This is londoner's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following londoner's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
londoner
Recent Activity
Thank you guys for all your comments. 7512 Wilson I will amswer you. I won't honour Fon with a reply until he learns to keep a civil tongue in his head. I simply analysed Fru Ndi's words. I did not put any into his mouth. Can you explain to me what he means by other tribes fighting back and against whom? So he wants us to become like the Luos and Kikuyu's? He will not succeed with his hate-filled propaganda. Also answer about Fru Ndi and tribalism. Where are all the top shots of the SDF today from? Please don't blindly support Fru Ndi. Ask why so many have defected from the SDF; some of the party's brightest thinkers and strategists. The truth is Fru Ndi sees the SDF as his personal property and not as a modern party reason why any challenge to his personal rule is seen as treason. The SDF poses the strongest challenge to Biya today and that I accept. But it is not a modern party, neither is Fru Ndi a first rate politician. Just that in the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
"Tribalism, to him, is entrenched and as such tribes that feel cheated will fight back" This Fru Ndi of a fellow will bring ethnic cleansing to Cameroon. This is not a statesman at all. This is a very dangerous statement. The Beti, Bulu and Ewondo masses to whom I believe Fru Ndi refers have not specifically benefitted from the regime. It is the oligarchs in power who have, and they hide behind a tribal base. For Fru Ndi to make this kind of statements given what is going on in Kenya simply confirms my view that he is petty and little man. This man would never be the great national leader who would unite Cameroon. How different is he? All his SDF bigwigs he has surrounded himself with are from BAMENDA (Mbah Ndam, Tamanjong, Francis Sama- his relative, Yoyo etc). I say it today, beware of Fru Ndi. He still has a lot of resentment about "stolen victory" etc that he has not yet gotten over. Once in power if ever you would see that he might be worse than Biya in terms of tribalism. At least Biya is well educated and civil and at least is diplomatic. But Fru Ndi has very little formal education, knows nothing about political correctness and rushes into arguments like an enraged pit bull.
I think the doctor is wrong in exposing this woman's condition and experiences to the public. Doctors and lawyers are people who by the nature of their profession get sensitive and very confidential information about people. I believe they are under a duty of secrecy. Otherwise a doctor after diagnosing me could publicly reveal that I have HIV/AIDS in a so-called attempt to protect the public
Fai Yengo’s Order Bans Youth Day Celebrations in the Littoral Province . On 15th of January 2008, Fai Yengo Francis, Governor of the Littoral Province signed a decree banning all public meeting and marches in the Littoral Province until further notice. In French, " un arrêté interdisant les réunions et manifestations publiques, et spécialement les marches sur la voie publique jusqu’à nouvel ordre sur l’ensemble de la province du Littoral". By this decision, Fai Yengo has banned all Youth Day celebrations in the Littoral Province on 11th February because Youth Day celebrations involve « les manifestations publiques, et spécialement les marches sur la voie publique”. He has also banned Women’s Day celebrations on the 8th of March and National Day celebrations on the 20th of May. This governor wanted to trap the opposition and civil society and prevent them from protesting against the constitutional modification. Little does he realize he has made a catastrophic mistake. The opposition and civil society should exploit this and call on all Cameroonians in the Littoral province to boycott Youth Day (11th February), Womens Day (8th March) and National Day (20th May) in respect of the governor’s order especially since “… Cette mesure d’interdiction à portée générale et qui ne vise aucun groupe particulier…" He would then have no choice than to lift it having been caught in his own trap.
Fai Yengo’s Order Bans Youth Day Celebrations in the Littoral Province . On 15th of January 2008, Fai Yengo Francis, Governor of the Littoral Province signed a decree banning all public meeting and marches in the Littoral Province until further notice. In French, " un arrêté interdisant les réunions et manifestations publiques, et spécialement les marches sur la voie publique jusqu’à nouvel ordre sur l’ensemble de la province du Littoral". By this decision, Fai Yengo has banned all Youth Day celebrations in the Littoral Province on 11th February because Youth Day celebrations involve « les manifestations publiques, et spécialement les marches sur la voie publique”. He has also banned Women’s Day celebrations on the 8th of March and National Day celebrations on the 20th of May. This governor wanted to trap the opposition and civil society and prevent them from protesting against the constitutional modification. Little does he realize he has made a catastrophic mistake. The opposition and civil society should exploit this and call on all Cameroonians in the Littoral province to boycott Youth Day (11th February), Womens Day (8th March) and National Day (20th May) in respect of the governor’s order especially since “… Cette mesure d’interdiction à portée générale et qui ne vise aucun groupe particulier…" He would then have no choice than to lift it having been caught in his own trap.
