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Jun 25, 2017

Confederations cup 2017: Cameroon seeks semi-finals spot as they face Germany

The indomitable Lions will lock horns with Germany, the World cup defending ...
Jun 25, 2017

Gendarme officers find marijuana farm in Mbouda

After an investigation led by the company commander of Mbouda, Patrice Dong ...
Jun 24, 2017

Cameroon: Shocking translations during exams

La Republique is a country of never-ending wonders. The question of wrong and ...
Jun 24, 2017

Cameroon: Lack of funds grounds fourth population census

Mr Paul Biy the long serving ruler of Cameroon in 2015 announced the fourth ...
Jun 24, 2017

Bilingualism Commission impotent to solve Cameroon's Language Problem

The recent declaration by Philemon Zo'o Zame, Director General of the ...
Jun 24, 2017

Cameroon: Parliamentarians shut up for ‘indecent dressing’

Two members of the National Assembly were denied access to ask questions to ...
Jun 23, 2017

Southern Cameroons: SCACUF calls on Women to step in the gap

Ever since the struggle to restore Ambazonia from the clutches of the colonial ...
Jun 23, 2017

Cameroon: Suicide Explosion Kills Two And Injures One In Mora

A suicide explosion early Friday, 23.06.2017 in Mora, Far North region of ...
Jun 23, 2017

Cameroon adopts new law to heavily sanction protesting soldiers

Soldiers and other military personnel found guilty of acts of insubordination, ...
Jun 23, 2017

Yaounde: Floods hit Symbock neighborhood leaving many homeless

The population of symbock neighbourhood in Yaounde, Cameroon's capital got up ...
Jun 23, 2017

Boko Haram Insurgents Clash With Cameroonian Soldiers In A Fierce Battle

The Cameroonian army and Boko Haram terrorists were engaged in a violent, ...
Jun 23, 2017

Common Law Bench at the Supreme Court underway as Parliament Scrutinises Bill

President Paul Biya has sent a bill to Parliament to reform the Supreme Court. ...
Jun 22, 2017

Essos-Yaounde: A house under construction collapses killing young student doing holiday job

With the advent of the holidays, students engage in holiday jobs to help reduce ...
Jun 22, 2017

Confederations cup 2017: Australia-Cameroon match ends in a 1-1 tie

To the disappointment of Hugo Broos and his boys who had before the match, made ...
Jun 22, 2017

Confederations cup 2017: Lions face Australia in must win match

The Cameroon National team shall be playing today at 4:00pm, their second match ...
Jun 22, 2017

Cameroon: 10 Dead In Boko Haram Suicide Attacks In Kolofata

Two Boko Haram suicide bombers have blown themselves up in Cameroon, killing ...

Sports / Games

June 25, 2017
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The indomitable Lions will lock horns with Germany, the World cup defending champions at the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Russia today June 25 at 4:00pm.
June 22, 2017
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To the disappointment of Hugo Broos and his boys who had before the match, made winning their number one priority, they now only have God to pray to,
June 22, 2017
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The Cameroon National team shall be playing today at 4:00pm, their second match of the Russian Confederations cup against Australia. This
June 18, 2017
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Cameroon have crumbled before Chile in the Confederations Cup in Russia. The winners of Copa America put up a spirited fight whose reward were two
June 18, 2017
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The Portuguese Primeira Liga side have secured the services of the 25-year-old Cameroonian midfielder in order to boosts their midfield compartment.
June 17, 2017
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LISBON (Reuters) - Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave the club and Spain after being accused of committing tax fraud in the

Cameroon Today

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The recent declaration by Philemon Zo'o Zame, Director General of the Telecommunications Regulatory Agency proscribing the use of English at the institution has brought to focus the ability of the
June 24, 2017
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The Director of Civil at the Presidency, Martin Belinga Eboutou is reported to have been humiliated in Paris as he tried to negotiate for a tete a tete between Paul Biya and his French counterpart
June 24, 2017
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A woman and the driver of a transport vehicle are currently in detention in Bafoussam after being caught with a huge quantity of bush meat.They were arrested on Thursday night in Foumban during a 
June 23, 2017
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Cameroon military have neutralised a suspected female suicide bomber early today in the city of Kolofata in the Far North region of Cameroon as reported by French Newspaper L'Oeil du Sahel. Boko
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

