Politics|2C6700 http://cameroon-concord.com Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:12:07 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Cameroon: Mayor of Kolofata rubbishes Amnesty International's report on human right abuses http://cameroon-concord.com/politics/9050-cameroon-mayor-of-kolofata-rubbishes-amnesty-international-s-report-on-human-right-abuses http://cameroon-concord.com/politics/9050-cameroon-mayor-of-kolofata-rubbishes-amnesty-international-s-report-on-human-right-abuses Cameroon: Mayor of Kolofata rubbishes Amnesty International's report on human right abuses

At least three suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers blew themselves up in Cameroon on Wednesday morning, killing only themselves and no one else, but sending another message that their insurgency was far from being over.

The suicide attacks took place between Djakana and Kalguiwa in the country’s far north, reported Cameroonian newspaper, L’Oeil du Sahel.

This attack comes after series of bombings by Boko Haram in the past few days left dozens of people killed and thousands displaced. At least 2000 Cameroonians have paid the supreme price since 2014 by Nigeria-based terror group.

The latest deadly attack occurred overnight August 5 and August 6. At least eight children were killed. That attack left parents in tears and triggered anger against Amnesty International, the international human rights group that issued a report recently accusing Cameroonian security forces of torture.{loadposition myposition}

Simon Ateba News did not receive that report because Amnesty International although working in Africa prefers to send its reports to Western, white people owned-media. Protests for such racist behaviors against Amnesty International by this newspaper were met with disdain and silence.

In an interview received by Simon Ateba News, the Mayor of Kolofata, one of the most hit towns in Cameroon’s far north, blasted Amnesty International for looking the other way when Boko Haram massacres innocent Cameroonians but blatantly lying against Cameroonian security forces when the terrorists are murdered.

He was reacting to an attack carried out by Boko Haram in the night of August 5 and August 6. At least eight Cameroonian children, some as young as seven years old were killed.

The Mayor said Amnesty International should tell Boko Haram to respect the rights of innocent children.

“I would like to inform Amnesty International that there was a terrorist attack overnight August 5 and August 6, 2017 in the department of Mayo Sava in the district of Kolofata. That suicide attack left eight young Cameroonians dead,” the Mayor of Kolofata said in French.

He read the names and ages of the victims. The youngest was seven years old and the oldest was 13 years old.

“Following this tragic event, the mayor of Kolofata would like to inform Amnesty International which pretends that the rights are being violated, that in carrying out their ignoble task, the suicide bomber also died”.

But Amnesty International had said it was not against the killing of suicide bombers but the arrest, torture and murder of innocent Cameroonians in the name of fighting the war against Boko Haram.

Security forces often raid homes without warrants of arrest, often based on unfounded allegations. These behaviors have been widely condemned even in Cameroon.

But with Amnesty failing to cooperate with local newspapers and focusing on white or western media, authorities seem to be succeeding in painting Amnesty International as an organisation that supports terrorists.

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bogus@bogus.com (Simon Ateba) Politics|2C6700 Thu, 10 Aug 2017 11:05:44 +0000
Bamenda: Cameroon Tribune reports of Over 4.400 candidates who sat for Police Exams http://cameroon-concord.com/politics/9046-bamenda-cameroon-tribune-reports-of-over-4-400-candidates-who-sat-for-police-exams http://cameroon-concord.com/politics/9046-bamenda-cameroon-tribune-reports-of-over-4-400-candidates-who-sat-for-police-exams Bamenda: Cameroon Tribune reports of Over 4.400 candidates who sat for Police Exams

Cameroon's lone state owned Newspaper in its today's edition reports of over 4.400 candidates who sat for Special Court Registrars and Police Exams in Bamenda.

The paper wrote:

The neighbourhoods of GBHS Bamendankwe and GBHS Bamenda hosted thousands of candidates in search of places in the police corps and the National School of Administration and Magistracy (ENAM). In effect, GBHS Bamendankwe featured some 755 candidates for the special public service examination ordered by the Head of State to recruit 30 pupil Court registrars of English expression into the Common Law department of ENAM in response to some concerns raised by protesting Common Law lawyers.{loadposition myposition} 


The examination that took place on 5thand 6th August 2017 featured questions on land law, family law, civil procedure, criminal law, organization of Courts and their competences, general knowledge etc. Dieudonne Fon Sam ensured superintendence as the Head of mission with; Ekane Ivo as the Head of the Bamenda center while Ndi Ngam Meredith turned full circle with technical issues as the “Charge de mission”. A week earlier, on the 29th and 30th of July, 2017, the Bamenda centre also hosted 131 candidates of English expression for the recrutement of Pupil Administrative Judges, Accounts Judges and Judicial Judges for the Common Law department at ENAM.


