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Nov 20, 2017

Bamenda-Northwest: Police man dead and several civilians wounded after exchange of gunfire

Reports from Bamenda say, a police man has been killed and several civilians ...
Nov 20, 2017

Southern Cameroons: Biya plans to visit Ambazonia

There is information circulating that Paul Biya, the head of the regime in ...
Nov 20, 2017

ENAM results 2017: Where did Ange Angouing take 448 more names from?

Minister Michel Ange Angouing released a new list of the ENAM results which he ...
Nov 19, 2017

Morocco food stampede kills 15 and wounds many

At least 15 people have been killed in a stampede in Morocco while food aid was ...
Nov 19, 2017

Morocco food stampede kills 15 and wounds many

At least 15 people have been killed in a stampede in Morocco while food aid was ...
Nov 19, 2017

Mugabe replaced by Vice president he sacked, as head of ZANU-PF

Robert Mugabe's party, the ZANU-PF, have deposed him from the post of president ...
Nov 19, 2017

Updates from Bamenda

As early as 5am this morning gun shots could be heard here and there emanating ...
Nov 19, 2017

ENAM 2017: Minister publishes new list of successful candidates

The Minister of Administrative reforms, Michel Ange Angouing, has published a ...
Nov 19, 2017

Cameroon-National Assembly: Measures taken for adoption of budget after fire incident

The members of the National Assembly met on Saturday 18 November to plan on how ...
Nov 18, 2017

Mamfe: The Shooting Of CPDM Sub Section President-Updates

BaretaNews can now confirm as reported earlier that Enow Orock who was shot ...
Nov 18, 2017

Libya reinvents the wheel of slavery while the UN, EU and AU cast a blind eye.

The collapse of Libya was a well calculated plan designed by the West to ...
Nov 18, 2017

Anglophone crisis: UN issues strong statement to Biya's regime

The United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA) has expressed ...
Nov 18, 2017

Cameroon: Exclusive revelations on the fire incident at the National Assembly

Intelligence reports suggest it was a criminal act perpetrated by the allies of ...
Nov 18, 2017

Benin expels MTN General Manager

The General Manager of the South African Telecommunications company in Benin, ...
Nov 17, 2017

South West: MTN, Orange & NEXTTEL offices sealed for respecting ghost town

Workers of the Buea council led by the Mayor, Patrick Ekema Esunge, on Monday, ...
Nov 17, 2017

Anglophone Crisis: Bamenda City Council grand councillors renounce ghost town

Grand councillors of the Bamenda City Council have renounced those encouraging ...

Sports / Games

November 14, 2017
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The indomitable Lions will not benefit from the sum of 8.4 billion Fcfa, which they would have been offered if they qualified for the upcoming
November 13, 2017
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The final round of World Cup qualifying is taking place, and 27 countries are already assured of their places alongside hosts Russia at next summer's
November 11, 2017
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Cameroon's last match of the Russian world cup qualifiers against Zambia has ended in a draw. {loadposition myposition}   The lions found
November 09, 2017
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The Cameroonian professional who plays in Henan Jianye, China, will miss the lions’ encounter against Zambia on Saturday 11 November 2017.
November 07, 2017
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The woes of Anglophones in Cameroon were further compounded over the weekend, when two of their soccer flag bearers in the 2017 Cup of Cameroon semi
November 06, 2017
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The two teams to play the final of the 57th edition of the Cameroon cup are known. New stars of Douala, shall meet with UMS of Loum in the final,

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November 20, 2017
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Reports from Bamenda say, a police man has been killed and several civilians wounded. This occurred between Saturday and Sunday at night. {loadposition myposition}   As Cameroon-info:net
November 08, 2017
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On Monday, November 6, 2017, CPDM lackeys and sycophants in all the 10 Regions of Cameroon rolled out jubilation drums to celebrate their supreme leader, Paul Biya for reigning for 35 uninterrupted
November 19, 2017
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A night club and some surrounding buildings got burnt on Friday night in Douala. {loadposition myposition} The merrymaking area which has been identified by media reports as La Cle Night Club is
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

November 15, 2017
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Retired Archbishop Emeritus of Douala Cardinal Christian Tumi has made another stunning revelation about the status of Southern Cameroonians in a
October 09, 2017
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A simple definition of justice is "fairness in the way people are treated." Justice is fundamental to the world. That is why in truly democratic
September 25, 2017
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All church services in the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon have been moved from Sunday, October 1, 2017, to Sarturday, September 30,
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

Business / Economy

November 15, 2017
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Customs’ national directorate at the ministry of finance will proceed to the sale by auction of 20 containers of wood which were to be exported. The
November 15, 2017
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AfroMillionsLotto, a new online lotto offering the biggest jackpot in Africa, launches today throughout Cameroon. For every lotto ticket sold, a
November 11, 2017
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The European Union has reportedly reached a two-year deal with Cameroon. The EU will grant Cameroon about FCFA 63 billion. {loadposition
November 10, 2017
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In a press release made public today, the telecom company states that it is no longer commercially viable to resume activities in Cameroon. It
November 04, 2017
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There are unconfirmed reports that say gold has been discovered in a  locality called Song Matip near Eseka in the Centre region.Eseka is that famous
November 02, 2017
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Criticized for years by market analysts and experts, the presence of two stock exchanges in an economic community was considered as an embarrassment

Health / Medical

October 20, 2017
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KAMPALA — Uganda’s ministry of health confirmed Thursday that one person has died of Marburg hemorrhagic fever, a close relative of the Ebola virus.
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

Daily / Newsbrief

November 20, 2017
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Minister Michel Ange Angouing released a new list of the ENAM results which he earlier cancelled on their first publication by the Director of Enam
November 19, 2017
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The Minister of Administrative reforms, Michel Ange Angouing, has published a new list of successful candidates into Enam. {loadposition
November 19, 2017
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The members of the National Assembly met on Saturday 18 November to plan on how the third ordinary session which started on 14 November could
November 18, 2017
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BaretaNews can now confirm as reported earlier that Enow Orock who was shot last night is CPDM sub-section president of Okoyong. We gathered
November 17, 2017
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Barely two hours after the publication of the results of the competitive entrance exams into ENAM, the Minister of Administrative Reform issued a
November 17, 2017
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President Paul Biya's two children who sat the competitive entrance examination into ENAM have sailed through the written part. {loadposition

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Showbiz / Music

September 27, 2017
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Reports going round suggest Nigerian duo P Square have split up after a misunderstanding . Peter and Paul Okoye, twin brothers, have reportedly gone
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.

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