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Friday, February 28, 2020

The latest revelations of Sepp Blatter on Issa Hayatou

If Issa Hayatou "was still the president of the African Football Confederation (CAF), it would have been impossible for the International Federation (FIFA) to do what it currently does at CAF," said the former boss of FIFA, Joseph Blatter, in an interview to be published with the Nigerian Osasu Obayiuwana. Switzerland refers to the recent takeover of African football by FIFA. “Issa Hayatou was the boss. A leader with a strong personality. You may not always agree with him, but he had character, "said" Sepp "Blatter, calling the Cameroonian" frenemy ", a mixture of the words friend / enemy in English.

If Issa Hayatou "was still the president of the African Football Confederation (CAF), it would have been impossible for the International Federation (FIFA) to do what it currently does at CAF," said the former boss of FIFA, Joseph Blatter, in an interview to be published with the Nigerian Osasu Obayiuwana. Switzerland refers to the recent takeover of African football by FIFA. “Issa Hayatou was the boss. A leader with a strong personality. You may not always agree with him, but he had character, "said" Sepp "Blatter, calling the Cameroonian" frenemy ", a mixture of the words friend / enemy in English.


Source: rfi.fr


Under pressure, a senior UN official leaves Cameroon

Jack Andrew Pendleton, head of the Bamenda sub-office at the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Cameroon, is said to have left the country at the end of his contract, said a source close to the institution.

The man who has more than thirty years of experience in the management of humanitarian emergency programs, more than twenty-seven years in senior United Nations coordination posts, has been office manager and senior liaison officer host governments. Seven years of work with the INGO, mainly as chief operating officer and COP. Twelve years at OCHA, nine years at UNHCR and eight years at WFP, had granted a press point to Bamenda, according to Laarry News Room on February 15, 2020, one day after the massacre in Ngarbuh which left at least 22 dead according to UN sources. 

Rumors are rife that he must have been under some pressure from the government after holding the meeting at 4:30 p.m. on that fateful Saturday.

"I think the situation needs to be checked further and I think a very serious investigation should start as soon as possible. It has to be studied, it has to be understood, it has to stop now ... It brings a new dimension to work because the people of north-west Cameroon are seriously traumatized. It becomes a very psychological challenge for any humanitarian to work with all the victims and survivors of this conflict because the socio-economic and psychological impact here in the northwest of Cameroon is deep and wide everywhere I have worked in 14 war zones around the world, "he said. 


Source: camerounweb.com

Justice: read the 3 facts retained against Calibro Calibri and his co-defendants

The case of the scrapyard of the Paris embassy was called this morning before the tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris.

When the indictment was stated, the following charges were upheld: 

1- Against Calibri CALIBRO, the degradation of the portraits of Paul Biya and Chantal Biya. 

2- Against General WANTO, the degradation of the portrait of Paul Biya who was at the entrance of the embassy. 

3- Against Tetsako alias Maitre CORBEAU, little brother of Serge Anango, the subtraction of food including a yogurt.

The case was postponed to November 20, 2020 due to the lawyers' strike. 

It should be noted that the judicial police who investigated this case were based solely on the videos which allowed General WANTO and Calibri CALIBRO to be seen, take down the portraits of Paul Biya and Chantal Biya and also the opening of the embassy fridge by Maitre CORBEAU. Without having been on the scene at the time of the rampage, the police only used the videos. 

These videos only show these people in action. 

Judicial columnists in the room somewhat mocked the nature of the offenses, concluding that they were political. This is the case of the destruction of the portraits of the first lady of Cameroon in an embassy of which they wondered well the reason for its display.


Journalist: Tgv of info


Calibrogate: what Yaoundé wants to hide

Why the thunderous exit of the French president annoys the caciques of the Biya regime.

Last Saturday, at the opening of the Paris Agricultural Show, President Emmanuel Macron walks the stands. It is from time to time climbed by an exhibitor, even an activist strategically posted in the right place. And suddenly a voice, strident and insistent, called out to him several times. "Macron ... President Macron!" The French head of state, who heard the hoots. comes towards the impromptu, a good little nigga in a cap. 

In civilian life, his name is Thiam Abdoulaye, alias Caliber Calibri, also called "the child prodigy of resistance", one of the commanders of the Anti-Sardinard Brigade (BAS) who, for several months and all over Europe, have been chasing Paul Biya. "There is a genocide in Cameroon!" he starts to hang his venerable opposite. The presumed Cameroonian-Malian clearly alludes to the recent events in Ngarbuh near Ntoumbo in the Bui department (North-West), where he claims more than 20 civilians were massacred by the army. 

Small summary of the French President's reaction: 

“I put pressure on Paul Biya to deal with the subject of the English-speaking area and its opponents. I had told him that I did not want to receive him in Lyon until Maurice Kamto was released. And he was released because we put pressure. And there, the situation is deteriorating. 

"I'm going to call President Biya next week and there will be as much pressure as possible to put an end to this situation. I know totally aware and totally involved in the violence done in Cameroon which is intolerable! I'm doing the maximum.

“France is still caught in a complicated role-playing game in Africa. We are the rule of law, and we defend the rule of law everywhere. But when, in Africa, a French president says: "Such a leader is not democratically elected, the Africans say: 'What are you involved in, you have no lessons to give us!' 

“Everywhere, I want democratically elected leaders and, where presidents are not democratically elected, I will work with civil society. I work with the African Union and international organizations to put pressure. 

“When President Kabila was there, there were, like you, opponents in this country. We put the pressure on. We worked with several other presidents and we managed to have a political alternation to have President Tshisekedi. 

"On President Biya, I told him that he must open the game, he must decentralize, he must liberate political opponents. It must uphold the rule of law. I will do everything in my power to do so. I really want you to know, but it is not for France to make democracy in Cameroon in the place of Cameroonians. " 

This statement of two minutes was enough, Cameroon, to arouse indignation annealed.

Emmanuel Macron is, downright called "small pretentious". He is made into an inconsistent leader, who must not reveal the little secrets between heads of state in public. 

Here is what Aurore Plus, in a simplified way, thinks of this bizarre polemic: 

1- What Emmanuel Macron declares can only indignant the cantors of all-out mystification. In today's international relations, it is well known that exchanges between leaders are widely published and shared in the public domain 

2- Emmanuel Macron, with his temper, shows proof of courage and constancy, in his desire to cut the Gordian knot of Françafrique. He brings to light the content of his conversations with leaders on controversial or controversial subjects, knowing that he will never be denied in this exercise of truth. 

3- Repressive policy towards opponents the Yaoundé regime has been known, denounced and condemned for ages. The same is true of non-respect for human rights

4- Before the French head of state, there are many around the world, from the United States to the European Union via the United Nations or even Great Britain, who had openly called not only for the liberation of Maurice Kamto and other political adversaries, but also to the establishment of an inclusive dialogue for a peaceful exit from the English-speaking crisis. The power of Yaoundé never took this into account. No one can claim their own turpitudes 

5- In April 2019 the Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs of the United States Tibor Peter Nagy Jr, declares: "After Sudan, my next concern is Cameroon and you know how I feel about hatred of violence there. Here, his hostility towards Biya power is beyond doubt. Nobody says anything 

6- Cameroon is, since January 1, 2020, suspended from the commercial advantages of the Law on growth and development opportunities in Africa (Agoa) of the United States. Thuriféraires of the mode make the round back. 

