• IMF and Cameroon reach $74.6 mln staff-level agreement

    IMF and Cameroon reach $74.6 mln staff-level agreement

    The International Monetary Fund and Cameroon have reached a staff-level agreement that will give the country access to around $74.6 million once the Board formally completes the review, the IMF said in a statement on Monday. The announcement followed an IMF mission to Cameroon earlier this month and virtual meetings to discuss progress made on […]

  • Pope Francis arrives in war-torn Congo-Kinshasa

    Pope Francis arrives in war-torn Congo-Kinshasa

    Pope Francis landed in Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday for a visit that will highlight the human cost of decades of conflict in the vast central African country, which is rich in minerals but where millions are displaced and live in poverty. Francis is the first pope to visit Congo since John Paul II […]

  • Corrupt Nigeria: Ex-senator accused of organ harvesting appears in UK court

    Corrupt Nigeria: Ex-senator accused of organ harvesting appears in UK court

    Nigeria’s former deputy senate president and his wife appeared in a London court on Tuesday ahead of their trial for organ harvesting, but his accused daughter was unable to attend as she is in hospital. Ike Ekweremadu, 60, appeared at the Old Bailey court on Tuesday morning wearing a grey tracksuit top, speaking only to […]

  • Cardinal Marc retires from Vatican post

    Cardinal Marc retires from Vatican post

    Canadian cardinal Marc Ouellet has stepped down from a top Holy See position due to his age, the Vatican said Monday. Ouellet, 78 is retiring as head of the Vatican’s Dicastery, or department, for bishops, it said. Pope Francis “has accepted the resignation presented, due to (the cardinal’s) reaching the age limit,” the Vatican statement […]

  • Douala: Archbishop Kleda links journalist Zogo’s death to 2017 slaying of the Bishop of Bafia

    Douala: Archbishop Kleda links journalist Zogo’s death to 2017 slaying of the Bishop of Bafia

    Catholic leaders in Cameroon have condemned the Jan. 22 murder of a local journalist, comparing the slaying to the 2017 assassination of Bishop Jean-Marie Benoît Balla of Bafia. The lifeless body of Martinez Zogo, 51, was found along the road to Soa, nine miles from the capital city. His remains were in an advanced state […]

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