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[5 Oct 2016 | Comments Off on SDO Zang III urged to convene Council session to examine allegations against 2nd Deputy Mayor | ]
SDO Zang III urged to convene Council session to examine allegations against 2nd Deputy Mayor

By Benjamin Et-Nchenge
Fako SDO, Zang III, has been called upon to convene an extra-ordinary session of the Tiko Council to enable allegations against Second Deputy Mayor Tingong Tita Blessed be handled according to the law.
Sitting during the first enlarged district executive committee meeting, at the Tiko Council Hall last September 29, the SDF Ward Chairpersons in attendance were unanimous that ‘justice delayed is justice denied.’
In his speech, the newly elected District Chairman of Tiko Electoral District, Hon. Councilor Fai Sylvanus, disclosed that his executive had received a copy of a …

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[5 Oct 2016 | Comments Off on Nigeria not shutting down Consulate in Buea | ]
Nigeria not shutting down Consulate  in Buea

-Nigeria Consul General
Diplomatic dust settles:
Nigeria not shutting down Consulate in Buea
-Nigeria Consul General for South West and North West
By Nkong Ndem Peter and Tambe Claire Ladi
The Consul General of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for the South West and North West Regions H.E. Dan Wari Nwazim has reiterated that the Consulate General of Nigeria in Buea, Republic of Cameroon will not be shutdown, contrary to earlier recommendations. 
Speaking to The Star in his cozy office in Buea last week, H.E. Dan Wari Nwazim said when President Muhammadu Buhari took office …

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[5 Oct 2016 | Comments Off on Douala, Littoral: Gov’t Bans Lawyers Meeting | ]
Douala, Littoral: Gov’t Bans Lawyers Meeting

Barrister Abeng says ban is gross violation of people’s rights
Flays gov’t inconsistency for authorizing meeting and back-paddling
Demands the English Version of OHADA Law be published
North West Lawyers decry oppression of Anglophones at Press Confab.
By Nkong Ndem Peter
A Press Conference slated for Douala by Members of the Cameroon Bar Association on Saturday October 1, 2016, ended up in smoke after the Divisional Officer who had signed the authorization, suddenly cancelled it at the eleventh hour with no explanation as to the whys and the hows.
Shocked and dismayed by the D.Os …

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[27 Sep 2016 | Comments Off on 22nd International Teachers Day: MINESEC braces up for second edition of Academic Excellence | ]
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 | Comments Off on Traders decry harassment and extortion over plastic bags in markets | ]

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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[27 Sep 2016 | Comments Off on Discrimination allegations rock ENS Maroua entrance exams | ]

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 | Comments Off on School dropout manufactures vehicle from local materials | ]
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 | Comments Off on Journalist targets 5000 students with “Schools Against Malaria” | ]
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 | Comments Off on Trauma Center celebrates International Peace Day | ]
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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[19 Sep 2016 | Comments Off on Ex-student is principal of CCAS Kumba and Principal of GBHS urged to beef enrolment | ]

By Ashu Manfred
The newly appointed Principal of Cameroon College of Arts and Science, CCAS, Kumba, has been exhorted to ensure that he maintains the high academic standards of the institution.
The Divisional Delegate of Secondary Education for Meme, Mr Kwo Akwo  John Eyoh, made this declaration while installing Mr Fonge Julius as principal of CCAS, Kumba, on Friday 9th September, 2016.
Mr Fonge Julius, a former student of CCAS Kumba, took over from Mr Mwelle Kunz Mbai who has been transferred to Government Bilingual High School, Kosala, Kumba II, in the same …