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Sep 21, 2017

Cameroon: NW Governor declares 24 hours State of Emergency

The Governor of the NW region issued a regional order banning the movement of ...
Sep 21, 2017

The strategic manipulation of the state on public and international opinion

Today in the early hours of the morning in Bamenda, an alleged grenade ...
Sep 21, 2017

Muyuka Infuriated Villagers Disrupt School, Market, Parade Teachers As Traitors

A group of angry youths in Bafia Village, Muyuka Sub Division went amok in the ...
Sep 21, 2017

New York: Mass Mobilisation In Southern Cameroons As Biya Mounts UN Podium Tomorrow

The people of Southern Cameroons are carrying out mass mobilisation ahead of ...
Sep 21, 2017

Buhari Leaves New York For Treatment In London

President Muhammadu Buhari is leaving New York after attending the United ...
Sep 21, 2017

Director of SICC, accused of robbing Cameroonians of billions

Brigitte Soppo the executive director of SICC, is involved in a situation in ...
Sep 21, 2017

As Deadline Dwindles, Convenor Of Common Law Lawyers’ Conclave In Mamfe Disappears

  The brain behind the proposed Common Law Lawyers’ Conclave in Mamfe, ...
Sep 21, 2017

Cameroon: Overdose Cannabis Kills 17-year-old

A 17-year-old Giscard Waffo Tala, was on Tuesday, September 19, found dead in a ...
Sep 21, 2017

Barrister Balla Takes Liberation Crusade To Buea Central Prison

The President of the Anglophone Civil Society Consortium, Barrister Felix Agbor ...
Sep 21, 2017

New York: Biya fakes presence at Trump Dinner

The Southern Cameroon's Statehood restoration is giving Biya and his ...
Sep 21, 2017

Cameroon: Heavy Abductions In Buea Last Night II Baretanews

There is a semi state of emergency in Southern Cameroons. We are getting ...
Sep 21, 2017

Cameroon: The poor health situation of Ahmadu Ali preoccupies Caveye Yeguie Djibril

It's on record that ever since the wife of Ahmadou Ali was hijacked by the Boko ...
Sep 21, 2017

Tension currently hot in the FECAFOOT headquarters

Dieudonne Happi is prepared to discard the disposed Secretary General of ...
Sep 21, 2017

Cameroon: Issa Chorima dressed in dirty garments.

The law of equity states that he who must go before equity must go with clean ...
Sep 20, 2017

A Cameroonian Senator caught in a sex tape scandal that is currently rocking the social media

The very mean video exposes the senator in Adams robe, naked. The said senator, ...
Sep 20, 2017

Trump sidelines President Biya in crucial meeting with African leaders

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Sports / Games

September 21, 2017
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Dieudonne Happi is prepared to discard the disposed Secretary General of Fecafoot,Blaise Musa. This is because the new caretaker chairman wants to
September 14, 2017
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Defending champions Nigeria, have given the basketball lions their exit ticket after leading with 106-91. {loadposition myposition}   It was a
September 11, 2017
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Cannon’s shock came on Sunday, when they lost to Colombe 0-1. It became official that they are now a second division team with three more playing
September 10, 2017
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Coach Antonio Barbosa and his boys can celebrate for now, after moving one step further than the team did in the last edition of the competition as
September 10, 2017
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Some Cameroonian based professional football players of the MTN Elite One championship, have been nominated for the 2017 awards of the Cameroonian
September 09, 2017
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At least five members of Renaissance of Ngoumou are reportedly injured after an accident on Friday.The incident occurred when the football team was

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September 21, 2017
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A group of angry youths in Bafia Village, Muyuka Sub Division went amok in the early hours of Tuesday September 19, disrupting lectures at its lone Government High School and upsetting commercial
September 09, 2017
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Brenda Biya, daughter of the  president of La Republique du Cameroun, is sitting the Competitive entrance examination into the National School of Administration and Magistracy.Biya Eyenga Elle
September 16, 2017
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Minister Koung A Besike is accused by inhabitants of the quartier golf in Yaounde of Mafia and corruption to the profit of rich persons of that area. In 2013, this population, sent a memorandum to
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
OPINION-CAMEROON: A divided  Nation

To be born an English speaker in a world where the language remains the lingua franca of trade and diplomacy is normally to draw first prize in the linguistic lottery of life.

But in one corner of Africa, having English as a mother tongue has proved a curse thanks to a colonial anomaly that left a seething Anglophone underclass in a slither of overwhelmingly French-speaking Cameroon.

