Politics|2C6700 http://cameroon-concord.com Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:08:08 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Liberia: George Weah takes early lead in Liberia’s elections http://cameroon-concord.com/politics/liberia-george-weah-takes-early-lead-in-liberia-s-elections http://cameroon-concord.com/politics/liberia-george-weah-takes-early-lead-in-liberia-s-elections Liberia: George Weah takes early lead in Liberia’s elections

Partial results from Liberia's presidential election show former football star George Weah has taken an early lead.

Figures from the National Elections Commission (NEC) put Mr Weah ahead in 11 out of 15 counties, although most votes have yet to be counted.

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A candidate needs more than 50% of the votes for outright victory.If no-one achieves that, a second round will be held in November.

The results were released by Jerome Korkoya, Chairman of the National Elections Commission, NEC, at the commission’s headquarters in Monrovia.

The results of 1,232 polling units or 22.9 per cent of the total 5,390 polling units across the country were announced.

Weah of the Congress for Democratic Change, CDC, led other candidates in 11 out of the 15 counties that constitute Liberia in the results released so far.

He won in Bomi county with 3,763 votes, while Vice President Joseph Boakai got 2807 votes. In Bong, Weah got 28,233 votes, while Boakai got 24,367.

Weah also beat Boakai in Grand Bassa with 6950 votes. Boakai got 1786.

The county was won by Charles Walker Brumskine, the opposition leader and candidate of Liberty Party with 10,350 votes. He also won Rivercess county with 2970 votes. Weah came second here with 2873, while Boakai got 1089.

At Grand Cape Mount, Weah beat rival Boakai, with 2,663 votes to 2,152. Grand Gedeh also cast their lot with the ex-footballer, giving him 4462 votes to Boakai’s 704. A similar result emerged in Grand Kru, where Weah polled 3983 to Boakai’s 742 votes.

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bogus@bogus.com (Concord Essen) Politics|2C6700 Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:01:13 +0000
Yaounde: Tchiroma Ranting Against Anglophone Bishops Lands Him In Serious Trouble http://cameroon-concord.com/politics/yaounde-tchiroma-ranting-against-anglophone-bishops-lands-him-in-serious-trouble http://cameroon-concord.com/politics/yaounde-tchiroma-ranting-against-anglophone-bishops-lands-him-in-serious-trouble Yaounde:  Tchiroma Ranting Against  Anglophone Bishops Lands Him In Serious Trouble

The Bishops of the Bamenda Provincial Episcopal Conference, BAPEC, have gone under scathing attacks from Cameroon’s Minister of Communication and Government Spokesperson, Issa Tchiroma Bakary.

Tchiroma’s verbal attack came days after the Prelates issued a declaration, whose content, according to the Minister, is preaching secession.

In a strongly worded declaration dated October 4, 2017, following the ugly events of October 1 in the Northwest and Southwest Regions that led to killings through gunshots, BAPEC called on President Paul Biya to “stop the bloodbath and genocide that has skillfully been initiated in the Northwest and Southwest Regions.”.

The declaration was signed by the Archbishop of Bamenda, Cornelius Esua, the Bishop of Kumbo, George Nkuo, Andrew Nkea of Mamfe, Immanuel Bushu of Buea, Agapitus Nfon of Kumba, and the Auxiliary Bishop of Bamenda, Michael Bibi.

Tchiroma termed the Prelates’ declaration and a report by the Central Africa Human Rights Defenders Network, REDHAC, announcing that over 100 demonstrators were killed in the Northwest and Southwest Regions between September 28 and October 1 as false.

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Picking on the BAPEC Bishops, Tchiroma said it was “surprising, and unconceivable that the moral authorities who are supposed to be above the quarrel, find themselves in the arena championing those who deliberately chose to breach the Constitution and the laws of the Republic to incite people to question their citizenship and their sacred duty of respect for the law and the authority of the State.” He maintained that Anglophones have heavily invested in Francophone Regions likewise the Francophones in the Anglophone Regions, and blamed the church authorities for claiming that Anglophones are being persecuted in the French speaking parts.

