Dr Godfrey Tangwa (Rotcod Gobata) Renaissance man, philosophy professor, actor and newspaper columnist, Godfrey Tangwa aka Rotcod Gobata touches a wide array of subjects. Always entertaining and eminently readable. Visit for frequent updates.
Fonlon-Nichols Award Website of the Literary Award established to honor the memory of BERNARD FONLON, the great Cameroonian teacher, writer, poet, and philosopher, who passionately defended human rights in an often oppressive political atmosphere.
George Ngwane George Ngwane is a prominent author, activist and intellectual.
Jacob Nguni irtuoso guitarist, writer and humorist. Former lead guitarist of Rocafil, led by Prince Nico Mbarga.
Martin Jumbam The refreshingly, unique, incisive and generally hilarous writings about the foibles of African society and politics by former Cameroon Life Magazine columnist Martin Jumbam.
Nowa Omoigui Professor of Medicine and interventional cardiologist, Nowa Omoigui is also one of the foremost experts and scholars on the history of the Nigerian Military and the Nigerian Civil War. This site contains many of his writings and comments on military subjects and history.
Postwatch (Cameroon) A UMI (United Media Incorporated) publication. Specializing in well researched investigative reports, it focuses on the Cameroonian scene, particular issues of interest to the former British Southern Cameroons.
R. E. Ekosso Rosemary Ekosso, a Cameroonian novelist and blogger who lives and works in Cambodia.
The Ilongo Sphere Novelist and poet Ilongo Fritz Ngalle, long concealed his artist's wings behind the firm exterior of a University administrator and guidance counsellor. No longer. Enjoy his unique poems and glimpses of upcoming novels and short stories.
The Post Online (Cameroon) PostNewsLine is an interactive feature of 'The Post', an important newspaper published out of Buea, Cameroons.
Victor Mbarika ICT Weblog Victor Wacham Agwe Mbarika is one of Africa's foremost experts on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). Dr. Mbarika's research interests are in the areas of information infrastructure diffusion in developing countries and multimedia learning.
Watch France Purpose of this advocacy site: To aggregate all available information about French terror, exploitation and manipulation of Africa
Africa is the second largest continent in the world. It is also world’s second most populous continent and regarded as the poorest continent. There are 47 nations in Africa, led by different leaders who have been ruling for several decades. Some of these leaders and their families are very rich and their wealth are considered ill-gotten. They make their wealth from natural resources of these nations through the creation of companies under the names of their families. Here is a brief overview of the richest Presidents in Africa.
There comes a time in every generation when in the midst of the oppressed, a leader emerges with the non- insignificant goal of articulating the plight of the oppressed and chastising a thieving oppressing regime with raw courage.
A leader whose will to expose the sufferings of his people is so unshaken that he or she will risk everything to do it.
The mass kidnapping of Nigerian schoolgirls by Boko Haram is only the tip of on iceberg of slavery in Africa. Slavery and trafficking is more often than not tied to conflicts in which core NATO member states and terrorist organizations with ties to their intelligence services play central roles. Ultimately, conflict, slavery and trafficking, as well as prostitution are tied to issues about sovereignty.
Former Vice Presidential Candidate and Save Nigeria Group convener Pastor Tunde Bakare has urged President Goodluck Jonathan to threaten war with Cameroon, Chad and Niger if they do not produce the 234 girls abducted from Borno State within 10 days.
The chairman of the leading opposition in Cameroon has declared that he will spend the last blood of his life to fight for the Anglophones.
Ni John Fru Ndi, chairman of the Social Democratic Front-SDF made the declaration on March 10, 2014 while addressing over 5000 Wimbum people at the Mbot Palace.
Ni John Fru Ndi who was at Mbot Palace, Donga Mantung to pay homage to the departed Warr Clan head and also welcome to the seated Fon Mbunwe II also used the opportunity to extend a hand of fellowship to the Southern Cameroons National Council-SCNC, arguing that the time to press Biya for Constitutional Review is Now.
For 21 years, Georges Bwelle watched his ill father slip in and out of
consciousness, traveling to hospitals that weren't equipped to help him.
Jamef Bwelle was injured in a 1981 car accident
near Yaounde, Cameroon's capital. He suffered only a broken arm at
first, but an infection developed and spread to his brain, creating a
hematoma that would affect him for the rest of his life.
"There were no neurosurgeons in Cameroon," Georges Bwelle said. "We would have taken him out of Cameroon if we had the money."
