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Oct 20, 2017

Orders to ban tomorrow's SDF solidarity match came directly from Etoudi

 The presidency of La Republic  passed the order restricting a march of the ...
Oct 20, 2017

Canadian government sends all accredited Cameroonian diplomats packing

The Canadian government decided two months back to send all Cameroonian ...
Oct 20, 2017

Former US President George W. Bush takes aim at Donald Trump, denounces 'bullying and prejudice'

Since leaving office in 2009, he has kept a relatively low profile. But on ...
Oct 20, 2017

Mission of Elites in NW/SW: Mbella Moki gives impression that population is responding positively

A group of State officials were deployed to the English speaking Regions of ...
Oct 20, 2017

Southern Cameroons crisis: Akere Muna says government has failed woefully in mediating dialogue

Akere Muna who announced his candidature for the 2018 presidential elections ...
Oct 20, 2017

Bamenda: Granade explosion this morning at the Azire New Church Junction

The state Police and the French foreign legion detonated a hand grenade in ...
Oct 19, 2017

UN Chief to Visit Central African Republic

UNITED NATIONS —  The United Nations Secretary-General said Wednesday that the ...
Oct 19, 2017

Four killed in Togo as protesters clash with security forces

LOME (Reuters) - Four people were killed in Togo on Wednesday in clashes ...
Oct 17, 2017

Canal 2 journalist, sacked for announcing Akere Muna's candidature for 2018 presidential elections

Cletus, the co-host of a Canal 2 program Jambo, has been asked to be seen no ...
Oct 17, 2017

24 US Congressmen call on the US Mission to the United Nations to hold briefing on Anglophone crisis

Congress of the The United StatesWashington, DC 20515 October 17. 2017 The ...
Oct 17, 2017

Anglophone Crisis : 5,000 Southern Cameroonians Arrive Nigeria as refugees

5,000 Southern Cameroonians Arrived Nigeria as refugees to Escapade ongoing ...
Oct 17, 2017

Bamenda Ecclesiastical Province creates fund for victims of violence

The Bamenda Ecclesiastical Province has announced the creation of a fund to ...
Oct 17, 2017

Jean-Marie Atangana Mebara: Cameroonian politician in detention says Ambazonians should be listened to

Atangana Mebara discloses from his prison cell that he has been following the ...
Oct 16, 2017

Cameroon: Agbor Balla visits victims of police brutality

While visiting St. Martin de Porres Catholic Mission Hospital, Njinikom in the ...
Oct 15, 2017

Cameroon: Ambazonia Governing Council files genocide claims against Biya's government at ICJ

The Southern Cameroons Governing Council officially informs the ICC on genocide ...
Oct 14, 2017

MoRISC releases blistering report of atrocities caused upon the people of the Southern Cameroons

MoRISC releases a blistering and detail 20 page report of the atrocities being ...

Sports / Games

October 02, 2017
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The 2017 season of the MTN Elite one championship, ended on Sunday 1st October with Eding sport emerging this year’s title holders. Day 34 matches
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

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October 20, 2017
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Akere Muna who announced his candidature for the 2018 presidential elections some weeks ago, has said the anglophone crisis is dragging for too long as a result of poor handling by the government.
September 24, 2017
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Last Friday in front of his hotel room in New York, protesters were chanting “Paul Biya must go”. This implies that Paul Biy’s longevity in power is at the centre of the Anglophone Problem. The
September 29, 2017
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 They don't care about their people, all they do is recklessly squander money they have embezzled. All the same,  2 days to declaration of independence in the Southern Cameroons. President Paul
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
The Indivisible Nature Of Freedom

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The Indivisible Nature of Freedom

“Freedom is indivisible, and when one man is enslaved, all are not free. When all are free, then we can look forward to that day when this city will be joined as one.”

This is an extract of the amazing Berlin speech of President John F Kennedy in which he spoke the words that rocked Berlin and, through it the entire universe: “Ich been ein Berliner”. In fact, he was saying if one person is not free regardless of her/his origin no one can claim to be free. This speech inspired the hash tag “#je suis Charlie Hebdo”, after the barbaric murder perpetrated by terrorists at the office of the French Newspaper Charlie Hebdo. In solidarity with the pain and indignation that gripped Paris and the French, the whole world was one. As a matter of fact President Kennedy was himself inspired by an 18th century report of a series of speeches made by Cicero in 70 BC. By simply stating “civis rumanus sum” the Latin phrase for “I am a Roman citizen” one could lay a claim to the right for the same protection as the Roman Citizen.

So, when my learned colleagues described to me what happened during the last hearing in the Yaounde Military Tribunal of July 29, 2017, in the case of Agbor Bala, Dr. Fontem, Mancho Bibixy and others, I was greatly saddened and troubled. Saddened and troubled because, it could have been you or I, not because we are Anglophones or Francophones, but because we are supposed to be citizens of the same country. This is a trial in which all the accused persons are Anglophones and all those judging and prosecuting are Francophones. Two courageous high ranking gentlemen in uniform, knowing the potential consequences of not conforming and in defiance of any threat they could face from the powers that be, told the truth and affirmed not to have seen the persons in court commit any of the acts of violence that supposedly took place, and of which the defendants were accused. These star witnesses opening the famous case therefore provided statements and seen these citizens set free. But no, they are still in prison.

They are incarcerated for seeking their rights, and peacefully asking for better conditions for their professions and a better life for all. They did so by proclaiming their citizenship – citizenship, which they believed, afforded them the right to freedom of expression, the right to protection and a guaranteed solution to their grievances. Instead, they met with unparalleled repression, arrests, relocation and a trial that has taken eight months just to start, with no end in sight.

