Sasse Old Boys Association UK. Calm before the Storm?

Originally Published in The Post Newspaper on Monday October 16 2017. It is now official. SOBA UK has split into two warring factions. Trouble has been simmering in the Sasse Old boys Association SOBA UK branch since the outgoing President Ayuk Akoh Arrey failed to call elections...
Posted On 16 Oct 2017
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SOBA UK. Dawn of a New Era

By Francis Ngwa In Leicester Cly Elimbi Mensah Kofi (Class 93) will now head a one year executive transitional team created to revive and make Sasse Old Boys Association UK (SOBA UK) a more inclusive, dynamic and more embracing association. He will be assisted by Secretary...
Posted On 09 Oct 2017
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“Bye bye Bonjour, Welcome Good Morning”

  By Francis Ngwa @ City Chemist Roundabout. September 22 2017 The euphoria at the Bamenda City chemist roundabout in the afternoon of Friday September 22 2017 was easily perceptible. Thousands of people marched, danced, hoisted the Ambazonia flag, paid homage to the flag...
Posted On 23 Sep 2017
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Water Shortage Hits Zambian Capital Lusaka

Sylvester Williams in Lusaka, Zambia A public health care expert in the Zambian capital Lusaka has warned of the risk of major outbreak of diseases including dysentery, cholera, typhoid and diarrhoea after maintenance work at the Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company (LWSC) forced...
Posted On 17 Sep 2017
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SOBA UK. Crisis Heightens as “contested” Exco rejects olive branch

The highly contested executive of SOBA UK led by outgoing president Ayuk Akoh Arrey has stuck to its guns and refused overtures from his opponents, initially to call an extraordinary meeting to discuss problems plaguing the association. They have also rejected an October 7th 2017...
Posted On 09 Sep 2017
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Models of Society. Zambian beauty Queens Prepare for Big Showdown

By Sylvester Williams in Lusaka Zambia Platinum Events Productions Africa, organizers’ of last year’s Miss Zambia beauty pageant are hoping this year’s event is trouble free after they had to dethrone last year’s winner Louisa Chingangu 20, for gross misconduct. Eighteen selected...
Posted On 09 Sep 2017
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SOBA UK Crisis Deepens as “New Exco” is rejected

The crisis in SOBA UK, the association of Ex Students from St Joseph College in Sasse Buea (Cameroon) resident in the UK has deepened after a “new exco” led by outgoing president Ayuk Akoh Arrey was rejected by a vast majority of Sobans. Only twenty members of sixty...
Posted On 29 Aug 2017
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SOBA UK. Who is afraid of Elections 2017?

  By Francis Ngwa in London There have been renewed calls for fresh elections in SOBA UK, a year after the mandate of outgoing “one term” president Ayuk Akoh Arrey expired more than a year ago. Though he had promised to call elections after the last SOBA UK  convention,...
Posted On 16 Apr 2017
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Cameroon Brain Gain. Return of the “Bush Fallers”.

Cameroonians resident abroad frequently return home to visit family and friends but most fly back to the Diaspora after these visits. A small number have however, decided to move back home permanently despite the poor job prospects and poor or sometimes non-existent services....
Posted On 21 Aug 2016
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The difficulties of adopting from USA. A Cameroonian experience.

Cathy Ghana has been stuck in the USA for almost two years as she struggles to adopt her six year old niece. The case outlines some of the difficulties foreigners face going through the maze that is the American Legal system Culled from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette By Paula Reed Ward...
Posted On 17 Apr 2016
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UNICEF and EU Safe school year in Maroua-Cameroon

  By Elias Ntungwe Ngalame MAROUA-Cameroon. Over 31.000 of refugee and terrorism triggered diplaced children in the Far North region of Cameroon have been rescued from a forfeited school year thanks to a fresh flow of cash from the European Union (EU). The children among whom are...
Posted On 13 Aug 2015
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Second Anti Crime street Campaign welcomed in Liverpool

  Hundreds of residents who had some minutes to listen to the second street crime prevention campaign by Liverpool based Citizen Outreach Coalition (COC) on Wednesday August 5th 2015 were delighted to learn a grass root organization was trying in its own way to reduce the...
Posted On 09 Aug 2015
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UK Charitys’ ambitious plans to stem economic migration from Africa

By Mokun Njouny Nelson Empowering young people across Africa by helping them set up and run viable businesses could help reduce the number of migrants now dying in droves as they attempt the perilous journey by boats to Europe, an official of a UK based NGO has said. Francis...
Posted On 30 Jun 2015
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Cameroon. Young entrepreneurs drilled on business skills

By Mokun Njouny Nelson Young entrepreneurs in Bamenda, North Western Cameroon have learnt the necessity to write out a concise business plan before they embark on any  kind of business, big or small Most of the 34 young entrepreneurs who attended the one day workshop on poverty...
Posted On 24 Jun 2015
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South Africa/Cameroon. High Commissioner under fire for inaction following xenophobic attacks.

