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Apr 23, 2017

The Anglophone Problem: Biya Gambles on Internet Blackout, Loses Woefully; Time for Him to Pay Damages

April 20, 2017 will go down in history as the day Paul Bathelemy Biya bi-Mvondo ...
Apr 23, 2017

Anglophone Crisis Cameroon: Dr Munzu pleads for an All Inclusive Dialogue

The Coordinator of the Anglophone Dialogue Forum says Dialogue must be all ...
Apr 23, 2017

GCE 2017: The real hidden motive

One of the stories that have undoubtedly sold more than hot cake in recent ...
Apr 22, 2017

Government Hires American Firm to Spy on ICT Communications in Southern Cameroons

The government of Cameroon that has been under sustained international pressure ...
Apr 22, 2017

Buea Catholic University Institute pulls out of University games in Bamenda

The Buea Catholic University Institute has pulled out of the All University ...
Apr 22, 2017

Cameroon: GCE Board has been moved to Yaounde to be managed by BACC

PCC moderator case postponed to the 5th of June, close to 6 weeks from now, ...
Apr 22, 2017

Mark Bareta Writes To Southern Cameroonians Home Front

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Apr 22, 2017

Cameroon : Statement by the Special Representative on the Re-Establishment of Internet

The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Central ...
Apr 22, 2017

The Anglophone crisis has led to the execution of striking reforms in some universities in Cameroon

The Department of English Law has just been created in the faculties of Law and ...
Apr 22, 2017

Lavish castle of civil servant continues to raise eyebrows in Cameroon

Photographs of the extravagant home of Antoine Felix Samba have gone viral on ...
Apr 21, 2017

"Jeune Afrique May be Banned in Cameroon"- Tchiroma

The Minister of Communication and Government spokesman has threatened to ban ...
Apr 21, 2017

The weird Barrister Achu Julius may soon be left alone in the cold

More light has been shed  on the news that rocked the media late last week; ...
Apr 21, 2017

Bamenda plans to welcome the internet with a one day ghost town

The inhabitants of Bamenda are planning to give the reinstatement of the ...
Apr 21, 2017

Internet reinstatement received with mixed feelings in Southern Cameroons

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Apr 21, 2017

Internet restoration in Southern Cameroons: SCACUF releases press statement

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Apr 20, 2017

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Sports / Games

April 22, 2017
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The Buea Catholic University Institute has pulled out of the All University Games in protest for the Anglophone Struggle. The landmark decision
April 19, 2017
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African football legend, Samuel Eto'o re-united with his friends, Peter of Psquare and actor, Osita Iheme in Lagos over weekend.{loadposition
April 13, 2017
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The arrest of the former indomitable lion and gold medalist at the Sidney Olympics 2000, Serge Branco has attracted a lot of criticism from football
April 12, 2017
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wo Indomitable Lion’s player, Benjamin Moukandjo and Karl Toko Ekambi have been nominated for the 2017 edition of the Marc Vivian Foe’s Award.
April 12, 2017
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Some 17 league One and Two referees and their assistants have been sanctioned by the Professional Football League of Cameroon, PLFC. In a release
April 12, 2017
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Police say a letter containing a claim of responsibility has been found at the scene of the explosion that hit the Borussia Dortmund bus.

Cameroon Today

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April 20, 2017 will go down in history as the day Paul Bathelemy Biya bi-Mvondo suffered his most devastating political humiliation in the more than 40 years he has roamed the halls of power as Prime
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
April 20, 2017
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The death of a young man by name Ndindong Robert who died on the night of Easter Friday at the entrance to the Etoug-Ebe Baptist church as he was riding home with his fiancée has caused a lot of
March 21, 2017
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The U.N. refugee agency is calling on Cameroon to stop forcibly deporting refugees to Nigeria in violation of international refugee law and a tripartite agreement recently signed by UNHCR, Nigeria,
IS THE UNITED NATIONS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE POLITICAL TURMOIL IN CAMEROUN?

If there were an organisation higher in rank than the United Nations, maybe the British Southern Cameroonians could sue the UN there.
Africa in her geopolitical structure as we have it today, is the fruit of an arbitrary division by the European Colonisers, mapped out in history as booty in proportion to each one's taste at the time, but for Ethiopia and Liberia.
After the defeat of Germany, whom most Cameroonians still love in the First World War, The League of Nations amongst other penalties seized Kamerun which had hitherto been a German colony and handed her over to the British and the French colonial masters to prepare for independence in spite of their distinct Colonial policies: the British, the policy of Indirect Rule and the French, the infamous policy of Assimilation. Curiously, the League broke up the colony that under the Germans into two distinct parts, each with the definitive goal of independence. This is where the problem starts.


