Editorial http://cameroon-concord.com Thu, 24 Jan 2019 14:19:21 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb An Open Letter to: Hon. Luigi Di Maio, Deputy Prime Minister of Italy and Minister of Economic Development, Labor and Social Policies. From: A Collective of Anglophone Cameroonians in the Diaspora and in Cameroon http://cameroon-concord.com/an-open-letter-to-hon-luigi-di-maio-deputy-prime-minister-of-italy-and-minister-of-economic-development-labor-and-social-policies-from-a-collective-of-anglophone-cameroonians-in-the-diaspora-and-in-cameroon http://cameroon-concord.com/an-open-letter-to-hon-luigi-di-maio-deputy-prime-minister-of-italy-and-minister-of-economic-development-labor-and-social-policies-from-a-collective-of-anglophone-cameroonians-in-the-diaspora-and-in-cameroon An Open Letter to: Hon. Luigi Di Maio, Deputy Prime Minister of Italy and Minister of Economic Development, Labor and Social Policies.  From: A Collective of Anglophone Cameroonians in the Diaspora and in Cameroon

Dear Hon. Di Maio,

 We, a collective of Africans from Southern Cameroon, the English-speaking part of Cameroon, which is going through a bloody civil war and refugee crisis, followed with interest, your widely-disseminated remarks to the effect that:{loadposition myposition}

"The EU should sanction France and all countries like France that impoverish Africa and make these people leave, because Africans should be in Africa, not at the bottom of the Mediterranean" (BBC, London, January 21, 2019).

We have the honor to state that we totally agree with your sentiments. Since 1960, France has been instrumental in propping up the Ahidjo-Biya dictatorial regimes in Cameroon in accordance with neo-colonial military, economic, cultural, political, and financial agreements that benefit France. The Anglophone current crisis in Cameroon is linked to French attempts to assimilate English-speaking Cameroonians into the Francophone post-colonial sphere. Declassified correspondence between the French Consul in Buea, the capital of Southern Cameroon, the French Ambassador in Yaoundé, Cameroon, and the French Foreign Ministry in Paris show that France has desired to assimilate our State into la Francophonie since 1962.It is no secret that the peoples of Francophone Africa are some of the poorest and most destitute people on earth, while their natural resources are exploited to enrich France and its hand-picked African despots.

 Hon. Luigi Di Maio, In 2016, lawyers and teachers in the natural resource-rich, English-speaking Anglophone Southern Cameroon demonstrated against their marginalization and impoverishment by the Francophone regime which serves the interests of France. From his luxurious presidential suite at the Inter-Continental Hotel in Geneva Switzerland, President Biya, who has been in power for 36 years, declared war on unarmed civilian demonstrations on October 1, 2017. Leaked military records show that helicopter gunships fired French-made fragmentation bombs on unarmed civilians, killing scores of them. The crisis has since degenerated into a major human rights catastrophe and refugee crisis.

According to human rights observers, the French-supplied Cameroun army has attacked and burned down more than 100 villages, killed thousands of civilians. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees reports that more than 50, 000 Southern Cameroon refugees have so far crossed into Nigeria, while more than 200,000 people are internally displaced. The number of refugees is increasing as the French Cameroun army, using French military equipment and guided by French drones, are carrying out crimes against humanity in Southern Cameroon.Many of these refugees and displaced people will soon find their way to Europe.

Hon. Luigi Di Maio, On May 20th 2018, French President, Emmanuel Macron, wrote to President Biya offering support for his war and repression in Anglophone Cameroon. Shortly thereafter, President Macron sent Hon. Jean Baptiste Lemoyne, French Secretary of State in the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs to Cameroon, and specifically to the resource-rich Anglophone region, to demonstrate French support for President Biya’s atrocities and crimes against humanity. French, Chinese and Israeli military equipment is being used to kill innocent civilians on a daily basis. The flood of refugees has increased and there is no end in sight to the conflict.

We are appreciative of the fact that you have courageously pinpointed one of the causes of African crises, poverty, and underdevelopment. History will show that you are correct. With its colonial military and economic cooperation agreements, its colonial currency, the CFA, and its support for repressive post-colonial dictators who protect its interests on the African continent, France is part of the African problem.

 Hon. Luigi Di Maio, thank you for speaking out. Please accept the expression of our highest consideration.

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bogus@bogus.com (Lyombe) Editorial Tue, 22 Jan 2019 18:14:00 +0000
Chief Dr. Dion Ngute's Invitation to "Come and Chop" http://cameroon-concord.com/chief-dr-dion-ngute-s-invitation-to-come-and-chop http://cameroon-concord.com/chief-dr-dion-ngute-s-invitation-to-come-and-chop Chief Dr. Dion Ngute's Invitation to

Rotating the post of Prime Minister between the Northwest and Southwest regions with these men of yesteryears will not resolve the Anglophone crisis.

