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Ingredients of Patriotism

[Cameroon Tribune] Patriotism, the love of one's country is a political virtue, we cannot boast of if we do not love ourselves. Without love, it is difficult to be committed to our common future with focus on security, stability, peace and progress. (AllAfrica)

U.S. Cuts Aid Over Human Rights Concerns

[Deutsche Welle] Videos have been circulating for some time showing men, women and children being shot by Cameroonian security forces. Now Cameroon's most important ally is taking a drastic step to force the Biya government to end this. (AllAfrica)

U.S. Halting Some Military Assistance Over Rights Concerns

[VOA] The United States has announced it is cutting some security assistance to Cameroon following allegations of human rights violations allegedly committed by the Cameroonian military. (AllAfrica)

Tour De L'espoir - Debesay At the Helm

[Cameroon Tribune] Cyclist from Eritrea is leading the general classification table in 4h15'20". (AllAfrica)

Nigerians Seek Safety in Cameroon As Boko Haram Crisis Escalates

[IRIN] Abuja -A wave of increasingly sophisticated militant attacks in northeastern Nigeria has forced almost 60,000 people to flee since November, the largest number for more than two years, raising fears from the UN and aid groups of a renewed Boko Haram crisis. (AllAfrica)

Road Infrastructure - DDEM Group to Boost Construction

[Cameroon Tribune] The deal involves the Ministry of Public Works, the National Civil Engineering Equipment Pool and Belgian multinational, Dem Group (AllAfrica)

Fight Against Unemployment - Govt Presses for Concerted Action

[Cameroon Tribune] The Minister of Employment and Vocational Training says the private sector should play a key role. (AllAfrica)

Macroeconomics - CEMAC Evaluates Cameroon's Performance

[Cameroon Tribune] A Multilateral Surveillance Mission is on a working visit in the country and will hold exchanges with Cameroon public and private sector actors till February 13, 2019. (AllAfrica)

Manyu Thanks President Paul Biya

[Cameroon Tribune] The New Year Wishes ceremony organized by MECDA Yaounde also served to congratulate Minister Mengot Victor Arrey for his reappointment. (AllAfrica)

Local Development - Conference of Local Councils Kicks-Off Tomorrow

[Cameroon Tribune] The conference will take place at the Yaounde Conference Centre on February 6-7, 2019. (AllAfrica)

Giving Mbaya Dance Hip-Hop Touch

[Cameroon Tribune] Mbaya is an energetic, mostly male dance of the Wimbum people of Donga-Mantung Division in the North West Region. It is also common amongst the Nso people of Bui Division in the same region, and perhaps in northern Cameroon - the origin of Tikar people of which the Wimbum are descendants. Beyond the borders of Donga-Mantung, Mbaya was largely made popular in 1993 with the release of Mbaya Dance by the late Jissa Shafta (Ngwa Joel). (AllAfrica)

Star Building - Two Delegations Reiterate Support

[Cameroon Tribune] The North West Fons Union and the Cameroon Chevening Alumni Association paid a courtesy visit to the Prime Minister on February 1 and reintereted their commitment to work togetherm (AllAfrica)

Presenting Mel Nova's 'Yeni'

[Cameroon Tribune] Gradually, "Kwaitokossa" a blend of South African "Kwaito," Cameroonian Makossa and other African music genres, is taking roots. Mel Nova, the brain behind it, has released his third album, "Yeni" (or "It is well" in the Limbum language spoken in Donga-Mantung Division of the North West Region.) (AllAfrica)

North West - Drastic Drop in PIB Execution

[Cameroon Tribune] Members of the regional follow up committee for the execution of PIB projects in the North West, spent January 23, 2019, seizing up the level of execution of 2018 projects in the region. Some 492 projects were allocated for the region for 2018 out of which 293 were completely executed, 98 projects ongoing, and 101 projects not started. These statistics gave the region a total financial execution rate of 58.84% and a total physical execution rate of 51.92%. (AllAfrica)

West - Workers Rewarded At Regional Hospital

[Cameroon Tribune] Governor Awa Fonka Augustine, of the West region, has expressed his sincere gratitude, on behalf of the Government, to the staff of some 15 services of the Bafoussam regional hospital that distinguished themselves as hardworking and best serving services of the hospital for 2018. The Governor also used the occasion to wish farewell to some 17 medical staff of the hospital who are going on retirement. (AllAfrica)

