Religion Thu, 14 Nov 2019 17:47:49 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb THE ANGLOPHONE'S MINDSET IN CONFLICT: Solution to the Anglophone Crises THE ANGLOPHONE'S MINDSET IN CONFLICT: Solution to the Anglophone Crises

Amidst an intense violent conflict were opposing factions have taken extremist positions to the detriment of the vulnerable masses they claim to protect, through a secured channel that allows the concerned masses to air their views, the outcomes are always very amazing to some and shocking to others. Such a realistic opportunity exhumes the value of truth through factual individually recorded lamentations, anxieties, fallacies and verities construed in support for the cause the individual believes in. {loadposition myposition}

With the case of the Anglophone crisis in Cameroon, such a secured opportunity was granted and it yielded the most ever inclusive and consolidated cross-sectional results presenting full unedited individual opinions and word cloud and word list psychological assessments on the mindsets of the respondents. Meanwhile some saw the opportunity as the long acclaimed referendum to decide on the fate of the Anglophones; others argued the authentication of the process, however, in their territorially represented majorities, they made their choices and exploded the survey with very passionate reasons over such choices.
Designed in a manner to understand the causes of the socio-political and economic problems in the North West (NW) and South West (SW) regions of Cameroon and what the respondents thought could be solutions to such a problem, including but not limited to a number of political governance options, through convenience and purposive sampling techniques, the survey registered the views 918 respondents across 38 different countries, having indigenous origin roots from 13 divisions and 57 subdivisions within the NW and SW regions, and representing over 63 socio-cultural groups and other civil society organisations. Besides the governance choices, the survey also sorted to understand respondents’ views on the need to introduce moral philosophy in the educational system of the country and the value of a peaceful alternative for resolving the Anglophone problem and crisis through the reconstruction of the Anglophone identity.
Through a pure doctoral research assessment analysis, the unbiased and most ever inclusive interpretation of the Anglophone’s thoughts towards resolving the crises, astonishingly revealed reflections to the fact that the majority 71.79% of respondents were resident in Cameroon against 28.21% resident abroad even though those abroad had a more feasible access to the survey than those in the country. It as well reflected the total poor count of 9.26% for women and girls participation in the survey. Thus, a true direction from where a true solution to the crises should come from.
The research work also presents the most ever inclusive historical connections that have galvanised to the current violent conflict and the measures that have been taken so far in the attempt to solve it. These include Cameroonian government actions, diplomatic missions and foreign government involvements, and as well as political parties, civil society and religious bodies’ interventions.
Are the extremists’ war waging ideologies going to work, are they solicited by the majorities?
“Facts are facts for it is the will and voices of the people in their vulnerable majorities that will triumph”, exclaimed the researcher. While encouraging the need for empowering more women and girls in the peace seeking courses, the researcher identified that the most burning need for the Anglophones was to reconstruct and revitalise their cultural identities and as well, proposed that the research work be instituted as an advocacy tool and a start-off reference point in seeking durable peace and development in the Anglophone conflict infested zones. It is also a vital tool for further research works.
If anyone ever singly thought that he/she knew or understood the mindset of Anglophones in this conflict and durable solutions, after reading this work, he/she should be ready to realise and accept how empty he/she has been all along.


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]]> (Kelly Ngyah) SOUTHERN CAMEROONS|FF0000 Sat, 23 Mar 2019 13:53:32 +0000
Cameroonian Elected Board Member of Minority Rights Group Africa Cameroonian Elected Board Member of Minority Rights Group Africa

Cameroonian writer, pan Africanist and Executive Director of AFRICAphonie, Mwalimu George Ngwane, has been elected to the African Advisory Committee of the International Minority Rights Group Africa as member of Board of Trustees.{loadposition myposition}

Ngwane was elected with three other members - Dr Melakou Tegngem from Ethiopia, Ms Evelyne Neisere from Kenya and Ms Juliet Nakoto Odol from Uganda - during a Board meeting that held in Kampala, Uganda from 8th to 9th February 2019. According to the Executive Director of Minority Rights Group Africa Mrs. Agnes Kibajuni, Ngwane’s election into the Board brings a new vision and fresh impetus that would combine practitioner track expertise and academic policy in the pursuit of the objectives of Minority Rights Group International London in general and Minority Rights Group Africa in particular.

Minority Rights Group is an international non-governmental organisation working to secure the rights of ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities and indigenous peoples as well as promoting cooperation between communities worldwide. It shall be celebrating its fifty years of existence in April 2019. The Regional Office of the Minority Rights Group in Africa is based in Kampala, Uganda while other offices are located in Brussels, Hungary and Delhi.