7- The Yaoundé regime, always quick to shout with indignation and to brandish sovereignty to get out of international pressures, isolates itself and marginalizes itself voluntarily by dint of thinking that it lives in an island of democracy 

8- If the Cameroon bothered to manage its own affairs with the constant concern of showing its white leg internationally, its president would not be thus spread over its inability to resolve its internal problems

This seems sufficient to us, under the outcry which is heard here and there, to put an end to a more than sterile controversy. The day that Cameroon knows how to manage its crises in due time, no one else will come to give it lessons in democracy or human rights. And we will be the first to defend this country that we love and cherish, but that the rulers have decided to reduce to dwarfism.


Source: camerounweb.com


Atrocities in Anglophone Regions: the University of Toronto triggers the collection of evidence

In December 2019, the University of Toronto launched a new initiative, the Global Database of Atrocities, to collect and store information about the atrocities perpetrated in the Anglophone crisis in Cameroon.

The English-speaking crisis in Cameroon appeared in 2016 but is based on long-standing and unresolved problems concerning the political, economic and social marginalization of the English-speaking minority community. The English-speaking community represents approximately 20% of the country's population, the remaining 80% being French-speaking. In 2016, English-speaking lawyers and teachers took to the streets to protest against the appointment by the government of French-speaking judges and teachers and against the introduction of procedures in French in the courts and schools of the English-speaking region. The response to the protests was marked by the excessive use of violence. 

In the months that followed, the situation only deteriorated. This has provided fertile ground for the emergence and / or engagement of several non-state groups. As the International Crisis Group reported in September 2019, since 2017, as a result of the crisis, around 3,000 people have been killed, more than 500,000 have become internally displaced people (IDPs) and 40,000 have sought refuge in Nigeria. In November 2019, UNICEF reported that almost 2 million people in English-speaking regions were in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. 855,000 children had to leave school due to the crisis. 

Government forces accused of participating in extrajudicial executions, disproportionate and indiscriminate use of force, torture, forced displacement, rape and sexual violence as a weapon of war and attacks against hospitals. Non-state actors involved in the crisis have been accused of using torture, abduction, violence, rape and sexual violence as a weapon of war.

The new initiative, the atrocities database, aims to "collect, verify, secure and publish information on atrocities or crimes against humanity committed by Cameroonian armed groups and non-state armed groups". The new initiative recognizes that to ensure justice in the future, evidence of the atrocities must be gathered now. Indeed, the data collected now could be used to prosecute those most responsible for the crimes, whether in national courts or in some form of international court. It could also be used in a future national truth, justice and reconciliation commission. 

The authors of the initiative invite anyone with relevant information, including photos, videos, documents or any other evidence of the atrocities of October 2016 in the northwest and southwest English-speaking region of Cameroon, to submit information on its processed site. The atrocity database is hosted at the University of Toronto and is supported by the Digital Verification Corps of Amnesty International (University of California-Berkeley, University of Toronto, University of Pretoria and University of Essex) which will the cheking process. 

The new initiative is to be welcomed.  International actors may be too slow to act to put in place mechanisms that could help collect evidence of such atrocities and to ensure that justice is done in the future. Civil society actors are mobilizing to fill the gap. Time will tell only if the database triggers the necessary attention and is able to secure the evidence.  However, as the evidence is gathered, it is crucial to explore options on how the evidence could be used to ensure justice for the victims and survivors of the atrocities. Cameroon, although it has signed the Rome Statute, the treaty underlying the International Criminal Court (ICC), has not ratified the Rome Statute and does not is therefore not subject to the territorial jurisdiction of the ICC. however, given the massive forced displacement of thousands of Cameroonians to Nigeria (a state party to the Rome Statute), the ICC could (potentially) obtain the requested jurisdiction following the previous handling of the situation in Myanmar / Bangladesh. However, there are also other options. Where there is a will, there is a way to end impunity.


Source: Forbes.com


Ngarbuh massacre: the dry response of René Sadi to Human rights watch

Along with officials from the Minister of Defense, the Minister of Communication, spokesperson for the government, gave a press point in the evening of this Thursday, February 27, 2020 in the auditorium of his ministerial department in Yaoundé.

The exercise consisted for Minister René Emmanuel Sadi, responding on behalf of the Cameroonian government, to the latest Human Rights Watch report on the massacre of civilians on February 14, 2020 in Ngarbuh, a village in the North West, one of the two English-speaking regions plagued by a war of independence. 

In its report published on February 25, the international NGO bluntly accuses the Cameroonian army of being the author of the Ngarbuh massacre, not without asserting that the death toll was 21 civilians including a woman and thirteen children.

A balance sheet and accusations that the Cameroonian government again rejected this Thursday evening. "The NGO" Human Rights Watch ", like several other groups claiming the status of political activists or human rights defenders, hastened to publish an erroneous assessment of this regrettable incident, while describing with force details and in a fanciful way, the supposed adventures of the chain of events, as well as the alleged perpetrators, without having made the slightest descent on the ground, nor any investigation whatsoever. 

The Cameroonian Government strongly denounces this step, which undoubtedly illustrates all the bad faith of these organizations, tirelessly determined to damage the image of Cameroon and the stability of our Institutions ”declared the government spokesperson. The latter took the opportunity to protest against the behavior of certain international organizations in the field of the security crisis in the English-speaking regions.



Tension Inside Etoudi: Paul Biya refuses to take Macron on the phone


It was Journalist Denis Nkwebo who informed the public via a tweet he made on February 27, 2020.

"Paul Biya refuses to take Macron on the phone". The statement is from Denis Nkwebo, president of the National Union of Journalists of Cameroon. 

Recall that since February 22, 2020, the news in Cameroon is carried by the burning statements that French President Emmanuel Macron made that day. On his way to the opening of the Agricultural Show, French President Macron was arrested by the activist Calibri Calibro. The activist presented as the founder of the Anti-Sadinard Brigade, among other things, indicated that a genocide is currently taking place in Cameroon. He talked about the anglophone crisis. Responding to the latter, Emmanuel Macron hinted that France has something to do with the release of the president of the Movement for the Renaissance of Cameroon, Maurice Kamto. And that he will put pressure on President Paul Biya to resolve the said crisis.

“I put pressure on Paul Biya so that he first dealt with the subject of the English-speaking area and its opponents. I said, I don't want to see each other in Lyon until Kamto is released. He was released because there was pressure. And there the situation is deteriorating again. I will call President Biya next week and we will put the maximum pressure to end this situation, "said Macron.

Words for which, Cameroonians took to the streets, to support Paul Biya. But also to denounce Macron's tone and declarations. 


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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Samuel Eto'o 'African arbitrators do not have a bank account'


Retired since September 2019, Samuel Eto'o collaborates with the CAF (African Football Confederation). The African legend was shown to be irritated after the proposal of Gianni Infantino, President of FIFA to organize the CAN every four years. He showed his position during a debate on RFI a few days ago.

During this broadcast, Eto'o, who participates in some CAF meetings, shared his confidence on how CAF paid African referees after the matches of its competitions. Former Lich Pichichi reveals that some African referees did not have a bank account number. This forced CAF to opt for a method of payment that was not very transparent.

