There is a silent epidemic of loneliness amongst men. Not because men don’t have friends or family. Not because they don’t have people to hang out with or go places with. Lonely because they are not truly seen and authentically connected....It’s possible to have a rich social life, have fun with the guys, attend parties, events and sporting fixtures, cheer for your favourite soccer team surrounded by other men, yet still be alone inside. We can only truly connect with other people when we are our authentic selves. And there are a number of reasons why men often don’t present their authentic selves to the world. The first reason is that most men, whether they are honest enough to admit it or not, have a deep, secret fear that they don’t have what it takes to truly be a man. Every man needs to know that he has the strength to be everything the world demands of a man – to kill the metaphorical lion if he has to, fend off the intruder, win over the woman, protect and provide for his loved ones, build a life of significance and leave a legacy. Because of this, every boy grows up with a burning question on his heart: “Do I have what it takes to be a man?” And he brings this deep question of the masculine heart to his father. His young heart cries out, “Dad, am I enough, am I strong enough, fast enough, smart enough, cool enough? Do I have what it takes?” More
The upheaval by some people who speak broken English in Cameroon has taken a new twist. Dozens of leaders of the anglophone saga who tried to seek refuge in the embassies or diplomatic missions of foreign governments have been chased away far from the mission premises, some embassies have even alerted the Cameroon authorities to come arrest the parasites.This is the case of Dr James Abangma who was urged out of the Nigerian consulate in Buea and now hides in bushes around Mamfe waiting for an opportunity to smuggle himself into Nigeria. A similar fate befell Tassang and Mr Ayah Paul Abineh president of the People's Action Party and supreme court judge who shopped for refuge in more than five diplomatic missions in Yaounde a day before his arrest at the nation's capital. The message is thus clear, that Cameroon's foreign partners side with the government and see the current events as mere lawlessness. Some diplomatic missions have even provided intelligence support to government and road-map to quell the menace. A legitimate demand by teachers and lawyers through their labour unions for better work conditions, has been hijacked by ambitious activists some as failed politicians as well as informal rag-tag hoodlums hiding in the ghettos of Brussels and New York seeking a revenge for a system that orphaned them. The unfolding mess is a tragedy for thousands of youths in Buea and Bamenda who have been arrested, while their peers are excited at the money transfers they access as new flow of income to drink themselves into ecstasy and foment trouble. Foreign embassies have paid little attention and underplayed any seriousness on the issue.
Le ministre de la Jeunesse et de l’éducation civique (Minjec), Mounouna Foutsou, a signé le 14 février 2017 une décision portant création, organisation et fonctionnement du Programme d’aide au retour et à l’insertion des jeunes de la diaspora (Pari-Jedi), placé sous l’autorité de son administration. La suite
"Muumu di laugh, diba di carry he", is a famous quote in west African english creole from erstwhile Cameroon's late soukous maestro Lapiro de Mbanga, which can be used to describe youths in the North West and South West regions of Cameroon. The imbecile drowns smiling! Being deceived on the possibility of instant success in civil disobedience, thousands have found themselves languishing under the brunt of the law, whilst their sponsors enjoy Pizza and Hamburgers abroad, and seasoned politicians like Ni John Fru Ndi playing safe and collecting rents from French firms using his property. With the lure of a quick fix to the developmental challenges African youths face, and the asset of ICT in aiding uncensored communication, youths of the North West origin in particular have been misled into the vain expectation of a revolution.
Persistent Discrimination of South-westerners in Colleges in the North West Region
By Paul Wokeni
Members of the South West Teachers Association (SWETA) have decried the marginalisation of South West Students in the admissions process in state universities. SWETA published a document that reveals an overwhelming marginalisation of students of South West origin in the admissions into the University of Buea (UB), University of Bamenda (UBa), Ecole Normale Superieur (ENS). Statistics of admissions reveal startling information of systematic marginalisation of South Westerners. Evidence indicate an outright refusal to admit students from the South West in the University of Bamenda and other state-owned professional institutions allied to the North West Region.
