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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: 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

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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