A VOLCANIC ERUPTION OF RACISM AS ITALY APPOINTS 1ST BLACK MINISTER

NICOLE WINFIELD MAY 1, 2013, 12:08 PM 13567 ROME (AP) — It was hailed as a giant step forward for racial integration in a country that has long been ill at ease with its growing immigrant classes. But Cecile Kyenge’s appointment as Italy’s first black Cabinet minister has instead exposed the nation’s ugly race problem, a blight that flares regularly on the soccer pitch with racist taunts and in the diatribes of xenophobic politicians — but has now raised its head at the center of political life.

One politician from a party that not long ago ruled in a coalition derided what he called Italy’s new “bonga bonga government.” On Wednesday, amid increasing revulsion over the reaction, the government authorized an investigation into neo-fascist websites whose members called Kyenge “Congolese monkey” and other epithets. Kyenge, 48, was born in Congo and moved to Italy three decades ago to study medicine. An eye surgeon, she lives in Modena with her Italian husband and two children. She was active in local center-left politics before winning a seat in the lower Chamber of Deputies in February elections. Premier Enrico Letta tapped Kyenge to be minister of integration in his hybrid center-left and center-right government that won its second vote of confidence Tuesday. In his introductory speech to Parliament, Letta touted Kyenge’s appointment as a “new concept about the confines of barriers giving way to hope, of unsurpassable limits giving way to a bridge between diverse communities.” His praise and that of others has been almost drowned out by the racist slurs directed at Kyenge by politicians of the anti-immigrant Northern League party, an on-again, off-again ally of long-serving ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi, and members of neo-fascist Internet groups. In addition to his “bonga bonga” slur, Mario Borghezio, a European parliamentarian for the League, warned in an interview with Radio 24 that Kyenge would try to “impose tribal traditions” from her native Congo on Italy. Kyenge on Tuesday responded to the insults, thanking those who had come to her defense and taking a veiled jab at the vulgarity of her critics. “I believe even criticism can inform if it’s done with respect,” she tweeted. Unlike France, Germany or Britain, where second and third generations of immigrants have settled albeit uneasily, Italy is a relative newcomer to the phenomenon. France has several high-ranking government ministers with immigrant roots, and few French had a problem with the appointments: Former President Nicolas Sarkozy named a justice minister and urban policy minister, both born in France to North African parents, to his cabinet, while his minister for human rights was born in Senegal. Francois Hollande’s government spokeswoman was born in Morocco and raised in France, and his interior minister was born in Spain. He also has two black ministers from French overseas territories — one from Guyana and one from Guadeloupe. Italy is another story. Once a country of emigration to North and South America at the turn of the last century, Italy saw the first waves of migrants from Eastern Europe and Africa coming to its shores only in the 1980s. In the last decade or two, their numbers have increased exponentially, and with them anti-immigrant sentiment: Surveys show Italians blame immigrants for crime and overtaxing the already burdened public health system. Foreigners made up about 2 percent of Italy’s population in 1990; currently the figure stands at 7.5 percent, according to official statistics bureau Istat. Some of the most blatant manifestations of racism occur in the realm of Italy’s favorite sport, soccer — which for Italians and others has shown itself to be a perfect venue for displays of pent-up emotions. In the case of a handful of Italian teams, soccer is a way for right-wing fan clubs to vent. Mario Balotelli, the AC Milan striker born in Palermo to Ghanaian immigrants and raised by an Italian adoptive family, knows all about it. Perhaps Italy’s best player today, he has long been the subject of racist taunts on and off the field: Rival fans once hung a banner during a match saying “Black Italians don’t exist” while the vice-president of his own club once called him the household’s “little black boy.”...continue>>>




IN THE SPIRIT OF FUN. THE PRESIDENT



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Barack Obama Killed It In His White House Correspondents’ Dinner Speech

Business Insider: President Barack Obama started off his White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner speech by walking up to the podium to DJ Khaled’s “All I Do Is Win.”

How do you like my new entrance music?” Obama said. “Rush Limbaugh warned you about this — second term, baby! We’re changing things around here a little bit.”

It was the start of a speech that kept his audience entertained throughout, and one that ended on a serious note by paying respect to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

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NIGERIA: MASSACRE-228 GRAVES, 4,000 DESTROYED HOUSES


Maiduguri and Abuja — Senator Maina Maaji, who represents Borno North Senatorial District in the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly, has alleged that he counted 228 graves and over 4,000 destroyed houses in Baga his hometown, while on a fact-finding mission. The senator, who spoke to journalists in Maiduguri yesterday, alleged that those killed were defenceless youths, children and women, in what the Multinational Task Force claimed to be a face-off between Boko Haram sect fighters and its men..continue>>>



HAS FRU NDI LOST BAMENDA?
SDF COUNCILORS VOTES ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN BOUGHT BY THE CPDM
The Social Democratic Front (SDF) appears to have lost the Northwest to its rival CPDM by a very narrow margin according to information filtering out from the ELECAM regional head Office in Bamenda today, following the casting of ballots in the first ever senatorial election in Cameroon on Sunday April 14, 2013. Of the 1000 potential councilors to vote in the poll, 999 effectively voted with one abstention, who is out of the country. The unconfirmed results puts the CPDM at 517 votes  that is 51.75% of the total votes cast, SDF 475 votes (47.54%), 7 null ballots (0.70%) of the total votes....continue>>>

 South Africa; Cardinal say 
pedophilia not a crime

JOHANNESBURG

South African cardinal on Monday apologized for offending victims of child abuse when he described pedophilia as an illness and not a crime in a media interview...continue>>>


NIGERIAN WOMAN ON 
DEPORTATION WATCH

Yetunde Orungbemi is smitten. The kind of love that gives you butterflies in your stomach. Yet she faces the prospect of being estranged from her African-American husband and deported back to a country she barely knows. Welcome to the complexities of the U.S. immigration system. Orungbemi, who is of Nigerian origin, says the emotional weight of the court case and possibility of separation from her husband is overwhelming....continue>>>


A KU KLUX KLAN MAN IN U.S. 
HIGHEST COURT?
The Republican rage at the election of a blackman reached the US supreme court as a justice expresses arguments not unlike what a white supremacists will express as those who challenge minority rights to vote challenge laws protecting minority rights to vote.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia referred to Congress’s renewal of the Voting Rights Act as the “perpetuation of racial entitlement,” during Wednesday’s Supreme Court hearing on the law—a comment that one voting-rights advocate denounced as “shocking.”..continue>>>

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REPORT
 CASTIGATE BIYA'S
CAMEROUN
 ON KILLINGS AND TORTURE

People in Cameroon are being subjected to a raft of abuses including unlawful killings and torture as the authorities seek to use the criminal justice system to clamp down on political opponents, human rights defenders and journalists and as a weapon to attack lesbian, gay, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people, Amnesty International said ina new report. "It's time to put an end to such blatant violations of human rights," says Godfrey Byaruhanga, Amnesty International's central Africa researcher who has recently returned from the country...continue>>>


ONLY THE 4TH! TEEN MAKES HISTORY

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — With his Canon 60D in hand, Darrell Wallace Jr. is a fixture at the track, eagerly snapping photos with an insider’s view of auto racing. His Instagram account is littered with day-in-the-life snapshots of cars and crews, all carrying the tag, “My crazy life captured in pictures.” Wallace, though, isn’t a typical 19-year-old NASCAR prospect trying to climb the ladder, and he’s less interested in a budding photography career. He is a pioneer of sorts as only the fourth black driver with a full-time ride in a NASCAR series...continue>>>


TUNISIAN PM RESIGNS

Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali has announced that he had presented his resignation to the President of the Republic, asserting, however, that he "is ready to remain at the service of the people" as part of a new initiative "but under conditions." "I was ready to resign if the initiative to form a government of competences would not succeed and this is what I have done today," he said, adding that "this resignation does not mean a dereliction of duty." "We will see to the sustainability of the State and the continuity of its services and that there would be no political or institutional void at all levels," he assured. Besides, Mr. Jebali said that he is "still convinced about the need to form a government of national apolitical competences," adding that he "is ready to remain in the people's service" provided that the next government would be "away from all political infighting, based on national dialogue without exclusion and setting, in particular, a date for the forthcoming elections." The government should, Mr. Jebali insisted, "defend the right of all Tunisians to rally and protest freely; and the State should assume its responsibility to guarantee the citizens' freedoms and does not allow any party, organization or committee to substitute its role."


AFRICAN NEWS ROUND UP

In DR Congo, UN leader Ban Ki-moon renewed claims Tuesday that rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have had "external support" and warned that conflict could erupt again, Daily Nation reports.

Ban's latest report on DR Congo to the UN Security Council did not single out any country for backing the M23 rebels, who briefly seized the main eastern city of Goma in November...continue>>>


KESHIE AND NIGERIA; CHAMPIONS OF AFRICA

Nigeria have claimed their third Africa Cup of Nations crown after a 1-0 victory over Burkina Faso in the 2013 final at Soccer City on Sunday night. A goal from Sunday Mba five minutes before half time settled the tournament. It was a deserved victory for the Super Eagles who made most of the running in the game. continue>>>

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Bigger than life; Stephen Keshie-player, coach, critic, African nationalist, Champion: The Nigerian media had been scathing of his decision to leave established players like Peter Odemwingie, Obinna Nsofor and Obafemi Martins out of the squad in favour of younger, inexperienced players like match-winner Sunday Mba, who plays in the country's domestic league. "I was openly criticised but that's football and now we must continue with our rebuilding exercise," Keshi said. "When you have faith in your players, they will never let you down. I don't care if you are a local boy or a big player in Europe, we are all equal and one."...continue>>>
KESHIE: WHITES ARE
 MEDIOCRE
 COACHES IN AFRICA.
Blunt words from a man who has dispatched his fair share of white coaches from the tournament as he guided the Nigerian team to the finals
"The white guys are coming to Africa just for the money," he said. "They are not doing anything that we cannot do. I am not racist but that's just the way it is. "I am never against a white coach in Africa, because I've always worked with white coaches," Keshi said. "If you want to bring in a classic, an experienced coach from Europe, I am ready to learn from that coach, because he's better than me, he has more knowledge than me. "Meanwhile, we have quality African players, or ex-African players, who can do the same thing, but they're not given the opportunity because they're just black dudes. I don't like it." story>>>

AC MILAN GHANIAN STAR WALKS OFF IN PROTEST!