The revelations were made in a general assembly meeting of SWETA to take stock of the effectiveness of schooling in the region and preparation for the 2017 National Education Forum in Cameroon. At the Higher Institute for Transport and Logistics (HITL) in Bamenda student enrollment for 2016, shows 74.38% of students were from the North West region, 12.50% from the South West and 13.13% of were Francophones. At the Higher Institute for Commerce and Management (HICM) Bamenda 76.32% of the students are from the North West Region, 8.52% from the South West Region and 15.16% are Francophones.
Nationalisation of Schools, Sacking of Teachers, Banning of Some Churches and Declaration of State of Emergency
By Policarp Ashu and John Ndiba
Very important sources report President Paul Biya has retreated to Mvomeka, with huge files on measures to address the Anglophone imbroglio. There are indications of significant stringent measures being considered by government to break the deadlock by forces that have held the South West and North West regions hostage. Tough measures on the President’s table are indicative of the bellicose tone of his speech on February 11, 2017 in which he strongly condemned the abuse of children’s right to education by extremists and echoing the need of the State taking its responsibility to correct issues relating to education and proliferation of lawlessness. Sources indicate that plans are far advanced on the following four measures.
Both Francophone and Anglophone parents have withdrawn their children from Schools in the South West and North West regions. There is an increase in demand for places in English Schools in the West, Littoral and Centre Regions of Cameroon. Students in examination classes dominate the movement. Frantic measures are being undertaken by parents to insure their children catch up with lost lessons following long strikes by teachers in the regions. Principals of boarding schools such as Baptist High School Buea and St Joseph’s College Sasse report receiving dozens of parents daily who come to collect the Boxes and other belongings of their children which they left in college in December during the Christmas break. These withdrawals have important implications on the revenues of these institutions, as well as their standing in society. Some parents interviewed were disappointed with the situation and blame the Catholic, Baptist and Presbyterian churches for being political, whilst their doctrinal credo asserts they are apolitical. For every disappointment there is a blessing, as these demand for spaces are revenue boosters for English schools in Douala, Yaounde, Baffousam and Dschang.
Just look at the Facebook pages of Africans in diaspora, with their breathless streams of political consciousness, tinged with Machiavellian teachings hoping that will change the political panorama. They won’t, guys. Because politicians don’t read. And the few who do don’t care. Your tweets will drown in the churning sea of social media melee, never to be seen by them. And their social media tools are managed by busybodies that only retweet comments that favour them. And so the most they can do, in response to your Facebook updates is to poke you. And you don’t want a politician poking you, trust me. And if you don’t believe me, ask… More
Seven Kenyan doctors who are officials of the medics’ union have been jailed for failing to call off a two-month strike by doctors at public hospitals, reports the UK Independent Media. Judge Hellen Wasilwa said she could not delay further the contempt of court sentence she had suspended earlier on condition the doctors call off their strike. At least 5,000 doctors are on strike for better pay and to protest over the dilapidated state of Kenya’s public healthcare. "This court declines to review its order sentencing the applicants to one month jail terms ... you can now start serving your sentences, those are the orders of the court,” Judge Wasilwa said. The Kenyan Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentist’ Union said it has called off all communications with President Uhuru Kenyatta’s government until their officials are released. “There will be no negotiations as long as the union officials are in jail ... Jailing them is actually stalling the negotiations to end the strike. It is not a solution,” said Thuranira Kaugiria, a top union official. Doctors want the Kenyan government to implement pay rises agreed on in 2013. That agreement would raise their salaries by 180 per cent. The strike has caused a near-total paralysis in Kenya’s public health sector and many people are believed to have died from a lack of emergency services. More
The last two months have seen some of the most grave concerns and distortion of values and complaints generated by the problems raised by Anglophone Teachers’ Trade Unions and Common Law lawyers. Technical claims which professionals from both key sectors in the country presented to public authorities have suddenly degenerated into political demands that today appear to have as sole trump card the education of young Cameroonians. Keeping children at home for weeks and months, as the case has been, remains so disturbing that President Paul Biya could not be indifferent as he addressed the country’s youth on 10 February ahead of the 51st Youth Day in Cameroon. The conclusion was clear and simple – “It is also unacceptable to hold the education and future of our children hostage, in the vain hope of pushing through political demands.” For those who may want to know more, the word ‘vain hope’ in the presidential declaration ought to ring a bell because the eventual outcome of having to make children pay the price of any political request can never be good for anyone. More
