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The SDO has ordered the demolition of all “illegally” built houses on a 1.5 hectare parcel of land allocated for the construction of the Mutengene “big mop” market, located at the entrance to the Mutengene town from Ombe. 

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Inmates of the Buea Central Prison who are Christians of the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon, PCC, have pleaded with the Moderator to have some of them trained as Pastors at the PCC seminary in Kumba.

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The American people, through the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, are sponsoring a cultural preservation project, worth FCFA 30 million, to conserve the architectural heritage of The Achum House at the Bafut Palace.  

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The US Deputy Secretary of State, Linda Thomas Greenfield, regrets that many African countries are still maintaining anti-gay laws, as a leeway to violating the rights of homosexuals. She made the comment in an electronic press briefing with African journalists in Washington DC recently.

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The SDF Member of Parliament for Wouri East Constituency, Jean Michel Nintcheu, has described the decision by Government to increase fuel prices and the 50 percent reduction in the tax applicable to the population with low income, commonly known by its French appellation, ‘Impot libératoire’, and the reduction of parking tax by 50 percent as anti-decentralisation. Nintcheu said such measures will not only reduce the revenues of all the 360 municipal councils in Cameroon, but will equally cripple the process of decentralisation.

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The Government is underestimating the risks involved in the Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Union, its Member State and the Central African countries which Cameroon signed on January15, 2009.

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The Kumbo Police recently arrested some nine suspects at Mbveh, in connection with the death of Christopher Konglim, aka Ta-a Kimbo.

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This article was first published in the ‘Cameroon Outlook’ newspaper of Wednesday, January 2, 1983 by Nico Ngwa, precisely 31 years ago. Mr. Paul Biya had been President of Cameroon for just two months. 

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The people of Noni Subdivision have been told to set aside partisanship or political party leanings and work in synergy for the overall interest of the municipality.

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The Ambassador of the Republic of Korea H.E. Cho June-Hyuck, has signed an accord with the Cameroon Gov’t represented by the Minister of Economy Planning and Regional Development, Emmanuel Nganou Djoumessi, to develop Cameroon’s E-procurement system and construct a national institute of vocational training worth FCFA 4 billion. 

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A United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, UNCTAD, report has indicated that Africa needs to broaden sources of growth and investment, in order to create employment and reduce poverty. 

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For weeks and even months, the Bangem General Hospital has no resident medical doctor.

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Chief Jomo Motale Otte of Big Bekondo, Mbonge Subdivision, Meme Division of the Southwest Region has been dethroned for alleged engagement in cheating, corruption and extortion of funds from his subjects.

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 The establishment of an African Free Trade Zone is on schedule as countries match policy and legislative frameworks to achieve this goal, the AU Commissioner for Trade and Industry, Fatima Haram Acyl, said on Monday, June 23.

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Feature / Health

The decision by Clubs in the Cameroon Professional League (1&2) recently not to take part in the 32 finals of the Cup of Cameroon has been overturned after a tripartite meeting held on July 15, at the FECAFOOT headquarters in Tsinga-Yaounde.

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A German pharmaceutical company known as MERCK, has donated 23.8 million tablets of Praziquantel for the treatment of schistosomiasis in Cameroon.

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Reforms are a necessary factor and an element in advancement. Reforms should aim at making life easier and worth living.

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Thirty-three-year-old Alphonse Fozong, a teacher of Government School Ebie, Muyuka Subdivision, Southwest Region on July 15 drowned in a stream in Kumba known as “Kumba Wata”.

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The Minister of Higher Education, Prof. Jacques Fame Ndongo, has said six years from now, a national entrance examination will be written by medicine students to enable them get in to public service.

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The Hope Solidarity, HSE recently organised a free health outreach in Babessi in the Ngoketunjia Division of the Northwest Region, saying that it is their own way of contributing to the country’s realisation of the 2015 Millenuim Development Goals, MDGs.

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The Cameroon Baptist Convention, CBC, Health Services, recently drilled media practitioners in reporting HIV/AIDS, given that part of the fight against the pandemic is the quality of information given out to the public.

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Political elites, administrative and traditional rulers of Mundemba and surrounding villages in Ndian Division of the Southwest Region have begun throbbing eulogies to the Government for making available FCFA four billion for the rehabilitation works on the Kumba- Ekondo-Titi-Mundemba-Isangele-Akwa road.

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The Belgian airline company SN Brussels, will frequently serve Yaounde and Douala airports from next October. 
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According to statistics released recently by the National Institute of Statistics, NIS, Ebolowa, capital of the Southern Region leads the pack of the most expensive cities in Cameroon. 

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Cameroon Government has injected FCFA 34 billion into Cameroon postal services, CAMPOST, to boost its operation. 

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A poacher in the town of Messok near Nki National Park, East Region of Cameroon, has been wounded following clashes with eco-guards attempting to arrest and seize two elephant tusks transported on a motorbike.

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When in 2006 Cameroon reached the point of a Highly Indebted Poor Country, HIPIC, most of her international debts were cancelled, and the debt relief and development program was born to help the ‘very poor’ country to develop. 

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The Presidents of the various transporters Unions in Cameroon have said Government decision to raise the basic salary for civil servants and the military will ward off potential opposition and social unrest in the country.

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A coalition of civil society organisations in Bamenda has called on Government to reduce prices of fuel in Cameroon.

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Some elements of the Rapid Intervention Battalion, popularly known by its French acronym as BIR, are reported to have broken into the Community Credit Company, CCC Bank in Batibo town at about 2 am on Thursday July 17 and shattered the safe containing millions of francs CFA. 

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Allegations are rife in Yaounde that close to 20 trade union leaders operating in the transport sector received FCFA 15 million from government to call off a nationwide strike action that was planned for July 7. 

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 The Archbishop Emeritus of the Douala Arch Diocese, His Eminence, Christian Wiyghansai Shaaghan Cardinal Tumi, has said, though Catholic Women, especially the Catholic Women Association, CWA, are women of strong faith who have achieved a lot, the church, per its constitution, can never endorse that women should be ordained Priests.

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How many innocent children would it take to point out to our African “emperors” that they are parading their streets and palaces naked? 

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The Board of Trustees of the Catholic University Institute of Buea, CUIB, is not only warm about the excellence of their students and graduates but promoting the spirit of entrepreneurship, which is their soul.

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The Minister of Communication, Issa Tchiroma Bakary, has said the opinion, widely relayed by some national and international media, to throw doubt on President Paul Biya’s sincerity to fight against corruption, is inaccurate.

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A campaign to push for the development of women football is setting stage as the 2014 World Cup in Brazil gets to the quarter finals. 

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Many Cameroonians have utterly rejected last week’s increase in fuel prices by the Government. Taxi drivers, businessmen, households and students were surprised when they went to filling stations to buy fuel and to provision stores for cooking gas, just to learn of the price increase. Some of them were angry but had no choice than to add the required amount.

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In reaction to a caption, “S.C.N.C. picks Ayah Paul to Succeed Chief Ayamba?”, which featured in The Median no. 0120 of Monday, June 30, 2014, I wish to state here categorically that there is no leadership vacuum in the S.C.N.C. 

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The US Senate’s delay to approve H.E Michael Stephen Hoza, has made Cameroon void of an Ambassador from President Barrack Obama’S country for close to eight months now.

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