Religion http://cameroon-concord.com Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:14:52 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Bamenda-Northwest: Police man dead and several civilians wounded after exchange of gunfire http://cameroon-concord.com/boko-haram/bamenda-northwest-police-man-dead-and-several-civilians-wounded-after-exchange-of-gunfire http://cameroon-concord.com/boko-haram/bamenda-northwest-police-man-dead-and-several-civilians-wounded-after-exchange-of-gunfire Bamenda-Northwest: Police man dead and several civilians wounded after exchange of gunfire

Reports from Bamenda say, a police man has been killed and several civilians wounded. This occurred between Saturday and Sunday at night.

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As Cameroon-info:net reports, unknown individuals who were on a bike at food market that night, targeted and shot a policeman whom they saw as they rode past.

Still that same evening, there was exchange of gunshots at the Meta quarter between armed officers and civilians. This gun firing resulted in several casualties. Several Southern Cameroonians were wounded, info.net reports.

The English speaking parts of Cameroon, have recently been characterized by confrontations between the military and the inhabitants of these Regions, leaving some of the military officers as well as civilians either wounded or dead.

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bogus@bogus.com (Eyong Orlando) SOUTHERN CAMEROONS|FF0000 Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:05:21 +0000
Southern Cameroons: Biya plans to visit Ambazonia http://cameroon-concord.com/boko-haram/southern-cameroons-biya-plans-to-visit-ambazonia http://cameroon-concord.com/boko-haram/southern-cameroons-biya-plans-to-visit-ambazonia Southern Cameroons: Biya plans to visit Ambazonia

There is information circulating that Paul Biya, the head of the regime in power in Cameroon, is planning to go to Bamenda, the capital of the Northwest Region.

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Cameroon-info.net reports, citing Le Messager newspaper that, after Philemon Yang’s mission to the Northwest Region as one of the elites who were assigned to go and preach their so called peace and National unity, the head of State decided he would go to Bamenda.

Even though the date is not yet revealed sources say it could likely be in December this year.

Paul Biya is just from honouring soldiers who died in the English speaking Regions of Cameroon as a result of confrontations with Southern Cameroonians.

Le Messager in their article say, “the President has to go to the English speaking Regions and see for himself what is happening on the field”. This goes in line with what many observers having been wondering about. They expected Paul Biya to go to the North and the Southwest Regions to dialogue with the protesters while it was still at the initial stage.

Now it is considered to be too late for such a decision to be taken, given that, Southern Cameroonians are determined to get what they want, which is not in line with what Paul Biya desires.

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bogus@bogus.com (Eyong Orlando) SOUTHERN CAMEROONS|FF0000 Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:35:44 +0000
Updates from Bamenda http://cameroon-concord.com/boko-haram/updates-from-bamenda http://cameroon-concord.com/boko-haram/updates-from-bamenda Updates from Bamenda

As early as 5am this morning gun shots could be heard here and there emanating from Police men and women, most of them novice in artillery operations of such magnitude. It's alleged that the gun battle erupted when three Police officers were shot, two seriously wounded and one seemingly lifeless. Thereafter orders were given that any civilians caught onsite be brutalized and killed.

The questions that hang on the lips of most city dwellers or populace are: Where were these Police officers attacked in the first place. These Police officers have been abandoned to themselves and have resorted to racketeering, looting, kidnapping, raping and armed robbery.{loadposition myposition} This annoying attitude of the Purported Police officers,majority being from the Beti Clan has provoked the desire for revenge. Why has the state of LA Republique Du Cameroun refused to honour its engagement with the Geneva convention tagged Convention Against Torture? Police officers have become the law rather than law enforcement officers in the two Anglophone regions of the North West and South West.

Why has LA Republique Du Cameroun spurned the instructions of the UN to pull out their thugs and militia from the North West and South West Regions of the Cameroon's? Can we say LA Republique Du Cameroun is a law abiding nation in the eyes of the International community? The planned genocide is ongoing and looting and state terrorism keeps growing in leaps and bounds. The purported curfew was only launched so that the fake state of LA Republique Du Cameroun could continue unchecked with its pogrom.{loadposition myposition2} 

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bogus@bogus.com (Concord Essen) SOUTHERN CAMEROONS|FF0000 Sun, 19 Nov 2017 15:01:23 +0000
Cameroon: Two traders dead in Douala http://cameroon-concord.com/cameroon-thisday/cameroon-two-traders-dead-in-douala http://cameroon-concord.com/cameroon-thisday/cameroon-two-traders-dead-in-douala Cameroon: Two traders dead in Douala

Two traders reportedly lost their lives on Saturday morning after a row in the economic capital of Cameroon.

