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Cameroon to probe ’embezzlement’ of Covid-19 funds

Sahara Reporters | Cameroon’s President Paul Biya has ordered an investigation into the use of Covid-19 funds following allegations of financial embezzlement. Campaign group Human Rights Watch raised concern last month about what it called the “scant transparency” in the management of funds, although transparency was a pre-condition for getting …

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Cameroon Dialysis Patients Protest Poor Treatment, Equipment Shortage

YAOUNDÉ – VOA Scores of Cameroonians with kidney failure and their relatives have blocked traffic since Monday around a Yaoundé hospital to protest a shortage of dialysis treatment.? Cameroon authorities blame administrative procedures and coronavirus disruptions for slowing the import of dialysis machines and medicines.? Traffic was at a standstill …

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Cameroon senior Health official dies at 75

The East African | A senior Cameroonian government official who has been on the frontline of the fight against the deadly coronavirus pandemic has died of an undisclosed illness. Alim Garga Hayatou, Secretary of State in the Cameroon Ministry of Public Health in charge of epidemics and pandemics, died in …

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Cameroon’s disarmament official kidnapped in restive Anglophone region

YAOUNDE, April 7 (Xinhua) — Gunmen abducted an official of Cameroon’s National Committee on Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (NCDDR) in the country’s troubled Anglophone region of Northwest on Wednesday, according to local officials and security sources. Henry Kum, Service Head of NCDDR Northwest was kidnapped at his residence Wednesday afternoon …

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Minigrids Act as the Seed of Change in Cameroon

Microgrid Knowledge | In the Central African country of Cameroon, electricity is scarce outside of major cities. But that may soon change because of a public-private partnership that has a set goal of installing 750 minigrids. The effort is about more than lighting up the 11,000 villages that lack power; …

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