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Coronavirus – Cameroon: Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) Supports Cameroon’s Fight against COVID19

Coronavirus – Cameroon: Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) Supports Cameroon’s Fight against COVID19

AFRICA, cameroon, CORONAVIRUS, EUROPE, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, turkey
Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) provided 10,000 surgical masks, 500 N95 masks, 50 infrared thermometers, and a large number of gloves, eye protection, and disinfectants to Cameroon to combat COVID-19 Various medical supplies and equipment provided to combat COVID-19 were delivered to Cameroon’s Ministry of Public Health at a ceremony attended by the Republic of Turkey’s Ambassador to Yaoundé Ayşe Saraç. Stating that Cameroon is one of the African countries that has been affected the most by the COVID-19 outbreak, Cameroon’s Minister of Public Health Malachie Manaouda said, “We consider Turkey as our strategic partner. This assistance provided in such a difficult time means a lot to us.” In her speech, the Republic of Turkey’s Ambassador to Yaoundé Ayşe Saraç of...
Coronavirus – Cameroon: Association of Insurance Companies of Cameroon (ASAC) and CARTE ROSE CEMAC support the Government in the response

Coronavirus – Cameroon: Association of Insurance Companies of Cameroon (ASAC) and CARTE ROSE CEMAC support the Government in the response

AFRICA, cameroon, CORONAVIRUS
A cheque for 120 million and 05 million CFA francs to the Minister of Public Health as a contribution to the national solidarity fund for the fight against COVID-19 The Association of Insurance Companies of Cameroon (ASAC) represented by its Director General, Mr. Théophile Gérard MOULONG and the CEMAC PINK CARD, in charge of motor third party liability in the CEMAC zone represented by its Permanent Secretary at the National Bureau, Mr. Pierre Didier N'GOUMOU, respectively handed over today, 08 May 2020, a cheque for 120 million and 05 million CFA francs to the Minister of Public Health as a contribution to the national solidarity fund for the fight against Covid-19, created on 31 March 2020 by the President of the Republic. On behalf of the Government, the Minsanté welcomed the repu...
African Development Bank approves €40 million in grants for bridge linking Cameroon and Chad

African Development Bank approves €40 million in grants for bridge linking Cameroon and Chad

AFRICA, Banking, cameroon, CHAD
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved grants worth €40.94 million for the construction of a bridge to connect Cameroon and Chad across the Logone river. The grants, comprising a €20.785 million tranche for Cameroon and €19.215 million for Chad, were approved on 30 April 2020. The facility is from the Investment Facility for Africa under a framework agreement between the Bank Group and the European Commission. The funds will co-finance the costs of construction of the bridge between Yagoua in Cameroon and Bongor in Chad, access roads and feasibility studies, management said in a report to the Board. The bridge, once completed,  is expected to bolster bilateral and sub-regional integration and cross-border trade, safeguard life and property ...
Coronavirus – Cameroon: International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board Approves a US$226 million Disbursement to Cameroon to Address the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Coronavirus – Cameroon: International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board Approves a US$226 million Disbursement to Cameroon to Address the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

AFRICA, cameroon, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations
The IMF approved a disbursement under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF) of US$ 226 million to support the authorities’ efforts in addressing Cameroon’s urgent balance of payment needs stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic and the terms of trade shocks from the sharp fall in oil prices; The IMF also approved the authorities’ request for an extension of the ECF arrangement, due to expire on June 25, 2020, to September 30, 2020 with a rephasing of access; To mitigate the impact of the pandemic, the government has taken several actions to contain the spread of the pandemic, increase health spending, strengthen existing social safety nets and provide support to affected businesses and households. The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved today a disbursement under th...
Coronavirus – Africa: COVID-19 cases surpass 1,000 in Cameroon, a country already facing multiple humanitarian emergencies; IRC calls for support to help mitigate spread of the disease

Coronavirus – Africa: COVID-19 cases surpass 1,000 in Cameroon, a country already facing multiple humanitarian emergencies; IRC calls for support to help mitigate spread of the disease

AFRICA, cameroon, CORONAVIRUS, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, REFUGEES
Today, Cameroon has surpassed 1,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, signalling a need for urgent support in a country already tackling multiple humanitarian emergencies, including escalating violence and displacement. The International Rescue Committee is calling for increased support to help mitigate the spread of the disease especially amongst the refugee and displaced population. Cameroon is one of the world’s most forgotten crises, facing three distinct emergencies, from armed violence in the North-West and South-West to an influx of refugees from Nigeria and Central Africa Republic (CAR). More than 700,000 people in some places have been forced to flee their homes and are living in cramped, crowded informal camps or multiple families to a single home, meaning this disease will spread ra...
Coronavirus – Cameroon: Note to correspondents – in response to questions on temporary ceasefire announcement in Cameroon