“President Issa Hayatou has managed CAF with everything that surrounds Africa. This is why I congratulate Fatma (Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura), the Secretary of FIFA. She is under the orders of CAF when she comes to Africa and she has made many reforms. Before, the CAF spent a lot of money in cash to pay the arbitrators who did not have bank accounts, reveals Samuel Eto'o on RFI. There are African referees and even match commissioners who do not have account numbers. We are Africans and we love cash. Africans feel like they are seeing their money and touching it. It is, after all, a matter of trust. We ended up (at CAF) and several African arbitrators did not have bank accounts where we could make a transfer where there is traceability.


Ngarbuh Scene: the entire Human Rights Watch report that overwhelms the army

As promised, the international NGO has released a multi-page document detailing the Ngarbuh massacres that took place on February 13, 2020 in northwest Cameroon. The evidence and material provided in this document once again overwhelms the military, which had denied the killings in question.


At least 21 dead in an attack on the village of Ngarbuh; Independent investigation needed (Nairobi) - Government forces and armed people of the Peuhl ethnic group killed at least 21 civilians, including 13 children and a pregnant woman, on February 14, 2020 in the village of Ngarbuh in Cameroon. They also torched five houses, looted many other possessions and beat residents. The corpses of some of the victims were found charred in their home. 

The government denies that its troops deliberately committed crimes. "The murders of civilians, including children, committed in horrible conditions are heinous crimes which should be investigated effectively and independently and those responsible should be brought to justice," said researcher Ilaria Allegrozzi senior on Africa at Human Rights Watch. "Denying that these crimes have been committed adds to the trauma suffered by the survivors and will only encourage government troops to commit other atrocities." 

Human Rights Watch interviewed 25 people, including three witnesses to the murders and seven relatives of the victims, about these events in Ngarbuh, in the Donga Mantung division, in the northwest region of Cameroon. This area is gravely affected by violence between government forces and armed groups seeking the creation of an independent state in the English-speaking regions of the North West and South West. Members of the Fulani ethnic group live in and around Ngarbuh. They are often referred to as Mbororos and form an essentially pastoral community. Human Rights Watch also obtained lists of victims from five sources and interviewed people, including family members of victims and residents who attended the burials, who independently confirmed the identities of the victims. Witnesses said that between 10 and 15 soldiers, including members of the Rapid Intervention Battalion (BIR), an elite unit of the Cameroonian army, and at least 30 armed Fulani first entered on foot. Ngarbuh 1, a district of Ngarbuh, on February 13 around 11:00 p.m., looting many houses. 

Some members of these forces then continued on their way to the Ngarbuh 2 neighborhood, looting houses and beating residents. At around 5:00 am on February 14, a group of soldiers and armed Fulani attacked the Ngarbuh 3 neighborhood, killing 21 civilians in four houses, then torching them. Human Rights Watch also examined satellite images taken before and after the attack on Ngarbuh 3. Post-attack images, taken on February 14 at 10:24 a.m.CAM, show several houses in Ngarbuh showing damage that fit in with a possible fire. A 32-year-old man, who witnessed the murder of his entire family, including seven children, said, "I heard gunshots and immediately fled to hide outside my home. Of the, I saw the soldiers shoot all of my family members one by one as they tried to flee. They first killed our mother. 

Then they killed the children, whose bodies fell on her. Then they torched my house. Human Rights Watch made several attempts to contact a senior member of the government, but received no response. The Minister of Defense of Cameroon made two statements on February 17. First, he announced that the government had opened an investigation and that its results would be made public. In a second statement later today, he said the results of the investigation "could be made public at the appropriate time." In both statements, he claimed that armed "terrorists" had attacked government security forces and that the clash had resulted in the explosion of fuel tanks, which destroyed several homes and caused the death of a woman and four children. This statement was reiterated on February 18 in a press release by the Minister of Communication. However, witnesses and residents with whom Human Rights Watch spoke, said that there had been no confrontation between the armed separatists and the security forces, which they had not heard of. explosion and that the murders had been deliberate. Residents said the attack was aimed at punishing civilians suspected of harboring separatist fighters. Twelve witnesses said that after the killings, the soldiers addressed the residents of Ngarbuh 2, warning them that their village would be destroyed if they continued to harbor separatists. During this speech and immediately after, 

"The military broke into my house," said a 45-year-old woman. “They said my children were Ambas [separatist] fighters and they looked for guns. They did not find one but they beat me and said, 'We have already killed children in Ngarbuh 3, we can kill you too.' On February 16, a joint team from the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) attempted to do a humanitarian needs assessment in Ngarbuh, but soldiers from the BIR l blocked in Ntumbaw, the village closest to Ngarbuh, where UN teams had begun interviewing people displaced by the attack. Witnesses said the military took pictures of those being questioned and prevented the UN team from doing its job. In a statement on February 17, the UN Secretary-General expressed concern about the killings of civilians in Ngarbuh and urged the government of Cameroon to initiate an investigation and hold those responsible to account. The following day, the spokesperson for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said that the Cameroonian authorities should ensure that their security forces "conform to the relevant standards of international law when conducting their operations. " the UN Secretary-General expressed concern over the killings of civilians in Ngarbuh and urged the government of Cameroon to initiate an investigation and hold those responsible to account. The following day, the spokesperson for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said that the Cameroonian authorities should ensure that their security forces "conform to the relevant standards of international law when conducting their operations. " the UN Secretary-General expressed concern over the killings of civilians in Ngarbuh and urged the government of Cameroon to initiate an investigation and hold those responsible to account. The following day, the spokesperson for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said that the Cameroonian authorities should ensure that their security forces "conform to the relevant standards of international law when conducting their operations. " The spokesperson for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said that the Cameroonian authorities should ensure that their security forces "comply with relevant standards of international law when conducting their operations." " The spokesperson for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said that the Cameroonian authorities should ensure that their security forces "comply with relevant standards of international law when conducting their operations."

On February 21, four UN officials, the Special Representatives of the Secretary-General for the plight of children in armed conflict, the issue of sexual violence committed in conflict and for violence against children, as well as his Special Advisor for the Prevention of Genocide, issued a joint statement expressing deep concern over reports of increased violence in the English-speaking regions, including the attack on Ngarbuh, and calls on the Cameroonian government to ensure full respect for human rights. The United States has called on the government to allow an independent investigation and to ensure the safety of witnesses. The Ngarbuh murders have also been condemned by other countries,  including France, Canada and the United Kingdom. 

It is not the first time that the Cameroonian authorities deny that their troops have killed civilians. In 2018, an investigation by Amnesty International, the BBC and investigative journalists showed that Cameroonian soldiers appearing on a video committed the extrajudicial executions of two women and two children in the Far North region of the country. 

The Minister of Communication had initially rejected the video sequence as being “false information. However, seven soldiers were later arrested in connection with the murders. Their trial is ongoing. "The government of Cameroon should authorize an independent investigation, with the participation of the United Nations, into the Ngarbuh massacre and make its results public," said Ilaria Allegrozzi. “To be certain that their assistance does not facilitate the commission of atrocities, Cameroon's partners should suspend their Context Members of the Fulani ethnic group living in and around Ngarbuh are also called Mbororos and form an essentially pastoral community. Before the crisis escalated in the English-speaking regions, conflicts had arisen between the Fulani and local farmers over natural resources, including grazing land. They have been exacerbated since 2017, when violence erupted in the North West and South West regions of Cameroon. Armed separatists targeted the Fulani to take over their cattle and accused them of joining self-defense groups close to the government. Fulani armed groups have also attacked communities where armed separatists are said to operate. Armed separatists targeted the Fulani to take over their cattle and accused them of joining self-defense groups close to the government. Fulani armed groups have also attacked communities where armed separatists are said to operate. Armed separatists targeted the Fulani to take over their cattle and accused them of joining self-defense groups close to the government. Fulani armed groups have also attacked communities where armed separatists are said to operate. 

