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The purported youth day celebration began proper in 1967. The first six years after the truncated plebiscite of October 1,1961 which saw the creation of the Federal Republic of Cameroon, this day was celebrated initially as mourners day because according to Ahmadou Ahidjo the Cameroon's have lost a part of their territory to the Federal Republic of Nigeria. This part was known as British Northern Cameroon's.

The truth about this day the 11th of February 1966 is that John Ngu Foncha had hired l youths below twenty from Dschang to vote for reunification on the the 11th of February 1961.

After obtaining a very slim victory margin, Foncha went to Yaoundé and was asked by Ahidjo what the state could give to these youths as compensation?

Foncha without even thinking said a national youth day be organized in honour of the youths because they helped to rig the Plebiscite results.

This is so disheartening and humiliating to believe that fraud is being celebrated as a national day and one then thinks that such a state can ever organize free and transparent elections without resorting to its rigging machinery.

Between 2015 to 2017, the money spent to purchase mobile phones reached a total of XAF228 billion, ranking these devices in the top 10 most imported items in Cameroon, the trade ministry revealed.

 

Judges at the International Criminal Court will  have ruled on Tuesday over former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo’s request to be acquitted and released after more than seven years in custody.

Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi was declared the surprise winner of last month’s presidential election.

The win confounds expectations that former President Joseph Kabila’s protege, Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, would become leader of the world’s biggest cobalt producer. If the Constitutional Court validates the result, it’ll mark the first transfer of power by the ballot box since Congo gained independence from Belgium nearly six decades ago.
 
 

Soldiers in Gabon took control of the national radio station in the early hours of Monday and read a short statement announcing the establishment of a “National Restoration Council” in the absence of the country’s ailing president, Ali Bongo.

A New Year's address by Bongo "reinforced doubts about the president's ability to continue to carry out of the responsibilities of his office," said Lieutenant Kelly Ondo Obiang, the leader of the self-declared Patriotic Movement of the Defence and Security Forces of Gabon.

An AFP correspondent said shots were fired near the radio station in the centre of Libreville, capital of the oil-rich West African nation, with military vehicles blocking access to the site.

In a video circulating on social media, Ondo Obiang is seen in a radio studio wearing military fatigues and a green beret as he reads the statement, which was broadcast at around 4:30 am local time (5:30 am GMT). Two other soldiers with large assault rifles stand behind him.

 

Ondo Obiang called on the military and Gabonese youth to join his movement and occupy public buildings and airports throughout the country.

"If you are eating, stop; if you are having a drink, stop; if you are sleeping, wake up. Wake up your neighbours... rise up as one and take control of the street," he said in his radio message.

FRANCE 24 with REUTERS, AFP

Calls are already growing in some quarters for the Opposition, which for the most part has rejected Biya’s coronation, to pick up the pieces and move on. They are being told to look forward; and be better prepared for the upcoming legislative elections. They are being led to believe that they could make up for this loss by pulling off the legislative elections, if they just focus on future opportunities and be better prepared, rather than sulking over present losses. This is where I agree with Edith Kah Wallah who, from personal experience, long ago realised how naïve and futile this thinking is.

 

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