Friday, September 21, 2018

Presidential Election: Candidates avoiding Southern Cameroons


Candidates for Cameroon’s October 7th presidential election have largely avoided traveling to the restive English-speaking regions where armed separatists have vowed the vote will not take place. But all of them are proposing solutions to the problems that have crippled the English-speaking regions for two years now, leaving at least 300 dead.

The only presidential candidate in Cameroon who has visited an English-speaking town is Frankline Ndifor Afanwi, the flag-bearer of the Cameroon National Citizenship Movement. Afanwi said he mustered the courage to visit Mutengene when his supporters assured him there was calm after the military chased armed separatists from the southwestern town last week.

Afanwi said he is pleading with fighters to drop their guns.

“Let all those who are fighting stop the fighting. The insecurity is coming up because many people are acting out of grievances. Let them not be filled with grievances anymore. We are going to bring in what will satisfy the hearts of Cameroonians,” he said.

Although the eight other candidates, including incumbent Paul Biya, have not been to the restive regions, they are proposing solutions to the crisis.

Main opposition candidate Joshua Osih, of the SDF, who is from the English-speaking southwest region, wants to adopt a federal republic granting each region greater autonomy.

“The problem is not the secession. The problem is the marginalization and injustices that led to that secession. Guess what, the secession will not necessarily solve that problem. When you have a president of the republic who understands these issue, the first thing that has to happen is to solve the problem of marginalization,” said Osih.

Candidate Garga Haman Adji of the ADD party is from the French speaking far north region. He also thinks it is worth considering a more decentralized government and wants to see more English speakers appointed to ministerial positions.

“What is remaining is a joint commission to discuss the anglophone problem. They are my brothers and sisters. I want this problem to be solved,” he said.

The candidates say their security is not assured in the English-speaking regions, where kidnappings, killings and burning of public property have occurred.

President Paul Biya is running to extend his 36 years in power. He said he is ready for dialogue, but opposes any discussion on changing the form of the state.

There are doubts the election will be held in Anglophone regions, where two years ago, residents began to press for more autonomy, complaining of the dominant use of the French language in the bilingual country.

Separatists took over the movement. Last year, they declared a new English-speaking state called Ambazonia had been born in Cameroon. The government responded by declaring war on them.

The separatists have vowed on social media that no election will take place and intensified attacks on towns and villages, provoking an exodus of people.

The country’s elections management body ELECAM says it has adopted security measures so the vote can take place.

The United Nations says 200,000 Cameroonians have been internally displaced and 40,000 have sought refuge in Nigeria.


Source:  VOA


Southern Cameroons Crisis: Unknown Militants Behead Francophone Security Official


French Cameroun government officials say an estimated 400 civilians and 160 state security personnel have been killed in the protests in Southern Cameroons over the past two years. A figure highly contested by the Ambazonian Interim Government. The latest indication of worsening brutality is a video of separatists showing a security man’s decapitated head.

The activists in Southern Cameroons are demanding independence from Cameroon alleging marginalisation by the government of Paul Biya, which is largely French-speaking. English speakers constitute 20 percent of the 24 million-population.

“The situation in the Anglophone regions of Cameroon is becoming increasingly desperate with no one spared from the violence which is spiralling out of control,” said Samira Daoud, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for West and Central Africa.

Daoud said perpetrators from both sides had attacked and killed people or destroyed their properties but continue walking free. Early this month, armed separatists kidnapped seven students and the head of the Presbyterian Comprehensive Secondary School in the town of Bafut. They were released days later.

Last week, the militants attacked positions of soldiers stationed near the town of Buea, causing an intense exchange of fire between them and the security forces.

It is feared violence will worsen with the upcoming elections in Cameroon.

“We may well see an escalation in the number of security incidents and increased activity by armed separatists threatening to disrupt the electoral process at all costs,” Daoud said.

Polls are set for October 7.

Secessionist leaders at loggerheads for 25 million deal

Meanwhile Eric Tataw vowed to drag the suspects to justice. issues 10 days ultimatum to hand over the money or face legal action," 


They are Chris Anu, Cho Ayaba, John Akuroh, Eric Tataw and Boh Herbert.

This is our colleague Current Challenges in its edition from September 17 to September 19, 2018 that speaks of this case. The summit of those who want the division of Cameroon is no longer heard.He is splashed by a story of misappropriation of money.

What is problem in the camp Ambazoniens is the management of 45 000 US dollars about 25 million CFA francs. Our colleague indicates that these funds were collected during a march organized by the secessionist movement at the end of August 2018 in the United States. "Basically this money was to be used for" emergency relief efforts, "supporters of secession say," the paper writes.

The secessionist leaders residing abroad already had forecasts for the money collected. Current Challenges reports that Chris Anu secretary of communication of the republic of ambazonia in a video said it had been agreed "to use this money as a team to buy specific items for the returning population" .

In this same video, he claims that the leaders of the secessionist movement "siphon funds for their personal enrichment." The newspaper reports that he "specifically quoted a certain Mancho Aaron who" took more than $ 20,000 in checks and deposited it into a personal account ".

Chris Anuh points out that John Mbah Akuroh is not at all honest. "For the short duration of this struggle, he (Akuroh) has never been a person able to tell the truth. If he were, he would not have been able to deny openly that the leaders of the group had agreed to share the funds from the fundraising in Washington DC, "says the secretary of communication of the imaginary republic of Ambazonia.

Our colleague informs us that one of the activists of the secession movement Eric Tataw thinks to drag the suspects to justice. "The latter gave the leaders 10 days from September 11, 2018 to hand over the money or face legal action," the paper writes.


Source: 237online.com

Alert: secessionists reported in Yaoundé (confidential note)


A dormant cell of secessionist fighters is currently reported to be in Yaounde, the Cameroonian capital. This is in any case what specifies a confidential note of the Minister Joseph Beti Assomo addressed to the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces.

According to the note, these secessionist fighters have found refuge in homes in some areas of Yaounde as Obili, Biyem-Assi, Etoug Ebé and their surroundings.

"They would aim to commit actions bursts on targets with high added value and some sensitive targets of the capital on 1 and October 07," says the note.

The defense minister has also instructed the chief of staff to take necessary measures to "flush out and incapacitate terrorists and their accomplices".

A few days before the opening of the electoral campaign, this new secessionist threat risks creating psychosis among the population.

It should be noted that Yaoundé, the political capital of Cameroon, had until then been spared by secessionist attacks in the north-west and south-west regions for almost a year.

More than 400 civilians and about a hundred members of the army have been killed in clashes between the army and secessionists since October 2017.


Source: camerounweb.com

Etoudi 2018: the financing of the campaign divides the opposition

Fifteen million CFA per candidate. This is the first part of campaign financing, which puts the candidates in complete disagreement. 


The representatives of the candidates running for the presidential chair were summoned on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by the "Minister of Territorial Administration" Paul Atanga Nji, to collect their campaign money.

As a result of this presidential campaign, which begins in a few days, the government, through its institution, the "Ministry of Territorial Administration" (MINAT), has proposed an amount of 15 million CFA francs to candidates running for the highest office.

But this campaign budget is dividing Cameroon's opposition even further. Three parties fiercely opposed this amount. This is the case of the representative of the "Movement for the Renaissance of Cameroon" (MRC) in the person of Alain Fogue who categorically rejected this money. "The budget of the presidential campaign is 15 billion. How to explain that we give 15 million in advance for individual campaigns.

It's insignificant, yet the bond itself costs 30 million, "he says.

The representative of the "United People for Social Renovation" (PURS) also declined the offer, including that sent by Pastor Franklin Ndifor.

On the other hand, the respective representatives of the "Social Democratic Front" (SDF) and the UNIVERS party, did not hesitate to take the 15 million, believing that "this will nonetheless serve to deploy on the ground for a start"

At that moment the official justifications for the rejection of this funding are awaited. But in the social networks several reactions are already scrolling.

