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THE OBNOXIOUS MINISTERIAL ORDER

THE OBNOXIOUS MINISTERIAL ORDER

This so-called Ministerial order banning the SCNC and the Consortium of Southern Cameroons Civil Society Organisations is a desperate kick of a dying horse. This desperate move is not new. Southern Cameroonians have lived with this since the annexation and colonisation of our territory in 1961. Southern Cameroonians have resisted colonial governance through dictatorial fiat […]

The Anglophone Problem

The Anglophone Problem

Opinion Paper BY HARRY FON ACHA WHAT IS THE ANGLOPHONE PROBLEM? The past few weeks will be recorded in the history of Cameroon as a period when some Cameroonians decided to stand up against what they perceive as the systematic marginalisation of a people who, by virtue of their common heritage (education, culture, way of life […]

THE INEVITABLE NATURE OF CHANGE 

THE INEVITABLE NATURE OF CHANGE 

  Change is part of life. To try to go against change is to try to go against the very essence of the meaning of life. So when I read of high government officials and party apparatchiks, moving to Bamenda and Buea, I listen in to hear what the proposals are. Nothing, but a language […]

Young People of Gambia finally rose!

Young People of Gambia finally rose!

  The world was shocked when former president Yahya Jammeh conceded to defeat. The twenty-two years ruler of Gambia said “ I told you, Gambians, that I would not question the outcome of the  results and would accept it”. This is a man who received continuous reprimand from fellow African leaders about his rule over his people. Others kept singing his praises. During the recent December one elections; internet was shut down, observes were barred from entering the country. We all looked at his leadership with worry. We are shocked that the dictator finally accepted that his people are tired of his rule, he has handed over power with a peaceful baton. We must congratulate him for accepting defeat and congratulating the new leader. However we are concerned about utterances of the new president, honorable Adama Barrow! For it is not good for a leader to overstay in power, even if the constitution is silence on term limits. It is always advisable to serve your people and allow a new leader like Barrow with a new vision to take over. For political positions are not royal positions which are birth rights which means only death can bring a new leader. A message must be send to President Adama Barrow, he must mind his words during this exciting period. Twice he has said he will only serve three years instead of five years because he wants to bring about electoral reforms and improve the lives of his people. He must not act like a fake prophet and lie to us, predicting the future he is unsure of. We are yet to see how he will perform and as a result, we reject his excited commitment, that he will serve three of the five years. He is lying and speaking from happiness. He reminds us of the President of Uganda who once said ‘ One term is enough for Uganda’ and next he is in power for over 30 years. We know he had invested everything in this election and badly wanted to lead Gambia. His election into power bring with him the opportunity to improve the lives of the people of Gambia. Post his election we expect media freedom, less police brutality and religious tolerance. With him in power we are pleading that, the conditions of his people must improve, they must stop travailing on a boat to  Europe seeking economic emancipation. It is worrying that amongst the number of Africans traveling to Europe for economic relief Gambians are in majority. This must stop! Gambia owes Africa a good story. This electoral leadership change gives us hope. The excitement must not be killed by office ‘air-corn’ comfort. For we know, when leaders are yearning for acceptance they speak as they wish, the challenge comes when they are in office, faced with service delivery. President Barrow we are observing your term with concern. You dare not fail your voters, who in majority are youth. Barrow must restore his relations with the western block which was also denied entry to observe elections. We are looking to him to bring about change and focus less on political witch-hunt. We hope he heard the celebrations from his electorates. In majority they are youthful and finally acted in their own interest which was change, leadership change. Their living conditions must also change and this is his responsibility. The election of a new leader in Gambia affirms that for Africa to thrive in positive strides,its youth must decide on its future. This also reminds African leaders that the youth is the future of the continent and must never be undermined. The world is becoming younger, African leaders must accept this. Our own history reminds us that for Africa to be liberated, its founding leaders were young. Samora form Mozambique, Mandela from South Africa, Nkwame from Ghana and many more were youthful.

PRESS STATEMENT ON THE ANGLOPHONE LAWYERS’ PROBLEM BY DR NICK NGWANYAM

PRESS STATEMENT ON THE ANGLOPHONE LAWYERS’ PROBLEM  BY DR NICK NGWANYAM

PRESS STATEMENT ON THE ANGLOPHONE LAWYERS’ PROBLEM BY DR NICK NGWANYAM, MD. 15th November, 2016 ( Informed Christian Observer and activist in Cameroon’s Politics).   Dear People of Cameroon, Dear Lawyers, Dear Anglophones, Ladies and Gentlemen.     THE IMPORTANCE OF MEANINGFUL  COMMUNICATION, DIALOGUE, UNDERSTANDING OTHERS AND PROBLEM SOLVING. Many years ago, there was a lot of […]

The Management of Diversity and the Cry of Common Law Lawyers.

The Management of Diversity and the Cry of Common Law Lawyers.

Forcing learned gentlemen of the law into the streets robed in their wigs and gowns is something no Government should wish for. Lawyers are the defenders of those without power, and the watchdogs of the rule of law. Citizens, who are witnesses to such a spectacle, will immediately feel fragile, and the existence of the […]

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