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Only such bold initiatives which give Anglophones a stake in the country called Cameroon can convince Ambazonians to reconsider their struggle for independence. All these musical chair appointments are token measures of appeasement a smack of desperation to fuel the NW/SW schism and divide the resistance.

It might have worked before, but it will fail because people like Musonge, Philemon Yang, and Dion Ngute no longer speak on behalf of Anglophones. His house was burnt just yesterday, and this should signal to Biya that Dion, like other SW CPDM elite, are considered traitors of the Ambazonia struggle. His appointment as PM is just an invitation for him and his cronies to "come and chop" Before any ranting SW provincialist is tempted to accuse a Manyu man of attacking a fellow SWesterner, let me state in the interest of full disclosure that my mum is Oroko.{loadposition myposition2} 

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bogus@bogus.com (Ekinneh Agbaw-Ebai) Editorial Mon, 07 Jan 2019 10:00:03 +0000
The alleged story behind the death of the proprietor of Miss Bright Hotel (Mr Tantoh Felix) revealed by his Daughter http://cameroon-concord.com/the-alleged-story-behind-the-death-of-the-proprietor-of-miss-bright-hotel-mr-tantoh-felix-buea-cameroon-revealed-by-his-daughter-2 http://cameroon-concord.com/the-alleged-story-behind-the-death-of-the-proprietor-of-miss-bright-hotel-mr-tantoh-felix-buea-cameroon-revealed-by-his-daughter-2 The alleged story behind the death of the proprietor of Miss Bright Hotel (Mr Tantoh Felix) revealed by his Daughter

The daughter of Mr Tantoh who was killed by unidentified gun men took to her Facebook page yesterday 14 November 2018 and revealed some stories about the death of her father as seen on the screenshots below.

 

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Part one.

Since my dad died I have been very quite about certain things, not because am a fool. You (Lucy Tabe) go around telling lies to people so you can get sympathy. I will share the story to everyone so they know the kind of wife you have been to the man who made you what you are today.
July 17 at 2:35pm (7:35pm Cameroon time) I had a text from my dad asking if I was ok, an I said yes . 2 days prior to that we paid some men to follow you up coz my dad suspected you of cheating... it came back you were cheating with a married man in Maryland...look at the pictures.... my dad was heart broken and he asked u and off course you denied it. I was the last person who spoke to my dad befor his demise ( when he told me Steph someone is at the door I will call u back & that was the last I heard of him). 5:38pm American Time you (LUCY)called me & and told me my dad has been killed by his best friend ( his name I will withhold) . That same day I purchased our ticket for the next day to go to Cameroon. Once we got to Cameroon all the cars documents where handed to you plus 3 million which was found in one of the cars. you requested for him to be buried 3 days after that which the family declined. On thé 23rd which was a Monday at 3am Cameroon time you transported all his 5 luxury cars out of his compound. When u were questioned about your action you claim the Fon of Bamendannkwen asked you to do so. Which were all lies. The family decided to ignore that act and focus on their lose. After so many meetings we picked a date sept 7 which was the date you picked due to your daughters surgery. We all abided to that dates an all burial preparations where done. Sept 1 st u called me requesting I buy u and your kids flights back to the Cameroon after u had told the family you already bought the flights . I declined coz we were not in good terms. Sept 6 th i tried reaching you only to discover you were no were to be found ( so many stories came out but God alone knows where u were at that time). You placed a court order on my dads corpse which didn’t allow us bury him on that day. All burial preparations had been done at that time .which was a loss but I didn’t complain because I knew the kind of Person I was dealing with. On several occasions you tried doing the burial but it was abortive. On the 10th u tried biting him as a rejected corpse by calling the council to do the burial and again it was aborted. Today Wednesday 14th of November you succeeded in doing the burial without no family member , no children n non of your family. I just have one question for you. What did my dad ever do wrong to deserve this treatment? From what I gathered you have sold 3 of his cars which that’s what you used to finance all your atrocities. You plan on selling the hotel and fleeing to the USA to apply for asylum in the name of the government killed your husband. Am not writing all these to gain sympathy but it’s to tell the world what you did to a man who showed you love. I don’t need any of what my dad left you can have it coz that’s what u have been fighting for. Don’t forget when he was alive u could barely manage the shops he opened for you. Ask yourself can you manage what he left for the next 2 years?How will your kids look at you? Did you mourn you husband? I know you don’t have a conscience but heyyy we have God who doesn’t like ugly.