Corruption has been at the forefront of political debate for quite some time now. Corruption became so endemic that a social movement emerged out of it. With the recent allegations of corruption the issue has again been under the media spotlight. It also resulted in a complete washout of the monsoon session of the parliament. While this problem is no way a problem of the State and it is broadly speaking a problem in every part of the world, it is imperative to look at the problem from a wider perspective. It includes acknowledging that the problem deals with ethical, psychological, social, economic and legal issues and not just India's political processes. At a moral and ethical level, the term corruption implies impairment of moral integrity or virtue. Transparency International, an anti-corruption watchdog, defines it as 'the abuse of entrusted power for private gain.' At a social level corruption can be seen as either petty or large. Another pertinent question at the social and psychological level is why does corruption occur? The answer may be because of a need to get things done quickly (speed money) in a bureaucratic society. More
Are you an entrepreneur, or maybe you want to be an entrepreneur? What drives you? Is it your passion, or is it profit? What if you could have both? The benefit of launching a lifestyle business is that you can. You can live out your dreams and make money. You can live it forward and earn it forward. Because a lifestyle entrepreneur is someone who creates a business around the lifestyle they want. Take me, for example. I’m a professional speaker, which means I travel a lot. But I didn’t start my business because I wanted to see the world. I started it because I wanted to help others maximize their success and to invest in my family’s well-being. Starting a lifestyle business allowed me to do both. It’s important to paint a picture that fits the lifestyle you feel called to live. First you must clearly define the life you want and then figure out how to fit your business into it. It’s about working to live, not living to work. More
Hier à Yaoundé, ils se sont engagés à s’approprier les dernières recommandations du président de la République qui était représenté à cette rencontre par le ministre SGPR, Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh.«Le chef de l’Etat vous fait confiance. Vous ne cessez de vous montrer dignes de cette confiance et de cette estime… Il m’a chargé de vous réitérer l’assurance de sa sollicitude paternelle constante. Le chef de l’Etat connaît votre patriotisme et sait pouvoir compter sur votre soutien dans la mise en oeuvre de la politique qu’il conduit pour notre grande Nation… Le président de la République salue le courage, la pugnacité et l’engagement dont vous faites preuve dans votre vie de tous les jours… ». Il s’agit là de quelques extraits de la déclaration du ministre, secrétaire général de la présidence de la République hier dans la salle archicomble dite des « 1 500 places » du palais des Congrès de Yaoundé. Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh, en sa qualité de représentant personnel du président de la République, répondait à la demi-dizaine d’interventions de jeunes qui l’ont précédé à l’estrade pour cette célébration de l’anniversaire du chef de l’Etat. Le ministre, SGPR, s’exprimant en français et en anglais, a rassuré son auditoire sur la détermination du chef de l’Etat à oeuvrer encore davantage pour leur épanouissement. Il faut dire que hier, les jeunes, qui se voulaient le symbole de la diversité de notre pays, n’ont pas boudé leur plaisir pour cette célébration. Ils étaient environ 2 000 à avoir pris d’assaut le palais des Congrès. La suite
Today, tens of thousands of people are considering starting a home based business, and for good reasons. On average, people can expect to have two and three careers during their work life. Those leaving one career often think about their second or third career move being to their own home. People who have been part of the traditional nine-to-five work force and are on the verge of retiring from that life are thinking of what to do next. The good news: Starting a home-based business is within the reach of almost anyone who wants to take a risk and work hard. More
Before the Gods destroy you, they first of all make you mad. Cameroon diaspora has gone mad. Everyone of them, is now schizophrenic. There is some form of madness amongst Anglophone diaspora in particular. It's an epidemic of epic proportion, unrivaled in history. This discourse is not about lack of patriotism, it's about madness. I mean, 'to be crazy'. It's only psycho-social unstable individuals who will believe anything their imagination conceives.
