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Feb 25, 2017

Harmony Bobga Mbuton Returns To The Stream on Al Jazeera

Harmony Bobga Mbuton, president of Cameroon’s North West Lawyers Association, ...
Feb 25, 2017

Dr. JoyceAshuntantang: A fight for freedom is never a programmed activity

A fight for freedom is never a programmed activity. Mistakes are going to be ...
Feb 25, 2017

Cameroon: Government allocate10 billion FCFA to local councils nationwide

The Prime minister of Cameroon has allocated 10 billion fcfa to local councils ...
Feb 24, 2017

Anglophone crisis: Consortium relieves Mark Bareta and Tapang Ivo as interim leaders

CATTU Executive Secretary, Consortium Leader, Tassang Wilfred releases video ...
Feb 24, 2017

Cameroonian business mogul launches FCfa 2 billion tourist complex in Western region

The small town of Nkep, close to Bangou, in the Western region of Cameroon, is ...
Feb 23, 2017

Anglophone leaders in captivity: “They have a hidden agenda,” says Issa Tchiroma Bakari

If there is one English expression Cameroon’s Minister of Communication and the ...
Feb 23, 2017

Cameroon: Disvisional Officer For Tiko Orders The Arrest Of Minors For Staying Out Of School

Mark Bareta, interim leader of the Anglophone Consortium in Cameroon reports ...
Feb 23, 2017

Cameroon: Tensions flare in Mutengene after police shot dead a local resident

Mutengene-South West Reion:Youths of Quarter Two got angry Wednesday after the ...
Feb 23, 2017

Cameroon: Judicial Year Opens Amisdt Deep Crisis In The Sector

The opening of the 2017 Judicial year was chaired by the president of the ...
Feb 23, 2017

Cameroon forces deport over 500 Nigerian refugees

Over 500 Nigerians who fled into northern Cameroon to escape Boko Haram ...
Feb 22, 2017

Cameroon: Two Dead And Two Injured After Boko Haram Suicide Bombers Hit Amchide

Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers have attacked the Cameroonian town of ...
Feb 22, 2017

Bamenda snubs AFCON Trophy tour worth 500 million CFA of public funds

The population of Bamenda has responded to the government's provocation tour of ...
Feb 22, 2017

Special Ghost Town Looms In Bamenda As The City Receives The AFCON Trophy

Information coming in from Bamenda indicates today's ghost towns in Bamenda is ...
Feb 22, 2017

Cameroonian medic and health blogger Dr Sea paints the anglophone marginalization

This is for my non-cameroonian family and friends trying to understand what is ...

Sports / Games

February 21, 2017
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After several rumours, Antalyspor striker and Cameroon’s legend Samuel Eto’o is in China to complete his medicals for Chinese club Dalian Yifang.
February 20, 2017
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Christian Bassogog (21) has signed for a Chinese club Henan Jianye.Recently voted as the best player of the AFCON, that was won by the Indomitable
February 20, 2017
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Even without any match played at home in the local professional football championship, Coton Sports of Garoua; Apejes of Mfou and YOSA made it
February 20, 2017
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As we earlier communicated, Gaelle Deborah Enganamouit has concluded her move to Asia. She signed for Chinese based club Tianjin Quanjian. The
February 20, 2017
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 Cameroonian tactician Gweha Ikouam Fils since Saturday has been in Mbujimayi where he is expected to sign a contract as the new head coach of SM
February 19, 2017
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Even without any match played at home in the local professional football championship, Coton Sports of Garoua; Apejes of Mfou and YOSA made it