Part two

After his death on our way to Cameroon you told me let’s go to Cotonou Benin for protection. I asked you protection for what and against who. You went quite. You go around telling people to borrow you 23 million to do your husbands contract. I pity who ever gives you that money. 4 days after his demise you went to all his banks so you can have assess to his money but you were told that you are not his second signature. When you were told that I was his second signature to all his accounts you went wild. You even tried to bribe some of them to give you asses to the exact amount on the accounts. You then decides to start selling his cars because financially you were down. Your Maryland married man advised you to sell everything and start your life in the USA. My question to that man . Do you think if you marry her she will treat you different? Just a question. You went ahead & filed for the letter of administration ( you told the lawyers not to include my name on it as a beneficiary) I really don’t care about things like this. Back to the night my father died..... only you & I knew that my dad had to leave town that day I not return.... ???? only you & I knew he changed his traveling date. My question to you. Why are you bent on burying him without his family and chiefs. Is there anything you are hiding. Why can’t you sleep at the house in Bomaka ( you claim we drove you out what a lie). Did you tell them that you saw something in your room which chased you out and you never returned since then. No you didn’t. What did u go to do in Cotonou Nigeria ??. These are just questions which I would like to know the answers. How did you know the last things my dad said when he was attacked by these unknown men......coz no one was there. Why are you Bent on not accepting to bury him with family or give family assess to his corpse . I will leave it right here. Let God who doesn’t love ugly be the judge. Don’t forget you have kids. You go around painting a very bad picture of me. That I was not my fathers child/ am a bastard. Only an illiterate will ask such questions. You go around sleeping with men while your husband lies in the freezer and today you bring out you married certificate that you were legally married to him. Hahahahaha tell them the last time my dad slept with you..... off course you will lie.... he never slept with you when he found out you were sleeping with that guy in buea his name I will not call. He even drives my dads cars around town .. oohhhhh what is this life we leave in. Lucy Tabe don’t forget all these things are vanity. We are all passerby’s. My dad died because someone was so greedy. One of the bayangi boys that killed my dad was arrested and he decided to confess only for us to come the next day he was dead....what a life we leave in. Tell them why it took you more than 3 years to come to the USA after your last trip some years back. You came here and slept with one young guy and his wife called my dad and complained. You were almost thrown out of you married. Did you ever ask yourself who begged on your behalf. No you didn’t. Well I have a massage for you. You have buried him fine. Let God who doesn’t love ugly be the judge. I rest my case. This is just part of the story but I needed the world to know what kind of woman you are. Thanks {loadposition myposition2}

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bogus@bogus.com (kensang) Editorial Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:55:51 +0000
Cameroon Elections: The fallacy of the CPDM stranglehold on the Far North region. http://cameroon-concord.com/cameroon-elections-the-fallacy-of-the-cpdm-stranglehold-on-the-far-north-region http://cameroon-concord.com/cameroon-elections-the-fallacy-of-the-cpdm-stranglehold-on-the-far-north-region Cameroon Elections: The fallacy of the CPDM stranglehold on the Far North region.

According to ELECAM, Biya obtained 89.21% of the votes in a region with some unedifying statistics. Even before the Boko Haram insurgency ravaged the region, the Far North, was and remains the poorest part of the country. According to the World Bank, 74% of the population lives below the poverty line, compared to the national average of 37.5%.{loadposition myposition}

At least 170 primary schools remain closed because of insecurity and about 23,000 school-aged children are out of school. Unemployment, among all age groups, is at least 75%. A 78.8 billion CFA emergency fund to finance 94 projects in road construction, railways, energy and agriculture has remained a luxurious desire.

Teachers have all fled the region, and international human rights groups have documented the war crimes and crimes against humanity perpetrated by Cameroon security forces against civilians, mostly women and children. The political baron of the region, House Speaker, Cavaye Djibril, aged 78, was first elected MP in 1970 at the age of 30.

The husband of four fives and 15 children has been Speaker since 1992. He was quick to defend the regime after videos showing Cameroon soldiers executing women and children in Kolofata went viral on social media. While the international outcry forced the regime to admit the crimes were committed by Cameroon soldiers, there was no condemnation or outrage from the FN CPDM political elite.

Everything about the region is about Cavaye, his family and his Mada tribesmen to the exclusion of all others. When Cavaye launched CPDM campaigns in Maroua, TV images showed less than 200 people in the scantily attended event. Cavaye was so angry that the people were calling for change that he staged a public arson of Kamto's MRC campaign gadgets. Biya himself was greeted in Maroua with banners displaying less than complimentary messages.

But despite all this, ELECAM wants us to believe that these people cannot figure out why they are poor; Tchiroma even claims the Grand North has a blood pact with Biya and know one thing and one thing only – to vote for Biya and the CPDM.