The Bishops had in the declaration, especially following reports of mass arrests in Anglophone dominated neighbourhoods of Yaounde, observed that “…Anglophones living in Francophone Cameroon are now targets.

The military have broken into some of their homes, looted and arrested people. The mere fact of being an Anglophone now looks like a crime in itself,” the Prelates wrote in their declaration.

According to Tchiroma, such a declaration is untruthful and geared at creating tension and antagonism between Francophones and Anglophones, two communities, which according to him, are living together in harmony.

He questioned what would have become of the two Regions if the defence and security forces had not invested in the protection of the population and property, institutions and persons that incarnate them, and territorial integrity of the nation.

“Through their messages of imaginations and untruths, one wonders whether, without their knowledge, these men of the Church have not become objective allies of these secessionists. If not, how can we speak in favour of those who burn down churches, student dormitories and place bombs to decimate an entire city and its people,” he quipped.

Apparently praising the defence and security forces, the Communication Minister declared: “How can we condemn with incomprehensible frivolity these men and women who, at the risk of their lives, protect and safeguard the territorial integrity of our nation, even though they are confronted with hordes armed with firearms and weapons with the aim of dividing our nation?”

He said soldiers know fully well that if they are caught in flagrante delicto of violations or brutality against the population, they would be taken to the military court, adding that they are forbidden from using firearms except in situations of legitimate self defence.

He appreciated the forces for “conducting their actions in strict compliance with the rules required in this regard.

Such ethics is based on the observance of international humanitarian standards to which Cameroon has duly subscribed.

“In any case, invested with the sovereignty of the people and conscious of its supreme mission, the Head of our nation will spare no effort to ensure that our country, with its cultural diversity and its ethnic plurality, continues to be this haven of peace…” he told reporters.

“As for those of our compatriots driven by unquenchable thirst for power, they would have to realise that by their excessive madness, they are inflicting suffering, loss of life, huge material damage, knowing that secession will never be on the agenda in Cameroon,” he affirmed.

On the other hand, Tchiroma hailed the President of the National Episcopal Conference, Mgr. Samuel Kleda, for calling for the preservation of the best interests, unity, dialogue, peace and saying no to secession, which according to that religious body, is not a solution to the problems Cameroon is facing.

He promised that “the arsonists, bombers and all those who took up arms against the Republic and their accomplices will be hunted down and brought to justice for their actions. “I avail myself to warn all those who, without any evidence, disseminate and relay allegations of the massacre of civilian populations against the devastating effects of such an undertaking. Let me remind them that they could be held accountable for spreading false news and inciting revolt if they persist in such a path.,” Tchiroma threatened.

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bogus@bogus.com (Concord Essen) Politics|2C6700 Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:50:59 +0000
Cameroon: Meme Lawyers' Communique on work resumption http://cameroon-concord.com/politics/cameroon-meme-lawyers-communique-on-work-resumption http://cameroon-concord.com/politics/cameroon-meme-lawyers-communique-on-work-resumption Cameroon: Meme Lawyers' Communique on work resumption

Considering the constitution of the republic of Cameroon in particular it's section 1(3) and 68;
Considering Law No 2006/015 of 29/12/2006 as amended and supplemented by law No 2011/027 of 14/12/2011 organizing the judiciary in particular its section 32; Considering Law No 90/059 of 19/12/1990 organising practice at the Cameroon Bar Association; Considering the declaration taken at Bamenda, North-west Region on the 9th of May 2015 in which advocates practicing law in the Northwest and the Southwest Regions of the country drew the attention of the nation and its leadership only to the pseudo attempts to erode the common law and procedures which have been in force in these two regions for over half a century, but to other ills plaguing our judicial system and called for necessary re-forms; {loadposition myposition}

