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Sep 22, 2017

Anglophone crisis: 4 US Congress members write to Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson

Four US Congressmen on September 19 wrote to USA secretary of states calling on ...
Sep 22, 2017

Anglophones Defy Gun-Toting Troops, Take To The Streets Of West Cameroon

Never in the history of Cameroon have the people of the North West and South ...
Sep 22, 2017

Police shoot one Ambazonian during independence march in Santa, NW

At least one person has been shot by police in Santa as Southern Cameroonians ...
Sep 22, 2017

Corrupt Fon of Wum threatens to have more people arrested

Reports reaching us say the fon of Wum is threatening to have more of his ...
Sep 22, 2017

Ambazonian flag hoisted in Bamenda

mbazonian protesters have successfully hoisted their Flag at Commercial Avenue, ...
Sep 22, 2017

Ambazonian Spring Submerges Common Law Lawyers’ Mamfe Conclave

The General Assembly of the Common Law Lawyers that was slated for Mamfe on ...
Sep 22, 2017

UN Dispatches Rescue Team To North West As Rumours Of A Massacre Heighten

The United Nations has dispatched a rescue mission to the North West Region ...
Sep 22, 2017

As West Southern Cameroons Boils, Double Explosions Go Up In Douala

The population of Cameroon’s Economic Capital, Douala is still in shock, ...
Sep 22, 2017

Biya’s UN Speech Stokes More Protest Embers In Anglophone Regions

When the clock chimed 1:30pm today, relative calm had returned to the North ...
Sep 22, 2017

Cameroon: The Irony Of Biya’s Speech at the UN

“Peace is the sine qua non for the survival of human kind. Peace remains ...
Sep 22, 2017

Cameroon: Building collapses on about 10 people in Dschang

A four-story building is reported to have collapsed in Foreke a Quarter in ...
Sep 22, 2017

Cameroon-Yaounde: US Embassy advises its citizens to be careful about travelling to Bamenda

After the frightful incident that took place in Bamenda on Thursday 21 ...
Sep 21, 2017

Irate Protesters Vent Anger On Buea Mayor For Shooting An Unarmed Ambazonians

Peaceful protesters who took to the streets today in the Southern Cameroons ...
Sep 21, 2017

Cameroon: NW Governor declares 24 hours State of Emergency

The Governor of the NW region issued a regional order banning the movement of ...
Sep 21, 2017

The strategic manipulation of the state on public and international opinion

Today in the early hours of the morning in Bamenda, an alleged grenade ...
Sep 21, 2017

Muyuka Infuriated Villagers Disrupt School, Market, Parade Teachers As Traitors

A group of angry youths in Bafia Village, Muyuka Sub Division went amok in the ...

Sports / Games

September 21, 2017
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Dieudonne Happi is prepared to discard the disposed Secretary General of Fecafoot,Blaise Musa. This is because the new caretaker chairman wants to
September 14, 2017
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Defending champions Nigeria, have given the basketball lions their exit ticket after leading with 106-91. {loadposition myposition}   It was a
September 11, 2017
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Cannon’s shock came on Sunday, when they lost to Colombe 0-1. It became official that they are now a second division team with three more playing
September 10, 2017
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Coach Antonio Barbosa and his boys can celebrate for now, after moving one step further than the team did in the last edition of the competition as
September 10, 2017
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Some Cameroonian based professional football players of the MTN Elite One championship, have been nominated for the 2017 awards of the Cameroonian
September 09, 2017
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At least five members of Renaissance of Ngoumou are reportedly injured after an accident on Friday.The incident occurred when the football team was

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September 22, 2017
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At least one person has been shot by police in Santa as Southern Cameroonians engage in  pre-independence march today.The man,  termed "Santa hero" was shot in the hand, according to reports reaching
September 09, 2017
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Brenda Biya, daughter of the  president of La Republique du Cameroun, is sitting the Competitive entrance examination into the National School of Administration and Magistracy.Biya Eyenga Elle
September 22, 2017
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As Southern Cameroons bubble with tension, explosions are said to have gone up in Douala, leaving the population with much fright. {loadposition myposition}   The population of Cameroon’s
July 14, 2017
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Governor Adolphe Lele Lafrique and Camair-Co GM Ernest Dikoum have appreciated the state of preparedness ahead of July 20, 2017 inaugural flight. From the look of things, the Bamenda airport is
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

