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May 21, 2018

Cameroon: Mayor of Bangem abducted by Ambazonian fighters.

The Mayor of the Bangem council, Ekuh Simon and his deputy Enongene Epie Manga, ...
May 21, 2018

20th May: Ghost towned celebrations in English Speaking Regions

The celebration of Cameroon’s National reunification day has been evaluated to ...
May 19, 2018

2018 election in Cameroon: Did US ambassador ask Biya to step?

US ambassador to Cameroon has technically advised President Paul Biya to step ...
May 19, 2018

AFCON Niger 2019: Lions qualify for third round

The U20 lions of Cameroon have qualified for the third round of qualifiers for ...
May 19, 2018

US ambassador accuses Cameroon of human rights violations

The US ambassador to Cameroon has accused the Biya regime of gross human rights ...
May 18, 2018

Anglophone Crisis: Cameroon admits human rights abuses for first time 

Cameroon's defence minister has admitted for the very first time that his men ...
May 18, 2018

Cameroon: Nigerian army to participate in 20th May march past

180 elements of the Nigerian Guard Brigade which is equivalent to the ...
May 18, 2018

A Eulogy to Elah Geoffrey

Death is like the thief that comes to steal or kill those who are their target. ...
May 18, 2018

THE LEGAL ARGUMENT FOR SOUTHERN CAMEROON INDEPENDENCE

SC Workshop “ Bamenda, 11 February 2005   Introduction:   An annexed people ...
May 18, 2018

FIFA rankings: Cameroon moves one place forward

The latest FIFA rankings have been released on 17 May 2018, with Cameroon ...
May 16, 2018

The paradox of living togetherness in LA Republique Du Cameroun

Can two separate and distinct cultures inherited from two distinct Colonial ...
May 14, 2018

Northwest : Prime Minister calls on CPDM supporters to see 20 May as day of pride

The prime minister of Cameroon, Philemon Yang has called on members of the CPDM ...
May 12, 2018

North-West governor bans motorbikes in Bafut

Adolf Lele L'Afrique has banned the circulation of motorbikes temporarily in ...
May 11, 2018

Pan-African parliament: Roger Nkodo Dang re-elected president

The Cameroonian, Roger Nkodo Dang, has been re-elected the president of the ...
May 10, 2018

2018 Presidential elections: European Union not to send Observation mission to Cameroon

The head of the European Union to Cameroon, said they will not send an ...
May 10, 2018

2019 AFCON: Etoo wants to give younger generation a chance

The former captain of the indomitable lions has said he has no plans of playing ...

Sports / Games

May 19, 2018
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The U20 lions of Cameroon have qualified for the third round of qualifiers for the AFCON, which will take place in Niger in 2019. This happened after
May 18, 2018
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The latest FIFA rankings have been released on 17 May 2018, with Cameroon moving from the 51st to the 50th position in the world. No major changes
May 10, 2018
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The former captain of the indomitable lions has said he has no plans of playing the upcoming AFCON. {loadposition myposition}   He made the
May 09, 2018
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Cameroon's U20 football team left the country on Tuesday 8 May 2018 for their qualifier match against Uganda which will be played on Saturday.
May 08, 2018
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The university games are now on day 5 and disturbing information from Maroua has it that a Canal 2 journalist has been inhumanely handled for taking
April 20, 2018
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CAF has official sent the logo of the 2019 African cup of Nations to the Cameroon Football Federation. {loadposition myposition}The logo was sent

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Death is like the thief that comes to steal or kill those who are their target. Unfortunately unfortunate the veteran journalist for the Sun Newspaper whose death was necessitated by the made chase
February 14, 2018
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African rulers have shown the world that primitivism is still very much alive in Africa and that leadership in most French Africa is still controlled by the monstrous FrancAfrique which is very
May 20, 2018
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Inhabitants of Bamenda and its environs were deceived into drinking gallons of palm oil as precautionary measures against the effects of a purported explosion of Lake Awing in the Northwest Region.
May 12, 2018
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The Minister Territorial Administration came under serious criticism after revealing that he would get help from Mr Paul Biya before getting rid of a broken rock threatening to fall on some
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

