Monday, August 20, 2018

Antonio Guterres bans journalist from the UN for his reporting on the genocide in Southern Cameroons


Matthew Lee is a man of single-minded focus. For years, it served him well as an independent journalist covering the United Nations. But for the last several weeks, he’s been banned from UN Headquarters for, according to the UN, going beyond the pale of acceptable behavior for a reporter.

The United Nations on Friday provided Lee with a letter informing him that the ban would be made permanent. The letter, signed by Alison Smale, UN Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, said that Lee’s “conduct has consistently breached” the UN’s media guidelines and “does not meet the established professional standards required of all correspondents granted access to United Nations premises.” As a result, his accreditation to cover the UN has been withdrawn.

“This is censorship pure and simply by [UN Secretary-General] Antonio Guterres who doesn’t like my questions on corruption and Cameroon,” Lee wrote in an email to BuzzFeed News shortly after receiving the letter.

Lee has long taken a different approach to covering the UN than many of his fellow journalists. Last week, many were lauding former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet’s unanimous approval as the new UN high commissioner for human rights. “At UN Guterres Holds Press-less Press Encounter About Bachelet and Human Rights After Sold Out Cameroon,” read the headline on Inner City Press, the website where Lee publishes his reporting.

He’s been covering the United Nations since 2005, and for years was a constant presence in the room where the organization’s spokesperson would brief the press daily. The questions Lee would ask were often esoteric, focusing on issues that were off the news cycle or flying under the radar. The stories he posts are unedited and often extremely discursive, and are generally focused on the nitty-gritty of the way the UN is run, highlighting possible corruption or other alleged malpractice inside the organization.

Lee has constantly tried to push the boundaries of access at the UN, arguing that the business of the UN should be as transparent as possible. That was the case on July 3, when two UN security officers removed Lee from the building. “I said, ‘I’m a journalist what are you doing, I have every right to be here,’ and they said ‘no no no, no you don’t,’” Lee told BuzzFeed News in a phone interview late last month. “So I feel like something is very wrong. Either they knew I had the absolute right to be there and they just didn’t give a damn, or there’s something totally wrong with the UN where they aren’t told what the rules are.”


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While Lee was being evicted and escorted off the premises — he livestreamed the end of the encounter on Periscope — his shirt was ripped.

He’s since written several pieces for Inner City Press calling out one of the officers by name, and alleging that he’d been singled out for his reporting on the way the security force operates.

“It was like they saw an opportunity,” he said. He also described the incident as his being “targeted by rogue security.”

Since then, he’s been banned from setting foot in UN Headquarters.

It was the latest in a long line of confrontations and clashes between Lee and the UN’s staffers.

In 2016, Lee was found in a booth in the press briefing room as members of the UN Correspondents Association (UNCA), of which Lee is not a member, were meeting. That incident saw Lee escorted from the building and told he’d lose access to his (notoriously messy) office in the section of the UN reserved for the media.

He’s been what’s called a “nonresident” journalist ever since. That means that unlike the permanent members of the UN press corps, Lee had to sign in and pass through security every day, and, also, leave the building after working hours are done. It was the latter condition that got him in trouble, according to the UN.

The night he was removed from the building, he was spotted outside a meeting after hours, waiting for an open budget meeting to conclude, he says. Farhan Haq, a spokesperson for the UN, told BuzzFeed News the meeting was closed and not open to the public or press. He said and that Lee also attempted to access another off-limits area that evening.

Lee says, however, that his removal was an attempt to keep the workings of the UN from scrutiny.

“On two recent occasions, Mr. Lee violated [the UN’s] Media Guidelines by attempting to access United Nations premises beyond the scope of his non-resident correspondent status and by confrontations with United Nations Security and Safety officials,” a letter from Smale to the Global Accountability Project provided to BuzzFeed News during Lee’s initial suspension read. “While you have characterized these confrontations as being unprovoked, the relevant facts do not support that characterization,” the letter continued.

Smale has been a frequent target of Lee’s vitriol since his ban first kicked off, as have Haq, Stéphane Dujarric, the spokesperson for Guterres, and Guterres himself.

In an attempt to get back into the building, Lee, who is also a lawyer, filed a complaintwith Guterres that asserts that Smale and Dujarric “engaged in prohibited conduct, including harassment and abuse [sic] authority towards me.” He also urged Smale to recuse herself from the investigation.

The UN’s Department of Public Information and Department of Safety and Security, which led the review, “have been reviewing a number of incidents [related to Lee] over the past two years,” Haq said earlier this month.

It’s “ridiculous that there’s been any efforts to curtail his access,” Haq said. “There’s been times where he’s just declined to understand that doesn’t mean unlimited access.”

While awaiting the final decision, Lee parked at a bus stop on First Avenue, across from the Delegate’s Entrance of the UN, using passing busses for their Wi-Fi. He’s also been working to get his story out, posting nonstop and Periscoping from outside the building in a sort of rolling live shot that he later uploads to YouTube. Last week, he shouted questions at the French mission’s political coordinator about the plight of refugees from Burundi. He was ignored.

Some of Lee’s Periscope videos are less structured than others. In a late-night shot, taken outside Guterres’s residence in early August, he flat-out accused Dujarric of ordering that Lee be “beaten” by the security officers. He has provided no evidence to prove this charge.

In the same video, Lee calls the Department of Public Information “sleazy” and refers to Guterres as “disgusting.” In recent tweets, focused on Cameroon’s lobbying of the UN, he’s added Guterres to the list of people responsible for ordering his ouster. Haq firmly denied that the matter reached up to the Secretary-General’s level.

Culled from BuzzFeedNews



Southern Cameroons War: IG condemns Biya-Ekema Patrick-led carnage


The Southern Cameroons Interim Government has strongly condemned recent killings by the Francophone army in Buea, Mamfe, Ekona, Ndop and Muea. A Cameroon government military attack ordered by defense minister Beti Assomo killed scores of people throughout Southern Cameroons. The Ambazonian Secretary of Communications, Hon. Chris Anu described the killings by French Cameroun troops as a continuation of French Cameroun’s horrifying genocide against the people of Southern Cameroons.

French Cameroun soldiers are slaughtering on a daily basis dozens of innocent Southern Cameroons citizens including several members of Igbo extraction from Nigeria who are part of the business community  in Southern Cameroons by attacking civilian targets to make up for Yaoundé frustration and defeats on the battleground. Chief Barrister Charles Taku of the International Criminal Court says the killings in Southern Cameroons orchestrated by the Biya regime is a serious war crime.

The leadership of the Christian churches including the Holy Roman Catholic Church is maintaining a kind of silence of the lamb. However, the continuation of the atrocities of the Francophone army in the face of the silence of the international community has worryingly aggravated the situation in Southern Cameroonians.

The Francophone dominated army has been attacking Southern Cameroons towns and villages since 2017.  The Southern Cameroons war has killed more than a thousand, and placed the country on the edge of outright civil war.