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bogus@bogus.com (Ekinneh Agbaw-Ebai) Editorial Mon, 22 Oct 2018 16:35:18 +0000
VOTE COUNTING COMMISSION CORRUPTION ALERT! http://cameroon-concord.com/vote-counting-commission-corruption-alert http://cameroon-concord.com/vote-counting-commission-corruption-alert VOTE COUNTING COMMISSION CORRUPTION ALERT!

Cameroon: candidates ought to be on a red alert against corruption of their representatives in the national vote counting commission that began its work yesterday (tuesday, october 9, 2018) in yaounde with justice EMILE ESSOMBE presiding.

as a political journalist who has covered vote counting and election litigations at the supreme court for over 15 years, i'm in a position to warn candidates to consider their representatives there as suspects until otherwise proven.{loadposition myposition}

 

national vote counting is the most crucial stage in election results verification, where candidates have a chance to confront figures presented by ELECAM that easily march those of MINAT and CPDM, but are often at variance with those of opposition candidates.

a look at who is who in the vote counting commission is telling. opposition candidates are often represented by lawyers or professors of law for obvious reasons, but CPDM is always represented by a moneybag for obvious reasons too.

before the 2007 twin (parliamentary and council) elections, CPDM was represented by EMMANUEL GERARD ONDO NDONG, former GM of the buoyant councils support fund (FEICOM), a very generous man (Frank Garriba, remember?) who threw millions around easily. the impact of the generosity of the CPDM representative was often felt, even if not in their knowledge of the law.

during litigations seeking redress over election irregularities brought by political parties and candidates before the supreme court sitting in then for the constitutional council, it was not uncommon for vital SDF score sheets that could have been game-changers to be reported missing, rather mysteriously.

ONDO NDONG in jail since 2005 for non-accountability for over 50 billion FCFA, the new man in charge of CPDM vote counting is another general manager of another state company, not known for his expertise in law, but obviously with lots of millions to throw around for the same purpose.

my call to candidates is that they hire private detectives to track their representatives in the vote counting commission. the temptation there is high. they can easily sell the match.

*the author, Franklin Sone Bayen, a journalist and political analyst, can be reached at: +237 677897167, 666992044, 693693881

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bogus@bogus.com (FRANK SONE) Editorial Thu, 11 Oct 2018 16:32:36 +0000
US ban its citizens from travelling to the North West & South West regions of Cameroon http://cameroon-concord.com/us-ban-its-citizens-from-travelling-to-the-north-west-south-west-regions-of-cameroon http://cameroon-concord.com/us-ban-its-citizens-from-travelling-to-the-north-west-south-west-regions-of-cameroon US ban its citizens from travelling to the North West & South West regions of Cameroon

A Security Alert issued by the US Embassy in Yaounde, on Aug 24, 2018, cited: "reports of increased violence in the Northwest and Southwest Regions.

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All but mission-essential travel by US Embassy personnel to these regions is prohibited, limiting our ability to provide emergency services to US citizens in these areas. Additionally, some medical facilities are reported to be understaffed in these regions due to the unrest. Actions to Take:

Do not travel to the Southwest and Northwest Regions.

Always carry proof of your legal presence in Cameroon, such as a U.S. passport with visa, or a residency card. Since Cameroon does not recognize dual citizenship, U.S. citizens of Cameroonian descent should never attempt to use a Cameroonian passport or identification card"

Before Biya regime apologists and CPDM cheerleaders jump up with their predictable bashing of America, the message should be clear to anyone not blinded by self-interest that the US believes the deteriorating security situation in the NW and SW casts a credibility shadow on the upcoming elections; and public life, including schools, cannot function smoothly in the NW and SW regions. You might disagree, but that is the view from Washington.

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bogus@bogus.com (Ekinneh Agbaw-Ebai) Editorial Tue, 28 Aug 2018 16:06:34 +0000
Behind the Anglophone War http://cameroon-concord.com/behind-the-anglophone-war http://cameroon-concord.com/behind-the-anglophone-war Behind the Anglophone War

What the Ayah family and the Ayah Foundation are going through.

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Many are already aware of what the Ayah Family and the Ayah Foundation are going through by reason of their humanitarian endeavours. But to drive the point home, it could be salutary to mention a few pointed instances of hostilities here again.

In 2016, a representative of the Obaki Foundation in Buea was falsely arrested and detained on the flimsy ground that the foundation had sent money through him for the St Valentine Centre, Buea. Even when it was discovered that the transaction was genuine, the Legal Department extorted 10.000 (ten thousand) francs from their senior colleague, Ayah Paul Abine, for the release (bail) of the innocent young man.

The fact is conspicuously notorious that threats to shoot down members of the Ayah Foundation on sight for providing food and shelter for the orphans, the widows, the frail and elderly, the wounded, and the victims of the Anglophone War, generally, in the forests/bushes has brought the life-saving project to a halt.