With the rise of the Second World War and the eventual collapse of the League of Nations, the United Nations saw the light of day and amongst her many tasks was that of leading the territories of the British Southern Cameroons, La Republique du Cameroun and and other African Nations there were still under the colonial yoke to independence and self rule. This is not my story. It is history and the UN, the British and the French know this better to say nothing of their documentation on the subject matter.
In the British colonial policy names above, the indegenous people were given the freedom to form political parties and engage in open politicking with one another in their pursuit of self governance. This enabled them to conserve their cultural heritage, retain their institutions and belief systems and to look up to the British just for coaching. Under this framework they raised their national assembly and council of chiefs amongst others and learnt to confront and bring their democratically elected leaders to order when they did not represent the opinion of the the common man, his electorate. "Agere sequitur esse" is a Latin expression which means that as a being is so does it act, for every being acts according to its nature. Freedom of speech therefore has been the lot of the British Southern Cameroonian, and history attests to this. Democratic principles have governed his society from the post First World War days. Calling the leaders for the British Southern Cameroonian is not a taboo topic but a right. According to the legal heritage they picked up from the British, an accused person is still innocent until proven guilty before the law. This is how he was formed. This has been his orientation. And this is why he acts the way he does. And this is just not compatible with the orientation forced through his brother who lived in La Republique du Cameroun under the French.


In La Republique du Cameroun under the French, the policy of Assimilation was practised , not just there, but in all other French colonial territories in the world. How was this colonial policy applied by France and what was their real intention? Since the French did not have any intention to leave her colonies, nor give them any independence, the real objective of assimilation was to destroy the values of the indegenous people and their social structures, teach them to look up only to France as their liberator and exemplar. It aimed at teaching them to believe that a truly civilised person was an assimilated species, assuring them of an eutopia of "fraternité, egalité and liberté". It was not therefore surprising that their cultural heritage was hacked and ruined and the capacity of free and democratic leadership was not enhanced. No wonder then that prior to the independence of La Republique du Cameroun on the First of January 1961, the French colonial despots obliged the local leadership of Yaounde to sign inter alia: to allow France all latitudes on economic policy and monetary matters, the role to chose the government for La Republique du Cameroun, assistance in crushing all rebellion and assistance in her internal security and the recognition that all mineral and natural resources "belonged" to France. No wonder then, that in the wake of her independence the French colonial army descended on the real patriots of the Cameroun masses in order to install a weaker authority in Yaounde which they could manipulate at will. The French know this much more than any African and have better documentation about this than everyone else.

And they did not do this only for La Republique du Cameroun, but did so to all her colonies. This may explain why every former French Colonial administration that has tried not to toe the line has met with hardships and sometimes death. Look at what happened to Thomas Sankara! Look at how Ghadaffi ended. Look at how many French backed military junters have ravaged the continent. "Agere sequitur esse" we said. The administrators of the African continent that have been assimilated cannot but act in the same way as is their leadership instinct. They all do everything to serve not just the interests of their people but much more those of the Colonial master that keep them in power. In many cases all over Africa such leaders do need to win elections any longer to keep glued to power. With France behind them, nothing can go wrong.


But how does the UN seem to be responsible for the crisis in the British Southern Cameroons, the nation that was aborted by them when in a surprising ploy she was lured into a union with La Republique du Cameroun with whom they had enjoyed unity under the colonial era of the Germans? How could the UN receive a mandate from the League of Nations to complete the process of self rule for people and later abort the scheme? Was this in good fate or it was only to defend the egoism of France, one of the unmoved movers with veto rights under the UN? Can anyone call this fair business?


I don't fully blame the authorities in Yaounde for acting the way they have done. That is how their orientation is. That is the political vision they have known. France breathes through them and if they change their pace and perspectives, the consequences are obviously going to be a repetition of what has shown up in other French colonies. How can one expect an environment that has never been drilled in listening to the voice and opinion of the masses to act otherwise? Are those who speak English enemies to those who speak French enemies in Africa? No! They live together always and happily, but when talking about democratic principles, it is a different story altogether. And the French know this better as the economic ransack and pillage of Africa has recently been articulated by one of their own Jacques Chirac.


Do I blame the English speaking population that receives authority from Yaounde for their rise and quests? "Agere sequitur esse". They were trained to be democratic. They are a free people in their historical orientation. They call their leaders to order. They demand for accountability as a right to the common man. They like to use their own natural resources and to forment their own Educational Curriculum that is relevant to their course and vision. This is who they are.