Public-Private Partnership - Belgian Firm to Provide Equipment

[Cameroon Tribune] The company will provide the National Civil Engineering Equipment Pool with over 600 construction equipment within two years. (AllAfrica)

Teghen Melinda Akwi - a Mixture of Journalistic and Musical Talent

[Cameroon Tribune] Melinda Swan has released her first single which has gone viral on social media. (AllAfrica)

German Shepherds in High Demand in Cameroon

[Deutsche Welle] German Shepherds are in high demand among the rich and security agencies in Cameroon. The medium to large-sized working dogs that are known for their intelligence and versatility originate in Germany. (AllAfrica)

Reporter Attacked With Knife Outside His Home

[CPJ] Abidjan -Cameroonian authorities should immediately investigate an attack on Paul Chouta, a reporter for the privately owned news website Cameroon Web, and ensure that those who assaulted him are swiftly brought to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. (AllAfrica)

U23 African Cycling Tour Enter Day Two Today

[Cameroon Tribune] The second edition of the African U23 cycling race called "Tour de l'espoir" enters the second day today in the city of Douala, a distance of 102.3km. The competition which is organised by Vivendi Sports in collaboration with the Cameroon Cycling Federation will cover three regions of Cameroon. (AllAfrica)

Jailed Opposition Leader Kamto Begins Hunger Strike

[VOA] Cameroon's arrested opposition leader Maurice Kamto and 29 of his imprisoned supporters started a hunger strike a day after being told they will face eight charges amounting to treason. If found guilty, they could face the death penalty. (AllAfrica)

National Football Championship to Begin Saturday

[Cameroon Tribune] Tomorrow the military stadium will play host to Canon versus Panthère for Ligue 2 opening game and Eding Sport against YOSA of Bamenda for ligue 1 championship (AllAfrica)

World Economic Forum Ends Today

[Cameroon Tribune] The World Economic Forum holding in Davos, Switzerland, ends today January 25, 2019. It was attended by over 3,000 politicians, activists and captains of industry who discussed global consumption, sustainability and pollution. (AllAfrica)

Road Infrastructure - World Bank-Funded Projects Reviewed

[Cameroon Tribune] The evaluation of the projects took place in Yaounde January 29, 2019. (AllAfrica)

Attack On Cameroon Embassy in Berlin - More Security Assured

[Cameroon Tribune] The interim Chargé d'Affaires of the German Embassy in Yaounde made the statement after an audience with the Ministry of External Relations on January 30. (AllAfrica)

Opposition Leaders Arrested

[HRW] Nairobi -Cameroonian authorities have arrested political opponents and violently broken up peaceful protests since January 26, 2019. The country's opposition leader, Maurice Kamto, was arrested in Douala on January 28 for what appears to be politically motivated reasons and remains in detention. (AllAfrica)

African Rugby Stars Switch for France

[RFI] France rugby head coach Jacques Brunel on Wednesday showed his hand for the forthcoming World Cup by giving debuts to Romain Ntamack and Paul Willemse for the opening match on Friday in the Six Nations tournament against Wales. (AllAfrica)

Norwegian Refugee Agency Tasks Cameroon On Admission of 30,000 Nigerians

[Guardian] The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has pleaded with the Cameroonian government to accommodate 30,000 Nigerians that fled from recent attacks in Rann, Borno State (AllAfrica)

Journalists Detained While Covering Opposition Gathering

[CPJ] Abidjan -Authorities in Cameroon should immediately release journalists Théodore Tchopa and David Eyengue Nzima, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The two journalists, from privately owned daily newspaper Le Jour, were arrested yesterday while covering an opposition gathering in Douala, Denis Nkwebo, their deputy editor in chief and the president of the Cameroonian journalists' trade union, told CPJ. Their arrest was also reported by local outlets and journalists on social media. (AllAfrica)

Opposition Leader Maurice Kamto Arrested

[Deutsche Welle] Maurice Kamto and other MRC opposition figures have been arrested over protests challenging October's election. The MRC accused President Biya of trying to "decapitate" the opposition. (AllAfrica)

North West - Security Forces Receive Morale Booster

[Cameroon Tribune] They have been encouraged to remain positive and put up a strong fight against separatist forces. (AllAfrica)