The killings at Ngarbuh 3 Research by Human Rights Watch shows that the killings of civilians at Ngarbuh 3 were deliberate. Witnesses and residents said between 10 and 15 members of the security forces had acted in concert with a group of around 30 Peul ethnic men dressed in civilian clothes and armed with machetes, sticks and shotguns. Three witnesses stated that the attack on Ngarbuh 3 occurred on February 14, 2020 at around 5:00 a.m. The military and the armed Fulani attacked four houses, shooting most of the residents. They also torched the houses, cremating the corpses. In a house, the soldiers killed seven people, including five children, all belonging to the same family. 

A relative, 45, who rushed to the scene after the murders, said four of the children were under the age of 12. In a second house, the soldiers and the armed Fulani killed nine people: seven children and two women. A resident who was among those who buried the bodies told Human Rights Watch, “When I got there, I couldn't believe my eyes. It was horrible. Some of the bodies were burned beyond recognition. The survivors were shocked and panicked. But many fled into the bush, fearing for their lives. In a third house, the soldiers and the armed Fulani killed two people, including a pregnant woman. In a fourth house, the soldiers and the armed Fulani killed three people, including a child. A woman who lived in this house was seriously injured but survived. A relative of the victims said he found the only survivor with injuries from machete wounds all over her body.

Looting and Beatings Twelve witnesses described how the security forces and the armed Fulani looted the houses in Ngarbuh 1 and Ngarbuh 2, forced residents to leave and beat them. A 32-year-old woman said that the military had threatened to kill her if she did not give them money. "They kept hitting me with rifle butts and asking for money," she said. Another resident of Ngarbuh 2, a pastor, said: $ 50 $ 100 $ 250 $ 500 $ 1,000 Other Region / Country Africa Cameroon The soldiers were accompanied by a group of armed Fulani. They broke in and looted all the houses in Ngarbuh 2. They forced the residents out, myself included, and gathered us in the village square, near the market. Some people were tied up with ropes. They forced us to lie face down on the floor. We were not allowed to lift our heads. If you did, they would hit you with a machete ... We were then released.


Source: Cameroonweb.com


Emmanuel Macron: the kiss of the young boy to the old man

This article is from a series in the journal Mutations entitled: Paris - Yaoundé, from Mitterand to Macron: zoom in on the reports of ups and downs between Paul Biya and the five French presidents of the 5th Republic whom he saw pass.


We thought we saw "a new beginning" emerging (to borrow from the French sociologist Edgar Morin) in the bonds of friendship between Paris and Yaoundé. Successive meetings between presidents Paul Biya and Emmanuel Macron have made some people say that relations between Cameroon and France are in good shape. Paul Biya himself was delighted after being officially received for the first time in Lyon on October 10, 2019, on the sidelines of the work of the 6th Replenishment Conference of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and malaria. This satisfaction is all the more sustained in that the two presidents met again a month later during the second Paris Peace Forum.

Old, guardianship, and often even deemed "paternalistic", relations between Cameroon and France have started to cool down since Nicolas Sarkozy (2007). Under François Hollande (2012), they seemed “politically correct”. Then came Emmanuel Macron in 2017. Young, fiery, brilliant and innocent to a certain extent, the man whom the High Commissioner for Pensions in France, Jean-Paul Delevoye, calls "le jouvenceau" placed his quinquennium under the sign of a break from opaque practices, which have long been in force in what benevolent people annoyingly call "Françafrique". It is in this sense that he declared in November 2017 in Burkina Faso, that "there is no longer an African policy for France".

But between words and deeds, the latest release by Emmanuel Macron shows that the break is still only wishful thinking. Indeed, at the opening of the agricultural show on February 22 in France, he confessed, without way, to have put pressure on his Cameroonian counterpart for the release of the politician Maurice Kamto. Interrogated in the crowd by a Cameroonian activist nicknamed "Calibri Calibro", Emmanuel Macron also maintains that it was only on this condition that he had agreed to receive Paul Biya in Lyon. In a style that some describe as "narcissistic" or even "condescending", Emmanuel Macron confided, facing the cameras, that he is "totally involved so that the violence that is going on in Cameroon and which is completely intolerable cease ”.

Besides, he promised his interlocutor, "I will call President Biya next week and we will put the maximum pressure to end this situation". An exit which aroused strong reactions within the Cameroonian opinion.


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Ngarbuh: 26 NGOs reveal the hidden truth about the February 14 Scene

According to a report just released by a coalition of 26 Cameroonian NGOs including Mandela Center and New Human Rights-Cameroon, more than 35 civilians (including 7 women and 14 children) were massacred in Ngarbuh by a local militia supervised by Cameroonian soldiers. The mastermind of this attack, according to the 18-page report received by the editor of hurinews.com, is a resident of the Center for Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration, a structure created by the Cameroonian government in November 2018 to collect separatist fighters who agrees to lay down his arms. Below, the facts as they happened, according to the coalition of NGOs:

On the night of Thursday, February 13, 2020, armed elements belonging to the Cameroonian army, accompanied by local shepherds and other pro-government armed militias, camped in the neighboring villages of Ngar 3 (Chii and Fiiru). 

On Friday 14 February 2020, around 3 a.m., while the villagers were sleeping, an attack was launched in the village of Ngar 3 from Fiiru by a joint operation composed of six soldiers, three armed men belonging to ex-combatants of the forces restoration of the virtual state of Ambazonia and many shepherds. 

The operation consisted, among other things, of burning and shooting everywhere. According to eyewitnesses and survivors, the attack was led by the veteran who led an Ambazonian armed group to Ngarbuh, the sieur Nfor Marcel called "Bullet". He ended the war more than a year ago and has joined the National Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Committee (CNDDR), created by decree no. 2018/719 of November 30, 2018. 

The attack was bloody, no one was spared, some villagers were burned alive and those who could not find shelter were shot, as shown by the bodies of the victims scattered in the bush. Pregnant women and children who escaped gunshots and machete strikes while sheltering in a house were all burned alive. 

Some survivors testified that a total of 13 houses, concentrated on tens of meters in radius, were burned down and that many villagers were burned alive (many bodies are also unidentifiable). Several people are missing following this raid.

Of the 35 bodies discovered so far, three (3) were those of pregnant women, and three (3) children belonging to a family of approximately those killed. Among the victims, nine (9) men, seven (7) women and 14 children, three of whom were under the age of three. Several unidentified calcined bodies. 

After the massacre, the villagers say they received an alert they said came from the village chief of Ntumbuw (Ngarbuh is a district) who relayed threats from some soldiers, telling them that they had three days (72 hours) to leave the villages. otherwise they would have expected the worst. 

