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Apr 23, 2017

The Anglophone Problem: Biya Gambles on Internet Blackout, Loses Woefully; Time for Him to Pay Damages

April 20, 2017 will go down in history as the day Paul Bathelemy Biya bi-Mvondo ...
Apr 23, 2017

Anglophone Crisis Cameroon: Dr Munzu pleads for an All Inclusive Dialogue

The Coordinator of the Anglophone Dialogue Forum says Dialogue must be all ...
Apr 23, 2017

GCE 2017: The real hidden motive

One of the stories that have undoubtedly sold more than hot cake in recent ...
Apr 22, 2017

Government Hires American Firm to Spy on ICT Communications in Southern Cameroons

The government of Cameroon that has been under sustained international pressure ...
Apr 22, 2017

Buea Catholic University Institute pulls out of University games in Bamenda

The Buea Catholic University Institute has pulled out of the All University ...
Apr 22, 2017

Cameroon: GCE Board has been moved to Yaounde to be managed by BACC

PCC moderator case postponed to the 5th of June, close to 6 weeks from now, ...
Apr 22, 2017

Mark Bareta Writes To Southern Cameroonians Home Front

We continue the updates of what happened while you were away. This time it was ...
Apr 22, 2017

Cameroon : Statement by the Special Representative on the Re-Establishment of Internet

The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Central ...
Apr 22, 2017

The Anglophone crisis has led to the execution of striking reforms in some universities in Cameroon

The Department of English Law has just been created in the faculties of Law and ...
Apr 22, 2017

Lavish castle of civil servant continues to raise eyebrows in Cameroon

Photographs of the extravagant home of Antoine Felix Samba have gone viral on ...
Apr 21, 2017

"Jeune Afrique May be Banned in Cameroon"- Tchiroma

The Minister of Communication and Government spokesman has threatened to ban ...
Apr 21, 2017

The weird Barrister Achu Julius may soon be left alone in the cold

More light has been shed  on the news that rocked the media late last week; ...
Apr 21, 2017

Bamenda plans to welcome the internet with a one day ghost town

The inhabitants of Bamenda are planning to give the reinstatement of the ...
Apr 21, 2017

Internet reinstatement received with mixed feelings in Southern Cameroons

Cameroon's veteran Dictator Paul Biya finally yielded to pressure from home and ...
Apr 21, 2017

Internet restoration in Southern Cameroons: SCACUF releases press statement

Southern Cameroons Restoration Scores Major Victory Fellow Southern ...
Apr 20, 2017

Internet reinstated in Anglophone regions of Cameroon barely a few hours after President Biya's orders

MTN, Nexttel, Orange and CAMTEL are the major mobile operators in Cameroon. ...

Sports / Games

April 22, 2017
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The Buea Catholic University Institute has pulled out of the All University Games in protest for the Anglophone Struggle. The landmark decision
April 19, 2017
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African football legend, Samuel Eto'o re-united with his friends, Peter of Psquare and actor, Osita Iheme in Lagos over weekend.{loadposition
April 13, 2017
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The arrest of the former indomitable lion and gold medalist at the Sidney Olympics 2000, Serge Branco has attracted a lot of criticism from football
April 12, 2017
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wo Indomitable Lion’s player, Benjamin Moukandjo and Karl Toko Ekambi have been nominated for the 2017 edition of the Marc Vivian Foe’s Award.
April 12, 2017
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Some 17 league One and Two referees and their assistants have been sanctioned by the Professional Football League of Cameroon, PLFC. In a release
April 12, 2017
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Police say a letter containing a claim of responsibility has been found at the scene of the explosion that hit the Borussia Dortmund bus.

