New license for Catholic Radio Station in Cameroon
Government Allows Catholic Radio Station to Broadcast
The government of Cameroon has granted a new broadcasting licence to Radio Veritas, a Roman Catholic radio station, which was taken off air in November.
Based in the port city of Douala, Radio Veritas was set up by Cardinal Christian Tumi, the head of the Roman Catholic church in the country and an outspoken critic of the government.
The Ministry of Communication closed down Radio Veritas last month, claiming that it had not received proper authorisation, but it issued a new licence to the station on 12 December.
The French pressure group Reporters sans Frontieres (RSF) had condemned the silencing of Radio Veritas as a political move, noting that it followed speculation that Cardinal Tumi would stand as an opposition candidate against President Paul Biya.