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
Churchill Nanje, a 30-year-old who created one of Africa’s biggest job search engines, wants to help others follow in his footsteps.
“People say I look way younger and talk way younger than my age,” grins Churchill Nanje, sitting behind his desk in jeans and a T-shirt, in the small town of Buea, south-west Cameroon. Aged 30, the software engineer can hardly be classified as old, and looks like he should still be at university. Nanje is the founder of Njorku, one of Africa’s biggest job search engines.
While a number of African rulers—most notably Joseph Kabila of the rather ironically named Democratic Republic of Congo whose ham-fisted attempts to prolong his presidency threaten to reignite the continent’s most bloody conflict—have been trying to extend their tenures by all possible means, fair or foul, voters in Senegal were asked in a March 20 referendum to not only reaffirm the two-term limit on the presidency, but also cut the length of terms themselves down to five years from the current seven years.
Altogether, the fifteen constitutional amendments approved by nearly two-thirds of the citizens who took part in the plebiscite consolidate the already significant progress made by the West African country in terms of democratic governance and make it something of a model for the region.
In February 2009, I was at a motor park in Maraba, a satellite of the Nigerian capital Abuja, looking for motorcyclists wearing dried vegetables on their heads. The Nigerian Police Force had recently tightened laws requiring drivers and passengers of motorcycles to wear helmets. In the case of motorcycle taxis – known as achabas in northern Nigeria – drivers would now have to provide helmets for their passengers. There was an uproar. Everyone knew that taking a trip on an achaba could be a dangerous thing; the drivers had a reputation for recklessness. But many Nigerians did not like the new rules.
Above all, the law gave the police an opportunity for extortion. One motorcycle taxi driver told me it was going to cost him 10,000 naira (around £40) to buy two helmets. As he made between 300 and 400 naira per day (less than £2), there was no way he could afford to obey the new law. Everyone knew what would happen. The police would set up flying checkpoints, near markets, motor parks and busy thoroughfares. They would swoop down on motorcyclists, flailing sticks and canes as the riders madly accelerated out of their traps.
People who drive achabas are close to the bottom of society. They are men (andonly men) without much formal education, often without any other marketable skill. Many sleep rough, under bridges or awnings, some sleep on their motorcycles, guarding their source of income. Their passengers are also mostly poor. The vast number of achabas on the roads is a symptom of Nigeria’s economic problems. The new helmet law was, in the minds of most, just another squeeze on people already in perilous circumstances.
The terrorist organisation Boko Haram will determine Cameroon’s medium-term domestic and security agenda. Together with an underestimated structural propensity to crisis and political conflict, this presents the country with a double challenge. The ability of Cameroonian state and society to master both is far lower than talk about this “regional anchor of stability” would have it. Europe should start developing ideas on crisis prevention.
Many confuse the political terms "secession" and "separation".There is a great difference between the two. In international law, such as that governing members states of the African Union, secession is the detachment of a territory (B) that was part of another (A) at the date of A's independence. On the contrary, separation is the detachment of a territory (B) that was not part of Country (A) at the date of A's independence.
Resolutions Made At The Inaugural All Cameroon Common Law Lawyers’ Conference Held At Bamenda In The North West Region Of Cameroon On Saturday May 09, 2015 photo credit: The Cameroon Daily Journal
We, Lawyers of the Cameroon Bar Association, of Common Law Extraction, which comprise the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon,
Mindful of the Constitution of the Republic of Cameroon Mindful of the Charter of the United Nations Mindful of the Universal Declaration of the Human Rights Mindful of the United Nations International Covenant on Social, Economic and Political Rights
Mindful of the United Nations Convention on the Protection of Minorities Mindful of the United Nations Declaration against all forms of Discrimination Mindful of the African Charter of Human and Peoples Rights
Mindful of the non-implementation of the United Nations General Assembly resolution 1608 (XV) of 21st April 1961 on the future of the Trust Territory of the Cameroons under the United Kingdom administration.
Mindful of all human rights treaties duly ratified by Cameroon Mindful of the United Nations Trusteeship Agreement on Trust Territories Considering the need for the proper Administration of Justice in Cameroon Considering the movement of judicial personnel in recent years without regard to the Bi-Jural and Dual Educational System of the Country Meeting this ninth day of May, 2015, at Bamenda in the North West Region of Cameroon, after carefully and assiduously deliberating on a wide range of issues affecting the nature and quality of the administration of justice and the rule of law in Cameroon, especially as they negatively impact the minority English-speaking members of this Bi-Cultural, Bi-Jural, Bi-Lingual Nation, take the following resolutions;
The cause is bigger than an individual and therefore, no individual is indispensable.