Fai Yengo’s Order Bans Youth Day Celebrations in the Littoral Province . On 15th of January 2008, Fai Yengo Francis, Governor of the Littoral Province signed a decree banning all public meeting and marches in the Littoral Province until further notice. In French, " un arrêté interdisant les réunions et manifestations publiques, et spécialement les marches sur la voie publique jusqu’à nouvel ordre sur l’ensemble de la province du Littoral". By this decision, Fai Yengo has banned all Youth Day celebrations in the Littoral Province on 11th February because Youth Day celebrations involve « les manifestations publiques, et spécialement les marches sur la voie publique”. He has also banned Women’s Day celebrations on the 8th of March and National Day celebrations on the 20th of May. This governor wanted to trap the opposition and civil society and prevent them from protesting against the constitutional modification. Little does he realize he has made a catastrophic mistake. The opposition and civil society should exploit this and call on all Cameroonians in the Littoral province to boycott Youth Day (11th February), Womens Day (8th March) and National Day (20th May) in respect of the governor’s order especially since “… Cette mesure d’interdiction à portée générale et qui ne vise aucun groupe particulier…" He would then have no choice than to lift it having been caught in his own trap. JP Tanyong, Cameroonian Activist, London , UK .
You want quality journalism? Then invest in training and skills. You reap what you sow. You cannot sow corn and expect to reap beans. What do you expect from products of the glorified high schools called UB, Soa, Dschang etc? What are their budgets on training, infrastructure, books, learning aids, research, lecturers etc? How can the annual budget of University College London rival that of the entire education system in Cameroon? Ridiculous. Next time before you rant, rave and demand quality journalism, spare a thought for these kids who have practically been left to fend for themselves.
While I lean more in favour of constitutional protections for Anglophones within a united Cameroon, I must admit that a better man to articulate the Southern Cameroons cause could not be found than Carlson Ayangwe. I believe that under his leadership the issue would attain such international urgency and prominence that the Yaounde authorities would be forced to take some face-saving measures. I support any attack on Biya from whatever level. When he's gone we can then sit down and collectively decide on the future of Cameroon. Lon live the Southern Cameroons Restoration government.
Eyengue my friend, I totally agree with you. Apparently the Post is in the payroll of Forjindam. You would notice how they highlighted Forjindam's successes in one of their articles here entitled "Half of Shipyard Projects Executed". No word about the ongoing corruption investigation on the GM. I can assure them that all that won't save him. It is no secret that Zaccheus is a CFA billionaire. His wife's businesses and properties in Douala are there for all to see; supermarkets, restaurants etc. And that is just one example. The Post, don't worry. Zacchaeus is soon to be an inmate of Kondengui. I hope you guys would visit him there with food. There is still time for him to repent though, like the biblical Zacchaeus and give back what he's stolen 5x over.
A Bill to Modify the constitution of Cameroon: Article 6(2) new : The President of Cameroon, till the end of his natural life and without need for any elections, referendum or other public consultation, shall be the following individual: Name: Biya bi Mvondo, Paul Date of Birth: 13/02/ 1933 Place of birth: Mvomeka Father’s Name: F. MVONDO ASSAM Mother’s Name: EYINGA ELLE Anastasie National Id Card Number: 103504602 Article 6(3): The individual mentioned in Article 6(2) above shall have the right, art the time of his death, to nominate a successor to the Presidency of the Republic from amongst his sons: Franck Biya and Paul Biya Junior. Article 6(4): The above provision shall be entered onto the National Gazette in French and English, the French version being authentic. Signed, National Assembly, Cameroon
Simple ways on how to stop Biya manipulating the constitution: 1) Immediately adopting the Orange symbol, the symbol of popular resistance to dictatorship (Georgia, Ukraine, Kenya) as the watchword for the anti-revision movement. Also informing Cameroonians that if biya is not got rid of by 2011, they will pass the sword of the struggle over to their children, including the unborn. Put before Cameroonians the examples of Nigeria where popular will has resisted such maneovres. 2) Propose an anti-revision petition, aiming for at least 5 million signatories, more than the turn out at the last elections. We would have to find a way through which civil servants can express their views (anonymously) without fear of being victimised; 3) Picketing offices and residences of current MPs and letting them know clearly that they would be accepting any revision IN THEIR PERSONAL CAPACITY and not in the name of any so-called constituents. Get the emails and telephone numbers (fixed and mobile of MPS and pester them with anti-revision messages. 4) Demand immediately that Biya faces the independent press in Camerooon free of censorship (Le Messager, Mutations, La Nouvelle Expression, Post Buea, STV) and answer the questions of journalists as to his stewardship over the last 26 years and as to why in 2011, after having clocked more than 29 years in power he would need more time; 5) Most importantly, calling for an internationally respected body like the International Republican Institute (IRI), the National Democratic Institute (NDI), the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) to conduct an opinion poll and survey in Cameroon to determine the wishes of the vast majority of the population as to the continuation of the Biya regime post 2011. Don't forget that Transperancy International recently did a poll in Cameroon where 79% of those surveyed admitted to having taking bribes. 6) Cameroonians in the diaspora should write to Western governments and agencies and force this issue to become a topic of world news on BBC and CNN etc. Biya has often, always got away with things because Cameroon is obscure and does not make break breaking news. More to follow but are they any real politicians left in Cameroon?
