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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Cameroon Crisis: Shocking photos show humiliation of Ambazonians by BIR soldiers


Several members of the Cameroon government elite force, the Rapid Intervention Battalion, BIR deployed to Southern Cameroons are posting disturbing photos on their face book pages on the humiliation they are meting out to Southern Cameroons young men and women. The BIR soldiers from the Beti Ewondo clan in the Central Region are also observing that it is fun time with Ambazonian detainees.  However, what they are showing doesn’t exactly match the international community’s idea of fun.

Cameroon Intelligence Report’s Kingsley Betek covering the crisis in Southern Cameroons noted that the photos posted by French Cameroun army soldiers were shot during the recent lockdown ordered by the Ambazonian Interim Government.  One of the Francophone soldiers who spoke to our correspondent in Molyko, Buea but sued for anonymity said he has realized that what Defense Minister Joseph Beti Assomo told them to do in English speaking Cameroon is wrong. He further observed that many of his Francophone colleagues who have been killing innocent Southern Cameroonian civilians have private videos of the atrocities but were unsure of how to release them without being arrested by the Biya regime.

The photos show the systematic humiliation of innocent Southern Cameroons civilians in the hands of French Cameroun soldiers. The French Cameroun military abuse is physical mental and emotional. “In my eyes, the suffering that the Cameroon army has put on our Anglophone brothers and sisters is complete and total” noted a young Francophone commander who was recently withdrawn from Southern Cameroons and deployed to the Far North region. He added that “Anglophone public anger should not be directed towards the soldiers but towards President Biya and the ruling CPDM that trained them.”

According to Kingsley Betek, all the photos released this week by Francophone army soldiers of the Rapid Intervention Battalion were taken in both the Northern and the Southern Zones of the Federal Republic of Ambazonia.


By Soter Tarh Agbaw-Ebai

Cameroon Crisis: The UN ready to move into Cameroon


For more than two years, Southern Cameroonians have been calling on the UN and other global organizations to come to their rescue, but their plea seemed to have fallen on deaf ears. The world’s silence has made many Southern Cameroonians to think that they have been left to their own devices. They argue that the world is either ignoring them or does not consider their issue as important as other issues that have earned the UN’s attention.

But the UN and the world are not ignoring the people of Southern Cameroons who have been marginalized and discriminated against for more than five decades. The UN is a slow and expensive machine to run because of the way it was set up after the Second World War and it has protocols it has to follow before coming with a resolution to deploy its staff or troops.

It is easier for the UN to deploy a skeleton staff than to deploy troops as it depends on its member countries for troops. In many cases, it has to negotiate with the country’s government and for more than two years the Yaounde government has turned down all appeals by the international community for external mediation or intervention.

For some time now, many UN specialized agencies have been seeking to set foot in Cameroon, but their efforts have met with government refusal. The government is wary of the UN coming into the country as that might reduce its ability to falsify information on the reality on the ground. The presence of UN bodies in the country might also make it hard for the government to continue with its killing spree.

However, the Red Cross, the World Food Program, UNICEF, Doctors without Borders, etc are already operating on the ground to provide humanitarian assistance, though their efforts are being hampered by government decisions and gimmicks.

Indeed, to circumvent government obstruction, Cameroon has been placed under the cluster category which implies the global body no longer needs the government’s permission to intervene. Clusters are groups of humanitarian organizations, both UN and non-UN, in each of the main sectors of humanitarian action. They are designed by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) and have clear responsibility for coordination. This partially explains why the government has stepped up its military operations in the two English-speaking regions of the country in recent days.

With many UN bodies on the ground now, the right information is heading to Washington, Ottawa, London and New York and this is no good news to the Biya regime that has worked hard to deceive foreign governments that it has been fighting a bunch of terrorists who are intent on destabilizing the entire country.

The Yaounde government has employed many public relations firms to spread its gospel of falsehood in Western capitals and this has been one reason why the international community has been slow at having a good understanding of the real situation that is playing out in the country’s Northwest and Southwest regions.

The Yaounde government has always insisted that with limited foreign assistance, it will be capable of rolling back the “terrorists” and the world has believed this story for more than two years. But the Yaounde government’s refusal and insistence that it will handle the problem without external help are gradually unraveling as the beleaguered government is slowly running out of financial options.

While the French are still propping the Yaounde government, many of the country’s traditional partners and donors have finally come to terms with the fact that it will be hard conducting business with a regime that does not see the need for dialogue and democracy as key factors in economic development.

The government is out of cash and it is seeking ways of replenishing its coffers. The World Bank, the African Development Bank and the International Monetary Fund are currently withholding millions in loans and grants from the Yaounde government. Many projects have already been approved for financing in the two English-speaking regions of the country, but the hostilities in the region make it hard to implement those projects.

The ring road in the Northwest region has already been approved for financing by the African Development Bank and the World Bank, but the two multilateral development finance institutions have withheld the money until hostilities stop in the region.

Both institutions have urged the government to restore peace in the country if it wants to continue benefiting from non-concessional resources raised from global capital markets. Like the United States, Canada and Britain, multilateral institutions are urging the government to grant the United Nations unfettered access to the regions where the fighting is taking place so that humanitarian assistance can reach those in need.

As usual, Canada is using its leadership role in global politics to call for multilateral action that will lead to a comprehensive and inclusive dialogue that will deal with all the issues that have resulted in the conflict. This has given the United Nations more power to start thinking of drafting a resolution that will enable it to deploy both troops and staff in the two English-speaking regions of the country.

A source close to the United Nations in New York, which has elected anonymity, has hinted that the days ahead will lead to the drafting of a UN resolution that will urge members to contribute troops for peace-keeping purposes in Cameroon.

Last week, the UN Secretary General met with Cameroon’s Prime Minister, Dion Ngute, in Addis Ababa, on the sidelines of the Heads of State summit, where they discussed the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the country. The UN Secretary General urged the government of Cameroon to take the right steps to restore peace to the country. Mr. Dion Ngute, for his part, assured the UN Secretary General of the government willingness and determination to restore peace in the coming days.

But events over the last couple of days have proven that the Yaounde government is not up to the task. Its determination to win the war by military means is escalating things and this has resulted in the deaths of thousands of Cameroonians, a situation that has caused the international community to hold that external mediation is necessary, a point underscored by our source at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

“I think the government of Cameroon is out of steam. It has continuously refused appeals by the United Nations for external intervention and mediation of the conflict in the two English-speaking regions, but seeing the way things are unfolding, the UN has to step in to play a key role. The country is down financially, and many development projects have been put off. This is not good for the country’s long-term economic development,” the source said.

“The government cannot win a military victory in the two English-speaking regions of the country. The fighters have proven that it is hard to put an end to the conflict without addressing the root cause of the problem. After two years, I think it is time to think of other options. The military option is a disaster and it will only make things worse if the government continues to hold that it is the best option. Many lives have been lost and there is nothing to show for the money spent and lives lost,” our source regretted.

“With pressure coming especially from the United States and Canada in the United Nations, it is obvious that a peace-keeping force will be heading to Cameroon in the days ahead. Our specialized agencies are already on the ground, though on a small scale, but with pressure mounting and multilateral institutions also calling for an end to hostilities, the government of Cameroon is going to cave in anytime, soon,” he stressed.

“It is true that the Cameroon situation is challenging as the fighting is taking place in all towns and villages in the two regions at the same time, but UN officials are already brainstorming on how to end the hostilities first, as there cannot be any effective humanitarian operations if the hostilities are still going on. UN diplomats are working the phones to convince the government that an inclusive dialogue will the best way out of the crisis, although the government is still reluctant to accept UN proposals,” our source revealed.

Meanwhile, on the ground in Bamenda and Buea, it is proving challenging for the UN to find the proper infrastructure for its operations. The two regions are bereft of proper housing and office building which will accommodate UN staff and their offices.

In Buea, in particular, it is challenging to find strategically located story buildings that will enable the global body to conduct its operations confidently and professionally. Besides physical infrastructure, Internet connection and telecommunication facilities in both regions are unreliable, a UN source in Buea said.

“We have been looking for proper accommodation in Buea and Bamenda, but it is a little challenging. We need accommodation and office space that will not expose our staff to any danger in the event of any hostilities between the two warring factions,” our source said.

Meanwhile, as the fighting rages on, the country’s economy continues to suffer. The country’s seaport is witnessing a huge business shortage, especially as some countries like the Central African Republic and Chad have opted to use other seaports in the region.