Elsewhere; the examination to recruit 5000 Constables into the police corps featured 3610 of the total 3620 that registered at the Bamenda center. It is all about the recruitment of some 4840 Constables for general services, 100 drivers and 60 musicians in the police corps. The Regional Delegate of National Security, Gousmo Emile told Cameroon Tribune that the Bamenda centre will on August 19th, 2017 host another competitive examination for candidates who registered to train as Inspectors of police.

 

Source: Cameroon Tribune

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bogus@bogus.com (Concord Essen) Politics|2C6700 Tue, 08 Aug 2017 18:39:35 +0000
Cameroon: Opposition calls on 85 years old leader, Paul Biya to resign http://cameroon-concord.com/politics/9041-cameroon-opposition-calls-on-85-years-old-leader-paul-biya-to-resign http://cameroon-concord.com/politics/9041-cameroon-opposition-calls-on-85-years-old-leader-paul-biya-to-resign Cameroon: Opposition calls on 85 years old leader, Paul Biya to resign

Meeting in Bamenda over the weekend, the Social Democratic Front, SDF, National Executive Committee, NEC, adopted a number of resolutions, among which the party said Biya has failed in handling the crises in Cameroon, especially the Anglophone Crisis and, as such, he should resign.

The SDF took a firm stand that, for schools to resume, Anglophone detainees in Yaounde that are being tried in military courts be released, and that the Government should stop the harassment of citizens. “The SDF is committed to the proposition that education is life. It bares emphasising that parents are ready to send their kids to school, teachers are ready to return to the classrooms, pupils and students are eager to learn and, above all, the population yearns for a return to normalcy in this two Regions. But this requires the Biya regime to create an enabling and conducive environment, which consists, among others, the conditions stated above.”{loadposition myposition}

These confidence-building measures which have been addressed in previous SDF communiqués, the party believes, that if handled properly, it will pave the way for constructive and meaningful dialogue on the Anglophone Problem.

“This ought to be the regime’s priority, instead of wasting taxpayer’s funds dispatching delegations abroad to misinform the international community as to the true nature of the Anglophone Crisis,” the SDF holds.

“The party reiterates that the responsibility to resolve this Crisis rests on the shoulders of Mr. Biya, and his shoulders alone. Mr. Biya, who has so spectacularly abdicated from his functions as Head of State, should finally give full effect to his actions by resigning from this office.

The incompetence, negligence, laxity and inertia of Government are the very reasons why this party, Ni John Fru Ndi, who presided at the NEC meeting, states, unequivocally, that: “The Biya regime’s refusal to engage the Cameroonian people in meaningful dialogue on the form and nature of the Cameroon State, its persistent false characterisation of Federalism as Secession and championing, for the last 20 years, a meaningless decentralisation process has brought Cameroon to where it is today.””

In other separate resolutions of NEC, the party assures Cameroonians that, upon the arrival of the SDF to power, it will bring to light the truth on the recurrent murder of religious officials in Cameroon. The party condemns the lack of an adequate road maintenance policy in Cameroon.

The party expresses worries on the inadequate level of preparation of the African Nations Cup and says Biya will be held responsible for any eventual disgrace. At the end of the meeting, NEC resolved that the elective convention will hold from October 26 to 28, 2017.{loadposition myposition2}

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bogus@bogus.com (Concord Essen) Politics|2C6700 Tue, 08 Aug 2017 10:34:46 +0000
Cameroon: Senator Nfor Tabetando threatens to trade traditional sanctity for CPDM school resumption crusade http://cameroon-concord.com/politics/9011-cameroon-senator-nfor-tabetando-threatens-to-trade-traditional-sanctity-for-cpdm-school-resumption-crusade http://cameroon-concord.com/politics/9011-cameroon-senator-nfor-tabetando-threatens-to-trade-traditional-sanctity-for-cpdm-school-resumption-crusade Cameroon: Senator Nfor Tabetando threatens to trade traditional sanctity for CPDM school resumption crusade

The Traditional Ruler of Bachou Ntai in Manyu Division of the South West Region, Senator Nfor George Tabetando Ndiepso, on Thursday, July 27, 2017, threatened to desecrate the sanctity of his tradition by kneeling and even prostrating before the population of Kumba to send their Children to school come September.

