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Cameroon government says seven killed in separatist ambush

Cameroon government says seven killed in separatist ambush

SEVEN people including a senior Cameroon government administrator and a mayor were killed in an ambush that involved an improvised explosive device (IED) in the country's restive southwest, the region's governor said. Bernard Okalia Bilai, governor of the South West Region, said the Sub-prefect of Ekondo Titi was on a tour of his jurisdiction when his convoy hit an IED and was then attacked by separatist fighters. "It was a terrorist attack. It was an ambush," Bilai told journalists, adding that the situation was under control. The region is one of two English-speaking regions in the Central African nation, where…
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Use of $338-million COVID-19 funds questioned

Use of $338-million COVID-19 funds questioned

CAMEROON government auditors have alleged ministries and state bodies misappropriated and mismanaged funds from a $338 million national coronavirus response plan, according to a purported leaked summary of their report shared widely online. The government and presidential administration did not respond to requests for comment on the report. A justice ministry representative referred queries to the supreme court, which has authority over the auditing body. Supreme court officials did not respond to requests for comment. The International Monetary Fund has given $382 million in emergency funds to Cameroon since the start of the pandemic and said it was important for…
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