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The incident occurred at Marche Ndogpassi, reports say.

The two business persons were were reportedly scrambling for selling space when the one stabbed the other.

The stabbed lady died instantly and the crowd fell on the murderer.

Before the police arrived at the scene both traders were lying in pools of blood, already dead.

For now, Cameroon Concord can't tell what actually provoked the row, or who was wrong.

This is a good characteristic of Douala. There are alot of unkind guys who harm their compatriots every day. But they rarely get away with it, given the prevalence of mob justice.

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bogus@bogus.com (Tasha S.T) CAMEROON THISDAY Sun, 19 Nov 2017 08:13:46 +0000
Cameroon: 'Justice Minister Laurent Esso's night club burnt down' http://cameroon-concord.com/cameroon-thisday/cameroon-justice-minister-laurent-esso-s-night-club-burnt-down http://cameroon-concord.com/cameroon-thisday/cameroon-justice-minister-laurent-esso-s-night-club-burnt-down Cameroon: 'Justice Minister Laurent Esso's night club burnt down'

A night club and some surrounding buildings got burnt on Friday night in Douala.

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The merrymaking area which has been identified by media reports as La Cle Night Club is believed to be owned by Justice Minister Laurent Esso.

The exact cause of the tragedy is not known to Cameroon Concord yet.

This comes barely hours after the burning of the National Assembly.

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bogus@bogus.com (Tasha S.T) CAMEROON THISDAY Sun, 19 Nov 2017 08:15:42 +0000
Anglophone Crisis: Bamenda City Council grand councillors renounce ghost town http://cameroon-concord.com/boko-haram/anglophone-crisis-bamenda-city-council-grand-councillors-renounce-ghost-town http://cameroon-concord.com/boko-haram/anglophone-crisis-bamenda-city-council-grand-councillors-renounce-ghost-town Anglophone Crisis: Bamenda City Council grand councillors renounce ghost town

Grand councillors of the Bamenda City Council have renounced those encouraging ghost towns in the Region.

The councillors have also appealed to the population, especially businesspersons to resume their commercial activities. 

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 They were speaking in Bamenda during the deliberation and the adoption of the 2018 budget of the council.

The councillors equally exhorted parents who are still keeping their children at home to send them back to school.

The Councillors made the appeal in Bamenda recently, during the 2018 budget session.

The Grand Councillors argued that ghost town has virtually killed businesses in the two Anglophone Regions of Cameroon.

The economic ramifications brought about by Ghost Town for over the year on the collection of taxes and execution of proposed projects for the wellbeing of the population was enormous.

Expressing gratitude to the Grand Councillors for denouncing ghost towns and school boycotts, the Government Delegate to the Bamenda City Council, Vincent Nji Ndumu, said if school activities and businesses resume fully, the economy of the city that has been badly shattered will pick-up.

The Government Delegate said the City Council budget that stands at FCFA 3.8 billion for 2018 can only be realistic if all hands are on deck.

“Within these budgets, we have set aside 44 percent for infrastructural development of the city. This is chicken feed, because when you compare what the Government is going to pump-in, specifically on roads which stands at over FCFA 30 billion, the City of Bamenda in less than two years shall be completely transformed.  We are going to have a dual carriage way as concerns our roads and there are other social projects accompanying this CD2 programme which we must thanked the Cameroon Government and its development parties,” Ndumu averred.

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bogus@bogus.com (Isidore Abah) SOUTHERN CAMEROONS|FF0000 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:12:13 +0000
South West: MTN, Orange & NEXTTEL offices sealed for respecting ghost town http://cameroon-concord.com/boko-haram/south-west-mtn-orange-nexttel-offices-sealed-for-respecting-ghost-town http://cameroon-concord.com/boko-haram/south-west-mtn-orange-nexttel-offices-sealed-for-respecting-ghost-town South West: MTN, Orange & NEXTTEL offices sealed for respecting ghost town

Workers of the Buea council led by the Mayor, Patrick Ekema Esunge, on Monday, November 13, went haywire and started sealing business premises of those who were respecting the ghost town phenomenon that has become a tradition since the escalation of the Anglophone Crisis.

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The council worker sealed the Southwest Regional offices of MTN Cameroon, NEXTTEL, Orange Cameroun and other shops for adhering to the ghost town calls.

Many of the company’s clients who visited the offices to have their mobile telecommunication issues resolved were left stranded outside.

When Journal du Cameroun requested to talk to the Manager of Orange Cameroun, one of the workers who heard news of the sealing and rushed to the premises to see things for himself said the Manager was not on seat.