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February 25, 2017
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Harmony Bobga Mbuton, president of Cameroon’s North West Lawyers Association, returned to The Stream on Al Jazeera this week, just over two months since the show originally explored the protests
January 24, 2017
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While millions of their people live in poverty, these African leaders are heavily loaded in terms of treasures. He is the president of Cameroon and 83 years old. The statesman has an estimated
February 15, 2017
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Roads in Cameroon:Non respect of speed limitation signs in and out of the cities, giant chicken nests in the middle of the road, trucks polluting with no break lights, pedestrian crossings and
February 17, 2017
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Boko Haram terrorists on Thursday killed three Cameroonian soldiers in the country’s far north, a newspaper is reporting. Cameroonian newspaper, L’Oeil du Sahel, said the three soldiers were
The concept of change and the people of Southern Cameroons Legal matters

upportive of the concept of change, that, everything is constantly shifting, and becoming something other to what it was before, is the Common Law Lawyers’ and Teachers’ strike battle for the restoration of the English culture in Southern Cameroons. Until we renounce our wealth and fortune just like Heraclitus, then could we have plenty of time to reflect and appreciate the concept of change to the effect that, Change is the only thing that is inevitable in life. Everything changes and the history of Cameroon and Southern Cameroon in particular has changed dozen times since Heraclitus time. In a time like ours so clearly predominantly influenced by populists oriented views geared towards institutional- legal and infrastructural change, our leaders must be vigilant, thoughtful and more cautious with reactions of the governed propelled seemingly by the concept of change.

Change refers to a difference in a state of affairs/minds of the people at different points in time. Change is a consistent process. For instance, we can’t step into the river twice because the river is constantly changing. River Wouri isn’t the same river from moment to moment. When we step into the Wouri, we ‘step out of it again, when we step into it a second time, we step into a different water and thus a different river’.

Southern Cameroonians aren’t indifferent pertaining to the concept of change, and would never be the same again since injustice has become law and’ resistance a duty’ The co-existence of both the English Common Law and the Civil Law in West (Southern Cameroons) and East ( La Republique Du Cameroun) Cameroons respectively as appeared in the constitution, presupposes two distinct cultures and traditions- the English Common Law System and the French oriented Civil Law System.
It should be noted that, in between 1961 and 1984, we did witness an unprecedented and vicious change in Cameroon aimed at suppressing a people from their cultures and traditions (laws) which have been practiced/ observed for a very long period of time and developed through a system of precedent. Said change albeit without any referendum was never followed by any resistance whatsoever.

Exasperating and vexatious to note is the fact that, the vicious intent of La Republique Du Cameroon to erode or suppress the cultures and traditions of the people of Southern Cameroons dates far back in 1961 with the devastating harmonization of the Criminal Procedure Code, amongst others. It should be noted equally that, said adjectival piece of legislation came into force on the 1st January, 2007, after nearly thirty-two (32) years of research and huge financial sacrifices, cited as Law No. 2005 /007 of 27th July 2005 as the principal Code to guide and facilitate the institution of criminal proceedings in Cameroon. Meaning marginalization is an old story in Southern Cameroons while the present social unrest is consequently the manifestation of the concept of change and change. A change which we are bound to accept or be confronted with red lines- ‘the Arab Spring’.

Conclusively, in order to shun, evade/circumvent ‘the Arab Spring’ in Cameroon that would seemingly cause human and material damages, a meaningful and strong negotiation/dialogue predicated upon a WIN-WIN THEORY as opposed to WIN-LOSE becomes imperative and the ONLY solution to restrain further deaths and destruction of properties in Cameroon as a whole, for the concept of change and change moves around the ability to ‘fix and or destroy’. God bless Cameroon.

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Religion / Church

February 02, 2017
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A Zimbabwean pastor’s wife, who has gone seven years without sex, couldn’t withhold her emotions when she appeared before a court and accused her
February 02, 2017
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A Zimbabwean pastor, accused last year of trying to overthrow President Robert Mugabe's government after calling for protests, was arrested at the
January 17, 2017
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News24 - A pastor who prophesied that President Robert Mugabe would die on October 17 was arrested in Harare on Monday, his lawyer said. Patrick
January 04, 2017
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Presbyterian Church in Cameroon Dear Presbyterians, Dear brothers and Sisters in the Lord. Pastoral Letter: Our God is a God of History We bring
December 22, 2016
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Agbor Gilbert Ebot, the CEO of CAMIFF (Cameroon International Film Festival) has not been indifferent to the riots in recent days in the English
December 11, 2016
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Rescue workers continue to look for survivors in the debris following the collapse of a church roof in southern Nigeria, killing at least 60 people.

