TOP STORIES Tue, 22 Oct 2019 00:24:59 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Cameroon: ‘Muna, Osih, Kamto to form opposition coalition’ Cameroon: ‘Muna, Osih, Kamto to form opposition coalition’

Three opposition parties in Cameroon could be on their way to form a coalition group ahead of the upcoming presidential election that could see 86-year-old President Paul Biya win another seven-year term.

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Barrister Akere Muna made the revelation in Douala on Monday, after a tour of the city at the weekend.  The leader of the Now Movement was speaking on Radio Balafon in the country in country's economic capital.

"I think there will be a coalition. Maurice [ chairman of The Cameroon Renaissance Movement] and I have discussed [...] it. Joshua [candidate of the Social Democratic Front] is someone I know. I know his family. I was even his lawyer in several cases, so it is not really a problem. I think we will find a solution [...]," he is quoted as saying by

"I urge Cameroonians to remain calm because we are aware of the urgency. We will come out with a solution," he has promised.

Maurice Kamto has previously reportedly declared his desire to form a coalition front as well.

Joshua Osih and Kamto are yet to react.

Some observers could see this as a good step forward to end the decades-long rule of Mr Biya who took over from Ahmadou Ahidjo in 1982.

 Though it worked well in the Gambia against Yahya Jammeh, critics do not seem to see it materialise in Cameroon. Mr Biya often 'wins more than half of the votes all alone', leaving the rest of the parties with a very tiny, insignificant minority.

Mr Biya is yet to declare his candidacy for the election later this year. Several calls from across the country keep coming for him to run again for president.

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Buea 3rd District Police Commissioner abducted Buea 3rd District Police Commissioner abducted

Commissioner Tazisong Christopher of the 3rd District Police Station in Muea in the Fako Division of the South West region was taken hostage by unidentified men on Sunday.

According to media reports, he was kidnapped beside a bar by some men on motorcycles at about 3pm at Mile 6 Buea.

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This attracted a heavy deployment of armed military personnel in the area, we have learned.

A search has been launched. Cameroon-Info.Net reports that more than 100 persons have been arrested.

While nobody has claimed responsibility for the act, some people believe the kidnappers could be Anglophone separatist fighters.

The separatists fighting for the independence of Southern Cameroons are using every means possible to achieve their goal. Open clashes with government forces do not seem enough for them.

In a recent report, International Crisis Group said Cameroon could be on the brink of a civil war. Adding that about 60 people died in May alone because of the crisis.

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Atanga Nji Paul shocks Cameroonians again Atanga Nji Paul shocks Cameroonians again

The Minister Territorial Administration came under serious criticism after revealing that he would get help from Mr Paul Biya before getting rid of a broken rock threatening to fall on some inhabitants of Yaounde.

He visited the site last week, where he made the statement.

The almost-falling rock is hanging at the edge of a hill in the Simbock neighborhood in the country's political capital.

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Minister Antanga Nji is quoted by media reports as having admitted the situation was dangerous and getting out of hand, and: "We will draft a report which we will send to the head of state.

"He will provide orientation, and those who are in charge will handle it," he has added.

The question Cameroonians are asking is: why must the minister wait for the president's approval to handle an issue that can destroy many lives within the twinkle of an eye?

This follows another remark he made in 2016 when the Anglophone Crisis escalated. Antanga Nji Paul publicly denied that there was any problem in Anglophone Cameroon.

 But then the government soon admitted there was a problem, and committees and commission were formed to handle it.

Despite this controversy, Antanga Nji Paul even won the love of Mr Biya who appointed him minister recently.

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]]> (TS ) TOP STORIES Sat, 12 May 2018 06:55:02 +0000
ameroon: Issa Tchiroma’s party to accompany Biya to end of career ameroon: Issa Tchiroma’s party to accompany Biya to end of career

Government spokesman Issa Tchiroma Bakari has revealed that his political party is an instrument to accompany President Paul Biya to the end of his career.

Mr Tchiroma is the leader of Front National pour le Salut du Cameroon which could be translated as National Front for the Salvation of Cameroon.

The man, who doubles as information minister, was speaking on Saturday in Garoua. He is due to organise a rally on Tuesday in Pitoa town.

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The FSNC participates in presidential elections just to gather votes for Mr Biya’s ruling Cameroon’s People’s Democratic Movement. And Mr Biya makes strategic appointments for FSNC in return.

