[27 Sep 2016 | No Comment | ]
Struggle for Independence: SCNC Signature Collection Gathers Steam

Activists printing T-Shirts to Celebrate October 1 in Bamenda, Buea
By Ashu Manfred with additional reports
The Southern Cameroons National Council (SCNC) has intensified the collection of signatures as the pressure group continues to press for   independence of the erstwhile Southern Cameroons from the United Nations by leaving La Republique du Cameroun whom they have accused of breaking the political rules as agreed in Foumban in what is today popularly called the Foumban Accord. 
The Star first read series of announcements posted by SCNC leaders based in the United States, UK and …

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[27 Sep 2016 | No Comment | ]
New York Times endorses Clinton for President, highlights experience

The New York Times on Saturday endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, saying her extensive experience, record of service and straight-forward policy proposals are what the challenged country needs. 
The newspaper’s editorial board said it’s not trying to appeal to those who already intend to vote for the Democratic nominee, but rather “to persuade those of you who are hesitating” casting ballots for Clinton.
The former Secretary of State has “produced detailed proposals on crime, policing and race relations, debt-free college and small-business incentives, climate change and affordable broadband,” The Times’ editorial …

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Ted Cruz endorses Donald Trump

Ted Cruz endorsed Donald Trump for the presidency Friday afternoon, a stunning turn of events after a contentious primary filled with nasty personal attacks and a dramatic snub at the Republican National Convention.
“After many months of careful consideration, of prayer and searching my own conscience, I have decided that on Election Day, I will vote for the Republican nominee, Donald Trump,” Cruz wrote in a Facebook post.
“A year ago, I pledged to endorse the Republican nominee, and I am honoring that commitment. And if you don’t want to see …

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22nd International Teachers Day: MINESEC braces up for second edition of Academic Excellence

By Theodore M. Ndze
As the 22nd international teachers day draws near, the Ministry of Secondary Education (MINESEC) is preparing for the second annual award of Academic Excellence better known in French as Palmes Académiques.
The Academic Palms are Honorary and Scientific Awards to promote the merits of teaching staff of the national education sector. They were instituted on December 5, 2000 following Decree N° 2000/359 of the President of the Republic on the specific status of officials of bodies of Education which provides in Article 62 that teachers justifying at …

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[27 Sep 2016 | No Comment | ]

By Tambe Claire Ladi
Traders in Kumba, Buea, Limbe and Muea markets have bitterly complained of continuous harassment and extortion of money by security operatives on market days because of refusal to use poorly made in Cameroon plastic bags in preference to those made in Nigeria. The affront has continued unabated for some time with officials of the Ministry of Trade and security operatives extorting huge amounts of money from both sellers and buyers in the name of maintaining law and order.
The Star visited the New Market at Church Street, Limbe, …

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By Benjamin Et-Nchenge
Candidates, who took part in the written entrance examination into the Maroua Ecole Normale Superieur- (ENS), at the University of Buea, last Wednesday September 14, are calling on the Minister of Higher Education, Prof. Jacques Fame Ndongo, to cancel the entire examination and order a fresh aptitude test, alleging that officials at the examination centre, very evidently discriminated against English Speaking candidates who were not able to express themselves through written French.
According to the aggrieved candidates, compelling them to express themselves in a language, they had no proficiency …

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[27 Sep 2016 | No Comment | ]
School dropout manufactures vehicle from local materials

By Ashu Manfred
A Kumba based mechanic and welder Tung Cyprian Nji has manufactured a vehicle using mostly local materials.  Tung Cyprian who dropped out of technical college in form 3 told The Star that he conceived the idea of the vehicle from a tricycle he purchased in the year 2013.
He further averred that after dismantling and studying the tricycle, he came up with the idea of manufacturing a vehicle using mostly local materials.
Though the vehicle uses batteries and petrol for fuel, other materials include flatpans, tubes, rubber, pipes, etc.  …

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[27 Sep 2016 | No Comment | ]
Journalist targets 5000 students with “Schools Against Malaria”

By Johnson Nchang
The first of its kind sensitization campaign to prevent malaria in schools has been launched in Fako Division, South West Region.
The malaria sensitization campaign dubbed ‘Schools Against Malaria’ is an initiative of Solomon Agborem, a Journalist and David McRobertson the CEO of Drive Against Malaria.
According to Agborem, the initiative is a novelty in the fight against malaria in Cameroon. We want to make sure our children be it at home or at school can be able to decipher the common signs and symptoms of malaria and even …

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[27 Sep 2016 | No Comment | ]
Trauma Center celebrates International Peace Day

By Theodore M. Ndze
The Trauma Center Cameroon last Thursday September 21, 2016 celebrated the International Day for Peace through prayers, drama, songs, speeches and lectures.
The event that held at the Yaoundé City Council Hall was chaired by the Centre’s Board Chairman, Peter Essoka who is also President of the National Communication Council. Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the World on September 21.
The UN General Assembly declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.
The …

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GTHS Limbe reaps benefits of Limbe Omnisport Stadium

-Gets FCFA 26 million in didactic materials
By Solomon Agborem
Didactic materials worth FCFA 26 million have been donated to Government Technical High School (GTHS) Limbe by MAG Sarl, one of the road construction companies working  at the Limbe Omnisport Stadium.
The equipment donated were 16 ultra modern computers, two photocopiers, three welding plant, two generators and two filing machines.
Presiding over the September 22, 2016 event tagged’ MAG construction company in partnership with PEP-Africa donating computers and conducting HIV/AIDS awareness campaign at GTHS Limbe under the distinguished patronage of the Ministry of Housing …

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Senate mourns fourth Senator in 3 years

By Theodore M. Ndze
Since the Senate was put in place in April 2013, the cruel hands of death have not spared some of its members, leaving their constituencies without representation since Alternate Members have no power of succession. The unprecedented departure of a Senator started with the disappearance of Hon. Senator Fon Fontem Njifua in 2014. His departure dealt a devastating blow to the people of Lebialem as their sole representative. The all powerful HRM Fon Fontem Njifua aged 53 died on April 2, 2014. Next was Hon. Senator Francis …