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Nov 23, 2017

Cameroon-Ebolowa: Pastor found dead in well

The lifeless body of a retired reverend pastor of the Presbyterian church in ...
Nov 23, 2017

Anglophone Crisis: Cameoun delegation confirms 100+ death-toll to UN committee

A delegation from La Republique du Cameroun has admitted that about 100 lives ...
Nov 23, 2017

Cameroon: Opposition MPs disrupt parliamentary session as fearful house speaker avoids to table the anglophone crisis

Parliamentarians of Cameroon's leading opposition party SDF have forced the ...
Nov 23, 2017

Equatorial Guinea seals off boarders with Cameroun

Authorized sources revealed that Equatorial Guinea’s government closed the ...
Nov 23, 2017

"The people have spoken," says Zimbabwe's new leader

Zimbabwe’s new leader Emmerson Mnangagwa told a cheering crowd in Harare on ...
Nov 23, 2017

Southern Cameroons: "When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion"

The interim president of Ambazonia has used an Ethiopian proverb  to predict ...
Nov 23, 2017

Cameroon: Paul Biya retires 20 diplomats

Media reports in Cameroon suggest the Biya regime has pulled back some 20 ...
Nov 23, 2017

Cameroon rugby federation suspended

Cameroon Rugby Federation has been suspended by Africa Rugby Federation and ...
Nov 22, 2017

Slave trade in Libya: Antonio Guterres speaks up

The secretary general of the United Nations Organization has condemned the sale ...
Nov 22, 2017

Cameroonian migrants repatriated from Algeria

Some 250 Cameroonians who  wanted to cross over to Europe are being flown back ...
Nov 21, 2017

Zimbabwe's President Mugabe finally 'resigns'

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has resigned, parliament speaker Jacob ...
Nov 21, 2017

Abidjan hosts the 1st Africa - Europe Forum of Local and Regional Governments

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, November 21, 2017/ -- Abidjan, the economic capital of ...
Nov 21, 2017

AFCON2019: CAF chooses Roland Berger cabinet, to audit infrastructure in Cameroon

CAF officials decided yesterday 20 November that, the German Roland Berger ...
Nov 21, 2017

National Assembly fire: Joseph Banadzem says, Documents containing SDF history in parliament were burnt

Honourable Joseph Banadzem, the leader of the SDF parliamentarians at the ...
Nov 21, 2017

Suicide bomber kills at least 50 in northeastern Nigeria

A suicide bomber killed at least 50 people at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria ...
Nov 21, 2017

Anglophone crisis: Communications Minister Tchiroma makes mockery of himself

The press release issued by the spokesman of La Republique on Monday shows that ...

Sports / Games

November 23, 2017
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Cameroon Rugby Federation has been suspended by Africa Rugby Federation and World Rugby, according to media reports. {loadposition myposition}
November 21, 2017
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CAF officials decided yesterday 20 November that, the German Roland Berger Cabinet will be the ones to audit the infrastructure that Cameroon has for
November 14, 2017
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The indomitable Lions will not benefit from the sum of 8.4 billion Fcfa, which they would have been offered if they qualified for the upcoming
November 13, 2017
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The final round of World Cup qualifying is taking place, and 27 countries are already assured of their places alongside hosts Russia at next summer's
November 11, 2017
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Cameroon's last match of the Russian world cup qualifiers against Zambia has ended in a draw. {loadposition myposition}   The lions found
November 09, 2017
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The Cameroonian professional who plays in Henan Jianye, China, will miss the lions’ encounter against Zambia on Saturday 11 November 2017.

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November 23, 2017
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A delegation from La Republique du Cameroun has admitted that about 100 lives were lost on October 1, 2017, when Ambazonians celebrated what they termed a restoration of their state. This was during
November 08, 2017
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On Monday, November 6, 2017, CPDM lackeys and sycophants in all the 10 Regions of Cameroon rolled out jubilation drums to celebrate their supreme leader, Paul Biya for reigning for 35 uninterrupted
November 22, 2017
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Reports reaching Cameroon Concord suggest lecturers at the University of Douala have a begun a strike action to decry unhealthy working environment. {loadposition myposition} The lecturers,
July 14, 2017
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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
The Indivisible Nature Of Freedom

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The Indivisible Nature of Freedom

“Freedom is indivisible, and when one man is enslaved, all are not free. When all are free, then we can look forward to that day when this city will be joined as one.”

This is an extract of the amazing Berlin speech of President John F Kennedy in which he spoke the words that rocked Berlin and, through it the entire universe: “Ich been ein Berliner”. In fact, he was saying if one person is not free regardless of her/his origin no one can claim to be free. This speech inspired the hash tag “#je suis Charlie Hebdo”, after the barbaric murder perpetrated by terrorists at the office of the French Newspaper Charlie Hebdo. In solidarity with the pain and indignation that gripped Paris and the French, the whole world was one. As a matter of fact President Kennedy was himself inspired by an 18th century report of a series of speeches made by Cicero in 70 BC. By simply stating “civis rumanus sum” the Latin phrase for “I am a Roman citizen” one could lay a claim to the right for the same protection as the Roman Citizen.