While some already believe that those who have taken this so-called first "advance", are pawns of the formation in power, others believe that the misery in which the postulants to the presidency of the republic is there for many.


Source: agora-mag.net

Presidential 2018: Secessionists pose a heavy threat on October 1st


Some 400 civilians killed by security forces and English-speaking separatists in Cameroon this year, says Amnesty International in a statement issued yesterday, Tuesday, 18 September. The human rights organization also notes that more than 160 members of the security forces have fallen victim to separatists since the beginning of the crisis two years ago.

The British human rights organization says it is feared an outbreak of violence in the run-up to elections scheduled for October, when it has just authenticated two new videos showing violence this time by separatists on a member police forces.

October 1 Anniversary Date and October 7 Election

"These different attacks make us think that the lives of many other citizens are in danger," says Samira Daoud, Amnesty's Deputy West Africa Director.

According to her, the prospect of October 1, "somewhat symbolic date for the separatists" [October 1, 1961 is born the Federal Republic of Cameroon reunification of French Cameroon and Southern British Cameroons], and the presidential election of October 7 incite parties in the presence of the overbid. "... There is a real desire to do a showdown, I think, on the part of the separatists. And probably also security forces want to restore order, and therefore, the violence takes a turn a little disturbing. "


Source: rfi.fr

Presidential 2018: EU will not send observers to Cameroon for the first time since 1990


Tradition has it that the European Union sends election observers to the presidential elections in Cameroon. But for the first time since the reopening of the country of Paul Biya multiparty in 1990, the European Union will not be present on the electoral field this year for the presidential election of October 7.

"The actual election observation has not been planned, has not been prepared," said EU Ambassador to Cameroon Hans-Peter Schadek. "But of course, we are there, we are watching what happens, and, according to the member states, we have taken one or the other of the civil society, especially if I can speak for the European Union. , an NGO that promotes the participation of women More Women in Politic ", he adds to justify a very small presence of the European Union.

"The Union should have been present"

But not enough to convince everyone. This abstentionist attitude of European diplomacy is a source of surprise for Emile Bindzi, the spokesman of Cabral Libii, one of the nine candidates for this presidential election. "This election is marked by a number of events, crisis in the northwest and southwest, problems in the far north that have not yet been resolved, tensions in the east, and it is clear and obvious that an institution like the European Union which is also working to promote human rights should have been present at such an important moment as this one, "he said.

The question of the weight of observers

On the other hand, Emile Bindzi believes that this will not change the electoral process in progress. "When one tries to make an assessment of the election observation by the European Union in Africa and everywhere, unfortunately, the results of this observation have never been taken into account by the winners by the vanquished, "he says. He goes even further. It has happened that the European Union gives credence to mock elections, full of electoral fraud. "

Anyway, the non-sending of election observers by the Union in Cameroonian society, some think of a boycott of Europeans in the election, while others speak of a denigration of the electoral system, to discredit the deadline.Some even say that the European Union would like to leave the Cameroonians to their sad fate, in a context of tearing whose solutions can only be endogenous.


Source: dw.com

Batibo: Paul Biya Appoints New Divisional Officer To Replace To Replace The Abducted Administrator Of Batibo


Cameroon’s President, Paul Biya, has appointed a new Divisional Officer (DO) to replace the abducted administrator of Batibo as well as others to fill positions abandoned by their predecessors due to insecurity in the Anglophone Regions.

The President made the decision on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, just four days after returning from China. According to the Presidential decrees, Kwandze Ernest Kari, is the new DO for Batibo in replacement of Namata Diteng Joseph, who was abducted by members of the Ambazonia Defence forces on February 11.

The new DO is not new to the violence as he is coming from Mbengwi, which has also been engulfed in violence.

Unlike other administrative text of appointments, the decree replacing Namata did not state his mutation after leaving the post; whether he is retired, transferred or death. Paul Biya strategically left it blank even though in July the Minister of Territorial Administration, Paul Atanga Nji, announced to the family of Namata that he has been killed somewhere around Nigeria. However, when the family asked the Minister to narrate the circumstances leading to his death and produce the corpse, the Minister was dumfounded.

Still in the North West, the President replaced the DOs of Kumbo in Bui division and Njinikom in Boyo as well as the two enclaves Sub-divisions of Ako and Misaje which borders Nigeria. All these areas have been hotspots for Ambazonia fighters with fighting almost on daily bases.

In the South West Region, Alou in Lebialem Division was touched as well as Upper Bayang in Manyu and Dikome Balue in Ndian. Some of the most hardened Ambazonia fighters in the Region are lodged in these Sub-divisions, especially Kaw Kaw in Dikome Balue, which has become an altar of bloodbath especially when the military burned down houses at the beginning of the year. Since then, the DO has vacated the area.

The decree is coming less than two weeks after a similar order was signed by the Secretary General at the Presidency, Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh, giving DOs three days to regain their abandoned areas of jurisdiction.

Among them was the DO of Dikome who has been replaced as well as those of Menchum Division. It is still unclear whether these administrative heads rejected the call from Ngoh Ngoh which is why they have been replaced.

Generally, most of the administrators of these areas have longed abandoned their duty posits especially as State authority is at its lowest there. In some of these areas, the few remnants of human life are subjected to laws imposed by Ambazonia fighters.

With their very enclave and native nature, fighters who master the terrain operate almost unperturbed. It would be a daunting task to see these men installed and take up residence in these areas. On May 20, just about five soldiers braved the odds to stage a few seconds march pass in front of the DO in Upper Bayang, who was heavily surrounded by military men in combat ready gear. There were no civilians, not even service heads of the Sub-division.

The newly appointed DOs were all serving in various capacities in the same Division and Region which is never the case in the past. Paul Biya in other words is merely using people who are used to the area and most of them being Anglophones. All of the administrators were previously subordinates to their bosses and Paul Biya did not bother to replace them in their preceding functions, a sign that the President does not want to inject fresh blood, but to continue with those who have been there from the beginning of the conflict.

Other administrative heads were appointed for Sub-divisions in the Adamawa, Centre, Far North, North and South Regions. In all, 17 Divisional Officers were appointed. Another Presidential decree also appointed a Secretary General at the South West Governor’s Office.

Batibo: Paul Biya Appoints New Divisional Officer To Replace To Replace The Abducted Administrator Of Batibo


Cameroon’s President, Paul Biya, has appointed a new Divisional Officer (DO) to replace the abducted administrator of Batibo as well as others to fill positions abandoned by their predecessors due to insecurity in the Anglophone Regions.

The President made the decision on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, just four days after returning from China. According to the Presidential decrees, Kwandze Ernest Kari, is the new DO for Batibo in replacement of Namata Diteng Joseph, who was abducted by members of the Ambazonia Defence forces on February 11.

The new DO is not new to the violence as he is coming from Mbengwi, which has also been engulfed in violence.

Unlike other administrative text of appointments, the decree replacing Namata did not state his mutation after leaving the post; whether he is retired, transferred or death. Paul Biya strategically left it blank even though in July the Minister of Territorial Administration, Paul Atanga Nji, announced to the family of Namata that he has been killed somewhere around Nigeria. However, when the family asked the Minister to narrate the circumstances leading to his death and produce the corpse, the Minister was dumfounded.

Still in the North West, the President replaced the DOs of Kumbo in Bui division and Njinikom in Boyo as well as the two enclaves Sub-divisions of Ako and Misaje which borders Nigeria. All these areas have been hotspots for Ambazonia fighters with fighting almost on daily bases.

In the South West Region, Alou in Lebialem Division was touched as well as Upper Bayang in Manyu and Dikome Balue in Ndian. Some of the most hardened Ambazonia fighters in the Region are lodged in these Sub-divisions, especially Kaw Kaw in Dikome Balue, which has become an altar of bloodbath especially when the military burned down houses at the beginning of the year. Since then, the DO has vacated the area.