It was a similar situation at the South West Regional office of MTN Cameroon, whose workers were too furious to talk to this reporter. 

One of the workers who summoned the gumption enthused: “this is absurd. Why does the Mayor want us to endanger this building? When we open this office and it is set ablaze in the night will the Mayor pay for it?. I think these Council workers need to grow up,” he said.

Another shop own whose shop was also sealed said:  “I have not been in town for over a week now. I was out for a burial in the village and I was only called by my neighbour on Monday to inform me that my shop has been sealed by the council. I could not come to the shop sinceI was not in town. But I have decided not to respect the seal because I don’t have any agreement with the council. I have a pile of documents showing my regular tax payment.  I have said it time and again that, if they want me to open my shop [during ghost town], I will provide a document for them to sign. This will spell out that in case of any arson, they will take responsibility. I can equally decide to lock up my shop for a month that is not their business,” she ranted.

A Manager of a company in Buea, who refused to be named, found it hard to come to terms with the reason why their company should be sealed without a notification letter.

“We are seriously affected by the seal; this is a company that deals directly with the customers. If our company is shutdown, it means the customers we serve will be frustrated,” he said.

Alexander Intoe, one of the shopkeeper explained that he was told that the council has sealed some shops, but came back to discover that his shop was among the sealed shope.

“All I can say is that I don’t have any business with them. The only people I can listen to are the taxation officials to whom I pay my taxes to. No one else”.

This is not the first time the Mayor of Buea is fighting agains ghost town in his municipality. Several months back, Mayor Ekema bought over 20 township taxis to frustrate the taxi drivers who were respecting ghost town.

The three mobile telephony companies are already estimating the loss they have suffered following the sealing of their business premises in millions FCFA.

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bogus@bogus.com (Isidore Abah) SOUTHERN CAMEROONS|FF0000 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:14:59 +0000
Senator Mukete’s return throws Meme CPDM into pandemonium http://cameroon-concord.com/cameroon-thisday/senator-mukete-s-return-throws-meme-cpdm-into-pandemonium http://cameroon-concord.com/cameroon-thisday/senator-mukete-s-return-throws-meme-cpdm-into-pandemonium Senator Mukete’s return throws Meme CPDM into pandemonium

Social media reports and widespread rumours went viral that the revered Paramount ruler of the Bafaws, Senator Nfon V.E Mukete, has journeyed to the land of no return.

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The patriarch of Meme Division in the South West Region, has for over four months, been absent in public life.

From information gleaned, the Nfon has been out of the country for medical reasons, due to a deteriorating health problem.

But earlier this week, the senior Statesman staged a spectacular come back into the country, ahead of the official opening of the ordinary session of the National Assembly devoted to the examination of the 2018 State budget.

His returned to the country threw CPDM militants in Meme into pandemonium. The militants were already in splinters on whether to accord the nonagenarian a homecoming after recovering from a health problem or not.

While one of the factions supported the organisation of  the homecoming, the other faction rubbished the idea. 

Those in favour of the homecoming slated it for Tuesday, November 14. But later rescheduled for Saturday, November 18, due to what they termed senatorial engagement for the Paramount ruler.
Announcements read through radio stations had indicated that militants of the CPDM and Quarter Heads were going to offer the Nfon a hilarious welcome. Organisers of the event claim it will afford the Senator an opportunity to commune with the population and his subjects who have missed the presence of their leader.
However, acrimonious meetings and secret phone calls have since gone into play to stop the occasion. A cold war reportedly developed among party barons over who ordered the militants to receive the Nfon.
Some of Nfon Mukete’s political adversaries are promising to use their contacts in Yaounde to deal with anyone who signs an announcement urging militants to receive the Nfon.

But the pro-Mukete are resolute  to organise a grandiose event in honour of the Senator on November 18.

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bogus@bogus.com (Isidore Abah) CAMEROON THISDAY Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:15:38 +0000
4 Women deliver in open air after hospital shutdown http://cameroon-concord.com/cameroon-thisday/4-women-deliver-in-open-air-after-hospital-shutdown http://cameroon-concord.com/cameroon-thisday/4-women-deliver-in-open-air-after-hospital-shutdown 4 Women deliver in open air after hospital shutdown

At least four women in Boyo Division of the North West Region have given birth in open air after the shutdown of the St. Martin de Porres Catholic General Hospital Njinikom.

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The activities of the hospital were suspended on Friday, November 10, 2017, on the instruction of the Archbishop of Bamenda, His Grace Cornelius Fontem Esua, after the people of Njinkom stormed the hospital on Saturday, November 4, 2017, demanding the sacking of the hospital Matron, Rev. Sr. Olive Nga.

