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Floods Hit Northern Cameroon

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Floods Hit Northern Cameroon

In northern Cameroon, more than fifteen hundred families have been displaced following overwhelming floods – from heavy rainfall in the town of Maroua. Homes have been destroyed, livestock washed away and plantations devastated in the last few days.

The installed embankment along the Logone River has also given out and even bridges have collapsed, leaving the inhabitants despondent.

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Cameroon has been tackling terrorism, drought, COVID -19 and now floods are affecting the lives of the people in communities in the far north.

Victims of the flood, have shared their concerns, saying, they have lost everything. They are calling on the public authorities and those in charge to come to the aid of the people of Merem.

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Merem is said to be underwater and flooded. Some displaced persons are forced to take shelter in Youma, Congeleo, Wideo, even in Kairoum.

Forecast says more heavy rains are expected to the fall in the same region this week.

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More than 20,000 persons had to abandon their homes, last year. Authorities said, a total of more than 40,000 people were affected.

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Bah Ndaw Sworn In As Mali’s Transitional President Following Coup

Mali’s new interim president Bah Nda`w has been sworn into office today, Friday at a ceremony in the nation`s capital, Bamako.  The former defence minister and retired army colonel was picked by coup leader, Colonel Assimi Goita, to head a transitional government until elections are held. Colonel Assimi Goita, will serve as deputy president.

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Nda`w said, in his inauguration speech, that he will end militant insurgency in the country’s north and stop organized crime.

The military junta in Mali took over power and forced Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta out of office five weeks ago. ECOWAS leaders have overseen negotiations for a return to democracy.  The appointment of a civilian president was a condition for the west African regional group, ECOWAS, to lift the sanctions it earlier imposed after the coup.

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