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Some 21 orphans rendered homeless through a Kumba Magistrate’s court ruling on July 31 are now being housed in a poultry farm in the Mile I neighbourhood in Kumba.

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The Donga-Mantung administration in the Northwest Region, recently clashed with the Nkambe SDF District executive, over the burial of the former Deputy Mayor for Nkambe, Francis Nfor Baleri, who was also SDF District Legal Adviser.

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Cameroonians fleeing from the Ebola virus in nieghbouring Nigeria after five deaths have been reported due to the Ebola Virus, are now trapped at the borders between the two countries.

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The Indomitable Lionesses are presently camping at the Mount Cameroon Sporting Centre in Liongo, Buea, Fako Division of the Southwest Region.

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Weeks after the publication of results of the General Certificates of Examination, GCE, for the 2013/2014 academic year, education stakeholders in the Southwest Region have been reacting to the poor performance of candidates especially in the Ordinary Level.

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The European Union, EU, has offered FCFA 500 million to some 30 Civil Society Organisations, CSOS, in Cameroon to promote governance in the country.

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 The Member of Parliament for Donga Mantung Central, and Questor of the National Assembly, Hon Cyprian Awudu Mbaya, recently rendered an account of his Parliamentary stewardship to the members of the Wimbum Cultural and Development Association, WICUDA, resident in the United States of America, USA. 

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Results of a study on the evaluation of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy, abbreviated in French as SNLCC, in the Ministry of Environment, Protection of Nature and Sustainable Development, MINEPDED, has revealed that poverty and misery are the main causes of corruption in that Ministry.

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A recent ruling passed by a Kumba Magistrates’ Court,  has left over 20 orphans of the Chlephic Orphanage homeless in the Mile One neighbourhood  , The Post has learnt.

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The Minister Delegate at the Presidency of the Republic in Charge of the Supreme State Audit, Henri Eyebe Ayissi, has been accused of plagiarizing a book a student of the National School of Administration and Magistracy (ENAM), Eric Samuel Koua, wrote.

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Internal and external elites of Wokoko Village in Buea Subdivision, Southwest Region under the umbrella of the Wokoko Village Community, Cultural and Development Association, WODCCUDA, have appealed to the Government to cede land for the development of the village.

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Contrary to information on certain media that the wife of Vice Prime Minister, Ahmadou Ali who was kidnapped last Sunday was released, the Boko Haram terrorists still have her.

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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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Feature / Health

 

After months of speculation and rumors on his future, Volker Finke, recently confirmed by FECAFOOT as head coach of the Indomitable Lions, named his 25-man squad to take part in preparations against the upcoming AFCON 2015 qualifying matches, where the Lions are to face DR Congo and Ivory Coast.
 

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The routine activity of effecting controls on major roads across Cameroon, particularly in the Southwest Region, now looks more appealing due to the availability of plums.

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Barrister Gladys Fri Mbuya is restless by nature. She sits atop the Mutengene based Libra law firm where from every indication she oversees a thriving business.

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You mentioned in a metaphor-loaded phrase that the Kweribas are about to storm their own version of the Bastille so as to liberate the prisoners of land.

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Give it to commuter drivers, whether on the highways or within the townships. They could, if they so wish, state at any given point in time that policemen are on their payroll.

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Abandoned children are the most helpless and frequent victims of violence, diseases, malnutrition and death.

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Give it to this first capital of Cameroon. It is opening practically by the hour. This can only be so, given its hospitable outreach and the disarming friendliness of its indigenes.

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Scary phone messages warning regular pork and bush meat consumers that they risk contracting the virus that causes the Ebola disease, have put pork dealers out of business.

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Abandoned children are the most helpless and frequent victims of violence, diseases, malnutrition and death. 
 
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As part of fraternal relations between Presidents Paul Biya and Joseph Kabila, the Democratic Republic of Congo has provided the Government of Cameroon with two Ebola Kits comprising one hundred protective clothing for medical staff.

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With at least four Ebola Virus deaths already reported in Nigeria, the Government of Cameroon has decided to close all its borders with Nigeria and rigorously check movement in and out of the two countries. 