For more than two years, the country has not been receiving revenues from the customs and border posts that were located in the English-speaking regions. Ekok, Otu and other border posts have been abandoned as the conflict escalates and this is a huge financial blow to a cash-strapped government.

If the UN does not step in, the country will continue its relentless descend to financial hell and it will be challenging to disarm the fighters who do not trust the government. Many diplomats around the world hold that only the UN will be able to do the job that the country’s disarmament commission has been assigned, as English-speaking Cameroonians, especially the fighters do not trust the government.

The news of the arrival of the UN has been welcomed by many people in the two English-speaking regions of the country and many are looking forward to the coming of the global body which will help them live a life without gunshots and maybe create a few jobs that will help reboot the economies of the two regions.

By Kingsley Betek in Yaounde, Irene Nanyongo in North America and Soter Tarh Agbaw-Ebai in the United Kingdom


Cameroon Concord News Group

BREAKING: The Nigerian Presidential poll postponed


The long awaited election into the exalted seat of the country’s president and National Assembly has been postponed by one week as announced by INEC. update later...

Paul Biya is a sacrificed, Say's John of God Momo


Ah, dear Jddm! When it closes, it's already a hell. But when he opens it! On January 24th, your favorite newspaper, Muta (dixit yourself) put on the front page a man like the Manufacturer in manufacture every two millennia: John of God, the new Minister for Justice, John of God (for the intimate), the last convert of Popol.

"To be a minister, according to Momo".The title is just as dashing as the colossus of one meter ninety, black suit, straight look, which flattens the red carpet (symbol of power so desired) the weight of his 110kg (he had to take Since then, John of God speaks to you, so Jddm attended his first ministerial council at the Unity Palace on January 16, the last one certainly, since this guy only once every five years in Cameroon. "He was impressed while waiting for the President of the Republic, I was very worried and then a door opened in my back, I did not know it was a door and he came out straight in. I jumped, everyone got up. "

Exactly like in the mafia movies. The entry of Al Capone ... "I was happy (like a bishop of Cameroon who is found for the first time in front of the Holy Father, note of the mutant) and I said: here are the people who build this country", adds John of God.Yes, they are indeed 65 Cameroon builders. And then, "I felt the enormous weight of responsibility hanging over my shoulders. Fortunately, he has them wide enough, his shoulders, the Jdd!

Then we learn that "these people we see from the outside are working. We work all the files of the Republic and those of elsewhere. In simple words. It is our ministers who handle the cases of Rca, Gabon, Russia, France (yes, yellow vests), United States, Venezuela, etc. And Cameroon is doing so well! John of God continues, "You go into the office at 8 am, at midnight, you're still there."

Words of a marveled. The Buyam-sellam market Mvog Mbi Yaounde is better, she spends the night under the stars, waiting for the delivery of the goods. "I do not want to disappoint this man. Beg the minister. Sorry, it's already done! With this case where you put Bamilekes and Jews in the same holocaust sauce, a Sunday night, live from the Crtv! Moreover, here is the reaction of the Supreme Popol on this subject: "Akie! Just arrived and the pit is already filled? From source!

And then, hands raised to heaven as in a pagan dance, John of God says: "Paul Biya is a sacrificed, I want to be like him. Help me help him, help me help you. A sacrificed like Joan of Arc, it's true.

As for us, how are we going to help you help a man who goes to the stake to save us? Complicated, no? Paul Biya, "It's someone who bears all the responsibility of our country on the head. ", Says Momo.It is the saying that is caricatural.Our president carries Cameroon like camel his hump. Without ever moaning!

As an epitaph. "I swore to give what I have so that the Cameroonian people recognize the benefits of this president." Promise of Jean de Dieu ... Lagaffe.


Reporter: Daily Mutations

H.E Ayuk Tabe, Maurice Kamto: Paul Biya wants to kill two birds with one stone


The cynic Biya regime, unable to face the political, economic and social which are those of Cameroon, simply chose to simply endure, to be able to enjoy power, to die in power..

To this, a quasi-scientific laboratory was set up with the aim of atomizing the Cameroonian society in order to break in it any capacity of social organization and thus of coordinated action which could endanger the interests of the establishment policy.

In this approach, Anglophone Cameroon and the MRC phenomenon are major concerns for political power in Yaoundé.This is why, in an enterprise of disinformation, demonization and marginalization, elements of the targeted entities are associated, whose main characteristics are: intellectual ignorance, moral indigence and material greed.

Thus, in the spraying industry of the English-speaking entity and the Bamileke entity, which is criticized successively for its secessionist tendencies and support for Professor KAMTO, in his quest for power, internal relays to these sociological groups have were recruited to know the English-speaking, ATANGA NJI and the Bamileke, Jean De Dieu MOMO.

The news of the day is that of the indigestible and destitute media outlet of Me Jean De Dieu MOMO, is part of a process initiated well before the presidential election, which MOMO now ensures the tribal relay as Bamileke , that is, of the same ethnic group as Maurice KAMTO. It consists in presenting Maurice KAMTO as the President of the Bamileke revenge, of the Bamileke hegemony, the enemies of Cameroon, from whom it is absolutely necessary to protect oneself.

This refers to the triptych elaborated and lapped in the laboratories of tribal hate piloted by Mathias OWONA NGUINI: Meute-Tribale-Tontinard whose finality for power is to isolate Maurice KAMTO politically by dividing Cameroonians.

This strategy was divided into three stages: before the presidential election, during the presidential election and after the presidential election.

In the first stage, straw candidates were raised and financed across the country to crumble the potentially favorable voices of Maurice KAMTO, who for the cause was presented outrageously coarse as the candidate. 'a tribe.

In the second phase, all the alliance strategies that could lead to the emergence of a single candidacy were torpedoed by the power to isolate Mr. KAMTO who over the course of the campaign was demonstrating his roll compressor.

In the third step, isolate KAMTO in its claim of victory by dissuading other unfortunate candidates, by the means of corruption and the prospect of a redistribution of the cards, in this case political folding seats on the occasion of the next consultations election.

In this logic, the rest of the opposition appears as an objective ally of YAOUNDE's illegitimate power from which it naturally expects a return of lift through the upcoming elections (municipal, regional and legislative) that would allow in the order Institutional Paul BIYA (37th edition) to redistribute maps and to tell the results of what the new forces of the opposition and its new leader.

In this game, the arrest of KAMTO appears for them as a real bargain. The political behavior of the rest of the opposition in the coming days will refine this analysis.


Journalist: Amédée Dimitri TOUKO

North West: several houses reportedly burned in Wum


In Wum, in the Menchum department, still in the north-west, the inhabitants woke up this morning and discovered several houses burned down.

The fire consumed several houses of this locality. The origin of the flames remains unclear but the report was made a few hours after clashes between the Defense and Security Forces and the separatists in this district.

Wum and several localities in the North West are prone to abuses following fighting between the army and the English-speaking separatists. Many of them leave their homes to take refuge in the bush or in neighboring Nigeria.


Source: camerounweb.com

Ambazonia: an employee of Kumba town hall allegedly murdered


Another dead among civilians in Kumba in the Southwest region. According to information obtained from local sources, Ernest Ngufor, an employee of the Kumba Town Hall 2 was reportedly murdered on Friday.

The victim was reportedly killed by secessionist fighters in Kossala-Kumba.They accused him of being an intelligence agent on behalf of the Cameroonian government.


Source: camerounweb.com

Kondengui: Kamto celebrated his 65th birthday with H. E Sisiku Ayuk Tabe this Friday


For calling on his activists to demonstrate peacefully, the MRC president was thrown into the same prison as some formidable Boko Haram activists and the Civil War in the English-speaking regions.

This Friday, February 15, 2019, Maurice Kamto is a year older. For the first time in his life, the internationally renowned professor of international law spent his birthday in prison.

In his capacity as National President of the Movement for the Renaissance of Cameroon (MRC), opposition political party, he called his activists and sympathizers to demonstrate peacefully on January 26, 2019 throughout the country to denounce electoral fraud and the mismanagement of the country by the regime of Paul Biya in power for 37 years.

The authorities who had deployed the police to put down the demonstrators, have been indicted to the Military Court of Yaounde, the leader of the MRC for acts of hostility against the party, insurrection, insulting the head of state. Some of these charges are punishable by death.

While waiting to be presented to an examining magistrate for the rest of the proceedings, Maurice Kamto was thrown into the main prison of Kondengui, a prison built on the remains of the ex-mixed Brigade Mobile (BMM), sadly old place of torture for political prisoners.

