Local|f6be11 http://www.cameroon-concord.com Sun, 24 Sep 2017 06:36:09 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Bamenda Explosions: Tchiroma's Aching statements in press conference of 21 September http://www.cameroon-concord.com/local/bamenda-explosions-tchiroma-s-aching-statements-in-press-conference-of-21-september http://www.cameroon-concord.com/local/bamenda-explosions-tchiroma-s-aching-statements-in-press-conference-of-21-september Bamenda Explosions: Tchiroma's Aching statements in press conference of 21 September

After a series of explosions in the Northwest Region, the cunning Minister of Communication Issa, organised a press conference to bombard the public with lies as usual. He made statements which could only hurt Southern Cameroonians, calling them terrorists just because they have been fighting for their rights.

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Tchiroma's words:

“Distinguished Journalists

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Within the space of two weeks, terrorists claiming to be armed factions of the secessionist movements in the South-West and North-West Regions, who extensively and methodically premeditated their actions since September 5, 2017 hosted by websites abroad, have implemented their threats.

On 11 September 2017, an explosive device was activated in the town of Bamenda, targeting a patrol of the National Gendarmerie at the place called "Mobil Nkwen".

On 16 September 2017, a Molotov cocktail was directed against a dormitory of the Sacred Heart College in Mankon, still in the city of Bamenda, by two terrorists who had escaped, intended to burn innocent children who were supposed to be in that dormitory. Fortunately, this other terrorist act was perpetrated when the targeted children were praying outside the dormitory.

Nevertheless, substantial damage was recorded, with whole buildings being burnt to ashes. Meanwhile, it is necessary to hail the remarkable solidarity move of the populations, parents and the alumni of this institution, who spontaneously mobilized themselves to make a financial contribution of CFA 12,000,000 francs, for the immediate repair of the burnt buildings.

On Wednesday, September 21, 2017, at 8:30 am, a bomb was activated against a police patrol, at the Hospital Round About, next to the Bamenda Regional Hospital. The firing of the bomb was triggered by an electrical device operated from a mobile phone and two detonators, injuring three elements of the police force. They are Mr ANYE ANDANG Justin, Senior Police Constable, victim of two serious fractures in the arm and one in the tibia; Mr FOKOU Joël and Mr BIAMOU Loïc, both Police Constables, victims of hearing trauma and post-explosive concussions. The victims were immediately placed under intensive medical supervision.

As soon as he was informed of the situation, the Head of State, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and Supreme Commander of the Security Forces, ordered right from New York where he is taking part in the Session of the 72nd General Assembly of the United Nations, that special measures be taken by the Defence and Security Forces, to strengthen the security of persons and property, and that special provisions be put in place so as to ensure greater security for schools 24 hours a day".

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bogus@bogus.com (Pavel Joeblack) Local|f6be11 Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:34:29 +0000
Ambazonian flag hoisted in Bamenda http://www.cameroon-concord.com/local/ambazonian-flag-hoisted-in-bamenda http://www.cameroon-concord.com/local/ambazonian-flag-hoisted-in-bamenda Ambazonian flag hoisted in Bamenda

mbazonian protesters have successfully hoisted their Flag at Commercial Avenue, Bamenda today.
Eyewitnesses say two fabrics of the flag were taken up in the presence of heavily armed police officers.{loadposition myposition}
This is part of a peaceful march which took place today in Ambaland. A bike rider told us that the event was very successful as the protesters marched to the Mankon Palace and Up Station as well as several other places.{loadposition myposition}

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bogus@bogus.com (Concord Essen) Local|f6be11 Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:06:32 +0000
Cameroon: Building collapses on about 10 people in Dschang http://www.cameroon-concord.com/local/cameroon-building-collapses-on-about-10-people-in-dschang http://www.cameroon-concord.com/local/cameroon-building-collapses-on-about-10-people-in-dschang Cameroon: Building collapses on about 10 people in Dschang

A four-story building is reported to have collapsed in Foreke a Quarter in Dschang. This happened on 21 September at around 3pm.

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It was raining heavily at the time, and a group of people had sought shelter under the said building. All of a sudden, the inhabitants of that area, heard a loud sound like that of an explosion.

After getting the frightful sound, the population did not just sit back. They came out but only to discover that a building had gone down to ruins in their neighbourhood.

It collapsed on the carpenters and builders, who were working on it, as well as the people who had sheltered themselves from rain.

In reaction to the incident, the Mayor of that municipality immediately sent a bulldozer to clear the site.

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bogus@bogus.com (Pavel Joeblack) Local|f6be11 Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:18:01 +0000
Cameroon-Yaounde: US Embassy advises its citizens to be careful about travelling to Bamenda http://www.cameroon-concord.com/local/cameroon-yaounde-us-embassy-advises-its-citizens-to-be-careful-about-travelling-to-bamenda http://www.cameroon-concord.com/local/cameroon-yaounde-us-embassy-advises-its-citizens-to-be-careful-about-travelling-to-bamenda Cameroon-Yaounde: US Embassy advises its citizens to be careful about travelling to Bamenda

After the frightful incident that took place in Bamenda on Thursday 21 September; an explosion leaving three police officers wounded, the US Embassy in Cameroon called on its citizens who intend to travel to Bamenda to be careful. This is because they consider the area as insecure for them.