The election is expected later in November when Cameroonians go to choose a new president or renew the old one, Mr Biya.

President Paul, who has been in power since 1982, is yet to declare his candidacy. His militants across the country keep urging him to run again.

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]]> (TS ) TOP STORIES Mon, 07 May 2018 14:44:46 +0000
Bamenda is ready for Domestic Flights Bamenda is ready for Domestic Flights

Governor Adolphe Lele Lafrique and Camair-Co GM Ernest Dikoum have appreciated the state of preparedness ahead of July 20, 2017 inaugural flight.

From the look of things, the Bamenda airport is virtually set to receive Camair-Co’s inaugural flight on July 20, 2017. The Director of the Airport’s management Cooporation (ADC), Angu Anyangwe Richard and the civil aviation team leader, Mukete Simon told the visiting Governor of the North West Region, Adolphe Lele Lafrique and the General Manager of Camair-Co, Ernest Dikoum on July 12, 2017 that the Control Tower is good for use and waiting for Camair-Co. They sounded off about the airport’s Firefighting Brigade with good and enough equipment.

Away at the metrological facility, Tamfu Julius introduced a new automatic weather station to ensure all round weather conditions to help things during landing and takeoff of flights. The runway featured some cracks and grass whose impact was minimized by the airport authorities who however, said repairs are on course to help matters. Authorities of the CDE Water Corporation committed to make water available as required while a standby generator is available to handle eventual blackouts. Security issues was the subject of an in-camera session with the Governor, the General Manager and concerned security hierarchy.

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Impressed with the state of preparedness, Governor Adolphe Lele Lafrique wished the dream of seeing Camair-Co planes in the skies of Bamenda to come true. He stated the commitment of the administration and security forces to accompany Camair-Co’s venture to give business a fresh push in the North West Region with flights that come to help matters for business people.

The General Manager of Camair-Co, Ernest Dikoum saluted fantastic conditions to help fly Camair-Co planes in Bamenda. He said it is the objective of the company to value investments to fly the home front by making air travel the easiest, most practicable and an inspiration for mobility and togetherness of Cameroonians.

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]]> (Team237) TOP STORIES Fri, 14 Jul 2017 16:55:01 +0000
Cameroon Government takes Measures towards Family Planning Cameroon Government takes Measures towards Family Planning


Ten male condoms now costs 50FCFA while Oral contraceptives and pills stand at 125FCFA. The Minister of Public Health reveal it on 13 July in his ministerial department in front of the press in the framework of the promotion of family planning in Cameroon.This meeting, initiated by the Ministry of Public Health, took place in an international context marked by a high-level summit on family planning held in London, a summit in which Cameroon takes part.

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Thus to avoid the maternal mortality in Cameroon due to the Too early pregnancies; Too close together; Too many and too late, the government is committed to ensuring contraceptive security by making available quality contraceptive products; Increase the funding of family planning in the national budget; Initiate community-based delivery of injectable methods in addition to pills and condoms; Increase access of young people to reproductive health/family planning services.

Contraceptive products are available at publicly funded health facilities from the integrated health center to the first-tier health facilities. In addition, pharmacies also offer them, “added the minister.

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]]> (Concord Newsdesk) TOP STORIES Fri, 14 Jul 2017 12:03:09 +0000
Controversial Twist in Prelate's Mysterious death as Assassination claim is Rubbished Controversial Twist in Prelate's Mysterious death as Assassination claim is Rubbished

The Attorney General at the Centre Court of Appeal Jean Fils Ntamak has revealed that the late Bishop of Bafia Diocese His Lordship Jean Marie Benoit Bala was probably not killed contrary to position of Catholic Bishops.In a release made public Tuesday July 4, 2017 he stated that after thorough investigations carried out on the body of the Bishop who disappeared for three days before his body was found in the Sanaga River, it was concluded that he probably drowned in water.

He said medical and forensic experts sent by Interpol after working on the body concluded that there was no violence of any form on the body of the prelate.The Attorney General said the body will be handed over to the Catholic Church for burial while investigations will continue. He did not specify the type of investigations that will be done without the body.

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This outing comes to contradict that of Bishops of Cameroon who on June 14, 2017 declared that Bishop Bala was, “Brutally assassinated.”It also comes to contradict popular opinion which held that the Man of God was tortured on May 30, 2017 for several hours before being dumped in the Sanaga River.

