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May 25, 2017

Bus hijacked by armed robbers along Kumba-Mamfe-Batibo high way

Some 10 men of the underworld earlier today, left dozens of travellers along ...
May 25, 2017

Issa Hayatou: Former CAF President expresses gratefulness for Biya’s honour

The Cameroon International from the North Region says, the President of ...
May 25, 2017

Paul Biya orders the compensation of 1 Billion FCFA to the Eséka disaster victims’ families

President Paul Biya has announced the reimbursement of 1billion FCFA as an ...
May 25, 2017

Anglophone crisis: From one trial to another, will the activits be released?

This is the fifth hearing since the arrest in January and February 2017 of the ...
May 25, 2017

Dozens Drown Off Libya As Aid Groups Denounce Tripoli's Coast Guard

More than 30 migrants, mostly toddlers, drowned on Wednesday when about 200 ...
May 25, 2017

Cameroon: Biya appoints Carl Enow Ngachu GM to head Cameroon's football Academy

President Paul Biya's degree signed on Wednesday 24th of May 2017,  appointing ...
May 25, 2017

Human Rights outfit condemns Trial violations of Anglophone activists

The Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales, BHRC, has released a new ...
May 24, 2017

Hopes of freedom for Balla and Fontem as Case is adjourned to June 7

The  prosecution has conceded to the bail of leaders of the consortium ...
May 24, 2017

CRTV: Journalist attempts a cover up for Adele Mballa’s professional shrink

In an interview broadcast over the Equinox private Radio station yesterday ...
May 24, 2017

Cameroon: Amnesty International denied access to hold press conference in Yaounde

Amnesty International has been denied access to organise a planned news ...
May 24, 2017

Buea-Cameroon: Council workers vow to resume hunger strike if demands are not met

The 4 workers of the Buea council who embarked on a hunger yesterday Tuesday ...
May 24, 2017

Cameroon: Anglophone Consortium leaders, 25 others due in court today

Dr Felix Nkongho Agbor Balla, Dr Fontem Neba, Mancho Bibixy plus 25 other ...
May 24, 2017

Dockers at the Douala seaport call off strike

Dockers of the Douala seaport have called off the strike and resumed activities ...
May 24, 2017

Cameroon: Mebo Ngo'o saved, Camrail officials to face jail terms for Eseka train wreck

President Paul Biya has ordered that those responsible for the Eseka Train ...

Sports / Games

May 25, 2017
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The Cameroon International from the North Region says, the President of Cameroon Paul Biya, has made him realise the support that he has always
May 25, 2017
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President Paul Biya's degree signed on Wednesday 24th of May 2017,  appointing Carl Enow Ngachu, General Manager of Cameroon's football Academy,
May 24, 2017
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The two goals of the encounter came in at the 12th and 14th minutes of play netted by Al Ahly's two strikers, O. Ajayi and Momen Zakari
May 23, 2017
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The Garoua based football club will be playing home this Tuesday afternoon at 4:00pm, against the Egyptian table leaders, Al Ahly. Cotton sport
May 20, 2017
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The head coach of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon says he has removed Joel Matip from his plans. Speaking to the BBC on Friday, Mr Broos disclosed
May 19, 2017
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The under 23 lions of Cameroon have failed to pick a qualification ticket for the final of the ongoing 4th Islamic solidarity Games in Baku,

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This is the fifth hearing since the arrest in January and February 2017 of the three Anglophone leaders and 25 others accused persons arrested during the anglohone crisis. The fifth hearing of the
May 23, 2017
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The president of La Republique signed a series of decrees appointing and dismissing local administrators on Monday.The message,that was read on the lone state broadcaster CRTV, brought tears and joy
May 24, 2017
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Parents join teachers to ask for unpaid salaries from Proprietor of Prestige Bilingual Nursery and Primary School Douala. Parents whose children are attending Prestige Bilingual Nursery and
May 25, 2017
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South Africa grabbed international attention earlier this year with images of angry demonstrators attacking foreign residents and their businesses. This type of xenophobic violence, analysts say, is
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

May 23, 2017
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A pastor in Zimbabwe is making headlines after claiming to have had a conversation with God on phone. According to the BBC, the pastor was reportedly
May 22, 2017
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 Five centuries ago, Martin Luther reformed the Christian church to prevent the marketing of religion. But in Africa, the debate over blending God
May 15, 2017
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Jonathan Mthethwa was killed by three crocodiles as he carried out a religious demonstration in Zimbabwe.  Shocked witnesses said the clergyman
May 03, 2017
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 The meeting conveyed by Arch Bishop Samuel Kleda in Buea ended on an impasse as he failed to convince the bishop in Buea to accept that Catholic
April 24, 2017
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Young teenage girl on Friday April 21, 2017 confessed during a deliverance prayer carried out in a popular Pentecostal Church in Bafoussam that she
April 21, 2017
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Business / Economy

May 25, 2017
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The Bank of Central African States (BEAC) has asked local banks to take steps to guard against hackers attack, Recommending banks to pool their
May 18, 2017
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Cameroon has borrowed about FCFA 43.58 billion from the Islamic Development Bank. It was on Wednesday in Saudi Arabia where the Minister of the
May 18, 2017
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The first ever international forum on digital economy has just ended in La Republique Du Cameroun under the patronage of the country’s absentee
May 16, 2017
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The spectacle at the Douala port last night  almost similar to what befell anglophone lawyers last year appears to be crumbling activities at the
May 12, 2017
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During the celebration of May Day, Joël Nana Kontchou, Managing Director of Eneo Cameroon, the company in charge of the electricity sector in
May 11, 2017
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The South African mobile operator giant is back on stage with several packages for Cameroonians. MTN has signed a three-year renewable contract

Health / Medical

May 21, 2017
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The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic republic of Congo increased to 29 cases from the previous 21. The World Health Organization says of the
May 18, 2017
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The Cameroon Renaissance Movement is concerned by the Government management of the strike by the Syndicat des Médecins du Cameroun (SYMEC). SYMEC
May 16, 2017
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Activities were paralyzed at the Yaounde center hospital and other hospitals in Cameroon as members of the union of medical personnel began a second
May 15, 2017
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Canal 2 International controversially cancelled a programme which was going to feature the president of the Cameroon Doctors’ Trade Union at the
May 15, 2017
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The lexical gimmick devised by Public Health Minister, Andre Mama Fouda, to trick doctors into calling-off their planned strike action has flopped.
May 15, 2017
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Cameroon doctors are in the second phase of their strike action, which will cover three days (from Monday to Wednesday). The peaceful strike was

Daily / Newsbrief

May 25, 2017
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Some 10 men of the underworld earlier today, left dozens of travellers along the Kumba-Mamfe-Batibo road axis stranded. According to information
May 24, 2017
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In an interview broadcast over the Equinox private Radio station yesterday morning, a journalist of the CRTV attempted to put the fallen 8:30pm news
May 24, 2017
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The 4 workers of the Buea council who embarked on a hunger yesterday Tuesday 23rd May 2017 demanding over  44 months of unpaid salaries have vowed to
May 24, 2017
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Dockers of the Douala seaport have called off the strike and resumed activities while expecting a lasting solution to their grievances. According
May 22, 2017
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Candidates going in for the Technical General Certificate of Examination BACC, are expected to begin the practical session today across the national
May 22, 2017
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Some gendarmerie officers who were brought in from Kutaba in the West Region in the wake of the lawyers and teachers strikes to maintain law and

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Showbiz / Music

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March 01, 2017
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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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