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One of the legal advisers of the former Minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralisation, Marafa Hamidou Yaya, who is serving a 25 year jail term at the Kondengui prison in Yaounde has been charged with stoking the flames of a revolution against the state.

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 The Mayor of Fundong, Denis Awoh Ndang, has revealed that every three months, the Council Support Fund (FEICOM) injects FCFA 20 million into Councils for projects.

The declaration is contrary to the outcry of many Mayors that their Councils lack funding for basic necessities to improve on the lives of their population. Most Mayors are said to hide this amount from the very population they purport to serve.
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 Senator, frontline member of the Central Committee of the ruling CPDM party and a pillar of the Biya regime, Hon. Bochong Francis Isidore Wainchom Nkwain, is dead. He died at the Yaounde Central Hospital yesterday Sunday October 19, after a brief illness.

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The Anglophone Cameroonian Poet and His Commitment: 

Mathew Takwi’s Messing Manners
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 Dieudonne Meh, a truck driver in Buea, Southwest Region, and his aide are presently languishing in police custody in Tiko, for allegedly allowing the sand they were transporting to sprinkle on the windshield of Southwest Governor Okalia Bilai’s car.

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 The 1st Vice National Chairman of the SDF, Hon Joshua Nambangi Osih, has warned militants of the ruling CPDM, Government and the State media, to stop politicising and crediting Cameroon’s victory to host the 2019 African Cup of Nations to President Paul Biya.

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 The land-grabbing propensity, especially in Fako Division of the Southwest Region is by all means, a testament to what a few who were conferred with some little power, foisted themselves on the lives of “little people” while putting themselves above the law. The lengthy tenure and callousness with which they governed, is an unsettling reminder of how unfeeling and corrupt local administrators are rarely called to account. For decades, the practice went on, unabated.

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The Government of Cameroon has assured the Cameroon Cooperative Credit Union League, CamCCUL, of its determination to fight against banditry in the country.  Speaking during the celebration of the International Day of Credit Union, celebrated in Bafoussam on October 18, West Governor, Augustine Awa Fonka, said Government has taken a firm commitment to ensure that all savings in the various credit unions affiliated to CamCCUL are protected from thieves.

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 Over 30 guns, 180 bullets, a motorcycle and a huge quantity of bush meat of Class B and C protected animals have been seized from suspected poachers and illegal detenders around the peripheric zone of Nki National Park in Southeast Cameroon.

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 Reasons are emerging on what angered Boko Haram militants to launch an attack on Cameroon, hours after Cameroon allegedly paid them money to regain the 27 hostages.

Though not officially confirmed, sources within the BIR have disclosed what supposedly transpired.
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 Senior Police Inspector serving at the Buea High Court, Eric Ngwane was found dead on Monday, October 20 at his Great Soppo, residence. According to close sources, it wasn’t certain if the policeman, bodyguard of the Fako High Court President, shot himself dead or was murdered.

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 The absence of the Principal of Government Teachers Training College, GTTC, Nkambe, Fidelis Dohtekunah, at the 2014 graduation of the College on October 11, sowed confusion among students, staff, parents and hundreds of invited personalities. 

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 It is not fair to make fun of the dead. But think of the fact that Government business screeched to a halt as every Minister, Director, Governor, SDO, DO and Delegates and even Medical Doctors took off from all the corners and angles of the Cameroons, to Mvomeka. Some even sealed their offices and hit the road. In fact all the roads led to Mvomeka over the weekend. 

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 Since the beginning of the second week of October, the Boko Haram Islamic sect has embarked on a new wave of attacks on Cameroonian territory from their Banki base, border to Amchide in the Mayo Sava Division of the Far North Region.

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 A fake military officer, rumoured to be the grandson of a General of English speaking expression, is currently being detained in Kumba, Southwest Region for trying to dupe the senior Pastor of Paradise Baptist Church, Rene Uboh.

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 The Nigerian government has disclosed that the apparently weakened Islamic terrorist group, Boko Haram, has agreed to a cease-fire, ending sustained dastardly attacks that have claimed over 4000 lives in Nigeria since 2009.

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 Northwest women groups, on October 13, came together in the Bamenda Congress Hall where they decried all forms of terrorism in Cameroon.

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 After one year in office, the Mayor of Nkor-Noni Council in Bui Division, Francis Wache and Councillors, have recorded some impressive strides in Development.

Speaking at a press conference on Sunday, October 19 in Nkor, Mayor Wache enumerated projects realised within one year;
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The passing on of one of Cameroon’s political colossuses, Senator Bochong Francis Isidore Nkwain Wainchom, on Sunday, October 19, wore the garment of a simple transition. It was dressed in the mask of the commonplace; yet, it was pregnant with extraordinary circumstances.

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 As part of preparations for the African Nations Cup 2019, 36 training stadiums will be constructed in some big cities in Cameroon, excluding Bamenda. 

According to information released by the Secretary General of the Cameroon Football Federation, Tombi à Roko Sidiki, 36 training stadiums will be constructed in Cameroon: seven in Yaounde and its surroundings, seven in Douala, six in the West Region, six in Southwest (Buea and Limbe) and  six in Garoua.
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 The rapid spread of the Ebola Virus in West Africa has forced Morocco to back-pedal from her initial decision to host the 2015 African Cup of Nations. The country fears that hosting the African soccer jamboree will slam open the country’s doors to the ravaging Ebola Virus.

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A US-based Cameroonian journalist, Samuel Tonkam, who is a former sports commentator at Africa No. 1, has accused another journalist, Javis Nana of Canal 2 in Cameroon, of misappropriation. Tonkam is threatening Court action if Nana does not reimburse some money he got from him through what he thought was fraudulent means. He is also expected to pay for some expenses Tonkam incurred.

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 Cameroon is already two years behind time in the commitment it took in 2012with the European Union to start issuing Voluntary Partnership Agreement focused on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade, VPA-FLEGT, licences for every timber or wood products leaving Cameroon for the European market.

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 There is hardly any human being that doesn’t cherish one form of power or the other. People seek it; they lobby, beg and cringe for power. Others, lie, cheat and steal to acquire it, while some simply ride on cosmetic or outright false promises to the pinnacle of power. Worse still, many are those who go the whole hog to kill to acquire or amass power.

Power, is a charm. It is a talisman or amulet.......
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The United Nations Regional Adviser for Peace and Security in Central Africa, Soro Karna, has observed that social beliefs, poverty, marginalisation and impunity, which place women at a disadvantage position, are the root causes of conflicts in Africa.

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 The evidence is screaming. Most of the narrow winding paths that are pompously referred to as roads in this country are death traps by any other name. It is also a fact that before independence, whose fiftieth anniversary was celebrated with near idiotic fanfare, certain roads West of the Mungo were better off than they are today.

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 When the female condom was introduced years ago, its use was timid and many complained it made noise but, today, the demand for it is on the high side as women have taken control of its use. 

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