, for the 2nd Ordinary session of the 2015 Legislative year, going by Section 4 sub-Section 1 of Law No. 201306 of 10 June, 2013 on the Standing Orders of the Senate. The opening ceremony slated for 3pm will be chaired by the Senate President, Marcel Niat Njifenji, in the presence of the President of the National Assembly and cabinet ministers. Meanwhile, all is set at the…

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World No-Tobacco Day – Experts Against Illicit Trade

The Ministry of Public Health, the World Health Organisation (WHO) alongside other partners in the fight against the use of tobacco products, last Tuesday, June 9, 2015 in Yaounde commemorated the World No-Tobacco Day, nine days after the official date on May 31. The commemoration which held on the theme “Stop illicit trade of tobacco products,” was chaired by the Secretary of State at the Ministry of Public Health, Alim Hayatou. Stakeholders, through sketches highlighted the health risks associated with tobacco use and aocated for effective policies to reduce tobacco…

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Support to Military – BUI Contributes Fcfa 14.5 Million

The Senior Divisional Officer for Bui, Nzeki Theophile, on June 2, 2015 in Kumbo, unveiled that FCFA 14,571,925 had been contributed at the level of Bui Division to assist the soldiers fighting against the Boko Haram insurgents in the Far North and East Regions of Cameroon. According to the breakdown of the contribution statistics, Elak Council and Oku population contributed FCFA 3,319,550, in Oku Sub-division. In the Kumbo Sub-division, CPDM Bui I ‘A’ Section and Kimbo Police Cooperative Credit Union contributed FCFA 3,250,000. Christians of Christ The King Parish and…

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Industrial Challenges That Beget Opportunities

Economists have been saying with increasing insistence that nothing else will effectively propel Cameroon to achieve high growth rate, diversified economy as well as reduced exposure to external shocks than industrialisation. But for this to happen, a number of preconditions must be fulfilled. As a country that virtually has all that it takes to get into the mainstream of industrialisation, it becomes quite disturbing for Cameroon to continue to find itself in an almost perpetual industrial stagnation. This state of affairs leaves no one indifferent. To expressed its worry at…

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PadKonguep Trial – Prosecution Demands Conviction of Accused

The trial of four suspects accused of aiding and abetting the embezzlement of FCFA 350 Million from the Douala Port Authority, PAD, at the Yaounde-based Special Criminal Court, SCC, is gradually drawing to a close. Hearing on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, focused on the submissions of the prosecution and civil claimant, the State. The trial team was led by Mr. Justice Yap Abdou, the President of SCC, and Justices Moukoury Francis Claude Michel and Awoung with Tchoussi as Aocate General. Taking the floor, Aocate General Tchoussi presented his case by…

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CNOSC Drills Students On Olympic Values

On the sidelines of the 18th edition of the university games, the National Olympic and Sports Committee in partnership with the federation for university sports, Fenasu, organised a conference to edify and encourage students to adopt Olympic values in all their endeavours especially in sports competitions. The conference which was on the theme “challenges and stakes of the emergence of an Olympic generation for growth and national integrity,” was animated by eminent members of the National Olympic Academy and university dons like Professor Jean Tabi Manga, Jean Emmanuel Pondi, Amvam…

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Integration – Tripartite African Free Trade Area Afoot

Africa is making strides towards economic integration which if successful could fetch a lot for the continent in terms of business development. The launch of a free trade agreement by three African economic blocs in Egypt last week, Africatimes reports, will be an important step towards a potentially game-changing common market spanning the continent. The deal between the East African Community, Southern African Development Community and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, analysts say, will create a market of 26 countries with a population of 625 million and…

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International Law – Cameroon Hosts Lecture Programme in 2017

Cameroon will be the epicentre of International Law on a date yet to be disclosed in 2017. An “External Lectures Programme” will be organised for mostly Cameroonian jurists, young teachers, diplomats, Doctorate students and magistrates, amongst others, by The Hague Academy of International Law. The institution’s Secretary General, Professor Yves Daudet, and the Treasurer, Van Hoogstraten, are in Cameroon to assess preparations and donate over 370 books to the International Relations Institute of Cameroon (IRIC). After meeting the Minister of External Relations, Pierre Moukoko Mbonjo, yesterday, June 8, 2015 in…

