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So technically, this Apoula Edel played for PWD of Kumba when he was ....14 years old!
you really got it. that is the sad but truth reality of cameroonian. Our passivity is phenomenal, no one can comprehend it. I know a foreign diplomat in yaounde who said he had packed his belonging and sent his family to safety in his homeland twice, thinking that Cameroon will "burn" but he couldn't believe nothing happened. the first time was in 1992 when Biya stole elections and the second time was 1994 when salaries were slashed by 70%. If nothing happened then, NOTHING will ever happen. that is just how we are. is it a good thing? is it a bad thing? only the future will tell. but as of now, let continue to be passively raped on a daily basis and praise our rapist for his "great ambitions". Me too i blame myself for being a "coward" because all i did was to flee from that country, i got my green card last year and i am counting, in 4 years i will be a US citizen and that will save me from the "shame" of not having anything to say to my children about why Cameroon is so poor. i will instead tell them about how our founding father fought for our independence from the british, how Lincoln liberated the slaves, how our heroes fought the civil war, our we won WWI,WWII, the gulf war, and of course (and with pride) how my generation produced OBAMA! waooo, the list is long, but truly i wish i could be talking about Cameroon.
Great comment there Countryfowl, great comment. you really got it. that is the sad but truth reality of cameroonian. Our passivity is phenomenal, no one can comprehend it. I know a foreign diplomat in yaounde who said he had packed his belonging and sent his family to safety in his homeland twice, thinking that Cameroon will "burn" but he couldn't believe nothing happened. the first time was in 1992 when Biya stole elections and the second time was 1994 when salaries were slashed by 70%. If nothing happened then, NOTHING will ever happen. that is just how we are. is it a good thing? is it a bad thing? only the future will tell. but as of now, let continue to be passively raped on a daily basis and praise our rapist for his "great ambitions". Me too i blame myself for being a "coward" because all i did was to flee from that country, i got my green card last year and i am counting, in 4 years i will be a US citizen and that will save me from the "shame" of not having anything to say to my children about why Cameroon is so poor. i will instead tell them about how our founding father fought for our independence from the british, how Lincoln liberated the slaves, how our heroes fought the civil war, our we won WWI,WWII, the gulf war, and of course (and with pride) how my generation produced OBAMA! waooo, the list is long, but truly i wish i could be talking about Cameroon.
This is Another evidence that " every people deserve its leader". These guys (i don't care who is at fault) are doing the same thing our rulers are doing. in their fight, no one care for the people and the sicks. the same behavior that our leaders display. Is there hope for Africa?
what is the reward? the girl or the fridge?
CountryFowl, most of what you said is true to me, i like how you finished it with a philosophical touch, however, i wonder why you don't apply these logical thinking when it comes to talking of the RCC and the POPE. Christianity is a religion (duh!) which is based on BELIEFS, not PROOF. As a Roman Catholic, i deeply believe that the POPE is the successor of Peter, Apostle of JESUS and the POPE is my Sheppard, All people and all religions have failed at a point in time in their history, and it will always happen as long as human being run these organizations. It is like you guys expect the Vatican to solve your problem. It will not happen, all they can give are advises, guidance, spiritual and moral, and let be fair, anyone who truly follows the teaching of the church will not steal, nor corrupt, nor kill etc..., If we all embrace the Vatican teaching, we will come out of our misery faster than we ourselves believe. Some of us go to church every Sunday, but the priest will not follow all our steps to make sure we practice what we heard. The teaching of CHRIST, echoed by the POPE are a solution to our miseries, he will not force us to implement them. it is not his role. period! second, you guys speak like material needs are enough to make people happy. billionaires out there commit suicide! (a 2004 BBC survey found that Nigerian are the happiest people in the world, they are obviously not the richest, and JAPAN still maintain the highest suicide rate in the world! and they are among the richest). Even while Jesus was on earth, he did not bring the poor out of material poverty, material has shown its limit. real happiness comes from balancing of multiple aspect of life. Our politicians are there to see to our political needs, economists to our economic needs, spiritual leaders (the POPE) to our spiritual needs. there is nothing wrong for the POPE to respond to an invitation from anyone, even Hitler as long as this will give him the opportunity to accomplish his mission, I am sure JESUS would have accepted such invitation as he deed many time with the pharisees, the prostitutes, the corrupted. My favorite quote: "Happiness is making Bouquets with flowers within your reach" (i don't know the author) Andre Fokam
