New Studies Warn of Dangers From Hydroxychloroquine, Falling Vaccination Rates

A malaria drug that U.S. President Donald Trump says he has been taking to avoid contracting COVID-19 has been linked to increased risk of death in patients with the disease, according to a study published in a prominent medical journal. The study, published Friday in The Lancet, monitored more than 96,000 COVID-19 hospital patients. It found that people treated with hydroxychloroquine, or the related drug chloroquine, were more likely to develop an irregular heartbeat that could cause sudden death. Trump began touting the use of the malaria drug as a…

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Epodecor Thrills Public

The musician, painter and dyer exhibited his works in Bonanjo, Douala. The Conference Hall of the Littoral Regional Delegation of Arts and Culture, Douala, offered a fresh look at one of the most startling and fascinating artists – Epodecor, whose real names are Epoh Paul Franccedilois, painter of the famous “Ngominga, Heros du Ngondo” or “Ngominga, Heros of Ngondo.” “Ngominga, Heros of Ngondo” is one of the oldest but most popular themes of Sawa painting which reveals an enormous amount about the Ngominga and the society they lived in 1815.…

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Yaounde I in Festive Mood

This was during the launch of the 18th edition of the university games on May 24, 2015. The 18th edition of the university games was launched yesterday at the campus of the University of Yaounde amidst pomp and pageantry. The campus had received a face lift with publicity banners floating everywhere and the sports infrastructure on campus renovated. Even the road leading to the’ Stade de Renouveau’ had been renovated with gravel thrown on the road. At launch time the ceremonial ground was jammed full of people eager to witness…

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Festac Limbe Ends With Mouth-Watering Prizes

The event showcased the marvelous arts and cultures of Cameroon and neighbouring countries. The eight-day Festival of Arts and Culture (FESTAC) that enlivened the coastal city of Limbe for the whole of last week ended on Saturday, 11 April, 2015, with the award of various prizes. This year’s canoe race prize went to Wovia villagers who won FCFA 500,000, followed by Batoke in the second position and Bimbia in the third place. They got FCFA 350,000 and FCFA 150,000 respectively. The marathon male category trophy went to Justin Foimi, followed…

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Conficius Institute Holds Chinese Singing Competition

The event was also to celebrate the Chinese Cultural Month. As part of efforts to boost the study of the Chinese language in the country, the Conficius Institute of the University of Yaounde II on Friday, April 10, 2015, in Yaounde, held a national song contest in the campus of the International Relations Institute of Cameroon, IRIC. Speaking at the event, the Director of Conficius Institute, Yu Guoyang, said the National Chinese Song Competition, now in its second year, was popular with Chinese language learners. He explained that the occasion…

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Miss Beach Pre-Selection Kicks Off in Buea

After Buea, the exercise will continue in other major cities in Cameroon. Five girls have stood tall at the pre-selection of Miss Beach auditions that took place in Buea on April 4, 2015. Miss Mouketey Lynette, a student of Political Science and Administration at the University of Buea, convinced the jury of three. She was closely followed by Essenen Dicka, Tagne Diebo, Agbortarh Nadine and Obolia Oluchukwa (Nigerian), from second to fifth in this order. The jury focused on oral expression in English and French, reasons for participating and the…

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Boko Haram Violence – Fomunyoh Foundation Concerts for Victims

Idy Ouly solidarity tour to assist affected communities and internally displaced persons. Inspired by the Bamenda-based Fomunyoh Foundation, Northern-born, France-based artist, Idy Oulo will stage musical concerts in Yaounde, Douala, Garoua and Bamenda to support the nation’s efforts against the Boko Haram evil. In effect, proceeds from the Idy Oulo solidarity Tour that was scheduled to run up to April 4, 2015 is planned for the sole purpose of assisting affected communities and internally displaced persons in the Far North region rocked by Boko Haram threats and violence. The initiative…

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