These developments on home soil have remained on course despite a March 1st, 2019 ruling of the Abuja High Court which asked for the repatriation of the separatists’ leaders to Nigeria. The same court also asked the Nigerian government to compensate the leaders five million naira each.
The practice of women burying the dead once considered a taboo surfaced in the current armed conflict in English-Speaking Cameroon. Such have been recorded in Menchum Division and Bafut.This March 28th incident appeared worst given the ages of the women involved in the exercise.
Cameroon’s Adamoua Region has been a theatre of abductions in exchange for ransoms for years now. In an open letter addressed to president Biya shortly after the October 7, 2018 presidential election, elites of the Region disclosed that over FCFA 2billion had been paid as ransoms to kidnappers since 2014.
Today’s development marks the third consecutive Thursday of instability in Wum. Similar deadly clashes were reported on Thursday the 14th, 21st and Thursday the 28th.
Recently, a woman with royal connections died in hospital days after she suffered multiple gunshots within the same area.
We also had the chance to discuss the issue of the crisis in the extreme North, and how the United Nations as one working as a team can continue to support the effort of the government through the collective intelligence of the other countries around may be Nigeria, Niger and Chad to make sure that, the responsibility is more effective because… You know that the crisis is a crisis that is confronting not only a country but it has some cross border aspects”
Added to the reports of embezzlement, the arson is said to have been the consequence of acts of denunciation carried out against separatists’ in Nyasoso. A majority of the people in the locality are said to have recently denounced all separatists’ activities putting them at odds with the gunmen. The owner of the local Inn lives beyond the shores of Cameroon.
Cameroon (National Times)-The global rights watch organisation, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has released another damaging report on Cameroon in which it accuses Government soldiers of killing civilians indiscriminately and burning their properties.
The National Times gleaned that, at least 17 motorcycles belonging to the red dragons were destroyed in that operation. Other items which are believed to have been recovered in that operation include cartridges, projectiles, laptop, red dragon batches, voters’ cards, sim cards, cameras, Cameroonian national identity cards, an automatic rifle among others.
The new price tariff, of rice 25% after that meeting was agreed at 330FCFA per kilogram in Douala and Yaoundé, while the rice 5% called premium was set at 410FCFA in Douala and 425FCFA in Yaoundé. The difference in the prices is as a result of transportation. Fish of mackerel type 25+ was to sell at 1450FCFA.
One week after, traders increased the prices beyond the limit agreed with the minister. At least FCFA 100 had been added on the price per kilogram of fish and rice sparking outrage.
The National Times toured the market and the frenzy this morning is unusual. Commuters admit having been told of a supposed ultimatum from separatists’ that, the market should be shutdown latest 10AM. Even those who say the doubt the authenticity of the information assert that, they cannot bear the risk of ignoring given the developments of the last few days.
Speaking to reporters at the end of the presentation, the Director of Civic Education and National Integration at the same Ministry, Sylvain Bengono said , this year’s celebration is the consolidation of “National Unity” and to foster the concept of “living together” among Cameroonians.
This would be the first visit of a UN Human rights body since the advent of the conflict in the North West and South West regions some three years on. The former Human Rights chief, Zeid al-Hussein persistently frowned at the government of Cameroon whom he accused of refusing entry despite several appeals by his office to investigate alleged incidences of human rights abuses in the restive Anglophone regions.