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Councilors decides, Fear grips Bangem, Belinga’s lions roar as Atanga Nji handclaps elections transparency: 5 things to know this Monday

Like most weekends, the last one was busy with news making events. Politically, it was the week of historic second senatorial election across the county. From the ballot box to the football field, we got the weekend all covered.

Over 1000.councillors voted during the week

In an election which interior minister says the transparency is irrefutable, over 10 000 councilors from across the country took to the polls to vote the country’s 70 senators

7 per region will be voted to give 70 at the upper house while the president is expected to appoint the other 30 to give the 100 threshold according to the country’s constitution.

According to Chapter 1, Section 3 of Law No 2006/005 of 14 July 2006 to lay down conditions governing the election of Senators, “(1) Each region shall be represented in the Senate by 10 (ten) senators 7 (seven) of whom shall be elected by indirect universal suffrage on a regional basis and 3 (three) appointed by decree of the President of the Republic.”

Over 9 political parties are taking part in the election with the ruling CPDM dominating all 10 regions in terms of number of councilors given the prospect of a sweeping victory which could reduce the senate to a one party house

Fighting in Bangem

Reports from Bangem yesterday Sunday says the country’s military engage gunmen in a heavy battle as they try to stop elections. Our sources says over two gunmen were killed while no security officer was hurt as reports says election went successfully across the country without any major incident

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Indomitable lions and African champions beat Kuwait in a friendly

The match, who took place at the Jaber alAhmad International Stadium in Kuwait, saw the African champions humiliated Kuwait 3:1 in their home turf under their new boss, Cameroonian born Alexandre Belinga

Goals from Vincent Aboubakar and brace from Christian Bassogog help the lions see of their counterparts from Kuwait.

Minister Atnaga Nji says “elections transparency is irrefutable

Speaking in organized news conference, the minister of territorial administration Paul Atanga Nji sys the Sundays’ senatorial elections were transparent and

Minister Atanga Nji says the election took place in peace transparent and calm atmosphere in all 56 divisions across the country.

He was speaking in press conference organized yesterday march 25 in Yaoundé.

Uganda’s Eddy Kenzo beat Davido, Emmanuela,wizkid,Diamond to be named ‘Favorite African Star’ by Nickelodeon

Ugandan entertainer Eddy Kenzo has scooped a second international award in one week, following his win at the 2018 Kid’s Choice Awards organized by Nickelodeon.

Eddy Kenzo was announced winner of the ‘Favourite African Star’ category beating off stiff competition from South Africans, the rapper Cassper Nyovest and athlete Caster Semenya, Nigerian entertainers Davido and child comedian Emmanuella (Nigeria), and Tanzanian pop star Diamond Platnumz. Read More


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