September 14, 2017
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Pascal Boade, who served in the Bafia Diocese as a technician and driver, is reported to have died mysteriously three months after the disappearance
August 29, 2017
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A local private radio station, Radio Balafon based in the Litoral Region, reported an incident which occurred on Monday 28 August. It is about traces
August 28, 2017
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 A renowned Pentecostal Man of God, Archbishop Godfred Anyere Tarh, has warned President Paul Biya and his cronies to hold inclusive dialogue with
August 23, 2017
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To all the Presbyterial Secretaries          -Presbyterial Treasurers          -Pastors          -Principals          -Managers of Schools         
July 29, 2017
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Sudan has instructed christian schools to open on Sundays, reports the BBC, quoting Radio Dabanga.Radio Dabanga reports that the instruction comes
July 27, 2017
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Catholic Christians in the Bertoua archdiocese are promising to rain down fire and brimstone via a general strike action announced for the 30th of

Business / Economy

September 21, 2017
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Last week, the Cameroonian Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications launched a call for IT proposals for SUP’PTIC Business Academy in Yaoundé. The
September 20, 2017
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Aliko Dangote at UN General Assembly in New York: “Africa will become the food basket of the world” ; "Five of the twelve million jobs needed in
September 15, 2017
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Camair Co, the Cameroonian public airline, will resume, in the coming weeks, its flights to some African capital cities. These include Libreville in
September 14, 2017
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The United Bank for Africa(UBA)Plc was present at the roundtable Forum organized in Paris from September 6 – 8, 2017,  by the government of the
September 09, 2017
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Looking for any meaningful employment is time consuming, frustrating and emotionally draining. Finding that job to suit your interests, capabilities,
August 29, 2017
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The Pan African financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc has announced its audited half year financial results ended June 30, 2017,

Health / Medical

September 19, 2017
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An emergency vaccination campaign is getting under way in northeastern Nigeria to prevent a deadly cholera outbreak from spreading to other
September 08, 2017
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ONDON —  At least 1.4 million people uprooted by Boko Haram's insurgency in northeast Nigeria are living in 'cholera hotspots,' prey to an
September 06, 2017
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The Minister of Public Health has appointed Jean II  Dissongo Regional Delegate of Public Health for Littoral, barely 19 months after his sacking.The
August 28, 2017
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A landmark drug study has opened up a potent way to lower the risk of heart attacks — beyond the now standard advice of reducing cholesterol —
August 24, 2017
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What Is It?Cardiac arrest, sometimes called sudden cardiac arrest, means that your heart suddenly stops beating. This cuts off blood flow to the
August 24, 2017
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The world’s largest non-government hospital ship is docked in Cameroon’s commercial capital, Douala. Medical staff and volunteers from around the

Daily / Newsbrief

September 22, 2017
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mbazonian protesters have successfully hoisted their Flag at Commercial Avenue, Bamenda today. Eyewitnesses say two fabrics of the flag were taken up
September 22, 2017
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A four-story building is reported to have collapsed in Foreke a Quarter in Dschang. This happened on 21 September at around 3pm. {loadposition
September 22, 2017
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After the frightful incident that took place in Bamenda on Thursday 21 September; an explosion leaving three police officers wounded, the US Embassy
September 21, 2017
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Brigitte Soppo the executive director of SICC, is involved in a situation in which her company was reported to have robbed Cameroonians of over a
September 21, 2017
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A 17-year-old Giscard Waffo Tala, was on Tuesday, September 19, found dead in a taxi in the Famla neighbourhood, Bafoussam. According to reports,
September 20, 2017
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A special report by the Committee to Protect Journalists. The Committee for the Protection of Journalists will publish its report entitled

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Showbiz / Music

July 15, 2017
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Reports say a documentary on the life of the former captain of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon will be presented at the Ecrans noirs film festival
July 13, 2017
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The American gospel singer has tweeted after he was reported to be dead by a certain website, HoustonChronicle-TV.com on Wednesday 12 July 2017.
July 01, 2017
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The SDO for Douala 5, Tchakui Nounde Jean Marie, has signed a release banning the controversial Cameroonian musician, Maahlox le vibeur from holding
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

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