Concord Newsdesk Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:47:58 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Anglophone Crisis: Curfew extended by the Governor of the North West Region Anglophone Crisis: Curfew extended by the Governor of the North West Region

The curfew that was Imposed on the North West Region as a result of the whisking off of the Sub Divisional Officer of Batibo, got extended. The trillion dollar question that is begging for an answer is " Can a people be subjugated and subdued through violence and at the same time accept to be governed by those they see as their tormentors"?

The curfew is as irrelevant as the person who has made it. Take away the militia that is used by the same Governor to maim, torture, arrest and even make some disappear, then that curfew is raped and abused. Curfews are imposed in Countries where there is a law and order and not in lawless and reckless nations.{loadposition myposition} 

The Governor can't show any authorization warranting the curfew and can't show how effective it has been. Was the Sub Divisional Officer for Batibo whisked off at Night? It was a broad day light operation and it was smooth and hitch free. LA Republique Du Cameroun must stop dreaming that it can use its military might and artillery to crush the mind set of a people who have said " Enough is enough" The now famous declaration of the Restoration of the Independence of Southern Cameroon's is irreversible, irrevocable and permanent.

Ayuk Tabe was only the voice of a people so distraught, disappointed and short changed by the Francophone Cameroonian, whom he trusted but can't continue to trust because her trust was raped and abused. The said curfew runs from 8pm to 6am and was prolonged or extended on Sunday the 18th of February, 2018.According to the press release any defaulter will be severely dealt with.{loadposition myposition2} 

]]> (Concord Newsdesk) Headlines|FF0000 Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:37:00 +0000
Cameroon - Elections 2018 - Cavaye Yeguie Djibril Speaks Out Cameroon - Elections 2018 - Cavaye Yeguie Djibril Speaks Out

Cameroon- Electoral Campaigns 2018-Caveye Yeguie Djibril: " If the other political Parties carry out vast campaigns, the CPDM party will react"

Taking into consideration the fact that 2018 is an electoral year, a lot of political Parties are involved in canvassing for votes and political stratagem.
The speaker of the National Assembly and the Number three Personality in the Nation by state protocol has assured the President of his Party, Paul Biya that all is assured for a gigantic win of the CPDM in the Far North.

This assurance is made following a very strong mobilization of party officials and stalwarts on the ground, doing a lot of field work.
Those at the basic organs of the Cameroon People's Democratic Movement are canvassed and mobilized to win more voters for the CPDM, so that it remains the party with the highest seats in both Senate and in the National Assembly.
Taking into consideration that he is the leader of the Regional Delegation of the Central Committee of the Cameroon Democratic Movement for the Far North, Cavaye Yeguie Djibril has started holding meetings with militants of his party on the 14th of February 2018 in Maroua..
During this meeting, Cavaye Yeguie Djibril reiterated his fervent appeal on the base for the support of the New Candidature of Paul Biya at helm of the state who has been President for 36 long years. {loadposition myposition}
He went further by saying that much should be expected since the real campaigns shall begin next week, beginning with the campaigns for the Senatorial Elections programmed for the 25 th of March 2018.

" Recapitulating the catch phrase of the 2016 mega meeting of April 2018, Cavaye Yeguie Djibril still hold this maxim" If other Political parties act the CPDM shall react " Cavaye Yeguie Djibril claims the Far North bastion of the CPDM were the very first to call for the candidature of Paul Biya at the next Presidential Elections. He calls on the party to make sure it maintains the leadership position in all the forth coming elections in Cameroon.
In continuation, Cavaye Yeguie Djibril calls for unity and fraternity despite the differences and quarrels that exist here and there for the interest of the CPDM, explained the third personality.{loadposition myposition 2}

]]> (Concord Newsdesk) Politics|2C6700 Sun, 18 Feb 2018 16:53:10 +0000
Military Geo strategist, Dr. Frank Ebogo talking on the Kidnapping of the Sub Divisional officer for Batibo. Military Geo strategist, Dr. Frank Ebogo talking on the Kidnapping of the Sub Divisional officer for Batibo.

The secessionists according to Dr. Frank Ebogo have moved from burning down state effigies, attacking structures like buildings and now have moved to s new gear, kidnapping of Administrative officers. This is an indication that they have grown in strength and stamina and their strategies aren't possible to be predicted any longer.

These declarations were made over the airwaves of Equinox Television channel. To have killed three Gendarmes officers and holding the Sub Divisional Officer of Batibo is a dangerous signal of more threatening attacks. Blames have now been apportioned on the Brigades Commander of Gendarmerie for Batibo.{loadposition myposition} 

This blame is just shifting of blames or a blame game. The assailants were supposed to have been neutralized by his elements if he was skilled and professional. The Strategist went further to say that even if it would have been somebody to be kidnapped, it won't have been Sub Divisional Officer, a symbol of state authority.