A few Weeks ago, hundreds of Cameroonian economic immigrants in Germany converged at the gates of a Mental Hospital in Germany, to demonstrate against their President imagined to be hospitalized therein. President Paul Bathelemy Biya was in Cameroon, in his retreat home at Mvomeka in Southern Cameroon. Even after facts revealed he was truly in Mvomeka, Cameroon diaspora still held firm that the president was in Germany.
In fact, a Cameroonian female studying for a PhD in the UK argued that the President has an airport in Mvomeka and may have smuggled in late at night with a hired Boeing 787 to land in Mvomeka, an African village. Hey...whey...hey madness. Haba haba haba craze people. Cameroon diaspora has gone mad. Collective madness. A Boeing 787 landing in a village? If an intellectual of such sort could have such a mindset, then what about the sans papier, and hustlers who sneaked out of Cameroon through the desert into purple pastures overseas? No doubt!
For those who do not know Cameroon, it's a country in the armpit of Africa ordained with free education and heavily subsidized healthcare. More than 90% of children attend public schools and obtain healthcare in government-run hospitals. Adult human beings from that country, before leaving for voluntary economic exile, have on average obtained a Baccalaureate or Bachelor's degree from a public college and university almost for free. Without these social policies, most of them would have been either still-birth or stark illiterates! When they arrive in foreign lands they forget about this largess which does not exist even in the capitalist west. Signs of mental health sets in, with boisterous ungratefulness as the paramount symptom.
"I think mental illness or madness can be an escape also. People don't develop a mental illness because they are in the happiest of situations, usually. One doctor observed that it was rare when people were rich to become schizophrenic. If they were poor or didn't have too much money, then it was more likely." John Forbes Nash, Jr.
When setting ideas in motion and deciding to start a business, most entrepreneurs don’t really know where to start. Every year, hundreds of thousands of South Africans take a leap of faith and start their own business. This path requires a lot of hard work, dedication and commitment and unfortunately many end up failing. But for those businesses that survive, the rewards of entrepreneurship far outweigh the challenges they face on the road to success. It is said that entrepreneurship is living for a few years like most won’t so you can live for the rest of your life like most never will.
Darlene Menzies, CEO of SMEasy offers some guidelines to consider before starting your own business.
1. Taking a leap of faith: One of the most important characteristics of successful entrepreneurs is courage. When it comes to starting a business some people need the courage to let get go of the security of a monthly salary and the benefits of employment, others need courage to put everything they own or have saved on the line and for some it’s finding the courage to take the leap even when their family and friends are not convinced. There is never the perfect time to start your own business and you may never feel 100% ready but once you have considered every aspect, have done your planning and preparation then the only thing left it to find the courage to go for it! More
“Eating olives and consuming olive oil is increasingly becoming part of the South African lifestyle as people realise the health benefits, and use olive oil to dress salads and pasta, and in cooking. The current local supply doesn’t keep up with demand.”Soil preparation for olive production is similar to that of vineyards, and is extremely important. “It’s not enough to dig a hole and plant the tree. We use a digger, and prepare the soil with plenty of chicken manure or organic material that will release nutrients. All olives turn black on ripening. Green, unripe olives are also pressed, and produce a sharp-tasting oil with a powerful aroma.“The rule of thumb in olive oil production is that a third of the olives used must be green, a third black, and a third changing from one colour to another to achieve complexity in the oil.” More
Prime Minister Philemon Yang is Disgraced, Awaits Sacking
By John Ndiba
Cameroon's Secessionist forces called for abandonment of the tradition of celebrating 11 February 2017. This call was heeded in Bamenda, the bastion of separatist movements. The ghost of abandonment visited Bamenda, the Heaquarters of the North West Region of Cameroon, disgracing Prime Minister Philemon Yang who hails from the region. The Prime Minister has clearly lost political support putting his job in jeopardy. Sources close to the Star Building indicate mournful demeanor amongst his staff when information trickled on the success of the ghost town movement in his home region. The people of the Northwest had in recent days shown disdain for the prime minister and his government. Unimpeachable sources indicate that a cabinet reshuffle is close, and its all but certain that he will be replaced with a more daring forceful English-speaking Prime Minister from another region. Political voices from the region had nurtured hopes and acted to actualize a vain political expectation to redefine the form of the state. In all major towns in the north west region, the call was heeded to confirm their embarrassment of Philemon Yang and uphold their spirit of chaos. In Buea, the celebrations were excellently tranquil with Secondary school pupils marching to the rhythm of the bands of University of Buea, Buea Municipal council, Lycee Molyko and ENAP Buea.