CountyFowl and other anti-Catholics, if you have any religious background, you will know that it is the Sicks that need the doctor, not the healthy, In fact, the POPE is more needed in corrupted, war torned, afflicted countries. His Pastoral work his highly welcomed at this time in Cameroon. He is not a politician, he will not declare embargo or sanctions or war on any nations. He is needed where his folks are suffering, afflicted, in need of spiritual comfort and guidance. that is why where ever he goes, hundreds of thousands brave obstacles to see and listen to him. and if i am in Cameroon in March, i will do so too. The POPE will not come to save our economy and political problem, we have to do it ourselves. Andre Fokam
Hi Guys i am a Roman Catholic like millions others in Cameroon and Billions other in the world and i feel particularly proud that the POPE chose my own country for his maiden trip to Africa. I Feel offended by the abusive language you use while talking about the head of my religion. He is my Pastor and i will not ask you to join me in my beliefs, but in the spirit of respect and religious freedom, refrain from disrespecting the POPE. If the head of your religion (if you have one), no one will talk or even notice it. I do not support the regime in Yaounde, but this is not politic. it is a purely religious issue and the POPE is coming to guide his Flock as assigned to him by the most high. blessed be the Holy father Andre Fokam
Mr DECKY, it does not paint a bad image of our country, it is just the true image of our country. who will show up at such event if there is no free MIMBO or free CHOP? try it.
waoooo!! 75 millions for 3 wells!!! what kind of well cost 25 millions in cameroon. MY GOD. Andre Fokam
Guy read the article below and you will get the real goal of scnc activists: "imigration to the west". 04/10/2007 11:09 LAGOS, Oct 4 (AFP) Nigeria police arrest Cameroonian asylum seekers at US embassy Police in Nigeria have arrested 12 Cameroonian asylum seekers in front of the US embassy in Abuja, a senior police officer said Thursday, according to state media. Deputy Superintendent of Police Nwaoha Uzoma said the suspects would be prosecuted for criminal conspiracy, joint act, unlawful assembly, inciting disturbances and criminal trespass, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported. Uzoma said the demonstrators carried placards with inscriptions: "Save our lives US government", "Southern Cameroonians need freedom" and "It is not a crime to seek asylum." The Cameroonians claimed during investigation to be refugees from the UN camp in Lagos and had come to the US embassy to seek asylum. Parts of south Cameroon are English-speaking like neighbouring Nigeria and activists there oppose reject what they see as Francophone domination. "It is a source of embarrassment to the US government and to Nigeria to whom the embassy owes its protection," he added. http://www.africasia.com/services/ news/newsitem.php?area=africa&item= 071004110948.111j882q.php Andre Fokam
Mr. Ngembus your defense is too cheap. we know this technique, to brand your opponents as strangers, traitors, foreigners etc.., most dictators and despots use it. Andre Fokam
Thank you Francis Nche! finally, someone spoke about the reality of things on the ground in Cameroon. For those of you abroad making the "big headlines", keep swimming in your imaginary world. Andre Fokam
I think the prosecution is right on its approach, we need to know what happened with the 7 billions! After all, the people of Cameroon will have to pay it back (mind you, it was a loan!). even if we cannot get it back, it may help us to improve the way loan and contract are negociated, and may be it may exposed shaddys deal and dealers. Andre Fokam
Mk this debate is old, abstinence is the ideal, but we just have to be realistic, people have sex, and they will continue to do so. so it is better to teach them to protect themselves because they will have sex whether we like it or not. Andre Fokam
150 POSTINGS and still counting!!!! hahahahahahahahhaa Shame on Internet fighters. anyway brothers of scnc, i like your wisdom, why should one fight seriously for a lost cause, why should you waste your real energy for a cause without foundation and support? after all, it is easier to sit on your desk, a beer at hands and TYPE. hahahahah Andre Fokam
