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[19 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Benjamin Et-Nchenge
Indeed, across the globe, tourism has become very important that today it is a major source of income for many countries as it affects the economy of both the source and host countries. The economic potential of tourism is remarkable, with direct and indirect impact on employment. Similarly, it is a good public relations mechanism through which a city, state or country could attract needed foreign investments. According to the MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index report of 2016 based on air traffic, Bangkok in Thailand tops the table …

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[19 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Ayuk Tobias Oru
This very important day passed unnoticed by the citizenry of this nation for reasons yet undisclosed by our government. It beats the imagination of all and sundry why we should pride ourselves as an “Advanced Democracy” when we ignore an important day such as this. Can it be said that our leaders are unaware of this date in their schedule of activities? Or should it be said that they have many other important matters to handle before them? All the same, we are a democracy, and we …

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[5 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Benjamin Et-Nchenge
Though the Cameroon Government has based its institution and subsequent retention of the Anti-terrorism Law (death penalty) in its criminal law on its endorsement by the National Assembly, the position of the State loses its merit when subjected to deeper scrutiny. Indeed a re-consideration of the decision is validated by the fact that the matter involves life, which human beings has no power to create and therefore should take extreme care in seeking to take.
Indeed, the campaigns for the abolition of the capital punishment have persisted over the …

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[5 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Ayuk Tobias Oru
On points of view over The Star Newspaper of August 8, 2016 under the caption Cameroon’s Leadership Headache, Benjamin Et-Nchenge did not mince words in asserting: “A comparison of Cameroon’s experience in the quest for development with the experiences of other nations in the world, provides a clear answer to the question: Why has Cameroon failed or why is Cameroon failing? The answer, poignant and direct, is that there has hardly been a steady supply of good and selfless leaders to galvanize the potentials of the country …

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[29 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Benjamine Et-Nchenge
It is no longer news that Limbe is fast assuming the status of a mega city. Indeed, the United Nations has stipulated that a city with a very high population automatically assumes that status. And we all know Limbe’s population is increasing by leaps and bounds today.
In the world, there are many mega cities with Africa having three of such. These include Lagos (Nigeria), Cairo (Egypt) and Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Kongo). These come with challenges. And the challenges include providing enough infrastructures to support the high population-enough …

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[29 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Ayuk Tobias Oru
Look at the roads! What a beautiful scenery! This time around, our government will have no problems at all with electoral campaigns.
– What is it to boast about, my dear friend? Why do you talk of electoral campaigns? Is it not the duty of any government to construct good roads?
– My brother, it is simply because the time is close when our authorities in government will come visiting us on a daily basis. Though our man, Agbor Tabi has passed away, Minister Mengot and others are still …

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[4 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Benjamin Et-Nchenge
Indeed, when a nation is in turmoil, those who have faith in God must pray. Given clear indices that Cameroon is in turmoil, we pray: Gracious God, grant that our leaders become wise, and the wise become our leaders. But it would be irresponsible fideism to simply pray and fold our arms. Those who pray must think, and, having sought and obtained answers to right questions, they must act intelligently.
As Cameroon passes from one turbulent season to another, it has become inescapable to inquire: what is the quality …

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[4 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Ayuk Tobias Oru
Having presided over a series of though-provoking matters that morning, the judged asked for the next case to be presented. It happened to be a divorce issue, so he asked the husband, the appellant: “Will you tell the court the main problem between you and your wife which has prompted you to seek this separation? – I will, my lord, he started, adjusting his suit as a true gentleman. It was about the football match which we lost to Egypt last week… “He stopped automatically. The entire …

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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 …