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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

We continue the updates of what happened while you were away. This time it was ...
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

Cameroon's veteran Dictator Paul Biya finally yielded to pressure from home and ...
Apr 21, 2017

Internet restoration in Southern Cameroons: SCACUF releases press statement

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Apr 20, 2017

Internet reinstated in Anglophone regions of Cameroon barely a few hours after President Biya's orders

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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.

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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,
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

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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February 28, 2016, NEW YORK, NY -- To commemorate the final day of Black History Month, Lorine Chia has partnered with Afropunk to premiere her
December 02, 2016
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If you’re a single young African woman, there’s one question that you’ve come to dread. It comes up at family functions, social events and random
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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