The brigade Commander would have requested for reinforcement since his area falls within a war zone. Taking into consideration that Batibo has a Gendarmerie Brigade and A Police Post, these two forces for the maintenance of Public order, would have been put to use. Then the most unanswered question that remains is " why didn't these forces pursue these assailants"?

]]> (Concord Newsdesk) Politics|2C6700 Sun, 18 Feb 2018 16:51:24 +0000
Nigeria releases 475 Boko Haram suspects for rehabilitation Nigeria releases 475 Boko Haram suspects for rehabilitation

Nigeria releases 475 Boko Haram suspects for rehabilitation

A Nigerian court has released 475 people allegedly affiliated with Boko Haram for rehabilitation, the justice ministry said, as the country’s biggest legal investigation of the militant Islamist insurgency continued.

The first person convicted for the kidnapping in 2014 of Chibok schoolgirls, sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment last week, was also handed an additional 15-year sentence, to run back-to-back, the ministry said in a statement.{loadposition myposition} 

More than 20,000 people have been killed and 2 million forced to flee their homes in north-eastern Nigeria since Boko Haram began an insurgency in 2009 aimed at creating an Islamic state.

Humanitarian groups have criticised the Nigerian authorities’ handling of those detained for infringing on the suspects’ rights. Some of those whose cases were heard last week in a detention centre in central Nigeria had been held without trial since 2010, according to the justice ministry statement.

“The prosecution counsel could not charge them (with) any offence due to lack of sufficient evidence against them,” it said.

In October, the ministry said 45 people suspected of links with Boko Haram had been convicted and jailed. A further 468 suspects were discharged and 28 suspects remanded for trial in Abuja or Minna.{loadposition myposition2} 

]]> (Concord Newsdesk) Headlines|FF0000 Sun, 18 Feb 2018 16:26:46 +0000
Cameroon:The Story Of King Wazalion By Wazal Ayissi Cameroon:The Story Of King Wazalion By Wazal Ayissi

Between the scissors and the pen, fashion designer Wazal Ayissi makes no difference. His overflowing inspiration led him into writing and narrating the story of King Wazalion in the Wazalvilles Kingdom:

"The Legend of Wazal as narrated is a tale that has its framework in Africa. It is not just a story for entertainment. Imagining this tale through the cosmic strip aims this part of Africa which is the basin of Lake Chad and the countries that make up this region, including Cameroon.

Landscapes - architecture - customs - prohibitions - rituals - clothing cultures - fabrics - accessories - hairstyles - colors of everyday life ...

Through the comic strip 'The legend of Wazal' I tell my culture, my source of inspiration, my gift, my passion for fashion that I received from my late father, the couturier Ayissi Nga Pierre Célestin:

]]> (Concord Newsdesk) Entertainment Sun, 18 Feb 2018 16:10:13 +0000
Cameroon: Rector of the University of Yaoundé II has annulled thesis for political students Cameroon:  Rector of the University of Yaoundé II has annulled  thesis for political students

The Rector of the University of Yaoundé ii annulled The professional Doctorate thesis of this candidate for being politically inclined . In a special press release and correspondence addressed on the 13th of February 2018, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of law and Political Sciences, the Rector of the University of Yaoundé' II, said over CRTV 8: 30 pm news that he was astonished that the University of Yaoundé II,Soa, had begun preparing students to defend their first PhD Thesis in the Professional Doctorates this year.

According to the Rector the students couldn't be allowed to graduate because their course content haven't been completed and the award of such Doctorate Degrees will only tantamount to fraudulent certification and its effect on the University shall be devastating. According to the Rector of the University of Yaoundé ii, the Dean of the Faculty of Law and Political Science is fraudulent and has exhibited intellectual dishonesty.{loadposition myposition} 

" Furthermore it can tantamount to outright insubordination and gross violation of the ethics regulating academic activities in Universities in Cameroon" Moreover the Rector of the University of Yaoundé ii equally said that the thesis of Mr. Gilbert Ngomou lacked the fundamental legal justification to be validated as thesis and failed to meet the exigencies of the award of a Doctorate in Political Sciences in Cameroon. In a telephone chat with the Dean of the faculty of Law and Political Science These thesis were supervised by Magloire Ondoa, the Dean of the faculty of law and Political Science.

It's believed that since the 15th of February ,2018,Adolf Minkoa She,the Rector of the University of Yaoundé ii and Magloire Ondoa are at daggers drawn. This contentious atmosphere is hampering serenity in the campus and University life in general. The bone of contention started with the choice of his thesis titled" public order and governance in the Ministry of Mines,Industries and Technical Development" This thesis was presented by Gilbert Ngomou, the former Director for General Affairs at the Ministry of Mines, industries and Technical Development.