Throughout its ten years of existence Minority Rights Group Africa has worked in the areas of land rights (in Cameroon it works with MBOSCUDA), ethnic, indigenous and linguistic minorities within Africa. Of concern to the Board members was the shrinking space of civil society organisations due to political intolerance and government highhandedness.

The Executive Director of Minority Rights Group Africa made an overview of the minority rights situation in Central Africa Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Ethiopia and South Sudan with a clarion call for the respect of minority voices and views.

It is expected that Mwalimu George Ngwane’s election into the Board of Trustees shall open windows into the minority rights situation especially within the Central Africa sub region.

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]]> (Concord Newsdesk) CAMEROON THISDAY Wed, 06 Mar 2019 12:37:27 +0000
Cameroon: Elecam working towards 'free and fair' Legislative, Municipal Elections Cameroon: Elecam working towards 'free and fair' Legislative, Municipal Elections

The elections governing institution at the beginning of the year set the objective of 10 million registered voters before the electors are called to the polls.{loadposition myposition}

When the voters registration operation ended in 2018 at the time electors were called to the polls for the October 7, 2019 presidential election, about 6.7 people had enrolled in the electoral registers both back at home and in the Diaspora. The number of registered voters by then, lured Elections Cameroon (ELECAM) to set the target of 10 million registered voters by the time electors are called to the polls for the expected legislative and municipal elections this year 2019.

The Director General of Elections at ELECAM Erik Essoussè said the target was because Cameroon has potential electors who could be more than the number should they enrol their names in the electoral registers. Since the official launching of the operation to revise voters registers, this year, Electoral Board members of ELECAM have been combing all the nooks and crannies of the country to supervise the operation and encourage potential voters to register. Staff of ELECAM Council branches have also been on the field registering the yet unregistered potential voters.

They take advantage of every gathering such as churches, markets and popular road junctions to install the electoral kits and register willing voters. It is in this connection that they had a stand at the just-ended Promote 2019 Business Forum in Yaounde to exhibit ELECAM activities and also register voters. The institution has also stepped up material preparations for the registration operation by acquiring the state-of-the art registration kits that are better adapted to the field as they are less cumbersome to carry around and produce better results in terms of pictures and receipts printed.

ELECAM has been carrying out awareness creation campaigns in the va rious media and in posters put in strategic positions in major cities. Elections Cameroon has been working in collaboration with some political party officials who by law form part of the Joint Voters Registration Commission. According to the Director General of Elections, Erik Essoussè, the involvement of political parties in the voters registration operation is average.

ELECAM continues to en courage political parties to be more involved in the operation considering that political parties are the main beneficiaries in the electoral process. In the present focus, the Director General of Elections at ELECAM throws more light on the steps taken by ELECAM to reach the target registered voters. It also presents the ongoing registration operation in some branches of ELECAM.

Source: Cameroon Tribune

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]]> (Concord Newsdesk) CAMEROON THISDAY Wed, 06 Mar 2019 11:13:00 +0000
Cameroon: EU mounts pressure on Biya amidst escalating anglophone crisis Cameroon: EU mounts pressure on Biya amidst escalating anglophone crisis

The European Union has called on the government of Cameroon in engage in an inclusive dialogue with all parties as the only solution to the current political and security impasse in the country.{loadposition myposition}


In a statement released by Federica Mogherini on behalf of the EU, the body tasked the government of Cameroon to free all the supporters of the Cameroon Renaissance Movement arrested and detained over a month ago.

“The arrest and prolonged detention of several leaders of an opposition party, including its leader Maurice Kamto, and a large number of protesters and supporters, as well as the opening of disproportionate proceedings against them military justice, increases the political malaise in Cameroon. The rule of requires fair justice and the release of detainees against whom (incriminating) evidence can not be presented , ” Federica Mogherini said.

The EU representative also touched on the violence in the North West and South West regions of the country describing the situation as unacceptable.

” The persistence of violence and human rights violations in the north-west and south-west regions of Cameroon has resulted in an unacceptable number of casualties and a heavy impact in humanitarian and economic terms.


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]]> (Concord Newsdesk) PAUL BIYA Wed, 06 Mar 2019 11:05:41 +0000
Southern Cameroons Crisis: Professor Martin Ayim speaks out Southern Cameroons Crisis: Professor  Martin Ayim speaks out

Professor Ayim hits back. Read and understand.

