Local|f6be11 http://cameroon-concord.com Sat, 23 Feb 2019 02:11:18 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Cameroon: Tiko plantation workers sustain severe injuries after attacked by unidentified gunmen. http://cameroon-concord.com/local/tiko-plantation-workers-attacked-by-unidentified-gunmen-and-rendered-fingerless-and-earless http://cameroon-concord.com/local/tiko-plantation-workers-attacked-by-unidentified-gunmen-and-rendered-fingerless-and-earless Cameroon: Tiko plantation workers sustain severe injuries after attacked by unidentified gunmen.

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These gunmen took time to chop off the hands, fingers and ears of about least six plantation workers. The injured workers are presently receiving treatment at a medical facility in Tiko as security officers open investigations to track down the perpetrators. This is not the first time plantation workers in Tiko are suffering such attacks from gunmen in the locality. Close to two dozens of workers have had their fingers chopped off in previous attacks in the area.

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bogus@bogus.com (MYK) Local|f6be11 Thu, 21 Feb 2019 12:35:10 +0000
Open Letter to: The Ambassador of the State of Israel Yaoundé, République du Cameroun http://cameroon-concord.com/local/open-letter-to-the-ambassador-of-the-state-of-israel-yaounde-republique-du-cameroun http://cameroon-concord.com/local/open-letter-to-the-ambassador-of-the-state-of-israel-yaounde-republique-du-cameroun Open Letter to: The Ambassador of the State of Israel Yaoundé, République du Cameroun

From: A Collective of Anglophone Cameroonians in the Diaspora.

 

Shalom, Your Excellency!

 

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, have the honour to address this letter to you. We are friends of Israel. Some of us live legally in Israel, some of us have studied in Israel or visited Israel on business or attended academic conferences there, while others have paid religious pilgrimages to the holy sites in Jerusalem, the Temple Mount, Bethlehem, Nazareth, the Mount of Olives, the Jordan River, etc.

 

We wish to state that we followed with interest, the widely-disseminated press release of February 4, 2019 from the Israeli Embassy in Yaoundé, Cameroon, condemning the televised anti-Semitic and tribalistic comments of Cameroon’s Minister Delegate at the Ministry of Justice, Hon. Jean de Dieu MOMO. The minister implied that the Jewish victims of Hitler’s monstrous and unspeakable genocide were in fact the culprits of the genocide.We condemn in the strongest possible terms, terms this attempt by Mr. MOMO to make light of the massacre of millions of innocent men, women and children for personal political gain.{loadposition myposition}

 

We therefore welcome the decision of the Cameroon government to apologize unreservedly for these ignorant and extremely hateful remarks which were in fact a veiled attempt to justify crimes against humanity directed at minorities in Cameroon.

 

Honorable Ambassador, while we condemn historic crimes against humanity, as well as diminishment of those crimes, we must not turn a blind eye to contemporary human rights violations and crimes against humanity, even though these crimes do not rise to the level, scope, or magnitude of the Jewish Holocaust.  We are talking about well-documented crimes against humanity being committed in the English-Speaking Southern Cameroon as we speak by the Cameroon military, and specifically, the elite military unit, BIR (Brigade d’Intervention Rapide), which is trained, equipped and commanded by former Israeli military officers.

 

 

On February 7, 2018, Israeli human rights lawyer, Eitay Mack, and 15 other Israeli human rights activists wrote to the Israeli Defense Export Agency, Israeli Ministry of Defense, complaining about the massive human rights violations of the BIR in North Cameroon as well as Southern Cameroon (North West and South West regions).  The Israeli activists ably and accurately presented the historical and political dimensions of the on-going Anglophone problem in Cameroon. They documented the crimes against humanity committed by the BIR, and reproduced denunciations of these crimes by the African Union, the United Nations Human Rights Commission, the European Union, Amnesty International, and multiple other governments and organization.