Cameroon Today

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April 20, 2017 will go down in history as the day Paul Bathelemy Biya bi-Mvondo suffered his most devastating political humiliation in the more than 40 years he has roamed the halls of power as Prime
January 24, 2017
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While millions of their people live in poverty, these African leaders are heavily loaded in terms of treasures. He is the president of Cameroon and 83 years old. The statesman has an estimated
April 20, 2017
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The death of a young man by name Ndindong Robert who died on the night of Easter Friday at the entrance to the Etoug-Ebe Baptist church as he was riding home with his fiancée has caused a lot of
March 21, 2017
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The U.N. refugee agency is calling on Cameroon to stop forcibly deporting refugees to Nigeria in violation of international refugee law and a tripartite agreement recently signed by UNHCR, Nigeria,
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

April 21, 2017
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MESSAGE TO ALL PRIESTS, RELIGIOUS MEN AND WOMEN, MEMBERS OF CHRIST'S LAY FAITHFUL AND PEOPLE OF GOODWILL IN THE DIOCESE OF MAMFE DIRECT SUMMONS TO
April 09, 2017
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The adultery scandal involving the General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleiman and a Canadian-based musician, Stephanie
March 21, 2017
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Pope Francis has asked for forgiveness for the “sins and failings of the Church and its members” during Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, saying the violence
March 21, 2017
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Canadian based Nigerian singer  Stephanie Otobo has been re-arraigned by the Nigerian Police alongside one Wisdom Godstime over alleged blackmail and
March 12, 2017
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Popular Lagos writer withdraws support for Apostle Suleiman A Lagos writer and staunch supporter of Apostle Johnson Suleiman has withdrawn his
March 10, 2017
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Pope Francis has said the Catholic church may consider ordaining married men who could potentially then work in remote areas faced with a shortage of

Business / Economy

April 21, 2017
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The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the non-concessional arm of the World Bank group (WB) will release an amount of
April 19, 2017
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Based on the 2017 edition of the global tourism competitiveness index recently published by the World Economic Forum (WEF), Cameroon is among the 17
April 17, 2017
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Bonamoussadi a well-known quarter in the Douala 5 municipality seems to be witnessing a strange outbreak of refuse dumping on roads. It appears
April 13, 2017
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26 dollars, being a little more than FCfa 16,000. It is the average price for the square metre of rent that an economic operator wishing to have an
April 13, 2017
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As of July 2017, construction work on an ultra modern shopping mall in the neighbourhood of Ekoudou, located in the 2nd arrondissement of the city of
April 09, 2017
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Louis Paul Motaze, Minister of Economy (Minepat), signed with Eximbank China, on 4April in Yaoundé, a concessional loan agreement (FCfa 89.4 billion)

Health / Medical

April 21, 2017
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 Concerns are rising that many diabetic patients in Cameroon could end up dying if they don't get the drug. The government has put the blame on the
April 19, 2017
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GENEVA — The World Health Organization said Tuesday that unprecedented progress had been made in tackling many of the world's most disfiguring and
April 17, 2017
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The minister of public health Andre Mama Fouda has warned medical doctors planning to begin a strike action today April 17, 2017 to retreat
March 13, 2017
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The syndicate of Medical doctors in Cameroon has announced that medical doctors in Cameroon would be going on a nation wide strike from the 17th of
March 12, 2017
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The Permanent Secretary of the National Malaria Control Programme, NMCP, Dr. Dorothy Ashu, has disclosed that malaria kills at least 4,000 people
February 24, 2017
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Kidney patients receiving haemodialysis treatment at the Yaounde University Teaching Hospital are praying for their lives following the continuous

Daily / Newsbrief

April 19, 2017
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A male tenant seemingly in his early 50s was beaten up at his doorsteps by his landlord because he owed over 3 years rents. The incident occurred in
April 19, 2017
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A group of more than 10 beggars yesterday Tuesday April 18 2017 around the Yaounde Central Market beat up a council worker mercilessly for
April 18, 2017
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A man has been found dead in his apartment at the Elf neighbourhood in Douala. The man who is a tailor was found half naked on his bed yesterday
April 14, 2017
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After the wave of suspensions brought about by the protests carried out this Monday over the absence of health insurances and other social benefits
April 14, 2017
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The population of Marche Tanko in the Bonaberi neighbourhood of Douala was yesterday shocked by the discovery of the lifeless body of a 66 year old
April 13, 2017
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Barely a month since a woman in Limbe killed her husband with acid in order to take off with a boyfriend, a similar incident has happened; this time

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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