For the Records and Information to the People:

I love to teach and educate because in education only the truth is said. I say it without mincing words because I have nothing to hide.
1. My wife is not related to Caleche Bongo of the IG as alluded somewhere in desperation. It will be recalled that at one time I was alluded to be related to Millan’s wife, a woman I have never known.
2. Iam not and I repeat not a member of any APNC planning committee and I strongly disclaim any such forced inclusion. I do not support APNC at this time as well.{loadposition myposition}

3. The IG as I know has not endorsed any APNC at this time. IG takes a position of no Conference now when GZ needs more financial attention and that we all can unite to have a big Conference in April.  A Conference now smacks of insensitivity to GZ.
4. The AP is not on any monthly payment of $10,000 or any amount as I read somewhere. Three months ago, Cabinet discussed and approved that an allocation be provided to the Office of the President. No amount was stated. Two weeks ago, the Office was advised by cabinet to provide an itemized budget which as of now has not been provided for cabinet deliberation and decision making. Where Capo Daniel got his false information baffles me. This type of misreporting and misinformation does not help the cause.
5. Funny trend is that once a cabinet meeting is concluded, in just under 30 mins Capo is reporting about the meeting in opposite direction, misstating facts and drawing sweeping derogatory conclusions. Why would a comrade be bent at doing just the opposite each time again baffles me. We pulled some strings and after spending money for travels, got an organization to allow us present at the UN 4th Committee for decolonization.     It was Capo at it again, calling the office. Despite invitation, we got there to realized that though on schedule we could not be allowed to present. We were given visitors passes but no access to the conference room. We were told bluntly about the call. Yes indeed, is that patriotism? Is that love for the cause?
6. There is no approach, more powerful and more accountable than giving the power to communities to take charge of their self defense and for them to elect people in their communities whom they trust. IG came to this after suffering huge financial losses in the hands of dubious people which never reached GZ as intended. LGA by LGA approach eliminates middle people some of whom are building houses and burgeoning at the expense of hardworking boys and girls on GZ. Everyone here belongs to an LGA and County. Join and defend your village, LGA and County. That is community empowerment by the IG.
7. Foreign presence in court in Yaounde is not by accident. IG aggressive diplomacy is yielding results.  More to come. Even it is what, these results should signal that aligning with the IG now, a caretaker government, is imperative. Amazingly some detractors are stock with MTTB which they never promoted, never donated to, and spoke against. Why are people so vicious? When you see positive progress, you want to take stock? Support progress instead.
8. IG does not advocate for any referendum. It is an option that can be imposed on the IG not IG asking for it. IG stands for Unconditional Independence, Statehood Restoration and Sovereignty. IG believes that the UN has not fully decolonized the British Southern Cameroons (Ambazonia). That Self determination is universal right. Anyone thinking otherwise or guessing otherwise is just plain wrong.
9. I guess I have updated everyone about innuendoes and the facts as they are.
I did this voluntarily because I believed those here, supporters or not needed to know the truth and the facts. IG is open to criticism and pointers. We did not join the struggle, in my case for 25 years now, as experts. We will learn as we go, make mistakes and stay focused. We are all volunteers to serve motherland Ambazonia. I pity Sako who had to drop a job to create time for the challenges posed to him and the IG after Nera attempted decapitation. Only a Sako can go through this and still have a cool head to make decisions. God bless and protect him. I know what he is going through on daily basis, especially from misreporting, namecalling, and misinformation.
Ambazonians Ambazonians, Sisiku legacy is being maintained and sustained frankly and honestly, he remains our undisputed President.  
So long
Prof Martin Ayim
Chief of Staff

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]]> (Concord Newsdesk) SOUTHERN CAMEROONS|FF0000 Wed, 06 Mar 2019 10:22:50 +0000
From The Desk of The Chairman of The Ambazonia Defense Council From The Desk of The Chairman of The Ambazonia Defense Council


From the moment when political opportunist found out that our people favored Self-Defense over the platitudes con men had been feeding them about their liberation being only a matter of marching in the streets and allowing LRC to mow them down in the hundreds and thousands so that their body count will force “saviors” from the UN to come and free them, the issue of kidnapping and ransoming has become a scourge in this liberation struggle. {loadposition myposition}

Having exposed themselves as bandits and conmen operating kidnapping and ransoming rings in the territory, these conmen and armed robbers with their handlers have been trying endlessly their utmost to soil the institution of the Ambazonian peoples defense, the Ambazonia Defense Forces. Their efforts have consistently been futile.