 

http://bamendaonline.net/report-isreali-lawyers-call-ban-arm-export-bir-n-demaging-report/

 

According to human rights observers, the Israeli-supplied Cameroun army and BIR have attacked and burned down more than 100 villages, and 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. Many of these refugees will head to Europe, others will head for the shores of Israel

 

In the light of this human right catastrophe in which Israel is directly and indirectly involved through its training and equipping of the notorious BIR, Mr. Eitay Mack and his colleagues called on the Israeli government to stop exporting Israeli weapons to the BIR. They concluded that:

“The citizens of Israel, the State of Israel or the Knesset have never declared war on the residents of the English-speaking provinces of Cameroon, and have never voted to support the eternal reign of an aging dictator.”

 

The Collective of Anglophone Southern Cameroonians in the Diaspora, which considers itself afriend of Israel, associates itself with the sentiments of Mr. Eitay Mack and his Israeli human rights activist colleagues, and call on the government of Israel to refrain from being a partner in crimes against humanity in Southern Cameroon.

 

Your Excellency, please accept the expression of our highest consideration

 

The Collective of Anglophone Cameroonians in the Diaspora.

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bogus@bogus.com (Concord Newsdesk) Local|f6be11 Mon, 11 Feb 2019 10:15:40 +0000
Cameroon: Tchiroma donates 2 million for displaced Southern Cameroonians http://cameroon-concord.com/local/cameroon-tchiroma-donates-2-million-for-displaced-southern-cameroonians http://cameroon-concord.com/local/cameroon-tchiroma-donates-2-million-for-displaced-southern-cameroonians Cameroon: Tchiroma donates 2 million for displaced Southern Cameroonians

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 Anglophone crisis, Tchiroma has contributed 2 million.

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The total sum raised during the weekend was 42 526 000 FCFA, that is 20 million given at the spot and the rest in the form of promises.

The Governor of the North Region has set the deadline as 8 June 2018 at 5:30 pm, in order to permit late comers to catch up.

Among those who contributed are the Minister of basic education, Youssouf Adidja Alim, who contributed 1 million, the Secretary of State at the Ministry of Public Health, Alim Garga Hayatou with 1 million, the Secretary of State, at the Ministry of Defense Koumpa Issa, who contributed 1 million, the Governor of the North Region, 1 million and Minister Tchiroma himself.

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bogus@bogus.com (Eyong Orlando) Local|f6be11 Fri, 06 Jul 2018 17:11:56 +0000
Cameroon: Elvis Ngolle Ngolle appointed board chair of Douala General hospital http://cameroon-concord.com/local/cameroon-elvis-ngolle-ngolle-appointed-board-chair-of-douala-general-hospital http://cameroon-concord.com/local/cameroon-elvis-ngolle-ngolle-appointed-board-chair-of-douala-general-hospital Cameroon: Elvis Ngolle Ngolle appointed board chair of Douala General hospital

In a presidential decree made public on Monday 2 July 2018, Pr Elvis Ngolle Ngolle, has been appointed board chair of the referral hospital in Douala.

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He will be taking over from Nalova Lyonga, who occupied the post before.

The professor shall be working together with, Luma Henry Namme and Penda Ida Calixte, who were equally appointed by the same presidential decree.

Other hospitals in Cameroon, also witnessed appointments like the Yaounde General Hospital (Djientcheu Philippe and Eyenga Victor Claude) and Yaounde Gynaeco-obstetric and paediatric hospital (Meke Tsitol Philippe).

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bogus@bogus.com (Eyong Orlando) Local|f6be11 Tue, 03 Jul 2018 12:30:26 +0000
Southern Cameroons: This is the Upper sixth Student who was shot by gendarmes in Bamenda http://cameroon-concord.com/local/southern-cameroons-this-is-the-upper-sixth-student-who-was-shot-by-gendarmes-in-bamenda http://cameroon-concord.com/local/southern-cameroons-this-is-the-upper-sixth-student-who-was-shot-by-gendarmes-in-bamenda 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 skills. Michael is an Upper Sixth Student of St. Paul’s College Nkwen, he was murdered in cold blood by Gendarmes in the area.

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Eye witness accounts say when the situation in Bamenda became tense Friday evening wherein Ambazonia fighters were suspected to have arrived town, a special security measure was put in place.

