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May 25, 2017

Bus hijacked by armed robbers along Kumba-Mamfe-Batibo high way

Some 10 men of the underworld earlier today, left dozens of travellers along ...
May 25, 2017

Issa Hayatou: Former CAF President expresses gratefulness for Biya’s honour

The Cameroon International from the North Region says, the President of ...
May 25, 2017

Paul Biya orders the compensation of 1 Billion FCFA to the Eséka disaster victims’ families

President Paul Biya has announced the reimbursement of 1billion FCFA as an ...
May 25, 2017

Anglophone crisis: From one trial to another, will the activits be released?

This is the fifth hearing since the arrest in January and February 2017 of the ...
May 25, 2017

Dozens Drown Off Libya As Aid Groups Denounce Tripoli's Coast Guard

More than 30 migrants, mostly toddlers, drowned on Wednesday when about 200 ...
May 25, 2017

Cameroon: Biya appoints Carl Enow Ngachu GM to head Cameroon's football Academy

President Paul Biya's degree signed on Wednesday 24th of May 2017,  appointing ...
May 25, 2017

Human Rights outfit condemns Trial violations of Anglophone activists

The Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales, BHRC, has released a new ...
May 24, 2017

Hopes of freedom for Balla and Fontem as Case is adjourned to June 7

The  prosecution has conceded to the bail of leaders of the consortium ...
May 24, 2017

CRTV: Journalist attempts a cover up for Adele Mballa’s professional shrink

In an interview broadcast over the Equinox private Radio station yesterday ...
May 24, 2017

Cameroon: Amnesty International denied access to hold press conference in Yaounde

Amnesty International has been denied access to organise a planned news ...
May 24, 2017

Buea-Cameroon: Council workers vow to resume hunger strike if demands are not met

The 4 workers of the Buea council who embarked on a hunger yesterday Tuesday ...
May 24, 2017

Cameroon: Anglophone Consortium leaders, 25 others due in court today

Dr Felix Nkongho Agbor Balla, Dr Fontem Neba, Mancho Bibixy plus 25 other ...
May 24, 2017

Dockers at the Douala seaport call off strike

Dockers of the Douala seaport have called off the strike and resumed activities ...
May 24, 2017

Cameroon: Mebo Ngo'o saved, Camrail officials to face jail terms for Eseka train wreck

President Paul Biya has ordered that those responsible for the Eseka Train ...

Sports / Games

May 25, 2017
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The Cameroon International from the North Region says, the President of Cameroon Paul Biya, has made him realise the support that he has always
May 25, 2017
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President Paul Biya's degree signed on Wednesday 24th of May 2017,  appointing Carl Enow Ngachu, General Manager of Cameroon's football Academy,
May 24, 2017
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The two goals of the encounter came in at the 12th and 14th minutes of play netted by Al Ahly's two strikers, O. Ajayi and Momen Zakari
May 23, 2017
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The Garoua based football club will be playing home this Tuesday afternoon at 4:00pm, against the Egyptian table leaders, Al Ahly. Cotton sport
May 20, 2017
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The head coach of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon says he has removed Joel Matip from his plans. Speaking to the BBC on Friday, Mr Broos disclosed
May 19, 2017
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The under 23 lions of Cameroon have failed to pick a qualification ticket for the final of the ongoing 4th Islamic solidarity Games in Baku,

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This is the fifth hearing since the arrest in January and February 2017 of the three Anglophone leaders and 25 others accused persons arrested during the anglohone crisis. The fifth hearing of the
May 23, 2017
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The president of La Republique signed a series of decrees appointing and dismissing local administrators on Monday.The message,that was read on the lone state broadcaster CRTV, brought tears and joy
May 24, 2017
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Parents join teachers to ask for unpaid salaries from Proprietor of Prestige Bilingual Nursery and Primary School Douala. Parents whose children are attending Prestige Bilingual Nursery and
May 25, 2017
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South Africa grabbed international attention earlier this year with images of angry demonstrators attacking foreign residents and their businesses. This type of xenophobic violence, analysts say, 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

May 23, 2017
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A pastor in Zimbabwe is making headlines after claiming to have had a conversation with God on phone. According to the BBC, the pastor was reportedly
May 22, 2017
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 Five centuries ago, Martin Luther reformed the Christian church to prevent the marketing of religion. But in Africa, the debate over blending God
May 15, 2017
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Jonathan Mthethwa was killed by three crocodiles as he carried out a religious demonstration in Zimbabwe.  Shocked witnesses said the clergyman
May 03, 2017
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 The meeting conveyed by Arch Bishop Samuel Kleda in Buea ended on an impasse as he failed to convince the bishop in Buea to accept that Catholic
April 24, 2017
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Young teenage girl on Friday April 21, 2017 confessed during a deliverance prayer carried out in a popular Pentecostal Church in Bafoussam that she
April 21, 2017
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Business / Economy

May 25, 2017
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The Bank of Central African States (BEAC) has asked local banks to take steps to guard against hackers attack, Recommending banks to pool their
May 18, 2017
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Cameroon has borrowed about FCFA 43.58 billion from the Islamic Development Bank. It was on Wednesday in Saudi Arabia where the Minister of the
May 18, 2017
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The first ever international forum on digital economy has just ended in La Republique Du Cameroun under the patronage of the country’s absentee
May 16, 2017
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The spectacle at the Douala port last night  almost similar to what befell anglophone lawyers last year appears to be crumbling activities at the
May 12, 2017
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During the celebration of May Day, Joël Nana Kontchou, Managing Director of Eneo Cameroon, the company in charge of the electricity sector in
May 11, 2017
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The South African mobile operator giant is back on stage with several packages for Cameroonians. MTN has signed a three-year renewable contract

Health / Medical

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
May 18, 2017
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The Cameroon Renaissance Movement is concerned by the Government management of the strike by the Syndicat des Médecins du Cameroun (SYMEC). SYMEC
May 16, 2017
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Activities were paralyzed at the Yaounde center hospital and other hospitals in Cameroon as members of the union of medical personnel began a second
May 15, 2017
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Canal 2 International controversially cancelled a programme which was going to feature the president of the Cameroon Doctors’ Trade Union at the
May 15, 2017
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The lexical gimmick devised by Public Health Minister, Andre Mama Fouda, to trick doctors into calling-off their planned strike action has flopped.
May 15, 2017
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Cameroon doctors are in the second phase of their strike action, which will cover three days (from Monday to Wednesday). The peaceful strike was

Daily / Newsbrief

May 25, 2017
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Some 10 men of the underworld earlier today, left dozens of travellers along the Kumba-Mamfe-Batibo road axis stranded. According to information
May 24, 2017
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In an interview broadcast over the Equinox private Radio station yesterday morning, a journalist of the CRTV attempted to put the fallen 8:30pm news
May 24, 2017
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The 4 workers of the Buea council who embarked on a hunger yesterday Tuesday 23rd May 2017 demanding over  44 months of unpaid salaries have vowed to
May 24, 2017
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Dockers of the Douala seaport have called off the strike and resumed activities while expecting a lasting solution to their grievances. According
May 22, 2017
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Candidates going in for the Technical General Certificate of Examination BACC, are expected to begin the practical session today across the national
May 22, 2017
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Some gendarmerie officers who were brought in from Kutaba in the West Region in the wake of the lawyers and teachers strikes to maintain law and

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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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