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Bryan Agbor Toko, a 21-year-old engineering student, has gone home with the sum of XAF 1 million as the first prize winner of the 2021 edition of the Nervtek Community Challenge. Bryan was among the 10 finalists who pitched their innovative projects at Mountain Hotel to a six-member jury on Saturday 17, July 2021. After deliberations on his Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Drawing Machine presentation, the judges decided to award him the first prize. Bryan just defended his final-year project at the Faculty of Engineering and Technology at the University of Buea with the same project. He tells Cameroon Tech News that he can hardly believe he won the prize because the project was still vague. He explains that thanks to friends and family who believe in and love his idea, he did his presentation with confidence. Though Bryan has been crowned the first prize winner, 2 other projects presented…

Let’s talk about Cameroon Tech Startups to Benefit from Tax Exemptions for Up to 5 Years. Navigating the Cameroonian business terrain is a necessity for every startup. Regardless of the industry, the ability to walk through regulatory hurdles could be the difference between a startup that succeeds and one that fails. Since 2017, there have been endless calls from the Silicon Mountain community for the government to exempt young startups from paying taxes and recognizing these establishments as research institutions. This point has always come up during several meetings including the Silicon Mountain Community meeting with the French Ambassador, the Canadian High commissioner’s visit, an official visit from the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications, the meeting with a delegation from the Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovations (MINRESI), etc. The Solution as Tech Startups to Benefit from Tax Exemptions for Up to 5 Years Those endless calls have finally yielded…

This story is based on an interview conducted by Cameroon Tech News with a startup called MYGAZ, which proposes a solution to fire incidents caused by gas leakage. As earlier mentioned, Cameroon Tech News is another product of EdukesInk with the aim to showcase startups and their solutions to the world. Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) has played a revolutionary role in facilitating the use of fuels used for heating and cooking. With multiple advantages, bottled LPG is experiencing strong growth of 9% per year in Cameroon. However, LPG also has its drawbacks. The main disadvantage of using LPG is related to access, storage and security. Fire accidents are one of the main causes of deaths in Cameroon and the world at large. A majority of these fire accidents are caused by leakages from gas cylinders commonly known in Cameroon as gas bottle.  Unfortunately, MYGAZ, a startup in Cameroon says…

Congratulations to IDA DELPHINE and EBAI JENNILINE AGBOR for their admission into the 2021 Google Summer of Code Program So it was the evening of May 17th, 2021. I was expecting the GSoC results on that day but they came earlier than I expected. I was going through my email and then I saw a message from Google Summer of Code. Inside of it, I got the jitters. I already knew I will get it though. But there’s this joyous feeling that comes at the sight of an acceptance email. And there it was – “Hi Ida Delphine, your proposal Code Formatting and Style Check for RTEMS SuperCore has been accepted! Welcome to GSoC 2021!” explained one of our winners. What is Google Summer of Code and why Developers? Google Summer of Code is a global program focused on bringing more student developers into open source software development. Students…

MY LOVE JOURNEY.The first boy who made my heart beat. This is a story I never shared. This is a story about teenage love. it explains how to teenagers in a village setting fall in love. There was this 3rd term holiday, I can’t remember the class in which I was but I know I was in secondary school. During that holiday, we had inter-village football matches. Youths from Bermin, Bambe, Ntale, Epen, Bajwe would visit our village, Babubock for 2 days to play a friendly. For this experience, my quarter, Muabwe Aka Petit-Douala was playing with Bermin. That fateful Sunday, as usual, the ladies gathered at the president’s house. our village girls had to cook to entertain their guests. I also took part in the cooking you know. I remember we cooked Ndolle, plantain, fufu, soup and fried some fresh fish. After cooking, I rushed home, boiled some eggs,…

Edukes Ink, a personal blog in Buea, seeks freelance creative writing volunteers, to join the team in writing interesting African tales. Application submission ends on Monday, November 30, 2020. Application Requirements Provide the link(s) to any creative story/blogpost/write-up of yours or attach a creative write-up of not less than 500 words. You can browse through https://edukesink.com  to have an idea of the kind of stories. A Resume saved in PDF format A Cover Letter also saved in PDF format Profile of creative writing volunteers Candidates should have 6 months of experience in creative writing Also, the right candidate will be a flexible person who can work on any bit assigned to him/her Ability to conduct interviews, construct simple sentences, write a full story and edit will be the greatest qualifier. A mastery of the pidgin language is a plus. About Eduke’sInk Founded in 2019, Eduke’sInk is a Pan-African blog that…

6 homeless families in Kumba need your help to survive. It is very difficult to start all over again since even the least basic need was lost to the fire incident. We appreciate whatever support you send wholeheartedly. The money we raise will help purchase some basic amenities and secure accommodation for these victims. Cause of the  6 homeless families On Sunday, September 20, 2020, 6 families living in Kramma in Kumba, the chief town of Meme Division Cameroon were visited by a serious fire incident that burnt down the whole compound to ashes. The fire which started at about 7 PM was suspected to have been caused by a fault from the electricity Meter. Since there were few persons at home at the time, there was no way to quench the fire. The owner of the compound was the first person to see the fire and immediately alerted everyone…

The recent August 21 landslide Mbo villages have been estimated to cause hunger, hardship, depression soon. Not only are victims unable to feed well as at now, but some also do not have shelter. Also, the village roads are blocked and some do not have access to their farmlands. How Naguti Area Synergies responded to the August 21 landslide The Nguti area synergies (NAS) association has sent 3 envelopes to the 3 affected areas of the recent August 21 landslide. The natural disaster which took place in Lower Mbo, Mbetta and upper Nkongho happened on August 21 2020. Unfortunately, 4 lives were lost. The relief funds have been handed to 3 representatives of the hit villages by Honourable Julius Fonge, Member of Parliament for kupe Muanenguba who is also a member of NAS.  The funds are a token from the association bringing Nguti sons and daughters together to help those…

Under the umbrella of the Nguti Area Synergies (NAS), elites from Nguti subdivision have met, Saturday, August 22, 2020, in Douala for the third constituent constitutional meeting. NAS is an association that is geared towards the economic development of Nguti subdivision. The state of Nguti subdivision as of Now Nguti subdivision is made up of 9 clans, 4 ethnic groups and 54 villages. Statistics from 2016 by Rainforest Foundation UK, shows that Nguti subdivision has a population of 20,060. Though amongst the oldest subdivisions in Cameroon (1967), it remains the poorest and underdeveloped in the country. A total of 71 Nursery, Primary and Secondary schools to serve the schooling population (20 Nursery schools, 41 primary and 10 secondary schools). Also, only 9 Health Centres exist in Nguti subdivision. Moreover, roads have been a major problem. The tarred Kumba-Mamfe road in the area does not extend to the hinterlands. The poorly…

By Enanga Chekore. A slay queen is a girl who does not have a wealthy background but appears as if she does. she uses malicious acts to attain cash, drinks expensive alcohol, procures expensive cellphones. But back at home, she’s a chicken chaser. You can spot her from a distance by her obnoxious and heavy rolling accent characterized by flat pronunciations of the letter “e”. The Urban Dictionary says “Dating a Cameroonian slay queen; the story of brother Mboe” is a piece that explains the frustration of an African boy who feels deceived by a girl he met and wanted to have a relationship with. Love relationships in Cameroon at times start with the usual chatting as explained in “First Chattere-The first boy to ask me for a love Relationship” We are publishing this story because some African men have complained EdukesInk doesn’t write about male frustration but focuses on girls. Since Edukesink is here…