By Chi Prudence Asong







Seedorf to unveil first Indomitable Lions squad


Jdc | Recently appointed Indomitable Lions head coach Clarence Seedorf is set to unveil his first squad today since taking charge of the team.

Seedorf who arrived Yaounde on Sunday night after spending the past week touring Europe to meet with players will unveil his first squad today during a press conference at the Fecafoot headquarters at 3pm.

The press conference will also be an opportunity for the coach to fill in questions from reporters on his ambitions for the position.

Cameroon who are top of their group are away to Comoros next month in a 2019 Afcon qualifiers which only serves as preparations for the Afcon hosts.

DEATH OF KOFI ANNAN, PRESIDENT BIYA PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE


President Biya is one of the leaders who will not forget the former Secretary General of the UN, whose involvement in the peaceful resolution of the Bakassi conflict has averted a war between Nigeria and Cameroon.

Paul Biya remembered this in the tribute to the Ghanaian diplomat, "Kofi Annan's disappearance plunges Africa into sadness. I keep him, the memory of a man of peace, who has made his valuable contribution to the common will of Nigeria and Cameroon, to peacefully resolve their border dispute, "writes the Cameroonian president.

The recognition of the sovereignty of Cameroon on the peninsula of Bakassi by a judgment of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) of October 10, 2002, after several pleadings has always been perceived on the side of Yaounde as a great diplomatic victory of the President Biya.

It is under the aegis of Kofi Annan Secretary-General of the United Nations, in September 2002 in Paris, that Presidents Obasanjo of Nigeria and Biya of Cameroon, pledge to respect the decision of the International Court of Justice.

Although dismissed in 2002, it is in 2006 that Nigeria accepts the retrocession of the peninsula Cameroon. On August 14, 2008, Nigeria completely retroceded the Bakassi peninsula in Cameroon after a border conflict of more than 15 years.

Today, Add It Up To 7 Years To The Day That I'm Looking For My Daughter, Mother Whose Daughter Got Missing Recounts Terrible Moment After Seven Years


According to this pained lady whose daughter was missing since birth, the government has abandoned her without positive outcome of her daughter where about.

Today 7 years to the day that my daughter is 7 years old I am unable to hold her in my arms. 7 years to the day I'm looking for him. 7 years to the day that the magistrate holds my baby and deprives me of the right to be a mother.

7 years to the day that the government has done nothing for me to see my daughter.

7 years to the day that the Western Region suffers, if not everyone.

7 years to the day that I am troubled, lost, lost in my country.

(August 20, 2011-20 August2018), it's been almost 7 years today and on those my darling daughter, I wish you Happy Birthday and I urge the Lord to give you strength and courage so that one day you and me we could hug each other like a mother and her daughter.

" 7 years to the day that I was deprived of the right to be a mother by you".

Cameroonian government official, wife, kid killed in car crash Today


Today News Africa  | Tragedy struck in Cameroon on Monday morning when a government official, his wife and kid were killed in a car crash.

Alain Prosper Abah Abah, the deputy prefect of Figuil in the Mayo-Louti department in the northern region of Cameroon was killed along with his wife and kid.

The tragic car crash occurred along Ngaoundere-Meiganga road, reported local newspaper, L’Oeil du Sahel.

Many who knew the government official shared their condolences on the social media and remembered his large heart and leadership qualities.

Cameroon: Biya "Only Is Responsible" For The Anglophone Crisis, Say's Joshua Osih


Cameroonian President Paul Biya is "the only person in charge" of the conflict in the English-speaking regions of his country, said in an interview with AFP Joshua Osih, candidate of the main opposition party in the presidential election of October.

The northwestern and southwestern regions, of which Joshua Osih is a native, have been plagued since the end of 2016 by a political crisis which degenerated at the end of 2017 into a conflict between armed forces and English-speaking separatists. It killed dozens, including at least 80 soldiers and police, and forced about 200,000 people to flee their homes.

The shadow of this conflict hangs over the organization in the English-speaking zone of the October 7 presidential election, in which Mr. Osih and seven other candidates will face 85-year-old Paul Biya, who represents himself after 35 years in power.

This is the first time he has run for this vote for the Social Democratic Front (SDF, the main opposition party) that was previously represented by John Fru Ndi, its historic leader.

"If the President of the Republic, commander-in-chief of the armed forces, sends his troops fire on Cameroonians, it is he alone responsible," said Mr. Osih, met in Douala (West) at the SDF campaign headquarters .

Unlike other candidates, he says he is "against" an investigation into charges of alleged abuses committed by the army in English-speaking areas, because, he believes, "there is a political responsibility that is far superior to the responsibility of mere military ".

Biya "does not understand anything"

"We can not move the problem to individuals on the ground while the whole body (of the army) had nothing to do there," says the SDF candidate. "I do not want that, because the chief of the army sent the army to make a war which is not his, one discredits all this army".

"The responsibility for violence in the anglophone crisis is Mr. Biya," says Joshua Osih, a 49-year-old Métis MP and businessman who is fluently bilingual.

"We have a president who does not understand anything about what is happening in Cameroon, who spends most of his time abroad and who thinks that sending the army (...) can solve this problem", adds -t it. But "he can not," because "we can kill men, but we can not kill ideas."

According to him, "we went into civil war because we have a government that is absent, we have no leadership, no President of the Republic: nature abhors a vacuum and so it ignited very quickly and the spiral of violence has taken over. "

He notes that "if we had political leadership, the President of the Republic would have at least made the trip to the North West and South West to try to touch the local realities and look at how to bring an early solution" .

"The only way out was to declare war on his own people," he added, adding that "the economy of war is good for some people (within the army and the military). regime, ed) and that's why we stay in this spiral of violence. "

Back to federalism

Paul Biya "believes he can solve this problem in a military way" and "that means that he recognizes that either he does not really govern this country, or he does not understand yet that it is a political problem to which we must provide answers policies. "

"The major institutional reform needed to bring a solution to this crisis is federalism," says the opponent.

This form of state organization that existed from 1961 to 1972 in Cameroon, which has since become a unitary state, is today firmly rejected by the central government.

Joshua Osih says that there is in his country "a linguistic community that has a real historical dispute and that considers itself rightly marginalized".

Anglophones represent 20% of the population of Cameroon, which after being under German rule, was colonized by the United Kingdom and France until its independence in 1960 for its French-speaking majority and in 1961 for its English-speaking minority.

"I do not think there is any Cameroonian who does not agree with the political demands posed by the problem of marginalization," said Joshua Osih, but the English speakers "had the courage to put the problem on the table. ".

He considers the Anglophone crisis "very important" and, according to him, "Cameroonians are waiting for clear, simple and audacious answers to come out".


Source: AFP

Exposed: Bullets that killed Southern Cameroons women and children supplied by France


Intelligence services of the Interim Government of the Federal Republic of Ambazonia have confirmed that bullets and guns used by the French Cameroun army in its genocidal campaign in Southern Cameroons that has claimed the lives of some 2000 people had been supplied by France. The Ambazonian security agents briefed Acting President Samuel Ikome Sako late on Sunday the 19th of August 2018 in the US.

