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Trading peace  for elections

A presidential decree issued on Sunday, November 10 fixed February 9, 2020, for the Legislative and Municipal elections. It is just too obvious that, the head of state wants to remain true to the letter and


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Biya’s Cameroon, why   history can’t wait

When the next history of Cameroon is written, there will be two stop points for reflection. In the course of this reflection, Cameroonians will be engaging themselves in appraising the leadership qualities of the two major


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Special Status for the Anglophone regions is a right not a gift!

If in the course of framing the 1996 constitution by what has gone down in history as the Joseph Owona commission, and provision was made for a special status for the two Anglophone provinces, it certainly


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The worrying silence  after dialogue

It is our sincere belief that the call for dialogue was pertinent, the more reason why it attracted so much support both within the country and beyond its borders. And, if it did attract so much


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Revisiting Mbombo Njoya’s proposals at MND

The city of Foumban has a special place in the political evolution of Cameroon. This is a statement of fact if history means anything to us in this our generation. It is pertinent to remind ourselves


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Special Status with  a question mark

With a heavy heart, many Anglophones remain reluctant to believe that the mere mention of SPECIAL STATUS, for the two English speaking regions of Cameroon, without any assuring definition so far of what is involved, is


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Dialogue is over, have we made progress?

This in indeed, is a crucial question at a crucial moment of the nation’s survival chances, and a pertinent one when honesty and patriotism beckon on us. The much chanted dialogue has come and gone, but


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“Shall we make or mar”

The above caption of this piece is borrowed from the title of the late Dr. Bernard Fonlon’s thought provoking Book, written at a very critical time, just a few years after reunification, the first ten years,


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Lest we stray  into the woods

Since President Biya’s announcement last September 10, calling for a national dialogue, the excitement that has accompanied this call, does not seem to be helping us find the right comportment suitable for a task such as


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Anglophone Marginalisation: The President missed the point

When it was announced a few hours in advance, that the head of state will address the nation on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, the only surprise was that, against the traditional practice of addressing the nation


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