Mysterious” Bees disrupt GCE centre at GSS Buea

At least 10 candidates taking the ongoing GCE practicals at GSS Buea town have been hospitalized after mysterious bees took the school. The incident set the atmosphere in a state of pandemonium as students, examination officials and even security officers took to their heels  from angry bees whose origin is unknown. Candidates have been ferried […]

Cameroonian Born, Rebecca Enonchong is the New Board Chair of AfriLabs Network

On the 26th of March 2017, the AfriLabs Network elected a new board with Cameroon’s tech mogul, Rebecca Enonchong as the Board Chair. Rebecca Enonchong AfriLabs is a pan-African network of over 50 technology innovation hubs in more than 20 countries. It was founded in 2011 to build a community around rapidly emerging tech hubs […]

Yaounde and Douala Ranked Amongst 30 best African cities

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale of Lausanne (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), in partnership with the magazine Afrique Méditerranée Business, just published the African Cities Lab, a study on the 30 best African cities, based on criteria such as quality of infrastructure, accommodation, spatial development, environment and ecology, development of the economic environment and governance. In this […]

Cameroon amongst Africa’s top 10 largest importers of heavy weapons

According to the latest report of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Cameroon is the 6th largest importer of heavy weapons in Africa, for the period covering 2012 to 2016 (Egypt and South Africa were not taken into consideration in this ranking, Ed). Even though the 2016 data has not been revealed, SIPRI, in […]

Cameroonian born Nji Collins becomes the first African to win Google Code-in competition

Every year, Google hosts the Google Code-in, a global online competition, where teenagers, usually between the ages of 13 and 17 complete small open source programming tasks. According to Google, 1,340 students from 62 countries completed 6,418 tasks before the end of the competition. And 34 teenagers completed 842 tasks to emerge grand prize winners. This […]

Five Cameroonian citizens found dead in an apartment in Baku-Azerbaijan

Bodies of five Cameroonian citizens were found in an apartment in Azerbaijan’s capital, Baku. Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Emergency Situations said in a statement. “The Crisis Management Center received information that some helpless people are locked in an apartment in the Yasamal district of Baku,” the ministry said Sunday. The emergency response group arrived on the […]

Fearless MP Defies Speaker, Slams Government’s Handling of Anglophone Protests (video)

Member of parliament for Kumbo, Wirba Joseph, has become an Internet sensation after he castigated the government for its handling of both the student strike in Buea and other strike actions engulfing the country. The outspoken MP was so fiery in his speechmaking, and could not be stopped – even by the Speaker of the […]

Bidoung Mpkatt challenge gone Viral: How low can you get?

There was the Ice Bucket Challenge, then there was the Mannequin Challenge, now from Cameroon comes the Bidoung Challenge. When Cameroon’s Sports Minister Pierre Ismael Bidoung Mpkatt bowed and shook the hand of President Paul Biya, the image of the greeting went viral. The hashtags #BidoungChallenge and #CourberdosChallenge meaning to bend the back, have been […]