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Here is what the embassy made public:

“The U.S. Embassy in Yaoundé informs U.S. citizens that a bomb exploded in a travel roundabout in Bamenda this morning, resulting in three injuries. Demonstrations may take place in Bamenda on Friday, September 22. The U.S. Embassy has prohibited all official travel to Bamenda until October 3 due to the potential for unrest in the city.

U.S. citizens are advised to adjust travel plans accordingly. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. Avoid areas where demonstrations are taking place and exercise caution when in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations for updates. Be vigilant and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.”

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bogus@bogus.com (Pavel Joeblack) Local|f6be11 Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:09:38 +0000
Director of SICC, accused of robbing Cameroonians of billions http://www.cameroon-concord.com/local/director-of-sicc-accused-of-robbing-cameroonians-of-billions http://www.cameroon-concord.com/local/director-of-sicc-accused-of-robbing-cameroonians-of-billions Director of SICC, accused of robbing Cameroonians of billions

Brigitte Soppo the executive director of SICC, is involved in a situation in which her company was reported to have robbed Cameroonians of over a billion FCFA. she was called before the judiciary police on 14 September to give an account of what had happened.

The construction company, the Southwest International Construction Company (SICC) that was presented as an American group of people, who launched activities in Cameroon in 2010, started receiving hell from the public, after they got into an agreement to construct lodging facilities in Yassa Douala, which they never did after having collected money from people and boasting of 40 years of experience.{loadposition myposition}

Immediately they were given the project, they convinced in no space of time over 182 people both within and without Cameroon to get involved in their activities. These Cameroonians who were now interested in buying the houses to be constructed by SICC, had to make an upfront payment of 10% of the amount for the kind of house they preferred to go in for.

Credit Fonciere came into the deal as the bank where the buyers had to pay their money. Most of them paid between 2.5 and 47 million to the bank.

Seven years later today, the families that paid for the houses have seen nothing. They even went to credit foncier to ask for their money but the bank told them SICC had removed everything and gone silent, while Soppo claims those people complaining had been given back their money.{loadposition myposition2}

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bogus@bogus.com (Concord Essen) Local|f6be11 Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:51:15 +0000
Cameroon: Overdose Cannabis Kills 17-year-old http://www.cameroon-concord.com/local/cameroon-overdose-cannabis-kills-17-year-old http://www.cameroon-concord.com/local/cameroon-overdose-cannabis-kills-17-year-old Cameroon: Overdose Cannabis Kills 17-year-old

A 17-year-old Giscard Waffo Tala, was on Tuesday, September 19, found dead in a taxi in the Famla neighbourhood, Bafoussam.

According to reports, Tala died after taking an overdose of cannabis and other drugs.{loadposition myposition} 

 

He was only discovered dead on Tuesday in a taxi immatriculated OU 562AN, in front of a shop where car parts are sold.

According to Maribelle, Manager of the shop, the vehicle was bought in the evening of the previous day and was parked on the other side.

“This morning, when we wanted to move the vehicle, we saw this man in it. We shook him to wake up, but realised he was dead. He must have died of overdose cannabis, given that; there are still some remains in the car. '

Informed, the State Counsel, West Regional Commissioner of National Security, and a Medical Doctor rushed to the scene to appraise the situation. 
Talla is said to have left Douala for Bafoussam on Monday, September 18, but never got to their house.

His grandmother, who had come to witness the scene, recognised her grandson’s body.

The family members of the deceased confessed the delinquent and unstable character of the young man. His body was ferried to Bandjoun for burial.{loadposition myposition2} 

 

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bogus@bogus.com (Abeh Valery) Local|f6be11 Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:38:14 +0000
NEW REPORT ON THE HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION IN CAMEROON http://www.cameroon-concord.com/local/new-report-on-the-human-rights-situation-in-cameroon http://www.cameroon-concord.com/local/new-report-on-the-human-rights-situation-in-cameroon NEW REPORT ON THE HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION IN CAMEROON

A special report by the Committee to Protect Journalists.

The Committee for the Protection of Journalists will publish its report entitled "Journalists, not terrorists: in Cameroon, counter-terrorism legislation is used to silence critics and dissent"{loadposition myposition}

In 2014, Cameroon enacted a broad anti-terror law as part of its effort to counter the extremist group Boko Haram, but authorities are using it to arrest and threaten local journalists who report on the militants or unrest in the country’s English-speaking regions. A presidential decree in August 2017 ended legal proceedings against at least four journalists, but the laws that were used against them are still in place. RFI broadcaster Ahmed Abba remains in jail. With elections due to take place next year, many of Cameroon’s journalists say they are too scared to cover politics or sensitive issues.