In his letter dated Friday, November 10,  to Rev Sr. Roberta Feh, the Provincial Superior of Tertiary Sisters of St. Francis Shisong captioned:  “The Suspension of Activities at St. Martin de Porres Catholic General Hospital Njinikom,”  Archbishop Esua said he was deeply saddened by the events that took place at the hospital on Saturday, November 4, when the population of Njinikom, stormed the hospital and demanded that the hospital Matron, Rev. Sr. Olive Nga, should leave the hospital either “dead or alive.”

 “This is unacceptable and I strongly condemn this act of barbarism which is not in consonance with the mission and teaching of the church.

“Considering the fact that this has greatly affected the normal functioning of the hospital, because most of the workers who are “not of Kom origin are being threatened and some have even fled for their lives, I am, therefore, as the Archbishop of Bamenda, under whose authority all Catholic institutions carry out the works of evangelisation in the Archdiocese of Bamenda, ordering the immediate suspension of activities in the hospital, except the emergency services to the sick, until further notice. In the meantime, we are initiating consultation with the various stakeholders with a view to finding a long and lasting solution to this problem,” Mgr. Esua wrote.

Following the Archbishop’s epistolary, all activities in the hospital were suspended but for very critical ones. Four women who were in advanced pregnancies left the hospital, but before they could get to their destinations, all four delivered in the open.

It was thanks to the collaboration of other women in Njinikom who helped their peers to deliver them of their babies. 

Because of the prevailing situation a crisis meeting was convened by the Boyo Senior Divisional Officer, Fidele Tegni.

Speaking in the presence of the administrative, municipal, traditional and religious authorities, the Member of Parliament for Njinikom and Belo Subdivisions, Hon. Evaristus Njong Ndim, regretted the unfortunate incident and urged his people to exercise restraint and stop the blame game.

According to him, the population should be part of the solution, given that genuine dialogue has been convened by the Boyo administration to probe into the matter.

“The truth, which we cannot deny, is that the Njinikom Catholic General Hospital is owned and managed by the Franciscan Sisters, a charitable organisation. The truth is that this hospital was constructed by the Church, we participated in it and we are part and parcel of the hospital.... 

“Mistakes have been committed at all levels, that is why the Archbishop told us that he is sorry for what happened and had to suspend the activities of the hospital.  He will surely open the hospital within three days if we present our proposals that will lead us to operate in peace...,” Hon. Njong said

On his part, the Mayor of Njinikom, Terence Chah Bam, said if the crisis was tactfully handled, it would not have degenerated.

He condemned all those who want to give Njinikom a bad name to hang it. 

“We want the world to know that nobody beat or molested the Matron of the General Hospital Njinikom, Rev. Sister Marie Olive Ngah, nor the Archbishop. So many telephone calls have kept us restless. Nobody rough handled them,” Mayor Chah Bam averred.

Meanwhile, Boyo SDO, Fidele Tegni, warned that emotions should not becloud reasoning in finding a lasting solution to the crisis.

“We are facing enough insecurity crises in the Region and people should be very careful with what they post on social media, even our local journalists, should watch out on what they broadcast or publish as news.  News should only be based on facts and to tell the truth. Some people who did not verify their facts went and said the Matron and the Archbishop were beaten, which is not true,” the SDO said.

According to Tegni, it was based on the misinformation that he has convened a crisis meeting in his office in Fundong to resolve the problem for the hospital to resume its activities.

“I believe in Njinikom intelligence and I am hopeful we will come out of the crisis,” the SDO stated.

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bogus@bogus.com (Isidore Abah) CAMEROON THISDAY Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:16:19 +0000
Cameroon: Two dead in East region http://cameroon-concord.com/cameroon-thisday/cameroon-two-dead-in-east-region http://cameroon-concord.com/cameroon-thisday/cameroon-two-dead-in-east-region Cameroon: Two dead in East region

Two people are reportedly dead in the East Region.

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They include a Chinese gold miner and a Cameroonian.

The incident occurred on Wednesday in a village called Mali in Betare-Oya subdivision.

A Chinese miner reportedly shot dead a villager who had come to push the miners away from eating further into their land.

The Chinese national was later attacked and killed by the people.

Two other Chinese miners survived the attack thanks to the timely intervention of the forces of law and order.

Eyewitness reports say the drama was the result of  ongoing conflicts between the local population and the Chinese miners.

The miners are accused by the villagers of eating into their land without any compensation.

The corpses and the injured guys were taken to hospital in Bertoua.

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bogus@bogus.com (Tasha S.T) CAMEROON THISDAY Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:50:16 +0000