Not any less notorious is the freezing of our bank accounts, Paypal accounts, mobile money accounts... On the last point just mentioned, I have received from one of my children 305.000 through MTN mobile money account once since the opening of the account. I have not sent any money through that account any one time, nor have I received any other sum of money through it ever.

I was surprisingly summoned up by MTN to regularize the account in the first quarter of 2018. That I did personally, additionally; and on April 2, 2018, MTN sent me the following message:
“L’information personal [PERSONAL?] a été mise à jour pour AYAH PAUL ABINE.”
Only for the very MTN to send me a message on August 10, 2018, closing my account, ostensibly, for irregularity!

Clearly, the Anglophone War is in facets: overt and covert; direct and subtle; general and targeted. So too is the coalition of the belligerent forces. And MTN is incontestably one of them, wearing a mask!

One thing, though! The Ayahs have been in the domain of humanitarian endeavours since 9th January, 1989, when St Valentine Centre, Buea, was founded – way back before the beginning of the current Anglophone War. Any attempt to smear us; all scheming to intimidate us; all insidious manoeuvres to set us up; all such diabolic, criminal efforts are doomed to end up in fiasco!

The inner DRIVE is the BLOOD in our veins!

TEACH US MORE COMPASSION, O HOLY FATHER!

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bogus@bogus.com (kensang) Editorial Fri, 24 Aug 2018 17:43:13 +0000
Anglophonizing the Anglophone Crisis SW Provincialists & the Graffi Derangement Syndrome http://cameroon-concord.com/anglophonizing-the-anglophone-crisis-sw-provincialists-the-graffi-derangement-syndrome http://cameroon-concord.com/anglophonizing-the-anglophone-crisis-sw-provincialists-the-graffi-derangement-syndrome Anglophonizing the Anglophone Crisis  SW Provincialists & the Graffi Derangement Syndrome

Graffi Derangement Syndrome (GDS) patients blame Northwesterners for everything that is wrong with the SW and refuse to take responsibility for their own actions and self-inflicted disasters.

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In what unfortunately, has become the unedifying trademark of their favorite pastime, there is a surge of Graffi-bashing on social media platforms by self-elected guardians of the SW estate who are engaged in a well-orchestrated campaign to divide and break the Anglophones resolve and resistance in the face of the genocidal war of attrition being waged by the vampire regime of the 85-year-old president Biya, now tottering on the borders of senile decay. These self-aggrandizing buccaneers and CPDM hacks masquerading as SW opinion leaders have been gas lighting the dead horse of NW/SW divide, with a revanchist, xenophobic narrative that Northwesterners are the strawman of the ongoing Anglophone crisis. They are shamelessly vilifying Northwesterners for Biya’s genocide, even as the carnage continues unabated as soldiers struggle to contain a crisis that has escalated from a low-intensity conflict to full-blown military insurgency. We have seen this movie before, hence no one is fooled. The vast majority of Southwesterners know the Graffi man is not their enemy: it is the successive Francophone-dominated regimes from Ahidjo to Biya that have pillaged the SW region of its natural resources to finance a gangster kleptocracy in Yaoundé, leaving Southwesterners in abject poverty and misery. One million hate speeches and xenophobic attacks on Northwesterners will not change this reality; it is a fact!

Whilst it is true that the inflammatory postings by these CPDM cheerleaders are irritating, despicable and dishonorable; and although it may be annoying that this demented cast of sycophants, wallowing in such demeaning drama of adulation, can even pretend to speak on behalf of Southwesterners, their actions reflect the abysmal level of ignorance, misguidedness and mischief being communicated to gullible Anglophones, who might be tempted to believe their hallucinations. This would be a sad mistake. If anything, these ranting SW Provincialists are sick are demented and need help to get out of their impertinent self-flagellation. They suffer from Graffi Derangement Syndrome (GDS): a personality disorder which manifests as obsessive, compulsive and visceral hatred for anything graffi. GDS symptoms include inferiority complex, self-defeatism, impulsivity and self-denial and prognosis range from acute, chronic to critical, where patients have to be confined to the ICU –intensive care unit of xenophobia.

GDS patients blame Northwesterners for everything that is wrong with the SW and refuse to take responsibility for their own actions and self-inflicted disasters. Just read or listen to their garrulous banter and rationalizations for their Graffi-phobia and you will notice the illogical absurdities in their apposite attacks on Nwesterners, is matched by a penchant for finger-pointing, actuated by a primitive vendetta of self-abnegation and a certain blind, narrow-minded hate, borne of an unseemly grievance prejudice against the Graffi man. For example, nihilistic soldiers have burnt down villages in the SW, raped, tortured, murdered and arrested thousands and forced thousands of other Swesterners to flee their villages into the bushes. Anyone who claims to be a defender of SW interests would be calling the regime out for these crimes against humanity and gross human rights violations. But these sycophants want us to blame the Graffi man. If this is not the climax of hypocrisy that stinks to the high Heavens, one wonders what else is.

