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General News of Thursday, 12 January 2017Source: crtv.cmSocio-professional insertion of youths: President makes good his promiseStudents in classThe plan is a promise to the youth made by President Paul Biya last 10th February 2016. A package of 102 billion CFAF has been allocated for youth orientation, training and financing of specific income-generating activities. The 2017 plan of action that kicked off effectively with the donation of equipment and other resources stipulates that:- 500.000 youths shall benefit from sensitisation and orientation in specific domains. - 200.000 youths shall receive technical and entrepreneurial training in collaboration with Non-Governmental bodies. - 160.000 youths shall receive finances for pre-approved income-generating activities.
General News of Thursday, 12 January 2017Source: businessincameroon.comCameroonian army liberates 150 Nigerian Boko Haram hostagesThe Cameroonian army BIROn 2 and 7 January 2017, the Cameroonian army surrounded again the town of Ngoshe, one of the strongholds of the Boko Haram sect in Nigeria, the Cameroonian Minister of Communication, Issa Tchiroma, revealed during a press conference organised this past 10 January. According to this government member, this operation again resulted in important losses for the Boko Haram Islamists. We learned that their bomb manufacturing workshops were destroyed, and 150 Nigerian hostages held in captivity for months were freed by the Cameroonian defence forces, who unfortunately lost three soldiers during the clashes. This is the 2nd time that the Cameroonian army launches a major attack on the Nigerian town of Ngoshe, where a Boko Haram command base was located at the time. Indeed, in February 2016, during the “Arrow Five” operation, Cameroonian soldiers neutralised 162 Boko Haram terrorists in this town and destroyed four bomb factories.
Business News of Thursday, 12 January 2017Source: businessincameroon.com70% of public contracts were carried out and delivered - Abba SadouDeputy Minister of the public procurementThe public procurement sector in Cameroon showed a better performance during 2016. At least, this is what the Deputy Minister in charge of this sector, Abba SAdou, revealed. Commenting recently during the launch of the new year for public contracts, this Cameroonian government member declared himself satisfied with the rate of executing of public contracts in 2016, which was around 70%, we learned. Moreover, he specified, “we have a rate of launch for calls for tenders of 98% in 2016 and a rate of signed contracts of 100%”. The most important ones being the creation of the ministry specifically dedicated to public procurement, the revision of the procurement code to speed up the procedures to award contracts, and the project for awarding contracts online under development.
A share in the capital of this cement production unit, the 4th in the country, is owned by Cameroonian Emmnanuel Peughouia. In the end, FCfa 20.3 billion in total were invested by both partners in the Cameroonian economic capital, for a yearly production of 600,000 tons of cement extensible to one million tons. This partnership, which according to Emmanuel Peughouia “associates the expertise in cement production in Turkey to the Cameroonian experience in terms of distribution of building materials”, provides this businessman with the title of first Cameroonian to invest in the production of cement in his country. Indeed, for 48 years, Cimencam, subsidiary of the Lafarge-Holcim group, had a monopolistic reign over the Cameroonian cement market. This operator was followed a year later, on the Cameroonian market by Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote, and today by the first Cameroonian businessman: Emmanuel Peughouia.
General News of Thursday, 12 January 2017Source: cameroon-info.netRadio Hot Cocoa saga: Peter Essoka announced In BamendaThe President of the National Communication Council, NCC Peter Essoka will be in BamendaAccording to the Douala based radio, Radio Equinoxe, the visit of Mr Essoka is to meet with local Journalists in a meeting to discuss the stakes in the ongoing crisis rocking the two English Speaking regions and how they as Media men and women can cover the vents without creating social unrest or preach hate speech. This comes on the heels of the closure of local based radio in Bamenda, Hot Cocoa Radio FM 94.0 for illegal exploitation and broadcasting which incites violence in their interactive program called the ‘Biggest Breakfast Show’. According to reports gathered from Equinoxe radio, the Regional Delegate for Communication NWR Dr Louis Marie Megne, only Pater Essoka can decide whether or not Hot Cocoa should remain closed for the time being. According to the regional order brandished on the seal letter, the interactive program has been helping to fuel the existing crisis in Bamenda. According to the Presenters they received several calls from anonymous callers after last Fridays edition threatening that the station will be closed down.