February 14, 2018
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Lent is a special moment in the history of the Church that begins every 14 of February to mark one month of fasting and meditation to commemorate the
January 29, 2018
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Fear Pentecostal churches. I repeat, fear Pentecostal churches. My heart aches as I try to articulate my thoughts. Any person of goodwill should be
December 29, 2017
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Dear Bishop Nkea, Each day’s news bring new stories of the desperate – and all too often deadly – plight of refugees in Manyu Division. Shocking
December 10, 2017
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"Be Faithful, Even To The Point Of Death, And I Will Give You A Crown Of Life!" "Nothing Good Comes Easy!" Life has never been a bed of roses; even
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

Business / Economy

April 04, 2018
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Formerly the managing director of BICEC, Alain Ripert has been promoted to the position of administrator of BICEC and member of the board of CEPAC in
April 03, 2018
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LOME, Togo, April 3, 2018/ -- The upgraded version of Ecobank’s (www.Ecobank.com) revolutionary mobile app has attracted 3 million new customers in
March 16, 2018
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Switzerland disburses CFA3.4 billion to promote renewable energy projects in Cameroon. This was revealed on March 14, 2018, during the first meeting
March 16, 2018
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 Port autonome de Kribi (PAK) has just launched a call for expression of interest to pre-qualify the companies that are willing to operate the
March 13, 2018
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The Hygiene and Sanitation Company dawned their beach duty equipment such as trucks, Caterpillars and general cleaners today, the 12 of March, 2018
March 09, 2018
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Philémon Zo’o Zame, managing director of Cameroon’s telecommunication regulatory agency (ART) took a step further in the agency’s fight against the

Health / Medical

March 20, 2018
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According to the National Cameroon daily, Cameroon Tribune, the Regional Hospital under construction as well as refurbishment shall become functional
March 19, 2018
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From 2018 to 2020, the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria will provide CFA108 billion to Cameroon to help the country fight against the
March 01, 2018
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On this day February 28, Germany and UNICEF have launched the second phase of the project named "S'attaquer à la malnutrition chez les enfants de
January 29, 2018
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From the 22nd to the 27th of January 2018, Bafoussam was the venue of intensive training of the North West Rapid Response Team (RRT). The team was
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

Daily / Newsbrief

May 21, 2018
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The celebration of Cameroon’s National reunification day has been evaluated to be very poor this year, ranging from participation to merry making.
May 18, 2018
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180 elements of the Nigerian Guard Brigade which is equivalent to the presidential guard in Cameroon, will be taking part in the National
May 14, 2018
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The prime minister of Cameroon, Philemon Yang has called on members of the CPDM party in the Northwest Region to celebrate 20 May with pride.
May 09, 2018
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Over 50 shops have been destroyed at the New Deido market by the Divisional officer for the Doula 1 council. {loadposition myposition} Jean Marie
May 07, 2018
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The Mvog Betsi zoo in Yaounde, has lost one of its lions as a result of an infection. {loadposition myposition}   Brenda as the animal used to
May 05, 2018
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The Governor of the Northwest Region Adolph Lele L’Afrifrique has promised hell to all those fighting for the restoration of the Ambazonian State, if

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Showbiz / Music

February 18, 2018
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Between the scissors and the pen, fashion designer Wazal Ayissi makes no difference. His overflowing inspiration led him into writing and narrating
February 16, 2018
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The people of Bambalang -kingdom in Ndop will on Sunday 18th February 2018 exhibit a rich custom at the cultural festival known as SHA'ATANG. This
January 25, 2018
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On Thursday 25th of January 2018, the Miss Cameroon Committee, the President of the Jury for the 2018 edition have been invited this Thursday, 25th
January 17, 2018
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Scandals of such magnitude in Cameroon keep multiplying on a daily basis. How could a young luxuriant beautiful woman without brains be crowned Miss
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

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