Cameroonian Press Review – Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Subscribers of, hello and welcome once again to this morning rendezvous! As every morning, find below the analysis of information as reported in the classic press in Cameroon.

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News Pepper's headlines of today (c) DR

We kick off with the Africa Cup of Nations, notably with the entry into competition of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon against Guinea Conakry. According to L’Info à Chaud on newsstands, the sports public criticizes the dilettantism of Song Bahanag, which did not allow the Indomitable Lions to secure a victory against a Guinean team reduced to 10 players. Is it not time to draw conclusions? The answer can be found on page 9.

“Afcon 2024: We are off to a bad start,” headlines La Voix des Jeunes, indicating on its page 2 that at 11 against 10, Cameroon held to a draw this Monday by a valiant Guinea…

Martinez Zogo case

Nouvel Horizon, on its part, revisits the Martinez Zogo case, kidnapped and murdered a year ago. “Since the disappearance of the journalist and channel manager of Amplitude FM radio and host of a highly-rated show between 09-12h ‘Embouteillage’ on January 17, 2023, he was kidnapped, tortured, murdered, and his body found decomposing in the vicinity of Soa. One year later, the country is still in turmoil, the journalist’s body sealed in the morgue. Traffic jams in the investigation launched by President Paul Biya after the discovery of his body continue to have repercussions in Cameroon, with presumed culprits in provisional detention at the Nkondegui central prison. Should we bury a journalist to silence him? Justice for Martinez Zogo,” reads the journal.

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Le Jour announces the availability of the malaria vaccine. After receiving 331,200 doses of its first batch of Rts, S vaccine, Cameroon is preparing for the introduction of the malaria vaccine from January 22 onwards to combat this deadly disease. It contributes to a significant reduction in severe forms of malaria. Details can be found on page 2.

“Homage: The myth Joseph Owona.” In the columns of Mutations, Charles Ndongo revisits the journey of the academic, politician, jurist, and government official whose imprint on the national narrative will remain indelible.

Terre Promise on newsstands announces excellent prospects in the Southwest region. “While the grip of the so-called ‘amba boys’ loosens on its administrative unit, the Governor perceives a bright future for a region rich in important potentialities,” it says.

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“Universal health coverage: Biya on the brink.” In addition to accumulating 4.8 billion in salary arrears for personnel despite the release of funds, especially by the World Bank, the Minister of Public Health (Minsanté), Malachie Manaouda, has terminated Performance-Based Financing (Pbf), a national strategy supporting the Cameroonian government in the implementation of UHC. The President, who has prioritized the project, is now moving away from his commitment to provide quality and accessible healthcare to the Cameroonian population. Read more in the columns of Essingan.

This concludes our review of national and international press this morning. Thank you for reading. See you tomorrow for a new edition.

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