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Nov 24, 2017

184 killed in attack on mosque in Egypt's Sinai

At least 184 people have been killed and dozens injured in a shooting attack ...
Nov 24, 2017

Rwanda offers to take in 30.000 trapped African migrants from Libya

The Rwandan government has offered to take in thousands of African migrants ...
Nov 24, 2017

Many unanswered questions surround Glass House fire

While an investigation has been opened to ascertain the real cause of the fire ...
Nov 24, 2017

Cameroon: Government budgets CFA50 billion for 2018 Elections

In the framework of the finalization of the draft budget, Cameroon’s government ...
Nov 24, 2017

Slave trade in Libya: Outrage across Africa

Media reports about alleged migrant slave markets in Libya have resulted in ...
Nov 24, 2017

Zimbabwe: Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in as president

Former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been inaugurated as Zimbabwe’s new ...
Nov 24, 2017

Anglophone Crisis: HRH Ntufam Ita Jacques held a meeting in Eyumojock with notables to discuss a way forward

On Sunday, November 19, the Chief of Eyumojock; HRH Ntufam Ita Jacques called ...
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 ...

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 24, 2017
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On Sunday, November 19, the Chief of Eyumojock; HRH Ntufam Ita Jacques called for a meeting in Eyumojock convened a meeting to discuss the sociopolitical situation in Manyu division since October 1,
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
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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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

November 24, 2017
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Coffee may not only give you a morning boost; it also may have significant health benefits. So says a review by British scientists of more than
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 —

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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