So, when my learned colleagues described to me what happened during the last hearing in the Yaounde Military Tribunal of July 29, 2017, in the case of Agbor Bala, Dr. Fontem, Mancho Bibixy and others, I was greatly saddened and troubled. Saddened and troubled because, it could have been you or I, not because we are Anglophones or Francophones, but because we are supposed to be citizens of the same country. This is a trial in which all the accused persons are Anglophones and all those judging and prosecuting are Francophones. Two courageous high ranking gentlemen in uniform, knowing the potential consequences of not conforming and in defiance of any threat they could face from the powers that be, told the truth and affirmed not to have seen the persons in court commit any of the acts of violence that supposedly took place, and of which the defendants were accused. These star witnesses opening the famous case therefore provided statements and seen these citizens set free. But no, they are still in prison.

They are incarcerated for seeking their rights, and peacefully asking for better conditions for their professions and a better life for all. They did so by proclaiming their citizenship – citizenship, which they believed, afforded them the right to freedom of expression, the right to protection and a guaranteed solution to their grievances. Instead, they met with unparalleled repression, arrests, relocation and a trial that has taken eight months just to start, with no end in sight.

Instead of being the citizens they wanted to be, they are now being called Anglophones, terrorists and secessionists. Any other Cameroonian be they Francophone or Anglophone could have raised the issue of injustice and bad governance. It is one that is becoming pervasive throughout our society. You and I are out free. It is because we have resigned ourselves to the current state of affairs. We have come to accept that it is proper for some to embezzle public funds and not be called to account, for some to abuse of their powers and engage in the crudest form of nepotism, all the while lecturing others about the love of country and attempting to distract us from this reality and attempting to divide us through branding and labeling. Even the courageous prosecutor in the Military Tribunal who had followed the case from the beginning found himself transferred to Ebolowa. Is it because he refused to oppose bail? Is it because he paid special attention to the procedure code? This code, which guarantees your rights and my rights?

Freedom is indivisible. We cannot pretend to enjoy any freedom when our fellow citizens are incarcerated unjustly. Justice Ayah Paul, of the highest jurisdiction of our land, a secondary school classmate of mine (known in school in the most premonitory manner as “the incorruptible judge” after a school play in which he was the judge- we were only 16 years old then) will have just gone past 200 days of detention. We still have to find out, why. Many Cameroonians Anglophone and Francophone, many of the respectable leaders in our society, Bar Leaders from many countries, the United Nations many, the international Crisis Group, the African Union and several others, have pleaded for these victims who are fighting for our freedom to be set free.

A Cleric in his sermon at the funeral service for Bishop Jean Marie Bala (another mystery of our country) had this to say. “True power is not violent, true power constructs peace, true power builds the development of the wholesome nature of the human being”. In this poignant homily, Reverend Father Joseph Akonga Essomba says, in this life, there are those who will be considered as being mad just because they are not worrying about themselves but about the importance of their mission here on earth. Is this why those who fight for our freedoms and well being are branded terrorists? Are there some people who feel threatened and terrified by the truth?

My Francophone sisters and brothers I say this. We must now proclaim the indivisible nature of freedom. As a nation we are you and you are we. I have no problem saying I am francophone if it means identifying myself with what is right and what contributes to the building of our nation.

Let all the francophones who read this take to their social media accounts and proclaim the unifying message in this time of crisis: “I am Anglophone”. This message will confound and threaten all those who wish to divide us for their own selfish purposes. Even beyond your social media, let your neighbors, your colleagues, your classmates, and other acquaintances, know that you stand with them in opposition to injustice and you will be steadfast in defending their rights.

Yes, you must proclaim it “ I am Anglophone” and you will thus in the words of the Rev. Father Akonga be negating the answer of Cain, of the Bible, to the voice that asked him where was his brother Abel. Cain answered, “am I my brother’s keeper? Yes we are! Affirmed the Rev. Father with vehemence, “ we are brothers’ keepers” That is why the enslavement of one of us is the enslavement of all. Freedom is indeed indivisible. Each and everyone should affirm, “ I am Anglophone” So we can all be called terrorists even if that is the prize we have to pay to salvage our nation. Epictetus the Greek Philosopher said something we might as well reflect upon “No man is free who is not master of himself” That is what Cameroonians need now. Freedom that allows them to be themselves. One that respects their diversity and makes of it a unique form of richness. One that gives them equal opportunity and equality before the law. One that rewards hard work and integrity and refuses impunity. One that will cause them to able scream proudly: “this is Cameroon, my homeland my dear fatherland!”

