Vox pop: Must Biya Hide His Buea Visit Date?

Several Cameroonians were interviewed and below are their individual opinions on Biya’s ‘Visit’ to Buea. 1. He Is Not Ready. Biya is the Head of State and has the Cameroon programme in hand and so doesn’t need to give an account of his departure to anyone if he doesn’t deem it fit. If he hasn’t…

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Fru Ndi Reshuffles Shadow Cabinet.

The Chairman of the SDF, Ni John Fru Ndi, has reshuffled the Shadow Cabinet of the party, with about 85 percent of Ministers and Vices being new comers. This was done at the end of the National Executive Committee (NEC), of the SDF meeting in Bamenda over the weekend. The greatest casualty of the shake…

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THE WAR THAT FAILED: The Rise and fall of the mighty UPC [Union des Populations du Cameroun] Part 1

Thus began the bewildering spread of apocalyptic winds of “purification” of society throughout the expanse of Europe with a cold, chilling, iron fist and draconian message from the low lying Karl Marx and Frederick Engels in Marx’s classic,:das kapital”;”A spectre is haunting Europe, the spectre of COMMUNISM.” The very essence of Western Civilization was being put to…

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Marafa, The CPDM, And The Rest Of Us

Marafa Hamidou Yaya was arrested and put on “preventive detention” in April 2012, with Ephraim Inoni, a former Prime Minister. In the process, we are learning again that it is not free, independent state institutions that are playing their role of investigating, arresting and detaining suspects; it is all at the pleasure of one all…

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Balikumbat Divided over Fon Doh’s Plans to Return to Parliament.

Plans by the controversial traditional ruler of Balikumbat, Fon Doh Gah Gwanyin III, to contest the next parliamentary elections are causing disquiet among senior CPDM militants and officials in the special constituency. This was very evident during recent celebrations marking the 27th anniversary of CPDM party in Balikumbat. They were characterised by accusations and counter accusations,…

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Election Rigging Strategy: Biya regime bans Twitter in the Cameroons

Twitter’s SMS based messaging service has been banned on MTN Cameroon following an order from the Cameroonian government, Twitter announced yesterday over its own messaging platform. The company advised customers to contact MTN for more details. There were reports that the country’s political opposition were Planning another series of protests against the long-serving President Paul…

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Paul Biya: My Campaign Manifesto

Dear Electors, My Dear Compatriots,  On 9 October 2011, you will be going to the polls to elect the President of the Republic. In response to your numerous pressing calls, I have decided to stand for re-election in order to pursue the confidence pact that I have sealed with the Cameroonian people. I would like,…

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JOHN FRU NDI : INSIDER OR OUTSIDER?

Henry Monono The juju which used to dance behind the house is now dancing in the market place. ….Anonymous. Since Paul Biya received John Fru Ndi tongues have not stopped wagging. The advent of multi –party politics put Paul and John apart. They were unlike poles that people thought would never meet. The fire brand…

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Cameroon and “Motions of Support”

By Julius Fondong Someone recently quipped that if we were to go by the numerous motions of support addressed to President Paul Biya and read every day over CRTV, there will be no need to hold elections in Cameroon. As I write this there is a debate raging in Cameroon over whether university lecturers and…

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