It has come to my attention that some message is being pushed around our community that the ADF has kidnapped individuals, including a certain Franklyn Ngwa Che, and are demanding ransom of 25million frs. This could not be further from the truth.

At a time when we are reaching contenderhood, why will we begin a practice that we had condemned and taking strong actions against these groups of bandits when possible to free prisoners?

The ADF Code of Conduct bars anyone, not just ADF members from doing this and the ADF considers this one of the most unforgivable crimes in this struggle.

But let there be no mistake: the Ambazonia Defense Forces will arrest functionaries of state of the barbaric and genocidal forces waging a war of impunity against our people. Anyone appointed  by Yaounde, and who propagates the continuous occupation of our land by Cameroun and the massacre of our people, be you an SDO, D.O, Governor or General, you are a cog in the Genocidal machine in our land and we will take you out in order to cripple the machine and save our people.

Let the Ambazonian people, human rights organizations, international media and others be informed that any such arrest will be announced by me, on my facebook page or the official page of the ADF. Anywhere else, then you are reading and peddling in falsehood, blackmail and sabotage.

Benedict Kuah,
Chairman of the Ambazonia Defense Council.

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]]> (Concord Newsdesk) SOUTHERN CAMEROONS|FF0000 Wed, 06 Mar 2019 10:15:45 +0000
The Impact Of Religion In Africa The Impact Of Religion In Africa

oday, in parts of Africa:
Children are being killed because spiritual leaders condemned them as being evil... They become stigmatized, isolated, abandoned, abused and many times killed.

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In many case, children born with certain deformities are marked for death - they are termed the devil and usually let to die. From autistic kids to albinos - the perception is very different from what it is in other parts of the world.

So, did we create evil/the devil or is it real?

Imagine, if the word evil or devil never existed? Imagine if we never knew of the devil? Imagine if we considered every one to be unique and blessed in their own way - so we see value in one other.. This is where the developed world surpasses the developing world.

In Cameroon, for example, most homes in the rural and peri urban areas still carry this picture poster on the walls in their living rooms. It shows supposedly a guy named "Jesus" knocking another guy aka the "devil" out.

The story behind this poster is partly the fuel for why we continually seek to identify and kill the devil. The investments towards killing the devil has greatly led to high levels of underdevelopment the continent continues to suffer today.

From birth, we are told / taught that we have sinned/ born with sin - the devil is the cause of our sins - so therefore our quest through life is only attainable if we fight and kill the devil. In search of the devil, anyone who looks different or unique is termed the devil - targeted, abused and sometimes killed.

The thoughts of an imaginary burning hell and a cozy heaven being our destinations in the after life - makes us invest greatly in defeating the devil so as to avoid hell and make it to heaven.

What if hell and Heaven was right here on earth with us? What if we never had this doctrine? So, did we create the devil or vice versa?

Think with reason and reason will respond.

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]]> (Roland Fomundam) Religion Wed, 06 Mar 2019 09:53:35 +0000
Cameroon: 30 dead in road accident along Yaounde-Bafoussam highway Cameroon: 30 dead in road accident along Yaounde-Bafoussam highway

30 deaths have been recorded in an accident which occurred on Friday 6 July, along the Yaounde – Bafoussam highway.

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The victims were on a 30 seater coaster, which lost control and crashed in a bush around Boutourou, a locality not far from Ndikilimeki, in the Mbam and Inoubou Division of the Center Region.

According to witnesses, the incident occurred at 4:00 am Friday morning. The bus had left Yaounde for Mbouda, before crashing around Boutourou.

“The driver was sleeping while driving. Everyone was surprised by the sudden diversion of the bus into a bush. Some of the passengers got flung out of the vehicle in the course of the accident. Almost everyone died either on the spot or at the hospital.” A source commented.

Reports have it that, the bus was carrying over 30 passengers. Majority of those on board were holiday makers.

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]]> (Eyong Orlando) CAMEROON THISDAY Sat, 07 Jul 2018 05:39:07 +0000
Southern Cameroons: Deceit of National Commission for Bilingualism and Multiculturalism in Cameroon Southern Cameroons: Deceit of National Commission for Bilingualism and Multiculturalism in Cameroon

Since the 1961 reunification of French and British Southern Cameroons, discourses of marginalization, assimilation, “francophonisation”, “frenchification” and internal colonization have emerged in public and academic circles to describe the plight of the minority Anglophone population of Cameroon in the reunified country. An important element of this plight has been the systematic abrogation of the federal constitution that was adopted as basis for the reunification. The calls therefore from the Anglophone populations have mostly revolved around two options: Either a return to federal form of government which was the basis for reunification or the establishment of an autonomous state for Southern Cameroons.