Instead, Bwelle spent
years escorting his father to overcrowded clinics and hospitals, getting
whatever treatment they could get.
"It's not easy," Bwelle
said. "You can leave home at 5 a.m., running to the hospital to be the
first, and you are not the first. There (are) a lot of patients. ...
Some people can die because they are waiting."
Here’s an example of African innovation at its finest.
Arthur Zang, a 24 year-old Cameroonian engineer, has invented the Cardiopad, a touch screen medical
tablet that enables heart examinations such as the electrocardiogram
(ECG) to be performed at remote, rural locations while the results of
the test are transferred wirelessly to specialists who can interpret
them.Continue reading: Young African Invents Touch Screen Medical Tablet
Amazee's article titled: The 'Igbo Scare' in the British Southern Cameroons, c. 1945-61 delves into the possible reasons why Southern Cameroonians were wary of the option of joining the Federal Republic of Nigeria in the 1961 socalled United Nations organized plebiscite, despite the visible impact of the latter on the territory. This article highlights the dynamics in play and the dilemma the citizens of Southern Cameroons faced then- the 'fire' and the 'deep sea' options, as analogized by the famous Fon Achirimbi II of Bafut. Continue reading: The 'Igbo Scare' in the British Southern Cameroons
journalist once asked our God-sent, president-in-perpetuity what he
would like to be remembered for. Remember what his response was? He
said: I will like to be remembered as the one who gave (brought)
democracy to Cameroon.
There is an opposition leader in Cameroon who usually declares that
Cameroonians should be grateful to him (or is it his party?) for
bringing democracy (or is it making it possible for them to experience
The Chairman of the United Nations High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa, Thabo Mbeki, has said that the continent loses, at least, $50 billion annually through illicit fund flows.
Mbeki, a former President of South Africa, made the fact known in Abuja
on Monday when he led a delegation of the UN panel on a courtesy visit
to President Goodluck Jonathan. He said the panel was determined to
study the problems and propose solutions.
The former South African
president said the panel would also like to meet relevant members of
the National Assembly in view of the need for legislation to check the
potent threat to the survival of the continent.
On his part, Mr. Jonathan stressed the need for Africa to check the huge funds being illegally taken out of the continent.
huge funds being illicitly taken out of Africa can solve our
infrastructure and other problems, so we must look within and check this
haemorrhage,” he said.
The president said “Africa needs robust
assistance from the developed world” to check the outflow, adding that
corruption would be minimised if there were no places to hide the
He urged oil refineries worldwide to ask questions
about the source of the crude they refined. Jonathan said his
administration was taking definite steps to check the theft of crude oil
He called on the panel to carry out an in-depth and
comprehensive study of the issue and produce a template that would help
the continent combat the menace.
The president directed all relevant ministries and agencies of government to cooperate fully with the panel.
First published in The Guardian Post Newspaper- Cameroon
As Cameroonians prepare to celebrate 50 years of reunification sometime this year in Buea, it is time to tell exactly what the state of the union looks like. It is time to establish a balance sheet of Cameroon’s reunification; in all spheres, 52 years after. 52 years in a marriage is more than enough time to redefine the terms of the union and work out a fair system of resource allocation on equal terms.
Even though the reunification crusade was fuelled by true nationalism, it is regrettable that on the eve of its Golden Jubilee celebration, those aspirations have been hijacked by narrow-minded, egoistic and treacherous politicians. Anglophones are now left with feelings of repentance and regret.
Pope Benedict XVI has reshaped the papacy simply by giving it up. But how?
As the first pontiff in six centuries to step down, Benedict
has carved a new path for his successors who decide they cannot rule
for life. But scholars say the repercussions could reach beyond just
changing how pontiffs leave to ultimately shape perceptions about the
authority and significance of the pontificate.
"West Africa's al-Qaida clones are neither religious nor political. The world is facing viral mutations of the human psyche".
My mind, frankly,
was on anything but peace as I entered the United Nations conference
hall to participate in a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence event. On
that same day – 21 September 2012 – yet another UN resolution had been
released on the crisis in Mali. I felt overwhelmed by the ponderousness
of the UN machine. That the UN, in association with African political
leaders, recognised the danger posed by fundamentalist aggression to the
Sahel and west Africa was not in doubt. The sense of urgency, however,
lagged so far behind my own that it was a marvel I did not invade the
conference hall with a banner, screaming: TAKE BACK MALI – YESTERDAY!