Cameroon Intelligence Report gathered that the Ambazonian leader was provided details including the numbers on the weapon confiscated by restoration forces. Acting President Sako is expected to hold his first international press conference today in Washington DC.  The Francophone dominated army has continued its onslaught in Southern Cameroons sparking outrage from international human rights groups and UN officials.

Late last week, Southern Cameroons Restoration Forces hinted our chief intelligence officer in Buea that guns and bullets recovered from the Cameroon government army showed that it was likely manufactured in France. Yaoundé has demonstrated to the international community that its military action in Southern Cameroons is legitimate.

The French government of President Emmanuel Macron has pushed the world to turn a blind eye on the atrocities being committed by French Cameroun soldiers in Southern Cameroons.  Recent comments by the Minister of Territorial Administration, Paul Atanga Nji have highlighted the issue of French complicity in the deaths of thousands of Southern Cameroonians.

Recently, hundreds of Ambazonians in Canada took to the streets to condemn the killings and economic hardship caused by the Biya regime war in Southern Cameroons. The French Cameroun army and its CEMAC allies launched a brutal war against Southern Cameroons last year in an attempt to crush the Anglophone uprising.

The Biya Francophone government military offensive initially consisted of helicopter gun-firing campaign, but was later coupled with the deployment of ground forces. The war, however, has so far failed to achieve its goals, thanks to stiff resistance from Southern Cameroons Restoration Forces.

By Soter Tarh Agbaw-Ebai







Cameroon coach Seedorf meets Nkoulou for Lions’ return


Jdc | Indomitable Lions’ head coach Clarence Seedorf has met with former captain Nicolas Nkoulou to convince the defender to return to the national team.

Nkoulou took a break from the national team after the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations triumph in Gabon where he was dropped to the bench by then head coach Hugo Broos.

Clarence Seedorf was put in charge of the Indomitable Lions last week with the task of defending the Afcon crown next year at home and the Dutch man promised the best team possible to do the job.

The former Dutch international started his mission in Italy, a country he knows well, by meeting Nkoulou at Torino’s training ground on Friday where both men talked of a possible return to the setup though no final agreement was reached

Seedorf is also scheduled to continue his tour of Europe where he will meet with several players including Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana before naming a squad for next month’s 2019 Afcon qualifier away to Comoros.

The Conference Initiated By Cardinal Tumi Has A Significance That Can Not Be Underestimated, Says Achille Mbembe

Achille Mbembe

Among the languages ​​that are loosed to denounce the crisis management mode in the North West and Southwest regions, is the famous historian Achille Mbembe. So it comes once again to publish a rant against the management of the crisis by regime of Yaounde. The Cameroonian intellectual greets in passing the "Anglophone Conference" instituted by Cardinal Tumi and other religious leaders.

Find below the entire Achille Mbembe publication

There may not be - or more - one "fair" in Cameroon. But of the multitude of fallible men in this country, the Cardinal. Christian TUMI remains one of the figures if not the most respected, at least those whose liabilities are the least overwhelming. Along with other religious and lay leaders, he is at the head of the college of men and women of good will who recently called for an "anglophone conference".

The main objective of this conference is to pave the way for a peaceful resolution of the dispute between the large majority of English-speaking Cameroonians and the state. This litigation has already cost the lives of hundreds of state agents, armed men (soldiers), depositaries of civil authority or representatives of the public authorities, as well as thousands of compatriots, most of the civilians basically innocent. It led to the destruction of numerous infrastructures, many villages fire, loss of livestock, and the fulfillment of both sides of singular cruelty and barbarism (slaughters, evisceration, amputation of all kinds, fetishistic practices on corpses, various profanations, extortions and extrajudicial executions).

In the process, several tens of thousands of innocent people fled and joined the mass of refugees, particularly in neighboring Nigeria.

For the moment, neither the economic consequences of the current "dirty war", nor the negative weight it places on public finances, nor the long-term injuries it imposes on its victims have made subject of detailed analyzes.

Meanwhile, the conference convened by the Cardinal has been postponed. She finally held after the presidential elections scheduled for October - and unnecessary election after which it must expect nothing but a worsening of decay which is largely responsible for the regime that succeeded Ahidjo in 1982. In these conditions, the conference initiated by the Cardinal has a significance that can not be underestimated.

It is regrettable that in concept, it endorses the kind of identification that some of us have continually criticize - that of dividing Cameroonians on the basis of their colonial heritage. But it's not the problem anymore. There are two things to see. For the moment, the "dirty war" is, in fact, directed against English-speaking compatriots.

And the devastation is the English-speaking provinces that suffer first. Our compatriots from across Moungo are not the only ones concerned by this self-inflicted tragedy, but they bear more than all the others the weight of the miseries it constantly produces. If only for this reason, a conference of which they would be the only (or the main) protagonists is justified largely.

The real challenge, however, is elsewhere. As many other historical experiences show, history is often written by those who seek the most. And that, in this perspective, are willing to cash, has experience losses deemed more or less reasonable, and thus to sacrifice or sacrifice other, to go back into this trade of death what every war.

In-depth changes that do not happen through expeditious, almost project-free violence require much more demanding forms of mobilization, which are much more methodical, much more disciplined and above all much more ethical.

They go through personal asceticism, political education of great magnitude, training new leaders, looking for cross solidarity, the ability to build coalitions, to reach out, to establish networks and build bridges.

For the moment, two forces clash in this register of violence without emancipatory project - the ruling regime in Yaoundé and armed separatism (which must be distinguished from non-armed separatism). There are two asymmetrical forces, of course, which have very unequal means - a state is faced with small groups and hardly any real power of fire worthy of the name.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Paul Biya Mourns Kofi Annan

A Man Who Will Have Contribute To Settle The Frontier Dispute In Cameroon Peacefully, Says The President Of Republic, Paul Biya.


The president of the Republic of Cameroon, Paul Biya had took to twitter to mourn the death of Diplomat Kofi Anna who passes on recently.

According to the president, the late Kofi Anna will have fully contribute to end the ongoing dispute in Cameroon and Nigeria.

" The disappearance of Kofi Annan plunges Africa into sadness. I remember him as a man of peace, who has made a valuable contribution to the common will of Nigeria and Cameroon, to peacefully resolve their border dispute". Paul Biya 


Election 2018: Production Of Electoral Material Kicks On


The ADD and the CPDM were yesterday at SOPECAM for the deposit of their media, following the decisions of Elections Cameroon on the characteristics of the campaign and voting ballots. Garga Haman Adji, the candidate of the Alliance for Democracy and Development (ADD) was yesterday at the Production Directorate of the Society of Press and Editions of Cameroon (SOPECAM).