The people of Buea and the South West Region have celebrated with pomp and pageantry the 51st Youth day celebrations. Buea on February 11, 2017 witnessed the convergence of youths of a walks of life to celebrate a day ordained by the state to mark youth affairs. This day is historic in the country's political anal, as the founding fathers embellished the 1961 plebiscite with the dynamic spirit of the youth. Cameroonian youths in all ten regions of the country celebrated this day. However, the youths of Buea made a sure of it, following calls for boycotts by Cameroon diaspora and its surrogates in Cameroon. At the end of the ceremony, the Governor of the South West Region was visibly excited and called on all detractors to reconcile their souls with the spirit of what their ancestors fought for.
Character is fate. Fate is character, discuss! These are interesting days for Cameroon. The Government is on a massive crack-down. Its security services have up-their-game. Facilitated by the naivety of excited amateur revolutionists, trove of subversive materials and evidence are being uncovered daily. Atia Azohnwi Tilarius, a journalist with the Limbe-based Sun Newspaper has been arrested. He was arrested on Thursday February 9, 2017 in the Molyko neighbourhood of Buea, bastion of congregating rebellious youths of the so-called Anglophone secessionist movement. Mr Atia with a 5-year journalistic experience was accosted with other journalist colleagues with a bag full of Southern Cameroon’s Secessionist flyers, tear-gas canisters, explosives, laptop computer and flash-storage discs. On examining the laptop computer and flash-disc batches of documents were uncovered that were not merely journalist manuscripts, but correspondences and manuals with detail directives from a list of persons based in Cameroon and abroad on how to topple the Cameroon government and ensure the agenda of the separation of the North West region into a separate Ambazonian Republic. From the materials uncovered, the police have compiled a list of names of scores of accomplices in Cameroon and abroad. Some of these are former University of Buea graduates who were members of the banned University of Buea student Union (UBSU), some of whom have recently regrouped in Molyko receiving monies from abroad and threatening students and lecturers from resuming classes.
The Cameroon flag and President Paul Biya’s effigy flew high at the Buea ceremonial ground popularly known as Bongo Square last Saturday February 11 during activities marking this year’s youth day. Two musical bands from the Buea penitentiary school and the Bilingual Grammar School Molyko sounded the marching songs in selective decibels. Youth groups, pupils and students from academic and professional Institutions marched past in their numbers apparently in defiance of what had gone round as threats of boycott in the backdrop of Teachers’ and Lawyers’ strikes resulting in ghost towns and ghost schools. More
"My dear young compatriots, In the twenty-first century, our bilingualism is a major asset which we must leverage. By providing us a window on the world, these two languages constitute for our youth and ourselves an invaluable asset which only needs to be used. They are a precious communication tool. Therefore, they should not become a bone of contention between Cameroonians." Well, the President is spot on. Researchers say that there are advantages to being bilingual. These advantages might include;
The President's Message to the Youth on February 11, 2017
My dear young compatriots,
Each of you is a star in our sky. You are the ones who light up Cameroon. You represent the positive values of a radiant and winning Cameroon.
This is why the Government is not relenting in its efforts to ensure that you play your rightful role in shaping the future of our country.
Once more, I encourage you to be daring, to be courageous and to take initiatives. The Government will do everything to assist you.
In this respect, I am pleased that the implementation of the CFAF 102 billion “Special Youth” three-year plan has started. It will support one and a half million young people aged between 15 years and 35 years, at a rate of five hundred thousand youths annually, in various areas of interest such as agriculture and digital economy.
Regarding the digital sector specifically, the National Youth Observatory will soon have a platform for meetings and discussions. Guides will be developed to assist and support youths seeking entrepreneurship training, vocational qualification, employment or self-employment.
The President's Message to the Youth on February 11, 2017
My dear young compatriots,
As we prepare to celebrate your Day, I cannot fail to mention the challenges faced by your brothers and sisters in the North-West and South-West Regions.