Business / Economy

February 22, 2017
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Simplifying the payment of taxes will still be one of the main guiding principles of the Inland Revenue Service (DGI in French) this year, we learned
February 22, 2017
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The cotton production in Cameroon should drop by approximately 10,000 tons during the 2016-2017 season. Indeed, production forecasts from Société de
February 18, 2017
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With 3 million clients currently connected to its network, Nextell is the 3rd mobile operator in the country in terms of customer base, far behind
February 18, 2017
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Over the 2017-2018 period, the Cameroonian government is planning to surface a total of 1,615 km of new roads, the Minister of Public Works, Emmanuel
February 15, 2017
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Union Centrale des Coopératives Agricoles de l’Ouest (UCCAO – Central Union of Western Agricultural Cooperatives), one of the most important coffee
February 12, 2017
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The Cameroonian subsidiary of South African telecoms operator MTN just bettered its mobile money services by now offering mini-statement on mobile

Health / Medical

February 24, 2017
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Kidney patients receiving haemodialysis treatment at the Yaounde University Teaching Hospital are praying for their lives following the continuous
February 12, 2017
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The National Inter-sector Technical Committee in charge of providing Cameroon with a universal healthcare coverage system, just presented the
December 30, 2016
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. Surgical department of the regional hospital Bamenda on strike link to marginalization of Anglophones in Cameroon. Reports says the major surgical
November 24, 2016
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Diet is a corner stone to the management of diabetes. People with Diabetes have to take extra care to make sure that their food intake is balance
November 07, 2016
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Emmnauel Ugochukwu Michael runs a dating agency in Nigeria for people with HIV-AIDS. He helps them escape from isolation, rebuild their lives and
November 02, 2016
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The Managing Director of Caisse Nationale de Prévoyance Sociale (CNPS), Alain Noël Olivier Mekulu Mvondo Akame and the Managing Director of Tunisia

Daily / Newsbrief

February 24, 2017
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On 22 February 2017, the Federal Council of Nigeria approved the project to construct a bridge linking the country with the highest population in
February 21, 2017
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Police in Dubai have taken into custody 10 Cameroonians  who are said to be members of a gang that  robbed Dh3.6 million($1.5million) from a money
February 15, 2017
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Weil immer mehr Gegner sein gnadenloses System aus Korruption, Ressourcenraub und kontrollierten Medien bedrohen, hetzt er sein gutbezahltes Militär
January 04, 2017
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Nigerian anti-drug officers found 9.15 kg (20 pounds) of cocaine worth $4.7 million "factory-packed" inside a new pair of shoes that arrived at Abuja
December 24, 2016
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A 22-year-old Cameroonian citizen residing in Nigeria by name, Joel Ludguo, is currently in police custody at the State Criminal Investigation and
December 02, 2016
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Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka has held true to his promise to leave the United States if Donald Trump won the presidency, announcing Thursday that he

Showbiz / Music

December 02, 2016
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If you’re a single young African woman, there’s one question that you’ve come to dread. It comes up at family functions, social events and random
October 29, 2016
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The performance stage of the 2016 All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, will come alive on Sunday, November 6 at Eko Hotels & Suites, Lagos in Nigeria
October 23, 2016
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Africa’s Starboy Wizkid picked the Artist of the Year, Best Male and Best Collaboration awards at the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards on Saturday night
October 18, 2016
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Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) musician, Koffi Olomide, has asked for forgiveness from Kenyans following three months after he was arrested for
October 12, 2016
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Kreef entertainment & Sam Mobit aka Dj Chick proudly presents Magasco & Daphne, two most talented Cameroonian stars who have caught
October 05, 2016
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The MTV AFRICA MUSIC AWARDS (MAMAs) which is the Biggest Music Recognition Ceremony on the African Continent, has in its 6th Edition, nominated

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