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Jun 24, 2018

Southern Cameroons: This is the Upper sixth Student who was shot by gendarmes in Bamenda

Friends have identified him as Michael, also known as Hazard, for his football ...
Jun 23, 2018

World cup 2018: Nigeria have Musa to thank for victory

Nigeria have entered the records of this world cup as the second African side ...
Jun 22, 2018

Cameroon: Government officially announcies death of kidnapped Batibo DO

After the kidnap of the sun divisional officer of Batibo, during the 20 May ...
Jun 19, 2018

World cup 2018: Tunisia fail to resurrect pride of Africa

Tunisia have been unable to emerge victorious and put a smile on Africa’s face ...
Jun 17, 2018

Russia 2018: Nigeria follow path of African losing nations

The super Eagles of Nigeria have had a very catastrophic game against Croatia ...
Jun 15, 2018

Cameroon-Anglophone crisis: In name of the government,Tchiroma rejects in strong terms Amnesty international report

The Minister of Communication Issa Tchiroma Bakari organised a press conference ...
Jun 14, 2018

Southern Cameroons: Deceit of National Commission for Bilingualism and Multiculturalism in Cameroon

Since the 1961 reunification of French and British Southern Cameroons, ...
Jun 14, 2018

World cup kickoff: Role of Cameroon in Russia

The 21st edition of the world cup begins on Thursday 14 June in Russia, but ...
Jun 14, 2018

Anglophone crisis: Agbor Balla calls for international isolation of Cameroon

Human rights lawyer Barrister Agbor Balla has urged the international community ...
Jun 13, 2018

Anglophone crisis: Amnesty International releases report on human rights violations

The latest report on the fighting in Anglophone Cameroon has accused government ...
Jun 13, 2018

Russia 2018: Africa well represented in world cup

The 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament kicks off from June 14 in Russia. Africa has ...
Jun 9, 2018

Two GCE subjects to be retaken

The Registrar of the Cameroon General Certificate of Education Board has ...
Jun 4, 2018

Cameroon on the brink of civil war – International Crisis Group

Cameroon could be gradually moving towards a civil war as the unrest in the two ...
Jun 1, 2018

Ex-Minister Biyiti Bi Essam appointed Cameroon’s ambassador to Israel

President Paul Biya has appointed former Communication and Poste and ...
Jun 1, 2018

US Ambassador’s declaration: President Biya demands explanation from special adviser

President Paul Biya,85, has demanded explanation from the special adiviser to ...
May 31, 2018

Jean Baptiste Placca: RFI journalist Says Paul should make way for his succession

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Sports / Games

June 23, 2018
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Nigeria have entered the records of this world cup as the second African side to win a match after Senegal. This happened when Musa scored a brace
June 19, 2018
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Tunisia have been unable to emerge victorious and put a smile on Africa’s face as they lost 1-2 to mighty England. Harry Kane who captained the
June 17, 2018
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The super Eagles of Nigeria have had a very catastrophic game against Croatia who beat them 2-0. They join Egypt and Morocco, all who so far have not
June 14, 2018
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The 21st edition of the world cup begins on Thursday 14 June in Russia, but Cameroon’s indomitable lions are absent, as they failed to qualify.
June 13, 2018
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The 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament kicks off from June 14 in Russia. Africa has five representatives in this elite competition: Nigeria, Egypt,
May 30, 2018
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Normalisation committee president  in Cameroon is said to be focusing on matters that are rather meant to be handled by the FECAFOOT president, whom

Cameroon Today

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Since the 1961 reunification of French and British Southern Cameroons, discourses of marginalization, assimilation, “francophonisation”, “frenchification” and internal colonization have emerged in
February 14, 2018
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African rulers have shown the world that primitivism is still very much alive in Africa and that leadership in most French Africa is still controlled by the monstrous FrancAfrique which is very
May 29, 2018
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The first day of writing is reported to have been disrupted in Muyuka by gunmen. {loadposition myposition}   The gunmen stormed the school campus of Government Bilingual High School, Muyuka
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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January 29, 2018
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Business / Economy

April 04, 2018
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Formerly the managing director of BICEC, Alain Ripert has been promoted to the position of administrator of BICEC and member of the board of CEPAC in
April 03, 2018
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March 16, 2018
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March 16, 2018
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March 13, 2018
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Health / Medical

March 20, 2018
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March 19, 2018
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March 01, 2018
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January 15, 2018
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June 24, 2018
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