From all these analysis there is an inclination to blame to the greatest extent the United Nations for a job started and aborted. To blame them for watching people maimed, raped, tortured, arbitrarily imprisoned according to the civil law module which maintains that everyone is found guilty before the law until proven innocent. Had these protests been centred around the interests of any of the major signatories of the UN would this silence have been the answer? I remember in tears how the UN watched the drama in Rwanda in which French arms almost brought to extinction an entire nation, and I contrast it with the show of solidarity with France by all and sundry when the Islamic terrorists stroke Paris last year.
The uprising in Cameroun looks like two brothers set into a chain reaction by a heartless father who sits somewhere enjoying the show, ready to supply, sell or lend arms.
Can the UN wash her hands clean from this crisis?

 

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Religion / Church

April 21, 2017
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MESSAGE TO ALL PRIESTS, RELIGIOUS MEN AND WOMEN, MEMBERS OF CHRIST'S LAY FAITHFUL AND PEOPLE OF GOODWILL IN THE DIOCESE OF MAMFE DIRECT SUMMONS TO
April 09, 2017
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The adultery scandal involving the General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleiman and a Canadian-based musician, Stephanie
March 21, 2017
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Pope Francis has asked for forgiveness for the “sins and failings of the Church and its members” during Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, saying the violence
March 21, 2017
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Canadian based Nigerian singer  Stephanie Otobo has been re-arraigned by the Nigerian Police alongside one Wisdom Godstime over alleged blackmail and
March 12, 2017
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Popular Lagos writer withdraws support for Apostle Suleiman A Lagos writer and staunch supporter of Apostle Johnson Suleiman has withdrawn his
March 10, 2017
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Pope Francis has said the Catholic church may consider ordaining married men who could potentially then work in remote areas faced with a shortage of

Business / Economy

April 21, 2017
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The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the non-concessional arm of the World Bank group (WB) will release an amount of
April 19, 2017
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Based on the 2017 edition of the global tourism competitiveness index recently published by the World Economic Forum (WEF), Cameroon is among the 17
April 17, 2017
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Bonamoussadi a well-known quarter in the Douala 5 municipality seems to be witnessing a strange outbreak of refuse dumping on roads. It appears
April 13, 2017
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26 dollars, being a little more than FCfa 16,000. It is the average price for the square metre of rent that an economic operator wishing to have an
April 13, 2017
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As of July 2017, construction work on an ultra modern shopping mall in the neighbourhood of Ekoudou, located in the 2nd arrondissement of the city of
April 09, 2017
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Louis Paul Motaze, Minister of Economy (Minepat), signed with Eximbank China, on 4April in Yaoundé, a concessional loan agreement (FCfa 89.4 billion)

Health / Medical

April 21, 2017
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 Concerns are rising that many diabetic patients in Cameroon could end up dying if they don't get the drug. The government has put the blame on the
April 19, 2017
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GENEVA — The World Health Organization said Tuesday that unprecedented progress had been made in tackling many of the world's most disfiguring and
April 17, 2017
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The minister of public health Andre Mama Fouda has warned medical doctors planning to begin a strike action today April 17, 2017 to retreat
March 13, 2017
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The syndicate of Medical doctors in Cameroon has announced that medical doctors in Cameroon would be going on a nation wide strike from the 17th of
March 12, 2017
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The Permanent Secretary of the National Malaria Control Programme, NMCP, Dr. Dorothy Ashu, has disclosed that malaria kills at least 4,000 people
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

Daily / Newsbrief

April 19, 2017
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A male tenant seemingly in his early 50s was beaten up at his doorsteps by his landlord because he owed over 3 years rents. The incident occurred in
April 19, 2017
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A group of more than 10 beggars yesterday Tuesday April 18 2017 around the Yaounde Central Market beat up a council worker mercilessly for
April 18, 2017
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A man has been found dead in his apartment at the Elf neighbourhood in Douala. The man who is a tailor was found half naked on his bed yesterday
April 14, 2017
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After the wave of suspensions brought about by the protests carried out this Monday over the absence of health insurances and other social benefits
April 14, 2017
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The population of Marche Tanko in the Bonaberi neighbourhood of Douala was yesterday shocked by the discovery of the lifeless body of a 66 year old
April 13, 2017
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Barely a month since a woman in Limbe killed her husband with acid in order to take off with a boyfriend, a similar incident has happened; this time

Showbiz / Music

April 13, 2017
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Comedian Charlie Murphy, a performer on “Chappelle’s Show” and Eddie Murphy’s older brother, has died at the age of 57. Murphy died on Wednesday
April 04, 2017
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Fai Bawe Henry, a 71 year retired civil servant who seemingly partied hard in his youthful days, yesterday 3 April joint the rest of the world in
March 01, 2017
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December 02, 2016
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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

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