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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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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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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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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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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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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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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