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Jun 19, 2018

World cup 2018: Tunisia fail to resurrect pride of Africa

Tunisia have been unable to emerge victorious and put a smile on Africa’s face ...
Jun 17, 2018

Russia 2018: Nigeria follow path of African losing nations

The super Eagles of Nigeria have had a very catastrophic game against Croatia ...
Jun 15, 2018

Cameroon-Anglophone crisis: In name of the government,Tchiroma rejects in strong terms Amnesty international report

The Minister of Communication Issa Tchiroma Bakari organised a press conference ...
Jun 14, 2018

Southern Cameroons: Deceit of National Commission for Bilingualism and Multiculturalism in Cameroon

Since the 1961 reunification of French and British Southern Cameroons, ...
Jun 14, 2018

World cup kickoff: Role of Cameroon in Russia

The 21st edition of the world cup begins on Thursday 14 June in Russia, but ...
Jun 14, 2018

Anglophone crisis: Agbor Balla calls for international isolation of Cameroon

Human rights lawyer Barrister Agbor Balla has urged the international community ...
Jun 13, 2018

Anglophone crisis: Amnesty International releases report on human rights violations

The latest report on the fighting in Anglophone Cameroon has accused government ...
Jun 13, 2018

Russia 2018: Africa well represented in world cup

The 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament kicks off from June 14 in Russia. Africa has ...
Jun 9, 2018

Two GCE subjects to be retaken

The Registrar of the Cameroon General Certificate of Education Board has ...
Jun 4, 2018

Cameroon on the brink of civil war – International Crisis Group

Cameroon could be gradually moving towards a civil war as the unrest in the two ...
Jun 1, 2018

Ex-Minister Biyiti Bi Essam appointed Cameroon’s ambassador to Israel

President Paul Biya has appointed former Communication and Poste and ...
Jun 1, 2018

US Ambassador’s declaration: President Biya demands explanation from special adviser

President Paul Biya,85, has demanded explanation from the special adiviser to ...
May 31, 2018

Jean Baptiste Placca: RFI journalist Says Paul should make way for his succession

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May 30, 2018

GCE: GBHS Fundong catches fire, exam scripts reduced to ashes

Unknown men have visited the GCE scripts of the Government Bilingual High ...
May 30, 2018

Football: Dieudonne Happi wants to take responsibilities of FECAFOOT president

Normalisation committee president  in Cameroon is said to be focusing on ...
May 29, 2018

Cameroon: Issa  Tchiroma Bakari gives government’s version of killings in Pinying

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Sports / Games

June 19, 2018
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Tunisia have been unable to emerge victorious and put a smile on Africa’s face as they lost 1-2 to mighty England. Harry Kane who captained the
June 17, 2018
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The super Eagles of Nigeria have had a very catastrophic game against Croatia who beat them 2-0. They join Egypt and Morocco, all who so far have not
June 14, 2018
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The 21st edition of the world cup begins on Thursday 14 June in Russia, but Cameroon’s indomitable lions are absent, as they failed to qualify.
June 13, 2018
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The 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament kicks off from June 14 in Russia. Africa has five representatives in this elite competition: Nigeria, Egypt,
May 30, 2018
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Normalisation committee president  in Cameroon is said to be focusing on matters that are rather meant to be handled by the FECAFOOT president, whom
May 19, 2018
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The U20 lions of Cameroon have qualified for the third round of qualifiers for the AFCON, which will take place in Niger in 2019. This happened after

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Since the 1961 reunification of French and British Southern Cameroons, discourses of marginalization, assimilation, “francophonisation”, “frenchification” and internal colonization have emerged in
February 14, 2018
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African rulers have shown the world that primitivism is still very much alive in Africa and that leadership in most French Africa is still controlled by the monstrous FrancAfrique which is very
May 29, 2018
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June 11, 2018
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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
Yaounde: At 35, Biya remains Cameroon Pious Political Strongman

Cameroon’s Head of State, Paul Biya, is fast becoming animmortal in the country’s political chronicle.