He is the first to respond to the invitation of the Director General of Elections, asking the various candidates to go to SOPECAM, for "confirmation of the color, the acronym and the title chosen for the printing of their ballots and the country. "

At the end of the afternoon, Jean Fabien Monkam Nitcheu, advisor to the General Secretariat of the CPDM Central Committee, arrived. He was the bearer of the facts about candidate Paul Biya. This agent was received by SOPECAM's Production Manager, Claude Ignace Ozela, then taken to the prepress workshop, where all the media are designed.

At SOPECAM, all the measures are already taken to meet this new challenge. At the pre-press workshop where the candidates and their representatives deposit their media, a filing form must be filled in which the technical characteristics of the candidate's ballot paper and the address of the representative, all bearing its signature, are specified. . If the party has a copy of their candidate's ballot, as was the case for the DDA and CPDM, it is stapled on the deposit slip.

This step which is meant to be thorough, one explains, makes it possible to make sure that the work will be done in the strict respect of the orders of the candidates. In addition, if a concern arises at the time of production, the agent is immediately contacted. A procedure of the rest hailed by the candidate of the ADD, for which it "illustrates the professionalism of the house. On the technical platform, the potential of SOPECAM, according to the Director of Production, is beyond the required standards.

This will allow the company to easily fill its specifications, as in the past, under the contract that binds Elections Cameroon (Elecam). At Elecam level, all the details and requirements relating to the characteristics of bulletins are known. Indeed, the last decision signed by the Director General of Elections on August 13, concerning the production of election materials, fixed the format of the ballots and election campaign.

This decision follows the release made public by Erik Essousse, inviting candidates or their representatives to go to SOPECAM, for the needs of the cause. The machine is launched to print the media essential to free choice at the appointment of October 7. Upstream, Elections Cameroon which, based on the provisions of the Electoral Code, specifies the technical characteristics and defines the contents of the ballot and campaign.

At its side, the political parties that are responsible for the design are also ready to engage with SOPECAM. According to several communication officials of the candidates contacted, the deposit of these media with SOPECAM will be done this Friday.



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CAN 2019: Yaoundé keeps track of best city hotels, Here are all the selected hotels


The CAN Organizing Committee published the list of all the 21 hotel establishments selected to host the various delegations and officials as Cameroon prepares to host CAN 2019.


Here are the hotels:

Host City of Yaoundé (Olembe and Mfandena)

1 - Hotel Mont Febe

2- Hotel Franco

3-Hotel Hilton

4-Hotel La Falaise

5-Djeuga Palace Hotel

Host City of Douala

1-Hotel Sawa

2-Hotel Starland

3-Hotel Pullman

4- Hotel Residence La Falaise Aka

5 - Aka Palace hotel

Host City of Buea - limbe

1 - Mountain Hotel Buea

2- Parliamentarian Flats Hotel de Buea

3 - Atlantic Beach Hotel Limbe

4-Finished Hotel Limbe

Host City of Garoua

1-Hotel Benoue

2- 70 rooms hotel (under construction)

3-Hotel Sports (100 rooms)

Host City of Bafoussam

1-Hotel Zingana

2-Hotel the Bana Valley

3 - Tadjidor Garden Palace Bangou

4- Hotel Bantou / Congelcam

Ambazonia - Photos: Million man March today in DC was a huge success


Ambazonians living in diaspora had a successful March today in the Washington DC.


Huge population of Beauty Ambazonians embraced this call to March on DC and it went fine, peacefully and beautiful with marching colours of Ambazonia Blue and White.


Interim secretary Chris Anu speaks to public, press after success.

"Million man March today in DC was a resounding success.  We made our voices heard as we called on President Trump to help stop Genocide In Southern Cameroons and put an end to the carnage that has claimed 6000 lives so far. What a united platform in glorious weather!"


Presidential Election will hold in Anglophone Regions, Come rain, come shine elections will hold, says ELECAM Board Chairman


The Board Chairman of Elections Cameroon (ELECAM), Enow Abrams Egbe, has insisted that the October 7 Presidential Election must hold in the English-speaking part of Cameroon, despite a plethora of challenges advanced by various electoral stakeholders.

“Come rain, come shine elections will hold,” Enow Abrams stated.

He was speaking in Bamenda, on Friday, August 17, 2018, during a working visit to size-up the level of preparedness of the North West Region ahead of the October 7 Presidential.






After listening to the various concerns from political parties and the other electoral stakeholders, Enow Abrams maintained that despite threats from Separatist Fighters, the October 7 poll will hold hitch-free.

He said “ELECAM is ready and ‘nothing will prevent the election from taking place.”

The ELECAM Board Chair’s tour was to address pre-electoral operations like: the distribution of voters’ cards, location of polling stations, mobilisation for the distribution of voters’ cards the participation of political parties into commissions, and the designation of representatives of candidates into polling stations.

The ELECAM Chair expressed indignation that North West politicians have not descended to the street to protest against the recent upheavals brought about by the socio-political unrest plaguing the two Regions.

Some North West politicians like Honourable Evaristus Njong, SDF Member of Parliament for Njinikom-Belo, who also doubles as SDF Regional Chairman for the North West Region took exception to Enow Abrams’s utterances.






Hon. Njong told the ELECAM boss that he is surprised by the ignorance he (Enow Abrams) has exhibited. Njong said the ELECAM boss is aware that any street protest at this point in time will lead to more killings.

Njong said he is equally surprised that Enow Abrams is still handing down instructions as if he is still a Governor or SDO. “With due respect, Biya who appointed you into ELECAM is a candidate in this elections, Sir, take this message to him, that as Head of State and candidate for this election, with the insecurity, killings, looting currently going on in the North West and South West Regions, we don’t think we can carry on free and fair elections.  So, if he desperately wants to be elected, let him not bother, he should quietly take the seven years and continue his rule. We should stop pretending, Cameroon is on fire,” Njong fumed.

Corroborating Hon Njong, Senator Henry Kemende Gamsey, an SDF Senator, wondered how voting will take place in a Region that has been suffering under an imposed curfew for over five months.

“How will elections take place in Bafut, Belo, Batibo, Njinikom, Widikum and Wum, where the population is in the bushes and some relocated to towns? Who will carry voters’ cards to these areas and will not be attacked by Amba fighters?”

Meanwhile, Enow Abrams insisted that “security is assured.”

Politicians also frowned at ELECAM’s decision to merge polling station as it greatly reduced the number as compared to previous years.






This is the case  with Belo in Boyo Division where there are only 2 polling stations, when previously there were 40 polling stations, Njinikom 2 polling stations from 22, in Bui, Kumbo Central that use to harbour 62 polling stations, only has only 6, Nkor has 4 polling stations out of 41 in previous years, Nkambe Central 30, instead of 89, Nwa15 instead of 86, there will be 6 polling stations in Mezam, Bafut 3 polling stations out of 61, Bali 2 polling stations out 42, Bamenda I, 9 polling stations out of 47, Bamenda II 15 polling stations out of 47, Bamenda III 8 polling stations instead of 27, Santa 19, out of 75, Tubah 8 out of 52, Momo-Mbengwi 3 polling stations, instead of 43, Ngoketunjia- Ndop Central 11 polling stations instead of 76

Political analysts have expressed worries that by drastically reducing the number of polling stations, many people will be disenfranchised as they will be unable to live their areas to go and vote in others areas that are hosting the polling stations.