The decree is coming less than two weeks after a similar order was signed by the Secretary General at the Presidency, Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh, giving DOs three days to regain their abandoned areas of jurisdiction.

Among them was the DO of Dikome who has been replaced as well as those of Menchum Division. It is still unclear whether these administrative heads rejected the call from Ngoh Ngoh which is why they have been replaced.

Generally, most of the administrators of these areas have longed abandoned their duty posits especially as State authority is at its lowest there. In some of these areas, the few remnants of human life are subjected to laws imposed by Ambazonia fighters.

With their very enclave and native nature, fighters who master the terrain operate almost unperturbed. It would be a daunting task to see these men installed and take up residence in these areas. On May 20, just about five soldiers braved the odds to stage a few seconds march pass in front of the DO in Upper Bayang, who was heavily surrounded by military men in combat ready gear. There were no civilians, not even service heads of the Sub-division.

The newly appointed DOs were all serving in various capacities in the same Division and Region which is never the case in the past. Paul Biya in other words is merely using people who are used to the area and most of them being Anglophones. All of the administrators were previously subordinates to their bosses and Paul Biya did not bother to replace them in their preceding functions, a sign that the President does not want to inject fresh blood, but to continue with those who have been there from the beginning of the conflict.

Other administrative heads were appointed for Sub-divisions in the Adamawa, Centre, Far North, North and South Regions. In all, 17 Divisional Officers were appointed. Another Presidential decree also appointed a Secretary General at the South West Governor’s Office.

PRESIDENTIAL 2018: SERGES HOPE MATOMA REJECTS STATE AID TO CANDIDATES

Serges Espoir Matoma justifies his decision by the insignificant nature of the financing imposed on candidates by the government.


In fact, the government decided to first grant a first tranche of 15 million to the various candidates vying for the battle of Etoudi, amount intended for the election campaign which opens in 48 hours.

The other installment according to the law, will be paid to the candidates after the election. Except that it will have to cross the threshold of 5% to benefit.

Serges Hope Matoma, first secretary of the United People's Party for Social Renewal (Purs) "our refusal is categorical we will not collect this money. Our campaign is valued at 8 billion FCFA. We are not the only ones who have refused and we are in contact with others. It is unacceptable that the administration decides to make fun of Cameroonians.The budget of our campaign has not been established according to the administration. The pure will do without this funding. We prefer that this money stays in the coffers of the state".

In the process, we will learn from official sources that the UNIVERS party of Cabral LIBII, the SDF of Joshua OSIH and the RDPC of Paul BIYA each took the 15 million CFA francs.

Recall that in a correspondence dated November 20, 2017, the secretary general to the presidency of the Republic, Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh, passed on to his counterpart of the prime minister, the presidential instruction to "bring from 35 billion CFA francs to 50 billion CFA francs "the budget for this election. Sum well above the 21 billion CFA francs that had been allocated for the last presidential election, October 9, 2011.

presidential 2018: Here Is The Message Of Motorcyclists To Paul Biya

Visiting the coastal region this Tuesday, September 18, the Minister of Territorial Administration was informed by the governor of the coastal region, the message that the motorcycle drivers had for the head of state. 


Minister Paul Atanga Nji traveled to the Vita Douala route where he met these urban carriers who promise an effective CPDM vote for the October 7 elections.

According to the Minister of Territorial Administration, a mass of nearly 3,000 motorcycle taxi drivers promised to vote for the incumbent, to say no to any form of manipulation and undermining integrity and national unity.

For MINAT, it is the first time that he sees so many people showing their commitment and conviction behind the CPDM candidate.

PRESIDENTIAL 2018: JOSUA OSIH: "I HAVE ONLY ONE OPPONENT, PRESIDENT PAUL BIYA"


The candidate of the social democratic front was joined this September 19 by French international radio, rfi. According to the leader of the opposition, the only candidate among the eight with whom, he will be able to compete in the race on the road of Etoudi, it is the president Paul Biya.

Moreover, a few weeks ago, the magazine "Jeune Afrique" made a publication that showed the MRC candidate as the second major candidate after incumbent Paul Biya.Professor Maurice Kamto was thus chosen as the opposition's favorite.However, opposition leader Joshua Osih reversed this stance.

According to him, as president of the first opposition party, only he and President Paul Biya are experienced in the elections. In addition, other candidates do not represent competition for him. He also affirmed his determination to be elected president in the elections of 7 October.

The Lake Nyos Gas Incident Is One Of History's Spookiest And Deadliest Disasters in the world, science proved


Lake Nyos in Cameroon is, at a glance, innocuous, and silent. It’s a crater lake, meaning that the water there poured in long after the incredibly explosive volcanic eruption that forged it went quiet four centuries or so ago. The lake is nothing particularly special, but the view from the top – elevated high above the surrounding viridian – is certainly spectacular.

This beauty betrays a grim history. On August 21, 1986, by that very same lake, one of the most bizarre natural disasters in history unfolded overnight, and 1,746 people, and thousands of cattle, living nearby died within moments. When they were found, there weren't any immediately obvious physical signs of damage or distress.


Some blamed it on the work of wrathful spirits; others, a chemical attack, carried out by insurrectionists or the government itself. It didn’t take much geological sleuthing to find the killer, though: One volcanologist sent to investigate was shocked when a water sample he’d put in a bottle caused the lid to pop off, indicating that the water was full of dissolved carbon dioxide.

A comprehensive review of the tragedy, published in Science in 1987, blamed the disaster on a sudden, violent release of colorless, odorless carbon dioxide, which – being denser than air – rolled down the slopes of the hilly topography and smothered all those in its wake, many as they slept.

Lake Nyos sits above an active volcanic system, one whose magmatic reservoirs contain plenty of carbon dioxide. This isn’t too unusual, as carbon dioxide is a common feature of plenty of magmatic systems. Near the surface, the magma experiences less confining pressure, so the carbon dioxide escapes from the partly molten mass, forms bubbles, gets into subterranean, geothermal fluids, and seeps into the surface.

If there’s a lake there, then the gas seeps into the sediment. Over time, this gas should leak out of the water and escape into the atmosphere without causing any sort of fuss whatsoever.

PRESIDENTIAL 2018: LONG LONG ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR ME AKERE


In his last outing, Longue Long informs the public that he will fight campaign alongside the former president of the Bar Me Akere Muna, presidential candidate of October 7th.

According to the artist, his choice is focused on Me Akere Muna because he is the only one to be able to solve the socio-political crisis which, for nearly two years, has weakened the two English-speaking regions of Cameroon.

"Me Akéré Muna appealed to me and I said yes ... (...) For 60 years, the French have confiscated the country.It's time for an anglophone to resume the country to calm also the English-speaking minority of Cameroon", hinted the author of the sucky album "Ayo Africa"

The "liberator" announced in the wake of twenty concerts on behalf of his candidate from the opening of the election campaign.

The Lake Nyos Gas Incident Is One Of History's Spookiest And Deadliest Disasters in the world, science proved


Lake Nyos in Cameroon is, at a glance, innocuous, and silent. It’s a crater lake, meaning that the water there poured in long after the incredibly explosive volcanic eruption that forged it went quiet four centuries or so ago. The lake is nothing particularly special, but the view from the top – elevated high above the surrounding viridian – is certainly spectacular.

This beauty betrays a grim history. On August 21, 1986, by that very same lake, one of the most bizarre natural disasters in history unfolded overnight, and 1,746 people, and thousands of cattle, living nearby died within moments. When they were found, there weren't any immediately obvious physical signs of damage or distress.


