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Canada announces funding for humanitarian assistance in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria
10 April 2018 Canada is providing assistance to address the critical needs of the more than 20 million people who are affected by drought, food shortages and ongoing conflict in the Lake Chad Basin YAOUNDE, Cameroon, April 10, 2018/APO Group/ -- On behalf of the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, Matt DeCourcey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced over $27 million in funding to humanitarian partners to support people in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria.   Canada is providing assistance to address the critical needs of the more than 20 million people who are affected by drought, food shortages and ongoing conflict in the Lake . . .
Caught between a rock and hard place: African students in the city
By Tania Thomas | 10 April, 2018 BENGALURU: Bill, a student from Cameroon, came to Bengaluru to pursue his studies in 2009.  Although he was promised top-class facilities and a dream platform to pursue his career in football, his piped dreams came crashing down. The hostel where he was put up, failed to even provide a bed or a mattress to students. Along with that, he was subjected to racial stereotyping, making the process of gelling into the Indian society and curriculum, much harder than expected. Apart from racial attacks and the feeling of being treated like an outsider (he was even called an alien once), matters got worse for Bill, when he had to cope with the political  situation back home and completing his education here in Bengaluru. The main . . .
Tchiroma confirms CIR report on Sisiku Ayuk Tabe’s detention in Yaounde
    9, April 2018 Issa Tchiroma   A group of Cameroonian separatists arrested in Nigeria and transferred to Cameroon are being treated in accordance with the law, the country’s information minister has told RFI. Supporters of the jailed Anglophones as well as rights groups say the separatists have not been given access to lawyers or charged with any offence.     “All of them are doing very well, all of them are in very good health, all of them are enjoying whatever is enshrined in our constitution,” said Issa Tchiroma Bakary, Cameroon’s government spokesperson. The separatists, including Sisi . . .
French and English Cameroon’s bloody internal war
                                                          Mama Egbe Maria Ndonge 9, April 2018   On Tuesday, April 3, 2018, the Francophone dominated Cameroonian military attacked and burned several homes in Mungo Ndor, a small village located about 40km away from Nguti in Koupé-Manengouba. Ms. Egbe Maria Ndonge, well known as Mami Maria was burned to death in her house, while she was asleep. Residents of the village confirmed that local churches have been burned. 6 civilians were shot and there are reports of several killings of civilians in the village. Intentionally killing civilians and destroying civili . . .
Five Cameroon athletes missing from the Commonwealth Games: reports
By Felicity Caldwell | 11 April 2018 Five Cameroon athletes competing in the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games have reportedly gone missing. Team Cameroon manager Victor Agbor Nso told media three Cameroonian athletes had gone missing, including a weightlifter and two boxers, the Journal du Cameroun reported. There are reports of five Cameroonian athletes missing from the Commonwealth Games. Photo: AAP Independent Online reported that the three athletes were set to compete on Tuesday but could not be found. There were also claims two weightlifters from the African nation had gone missing earlier from the Games. "We have officially informed our hierarchy back home - the Ministry of Sports and the president of the Nati . . .
Winnie Mandela dies at 81
3, April 2018   Winnie Mandela, the former wife of South African anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, died on Monday aged 81, triggering an outpouring of tributes to one of the country’s defining and most divisive figures. She died in a Johannesburg hospital after a long illness, family spokesman Victor Dlamini said in a statement. Winnie Mandela, who was married to Nelson Mandela for 38 years, played a high-profile role in the struggle to end white-minority rule but her place in history was stained by controversy and accusations of violence. “It is with profound sadness that we inform the public that Mrs. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela passed away at the Netcare Milpark Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa on Monday,” said a state . . .
Nononsense Joseph Wirba Pulls Ambazonians to Fight On
4, April 2018       FROM HON WIRBA: TO ALL SOUTHERN CAMEROONIAN CITIZENS OF GOOD WILL. Today, as l join the freedom loving people of the world and those who stand up to oppression the world over to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the murder of my idol the great Martin Luther king Jr, l am hiding out in my own homeland from our violent oppressors who for long have wanted my head. You all know that l am not afraid of a prison cell or of a violent death for speaking up in defence of our great people upon whom oppression and death has been violently imposed for close to 60 years! If they jail me, FIGHT HARDER to bring down oppression. If they kill me FIGHT HARDEST t . . .
South Africa mourns Winnie Mandela
4, April 2018     South Africa on Tuesday paid heartfelt tributes to Winnie Mandela, who died aged 81, as politicians hailed her as an inspirational anti-apartheid campaigner and defended her often controversial record.  The former wife of Nelson Mandela died in a Johannesburg hospital on Monday, mourned by many who praised her as one of the most charismatic and energetic activists who fought white-minority rule. Her convictions for kidnapping and fraud, and her reputation for overseeing brutal gang violence in black townships, were largely brushed aside by eulogies of her bravery, independence and integrity. President Cyril Ramaphosa, who described her as “an abiding symbol of the desire of our peopl . . .
Trump expels 60 Russian diplomats for UK incident
  27, March 2018   US President Donald Trump has expelled dozens of Russian diplomats in the United States, following the poisoning of a Russian former double agent in Britain. Trump on Monday ordered 60 Russian diplomats that Washington considers spies to leave the country in solidarity with Britain over the alleged nerve-agent poisoning of Sergei Skripal, and closed Russia’s consulate in Seattle, senior administration officials said. The officials said all 60 Russians were spies working under diplomatic cover, including a dozen at Russia’s mission to the United Nations. They said the expulsions meant to send a message to Russian President Vladimir Putin about the “unacceptably high” number of Russian intelligence . . .
Southern Cameroons Conflict Halts Cameroon-Nigeria Business
    27, March 2018   Separatist violence in the English-speaking regions of Cameroon along the border with Nigeria have completely stalled trade between the two countries. Buses no longer ply the Bamenda-Enugu road corridor as attacks and kidnappings continue. About 70 men and women have assembled at Kandem, a village in southwestern Cameroon on the border with Nigeria to discuss what to do with their farm produce and how to get supplies from neighboring Nigeria. Five months ago, Kandem was a bustling market town along the $423-million African Development Bank-funded road linking Bamenda, Cameroon, with Enugu, Nigeria. Pierre Atemengue, who came from central Cameroon, opened a plantation in Kandem. He says constant conflict between C . . .