Source:cpj.org

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bogus@bogus.com (Concord Essen) Local|f6be11 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:24:38 +0000
Cameroon: Babessi sub division decry CPDM abandonment http://www.cameroon-concord.com/local/cameroon-babessi-sub-division-decry-cpdm-abandonment http://www.cameroon-concord.com/local/cameroon-babessi-sub-division-decry-cpdm-abandonment Cameroon: Babessi sub division decry CPDM abandonment
Since the creation of Babessi Sub-Division in the early 90s, the people of Babessi has always overwhelming voted for CPDM in all elections.
The paradox is that  they have little or no benefits from the goodies of the ruling party.
 
 Instead, the village has suffered heavy damages in course of the Anglophone crisis. It is no longer news that about 50 computers and administrative block of G.B.H.S Babessi was reduced to ashes. As if that was not enough Government Primary School Babessi was burned by unknown men. The  damage has been estimated in millions of Franc CFA.{loadposition myposition}
 
From Bangolan ,Babessi and  Baba1 to  Babungo, their representatives in parliament still have the mentality of colonial  masters.
 That is why Hon.Njigum Musa's gift of cartoons of sugar to the Bagolan people was burned before he could leave the place.
 
The case of Senator Dinga Ignatius is not different. The last time he was seen in Babessi was with a generator(Market price=200,000frs) as a gift to Babessi Health Center.
 
 The distrust that most  Babessi youths have for the party  and some elites is alarming. No wander Momoh Dero, a MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST and prolific freelance blogger who is passionate writing about social justice has being very critical of some these elites.
 
He conscientiously gathers as much information as possible in turn inform, engage, and educate the public in clear and compelling ways on significant issues.
 
“ The social media has given media back to the people. I am using it to give voice to the voiceless and holding the powerful accountable.”. He explained.
 
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bogus@bogus.com (Concord Essen) Local|f6be11 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:11:45 +0000
Cameroon’s Deathtraps Giving Way http://www.cameroon-concord.com/local/cameroon-s-deathtraps-giving-way http://www.cameroon-concord.com/local/cameroon-s-deathtraps-giving-way Cameroon’s Deathtraps Giving Way

Vehicles plying the Douala-Yaounde Highway were grounded for several hours on Monday, September 18, following the collapse of part of the Highway at Ebombe, a locality on the outskirts of Edea.

Vehicles that either left Douala or Yaounde that morning were forced to wait at the truncated spot until a new road deviation was created, while trouble-shooting and eye servant authorities were running helter-skelter to look for emergency solutions.{loadposition myposition}

 

This is the third time in one year that the road linking the political and economic capitals is collapsing. On October 21, 2016, a culvert collapsed at Manyai leading to the Eseka train crash that claimed hundreds of lives.

Before the October 21, 2016 disaster, a contractor that was given the responsibility to rehabilitate the road said there were close to 100 culverts and bridges on the same Highway that really needed to be re-constructed before strategy strike.

But the Biya Government gave a deaf ear to the contractor’s warning and sacrificed hundreds of Cameroonians in the Eseka train crash. The train that finally killed over 200 persons was brought in as an emergency measure to solve the collapsed road.

It would also be recalled that before the September 18 catastrophe at Ebombé in the Littoral Region, a similar incident had happened in the West Region of the country where the Bafoussam-Bamendjou Road was cut into two, disrupting traffic circulation.

There has been an upsurge in the number of accidents in Cameroon. The numerous accidents have been blamed on reckless driving and  poor state of vehicles by Government officials,  but the real cause of accidents in Cameroon are the poor states of road.

The road network is not only dilapidated, but most of the roads which were built during the independent era and under former President, Ahmadou Ahidjo, have outlived their usefulness.

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bogus@bogus.com (Concord Essen) Local|f6be11 Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:31:56 +0000
Southern Cameroons: Heavy downpour, floods, landslide in Lebialem county leave two dead and several injured. http://www.cameroon-concord.com/local/southern-cameroons-heavy-downpour-floods-landslide-in-lebialem-county-leave-two-dead-and-several-injured http://www.cameroon-concord.com/local/southern-cameroons-heavy-downpour-floods-landslide-in-lebialem-county-leave-two-dead-and-several-injured Southern Cameroons:  Heavy downpour, floods, landslide in Lebialem county leave two dead and several injured.

The has been  a landslide in Memji(nka) in Lebialem local Government Area after some heavy rains this morning. We sadly report that two of our people in Lebialem died as result with many others in the hospital.

The Land slide took place this morning at 5am Cameroon time, at Nkah, just after the Begheuh Bridge going to Mbi Taku's compound.{loadposition myposition}

It carried away the home of a young man called NDIPE, son of a local resident by name,  Pa Nkem Atem whose house is opposite Azi Catholic Church. The mudslide also killed Ndipe's two children, a girl in either form two or three and his last son, age not known.

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bogus@bogus.com (Alemkeng Richard) Local|f6be11 Sat, 16 Sep 2017 18:59:24 +0000