"That Prince Boatang footage from the Milan game is shocking. Shame it takes a player to do that instead of the authorities being proactive." story and video>>>

AS REBELS POISED TO MOVE ON 
CAPITAL, PRESIDENT FIRES SON

Central African Republic President Francois Bozize has fired his son as defense minister and fired the army chief of staff, after a string of victories by rebel forces.

The firings were announced in a decree read over state radio Wednesday. The decree said Bozize is taking the defense minister's post for himself. Story>>>


AFTER ALL THE FRENCH INSTIGATED OUTRAGE OF THE WEST AGAINST KAGAME'S RULE, RWANDA ON RIGHT TRACK

Rwanda registered the fastest growth rate of 7.5 per cent in 2010, the State of East Africa 2012 report has revealed.

The report states that East Africa's economy grew at an average rate of 6 per cent in 2010,..story>>>

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Rwanda Considers Suing France Over FugitivesRwanda may drag France to court over what it called the European ...


THREE FREED UNDER RACIAL 
JUSTICE ACT

A North Carolina judge voided the death sentences of three convicted murderers yesterday, two of whom were African-American, citing that race played a significant role in their trial and sentencing....story>>>

ANC LEADERSHIP CRISIS. ZUMA AND MOTLANTHE STRUGGLES FOR LEADERSHIP
Kgalema Motlanthe, the deputy president of South Africa, has ended months of speculation by confirming he will run against Jacob Zuma for the top job next week...story>>>

MANDELA HAS LUNG INFECTION

Johannesburg — The office of South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has issued the following update on former President Nelson Mandela, who was flown from his rural home to No. 1 Military Hospital in Pretoria for tests on Saturday: Doctors have concluded the tests, and these have revealed a recurrence of a previous lung infection, for which Madiba is receiving appropriate treatment and he is responding to the treatment. President Zuma thanks the public for continuous support to former President Mandela and his family at this time.

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Nelson Mandela Hospitalized
South Africa's former President Nelson Mandela was admitted to a military hospital Saturday for medical tests, though the nation's president told the public there was "no cause for alarm" over the 94-year-old icon's health...Read more: 

UK Police stumped by man who fell from the sky

LONDON (AP) — Police believe he was from Africa, probably from Angola, but they don’t know his identity.

The mystery began in September when residents of a suburban street in the Mortlake neighborhood of West London woke up on a quiet Sunday morning to find the crumpled body of a black man on the sidewalk of Portman Avenue, near a convenience store, an upscale lingerie shop and a storefront offering Chinese medical cures...story>>>


Jesse Jackson starts London Human Rights Group

LONDON (AP) — American civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson is starting a group in the U.K. to oppose what he calls the abuse of police powers to stop and search people.

The group, called StopWatch, wants to stop police from disproportionately stopping and searching ethnic minorities...story>>>


Hamas Leader in Gaza
In a stunning demonstration of just what a titanic shift the Arab spring has wrought in the Middle East, Hamas leader, under the benevolent gaze of Egypt, makes a triumphant visit to Gaza as Netanyahu watches impotently...story>>>
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In the build-up to the vote in New York, Israel worked hard to derail the Palestinian strategy - or at least to try to ensure the backing of a network of powerful allies. But that strategy failed - France voted for the Palestinians, and both Germany and the UK abstained...


Ghana goes to poll and amid glitches, poll is extended

An electoral officer gives ballot papers to a voter upon his arrival at Bole polling station in Ghana's northern region on December 7, 2012.

Voting in Ghana's presidential and parliamentary elections has been extended in many areas where technical glitches led to long delays. Electoral officials say polling in the affected areas will resume on Saturday. Many voters endured long queues before the polls closed at 17:00 GMT. Counting has begun where voting was completed. A tight race is expected between President John Mahama and Nana Akufo-Addo in the new oil producer - one of the world's fastest-growing economies...story>>>


Zimbabwe: Farm of Former White Supremacists leader seized

Ian Smith, 1976

The farm of former white minority leader Ian Smith has been seized by Zimbabwe's government. Mr Smith led Rhodesia, as Zimbabwe was known, when its forces battled Robert Mugabe's guerrillas in the 1970s. Most white-owned land has been confiscated for redistribution to black farmers since 2000. Mr Smith's farm, known as Gwenoro, had been left alone...story>>>

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Zimbabwe: Tsvangirai Panics as Mugabe surges in polls

The PM, still smarting from recent independent surveys which showed that President Robert Mugabe has eclipsed his popularity and trying to wriggle himself out of damaging sex scandals, is said to have admitted at the weekend that ZANU-PF was a well-oiled machine which could upset the MDC-T's electoral chances. Sources said as a result of increasing apprehension over an electoral upset, Tsvangirai has put targets for his Senators, Members of Parliament and councillors in and around the country to register new voters as he seeks to re-invent himself and the MDC-T...story>>>


SOUTHERN CAMEROONS YOUTH LEAGUE ON KILIMANJARO DEAL

By Weah Mbock
In a release from the Secretary General of the Southern Cameroons Youth League Sunday, the organization spoke on the recent events in the struggle for independence of the people of the Southern Cameroons, sparked by the press release from Kilimanjaro Capital. In it, they indicated that:
From its inception, the Southern Cameroons Youth League had one simple overriding mission; to free the people of the Southern Cameroons from the brutal occupation of La Republique du Cameroun. It is a mission that had brought untold suffering on members of this organization and resulted in some of its members dying in the most horrific of fashion the occupiers could devise. Through the highs and the lows, the will of the League was sorely tested, and though at times it was stretched thin, it was never broken; because through it all, the League never lost sight of its mission and refuses to become an organization that disarms itself before engaging in a fight. Read full press release>>>   
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SOUTHERN CAMEROONS SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH KILIMANJARO CAPITAL
 
Weah Mbock reporting for Abakwa Times.In a press release yesterday, Kilimanjaro Capital Ltd., a financial firm, disclosed that they had signed a mineral rights agreement with the government of Southern Cameroons. The news, coming out of the blue, is causing a minor sensation as many had thought that the annexed people of Southern Cameroons had been crushed beyond repair and its leaders, living their last days in exile or in jail, resigned to their fate as a lost people. While market watchers are pondering the news and the effect it will have on the bottom line of this company, political watchers are suddenly keen on the effect this will have on the efforts of the people of Southern Cameroons to free their land from Cameroun. In the coming days, Abakwa Times will be reporting on a big story it had been digging, involving La Republique du Cameroun, South Africa, the United States of America, international law and the potential of serious diplomatic consequences for Cameroun. Continue to Press Release>>>>>
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Laquintinie Mortuary Attendants Sacked For Trafficking Human Organs
Monday, October 22, 2012

The Minister of Public Health, Andre Mama Fouda, on October 19, 2012, fired four mortuary attendants at the Laquintinie Hospital in Douala for peddling human parts.


WORLD FOOTBALL SHOCKER! TINY CAPE VERDE KNOCKS OFF LA REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN

A country with a population of 500,000 pulled off one of the biggest shocks in the competition's history with their 3-2 aggregate triumph after winning the first leg at home 2-0 last month....full story>>>>

RIOTS IN SENEGAL AS NATIONS CUP GAME IS CALLED OFF


A crucial Africa Cup of Nations football match between Senegal and Ivory Coast has been abandoned after fans rioted at a stadium in Dakar.Home fans started fires in the stands and threw objects on the pitch as Senegal were losing 2-0, a result which would have eliminated the team.Ivorian fans jumped down on the pitch to escape the violence...full story>>>


Is this Al-Shabab's death-throws?

African Union soldier looks on as members of the Al Qaeda-affiliated militant group Al Shabaab stand in line after more than 200 fighters gave themselves up (file photo).

Kismayo — Warships have fired shells at the Somali town of Kismayo, the second largest city of Somalia, a day after Al shabab pulled out of the town as the allied forces closed in, local residents said Sunday...full story>>>

Fearing Backlash, President Paul Biya visit the Far North
Weah Mbock reporting for Abakwa Times.
On the eve of the sentencing of erstwhile Biya’s henchman turned political opponent Marafa Hamidou Yaya, President Paul Biya hastened to the Northern provinces of La Republique du Cameroun to try and soothe frayed nerves and head off violent protests. Full story>>>>

KINGMAKERS DEFY COLONIAL ADMINISTRATOR TO CROWN NEW KING
The long awaited smoke, like it happens during the designation of a new Roman Catholic Pope has billowed from the mountains of Balikumbat. The fon of Balikumbat is back on the throne. This follows a week of deadlock after the ‘missing’ of the Almighty Fon Doh Gah Gwanyin III. Sunday September 16, 2012 was an extraordinary day for the Balikumbat people. As they all gathered that morning all eyes/ears were up the mountain, following the reports that kingmakers were in search of the missing fon. 
As the population gathered to pay homage to the departed lion man of Balikumbat, the announcement of the missing fon was also accompanied by the enthronement of one of the sons of the missing Fon, who recently graduated from the School of Administration and Magistracy, ENAM.
HRH Fon Gahnyamdi is the new fon of Balikumbat. Balikumbat sons and daughters had since been mobilizing towards the coronation of their new fon and a hectic cry-die for Fon Doh. But the colonial administrator, the SDO, has been announcing over government radio for applicants to send in application for the job... Full story>>>

Super Model raise awareness of refugees plight in Sudan
Supermodel Alek Wek has come far, her journey from her native Sudan to the realm of high fashion rendering her a star. “I think the most important thing especially is that fashion should celebrate women,” the world-renowned beauty said of her profession walking runways and gracing magazine covers.

