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Biya's regime will never stop at finding ways to crackdown on anglophone actisists.In a latest development, regime agents have been sending out fake messages to Southern Cameroonian citizen's phones. The anglophone consortium warns that citizens should not fall into the trap probably scripted by  Francophones whoose mastery of the English language is not up to standard:

"OFFICIAL MESSAGE OF THE EYE FOR EYE BRIGARGES: we have now enough elements to neutralized by any means neccessary any of the traitors or ennemies of our struggle in and out of the country but we need sponsors. Any body who is willing to sponsor any target is hereby invited to contact us: tel/whatsapp: +237673237023"

The consortium urges all citizens of Southern Cameroons to use social media to spead the word.There have been a lot of comments trending on Facebook about the fake message.A Southern Cameroonian blogger, Maybelle Boma posted this on her Facebook wall:

Tassang Wilfred asks the people of Southern Cameroons to think about the following when they feel weak or about giving up.

With 3 million clients currently connected to its network, Nextell is the 3rd mobile operator in the country in terms of customer base, far behind MTN and Orange Cameroun. In 2017, this telecoms operator owned by the Vietnamese firm Viettel, is planning to follow closely behind its competitors, by attracting 2 million new customers, to bring its customer base to 5 million clients.

The information was revealed this 17 February 2017 by Haman Oumar, Deputy Managing Director of Nextell. This was on the set of the Cameroonian private television channel Canal 2 International. To reach this goal, the same source explained, Nextell is counting the upcoming launch of “the real 4G”, specified Haman Oumar.

As a reminder, Nextell was the first operator to benefit from the authorisation to roll out the 3G technology in Cameroon. But, the delays observed in the company’s starting activities prevented it from profiting from the 2-year exclusivity granted by the Cameroonian government on this technology.

In March 2015, its two competitors MTN and Orange renewed their licences in Cameroon, with the authorisation to roll out 3G and 4G, which both operators launched the same year, within nine months of each other.

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Over the 2017-2018 period, the Cameroonian government is planning to surface a total of 1,615 km of new roads, the Minister of Public Works, Emmanuel Nganou Djoumessi, announced during a press conference organised on 14 February in the capital of the country.

To reach this objective, approximately 1,000 km of roads will be asphalted this year, the Prime Minister, Philémon Yang, revealed while presenting the economic, political and cultural programme of the government for 2017 to the parliamentarians. This was in November 2016 in Yaoundé.

In this regard, a global envelope of FCfa 461 billion will be injected this year in the road construction, renovation and maintenance works in the country. Some works to be undertaken as part of the emergency plan launched by the government will necessitate FCfa 100 billion, FCfa 12 billion will be transferred to local governments, while the contribution from the budget of the Ministry of Public Works will be FCfa 312 billion.

In other words, in 2017 and 2018, the Cameroonian government will largely exceed its commitment to asphalt an average of 300 km of roads per year. This commitment comes with the ambition the public authorities have of reaching the target of 8,500 km of surfaced roads in Cameroon by 2020 (against slightly over 6,000 km currently). Which will in reality correspond to only 17% of the national road network.

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Distressing phone calls from Akwaya, Southern Cameroon. Tempers are flaring. Teachers and principals have been chased out from a few schools that reopened today. Some schools have been burned down and there are attempts by villagers to spill over their anger into neighboring Manyu villages.

The villagers want one thing -- the release of their traditional authority and statesman Justice Ayah Paul Abine. Others are calling for the release of Dr. Agbor Balla and Dr. Fontem, we were informed on a phone line to Akwaya.

Senior journalist and interim consortium leader Tapang Ivo writes, administrative officers in Akwaya have gone into hiding, a phone caller confirms. The people have vowed that the mother will not sleep because the child does not sleep, they say.

As long as Justice Ayah is restless in Kondengui, we will be restless. The protest started in the evening and targets only the system -- school and local markets -- not their own brothers and sisters.

"We dong loss all thing. No man no go gain anything too."

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) – Seven suspected Boko Haram militants blew themselves on the outskirts of a northeast Nigerian city on Friday, a local aid agency said, in an attack witnesses said targeted refugees preparing to return to their home villages. The News Agency of Nigeria said the attackers were nine.

The bombing took place outside Maiduguri, the population centre at the heart of a government campaign to eradicate the Islamist group, whose more than seven-year insurgency has killed 15,000 people and forced some two million from their homes.

The Borno State Emergency Management Agency said eight members of a local militia, the civilian Joint Task Force, were wounded in the attack, which underscored Boko Haram’s ability to continue to operate despite the government’s insistence it has crushed the group.

Witnesses told Reuters the attackers detonated their bombs

near a large refugee camp, outside which crowds of displaced people were gathering around trucks to form convoys before trying to return home.

In December, President Muhammadu Buhari said the capture of a key camp marked the “final crushing” of Boko Haram in its last enclave in Sambisa forest, once the group’s stronghold.

But since then the group, which split into two factions last year, has stepped up its attacks.

One Boko Haram faction is led by Abubakar Shekau from the Sambisa forest and the other, allied to jihadist group Islamic State, and led by Abu Musab al-Barnawi, based in the Lake Chad region.

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