Whereas the advocates practicing in he Northwest and Southwest Regions of Cameroon after expecting the Government to react to their declaration of 15 May ,2015 positively to no avail decided to hang their robs and to boycott court audiences on October 11, 2016 to hopefully drive home better grievances as important actors in the justice delivery machinery. Whereas today Wednesday, October 11, 2017 marks one full year since advocates embarked on their action; In view of what Government has done so far to address some of the ills in our judiciary system decried by the advocates; In view of the hardship, suffering and hopelessness of many litigants and other users of the services of the advo-cates these past twelve months as the courts of the North-west and Southwest Regions have practically grounded; AND having regard to the deliberations of the advocates practicing in Meme Division in their Meeting last
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25th September, 2017 It Is Agreed As Follows: 1) To suspend their decision of 11/10/2016 to down their robes and resume court appearances for a period of six months to allow government sufficient time to completely address the grievances expounded in the declaration of 9th May, 2015 at Bamenda. 2) Call on government to within this period convene a forum for an inclusive dialogue to which stakeholders no matter their shades of opinion would be invited to chart a new path for this country, a dialogue in which we are pre-pared to contribute our ideas and expertise.

 DONE AT KUMBA this 11th day of October 2017

 SIGN  V.PRESIDENT
MPAKO JACOB NJUME
BARRISTER -AT-LAW (AD VOCAT)

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bogus@bogus.com (Concord Essen) Politics|2C6700 Thu, 12 Oct 2017 15:37:25 +0000
Cameroon: Prominent Anglophone Lawyer, Akere Muna announces presidential bid http://cameroon-concord.com/politics/cameroon-prominent-anglophone-lawyer-akere-muna-announces-presidential-bid http://cameroon-concord.com/politics/cameroon-prominent-anglophone-lawyer-akere-muna-announces-presidential-bid Cameroon: Prominent Anglophone Lawyer, Akere Muna announces presidential bid

Barrister Akere Muna, who is also the Chairperson of Eminent Persons Panel of the African Peer Review Mechanism, has declared his candidacy for the 2018 Presidential Election.

The erstwhile Chairman of Transparency International, TI, former Cameroon Bar Association and an international human rights lawyer, made the declaration on Sunday, October 8, and presented a manifesto for his yet to be announced party.

In his declaration speech, Akere Muna centres on creating a non-partisan platform to catalyse the transformation of his Cameroon which he describes as “The New Republic.”

Hear him: “My fellow Cameroonians, our country is now at the crossroads of its history. We must now move towards a New Republic. A New Republic that finds strength in diversity, A New Republic founded on good governance, A New Republic built on the rule of law, A New Republic inspired by the will of the people, A New Republic that is a union we must define, A New Republic that must cultivate zero-tolerance for corruption, tribalism, nepotism and favouritism, A New Republic that reaffirms justice for all, healthcare for all and education for all,” Akere asserts. He went further to pledge his firm commitment to Cameroon as a nation.{loadposition myposition}

“I have, therefore, taken the decision to be part of the solution that our country is crying out for: the creation of this New Republic. It is with a great sense of responsibility and humility that I have decided to inform you of my intention to run for the office of the President in the Republic of Cameroon in the elections constitutionally scheduled for 2018. Our Union faces serious challenges. Lives have been lost and many of our fellow citizens have been injured,” Akere stated.

The legal luminary also used the occasion to commiserate with families of the October 1 massacre. Hear him: “Today, our hearts and prayers go out to all those who lost their dear ones. To the injured, we wish you all a swift recovery. Public and private property has been destroyed.

The stability of the Nation is in peril. Our institutions and systems of governance must be relevant to the hopes and aspirations of the people. The bond between citizens and their Government must never break down.

I have been blessed with a national and international career in Civil Society and International institutions.”

Barrister Akere Muna pledges to continue reaching out to youths, Civil Society Organisations, Political Parties, and to Traditional Rulers, adding that women and the youth will constitute the cornerstone of his programme.

“The women and youth offer so much in our society but they get very little in return. In spite of this injustice, their energy is unrelenting. I ask all the Youths and women of Cameroon to accompany me in this journey.

“I urge you to join the NOW! Movement and to participate actively in the creation of a New Republic,” he said.

Akere holds that Cameroonians have lived in a country without a clear future; where the people have no voice; where the women have no choice; where the poor and under-privileged have no chance and citizens have been transformed by material needs and blinded by greed for too long.