KENYAN MODEL FIGTHS SKIN LIGHTENING AND EUROPEAN IMPOSED IDEA OF BEAUTY

And from advertising and magazines, to TV and film, the black aesthetics are being pushed out, while European standards of beauty — blonde hair, blue eyes — are becoming more mainstream.

“It seems that the world is conspiring in preaching that there is something wrong with Kenyan ladies’ kinky hair and dark skin,” Kenyan model Ajuma Nasenyana told the Daily Nation. Full story>>>


How the U.N. saved the Somali pirates from the brink of extinction.

See more photos of Somali pirates here. 


 Lapiro de Mbanga, virulent critic of Biya, granted Political Asylum in the US

Cameroonian ace musician and vitriolic critic of the Biya regime, Pierre Roger Lambo Sanjo aka Lapiro de Mbanga, has been granted political asylum in the US.
The 55-year-old left the country with his wife and three children for the US on September 12.
They reportedly left Cameroon through Djamena, Chad. Lapiro’s counsel, Barrister Rene Manfo, confirmed that Lapiro has gone on exile with his family, and that they arrived in the US on September 12. He said he received a call from Lapiro immediately he landed at the New York International Airport.  full story>>>


Cameroon: Floods Render 26 Families Homeless in Babessi


Nigeria: Lagdo Dam Deluge - Cameroun Gave 24-Hour Notice - NEMA


Nigeria: 20 Bodies Recovered in Adamawa flood caused by Cameroun?


Zimbabwe: Morgan Tsvangirai - Legend of the carnal seas

It was Oscar Wilde who suggested that only the ugly and the stupid have the best of this world, and the matter of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and the many women in his life suggests, that equally scandalised 19th century Irish poet and playwright may have been onto something after all....


Nigerian recycling worker 'smuggled children into Britain before brainwashing them with African withcraft to turn them into prostitutes'

Gravesend, Kent, where Osolase lives with a German woman

Osezua Elvis Osolase, 42, who lives in Gravesend, Kent, pictured, is accused of 13 offences of trafficking, rape, false imprisonment and sexual activity with a child.



    BIYA'S MINISTER: "SENTENCE ME FOR OBEYING BIYA!"

Former interior minister (of Cameroun) Marafa Hamidou Yaya now in jail..expressing surprise that the prosecution lawyers failed to table documented proof in court to incriminate him, Marafa, who was Secretary General at the Presidency when Biya ordered that a plane be bought for his trips, stated that if the prosecutors were straight, they would have brought all the 14 witnesses they announced at the start of the proceedings for grilling in court. Full Story


JUST AS FRANCE DOES WITH BLACK PLAYERS, CAMEROUN

 MARGINALISES SOUTHERN CAMEROONIANS

 

The appointment of three new captains for Cameroon national football team, the Indomitable Lions, has been interpreted by many as the peak of Anglophone marginalisation in the country.



Cameroon Football: Could This Be The End?


DOZENS KILLED IN CLASHES BETWEEN TRIBES IN KENYA

 

Riots in Cameroun after shameful defeat

 

Angry fans demonstrated outside the offices after the

defeat, leading to the deployment of police and military 

personnel.

"A new visitor to this country may have thought we were at 

war or facing an invasion,"


Enthusiatic Obama supporter lifts him off his feet; video

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Cameroons: Balikumbat Mayor Arrested

Cameroun: Biya Imposes CPDM Tax On State Officials


Rwandans fear serial killer is at large after murder of 15 women:10 Sep 2012: Police say they have appointed special team to investigate deaths of women, most of whom were sex workers


Zuma’s South Africa; Blame the Victims; Apatheid rears it’s Head

The 270 miners arrested during violent strikes in South Africa have been charged with the murder of their 34 colleagues who were shot dead by police.

After the massacre by the armed forces, South African court used apathied laws to charge the dead miners colleagues with their murder! full story

South Africa: Apartheid and the Marikana Murder Charges - a Common Purpose Indeed

After withering criticism, Zuma runs for cover. Charges against miners dropped!

Zimbabwe: Popularity of Mugabe's Party Increases

Results from a survey done by a US-based non-governmental organisation have revealed both, a sharp increase in Zanu-PF's popularity and a decrease in support for the opposition. While the former ruling party accepted the favourable findings, the MDC-T have been less willing to take the research at face value...full story


Police Open Investigation Into Sudden Death Of Chief Enonchong

The police have said it will be imperative to exhume the corpse of late Chief Enonchong, which was buried in his native Besongabang Village in Mamfe Sub-Division, Manyu Division in the Southwest Region, for an autopsy, in order to know the real cause of his sudden death. 

The file, which the President of the Wouri High Court handed over to the Attorney General for action, contained a complaint which her office received on July 19, 2012, from Prince Charles Abi Enonchong, the first son and next-of-kin to late Dr. Enonchong. Charles Enonchong is the General Manager of Fresh Food Cameroon (FREFOCAM), SCI-Abane Sarl, Gold Flame International, and Bakassi Petroleum Gas Ltd. Prince Enonchong, judging from the complaint, is convinced that his father did not die of natural cause(s). full story


KENYA, ROCKED BY VIOLENCE

Coastal Kenya burns as Kibaki open Peace forum

 Amadala Victor, Kenya

Kenyan’s celebration to mark two years after the promulgation of new constitutional dispensation

 yesterday hit a snug after the assignation of an Islamic cleric Aboud Mohamed Rogo in Kenya’s 

second largest city, Mombasa


Kenya:  Chaos As Rogo Is Murdered

ONE man died and several others were injured during riots sparked off by the shooting of controversial Islamic cleric Aboud Rogo Mohammed in Mombasa yesterday. read more »


Kenya:  Police Must Solve Rogo Assassination (editorial)

MUSLIM CLERIC SHEIKH ABOUD ROGO WAS ASSASSINATED AT MIDDAY ON TUESDAY. SINCE THEN MOMBASA HAS BEEN CONVULSED BY RIOTS. POLICE HAVE BLAMED THE KILLING ON INTERNAL RIVALRIES AMONG ... READ MORE »


Kenya:  Mombasa Riots - Nation's Chance to Rise Above the Politics of Fear (analysis)

THE ASSASSINATION OF AN INFLUENTIAL AND VERY RADICAL MUSLIM CLERIC PROMPTED TWO DAYS OF VICIOUS RIOTING IN THE KENYAN CITY OF MOMBASA. ALL SEEMS QUIET NOW, BUT SIMON ALLISON ... READ MORE »


SPECIAL REPORTS

US Government Approves Funds to Preserve Historic Bimbia Slave Port

  The United States Department of State Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs has approved $76,400…read more>>

Samuel Eto shuns Cameroun, slams door on lions

Indomitable Lions captain Samuel Eto’o, who has just been summoned to defend national colours next month, following the end of his controversial eight-month suspension, has turned down the invitation.

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The Battle to Wrestle Cote D'Ivoire from France rages on 

Cote d'Ivoire:  Gunfire and Fear in Abidjan

A recent wave of armed attacks in Côte d'Ivoire's commercial capital, Abidjan, is lowering hopes of a steady return to security in a city that suffered some of the worst ... read more »

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Cote d'Ivoire:  Residents Flee After Attack on Army Base, Police Station (press release)

"After Yopougon, Akouedo and Abengourou, the mysterious commando hits Agboville," says a front-page headline in L'Inter. A report in this paper (p. 4) says that a soldier was ... read more »

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The United Nations human rights agency has condemned the attack that took place on a relocation camp for internally displaced persons in Côte d'Ivoire last week, stressing that ... Read more »




The Duplicitous nature of Western Media Coverage of Events in Africa

Zimbabwe: SA Massacre - Western Media Strangely Mum

THE HERALD (HARARE), 21 AUGUST 2012

The global media's coverage of the killing of 34 striking mine workers at Lonmin mine by police in South Africa in a frenzied three-minute hail of gunfire that left 78 others seriously injured has exposed the duplicitous nature of Western media coverage...continue

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Massacre in South Africa; mine workers gun down

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A series of violent protests, at one of the world's largest platinum-producing mines, led to several deaths and injuries after a shoot-out involving the police and striking mine workers. The strike ... see more »

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South Africa:  Lonmin Mining Crisis - Precarious Balance, No Solution in Sight (analysis)

DAILY MAVERICK, 16 AUGUST 2012

Attempts to spark talks between two warring mines unions and the platinum company Lonmin stalled Monday after an armed crowd refused to let Num's president speak. Even rival Amcu's ... read more »

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South Africa:  Lonmin Workers to Face an Ultimatum to Return to Work

BIZ-COMMUNITY, 15 AUGUST 2012

Executive Vice President for Human Capital and External Affairs for Lonmin, Barnard Mokwena, told Moneyweb that Lonmin's Marikana mining complex workers will be given an ultimatum ... read more »


Paul Kagame taken to 'Court'; Complaint Submitted in-front of the ICC

A coalition of Rwanda opposition parties and other Congolese groups including FDU-Inkingi, Rwandan National Congress (RNC), Congolese organizations and members of civil society Women's International Network for Peace and Development (RIFDP - Canada, Belgium, Netherlands) have served the Secretariat of the International Criminal Court a complaint againstPresident Kagame of Rwanda...

