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Nigerian govt to construct Cameroon-Nigeria border bridge at $47 million

Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola The Nigerian Government on Wednesday approved the construction of the Cameroon-Nigeria border link bridge as part of its efforts to strengthen the bilateral ties between the two countries. The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Read on » » »

The Cameroonian tax administration will be further digitised in 2017, to meet its revenue collection targets

Simplifying the payment of taxes will still be one of the main guiding principles of the Inland Revenue Service (DGI in French) this year, we learned at the end of the last coordination meeting of the central, external and decentralised services of the Cameroonian Read on » » »

SA:Gay student kicked out of Durban college

Durban – A 20-year-old student has been expelled from Coastal College in Umlazi because he is gay, GroundUp reports. Bheka Khanyile says his teacher told him on Monday she could not teach a gay student. He said he had been a victim of the Read on » » »

Mugabe, 92, says Zimbabwe see no replacement for him

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has said his ruling ZANU-PF party and the people of Zimbabwe see no viable successor to him for next year’s general elections. Mugabe has been in power since 1980 and in December his party confirmed him as its candidate for Read on » » »

Why human men don’t have penis bones

British researchers think they’re closer to an answer to why human males don’t have penis bones, even though their close cousins, chimpanzees, have them. “Monogamy may have done away with the penis bone,” said Matilda Brindle of University College London, who led the study Read on » » »

Syrian teen on trial in Germany over bomb plot

Cologne – A 16-year-old Syrian refugee went on trial in Germany on Monday accused of planning a bomb attack on behalf of the Islamic State jihadist group. The youngster was arrested at an asylum shelter in the western city of Cologne in September, with Read on » » »

SA:Pay back the money, Zuma tells state institutions that owe SIU

Cape Town – The Special Investigating Unit is owed over R300 million by state institutions and President Jacob Zuma has called on them to pay back the money. This follows the president first meeting with SIU head Advocate Andy Mothibi on Friday. The president Read on » » »

Failed suicide bombing in NE Nigeria

Photo for illustration purpose only Maiduguri – As many as seven suicide bombers, six of them women, tried to attack the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri but only blew themselves up, emergency services officials said on Friday. Initial reports from the city had suggested Read on » » »

Two killed, several missing in Tanzania mine collapse

Dar es Salaam – Two miners were killed and several others are believed missing after an illegal gold mine collapsed in northern Tanzania, the mining ministry said on Friday. At least 18 miners were illegally digging for gold in the town of Buhemba near Read on » » »

Burkina Faso’s Ex-president to be tried in March

Blaise Compaore, who lives in Ivory Coast, was defence minister as well as president at the time of the insurrection but is only being prosecuted for his role as the former. blaise-compaore Ousted Burkina Faso president Blaise Compaore will likely go on trial in Read on » » »

Cameroon confirms H5N8 bird flu outbreak in the north: OIE

Cameroon has confirmed a case of the highly contagious H5N8 bird flu virus in the northern part of the country, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Wednesday, citing a report from the Cameroonian livestock ministry. The virus was found early January Read on » » »

ZIMBABWE:MUGABE ORDERS POLICE TO RELEASE GAY COUPLE AFTER ONE GET PREGNANT

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has ordered the police to only release the gay couple from prison after one gets pregnant. In 2016, two Zimbabwean men were arrested for promoting and practicing gay-ism. But the 96 year old President told the media that his government Read on » » »

Cameroon:Joint communique by Presbyterian Moderator, Baptist Head of Church, Catholic Bishops .

The Church leaders have condemned the bullying attitudes of South West Governor Okalia and other administrators. They said they were never consulted by those teachers union leaders who called off the strike which never ended. They said the government continues arrests, intimidations, Internet black Read on » » »

Equatorial Guinea government moves to new city in rainforest

The government of Equatorial Guinea has moved its headquarters from the coastal capital of Malabo to an unfinished city deep in the rainforest. President Teodoro Obiang Nguema aims to use the country’s oil wealth to make Djibloho a “city of the future”. Security, and Read on » » »

Cameroon : Military Men Storm PC Meforbe -Santa,Arrest Youths Browsing Courtesy Internet From Western Region.

A handful of young Cameroonians have been arrested at Presbyterian church Meforbe in the evening of Wednesday February 8 2017 in Santa central. Reports reaching Santa Meteo Radio says the military operatives stormed the Presbyterian Church Meforbe at about 5:30pm when church service was Read on » » »

Nigeria’s Buhari extends UK stay for health reasons

President Buhari Abuja – Nigeriaan President Muhammadu Buhari is to prolong his stay in London pending the result of health tests, his spokesperson said on Sunday in a statement which will do little to quash rumours he is unwell. Femi Adesina said Buhari had Read on » » »

Somali extremists announce public killings of 4 for spying

Al-Shabaab, Mogadishu – Somalia’s al-Shabaab extremist group announced it has killed four men accused of spying for the CIA and the Kenya and Somali governments. The insurgents announced the killings on its Andalus radio, saying they were carried out in a public square in Read on » » »

Rwanda fires 200 police officers accused of corruption

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame. Kigali – Rwanda’s government has dismissed 200 police officers implicated in corruption as the East African country strives to maintain its reputation as largely free of petty graft. Rwanda is sub-Saharan Africa’s third least corrupt country in Transparency International’s latest Read on » » »

Angola President Dos Santos to step down after 37 years

Luanda (AFP) – Veteran Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos announced Friday he will not run in August elections, signalling the end to 37 years in power and naming his defence minister as the candidate to succeed him. The autocratic 74-year-old has been the Read on » » »

Former British spy’s investigation ‘revealed South African bank corruption’

A long-hidden, secret report by a former senior MI6 officer has triggered a financial scandal after allegedly uncovering evidence South African banks “looted the state” during the apartheid regime. Banks in the country face calls to repay billions after the report allegedly found widespread Read on » » »