Due to the strike actions initiated by some trade unions, classes have been disrupted in these regions for several weeks now. I ordered a constructive dialogue between the Government and the trade unions concerned in order to find consensual solutions to the problems raised. These negotiations, which took place within the framework of the ad hoc committees set up to that end, helped to define the issues and determine ways and means to address them.
The Government has already taken some actions to implement the recommendations made by the committees I have just mentioned. Other actions will follow soon.
These efforts notwithstanding, there have been lingering difficulties, especially owing to the emergence of political demands by extremist and separatist organizations. Preaching hate and violence, these organizations have committed or caused serious atrocities against citizens and damaged their property, as well as public buildings and utilities. They have embarked on a campaign of intimidation, threats and violence to disrupt the normal conduct of business and school activities.
Faced with this situation, the Government had to take measures to maintain order, protect citizens and their property and hand over to the judicial authorities those who committed or were suspected of committing these criminal acts. This necessary action will continue, in compliance with the laws and regulations of the Republic.
Obviously, the Government will continue, in a methodical and orderly manner, to work towards finding appropriate solutions to the justice and education concerns raised by trade unions of English-speaking lawyers and teachers.
In recent years, I have continually urged you to spare no effort to overcome the obstacles that could stand in your way.
I also encouraged you to use your resourcefulness, your creativity and your courage, to secure your future.
I think I have been understood by many of you, like our dear INDOMITABLE LIONS, whose remarkable victory at the recent Africa Cup of Nations brought great jubilation to our people.
The new feat achieved by the Indomitable Lions barely a few weeks after the equally remarkable performance of our Women’s National Football Team in a similar competition, confirms the vitality of our youth and demonstrates to the world that “impossible is un-Cameroonian”.
During these two competitions, we all admired the talent, courage and patriotic commitment of our young footballers, as well as their capacity to unite in order to defend the national flag.
This determination to serve the Republic is also celebrated day by day among our defence and security forces, as well as vigilante groups which are fighting in unison to protect our country from the Boko Haram terrorist sect.
My dear young compatriots,
Your enthusiasm to join the defence and security forces at this moment bears eloquent testimony to your attachment to the peace and stability of our country, as well as your burning desire to serve your fatherland.
You demonstrate similar commitment in your various activities which contribute to our country’s inexorable march towards emergence.
Calls Tapang Ivo Tanku and Mark Bareta to Civility
By Jean Alexis Mancho
Franklin Sone Bayen senior Cameroonian Journalist of the English Expression and Fellow at the Alfred Friendly Press Partners has admonished the infantile cyber-rattling of Cameroonian immigrants on the political devolution of Cameroon. In his facebook online series on Enlightenment: Reality of Southern Cameroon Cause, the experienced journalist, pontificates a ‘SOLEMN ADVICE TO TAPANG: MIND YOUR GLASS HOUSE AS YOU PLAY WITH STONES.’ The Yaoundé-based Journalist and Fellow at the Israeli MASHAV who also studied Peace and Development at the Protestant University of Central Africa, requested Mr Tapang Ivo Tanku and the sundry remnant surrogates of the outlawed Consortium of the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Association, to listen to him carefully and read over many times, fourteen somewhat apostolate principles, as follows:
(1) Your frequent calls for violence on the families of free citizens whose stance on issues is different than yours may expose your innocent family in Cameroon to retaliation. I'm thinking of your beautiful sisters and your mother. You have just placed fresh calls this morning for the homes of people who hold views contrary to yours to be located. You want their wives and children to be targeted. That’s simply outrageous! That's a call for extra-judicial mob justice;
“Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.” ― Confucius
(2) It would be a crime against humanity for any institution (especially the government) or groups of individuals to victimize your family because of your political views. But, equally: (a) it would be a common law crime for anyone or group of individuals obeying your HIGH COMMAND ORDERS to target any family because of the democratic choice of their parent or sibling; (b) if anyone is arrested or killed while executing the HIGH COMMAND ORDERS for violence you are sending out daily with a relish, they are common law criminals, not political victims;
Africa presents itself as a place for both new and expanding businesses to flourish