Externalizing the problems bedeviling the SW and trying to make Northwesterners as the bogeyman will, in no way alter the calculations on the ground where the guns are now doing the talking. Whatever moral equivalency these self-elected defenders of the SW estate try to establish, the fact remains that they do not speak for the majority of Southwesterners. Their bile and vitriol, ornamented with bellicose and provocative grandiloquence against Northwesterners, advertises in spectacular fashion, the fact that the so-called one, united and indivisible Cameroon is a hoax! These self-seeking opportunists, lack the intellectual capacity to understand the explosive danger and futility of divisive micro-nationalism. Else, how can Southwest CPDM elite and their Graffi-hating bigots be preaching national unity, while at the same time declaring Northwesterners as persona non grata in the SW; in violation of the Constitution which gives every Cameroonian the right to settle in any part of the country?

It is a pity that we must witness the circus of this pathetic skullduggery unfolding on social media. Indolent Southwesterners will always play the victim and pander to the regime for political crumbs by increasing their nuisance value to seek for public notice. Unfortunately, it is a waste of time trying to use facts, logic and reason to cure GDS. Now that we know these ranting SW Provincialists are afflicted by Graffi Derangement Syndrome; now that the flatulence of their fibs and their shameless attempt to distort and muffle our history has been exposed, we should not condemn them; rather we should pity them. Obviously, they are vexatious to the spirit, but our collective memory can filter whatever narrative they want to foist on us. They believe they are winning when other well-meaning Anglophones engage them on social media. We should therefore ignore them, and instead pray for the remission of their sins against Ambazonia.

Anglophones cannot afford to be distracted by people who speak the language of yesterday with such profound recklessness without any due consideration of the consequences of projecting such a narrow political agenda. That anyone not blinded by prejudice or self-interest would champion hypocrisy and double-speak as the war cry for SW nationalism is clearly beyond commonsense. How can anyone really believe that because he had an unsavory experience with one Northwesterner, all Northwesterners are bad people? How can anyone argue that a mistake made in 1961 was a life sentence that Anglophones cannot correct? Southwesterners must not allow themselves to be stampeded by an eccentric minority of Graffi-haters and detractors. The regime is desperate to break the momentum of the resistance because it cannot win the war on the battlefield. We must unite with our NW brothers and sisters because together we cannot fail. We must keep faith with the sacred covenant signed with the blood of those who have paid the ultimate price, so that we should be free. This struggle is no less our struggle; than it is that of the Ambazonia fighters on ground zero or the Anglophone Diaspora.

The challenge for Southwesterners is to rise above narrow ethno-tribal geo-political considerations that undermine our struggle for freedom. The fury of the enemy continues to be unleashed on our people, many of whom have been killed. Why should we give up now when nothing has changed? Think about those who have paid the ultimate price for this struggle. And then ask yourself: was it a Graffi man who burned my village? Was it a Graffi man who raped my daughter or sister? Was it a Graffi man who arrested, tortured and killed my father, mother and brother? Granted that the NW/SW relationship has many challenges, there is more that unites us than divides us. If we as one people remain resolute and defiant in the face of genocide; if we recognize that this struggle is not about us individually and focus on the big picture; then, Southwesterners should not continue in coward servility because it is folly to listen to the advocates of the enemy’s cause, and to fancy that if we castigate Northwesterners, Southwesterners will henceforth cease to be second-class citizens and the SW region will no longer suffer marginalization and discrimination.

On a personal note, I would ordinarily not join issues with these Graffi Derangement Syndrome victims, because they are mentally challenged and their arguments are neither grounded in historical facts nor logic, reason or commonsense; but on subjective personal emotions. But I feel constrained to speak out, particularly now, because there is a misdirected campaign by revisionist bigots to re-write Southern Cameroons history, while acting out the divide-and-conquer script written by the CPDM regime. It was Ayukogem Stephen Ojong; Publisher of The Median Newspaper who remarked in exasperation that Southwesterners held the Prime Minister’s job for 12 years and nothing substantial came out of it for the region. Achidi Achu held it for four years and created an expansive business and middle class in the NW region. And when push came to shove during the fundraising for Biya’s humanitarian genocide relief for Anglophones, just four Northwesterners - Baba Danpullo, Shey Jones Yembe, Eric Njong and Goddy Talla contributed about FCFA 100 million; more than the total amount raised by the entire Southwest region. Of course, the Graffi man is responsible for the inability of Southwesterners to rise up to the challenge of personal example, which is the hallmark of true leadership!