The candidate ranked second at the end of the presidential election of October 07, 2018, does not discover this prison environment. He spent a few days there in 1985 for "daring" to criticize a book by the philosopher Hubert Mono Ndjana devoted to "the social idea at Paul Biya". He returned there on the morning of Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 34 years after his first experience.

This time, the political opponent most feared by the Biya regime coexists with prisoners related to Boko Haram affairs and the Anglophone crisis, like Sisiku Ayuk Tabe, the secessionist leader.

Of the 131 demonstrators indicted following the demonstrations of January 26, 2019, seven, mostly MRC executives, are in custody at the former BMM. They are engaged artist Valsero, Penda Ekoko, Eric Kingue, Albert Dzongang, Célestin Djamen, Professor Alain Fogue and President Maurice Kamto.


Source: cameroon-info.net

Friday, February 15, 2019

BREAKING: INEC Nigeria has postponed tomorrow’s Presidential Election. New date to be announced soon


The Nigeria Electoral commission has postponed the Presidential election in the country Following the chaotic atmosphere recorded in some part of the country just few hours to the Election scheduled for Saturday, 16th February 2016.

It has also been noted that some state are yet to receive electoral materials.

The commission had Emergency meeting this evening before leading to conclusion to shift the election.

New date to be announced shortly, stayed turned.

URGENT: Biya government hijacking CameroonWeb news site in Cameroon! Can only be asses by the people outside Cameroon and using VPN


Difficult to access Cameroonweb news site in Cameroon for some days, The news site has been censored by the Cameroonian authorities for reasons not yet disclosed.

The IP address of the site has been blocked as well as the name and domain.CameroonWeb.com remains nevertheless accessible via VPN as well as outside Cameroon.

This censorship comes after the publication of the annual report of Hootsuite and We Are Social which indicated that Camerounweb.com was Cameroon's most visited news site.

At the end of January, Paul Chouta, a journalist in charge of investigations for the news site, was attacked in front of his home by unidentified individuals.

His aggression was condemned by several protection organizations including Reporter Sans Frontières.


Source: camerounweb.com

Angry, a surfer is strike on Paul Biya and Cabral Libii


I'll get straight to the point, no politically correct, zero language of wood... or it's wood or boa really tampi.

So here's what happens:

The mode of governance, operation, problem-solving of the rdpc-Biya-state is essentially based on tribalism and the money packets for corruption. There I do not teach you anything, we already know all.

So know that Cabral has received a single mission from the rdpc-Biya-state not to say Fame Ndongo who is the head of the state tribalism in the service of Biya: his mission is to create a tribalism front Bassa-bami, that's all. That is to say, he is free to insult the rdpc or Biya as he wants, provided he succeeds in his mission and he takes his money.

I can say that Cabral has managed 50% of his mission, fortunately that a good part of our bassa brothers have not fallen into Cabral's trap and have judged only the competence of the various candidates and their offers as a program policy. That's what's on the web.

For a long time I noticed that on the web there was curiously a group of people who hated to death that is to say with all their power they hated the MRC and its president, I assure you that it was not not the people of CPDM, they did not go that far in hate. These people are those who have fallen into Cabral's trap. They are the ones I'm going to talk to right now:

This kind of image I could not imagine that there was this country in the country, I swear to you... When we see that it's often in the North and here you are the first to play the compassion, it is now that I see that it is total hypocrisy because you hide the same thing at home to come and play pity in the north. The person who is at best able to solve these problems (we have seen in the political programs in the elections) it is him that you come haihir thoroughly under the instructions of your leader and for the happiness of Biya who finally plunged the country into this situation. It's diabolical here! !

In short, Cameroonian patriots will remain mobilized for Cameroon and not for the MRC, and not for Kamto, but for Cameroon. And today it is indeed President Elect Kamto who represents this Cameroon of which we all wish.

That's why we all say

-No Electoral Hold-up

-No to hold-up of the public fortune by massive diversions CAN and others

-No to hold-up of peace to NoSo

KAMTO, Third President of Cameroon.

Biya you have done your time, you did what you could, go rest peacefully even at Mvogmeka, Kamto has already promised that nothing will happen to you and that you and your family will be safe...


Reporter: Yvain Prinz

Cameroon: a strategy to isolate Anglophones and the RCM revealed


The cynic Biya regime, unable to face the political, economic and social which are those of Cameroon, simply chose to simply endure, to be able to enjoy power, to die in power..

To this, a quasi-scientific laboratory was set up with the aim of atomizing the Cameroonian society in order to break in it any capacity of social organization and thus of coordinated action which could endanger the interests of the establishment policy.

In this approach, Anglophone Cameroon and the MRC phenomenon are major concerns for political power in Yaoundé. This is why, in an enterprise of disinformation, demonization and marginalization, elements of the targeted entities are associated, whose main characteristics are: intellectual ignorance, moral indigence and material greed.

Thus, in the spraying industry of the English-speaking entity and the Bamileke entity, which is criticized successively for its secessionist tendencies and support for Professor KAMTO, in his quest for power, internal relays to these sociological groups have were recruited to know the English-speaking, ATANGA NJI and the Bamileke, Jean De Dieu MOMO.

The news of the day is that of the indigestible and destitute media outlet of Me Jean De Dieu MOMO, is part of a process initiated well before the presidential election, which MOMO now ensures the tribal relay as Bamileke , that is, of the same ethnic group as Maurice KAMTO. It consists in presenting Maurice KAMTO as the President of the Bamileke revenge, of the Bamileke hegemony, the enemies of Cameroon, from whom it is absolutely necessary to protect oneself.

This refers to the triptych elaborated and lapped in the laboratories of tribal hate piloted by Mathias OWONA NGUINI: Meute-Tribale-Tontinard whose finality for power is to isolate Maurice KAMTO politically by dividing Cameroonians.

This strategy was divided into three stages: before the presidential election, during the presidential election and after the presidential election.

In the first stage, straw candidates were raised and financed across the country to crumble the potentially favorable voices of Maurice KAMTO, who for the cause was presented outrageously coarse as the candidate. 'a tribe.

In the second phase, all the alliance strategies that could lead to the emergence of a single candidacy were torpedoed by the power to isolate Mr. KAMTO who over the course of the campaign was demonstrating his roll compressor.

In the third step, isolate KAMTO in its claim of victory by dissuading other unfortunate candidates, by the means of corruption and the prospect of a redistribution of the cards, in this case political folding seats on the occasion of the next consultations election.

In this logic, the rest of the opposition appears as an objective ally of YAOUNDE's illegitimate power from which it naturally expects a return of lift through the upcoming elections (municipal, regional and legislative) that would allow in the order Institutional Paul BIYA (37th edition) to redistribute maps and to tell the results of what the new forces of the opposition and its new leader.

In this game, the arrest of KAMTO appears for them as a real bargain. The political behavior of the rest of the opposition in the coming days will refine this analysis.


By Journalist Master Amédée Dimitri TOUKO




North West: another hospital reportedly ransacked in Bangulan


New attack on hospital training in the English-speaking regions. The attackers stormed that night in a hospital belonging to the Cameroon Baptist Convention in the locality of Bangoulan department of Menchum North West region.

After firing several intimidating shots, they broke the flaps of the hospital formation. No more damage.

But the incursion created a big fright in the patients of the denominational hospital. The attack comes less than a week after the Kumba district hospital fire in the southwest.


Source: camerounweb.com

Jean de Dieu Momo file hits the table of Benyamin Netanyahu


The editor of the West Coast newspaper, Benjamin Zebaze, has taken several actions to ensure that Minister Jean De Dieu Momo is severely punished after his controversial remarks on national television.

Indeed, in an exit on facebook this Friday, the journalist welcomes the work already done so far by the "collective against genocide".

Benjamin Zebaze publishes for this purpose a document addressed to the Israeli Prime Minister, Benyamin, by the Cultural Association of the group Saint Francis, publisher of the newspaper Ouest-Littoral.

"You can not, you must not, accept that in 2019 a minister of a government faces with impunity such an anti-Semitic exit at the moment when acts of anti-Semitism multiply everywhere in the world", one can read in the document.

Read below the excerpt of the document sent Benyamin Netanyahu



Source: 237actu.com

World leaders accused Cameroon of using security and military equipment donated to them to fight civilians

Besides the US, other countries that Cameroon counts on, including Israel, France, Germany, and China have also shown a strong reaction to the allegations in the country.