HRH Chief Hon Justice Ayah Paul Abine is doing what he was trained to do even if the system he works for, is extremely rusty. Also he has now abundantly communicated his stance , even if he does so in a rudimentary fashion.
For us who have been close to the Southern Cameroons cause and have simultaneously followed Ayah's evolution in the political scene, there is no expectation that he has failed to fulfil. Hence, to tag him a 'traitor' is simplistic. The chronology of events following the aftermath of the elections and his utterances thereafter, may have incited the 'uninitiated' to stake fully on Ayah vis-a-vis the SC struggle. That was a big gamble....but the good thing is that Ayah's conscience is a bigger rattler than the insults he finds difficult to ignore from the political cyberspace.
In a previously exclusive interview with The Recorder, Hon.Justice Ayah Paul, whose services were highly solicited by the Southern Cameroons National Council (SCNC) that is fighting for the independence of Southern Cameroons, chose not to answer questions about the pressure group, preferring to address such in a subsequent interview.
In the following interview with Recorder Editor Christopher Ambe, Hon Justice Ayah, now Advocate-General at the Supreme Court of Cameroon clears public doubts about his link with the SCNC.
He says that although he has been insistent and consistent that, there is no legal document on the British Southern Cameroons having ever joined the Republic of Cameroon, he has never been an SCNC member, as purported. The Magistrate of Exceptional Class, in this interview, castigates the SCNC for its lack of the sense of direction and leadership. Hon.Ayah also talks about his new job.
The Commonwealth Journalists Association, CJA Cameroon has observed in total disbelief, shock and consternation, manipulative steps taken to cheat and disqualify English Speaking candidates at the competitive entrance examination into the Police Corps in Cameroon, the written part of which was taken on Saturday the 28th of March, 2015.
Former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari has become the first Nigerian to defeat a sitting president through the ballot box, putting him in charge of Africa's most populous nation and its biggest economy.
Al Jazeera's Yvonne Ndege, reporting from the capital Abuja, said Buhari was declared the winner after he gained 2.7 million more votes than his rival, incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan.
In my contribution to the current debate on "English Language banned in NW Courts - Lawyers to make submissions in French only" which comes in reaction to interview Bar. Robert Nso Fon granted Sylvanus Ezieh as published in The Cameroon Journal of Feb. 27, 2015, I regret to state that in spite of the anger this ill-treatment has generated, the problem is still being treated in an isolated manner.Sylvanus Ezieh opens his publication with a loud cry "The Common Law Practice has again suffered a major setback."
My use of the word ‘freedom’ here is in the context of 'releasing yourself from the enslaved mental state that has been cultivated in most of us by the elite class' : The illusive concept of ‘freedom and liberty’, rationed and selective justice, the unavoidable fiscal constraints, vulnerable religious fanaticism, restriction of movement , unsolicited media propaganda, phony ‘democracy’ , lax morals, and instilled allegiance ‘to fight for country in order to deserve honour’, even if it means fighting for their petrol deals ; so that they can feed their stingy ambitions to continuously keep that economic edge over the rest of all.
During the so called ‘Age of Enlightenment’ - the 17th century, prominent English philosopher Francis Bacon(1561 – 1626) wrote: "Above all things good policy is to be used so that the treasures and monies in a state be not gathered into a few hands... Money is like fertilizer, not good except it be spread."
On December 20th, the curtains came down as St. Joseph College Sasse aka “The Greats Are Calling” celebrated its Diamond Jubilee [75 years old].
It was an unprecedented and heavily-populous attended college celebration ever in the history of the Republic of Cameroon. Cameroon Concord recorded in attendance the personal representative of the Head of State and President of the Republic, Prof. Jacques Fame Ndongo, Minister of Higher Education.
Prof. Julius Oben delivered a unique and landmark academic paper on the theme “Sasse College: Leadership & Excellence For An Emerging Cameroon”. The Prof. Julius Oben paper delivered at the Diamond Jubilee celebrations was a complete submission of political, economic and social gridlock which the acclaimed professor left out nothing, speaking truth to men and women of authority in Cameroon and by extrapolation 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.