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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
Cameroon: Statement on the arrest and detention of The SUN’s Political Desk Editor

Editorial
Statement on the arrest and detention
of The SUN’s Political Desk Editor,
Atia Tilarious Azhonwi and two others

We were alerted on Thursday, February 9 about the arrest and detention of our Political Desk Editor and Fako Bureau Chief, Atia Tilarious Azhonwi and two other journalists; Amos Fufong of The Guardian Post Newspaper and Mofor.... of The Voice of The Voiceless Newspaper at the Molyko neighbourhood in Buea at about 10 Pm.
The head office quickly dispatched a team made up of The Sun’s Managing Editor/CEO, Wasso Norbert Binde and Editor, Elah Geoffrey Mbong to Buea very early the next day to find out the circumstances that led to their arrest and demand for their immediate release.
On reaching Buea, and after checking at the Central Police Station and later at the Molyko precinct, where their arrest was confirmed, we were asked to come back in two hours.
On our return to the Molyko precinct, we met the trio who had already been removed from the cell to the holding area, stripped of their shoes and shirts, understandably distraught and visibly shaken. Mofor already had a punctured lip and wounds on his feet and was in cuffs-wounds he later said he sustained from police assault.
The police commissioner, realising we were journalists (by this time we had been joined by a few Buea-based reporters) pushed to justify the arrest of the trio. He called on the journalists one after another to admit that they have committed an offence.
Mofor admitted he has committed an offense but Atia and Fufong raised their hands in objection. The commissioner then went ahead to state that they had intelligence report that Mofor who is based in Bamenda was coming to Buea to distribute some pro Southern Cameroon National Council, SCNC (now outlawed) tracts. He said on Mofor’s arrival in Buea, plainclothes officers had tracked his movements and discovered that he had kept the bag containing the tracts in Amos’ house and further went into town trying to recruit some bike riders to help him circulate them.


He said Mofor was later apprehended flagrant delicto and taken to the station where he attempted to fight the officers. “That is where he sustained his injuries.” He said
Mofor admitted to having transported some three thousand tracts from Bamenda but said the tracts did not call for any form of violence.
The Commissioner also faulted Amos Fofung for keeping a bag that contained what has been considered illegal in his house but Amos said he had no idea what was in the bag and was just doing a favour for an old acquaintance who needed help after travelling the whole night. He insisted that he was shocked to later learn of the content of the bag.
To Atia, the Commissioner said he has flunked the warning from the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications (MINPOSTEL) against propagating false information by having strike and ghost town-related messages in his phone. Atia was quick to point out that he has never forwarded any strike-related message and does not have control over who sends him a text message. The commissioner said he should have deleted the messages as soon as he received them. Atia told him that he has always done so except for the ones that came in after his arrest and when his phone was in the commissioner’s keeping.
The commissioner also accused Atia and Amos of feeding the leaders of the outlawed Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium, CACSC, with information- accusations which the duo vehemently denied.
Upon the demand for the release of the duo who had visibly not committed any offence, the commissioner confessed that the matter is above his level and his hands were tied. He said several police units were involved in the operation and that there was nothing he could do.
We later contacted several relevant authorities who assured us of intervening within their limits of power and we were sent home with a glimmer of assurance that at least Atia Tilarious and Amos Fufong would be set free on that same day. We learned that the Divisional Officer, D.O. of Buea... later paid them a visit and asked them a few questions.
After failing to get the news of their release later that they, our team mobilised for a second day of intervention only to be informed early in the morning by some colleagues in Buea that the trio were transferred to the judicial police on the evening of Friday, February 10 and transported to Yaounde in the night.
After several attempts to get the location where they were being held, we later learned they were being detained at the Judicial Police headquarters in Yaounde. All attempts by our lawyers and other concerned individuals to get to them proved futile as the officials said they were under strict orders not to let anyone see them. They have been held incommunicado since their arrest and no official charges have been filed against them yet.
An eye witness to their arrest, another journalist (names withheld) told us that on that fateful day of their arrest, he was with Atia and Amos who had just come back from a trip to Douala, discussing by the roadside when two pickup vehicles loaded with police officers flashed in front of them. The police had with them a handcuffed and battered Mofor whom they asked to point at the door of the house where he had kept his bag upon arrival in Buea. The three journalists curiously followed the team to find out what was going on only to find out that Amos’ house was fingered and ransacked. They pleaded for information and were told that Mofor was under arrest for having tracts in his possession.
They were all later rounded up and lumped into the police vans for further questioning at the station, our witness said he was later asked to get off the police van with no explanation as to why Atia and Fofung were being taken to the station and not him.
We wish to state here that this is not the first time Atia Tilarious has been arrested. About three weeks before, Atia Tilarious was whisked into a police van while distributing newspapers along the streets of Buea. He was taken to the same police station by the same commissioner who ordered him to surrender his phones and USB key. These items were searched for well over an hour before they were returned to him after nothing incriminating was found. He was asked to go home with no explanation as to why he was arrested in the first place.
In the light of the above, The Management and Staff of The SUN Newspaper condemn in very strong terms, the arrest and detention of our Political Desk Editor, Atia Tilarious without due process and call for his immediate release as well as that of The Guardian Post Buea reporter, Amos Fufong.

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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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