After the departure of the soldiers, some villagers helped by some pastors and Ambazonian fighters, buried the victims on Saturday February 15, 2020 in numerous mass graves. 

It is possible that the death toll may be increased, as many are still lying in critical conditions in certain hospitals, notably at the Baptiste de Banso hospital (as is the case of a pregnant woman, Mrs. Shuka Ngon , aged 30, operated on immediately after arriving at the hospital after being severely tortured, resulting in the death of the baby she was carrying). 

Villagers continue to search for family members whom they have not heard from since the attack. According to reports, certain elements of the army implicated in the attack returned to the scene a few hours later to intimidate and proceed to seize the mobile phones of the inhabitants of the said village. This unintentionally led many residents to take refuge in the bushes and neighboring villages.

48 hours after the massacre, on February 16 at 11 h 29 min on the Facebook page of the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration program, in particular the National Committee for Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (CNDDR) mentioned that the "Amba want their children die so that they cry for the genocide and that, as far as the Ambazonian fighters continue to exist, all the bodies, including the children, will continue to be targeted ”. On this same page we can also read “As long as

Amba boys exist in your communities, there will be victims, and some of them will be children. This is called collateral damage. AmbaFools (the English-speaking separatists) sit abroad and say, we have to crack eggs to make an omelet. ” 

About 72 hours after the massacre, in radio press release N ° 0104 / CRP / MINDEF / 019 of February 17, 2020, signed by Frigate Captain ATONFACK GUEMO, head of the Communication Division, "The Minister Delegate for the Defense Presidency formally denies these false allegations, and specifies, in the light of the methodically and professionally cross-checked information that it 

is simply an unfortunate accident, a collateral consequence of the ongoing security operations in the Region "and concluded that the murder of civilians and the destruction of property in Ngarbuh were the result of a military confrontation with separatists, because the army was in the process of dislodging a base of the separatists.


Source: Hurinews.com


Ngarbuh killingi: the personal revenge, angers of Ilaria Allegrozi

Prohibited from entering Cameroonian territory since April 2019, by the authorities for lack of observers on the ground, Ilaria Allegrozi, pseudo activist of Human Right Watch (HRW) scours the audiovisual media platforms and social networks for spitting venom against Cameroon by accusing the country of committing massacres. Her verve, devoid of any objectivity, hardly hides her desire for revenge against the country's authorities. Blinded by a hatred that has become visceral, Ilaria, whose words only provoke hilarity, is lost in conjecture about the alleged massacre of civilians in Ngarbuh in the department of Donga-Mantung region in northwest Cameroon. Who can believe that an activist who claims to hold satellite images incriminating the Cameroon Army, decides against all odds, not to broadcast them !? By rushing to demand a United Nations investigation, Ilaria, who clearly displays her membership in the Cameroonian enemy camp, wants to set the scene for an international armed intervention whose sole aim is to put an end to Cameroon by fire and blood..

Since the occurrence of the incident which resulted in the death of 5 civilians including a woman and 4 children following clashes between the army and the separatist rebels in the locality of Ngarbuh 3 in the North West region of DongMantung department , we observe a great agitation of pseudo human rights defenders. Some have embarked on a kind of recovery to make their own a national cause because the President of the Republic is committed to ensuring the safety of people and their property wherever they are. This is why, in view of the situation which was getting bogged down in the North-West and South-West regions, the head of the defense and security forces deployed his men there. 

Under the apparent objectivity, a partial militancy If at first glance Ilaria Allegrozi offers all the guarantees of an objective researcher, by not hesitating to denounce the abuses committed by the separatists, the reality is however radically different. She regularly leaves her role as a researcher in order to become an activist and take sides with terrorist organizations. Thus under the guise of impartiality, it distributes the good and the bad points to the different actors of the conflict, without worrying about the reality of the terrain which it claims to know, by highlighting its long presence on the African continent. The senior Africa researcher at Human Rihts Watch says in a post in her tweeter account that and widely reported on the Human Rigths Watch website: "The murders of civilians, including children committed in horrific conditions, are heinous crimes which should be the subject of effective and independent investigations and those responsible should be brought to justice. ” In addition to this statement, she further adds that "denying that these crimes have been committed further adds to the trauma suffered by the survivors and will only encourage government troops to commit other atrocities". This is in reaction to the Mindef press release signed on February 17, 2020 which refutes the argument of the massacre, but supports that of an unfortunate incident which caused the death of 5 people including a lady and five children. The lady's two statements were largely exploited by the unfortunate pharmacy that is Human Rights Watch (HRW), whose preferred field of choice is Africa. 

Indeed, she indiscriminately accuses the army of having perpetrated massacres against the civilian populations in Ngarbuh 3 in the Donga-Mantung department, north-west region. This lady actually left her role as a researcher to position herself as a real advocate defending the cause of English-speaking separatists. Under the guise of a pseudo impartiality, it distributes the good and the bad points to the two parties in conflict but nevertheless gives pride of place to the Cameroonian defense forces who are as victims of the abuses of the separatists as the civilian populations. It undermines the reality on the ground which sufficiently demonstrates that many secessionists wear army uniforms to commit certain crimes. Satellite images, however, can only identify men in uniform who are not soldiers. Very easy in such a context to stick the responsibility to the republican army, when we know that the terrorists also dress in conventional military uniforms. To justify her statements, she highlights her long experience on the African continent. Without any verification, the suspicions of the links it would have with the separatist terrorist movements must be imperatively raised. This lady to try to reassure the most skeptical claims to have viewed the satellite images which confirms that it is a massacre involving the army. We would have gladly taken these different revelations as a word of the gospel if they did not show through in filigree, a real desire to turn the international community against the power of Yaoundé. HRW is trying to demonstrate that the power of Yaoundé is the black sheep of the misfortunes that befall the populations of the English-speaking regions of Cameroon. However, on several occasions the government has launched appeals to certain countries which house those who finance the separatists, but to date nothing has been done. The latter continue, under the noses and beards of the international community, to inflict worse ill-treatment on the civilian populations and on elements of the Defense Forces deployed with a view to securing the populations. The question is why is this reality ignored by Human Rights Wtach? HRW is trying to demonstrate that the power of Yaoundé is the black sheep of the misfortunes that befall the populations of the English-speaking regions of Cameroon. However, on several occasions the government has launched appeals to certain countries which house those who finance the separatists, but to date nothing has been done. The latter continue, under the noses and beards of the international community, to inflict worse ill-treatment on the civilian populations and on elements of the Defense Forces deployed with a view to securing the populations. The question is why is this reality ignored by Human Rights Wtach? HRW is trying to demonstrate that the power of Yaoundé is the black sheep of the misfortunes that befall the populations of the English-speaking regions of Cameroon. However, on several occasions the government has launched appeals to certain countries which house those who finance the separatists, but to date nothing has been done. The latter continue, under the noses and beards of the international community, to inflict worse ill-treatment on the civilian populations and on elements of the Defense Forces deployed with a view to securing the populations. The question is why is this reality ignored by Human Rights Wtach? the government has repeatedly appealed to certain countries that house those who finance the separatists, but nothing has been done to date. The latter continue, under the noses and beards of the international community, to inflict worse ill-treatment on the civilian populations and on elements of the Defense Forces deployed with a view to securing the populations. The question is why is this reality ignored by Human Rights Wtach? the government has repeatedly appealed to certain countries that house those who finance the separatists, but nothing has been done to date. The latter continue, under the noses and beards of the international community, to inflict worse ill-treatment on the civilian populations and on elements of the Defense Forces deployed with a view to securing the populations. The question is why is this reality ignored by Human Rights Wtach? 