Continue to complaint submitted against Kagame.


They Call Him the Butcher of Ethiopia and Italy builds him a Statue!

During the Italian war on Ethiopia 1936-1941, Italy carried out a systematic mass extermination campaign in Ethiopia with poison gas sprayed from airplanes and other horrific atrocities that claimed the lives of no less than 1,000,000 Ethiopian men, women and children, including 30,000 massacred in only three days in Addis Ababa as well as the reprisal killings of the entire monastic community at the historic Debre Libanos Monastery. In addition, 2,000 churches and 525,000 homes were destroyed by the Italian Fascists. These atrocities were carried out under the direct command of Graziani known as the Butcher of Ethiopia...Continue

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Ugandan Chopper Tragedy

By Amadala Victor, Kenya 

At least two soldiers have been confirmed dead while five others are yet to be traced following a mysterious triple clash of Uganda’s military choppers in Mt. Kenya.

The military choppers which were destined to join the AMASOM forces preparing to launch a final assault on the Al-shabaab’s strong hold in Kismayu...full story


State of Emergency Declared in Sierra Leone

The government of Sierra Leone has reportedly declared a national emergency as a cholera outbreak in the capital, Freetown, and surrounding areas takes hold.

AFP reports a health ministry official as saying: "The decision followed a cholera situation report which revealed that a total of 176 people have so far died out of 10,800...full story


An Opinion: Zimbabwe: President Mugabe Deserves More Credit

.....For now, it should suffice to say that President Mugabe deserves much more credit than has been afforded him. He has not shied away from the big issues. He has not run away from the sound of gunfire. He has taken on, without the faintest sign of fear, the vested interests that controlled our economy for many, many years. For that, he deserves a statue in his honour in every province starting with Africa Unity Square in Harare. And we don't have to wait for President Mugabe to die. full opinion
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CAMEROON SEEKS HELP TO FIND MISSING ATHLETES

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Cameroonian olympic officials have asked for help from British police in tracking down seven of their athletes - five boxers, a swimmer and a football player - who disappeared from ... Read more »


NIGERIA/CAMEROON: Help Us Find Our Athletes, Cameroon Beg British Police


CAMEROON: Olympic Defectors Win Empathy From Youth



Bakassi: Criticisms Surge Against Cameroon Amid Looming Hostilities        Published:August 07, 2012                                                                                  The last few days have witnessed a steadily snowballing chorus of condemnation of alleged ill-treatment of Nigerian nationals residing in Bakassi by Cameroonian security forces
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South American Drug Cartels Transforming Central African Into Transit Hub – Interpol                                                                                                   Published:July 31, 2012                                                                                        Over the years, the trafficking of soft drugs like the locally-grown marijuana has been known to thrive in Central Africa. But law enforcement officials say in recent years, the sub-region is fast me



Africa: Investment Grows as Aid, Trade Drop


Rwanda: Nation 'Will Survive Without Aid' & Rwanda Turns East for Aid





Bakassi Killings - Rep Wants UN to Call Cameroon to Order

DAILY TRUST

A House of Representatives member from Cross River State, Ambassador Nkoyo Toyo, has raised alarm that Nigerians eking out a living are being killed and maimed in the disputed... Read more »

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What these Nigerians fail to understand is that this action is not unique, it is the daily reality of subjugated people under the control of La Republique du Cameroun. All we can say to these unfortunate Southern Cameroonians in Bakassi is that welcome to our reality.


Zimbabwe: Poisonous Chemical Delivered to Treat Water


Zimbabwe: Panties Mystery Solved






REVOLT IN KUMBA, SOUTHERN CAMEROONS


On Wednesday 25/07/2012 Kumba, the capital Town of Meme County in the Southern Zone of The Federal Republic of Southern Cameroons witnessed an inspiring incident. Over 2.000 villagers in the heavy cocoa production village of Matoh in Konye L.G.A.stormed the Meme High Court premises for over six hours to protest against the arbitrary arrest of their Chief and...Full story 


1. Uganda Ebola outbreak: patients flee hospital amid contagion fears

4. Namibia court rules HIV-positive women sterilised without consent Sterilisations on three mothers carried out at same time as caesareans, but judge rejects claim that they were targeted because they were HIV-positive



Mandela Honored

Mandela has received many honors in his lifetime but never has a video tribute been dedicated to him in the heart of New York City – until now. Each night in April, from 11:57 p.m. to midnight, a short video bursts onto big screens in Times Square with bright visuals displaying the words and writing of the former South African president. The words stem from text edited from Mandela’s inspiring speeches and highlight the wisdom he has shared over the past several decades...continue>>>


US: BLACK TURNOUT STUNS


WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s blacks voted at a higher rate than other minority groups in 2012 and by most measures surpassed the white turnout for the first time, reflecting a deeply polarized presidential election in which blacks strongly supported Barack Obama while many whites stayed home...continue>>>

US: RACIST ABUSE AT CATHOLIC SCHOOL


A local mother says she was in disbelief when she found out what happened to her son, an eighth grade student at Northeast Regional Catholic School in Philadelphia. “I couldn’t believe that this is still going on in this day and age,” said the woman, who did not want to be identified. “Especially at a religious school...continue>>>


LAND GRAB IN CAMEROUN

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Douala — As part of a trend that is accelerating across Africa, thousands of Cameroonians have been displaced from their homelands to make way for large-scale agribusiness projects. Inhabitants of Adjap, a largely deprived hamlet nestled deep in the heart of the tropical rainforests of southern Cameroon are living life on the margins. Over the years, its roughly 2,000 denizens have watched their ancestral forest lands continually annexed by the government and ceded to foreign agribusinesses and logging companies...continue>>>


 POACHERS REAP GRIM PRICE


Poachers have killed 86 elephants in one week in a single central African country in the worst mass slaughter of the animals this year, officials said yesterday.

Armed gangs in Chad reportedly killed the elephants, including 33 pregnant females, before hacking out and stealing their tusks.

Wildlife officials said the killings took place last week near Chad’s border with Cameroon.Céline Sissler-Bienvenu, of the International Fund for Animal Welfare, said the slaughter ‘is evidence of the callous brutality demanded to feed the appetite of the ivory trade’.

She added: ‘Elephants in central Africa continue to be under siege from unscrupulous poachers.’...continue>>>



The New Pope and Africans

In an unexpected selection, the Vatican made history Wednesday as the papal conclave elected the first non-European pope in modern times.

Jorge Mario Bergoglio — henceforth to be known as Pope Francis – is from Argentina. He becomes the Roman Catholic Church’s first ever Latin-American pontiff...continue>>>


SEVEN ON FORBS RICHEST

LIST

THE RICHEST BLACKS

Forbes magazine has just released its list of the world’s richest people, and while the typical names you might expect are there — such as Gates and Buffett — there are also a handful of billionaires of African descent you may want to know. Oprah Winfrey is the most famous black billionaire on the list, of course, but she is hardly the wealthiest. Still, the richest black woman in the world has managed to clock in at number 503 out of the list of 1,426 people and families compiled by the publication....continue>>>


BREAST IRONING IN CAMEROUN

I“[W]hen I approached the hut I heard my cousin crying inside,” Leina told theGrio. “I was curious, so I peeped through a small crack in the door.” What Leina saw next would change her life forever. “I heard my cousin groaning and I saw my grandmother warming a small grinding stone. [G]randma was using that small stone, which she warmed on the fire, to press my cousin’s breast, and was pressing hard on the breast, and she was crying.”

That was Leina ’s first encounter with breast ironing. Although this practice can result in physical damage in addition to retarding developing breasts, many elders condone it. Mothers or close relatives of young girls who perform the practice believe breast ironing will deter sexual predators...continue>>>>



FRANCE SHAKEN IN NORTHERN CAMEROUN
ADVISES CITIZENS TO EVACUATE AFTER KIDNAPING OF SEVEN

France has urged its citizens to leave northern Cameroon after Tuesday's kidnapping of a family of seven. Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian blamed Nigerian armed Islamist group Boko Haram. The French foreign ministry in a notice urged citizens in the far north of Cameroon, where the kidnapping took place, "to leave the area as quickly as possible" and advised against travel to areas bordering Nigeria until further notice...continue>>>


PLIGHT OF A BLACKMAN; EVEN THE RICH AND THE FAMOUS CAN'T ESCAPE.

Forest Whitaker Falsely Accused of Shoplifting at NYC Deli: Report

Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker was frisked by an employee at a Manhattan deli Saturday after being accused of shoplifting, according to published reports. Whitaker, who is in New York filming a movie, was leaving the Milano Market in Morningside Heights when a worker said he saw him steal an item from the store, TMZ first reportedThe worker stopped Whitaker and publicly searched him inside the store, TMZ said. But the employee's pat down revealed Whitaker hadn't taken anything. The actor apparently then left the store baffled and angry. Whitaker's representative said he did not call the authorities at the request of the worker who was in fear of losing his job, though he did ask that the store change how it treats its customers. An employee at the Deli Saturday evening said no one was available to to comment.