Those ranting SW provincialists and their paymasters must understand that Graffi-bashing as a national pastime and favored political sport by SW CPDM elite has had its day and must now end in the interest of the collective Anglophone struggle for freedom. The ridiculous assertion that the Graffi man is responsible for everything that is wrong with the Southwest is laughable and should attract no further comment. Let me assure our Northwest brothers and sisters that the silent majority of Southwesterners are not afflicted by Graffi Derangement Syndrome.

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bogus@bogus.com ( Ekinneh Agbaw-Ebai) Editorial Fri, 24 Aug 2018 17:26:53 +0000
In Defence of American Ambassador: It’s time for Biya to go http://cameroon-concord.com/in-defence-of-american-ambassador-it-s-time-for-biya-to-go http://cameroon-concord.com/in-defence-of-american-ambassador-it-s-time-for-biya-to-go In Defence of American Ambassador: It’s time for Biya to go

Rather than castigate the US Ambassador for advising Biya to step down after 36 years in power, Cameroonians should hail Ambassador Barlerin for speaking truth to power. If there ever was any doubt about the abysmal level to which governance or leadership in Cameroon has fallen and how small the minds are in very high places, the utterly reckless and bizarre response to the US Ambassador, Peter Henry Barlerin, for advising President Biya to think about his legacy; a move interpreted by Yaoundé as a call for Biya to step down, is a melodrama which speaks to the intemperate desperation of Cameroon’s vampire elite in their quest for Biya to remain in power, and provide cannon fodder for their bare-face corruption and pillage of the nation’s wealth.

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In a readout after an audience with President Biya at Unity Palace last May 17, the US envoy said: “…the President and I discussed upcoming elections. ‎I suggested to the President that he should be thinking about his legacy and how he wants to be remembered in the history books to be read by generations to come, and proposed that George Washington and Nelson Mandela‎ were excellent models.” While lamenting the absence of dialogue which has escalated the Anglophone crisis, Ambassador Barlerin indicted security forces for “targeted killings, detentions without access to legal support, family, or the Red Cross, and burning and looting of villages.” Jolted by self-righteous indignation and a mundane craving to ingratiate themselves to the corridors of power, gaffing, goofing, dilatory goons, masquerading as intellectuals and opinion leaders; including fifth columnists and sundry regime apologists, took to the airwaves to castigate the Ambassador; casting banal, vituperative aspersions on his person and declaring him, persona non-grata. The bile and vitriol, including the obnoxious threat by one Banda Kani; who on live TV, said Ambassador Barlerin will return to America in a coffin, is a diplomatic sacrilege that does not edify Cameroon as a nation. Cameroon deserves better. The impropriety of inflaming primordial sentiments against a resident ambassador is simply mind-boggling and inexcusable. And never again should it happen! The attacks, like the sycophants behind them, are not only pathetic; they are cheap and only reinforce Cameroon’s image as a banana republic with highly dysfunctional institutions where bizarre things can happen. In the event, the civic callousness by self-seeking morons who plumbed the abyss of diplomatic rascality and drag the nation to a hitherto unprecedented low; did a great disservice to the nation. This is a shame and Cameroonians deserve full explanation for this embarrassment. On the face of it, there is nothing the Ambassador said that has not been in the domain of public discourse. Images of arrests, torture, executions and burning of Anglophone villages have gone viral on social media. It also does not require a rocket scientist to figure out that Biya is tired. At 85, Biya is far on the left side of the average age of African Presidents which is 63; that’s pension time, or nearing it, in most countries. Put in context, the European equivalent is 55; which is also the average age of American presidents at their inauguration. Since taking office in 1982, Biya has seen five French presidents - Francois Mitterrand, Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy, Francois Hollande and Emmanuel Macron. In the same period, Americans have elected six different presidents – Ronald Reagan, George H Bush, Bill Clinton, George W Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump. Biya is also Africa’s oldest president and the second longest- serving ruler; behind Equatorial Guinea’s Obiang Nguema, in power for 38 years. The president’s frequent trips abroad for medical tourism continue to fuel speculations about his failing health. Keen observers can determine Biya is showing more wear and tear mostly in the wrinkles on his face; the deterioration in his husky voice; the alleged diapers, uncontrollable flatulence, protracted anal blasts and the declining swagger of his gait as witnessed during official outings when he can barely walk. Biya now cuts the picture of an isolated man, frail, distraught, distracted and completely out of touch. Honestly speaking, to vilify the US Ambassador for advising an 85-year-old president to step down, after 36 years, is a travesty that insults and diminishes even Biya’s own person. Beyond the specifics of avuncular admonition and verbal castigation, the assault on Barlerin is nothing more than self-seeking, ignominious, whimsical and disdainful diplomatic brigandage; more so as it transcends the fine line between free speech and hate speech. Those sycophants, who saw Barlerin’s statement as an attack on their power and unearned privileges, must be told in whatever language they understand that Biya, like every mortal, will eventually leave power.