The situation is further compounded by the fact that on election’s day, all taxis, bikes and buses are prohibited from circulating. So how will the people be transported to the various polling stations to perform their civil responsibility? Many believe that have by relocating some polling stations several kilometres from voters’ homes, ELECAM has already started rigging the October 7 Presidential poll.


Source: natimes.com

Presidential 2018: The Constitutional Council has rejected all appeals, nine (9) candidates including Paul Biya in the race


Cin | Nine (9) candidates will compete in the presidential election scheduled for October 7, 2018. This is the main information to remember the solemn hearing of the Constitutional Council held Friday in Yaounde. In this pre-electoral dispute, some candidates who had been rectified by ELECAM had filed appeals of various kinds, including the cancellation of Paul Biya's candidacy.






Unsurprisingly, the Constitutional Council rejected all these appeals (12). As provided by law, the decisions of this body are final. This means that the pre-election dispute is thus emptied. The next step is the election campaign scheduled to begin September 24, 2018.

Here are the 9 candidates:

Biya Paul (RDPC)

Garga Haman Adji (ADD)

Kamto Maurice (MRC)

Libii Cabral (Universe Party)

Matomba Serge (PURS)

Muna Akere (FPD)

Ndam Njoya (UDC)

Ndifor A Franklin (MCNC)

Josiah Osih (SDF)






Presidential 2018: Cabral Libi lunches FCFA 200 million campaign fund appeal


Cambe | The youngest presidential candidate in 2018 during an exchange with journalists launched the second phase of his fundraising to mobilize all Cameroonians around the world for a massive contribution to deploy the campaign teams on the whole. national territory. For a global budget estimated at 200 million Fcfa, according to the candidate of the UNIVERS party, the call for contributions that first allowed him to raise the 30 million CFA needed for the bond will be easier to meet for this times; Cameroonians who have already adhered to the principle.

In contrast to his initiative, the SDF, another political party vying for the 2018 presidential election in Cameroon and the voice of its spokesman Mr. NKEMLEMO will confess seeking no less than one billion CFA francs for the campaign. No record to date has yet been made on the search for this staggering sum. But on the other hand, Joshua Osih will affirm on the antennas of televisions that his political party has already succeeded in enlisting 43,000 volunteer-tellers to secure the vote on October 7, 2018.

Cabral Libi, who has so far deplored the failure of a pooling of forces to better secure the vote, presented to the press several correspondences addressed to the other opposition leaders. These letters aimed, 10 days ago, the search for a concertation to pool forces and seek a single application. Unfortunately, a new failure has been recorded and all other opposition candidates will be crying hard to overthrow the CPMR's candidate for power.

Finally, the UNIVERS candidate will not fail to recall the various contribution procedures to raise funds namely:

For ORANGE MONEY (local). Type # 150 #. Choose 4: Buy a service / product. Choose Other Purchases. Enter the code of 11 million ie 160447. Enter the amount of the contribution. Finally enter the secret code.


For MTN MOBILE MONEY (local). Type * 126 #. Choose 1: money transfer. Choose 1 to an MTN number. Enter the amount of the contribution. Enter the secret code and validate the operation.

For the Diaspora, the PAYPAL system is recommended and available. Type http // paypal.me / onzemillions33

Make bank transfers to: IBAN: CM21100050003405659701001-87 SWIFT CODE CCEICMCX

IBAN: FR7630006006930003727159652 SWIFT CODE: SOGEFRPP

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"I am the emanation of the popular will and I am the candidate of the people"

After the failure of a coalition, what is the next step for accession to Etoudi?

I am the emanation of the popular will and I am the candidate of the people. So far it is voluntary contributions that allowed me to raise the 30 million CFA needed for the deposit. It is also the contributions of Cameroonians that will allow me to raise the money we need to fight the campaign. According to our estimates, we would need 200 million Fcfa to deploy our teams. 200 million Fcfa, it is 200,000 Cameroonian who contribute up to 1,000 Fcfa each or 1 million Cameroonians who give 200 Fcfa. 200 000 Cameroonians represent a tiny part of the population of Yaounde the capital. So when a contributor gives his quote, at first sight he seems to neglect the impact of his gesture while it has a considerable impact on the future. This is the strategy that has always been ours and is easy to explain.


Several letters were sent to candidates for consultation to pool the forces to protect the vote on October 7 next. What is the number of tellers already counted by your party?

We are not going to announce numbers because for us it is not a beauty contest in which we participate. It is not also a subject of reporting but a substantive work to be done that is not limited to identification or digital accounting. You have to train the representatives in the polling stations. We must equip them intellectually, morally, mentally and logistically so that they can deal with fraud on the day of the election. When the time comes, we will say how much they are. For the moment, the work is done in depth.

Source: camer.be

Presidential 2018: I could not continue with people who play with equality of luck in a republic they want exemplary, says Sam Severin Ango on his break with Akere Muna


Cin | Eight months after joining Akere Muna, Sam Severin Ango has just left him for another candidate. Since August 14, 2018, he has been the spokesperson and communications officer of Frankline Ndifor Afanwi's campaign team, one of nine candidates like Akere Muna in the presidential election on 7 October. Joined by telephone on August 18, 2018, Sam Severin Ango justified his departure from the team of the former president of the Bar Association of Cameroon.






"We no longer agree on the elements of language," said the former presenter of Equinoxe Radio and Television from the outset. And to continue: "I could not continue with people who joke with the equality of luck in a republic they want exemplary. Over time, the speeches were not in accord with the facts and it did not fit anymore with my ideology and my values ​​".

Without going into details, Sam Severin Ango blames his former support the same defects that the regime he fights yet.






Considering himself a man of principles and freedom of thought, he decided to break with and engage with the candidate he considers "the most sincere and capable of bringing true change". Because he thinks, the regime in place and the opposition that fights it are all stuck in a diabolical system that must be reversed by a divine order.

To these eyes, only the pastor Frankline Ndifor Afanwi holds a speech of truth. The 38-year-old evangelist, who claims to have "been chosen by God", has been invested by the MCNC. He accuses politicians of being responsible for widespread corruption in Cameroon, against which he intends to fight as soon as he is elected. There is no doubt that Sam Severin Ango, who has already toured the media, will give him more media visibility for his election campaign.

Garga Haman Adji Refuses To Apologize To Cathy Toulou Elanga as he said that he did not know who Cathy is


Garga Haman Hadji, National President of the ADD (Alliance for Democracy and Development) refused to apologize to the journalist Cathy Toulou Elanga,

The politician, candidate for the presidential election of October 7 next must not comply with the requirements of the National Union of Journalists of Cameroon, this after his strange behavior during the show "The great debate: 100% Presidential" organized by CRTV and presented by Aime Robert Bihina






"I do not know who Cathy is, there will be no excuses it's even at the crtv to ask me for an apology," he said Tuesday, August 14, 2018 during a press conference at the headquarters of his party in Yaoundé.

