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CAMEROON-International: Fire ravages Cameroonian Embassy Building in the Hague,Netherlands

Cameroon embassy Building in the Netherlands fire outbreak

The Cameroon Embassy Building in the Hague Netherlands has been ravaged by flames over the weekend. The fire which generated from a yet to be established source at about 4:30am Saturday caused very extensive damage to the building including equipment and other properties within the embassy.

Authorities say the fire was accidental and no casualties were recorded as no one was present when it started. It was thanks to the Netherlands rescue soldiers and police that the flames came under control in a very short period of time.

Her excellency the Ambassador in charge of the Embassy, Mrs Odette Melono has assured Cameroonians that she is doing everything to ensure that both the embassy and the consular services resume immediately as possible to avoid any service interruption to the public; this implies the speedy repair of damages and the replacement of embassy properties and equipment to enhance fast resumption of full services.

CRACK DOWN ON PAUL BIYA: Disturbing reports from France 24 and TV5 Monde

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The two renowned International Television Stations, France 24 and TV5 Monde seem to have launched a crack down on Paul Biya these past days. Their reports about the Cameroon’s Head of State seem to suggest that they may have decided to join hands to expose some of the acts of the 85 years old President.

According to France 24 French International television, the number of days spent out of the country in a Swiz Hotel by the Cameroon’s President for life sums up to 1645 in with a corresponding expenditure of $65 million which is approximately a wobbling sum of 34,595,736,327.07 Fcfa

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The reasons why this International TV Channel has decided to expose Mr. Biya’s secrets now that the Country is in crisis is still unknown but many suggest that this may be a way to discredit the reign of the states man and pave the way for his downfall.

The second Video is the one of TV5 Monde reporting on the state of preparedness of the Country to host the 2019 AFCON. They have expressed doubts as to whether Cameroon will be able to house this prestigious competition.

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US President Donald Trump calls African Countries “Shithole Countries” and receives widespread condemnation

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The utterances made by US  President Donald Trump when he referred to African Countries and others as “Shithole Countries” during a meeting with the bipartisan group of lawmakers at the White House on the 11 of January 2018 has attracted wide spread criticism and condemnation from most African Countries.

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Africa Update News Briefs for the Week in a single Post.

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  • Général Voyages Express addresses message of condolence to victims of Oct 23 accident and debunks claims that it was trying to alter company name in order to recommence activities.
  • Transport Minister instructs regional delegates in the West, Littoral and Centre regions to have General Express Voyage audited. He also gives 32 travel agencies plying the Douala-Yaounde highway one month to regularise their status or lose their licences.
  • Yaoundé Military Court declares three journalists: Rodrigue Ntongue, Baba Wame and Felix Ebole Bola not guilty.
  • Agbor Balla says “Kids ought to return to school while inclusive dialogue can only begin after the release of Mancho and Co. I stand for a 2 State Federation”.
  • Honourable Joseph Wirba releases shocking facts and figures on Oct 1 and Sept 22 protests in Anglophone regions of Cameroon. After his independent investigation: 122 died, 150 missing, 1894 injured by gunshots, 16000 internally displaced & 40.000 seeking refuge in Nigeria
  • Cardinal Tumi spits fire: France would organise a coup d’état in Cameroon is an Anglophone wins Presidency; The UN should independently investigate exact number of Anglophones killed so far in the context of the Anglophone Crisis; Fru Ndi Won Presidential Elections in 1992 but was denied Power because he is an Anglophone; Biya gave me his Phone Number but has not been picking my calls; Dialogue without secessionists is no dialogue; more than 80% of Anglophones are for secession.
  • The International Union of Francophone Press UPF is orders the Government of Cameroon to unconditionally release the deposed CRTV General Manager, Amadou Vamoulke.
  • The dormitory section of Presbyterian Secondary School Bafut goes into flames, leaving students in panic.
  • Business persons in Douala condemn the closure of Cameroon-Nigeria Border; say their activities are on a standstill.
  • Cameroon Government officially gives in to visa free policy for CEMAC citizens.
  • 200 Southern Cameroonians cross to Nigeria as fighting continue between forces loyal to the government and civilians standing for restoration of Former Southern Cameroons.
  • Over Five Local Governments Areas in Nigeria currently hosting Anglophone refugees who trekked from NW &SW Regions of Cameroon after soldiers attacked their homes.
  • Cameroon Anglophone Protesters in the United Kingdom reject Agbor Balla; says he is traitor and has been compromised.
  • 17 years old teenage girl accuses celebrated Vision4 Journalist Parfait Ayissi of sodomizing her; reveals shocking details in an interview by Paul Chouta; Parents of assaulted teenage girl take court action.
  • A Cameroonian-born with Swiss nationality strangles his 3kids to death in Yaounde, rushes to the Swiss Embassy and reports himself.
  • Government appoints Ousseni Oumarou to replace Charles Etoundi (murdered late September), as principal of GBHS Foumban
  • Parts of GTHS Kumbo ravished by flames; perpetrators fire 3 shots in the air before committing the act.