ABDUCTIONS IN NIGERIA

Seven foreign workers have been seized and a security guard shot dead by gunmen who attacked a construction company site in northern Nigeria, officials say. One of the workers seized was Italian, one was Greek and two others Lebanese. But UK officials could not confirm a report that another was British...continue>>>

ITALIANS PUSHED IVORIAN

 TO 

SET SELF ON FIRE 

An Ivorian man about to be deported from Italy has set himself alight at Fiumicino airport in the capital, Rome, Italian media has reported. A customs official extinguished the flames, but the young man is believed to be badly burnt...continue>>>

ISLAMISTS THREATENS

FRENCH

 COLONIAL AFRICA

France's intervention in Mali is driven by the fear of a future threat. But will it increase the danger for Paris in the short term? Islamists have already vowed revenge. "France has attacked Islam. We will strike at the heart of France," said Abou Dardar, a leader of the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (Mujao), an offshoot of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). French President Francois Hollande has also said that "all necessary precautions" would be adopted...continue>>>

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FRENCH MILITARY GOES ONCE MORE ON WALKABOUT IN AFRICA

At some point, people of good conscience, from the sleeping, colonial-rhetoric-imbibing African intellectuals, ‘independent’ African governments and activists, to clueless, it-is-no-concern-of-mine African Diaspora community, especially the African-American community, not to forget the supposed Western European democracy-for-all-humanity, equality-uber-alles-for-all espousing liberals and intellectuals..., will just have to accept that there is no hiding from the fact that the action of France in Africa is exactly the actions an empire will take to crush revolt. You can rundown the list of just the military actions it has taken in the past couple of years and it will be reminiscent of the Roman empire, fighting in Carthage, while at the same time, its troops are in Spain, Turkey… or the British Empire, engaging in numerous battles at a go, in the Americas, Europe, Asia, fighting tooth and nail to hold together an Empire. You can insert the Soviet Union here. Nobody, but nobody can remain blind to these actions as anything other than France fighting tooth and nail to preserve its colonial holdings in Africa. Why is it that these rebellions and fightings are all situated in 'former' French Colonies? ...timeline>>>


SOUTH AFRICA COUNTERS FRANCE

Johannesburg — South Africa has deployed 200 troops in the strife-torn Central African Republic (CAR), which some see not simply as an effort to assist CAR's army but also as a move to counter French military influence in the region....

"We are asking why South Africa has deployed so many troops [to CAR]." It can been viewed as "a new battlefield between France and South Africa".

South Africa, the continent's powerhouse, has championed the AU's mantra of "African solutions to African problems," and is increasingly becoming involved in Francophone Africa, Zoumenou said. It is an open secret that tensions exist between France and South Africa over how to deal with Madagascar's nearly four-year-old political crisis. full story>>>


A FIRST FOR AFRICA: FIRST HOME GROWN SMART PHONE.


Congolese technology company VMK is attempting to break into the smart phone and tablet market by unveiling the first homegrown devices specifically geared towards Africans.

VMK announced the launch of the new Way-C tablet and Elikia smart phone earlier this week...story>>>



MURDER-FOR-HIRE
 
PLOT

Counsel for Mr. Ebenezer Akwanga, calls for Transparency

Sunday, December 9, 2012


Weah Mbock, Abakwa Times.

As the scandal of the assassination attempt on Mr. Ebenezer Akwanga's life by the government of Cameroun keeps unfolding, this reporter contacted the counsel retained by Mr. Akwanga, Dr. Jonathan Levy for a short interview. I wanted to find out if the investigation was proceeding in a manner in which justice was assured for his client, especially after this reporter received information indicating that there were serious initiatives underway to coverup the case. Dr. Levy indicated that while he was reserving judgment on the actions of the South African authorities, nonetheless, he has fired off two letters outlining his concerns to them. In reply, he had received a letter from the office of ADV T Majokweni, Acting Deputy National Director, South Africa National Prosecuting Service. In the letter, Dr. Levy was informed that his letters were received and that they had been forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecution, KwaZulu-Natal, who has been informed to respond to him. He was further informed that if he had not received a reply from that office within 90 days, he should contact the National Prosecuting Service...continue>>>



NIGERIA BRINGS AFRICA INTO THE 

MONOPOLY GAME

I grew up in Africa playing the London board game. Now the Lagos version shows the continent is a major player...story>>>

 THE COMMODITY EXCHANGE THAT REVOLUTIONIZED AN ECONOMY. AFRICA'S FIRST
While government leaders, NGOs and corporations devise strategies to churn out more food for future generations, Eleni Gabre-Madhin is taking a different approach. Concerned by a 2002 famine in her home country of Ethiopia that followed bumper crops in 2000 and 2001, the Stanford-educated economist decided it was time to go beyond food production and take a hard look at distribution...story>>>

NIGERIA WARNS CAMEROUN TO STOP MALTREATING BAKASSI INDIGENES.
Abuja — The Federal Government, yesterday, urged Camerounian authorities to investigate allegations of maltreatment meted against indigenes of Bakassi Peninsula, in the interest of peace and continued harmonious relationship between the two countries...story>>>

CAMEROUN ATTEMPTS ASSASSINATION

 OF S.C.Y.L LEADER, AKWANGA 

   
Weah Mbock reporting. 
On Tuesday, August 7, 2012, SAPS ARRI – Crime line # 121256, received a desperate alert at around 2.55 am, whipping Z-ti-78-Y. On verification, duty officer Mathew Bongsi (Sergeant), established there was a violent crime underway, around Scottsville.....  COMPLAINT
 When xsx65 arrived with the man at the station, he was identified as follows: Identity: Wirsuiy Serkfem Charles  Age: 47
 Sex: Male
Nationality: Cameroonian Profession: Journalist

So Began a leaked police report from the South African police, responding to a routine crime that turned into a high stakes diplomatic incident. continue to story>>>>



GHANA: JOHN DRAMANI DECLARED WINNER

The Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Dr. Kwadwo Afari-Gyan has declared President John Dramani Mahama winner of the presidential elections. He polled 5.57 million or 50.70 percent of the 10,995,262 valid votes cast to edge out closest challenger, Nana Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party who polled 5.24 million votes or 47.74 percent...story>>>


MOST CORRUPT AGAIN; CAMEROUN!

President Biya
 The WJP annual reports on the Rule of Law Index published last weekend ranks Cameroon as one of the most corrupt out of 97countries that were selected worldwide for the survey in 2012. Cameroon occupies the last-but-one position (96th) on the issue of public enforcement of government regulations on the WJP Rule of Law Index’s scores and rankings, followed by Liberia, on this factor...story>>>


EGYPT: THE MORE THINGS CHANGE, THE MORE THEY REMAIN THE SAME.
Military now has new powers

Cairo — A decree issued by Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi giving the military temporary authority to arrest civilians and protect "vital facilities of the state" took effect Monday, as a standoff continued over an upcoming referendum on a controversial draft constitution and more protests were called for Tuesday...story>>>

STUDENTS NO LONGER HAVE TO STAND FOR BLACK NATIONAL ANTHEM

 Aged around 30 at the time of this photo, James W. Johnson had already written Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing and been admitted to the Florida bar.
A black high school principal in Kanawha County, West Virginia came under fire after forcing students to stand up for the African-American National Anthem (“Lift Every Voice and Sing”) and disciplining those who refused to follow the order...story>>>

French Troops admit Ivorian Killings
 
French peacekeepers in a mock exercise in Abidjan, Ivory Coast (19 November 2012)
 
Four ex-French peacekeepers have admitted their role in the killing of a suspected gang leader in Ivory Coast in 2005, but say they acted under orders. continue to story>>> 

Ivory Coast loses priceless Crown Jewels
Photographs of some of the items that have been stolen from The Museum of Civilisations of Ivory Coast
 
Prior to colonisation in 1893, Ivory Coast was home to several flourishing kingdoms, including the Abron of Gyaaman, the Muslim Kong Empire, and a Baoule state and the Anyi kingdoms of Indenie and Sanwi.
Among the stolen artefacts were 35 gold pendants dating from the 18th Century, 12 traditional necklaces from the 17th Century, six miniature gold boxes from the 18th Century, a 19th Century royal sabre and an Akan king head dress, which could come from the Baoule or Anyi kingdoms...story>>>

EGYPT IN CRISIS
Opposition protesters break through Police barricade

Egyptian opposition protesters have demonstrated outside the presidential palace in Cairo, after breaking through a barricade erected by security forces. Tens of thousands had gathered near the palace after rejecting a call for dialogue by President Mohammed Morsi...story>>>

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Draft Constitution Expected to Resolve Tahrir Crisis
At least three people have been killed and more than 600 injured during protests across Egypt over a controversial presidential declaration that the opposition claims gives Muslim Brotherhood-backed President Mohamed Morsi too much power. continue reading>>>
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Column: "There is no room for dialogue when a dictator imposes the most oppressive, abhorrent measures and then says 'let us split the difference'." continue reading>>


SHISONG CARDIAC CENTER: A SUCCESS!
 
Cameroon has been counting the blessings of the Shisong Cardiac Centre since its inception to handle the nation's cardiovascular health problems. In effect, November 17, 2012 offered a rare opportunity to check and balance 10 years of what has become Cameroon's cardiac centre of hope. The venue was Shisong, Kumbo, Bui Division and it was all about 10 years of cooperation between the Shisong Cardiac Centre and Milan's Cuore Fratello and Bambini Cardiopaticinel Mondo that inspire hope for the sick. Continue>>

 An usurper haggle over land it doesn't own.
Biya to meet Jonathan over Bakassi
 New diplomatic means of resolving the loss of the Bakassi Peninsula to Cameroun may have started with the meeting Thursday between a special delegation from President Paul Biya of Cameroun and President Goodluck Jonathan. Nigeria lost the oil rich peninsula to its neighbour via the judgement of International Court of Justice which awarded the area to Cameroun ten years ago. The three-man delegation from Cameroun include the country's Deputy Prime Minister, Ahmadu Ali; Camerounian Ambassador to Nigeria, Abbas Iya Ibrahima; and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and African Cooperation, Jean Nguta. According to the delegation, President Biya wants to forge a mutual relationship with Nigeria and sort out all issues that border on the common interests of the two countries
 
ANALYSIS: TIME FOR BIYA TO GO

In terms of economic development, political freedoms and social indicators, 30 years of President Biya have not been kind to Cameroonians.