Some blamed it on the work of wrathful spirits; others, a chemical attack, carried out by insurrectionists or the government itself. It didn’t take much geological sleuthing to find the killer, though: One volcanologist sent to investigate was shocked when a water sample he’d put in a bottle caused the lid to pop off, indicating that the water was full of dissolved carbon dioxide.

A comprehensive review of the tragedy, published in Science in 1987, blamed the disaster on a sudden, violent release of colorless, odorless carbon dioxide, which – being denser than air – rolled down the slopes of the hilly topography and smothered all those in its wake, many as they slept.

Lake Nyos sits above an active volcanic system, one whose magmatic reservoirs contain plenty of carbon dioxide. This isn’t too unusual, as carbon dioxide is a common feature of plenty of magmatic systems. Near the surface, the magma experiences less confining pressure, so the carbon dioxide escapes from the partly molten mass, forms bubbles, gets into subterranean, geothermal fluids, and seeps into the surface.

If there’s a lake there, then the gas seeps into the sediment. Over time, this gas should leak out of the water and escape into the atmosphere without causing any sort of fuss whatsoever.

Presidential 2018 - Albert Dzongang (on the financing of the election campaign): "There are billions that we have contributed to the campaign of Paul Biya

Give him 15 million for the campaign of others. I prefer that the candidates consider that they have not been given anything "


It is a very bitter Albert Dzongang that Radio Balafon questioned this Thursday, September 20, 2018 as part of his morning. The president of the political party Dynamique for the national rebirth found insignificant the amount (30 million CFA francs) planned by the State to finance the campaign of the various candidates engaged in the presidential elections of October 7, 2018. "The power is in the process to ridicule yourself. These are not candidates who hinder. I believe that President Paul Biya deserves to be advised. That's an insult! We have contributed to the villages everywhere for himself sometimes 50 million for his campaign. It is money that is extorted from people because when you are told to contribute, the sub-prefect looks in each eye, ready to write that this or that has not given. People give in a forced way. There are billions that we have contributed for his campaign. Give him 15 million for the campaign of others. I prefer that the candidates consider that they have been given nothing, "he reacted before shouting discrimination and favoritism.

According to him, "the power is showing people that it is he who holds Cameroon." He also invites the contenders to the supreme magistracy to give themselves all means before embarking on the race for the presidential chair. "That's why I'm saying we do not run for the presidential election if we do not have money! We do not run for the presidential election by begging. There are two conditions: the ability to govern and the means. There are also the means of its policy which today are the financial means ", adds this opponent who decided to support the candidate Maurice Kamto, standard bearer of the Movement for the rebirth of Cameroon (MRC).  

Presidential 2018: Jean-Jacques Ekindi declares his support for candidate Paul Biya


Cin | Coup de théâtre as part of the pre-campaign of the presidential election of Sunday, October 07, 2018. Jean-Jacques Ekindi, the president of the Progressive Movement, opposition political party, said late morning on Thursday, September 20, 2018 , that he supports Paul Biya, incumbent president and candidate to his own succession for the presidential election of October 07, 2018.

The leader of the MP explained his choice during a press conference held at the headquarters of his party in Deido district in Douala. "Beforehand I had taken the option to federate, to form a coalition for a single candidacy of the opposition. I invited the candidates for a consultation. During the first meeting, although absent, Mr. Akere Muna was one of the few candidates who had shown interest in my proposals. At the second meeting, everyone gave up. It does not work eventually. In addition, I had developed five points that should frame the action of the opposition during this election. I did not meet any attentive ear. I also noticed that no opposition candidate really cares about the situation of our children who are not going to school in the North West and Southwest Regions. None of the candidates takes a firm stand for the return to a normal situation. With these attitudes, one can not take the risk of entrusting the destiny of the country to anyone. I therefore solemnly brings my support for Paul Biya for re-election, "said former contender for the presidency, came in 9 th position after the 2011 Presidential

Without being in front of the political scene for several years, Jean Jacques Ekindi multiplies recent outlets that are stain.

On Thursday, July 12, 2018, he had organized a press conference at the Hilton hotel in Yaoundé to announce that he will apply for the election of October 7, 2018.

July 19, deadline for the filing of applications for ELECAM, the name of Jean-Jacques Ekindi is the big missing in the list of contenders.

The former deputy, dubbed the "Lion Hunter", came back on Thursday to the front of the stage by appealing against all odds supporters to vote for Paul Biya on October 7, 2018.

Thus, the hunter of Lion Biya finally rang his arrows and became the friend of the Lion. After 26 years of fighting in opposition for change, the former Baron Biya regime, he signs his return to a regime he knows well?

Jean-Jacques Ekindi joined the opposition in 1992 by creating the Progressive Movement (MP). While in some previous presidential elections, he gave up before the opening of polling stations, he achieved his best score of 0.45% in 2011 against 0.8% in 1992.

The Clash between Cabral Libii and the Sub-prefect of Douala 5th, who banned the launching meeting of the campaign of the candidate of the party Universe


24 hours after the official opening of the electoral campaign for the presidential election of October 7, 2018, the candidate Cabral Libii makes an appointment with its activists and supporters on Sunday, September 23 at the stadium Cicam Douala despite the opposition of the authority administrative.

After a period of pre-campaign very eventful, the electoral campaign in the perspective of the presidential election of October 07, 2018, officially opens on Saturday, September 22, 2018.

For its first meeting in Douala, the economic heart of the country, Cabral Libii, candidate of the opposition party Universe, chose the stadium Cicam in the district of Douala 5th.

While the organizing committee of this meeting is finalizing the preparations with the agreement of the Director of the stadium obtained since September 14, 2018 for the occupation of this playground in the day of Sunday, September 23 from 14h to 19h , the sub-prefect of Douala 5th signed against all expectations this Wednesday, September 19, 2018, a decision that prohibits the holding of the meeting.

"To everyone's surprise, the organizing team of the" GIGA MEETING "of Cabral Libii candidate UNIVERS party in the presidential election of October 7 has just learned against all expectations the ban of this event life size. The sub-prefect of Douala 5 evokes as a fallacious reason the unavailability of the Cicam stadium on September 23, yet the document published here was issued last Sunday by whom, after payment and cash payment of the occupancy costs of said stadium. Announces in an information note to our editorial, Armand Okol, member of the Cabral Libii campaign team.

Notwithstanding this decision of the chief of land of the district of Douala 3e, the team of the candidate Libii announces that it keeps the appointment.

"After an emergency meeting that we have just held under the supervision of Prof. Prosper Nkou Mvondo, Political Operational Captain of the UNIVERS party and Campaign Director of Candidate Cabral Libii, we take the decision to maintain the date, place and time of the said MEETING and take witness to the national and international opinion, Elecam and the authorities in the face of this serious violation of our rights. Let it be clear, our approach to this day legalistic, republican and non-violent should in no way be interpreted as fear or cowardice. Let anyone know that we have been prepared for such maneuvers ever since, but never again will we let ourselves be trampled on as long as we are convinced of our rights. Let it be heard and considered for the sake of hearing, "
The standoff could end on Sunday, September 23, with a clash between the opposition and law enforcement.


Below is the briefing note received from candidate Cabral Libii's campaign team



THERE IS DANGER IN DELAY.

To everyone's surprise, the organizing team of the "GIGA MEETING" of Cabral Libii candidate UNIVERS party in the presidential election of October 7 has just learned against all expectations the ban of this life-size event. The sub-prefect of Douala 5 evokes as a fallacious reason the unavailability of the Cicam stadium on September 23, yet the document published here was issued last Sunday by whom, after payment and cash payment of the occupancy costs of said stadium.

Two important things to remember:

1- This morning, while the members of the organizing team headed by the dynamic Comrade Jean Louis Batoum are in the waiting room of the famous sub-prefect of Douala 5th for the withdrawal of the receipt of public demonstration, they see out of the office of the latter the director of the stadium with whom they divide sympathetically then separate by serenely agreeing to the appointment of Sunday. Question: if the reason of the refusal evoked really holds, what can explain that it has not then said anything to them at this time and even less since the date of payment of the amount required for the rental of the stadium?