The United Nations has asked authorities in the Central African Republic (CAR) to take action following alleged torture cases by Russian soldiers or mercenaries in the country. This comes after an investigation over allegations of torturing and abusing Mahamat Nour Mamadou for days.

According to a report that was seen by AFP, the victim, Mahamat Nour Mamadou, told UN investigators that he was held by a group of Russians in the central city of Bambari last month on suspicion of belonging to an armed militia. He said he was severely beaten and had a finger cut off. Vannina Maestracci, a spokeswoman for UN said based on statements and physical evidence, the UN can confirm that the victim has been ill-treated and tortured.

She added that “this mission has informed officially the relevant Central African authorities and shared all supporting documents requesting follow-up action,” The UN does not have authority to arrest individuals in a country where it has peacekeepers and has turned to Bangui to ensure the perpetrators of the serious crime are held responsible. UN says Mamadou was released through the intervention of Internal Security Forces (FSI).

Russia’s influence in CAR has been growing since the UN-backed government there called for help to fight militias rampaging through the country. Moscow has already supplied weapons, military officers, at least 170 military “trainers” and a security adviser to work with president Faustin-Archange Touader. According to reports in Russian and Western media, the military trainers are mercenaries with close ties to Russian mining companies and the numbers deployed could be significantly higher than officially reported.

Last month, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian criticized the presence of Russian mercenaries in CAR from the private military company Wagner. Three Russian journalists who were investigating the Wagner group were ambushed and murdered in CAR last year.

A peace agreement between the government of CAR and 14 armed groups was agreed earlier this month in a bid to bring peace to the unstable country. As of now, it is not clear whether the Russians were part of the private military outfit Wagner, with the UN describing the suspected torturers as “non-UN uniformed individuals of Russian Nationality”

CAR is not the only country that has attracted international attention over government-sanctioned torture. Last week the US reacted to credible allegations that the Cameroon government carried out human rights violation in the country. US is Cameroon’s most allied security partner, with about 300 US troops stationed there to train and assist the Cameroonian military in its fight against extremism in its far northern region. However, following reports on the ongoing crisis with the English-speaking separatists called Ambazonia, and the protesting opposition leader, Cameroon has been accused of using security and military equipment donated by the US to fight civilians. Following the allegations, the US announced that it would withdraw its military support to the country.

Besides the US, other countries that Cameroon counts on, including Israel, France, Germany, and China have also shown a strong reaction to the allegations in the country.

France also reacted to the allegations against the country, calling on the Cameroonian government to respect the rights of the people to freely express their opinions. As seen in a  Q&A daily press briefing, the French Foreign Ministry said “We are concerned at this legal development and are continuing to follow the situation of Mr Kamto and that of approximately 200 of his supporters who are being held in detention. The Cameroonian opposition, of which Mr Kamto is a leading figure, must be able to freely express its opinions, in accordance with the law,”

Kamto was on Wednesday charged with ‘rebellion’ by a military tribunal. Twenty-two members of his Cameroon Renaissance Movement (MRC) are also on trial for the same charges, lawyers said.

Government-sanctioned torture is common in countries with a record of violent opposition groups, activists, or rebellion from popular armed groups and terrorism. Cameroon, which has been criticised of having an authoritarian system, where Paul Biya, the president has been in power since 1982 is an example. CAR and Cameroon have recorded a high rate of violence in the past few years.

It usually takes an intervention from world powers and the UN, US and France to placate extreme approaches made by these governments to fight extremism; like some “fire for fire” approach. These accusations against Russia in the CAR renew concerns for its growing presence in Africa, especially because its presence in CAR was facilitated by the country’s government.

It remains to be seen if the CAR government would take action regarding the torture accusations, but one thing is certain: oppressive governments on the continent have no qualms about hurting their citizens, and usually stop when they are prevailed upon by western powers.

Paul Biya's security: 641 men expected to begin the transition


After entering Sunday the Minkama Training Center near Obala, they received last Wednesday their first outfits for intense individual training.

"The big ones will lose weight. The skinny will die. Does it follow? "Hard for the 2019 contingent of recruits to the Presidential Guard to forget those words. Warnings hammered as soon as they enter the grounds of the Presidential Guard Training Center in Minkama, about two kilometers from Obala in the Central Region. After the stage of the collective race in November 2018, they crossed the doors of this institution last Sunday. On the lists, there were a total of 641 expected to begin the transition from civilian to military.

634 answered this. At a safe distance, parents came to watch at this moment, under the freezing cold of the early morning and the hot sun of the afternoon.Man and woman, all had the skull of all hair at the entrance, as required by the entry rules for training. Reception and orientation, then separation from personal effects. A good fifty brought buckets and machetes. Money too. On site, everything has been prepared for these candidates.Only the piece of identity was mandatory.

Battalion Commander Hongbo Ndong Anicet, commander of the Training Center, personally ensured that nothing was missing at every stage. The hardest thing was when identifying. Although everything had started from the portal. The badly-dressed rookies were called to order, the latecomers were back on the ramps. In the ranks, some misplaced too. Some have confused the centers. Instead of Maroua, one ended up in Obala, while another was expected from Limbe. Inside, the identification process in itself was a training. Forbidden to laugh at chefs' jokes or dragging feet. There, future soldiers were in the making.

The recruits are then passed through the depollution box. "This step involves removing externally all that the candida can have on them. This workshop was set up because during the 2014 recruitment there was a cholera outbreak. They will then integrate the medical circuit where we take certain parameters and perform traditional examinations, "said Colonel Dr. Epanya Endale Fanny, head of the military medical center of the GP. At the last level of identification, the identity of the candidate selected during the selection and the one who came for the training was checked.

In the ranks, a dozen bad apples were accompanied to the exit. The others went through the brief medical examination.Monday and Tuesday, they received vaccines. Before going to Ndjoré, 45 km from Obala, for their basic training all weapons, the future Gpistes received Wednesday their survival equipment (outfit, sleeping bags, buckets, rangers, etc.).


Source: cameroon-tribune.cm

BREAKING: Emmanuel Macron orders the release of Kamto et Cie!


The France 24 channel informs us that "President Macron met with his counterpart Paul Biya, calling for an inclusive political dialogue".

In the edition of the newspaper of France 24 of this Friday, February 15, 2019, we learn that the Head of the French State had conversation with Paul Biya on the arrest of Maurice Kamto.

The prison situation from the 2nd to the last 2018 presidential election worries the friends of Cameroon. This is the case of France, which is worried.

Indeed, since February 12, the Cameroonian opponent Maurice Kamto and his co-defendants are behind bars at Kondengui Central Prison. They are accused of hostility to the Republic, crowds, insurrection among others.

This political situation worries Western chancelleries, as France is concerned about respect for the rule of law in Cameroon.

The 151 people who were taken to the Yaoundé military court on Tuesday night were heard and everyone was charged. The last indictments were made that night, around two o'clock in the morning.

The offenses are almost all the same: participation in an illegal demonstration, rebellion. Market-related offenses organized by the MRC on Friday, January 26th. MRCistes are also criticized for the destruction of public property or outrages on the president, in reference to the damage done to the Cameroonian embassies in Paris and Berlin.


Source: lebledparle.com

Cameroon Crisis: former president Jerry Rawlings tackles France, USA and Co.


Former Ghanaian head of state Jerry Rawlings, in an exit questions the silence of France, Britain, the US and the UN on the "armed conflict" currently taking place in Cameroon.

He regrets that there is no diplomatic pressure to force Cameroon to engage with the separatists he described as a vulnerable group.

For him, dialogue is the only way out of a crisis.

Read his full statement below


Source: camerounweb.com

Biya Has The Most Luxurious Presidential Car In Africa


Cameroon President, Paul Biya ,has the most luxurious and safest presidential car in Africa . The stretched armored limousine from the German luxury tuner ,Klassen, was first unveiled on May 20, 2018, during the countries national day.


It is based on the Range Rover Autobiography SUV and comes with the highest levels of ballistic protection in level 7 (formerly B6) and level 9 (formerly B7).


The ​tank-like limousine,with number plate PRC, is fitted with stretched rear doors, raised roofs and armored glass-panoramic-roofs – that opens like a convertible car and Kevlar tyres, that keeps it going when shot.

The exclusive interior of the stretched armoured SUV is equipped with luxury partition walls and state-of-the-art technology like an iMac multimedia center with PC/Wi-Fi/CD/DVD, a Bang & Olufsen Sound system and also ambient LED lighting. All relevant functions can be controlled via an iPhone.