Michael like many other passengers boarded a taxi but fell in the hands of the Gendarmes around Nkwen who told the driver to stop but he didn’t respect the order, seeing this danger and knowing how Military behaves, some passengers forced the driver to stop before running for safety.

Gendarmes then opened fire on the vehicle killing the driver, commonly called “papa Abigail”, father of three children, he died at the hospital from bullet wounds.While Michael, who had just written the Advance Level General Certificate of Education Examinations, GCE, was shot dead.

Earlier, Ambazonia fighters in an exchange of gunfire killed Police officer Alian Tachkounte Tchounte around Hospital Roundabout. Gunshots were also heard in Bambui, the university community but residents had gone indoors as evening approached. Shop owners were forced to shut down and run for safety as Ambazonia fighters stormed neighborhoods blocking major roads.

A witness said, “Seems Amba boys have finally entered town. I rushed out of office and took the Mulang road thinking I was being smart to take a short cut to the house but I met road blocks around the council area .I met policemen who were already there dismantling the blockage."

The governor of the North West region is yet to react to Friday’s incident which saw the entire city panicking. It was same day four individuals of the Tubah Council were abducted by Ambazonia fighters around Bambui, the first Deputy Mayor of Tubah, Chekelem Boniface escaped after being hinted by another staff that the situation was tense along the direction he took.

source: cameroon-info.net

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bogus@bogus.com (Eyong Orlando) Local|f6be11 Sun, 24 Jun 2018 05:28:51 +0000
Cameroon: Government officially announcies death of kidnapped Batibo DO http://cameroon-concord.com/local/cameroon-government-officially-announcies-death-of-kidnapped-batibo-do http://cameroon-concord.com/local/cameroon-government-officially-announcies-death-of-kidnapped-batibo-do Cameroon: Government officially announcies death of kidnapped Batibo DO

After the kidnap of the sun divisional officer of Batibo, during the 20 May festivities, government have finally revealed that he is no more.

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The information was made public by the Prime Minister on Thursday Wednesday 20 June 2018 at the star building, when he was presenting the humanitarian assistant plan for the Northwest and Southwest Regions. he was tactful not to announce it in an official manner.

"State authorities are not left out in the terrorist attacks in the two English Regions of the Country. i will cite just a few examples, the kidnapping of the Sub divisional officer of Batibo. Equally, 15 attacks have been recorded against  traditional authorities" the prime Minister said.

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bogus@bogus.com (Eyong Orlando) Local|f6be11 Fri, 22 Jun 2018 09:02:34 +0000
Cameroon-Anglophone crisis: In name of the government,Tchiroma rejects in strong terms Amnesty international report http://cameroon-concord.com/local/cameroon-anglophone-crisis-in-name-of-the-government-tchiroma-rejects-in-strong-terms-amnesty-international-report http://cameroon-concord.com/local/cameroon-anglophone-crisis-in-name-of-the-government-tchiroma-rejects-in-strong-terms-amnesty-international-report 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 on Thursday 14 June 2018, in order to debunk the allegations of Amnesty international concerning the Anglophone crisis in Cameroon, which according to them, are false.

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Since the begining of the unrest in the English speaking Regions of Cameroon, Amnesty International, an organisation for the fight of human rights has written several reports about the issue from 2017 to 2018.

In their reports, the organisation holds the Cameroonian army guilty of causing havoc within the population and merciless torturing of alleged secessionist terrorists.

in reaction to the accusations, the government as usual through their communication minister Issa Tchiroma Bakari, organised a press conference on 14 June to give their own part of the story and prove the human rights organisation wrong.

The public outing of Tchiroma on Thursday was meant to tackle Amnesty International's report of June 12 2018.

