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Aug 15, 2017

Medicare Fraud USA: Cameroonian slammed 75 Years Jail Term

The owner and director of nursing of a Houston home health agency was sentenced ...
Aug 15, 2017

Former Libyan Prime Minister kidnapped in Tripoli

Former Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan is reported to have been kidnapped on ...
Aug 15, 2017

Douala Airport: Lebanese man apprehended with illegal diamond worth FCfa 630 million

Abadi Choudi, a British citizen of Lebanese origin, has just been arrested at ...
Aug 15, 2017

African Union calls for support for mudslide victims in Sierra Leone

The African Union Commission has called on Africans in the continent, diaspora ...
Aug 14, 2017

Bamenda-Northwest Region: Baptist Comprehensive College Nkwen goes down in flames

More schools set on fire as a Baptist college is visited with flames in Nkwen ...
Aug 14, 2017

MBENGWI MOMO DIVISION: MARTHA AKOM FOMUNYOH, VICTIM OF CIRCUMSTANCES OR COLLATERAL DAMAGE?

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Aug 14, 2017

Freetown: Hundreds feared buried in Sierra Leone mudslide

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Aug 14, 2017

Suspected Islamist militants kill 18 in attack on Burkina Faso restaurant

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Aug 14, 2017

Cameroon: The price of being "Anglophone" -Justice Ayah Paul Abine writes

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Aug 14, 2017

Cameroon: Severe accident on the Yaounde-Bafoussam highway

Severe traffic accident on the road leading from the the western region into ...
Aug 13, 2017

Southern Cameroons Crisis: Activist Akuroh John Mbah Speaks, calls for 3 days ghost towns

Akuroh John Mbah from the SCACUF advocacy committee announces major victories, ...
Aug 13, 2017

Danger For Cameroon! Mamfe Bishop Cries Out!

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Aug 12, 2017

After Hostile Diaspora Reception: Gov’t dispatches military artilleries to Anglophone Regions to forestall attack

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Aug 11, 2017

Hysacam Bamenda gets brand new trucks to improve on its mission to keep the City of Bamenda :

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Aug 11, 2017

Mbengwi-Cameroon: New Controvesy on the arrest of "alleged" Ambazonian terrorists

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Dr David Makongo writes third open letter to President Paul Biya

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Sports / Games

August 10, 2017
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  Following the recent controversial media outing of Ahmad Ahmad, CAF president, claiming Cameroon is not ready to host the 2019 African cup of
August 08, 2017
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Jean-Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting has moved to English Premier League club Stock City. The 28 year old concluded a three year contract with Schalke 04
August 07, 2017
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Cameroon may lose out as hosts of the 2019 African Cup of Nations. As it struggles with infrastructural development, the Confederation of African
August 01, 2017
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Lionhearted Abdouraman Hamadou Babba, President of Etoile Filante of Garoua, has taken the Confederation of African Football (CAF), to the Court of
July 31, 2017
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The world football governing body, FIFA has passed its verdict in favour of Samuel Nlend and Union of Douala against Al- Ittihad football club of
July 29, 2017
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Le Jour newspaper, in its July 28 edition, reported that the Head of State Paul Biya, has invited the President of the African Football Federation

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August 14, 2017
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Martha, 44 and a resident of Mbengwi in the North West Region of Cameroon was arrested on Thursday 3rd August,2017. This arrest was laid right in front of her kids( age range between 8-25years), her
July 28, 2017
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"World financial institutions have so far been according us much confidence which is gradually helping us to attain our plan in terms of growth. It is no doubt that we are facing falling prices of
August 05, 2017
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Friday 4 July 2017, was observed as the International Beer day, which is aimed at celebrating the beer product, which has become an indispensable commodity in the world especially in Cameroon.
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: Etoudi Panics As Francophones See The Light

In recent days, a wave of hysterical abuse has been raining down on Cameroon’s minister of water and power, Basile Atangana Kouna, for the Beti-heavy list of candidates admitted for training in his ministry as solar power technicians and engineers. The outrage is bipartisan, coming in equal measure from the Beti elite, who are incensed that by publishing this list of Beti-only candidates, he has given more ammunition to the West Cameroon Resistance to attack a regime that’s already on the ropes. Mathias Eric Owona Nguini, a Beti university don, calls it a “list of shame that has shocked all the regions of the country, including the Beti regions.” The newspaper “L’Emergance “ angrily accused the minister of attempting to destabilize the regime.