Despite the luxuries mentioned above, this millitary grade SUV can withstand any armour piercing incendiary bullets and blasts from DM51 grenade explosions.

No one knows how much the 86 year old President, who has been serving as the President of Cameroon since 6 November 1982, paid for the luxury tank-on-wheels.

But the luxury car definitely cost a fortune to build as Klassen’s customizations doesn’t come cheap. The company revealed last year that it was ready to turn the new Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV, that starts at ₦118m ($325k), to an even more luxurious armoured limousine, for a cool 755m


Culled from Nairaland

Southern Cameroons War: Biya, Atanga Nji behind attack on Kumba Hospital


The Southern Cameroons Interim Government has strongly denounced a deadly attack by a regiment of French Cameroun’s Rapid Intervention Battalion, BIR on the Kumba District Hospital, accusing French Cameroun leader President Biya and his Territorial Administration Minister, Paul Atanga Nji of nurturing the Beti Ewondo soldiers behind the attack.

The Southern Cameroons Homeland Security Department said in a statement that the attack that killed 4 Southern Cameroonians and injured dozens betrayed the true image of the genocide led by the Biya Francophone regime, which encourages French speaking Cameroun army soldiers to continue killing innocent Southern Cameroons civilians.

Acting President Ikome Sako and the Secretary of Communications, Chris Anu have both been quoted as saying that the attack on the Kumba Hospital showed that the French Cameroun political leadership was intimidated by the success of the lockdown in Southern Cameroons. The Southern Cameroons Interim Government also observed that these French Cameroun government crimes will not weaken the Ambazonian nation, but will rather increase the power and motivation of the resistance.

An Ambazonian Commander in the Meme County told Cameroon Concord Newscorrespondent in Kumba that the crime has been masterminded and implemented by BIR soldiers deployed to Kumba the chief city in the Meme County. The Ambazonian Interim Government also immediately appealed to Southern Cameroonians particularly those in the Diaspora to keep the financial donations coming, in order for the Interim Government to support the county-by-county defense efforts.

The United States embassy in Yaounde has asked the Biya regime to probe the deadly hospital arson at the Kumba District hospital on Monday. The Embassy reacted to the attack in a February 12 statement stressing that the government must probe, hold perpetrators accountable and also publicly publish results of the said probe.

“We call on the Cameroonian government to conduct a transparent investigation into this crime, to ensure the courts hold the perpetrators accountable, and to make the Cameroonian people aware of its findings,” the statement read in part. We urge both sides in the Northwest and Southwest Regions of Cameroon to allow unfettered access to humanitarian and healthcare workers, and never to attack hospitals or health centers.”

It is vital to include in this report that General Melingui of the Cameroun army had publicly admitted that forces under his command torched civilian and other protected settlements in the execution of the senseless war. For this admission, he was promptly relieved of his command.  That public admission of responsibility, removed reasonable doubts about the forces torching of civilian and protected settlements as weapons of war targeting civilians and civilian objects.

Short of a similar admission in the Kumba Hospital case, it will take an independent investigation by internationally recognized or certified forensic experts to apportion responsibility for this despicable crime, although going by the prior admission by General Melingui,  the consistent pattern of conduct in which the torching of civilian settlements he admitted ,may provide similar facts evidence to establish criminal responsibility for this and other crimes targeting civilian and other protected settlements.


By Soter Tarh Agbaw-Ebai with files from Sama Ernest and Rita Akana

Cameroon Crisis: US says Biya regime must transparently probe deadly hospital fire


The United States embassy in Cameroon has asked the government to probe a deadly hospital arson that claimed four lives at the Kumba District hospital on Monday.

The Embassy reacted to the attack in a February 12 statement stressing that the government must probe, hold perpetrators accountable and also publicly publish results of the said probe.

“We call on the Cameroonian government to conduct a transparent investigation into this crime, to ensure the courts hold the perpetrators accountable, and to make the Cameroonian people aware of its findings,” the statement read in part. We urge both sides in the Northwest and Southwest Regions of Cameroon to allow unfettered access to humanitarian and healthcare workers, and never to attack hospitals or health centers.”

There is a raging back and forth over who were responsible for the attack. The government through the South West region’s governor has condemned the attack. Whiles separatist elements operating in the area are usually blamed for such attacks on social service outlets, the army has also been widely reported as carrying out attacks on institutions believed to be serving the separatists. The hospital was serving a large pool of patients given that most smaller health outfits had been closed due to threats by separatists.

General Melingui of the Cameroun army had publicly admitted that forces under his command torched civilian and other protected settlements in the execution of the senseless war. For this admission, he was promptly relieved of his command.  That public admission of responsibility, removed reasonable doubts about the forces torching of civilian and protected settlements as weapons of war targeting civilians and civilian objects.

Short of a similar admission in the Kumba Hospital case, it will take an independent investigation by internationally recognized or certified forensic experts to apportion responsibility for this despicable crime, although going by the prior admission by General Melingui,  the consistent pattern of conduct in which the torching of civilian settlements he admitted, may provide similar facts evidence to establish criminal responsibility for this and other crimes targeting civilian and other protected settlements.

Full statement from the U.S. Embassy in Cameroon:

The United States condemns the arson attack on Kumba District Hospital, in Southwest Region.  The fire is reported to have resulted in the deaths of several patients and caused considerable damage during the early morning hours of February 11.

We express our deepest condolences to the victims’ families and our admiration for the courageous medical staff.

We call on the Cameroonian government to conduct a transparent investigation into this crime, to ensure the courts hold the perpetrators accountable, and to make the Cameroonian people aware of its findings.

We urge both sides in the Northwest and Southwest Regions of Cameroon to allow unfettered access to humanitarian and healthcare workers, and never to attack hospitals or health centers.

We appeal to both sides of the Anglophone conflict to forswear further violence and enter into a broad-based dialogue without pre-conditions.


Reported by Africa News and Cameroon Concord News

Kondengui: confidences of Atangana Mebara to Maurice Kamto and Ayuk Tabe


Should we expect a new series of arrests in connection with the anti-corruption operation "Sparrowhawk"? After the cabinet reshuffle, rumors are rife, prompting Jean-Marie Atangana Mebara, detained since 2012, to speak from his cell.

Basile Atangana Kouna, former Minister of Water and Energy, Edgar Alain Mebe Ngo'o, former Minister of Transport, Louis Ayina Ohandja, former director at the University of Douala. The three names are widely cited as likely future charged in Operation Sparrowhawk, broad anti-corruption net launched in 2006 by the head of state, Paul Biya.

For the moment, none of them has yet been officially worried. But the rumors are going well. And the walls of Kondengui prison in Yaoundé did not stop them. Inside, in the cell he has occupied since 2012, Jean-Marie Atangana Mebara, the former secretary-general of the presidency, did not fail to listen to him. He even reacted, with a humor that everyone will not appreciate.

In a text released Wednesday, March 14, the former secretary general of the presidency, himself sentenced in connection with Sparrowhawk for embezzlement of public funds, offered his advice "to you who have reason to believe that you are in the viewfinder, or simply that you will one day be in the viewfinder of the "Sparrowhawk" operation.

"Practice using Turkish toilets"

"Here are some infos, some things that are good to know. These are unimportant things when you're free, "Atangana Mebara writes. "From the first rumors about the sending of the services of the superior control of the State inquire with executives of these services. Do not ask the ministers. As everyone is afraid of losing their morocco, none will give you the right information. The brave and honest will tell you that they are bound by an obligation of reserve, the falots will tell you they are not aware, "he continues.

And the prisoner of Kondegui to give his advice: "to make some friends among the advisers of the presidency", "to put in order your files [and] to make safe any document which you could need a day ", do a" health check "," receive or update essential vaccines "," put in order your financial situation"," exercise to sleep in cribs ", learn" to sleep in a room, with six or seven people"," practice using Turkish-style toilets "," practicing abstinence ", doing" a ride in a morgue, to see bodies carried away "...

A "labyrinth of humiliation and dishonor"

"Prepare to cross the gate of the labyrinth of humiliation and dishonor," warns Jean-Marie Atangana Mebara, who tells his own story, in the form of a warning. Insalubrity, noise, suspicion, hatred, lack of sleep and hygiene, contagious diseases, "dirty smells of dirty toilets" or "of people who took their last shower a few weeks before"..