120 POSTINGS and still counting!!! Over the past 4 years, i guess more than 10000 POSTINGS!!!!, hurra to scnc, they have achieved their goal!, or am i wrong, is your goal a million POSTINGS? sorry then, keep POSTING. May be you will reach your target in 50 years. By the way, My country CAMEROON's UNITY is only becoming stronger. Biya is still our president (sorry), Inoni is now the prime minister, NJFN is still the head of opposition. Andre Fokam
Are Cameroonian cursed (or blessed)? while the Ukrainian restored democracy in their land on the street of kiev, while the Malian went to the street for days to topple their dictator, while the Ivorian filled the street of Abidjan and Bouake to chase the french away, while the Georgian held their capital T'bilisi to a stand still for days until their dictator resigned, My brothers Cameroonian are TYPING on the net, with a Beer by their side, talking of revolution, seccession, whatever,whatever... i don't know who said it but he was surely right: "chaque peuple merite son leader" (each country deserve its leader). I personally despise the scnc, that is my opinion, i believe the way forward for Africa is through UNITY. But i am tired of these cowards of scnc on this website that keep on posting the same stupidity on this website year in year out. they havn't said anything new since 2003. If the post mistakenly publish comments that were made here in 2003, a new comer will think it was posted yesterday. If you really believe in your imaginary banana republic, please be MAN ENOUGH (sorry ma mary)to put your foot were your mouth is, at least do something to be taken seriously. my guess is you havn't done nothing bcos you have no support. period. you leave in total utopia and dreams. As for the result of these recent elections, i think they reflect the will of the people. Cameroonian are disenchanted by politic, it has not brought anything good yet as far as they are concerned. there is no viable opposition, period. Only cameroonian can be faulted for this situation, no one else. this situation is what we deserve, what we intrinsically want. May be it is a curse or may be a blessing. time will tell. Andre Fokam
This is great and inspiring. real African woman as we like them. proud and hard working. Andre Fokam
Good job but hope you did not also learn to drink in uniform like the cameroon army as i can see a bottle of "mutzig" beer on the table... Andre Fokam
Good Job Sir. more need to be done, but this is already a step in the right direction. Andre Fokam
these women should have regroup to see how they can improve their business, not how to drive the chinese away. this is ridiculous. Andre Fokam The SDF should instead demand that the government encourage cameroonian business men and women with lower taxes, infrastructures, training and credit facility. Andre Fokam
there is nothing wrong with the chineses, we only need to work harder and being better organized (not pay children to jeer at them, but as said, making better "puff-puff" in clean environment. Andre Fokam
Fon the answer is simple, the scnc has no support... period as you said, when people support anything, they act for it. they did it for the CDC issues, they gathered in masses to support NJFN and the SDF. what i do i see here? few people WRITTING LETTERS!!!! shame... let NJFN be arrested, the entire country will be paralyzed by the people. My prayer has been answered, the scnc called for boycott of the coming elections, let wait and see who will listen to them. they can continu to strike the sea with their sword. Andre Fokam
the mentality of loosers: -they associate fokam's and riccardo comments to the BAMILEKE's, but not that of Yang Yang to the ANGLOPHONES. -they see their brothers as bamilekes, Bassas, Bakweris, Santa, Betis (but not as CAMEROONIANS)and their enemies as French, British, American, Chineses etc.., -they dream of a land of millions of people where no single one will be called Anglofools, or N'kwah, of frogs, or ngrafi or cam no go etc..( i call this utopia). focus on the good positive citizens please. even in the so called model countries, there are prisons because statistics have shown that out of every 100 peoples anywhere in the world, 40 are likely to steal, 70 are likely to lie....5 are likely to be xenophobic...etc.. -they find it abnormal that the Bamilekes have achieved their emancipation through hard work and finacial empowerment.. (i call it laziness or jealousy) -they want somebody to "give" them their emancipation...hahahaha -they want war...that they will watch on CNN???? -they want to cut and run because things are rough or though... but run to where? to the new found paradise? where will they run to then, when things will get rough there, to mankon or bakingily republic? -they want to consider themselves of Cedar (British) ... but cedar does not know them as his... ( i call this being a bastard). God thank you for making these kind of people an infinite minority for our amusement. Andre fokam (Frog, Ngrafis, Bami, Bush faller...name it, but most importantly, CAMEROONIAN)