Hello Manga, Thank you for your clarification about this so-called "Biya's Power Lotion" by Angolou. I read this piece of thrash sometime ago and binned the rubbish straightaway. In as much as I hate and despise Biya, the utterances of Angonou are clearly ridiculous and cannot be taken seriously. Don't worry brother, Cameroonians are some of the most gullible people on earth, due to their superstition and belief and fear of witchcraft. They belive that Eto'o had to sleep in a coffin for sometime before shining during his debut at the African Nations Cup in 2002; they believe that Pa Guarantee killed his wife through witchcraft to make money etc. Forget about these people; even the so-called educated ministers and top civil servants prosprate daily before dirty, unwashed and illiterate "ngambe men" to obtain or retain juicy government posts.
Paul Biya, I curse the day you were born in Cameroon! It is now clear for all to see. This man wants to change the constitution to prolong his kleptocracy and continue the trauma he has inflicted on Cameroonians. He said on France 24 that it was premature talking about constitutional revision. Now he says it is encouraging. He decries the killing of citizens protesting their rights to electricity and social services yet the murdering officials remain in office. This man talks about Cameroon's development as if it depended on someone else. Imagine a chief executive of a country saying we should do this, we should do that; for God's sake Biya roll up your sleevs and do it since you have all the right ideas. I hope you are seeing what is happening in Kenya. Biya dare touch that constitution! We will flush you out in shame! The last days of you rule are here.
Well I believe every initiative deserves to be taken seriously, provided its genuine. You cannot criticise the initiative on the basis that the leaders were not elected. If the Southern Cameroons is indeed under "occupation", then how can they freely chose their leaders. When Hitler captured France and installed the puppet Vichy regime, De Gaulle fled to London where he set up a government-in-exile. Was he voted by the French people? Are some of these named officials actually living in Cameroon? If so, I think thats irresponsibly opening them to the vengeance of La Republique
"Abesong John" Stop being a fool. If you want to weep for those killed then go ahead but I'll not join you because I would be shedding crocodile tears. I reserved my real tears for the victims of Biya's regime; the ones killed in violence and the ones killed through long suffering and frustrations. What do you expect from the population when you have a heartless and thieving regime in place, maintained in power by a brutal and blood-thirsty military. Whatever misfortunes befall them outside or inside the country, we rejoice because we have no other way to strike at them. Why do you think the Kumba rioters were so quick to vandalise state buildings and symbols and but leave out the gov't buildings housed in rennted property? Do you think those boys were protecting Cameroonian interests in Bakassi? Not at all. They are there to ensure that their master Biya and his French and American cronies can exploit their oil peacefully for their private interests. My brother, forget about it. There's no Cameroon; just a band of thieves, fraudsters, con-men, homosexuals who have banded together with foreign interests to milk the country dry. Next time the journalist should specify that: "Paul Biya's Private Militia Attacked in Bakassi"
Ha Ha Cameroon forces of law(lessness) and (dis)order. When it comes to terrorising the population, shooting at school pupils, raping young girls, brutalising and torturing people, looting and stealing you come out with top marks. Now you've met your match and are being finished off like flies. Show proof of your bravery now before the real enemies. Hopeless drunkards. Am sure the assailants attacked when all you Class 7 leavers were drunk and on top of prostitutes or raping young girls in the vicinity. At least in that sense you died in "active service". You guys have not seen anything yet.