Coronavirus – Cameroon: Note to correspondents – in response to questions on temporary ceasefire announcement in Cameroon

AFRICA, cameroon
The Secretary-General reiterates his call for renewed dialogue that will address all relevant issues in the North-West and South-West regions of CameroonNEW YORK, United States of America, March 27, 2020/ -- In response to questions about the temporary ceasefire announcement in Cameroon, the Spokesman would like to provide the following:We welcome the temporary ceasefire announced by the Southern Cameroons Defense Force on 25 March following the Secretary-General’s call for a global ceasefire to facilitate the global response to COVID-19. The Secretary-General calls on other armed groups to do likewise.The Secretary-General reiterates his call for renewed dialogue that will address all relevant issues in the North-West and South-West regions of Cameroon and that will put a...
AFRICA:Cameroon army explains massacre in Anglophone region

AFRICA:Cameroon army explains massacre in Anglophone region

AFRICA, cameroon, FEATURE STORIES
Opposition parties had accused the army of orchestrating a massacre, but army spokesman Colonel Cyrille Atonfack Guemo described the allegations as “duplicitous”. The United Nations said up to 22 civilians, 14 of them children, died in Friday’s incident, which happened in in the village of Ntumbo in Cameroon’s Northwest Region, one of two English-speaking regions that have been grappling with separatist violence since October 2017. The army’s explanation An army investigation, he said, found that the deaths happened after fuel was set ablaze during a gunfight with anglophone separatists. Five civilians, a woman and four children, died, and “seven terrorists” were “neutralised”, Atonfack told AFP in Libreville by phone. More than 3,000 people have died and at least 700...
AFRICA: Cameroon votes under tension

AFRICA: Cameroon votes under tension

AFRICA, cameroon, ELECTIONS
Cameroon voted Sunday in polls overshadowed by a partial opposition boycott and separatist violence that has displaced hundreds of thousands of people. Elections for the central African country’s legislature and local councils are taking place for the first time in seven years, after two postponements. They are unlikely to ruffle the enduring rule of President Paul Biya, one of the world’s oldest and longest-serving leaders, who has held a tight grip on power for 37 of his 86 years. As voting began large numbers of police and soldiers were seen deployed on the streets of Buea, the capital of the Southwest Region, one of two provinces gripped by bloody separatist violence. But the polling stations in the city were almost deserted an hour after they opened at 8am (0700 GMT). The ...
HEALTH: Cameroonian student in China is first African to get coronavirus.

HEALTH: Cameroonian student in China is first African to get coronavirus.

cameroon, China, CORONAVIRUS, HEALTH
The first African known to have contracted the deadly coronavirus is a Cameroonian student in China. The university where he studies confirmed the situation in a statement. According to Yangtze University, the 21-year-old was being treated in hospital in southern Jingzhou city. The statement said he had gotten the disease whiles visiting the city of Wuhan in China’s Hubei province. Wuhan is the epicentre of the outbreak which has affected thousands within and outside China so far. From Wuhan, he returned to his place of residence in Jingzhou, on 19 January, before a lockdown was imposed in Wuhan to prevent the spread of the plague. So far the death toll is over 200 people. The first death outside China was recorded over the weekend in the Philippines. “The university h...
Cameroon Govt Grants ‘Special Status’ its to Restive Regions. They Don’t Feel Special

Cameroon Govt Grants ‘Special Status’ its to Restive Regions. They Don’t Feel Special

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The government says a new bill removes Anglophone separatists' reasons to fight, but what's actually in it? Despite recent developments, Cameroon has continued its combative military operations in the Anglophone regions. Credit: Staff Sgt. Whitney Hughes. In the last week of 2019, Cameroon's parliament approved a bill that will grant "special status" to the country's two Anglophone regions. This initiative was a result of the Grand National Dialogue that the government convened in October purportedly to resolve the war of secession that has killed at least 3,000 people and displaced over half a million since its outbreak in 2017. The government says that awarding "special status" to the English-speaking Northwest and Southwest regions will give Cameroon's Anglophone min...