2- Unpublished thing, the sub-prefect of Douala 5th not only forced our comrades to sign the discharge of the ban, but he called on his collaborators to the rescue so that they force ours to withdraw the ban to the limit of sequestration. What can explain why a sub-prefect convinced to act in accordance with the law is obliged to engage in such intimidated acts of intimidation?

These questions and many others reinforce the idea that a Machiavellian plan hatched by the administrative authority and the camp opposite is in the pay of this shameful maneuver. But it is also and above all the proof of what our candidate Cabral Libii is scared and that his candidacy worries seriously.

After an emergency meeting that we have just held under the supervision of Prof. Prosper Nkou Mvondo, Political Operational Captain of the UNIVERS party and Campaign Director of Candidate Cabral Libii, we take the decision to maintain the date, place and time of the said MEETING and take witness to the national and international opinion, Elecam and the authorities in the face of this serious violation of our rights.

Let it be clear, our approach to this day legalistic, republican and non-violent should in no way be interpreted as fear or cowardice. Let anyone know that we have been prepared for such maneuvers ever since, but never again will we let ourselves be trampled on as long as we are convinced of our rights. Let it be heard and considered for the sake of hearing!

Presidential 2018: Minister Atanga Nji responds to candidates who refuse to cash the funds, 15 million FCFA, for the election campaign

Sources revealed that only the CPDM, the party in power had previously agreed to unload the 15 million FCFA provided by the government for public funding of the election campaign of his candidate Paul Biya.


Cin | Convened Wednesday, September 19, 2018 from 12 in the Directorate of Political Affairs door 317 to the Ministry of Territorial Administration in Yaounde to unload the first tranche of the public funding of the campaign, some candidates fell from naked discovering the amount: 15 million FCFA for each of the nine candidates in the running.

Shocked, Alice Sadio, president of the AFP political party and secretary-general of the platform for the new republic which is the candidacy of Master Akere Muna did not put gloves to express his disagreement.

"Considering that billions have been budgeted for these elections; whereas Elecam has rejected the parsimonious management proposals (single ballot with photos of all candidates among others) for the purpose of running a less expensive but fair campaign in these times of war and lean cow; considering that the incumbent candidate has the hand on the public treasury and all the logistics of the State of Cameroon, we consider that it is at the same time a provocation and an insult "denounced Alice Sadio in an SMS reached our redaction .

According to our sources to the Minister of Territorial Administration, contacted late afternoon, only the CPDM, the party in power had previously agreed to unload the 15 million FCFA provided by the government for public funding of the election campaign of his candidate Paul Biya.

But, in the newspaper of 17h on the antenna of the State Radio, Paul Atanga Nji, the Minister of Territorial Administration has read a statement in which he informs the public that during a brief press briefing that he held in the early evening, he revealed that out of the nine parties that hired the candidates in the poll of October 7, three namely the party of the Universe, the SDF and the RDPC have already pocketed their quota .

Although the electoral code provided for the financing conditions for the election campaign, it did not indicate the amount to be paid to each candidate.

The nine candidates engaged in the succession of Paul Biya are: Serge Espoir Matomba of the PURS, Joshua Osih of the SDF, Akere Muna of the FPD, Cabral Libii of the Universe Party, Maurice Kamto of the RCM, Ndifor Afanwi Franklin of the MCNC, Paul Biya of the CPDM, Adamou Ndam Njoya of the UDC and Garga Haman Hadji of the ADD.

Anglophone Crisis: International Crisis Group invites national and international partners to support Christian Tumi's conference

This conference can be a decisive step in the settlement of the so-called Anglophone crisis according to the organization.


Cin | The Anglophone General Conference announced on November 21 and 22, 2018, could be a way out for the social crisis that has shaken the Northwest and Southwest for months according to the International Crisis Group (ICG).

The ICG believes that this conference, which was announced for August 29 and 30 and postponed to November 21 and 22, 2018, may be "a decisive step in resolving the Anglophone crisis." For its success, the organization invites the organizers, the various actors, the civil society, and the international partners of Cameroon to "push the government and the separatist leaders to overcome their reluctance".

The ICG notes that the Anglophone General Conference could bring the various actors of the crisis "to present a common position, or failing that, to reduce their differences".

The Non-Governmental Organization indicates that this initiative of Cardinal Emeritus Christian Tumi deserves to be supported especially at the international level. "Foreign actors should put pressure on both the government and the separatists, equally."

The International Crisis Group points out that the Government, through its spokesperson, questioned the impartiality of Cardinal Tumi in this project and indicated that the appeasement measures requested by the clergy were "unacceptable".

Jacques Fame Ndongo: "There is no Anglophone crisis in North West and South West life is normally continuing"


Cin | The Minister of Higher Education, also National Secretary for Communication of the CPDM serves as spokesman for President-candidate Paul Biya. In the interview with RFI broadcast this September 20, 2018, Jacques Fame Ndongo sale the results of the 36 years of reign of Paul Biya.


Question: After 36 years of power, what can the presidential candidate bring back?

Fame Ndongo: President Paul Biya has an eloquent record. It is on the basis of this assessment that he looks to the future. At the political level, he would like to preserve national unity, peace, security and the integrity of the territory. At the level of the economy, he would like to further modernize the Cameroonian economy, particularly through third-generation agriculture, competitive breeding, the consolidation of public finances and the reduction of public spending. Of course, the infrastructures will be multiplied thanks to a densification of projects concerning the road plan, the highway plan, the airports, the ports, the big dams. And at the social level, of course, he wants to consolidate social justice by densifying the health map, the health map, the school map, the university and infine card, he wants to preserve individual freedoms and ensure respect for human rights and national solidarity.

Question: You say that the president wants to preserve peace and unity, but is it not seriously threatened by the crisis in the English-speaking West for years? And from this point of view, is not this a failure for the outgoing president?

Fame Ndongo: First, we are not talking about crisis. We are talking about the anglophone question. There is no crisis, since Cameroon is standing, Cameroon is moving forward, President Paul Biya is solving this problem of the English-speaking question which, in our opinion, should soon be able to find positive answers which have elsewhere already started to be given at the level of education, at the level of justice which were the first demands, but also at the level of major achievements including infrastructure. And President Paul Biya has also created the National Commission for the Preservation of Bilingualism and Multiculturalism. I must point out that at the Southwest and Northwest levels, life is normally going on. From time to time there is some excitement, but overall the situation is calm.

Question: Yes, but there are 109 members of the security forces who were killed, there are 200,000 displaced, there are 50,000 people who have taken refuge abroad. How can all this happen October 7 moved

Fame Ndongo: On 7 October, the state will make the appropriate arrangements for the vote to be conducted in a fair and peaceful manner. This effervescence due to the irredentism of some enlightened who call themselves secessionist, but in reality they are highwaymen because they are ransacking, looting, stealing, raping, killing. So there are a few small swirls but overall, the situation is under control by the state and Cameroonians and Cameroonians of voting age will indeed vote in the South West and North West regions.

Question: A number of opposition candidates propose the solution of federalism. What do you think ?

Fame Ndongo: But federalism, Cameroon gave up on May 20, 1972. We think it was a very heavy system, very heavy. And the decentralization continues admirably since the Head of State has just created a Ministry of Decentralization and Local Development which is doing a remarkable work.

Question: For 2 years, your offer of regionalization is not heard by secessionists, should not we make a new offer?

Fame Ndongo: The offer of secessionists is the offer of violence and we believe that if dialogue is needed, violence must also be abandoned.

Question: What do you say to Joshua Osih who says that the president-candidate only uses the military solution and not the political solution in the Anglophone North West and South West?