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Illegal exploiters of biodiversity who are repulsively perpetrating the unscrupulous act of timber poaching, fishing and hunting of extinct animal species, especially at border towns of the Southwest Region, will in the months ahead be fighting with a vibrant Task Force.  

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Besides the plethora of problems plaguing the African woman such as; early marriages, limited access to education, poverty, among other things, the Southwest Regional Delegate of Women’s Empowerment and the Family, Judith Mofa Liengu, has stated that, one of the challenging problems that the African woman is grappling with in recent times is lesbianism.

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The General Manager of Cameroon Telecommunications Company Ltd, CAMTEL, David Nkoto Emane, on Friday, August 1, 2014, visited Limbe to inspect the Limbe Fibre Optic Landing Station recently handed over to the Government by MTN Cameroon.

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The death has been reported of the National President of the Youth Wing of the ruling CPDM party, Stephen Mbonda Motia. He was confirmed dead in the early hours of Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at the Kumba District Hospital, Meme, Southwest Region.

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The fanatical “disciple” of the self-proclaimed prophet T.B. Joshua of next door Nigeria has invariably placed the Chief of Botaland in the West Coast of Limbe on a war path with his subjects.

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At the entrance into a therapeutic feeding centre in Kentzou, a town in East Cameroon, a 26-year-old refugee mother, Lisa Ngamanade, gets her own fair dose of the bitter pill, when news broke out that her only daughter, aged three, had died. 
 
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When the National Hydrocarbons Corporation (SNH) and the Chinese oil exploration/exploitation company Yan Chang Logone Development Company S.A. announced the discovery of oil in the sedimentary basin of Logone-Birni of the Far North Region, the news did not make headlines in the national media.

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 Some 40 Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, in the Northwest Region have been advised to partner with the Public and Private Sectors in order to sustain their organisations.

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The Senior Divisional Officer, SDO, for Wouri, Paul Bea Naseri, recently tricked some political activists into calling off a hunger strike action which they had embarked on, The Post learnt. 

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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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The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Essimi Menye, has advised the Cameroon Development Corporation, CDC, to, as a matter of necessity, diversify its products if it really intends to unknot itself out of the myriad of problems in which it is knotted.

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Government has created 434 youth centres to accelerate the fight against the spread of HIV/AIDS, foster better sensitisation on the prevention and eventually eradicate the pandemic in Cameroon.

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Scary phone messages warning regular pork and bush meat consumers that they risk contracting the virus that causes the Ebola disease, have put pork dealers out of business.

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As soon as a country reaches the conformity status of Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, EITI, such a country has as obligation the production of a report every year on the activities it has been carrying out.

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They are, by all means, money spinning enterprises. They do business in the name of God, rip off unsuspecting desperadoes, without paying any dime into state coffers by way of taxes on what their “holy businesses” turn out.

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The President of the Cameroon Baptist Convention, CBC, Joe Chebonkeng has called on African leaders not to accept homosexuality on the continent. He describes practice as un-African, a sin, evil!

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It's a little over 6 months after Buea, Southwest Region hosted the 50th anniversary celebration of Cameroon's reunification last February but the number of high profile deaths that has struck the Region and particularly the CPDM party remains shocking.

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It has taken the suspension of the popular CRTV Radio Buea interactive program Press Club presented by fearless CAMASEJ journalist Matute Menyoli to bring to the forefront issues that vividly show that administrative authorities fear the media when they are doing “the wrong thing”. 

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Close to 10 schools will, on August 10, face the Examination Executive Committee, EEC, of the Cameroon General Certificate of Education, GCE Board.

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The Minister of Mines, Industry and Technological Development, Emmanuel Bonde, has expressed concern over the low and stagnating nature of Cameroon’s manufacturing industry sector. 

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The Director of the United Nations Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in Central Africa, Ahowanou Agbessi, has called on the companies building the Lom Pangar Dam in the East Region to improve the working conditions of their employees and respect the socio-economic rights of local communities.

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The Imam of the Buea Central Mosque, Alhaji Mohammed Abubrkar, has condemned in strong terms the recurrent havoc wrecked by Boko Haram insurgents in the three Northern regions of Cameroon.

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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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