June 15, 2017
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Catholic bishops in Cameroon made a spectacular media outing on Thursday during which they asserted in very strong terms that their brother Benoit
June 15, 2017
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Bishops of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon have called the government to fish out the masterminds behind the dramatic disappearance and
June 07, 2017
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Arch Bishop Emeritus of the Douala Diocese ,Christian Cardinal Tumi says the recent developments against the religious body in the country instead
June 06, 2017
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The Vatican has  appointed Bishop Abraham Kome, Bishop of Bafang, as the new apostolic administrator of the diocese of Bafia.The appointment was made
June 06, 2017
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At the same time, Cameroonians have been wondering why the Apostolic Nuncio in Yaounde, Mgr Piero Pioppo who should be an integral part of the
June 06, 2017
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The man of God who was surrounded by many other clergy could not control his emotions when he addressed the huge number of Christians who had broken

Business / Economy

June 22, 2017
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The said Economic partnership agreement EPA between Cameroon and the European Union which entered into vigour since 4th of August 2016 has been in
June 21, 2017
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  According to a document released by the Autonomous sinking fund of Cameroon (CAA),the country's short term debt by May 31st 2017 stood at 7.6% of
June 19, 2017
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According to information published by the  United Nations Conference on Commerce and Development (UNCCD) last  June 7 2017,  from 1990 to 2016,
June 15, 2017
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United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) successfully raised USD500 million, though a debut Eurobond, which was 240% over-subscribed. The significant
June 12, 2017
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Another internet access provider has joined the already competitive internet market in Cameroon. Konnect Africa is an affiliate of French giant
June 12, 2017
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The Cameroonian government and the European Union delegation (EU) in Cameroon just signed a financing agreement for FCfa 6.6 billion. This funding

Health / Medical

June 21, 2017
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Brazzaville, 21 June 2017 – For the first time, WHO’s Regional Office for Africa (AFRO) is convening a meeting of global leaders and thinkers to
June 18, 2017
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JOHANNESBURG — Among the people socializing in a tavern in Alexandra township in Johannesburg is Karabo Sathekge, who asked that VOA not give her
June 01, 2017
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The Nkululu neighbourhood has witnessed a one of a kind incident on Tuesday when two kids 3 and 6 years old died mysteriously. The cause of death is
May 29, 2017
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The Minister of Public Health Andre Mama Fouda, is expected today 29 May 2017 at the Douala General hospital, the Laquintinie hospital and the 
May 26, 2017
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An international humanitarian Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Mercy Ships, has pledged to rescue some 1,400 destitute patients suffering from
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

Daily / Newsbrief

June 25, 2017
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After an investigation led by the company commander of Mbouda, Patrice Dong Asseko, the whereabouts of a hidden “Banga” farm were discovered on the
June 24, 2017
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La Republique is a country of never-ending wonders. The question of wrong and misleading translations has become an integral part of our nation. In
June 24, 2017
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Mr Paul Biy the long serving ruler of Cameroon in 2015 announced the fourth population census in his kingdom which has not taken place till date.   
June 23, 2017
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The population of symbock neighbourhood in Yaounde, Cameroon's capital got up this Wednesday morning June 22 2017 in tears and sorrow as floods had
June 22, 2017
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With the advent of the holidays, students engage in holiday jobs to help reduce the budget for back to school on the part of their parents. A
June 21, 2017
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Custom officers at their Fotokol control duty post, are said to have seized 200kg of drugs which were destined for the Nigerian based terrorist group

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Showbiz / Music

June 18, 2017
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Cameroonian rapper Mahlox, who is popularly known for his song "ça sort comme ça sort", was reportedly agressed yestersay June 17. He had gone to
June 10, 2017
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A young Cameroonian singer is currently under intensive medical care in Yaoundé after narrowly escaping death in a rather shocking car accident.
June 03, 2017
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Some artist decided to boycott a conference for musicians which held in Douala yesterday. According to reports this conference was organized by one
June 03, 2017
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The reaction of a popular Cameroonian musician to the death of Bishop Jean Marie Balla  is making headlines across the country, especially on social
June 03, 2017
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A young musician lost her  life on Friday in the Ngousso neighbourhoods in Yaoundé in a road accident. Merveille Tsand'Mbe of the Macase band was
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

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