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[30 Aug 2016 | Comments Off on Only victims can check corruption | ]

By Benjamin Et-Nchenge
It beats reason and logic that every day we write and read about corruption in Cameroon, but the monster continues to grow and spread its tentacles everywhere. But maybe we fail to eradicate corruption because we fight it as mad people do – use corrupt people to fight graft and expect its eradication. Simply defined, corruption is nothing but theft of money, moral values, innocence and integrity and getting away with it. So fighting corruption is recovering what people have lost to thieves and thievery – commonly called …

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[30 Aug 2016 | Comments Off on Barrister Helen Ebai: One Jurist Too Exceptional | ]
Barrister Helen Ebai: One Jurist Too Exceptional

Magistrate Helen Ebai is notably a simple woman – so simple that she is known without any epithet but addressed only as Mummy Ebai! I can’t recall any other Judge within our judicial firmament that is addressed so simply, without any titular adornment or embroidery.
Nonetheless, she is learned and of robust intellect. Her sojourn through the bench of the Court of First Instance, Limbe, left no one in doubt that she was a Jurist for the ages, that is, a Judge who understood not just the Law and its interstices …

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[4 Apr 2014 | Comments Off on Cameroon’s national anthem; parody of nationalism | ]
Cameroon’s national anthem; parody of nationalism

“Whenever one listens to the national anthem as sung by the players of our national football team, the Indomitable Lions, one goes with the sad feeling that something is definitely wrong somewhere with our nationhood. It does not look like the same anthem as sung in the eighties and nineties.
Perhaps it is for this reason that we no more beat other teams. Confusion seems to rent the air today when the national anthem is sung.”
This was the far-reaching comment made by a classroom teacher just at the start of the …

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[4 Apr 2014 | Comments Off on Farmlands for Kondengui thieves needed | ]
Farmlands for Kondengui thieves needed

One cold morning, in the winter of 2005, I arrived at the KOTOKO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. I was traveling with some South African colleague on his way to Ghana. On arrival, we snaked through the queue at the not-too-spacious Ethiopian Airlines terminal, to go through the immigration checks. The Immigration Officer barely flipped through my colleague’s passport, stamped it disinterestedly and waved him on. Now it was my turn.
The huge man whose entire frame filled the entire booth, flipped through my passport. I did not own a multiple entry visa. “Hey!” …

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[11 Dec 2013 | Comments Off on Should Cameroon remain object of derision? | ]

The
silent voice
Ayuk Tobias Oru
For over five decades today, Cameroonians have been living with their hopes and disappointments, their doubts and questions, even with their fear of disorder and the destruction of property. Indeed, nothing seems to move on the right track for more than a generation now. As such, many are questions in their minds, indeed pertinent questions which they have been expecting those-who-matter in our nation’s social and political lime-light to address to their satisfaction and conviction.
The truth remains that Cameron was rated very highly in the seventies as …

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[8 Oct 2013 | Comments Off on The universal call to sanctity (X) Grace | ]
The universal call to sanctity (X) Grace

God created you as a man or as a woman for His honor and glory. Your consent was not sought or required. You were born a black man or a white man, you were born tall or short, big or small, blind or dumb, according to the honor and glory of God.
God has given man a FREE WILL to love Him or to hate Him. God wants all men/women to be happy with Him in heaven forever, but man is free to chose to suffer without Him forever in hell.
God …

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[8 Oct 2013 | Comments Off on 2013 Municipal & Parliamentary Elections in Cameroon: business as usual? (II), (Being a Discussion paper presented at the Buea Town Hall meeting, Cameroon) | ]

By Mwalimu George Ngwane
   Deliberative Governance
Local officials would have to adopt a realistic strategic pro-poor development program by bringing key partners on board. I am sceptical about these Western concepts of party manifestoes or party programs because the rural Africans have a common manifesto (farm to market roads, portable water, employment, healthcare, clean environment, culture and sports festivities, gender and youth mainstreaming programs etc)
Deliberative governance requires that local elected officials establish neighbourhood assemblies where citizens within their neighbourhoods debate and prioritise their development checklists.
Corporate Governance
Leadership is imbued with a …

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[2 Oct 2013 | Comments Off on The universal call to sanctity. The unity and indissolubility of marriage No.VIII | ]
The universal call to sanctity. The unity and indissolubility of marriage  No.VIII

Abortion
“God said, ‘let us make man in our own image, in the likeness of ourselves, and let them be masters of the fish of the sea, the birds of heaven, the cattle, all the wild beast and all the reptiles that crawl upon the earth’.     God created man in the image of himself,
In the image of God he created him,  
Male and female he created them.
God blessed them, saying to them, ‘Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth and conquer it….’And so it was. God saw all he had made, and …

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[2 Oct 2013 | Comments Off on The Press: Vehicle of Knowledge; Sacred Instrument for Control of Government Action | ]
The Press: Vehicle of Knowledge; Sacred  Instrument for Control of Government Action

Recently the National Communication Council of Cameroon closed down certain media outlets and punished some journalists for alleged “disrespect of ethics and professionalism.” 
Humanity has progressed from the discovery of printing and the telegraph to computers that power and subtly govern the information age, and picture-taking communication satellites that send digitized pictures and sounds to the computers for sophisticated editing. We are in the age of internet and wireless technologies, live-from-everywhere news coverage, and free information and knowledge circulation through the news media and other gadgets. Such knowledge and information …

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[24 Sep 2013 | Comments Off on The universal call to sanctity. The unity and indissolubility of marriage No.VII | ]
The universal call to sanctity. The unity and indissolubility of marriage  No.VII

Heaven was created for all mankind but to enter heaven one must be holy. To be holy, one must love God and keep God’s Commandments. It is not easy to love God who we cannot see, but God demands that we should love our neighbor who we can see as ourselves. By loving our neighbor created by God, we are loving God who created him.   
The Criminal Code of Cameroon forbids and punishes sexual acts committed against our neighbor. Such as Adultery, Divorce, Abortion, Homosexuality, Prostitution, Artificial-Contraceptives, Bestiality, Incest, …