Fame Ndongo: If he used the solution, it was a long time ago that the country would be on fire. President Paul Biya is a liberal, someone who believes in the strength of dialogue, the strength of arguments and not the arguments of force.

Question: It is thanks to Maurice Kamto that Cameroon won legal arbitration on the peninsula of Bakassi. Is the candidate Kamto not the stature of a statesman?

Fame Ndongo: It is thanks to the president Paul Biya that Maurice Kamto was named minister and it is thanks to him that his visibility was optimized.

Question: But you who have been his colleague in the government, do you think he has the stature of a statesman?

Fame Ndongo: Stature, you know, is a virtuality; it is not an effectiveness. These are the urns that credit a personality of this stature. We will see October 7th.

Question: And at 85, is the candidate-president Paul Biya ready to rule again for 7 years until the age of 92?

Fame Ndongo: Of course! He is ready. And you will see that at the end of October 7, the Cameroonian women and Cameroon will renew this wise man, balanced and balanced; this great sage of respected Africa in Cameroon, Africa and around the world.

Question: But as the US ambassador said in Yaoundé, is not this an age where one can aspire to a peaceful retreat?

Fame Ndongo: That's the opinion of the ambassador. Once again, I respect everyone's opinion. But we will see if October 7, it will be the opinion of Cameroonian and Cameroonian through a democratic vote, transparent, free and sincere.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Camtel To Provide Broadband Internet In Brazil And Nigeria


Telecommunications (Camtel) will open a subsidiary in Brazil and Nigeria. David Nkoto Emane (pictured), its managing director, said this on September 7, 2018, in an interview with national television.

Each of the branches that the incumbent operator will open will be used to commercialize the data capacity of the submarine optical fiber cable that lands there from Cameroon.

The Camtel branch in Brazil will be in charge of capacity management for the South Atlantic Inter Link Cable (SAIL), which has already been completed between Kribi and Fortaleza. The 6000 km infrastructure has an initial capacity of 32Tbps.

In Nigeria, the incumbent's branch will be in charge of managing the data capacity of the Nigeria-Cameroon Submarine Cable System (NCSCS) submarine fiber optic cable that has been operational since 2016. Connecting the city of Kribi to Lagos, the cable 1100 km has an initial capacity of 12.8Tbps.

In addition to the subsidiaries of Brazil and Nigeria, David Nkoto Emane said that a subsidiary will certainly be also open in South Africa.

Presidential 2018: Biya adviser, Christian Penda Ekoka declares support for Maurice Kamto

“I have seen his will, desire and determination to transform Cameroon,” Ekoka

Ekoka announced he had resigned from the ruling CPDM party.


Jdc | A close aid of Cameroon’s President Paul Biya has declared his support for the flag bearer of the Cameroon Renaissance Movement Maurice Kamto for the Presidential election billed for October 7.

Christian Penda Ekoka made the declaration on Thursday morning during a press conference to follow up claims he will not be backing Paul Biya at the up coming election.

The economist and adviser at the Presidency said there had been no secret talks between him and Kamto but he decided to back the leaders of the Cameroon Renaissance Movement for several reasons.

According to him, Kamto is the only candidate who has toured several cities in the country, his political offer, his experience as well as his ability to change things.

“I have seen his will, desire and determination to transform Cameroon,” Penda Ekoka said.

He also announced he had resigned from the ruling CPDM party and taken measures to detach himself from the circles to the party which he has already started with a media campaign.


Kondengui: images of Awah Thomas at the hospital shock canvas


The influence of the painting had a positive impact on the case of the former journalist of Equinoxe. The cries of each other were heard by the Kondengui Prison Service.

According to our first information, he was taken to the hospital. Members of the Ayah Foundation visited him. "Spend the whole morning with Thomas in the hospital while he smiles, there is hope in the midst of pain, frustration and poor health.We are waiting for a statement from doctors about what is wrong with him, "said the representative of the said foundation.

Awah Thomas has lost a lot of weight and his psychological state seems to have been affected by his ordeal during his detention.The alert on his state of health was launched on social networks.

The Ayah Foundation says it is ready to support him to the best of its ability until he is fully restored.


Source: Cameroonweb.com

Southwest: Paul Biya sacked sub-prefects


On 19 September, the President of the Republic redeployed several heads of land in 17 districts. While some are relieved of their duties as in the Southwest, others succeed to sub-prefects who died during terrorist attacks in the North-West.

The appointments of Paul Biya concern the regions of Adamaoua, the Center, the extreme north, north, south but especially the two areas of violence since 2 years, namely North West and South West.

Specifically, Mr. Hambi Isaac Ekpanekata is relieved of his duties, in the district of Alou in Lebialem, South West region. He is replaced by Mr. Ambang Fabian Kah, previously Deputy Prefect of Ndop.Similarly in the South-West, Vincent Lokombe Nafongo is relieved of his duties in the district of Upper-Bayanh Department of Manyu.

For the moment no reason for their dismissal circulates, but we remember that the Secretary General of the presidency of the republic has recently instructed the resettlement of the administrative authorities who have fled the English-speaking area because of the armed struggle. According to Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh, fifteen officials had left their posts since the intensification of violence in the English-speaking areas.

Paul Biya has also decided to replace two land chiefs from these two dead regions after secessionist attacks. This is the case of Jospeh Diteng Mamata, kidnapped on February 11, 2018, and murdered the same day by his captors. He is replaced by Ernest Kari Kwandze. Similarly Oscar Agiy Bame former sub-prefect of Misage in the Donga-Mantung North West region, died in August, is also replaced.


Source: actucameroun.com

Douala: Governor of Littoral refuses to carry out an order of Paul Biya


Dozens of workers from the shipyard and the engineering company stormed the Coastal Governor's office to denounce months of unpaid wages.

Cranky Shipyard workers said the head of state ordered their payment before the end of 2017, but he is still in abeyance.

Workers have been without pay for more than 16 months. Despite Paul Biya's decision to satisfy them, nothing helps.The workers received nothing from their unpaid months. Disillusioned, they are determined this time to be heard and to win.


Source: camerounweb.com

The Ambazonian Government reacts to new restrictions of Yaoundé in the North-West, impose a visa on Francophones


In a statement signed by Nche Gilbert Ngong, regional transport delegate for the North West, it is explained that "any traveler who leaves the north-west region is obliged to communicate to the authorities, the reasons for the displacement, the name of the no one to whom he surrenders ".

Otherwise, "the trip will be canceled," warned the regional transport delegate.

Faced with this situation, the authorities of the virtual republic of Ambazonia did not remain indifferent. They countered by a decree, the new restrictions of the Cameroonian authorities by imposing a visa / pass for students.

Indeed, Ambazonian Governing Council (AGC) President, the virtual republic, Dr. Ayaba Cho, signed a decree executing a visa / pass for all citizens of the Republic of Cameroon (LRC) traveling to Ambazonia from September 25th. Imposed on the citizens of Ambazonia by the LRC Colonial Delegate of the North West Region.





Source: camerounweb.com

Fecafoot meets in extraordinary general assembly


The Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafoot) is expected to adopt its new statutes on September 27, 2018. This is at least what should emerge from the Extraordinary General Assembly convened yesterday, Tuesday, by Me Dieudonné Happi, the chairman of the Committee for Standardization of the Fecafoot.

The adoption of these statutes should lead to the election of the new executive office of FECAFOOT. This is the main mission assigned to the standardization committee appointed in August 2017.

Since then, the term of office of its members has been extended twice. The last extension was due to several reasons. The new law on the organization and promotion of physical and sports activities in Cameroon was to be adopted by Parliament and promulgated by the President of the Republic. Moreover, Fifa had to make a new revision of the statutes proposals of the Standardization Committee of FECAFOOT. All things which did not allow this committee to respect the chronogram which it had established and in which, the election of the office of the Fecafoot was planned for the end of August 2018.