However questions on the circumstances which led to his death, why his sandals were wrongly placed and why his stomach remained flat have not been answered.The Catholic Church has not reacted.

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Cameroon: CRTV appointments uncover why Anglophones must 'shake' Cameroon: CRTV appointments uncover why Anglophones must 'shake'

The changes made to the leadership of the lone state broadcaster in Cameroon have revealed beyond reasonable doubt that West Cameroonians are strangers in their own homeland.
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No Anglophone featured on the top rungs of the ladder of the administration, both at the levels of radio and television.
The general directors of radio and television broadcasting are Francophones; the general directors of the editorial departments for both sides are Francophones...
Certainly french-speaking Cameroonians constitute the minority of the staff, hence the probability of having a good Francophone is higher than the other way round.
Yet it doesn't imply that Anglophones are not competent enough to handle those positions. Every people have their talents and particulars.
Most importantly, no English-speaking Cameroonian has ever been general manager of the media giant .
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]]> (Concord Newsdesk) TOP STORIES Fri, 30 Jun 2017 09:58:56 +0000
Cameroon military neutralise suspected female would be bomber in Kolofata Cameroon military neutralise suspected female would be bomber in Kolofata

Cameroon military have neutralised a suspected female suicide bomber early today in the city of Kolofata in the Far North region of Cameroon as reported by French Newspaper L'Oeil du Sahel.

Boko Haram, one of the world’s deadliest extremist groups, has used at least 130 women and girls in suicide attacks since June 2014, when a woman set off a bomb at an army barracks in Nigeria, according to The Long War Journal, which tracks terrorist activity.{loadposition myposition}

Since then, women and girls, often with bombs hidden in baskets or under their clothes, have killed hundreds of people in attacks on fish and vegetable markets, schools, a river dock and even camps for people who fled their homes to escape the violence.

Boko Haram’s abuse of women first shocked the world three years ago, when it stormed a school in Nigeria and fled with about 300 girls, many of whom were never found. Hundreds of other women and girls have been abducted, imprisoned, raped and sometimes intentionally impregnated, perhaps with the goal of creating a new generation of fighters.{loadposition myposition2}


]]> (Concord Newsdesk) TOP STORIES Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:11:09 +0000
Nigerian Village Head Lynched To Death Alongside Son In Cameroon Nigerian Village Head Lynched To Death Alongside Son In Cameroon

A village head in Nigeria and his son were on Wednesday morning killed by Boko Haram in Cameroon’s far north where they had found refuge, authoritative Cameroonian newspaper, L’Oeil du Sahel, has reported.

Identified only as Musa, the head of Doglo village in Nigeria, along with his son, were killed by Boko Haram terrorists at Fadje Fota, a locality in Cameroon’s far north, not very far from the Nigerian border.

They had arrived there exactly to avoid being caught in the Boko Haram atrocities, but ended up being killed anyway, as the terrorists continue to expand their quest to establish a caliphate in the Lake Chad Basin.

Boko Haram has wreaked havoc in Cameroon and Nigeria in recent weeks and months, killing many people in suicide bombings and gun attacks and putting a lie to claims by Nigerian leader Muhammadu Buhari that the ISIS’ partners in death in West and Central Africa had been defeated.{loadposition myposition}

A landmine on Tuesday killed a Cameroonian soldier. Several bomb blasts have occurred in recent days and weeks in Nigeria and Cameroon.

In all, Boko Haram has massacred over 25, 000 people in Nigeria since 2009 and more than two million people displaced there are still in IDPs’ camps. Thousands of people have also been kidnapped and many remain missing till date, including more than100 Chibok girls abducted from their school dormitory in Chibok in 2014.

In Cameroon, more than 2000 civilians and hundreds of soldiers and policemen have been killed by Boko Haram since 2014 in over 500 suicide bombings and gun attacks.

Despite reassurances by longtime President of Cameroon, Paul Biya, that the terrorists who pledged allegiance of the Islamic State in 2015 would soon be wiped out, killings and displacements of civilians have continued.

Mr. Biya, who has been in power for 35 years and spends months on vacation abroad, has not set foot in Cameroon’s far north even though his countrymen have been experiencing hell brought to them by Boko Haram.

Worse, when over 30 Cameroonian soldiers were killed by Boko Haram, and their bodies brought close to the Presidential palace in Cameroon, Mr. Biya did not even attend an event organised to honour them.{loadposition myposition2}

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