The African continent is as vast as it is diverse, but one thing’s for sure, its home to millions of potential customers. So, the possibilities for businesses are seemingly endless. However, before you begin dreaming about setting up shop, there are some things to consider. The past decade has witnessed a dramatic shift away from a generally negative view of Africa to one that acknowledges the immense potential of the region as a key player in the international political economy. A recent study conducted by the McKinsey Global Institute found the collective Gross Domestic Product for Africa, which in 2008 stood at $1.6bn, was equal to that of emerging economies such as Russia and Brazil. However, as a result of increased access to international capital and experiencing the highest rate of return of foreign investment in the developing world, Africa presents itself as a place for both new and expanding businesses to flourish. More
In law, treason is the crime that covers some of the more extreme acts against one's nation or sovereign. Historically, treason also covered the murder of specific social superiors, such as the murder of a husband by his wife or that of a master by his servant. Treason against the king was known as high treason and treason against a lesser superior was petty treason. A person who commits treason is known in law as a traitor. Oran's Dictionary of the Law (1983) defines treason as "...[a]...citizen's actions to help a foreign government overthrow, make war against, or seriously injure the [parent nation]." In many nations, it is also often considered treason to attempt or conspire to overthrow the government, even if no foreign country is aiding or involved by such an endeavor. In English law, high treason was punishable by being hanged, drawn and quartered (men) or burnt at the stake (women), although beheading could be substituted by royal command (usually for royalty and nobility). Those penalties were abolished in 1814, 1790 and 1973 respectively. The penalty was used by later monarchs against people who could reasonably be called traitors, although most modern jurists would call it excessive. Many of them would now just be considered dissidents. More
He never Graduated From University Buea, Uses Fake Certificate and Misled American Officials!
By Simon Kofele-Martins
Frantic collaboration is going on among front-line Ministries in Cameroon responsible for national security to stem cyber criminality and incitement to violence. On Tuesday, January 17, 2017 the unregistered Consortium for Anglophone civil society associations was formally outlawed and its proponents arrested. They currently stand trial for sedition and treason. However, some collaborators of the Consortium leaders are at-large wrecking havoc against serenity in the South West and North West regions of Cameroon. The outlawed consortium makes sporadic appearances online with press releases signed by Mr Tapang Ivo Tanku resident in New York and Mr Mark Bareta. While government of Cameroon has called the attention of the American and Belgian diplomatic missions on this menace, the Cyber Security Unit of the Ministry of Defense is hard at work collating evidence that will facilitate the conviction of the soon to be arrested proponents of the Consortium. Sources reveal the Cyber Security Unit of the State is supplying online sourced evidence to the Sécretariat d'Etat à la Défense (SED) to build a case against Mr Tapang Ivo Tanku, who is currently a political science student at the The State University of New York at Buffalo, New York.
American universities in the Arab world have long enjoyed a good-humoured debate about whether they are in or of the city in which they are located. The American University in Cairo is in the minority; most – the American Universities of Beirut, Sharjah, Kuwait and Iraq, for example – are of their place.
It is not just an American question, although most non-American universities have settled on being in their cities, like the German University in Cairo, while international branch campuses often duck the issue, using a space (NYU Abu Dhabi), colon (Northwestern University: Qatar campus) or an entirely different preposition (Texas A&M University at Qatar).
Beneath the light-hearted terminological dispute is a serious question: what is the place of universities with such explicit international affiliations in the Arab world today?
Where they come from
The oldest of these institutions reflects a missionary impulse: the American University of Beirut began in 1866 as the Syrian Protestant College. Before it was established in 1919, the trustees of the American University in Cairo, or AUC, briefly called it Cairo Christian University. By the time AUC opened, however, the explicitly religious purpose of these universities was already giving way to a secular, if paternalistic, commitment to promoting education for moral character and enlightened citizenship. More
Bishops of Buea, Kumba and Mamfe Dioceses Open Doors and Order Children to School
Teachers in the North West and South West Region of Cameroon have called off their trade union strike which commenced on November 21, 2016. This has been followed suite by Bishops of the Buea, Kumba and Mamfe Dioceses ordering their Education Secretaries to immediately open schools, colleges and universities for Cameroonian learners. The document calling off the strike was signed by the Trade Union Leaders, urging government to quickly implement what was agreed upon during dialogue in the Ad-hoc Commission on Anglophone Education. This comes as a relief to the governor of the South West Region, His Excellency Mr Okalia Bilai, who has worked frantically hard to pull-off a return to normalcy in his region of influence. The resumption of Roman Catholic Schools and Colleges comes to join Government Schools and Colleges that have resumed timidly, in the previous week.
