Entertainment of Thursday, 12 January 2017Source: kamerkongosa.comTrouble In Paradise: Gasha dumps rapper boyfriend,NabilCameroonian singer,GashaDo you all remember the story on Gasha dating rapper,Nabil after she moved to Cameroon from the US right? The news making rounds is that the “Khaki Mbere” singer has dumped her rapper boyfriend. The reasons are yet to be known. Should we be expecting new music from Gasha now that her relation is over? Stay connected for more update...
Business News of Thursday, 12 January 2017Source: crtv.cmYaounde: 91 female refugees receive vocational training91 refugee women living in Yaounde have received end of training attestations from the UNHCRThe attestations are exhibits of a three months training course in a number of income generating activities including fish smoking, production of natural juices amongst others. The program has been introduced to foster the empowerment of refugee women through income generating activities which will facilitate the socio-economic reinsertion of these displaced persons living in Cameroon. The UNHCR Representative to Cameroon Khassim Diagne during the attestation award ceremony said it was time for these families to become financially autonomous. The attestation award ceremony ended with a visit of the officials to some stands where basic commodities produced after the training were exhibited. Officials appreciated the level of commitment of the ladies and encouraged them to keep up the spirit
Business News of Thursday, 12 January 2017Source: businessincameroon.comOver 700 civil servants implicated in fraudulent FCfa 1.3 billion scandalMinistry of Public ServiceFCfa 1.3 billion. This is the amount unduly collected by approximately 700 Cameroonian civil servants during 2016, in collusion with the IT and Payment Units at the Ministry of Finance, with some employees of these services now in prison, we learned from sources within this ministry. The scheme used by these fraudsters and their accomplices, we learned, consisted in receiving several payments for back pay, salary advances, salary top-ups due to promotions or reclassifications. Labelled “Mboma”, or boa in English, this is a widespread practice in some sections of the Cameroonian civil service such as the army. The different measures taken by the government have not succeeded in uprooting this practice which, combined with the phenomenon of fictitious civil servants, was taking away up to FCfa 5 billion on a monthly basis from the Cameroonian Public Treasury, based on the confession of the former Minister of Finance.
Entertainment of Thursday, 12 January 2017Source: Betatinz.comWizkid bags two nominations at the iHeart Radio AwardsNigerian artist,WizkidNigerian star boy; Wizkid, just had two nominations for iHeartRadio Awards; Hip Hop Song of the year and Song of the year, for One Dance featuring Drake and Kyla. iHeartRadio Music Awards is a music awards show founded by iHeartRadio in 2014 to recognize the most popular artists and music over the past year as determined by the network's listeners. iHeartRadio is an Internet radio platform owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. It has headquarters in New York City. Kudos to Wizkid for his huge contribution in spreading African music worldwide!
Fashion of Thursday, 12 January 2017Source: Betatinz.comTickets for Bamenda Fashion Week now availableBamenda Fashion showFlash Discount!! To inaugurate The Bamenda Fashion week 2017 Launch, they are offering up to 5,000 FCFA off every ticket purchased between now and Tuesday January 17! Visit one of their sales points or order online! Sales Points (Bamenda):- Njeiforbi Bakery; Commercial Avenue- Imagine Bakery; Meta Quarter- Dasylva ICT Universe; TATSA Building, Food MarketOr purchase online with Mobile Money and PayPal via bamendafashionweek.com/ticketsOffer Not Valid for payments after the 17th of January! So Hurry now and get yours!
Sports News of Thursday, 12 January 2017Source: lions4life.comCAF President says all is set for AFCON 2017Kick-off as planned on January 14CAF President, Cameroonian Issa Hayatou, has reassured that all is set for the kick-off of the 31st edition of Africa Cup of Nations, Gabon 2017. “CAF was in contact with the local organizing committee and its secretariat followed up preparations. We can assure you that there is no problem and the competition would kick-off as planned on January 14”, the fifth CAF President said. Hayatou spoke to the media on arrival at the Leon Mbah International Airport yesterday at 5:30 pm from where he was taken to the Hotel reserved for CAF officials. The 31st Total Africa Cup of Nations brings together 16 teams set to play 32 matches till the end of the tournament on February 5.
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...