The former journalist channel 2 was to intervene on the set through a section "Followers" to present the opinions of Internet users who followed the debate live. But, big was the surprise of the viewers with regard to the attitude of the hunter of "Whales".






Garga Haman Adji objected to seeing Cathy Toulou take a seat next to him. "No no, she does not sit here." "Madame will do that over there, where I'm leaving ...", he launched humiliated worldview, the brilliant journalist was finally forced to release the set at the request of the presenter Aime Robert Bihina and on the order of the politician. A situation that provoked public outrage.



MIRAP Builds Regional Stores


Cin | No more periodic markets and no more regional stores! The Mission of regulation of the supplies of the consumer goods (MIRAP) changes strategy to perpetuate its fight against the expensive life. The public administrative establishment implements the construction of a network of 10 stores in the ten regions of the country, dedicated to the marketing of consumer products.






According to Cyprien Bamzok Ntol, the opening of these control stores will be determined by the end of their construction work. The boss of the Mirap also reveals that the construction work of the first stores are completed in Maroua. On the Garoua side, the construction rate is around 90%. It's the same at the Bertoua shop site. "We will start with these first three complexes in September," says Cyprien Bamzok Ntol.






Since its creation, MIRAP has requested 2824 sales transactions including 1200 producer organizations, 84 000 tonnes of products and a turnover of 22 billion CFA francs. For a greater appropriation of its new strategy by all the actors of the chain, the various actors of the MIRAP took part on August 7th in Yaoundé, in a semester evaluation workshop of their activities.






The purpose of the meeting was, according to the MIRAP administrator, to present the plan for projecting the structure's activities in the sales complexes and stores. The question is "to sensitize the various stakeholders in the chain to become more involved, because to ensure the long-term availability of products in these control stores, the supply must be regular". Created in 2011 by the Head of State and placed under the supervision of the Ministry of Commerce, MIRAP is a structure for alerting, purchasing, importing and storing consumer products, with a view to supply of the market in the best conditions.

A PRIEST INSTALLED TO COMBAT WITCHCRAFT


Father Antoine Ella took office last weekend in Akom II. It was during a mass dedicated for this purpose. By sending Abbe Antoine Ella on a mission to Akom II in the Ocean Department, the Bishop of the Diocese of Kribi Zinga Atangana gave a strong signal in the fight against the occult and malevolent practices in this town known as a haven of wizards.

Antoine Ella is a doctor of mystical theology he obtained at the Pontifical University of Rio de Janeiro, and it is not only a theory. The new priest of Akom II has the well-established reputation of being a renowned exorcist. A dark forces fighter who, just installed, began his mission.

On the morning of Saturday August 11, when he was to be installed, Father Antoine Ella delivered several souls from the hand of satan, thus confiding his status as a demon hunter who attracted a large world to St. Stephen's parish of Akom II which hosted the ceremony of effective taking up of the pastor.

The flock, dressed in their finest clothes, listened religiously to Padre Antonio, as he affectionately calls his relatives, during his first sermon.

During his homily of circumstance, the man of God insisted on the Christian faith, the true faith in Jesus Christ, the only dispenser of all graces. After the presentation of the prelate, the faithful have accepted to receive as new pastor Father Antoine Ella who is also a Doctor of Education (option psychopedagogy).

A mission of development "There is a new mission that awaits me and I thank the bishop for having trusted me. The problems of witchcraft, there are everywhere and you have seen that this morning, I had a rescue session. But it is not essential that is to win souls to the Lord, "says the new priest.

"We are very pleased with the appointment of a new parish priest at St Etienne parish of Akom II who is economically suffocated. We only have a small palm grove and a building rented to support the parish. He must create other riches for the development of our parish. The parish priest who is an experienced exorcist must help us fight the witchcraft that undermines the community, "says

In the city, we see the appointment at the head of the parish as a beginning of solution to the thorny problem of sub-parochialism. development that undermines the locality, and that would be caused by witches, enemies of development. No water, no electricity, no basic social services, no road.

The revelations of alleged child witches had made headlines, resigning several officials from their jobs. Padre Antoine Ella will have to fight to bring lost souls back to God. Prior to his appointment, he was parish priest of Fifinda, having served as a warden of Londji and lendi parishes. Good hunt!



The messenger

Etoudi 2018: Cabral Libii unveils its campaign budget


Cambe | The youngest presidential candidate in 2018 during an exchange with journalists launched the second phase of his fundraising to mobilize all Cameroonians around the world for a massive contribution to deploy the campaign teams on the whole. national territory. For a global budget estimated at 200 million Fcfa, according to the candidate of the UNIVERS party, the call for contributions that first allowed him to raise the 30 million CFA needed for the bond will be easier to meet for this times; Cameroonians who have already adhered to the principle.

In contrast to his initiative, the SDF, another political party vying for the 2018 presidential election in Cameroon and the voice of its spokesman Mr. NKEMLEMO will confess seeking no less than one billion CFA francs for the campaign. No record to date has yet been made on the search for this staggering sum. But on the other hand, Joshua Osih will affirm on the antennas of televisions that his political party has already succeeded in enlisting 43,000 volunteer-tellers to secure the vote on October 7, 2018.

Cabral Libi, who has so far deplored the failure of a pooling of forces to better secure the vote, presented to the press several correspondences addressed to the other opposition leaders. These letters aimed, 10 days ago, the search for a concertation to pool forces and seek a single application. Unfortunately, a new failure has been recorded and all other opposition candidates will be crying hard to overthrow the CPMR's candidate for power.

Finally, the UNIVERS candidate will not fail to recall the various contribution procedures to raise funds namely:

For ORANGE MONEY (local). Type # 150 #. Choose 4: Buy a service / product. Choose Other Purchases. Enter the code of 11 million ie 160447. Enter the amount of the contribution. Finally enter the secret code.


For MTN MOBILE MONEY (local). Type * 126 #. Choose 1: money transfer. Choose 1 to an MTN number. Enter the amount of the contribution. Enter the secret code and validate the operation.

For the Diaspora, the PAYPAL system is recommended and available. Type http // paypal.me / onzemillions33

Make bank transfers to: IBAN: CM21100050003405659701001-87 SWIFT CODE CCEICMCX

IBAN: FR7630006006930003727159652 SWIFT CODE: SOGEFRPP

Reaction

"I am the emanation of the popular will and I am the candidate of the people"

After the failure of a coalition, what is the next step for accession to Etoudi?

