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Diaspora forum ends in Yaoundé
The three day government organized diaspora forum which started on the 28th of June in the nation’s capital ended during the week end with participants discussing ways of acting together to development the country. Chairing the opening ceremony on behalf of the Head of State, the Prime Minister called on Cameroonians in the Diaspora to take advantage of the investment incentives instituted by President Paul Biya in 2013 to make Cameroon a destination of preference for investors. The forum which is taking place amidst the ongoing crisis has been heavily criticized for not given the issue a pride of place.
German experimental squad won Confederations cup
If Germany retain the World Cup next year, then perhaps this was the night that laid the groundwork. Chile will ask themselves how they lost this Confederations Cup final after they missed a number of chances and let Lars Stindl score the winning goal after a defensive slip. But it was a triumphant night for Germany manager Joachim Low and a group of players he opted to give a test run this summer ahead of the bigger World Cup challenge in 2018; he now has 11 months to sift through a more battle-hardened set of options than any other international coach has at his disposal.
Trump continues his twitter rants against mainstream media
President Trump embarked on his latest Twitter tirade on Saturday morning, targeting CNN for its “garbage journalism,” reiterating claims of voter fraud, and bashing NBC hosts Joe Scarborough and “dumb as a rock” Mika Brzezinski for their “low rated show.” Trump also commented on Greta Van Susteren’s reported ouster at MSNBC, saying the host was “let go by her out of control bosses at NBC and Comcast because she refused to go along w/ ‘Trump hate!’” He also made a point to reiterate voter fraud claims, writing, “Numerous states are refusing to give information to the very distinguished VOTER FRAUD PANEL. What are they trying to hide?” Trump’s comments come after 24 states refused to provide voter data to a White House panel set up to investigate the president’s widely debunked claims that voter fraud cost him the popular vote in the presidential election. His comments also come amid an ongoing feud with Scarborough and Brzezinski.