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bogus@bogus.com (Ekinneh Agbaw-Ebai) Editorial Sat, 16 Jun 2018 09:09:40 +0000
French mentality of stupendous stupidity exposed by French speaking Cameroonian fake geopolitical analyst http://cameroon-concord.com/french-mentality-of-stupendous-stupidity-exposed-by-french-speaking-cameroonian-fake-geopolitical-analyst http://cameroon-concord.com/french-mentality-of-stupendous-stupidity-exposed-by-french-speaking-cameroonian-fake-geopolitical-analyst French mentality of stupendous stupidity exposed by French speaking Cameroonian fake geopolitical analyst

Since the beginning of this genocide that was well plotted, hatched and executed by the French backed LA Republique Du Cameroun, francophones went into frenzy moods as well as jubilant moods as their French speaking thugs shot at close range the people of British Southern Cameroon's.

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They didn't for see the possibility of their poorly trained, poorly educated and poorly managed sons and daughters been shot, arrested and killed in retaliation by the restoration forces of British Southern Cameroon's.

 

Today the stakes are so high and thousands of their sons and daughters have been buried in mass graves in the forest and many more are missing.

 

Why must the French assimilated mind conspicuously assume that any revolt that is manifested in Africa stems from an attempt by the west to destabilize the African continent?

 

Does an African in any shit hole African Country need to be manipulated by anybody in the west to know that there isn't a veritable health care system that has the state of the arts equipment, good social insurance scheme, retirement scheme, civil service run on trust and competence than on tribal, ethnic or cabal lines, sound educational system that runs on a sound educational curricula, an independent judicial system that deliberates judicial matters without political interferences etc?

 

If the answer is definitely non, then francophones across Francophone Africa must dump their lopsided analysis into the deepest abyss of the Mediterranean sea.

 

The problems in Africa stem from the creation of cabal lines, bad governances, occultist tendencies and tin god images wherein African rulers are worshipped and venerated like king and Pope Paul Biya.

 

Francophones in LA Republique Du cameroun must automatically cease referring to the people of British Southern Cameroon's as their brothers because that's falsehood, delusion and manipulative tendencies.

 

How can francophones in Cameroon ever vindicate themselves amongst the people of the British Southern Cameroon's when French speaking thugs and bandits clothed with tax payers money had ravaged communities in the British Southern Cameroon's at their splendid desire and overwhelming satisfaction?

 

How can such cheap minded simpletons who pass for analyst misinform the world with distorted and disoriented facts?

 

It's an established fact that the German Kamerun ceased to exist according to international law and therefore destroys the fake premise of their one and indivisible Cameroon.

 

After the defeat of the Germans in 1916 by Britain and France, the Cameroon's were partitioned into two with France given 3/4 and Britain 1/4.

 

From the above statistics how then can such moribund minds day dream and say the contrary?

 

Today after persevering, enduring and patiently holding on with the believe of a unified Africa that begins with Cameroon as expounded by Professor Emeritus Bernard Fonlon in his write up titled " Shall we make or mar", the people of British Southern Cameroon's have concluded that they have been insulted enough as(Anglofools, enemies in the house, Biafrans, leftist, dogs, gnats, monkeys, chimpanzees and donkeys)

 

Today as a matter of urgency and as exigency permits as well as demands, the People of British Southern Cameroon's through their overwhelming declaration of their Unilateral declaration of independence that their Interim Government and President, Sesesko

 Ayuk Tabe Emmanuel has come to stay.

 

LA Republique Du Cameroun has often made so much noise about being a military colloid in Africa but the very young dynamic and determined boys from the British Southern Cameroon's have demystified the paper tigers or paper lions.

 

The purported military including the Police, Gendarmerie as well as the beast tagged BIR are dangerously underpaid and stinkingly corrupt.

 

This corruption tendencies and strong desire for sex and alcohol has rendered the purported national borders the most porous in Africa South of the Sahara.

 

Unfortunately unfortunate the Biya's junta thought that the people of British Southern Cameroon's have been deliberately been excluded from lucrative jobs and therefore can't sponsor any revolution of great magnitude as the one being run or sponsored by the British Southern Cameroon's Diaspora.

 

The amount of money raised is into billions and will cause a tornado in LA Republique Du Cameroun.

 

Today armed with sophisticated weapons and used by a vigorous battery of energized youths with an ambitious desire to be free citizens of their own country Ambazonia.

 

They now have rocket propelled lunchers that can destroy any military tanker or armoured car as well as bring down planes and copters at any time and destination in the British  Southern Cameroon's.

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bogus@bogus.com (Concord Newsdesk) Editorial Thu, 14 Jun 2018 21:46:20 +0000