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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

The Fons of the thirteen Villages that make up Batibo Sud Division have decried ...

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
Beyond the Bullying  Message to Southern Cameroons MPs: A Conscience Call

 Members of Parliament of Southern Cameroons extraction and to a certain extent the Senators (because they are elected by indirect suffrage, while others are appointed outright) have in recent days been subject of so much talk and even angry debates. A good lot of them have been called and insulted, others bullied and yet a sound number threatened to stand with their constituents. This far, not a single one of them has promised to resign from the Parliament of La République du Cameroun. Two things must be standing in the way of the desired objective; either the approach is wrong, or the ‘representatives’ of the people have closed their eyes to the sufferings of the masses and their hearts to their own consciences.

Several definitions of conscience abound, given the important role conscience plays in key decision-making, particularly when it concerns the scourge of humanity. This of course, concerns only those people who still have consciences; and we at The Times Journal are convinced that a majority of our Parliamentarians still have this vital part of the human being. The importance of having a conscience can be easily deciphered from this definition offered to us by H.L Mencken; “Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody may be looking”.

John Calvin extends Mencken’s thought, adding that; “The torture of a bad conscience is the hell of a living soul”. This contribution only goes to tell us that conscience is so important in all we do. He who decides to ignore his or her conscience at a critical moment like this one may truly miss the point in life not only for themselves, but for generations of their descendants. This is so because at a certain age, those who reason well will understand that their future is in the past, while the present should serve to prepare a better future for their children and grandchildren.

Some of the biggest figures in history remind us that no matter how great you think you are, no matter how big you imagine yourself to be and no matter how seemingly secure your standing is, the conscience call remains too paramount. Just listen to Mahatma Gandhi; “The only tyrant I accept in this world is the ‘still small voice’ within me. And even though I have to face the prospect of being a minority of one, I humbly believe I have the courage to be in such a hopeless minority”.

Where Gandhi speaks with caution, Martin Luther blows the abscess open when he insists that; “It is neither right nor safe to go against my conscience”. This brings us to the fundamental question as to when we know someone has ever had or still has a conscience. This is where Gaylord Nelson sails in by establishing in an unambiguous manner that; “The ultimate test of a man’s conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard”.
Thus, going from Jim Carroll’s point of view that “Conscience is no more than the dead speaking to us”, we are praying our Parliamentarians not to look so much at the comfort of their offices, the beggarly allowances they are still earning and the empty promises being made to them of a better treatment were they to go all the way and let their people down. A good lot of them, we are told, are being reminded that the people never elected them in the first place; they are being told that the same way they were ‘rigged’ into the Glass Building, shall be the same way they could be taken back to Yaounde in 2018 if they continue cooperating.



Our dear Parliamentarians, true representatives of the people do not give in to blackmail, rather they blackmail in the name of their constituents, they do healthy blackmail in order to attract measures that improve the livelihoods of the people they represent. That is why Martin Luther King Jr. tells us all that; “There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right”.

Currently, there is so much talk of our Parliamentarians not being themselves, particularly those of the ruling CPDM Party. There is a school of thought promoting the idea that they are enslaved to the regime and the Head of State, Paul Biya to the point they can no longer reason for themselves. We are told regime barons are constantly telling them to listen to their consciences and not to betray the one man who made them- Paul Biya. It is even rumoured that they are being told that betrayal is common for men with no conscience.

What this means is that our Parliamentarians are today faced with ‘the hard right and the easy wrong’. The easy wrong would be to stand with the oppressor and send a clear message to their constituents that they represent only the Head of State and his interests in Parliament. If they choose the hard right, they shall regain a crucial kind of freedom they lost by belonging to the system. That freedom is found in this beautiful line by John Milton Areopagitica; “Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties”.

The notion that our Parliamentarians in huge numbers do not own themselves, not even their very hearts and consciences could be so frightening if it turned out to be true, although for the most part, and over the years, their actions seem to suggest so. In this light, they need to learn from Jon Katz when he says; “The immature conscience is not its own master. It simply parrots the decisions of others. It does not make judgments of its own; it merely conforms to the judgments of others. That is not real freedom, and it makes true love impossible, for if we are to love truly and freely, we must be able to give something that is truly our own to another. If our heart does not belong to us...how can we give it to another?”

This editorial may anger some of our Parliamentarians who out of mere pride, would want to contend that they indeed own their hearts and consciences; they would simply be losing the point. The honest truth is that they need freedom even more than the common man in the Southern Cameroons, because in the eyes of others in the Anglo-Saxon world, they are not so different from a Clarke. That is why this time is the best for them to act, to arrest that much needed freedom, in fact to stand and be counted.
Pride comes before a fall and this is time to shun pride, because as C.G Jung points out; “Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves. But deep down below the surface of the average conscience a still, small voice says to us, something is out of tune”. This is the ripe moment for our dear Parliamentarians to handle “something” that is out of tune, and do what history is expecting of them, do what they people are expecting of them, do what their children, grandchildren and generations upon generations of Southern Cameroonians will live to remember them for.

Dear Parliamentarians, permit us to share with you this word of wisdom from Edmond Rostand; “I have a different idea of elegance. I don’t dress like a fop, it’s true, but my moral grooming is impeccable. I never appear in public with a soiled conscience, a tarnished honour, threadbare scruples, or an insult that I haven’t washed away. I’m always immaculately clean, adorned with independence and frankness. I may not cut a stylish figure, but I hold my soul erect. I wear my deeds as ribbons, my wit is sharper than the finest moustache, and when I walk among men I make truths ring like spurs”.

This is the time to think right; it is the time to tell detractors that you are with your people and shall forever be with them. Do not therefore let anyone end up taking credit that they forced you to do what you have known all along that it was right to do.

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Religion / Church

February 14, 2018
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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
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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
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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
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"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
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Retired Archbishop Emeritus of Douala Cardinal Christian Tumi has made another stunning revelation about the status of Southern Cameroonians in a
October 09, 2017
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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

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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Cameroon: Louis Paul Motaze, the Minister of Planning and Regional Development shall organize an economic forum at the GICAM in Douala.{loadposition
February 20, 2018
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This year, the general directorate of treasury, monetary and financial cooperation of Cameroon’s ministry of finance will continue the identification
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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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
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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
October 20, 2017
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KAMPALA — Uganda’s ministry of health confirmed Thursday that one person has died of Marburg hemorrhagic fever, a close relative of the Ebola virus.
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

Daily / Newsbrief

February 21, 2018
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Two weeks after their kidnapped kidnapping, two adolescents still being sort for by the Police. The Bafoussam Police search light is being beamed
February 21, 2018
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 Santa is a Sub Division within the confines of Mezam Division, situated in the North West Region of Cameroon. It's thanks to the robust intervention
February 20, 2018
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Easing traffic flow on the access route in "Quarter Bafia" The Government Delegate to the Douala city Council, Fritz Ntone Ntone, visited on February
February 15, 2018
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The Minister of Higher Education has begun the process of distributing 500.000 Computers and the following universities are
February 10, 2018
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Reports and complaints about heavy looting and racketeering keep streaming in after the military swop across Bamenda yesterday. The wailing and
February 09, 2018
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The senate has summoned Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, over the alleged incursion of the Cameroonian army into Nigeria. The resolution of the

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Showbiz / Music

February 18, 2018
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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