Nfor Tabetando was leading a delegation of CPDM Senators to Kumba to donate hospital equipment in the Division.

According to Tabetando, children should not be punished for sins they did not commit. {loadposition myposition} 

To him, if those in positions of responsibility did not go to school, it would have been impossible for them to contribute to nation building.

He said one can only become a specialist in any field if he is educated.

The Senator parents at the occasion to be partners in the back- to- school campaign.

But many people who witnessed the traditional ruler’s action termed it as a desecration of the revered traditional institution which the Senator incarnates.

According to them, a Nfor, Nfon, Fon or Chief worth the salt, does not kneel in front of his subjects no matter the magnitude of the problem.

Among the items donated by the Senators were: simple delivery kits and hospital beds that will help to arrest the common challenge of acquired hospital infections. 

Trash cans and other hygiene and sanitation equipment were also donated.  {loadposition myposition2} 

 

 

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bogus@bogus.com (Abeh Valery) Politics|2C6700 Tue, 01 Aug 2017 18:20:46 +0000
Fru Ndi lambasts Gov’t over Anglophone marginalisation in Cameroon’s military http://cameroon-concord.com/politics/9004-fru-ndi-lambasts-gov-t-over-anglophone-marginalisation-in-cameroon-s-military http://cameroon-concord.com/politics/9004-fru-ndi-lambasts-gov-t-over-anglophone-marginalisation-in-cameroon-s-military Fru Ndi lambasts Gov’t over Anglophone marginalisation in Cameroon’s military

Social Democratic Front (SDF) National Chairman, Ni John FruNdi, has lambasted the Biya Government for what he termed gross marginalisation of Anglophones, especially the aborigines of the North West Region in Cameroon’s military.

According to the SDF Chieftain, the population of the North West Region deserves more than one General in the elite force of Cameroon.

He was speaking in Bamenda recently, during the commissioning ceremony of General Agah Robinson into his function.

Fru Ndi saw the elevation of Agah Robinson to the rank of a General as Biya appeasement offering to the population of the North West Region to replace the late General Tumenta, who passed away in tragic circumstances.

“General Agha alone is insignificant because the North West by the strength of its population deserves more than four Generals.{loadposition myposition}

 However, if you ask for many and you are given one, take and keep and ask for more because we deserve more than just one General,” Fru Ndi said.

Meanwhile, the Government of Cameroon through the Secretary of State in the Ministry of Defence in charge of the National Gendarmerie, Jean Baptiste Bokam, ordered General Agha Robinson to halt the manufacture of war arms in the North West Regional capital Bamenda.

 With the present violent state of affairs in the North West and South West Regions, Government is disturbed that the irate Anglophones may lay hands on locally fabricated fire arms and use them to further resist Government.

The proliferation of locally made weapons in the North West Region has further compounded Government fears.

In his installation address, Bokam said the war against terrorism and other forms of insecurity must be tackled vigorously, as such; no locally manufacture arms should be tolerated in the volatile North West Region.{loadposition myposition2}

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bogus@bogus.com (Abeh Valery) Politics|2C6700 Mon, 31 Jul 2017 09:15:53 +0000
Cameroon: CPDM militants trade fisticuffs over the promotion of untutored Anglophone students http://cameroon-concord.com/politics/8993-cameroon-cpdm-militants-trade-fisticuffs-over-the-promotion-of-untutored-anglophone-students http://cameroon-concord.com/politics/8993-cameroon-cpdm-militants-trade-fisticuffs-over-the-promotion-of-untutored-anglophone-students Cameroon: CPDM militants trade fisticuffs over the promotion of untutored Anglophone students

Militants of the Cameroon People's Democratic Movement (CPDM), traded fisticuffs over the fate of Anglophone pupils and students, who have not been to school since the escalation of the Anglophone Teachers’ strike.

The CPDM militants exchanged blows during a recent joint party section conference that was summoned to deliberate on the re-opening of schools for the 2017/2018 academic year.

Militants split into two warring factions when the question of whether the untutored children should be promoted to the next class or not.{loadposition myposition} 

While one group supported that the pupils and students should be promoted, another group said the students should be repeat because they did not learn anything to warrant their promotion.

In the course of the argument, a bitter quarrel erupted that led to a few skirmishes before the party bigwigs could bring the situation under control.

At the end the party barons who convened the conference said the decision rest on the parents of the pupils and students.

A CPDM militant who is a teacher, said as a tutor, she would not allow any of her children to move to the new class.

“There is nothing wrong with having a child repeat a class,” she said.