The convening of the extraordinary session of the FECAFOOT for September 27th presupposes that FIFA has validated the texts proposed by the standardization Committee of FECAFOOT.

Ambazonie: Belgian journalist makes revelations about international NGOs


Luc Michel argues that NGOs such as Amnesty International, Freedom House, the International Crisis Group (ICG), Transparency International (TI) or Human Rights Watch (HRW) announcing an uprising in "Ambazonia" are in the pay of Western powers.

The Belgian panelist of Afrique Média warns the Cameroonian people against the enemy. "Cameroonians, open your eyes, do not be fooled, do not immerse the country into civil war like Mali, Central Africa, poor Libya and also the time the Togo ... You know what you lose, but you never know what you earn, "he warned. Watch video below


"Minister Issa Tchiroma was right, there is a plot against Cameroon.. These NGOs want to create a false crisis situation in Cameroon. They want to allow foreign intervention on the pretext of denouncing a local problem for the sole purpose of changing the regime and entrusting Cameroon to the hands of Western pro puppets in order to seize its wealth, "he

Joseph Bell reveals why Paul Biya resists the secession of the country


The former goalkeeper of the Indomitable Lions believes that the Cameroonian president has played an important role in the recognition of the action of the "father of independence" of Cameroon, Ruben Um Nyobe.

Joseph Antoine Bell believes that Paul Biya is, like Reuben Um Nyobe, a nationalist who did everything to restore memory and popularize the work of the leader of the UPC at the origin of the struggle for independence of Cameroon.The retired Cameroonian international footballer said so during the broadcast of the Elite Club broadcast live on Vision 4 TV on September 16, 2018. "I would still like to recognize that today, we can say Um Nyobe because there is a man who wrote, who signed and who said, who raised the taboo, it is the president Paul Biya. It must be remembered, "said the former sportsman that Paul Biya had in 1985 the idea to lift the taboo and should be the one who will go further.

The former champion of Africa argues that the Cameroonian head of state had already had to ask his young compatriots to take inspiration from the example of Um Nyobe, Moumié or Ouandié. "He did it in 2010 on the eve of the youth festival where he told the young people," young people like you have sacrificed for this country ". He did not mention them but you would have to realize where we are going from here. You must always be relative.That is to say, we start from a colonized and badly decolonized country in which we cut off the throats of all the emancipates who claimed precisely independence and in the case of the UPC, from Um Nyobe who said: "Reunification before independence". That's why these people are dead, "he says.

Bell recalls that Um Nyobe wanted Cameroon "to return to what we were before the war of others and then we are independent". He blames the Cameroonian intellectuals for not having understood or relayed this message of Paul Biya. "We have always been told that we have been offered independence. But our head of state is telling us that there was sacrifice.Why did you need sacrifice? It must be said things as they are. The president who is the product of the decolonization that we denounce has had the courage to throw such a pavement in the pond without the intellectuals of this country or the reporters take the ball to the leap to be able to go further. The president must feel supported when he revisits the story written by others! "He says. And to add that Paul Biya is the one who will have totally opened the eyes to Cameroonians.According to him "when he resists secession it is also because he is" upecist "not" upecist "today".

Bell thinks the UPC is a cross-party philosophy that goes above and beyond parties. For him, when the president wants the fear to disappear and ignorance recedes it is "upecism" of yesteryear not today.


Source: cameroon-info.net

USA: New plan for activists to destabilize Cameroon


Seven English-speaking leaders are signatories to the resolutions of the Washington, DC, meeting held on August 17 and 18, 2018. They are John Mbah Akuoh, Nelson Mangeh, Ntumfoyn Boh Herbert, Elvis Kometa, Samuel Sako , Lucas Cho Ayaba. Called "Front Line of the Liberation of Ambazonia", this group includes Agc, Ig, Morisc, Roa, Scyl, Scnc and the Consortium. 9 main resolutions came out of this meeting held under the nose and beard of the District of Columbia authorities. A real "plan of action" of destabilization and secession was adopted by the group.

Thus, in view of the presidential election of October 7, 2018, an appeal was launched "to all Ambazonians", in favor of "a massive blockade of roads to prevent access to Ambazonian territory by the troops. 'occupation', says the final communiqué. This can sufficiently justify the act of sabotage road perpetrated on the night of Saturday 8 to Sunday, September 9, 2018, on the axis Bafoussam-Bamenda. Clear and crisp information The Washington group also invites all the people of this imaginary territory "to an invasion and a takeover of the streets, villages and cities of their territory, from September 30 at midnight".

Worse, the secessionist leaders are planning a general boycott of the 2018/2019 school year that began September 3, 2018. "The school will not be held in Ambazonia this year. Back to school will take place in 2019, after securing the territory by Ambazonian forces. The dead cities must remain every Monday, "the statement said. camer.be The 7th Washington resolution addresses threats to international companies. The portal of the Cameroonian diaspora in Belgium. "All international companies that will sign agreements with Cameroon on the resources of Ambazonians will not exploit them and their contracts will be considered acts of theft." On the organization of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, the secessionists warn of the dangers that await the delegations, fans and teams that will play in Ambazonia.

Washington's final communiqué acknowledges "the deep differences of view and ideology" between the AGC, the IG, the MORISC, the ROA, the SCYL, SCNC and the Consortium. The consultation between John Mbah Akuoh, Nelson Mangeh, Ntumfoyn Boh Herbert, Elvis Kometa, Samuel Sako and Lucas Cho Ayaba was broadcast live via video conference in Chicago, Canada, China and the United Kingdom. All these states, however, maintain diplomatic relations with Cameroon.

Relations which provide for the interception or denunciation of terrorist acts from the respective territories in accordance with a well-defined diplomatic reciprocity. As part of this bilateral agreement, Nigeria, a neighboring country in Cameroon extradited in January 2018, secessionist leaders who were carrying out destabilization activities from its territory. Attitude that Washington or London do not seem to adopt at the moment.


Source: Camer.be

Maurice Kamto humiliated at the funeral of Kadji Defosso


What Albert Dzongang experienced on Saturday, September 15, 2018, in Bana Village, Western Region, during the official funeral of "Papa Kadji", remained in his throat.

This former cadre of the ruling Democratic Rally of the People of Cameroon (DPRK) was shocked to note that due to the officialization by the Head of State, the funeral of the famous businessman Joseph Kadji Defosso, the CPDM authorities and activists took center stage at the expense of family members of the deceased and some illustrious personalities in the business world.

Albert Dzongang denounces the unequal treatment of politicians present at the ceremony of homage to the deceased. "A humiliating treatment was reserved for Prof. Maurice KAMTO, installed at his arrival in the middle of the room, despite the protests. At the end, he was allowed to sit next to me in front. Only when Mr. FRU NDI arrived, the protocol of the CPDM led him to the platform, next to his friends.Thank you for showing on this eve of the presidential election who is who. "

A situation that has hindered the former framework of the CPDM. He denounced in one of his message the folklore that was played at the funeral of Defosso.


Source:actucameroun.com/camerounweb.com

Fecafoot: no disciplinary proceedings against Njie Clinton


Jdc | It was through a press release that FECAFOOT sanctioned the meeting between Cameroonian international Njie Clinton and the standardization committee held on Wednesday, September 5th. The Indomitable Lion, who responded to the request for explanation that was sent to him in June 2018, in connection with events that occurred during the preparation of the Cameroon-Burkina Faso friendly match of May 27, 2018, was expressed on the facts alleged against him.

The Fecafoot indicates that the player explained at length the charges against him, including the presence of girls in his hotel room during the Lions reunion, as well as the delay in arriving at the venue. traineeship. For this latest charge, Njie Clinton admitted her fault for her teammates and the entire group. An attitude deemed "responsible" by FECAFOOT who decided not to open a disciplinary procedure against the player.