For the past four months, the two English-speaking regions of western Cameroon have risen up against a perceived decades-long assault by the Francophone elite on their language and British traditions, staging a campaign of general strikes, demonstrations and the occasional riot.

A ruthless response by the government, characterised by the killing of protesters and a two-month internet shutdown in English-speaking regions, has hardened antagonisms, pitching the West African country into deep crisis and raising questions about its survival as a unified state.

Amid growing secessionists mutterings, Britain has become more active in recent days in attempting to defuse the confrontation. Last week Brian Olley, the British High Commissioner to Cameroon, met Paul Biya, the country’s 84-year-old president, and is understood to have called on him to end the use of force against protesters.

“We have raised our concerns with the government of Cameroon and will continue to raise these issues, including allowing access to the internet,” a Foreign Office spokeswoman said.

But such quiet diplomacy has also angered some Anglophone activists, who accuse Britain of abandoning its responsibilities in the former British Southern Cameroons, which united with the much larger French Cameroons in 1961.

“Britain made us what we are and now most people in Britain don’t even know we exist,” an activist involved in the demonstrations said.

Despite the anger, Anglophone Cameroonians, who make up less than a fifth of the county’s 23m people, remain stubbornly loyal to their colonial traditions. To the bewilderment and often the derision of French speakers, they insist on forming orderly queues, referring to bars as “off-licences” and dressing up their judges and lawyers in powdered wigs.

Both British common law and the GCE O-and-A-level syllabus remain deeply cherished.

 

It is a loyalty that has rarely been reciprocated by Britain

The British Cameroons were made famous by the writings of naturalist Gerald Durrell, who visited in the Forties to search for the elusive hairy toad. He was memorably assisted by an uproarious Anglophone king, the Fon of Bafut, a gin-and-bitters-swilling pidgin speaker with a large retinue of drum-playing, bosom-jiggling wives whom Durrell taught the Conga.

But Britain generally wanted little to do with the place. William Gladstone turned down a plea for annexation from local kings in 1884, allowing Bismark to take it for Germany.

After the First World War, Britain turned over five-sixths of the territory to France, agreeing to an arbitrary border line drawn up by Francois Georges-Picot, the French diplomat jointly responsible for the Middle East’s controversial modern boundaries.

Heartbroken local kings, like the Sultan of Bamum, protested in vain.

“I wish to follow the King of England and to be his servant, together with my country, so that we may be freshened with dew,” the sultan wrote in a letter to George V “who puts the evil men to flight and the troublesome to prison.”

After independence in 1960, the British Cameroons were wooed into union with the much larger French Cameroons by a promise that they would be equal members of a federal, bilingual state — a pledge broken when the federal constitution was abandoned in 1972.

Since then, English speakers say they have been shut out of jobs, denied fair political representation and deprived of revenues from oil, much of which is extracted from former British territory.

Matters came to a head in November when a group of lawyers staged a small protest outside the courthouse in Bamenda, Cameroon’s largest Anglophone city, to demand the withdrawal of judges who spoke no English and had no understanding of British common law. The protest was broken up with tear gas.

The authorities must have assumed that, as in the past, the protests would peter out. Instead, the movement grew, drawing in Anglophone teachers, angered by state attempts to replace them with French speakers with knowledge of neither English nor the GCE syllabus.

Students joined in too, only to see their halls of residence raided and female students beaten and sexually abused by the police, according to activists.

The government admits to six protester deaths, though activists say the true toll is much higher.

With force alone appearing to fail, Mr Biya has since January attempted to seal off Anglophone Cameroon from the outside world by cutting off internet access to the two regions.

An absolutist gerontocrat who has clung to power through a series of controversial elections, there are signs that even French-speakers are finally losing patience with a leader who spends so much time in Europe his people view him as an absentee landlord.

Last October a Cameroonian stood outside the Intercontinental Hotel in Geneva, where the president is said to have spent most of the Summer, and hurled insults at Mr Biya through a loud-hailer.

Since then the president has shown signs of increasing paranoia. He was mocked by even French speakers after the present Miss Cameroon was stripped of her crown in January, allegedly for calling on the government to listen to Anglophone concerns.

So far, however, there is little sign that Mr Biya will relent. Most of the leaders of the protest movement have been arrested in recent weeks and charged with “terrorism, hostility against the fatherland, secession, revolution, contempt of the president… group rebellion, civil war and dissemination of fake news.”