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CBC Raises Awareness On Club Foot Deformity

“Together, let’s prevent disabilities by influencing the treatment of all children with club feet in our communities.” This was the message from the Cameroon Baptist Convention, CBC Club Foot Project as the world celebrated Club Foot Day recently. The event assembled people in Mbingo Baptist Hospital in Boyo Division of the North West Region. It was to share the goodness of developments in giving children born with feet twisted inwards or club feet a chance of receiving correction. It was against this backdrop that the representative of the Director of…

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Cameroon-D.R. Congo On Tuesday

Cameroon will take on the Democratic Republic of Congo today in Mons, Belgium in a warm up encounter towards the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. The confrontation between the two countries will be the second in less than six months as both countries separated on a one-all tie in a friendly match in December in the build up to the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea. Both sides seem to be in good shape judging from their latest results. The Leopards who have been in camp in Belgium…

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Another Chinese Medical Mission for Better Healthcare

Cameroon’s government and the People’s Republic of China yesterday June 8, 2015 commemorated 40 years of mutually beneficial cooperation in the health sector. As authorities from both countries gathered at a significant place in their relationship the Yaounde Gyneaco-Obstetric and Paediatric Hospital (HGOPY), which is one of the jewels in the Sino-Cameroon cooperation that was constructed, equipped by the People’s Republic of China and inaugurated on March 28, 2002, Cameroon’s Minister of Public Health, Andreacute Mama Fouda and the Vice President of The Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference in the…

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Power Rationing – Over Seven More Days for Blackouts

On-going power blackouts in Cameroon’s economic powerhouse, Douala, like in other areas of the country, tell of an uncertain future. What consumers are experiencing is not just power blackout attributed to falling wooden poles, aging infrastructure, and unforeseen technical problems, but a deliberate power rationing imputable to many factors whose root causes are as old as the power utility corporation. The power utility corporation has promised that blackouts as a result of power rationing will be over in the next seven to ten days. Nana Kountchou, General Manager of the…

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Electrification By Photovoltaic System – Project Takes Shape

Cameroon is committed to increasing its electricity coverage. Some 166 localities in the 10 regions of the country with off grid are beneficiaries of the FCFA 53 billion project that is expected to take off by the end of this month if all go as planned. The latest of the project update was the appointment by the Prime Minister, Philemon Yang on June 2, 2015, of Nelson Asanji Che as the Project Director. The project is funded with a loan from the country’s Chinese partners – Eximbank China. The project…

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ID Card – Over 111,000 Abandoned in Littoral

One of the most important documents citizens should have is a National Identity Card, NIC, but some Cameroonians out of ignorance, minimise its importance. Given the power the document commands, the Head of State decided to make its establishment free of charge in 2011 so as to encourage feed-dragging Cameroonians to establish and eventually use it to register for the 2011 presidential election. The idea was welcomed from the Moungo through Nkam to Wouri and then Sanaga-Maritime with inhabitants chanting melodies of thanks to the Head of State. It is…

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Defending National Interests

There are many Cameroonians who must have been wondering why some Parliamentarians from France took so much interest in the security and stability of Cameroon to the extent of producing a 149-page internal report that filtered to the press with much gleeful usage in the local media. Several analyses and commentaries went wild on the issues raised by the report. However, it is hard to say if any conclusions were ever arrived at on why Cameroon and Niger featured prominently in the report given that they are not the only…

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University Dons At War With Boko Haram

The Amphitheatre-700 of the University of Yaounde 1 was, on June 5, 2015, the intellectual battlefield for an artillery of three university dons deployed by the Faculty of Arts, Letters and Social Sciences (FALSH) to verbally exchange fire on the impact of the Boko Haram terrorist group in sub-regional geopolitics. The lecture which was attended by university dons, students and the public held under the patronage of FALSH Dean, Prof. Richard Laurent Omgba. Before recounting Boko Haram’s deadly attack on February 4, 2015 that left over 81 dead in the…

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