Today, a small elite from Cameroon's capital Yaoundé deserted their administrative functions to join locals in celebrating 30 years of President Paul Biya's reign. This is a long time. Over the years, some have come to baptise Biya as the 'father of the nation' and many Cameroonians, myself included, have grown up knowing no other 'dear leader' but Paul Biya. Indeed, despite his yearly proclamations on Cameroon National Youth Day...continue reading>>>

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ANALYSIS: Paul Biya's three decades in power have been marked by political repression, official corruption, poverty and many other ills. But the people have not looked on passively. The country has a rich history of popular resistance....continue reading>>>


UN WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS ARRESTED IN SOUTHERN CAMEROONS

By Fai Visha

Since October 24, 2012, the occupation forces of la Republique du Cameroun, acting on orders from their proconsuls, have detained participants attending the United Nations Day Workshop in Bamenda. Fifty-four participants from the targeted UN Workshop location, the Northern and Southern former British Cameroons, both male and female were arrested...continue>>>
 


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Israel continue its War against African Refugees

"Building a border fence does not give Israel a right to push back asylum seekers," said Gerry Simpson, senior refugee researcher and advocate at Human Rights Watch. "International law is crystal clear: no summary rejection of asylum seekers at the frontier and no forcible return unless and until it is established that their refugee claims are not valid."...continue reading>>>

Africa: Israeli Government Deports 25,000 After Racist Protests

Africa: What Israel's Anti-African Pogroms Tell Us About Zionism


Hurricane Sandy Cost

 
The Power of the Vote! 108 year Old woman makes a statement


For decades, 108-year-old Joanna Jenkins of Beaufort, South Carolina has watched elections come and go.
"She's just excited, she wants to vote this year, we were looking at the election, and as the debates were going on she decided she wants to vote all of a sudden. She just wants to vote, she wants to vote and is excited to vote," said her cousin, Shirley Lee...continue reading>>>

General Colin Powell Endorsed Obama and then all hell break loose.
Romney campaign accuse General of Racism, and the General's former Chief of Staff, a Republican also, fired back, declaring his party as home of racists. 
“My party, unfortunately, is the bastion of those people — not all of them, but most of them — who are still basing their positions on race,” Wilkerson said. “Let me just be candid: My party is full of racists.”...continue reading>>>

France's Loot of Africa and its Liquidation of its dissidents
For decades, France has contributed directly to the violence and instability that has wracked so much of Africa. Coups, counter-coups, assassinations, destabilization and abductions - perhaps no other country among the colonial powers has afflicted the Earth’s largest continent with so much grief and ruination....continue reading>>>

IS SOMALIA ABOUT TO DEFY HISTORY 
 Amadala Victor, Abakwa Times Kenya

Is democratic election in Somalia inevitable?

Somalia will today participate in Presidential elections the first of its kind after 21 years of intolerance and warfare that has culminated into a divided nation. Ever since the reign of Said Bare, Somalia has never experienced calmness and as 25 candidates will be battling it out for the race to the state house, people’s hope remains just a hope. full story>>>>


IMMIGRANTS, SPARED DEPORTATION BY OBAMA ORDER

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has approved more 4,500 young illegal immigrants for a program to let them stay in the United States and get a work permit. 

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services says about 180,000 people have applied for the administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program announced this summer. As of Wednesday, 4,591 applications had been approved. Those people will also get permission to work.

To date, no applications have been rejected. 

The government started accepting applications on Aug. 15 and it had been expected that final decisions could take several months. Homeland Security officials have say the time to approve applications is expected to slow in coming months.


GROUP LUANCHES CAMPAIGN FOR PERSECUTED STUDENT

Anja Riise: Vice president of SAIH

A solidarity organization for students and academics in Norway has launched a campaign designed to give access to Norwegian universities to students expelled from universities because of “political or social reasons”...full story>>>

THE COMBAT IS JOINED: BATTLE OF COLORADO. MITT MEETS THE PRESIDENT
 For Abakwa Times, Benedict Kuah
 After close to four years of hit and run guerrilla warfare, Mitt Romney comes face to face with Barack Obama; expectations are sky high and America holds its breath. Fireworks are set to go off...full story>>>

Persecuted from one end of fortress Europe to the other, crippled and left to drown on the high seas, Africans still welcome European economic asylum seekers with open arms.
The African people are really a unique sort of people. You might be tempted to take unique as a good thing, but on this, it is anything but. How could a people, treated as dogs of  the lowest kind in Europe, despised as economic refugees even when they flee from war and persecution, swallow all this and when their persecutor and frankly satanic hosts face economic crises and then see Africa as a great host, they don't shy away from the fact that they are economic refugees, and yet, Africa still open its arms wide for them. Please read how Mozambique has now become a sanctuary for European economic refugees...full story>>>>



THE BODY PARTS TRADE IN CAMEROUN
 

Reporting for Abakwa Times, Weah Mbock

Yaounde (Cameroun)--alert: some might find pictures of the remains upsetting.
Five individuals were yesterday reported to have been arrested for trafficking human body parts. Government controlled broadcaster, CRTV is reporting that the suspects had been transporting the body parts in a bag along with elephant meat from Djoum, a small town about 280km (170 miles) south of the capital Yaounde....full story>>>

SEVERE FLOODING ROCKS BAMENDA TOWN
Weah Mbock Reporting for Abakwa Times
Instead of the colonial government authorities assuming the blame for their poor and nonexistent planning, they are instead blaming the population for emptying their wastes in the streams and waterways, blocking their course-ways. It is almost like the rapist blaming the victim for looking sexy! full story>>>

25 Years Jail Sentence for Marafa

A court has sentenced Cameroon’s former interior minister and longtime presidential aide Marafa Hamidou Yaya to 25 years’ imprisonment in a corruption case that has been blighted by claims that it was politically motivated. full story>>>


THEORY OF HUMAN EVOLUTION CHALLENGED


Genetic study challenges theory that modern humans came from just one place in Africa...full story>>>


 SOUTHERN CAMEROONS YOUTH FIGHT TO SHAKE UP THE MOVEMENT FOR INDEPENDENCE

A group of young people calling themselves grassroots leaders from the Southwest and Northwest met in Bamenda over the weekend and resolved to flush out some SCNC leaders. 
 

The move comes after failed attempts by some clergymen to reconcile Nfor Ngala Nfor, Chief Ayamba Ete Otun and Thomas  Nwancham, leaders of various factions of the Southern Cameroons National Council, SCNC, In a communiqué signed by representatives of all the Divisions in the Northwest and Southwest dated September 16, the delegates have given the moribund SCNC leaders reasonable time enough to freely conduct elections or be flushed out. 
 

The delegates salute the efforts of committed British Southern Cameroonians at home and abroad who painstakingly did everything possible to bring he front-liners led by the erstwhile Chairman Chief Ayamba, “who with his team abandoned the SCNC since October 1, 2011 in Buea to reconcile with us. Most painful even when some four hundred SCNC activists were arrested and incarcerated under dehumanizing conditions and finally 136 were charged to Buea court, chief Ayamba has never shown any moral concern.”


THE TWINS, ONE BLACK, ONE WHITE, BORN TWO MINUTES APART TURN SEVEN.

Closer than ever… The million-to-one black and white twins Kian and Remee turn seven

One is black and has big brown eyes. The other is a blue-eyed blonde with the palest of skin. They might share the same cheeky smile, but side by side, they could hardly look less alike. Yet remarkably, Kian and Remee are twins, born a minute apart. Full story>>>


HOW THE NEWS YOU READ ABOUT AFRICA GETS MADE

Boyette also became the subject of a fawning New York Times profile by Nicholas Kristof, was a centerpiece of Jeffrey Gettleman's reporting for the same publication, and was interviewed by Ann Curry for NBC's Today. This is not to question Boyette's credibility or challenge his analysis (though he is far from a neutral observer), but rather to point out one of many examples of the way the West's Africa reporting becomes biased due to a lack of access and local language skills. As Karen Rothmyer noted in a Columbia Journalism Review article, many reporters working on Africa rely "heavily, and uncritically, on aid organizations for statistics, subjects, stories, and sources." It is thus no wonder that much reporting on Africa is so heavily focused on crises and that many pieces read like little more than NGO promotional materials. full story>>>

UPROAR OVER STEVENS DEATH! ISLAMISTS BURNT OUT

BENGHAZI,Libya (AP) — Hundreds of protesters angry over last week's killing of the U.S. ambassador to Libya stormed the compound of the Islamic extremist militia suspected in the attack, evicting militiamen and setting fire to their building Friday.