The former collaborator of Paul Biya fallen out of favor paints a portrait that disturbs. That of an unhealthy prison, for the powerful old ones as for all the others, and of a "clean hands" operation of which many doubt equity. He finally warns: "To you who think you have tried, all your career during, to be a servant of the State, you who think to benefit from a immunity for life, this could be useful for you one day".


Source: Jeuneafrique.com

URGENT: Mebe Ngo'o announced in Kondengui this Friday


All leaves to believe it. The hearings started yesterday, February 14 at 11 am and 2 pm in front of the specialized corps of judicial police officers of the Special Criminal Court involving Edgard Alain MEBE NGO'O, his wife Bernadette and two of his collaborators concerning a case of retro-commissions in the purchase of military equipment for the Cameroonian army will continue in all likelihood this Friday.

There is a strong mobilization of elements of the gendarmerie near the TCS this morning. Yesterday already, the families and friends of the couple BB Doc occupied the outer court and the surroundings of this jurisdiction.

According to some indiscretions, a meeting of the Bulu elite under the leadership of Jacques FAME NDONGO was held in the Southern Region to stop the criminal proceedings against the former Minister of Defense and Transport .This would have made it possible to inform President Paul BIYA who would not be aware of such a procedure. Following this MEBE NGO'O would have apologized to Paul BIYA.

For some relatives of former Mindef, the secret plan to neutralize the "strong head" Bulu MEBE NGO'O in the race for the succession of Paul BIYA already exhausted by the weight of age, plan ourdi by the Nanga clan, from the high Sanaga at Chantal BIYA's house. This plan would have failed following a counteroffensive of the great elite of the South, gathered as we indicated above. All that leaves to conclude that it becomes a matter of ethno-sociological groups. So we can say that the battle is just beginning.


Source: camerounweb.com

Cameroon: The clash between Frank and Chantal Biya


While the doors of the presidential palace seem to be open to him, the dolphin dubbed does not seem optimistic about this idea to the point of being nicknamed "the man who does not want to be president". Is it to the extent that we must erase the political ambitions of the son who has a haloed surname? Here are some answers.

In 2018, Paul Biya, at the end of his term after his 32 years spent on the chair of the Palace of Etoudi will retire? "The Cameroonian presidential election of 2018 is certain, but still distant. We have time to think and, when the time comes, Cameroonians like everyone will know if I am a candidate or if I retire, "replied Paul Biya in July 2015 during the visit of François Hollande.

Away from the spotlight

Under the gilded paneling of the People's Palace, Paul Biya's 84-year-old presidential boot will be surrounded by speculations and theories that add suspense to the city. war of succession announced. In the corridors of the Palace of Unity, the walls rustle the echo of the name of Franck Biya as future "dolphin" of his father.

Almost a rule of succession in Central Africa, the idea of ​​the replacement of the father by his son does not seem so absurd as that. Ali Bongo in Gabon, Joseph Kabila in the DRC, are all sons of presidents, who became chiefs in place of the father after having been closely associated with state management. Others are on the same path as Teodorin Obiang Nguema, bombarded Vice President of Equatorial Guinea with the rank of Head of State, Zacharia and Mahamat Deby in Chad, or Denis Christel Sassou Nguesso in Congo. All are more or less advanced on the way of perpetuation of this salic rule of devolution of the chair of the patriarch to his son.

Exception to the rule, at 47, Franck Emmanuel Olivier Biya, the eldest son of the Cameroonian president, does not seem seduced to succeed his father at the helm of the country. Where the sons of presidents use the paternal jack to climb the ladder in the management of affairs, the first son of Paul Biya does not seem tempted by power. He flees the political chessboard, his tricks, his low shots and his games of alliances. Moreover, it has no official ministerial function, no elective mandate and is not a recognized member of any section of the ruling Democratic People's Rally of Cameroon (CPDM).

Discretion to hide ambitions?

On the other hand, the father who cultivates phlegmatic silence in the face of rumors and an almost unhealthy discretion, had to rub off on his son. Where the son of heads of state like to dress up in the spotlight, Franck flees the microphones and cameras of journalists. So many clues that in Cameroon remove the succession of Paul Biya by his Franck.

"At one point, some of the regime's chiefs insisted on making Paul Biya think of this idea, as it was the rule among his peers in Central Africa," Magnus Biaga Chienku, a journalist, told La Tribune Afrique. writer.

The founder of the Cameroon daily Emergence is confirmed in his certainty. "If Franck Biya was interested in supreme power, he would not be living very far from power. He would be in the school of power, like other sons of heads of state, who occupy key positions, "adds this informed observer of the political scene in Cameroon. The indices for the moment do not support the hypothesis of the dolphinat intended for the son. But, we can not totally dismiss the fact that Franck Biya did not think about it at least once while shaving in the morning.

"For my part, I do not really think it is devoid of ambitions. Franck Biya has political ambitions but he knows how to hide them behind the shyness and discretion that one lends him, "assesses Mathias Owona Nguini, political analyst at the Paul Ango Ela Foundation for Geopolitics in Central Africa, based in Yaoundé.

But the young Franck, who spent part of his youth in Europe and the United States has returned novice in politics from which he prefers to pull the strings rather than being an actor at the risk of lending the flank to criticism. He leaves the occupation of public space to his cousins, nephews of the president whose most prominent is Bonaventure Mvondo Assam, the dark MPP RDPC but also the all-powerful Edgar Alain Mébé Ngo'o, current Minister of Transport and adopted son of Paul Biya (son of his brother), nicknamed "Vice President".

Business to cultivate networks

To play on two fronts, Franck Biya compensated for his political inexperience by his penchant for business since the interruption in the 1990s of his studies in the United States to embark on the country in logging . Outside the Cameroonian forests, Franck Biya is an economic promoter at the head of Afrione Cameroun and SFA Ingénierie. Difficult, however, to know "with exactness the various sectors in which Franck Biya invests, nor the extent of its network".

"His father relies on his advice, convinced that his son can not lie to him. One of the weaknesses of his father during his magisterium was the bad cast. He does not know many people because of the distance he has with his people, "blows off a well informed source.

"It is important to note that in business, he acts here with a lot of discretion. In this area, he has a significant strike force since he advises his father, has appointed ministers, general managers ... And in these positions, it derives a lot of benefits, in a legendary discretion, "says Magnus Biaga . These profits have been the bed of insider trading charges especially in the case of zero coupon Treasury bonds. This case had given rise to a judicial pass between the Cameroonian state summit and NGOs in the diaspora.

Franck, president, a not-impossible hypothesis In

addition to this dark point in the prodigal son's journey, Franck Biya was able to rub shoulders with the most powerful men and women of the Republic. To the point of constituting a powerful network that would easily open the doors of the Palace of Etoudi. However, if he takes the plunge, Franck Biya will have to go through the ballot box.

"Cameroon is not a monarchy, it is a republic. If Franck Biya wants to become president, it will be through the ballot box.At that moment, he has the right to present himself since he is a citizen of this country, "explains Mathias Owona Nguini before backing up" What we will have to observe is what political organizations, what supports, which networks he intends to rely on to achieve this".

Networks and support, Franck Biya, often presented as the unofficial whispering in the ear of the president, had to cultivate a lot in his business partners but also through the major projects for which he advises his father. In the corridors of the Palace of Unity, he also had to make enemies or declared in the shadows especially among the presidents who believed in their chance to become the replacement of Paul Biya.

In addition to his rivals, he should also inherit his father's enemies. A heavy legacy on the path of power that perhaps pushes Franck Emmanuel Olivier Biya to reinforce himself in the role of the man who does not want to be president instead of his father. But in politics, nothing is impossible!


Source: africa.latribune.fr

Cameroon: Samuel Eto'o speaks on his relationship with Georgette


It's the lovers' day for romantic fans. Here are some of the most beautiful phrases of two African celebrities, about their wife.What give you butterflies in the belly!

The Cameroonian international is usually discreet about his couple. But in a recent interview with the BBC, he said, "My wife takes good care of me, as usual".

Football star Didier Drogba says about the lady of her heart: "I know my wife since I was 18 years old. This is my friend. It allowed me to channel myself when we got married, to party less outside, to be less spend.. to find my balance. She also gave me wonderful children. Without it, my career would have been different. "


Source: Culturebene.com.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Fire at Kumba Hospital: virulent response from Badjeck to Remy Ngono


The Kumba District Hospital in the Meme Department, Southwest Region, was stormed around 1:30 am on the night of Sunday to Monday, by gunmen who expelled health care staff and patients, this before firing.