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The Commission on Bilingualism and Multiculturalism in Cameroon created by Presidential Decree No. 2017/013 January 23, 2017, is one of those cosmetic solutions introduced by the head of state of the one and indivisible Cameroon, whose supporters and sycophants chant in public places the misconception of unity and national integration with the objective of deceiving their slave (the Anglophone) a second time. These cohorts are asking the slaves to find a place in their hearts to forgive them for virulent and deleterious acts -genocide, abductions, kidnapping, imprisonment without trial, discrimination, physical torture, and other crimes against humanity perpetrated by the armed forces (Gestapo-Gendarmes, Police, BIR, Army (Infantry, Marine and Air-force) notwithstanding these acts were carefully planned by the Cameroun Gestapo.
The master would often use high sounding words (national integration, regional balance, living together, harmonization, equivalence, national unity, unity in diversity, rigor and moralization, large or grand debate, and a host of other empty terms that carry no meaning just to manipulate the Anglophone who of-course is always submissive and religious. All of these derogatory acts meted on the innocent have been possible with assistance of the celebrated slaves known as the Anglophone Elite.
Activism heightened in October 2016 when Lawyers of Common Law practice complained and the Teachers of all levels of education and of English sub-system, having been afflicted joined the band wagon in November 2016 all in the effort to raise awareness on the Francophone nationalism resulting to the confiscation of political power by the Francophone-they claim Cameroun is their country which had independence on January 1, 1960 and by some negotiation the Anglophone came to join them on October 1, 1961 (our independence date-UN resolution 1608 of 21st April 1961) after the referendum called plebiscite of 11 February 1961 organized by the UN and assisted by Britain and France with their hidden agenda.

The problematic of the apparent union without a deed of being together has resulted to the survival of the fittest where the stronger lives on. It happened in a way that the Anglophone over years since independence 1 October 1961 (was reunification of the two Cameroons and Independence Day for the Southern Cameroons) has been marginalized to a point where they could take it no more. The quasi union has no power but intimidation from the devilish people we call our brothers (Francophone) who by some historical mistake we were Kamerun under the Germans. The Germans came to colonize us when we were a people and had our identity ( kingdoms of Fons and Chiefs ruling clans and tribes). But we fell prey to their power (the military might and money) that rendered us powerless and eventually succumbed to the pressure. This in itself does not mean we were slaves to the Germans after they conquered us. We had our way but changed to following orders now given by our new colonizers. In the process we learned to become civilized and it was a lesson we also learned after the Germans lost us at the end of the Second World War in 1918-1919. That time we became separate colonies under the French for Cameroun and Britain for the Southern Cameroons, together with Northern Cameroons administered under Nigeria as trust territories by Britain with instructions from the UNO now UN. This information may not be coherent historically but it serves as a basis for the truth I am about to bring out to the Anglophone public.
Political Dismissal
In the beginning in the Federal Republic of Cameroon, there was East Cameroun (Francophone) and West Cameroon (Anglophones) with two prime ministers and a President and a Vice. Ahmadou Ahidjo Babatura was President and John Ngu Foncha was Vice President of the Federal Republic and cumulatively as Prime Minister (1961-1965) . Each state under the federal structure ran her affairs.

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]]> (Egbe Samuel Bisong) SOUTHERN CAMEROONS|FF0000 Thu, 14 Jun 2018 21:38:16 +0000
Anglophone crisis: Agbor Balla calls for international isolation of Cameroon Anglophone crisis: Agbor Balla calls for international isolation of Cameroon

Human rights lawyer Barrister Agbor Balla has urged the international community to isolate Cameroon as the violence in the two English-speaking regions gets worse and worse every single day.

The plea was made on Monday in Dakar as he attended the release of Amnesty International’s new report on human rights violations in the South West and North West regions of Cameroon.

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The recent report “was conducted after interviews from over 150 victims and corroborates more than a thousand findings, investigations and recordings from victims which Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in Africa has documented for almost two years,” has reported.

“The facts are available for the international community. It is time to isolate the government of Cameroon, review military cooperation in cases of gross human rights violations and where weapons meant for fighting against Boko Haram have been transferred to Anglophone regions and have been used against civilians,” the news site has quoted Balla as saying in a statement.

The president of the outlawed Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium has made several media outings lately to support the Anglophone struggle.

International Crisis Group has said a civil war could soon happen in Cameroon.

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