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bogus@bogus.com (Eyong Orlando) Local|f6be11 Fri, 15 Jun 2018 08:05:34 +0000
Ex-Minister Biyiti Bi Essam appointed Cameroon’s ambassador to Israel http://cameroon-concord.com/local/ex-minister-biyiti-bi-essam-appointed-cameroon-s-ambassador-to-israel http://cameroon-concord.com/local/ex-minister-biyiti-bi-essam-appointed-cameroon-s-ambassador-to-israel Ex-Minister Biyiti Bi Essam appointed Cameroon’s ambassador to Israel

President Paul Biya has appointed former Communication and Poste and Telecommunication Minister Jean Pierre Biyiti Bi Essam Cameroon’s ambassador to Israel.

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He was fired from government in 2015.

The appointment is contained in a presidential decree published on Thursday.

MrBiyiti Bi Essam is well known for allegedly diverting into his account a huge part of the money disbursed to organize the visit of Pope Benedict XVI in 2009.

About FCFA 770 million was reportedly sent to his account, a sum which he reportedly payed back when the law was at his heels.

This appointment has raised much dust in Cameroon. Most people say the old system is simply being recycled. President Biya is known for calling back retired members of his administration.

The same complaint was raised when former Prime Minister Peter MafaniMusonge was called to head the Commission for the Promotion of Bilingualism and Multiculturalism several months ago.

Many othersare wondering if it implies that the regime has endorsed US President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Jerusalem is a highly disputed city between Israel and Palestine. Recently, Mr Trump successfully moved his country’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

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bogus@bogus.com (T.S) Local|f6be11 Fri, 01 Jun 2018 07:01:24 +0000
Jean Baptiste Placca: RFI journalist Says Paul should make way for his succession http://cameroon-concord.com/local/jean-baptiste-placca-rfi-journalist-says-paul-should-make-way-for-his-succession http://cameroon-concord.com/local/jean-baptiste-placca-rfi-journalist-says-paul-should-make-way-for-his-succession Jean Baptiste Placca: RFI journalist Says Paul should make way for his succession

Jean Baptist Placa a journalist with RFI, after observing the happenings in Cameroon, has said the president needs to start seeking ways to organise his succession at the presidency.

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The man made the statement after wondering how someone like Biya, after 36 years in power could find it difficult to chose someone among the collaborators he has been working with for a long time to take over from him.

“Paul Biya has been in power for over 36 years now, after having been prime minister for 7 years, secretary General at the presidency among other posts. Since 1962, he has been so active with the state for close to 56 years now, but it seems none of his collaborators whom he has been training is able to take over from him. I think there, Cameroon has a problem” the RFI journalist said.

According to him, Paul Biya could chose one of his collaborators to succeed him.

Placa made the observation after the utterances of the US ambassador against the Cameroonian president. He said he could not imagine Cameroonians dressed in the CPDM party wear, shouting on TV and insulting the ambassador for  saying what he had observed and thinks about Cameroon.

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bogus@bogus.com (Eyong Orlando) Local|f6be11 Thu, 31 May 2018 06:10:15 +0000
GCE: GBHS Fundong catches fire, exam scripts reduced to ashes http://cameroon-concord.com/local/gce-gbhs-fundong-catches-fire-exam-scripts-reduced-to-ashes http://cameroon-concord.com/local/gce-gbhs-fundong-catches-fire-exam-scripts-reduced-to-ashes GCE: GBHS Fundong catches fire, exam scripts reduced to ashes

Unknown men have visited the GCE scripts of the Government Bilingual High School in Fundong.

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During the incident which occurred on Monday night, the administrative block of the institution was reduced to ashes including all of its content, which consisted of scripts which were written on the first day of the exam session.

The men came at night, when there was a heavy downpour during which the military had fallen asleep.

Government Bilingual High school Fundong is the biggest accommodation center in the Boyo division of the Northwest Region of Cameroon with over 600 students.

While the dust of the razed Fundong school is still to settle, there are other cases like that of the Muyuka examination center, which had to be transferred to Buea, after a gun battle on Monday 28 May, between the military and armed men, suspected to be Ambazonian fighters .

Candidates of the affected center are expected to relocate to Buea where their new center is. Center number 1110 GBHS Muyuka will now be in Center number 1101 in Buea.

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bogus@bogus.com (Eyong Orlando) Local|f6be11 Wed, 30 May 2018 06:11:56 +0000