I am the emanation of the popular will and I am the candidate of the people. So far it is voluntary contributions that allowed me to raise the 30 million CFA needed for the deposit. It is also the contributions of Cameroonians that will allow me to raise the money we need to fight the campaign. According to our estimates, we would need 200 million Fcfa to deploy our teams. 200 million Fcfa, it is 200,000 Cameroonian who contribute up to 1,000 Fcfa each or 1 million Cameroonians who give 200 Fcfa. 200 000 Cameroonians represent a tiny part of the population of Yaounde the capital. So when a contributor gives his quote, at first sight he seems to neglect the impact of his gesture while it has a considerable impact on the future. This is the strategy that has always been ours and is easy to explain.


Several letters were sent to candidates for consultation to pool the forces to protect the vote on October 7 next. What is the number of tellers already counted by your party?

We are not going to announce numbers because for us it is not a beauty contest in which we participate. It is not also a subject of reporting but a substantive work to be done that is not limited to identification or digital accounting. You have to train the representatives in the polling stations. We must equip them intellectually, morally, mentally and logistically so that they can deal with fraud on the day of the election. When the time comes, we will say how much they are. For the moment, the work is done in depth.

Source: camer.be

Drift in the Defense and Security Forces, The Government imposed legalism in the ranks


The wait, which seemed so long, came to an end with the conclusions of the investigation initiated by the government authorities after suspicions of summary executions in the Far North region by soldiers of the Cameroonian army.

Charles ABEGA

What hitherto seemed implausible, since it was unheard of in the history of the Defense and Security Forces of Cameroon, has finally confirmed itself, plunging into total excitement the whole national and international opinion. The commission of inquiry has just made public the findings of the investigation initiated in the first hours after the discovery of a video that showed men in uniform carry out summary executions.






In an ignominious way, two women accompanied by their grandchildren were simply shot in cold blood. The confusion was obviously profound both within the army, from the high command to the men of rank, and among the civilians, having a strong consideration of their troops. Because and it should be remembered, this Cameroonian army has a well-established reputation, even beyond national borders, thanks to its professionalism, its loyalty and the example of legality that it has always been able to be.

To demonstrate their loyalty to the ethics and international regulations applied in the context of war, the soldiers of the regiment targeted by the investigation initiated by the Head of State have collaborated extensively with the investigators.






Thus, all the bits of information collected by the latter made it possible to first fall on those alleged offenders who were present on the scene. Further, and thanks to legalistic comrades, the inquisition allowed us to go back to the origins of the macabre project and to challenge both the simple thinkers and the performers in the field while passing the motivators, even if absent at the moment and on the facts site.

The Cameroonian army must remain a crucible of legalism, beyond its missions to protect people and goods circulating inside the country, the preservation of territorial integrity and the physical or symbolic interests of the country.






Republic. Moreover, as to enhance the high missions of the institution, the President of the Republic launched two years ago, the link "Army-Nation". An illustration of the symbiotic projection that the Renewal man wishes, and thus, of course, the banishment of the possibility of the existence of an exceptional republic, is it a question of men in uniform. The guilty parties, even if still enjoying the presumption of innocence, have already been placed at the disposal of the Government Commissioner, so that justice is rendered to its strictest standards.

Divergence Between The Two English-speaking Regions


Camblog | With the kidnappings and the liberation of some traditional chiefs of the Southwest, the elites and populations of the region decided to shout their disagreement with the leaders of this independence movement, in particular those coming from the North-West.






Charles ABEGA

Since the beginning of the so-called "anglophone" crisis, it has been thought necessary to confirm the vision that would twin the two English-speaking regions of Cameroon. Yet, with time and with the radicalization of the events in the main cities of their region, the sons and daughters of the Southwest have the impression of being fooled by their "brothers" of the North-West. It is their lands that are the essential theaters of vile crimes committed by separatist armed gangs. The main leaders and armed criminals who make this hell machine spin would be from the North West. And even worse, the Southwest is the locality that hosts the maximum of economic infrastructures and quality production units whose financial repercussions are targeted by those who claim the independence of the two regions.






So we would have said that the people of the Southwest have understood that this crisis and all the considerable damage, both material and human, are solely the result of criminals with oversized selfish ambitions, very often in the pay of neocolonialist powers to exasperated capitalism. . The Mayor of Buea did not wait for the rotting intensified in the region to launch the Republican slogans towards its people. And in view of the strong adherence to this movement, the satisfecit is general. Around the municipal magistrate, the mobilization is total. Traditional, political, religious and administrative authorities unconditionally agree to relay this unifying approach around the ideals of peace and national unity promoted since the President of the Republic seized power. Already to date, half a dozen marches that know the participation of all social strata without exception.






Mayor Patrick Ekema Esunje of Buea City took advantage of the last march last weekend, to express to all its people and various guests at the event, the desire of all its elite to receive the RDPC candidate in his city, for the launching of the electoral campaign, with a view to keeping President Paul Biya in power, and to pursue the noble mission of building an ever more free and prosperous Cameroon. That the "breakers" are therefore definitely in check.


Source: cameroonblog






Divergence Between The Two English-speaking Regions


Camblog | With the kidnappings and the liberation of some traditional chiefs of the Southwest, the elites and populations of the region decided to shout their disagreement with the leaders of this independence movement, in particular those coming from the North-West.






Charles ABEGA

Since the beginning of the so-called "anglophone" crisis, it has been thought necessary to confirm the vision that would twin the two English-speaking regions of Cameroon. Yet, with time and with the radicalization of the events in the main cities of their region, the sons and daughters of the Southwest have the impression of being fooled by their "brothers" of the North-West. It is their lands that are the essential theaters of vile crimes committed by separatist armed gangs. The main leaders and armed criminals who make this hell machine spin would be from the North West. And even worse, the Southwest is the locality that hosts the maximum of economic infrastructures and quality production units whose financial repercussions are targeted by those who claim the independence of the two regions.






So we would have said that the people of the Southwest have understood that this crisis and all the considerable damage, both material and human, are solely the result of criminals with oversized selfish ambitions, very often in the pay of neocolonialist powers to exasperated capitalism. . The Mayor of Buea did not wait for the rotting intensified in the region to launch the Republican slogans towards its people. And in view of the strong adherence to this movement, the satisfecit is general. Around the municipal magistrate, the mobilization is total. Traditional, political, religious and administrative authorities unconditionally agree to relay this unifying approach around the ideals of peace and national unity promoted since the President of the Republic seized power. Already to date, half a dozen marches that know the participation of all social strata without exception.






Mayor Patrick Ekema Esunje of Buea City took advantage of the last march last weekend, to express to all its people and various guests at the event, the desire of all its elite to receive the RDPC candidate in his city, for the launching of the electoral campaign, with a view to keeping President Paul Biya in power, and to pursue the noble mission of building an ever more free and prosperous Cameroon. That the "breakers" are therefore definitely in check.


Source: cameroonblog

A Cameronian Man Living In The US Killed His Two Children And Call Their Mother Who Is At Work On Phone To Offer Them "As A Gift"


The horror happened Saturday, August 4 in Houston, Texas (United States). Jean-Pierre Ndossoka, 61, of Cameroonian descent, slaughtered his two children, aged 1 and 8, by cutting their throats.

