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Why Mebara Was Acquitted

Why Mebara Was Acquitted

  Since the Mfoundi High Court dropped three out of five charges against former Secretary General at the Presidency, Jean Marie Atangana Mebara, there have been various conflicting media reports concerning Mebara’s freedom. On May 3, Mebara was acquitted on three count charges in what is now commonly known as the Albatross Affair.    Confusion […]

Open Letter To Biya by Detained Ex-Minister, Marafa Hamidou Yaya

Open Letter To Biya by Detained Ex-Minister, Marafa Hamidou Yaya

       Mr. President,    On Monday, 16 April, 2012, I was summoned by the Examining Magistrate of the Mfoundi High Court and sent to the Kondengui Central prison without any trial.    You certainly must have learned that I requested the disqualification of this Magistrate who had come to see me on his […]

Buea Water Scarcity Exasperating Dwellers

Buea Water Scarcity Exasperating Dwellers

Only a few years ago, it was hard to imagine taps running dry in Buea, the administrative seat of the South West region.  But after Douala, Yaoundé and other major urban settlements across the country, inhabitants of Buea, nestled at the foot of Mt Cameroon are increasingly going thirsty.  “The population of Buea is witnessing […]

Protesting Students Disrupt Varsity Games in Buea

Protesting Students Disrupt Varsity Games in Buea

  Irate students disrupted the opening of the 15th edition of the national University Games that kicked at the University of Buea (UB), in the presence of an embarrassed minister of higher education Jacques Fame Ndongo.    Declaring themselves to be members of the University of Buea Students Union (UBSU), the protesters interrupted the opening […]

Mebara Still Faces Charges Despite Acquittal

Mebara Still Faces Charges Despite Acquittal

  Family members of Jean-Marie Atangana Mebera, ex-minister and former secretary general at the presidency, were thrown into jubilation when the chief judge at the Mfoundi High Court in Yaounde acquitted him of corruption-related charges on Thursday night. But celebrations may be short-lived. Although Justice Gilbert Slick cleared Mebara of all three charges in his […]

Gov’t Reemphasises Original Limbe Shipyard Plan

Gov’t Reemphasises Original Limbe Shipyard Plan

The government has reiterated it is unprepared to swerve from the original plan destining the Limbe Shipyard as a naval repair base and not a construction site.  Officials steering the protractedly snail-paced project told newsmen at a press briefing in Douala Monday April 23 the government had overruled the new vision for the venture ushered […]

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