He is, however, upbeat that, together, Cameroonians have the power to change things for the better, as he says: “Together we can direct that power to succeed, Together we can change our ways, Together we can change our society, Together we can change our country, and Together we can choose our leaders.” The new 2018 candidate wraps up his declaration by calling on Cameroonians to remain united in diversity and not divided by it.

“The days of waiting are over. We must begin here, now and today. Those who thought that they can put us to sleep have now realised that we are still awake. Those who thought we should live in fear have now realised that we stand up for ourselves and for our country. I urge Cameroonians to join me in the march towards this New Republic,” Barrister Akere appeals.

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bogus@bogus.com (Concord Essen) Politics|2C6700 Thu, 12 Oct 2017 15:13:45 +0000
Cameroon: Joseph LE , Board Chairman of SOPECAM writes in English http://cameroon-concord.com/politics/cameroon-joseph-le-board-chairman-of-sopecam-writes-in-english http://cameroon-concord.com/politics/cameroon-joseph-le-board-chairman-of-sopecam-writes-in-english Cameroon: Joseph LE , Board Chairman of SOPECAM writes in English

The halting grammar and rambling syntax suggests it was the by-product of a Google translation, but here is the point. In the beginning there was Charles Ndongo and George Ewane who man the special CRTV unit covering the presidency. Ndongo was head of the unit though George Ewane, better educated by every standard of measurement, was his assistant. After Ndongo was replaced by Joseph Le, it was just logical that Ewane should have been the new boss. But Le was made the boss. Le was appointed Minister, Assistant Director of the Civil Cabinet and replaced by Michel Njock Abanda who too had Ewane as his assistant; at the same time that Charles Ndongo was appointed GM of CRTV. George Ewane is better educated and more qualified than all the three Francophones who have been his boss. But all this has not stopped Ewane from singing the praises of the Biya regime, ostensibly because a house slave thinks he is above the farm slave. It is also instructive that Le is Board chairman of SOPECAM where Dr. Shey Peter Mabu is being bossed by someone fit to be his student. These are the causes of the Anglophone crisis and this is what Anglophones have been dealing with for the past 56 years and are now saying enough is enough. This is the history Anglophones remember; not the sycophantic and self-serving rant of Joseph Le and other Beti tribal jingoists.

The Anglophone Crisis: What History Remembers
By Joseph LE
*Superscale Journalist
Board Chairman of SOPECAM