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Tunisian radio reported Sunday that 128 diplomats and members of the U.S. embassy in Tunis had left for Washington, one day after the U.S. State Department ordered non-essential diplomatic staff and their families to leave Tunisia and Sudan...full story>>

US AMBASSADOR TO LIBYA KILLED: 3 Embassy Staffers Killed In Attack On American Consulate In Benghazi. Full Story   

Foreign Policy Hands Voice Disbelief At Romney Cairo Statement


SCANDAL! MIT ROMNEY COLORED HIS FACE BROWN TO APPEAR IN FRONT OF LATINOS

It is difficult to find two identities in American history as reviled as the Mormon and the Irish Catholic. But both groups managed to sneak into the backdoor of legitimacy by proving their commitment to whiteness by dousing hatred on blackness. The first group by writing institutional contempt of blacks into its scriptures, and the second by turning its back on its labor brothers in arms when the privileges of whiteness were offered to them in exchange for support of slavery and access to the institutions of whiteness. But who could blame them? So it is with rich irony that the “party of whites” has chosen Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan to be their standard bearers in this election where the vestiges of whiteness have lost its old glory. And when Mitt Romney sat before Spanish media to answer questions, it was noted with curiosity that he had colored his skin a darker hue of brown. Full Story>>>


As British Royal family go to court in Topless scandal, Duchess Kate is welcomed by topless women

If she had been hoping to put thoughts of the topless furore behind her, Kate didn’t have a chance yesterday.

As she arrived at the tiny village of Marau on the Solomon Islands, she was greeted with a line-up of bare-breasted dancers.

And she burst into giggles as the smiling women in grass skirts presented her and William with shell necklaces


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'She's a young woman, not an object': Kate's lawyer blasts topless pictures as he asks court to block further publication...read more>>


Pope's Butler: 'Evil And Corruption Everywhere In The Church'

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Higher Education Minister, Jacques Fame Ndongo: Invalidated IUB degrees with a stroke of his pen

Students have equally been advised to withdraw from the university that is widely perceived to be a degree factory.

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The National Executive Committee, NEC, of the Social Democratic Front, SDF, has resolved to host a forum of the Group of 7 opposition parties in Cameroon.

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Marafa Hamidou Yaya was arrested and put on “preventive detention” in April 2012, with Ephraim Inoni, a former Prime Minister.

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Congo-Kinshasa: Security Council Condemns Rebel Attacks










Minister Denies Involvement in Journalist’s Prison Death-- The Minister of Justice and Keeper of the Seals, Laurent Esso, has denied accusations that he orchestrated the death in custody of a journalist, Cyrille Bibi Ngota, in April 2010.

By Ayah Paul Abine
There is nothing more intriguing, truly, nothing more preposterous, than when one hears Camerounese (plus Cameroonians and Kamerunians) commend, condemn or dissociate. Camerounese (and nians) many there are who have divided the world into the saved (holy) and the condemned (sinners). Yet are they the very people that are quick to recite that the one thing that is constant is change. And indisputable indeed is that fact. 

The National Executive Secretary General of the Cameroon Teachers Trade Union (CATTU), Simon Nkwenti, has advocated for the creation of a National Parents-Teachers Day (NPTD) in Cameroon.

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A land ownership wranglewhich culminated in the interruption of works to erect a Dangote Cement Plc factory in Cameroon’s port city Douala has ostensibly been sorted out.

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Scores of policemen in mufti stormed the graduation ceremony of the International University of Bamenda (IUB) chasing traditional rulers away in a bid to molest university authorities for supposedly abusing the authorization issued to them to hold the ceremony.

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WOMEN HISTORY MONTH;
 
 FOUR BLACK WOMEN YOU
 
SHOULD KNOW


As with Black History Month, the focus on already well-known figures has been an ongoing criticism of Woman’s History Month. When it comes to black women, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Ida B. Wells and Rosa Parks are on repeat. What makes these much-needed theme months thrive, however, is the spirit of discovery. It’s doubtful that the names Elizabeth “Mum Bett” Freeman, Callie House, Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin or Johnnie Tillmon even draw a glint of recognition but they should. In their own ways, each of these women made important contributions to the ongoing struggle for freedom and justice....continue>>>



A PROUD AFRICAN MAN

BOB MARLEY(6th FEB - 11 MAY 1981)

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At 11 o’clock in the morning of February 10, 1966, just four days after his 21st birthday, Bob Marley walked into the office of the Justice of Peace in Trench Town. He was wearing a black suit and the fancy shoes that music producer, Coxsone, bought for him. His bride was wearing a borrowed mother-of-pearl tiara and a white wedding dress made by her aunt. Few hours after the marriage, Bob and the Wailing Wailers opened for the Jackson Five at the National Stadium in Kingston. Two days later, he left Jamaica for Delaware. His mother, Cedilla Malcolm Marley, immigrated to America three years earlier. She had filed papers for him to join her. When his papers came through, he said he would not leave unless Rita would eventually follow him. He married Rita because he was afraid that she would find another boyfriend when he was gone...continue>>>

REPUBLICANS TAKE A BIG SCALP OUT OF OBAMA







A highly qualified black woman falls to a vicious smear campaign. She had not even been nominated...story>>>

Has this Nigerian woman surpassed Oprah as richest black woman?
Folorunso Alakija, the richest black woman in the world. Photo from AfricanGlobe.net

Nigerian philanthropist, fashion designer and oil tycoon Folorunsho Alakija was recently on Forbes‘ list of Africa’s 40 richest people. At number 24, Forbes magazine put her worth at $600 million.

According to Ventures-Africa, Forbes may have missed a large amount of Alakija’s wealth when they were calculating. Folorunsho Alakija might be worth over $3.3 billion dollars. That is more than Oprah Winfrey’s fortune of $2.7 billion...story>>>


Jackson's 'BAD' Jacket sold at auction
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Auctioneer Darren Julien said the jacket Jackson wore during his “Bad” tour fetched $240,000. Two of Jackson’s crystal-encrusted gloves sold for more than $100,000 each, as did other jackets and performance costumes...story>>

Court orders father of nine to stop procreating until he pays $90,000.00 child support
Father of nine Corey Curtis has been ordered by a judge to stop procreating until he pays child support bills - Handout
 

Corey Curtis, a father of nine children, was ordered by a judge on Monday to stop ”compulsively procreating” unless he can pay the $90,000 of child support he owes. “It’s too bad the court doesn’t have the authority to sterilize,” said Racine County Circuit Court Judge Tim Boyle to the Journal Times. Boyle, as part of Curtis’ three-year probation, has prohibited the 44 year-old father from having any more children until he can prove he can financially provide for them.Curtis’s nine children were fathered with six different women...story>>>


 

Wonder kid from Africa


Kelvin Doe’s neighborhood in Sierra Leone has power lines, but they seldom deliver electricity. So, the 16-year-old whiz kid built his own battery out of acid, soda, and metal parts scavenged from trash bins that he now uses to light up area homes and help him work on his own inventions.

Among other gadgets to his credit are a homemade radio transmitter, plus a generator to power it, that he uses to run his own community radio station under the handle DJ Focus.

“People normally call me DJ Focus in my community because I believe if you focus you can do invention perfectly,” he said in a video about the whiz kidproduced by @radical.media for the THNKR YouTube channel.

Click here to read more.



BLACKS COLOR COMPLEX
 
 
 

“I was shocked to learn, the day after my grandson was born, that my daughter had been, as she said ‘praying that he’d come out light, like his father, not dark like me,’” one worksop participant told Golden. From a friend, Golden learned of fights breaking out on college campuses over insults hurled related to the combatants’ relative skin colors.

“My daughter hears all the time from black boys that they would never marry a girl darker than she is,” another associate of Golden’s said. This friend’s child has been assessed as Greek or Spanish because of her complexion.

And it goes both ways. Just as darker women often feel discriminated against, lighter women also suffer from the bitterness that can flood them when they encounter black women who assume that their color gives them a sense of superiority. “As a light-skinned woman, brown-skinned women tell me all the time that I’m not a ‘real sister,’ and sometimes even that I can’t be trusted because I’m light,” Golden learned from the recipient of such sentiment....continue reading>>>


QUESTION! DO BLACKS SUPPORT OBAMA BECAUSE HE IS BLACK?

Surviving slavery, segregation and discrimination has forged a special pride in African-Americans. Now some are saying this hard-earned pride has become prejudice in the form of blind loyalty to President Barack Obama.

Are black people supporting Obama mainly because he’s black? If race is just one factor in blacks’ support of Obama, does that make them racist? Can blacks’ support for Obama be compared with white voters who may favor his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, because he’s white?...continue reading>>>


THE DEMOCRATS NEW BREAKOUT STAR-MICHELLE OBAMA!

The Undeniable Aura of the First Black Lady…And Black Women in General

The minute Michelle Obama sashayed onto the stage last night. I automatically thought of the opening stanza to Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise”:

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

Michelle Obama did what black women do best. She rose to the occasion. Full story>>>>


THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION: Obama accepts nomination

OBAMA BROUGHT IT HOME!

"Only you can make sure that doesn’t happen," he urged. "Only you have the power to move us forward." Day three of convention and Obama brought it>>>more
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How the GOP presidential candidate and his private equity firm staged an epic wealth grab, destroyed jobs – and stuck others with the bill


IN CRISIS, IMMIGRANTS PAY THE PRICE. GREECE ON THE WARPATH
 
 

Greece launched an aggressive campaign this month to try to seal its 200-kilometer (130-mile) northeastern border, as it faces a debilitating financial crisis that has caused a swell in joblessness and a surge in racist attacks against immigrants with dark skin. Continue to story


The Putrefaction in the Gut of Cameroon

How did it all come to such a mess? An Abakwa times Editorial

I do not think that we at Abakwa times were the only ones waking up to the shocking mess that has hijacked the headlines of the London Olympics; the seven athletes representing the Republic of Cameroon that have gone missing from the Olympic Village in London.  Reporting for Reuters, Tansa Musa:

Seven Cameroon athletes have disappeared while in Britain for the London Olympics, the Ministry of Sports and Physical Education said on Monday evening.....Read the full Editorial


Rapping for a Revolution in Cameroon's Regime

RNW AFRICA

His virulent lyrics denounce the evils of the nation and make Valsero the voice of Cameroonian youth. But it's this very outspokenness that compels public media to ban his songs. Read more »


The Leader of the People Action Party sits down with Abakwa Times. 