Akere Muna
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Religion / Church

November 15, 2017
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Retired Archbishop Emeritus of Douala Cardinal Christian Tumi has made another stunning revelation about the status of Southern Cameroonians in a
October 09, 2017
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A simple definition of justice is "fairness in the way people are treated." Justice is fundamental to the world. That is why in truly democratic
September 25, 2017
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All church services in the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon have been moved from Sunday, October 1, 2017, to Sarturday, September 30,
September 14, 2017
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Pascal Boade, who served in the Bafia Diocese as a technician and driver, is reported to have died mysteriously three months after the disappearance
August 29, 2017
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A local private radio station, Radio Balafon based in the Litoral Region, reported an incident which occurred on Monday 28 August. It is about traces
August 28, 2017
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 A renowned Pentecostal Man of God, Archbishop Godfred Anyere Tarh, has warned President Paul Biya and his cronies to hold inclusive dialogue with

Business / Economy

November 23, 2017
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Louis Berger (www.LouisBerger.com) was awarded a 1.5 million-euro (1.7 million USD) project management and construction supervision services contract
November 15, 2017
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Customs’ national directorate at the ministry of finance will proceed to the sale by auction of 20 containers of wood which were to be exported. The
November 15, 2017
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AfroMillionsLotto, a new online lotto offering the biggest jackpot in Africa, launches today throughout Cameroon. For every lotto ticket sold, a
November 11, 2017
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The European Union has reportedly reached a two-year deal with Cameroon. The EU will grant Cameroon about FCFA 63 billion. {loadposition
November 10, 2017
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In a press release made public today, the telecom company states that it is no longer commercially viable to resume activities in Cameroon. It
November 04, 2017
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There are unconfirmed reports that say gold has been discovered in a  locality called Song Matip near Eseka in the Centre region.Eseka is that famous

Health / Medical

October 20, 2017
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KAMPALA — Uganda’s ministry of health confirmed Thursday that one person has died of Marburg hemorrhagic fever, a close relative of the Ebola virus.
September 19, 2017
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An emergency vaccination campaign is getting under way in northeastern Nigeria to prevent a deadly cholera outbreak from spreading to other
September 08, 2017
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ONDON —  At least 1.4 million people uprooted by Boko Haram's insurgency in northeast Nigeria are living in 'cholera hotspots,' prey to an
September 06, 2017
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The Minister of Public Health has appointed Jean II  Dissongo Regional Delegate of Public Health for Littoral, barely 19 months after his sacking.The
August 28, 2017
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A landmark drug study has opened up a potent way to lower the risk of heart attacks — beyond the now standard advice of reducing cholesterol —
August 24, 2017
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What Is It?Cardiac arrest, sometimes called sudden cardiac arrest, means that your heart suddenly stops beating. This cuts off blood flow to the

Daily / Newsbrief

November 23, 2017
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The lifeless body of a retired reverend pastor of the Presbyterian church in Ebolowa, has been found in a 7 metre deep well. {loadposition
November 23, 2017
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Authorized sources revealed that Equatorial Guinea’s government closed the country’s border, with Cameroon, located at Kyé-Ossi in Southern Cameroon,
November 23, 2017
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Media reports in Cameroon suggest the Biya regime has pulled back some 20 diplomats from abroad. {loadposition myposition} The diplomats are
November 22, 2017
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Some 250 Cameroonians who  wanted to cross over to Europe are being flown back home. {loadposition myposition}   They had wanted to pass
November 21, 2017
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Honourable Joseph Banadzem, the leader of the SDF parliamentarians at the National Assembly has revealed that, the fire that ravaged part of the Ngoa
November 21, 2017
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A group of Cameroonians staged a protest on Monday at the Libyan embassy in Yaoundé against the ongoing slave trade in Libya. {loadposition

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Showbiz / Music

September 27, 2017
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Reports going round suggest Nigerian duo P Square have split up after a misunderstanding . Peter and Paul Okoye, twin brothers, have reportedly gone
July 15, 2017
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Reports say a documentary on the life of the former captain of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon will be presented at the Ecrans noirs film festival
July 13, 2017
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The American gospel singer has tweeted after he was reported to be dead by a certain website, HoustonChronicle-TV.com on Wednesday 12 July 2017.
July 01, 2017
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The SDO for Douala 5, Tchakui Nounde Jean Marie, has signed a release banning the controversial Cameroonian musician, Maahlox le vibeur from holding
June 18, 2017
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Cameroonian rapper Mahlox, who is popularly known for his song "ça sort comme ça sort", was reportedly agressed yestersay June 17. He had gone to
June 10, 2017
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A young Cameroonian singer is currently under intensive medical care in Yaoundé after narrowly escaping death in a rather shocking car accident.

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