The list has indeed shocked most Francophones, as it provides further irrefutable evidence to bolster the case West Cameroonians have been making for weeks. Namely, that the entire system has been rigged to favor the tribe in power and the Francophones have supinely accepted it.

The shock and outrage being expressed by the rest of the francophone regions shows that a light bulb has finally gone on in their brains. Biya and his gang realize this and are beginning to panic. Such lists are a common practice in government ministries, even those supposedly run by West Cameroonians who so fear losing their perches and perquisites that they dare not even include the names of their own siblings who might have performed better in the selection examinations.

In an interview with a local paper on Wednesday, Minister Kouna said these candidates were being recruited to work in their regions only (Center and South) and that recruitment in the other regions would follow that model to take account of language, availability and cultural practices.

If you believe him, then I have a bridge over the Menchum Falls to sell to you, cheap.


But what he intimated would make eminent sense if only it were true. It would mean that we should have had our own teacher training colleges (or ‘normal schools’ in English*), training local men and women to teach in their towns or villages of origin. You would get true commitment from these teachers and better results from their schools. The same would hold true for the other professions – police, nurses, doctors, etc. In the same vein, we would elect our own local governments (the chimera in the 20 year-old “Decentralization Law”) from governors to village councils. That is actually the old West Cameroon model.

But back to that light bulb that is stealing the sleep from the gilded rooms in Etoudi. There is a growing chorus of ordinary Francophones raising their voices in strident support of our cause. From call-in shows on French radio and television networks to online forums and street demonstrations, the Francophones are following the lead of West Cameroonians. There’s even a demonstration planned for Paris, France – France! – this week to support our cause.

Recent history shows us that it is nothing new for West Cameroonians to show the way in that benighted republic and many Francophones now readily concede that. I still remember back in the late 80s and early 90s when we had to fight with these people to get their children to wear uniforms to school. All their school children used to look like street urchins. They finally succumbed to our logic but resented us for it for years because we were right all along.

In an online video doing the rounds these days, francophone lawyer Jean de Dieu Momo is giving his East Cameroon brethren a tutorial in the leadership West Cameroonians have exhibited since independence. He points out that the ‘office de baccalaureat’ came about thanks to our fight for an independent GCE board (which we have partly lost back thanks to Anglophone government stooges). Momo reminds everyone that the multiparty system, many of whose numerous well-fed leaders now shout about ‘national unity,’ was only achieved when John Fru Ndi and a band of intrepid young West Cameroonians marched from Ntarikon to City Chemist Roundabout and were fired on by francophone gendarmes, killing six of them.

This is the kind of history Biya does not want Francophones to be reminded of, for fear that it could be contagious.

There are signs that the regime has become practically paralyzed by fear, given the very unorthodox methods of the West Cameroonian peaceful resistance movement. That the ruling CPDM party has been effectively banned from Bamenda by popular fiat; that the usually reliable tactic of diving our two provinces has failed abjectly this time, with Musonge and his jingoistic elite being booed out of Buea; that Philemon Yang and Paul Atanga Nji are basically persona non gratae anywhere in West Cameroon now, was already troubling enough.

But what must be giving the regime true nightmares was the shocking spectacle in Bamenda on Wednesday, February 22. That was when a company of soldiers in military trucks from Yaounde paraded the streets of the city with the newly won African Cup of Nations and basically no one came out to see them. And if you want further proof that CRTV has sunk to the depths of journalistic depravity, you would notice that the newscasts of that Wednesday evening didn’t mention the Cup visit to Bamenda. Because of this alone, you can ignore the photo shopped pictures now making the rounds of the internet, showing adoring crowds welcoming the cup in Bamenda as the fakes they really are.
This is the stuff of waking nightmares for the regime. As we say at home, football is Biya’s ‘final joker,’ the magic bullet, the stuff he has used the most to perpetuate his rule over the years. He uses it as the prime drug, the ‘opium of the people,’ dispensed to the country in large doses during periods of extreme crisis, to keep the population subdued. It has always worked. So to see it fail so spectacularly is stomach churning for the regime.
If they were any wiser they should have seen this coming after Victoria turned its back on the Women’s Cup matches. But they never learn.

