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Sep 11, 2019

Cameroon: The full text of Biya's rambling monologue on the Anglophone crisis

It is hard to even comprehend Biya's stream of consciousness as he vacillated ...
Sep 2, 2019

Cameroon English Language Newspaper Publishers Association- CENPA Shares Gov't Bribes to Publish Biased Reports!

Read the below post leaked from the CENPA forum by a member who is disgusted at ...
Apr 12, 2019

Sisiku AyukTabe and 09 Others Vs Cameroun: Trial or Judicial Thuggery?

The case pitting the President of the interim government of the self declared ...
Apr 7, 2019

Cameroon:Minister of public works Nganou Djoumessi son's life at risk.

Boris Judicaël Nganou,Senior Executive at Cameroon Telecommunications (Camtel, ...
Mar 27, 2019

Burundi: Release of three school girls accused of scribbling photos of president Nkurunziza

Three schoolgirls, who had been arrested for scribbling the photo of President ...
Mar 27, 2019

Cameroon: Gambling,the other addiction of the youths.

More than thirty years after the arrival of the first casinos, PMU and other ...
Mar 23, 2019

THE ANGLOPHONE'S MINDSET IN CONFLICT: Solution to the Anglophone Crises

Amidst an intense violent conflict were opposing factions have taken extremist ...
Mar 23, 2019

Cameroon: What is really wrong with Manyu people?

Biya extends largess to 400 Manyu refugees in Yaounde. Even as soldiers have ...
Mar 14, 2019

Human Rights Watch issues damning report indicting Cameroon security forces for gross human rights violations

After US State Dept, Human Rights Watch issues its own damning report indicting ...
Mar 12, 2019

Cameroon continues it's troubling descent

Political leaders in the U.S. have begun to speak up, while certain sectors of ...
Mar 6, 2019

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet says Cameroon risks further slide into violence

GENEVA (Reuters) - Cameroon may fall further into violence if the government ...
Mar 6, 2019

Cameroon says Olembe stadium near completion

The Minister Delegate at the Presidency in charge of Public Contracts Talba ...
Mar 6, 2019

Southern Cameroons Crisis: Professor Martin Ayim speaks out

Professor Ayim hits back. Read and understand. For the Records and Information ...
Mar 6, 2019

From The Desk of The Chairman of The Ambazonia Defense Council

KIDNAPPINGFrom the moment when political opportunist found out that our people ...

Sports / Games

March 06, 2019
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The Minister Delegate at the Presidency in charge of Public Contracts Talba Malla visited construction works at Olembe yesterday, March 5, 2019.
March 06, 2019
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The 30years old former  Cameroon national football team captain Benjamin Moukandjo has left Jiangsu Suning after spending one-and-a-half years at the
February 21, 2019
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Cameroon's football federation (Fecafoot) launched an investigation following concerns that more than 70 percent of clubs in the country's top two
July 08, 2018
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The quarter finals of the 2018 world cup are now over, and coming up as from Tuesday, it will be the semi-finals, which shall include France,
July 07, 2018
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Belgium are qualified for the semi finals of the world cup in Russia as well as France, following the quarter final matches they played on Friday 6
July 06, 2018
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Officials of the professional football league in Cameroon, after meeting on Thursday 05 July 2018, have decided to put a halt on the Elite one and

Cameroon Today

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Amidst an intense violent conflict were opposing factions have taken extremist positions to the detriment of the vulnerable masses they claim to protect, through a secured channel that allows the
March 06, 2019
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The European Union has called on the government of Cameroon in engage in an inclusive dialogue with all parties as the only solution to the current political and security impasse in the
March 06, 2019
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Cameroonian writer, pan Africanist and Executive Director of AFRICAphonie, Mwalimu George Ngwane, has been elected to the African Advisory Committee of the International Minority Rights Group Africa
June 11, 2018
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Three opposition parties in Cameroon could be on their way to form a coalition group ahead of the upcoming presidential election that could see 86-year-old President Paul Biya win another seven-year
*A DIALOGUE AIMED TO SATISFY THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY AND NOT TO SOLVE THE PROBLEMS OF CAMEROONIANS*

A speech, meant to be historic, just simply demonstrated that Paul Biya is very consistent with himself. He gave the impression that only the citizens, especially the Anglophones, who are angry about their situations are those who are out of their minds because there was no marginalization in the first place.

He clearly refused to humble himself to acknowledge that there are the bad policies of his government that have brought us to this point. The failure to admit that his government has not been able to live up to the expectations of the population was so conspicuous and was still persisted unsuccessful policies of regionalism and decentralization. According to Paul Biya, the state is doing its best and only people with bad intentions want to sabotage the efforts of the government, but because of his generosity, it is important to dialogue. However, it is impossible to solve a problem, if you don't first admit that there is one. Today, Cameroon is facing a plethora problems in almost all aspects (security, political, socio-economical, judicial, etc), yet Paul Biya still thinks that the performance of the government has been good and they are just the secessionists complaining, which is completely wrong.