CAMEROON: Boko Haram slaughter eleven in Gondere in the North Region in search of their runaway comrades

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By Ivo Tangiri

The locality of Gondere in the Extreme North of Cameroon has on Sunday night breaking Monday morning witnessed tragic incident as some 11 members of their community were killed in cold blood as members of the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram stormed the area.

The extremist group was in search of their runaway members who surrendered to the Cameroonian authorities earlier this month. Over two hundred members defected from the terrorist group and the village authorities made them swore by the Koran never to go back to the terrorist activities or joining the group again.

The Cameroon forces of law and order together with the local vigilante groups are mobilising as more of such attacks are expected in the coming days.

 

LIBERIA: George Weah goes to TB Joshua in a desperate last minute strategy

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By Ivo Tangiri

George Weah the former football star, who succeeded the first round of the presidential elections in Liberia attended the Sunday service of Synagogue Church of All Nations(SCOAN) in Nigeria.

Emmanuel TV passed the sermon live and in which the Church leader Pastor T.B Joshua welcomed his guest announcing to the congregation that ‘his brother is around. My brother is here today because he loves his country and wants the choice of God. He is not here ask God to make him president but to know God’s opinion.’

 

The Pastor, T.B Joshua also said he is not favouring any person or political party but rather to pray for God’s will to manifest in the upcoming elections.

This is not the first time this Church has welcomed August visitors, the Tanzanian President John Magufuli, the late Ghanaian President John Atta Mills, Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangarai and South African Opposition leader Julius Malema.

George Weah did not come alone for his delegation comprised of the former Liberian warlord, Yormie Johnson who also lost during the first round of the elections.

The presidential run-off elections between Weah and Vice-President Joseph Boakai is supposed to take place by November 7 2017.

 

 

KENYA: Dr. Roselyn Akombe Senior member of Kenya’s Electoral Commission (IEBC) flees for her life to the US

By Ivo Tangiri

Dr. Roselyn Akombe told the BBC she had feared for her safety in Kenya as she received numerous threats She went further to say the IEBC was under a political siege, unable to reach a consensus or take any decision.

Roselyn Akombe

Dr. Roselyn Akombe also apologised for her action “I have tried the best I could do given the circumstances. Sometimes, you walk away, especially when potentially lives are at stake. The commission has become a party to the current crisis. The commission is under siege. There is a very high likelihood that the mistakes that some of the presiding officers made during the last election will be repeated.”

Raila Odinga the main opposition leader pulled out the 26 October presidential run – off and the Supreme Court annulled the results of the August 8 presidential elections for irregularities and in which Incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta declared winner with a 54% over Raila Odinga with the rest 45%.

The IEBC is still to comment on this latest development.

Ex-Football star George Weah Expected to Win Liberia’s Presidential Elections

By Ivo Tangiri

George Weah has taken the lead in the presidential elections in Liberia as he has won in 11 out of 15 counties says the National Elections Commission (NEC) though most of the votes are still to be counted.

Joseph Boakai his main rival the incumbent vice president leads in one county and is second in most others.

This thug of war is to choose a successor to Africa’s first elected female president and nobel peace laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

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A more than 50% vote is what a candidate needs to be declared winner, Mr Wenger the manager of Arsenal Football Club was dubbed by false report that Mr Weah had won the elections. He said “I would like to congratulate one of my former players, who became president of Liberia,” Mr Wenger told reporters.

“It’s not often you have a former player who becomes president of a country. So well done, Georgie.

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Trial Opens for over 6,600 Suspected Militants of the Islamic Terrorist Group Boko Haram

Terrorist Group Boko Haram

By Ivo Tangiri

Over 6600 people accused of being members of the militant Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram are to be tried today in Nigeria.

The trials will take place at a military facility in North Central Kainji town in secret and up to 1670 people over the coming weeks and another 5000 people after that.

Rights Activists are concerned for the lack of transparency in what is being described as the biggest terrorism trial in Nigeria’s history.

Only 9 people have been convicted so far of their involvement in the unrest and more than 1600 suspects are being held at the centre where many have spent years.

Over 20,000 people have lost their lives in Boko Haram’s 8 years insurgency and critics fear the death toll is far from over since the militant group is a force to reckon with.

Legal processes are usually a lengthy process and this is no exception for the trials are likely to last for months or even years these suspects are to be tried individually says the Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami.

Vigilante Group in Malawi have killed 5 People believed to be Vampires

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A least five people have been killed in Southern Malawi after they were accused of having links with vampires and the united nation says is has moved its staff out of two districts as the vampire hunt sweeps across South of the Country.

vampires in Malawi

According to reports victims were killed by vigilante monks who suspected them of drinking human blood as part of magic rituals a night time. A curfew has been imposed by the government to prevent any more death as a result of the vampire hunt. The government has restricted movements to 10hurs a day from 7am to 5pm local time.

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