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Apr 20, 2018

Cameroon: Government refutes claims about closure of Douala airport

The Director of Cameroonian airports has said in a communiqué published on 18 ...
Apr 20, 2018

Football: Is Cameroon to finally host AFCON 2019!

CAF has official sent the logo of the 2019 African cup of Nations to the ...
Apr 15, 2018

SDF partisans say they never wanted to be appointed senators

After the publication of the list of appointed senators by Paul Biya, without ...
Apr 13, 2018

Cameroon-senatorial appointments: Senators vow to fight for Biya's stay in power

Paul Biya, made public on Thursday 12 April 2018, a list of 30 appointed ...
Apr 11, 2018

Commonwealth games 2018: Cameroonian athletes reported missing in Australia

Five Cameroonian athletes taking part in the 2018 commonwealth games in ...
Apr 9, 2018

Cameroon: Agbor Balla condemns kidnappings, calls for release of Justice Mbeng Martin

Cameroonian barrister Agbor Balla, following the news about the abduction of ...
Apr 5, 2018

Atanga Nji restricts the sales of arms in six Regions of Cameroon

The Minister of Territorial administration Atanga Nji Paul, has restricted the ...
Apr 4, 2018

Cameroon: Senatorial election petitions at the Constitutional council.

The social Democratic Front( SDF) and the Cameroon Democratic Union( CDU) all ...
Apr 3, 2018

Ambazonian Fighters Arrest Divisional Officer for Wabane in Lebialem Division

The Divisional Officer for Wabane in Lebialem Division has been arrested by ...
Apr 3, 2018

Cameroon: Former indomitable lion, Onana Eloundou is no more

The former national team defender, Onana Eloundou, who took part in the 1982 ...
Apr 3, 2018

Samuel Etoo not happy with Jeune Afrique for pulling 'April fool' using him

Cameroonian football professional Samuel Etoo, is very angry with Jeune Afrique ...
Mar 31, 2018

CAF office in Yaounde closed and inaugurated in Madagascar

A new CAF office has been inaugurated in Madagascar on Friday 30 March 2018, ...
Mar 29, 2018

Senatorial elections: CPDM denies SDF's victory in the Northwest

Some members of the Northwest Regional commission for vote counting do not ...
Mar 28, 2018

Senatorial Elections: President of Constitutional council installs vote counting commission

A 21-member vote counting commission for the March 25 senatorial elections in ...
Mar 27, 2018

Atanga Nji Mocks NW Fons For Crowning Biya 'Fon Of Fons'

Paul Atanga Nji, Cameroon's Minister of Territorial Administration has told the ...

Sports / Games

April 20, 2018
CAF has official sent the logo of the 2019 African cup of Nations to the Cameroon Football Federation. {loadposition myposition}The logo was sent
April 11, 2018
Five Cameroonian athletes taking part in the 2018 commonwealth games in Australia, have gone missing. {loadposition myposition}   The five
April 03, 2018
The former national team defender, Onana Eloundou, who took part in the 1982 world cup in Spain, is dead. He died on Monday, following an illness.
April 03, 2018
Cameroonian football professional Samuel Etoo, is very angry with Jeune Afrique and France 24 for using him for their April fool prank.
March 31, 2018
A new CAF office has been inaugurated in Madagascar on Friday 30 March 2018, after the closure of the one which used to be in Yaounde.
March 26, 2018
Lionel Bong, a defender who plays for Young Sports academy, and who was called to the national squad ahead of the clash against Kuwait on Sunday 25

Cameroon Today

Paul Atanga Nji, Cameroon's Minister of Territorial Administration has told the Fons of the North West Region to stop complaining about upheavals in the Anglophone Regions of Cameroon. According
February 14, 2018
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
April 07, 2018
Five deaths have been recorded in a road accident which occurred on the Mbalmayo-Yaounde road axis. {loadposition myposition}   The tragic incident took place on Friday 06 April 2018 at about
July 14, 2017
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
Southern Cameroons Revolution: How Deliberate Rejection of Truth is Hampering Progress

 Several online dictionaries establish that the word “Truth” is a noun, referring to “the quality or state of being true”. Wikipedia elucidates further that: “Truth is most often used to mean being in accord with fact or reality, or fidelity to an original or standard. Truth may also often be used in modern contexts to refer to an idea of ‘truth to self’, or authenticity”.

A lot of us reading this editorial may wonder why The Times Journal has chosen this seemingly uninteresting subject matter at this point in time when everyone is concentrating on key strategies on how Southern Cameroons should become the independent country it was voted at the United Nations to be since April, 1961. Some of us are even holding stones already to throw at the writer for daring to recall that truth ought to be an essential part of this struggle for liberation and greater freedoms for all.

The Times Journal has always been for the truth in every sphere of national life and nothing shall frighten us to think differently now. Let us begin by recalling that the greatest Dictionary of all times, the greatest source of wisdom of all ages, the Bible says some simple but compelling thing about how the truth should contribute in a liberation fight like this one. The Bible says; “And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall set thee free".

That message is clear and unambiguous; especially so because our struggle is to lay bare a truth which has been hidden from so many Cameroonians and the rest of the world over the years, until this time that our lawyers and teachers decided to take the bull by the horns so that all may see that Cameroon is a den of discrimination, marginalization, dehumanization, torture and bare-bone repression. We are struggling to let those out there who do not know, to take home the truth that we are a people, that the UN General Assembly voted for our independence in 1961 and that Southern Cameroons has recognized and documented international boundaries.

But we must admit one thing to ourselves; it is not possible and not even conceivable to say you can use falsehood to unveil truth. If we never thought about this, it is time to begin looking at this stark reality in the face, so that we can courageously begin to adjust to embrace the only veritable path that will bring real freedom; truth. Those who fought liberation fights with resounding success before us are still here in their writings to remind us that truth is a huge weapon that devastates the enemy more than anything else.