Harmful amateurism: A total absence of objective and direct witnesses 

The heart of the problem lies around the collection of information, and the credit given to the word of certain witnesses. It is difficult, if not impossible, to grant the benefit of the doubt to a speech from unidentified people, without source, without the slightest verification and for which the suspicions of links with the separatist terrorist movements must imperatively be removed. Ilaria Allegrozi thus claimed to be in possession of satellite images proving the reality of massacres committed by the Cameroonian armed forces in Ngarbuh. If so, why didn't she immediately release the photos?!

Imposture: The military trial and the absence of impunity 

Ilaria's tight positions unfortunately fall victim to lies since a trial against the seven soldiers accused of murder is currently taking place in Cameroon. This clearly means that the authorities take the rare cases of abuses committed by the armed forces seriously. On this very subject, Tity Agbahey, campaigner for central Africa at Amnesty International, herself recently wrote in “Jeune Afrique”, the message of this trial is clear: in Cameroon, no one is above laws. 

Account settlement and relentlessness: The personal revenge of Ilaria Allegrozi 

For the activist of HRW, it is therefore not a question of allowing justice to be done, but its goal is to make pay to the Cameroonian authorities for its ban on entry into the territory in April 2019. Indeed, upon arrival at the airport, she was told that her presence was unwanted, and for good reason, a few days earlier, an HRW report accused Cameroon of massacre in the English-speaking regions. Problem, the organization does not have the slightest observer on the spot and the testimonies are neither sourced nor verified, in an area where the separatists do not hesitate to threaten, kill and loot in order to put pressure on the population. Noting this bias concerning a conflict against a terrorist organization, the Cameroonian authorities decided not to authorize the presence of Ilaria Allegrozi.


Source: La Répubique N ° 104


Ngarbuh: Army mistaken civilians for 'Mbororo rebel group' Learn more

On February 14, 23 civilians, including 15 children, were killed in northwest Cameroon. The military says they perished in the fire of several "fuel containers". The UN calls for an independent investigation, while lies and crimes committed by government forces are increasingly documented

The photos despair those who look at them. They have been running on social media since the Ntumbo massacre on February 14, where 23 civilians were killed, including 15 children. They show women and children lying in their colorful clothes, charred little bits, faces disfigured by the horror of the killing. We also see a priest greeted by the heartbreaking sobs of grieving families. 

Authentic images 

Are these images authentic? They are perceived as such by Cameroonians who receive them, like Paul in Douala or Luc Sonke, the brother of the opponent Maurice Kamto. "They were filmed by our families, our friends who live there?", They say. Some were taken by soldiers, revolted by these massacres to which they can do nothing. For Paul, for Luke, for international observers who are in discreet relationship with journalists of the international press, these images are authentic and they say what the Cameroonian government hides and denies in front of the world ?: the army commits massacres on civilians, like this February 14. 

Concordant and alarming testimony 

"Between 4 and 5 in the morning, about forty soldiers entered Ntumbo, they were chasing a Mbororo rebel group. They attacked the population of the Ngarbuh district, burning houses, killing civilians without distinction: at least 23, including 15 children and two pregnant women. Is that not counting those who died in the bush as a result of their injuries? ”, Confides to La Croix an international investigator. Paul, from this English-speaking region, assures La Croix that they started again in his village of Weh, on the outskirts of Bamenda, Monday, February 17 ?: "? They took my brother, shot him in the neck , like 13 other people in the village. Then they stole all the property and set the houses on fire. My sister-in-law and her 11 children live hidden in the bush, like many others. ” 

A state lie ??

The army has denied being responsible for the February 14 massacre: it explains that "? The fighting between the rebels and the army led to the explosion of several fuel containers?". "? This fire caused five victims, including a woman and four children, far from what is relayed in social networks?", Said army spokesman Colonel Cyrille Atonfack Guemo on Monday February 17. 

A new murderous wave 

Since the beginning of the month, the two English-speaking regions of Cameroon are again the scene of a wave of abuses attributed primarily to the police. On the eve of the February 9 legislative elections, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International were alarmed by the criminal behavior of these forces and the separatists, however on a smaller scale. Journalists cannot go there, aid workers cannot testify openly about the violence in progress, due to prohibitions and pressure from the authorities. 

UN prevented from working 

Even the United Nations is seriously hampered in its work. "The soldiers kill like crazy, anonymously accuses La Croix of a UN agent stationed in Cameroon. The English-speaking areas are closed to the media. The Cameroonian authorities are putting more pressure on the United Nations to block our movements and our missions, so that we do not record what is happening. ” 

Diet pressures

This independent investigation requested by the United Nations seems to mark a turning point in the way the international community has so far tolerated the abuses committed by the security forces, as well as the lies of the Cameroonian state. Even France, a traditional ally of the Paul Biya regime, is worried. Saturday, February 22, President Emmanuel Macron, arrested by a visitor on the sidelines of the Agricultural Show, assured ?: "? I will call, next week, President Biya and we will put the maximum pressure to make this situation stops. I am fully aware and fully involved in the violence that is going on in Cameroon and which is intolerable. I'm doing the maximum.?" 

The army engaged on two fronts 

End of 2016. Beginning of the English-speaking crisis in the North-West and South-West regions of Cameroon. Initially based on social demands, the dispute turned into an armed conflict between separatists and the security forces. The crisis has left more than 3,000 dead and 700,000 displaced. 

Since 2014, the Far North of Cameroon has been attacked by Boko Haram. The army is trying, with the help of vigilante groups, to eradicate this group which loots, kills and terrorizes the populations. But exactions of soldiers against civilians are also noted.


Source: la-croix.com


Ngarbuh massacre: Lejeune Mbella Mbella tells the UN everything


Cameroonian Minister of Foreign Affairs Lejeune Mbella Mbella is in Geneva, Switzerland to take part in the work of the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council of the United Nations, scheduled from February 24 to March 20, 2020.

Since the massacre of the civilian population on February 14, 2020 in Ngarbuh in the North-West Region, with several children among the victims, the Cameroonian government has been in the crosshairs of international organizations which suspect its army of being the author of this massacre that has shaken the whole world. 

In its counter-offensive, the Yaoundé regime misses no opportunity to exonerate its defense forces. 

Thus, on February 24, during his speech during the inaugural day of the 43rd session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, the Cameroonian Minister of External Relations, Lejeune Mbella Mbella, accused the secessionists of '' being the authors of the abuses recorded in the Southwest and the North West, the two regions of his country plagued by a civil war.

According to the member of the Cameroonian government, the separatists regularly use the civilian populations as human shields in defiance of the rights and the life of the said populations. "Despite these unacceptable actions, the Cameroonian defense and security forces remain and will always remain resolutely committed and will spare, as far as possible, all human life in the professional conduct of their missions" declared MINREX to defend the regular army.

He also took the opportunity to insist on the death toll of five dead including four children on February 14 in Ngarbuh. "Some bodies have, without any investigation, alleged the massacre of 22 people, including women, and 14 children perpetrated by the defense and security forces," said the Cameroonian chief of diplomacy. In the process, Lejeune Mbelle Mbelle took stock of the armed struggles against the separatists (English-speaking regions) and against Boko haram (Far North region), then on the management of refugees in his country.


