[26 Sep 2017 | One Comment | ]
Millions march for Ambazonia in South West/North West: Mass Protests Shock Gov’t

By Mbong Peter
The clarion call for mass protests in all the Divisions of the two Anglophone Regions of Cameroon by the Southern Cameroons Governing Council has shocked the government as millions of English-speaking Cameroonians passing for Ambazonians flooded the streets in unshakable show of numerical strength against the government they
accused of marginalization and deprived treatment and neglect.The mass protests that took place on Friday September 22, 2017, meant to coincide with President Paul Biya’s address at the 72nd General Assembly of the United Nations saw m
en, women,children in major towns …

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[26 Sep 2017 | Comments Off on Woman accused of raping man at knifepoint could be spared jail | ]

By Lydia Smith
A woman accused of raping a man may be spared from prison. Lestina Marie Smith, from Saginaw, Michigan, was 17 when she allegedly raped a 19-year-old man inside his car and threatened him with a knife.
The victim said the couple had been dating for around two months in 2016, several months before the incident took place. But he insisted they had split up after Ms Smith hit him.
He said he was attacked by Ms Smith on January 11, after she asked to meet up with him. Ms Smith …

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[26 Sep 2017 | Comments Off on Ugandan Police tear gas protesters against ‘Life Presidency’ bill | ]

By Rodney Muhumuza
Ugandan Police last Thursday fired tear gas to disperse protesters and arrested dozens of people opposed to plans to introduce legislation that could allow the longtime President to extend his rule.
In a chaotic session in Parliament, during which many lawmakers heckled and threatened each other, the House Speaker said the contentious bill is likely to be introduced next week.
Uganda’s Constitution bars anyone over the age of 75 from seeking the Presidency.
President Yoweri Museveni, 73, is ineligible to run again in 2021 if the age restriction remains. His critics …

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[26 Sep 2017 | Comments Off on Kenya President slams annulled poll as Judicial ‘coup’ | ]
Kenya President slams annulled poll as Judicial ‘coup’

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said last Thursday that a Supreme Court ruling annulling his election victory on September 1, 2017 was a “coup” that stole democracy from the people.In an angry televised address, Kenyatta railed against “a coup in Kenya carried out by four people in the Court.”
Speaking mostly in Swahili, the President said the Supreme Court, which issued its full judgment recently, had undermined democracy by arguing that “numbers don’t matter, it is processes that matter.”
“The judgment of a few people has reversed all the gains we have made …

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[26 Sep 2017 | Comments Off on Nigerian High Court bans group seeking secession of Biafra | ]

By Elisha Bala-Gbogbo and Paul Wallace
The High Court of Abuja in Nigeria has ordered the banning of a group campaigning for an independent State of Biafra in the nation’s South Eastern Region and designated it as a terrorist organization, the ruling All Progressives Congress party said last week in a post on Twitter.
The Court issued the order in Abuja, the capital, after the Attorney General submitted an application following a proclamation by President Muhammadu Buhari before his departure to attend the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
“Before the President …

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[26 Sep 2017 | Comments Off on 5 health benefits of eating hot foods | ]

Eating hot foods can be found difficult for most people especially in a warm climate such as ours.
However, food temperatures have little or nothing to do with the weather conditions but more to do with the body and its contributions alongside food nutrients.
One important factor that helps regulate food intake is the extra heat released into the body when it is assimilated.
Mode of digestion
Hot meals aid proper digestion because of the time it takes to consume it. This enables the consumer to eat in adequate proportions which in turn gives …

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[26 Sep 2017 | Comments Off on 8 Great benefits of Onions | ]
8 Great benefits of Onions

Never mind the tears they bring on–onions are an ace ally in your fight against disease. A prized member of the lily family, onions lavish you with health benefits while adding oodles of taste to your food. Not to mention you can buy a bundle from the grocery store for mere pennies.
Here’s a quick glimpse at their incredible health benefits:
• The phytochemicals in onions along with their vitamin C help improve immunity.
• Onions contain chromium, which assists in regulating blood sugar.
• For centuries, onions have been used to reduce inflammation …

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[26 Sep 2017 | Comments Off on 6 incredible benefits of fruits | ]

The health benefits of fruits guarantee you optimum health and a well-built body in the long run. Fruits benefit your body immensely as they are natural sources of vitamins and minerals, which are essential for the proper functioning of the body. Rich in dietary fiber, fruits also help to improve the functioning of the digestive tract. Fruits are an important part of a healthy diet for those who want to lose weight; they give ample energy and nearly every nutrient that your body needs to curb weight gain, without adding …

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[26 Sep 2017 | Comments Off on Time to Think About 2018 | ]

By Benjamin Et-Nchenge
There was something about the last presidential election in the US that is oddly reminiscent of Cameroon’s 2013 presidential polls. Many Americans, Democrats and Republicans alike, couldn’t quite fathom how the country’s two main parties ended up with candidates with such significant ethical or mental deficits and who inspired little popular enthusiasm. After eight years of Barack Obama’s presidency, one that restored gravitas, dignity, a humane touch and intelligence to the White House, there was a certain anxiety that the next president will be something of a letdown.
I …

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[26 Sep 2017 | Comments Off on Official recognition of file-fighters, necessary | ]

By Ayuk Tobias Oru
Talking about West Cameroon in his letter to the government of Cameroon at the point of his resignation from any public office, Dr. J.N. Foncha stated: “Our socio-economic system, as far as I know, was far better understood and fast developing than what was experienced in East Cameroon, even after reunification. Our administrative system was clear and precise, with safeguards and enough ‘ checks and balances’; and it was only left for us to make it understood and appreciated by all concerned, rather than the ‘trial and …

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[26 Sep 2017 | Comments Off on Biya advocates peace in UN speech, fails to mention Anglophone problem | ]
Biya advocates peace in UN speech, fails to mention Anglophone problem

By Mbong Peter
As English-speaking Cameroonians took to the streets in mass protests in the country with demonstrations at the United Nations on September 22, 2017 against marginalization and miss treatment, President Paul Biya mounted the podium at the United Nations in a speech that he failed to mention the Anglophone problem.
In his speech that traumatized many Cameroonians especially Anglophones from the North West and South West Regions, Mr. Biya failed to mention the Anglophone crisis rocking the two Regions that has left many dead. Rather, he concentrated on Boko Haram …