Another parent enthused “when the powers-that-be called for schools resumption, some parents did not send their children back to school. Now that official examinations were written, there is no way children should repeat.”

The parents are now waiting to see what Government is going to do to resolve this problem.{loadposition myposition2} 

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bogus@bogus.com (Concord Essen) Politics|2C6700 Sat, 29 Jul 2017 17:47:53 +0000
Cameroon's Electoral Boday (ELECAM): The elephant in the room http://cameroon-concord.com/politics/8980-cameroon-s-electoral-boday-elecam-the-elephant-in-the-room http://cameroon-concord.com/politics/8980-cameroon-s-electoral-boday-elecam-the-elephant-in-the-room Cameroon's Electoral Boday (ELECAM): The elephant in the room

One of the dirtiest wounds Cameroon can't hide any longer is the dishonesty of its election management body, Elecam.
Elections Cameroon is supposed to ensure fair and free elections in Cameroon.
Of course that's true,   depending on where you stand.
One issue about Elecam caught my attention on Wednesday when some newly appointed members of the corrupt body were taking oath of office.
They were warned that they would be judged negatively or positively based on how they did their job.{loadposition myposition}
What they meant by negative and positive judgment is what I don't seem to understand.
In normal circumstances, these guys ought to organize free and fair elections indeed.
But unfortunately, they have to dance to the rhythm of Biya's dictatorship.
Elecam is managed and run by Paul Biya.
I wonder how  these guys would not favour Biya in every election, given that he who pays the    piper calls the tune.
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bogus@bogus.com (Concord Essen) Politics|2C6700 Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:10:57 +0000
South West Region: NUDP woos militants in Kumba with FCFA 50,000 ahead of 2018 elections http://cameroon-concord.com/politics/8977-south-west-region-nudp-woos-militants-in-kumba-with-fcfa-50-000-ahead-of-2018-elections http://cameroon-concord.com/politics/8977-south-west-region-nudp-woos-militants-in-kumba-with-fcfa-50-000-ahead-of-2018-elections South West Region: NUDP woos militants in Kumba with FCFA 50,000 ahead of 2018 elections

Officials of Bello Bouba Maigari’s National Alliance for Democracy and Progress (NUDP) recently doled out colossal sums of money to woo the population of Kumba to buy the party’s cards and vie for positions in the basic organs of the party ahead of the 2018 polls.

The sums of money that was given out ranged from FCFA 50,000 and above for those who wanted to respectively vie for executive positions in the Main, Women and Youth wings of the party.

Speaking at the occasion, the leader of the reorganisation exercise, Ndasi Elvis Noukam, said the decision to give out money to the militants was taken by the party hierarchy.{loadposition myposition}

 “It is an internal understanding which is based on the trust and quality of the people we are dealing with and I think that can be handled in our internal caucus," Noukam stated.

He had told his militants that they are still expected  to pay back the FCFA 50,000 caution fee, which the party institutes for every lists tabled for elections.

He reminded his party comrades at the election and installation ceremony that other political parties in Cameroon equally institute caution fee for certain posts of responsibility.

Noukam said that his party believes in the politics of a few quality persons, who can be used to change the dynamics of the masses at the grass root rather than a crowd of uncommitted militants, who only chased food and drinks.

He challenged the new leaders of the party in Kumba to pull a stun in the forthcoming polls.

“My dream is for the NUDP to take over and win with absolute majority. With the quality of persons voted into office today, there is no doubt that the future is  bright for the party in Meme,” Noukam asserted.{loadposition myposition2}

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bogus@bogus.com (Abeh Valery) Politics|2C6700 Thu, 27 Jul 2017 07:35:58 +0000
Chase Ministers & their girlfriends away from Camair-Co, Fru Ndi tells Dikoum http://cameroon-concord.com/politics/8975-chase-ministers-their-girlfriends-away-from-camair-co-fru-ndi-tells-dikoum http://cameroon-concord.com/politics/8975-chase-ministers-their-girlfriends-away-from-camair-co-fru-ndi-tells-dikoum Chase Ministers & their girlfriends away from Camair-Co, Fru Ndi tells Dikoum

Social Democratic Front (SDF) National Chairman, Ni John Fru Ndi, has advised the management of Cameroon Airline Corporation (Camair-Co) to chase away Government Ministers and Directors General of State Corporations who are using the national carrier to transport themselves and their girlfriends to Europe and France on credit.

According to the SDF Chieftain, it is such unruly behaviour by Government top notches that has not only indebted the corporation, but which has also inflicted huge financial scares on it.

