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Apr 30, 2017

Anthony Joshua set to hit world record after thrilling Klitschko K.O

Anthony Joshua was hailed as "the biggest star in British sport and the biggest ...
Apr 30, 2017

Nigeria Takes Interest In The Southern Cameroons Crisis

 The Situation in Southern Cameroon: A Call for a Halt to Human Rights ...
Apr 29, 2017

Bamenda: Police beat Southern Cameroonian to death

Wreak-less killing and wanton destruction of lives continue unabated by our ...
Apr 29, 2017

Decentralization is not a solution to the Anglophone Problem in Cameroon

I write this article against the backdrop of popular demand to clarify public ...
Apr 29, 2017

Bilingualism Commisison: When Musonge takes advantage of silence

To many Cameroonians, the creation of the National Commission for the Promotion ...
Apr 29, 2017

Tensions grow between Cameroon and France

Tensions are growing steadily between Cameroon and France over the fate of the ...
Apr 28, 2017

Female thief caught at the Feu Rouge Neighbourhood in Douala

A woman specialized in the act of breaking into homes and making away with ...
Apr 28, 2017

Military court adjourns case of Anglophone Detainees to 24th May 2017

The case pitting the state of Cameroon against Barrister Agbor Balla, Dr. ...
Apr 28, 2017

Douala: Woman throws acid on husbands concubines face

The population of the Mabanda neighbourhood in Douala was startled yesterday as ...
Apr 28, 2017

Anglophone Crisis: Lecturer makes history at University of Yaounde I

A lecturer at the University of Yaoundé I has surprised his students with a ...
Apr 28, 2017

60 year old woman gives birth to twins in Yaounde

After a successful surgery, a sixty-year old woman has given birth to two male ...
Apr 27, 2017

Just In: Cameroon adjourns case against Anglophone activists

The case involving Br Nkongho, MANCHO, Dr Neba and 25 others against the State ...
Apr 27, 2017

Boko Haram insurgents kill four members of a local vigilant group in Northern Cameroon

Four Members of a civilian vigilant group were killed in the locality of ...
Apr 27, 2017

Bamenda, Kumba anti-ghost town marches suffer major backlash

The anti-ghost town marches organized by pro-government forces in Bamenda and ...
Apr 27, 2017

UN calls on Cameroon to ensure minority representation in public service

The UN has called on the Cameroon Government to ensure that minority ...
Apr 27, 2017

EU delegation blames Cameroon’s underdevelopment on bad governance, corruption...

A European Union delegation in Cameroon declared on Wednesday 26.04.217 that ...

Sports / Games

April 30, 2017
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Anthony Joshua was hailed as "the biggest star in British sport and the biggest star in world boxing" after his exhilarating world heavyweight title
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

Cameroon Today

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 The Situation in Southern Cameroon: A Call for a Halt to Human Rights RepressionsThe ILA (Nigeria) Committee on Justice and Human Rights, acting under the protective mandate of the African Charter
April 29, 2017
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Permit me go straight to the point, is your butt stuck to that armchair? From the womb I saw you sat there, Now I near the tomb, you're still there Grandpa, is that your heritage? Why hold fast with
April 28, 2017
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A woman has been seriously burned with acid by her partner in Garoua, chief town of the North Region. The lady was reportedly caught by her husband red-handed in bed with another man. Reports say one
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,
Op-Ed Column:This is one of the controversial firebrand articles of Barrister Akere  Muna which has landed him into "troubled waters"

Cameroon is One and Indivisible: Which Cameroon? BY AKERE MUNA Published 10 January 2017.

‘Cameroon is one and indivisible’ is a pronouncement that is supposed to have a solemn ring to it. However, there is so much happening in Cameroon today that such a statement now produces more questions than answers. Are we talking about a territory or a people?

As a Territory?
Cameroon as a country, or parts thereof, has been known as:
KAMERUN, SOUTHERN and NORTHERN CAMEROONS, “LA REPUBLIC DU CAMEROUN”, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF CAMEROON, WEST CAMEROON, EAST CAMEROON, THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF CAMEROON and the second “LA REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN”. Only the Constitution of the FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF CAMEROON of 1961 describes the territory of Cameroon. This constitution provides in Article 1 as follows:

1. (1) With effect from the 1st October 1961, the Federal Republic of Cameroon shall be constituted from the territory of the Republic of Cameroon, hereafter to be styled East Cameroon, and the territory of the Southern Cameroons, formerly under British trusteeship, hereafter to be styled West Cameroon.

Subsequent constitutions do not define the territories but proceed to change the name of the country. While the 1972 constitution attempts to maintain the notion of two territories getting together and forming a United Cameroon, the 1984 Constitution must be considered as the one that created the greatest confusion in the identification of the territory of the Cameroon. The 1984 Constitution states:

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The United Republic of Cameroon shall, with effect from the date of entry into force of this law, be known as Republic of Cameroon (Law No 84-1 of February 4,1984).

By reverting to the name Republic of Cameroon, already defined by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Cameroon as being East Cameroon, the perennial question has always been: What happened to Southern Cameroons or West Cameroon? So, when one affirms that the Republic of Cameroon is One and Indivisible, does this also concern Southern Cameroons or West Cameroon?