Then he phoned his wife Sabine, who was then at work. He told her that he had killed their children and that he had "left a gift" in his apartment. He then tried to end his life by firing several bullets with his gun in his car.

After alerting the helpers, the wife immediately went to her home where she discovered the lifeless bodies of her daughter and son, who were lying on the bed. The police found a bloody knife and a handwritten note near the bed that said their mother "will bear the burden" of the souls of her two children.

The suspect was taken to the hospital where he is in a stable condition. He told the investigators that the elder had implored him to spare his little sister. In vain He risks the death penalty. The couple was divorcing.


Election 2018: SDF set to macrh against military polling stations


Jdc | The Social Democratic Front, SDF has planned to stage a protest march in Douala to express discontent at the decision by the elections management body, Elecam ,to maintain polling stations in military barracks.

Elecam revealed in a press conference last week that military barracks are public places and will probably host polling stations ahead of the upcoming Presidential election billed for October.






A decision that seems not to go down well with the main opposition party who have been fighting against it since the turn of the year.

They have now decided to take the fight to another level with a protest march billed in Douala on September 15.






According to a note signed by the SDF Chairman for the Littoral Region Jean Michel Nitcheu, informing the Senior Divisional Officer of kthe march, the march will start at the Salles de Fetes in Akwa after a meeting and end at the Elecam Regional office.

It is now left to be seen if the Divisional Officer of the Douala I municipality will grant authorization for the meeting and public march to take place.

About 85576 Cameroonians threatened with famine in English-speaking areas


237news | Some 485,576 people could, according to the coordinator of the National Monitoring and Strengthening Program for Food Security (PNVRSA) of Cameroon, Marie-Jeanine Nkodo Atanga, find themselves in a phase of food crisis between March and May 2019 in the English-speaking regions of the North -West and South West, in the grip of a secessionist crisis, but also in the neighboring region of the West.

Speaking Tuesday in Yaounde, the capital of the country during a press briefing, she said that this alert, the result of a survey conducted since June in 21 departments of the areas concerned and which mobilized 223 experts, concerns 20 % of the population of the said zones.
It is therefore a phase of food insecurity, recalled at the same time the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Henri Eyebe Ayissi, the famine being the extreme phase of food insecurity during from which the populations, even with humanitarian aid, are exposed to death because of a complete deficit of foodstuffs.

The so-called Anglophone crisis, it is recalled, was born in October 2016 as a result of corporatist demands (lawyers and teachers), before degenerating into separatist claims that have since made dozens of deaths on the defense and security forces, attackers and civilian populations, but also kidnappings, rapes, robberies and village fires attributed to secessionists.

In last June, the government unveiled an 18-month emergency humanitarian plan amounting to CFAF 12.7 billion for the north-west and south-west regions, whose main areas of intervention concern protection of displaced persons, provision of foodstuffs and basic necessities, health care, education, the resumption of economic activities, housing and the reconstitution of civil status documents and individual administrative documents .


Felix Cyriaque Ebole Bola





Customs revenue hits CFAF 419 billion as at the end of July 2018 collection


Cin 419 billion FCFA mobilized at the end of July 2018. In the first quarter of 2018, customs revenue amounted to 148.6 billion FCFA against 144.3 billion at the end of March 2017. An increase of 4.3 billion (+ 3%) in turnover annual. By publishing its results recently, the DGD has been satisfied with this "record" performance justified by the rise in imports of several products, including fuels and lubricants, passenger vehicles, logs, clinker, electrical appliances for mobile telephones, graders and tiles.

The number of containers that have been declared has increased from 5,618 containers declared on behalf of public procurement against 3,991 in the first half of 2017, an increase of 1,626 containers, explained the DGD. This increase is the result of infrastructure projects launched in the country, imports of companies in the metallurgical sector which increased by 38%, enjoying the facilities included in the specifications.

The increase in imports is mainly due to the construction projects of the African Cup of Nations (CAN TOTAL 2019) infrastructure and crude oil whose imports were not made in early 2017 due to the temporary shutdown of the production of the National Refining Company (SONARA). The DGD, however, notes the fraudulent importation of vehicles and machines by the customs sectors of the North, Far North, East Adamaoua and South 1 and intends to develop a strategy of control.

In the North West Customs sector, the DGD recommends continued collaboration with the security and law enforcement forces to ensure the security of customs personnel and infrastructure in the region while developing strategies for mobilization of revenue to fill the gap in achievements. Recall that 800 billion FCFA are expected from the customs for the state budget in 2018.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Romanus Enwe Daba was killed in Batibo by Cameronian security forces


On the June 10th 2018, A man known as Romanus Enwe was allegedly killed by the Cameronian soldiers in Batibo, at the home of his in-laws where he paid visits to his Mother in-law.






He was murdered at around 7:30 am in the presence of his Mother in-law in the Bifang village in widikum subdivision, Batibo.

May his soul Rest In Peace, Amen


Gunmen Set Police Officer’s Home Ablaze In Kumba Gun Battle


Gunmen suspected to be separatists’ fighters have set the house of police officer in Kumba, South West Region, ablaze.

The incident happened around 10:30 am on Thursday, August 16, 2018, as gun battles erupted on Apollinaire Street towards Three Corners Fiango.






Eye witnesses in the affected neighbourhood recounted that a team of security officers had escorted the police officer to his home for some private endeavour. Witnesses sustained that minutes later, unknown boys on a motorcycle passed around the same neighbourhood and within 10 minutes, the atmosphere changed, as either sets fired gunshots.

Burnt resident of Police officer
A gun battle sparked-off, throwing the entire neighbourhood into pandemonium. As the gun shots echoed into the neighbouring areas of New Layout, hundreds of city dwellers prostrated on the floor for fear of stray bullets.






Under 25 minutes, the gun shots subsided. Moments later, the gunmen who retreated are reported to have resurfaced on the compound of the security officer and set it ablaze.

As uncertainty reigned in the neighbourhood, parents were spotted under the rain in search of their children. The kids ran to unknown locations following the gun battles.

A deputation of security forces later returned to the neighbourhood within the day for further patrols. The National Times could not confirm reports of other people’s property set ablaze same day in retaliation for the arson on the house of the police officer.

Yesterday’s arson attack is the first within the Kumba metropolis since the current Anglophone Crisis. Hundreds of city dwellers around the concerned vicinity spent the night elsewhere. Most expressed fears of a similar situation erupting at night.






The attack is a new twist. In the last two months, security officers in Kumba have suffered murderous attacks. Police Commissioner, Joel Parfait Onana Tsimi, and Inspector Susan Nwengala, are among those who have died following such attacks. Others kidnapped such as James Ngong Special Branch Police boss for Kumba II remain in limbo.

However, the city of Kumba remains calm. Security vans remain on the alert with patrols recurrent throughout the day.


Source: Natimes