In July 2009 when President Barack Obama touched down in Accra, Ghana, he became the third U.S. president to visit the nation that got its independence 52 years prior. The trip with his wife, Michelle, and two daughters, Malia and Sasha, was the first of many to the continent that later included Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya and Ethiopia. President Obama’s win as the leader of the free world was monumental for African Americans and Africans. The 44th president may have been raised in Hawaii, but it was no secret that his father was a Kenyan government economist. In the most literal sense, he was an African American, with an undeniable connection to the continent. In his father’s hometown of Kogelo, the Kenyan government installed electricity, built roads and even allowed donors to set up schools bearing the name Obama, all in his honor. More
Russian authorities have charged two former officers in the Federal Security Service and an employee of cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab with committing treason in the interests of the United States, according to a lawyer representing one of the three. Ivan Pavlov identified the three on Wednesday as Kaspersky employee Ruslan Stoyanov and FSB officers who specialised in cyber security, Sergei Mikhailov and Dmitry Dokuchayev. The Kaspersky team headed by Stoyanov has been cooperating with the FSB since 2013 in analysing cybercrime cases and offering expertise in criminal cases concerning cybersecurity, Russian newspaper Kommersant reported. More
Cameroon’s Africa Cup of Nations-winning squad have been given a special state reception by the country’s president Paul Biya. The Indomitable Lions, who lifted the trophy after beating Egypt 2-1 in the final in Gabon, on Wednesday attended a ceremony in Yaounde. They presented the Nations Cup trophy to President Biya at Unity Palace. Cameroon’s players were given medals by the president, who said their victory should be celebrated by Cameroonians as one nation. At the end of the ceremony Cameroon First Lady Chantal Biya posed for a series of photos with the players – at one point she used Fabrice Ondoa’s phone to take a ‘selfie’ with them.
Emerging poultry farmers should first find a market for the eggs or chickens they will be producing. However, these farmers shouldn’t try to compete with the large commercial producers for a place on the supermarket shelves. These big producers use specially selected chicken breeds to produce eggs or broilers on a large scale for the mass market.These chickens are the result of many years of intensive selection and only produce well under the strictly controlled environment in modern facilities that cost millions of rand. Fresh-egg production has small profit margins, warns the Agricultural Research Council (ARC). Smallscale farmers find it tough to compete with the large suppliers, so you need a good plan or marketing strategy. And it must be one that allows you to sell your product as fresh as possible and as soon as possible. More
The Anglo-Saxons are a people who have inhabited Great Britain from the 5th century. They comprise people from Germanic tribes who migrated to the island from continental Europe, their descendants, and indigenous British groups who adopted some aspects of Anglo-Saxon culture and language. Historically, the Anglo-Saxon period denotes the period in Britain between about 450 and 1066, after their initial settlement and up until the Norman conquest. The Anglo-Saxons were immigrants. The people we call Anglo-Saxons were actually immigrants from northern Germany and southern Scandinavia. Bede, a monk from Northumbria writing some centuries later, says that they were from some of the most powerful and warlike tribes in Germany. Bede names three of these tribes: the Angles, Saxons and Jutes. There were probably many other peoples who set out for Britain in the early fifth century, however. Batavians, Franks and Frisians are known to have made the sea crossing to the stricken province of ‘Britannia’. Anglo-Saxon mercenaries had for many years fought in the Roman army in Britain, so they were not total strangers to the island. Their invasions were slow and piecemeal, and began even before the Roman legions departed. The various Anglo-Saxon groups settled in different areas of the country. They formed several kingdoms, often changing, and constantly at war with one another. More