It was the Dean of the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences, the collaborator of the rector of the University of Yaoundé II , Adolphe Minkoa She that this thesis was annulled.{loadposition myposition2} 

]]> (Concord Newsdesk) Politics|2C6700 Sat, 17 Feb 2018 17:27:39 +0000
Pro Independence groups declare war on occupational forces in Southern Cameroons Pro Independence groups declare war on occupational forces in Southern Cameroons

For the first time in his life, Victor Obi believes that the only way to win freedom in Cameroon is with a gun.

"I don't want to die, but the only future is our independence, and they will not give it to us," said the student, whose name has been changed for his own safety.

The 25-year-old is camped out in a small Nigerian village just kilometres from his home in Cameroon where authorities have launched a crackdown on English-speaking Pro Independence groups.{loadposition myposition}

"They killed my sister and my brother," said Obi, his voice heavy with hatred. "I have nothing to lose."

In December, Obi says soldiers invaded his hometown of Kajifu and started shooting indiscriminately at suspected Pro Independence groups, said to be running a major training camp in the thick equatorial forest surrounding the village.

Kajifu is located in one of Cameroon's two English-speaking regions that have been pushing for independence from the French-speaking elite who rule the West African country.

On October 1, Pro Independence groups declared the two regions as the self-proclaimed republic of "Ambazonia", marking a turning point for the country's English-speaking minority, which makes up around a fifth of the population.

Cameroon President Paul Biya dispatched troops, combat helicopters and armoured vehicles to root out the dissidents, forcing tens of thousands to flee to neighbouring Nigeria.

At least 26 soldiers have been killed in the violence, according to an AFP tally.

But the civilian death toll isn't known, with non-governmental organisations and independent media barred from the area.

Though the original Ambazonia leaders have dissociated themselves from militant offshoots - they claim their struggle is peaceful - there are a growing number of attacks against the government.

'Raise an army'

On Sunday, before a national youth day parade in Batibo, a town near the Nigerian border, a government official was kidnapped and his car was burnt in an attack claimed by Pro Independence groups.

Lucas Cho Ayaba, leader of the Ambazonian Defence Forces (ADF), took credit for the kidnapping, declaring: "You kill my people, we will chase you to the gates of hell."

The ADF, along with three other militias, represent the main groups which count more than 300 fighters, according to an International Crisis Group (ICG) estimate. There are also 10 much smaller but violent factions engaged in the conflict.

Few claim attacks and it's difficult to know exactly who is responsible, said ICG researcher Hans De Marie Heungoup.

"The main issue for Ambazonian groups is that they really lack finance," he said.

"If they had money to buy weapons, train and feed their people, they could raise an army."

But amidst the chaos, one thing seems certain: the crackdown has radicalised many English-speakers, among them the farmers and managers who have long felt marginalised by Yaounde but have never been interested in politics - until now.

'They are angry'

English-speakers in Cameroon have been marginalised for too long, said Pastor John Mbe, one of more than 33,000 refugees in Cross River State, Nigeria.

"Many people have died already, we can't go back home," he said, "young people may not have guns and bullets, but I can tell you they're angry."

A source close to the militants says they have adopted the guerilla philosophy of freedom fighters in Eritrea as well as that of Nelson Mandela's anti-apartheid movement in South Africa.

In Manyu, a region at the epicentre of the conflict, Pro Independence groups block roads with tyres and tree trunks to ambush and attack military bases.

The militants are armed mostly with homemade rifles, some Kalashnikovs, grenades and other improvised explosive devices.

The few sophisticated weapons they possess have been stolen from police stations.

As a result of the simmering violence, thousands of refugees are arriving in Ikom, a city just over the border in a Nigeria, raising fears that the conflict is spiralling out of control.

Black magic

No formal fighter camp has been identified, but according to several witnesses interviewed by AFP, young refugees are performing black magic rituals to prepare for war.

They gather in small groups for "juju" ceremonies, during which they cut their foreheads and rub the bleeding wound with "magic potions" to make them invincible, said a Nigerian soldier who attended one of the ceremonies.

Their presence is a growing concern for Nigeria, an ally of Cameroon, which last month arrested and extradited 47 separatist leaders and deployed soldiers along the border.

Yet that hasn't stopped the rebels from launching attacks from Nigerian territory in recent weeks, according to security sources.

At the end of January, suspected Pro Independence groups detonated an explosive device at the Cameroon border post of Ekok, partially destroying an office.

"The truth is that many militants are hiding among the refugees, and they just cross the border at will through the forest," said Lawrence Asuquo, head of immigration at Ikom.

