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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 ...
Mar 6, 2019

The son of Liberia's ex-president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Charged After Probe Into Missing Millions

The son of Liberia's ex-president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, an ex-central bank ...
Mar 6, 2019

Senegal:Macky Sall secures another presidential term after re-election

Senegalese President Macky Sall was officially declared winner of the Feb. 24 ...
Mar 6, 2019

Cameroon: After cutting military aid worth FCFA 9 billion; US tightens the noose.

US to suspend development assistance over Anglophone crisis In an interview ...
Mar 6, 2019

Nigeria accuses Cameroon of violating UN Protocols

Nigeria has accused Cameroon of violating UN Protocols after Cameroon expelled ...
Mar 6, 2019

Operation Sparrowhawk Cameroon: Edgard Alain Mebe Ngo'o sent to Kondengui

Former Minister of Defence Edgar Alain Mebe Ngo’o has been detained at the ...
Mar 6, 2019

More than 4 million Cameroonians will be without electricity on Tuesday.

The connection of the substation of Nomayos (Center), will affect the power ...
Mar 6, 2019

Cameroon: Moukandjo quits Jiangsu Suning

The 30years old former  Cameroon national football team captain Benjamin ...
Feb 21, 2019

Cameroon: French parliamentarians put pressure on Biya's regime to release former CRTV GM, Amadou Vamoulké

French MPs and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) participated in a press ...

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

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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
After Mugabe, African leaders wonder who is next

Hours after Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe was forced out after 37 years in power, Uganda’s president, another former guerrilla in office for more than three decades, was tweeting about pay rises for civil servants and bright prospects for his army tank crews.

Supporters of long-serving African leaders dismiss parallels with Zimbabwe, where Mugabe’s former deputy - sacked during a power struggle with Mugabe’s wife - is about to take power with military and public backing.

But Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s tweets, which come amid rising anger at the 73-year-old’s attempts to prolong his rule, suggest he is one of several African leaders looking south and wondering about their own stability.

“Now that the economic situation in Uganda is improving, the government will be able to look into raising of salaries of soldiers, public servants, health workers and teachers and also deal with institutional housing,” Museveni tweeted on Wednesday.

It was unclear what improvement he meant. Uganda’s faltering economy is growing too slowly to absorb a booming population of 37 million. The number of citizens spending less than a dollar a day has surged to 27 percent, the statistics office reported in September, up from 20 percent five years ago.

AGING RULERS

President since 1986, Museveni is among Africa’s longest-serving leaders. They include Equatorial Guinea’s Teodoro Obiang, president for 38 years; Cameroon’s Paul Biya, president for 35 years; Congo’s Denis Sassou Nguesso, president for two stints totalling 33 years.

The family of Gnassingbé Eyadéma have ruled Togo for half a century, and the Democratic Republic of Congo has been run by the Kabila family since Laurent Kabila took power in 1997. He was replaced by his son, Joseph, in 2001.

Some countries allow only two presidential terms, but several have rolled back such legislation.

In Cameroon, Biya scrapped term limits and cracked odwn on the opposition. In Congo, Nguesso jailed an opposition leader this year for protesting agauinst removal of term limits.

Still, Mugabe’s fall has sent a shiver through a continent whose northern countries saw the Arab Spring revolts tear down repressive regimes, even though many of the new leaders proved as bad as the old.

Franck Essi, secretary-general of the opposition Cameroon Peoples’ Party, said opposition movements were closely watching events in Zimbabwe.

“Leaders must put in place mechanisms for a democratic and peaceful transition that will allow new leadership. If not, sooner or later, the people who are suffocating will wake up,” he said.

Some places have already seen change. Burkina Faso’s Blaise Compaore was ousted by protests in 2014 as he tried to change the constitution and extend his decades-long rule. In January, Gambia’s erratic ruler Yahya Jammeh fled after regional pressure ended his 22-year reign.

Angolan president Jose Eduardo dos Santos stepped down this year after four decades in power; his handpicked successor has pushed out some key dos Santos allies.

For many nations, a Zimbabwe-style switch in the loyalties of the armed forces or a rift in the inner circle represents one of the few ways that rulers might be forced from power. Despite Zimbabwe’s well-established opposition, change didn’t come until Mugabe’s inner circle split over his succession plans, and the military put him under house arrest.

Hundreds of thousands of protesters have flooded Togo’s streets this year, calling for an end to half a century of Eyadéma family rule. It didn’t work.

Brigitte Adjamagbo-Johnson, a top Togolese opposition official, said they had hoped for a Zimbabwean-type change of power where the military came over to their side.

”We’d wanted the Togolese army to fight alongside us. We were moved seeing that Zimbabwe’s army and civilian population were all in the streets dancing. That’s what we want in Togo,“ she said. ”There will be change in Zimbabwe this year and there will be in Togo too.”

“THEIR TURN WILL COME”

A slump in commodities prices has deprived some nations of the resources they have traditionally used to muffle protests. In some cases, corruption has also emptied state coffers.

In central Africa, Congo’s Kabila has repeatedly postponed elections after refusing to step down at the end of his term last year, sparking deadly protests.

Jean-Pierre Kambila, Kabila’s deputy chief of staff, tweeted that Zimbabwe’s protests were a colonial fantasy.

“A fabricated demonstration dreamed up by those who do not accept the liberation of Africa. Other Mugabes will be born. Nothing to worry about,” he wrote.

Uganda, a key Western ally set to begin exporting its substantial oil reserves, removed term limits in 2005 to extend Museveni’s rule.

The east African nation has seen far less violence under Museveni than the two dictators who preceded him. But now tensions are rising as social services crumble and parliamentarians attempt to remove a constitutional age cap that would bar Museveni from standing in the next election.

Police have used deadly force against protesters, and repeatedly arrested the main opposition leader. Security forces dragged parliamentarians opposing the bill out of the legislature. On Wednesday, police raided a popular newspaper, detaining eight staff.

Okello Oryem, Uganda’s state minister for foreign affairs, dismissed any parallels with Zimbabwe, saying Mugabe’s overthrow was the result of Western interference.

“The intelligence services of the West have worked day and night to bring down Zimbabwe,” he told Reuters. “Citizen pressure in Zimbabwe can only work if and when the army allows it.”

But another Ugandan opposition leader, Asuman Basalirwa, warned that national leaders who refused to step down risked plunging their countries into conflict. Military intervention to end dictatorships ultimately leads to more repression, he said, something that many feared might be in store for Zimbabwe.

“It is time for the continent to democratize,” he said. “Those who have not yet experienced what happened in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and now Zimbabwe should just wait for their turn because it will surely come.”

Reuters

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March 06, 2019
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May 25, 2018
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February 14, 2018
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January 29, 2018
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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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August 24, 2018
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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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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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The connection of the substation of Nomayos (Center), will affect the power supply in two regions out of the ten that counts Cameroon.{loadposition
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