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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

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Dec 11, 2017

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

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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
"National-cake policy"

Briba Gatama speaks:

In 2002 when I was the spokesman for the " Memorandum of the Great North", one of the main points of our demand was the low representation of the people of the northern part in positions of responsibility.

 

The counter argument we received was based on meritocracy, as if there's ever been a competitive entrance examination to appoint general managers, ambassadors, secretary generals at ministries or better still army generals.

Where the "Memorandum called for a better sharing of the national cake for a better cohabitation", others, more arrogant than never and taking themselves for the only masters of knowledge, acted condescendingly.

Where the memorandum preached the policy of "perfect flow" which entails "wetting all the parts of the human body", some wise individuals whose only argument is their assurance argued that it was counterproductive to encourage mediocrity in a state.

Yes, this "unsoacked"  part  can revolt if it's being marginalized and neglected persistently, especially in a country where every county celebrates noisily when   one of theirs is appointed.

Of course, one would have consoled themselves that every dog has its day. After all, we all are working for the prosperity of our land.

But Cameroon has theorised a concept that gives the upper hand to those who had managed to grab the ladder early enough.

This concept is that of  " the policy of acquired positions".

This makes it highly probable for a post to rotate around a given geographical area.

This happened at Camwater with three generations of the sons of Mefou et Akono before the chain was broken recently. It began with Basile Atangana Kouna followed by Jean William Solo and ended with Aphonse Roger Ondoua Akoa.

Even then, the predecessor of Camwater(Snec) was headed by Clement  Obouh Pegue, who also hailed from Mefou et Akono.

Whatever their competence, this could only legitimately attract trouble.

The "policy of acquired positions" is so deeply rooted in Cameroon that it's no longer necessary to wear a bit of perfume thereon to distract the people.

It's applied in broad daylight, touching all the compartments of the state, having the 5pm news on CRTV as its main centre of expression.

" This policy of acquired positions " was consolidated on June 8, 2017 following the reading of two presidential decrees.

The first decree replaced Jean Louis Beh Mengue with Philemon Zo'o Zame as head of The Telecommunications Regulatory Agency. Both men were from Dja et Lobo, precisely from Djoum Subdivision.

And nobody cared to "mask" the texts [decrees] to make the pill "swallowable". All is well.

The variant of this concept to our leaders is "compensation". This seeks to avoid loss of positions.

After the departure of Abdou Namba and Ousmanou Taousset from Sodecoton, Mayo-Tsanaga was compensated with the appointment of Pierre Kadadak at Campost.

This variant, as much as the concept itself, seeks to preserve some fragile equilibrium as illustrated by the document we are publishing in this 1000th edition.

The gaps you have noticed here have always existed for the past ten years when when we published the first edition of "National Cake". They are still there.

Let the resulting status quo provide some chewing grains to those who continue to scream to be heard, believing that it's the only way to contribute to the edification of this country.

By the way, are they wrong?

Personally, I have not yet seen any citizen of this nation appointed to a high profile position , and they, for the sake of unity, have gone to show their joy anywhere else besides their large political and administrative family.

Am yet to see any section of the governing CPDM mobilise a motion of support to celebrate the appointment of the militant of another party.

With these facts( considered by some as morally wrong, and by others as being indispensable), is the consolidation of our cohabitation not too demanding for our leaders?

The purpose of this document is to bring the powers that be to order. Nobody is gullible.

One of the causes of the Anglophone Crisis is rooted in the distribution of posts of responsibility within the state.

The recent outing of La'akam in relation to the appointment of the Bamileke people which some consider inappropriate,ungentlemanly in a state, demonstrates the growing uneasiness in the country which can neither be concealed by the notion of meritocracy nor hate.

The Great North on its part has been considered by some observers as being silent, inaudible and limited to gazing at the horizon since the 2002 Memorandum. If it's still silent, it's however neither dumb nor blind.

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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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