They still cannot come to terms with a defiant population that ignores presidential decrees, government edicts, ministerial decisions and governors’ orders. They probably thought they could outwait us or find a balm to salve the wounds of a West Cameroon tired of strikes, ghost towns and unschooled children. The Nations’ Cup, they thought, would begin to break down the resistance. They thought wrong. Maybe now they begin to understand what we mean. We are fed up and we won’t take it anymore. And the people are just, for the most part, peacefully staying in their homes.

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Religion / Church

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
July 18, 2017
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In a communiqué signed on 17 July 2017 by Archbishop Samuel Kleda, the President of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon, it was revealed
July 13, 2017
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A 56-year-old United States-based Nigerian pastor has been jailed 15 years for raping two teenage girls who were part of his congregation. Aside
July 12, 2017
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Catholic bishops in Cameroon have reasserted that Bishop Jean Marie Benoit Bala was 'murdered'.This message is contained in a communiqué signed on
July 10, 2017
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The President of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon (NEC) Mgr. Samuel Kléda, says the Bishops of Cameroon still stand on their position

Business / Economy

August 10, 2017
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On 7 August 2017, one of the two MA 60 in the fleet owned by Camair Co, the Cameroonian public airline, landed on the runway of the Bertoua airport,
August 03, 2017
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In demonstration of its commitment to deliver convenient, superior and innovative banking solutions to its customers, the pan-African financial
August 02, 2017
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During the last quarter of 2014, the customer base of MTN Cameroon, local subsidiary of the South African telecommunications group MTN International,
July 29, 2017
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Nigeria's Senate has withdrawn a report that largely exonerated South African telecoms giant MTN of accusations of illegally repatriating $14 billion
July 29, 2017
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Maize production in the world is relatively stable in 2017 according to the American ministry of agriculture (USDA) though still inferior to the 2016
July 26, 2017
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The Cameroonian Minister of Transport, Edgar Alain Mebe Ngo’o, has just taken delivery of a donation of meteorological equipment worth a little more

Health / Medical

August 15, 2017
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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has updated its data on global deaths with Africa experiencing a decrease in the recurrent leading causes of
July 29, 2017
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The health sector in Cameroon and the world at large is faced with the inflation of contraband drugs in markets, hospitals, streets and pharmacies.
July 25, 2017
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Plans are underway to introduce a vagina ring in Africa which is expected to curb HIV infection  by 56%.The ring has already been tested in teenage
July 23, 2017
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Over 100 kidney patients, Monday, July 17, besieged the Yaounde General Hospital, calling on Government to provide them with dialysis machines and
July 22, 2017
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Plans are underway to create a cancer treatment centre in Cameroon.It was disclosed on Thursday in Yaoundé when the director of civil cabinet at the
July 20, 2017
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Over 100 kidney patients, Monday, July 17, besieged the Yaounde General Hospital, calling on Government to provide them with dialysis machines and

Daily / Newsbrief

August 15, 2017
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Abadi Choudi, a British citizen of Lebanese origin, has just been arrested at the Douala international airport, the Cameroonian economic capital,
August 14, 2017
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More schools set on fire as a Baptist college is visited with flames in Nkwen Bamenda by unknown individuals. This took place on Sunday 13 August
August 14, 2017
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Severe traffic accident on the road leading from the the western region into Yaounde this morning at 5am.A fully loaded 70 seater bus belonging to a
August 11, 2017
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On the 30th of January 2017 the group Hysacam was awarded the contract by the Government of Cameroon in association with the Bamenda City Council to
August 07, 2017
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Elites and youths of Bangolan village drawn from all over the country rallied at the palace of their Fon, HRH Chafah Isaac XI in Yaounde on Saturday
August 05, 2017
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A Powerful storm hit part of Jakiri town on the 24th of July 2017 destroying a vast number of houses and farms. This suddenly made families and

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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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