US News Child murders in Kumba: President Biya criticized for his late reaction

09:30  27 october  2020
09:30  27 october  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

Who is Scott Atlas, Trump's bizarre and influential anti-mask adviser?

 Who is Scott Atlas, Trump's bizarre and influential anti-mask adviser? One of the most influential advisers in President Trump's entourage on coronavirus issues has taken a series of controversial positions. © Alex Brandon / AP / SIPA Donald Trump is a fan of Doctor Scott Atlas. Last week during an television show, the billionaire paid tribute to this adviser who had become very influential, certainly by peeling his name: "Scott Atkins ... Look at Scott!" Doctor Scott! He's from ...

image captionSome children were injured when they jumped from second floor in an attempt to escape. Gunmen have stormed a private school in a restive area of Officials in the south-western city of Kumba blamed Anglophone secessionists for the attack. This has not been independently confirmed.

All media content. Latest Programs. Podcasts. Cameroon's government has blamed Anglophone separatist militants for the killing of eight children in Kumba in the country's Southwest Region. Cameroon's reclusive President Paul Biya has been criticized for his handling of the Anglophone

Le président camerounais Paul Biya à Lyon, le 10 octobre 2019. © Ludovic MARIN / AFP Cameroonian President Paul Biya in Lyon, October 10, 2019.

The Cameroonian President finally expressed his condolences, via Twitter, to the victims of the massacre of Saturday, October 24 at a school in Kumba, in the English-speaking southwest, in which seven students aged 9 to 12 were killed.

With our correspondent in Yaoundé, Polycarpe Essomba

His silence made more than cringe. It had become heavy and heavy, even incomprehensible for many Cameroonians. More than 48 hours after the Kumba massacre, Paul Biya finally broke it. On Monday afternoon, the Cameroonian president for the first time through a series of tweets, four in total, delivered his feelings on this tragedy: “I learned with great sadness the horrible assassination of several pupils in the town of Kumba, ”wrote Paul Biya. In a second tweet, he said "condemn with the utmost firmness this barbaric and cowardly crime against the innocent".

USA 2020-Less chaos, but spikes, during the ultimate Trump-Biden debate

 USA 2020-Less chaos, but spikes, during the ultimate Trump-Biden debate USA-ELECTION-DEBATE: USA 2020-Less chaos, but spikes, during the ultimate Trump-Biden debate © Reuters / JIM BOURG USA 2020: TRUMP AND BIDEN OPPOSE HEALTH CRISIS IN ULTIMATE DEBATE by Trevor Hunnicutt and Jeff Mason NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - Republican President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden on Thursday delivered diametrically opposed visions of the coronavirus health crisis, seeking to convince in a final debate the few Americans still undecided just twelve days before

Cameroon’s 85-year-old president , Paul Biya , announced on Friday he will stand in his seventh consecutive election. Footage showing two women, a child and a baby being shot dead by armed men in Cameroon has led to accusations by Amnesty International that the country’s army may be

The findings on child murder , drawn from detailed informa-tion from nearly 37,000 child murders since 1976, confirm and elaborate on our agencies' recent reports Half of all child murders in 1994 were committed with a handgun; about 7 in 10 victims age 15 to 17 were killed with a handgun.

► Read also: Anglophone Cameroon: several children killed in the attack on a school

His condolences, he sent them to the bereaved families as well as to the educational community. He finally ended by indicating that he had already instructed that "appropriate measures be taken with diligence, so that the perpetrators of these acts are arrested and brought to justice".

These presidential tweets did not silence criticism and even mockery on social networks. "You are finally waking up, Mr. President!" Could we read here and there. Some even ask him to personally return to Kumba, bring his compassion to the victims.

Small solidarity rallies were held on Monday in various cities across the country to pay tribute to the seven children killed and the dozen others injured in the attack on Saturday.

Normalization of Israel-Sudan relations: "a huge victory" for some, a "shame" for others

 Normalization of Israel-Sudan relations: © Jack Guez and Ashraf Shazly, AFP Sudan and Israel have agreed to normalize their relations, under the aegis of US President Donald Trump. Sudan and Israel have agreed to normalize their relations, under the aegis of US President Donald Trump. This historic rapprochement, aimed at ending decades of hostilities between Khartoum and the Hebrew state, has been hailed by many leaders, but has also been criticized by the Palestinian Authority and Iran.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blasted France and Europe on Saturday over what he saw as "rising Islamophobia," just days after French President Emmanuel Macron dedicated a high-level ceremony to France was not the only country that Erdogan criticized in his speech on Saturday.

A 21-year-old man who was wrongly convicted and jailed for murdering his father's pregnant Jordan Brown talks about the confusion he felt for years following his detention in a juvenile delinquency Without warning, Jordan (pictured in his mugshot as a child ) was abruptly arrested for the deaths

▪ A crisis which weighs very heavily on the country

Begun in 2016, the crisis continues to destroy the English-speaking regions of Cameroon where populations live between fear of abuses by separatist militias, armed gangs and sometimes brutal military operations. At the end of September there were more than 710,000 displaced persons, according to the High Commissioner for Refugees. Among the consequences of this crisis, the economic fabric is dilapidated, companies in these regions are tormented, and this has consequences for all Cameroonian societies.

According to the latest study by GICAM, Cameroon's inter-employer group on the business environment in the country, more than 88% of Cameroonian companies say they are affected by this situation. They have lost more than 785 billion CFA francs (1.2 billion euros) in turnover in three years.

Alain-Blaise Batongué also recalls that his organization had made proposals to support companies during the national dialogue last year, but that the health crisis prevented any implementation.

Trump and Biden launch final sprint in key states .
USA-ELECTION: Trump and Biden launch final sprint in key states © Reuters / KEVIN LAMARQUE TRUMP AND BIDEN LAUNCH FINAL SPRINT IN KEY STATES by Steve Holland and Trevor Hunnicutt OPA-LOCKA, Fla. / WILMINGTON, Delaware (Reuters) - Donald Trump and Joe Biden on Monday kicked off the final sprint of a heated presidential campaign in the United States, marked by a record number of votes by anticipation, as businesses began to barricade for fear of unrest.

usr: 0
This is interesting!