The activist J. Rémy Ngono, supporting a statement by Chris Anu, the Interim Government Communication Officer of the fictitious state of Ambazonia, denied any responsibility of the secessionists in this heinous act that caused the deaths of four people , including two patients lying on their hospital beds burned alive.

The sports chronicler at RFI, seemed rather to point an accusing finger on the Cameroonian army. A statement that quickly provoked the wrath of Colonel Didier Badjeck, head of the Communication Division at the Ministry of Defense

The full reaction

You know, the influencers for some are transparent. For my part, the fight against misinformation is singular and we must persecute this misinformation until its last retrenchment, certainly not with the same means, but as much as it is true that the objective of an action of information or communication is to reach a maximum of targets, what do you say of a maker of nonsense and lies that makes emulators even at the rank of sincere gullible?

You have to go to the arena, fight those idiots. Let's stop confining ourselves to principles of ethical asepticism. Let's get rid of the lie like the one circulating right now signed by the griots of the Mediterranean, paid to denigrate Cameroon.

According to them, it is the Cameroonian army that allegedly burned Kumba hospital? So infamy has no limits? Is cruelty as cold as schizophrenic? What sensible media can this horror perpetrate by criminals who must be prosecuted for their crimes by turning the executioner into a victim. Shame on you, you who manifest your hatred against the homeland, refugees in Europe under the false motive of exiles while the loyal fights have overtaken you.

What misery "! This is not the first release of J. Remy Ngono who is in the logic of those who decided to dirty the name of Cameroon abroad.

On several occasions, he called the Head of State a mummy of Cameroon or a ghost. He takes as his pretext the apparitions that he considers spontaneous on the public stage both nationally and internationally President Paul Biya.

The one who passes as the sports chronicler in some European media accuses the head of state in addition to having abandoned the populations as well as the Cameroonian army at the heart of the war he declared to the Islamic sect Boko Haram in 2014 , from the steps of the Elysée in France.

In the videos and other writings he publishes in social networks, He constantly refers to the Anglophone crisis that has shaken the two regions of North and South West Cameroon for three years, arrest and incarceration President of the Movement for the Renaissance of Cameroon, Professor Maurice Kamto and his lieutenants, through the rampage of diplomatic representations in France and Germany.

He, like many other "Cameroonians" who have settled in European countries, seems to have forgotten the land that gave birth to them and, as some who have resolved to fight in their country say: "We may not like a government and its leaders but, Cameroon is sacred and, we must protect and preserve it beyond all...


Source: 237actu.com

Cameroon Crisis: the last solution, the most convincing proposed Biya


A well-known professor and a senior official in Cameroon said the lingering tensions in the north-west and south-west regions could be reduced by 40 percent if the head of state freed the imprisoned ambazon leaders.

"If at 18 hours, the head of state releases all those arrested, including leaders, within a maximum of one week, the problems will be solved at about 40%. The more you brutalize and stop fighters, the more you radicalize young people, "said Professor George Orock Enow.

The director of the Buea Regional Hospital added that the arrest of moderates gave way to the radicals and that due to the mismanagement of the crisis by the government, the situation was deteriorating.

"Opportunities to solve this crisis have been missed ... People have been radicalized. So many people are dead. government soldiers, civilians and combatants, "he lamented.

Professor Enow Orock believes that the only way out of the current stalemate is to grant an amnesty to all those who are in prison and to sit down at a round table.

"Whatever happens, there must be a round table. Even in two, five or ten years. And when the time comes, the biggest question will be whether all the bloodshed was worth it. Contrary to what the Honorable Joseph Wirba said, the anglophone problem might not sink in Cameroon.. the country could learn from this crisis and sit down together on a common table to find a solution to all the problems that undermine the country.

"Why do not you sit down on the round table now and save more lives? Questioned Professor Enow George.

The professor did not mince words condemning what he called the role of the government in worsening the crisis.

He used a saying to paint the painting more.

Hear it: "You do not call a dog with a stick in your hand and you expect him to come. Even if you are the master or you use several baits.

"The government has a duty to preserve the unity, the integrity of the state and to ensure the safety of people and property. Government is nothing without the people. If government voters have grievances, the government has to listen to them. There is no weakness to give an attentive ear."

He concluded by emphasizing the need to reduce the military presence.

"When you send a soldier into a conflict situation like this, you have two options: either shoot or get shot. The government should reduce the number of soldiers on the ground. There must also be a de-escalation on both sides. The local population is suffering the consequences".

Revealed: Paul Biya offers 10 billion to his ministers For his birthday


Born February 13, 1933, Paul Biya put the dish in the big to celebrate his 86th birthday. Effervescence in all sections of his party CPDM where the festivities were organized across the country. One was requisitioned to go to Yaoundé University to transport as "sardinards" students so that they go take part in the celebration and motions of support to the president of the republic "Paul Biya always hot guys", at the Palace of Congress of Yaounde.

The students, transported like sheep and singing in unison, each received the sum of 2,000 CFA francs. These are the 500,000 jobs that Paul Biya promised the youth during his speech on February 11, which have just been created. He has even done more, since more than 700,000 young people have been mobilized through other sections to sing the praises of Paul Biya, "the president of the youths," but whose entire government is made up only of old men.

Paul BIYA himself took the helicopter to celebrate his birthday with all his family and loved ones in his village in Mvomeka'a. Saint Stephen's Chapel in Mvomeka was requisitioned to worship for thanksgiving to ask God to grant another 100 years of Paul Biya's 86 years to continue to lead Cameroon to the promised land. The grandiose festivities continued in his residence where Paul Biya appeared in form, wearing a white hat like Marshal Mobutu, to blow on the cake.

As a birthday present, Paul Biya has made the decision to increase the salaries of his ministers who have just diverted the 2,000 billion CAN, and who all have castles and luxury vehicles filled in their garages.

For example, Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute has signed an order increasing the sessional allowances paid to members of interdepartmental committees and working groups. These session allowances are reserved for the Head of Government and the Government Ministers. These supervision bonuses will be levied at 10% and will cost the state more than 10 billion CFA francs per year, or 70 billion salary increases during the seven-year period! What a gift to each cake!

Paul Biya himself never declared his salary. He draws on the coffers of the state and the black coffers when he wants and as he wants. Meanwhile, he asks the lower people to continue tightening the belt to wait for the emergence in 2035.


Source: coupsfrancs.com

Paul turns 86:The 15 secrets you do not know about him!


Paul Biya is a strange president. A president like no other. Always invisible, discreet and surrounded by mysteries. It fascinates as much as it worries the Cameroonians.

We understand very quickly that his behavior, for 36 years he occupies power, has not changed. He remains the all-powerful master of Cameroon despite his long absences in the country.

Like his Togolese counterpart, his main fault is the lack of communication. Paul Biya speaks little. But privately, this man paradoxically renowned for his stays abroad, is a big charmer.

As for his character and his temperament, they have nothing fiery or cleavable. Paul Biya lonely and singular knows how to polish his image and flees the media.

Who is Paul Biya, the Cameroonian president under international pressure with political crises with Kamto in the French-speaking part and Anglophones in the south-west. The Cameroonweb editorial office unveils the 15 little known secrets of the Cameroonian president.

1. Paul Biya is a former seminarian

Paul Barthelemy Biya'a Bi Mvondo. This is the full name of the Cameroonian president. He is the son of a catechist. A former seminarian, he was destined for the priesthood. Paul Biya was a brilliant pupil who was often first, strong in mathematics and everywhere, especially in Latin. "It's a discreet boy, even erased that we only discovered when we gave the report of homework," recalls François Eyikè

The young Biya spoke little, preferring to listen, he was not the type to argue loudly, not that he was fearful, rather reserved, even mistrustful, a temperament that obviously stood the test of time, even after doing a good job, Paul Biya kept calm, or at most, showed a modest triumph. However, we felt within him a certain passion for football.

2. Author

Paul Biya is the author of a political essay, For Community Liberalism, Marcel Fabre Editions, Lausanne 1987. This book has been translated into English, German and Hebrew.

The Head of State announces the advent of the multi-party system (which became effective in 1990) after the provisional stage of the single party. He explains his option for economic liberalism and private initiative while advocating national solidarity, the equitable distribution of the fruits of growth, social justice, the emergence of a culture based on inventiveness and the harmonious coexistence of values ​​of the various communities that make up the Nation.

Finally, it reaffirms the need to modernize the state and to maintain cooperative relations with other countries of the world.

