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Feb 22, 2018

The Ekok Incident: Cameroon's military provocation against Nigeria is a gross violation of international law

The Anglophone Crisis: once more the Cameroonian military has proven beyond ...
Feb 22, 2018

Bamenda: SDF convention kick-starts in blanket mood

All the fanfare and the so much trumpeted Convention is now so low keyed and is ...
Feb 22, 2018

Biya signs decree creating new military region in Southern Cameroons

Cameroon has a new military region created to cater for security needs in the ...
Feb 22, 2018

Cameroon: Boko Haram insurgency hits again killing 5

At least five persons have been presumed to have been savagely killed around ...
Feb 21, 2018

Cameroon: Armed bandits kidnap victims in Bafoussam

Two weeks after their kidnapped kidnapping, two adolescents still being sort ...
Feb 21, 2018

Santa- Cameroon: A wild fire has consumed part of the Santa Market overnight

 Santa is a Sub Division within the confines of Mezam Division, situated in the ...
Feb 21, 2018

Cameroon: Biya's Geneva and trips amount at 90 billion FCFA to the Cameroonian taxpayer so far

The President of the Republic of Cameroon has been aptly described as the ...
Feb 21, 2018

The Social Democratic Front in a dilemma as the Convention days approach

The much trumpeted Social Democratic Front convention to hold in Bamenda is ...
Feb 20, 2018

The SDF respond to threats of the Secessionists by putting in place a vast and dense Security mechanism

John Fru Ndi has made it categorically clear that come rain, come shine the ...
Feb 20, 2018

Cameroon: The Douala City Council creates parallel routes to ease traffic flow

Easing traffic flow on the access route in "Quarter Bafia" The Government ...
Feb 20, 2018

Equatorial Guinea goes to UN over French case against president's son

Equatorial Guinea has gone to the United Nations’ highest court to challenge a ...
Feb 20, 2018

Young Doctor Shot By Military As Tension Mounts In Bamenda

Ndiga Vera 26 y shot this morning at Nkwen by an element of the BIR .A taxi ...
Feb 20, 2018

We wont Allow Senate Elections Hold in British Southern Cameroons

In the highest interest of peace and security of our people whose ...
Feb 20, 2018

Anglophone Crisis: Senator Mukete Victor, the Bafaw Chief and oldest senator lampoons Biya

Senator Victor Mukete, the oldest senator lampoons Biya and says it's due to ...
Feb 20, 2018

Nigeria convicts 205 Boko Haram suspects in mass trials

 More than 200 people have been convicted in Nigeria on charges related to ...
Feb 20, 2018

The thirteen Fons of Batibo demand for an end to crisis rocking the nation

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Sports / Games

February 06, 2018
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Having lots of inadequacies in her preparations towards the forth coming tournament which she is provisional host, CAF, had to sound the alarm bell.
January 28, 2018
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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) will on Wednesday discuss Cameroon’s preparedness to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). CAF
January 25, 2018
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The last playing day of Pool D of the competition pitting Cameroon versus Burkina Faso, the Burkina Faso football team opened scores through the
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. 

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February 20, 2018
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In the highest interest of peace and security of our people whose representatives were denied a right to raise a finger or voice in both Houses of Parliament regarding their plight, our God fearing
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
February 21, 2018
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The said parent said in tears that his intention was just to inflict punishment on the child for haven used the money meant for his Examination fee. The young Steve Loic , a student in a School in
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
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

February 14, 2018
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January 29, 2018
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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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Business / Economy

February 22, 2018
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On February 20, 2018, Paul Biya officially ended the privatization of water production and distribution in Cameroon. That day, a presidential decree
February 20, 2018
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February 20, 2018
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February 20, 2018
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For some days now, many televisions have been continually broadcasting a message from Camair-Co, informing Cameroonians that the public airline
February 16, 2018
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The Director General of Customs have presented a positive balance sheet for 2017. Observed as highly positive by Fongoh Edwin Nuvaga, the Director
February 16, 2018
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On February 14, 2018, seventeen companies operating in Cameroon received certificates which allow them to export 174 products within CEMAC without

Health / Medical

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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November 24, 2017
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October 20, 2017
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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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Daily / Newsbrief

February 21, 2018
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February 21, 2018
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February 20, 2018
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February 15, 2018
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February 10, 2018
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February 09, 2018
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Showbiz / Music

February 18, 2018
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January 25, 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

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