Paa Ngembus, you rant stupidly just like the lunatic Hugo Chavez and all I'll tell you is what the Spanish king told him publicly at a recent summit: For God's sake, Do Shut up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This constitution that they want to change, they haven’t even finished implementing all of it. I know that the constitution provides for the senate, regional councils, abolition of government delegates etc. In 10 years of the constitution’s existence, Biya has not been able to implement these provisions. I remember him saying once during his end of year address that decentralization was a very delicate matter and he was still having profound reflections over it. What puzzles me is why Biya rushed in to implement the 7-year term mandate, knowing fully well that under this section, he could only rule for at most 14 years. I don’t remember anyone forcing him to do so. He could have quietly continued with the 5-year terms under the old constitution, all the while assuring us that the provisions of the 1996 constitution would be implemented in due course. I believe Biya has been caught by his own trap. The house which we wanted to bring down may well have caught fire on its own accord. The Article restricting presidential mandates in 6.2 Look at the various interesting 6:2 passages from the Bible. Proverbs: 6:2 You have been snared by the utterance of your lips, caught by the words of your mouth Wisdom 6:2 (et seq) Hearken, you who are in power over the multitude and lord it over throngs of peoples! Because authority was given you by the LORD and sovereignty by the Most High, who shall probe your works and scrutinize your counsels! Because, though you were ministers of his kingdom, you judged not rightly, and did not keep the law, nor walk according to the will of God 2 Corinthians 6:2 For God says [to Cameroonians?]: "In an acceptable time I heard you, and on the day of salvation I helped you." Behold, now is a very acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation Exodus 6:2 Therefore, say to the Israelites: I am the LORD. I will free you from the forced labor of the Egyptians and will deliver you from their slavery. I will rescue you by my outstretched arm and with mighty acts of judgment.
Fellow Netters, Watch Atanga Nji Paul arguing on CRTV for extension of Biya's mandate. Outrageous but sadly true. I belive as somone said that the situation in Cameroon has affected many mentally. The day will come when they seek to take back these words but there would be now way. http://www.cameroon-info.net/cmi_show_news.php?id=20968
I see the hand of the CPDM political machinery in this. You guys are mistaken if you think Biya is innocent in these various calls to amend the situation and is merely receiving messages from his militants. All of this is being carefully teleguided from Etoudi. What they want to do is prepare the mind of the people and let them have the time to absorb the news; that there would be no change in 2011. Thus when the constitution would be modified, it would not be so much of an abomination or outrage, as the unbelievable reality would have seeped in into the pysche of the traumatised man on the street and he would accept the fait accompli with resignation. I think what Etoudi is doing now is sponsoring these calls from strategic power-centres in all the 10 provinces. Then in the end, the illegal-acquired CPDM majority and a few heavily-bribed opposition parties in the presidential majority would move for the bill to change the consitution. I believe this time around, the bill would come not from the gov't but from the CPDM MPs themselves. Other cosmetic changes might be thrown in for good measure; for example to recognise Fru Ndi as leader of the opposition and give him certain benefits and protocol, which is what he has been crying about. The CPDM would then argue that the debate is not soley about Art. 6.2 but about modifying the entire consitution. You guys may shout all you want on this forum but I am more realistic. Biya might just be able to pull this off. The violent repression of demonstrations recently is an indication that the military has received clear orders to maintain the regime by all means neccesary. Look at what happened in togo. It was the unbelievable; imposing a son to replace his father in total disregard of the consitution. People died protesting but in the end, the regime, with the backing of France survived.
"According to Fornjindam, in most developed democracies, people have been allowed a free hand to make meaningful choices" Mr. Fornjindam, I don't know what exactly you are talking about but countries like USA and France all have term limits. Even in the UK, Tony Blair was forced to curtail his legitimate term of office because the overwhelming perception was that the country needed a whiff of fresh air. Why not just address a motion to God asking that Biya be made eternal so that he can continue to preserve peace and stability till the second coming.
Dear Paa Ngembus, I think you are out of order, especially at a time like this. Why are you asking for innocent Cameroonians to be killed who have nothing to do with Biya's regime just because they are Francophones. Brother I do not think that is they way to go. Also, I read somewhere that the students rioting were Francophone students from CCAS Kumba who were protesting against power cuts. So maybe some killed were Francophones? Does this mean you rejoice over their deaths because they are the "colonizer"? My condolences to all the families affected by this madness in Cameroon
I feel really distressed about the situation in Cameroon and think we are sleep-walking into civil war. For how much longer can the people take it? My heart is really broken
I feel really distressed about the situation in Cameroon and think we are sleep-walking into civil war.
Former Communications Minister, Ebenezer Njoh Mouelle admits Biya's Interview Gaffe: http://www.njohmouelle.org/?id=2005 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1-JPTANYONG (Cameroun) Posté le :01/11/2007 Professor, Can you tell me what is the use of Anglophones remaining as part of Cameroon when the Head of State had disowned them (See below) Paul Biya on France 24: "nous assistons à l’impérialisme linguistique de certaines langues, il n’est pas inutile de préserver un espace où l’on parle français" -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- REPONSE DE NJOH MOUELLE. Date 2007/11/02 We are a bilingual nation, french and english speaking. I personnally reacted like you at that very moment during the interview.