Business News of Thursday, 12 January 2017Source: businessincameroon.comCameroon to make market regulation Committee operationalMokolo MarketCreated by the Prime Minister, Philémon Yang, in October 2016, the inter-ministry Committee in charge of market regulation, a kind of watchdog for the commercial activity in the country, will soon be operational, the Minister of Commerce revealed on 10 January 2017. Luc Magloire Mbarga Atangana was then meeting operators in the consumer goods sector, to review the promotional sales operations launched at the end of 2016 and get the forecast on market supply and consumer goods prices at the start of this new year. With representatives from some public administrations, business people, consumer goods distributors and members of consumer rights associations, the above-mentioned committee, we learned, will regulate commercial activities through the country, to ensure the protection of consumers often at the mercy of speculators and other dishonest traders.
General News of Thursday, 12 January 2017Source: 237showbiz.comManu Worldstar Ft.Luna Florentino unveil 'Yewen'Manu Worldstar Ft.Luna Florentino#Yewen the next installment of @manu_worldstar has been receiving rave reviews from musicians and fans alike. The 21-year-old features dynamic rapper Luna Florentino & the combination pays dividends as it is not only packed with sharp lyrics and insane wordplay but will surely get a move or two from your stiff uncle. Manu dishes out the dope visuals for his hit single #Yewen. Watch the video below and drop your comment...
Music of Thursday, 12 January 2017Source: Betatinz.comBala 2K releases 'Bala Invasion' EPCameroonian singer,Bala 2KDreamzLine Entertainment releases a new exclusive playlist(EP) titled Bala Invasion by Bala 2k. Bala 2k is one of Cameroon's finest afropop sensations who made his debut last year with his hit single titled Kiss U which earned him considerable attention. The Bala Invasion EP is proof that Bala 2k is imposing himself in the industry. The EP is composed of five tracks and two Bonus tracks. All tracks were written and composed by Bala 2k and were produced by Vincinho.
General News of Thursday, 12 January 2017Source: cameroon-info.netCPJ demand reopening of Radio Hot Cocoa without delayClosure of Radio Hot CocoaThe Committee to Protect Journalists, an international NGO has called on the Cameroon Government to reopen Radio Hot Cocoa in Bamenda North West Region without delay. "The suspension of Radio Hot Cocoa is part of an ongoing effort to stifle coverage of the grievances of English-speaking Cameroonians," said CPJ West Africa Representative Peter Nkanga. "Authorities should allow the radio station to resume operations immediately and should cease censoring the news." "Right now there is no access to my office, the studio and control room," Taka, the station's manager, told CPJ. The suspension of Radio Hot Cocoa is the latest in a series of attempts to stifle reporting and commentary on the political crisis.
Sports World News of Thursday, 12 January 2017Source: transfermarketweb.comWest Ham willing to sign NIANG from AC MilanFile photoAccording to both UK and Italian sources, West Ham management are getting more and more interested in the chance to sign French-Senegalese winger/forward M'Baye Niang (22), offering a disappointing seasonal performance for AC Milan. Former Genoa, Caen and Montpellier player is currently on a deal with Rossoneri until June 2019, and has been recently eyed by more important clubs, including Arsenal, Manchester United, Leicester City, Borussia Dortmund and AS Monaco.
Sports World News of Thursday, 12 January 2017Source: BBCSaints take narrow EFL lead over LiverpoolNathan Redmond had not netted in 16 games for Southampton before opening the scoringSouthampton hold a slender advantage in the EFL Cup semi-final after a fully deserved first-leg victory over Liverpool at St Mary's. Southampton's recent form has been indifferent but manager Claude Puel will have been delighted with their display at St Mary's. After a brief early spell of Liverpool pressure, when Roberto Firmino tested Fraser Forster, Southampton were completely untroubled throughout an impressive performance. Saints were sharp in the tackle, more assured in possession and a continual threat through Redmond and the industrious Rodriguez. He is responsible for Liverpool still being in this tie after a shocking display.
Sports News of Wednesday, 11 January 2017Source: crtv.cm2017 Gabon AFCON: Gabon cuts the final “t”2017 Gabon AFCONThe anthem is a four minute, 37 second piece titled, L’Afrique au Gabon” translated as “Africa in Gabon”. A number of renowned African artists, including Cameroonian born, Magasco came together to give more rhythm to the anthem. The wordings not only celebrate the endowment of African football but also clamour for peace and unity in Africa. It was sung in the English and Bantu languages and its rhythms are a mix of different genres including pop and R and B. The 2017 Africa Cup of Nations will be fielded in four stadia within Gabon.