From every indication, the dialogue he has called for will probably look like the tripartite conference of the 1990s that was a complete sham. I only hope he proves me wrong. It also reveals that the only reason for his speech was to respond to the pressure of the international community’s call for dialogue. Unfortunately, the situation is different from that of the 90s because there is an ongoing war in one part of the country with people carrying arms, making the dialogue to be more complicated.

As it is the case with many conflicts, it is always said that beginning a war is easy but ending a war is one of the most complicated things in conflict resolution. For violence to effectively end, the warring parties involved must be at the heart of negotiations to lay down their arms. Unfortunately, most often these people, especially the rebellious side, benefit a lot from the violence making it difficult for them to come on the table for dialogue. Therefore, any way out of this conflict must involve all the stakeholders of this conflict, whether direct and indirect.

In this regard, for this to happen, some trust-building must take place for both sides to call for a ceasefire and dialogue without fear. This trust-building can only be done through concrete actions from the government so that people with grievances may freely express themselves without any fear of being arrested. Therefore, the fact that peaceful protests are not encouraged and are still brutally quelled by the security forces including the impartiality of justice system, which still tries civilians at the military courts, and the failure of Paul Biya to address these issues, makes it difficult for trust-building to take place.

It is important to emphasize here that if the problems of civil liberties, the non-release of political prisoners, and the bias of the judicial systems are not addressed, it will be extremely difficult for the dialogue that has been called by the president to bear any fruit. The situation may instead worsen as we have witnessed the past 3 years.

Considering the various crises the country is facing today, can one confidently say that Paul Biya really intents to listen to Cameroonians and effectively respond to the needs of the people? Or is this another ploy from him to please the international community in order to relieve himself from external pressure, something he has not been used to during his 37 years in power? What about the internal pressure? When will Cameroonians finally realised that this conflict is dragging on a d their country is sinking down the drain because they have no government of the people, by the people, and the people and that is it time to take things in their own hands? Whenever the case, only actions will speak louder than words.

*Wanah Immanuel Bumakor*
Spokesman of the ACT movement
Specialist in Peace Studies and Conflict Management

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Religion / Church

March 06, 2019
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oday, in parts of Africa: Children are being killed because spiritual leaders condemned them as being evil... They become stigmatized, isolated,
May 25, 2018
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Some inmates of the Bertoua Central Prison, have received the first Holy communion. {loadposition myposition}   This took place during a
May 25, 2018
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Some inmates of the Bertoua Central Prison, have received the first Holy communion. {loadposition myposition}   This took place during a
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

Business / Economy

March 18, 2019
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The 10th edition of the Cameroon Business Forum (CBF) opens  today Monday, March 19, 2019 in Douala the country's economic capital, chaired by  Prime
March 06, 2019
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The Cameroonian government rejects the unilateral increase in the prices of beverages decided by the brewing companies.{loadposition myposition} The
March 06, 2019
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Guinness Cameroun, local subsidiary of Diageo, increased the prices of its products on March 4. Prices grew by XAF50 for all products expect the Harp
February 14, 2019
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Cameroon’s airline Camair Co closed 2018 with a turnover of XAF26.6 billion, up more than XAF10 billion compared to the XAF16.4 billion in 2017, the
February 11, 2019
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Between 2015 to 2017, the money spent to purchase mobile phones reached a total of XAF228 billion, ranking these devices in the top 10 most imported
August 24, 2018
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Uganda offers opportunities for companies looking to explore, develop and utilise its petroleum assets. {loadposition myposition} LONDON,

Health / Medical

March 20, 2018
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According to the National Cameroon daily, Cameroon Tribune, the Regional Hospital under construction as well as refurbishment shall become functional
March 19, 2018
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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
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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
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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

Daily / Newsbrief

April 07, 2019
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Boris Judicaël Nganou,Senior Executive at Cameroon Telecommunications (Camtel, Cameroon's leading public telecommunications operator),  is involved
March 27, 2019
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More than thirty years after the arrival of the first casinos, PMU and other slot machines, gambling experiencing real success with the Cameroonian
March 06, 2019
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The connection of the substation of Nomayos (Center), will affect the power supply in two regions out of the ten that counts Cameroon.{loadposition
February 21, 2019
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Some Tiko plantation workers were attacked yesterday by unidentified gunmen and rendered.  Fingerless and earless. Sources say “they were attacked
February 11, 2019
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From: A Collective of Anglophone Cameroonians in the Diaspora.   Shalom, Your Excellency!   We, a collective of Africans from Southern
July 06, 2018
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During a meeting in the North of Cameroon ordered by the head of State, for a fund raising aimed at gathering money to support those affected by the

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Showbiz / Music

March 06, 2019
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Singer R. Kelly spoke out in an explosive interview with CBS after being charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse. Several counts involve minors.
August 28, 2018
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Delly Singah Philips is an ambitious UK based Cameroonian lady.She is the Founder of Delly Singah Foundation, Delly TV and Delly Matchups. Delly is
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

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