Cameroon Massacres: figures that shatter France revealed

The current Cameroonian socio-political context leads certain political and media players to delve into the history of the country.

If some Cameroonian citizens continue to think that the improvement of their living conditions or even the political alternation would come from the mother country, France, others believe that the latter would be the author of the people's ill-being. 

It is perhaps in this last premise that this publication of the president of the National Union of Journalists of Cameroon, Dénis Kwebo, inscribes when quoting sources, affirms: "With a single helicopter, France massacred 120,000 Bamileke and Bassa in Cameroon. 20,000 dead in 1960 alone, according to General Max Briand; 20,000 to 100,000 deaths between December 1959 and July 1961, according to the magazine Réalités”.

Remember that since the interview between Macron and an activist on February 22, 2020 in Paris, an anti-French feeling has emerged within Cameroonian public space. Several demonstrations are organized in the streets to denounce the interference of France in the internal affairs of Cameroon.

Source: lebledparle.com


Cameroon Massacres: figures that shatter France revealed

The current Cameroonian socio-political context leads certain political and media players to delve into the history of the country.

If some Cameroonian citizens continue to think that the improvement of their living conditions or even the political alternation would come from the mother country, France, others believe that the latter would be the author of the people's ill-being. 

It is perhaps in this last premise that this publication of the president of the National Union of Journalists of Cameroon, Dénis Kwebo, inscribes when quoting sources, affirms: "With a single helicopter, France massacred 120,000 Bamileke and Bassa in Cameroon. 20,000 dead in 1960 alone, according to General Max Briand; 20,000 to 100,000 deaths between December 1959 and July 1961, according to the magazine Réalités”.

Remember that since the interview between Macron and an activist on February 22, 2020 in Paris, an anti-French feeling has emerged within Cameroonian public space. Several demonstrations are organized in the streets to denounce the interference of France in the internal affairs of Cameroon.

Source: lebledparle.com


Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Latest: Paul Biya's new salary exceeds Macron, Trump, Poutine

The revelations on the salary of Paul Biya, Cameroonian president shock Cameroonian opinion. He receives annually 367,667,642 FCFA, monthly 30,638,970 FCFA, weekly 7,070,532 FCFA and the daily salary is 1,414,106 FCFA. Figures published on its platform by Votrasalaire.com which shows the salaries of presidents around the world and celebrities.

Against all expectations, the great Lion of Etoudi triples the salary of French President Emmanuel Macron with whom he is currently in cold for having addressed humiliating remarks to him in France. Paul Biya has nothing to envy the French president who can "be his grandson". According to the figures, the Elysée tenant earns 9,928,452 FCFA monthly when Biya receives 30,638,970 FCFA. A big gap between a president who heads an African state prone to war, to the socio-economic crisis. As the other would say, "In Cameroon, everything is fine". 

The French President is not the only one he exceeds, there are also Donald Trump and Vladimir Poutine, 

Paul Biya is also ahead of some of his African peers. As is the case of the Zambian president 2 141 429 FCFA and that of South Africa, 12 873 412 FCFA.

Besides this privilege, he benefits from other advantages which differ widely from his peers in the sub-region. "A small calculation allows us to note that at the end of the year, with 30,921,000 FCFA per month (including salaries and benefits), plus the 650 million Fcfa linked to the 10% commission on public contracts in the budget investment, Paul Biya could end up with a little more than 781.052.000Fcfa ', in a publication of the pan-African magazine JeuneAfrique. 


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Anti-Macron movement: The great bluff of Yaoundé

Ulcerated by the condescending remarks made last Saturday by the President of the Republic of France to the Head of State, Cameroonians united in an anti-Emmanuel Macron movement, organized a protest march yesterday Monday 24 February. Which caused traffic jams and traffic jams on the roads leading to the services of the French Embassy.


"I will call President Biya next week and we will put maximum pressure to end this situation." Like this extract, others delivered on Saturday February 22, 2020 at the Paris Agricultural Show, in response to a question from an activist from the Anti-Sadinard Brigade (Bas), provoked the ire of public opinion in Cameroon and elsewhere. Intolerable, unacceptable, inconceivable, unbearable...

The epithets jostle at the gate to express the indignation of Cameroonians following this tone of condescension from the French number 1 to its Cameroonian counterpart. Yesterday morning, February 24, 2020, half a thousand young people from associations in the seven districts of the city of Yaoundé stormed the services of the French Embassy.

They show their rage against those they call the contempt of France vis-à-vis Cameroon which is however a sovereign state. These young people sing and dance to the rhythm of the balafons. What do those who call themselves indomitable patriots claim? "We left because President Emmanuel Macro made malicious remarks and covered with contempt for his excellence Paul Biya who is the one who embodies the institutions of the Republic of Cameroon. He is our patriarch and the Cameroonian guide. To despise President Paul Biya despise all the Cameroonian people. We are here to mark our indignation ”, explains the National Coordinator of the collective“ Tous après Paul Biya ”, Mouhamadou Amidou.

Authorized event

It is a movement that aims to protect and perpetuate the image of President Paul Biya. "Today we are here to ask French President Emmanuel Macro that, if he does not make a speech asking for forgiveness, we will stay here for at least a week," he adds. These demonstrations are supervised by the police. No tear gas, riot trucks and batons.

The gendarmes, on the other hand, check the entrance to the embassy. Traffic is paralyzed, only demonstrators can circulate between the Atemengue plateau and Mobil Olézoa, to the dismay of motorists. On the signs and banners that they proudly brandish, one can read: "Flawless support for the republican institutions and those who embody them, HE Paul Biya. "

Or "France, why are you damaging my future by allowing the financing of terrorism in my country". Like "no to the Lybisation of Cameroon" and at the end "No pressure weighs on HE Mr. Paul Biya apart from atmospheric pressure". Asked if the demonstration was authorized, Mouhamadou Amidou is undecided. “Yes, we have had the authorization to demonstrate. The authorization in this case was issued by the sub-prefect of the district of Yaoundé III ”.

However, the exchange between President Macro and Calibri took place on Saturday in France. In Cameroon, the public administration does not operate on Saturdays and Sundays. How did he get the authorization? “We are legalists. The declaration was tabled two days ago ”. The event took place on Saturday. If he talks about two days, that means that he filed the request on Saturday February 22, 2020. Which is impossible.

“We are in a country of law. We must go and read the law on public demonstrations of 1990. We know how to seize the sub-prefect when there is a threat. The authorization is not in my hands, but it is in the hands of the leader of the association of young dynamic people in the district of Yaoundé II, ”he defends himself.

Okra for walkers

The second question relates to this spontaneous grouping of young people in front of the French embassy. An unprecedented fact that opens the boulevard to tons of questions. According to our surveys, these young people are mostly students of public universities in Cameroon. “I am a student at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Yaoundé II. Very early on, the president of the clubs and associations of the University of Yaoundé II brought us together. They told us that we are going to demonstrate in front of the French embassy today, ”confides a protester, anonymously.

When asked what they expect in return, he tells us that there are lists circulating. “You have to put your name on the list of protesters. After this march, the organizers will give us money, ”he replies. It is therefore easy to understand that, it is motivated by the greed that these pseudo-patriots have agreed to take part in what many analysts claim to be recovery if it is not just snuff.