"Mr. Clinton Njie informed the Standardization Committee of his plan to contribute to the development of youth football by organizing events in partnership with FECAFOOT. He also said he was interested in promoting youth discipline, "said Fecafoot, adding that the player" announced his intention to apologize to all his teammates on the national team A and to the technical staff ".

Clinton Njie is back in the good graces of the Fecafoot, which could augur a return to the den. As a reminder, the Olympique de Marseille striker had not taken part in the last gathering of Indomitable Lions, organized on the sidelines of the meeting Comoros Islands - Cameroon. It was the first under the Clarence Seedorf era.

Anglophone Crisis: The Cameroonian army dismantles a separatist camp in Njikwa


Jdc | A camp of suspected separatist fighters was dismantled during a raid conducted last Monday by the Cameroonian army. This raid made it possible to get hold of a stock of weapons and ammunition. About 20 separatists were killed by the Cameroonian army. The others would have managed to escape.

Two Cameroonian soldiers were wounded during Monday's operation. They were transported to Bamenda to receive appropriate medical care.

About three months ago, the locality of Njikwa was the center of attention. The secessionists had taken control of this borough. A message from the prefect of the Momo department, Absalom Monono Woloa, had leaked and ended up on social networks. Addressing the North West Governor, the administrative authority claimed that Njikwa had fallen into the hands of the separatists and that the soldiers could no longer provide an effective response, as stockpiles of ammunition and food were exhausted.

Bamenda: Transport delegate denies travel restrictions


Jdc | This information has however circulated at the beginning of the week. The regional delegate of Transport says not to be the author.

The Northwest Region Transportation Commissioner issued a press release today to refute the information that requirements were now being imposed on travelers leaving the area. This "fake-news" was contained in a statement attributed to Gilbert Ngong, said authority.

The statement said passengers from the northwest should now give reasons for their travel and destinations, otherwise they would not be allowed to travel. Information about the persons expected to receive them was also indicated as necessary, including the name and contact of the traveler's host family.

Activist Agbor Balla had strongly condemned this decision claiming it was "a flagrant violation of human rights". This debate comes in the context of a massive exodus of people in the North West and South West, who are fleeing violence that can affect the organization of the presidential election.

In Cameroon, social networks in the heart of the presidential, fear loom's Paul Biya


Jdc | Videos of abuses committed on Cameroon soil published on Facebook, strong political presence on Twitter: for the first time in Cameroon, social networks are at the heart of the presidential election, scheduled for October 7.

There will be nine candidates, including outgoing President Paul Biya, 85 years old, including 35 in power, who announced in the summer and unprecedented his application for a sixth reelection ... on Twitter.

In 2011, date of the last presidential election, only a few candidates had used social networks. Today, almost all have a dedicated team.

Among the main challengers to Paul Biya, the candidate of the Social Democratic Front (SDF, main opposition party) Joshua Osih goes to dialogue with Cameroonians on the web.

An Internet user criticizes his stature, according to him, non-presidential when Mr. Osih post a photo of him at the airport in Paris: "I want to break with the protocols," replies, step by step, the official account of the candidate SDF.

"There is a much greater potential for dissemination (for candidates on the Internet) than when their communication passes in the print or radio," said Julie Owono, director of the NGO Internet Sans Frontières.

For her, this increased presence in 2018 on the Internet can be explained by a connectivity rate that has increased significantly in Cameroon: from 0.24% in 2011 to 35% in 2017, according to the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications cited by the media. State beginning of September.

"There has been a decrease in Internet access costs (and) the quality of the network has also improved," says Owono.

- "Disinformation" -

While the presidential campaign officially begins Saturday, it should largely be dominated by the security challenges of Cameroon in its English-speaking regions.

In armed conflict, these two regions are not very accessible to the media and NGOs, but conflict stakeholders use social networks to denounce alleged human rights violations allegedly committed by the adversary.

Since the beginning of the conflict at the end of 2017, videos of abuses, of English-speaking separatists as well as of Cameroonian soldiers, circulate so almost daily on social networks.

A gendarme beheaded by separatists, villages burned by the army, or scenes of torture: all excesses filmed are good for both sides to try to discredit the opponent.

Faced with this resurgence of the horror filmed and broadcast, the government denounced early September "inappropriate use of the Internet."

This increase in hate speech and the spread of "fake news" are "a threat to our right to good information, especially during election time," said Issa Tchiroma Bakary, Minister of Communication.

In July, the minister called "fake news" a video of alleged abuses by Cameroonian soldiers in the Far North region, where the army is deployed against the Nigerian jihadist group Boko Haram.

A few weeks later, several soldiers were arrested after an investigation was opened.

"The major challenges in the use of social networks (during the presidential election) are about misinformation", corroborates AFP Janvier Ngnoulaye, president of the NGO Internet Society Cameroon.

- "Image undermined" -

Less than three weeks before the presidential election, supporters of President Biya - who believe it best able to respond to the crises created by the English-speaking separatists and Boko Haram - believe that these videos of abuses of the army were published in design.

"This is to undermine the image of Biya," says a security source.

In fact, a war of images has taken place on the Internet around the report of the Head of State: when his critics post pictures of roads in poor condition, his supporters respond with photos of major projects in progress, as the highway between Yaoundé and Douala.

In early September, an umpteenth rumor circulated on social networks: as in Mali in August, Yaoundé is about to cut Internet access during the election.

"Fake news," replied the Postmaster. In early 2017, Yaoundé cut the Internet for three months - the longest cut on the continent - in its English-speaking regions to quell the growing protest.

The diocese of Eséka prepares the funeral of Bishop Bogmis


A month after his death, La Croix Africa visited this diocese, now headed by Mgr. Émile Martin Mosely Dibongue, appointed Diocesan Administrator.

One month after the death of Bishop Dieudonné Bogmis, the diocese of Eséka, in central Cameroon, has a temporary pastor. This is Bishop Emile Martin Mosely Dibongue, appointed September 7, diocesan administrator.

Mgr. Mosely Dibongue, who until then was vicar general and parish priest of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Fatima d'Eséka, had convened today the College of Consultors to make note the vacancy of the episcopal see. In accordance with the provisions of Canon 421-430, after the death on August 25 of the titular Bishop, Bishop Dieudonné Bogmis, this college was to appoint an administrator for the diocese pending the appointment of a new bishop.

Bishop Mosely Dibongue has virtually all the powers of the bishop as a diocesan administrator. "Thus, he is held to the obligations of the bishop and has the power (Canon 427), explains a source close to the apostolic nunciature of Yaounde. He therefore gives the sacrament of confirmation, confers the ministries and call the Orders in agreement with the College of Consultors just as he represents the diocese at the Conference of Bishops of Cameroon, and so shares his Assembly as a matter of right. "

Funeral in preparation

For the time being, the diocese prepares the funeral of its deceased bishop, banners stamped with the photograph of Bishop Bogmis adorn the roads of many roads. "We, your faithful will never forget you. Thank you for everything, "reads one of them.

At the cathedral, preparations are well underway. Faithful people take care of the cleanliness of the place while seminarians in black cassock repeat the execution of the funerary rite. The pastor and now diocesan administrator, Bishop Mosely Dibongue, is in a meeting with his collaborators, while a choir repeats songs that will animate the liturgy of the funeral mass.

The body of Bishop Bogmis arrived in Eséka on Wednesday, September 19 from the capital of Cameroon after a mass at Notre-Dame Cathedral Victory of Yaounde. "All the bishops of Cameroon expected at Eséka. This is why the diocesan administrator asked us to mobilize to accompany our bishop, "explains Clement Guimbous, a lay member of the diocese.

"We are still upset by the sudden death of Bishop Dieudonné Bogmis. But faith helps us to accept this will of God, "says Augustine Ngo Sack, a faithful of Esteka Cathedral.


Source: Africa.la-croix.com