Facing the death penalty, their trial before a military tribunal has shown Cameroon’s problems in microcosm. Bewigged defence lawyers, seated across the room from bare-headed Francophone prosecutors, struggled to follow proceedings conducted in French. When an interpreter was eventually provided the translation was so poor that few were any the wiser.

It is a sign, Anglophone Cameroonians say, that they will never be understood or accepted by the French speaking majority.

“The Anglophones are a people,” Henry Ngale Monono, a barrister, wrote recently in a Cameroonian newsletter. “We have a common culture, a common language. The Francophones want is to think like them behave like them, act like them — which is not possible.”       

                                                

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Religion / Church

September 14, 2017
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Pascal Boade, who served in the Bafia Diocese as a technician and driver, is reported to have died mysteriously three months after the disappearance
August 29, 2017
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A local private radio station, Radio Balafon based in the Litoral Region, reported an incident which occurred on Monday 28 August. It is about traces
August 28, 2017
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 A renowned Pentecostal Man of God, Archbishop Godfred Anyere Tarh, has warned President Paul Biya and his cronies to hold inclusive dialogue with
August 23, 2017
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July 29, 2017
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Sudan has instructed christian schools to open on Sundays, reports the BBC, quoting Radio Dabanga.Radio Dabanga reports that the instruction comes
July 27, 2017
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Catholic Christians in the Bertoua archdiocese are promising to rain down fire and brimstone via a general strike action announced for the 30th of

Business / Economy

September 21, 2017
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Last week, the Cameroonian Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications launched a call for IT proposals for SUP’PTIC Business Academy in Yaoundé. The
September 20, 2017
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Aliko Dangote at UN General Assembly in New York: “Africa will become the food basket of the world” ; "Five of the twelve million jobs needed in
September 15, 2017
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Camair Co, the Cameroonian public airline, will resume, in the coming weeks, its flights to some African capital cities. These include Libreville in
September 14, 2017
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The United Bank for Africa(UBA)Plc was present at the roundtable Forum organized in Paris from September 6 – 8, 2017,  by the government of the
September 09, 2017
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Looking for any meaningful employment is time consuming, frustrating and emotionally draining. Finding that job to suit your interests, capabilities,
August 29, 2017
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The Pan African financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc has announced its audited half year financial results ended June 30, 2017,

Health / Medical

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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ONDON —  At least 1.4 million people uprooted by Boko Haram's insurgency in northeast Nigeria are living in 'cholera hotspots,' prey to an
September 06, 2017
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The Minister of Public Health has appointed Jean II  Dissongo Regional Delegate of Public Health for Littoral, barely 19 months after his sacking.The
August 28, 2017
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A landmark drug study has opened up a potent way to lower the risk of heart attacks — beyond the now standard advice of reducing cholesterol —
August 24, 2017
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August 24, 2017
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The world’s largest non-government hospital ship is docked in Cameroon’s commercial capital, Douala. Medical staff and volunteers from around the

Daily / Newsbrief

September 21, 2017
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Brigitte Soppo the executive director of SICC, is involved in a situation in which her company was reported to have robbed Cameroonians of over a
September 21, 2017
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A 17-year-old Giscard Waffo Tala, was on Tuesday, September 19, found dead in a taxi in the Famla neighbourhood, Bafoussam. According to reports,
September 20, 2017
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A special report by the Committee to Protect Journalists. The Committee for the Protection of Journalists will publish its report entitled
September 20, 2017
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Since the creation of Babessi Sub-Division in the early 90s, the people of Babessi has always overwhelming voted for CPDM in all elections. The
September 18, 2017
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Vehicles plying the Douala-Yaounde Highway were grounded for several hours on Monday, September 18, following the collapse of part of the Highway at
September 16, 2017
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The has been  a landslide in Memji(nka) in Lebialem local Government Area after some heavy rains this morning. We sadly report that two of our people

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Showbiz / Music

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
July 13, 2017
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July 01, 2017
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The SDO for Douala 5, Tchakui Nounde Jean Marie, has signed a release banning the controversial Cameroonian musician, Maahlox le vibeur from holding
June 18, 2017
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Cameroonian rapper Mahlox, who is popularly known for his song "ça sort comme ça sort", was reportedly agressed yestersay June 17. He had gone to
June 10, 2017
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A young Cameroonian singer is currently under intensive medical care in Yaoundé after narrowly escaping death in a rather shocking car accident.
June 03, 2017
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