"They launch attacks on the Cameroonian army and they run back to Nigeria. It's almost impossible to track them."


with edits from Mbi James(Concord Newsdesk)

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]]> (Concord Newsdesk) SOUTHERN CAMEROONS|FF0000 Sat, 17 Feb 2018 15:52:34 +0000
Issa Tchiroma, Cameroon Government spokesman: "The Head of State has just given a faculty of medicine to Garoua" Issa Tchiroma, Cameroon Government spokesman:

Isa Tchorima, Cameroon's controversial Government Spokesman has made the following pronouncements for Garoua:

The Head of State has announced the creation of the Faculty of Medicine for Garoua, a reference Hospital, a pool for the 2019 African Nations Cup, Hotels, roads, an International Airport, rehabilitation of existing hospitals and declared that a mega meeting shall be organised to say thank you to President Paul Biya.

Definitely Isa Tchorima has become more myopic and blinded by greed to assume that the afore mentioned social amenities are a gift to the people and not their right. It's high time that Cameroonians from all works of life should rise up and denounce political manipulation and deceit.{loadposition myposition} 

The state has its obligations as well as the population. The population owes the state taxes and the state owes the population all the social amenities mentioned above. According to Isa Tchorima, the purported leader of National Salvation Front for Cameroon announced that his party shall be participating in the forth coming Senatorial election. Despite the fact that his party his party doesn't have any Grand Councillors.

Isa Tchorima has been in the North of Cameroon since the 12 February of 2018. During his stay in Garoua , he will be visiting both the public and Private Radio stations to reassure the population of the forth coming Elections. " According to Isa Tchorima, nothing can disturb the forth coming elections in Cameroon..

I am confident that nothing shall disrupt the elections this year in Cameroon. I am convinced in capacity as the Government Spokesman, that all the necessary security measures have been put in place to assure that the forth coming elections take place in total peace in all the regions of Cameroon.

The Member of Government reassured the population that the said election are holding according to the Cameroonian Electoral calendar and that nothing shall disturb them from being held" The Zones under rebellious threats by armed militia are under control according to Isa Tchorima by the forces of law and Order" This is a false assertion because the realities on the ground and the noise made on microphone . According to Isa Tchorima, joining the band wagon for development, development shall come to the North, thanks to President Paul Biya.{loadposition myposition2} 

]]> (Concord Newsdesk) Headlines|FF0000 Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:36:58 +0000
Cameroon: Custom Duty realized 731.2 billion francs in 2017. Cameroon: Custom Duty realized 731.2 billion francs in 2017.

The Director General of Customs have presented a positive balance sheet for 2017. Observed as highly positive by Fongoh Edwin Nuvaga, the Director General of Cameroon Customs. According to him, the custom's department saw an increment of 53.3 bullion francs as compared to that of 2016.

This according to the the Management of Customs, makes Cameroon Customs one of the most performing Custom's department in the Central African Sub Region according to the International Monetary Fund. This was revealed during the triennial observatory tours by the IMF in Cameroon. Haven realized 101 % of their previewed budget and a progression of 8% in relation of the previous returns of 2017.{loadposition myposition} 

This realization of this dream has been achieved thanks to the new vision of the Director General of Customs, Fongoh Edwin Nuvala. It's equally thanks to the social security and harmonious working climate heightened by social odialogue. Operating in a win-win scenario, completion has been heightened in order to catch up targets.

This achievement has as well been contributed by the contributions of Brasseries Du Cameroun SA, represented by its Director,Emmanuel De Tailly. This was during the 10th Cameroon Custom's Gala Night. Alamine Ousmane Mey, the Minister og Finance was so over joyed with the fall outs of the Custom's department and its partners.

He called for more effective and efficient management for more efficiency as well as effectiveness. In order to achieve this dream, he called for the fifth enterprise to join this collaboration and partnership. This hopefully will facilitate the realization of the 800 Billion francs previewed as the target for the Cameroon's Custom's department.{loadposition myposition2} 

]]> (Concord Newsdesk) Business Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:36:38 +0000
Bambalang -kingdom to exhibit cultural festival Sunday 18th February 2018 Bambalang -kingdom to exhibit  cultural festival Sunday 18th February 2018

The people of Bambalang -kingdom in Ndop will on Sunday 18th February 2018 exhibit a rich custom at the cultural festival known as SHA'ATANG.

This year 's 85th edition will be presided by the Minister of Culture and Arts under the theme " Our dances ,heritage for cultural outreach "{loadposition myposition} 

Diplomatic missions accredited will be in Bambalang -Ndop to savor the undiluted culture of the people of Mbaw -yakum.

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]]> (Concord Newsdesk) Entertainment Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:34:20 +0000