Foreign journalists to boycott women’s AFCON 1

Journalists from other African countries are threatening to boycott the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations beginning tomorrow in Yaoundé.  While the Confederation of African Football has awarded accreditation to journalists for the media coverage of the female AFCON 2016, which will kick off tomorrow Saturday, the presidential security department is now forcing all CAF accredited journalists to present a special badge emanating from their service to gain access to the opening matches and the final.

Cameroon Concord News has learnt that the presidential security operates a different security system and their decision reigns supreme whenever President Paul Biya is expected to take part in an event. This is a security measure unprecedented in other countries in such circumstances. The measure taken by the security services of the 83-year-old leader is not shared by journalists some of whom are considering a boycott.

By Rita Akana