Instead of being the citizens they wanted to be, they are now being called Anglophones, terrorists and secessionists. Any other Cameroonian be they Francophone or Anglophone could have raised the issue of injustice and bad governance. It is one that is becoming pervasive throughout our society. You and I are out free. It is because we have resigned ourselves to the current state of affairs. We have come to accept that it is proper for some to embezzle public funds and not be called to account, for some to abuse of their powers and engage in the crudest form of nepotism, all the while lecturing others about the love of country and attempting to distract us from this reality and attempting to divide us through branding and labeling. Even the courageous prosecutor in the Military Tribunal who had followed the case from the beginning found himself transferred to Ebolowa. Is it because he refused to oppose bail? Is it because he paid special attention to the procedure code? This code, which guarantees your rights and my rights?

Freedom is indivisible. We cannot pretend to enjoy any freedom when our fellow citizens are incarcerated unjustly. Justice Ayah Paul, of the highest jurisdiction of our land, a secondary school classmate of mine (known in school in the most premonitory manner as “the incorruptible judge” after a school play in which he was the judge- we were only 16 years old then) will have just gone past 200 days of detention. We still have to find out, why. Many Cameroonians Anglophone and Francophone, many of the respectable leaders in our society, Bar Leaders from many countries, the United Nations many, the international Crisis Group, the African Union and several others, have pleaded for these victims who are fighting for our freedom to be set free.

A Cleric in his sermon at the funeral service for Bishop Jean Marie Bala (another mystery of our country) had this to say. “True power is not violent, true power constructs peace, true power builds the development of the wholesome nature of the human being”. In this poignant homily, Reverend Father Joseph Akonga Essomba says, in this life, there are those who will be considered as being mad just because they are not worrying about themselves but about the importance of their mission here on earth. Is this why those who fight for our freedoms and well being are branded terrorists? Are there some people who feel threatened and terrified by the truth?

My Francophone sisters and brothers I say this. We must now proclaim the indivisible nature of freedom. As a nation we are you and you are we. I have no problem saying I am francophone if it means identifying myself with what is right and what contributes to the building of our nation.

Let all the francophones who read this take to their social media accounts and proclaim the unifying message in this time of crisis: “I am Anglophone”. This message will confound and threaten all those who wish to divide us for their own selfish purposes. Even beyond your social media, let your neighbors, your colleagues, your classmates, and other acquaintances, know that you stand with them in opposition to injustice and you will be steadfast in defending their rights.

Yes, you must proclaim it “ I am Anglophone” and you will thus in the words of the Rev. Father Akonga be negating the answer of Cain, of the Bible, to the voice that asked him where was his brother Abel. Cain answered, “am I my brother’s keeper? Yes we are! Affirmed the Rev. Father with vehemence, “ we are brothers’ keepers” That is why the enslavement of one of us is the enslavement of all. Freedom is indeed indivisible. Each and everyone should affirm, “ I am Anglophone” So we can all be called terrorists even if that is the prize we have to pay to salvage our nation. Epictetus the Greek Philosopher said something we might as well reflect upon “No man is free who is not master of himself” That is what Cameroonians need now. Freedom that allows them to be themselves. One that respects their diversity and makes of it a unique form of richness. One that gives them equal opportunity and equality before the law. One that rewards hard work and integrity and refuses impunity. One that will cause them to able scream proudly: “this is Cameroon, my homeland my dear fatherland!”

Akere Muna
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Religion / Church

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
September 25, 2017
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All church services in the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon have been moved from Sunday, October 1, 2017, to Sarturday, September 30,
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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To all the Presbyterial Secretaries          -Presbyterial Treasurers          -Pastors          -Principals          -Managers of Schools         

Business / Economy

October 20, 2017
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The  conflict between Orange Cameroon and Camtel, the public telecommunication operator which holds the monopoly over the optic fiber’s management in
October 19, 2017
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The Cameroon subsidiary of Orange's subscribers were once again unable to make calls, send SMS or conduct mobile money operations for most of the day
October 17, 2017
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Fourth edition of the forum will take place on November 1st-2nd in Dubai’s Organised by Dubai Chamber, the forum is set to attract over 1000 high
October 15, 2017
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Ovamba Solutions, Inc. and Microsoft have partnered to develop and produce the first African language driven “chat-bot” designed to serve the
September 26, 2017
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The Minister of Finance has threatened to withdraw the licence of the National Financial Credit Bank in Bamenda for closing its doors on ghost town
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

Health / Medical

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
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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What Is It?Cardiac arrest, sometimes called sudden cardiac arrest, means that your heart suddenly stops beating. This cuts off blood flow to the

Daily / Newsbrief

October 17, 2017
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Cletus, the co-host of a Canal 2 program Jambo, has been asked to be seen no where near any of the media organs's TV sets or studios. This is because
October 12, 2017
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Multiple calls for effective school resumption overshadowed this years Teachers Day celebration in Meme Division.Speaking at the end of festivities
October 12, 2017
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It was a complete scene of hugger-mugger at the Biteng, Yaounde residence of one of LR's Minister. National Telegraph, Cameroon's best Investigative
October 09, 2017
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The Executive President of the Cameroon Baptist Convention, Rev. Ncham Godwill Chiatoh, has set aside Sunday October 15 as a day for all Baptist
October 02, 2017
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Cameroon has been troubled by the Nigerian based terrorist group Boko Haram, for quite some time now, even though their disturbances have reduced.
October 01, 2017
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 Some prisoners are reported to have escaped from the Kumbo principal prison early this morning. This is owing to the fire incident that occured at

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Showbiz / Music

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
July 13, 2017
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The American gospel singer has tweeted after he was reported to be dead by a certain website, HoustonChronicle-TV.com on Wednesday 12 July 2017.
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.

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