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Fako High Court: Case Of Internet Shutdown In SW And NW Begins

By Nkong Ndem Peter
The Fako High Court has started hearing a case filed against the State of Cameroon, Cameroon Telecommunications (CAMTEL) and other Telecommunications companies in the country following Internet Shutdown in the South West and North West Regions of Cameroon for three months in the heat of the Anglophone crisis.
On Thursday September 14, 2017 the presiding Judge, His Lordship Justice Ako Kenneth commenced hearing of the Originating Summons for a Judicial Review of the three months Internet shutdown in the two English-speaking Regions of Cameroon. During last Thursday Court …

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Three women who used to work at Google have filed a lawsuit against the technology giant, alleging it pays women less than men for comparable work.
The suit says Google is aware of the situation, but has not moved to fix it. It comes as companies in Silicon Valley face growing scrutiny over gender relations.
Google is also under investigation by the US Department of Labour over its pay practices.
“It is time to stop ignoring these issues in tech,” said Kelly Ellis, a former software engineer at Google and one of the …

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French Supplier of Kenya vote system says being scapegoated

By Helen Nyambura-Mwaura
A French digital-security company whose equipment was used in Kenya’s Presidential Election reiterated that its systems weren’t tampered with to rig the outcome, calling the accusations an attempt to shift blame for a vote the nation’s Supreme Court nullified.
OT-Morpho said an internal audit of its equipment conducted after the Supreme Court annulled the August 8 Presidential Election found no foul play. The company provided two electronic systems that identified Kenyan voters and transmitted election results from almost 41,000 polling stations to a central tallying center.
The opposition National Super …

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The launch is the second to fly over Japan in less than a month, and the first since North Korea’s sixth nuclear test and new United Nations sanctions on the country.
Speaking after the launch, the first since North Korea’s sixth nuclear test, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the launch was “totally unacceptable” and went against “the international community’s strong, united will for a peaceful solution.”
Friday’s missile test follows the release of a statement Wednesday, in which the North Korean state news agency KCNA threatened the “four islands of the …

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It’s that time of year, where we start passing around colds like we pass around the holiday dishes. While there are numerous sources out there for natural cold remedies (garlic, ginger, hydration, etc.), it’s also good to know which foods to avoid while sick or battling a cold. By eliminating these foods, while hopefully consuming immune-boosting foods, you can recover more quickly and reduce the severity of your symptoms.
1. Alcohol
Alcohol weakens your immune system and dehydrates you. Both of these can make your colds more miserable and leave you with …

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1. Helps Control Hunger
Okra is loaded with soluble fibers.4 Soluble fiber makes you feel full faster and for longer. This can help keep your calorie intake in check, helping you with your weight loss goals. With a longer-lasting feeling of satiety, your need to binge will be curbed immensely.
2. Keeps You from Getting Tired
It is unfortunate how common the word “fatigue” has become in today’s world. What used to be mostly age and sickness-related, is now an everyday struggle for young, healthy individuals. Okra seeds can delay fatiguing. Glycogen is …

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You want to do what is best for your children. You know about the importance of car seats, baby gates and other ways to keep them safe. But, did you know that one of the best ways to protect your children is to make sure they have all of their vaccinations?
Immunizations can save your child’s life. Because of advances in medical science, your child can be protected against more diseases than ever before. Some diseases that once injured or killed thousands of children, have been eliminated completely and others are …

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There’s nothing quite like a glass of ice water to cool down with on a summer’s day, but after reading the following information, you might want to think twice before reaching for the ice tray. When I first came across this information, it shocked me, but I thought that it was a highly relevant thing to share with you – these hidden dangers of drinking ice water aren’t very well-known. Here they are:
1. It can Lead to Extra Fat
The weight loss tip for drinking lots of cold water to force …

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By Benjamin Et-Nchenge
Indeed, across the globe, tourism has become very important that today it is a major source of income for many countries as it affects the economy of both the source and host countries. The economic potential of tourism is remarkable, with direct and indirect impact on employment. Similarly, it is a good public relations mechanism through which a city, state or country could attract needed foreign investments. According to the MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index report of 2016 based on air traffic, Bangkok in Thailand tops the table …

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By Ayuk Tobias Oru
This very important day passed unnoticed by the citizenry of this nation for reasons yet undisclosed by our government. It beats the imagination of all and sundry why we should pride ourselves as an “Advanced Democracy” when we ignore an important day such as this. Can it be said that our leaders are unaware of this date in their schedule of activities? Or should it be said that they have many other important matters to handle before them? All the same, we are a democracy, and we …

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Horror between North West and West: Bamenda-Bafoussam road cuts off at Babajou

By Mbong Peter
Passengers plying the Bamenda-Bafoussam highway may not be able to travel as the major access road from Bamenda-Bafoussam has given way at Babajou in the West Region, leaving most passengers who arrived the scene early, stranded as they prepare for a tedious journey through three Regions before getting to their destinations, particularly those with private cars and cargo carriersunder personal supervision.
Some young people travelling in buses decided to look for alternative routes in the bushes rather than embark on another strenuous journey with least than 20 kilometers to …