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Transportation: a new strike hits Camair-Co

This mood movement aims to denounce the considerable shortcomings inherent in air transport.


A new strike announced at Camair-Co. Cameroonian airline personnel are preparing a demonstration. This strike notice runs from February 26, 2020. This appears from a correspondence signed by the president of the Air Transport Workers' Union (STTA), Benga Nseka Justin. “This strike notice can only be lifted after the deviations have been corrected.And satisfaction of the legal requirements of the workers. "Warns the president of STTA.   

Recurring salary arrears

This mood movement aims to denounce the considerable shortcomings inherent in air transport. These include, inter alia, recurrence and persistence of wage arrears since December 2019. Last September for example, Camair-Co employees said they had not been paid for two months. That is to say July and August 2019. "Irregularities and delayed wages which constitute" flagrant and violent obstacles to the safety of airline passengers. 

Company over-indebtedness

Through this cessation of activity, the staff also denounces the over-indebtedness of the company, a very serious threat of loss of the CTA (Air Carrier Certificate). It is also a question for the employees of the transporter, of exposing the unfavorable institutional framework to Camair-Co.   From the no systematic repayment of social security contributions, service on board "deteriorated, unsuitable and at a discount". 

Lack of vision

The STTA also complains of the almost reduced exploitation at the lowest point. The lack of vision, objectives, missions, clear values… Finally, the drastic and dramatic loss of the company's clientele, rental and acquisition of unsuitable aircraft.

Note that the“  Cameroon star” has been going  through a zone of turbulence for months. At the beginning of last year, for example, its employees were already claiming the salaries for February and March. "  This situation has plunged the employees into a state of multifaceted precariousness".


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Confidential: President Biya still can't digest Macron's words "Le Monde"

The French newspaper Le Monde comes back on the reaction of Cameroon following comments made by President Emmanuel Macron on the sidelines of the agricultural fair. The newspaper makes revelations on the state of mind of the Cameroonian president.


The French president denounced "human rights violations" perpetrated in this central African country. 

Cameroonian government "intends to remain in control of its fate", he said on Sunday February 23 after Emmanuel Macron promised to "put pressure" on Paul Biya and denounced "intolerable human rights violations In this Central African country. The French president reacted after being arrested on Saturday in Paris by a Cameroonian activist who urged him to condemn violence attributed to the Cameroonian army in the English-speaking West of the country. 

"I will call Cameroonian President Paul Biya next week and we will put the maximum pressure to end the situation. There are human rights violations in Cameroon that are intolerable, I'm doing my best, "explained the French head of state on the sidelines of a visit to the Paris Agricultural Show, while he was questioned on this issue. 

Without designating Emmanuel Macron by name, the Cameroonian government asked in a press release "to friendly countries", to "not grant credit to activists", "at the risk of being trapped and demonstrating candor, even d 'enmity likely to harm good relations' with Cameroon. "Cameroon (...) intends to remain in control of its destiny," added the Minister of Communication, René Emmanuel Sadi. 

23 dead

On February 14, 23 people, most of them children, died during a military operation in the village of Ntumbo, in northwest Cameroon, according to the UN. Part of the Cameroonian opposition, but also many witnesses interviewed by non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the United Nations accused Cameroonian soldiers of having carried out this killing. 

The North West and the other English-speaking region of Cameroon, the South West, have been plagued for three years by a violent conflict between the army and separatist groups. Both sides have been accused of crimes and abuses against civilians by international NGOs. 

According to Yaoundé, a confrontation in Ntumbo between the army and separatists caused a fire, which resulted in the death of five victims, a woman and four children. However, the government, in its statement Sunday, reaffirmed "that there had not been 22 villagers, including fourteen children, killed". 

France still maintains strong political and economic relations with its former colony, Cameroon. Long regarded as a haven of stability in Central Africa, the country led by President Paul Biya, 87, including thirty-six in power, has been facing multiple crises since the 2010s.


Source: Cameroonweb.com


Magba: Re-elected mayor accused of corruption

10 municipal councilors Rdpc claim that the municipal magistrate distributed 10 million CFA francs stolen from municipal funds to some of their colleagues to secure their vote.


Dieudonné Mbouen is the new mayor of the commune of Magba, a district located in the department of Noun in the West region. He was appointed on February 20, 2020 last, during the session of the council of right. He obtained the votes of 15 municipal councilors out of the 25 present. He re-stacks for a second five-year term.

Only in the aftermath of this victory, many voices are raised to denounce the acts of corruption that punctuated the election. A group of 10 municipal councilors, led by a certain Lipe Yacouba, affirms that there has been a "purchase of consciences", numerous irregularities, and that the vote must be resumed. “On February 17, 2020, during the internal election, the municipal councilors appointed me as the mayor of the municipality of Magba, in view of all the financial and other efforts that I made throughout the election campaign. We were four candidates, I largely beat my three competitors. But it was great to my surprise that the day before the full session, several advisers called me and asked me to give how much. How much money to get me to vote for? They told me that another candidate gave them each an envelope of 500,000 CFA francs. I told them I don't do corruption, I have nothing to give them. And the next day, the last on the list of the vote that we had done internally was elected mayor, to my great surprise, "said the municipal councilor Ldp Yacouba.

The other municipal councilors who decided to remain anonymous indicate that Dieudonné Mbouen, the current elected mayor, on the eve of the vote, went to the collection of the treasure in Magba to disburse the sum of 10 million FCFA to bribe the councilors municipal. Each adviser, according to them, having received the sum of 500,000 FCFA. “The central committee of the Rdpc in a circular had also asked that since the deputy is already Tikar, that the mayor who will be elected be Bamoun. A decision which already disqualified the current mayor since he is of Tikar origin. However, he violated this provision of the central committee of the Rdpc to represent himself, bribe the municipal councilors and stay at the town hall. We wrote to the central committee to request that the elections be canceled, ”said a furious city councilor.

The Magba sub-prefect, Jean Jacques Nsang Ekonde, whom we met claims to have had no wind of any corruption. “According to the law, it is the prefect who supervises town halls and not the sub-prefect. During the session of right, the first prefectural assistant of Noun was present in the room, sent by the prefect. So me, at my level, I was there just as an observer. If there has been corruption, it is before the proceedings of the session as of right, since they cannot commit acts of corruption before us. According to the law, everything went according to the rules, ”says the Magba sub-prefect.

The tax collector who is accused of having disbursed the 10 million which were used to purchase the conscience refused to speak, on the pretext that he received no authorization from his hierarchy. Within the party, the president of the Ojrdpc and the president of the Rdpc section of Magba claim that they have had complaints and evidence that the vote was peppered with corruption. But according to them, it is the central committee of the Rdpc that returns the last word.

Within the population, opinions are divided. Those who support the current mayor say that all this is only jealousy "because Dieudonné Mbouen has made great achievements and that he deserved to be re-elected". Besides, other more radicals think that the time had come to have a mayor who could carry the development projects of the district, and for that they had chosen Lipe Yacouba who is an intellectual, teacher at the University of Dschang. It is in this undecided climate that all await the decision of the central committee of the Rdpc in Yaoundé. The accused mayor refutes all the charges brought against him.


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