One year already since the start of what is commonly called; «the anglophone crisis». It began on 10 October 2016 with claims from trade unionists, but it quickly transposed into the political arena. This was supported by the fact that some fellow compatriots whose confessed purpose was none other than the partition of Cameroon for the most extremists, or the revision of the present form of the State, saw it as a kind of panacea to the issues raised.
In a context where the crisis seems to be sinking and where voices rise here and there, evoking henceforth and at any rate dialogue as a therapeutic shock to curb a symptomatically cancerous evil, one is tempted to rewind the hands of time for historical purposes, to the course of these last months whose milestones are more than indicative of what until then, the State through the President of the Republic, His Excellency Paul BIYA, has done on this matter.
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The first pages of the month of September 2016, are well inscribed with trade unionists claims expressed by English-speaking lawyers, and almost simultaneously by English-speaking teachers. On 10 October 2016, the former launched a strike action. The story reveals (perhaps coincidentally?) that the strike of the latter becomes effective the same day. The desires of both parties thus suffer from no ambiguity.
Indeed, by boycotting courtrooms in the two regions of the North-West and South-West, these lawyers considered that "the way in which justice is rendered in these regions is not in conformity with the Common Law (the Anglo-Saxon law). Yet, it is what they studied in school and during their training as lawyers." Four main problems are raised: the non-existence of an English version of the OHADA Uniform Acts, the main documents used in commercial proceedings before the Cameroonian courts; the use of the Francophone Civil Code in the jurisdictions of the English-speaking regions in place of the Common Law; the absence of English law in the Cameroonian judicial system (no Common Law Section in the Supreme Court to examine appeals from the Northwest and South-West jurisdictions and no English-speaking section in NSAM ); the exercise in the two English-speaking regions of magistrates who do not master the Common Law and could barely express themselves in English.
What about teachers then? History also clearly reveals that their complaints are mainly related to the payment of arrears for the 2015-2016 academic year, beyond issues related to the improvement of their working conditions. It was noticed that students joined them and demanded the payment of their excellence awards, but also the cancellation of the CFAF 10,000 penalty; for the late payment of fees as instituted by the Vice Chancellor of the University of Buea.
Four other claims were added to the above. They concerned the clarification and respect of admission procedures of students in universities of Anglo-Saxon tradition; a proper representation of Anglophones in the recruitment of teachers and support staff in Universities; a drop in the number of Francophone teachers in the Anglophone zone, and the creation of a Higher Teacher's Training College exclusively reserved for the English-speaking regions.
Historically, these are the grievances that triggered of the current crisis. This was a test on the sensitivity of the Head of State, who promptly gave firm instructions to the Government for urgent and appropriate measures.
History, again, shows in its pages that sectoral and global responses have been made. For the benefit of lawyers, we note, among the most significant answers:
1. The provision of the official English version of the OHADA Uniform Acts and the Cameroonian Penal Code;
2. The creation of an Anglophone Section at the National School of Administration and Magistracy of Cameroon (NSAM);
3. The establishment of a Common Law Bench at the Supreme Court of Cameroon, to examine specifically and methodically appeals from the Northwest and South-West jurisdictions;
4. The creation of a Faculty of Law and Political Sciences at the University of Buea;
5. The creation of the Departments of English Law in the Universities of Douala, Maroua, N'Gaoundéré and Dschang, and the Departments of Public Law in the Universities of Bamenda and Buea;
6. Recruitment and placement of appropriate judicial personnel in the North West and South West Courts of Appeal;
7. The appointment by Presidential Decree of an English-speaking Magistrate working within the framework of Common Law to the post of President of the Judicial Bench at the Supreme Court;
8. The appointment of an English-speaking Magistrate as State Prosecutor at the Bamenda Courts of First Instance and the High Court.
Regarding the demands of Anglophone teachers, the Government has equally provided appropriate responses, depending on the cases. We note for example, concerning the representation of Anglophones in the positions of teachers and support staff of State Universities, that members of the interministerial committee set up for the occasion noted unanimously that, "universities of Buea and Bamenda which fully benefit from their administrative and financial autonomy, recruit in priority teachers and support staff from the two English-speaking regions, without excluding the deserving Francophones."
Concerning the creation of a dedicated Higher Teacher's Training College, the same committee noted that there cannot be a "Higher Teacher's Training College" exclusively reserved for citizens of a single region or two regions.
In connection with the admission of students to universities of Anglo-Saxon tradition, the Inter-ministerial Committee created by the Government has chosen simplification: the only constraint for the admission of a student is to fulfill the conditions set by applicable regulations. At the same time, excellence awards were paid to students. The CFAF 10,000 penalty on the late payment of tuition fees has been abolished.
Lastly, history cannot erase the decision of the Head of State to disburse two billion CFA francs as subsidy to secular and lay private schools, as well as the authorisation for the special recruitment of 1,000 young bilingual Cameroonian teachers, graduates of higher education, especially in scientific and technical subjects. Young teachers are thus the priority in schools of regions with a significant teacher shortage in these fields.
Beyond these specific responses provided by the Government to the problems raised by Anglophone trade unionists, the pages of history here revisited reveal two other categories of responses to this crisis, the more global ones, because they affect political and institutional fields on one hand, and security on the other hand.
1. The creation, by Presidential Decree, on 23 January 2017, of the National Commission for the Promotion of Bilingualism and Multiculturalism. Materialization of one of the promises of the Head of State in his Message to the Nation on 31 December 2016. The institution thus created completes the state system aimed at making all Cameroonians bilingual men and women and inhabited by the will to live together. It reflects the political vision that makes Cameroon a united, indivisible and proud country despite its diversity;
2. The release of those arrested. The discontinuance of the case against the Bishops, Pastors of the Cameroon Baptist Convention, and some Anglophone leaders like Agbor Balla, Fontem Neba, Ayah Paul etc;
3. The integration, promotion and redeployment of magistrates throughout the national territory, taking into account their mastery of the official languages, without calling into question the irreversible option of national integration, nor the normal evolution of their careers;
4. The appointment of two Anglophones among the new Generals of the Cameroon Army. These include: Brigadier Generals Ekongwesse and Aga Robinson;
5. The continuation of dialogue at the beginning of this year, through government missions that informed the public and explained the measures taken to resolve the "Anglophone crisis". These missions were deployed in the North-West and South-West regions, to the Western Chancelleries and the Cameroonian Diaspora;
6. Various measures to restore trust and maintain dialogue were made. For example, the restoration of the Internet connection in the North-West and South-West regions; connection suspended on 17 January 2017, in order to preserve social cohesion and public order at the peak of the crisis.