A people's tranquility rattled Restless psychotic reverie Rage poured on pure innocence Angelic wailing
blistering the peaceful walls of Sandy Hook As heroic teachers struggle to protect their raped innocence
debates opened today, December 7, 2012, around 4.45 PM, on the Bill
extending the mandate of Members of Parliament for three more months,
Hon Ayah Paul Abine raised his name tag among other Members of
Parliament, indicating that he would take part in the debates. From
recurrent malicious antecedents, Ayah even called out for his name to be
It's a common grumble that politicians' lifestyles are far removed from
those of their electorate. Not so in Uruguay. Meet the president - who
lives on a ramshackle farm and gives away most of his pay.
Laundry is strung outside the house. The water comes from a well in a
yard, overgrown with weeds. Only two police officers and Manuela, a
three-legged dog, keep watch outside.
This is the residence of the president of Uruguay, Jose
Mujica, whose lifestyle clearly differs sharply from that of most other
President Mujica has shunned the luxurious house that the
Uruguayan state provides for its leaders and opted to stay at his wife's
farmhouse, off a dirt road outside the capital, Montevideo.
The president and his wife work the land themselves, growing flowers.
This austere lifestyle - and the fact that Mujica donates
about 90% of his monthly salary, equivalent to $12,000 (£7,500), to
charity - has led him to be labelled the poorest president in the world.
It is 30 years since Paul
Biya, dubbed Cameroon's "lion man", came to power - making him one of
Africa's longest-serving leaders.
He may have adopted his nickname late in his political career
- after the country's football team, the Indomitable Lions, reached the
quarter-final of the 1990 World Cup - but the 79 year old has employed
the tactics of lion from the start.
Born in a village deep in the equatorial forest of southern
Cameroon, the Catholic missionaries who educated him in a nearby
seminary hoped he would become a priest.
Bassey from Nigeria was awarded the 2012 Rafto Prize for Human Rights
at the National Stage, Bergen, Norway, on 4 November.
- As I reflect on the importance of this award, it dawns on me that the
Rafto Prize has drawn very deep lines calling the attention of the
world to the unavoidable truth that environmental rights are basic human
rights. And so I accept this award, not because of having personally
done anything exceptional, but as a recognition of the many struggles of
people in Nigeria, Africa and around the world with whom we have had
the privilege of standing in solidarity. Getting this award while the
battle for environmental justice rages is a humbling, as well as
invigorating experience, said Nnimmo Bassey in his acceptance speech at
the Rafto Prize award ceremony on 4 November 2012.
Cameroon is fighting back claims that its human rights record is
bleak ahead of a summons to appear before the United Nations Human
Rights Council in April and May 2013.
The recent report submitted to the UN last week by
media watchdogs PEN International, Committee to Protect Journalists and
Internet Sans Frontière says Cameroon is extremely unsafe for people
whose opinions are different from those that are officially accepted.
Cameroon is a “perilous country in which to be a writer or journalist both on- and off-line,” says the report.
It adds that the country, ruled by President Paul
Biya since 1982, has progressively used authoritarian measures to
throttle writers, musicians, and the media.
My first words after my unjust conviction, on 22 September 2012, are to
express my profound gratitude for your moral support upon my
incarceration. It is thanks to your trust in me, despite the smear
campaigns against my person, that I had the courage and determination to
write these letters that have opened the way and hope for change in our
Mr President, Honourable Members of the Jury,
have been impatiently waiting for this moment … Now that the impatience
is over, I am overwhelmed with joy, for, I have been able to express
myself in front of the judiciary of my country and because the
prosecution has been unable to produce any evidence to justify their
It's rare for the leader
of a country to die in office. Since 2008, it's happened 13 times
worldwide - but 10 of those leaders have been African. Why is it so much
more common in this one continent?
Large crowds carrying candles ran alongside the hearse
carrying the body of Meles Zenawi, as it made its way through Addis
Ababa, on Tuesday. He had died, aged 57, after a long illness.
Earlier in the month, tens of thousands of Ghanaians attended
the funeral of their late President, John Atta Mills, who had died
suddenly at the age of 68.
Four months earlier, a national holiday was declared in
Malawi to allow as many people as possible to attend the funeral of the
late president, Bingu wa Mutharika, who had died of a cardiac arrest,