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Chelsea rescues point in eight-goal thriller against Man City

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The match at Stamford Bridge was an extraordinary eight-goal thriller that ended in a 4-4 draw, resulting in both teams sharing the spoils. The game started slowly, but eventually picked up momentum.

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In the 25th minute, Haaland scored for City after being fouled by Cucurella, giving them the lead. However, Chelsea quickly responded with Thiago Silva’s header, equalising the score. Sterling, playing against his former team, then scored to give the hosts a 2-1 lead.

City quickly responded as Akanji, unmarked, equalised with a header just before the end of the first half. Haaland then scored his second goal of the game, giving the champions a 3-2 lead.

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Chelsea equalised once more through Jackson, bringing the score to three goals each. However, Rodri seemed to secure the winning goal with only four minutes remaining. His shot deflected off Thiago Silva and found the back of the net, putting City on the brink of victory.

However, there was one final twist in the game. Broja, who had been substituted onto the field, won a penalty after being fouled by Dias. Palmer, who had previously been part of the club’s academy, stepped up and successfully scored from the penalty spot, earning Pochettino’s team a valuable point.

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Chelsea’s victory has propelled them into the top half of the table. They will aim to maintain their improved performance when they face an injury-plagued Newcastle United after the international break.

The city missed the opportunity to increase their lead at the top of the table by three points. However, they can now focus on their upcoming important home game against Liverpool after the break.

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Canada Boosts Cameroon’s Health Information Management with Equipment Donation

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The Canadian government has provided a valuable consignment of medical equipment in a move aimed at enhancing health information management in Cameroon. The Canadian High Commissioner to Cameroon, Her Excellency Lorraine Anderson, delivered the equipment on November 22 during an audience with the Minister of Public Health, Dr. Manaouda Malachie.

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The donation, part of the Canadian Global Initiative and Vaccine Equity (CanGive) project, includes 1,900 electronic blood pressure monitors, 1,900 glucometers, 150 boxes of 50 strips, 270 tablets, and 310 smartphones. The equipment, estimated to be worth hundreds of millions of FCFA, is specifically aimed at strengthening health information management and improving decision-making in health districts.

Her Excellency Lorraine Anderson emphasised that the equipment would play a crucial role in supporting the delivery of COVID-19 vaccine services, particularly for at-risk groups in the East, Far North, North West, and South West regions of Cameroon. Canada is actively partnering to enhance routine immunisation, focusing on zero-dose and undervaccinated children and unreached communities.

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“As part of the #CanGIVE project, Canada is proud to have contributed $3 million, and to deliver medical and monitoring equipment, in collaboration with #WHO, to Cameroon’s Minister of Health public,” a tweet from the High Commission read.

The donation also addresses the need to reinforce immunisation services’ quality in the targeted regions, along with enhanced screening for chronic Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes and hypertension.

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Expressing gratitude, Minister Manaouda Malachie thanked the Canadian government and the World Health Organization (WHO) for their continuous support in Cameroon’s health challenges. The minister highlighted that the provided equipment, including vaccination monitoring and prevention tools, aligns with the country’s new epidemiological monitoring tool.

While acknowledging Cameroon’s satisfactory response to the COVID-19 health crisis, Dr. Manaouda stressed the ongoing need for vigilance. The collaborative efforts between Canada and Cameroon aim to fortify the healthcare system and contribute to the nation’s public health goals.

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Tubah Mayor Urges Calm Amidst Bambili-Nkwen Land Dispute

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In the wake of heightened tension and street protests in Bambili, Mayor Tanjong Martin of Tubah Council has appealed for calm among the residents. The unrest stems from a longstanding land dispute between Bambili and Nkwen villages.

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Speaking on Thursday, November 23, in Bambili, Mayor Tanjong addressed a crowd of agitated women and youth, urging restraint and emphasising the need to await the intervention of the state to address the complex land issue.

“I have called for calm. We cannot sacrifice life for land. In the 21st century, we are still fighting, killing, and destroying properties for land. I have called on my people to be calm. Let’s follow the law; we in Tubah believe in law and not aggression,” Mayor Tanjong stated.

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Accompanied by the Divisional Officer (DO) of Tubah, Massango Metouge Narcisse, the Mayor stressed the importance of a final solution from the state to enable people to live peacefully. He appealed for swift action to bring an end to the conflict so that residents could resume their daily lives.

Mayor Tanjong also called for a halt to the burning of houses and the destruction of properties at the scene, addressing those involved in these activities. “If it is non-Bambili people burning these houses, we are calling for an immediate stop to this ill activity,” he asserted.

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The recent unrest saw houses in Bambili reportedly set ablaze at the borderland with Nkwen on Thursday, November 23. In response, angered residents of Bambili mobilized, attributing the act to individuals hired to commit atrocities. Some accused the people of Nkwen of pushing them out to sell their lands.

The disputed land is situated around the Bamenda industrial zone, bordering Bambili, Bambui, and Nkwen. The conflict, with roots stretching back several years, has yet to receive comments from other authorities at the time of this report.

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Car crash leaves 8 dead, 11 injured in West Region

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By Tata Mbunwe

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Eight people have died and 11 others sustained injuries in a ghastly car accident that occurred 10am today along the Bafoussam-Foumbot road in the West Region.

The tragic collision involved a heavy-duty truck and a Hiace bus belonging to the Avenir du Noun travel agency.

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According to a press release from the West Regional Governor, Awa Fonka Augustine, the accident unfolded around Banefo in Bafoussam I Subdivision.

Preliminary investigations suggest that the collision was the result of “a bad overtaking”.

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The vehicles involved were identified as a truck transporting goods, registered SW 013 AA, traveling from Bafoussam to Foumbot, and a Hiace car from the Avenir du Noun travel agency, registered LT 768 LN, en route from Foumbot to Bafoussam.

The force of the impact left a trail of destruction, claiming the lives of eight individuals and causing injuries to 11 others.

“The Governor of the West Region extends his sincere condolences to the families of the deceased and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured,” Govenor Awa Fonka wrote in the release.

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The aftermath of the accident saw emergency response teams rushing to the scene to provide assistance and transport the injured to the Kouékong Regional Hospital.

The incident serves as a stark reminder of the importance of adhering to traffic regulations and exercising caution on the roads to prevent such tragic accidents.

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