On the security front, it also appears that as a guarantor of public order and security for all its citizens, the State has taken its responsibility to ensure that public order, peace and security are always maintained in both regions, and throughout the country. This is the reason why the government prohibited anglophone associations that advocated violence and division (SCNC, Consortium etc..). It also justifies the deployment of law enforcement officers.
In short, the pages of the history of the Anglophone crisis over the last twelve months are quite edifying and rich with lessons on the concrete answers given by the Head of State and the Government to the problems legitimately raised by our compatriots. And this, in a spirit of dialogue and a process of peace and justice. In full consciousness that Cameroon is the product of a double historical, cultural and linguistic heritage. It is our duty to preserve this common heritage.
Actually, the State, the guarantor of the republican order, naturally took the decision to assume, protect and defend this heritage and identity. In times of crisis, as in times of peace, the State remains attached to the virtues of a "constructive and responsible republican dialogue". So as to pass on to the younger generations, a united and prosperous country, which is peaceful, stable and proud of its destiny.

This is, in any case, is the unfailing will of President Paul BIYA for Cameroon.

*Superscale Journalist
Board Chairman of SOPECAM

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bogus@bogus.com (Concord Essen) Politics|2C6700 Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:55:10 +0000
Nigeria Immigration Service Uncovers Tchiroma's Lies. http://cameroon-concord.com/politics/nigeria-immigration-service-uncovers-tchiroma-s-lies http://cameroon-concord.com/politics/nigeria-immigration-service-uncovers-tchiroma-s-lies Nigeria Immigration Service Uncovers Tchiroma's Lies.

A close aid to the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has confided in National Telegraph that Cameroon's Minister of Communication, Issa Tchiroma Bakary told lies regarding the number and nature of persons intercepted at the Cameroon -Nigeria Border during the October 1 saga in Southern Cameroons.

Mohammed Babandede's aid told National Telegraph's Publisher and Editor-in-chief, Eric Tataw that Mr. Tchiroma told blatant lies regarding the number and nature of persons intercepted at the Cameroon-Nigeria border. Issa Tchiroma had said the Cameroon and Nigeria forces intercepted 200 armed men as they attempted entering Cameroon most likely to attack the soldiers of LR. Tchiroma even congratulated Nigeria and was actually purporting the 200 armed men were Ambazonian terrorists struggling to enter Cameroon from Nigeria to wage a war against Mr. Biya's military.{loadposition myposition} 

However, when National Telegraph contacted NIS, the story was completely different. According to our very reliable immigration source who spoke independently without fear or favour, Tchiroma told blatant lies. Our source said contrary to 200 armed men he heard Cameroon's Communication Minister talked of, he only saw between 100 to 120 at maximum. Our source added that the men were completely unarmed and were never intercepted by either Cameroon or Nigeria. There was no such thing as Cameroon and Nigeria forces intercepting armed men, he said.

Our source continued that the men didn't even step foot on Cameroonian soil, adding that the ended at Mfum (first Nigerian village sharing boundary with the Cameroon border town of Ekok). National Telegraph further gathered that after haven asked and refused legal entry by NIS, the men returned to Nigeria on their own volition.