Before  1945, very few would have imagined that the then green Biya would go on to establish himself as one of the country’s political patriarchs, given his rather humble, and at best, poor background.

But out of the doldrums of Mvomeka'a in the South Region of Cameroon, rosea pious and a shrewd political strongman.

Biya’s leap to political prominence,despite his economic asphyxiating background, was not a surprise to many.

At the tender age of seven, Biya already exhibited glimpses of a veritable future Statesman, when he left one of his French tutors on tenterhooks with his intellectual ingenuity at Catholic Mission School Ndem.

Astounded by the wits of such a broke native fellow, Biya’s French tutor decided to design a destiny and pathway for the egg-headed native son of Mvomeka'a to serve in God’s vineyard as a priest.

At 14,Biya’s politico-religious cornerstone was laid when he was admitted to the Edea and Akono Junior Seminaries, which were hitherto run by the ‘Saint Esprit’Fathers.

While at the seminary, Biya was formed in body, mind and spirit; a holistic formation that won him a place at the Lycee General Leclerc in Yaounde and subsequently admission into the prestigious University of Paris, where he read Law and Political Science.

Despite efforts made by Biya’s French tutors in mapping out a pathway for him into the sacred priesthood, God had a different destiny for the Lawyer cum Political Scientist. 

 

After his graduation in Paris, Biya returned to Cameroon in 1962 and joined President Ahmadou Ahidjo’s Government as an official in the Department of Foreign Development Aid, a sensitive Department in Ahidjo’s monocracy which reported to him directly.

Under Ahidjo, Biya served in several capacities, viz: Director of the Civil Cabinet at the Presidency, Secretary General at the Presidency, Minister of State and Prime Minister in 1975.

The young, handsome and intellectually gifted Biya finally succeeded Ahidjo on November 6, 1982, following the latter’s resignation.

Biya’s ascension into the supreme magistracy of Cameroon was greatly facilitated by his priestly formation.

Many Cameroonians acclaimed his rise to power andbasked in the euphoria that he will govern with a tender heart of a Catholic Priest, after having undergone the formation, though without donning the cassock.

As the young, handsome and enigmatic Biya swept millions off their feet into Cameroon’s Unity Palace, early comparisons between the novice-priestly-formed Biya and his Moslem brute- predecessor Ahidjo went viral.

As if to make more political gains from the raging comparisons and lure sceptics into his political fold, Biya, true to his pious formation, propounded and predicated his political philosophy on Rigour and Moralisation.

Cameroonians went wild in ecstasy, referring to the new leader as the new Mosses,who has come to rescue them from Ahidjo’s Egypt.

Before the Rigour and Moralisation furnace could die down, Biya, through his Government stocked the embers again, this time, liberalising the church and granting freedom of worship to all Cameroonians.

The ululations that greeted this New Deal administrative move were enormous. Religious sects and denominations sprouted up inall nooks and crannies of the triangular territory and are still mushrooming today. To religious fanatics, Biya was nothing short of a supreme world leader, sent by Yaweh himself.

Meanwhile, in his 35 years’ stewardship as Cameroon’s President, Biya has invited two Popes in three papal visits. The first Pope to visit Cameroon was Pope St. John Paul II first in 1985 and then in 1995. In March 2009, another Pope, Benedict XVI visited Cameroon.

Despite Biya’s steadfastness to his religious formation in his 35 years’ plutocracy, it is under the octogenarian’s rule thatthe highest pogrom on religious leadersin Cameroon has been committed.

His most cherished Rigour and Moralisation doctrine that was propounded on the basis of his religious formation has been bedevilled by rampant corruption and the unbridled embezzlement of public funds.

However, after 35 years of his ascension to the supreme magistracy of Cameroon, Biya can aptly be described as Cameroon’s pious political strongman of his generation.

 

 

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