We all quote and like the venerated Mahamat Gandhi for his achievements that will remain relevant thousands of years from today. Hear what he said about the role of truth in struggles like this one; “Truth never damages a cause that is just”. These eight words are so potent that no one needs to elaborate on them. Perhaps adding another authority, William Faulkner’s view to it would bolster our understanding, he says; “Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world…would do this, it would change the earth”.

Since October 2016 when this struggle started, a lot of falsehood has been perpetrated and that has scared a lot of converts and made them opponents of the revolution. It has been so easy to destroy people who look at us in the eyes and tell us that we are wrong by coming up with conspiracy theories to tag them as “agents of La Republique” or “someone who has been bought over with as mission to betray the ‘winning’ struggle”. It is obvious that once you are associated with “La Republique” gimmicks, you immediately become an enemy of the freedom of the people and everyone gets authorized to call you names at will.

Worse, by ignoring the truth, because we want to present to the world at all cost that we are united, that everything is alright even when it isn’t, we have succeeded in creating virtual and android monsters whose inconsistencies we now are afraid to point out because we run the risk of being blocked on ‘hot Facebook pages where things happen’ or we may be called blacklegs and named agents of the enemy. Hypocrisy is now the order of the day and we have seen so-called and sometimes self-styled leaders flicker between the federal option and outright self-determination the same way pop stars change dresses, and no eyebrows raised.

We have gradually created the type of leaders known only in the 17th century; the likes of Pope Pius IX who came up with the Dogma of Papal Infallibility. It stated that; “The Pope in discharge of his duties is infallible”. Now, dear friends, go to Facebook and see how those who dare come up with a truth that everyone knows but is refusing to say is treated; “No please, not here, why don’t you handle this one-on-one, make a call please, we don’t need this here, even if he insulted you, please ignore it because he is too important in this struggle, he is our leader, please let the teachers and lawyers allow these guys to continue the way they are going- they should wait and when things are over they can take back their organization” and the list is long.

It was these kinds of thought that pushed one-time US President Theodore Roosevelt to say; “To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American people”. President Roosevelt was a great man still acknowledged until this day and what he said is what a lot of us reproach of the current regime, but can’t afford to be different.

The message from Rick Riordam is that we need to think and act in a way that honours, not in a way that demeans us. He says; “It takes strength and courage to admit the truth”, so, because a lot of people think it is a weakness to make a turnaround and uphold a truth that holds the potential to save millions of lives, to guarantee a future for millions others counting on our ability to walk them out of slavery and servitude. The kind of fear is so nuclear and better described by Czestaw Mitosz when he says; “In a room where people unanimously maintain a conspiracy of silence, one word of truth sounds like a pistol shot”.

Today, the reality is here; power struggles that ought not be are raging on, Facebook constituencies are creating and dismissing leaders of bodies whose basic texts and functioning they know nothing of, basic principles on the devolution of power in every organization have eluded us and even renowned and sometimes venerated men of law attempt to make us see our organizations that federate other organizations as belonging to single individuals who can suddenly decide that although someone were elected along with them, they can decide to endorse any other persons above them- what a shame!?

By Anglo-Saxon, a lot of people mean integrity; that is why we at The Times Journal buy the view of Barbara De Angelis when she notes “Living with integrity means: Not settling for less than what you know you deserve in your relationships. Asking for what you want and need from others. Speaking your truth, even though it might create conflict or tension. Behaving in ways that are in harmony with your personal values. Making choices based on what you believe, and not what others believe”.

Here, we must regret that at a time things are taking a very determined turn, a lot of us still do not realize that boys have to be separated from men. That is why we still cheer when someone stands and says, on behalf of a body that has from inception stood for non violence, preferring to sell reason and not threats, that; “We are giving Parliamentarians of Southern Cameroons origin one month to resign and return home”, and when asked what he would do if they did not cooperate, he answered without wavering; “We will blackmail and threaten them to cooperate”. That is exactly what President Paul Biya and his men describe as “terrorism”.

At The Times Journal, we know the Southern Cameroonians who conceived this struggle never blackmailed nor threatened anyone to adhere; that is why the truth is urgently needed to rescue the struggle from the hands of opportunists and conspiracy theorists before we start finding it difficult to garner the global support we all need to attain our objective.

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Religion / Church

February 14, 2018
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
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
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
"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
Retired Archbishop Emeritus of Douala Cardinal Christian Tumi has made another stunning revelation about the status of Southern Cameroonians in a
October 09, 2017
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
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
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
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
 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
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
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
According to the National Cameroon daily, Cameroon Tribune, the Regional Hospital under construction as well as refurbishment shall become functional
March 19, 2018
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
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
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
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
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

April 20, 2018
The Director of Cameroonian airports has said in a communiqué published on 18 April 2018, that rumours circulating about the closure of the Douala
April 09, 2018
Cameroonian barrister Agbor Balla, following the news about the abduction of Justice Mbeng Martin, has strongly condemned the kidnappings that are
April 06, 2018
Wonders they say shall never end as this CPDM party stalwart promises to pay Biya's caution fee of 30million CFA francs. This business magnet must
April 05, 2018
The Minister of Territorial administration Atanga Nji Paul, has restricted the sales of arms in some Regions of Cameroon and says his decision comes
March 20, 2018
As reported by Cameroon Tribune, a large contingent of the African Standby Defence force, shall have joint or combined military training drills,
March 19, 2018
On March 14, 2018, during the hearing at the correctional chamber of Eséka court, Jean Pierre Morel, the current managing director of CAMRAIL said

Headlines On Cameroonian English Tabloids

Showbiz / Music

February 18, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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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