Justice Ayah Paul Abine, a former member of the Cameroun Peoples Democratic Movement (CPDM), is currently a Member of Parliament representing Akwaya county. 

Honourable Ayah Paul sat down with Cho Ayaba and answered questions on a wide range of issues including the trial of Marafa and the tense standoff between Cameroun and Southern Cameroons...full interview


Kenya High Court Legalizes Separatist Group


Kenya:  MRC's Election Case to Be Heard On August 29Kenya: Iran Ship With Explosives On Way to Kenya; Kenya: Miguna Setback in Raila's Campaigns


GHANA MOURNS

Ghana:  Press Statement on the Death of President Mills (document)


Mills was born on July 21st, 1944, at Tarkwa in the Western Region of Ghana and hails from Ekumfi Otuam in the Mfantsiman East Constituency of the Central region. He is married to Ernestina Naadu Mills and has a 19 year old son, Sam Kofi Atta Mills. 

John Evans Atta-Mills
(At a Glance)
Date of Birth: Jul/21/1944
Gender: male
Place of Origin: Ghana


Atta Mills completed Achimota Secondary School with an Advance Level Certificate in 1963.

He received a bachelor's degree and a professional certificate from the University of Ghana, Legon in 1967.

Mills then went on to earn a PhD in Law from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London and after which he was selected as a Fulbright scholar at Stanford Law School in the United States of America.

At age 27, he was awarded his PhD in the area of taxation and economic development.

Mills lecturered at the Faculty of Law at the University of Ghana, Legon where he spent close to twenty five years teaching as he rose in position from lecturer to senior lecturer to associate professor. During his profersorship, Mills spent time researching and presenting his research papers at symposiums and conferences while teaching as a visiting professor at various institutions.

Source:www.attamills2008.com and www.wikipedia.com

Ghana:  Shock Greets 'Untimely' Death of President As VP Takes Offfice;  


Black Ex-Banker Says BofA Practiced 'Apartheid'

Bank Discrimination


Vatican Strips Leading University Of Right To Call Itself Catholic

Pontifical Catholic University Of Peru


Outrage After Journalists At Britain's Biggest Black Newspaper Denied Access To Olympic Stadium

Olympic Park

Georgia Denies Clemency For Mentally Disabled Death Row Prisoner

Warren Hill


Jamie Foxx: 'I'd Do Everything Black'

Jamie Foxx Kerry Washington

PLUS: Kerry Washington On The Serious Side Of 'Django Unchained'


HOLDER: VOTER ID A 'POLL TAX'

HOUSTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday he opposes a new photo ID requirement in Texas elections because it would be harmful to minority voters.

In remarks to the NAACP in Houston, the attorney general said the Justice Department "will not allow political pretexts to disenfranchise American citizens of their most precious right."

HE IS A FRIEND! 

 ... So it will not shock you that letting Charles Taylor space to carry out his mayhem was not Clinton’s most egregious decision concerning Africa. Lets not dredge up his pullout of Somalia and the role he played as accessory to the French instigated genocide in Rwanda.

Bush, by his action is a friend. I honestly cannot say the same of Clinton. PLEASE READ BUSH VISITS AFRICA:Poignant moment as president embraces orphan.


In Defeat, as Italy mourns, he still made a statement! 'There are black Italians?' 

Italian forward Mario Balotelli (L) cries after receiving his silver medal

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Balotelli took off his shirt — an offense that requires a yellow card under the rules of the game — and clenched his muscles like a body builder. Here is my black Italian skin, he seemed to be saying, to the people of the country that adopted him but which hasn’t necessarily accepted him, and remains plagued with a prejudice that denies his dignity. 

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“There are no black Italians!” So go the chants even now and they'll continue. But as people of color continue to excel in venues they hadn't previously had access to, and via personal stories and images like those above - progress happens, Change happens, and talent keeps rising to the top, where it belongs...Read Full article here. Don't miss...

CHO AYABA SPEAKS: EDITORIAL FROM THE EDITOR OF ABAKWA TIMES EUROPE
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AMADALA VICTOR: Abakwa Times-Kenya.
 
 
The story of brothers, kidnapped from home hundreds of years ago: YOU CANNOT MAKE THIS STUFF UP. SHOW ME THE MONEY; OF REPARATION FOR SLAVERY....


 

Syria Border

Liverpool Fan Guilty Of Racially Abusing Evra

Evra




A round-up of Groups A-ESouth Africa leave it late to salvage a draw with Ethiopia, plus a round-up of other games in groups A to E.
 

"We've won the game, this is a good start but much still needs to be done," said Cameroon coach Denis Lavagne afterwards.



Former Minister of Interior of La Republic du Cameroun Marafa Amidou Yaya-


HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT: CAMEROONS
US State Department:
Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2011

China: Focus Cameroons
The Disaster that is china's hunger for Ivory; over 200 elephants killed.



The Cameroons



 
Tubah Elite Launch Union to Fight B’da Varsity VC Published:May 28, 2012 Elite of all the four villages of Tubah Subdivision (Bambili, Bambui, Small Babanki and Big Babanki) have launched a union to protect their interests vis-à-vis the University of Bamenda (UBA), which i
Controversial Assembly Kicks Out Eta Bisong as Bar President Published:May 28, 2012 If the words of Barrister Hypolithe Meli, president of the general assembly of the Cameroon Bar Association are anything to go by, Barrister Eta Bisong Jr. is no longer the president of the Cameroon B
Notorious AES-SONEL Chief Harasses Consumers Published:May 27, 2012 A decade after taking over the distribution of electricity, poor service remains the hallmark of AES-SONEL.
G7 Accuses PADDEC Leader Of Betraying Opposition Published:May 27, 2012 The G7 group, comprising some opposition parties, have accused PADDEC leader, Barrister Jean de Dieu Momo, of betrayal during the National Day celebration on May 20.
Examination’s Questions Sold To GBHS Etoug-Ebe Students Published:May 27, 2012 It has been reported that questions for History, Economics, Geography, Mathematics, Computer and Literature were sold to students of GBHS Etoug-Ebe in Yaounde at FCFA 5000 each.
FCFA 1M Fine For Owners Of Non-White Houses Published:May 27, 2012 Limbe City Council has resolved to fine landlords who have not painted their houses white in the next five years FCFA 1 million.
Marafa, Abah Abah, Fotso Moved From Kondengui Prison Published:May 27, 2012 Gendarmes whisked them off to the more secure detention facility at the gendarmerie headquarters in Yaounde. The move came after Abah Abah’s alleged attempted escape from prison
Opposition Boycott Ruins National Day Published:May 26, 2012 There was something unusual at this year’s National Day celebration on May 20
Marafa Begs Fru Ndi For Reliable Anglophone Lawyers Published:May 26, 2012 Former Minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralisation, Marafa Hamidou Yaya, has sent envoys to SDF Chairman, Ni Fru Ndi to get “credible Anglophone lawyers to plead his case in court.”
SDF’s Prof Kale to Lead Marafa Defence Published:May 26, 2012 Prof Ndiva Kofele-Kale has announced he will head a team of defence lawyers for caged former minister Marafa Hamidou Yaya.
Cameroun: Indomitable Lions - Minsep Reassures Public (Cameroon Tribune)
Cameroun: Indomitable Lions - Uneasy Calm Reigns (Cameroon Tribune)







The youths of Nkwen village have given the traditional and administrative authorities up to June, 17 2012 as deadline to produced the over 220 million CFA Frs. government set aside for the resettlement  of those displaced by the would be Bamenda industrial Zone(BIZ).


Jean Michel  Nintcheu, SDF MP for Wouri East  has attacked the immunity of president  Paul Biya in a draft law amending Article 53 of the Constitution  which he introduced  in parliament this week.


Dangote started work on the 1.5 million tonnes-per-year plant in Douala, Cameroon's capital, in September last year with an eye to finishing the project within 18 months.

But construction was stopped after residents filed an injunction that the land belonged to the ethnic Sawa people.


Southern CameroonsFrancophone 
Students Steal 20 Computers

Marafa’s Men Witch-Hunted:An operation backed by some (Cameroun) Government officials at the Presidency is reportedly targeting people appointed by ex-Territorial Administration and Decentralisation, Marafa Hamidou Yaya. The move is said to be aimed at identifying Senior Divisional Officers, SDOs, and Divisional Officers, DOs, who are allegedly Marafa’s “men”. 

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Police found him a credible murderer; will the courts oblige?
Bali has a new King
Belgium, in cohorts with the authoritarian regime in Yaounde, plans to deport those running from persecution into its waiting arms. They offer the usual platitudes for their dastardly and cowardly act.

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Family members of players of African descent forfeit the games for fear of their lives. European Championship consumed by the fires of racism as explosive documentary cast shadows over the event. How could a ‘civilized’ continent have come to this at this age? Also see....Racism fears for Euro 2012 rise after explosive documentary; soccer world holds its breath and Sol Campbell warns fans not to travel to … 


"There are children here who only speak Hebrew. They won't even know the language where they're going," Berri said.

Africans were being stopped on the street and issued deportation orders, he added. "About 100 more have been arrested this morning."

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