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Dec 17, 2017

Ambazonian dies after being tortured by Cameroonian security forces

An Ambazonian youth has died as a result of serous injuries he sustained after ...
Dec 16, 2017

France reacts to Anglophone crisis

The deputy spokesperson at the French ministry of foreign affairs has stated ...
Dec 16, 2017

Cameroon: Patrice Nganang to spend Christmas, New Year behind bars

Cameroonian writer and lecturer Patrice Nganang is to spend all end-of-year ...
Dec 16, 2017

Anglophone crisis: Commonwealth secretary general in Cameroon

The secretary general of the Commonwealth of Nations is un Cameroon to discuss ...
Dec 16, 2017

African Development Bank to pump in $77 million to link Cameroon and Chad

The African Development Bank (AfDB) will disburse €66 million (more than $77 ...
Dec 16, 2017

The Anglophone Problem – When Facts don’t Lie

A preacher once told his congregation: “Next week, I plan to preach about the ...
Dec 16, 2017

Panic Grips Yaoundé Denizens, with Increasing Rumors of a Civil War in January, 2018.

There are increasing indicators that the Biya’s dynasty in La Republique du ...
Dec 16, 2017

Cameroon: 'Deceased individual passes ENAM entrance exams'

A man has reportedly passed the competitive entrance examination into the ...
Dec 14, 2017

Zimambwe: Mugabe to contest upccoming presidential elections - Zanu PF

Zimbabwe’s 92-year-old president Robert Mugabe could be vying for a further ...
Dec 14, 2017

Riddled with bullet holes: Southern Cameroonian narrates ordeal

Southern Cameroonian citizen releases video footage of his body badly injured ...
Dec 14, 2017

Germany to grant Ghana $118 million (€100 million) to promote renewable energies

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier signed a multi-million dollar ...
Dec 14, 2017

Cameroon: SDF MPs Rubbish Govt's Claim Of Protecting Anglophones

  Members of Parliament, MPs, of Cameroon's leading opposition party, the ...
Dec 14, 2017

Cameroon: Senate President Gets FCFA 2 Billion For House Repairs

Senate President Gets FCFA 2 Billion For House Repairs A whopping sum of FCFA 2 ...
Dec 12, 2017

Zimbabwe's Mugabe flies to Singapore, first trip since ouster

Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe has left the country for medical ...
Dec 11, 2017

Cameroon: Vuvuzula blasting Opposition Parliamentarians held everybody spellbound today at the National Assembly

Every passing day drama continues at the hemicycle of the Cameroon's National ...
Dec 11, 2017

Cameroon: Biya leaves for Paris

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Sports / Games

December 10, 2017
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Former Cameroon international Benjamin Massing, whose crunching tackles at the World Cup in 1990 earned him an infamous reputation, died aged 55 on
December 07, 2017
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Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have both won the award five times on the last 10 occasions Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo beat
December 01, 2017
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The draws for the 2018 world cup in Russia are done and one can now certainly say a particular team is in either group A, B, C, D, E, F, G, or H.
December 01, 2017
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The draws of the 2018 world cup in Russia will take place today in Moscow, Russia. {loadposition myposition}   There are 4 pots from which
November 29, 2017
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The Confederation of African Football has decided to follow the footsteps of FIFA by introducing the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) as from the
November 28, 2017
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Lists of, African player of the year and African player of the year based in Africa 2017, have been published after votes by the members of the

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December 17, 2017
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An Ambazonian youth has died as a result of serous injuries he sustained after being tortured by Cameroonian military men. Sources narrate that, Akatop was picked up by the military in Otu as he was
November 08, 2017
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On Monday, November 6, 2017, CPDM lackeys and sycophants in all the 10 Regions of Cameroon rolled out jubilation drums to celebrate their supreme leader, Paul Biya for reigning for 35 uninterrupted
December 07, 2017
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The allocation of land for the construction of a health centre in Mbongong, Ndu turned ugly on Wednesday December 6, as the exercise ended in clashes between the Wimbum population of Mbongong and the
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
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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Religion / Church

December 10, 2017
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"Be Faithful, Even To The Point Of Death, And I Will Give You A Crown Of Life!" "Nothing Good Comes Easy!" Life has never been a bed of roses; even
November 15, 2017
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Retired Archbishop Emeritus of Douala Cardinal Christian Tumi has made another stunning revelation about the status of Southern Cameroonians in a
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

Business / Economy

December 14, 2017
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Basile Atangana Kouna, Cameroon’s minister of water and energy, while reporting his activities to the Senate on December 12, 2017, revealed that the
December 12, 2017
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On December 4, 2017, Jean Claude Mbwentchou, Cameroon’s minister of housing (MINHDU) received Tang Lezhen, General manager of China Shenyang
December 06, 2017
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The board of directors of the African development bank (AfDB) through its section in charge of the private sector has approved a senior loan of
December 06, 2017
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During his exposé of Cameroon’s social and economic program for 2018, Philémon Yang, the country’s prime minister, made a retrospective evaluation of
November 23, 2017
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Louis Berger (www.LouisBerger.com) was awarded a 1.5 million-euro (1.7 million USD) project management and construction supervision services contract
November 15, 2017
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Customs’ national directorate at the ministry of finance will proceed to the sale by auction of 20 containers of wood which were to be exported. The

Health / Medical

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
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 —

Daily / Newsbrief

December 16, 2017
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A man has reportedly passed the competitive entrance examination into the National School of Administration and Magistracy after being declared dead
December 10, 2017
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Hon. JK Ntoi, former Member of Parliament of the Ako/ Misaje Special Constituency is no more. Hon. JK Ntoi who in 2013 was recognized by The Eye as
December 08, 2017
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A great part of Marché Bonamoussadi in Douala V subdivision has been ravaged by fire.The incident, that began at about 5am earlier on Friday, has
December 07, 2017
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Jean Bruno Tagne and Rodrigue Tongue Ndeutch are in the claws of the Biya administration. The programmes, La Grande interview and L'Arene, which
December 06, 2017
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Cameroon must act swiftly on the recommendations published today by the UN Committee against Torture and put an end to the widespread use of torture
December 06, 2017
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Muhamadu Buhari, the president of Nigeria has affirmed his support to Paul Biya, concerning the Anglophone crisis. As reports from

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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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