Our NIS insider went on that they were never armed, adding that the men who rather looked gentle were simply trying to exercise their rights as normal travellers trying to use the border but were denied passage because of the current crisis rocking the two English regions. Our NIS source stated firmly that anything else out of this is a lie.

However, local sources around Ekok said some of the boys were Eyumojock youths who were returning from fortifying themselves in Nigeria against any gunshot and were struggling to re-enter Cameroon. Meanwhile, in Eyumojock Sub-Division alone, the military has been accused of shooting indiscriminately at unarmed civilians right inside their houses.

In Eyumojock Town, at least two were shot dead, another one was shot dead at Mbakem and one other in Ayaoke, all in Eyumojock Sub-Division. The Chief of Mbenyan still in Eyumojock Sub-Division also lost his son. Reports say the Chief's son only died after the soldiers who had shot several bullets at him to no avail, used sticks and the stock of their guns to beat him to death. He had fortified himself against gunshots, National Telegraph has confirmed.

Another denizen, a lecturer at GTC Eyumojock fondly called Lokito died from hypertension after soldiers fired three gunshots at his door bringing the number to six in Eyumojock Sub-Division alone. Since October 1, the number of dead bodies is estimated at over 100 with at least 700 persons reported missing.

Several Cameroonians are also reportedly trapped at Mfum as the Ekok Border has been completely closed while Mamfe town is now being deserted with youths running for a new haven after information of a planned mass arrest of youths allegedly ordered by the Senior Divisional Officer for Manyu, Oum II Joseph leaked.

The Anglophone crisis is now rated as one of the most prominent revolutionary movements in History with more than over 46 international bodies including media organs now talking about the October 1 Genocide. All Anglophone Bishops have also written a powerful memorandum on the crisis. A possible Independent Ambazonia is now being envisaged though Mr. Biya says Independence talks are off the table during dialogue.

Eric Tataw for National Telegraph, USA

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bogus@bogus.com (Eric Tataw for National Telegraph, USA) Politics|2C6700 Sat, 07 Oct 2017 16:54:44 +0000
After Hons. Wirba, Mbah Ndam, Ndong, Banadzem, Foju, Another Anglophone MP Dumps Cameroon’s Parliament http://cameroon-concord.com/politics/after-hons-wirba-mbah-ndam-ndong-banadzem-foju-another-anglophone-mp-dumps-cameroon-s-parliament http://cameroon-concord.com/politics/after-hons-wirba-mbah-ndam-ndong-banadzem-foju-another-anglophone-mp-dumps-cameroon-s-parliament After Hons. Wirba, Mbah Ndam, Ndong, Banadzem, Foju, Another Anglophone MP Dumps Cameroon’s Parliament

Another Anglophone Member of Parliament, Hon. Fusi Namukong, of the Tubah-Bafut Constituency, has dumped Cameroon’s National Assembly.

The MP said he was divorcing the National Assembly to side with the people who gave him a representative ticket to the house before he his killed.

The MP’s decision is coming barely a week after five other Anglophone Deputies viz: Hons. Joseph Wirba, Mbah Ndam, Ndong Larry Hills, Joseph Banadzem and Bernard Foju, quitted the congregation of hand clappers at Ngoa- Ekellé Glass House, as the Anglophone Crisis entered a decisive stage. {loadposition myposition}

Speaking to this reporter, Hon. Mbah Ndam said he has left Parliament, following strong request from his people.

On his part, the SDF Parliamentary Group Leader, Hon Joseph Banadzem, said his people have asked him to resign but he has to consult his party before taking a decision.

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bogus@bogus.com (Concord Essen) Politics|2C6700 Sun, 01 Oct 2017 12:23:38 +0000
Cameroon: Will Paul Biya 'appease' Southern Cameroonians again http://cameroon-concord.com/politics/cameroon-will-paul-biya-appease-southern-cameroonians-again http://cameroon-concord.com/politics/cameroon-will-paul-biya-appease-southern-cameroonians-again Cameroon: 	Will Paul Biya 'appease' Southern Cameroonians again

Just a few hours to the declaration of independence in Southern Cameroons and Paul Biya is apparently silent.