If ever there was a need to change the name of the country, it would be to revert to the German appellation KAMERUN. All the main political parties of Southern Cameroons did, in fact, use the word Kamerun, namely: KNDP (Kamerun People’s Democratic Party), KNC (Kamerun National Party) KPP (Kamerun People’s Part) and OK (one Kamerun). It is clear from this that, while the affirmation of the Southern Cameroonians for a genuine reconstitution of the former colonial entity, based on the two inherited cultures in the form of a federation, the intention of the Republic of Cameroon has been opaque to say the least.

 The constant changing of the name is what has heightened suspicion. The “Anglophone problem”, as it is sadly described, is indeed a Cameroonian problem. We seem to be in denial of our history and our past. All the publications about the Independence of La Republique du Cameroon or East Cameroon commands us to face our history, once and for all, and make the necessary adjustments. Whether it is the book “KAMERUN”, or the recent publications “La Guerre du Cameroun” or “La France Afrique” in which East Cameroun is described as the laboratory of the “France-Afrique” policy, it is clear that there are issues that must be addressed.

 

Some of us still have traumatizing memories of human heads on sticks in roundabouts, as one travelled through the Bamileke region during the years of the fight for independence. I cannot forget seeing the burning down of entire villages of people whose only desire was freedom. UPC, a historic party, struggled through suspicion, humiliation and persecution. A very well known French actor, during this process, actually affirmed that Independence was “given” to those who wanted it the least.

NGO’s in Namibia today are trying to sue Germany; the Kenyans sued the British for the repression in the era of the Mau Mau and obtained compensation. NGO’s in Cameroon are getting ready, in light of the release of the archives of the colonial and post-colonial period by the French government, to sue for compensation. The trusteeship agreements are being re-visited by different groups to see which clauses may have been violated. There is now the whole debate about payments by francophone colonies to France, and people are agitating about the political implications of the CFA franc.

If in the complex maze of this all we can gather is that this is an “Anglophone problem”, which we acknowledge half-heartedly and under pressure, then I am sad for my country. This continuous denial of facing our colonial history must stop. We must discuss it, understand it, and draw the conclusions that will help us chart a future. Simply rehabilitating people and calling them national heroes, without any concrete action to right the wrongs, talking of founding fathers without naming them, is at best a game of ruse. No street names, no national heroes day, no stamps, no monuments, just words of some anonymous folks, will take us nowhere. Furthermore, when a citizen of the country pays homage to a Father of Reunification in the form a statute in Douala, it is broken, pulled down and dragged through the streets of Douala under the nose of thousands of citizens who stare in total stupefaction and bewilderment. The so-called “Anglophone problem” is, in fact, a result of the state of denial we are in.

As a people?
As a people, are we then one and indivisible? It is interesting to read what a reporter for LE MONDE Afrique, Yann Gwet, says in commenting on the President’s 2017, New Year speech. He writes:

“Listening to President Biya, 82 years, talking about this jungle as a “democratic country and a “State of law” and positioning himself as the protector of “the foundations of our living together” solemnly referring to the Constitution, whereas he has been in power for thirty-three years, forcefully reaffirming the unity and indivisibility of Cameroon in reply to the “worries” of striking Teachers and Lawyers in the Anglophone part of the country who are described in the speech as “manipulated and guided extremists” I had the confirmation of what I already know. There are two Cameroons one official and one real.”

If we want to consolidate our unity, it is the real Cameroon we must face. We must talk to one another, frankly, truthfully, and transparently. If we continue to stay in denial, then we will never be united, the divisions will continue, and we will lose the peace we so dearly cherish.

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Religion / Church

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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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

Business / Economy

April 30, 2017
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The Cameroonian Minister of Public Procurement, Abba Sadou, has just published a list of 334 companies that risk being suspended from public
April 25, 2017
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Mefiro Oumarou has been sacked as the board chairperson of Camair-co after a critical board meeting in Yaounde today.The former chairperson of the
April 24, 2017
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Board members of Cameroon's lone airliner, Camair co are meeting in an extra ordinary board meeting in Yaounde today. Though the agenda has not
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

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 28, 2017
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A woman specialized in the act of breaking into homes and making away with valuables has been captured by the elements of the Mbobi Gendarmerie
April 28, 2017
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The population of the Mabanda neighbourhood in Douala was startled yesterday as one of theirs was rushed to a nearby hospital after acid was poured
April 28, 2017
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After a successful surgery, a sixty-year old woman has given birth to two male babies at the Gynaecological Endoscopic and Human Reproductive
April 27, 2017
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The population of Edea was yesterday slammed with the macabre discovery of the decaying corpse of one of theirs in an old septic tank. The
April 26, 2017
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The registrar of the Cameroon General Certificate of Education has made shocking revelations yesterday in Yaoundé after a meeting held to launch the
April 25, 2017
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Two children have been found dead in the West Region after reportedly ‘inhaling a toxic gas’ from their mother’s charcoal oven. The two kids are aged

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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December 02, 2016
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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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