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PAUL BIYA ENDORSES PAUL AYAH

PAUL BIYA ENDORSES PAUL AYAH

By AYAH Paul ABINE  That Paul Biya is eight letters and Paul ayah is exactly eight letters is a fact both striking and notorious. Apart from this striking comparison, the two politicians are conspicuously contrasting. But a few days back there was neat convergence in their visions: the one flowing from the other.  As Mr. […]

CAMEROUN UNDER A STATE OF EMERGENCY

CAMEROUN UNDER A STATE OF EMERGENCY

BY AYAH Paul ABINE Those who believed the Delegate General for National Security’s announcement that the police would from November 10, 2013, embark on the systematic checking of vehicle papers are now wholly disillusioned. Gendarmes have staged a stronger showing with even generals joining the checking of vehicle and drivers’ papers at roadsides. As if […]

Elections Campaigns: Worrying Messages from the CPDM

Elections Campaigns: Worrying Messages from the CPDM

  Human history has shown that authoritative rule invariably ends up in the backwardness of society, and invariably, in resistance. It is only all-inclusive, democratic rule that enjoys the adherence of all members of society, and releases their god-given talents and abilities, that produce what according to Alexis de Tocqueville, the ablest governments are usually […]

Pre polls-day electoral injustice of Cameroon

Pre polls-day electoral injustice of Cameroon

   Democrats now have to grapple with the sour fact that ahead of the 30 September 2013 polls for the twin parliament and council elections in Cameroon, incumbent president Biya’s party, CPDM, is assured already of running uncontested in just so many constituencies despite circa 300 political parties in existence.             Of the 360 councils […]

Elections, ELECAM and gender politics

Elections, ELECAM and gender politics

Elections, ELECAM and gender politics Law no. 92/002 of 14 August 1992 to lay down the conditions governing the election of municipal councilors stated in section 3(2) that “Each list shall take into consideration the various sociological components of the constituency concerned.” The law governing the election of parliamentarians had the same provision. There was […]

THE RELENTLESS WAR AGAINST PAP

THE RELENTLESS WAR AGAINST PAP

After surmounting intense mental and at times physical torture, PAP thought it had found a leeway to contest the upcoming patliamentary and municipal elections. But more of illusion it was: CPDM had reserved an arsenal of devastating and even lethal weapons of mass destruction in armouries of abusive incumbency. The first offensive was launched by […]

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