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But most importantly, the people of Southern Cameroons are more than ever determined to face just  anything, including fire.

This leaves me wondering if Mr Paul Biya will do what he did on the eve of school resumption. He had waited for the last minute to release some Anglophone activists. This, of course, was a desperate cunning tactic to change the course of events in Ambazonia. Unfortunately, it didn't bear much fruit, schools didn't resume effectively.
So,
Will Biya accept a federal government on the eve of  Independence Day in Southern Cameroons?
Will Biya release all Anglophone activists detained in Yaoundé?
Or will he use his soldiers against the people of Southern Cameroons?

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bogus@bogus.com (Concord Essen) Politics|2C6700 Sun, 01 Oct 2017 12:15:51 +0000
Cameroon: Biya left with four jokers before departure http://cameroon-concord.com/politics/cameroon-biya-left-with-four-jokers-before-departure http://cameroon-concord.com/politics/cameroon-biya-left-with-four-jokers-before-departure Cameroon: Biya left with four jokers before departure

Paul Biya, you have four cards left in hand. They are not going to help you stay in power for life. Instead, they will slow down your demise and probably avoid chaos. Now all depends on how you use them, given that you can lose a game of "jambo" even  with three 10.

  1. VISIT BAMENDA AND BUEA AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

This will comfort your grassroots Francophones and also guarantee your support from Anglophones. Besides it being symbolic, it will also reiterate the unity of the nation.

  1. MINISTERIAL AND POLITICAL SHAKEUP{loadposition myposition}

The problems we are facing today  are also those of a rich elite feeding on state funds, concentrated more on embezzlement and accumulation than the development of this country. Government must reinforce the status of Anglophones. It is unacceptable that out of 36 ministries, only one with real portfolio is given to Anglophones. Looters of state funds must be prosecuted.

  1. INSTITUTIONAL CLEAN-UP

There's need for immediate decentralization that will eventually lead to federation. The centralized state has enabled some persons to enjoy the fruit of other people's labour and become rich to the detriment of the masses.

  1. CLARIFY THE ELECTORAL CALENDAR AND CLEARLY ENVISAGE YOUR DEPARTURE IN 2018

This will prepare the next course of action and equally assure the national and international communities.

But actually, all these cards will not make the Party win easily. However, they may help you continue the game for a while and help us avoid  collapsing. In fact, the Anglophone Crisis is a glaring sign that your 35-year stay at the head of this nation has failed. You have got to learn to abandon certain things before they abandon you.{loadposition myposition2}

 

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bogus@bogus.com (Bors Betolt) Politics|2C6700 Thu, 28 Sep 2017 09:11:56 +0000
Musonge-led bilingualism commission calls for patience in West Cameroon http://cameroon-concord.com/politics/musonge-led-bilingualism-commission-calls-for-patience-in-west-cameroon http://cameroon-concord.com/politics/musonge-led-bilingualism-commission-calls-for-patience-in-west-cameroon Musonge-led bilingualism commission calls for patience in West Cameroon

The head of the National Commission for the Promotion of Bilingualism and Multiculturalism has urged Southern Cameroonians to remain patient as the Biya regime 'answers' their worries gradually.{loadposition myposition} 

Former PM Peter Mafany Musonge was speaking on Monday in Yaoundé as his commission tours some high-profile institutions in the country. The so-called courtesy visit will take them to parliament, the Prime Minister's Office and other institutions.
Musonge warned against destroying what "we have built" for years.
The people must remain patient while waiting for the answers to their questions. The answers are being dropped in one after another, he claimed.
This is call is a fore reaction to the most awaited 'independence demonstration coming up on October 1.'
The commission led by Musonge was created earlier in the year as part of solutions to the concerns raised by Southern Cameroons at the backdrop of what they term their marginalization by French Cameroon.{loadposition myposition2} 

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bogus@bogus.com (Concord Essen) Politics|2C6700 Tue, 26 Sep 2017 09:38:27 +0000