Cameroonian Press Review – Monday, January 22, 2024

Dear subscribers, good morning, and thank you once again for renewing your trust in us this morning as we delve into the review of national and international news! As every morning, find below the analysis of information as reported in both traditional and digital press.

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1. Cameroon-China Relations: Paul Biya and Xi Jinping Cement Ties

In a display of close cooperation, leaders Paul Biya and Xi Jinping have initiated new projects in politics, economy, trade, infrastructure, culture, tourism, and international affairs. The flourishing bilateral relations follow the visit to Cameroon by Liu Guozhong, a member of the political bureau of the central committee of the Communist Party of China, vice Premier of the State Council, and envoy of President Xi Jinping. (Source: Meyomessala Hebdo, pp.6-7)

2. Cameroon-Chad Contacts: Continuous Engagement

Carrying a sealed message from the Chadian President, General Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno, the Chadian Minister of Economy, Planning, and International Cooperation, Mahamat Assouyouti Abakar, was received by President Paul Biya. The discussion focused on strengthening bilateral cooperation. (pp. 2-3)

3. Cameroon’s Educational System: A Hindrance to Development

The Cameroonian Center for Analysis and Research on Economic and Social Policies (Camercap) emphasizes the need for a shift in the education system’s mission towards solving daily problems. (Source: L’Economie)

4. Customs Revenues: Role of Trading Centers

Local municipalities are now involved in customs revenue collection, marking progress in decentralization. Louis Paul Motaze and Fongod Edwin Nuvaga share their views. (Source: Bougna)

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5. Cocoa Prices Soar to 2520 FCFA/kg in Mvomeka’a

Under President Paul Biya’s commercial policy, cocoa producers in Meyomessala set a new record price, becoming the national reference. The Minister of Commerce, Luc Magloire Mbarga Atangana, supervised the sale. (Source: InfoMatin, p.3)

6. Employing Strategies: The New Leadership of Cameroon’s Employers’ Association

The new employers’ movement, led by the duo Tawamba – Ayangma, faces functional challenges, and the former GICAM President aims to employ a known strategy to gain acceptance as the head of GECAM. Opposition from GICAM supporters persists. (Source: Week end Infos)

7. Lom-Pangar Dam Auxiliary Plant Inaugurated

The 30 Megawatts capacity auxiliary plant of the Lom-Pangar Dam, now fully operational, consistently supplies the East region, meeting approximately 14 MW of its needs. (Source: Cameroon Tribune, pp.10-11)

Pour approfondir :   Headline : Cameroonian Press Review - Thursday, January 18, 2024

8. Tax Reforms in Effect Since January 1

The state budget for the current year is now enforceable nationwide, with adjustments in tax rates, expanded tax scope, and new fiscal obligations aimed at improving revenue collection. Individuals and businesses are affected. (Source: Cameroon Business Today, pp. 11-15)

9. Press Freedom Concerns: Six Journalists Imprisoned in Cameroon

Cameroon ranks third in sub-Saharan Africa for the highest number of imprisoned journalists, according to the Committee for the Protection of Journalists. (Source: Le Jour)

10. Charles Atangana Manda on Paul Biya’s Mobilization Call

Charles Atangana Manda discusses President Paul Biya’s call to mobilize all positive and constructive forces in the country. (Source: Not provided)

This summary covers key topics from the Cameroonian press on January 22, 2024.

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