“Camair-Co ran into serious financial difficulties that have kept it drowning in debts because Ministers and Directors carried their wives and girl friends to France and Europe and refused to pay the bills. If this bad practice continues, then Camair-Co is doomed,” Fru Ndi asserted.

The SDF National Chair was speaking in Bamenda July 20, during Camair-Co’s inaugural flight to the North West Region, over 30 years after a plane last landed at the Bafut Airport.

Meanwhile, earlier in his address, the Minister of Transport, Edgard Alain Mebe Ngo’o, warned the North West population not to encroach into the Airport land.

To Mebe Ngo’o, the population quest for farm and building land should not be extended to the transport facility.  

To Camair-Co’s staff, the Minister cautioned them to respect flight schedules and to be polite to customers.

On his part, the General Manager, GM, of Camair-Co, Ernest Dikoum, said “now that Bamenda has embraced Camair-Co, the economy, tourism and other facilities that come with air transport will follow. In effect, poverty and unemployment will be reduced...

Cardiovascular patients seeking treatment at the Shisong Hospital and other illnesses in specialised hospitals in the Northwest Region can travel faster and safer by Camair-Co.

This inaugural flight is an expression of our desire to extend the domestic network by providing three flights per week throughout the year between Douala, Yaounde and Bamenda.

Bamenda is an important market for our company. Its proximity with Nigeria, the presence of agricultural cooperatives, economic and commercial traders with varied profiles, academic institutions, chiefdoms and other touristic sites are all worth exploring.

The flights will be operated by our two MA 60 aircrafts- the Mantung and Logone – 45 seats each. The fare is FCFA 32,840 from Bamenda to Douala and Yaounde,” he said

Earlier in his welcome speech, Jude Waindim, Secretary General of the Bamenda City Council, said the population can only enjoy the airport if Government tackle the Babadjou-Bamenda Road and major roads in the city.

He encouraged Camair-Co to keep the flame alive, maintain the enthusiasm brought about by the inaugural flight.

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bogus@bogus.com (Abeh Valery) Politics|2C6700 Thu, 27 Jul 2017 07:28:20 +0000
Mutiny feared in Douala as Gov’t Delegate plans to immortalise rebel leader http://cameroon-concord.com/politics/8962-mutiny-feared-in-douala-as-gov-t-delegate-plans-to-immortalise-rebel-leader http://cameroon-concord.com/politics/8962-mutiny-feared-in-douala-as-gov-t-delegate-plans-to-immortalise-rebel-leader Mutiny feared in Douala as Gov’t Delegate plans to immortalise rebel leader

The decision by the Government Delegate to the Douala City Council, Dr Fritz Ntone Ntone, to construct a monument in memory of Cameroon’s independence martyr, Ruben Um Nyobe, has been received with mixed feelings by denizens of Douala.

Many fear that reawakening the memorise of a rebel leader like Um Nyobe may triggered anti-French sentiments in the Littoral Region and send the population on rampage, especially at a time when anti-French sentiments in the Region are surging.

Many people in Douala have recently been very vocal about the French, blaming them for remote-controlling Cameroon through Paul Biya.

They have also accused the French of the poor governance policy in Cameroon and for Biya’s indifference in the ongoing Anglophone Crisis.{loadposition myposition}

According to them, the French are maintaining Biya in power to better serve their interest and not that of Cameroonians.

With the recent anti-French resentments, many Douala denizens feared that erecting the monument of Um Nyobe, the pioneer National President of Cameroon’s oldest political party (UPC created in 1948), and a freedom fighter who was killed in 1959 by the French colonial army because of his anti-French resentment and his stand for a united and indivisible Cameroon may awaken such sentiments among the population.  

The Government Delegate said the monument will cost FCFA 15 million.  

Ntone Ntone also said the monument will be erected at ‘Mobile Njoh Njoh’.

Meanwhile, there have been repeated calls over the years by UPC militants for Government to construct monuments in memory of those who fought for Cameroon’s independence like King Rudolphe Douala Manga Bell, who sacrificed his life fighting against illegal occupation and exploitation of land by the French.   

A renowned UPC political activist, Mboua Massock, has repeatedly insisted that it is insulting that monuments of French colonial masters like Generals Le Clerc and Charles de Gaulle were erected at the administrative headquarters in Bonanjo at the detriment of nationals.{loadposition myposition2}

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bogus@bogus.com (Concord Essen) Politics|2C6700 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 07:36:28 +0000