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Jan 18, 2018

Muyuka: The Principal of Government Bilingual High School Malende has been suspended from his function

This is purely scapegoat traps that have started to yield dividends for the ...
Jan 17, 2018

Internet connectivity reactivated in the South West Region

The relaunch of internet connectivity isn't any longer what the people of the ...
Jan 17, 2018

Lifeless body of a masculine baby discovered in a building in Bamenda.

Strange things are happening in Bamenda. A lifeless body of a masculine baby is ...
Jan 17, 2018

The corpses of French couple discovered in Dschang

The excessive Cold and chilly atmosphere in Dschang, could have necessitated ...
Jan 17, 2018

A Nigerian found dead under doubtful circumstances in Essos, Yaoundé

The inhabitants of Essos and its environs got up to a very tense and terse ...
Jan 17, 2018

The streets around Bonanousadi cleared off of vendors because of the impending CAF inspecting delegation

The much anticipated and long awaited CAF inspecting delegation to Douala, ...
Jan 17, 2018

Red alert to consumption of illicit vegetable oil of doubtful quality in the Cameroonian markets.

The Customs department held a high level Customs meeting in Bamenda co joint by ...
Jan 17, 2018

Anglophone Crisis: The mitigating circumstances that led to the death of a Gendarmerie officer by name Edaman

The said Gendarmerie officer by name Edaman lived a lecherous life style and ...
Jan 17, 2018

Bamenda: Attack on Gendermes leaves one dead and another seriously injured, weapons confiscated

Reports reaching Cameroon Concord say, two gendarmes were reportedly ambushed ...
Jan 17, 2018

The state of Cameroon placates CAF inspectors visiting Cameroon to ascertain its preparedness as hosting nation

Yaoundé the stinking capital of LA Republique Du Cameroun had to clear all ...
Jan 17, 2018

CHAN2018: Cameroon beaten by Congo in first game

The lions have lost their first match of the African Nations Championship to ...
Jan 16, 2018

Nigeria summons representative of US ambassador over Trump comments

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria’s government on Monday summoned a representative of ...
Jan 16, 2018

Mengot, CPDM Elite Plan Genocide on North Westerners in Manyu

The elite of Manyu Division led by the Minister in Charge of Special Duties at ...
Jan 16, 2018

Cameroon in Crisis: Let the people decide

This is the time to reminisce on the prophetic declarations made by two eminent ...
Jan 16, 2018

African Cup of Nations: Communication and advertisement launched

Cameroon last hosted a tournament of this magnitude in 1972 and Ahmadou ...
Jan 16, 2018

CHAN-Morocco: Cameroon plays first match

Rigobert Song and his boys begin the fight for their first ever African Nations ...

Sports / Games

January 17, 2018
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The lions have lost their first match of the African Nations Championship to Congo 0-1. {loadposition myposiition}   This means they are on
January 16, 2018
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Cameroon last hosted a tournament of this magnitude in 1972 and Ahmadou Ahidjo's Stadium in Yaoundé , the Reunification Stadium in Douala and the
January 16, 2018
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Rigobert Song and his boys begin the fight for their first ever African Nations Championship trophy on Tuesday 16 January 2018. 
January 15, 2018
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Eto Fils Samuel the greatest African Footballer is so angry and grossly disappointed by some silly commentaries made about his changing complexion.
January 13, 2018
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The long awaited CHAN2018 kicks off today 13 January 2018, after intensive preparations by countries concerned. {loadposition myposition}  
January 11, 2018
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The awaited inspection mission sent by CAF, will arrive Cameroon this Thursday 11 January 2018. {loadposition myposition}   The team is made

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January 17, 2018
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The relaunch of internet connectivity isn't any longer what the people of the Southern Cameroon's need. They have coped without internet connectivity and went ahead to use other means to get
January 10, 2018
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The President spends much of his time inside his sumptuous palace in Mvomeka, in the South of LA Republique Du Cameroun. This heaven of peace is a no go area for the natives who live in the
January 14, 2018
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The music community in Cameroon is bereaved as they lose to death, one of theirs, Marie Archangelo. {loadposition myposition}     Cameroon concord learned that Marie Archangelo died on
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

December 29, 2017
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December 10, 2017
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November 15, 2017
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October 09, 2017
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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

Business / Economy

January 15, 2018
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The Kribi Sea port though shredded with controversy is another port that will ease the congestion witnessed at the Douala Water port. The Kribi
December 29, 2017
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Cameroonian exports of mahogany to Canada have more than tripled by the end of October 2017. This is revealed in a sectoral report of the
December 28, 2017
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On December 22, 2017, the National Anti-corruption Commission (CONAC) revealed the scale of corruption at Cameroon’s customs administration. This was
December 19, 2017
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YAOUNDE, Cameroon, December 19, 2017/ -- The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (www.ITFC-IDB.org), a member of the Islamic
December 19, 2017
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On December 17, 2017, through a joint statement, Thalès and Gemalto announced a strategic merger agreement aimed at creating "the world leader in
December 14, 2017
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Basile Atangana Kouna, Cameroon’s minister of water and energy, while reporting his activities to the Senate on December 12, 2017, revealed that the

Health / Medical

January 15, 2018
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Taking the common painkiller ibuprofen has been linked in a small study with a condition affecting male fertility problems. Male fertility is
November 24, 2017
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Coffee may not only give you a morning boost; it also may have significant health benefits. So says a review by British scientists of more than
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

Daily / Newsbrief

January 17, 2018
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Strange things are happening in Bamenda. A lifeless body of a masculine baby is now shaking and quacking Bamenda. This lifeless body was discovered
January 17, 2018
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January 17, 2018
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The inhabitants of Essos and its environs got up to a very tense and terse environment . Judicial Police and Gendarmerie elements were spreading
January 17, 2018
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The much anticipated and long awaited CAF inspecting delegation to Douala, obliged the Douala City Council to clear off the street vendors. Street
January 17, 2018
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The Customs department held a high level Customs meeting in Bamenda co joint by other security forces like the BIR,,Soldiers, Gendarmerie and Police.
January 17, 2018
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Yaoundé the stinking capital of LA Republique Du Cameroun had to clear all outstanding debts owed Hysacam. Hysacam is the lone private company that

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Showbiz / Music

January 17, 2018
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September 27, 2017
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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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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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