3. His first wife was a midwife

Born in 1935, Jeanne-Irène BIYA is from Endom, in the department of Nyong-et-Mfoumou. She grew up in the Ava-Ava family, educated by her uncle Thomas Bitomo Ava, producer, cocoa exporter, little brother of Jean Louis Ava-Ava, former deputy for decades in Nyong-and-Mfoumou, chairman of the parliamentary group UNC (single party) in the National Assembly. She was a midwife at the central hospital of Yaoundé, after having studied at the Nantes School of Midwives.

Paul Biya meets and marries her in Antony, France, on September 2, 1961. They have a son, Franck Emmanuel-olivier Biya.Official sources, she died on 29 July 1992, at the palace of the Unit of Yaoundé, following a short illness. She is buried on August 1, 1992 at Mvomeka'a Palace. She is the older sister of Minister Robert Nkili (Labor between 2002 and 2011 and Transport between 2011 and 2015) and the aunt of Louis-Paul Motaze, Minister of the Economy, Planning and Spatial Planning1, and the cousin of the late Joseph Emmanuel Ava-Ava, businessman, MP Nyong-et-Mfoumou (1997-2003).

4. Biya is passionate about Songo'o

Everyone agrees that the Cameroonian President is an excellent songo'o player.This game is often evoked by the opponents of Biya to make a mockery of it.This board game typical of Central and Southern regions in Cameroon can find an equivalent in the West with chess. Highly strategic, it consists of taking the maximum of pawns to his opponent. The rules of the game vary according to the ethnic groups, which supposes a rather sharp knowledge of local customs.

5-Paul Biya is one of the biggest fortunes in Africa

At the head of Cameroon for 34 years, Paul Biya is naturally one of the biggest fortunes of the black continent. Its heritage valued at $ 200 million, however, controversy because some say that his fortune goes beyond the amount indicated and could even cross the billion dollar mark. Whatever the case may be, the Cameroonian president has his place in this African ranking.

6. He is in love with mystical practices

According to Michel Roger Emvana, in the first months of his presidency, that year, Biya receives magic props. The Sawas, Bamileke, Peul, Betis, Pygmies ... offer spears, machetes. "He is the guarantor of the mystical powers of the country." This does not prevent the former seminarian from regularly visiting the Vatican. Two of the last three popes made the trip to Cameroon, which they consider a land of future for the Catholic Church.

7. He is part of the Rose Cross and Freemasonry

He would have left the Rose-Croix. The French newspaper "Le Point" in its edition of January 9, 1999 writes that "Raymond Bernard, (former Grand Master for life of the Rose-Croix who died in 2006, Editor's note) has also been made Commander of the Order of the Value by Cameroonian President Paul Biya. Decree dated 8 February 1983. Paul Biya, Grand Master of National Orders, is keen on Rosicrucian mysticism ". The controversy swells even when the newspaper reports that Paul Biya has paid, as a loan interest-free repayable over 99 years, 4 billion CFA francs to the sect for the construction of the International Center for Cultural and Scientific Research (Circes) early 90s

This controversy has resurfaced recently in favor of the debate on the alleged ill-gotten gains of the head of State of Cameroon. According to the French newspaper "L'Express" of June 25, 2009, the presidency of the Republic of Cameroon "denies any relationship with the Templars and ensures never to have made such a loan". Yet, says the same newspaper, the sect recognizes, through the voice of one of its officials, Yves Jayet, that this loan "is the subject of significant refunds recorded each year since 1999"! In any case, the relationship between Paul Biya and Raymond Bernard was so important that between 1987 and 1988, Raymond Bernard had almost settled in Yaoundé where he wrote most of the writings that will serve as a basis for the establishment of the future CIRCES . Was the generosity of the Cameroonian president to this order free? Certainly not.

8. Biya is a paradoxical president

The Biya paradox is manifested in many ways by incomprehensible decisions. He really uses his discretion. He appoints and dismisses a minister without explanation, if not his. Biya alone knows why and how he dismisses his relatives, recruits his friends and keeps those who do not respond to his aspirations in a conjunctural and circumstantial way

9. Biya is a racunier

Political scientist Mathias Owona Nguini seems to know the "somewhat resentful" side of the head of state, which would support any authority other than his own or anything that could make him a shadow. "His extremely tense relations with Titus Edzoa [Editor's note: former secretary general of the presidency accused of embezzling 61 billion FCFA, or 93 million euros, and incarcerated for fifteen years] are only related to the precedence that this last on the President in the order of the Rose-Cross, "says the academic, who is also the son of a clutch of the regime.

This is reminiscent of the shattering sacking in early 1987 of William Etéki Mboumoua. The Minister of Foreign Affairs and former Secretary General of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) seemed to be in the spotlight at this time."All this was not seen favorably by Paul Biya, especially since Etki is the only boss, except the former president Ahidjo, that he had, between 1962 and 1965."

10. He is not a fan of

Mandela Nelson Mandela, the hero of the anti-apartheid struggle, who spent 27 years in the jails of South African racist power, became president of the rainbow nation, before leaving power at the end of his mandate. Adored by a whole continent, respected beyond Africa, "Madiba", has never received the honors due to its stature in Cameroon. In July 1996, however, the country has an opportunity to celebrate this African hero. The whole country is waiting for it thanks to the ordinary summit of the Oua. All Cameroonians except Paul Biya.

Arrived in the morning, not only had he not been greeted by Paul Biya in person when he got off the plane, but he was also discreetly leaving, while the opening ceremony was still taking place at the Yaoundé Convention Center. The living legend then left for an official visit to Europe. The Yaoundean township likes to iron the story that no one in Etoudi dared interrupt the sleep of the lion man while Nelson Mandela's plane was announced. It's back from his European tour that a "technical stop" will be created, so that there is finally a meeting at the top. Paul Biya also shone by his absence at the funeral of Mandela in 2013. An event that saw the participation of all the leaders of the world.

11. He loves classical music

The attraction of classical music, which most Cameroonians do not listen to, makes the loneliness of the president even more particular. He is different from his people. This removes him from worldly life where Cameroonians prefer more sensual rhythms

12. He has never met the national press

In 33 years of teaching, Paul Barthélémy Biya Bi Mvondo, has never met the national press. Not a hint of a scrum, or an informal meeting with men and women in the media. Even the government media are forced to see the head of state prefer the foreign press. So President Paul Biya, apart from these traditional addresses to the nation, has never held a press conference on a hot topic. Cultivating a long distance with the national media, which he accused in a confidence to an American diplomat to be "too hard" with him, Paul Biya had no more respect towards the national office.

Apart from the spontaneous statements, torn off at the bend of a plane or a polling station exit, the head of state does not keep with the government media, the type of communications made for example to France 24, or Radio Monte Carlos. It must be said that his long career at the head of the state has not improved his ease in front of microphones and cameras, the head of state provoking controversy with each spontaneous speech.

13. He is afraid of the army

The reform of the Cameroonian army that took place in 2001 was mainly seen by the public as a vast operation to promote many officers, and as a pretext for expanding the corps of generals. Since the Cameroonian army had not really experienced a redevelopment since 1973, the reform that took place ten years ago made many observers say that it is the expression of the fragility of the relations between the Head of State. and the military since the assassination attempt he suffered in August 1983 and the April 1984 coup.

Without asserting that Paul Biya is "hostage" to the army, as his opponents say, his biographer Michel -Roger Emvana still believes that "keeping men in good condition allows him to maintain a certain stability for his regime and in the country."Even if, according to Emvana, he would have hardly forgiven the perpetrators of the 1983 and 1984 putschs, despite the amnesty law of 1989.

14. His protection is provided by Israelis

The key man in Paul Biya's security galaxy is not Cameroonian. A major asset for Mayer Heres, retired general of the Israeli army, who can therefore stay away from the struggles of ethno-regionalist clans whose palace Etoudi is the theater. As a private law contractor, he escapes bureaucracy, including military. This privileged enjoys direct access to this president difficult to approach, even for his ministers. To dispose of his budgets, the Israeli does not care about the vicissitudes of the chain of expenditure of the Treasury. Special funds are allocated to him.

15. Paul Biya suffers from prostate cancer

In March 2015, the French newspaper "LeMonde" revealed that "Paul Biya is currently staying in a hospital in the canton of Geneva, where he is undergoing treatment for heart problems and a Prostate cancer. The newspaper "camer.be" to note that "To finance the trip of the president of all Cameroonians, the Treasury (the Cameroonian taxpayer's money) had to be off the astronomical sum of 1,250 billion CFA francs. "


Source: Cameroonweb.com