Cameroon High Commissioner to South Africa Adrien Kouambo has been sharply criticized for not taking practical measures to reassure and send back Cameroon nationals who want to return home following xenophobic attacks against foreign nationals in the rainbow nation. Officially,...
Posted On 26 Apr 2015
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Cameroon-UK. Why Cameroon exhibition at the British Science Matters

This is what HM The Queen said on the day it happened in October 2014 “…It is really Lovely’. Perhaps one day, Africa will conceive ‘The Thing’ – The Ultimate communication device!   Six Networks that changed the world Connecting Africa...
Posted On 13 Apr 2015
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Making History: Cameroon’s permanent exhibition in the Information Age gallery at the British Science Museum

by Dr Seraphin Kamdem*, SOAS, Univ. of London (U.K.)  The British Science Museum, based in London, UK, is one of the biggest science museums in the world. Few countries can boast of a permanent exhibition with their own name attached to it in the new Information Age gallery at...
Posted On 04 Nov 2014
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Breaking. Kenyan Scolar/Historian Ali Mazrui Dies

Kenyan born hisorian, poet, writer and film maker Ali Mazrui died yesterday October 12 2014 in the USA at the age of 81 after an illness. Tributes have been pouring in for the Pan Africanist scholar, a passionate defendant of the African heritage and the abuses the continent has...
Posted On 13 Oct 2014
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Will “hideous British State” Separate and any lessons for Southern Cameroons?

The debates have been divisive and fractured, politicians have been booed and heckled and the BBC accused of being biased. The United Kingdom is now a country divided against itself but the debate for Scottish independence have respected the rules of democracy  throughout...
Posted On 18 Sep 2014
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Fashion. Maiden African Fashion Week Amsterdam this Weekend

The Netherlands’s capital Amsterdam will this weekend August 30-31 2014 host the first ever edition of the global renowned African fashion Week. Popular Nigerian actor Nouh Ramsey will present the event that has already hit other European capitals including Prague, London, Berlin...
Posted On 27 Aug 2014
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Cameroon. A Day with the Smiling Hero Doctor

  Francis Ngwa, Kulabei Village, North Western Cameroon The bus carrying Dr George Bwelle 42, and a team of twenty seven volunteer doctors and nurses including students doctors from the USA. France and the Netherlands, arrives kulabei, a small village in North Western...
Posted On 25 Aug 2014
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WHO-Ebola fact sheet. All you need to know about World’s most dangerous Virus

Key facts Ebola virus disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever, is a severe, often fatal illness in humans. EVD outbreaks have a case fatality rate of up to 90%. EVD outbreaks occur primarily in remote villages in Central and West Africa, near tropical...
Posted On 10 Aug 2014
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US-Africa Summit. The top-Bottom approach that never Works

US President Barrack Obama is meeting some of the 50 “big men” responsible for some of the myriad of problems that have faced the Africa continent since Libya became the first African country to gain independence in 1951. (not to be confused with Ghana which was the first African...

Ugandan Creative Workshop. Need for More African women to tell their stories

Nigerian born writer and feminist Adichie Ngozi Chimamanda has followed her 2012 Tedx Talk “We Should All Be Feminists” with the release of a short ebook with the same title. The ebook is on sale now for Just $.99. She talks about the need for equality of the sexes in the...
Posted On 31 Jul 2014
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Ebola Alert. Bush Meat now Suspect Vector in Spread of World’s Deadliest Virus

Culled from The Daily Mail, UK There was nothing unusual-looking about the passenger arriving at Heathrow from Lagos. He was carrying one of the most deadly diseases known to mankind, but it wasn’t noticed by overstretched Nigerian airport officials before departure, nor by...
Posted On 29 Jul 2014
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Cameroon/Boko Haram. Was unpaid ransom for French family responsible for Kidnap of VPM’s Wife?

The Cameroon government has dispatched fighter jets and more troops to bolsters the 1000 Special Forces already in the northern regions after alleged Nigerian insurgents attacked and killed three people yesterday Sunday July 27 2014.  The wife of the Justice Minister and Deputy...
Posted On 28 Jul 2014
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Malaria Vaccine at Last? GSK begins process to approve new vaccine

British pharmaceutical giant Glaxo Smith Kline GSK yesterday July 24 2014 submitted a regulatory application to the European Medicines Agency EMA, for its malaria vaccine RTS.S one of the first steps before the recognition of its breakthrough vaccine that could save millions of...
Posted On 25 Jul 2014

Gambia. Yahya Jammeh still going strong after Coup but few Gambians are celebrating

Yahya Jammeh today July 22 2014 celebrates the 20th anniversary of the coup that toppled Dawda Jawara who was president of the West African state for 24 years but few Gambians will have anything to celebrate. The country is still poor, Jammeh has been ruling with an iron fist...
Posted On 22 Jul 2014
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Music. Stanley Enow sounds “presidential” in third single but is everyone impressed?

He does not tell us what President Biya’s daughter Brenda wants from him exactly but that one short line from his new single “Njama Njama cow” tells volumes. With only three songs in his repertoire, Stanley Enow is already sounding very musically “presidential”. A year ago, few...

Lifestyle. London to Celebrate Stylish African fashion Again

Four daily catwalks, exhibitions of some of the best and up to date new and rich clothing styles and the active participation of some of the best known fashion designers and models from Africa and across the world, will feature prominently at the Olympia West hall in London very...
Posted On 18 Jul 2014
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You Lazy (Intellectual) African Scum!

By Field Ruwe They call the Third World the lazy man’s purview; the sluggishly slothful and languorous prefecture. In this realm people are sleepy, dreamy, torpid, lethargic, and therefore indigent—totally penniless, needy, destitute, poverty-stricken, disfavored, and...
Posted On 16 Jul 2014
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Wole Soyinka is 80. A Telephone conversation with a Literary Giant

Nigerian and 1986 Nobel prize winning poet, playwright and author Akinwande Oluwole “Wole” Soyinka turned 80 yesterday July 13 2014. The grey haired Abeokuta born writer has delighted readers in Africa and across the world since he started writer 57 years ago in-wait...
Posted On 14 Jul 2014
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Brazil World Cup. Germany triumphs, FIFA Keeps money while Africa is still biggest losers

After 64 matches spread over 32 days, Europe again proves it has a right to have 13 representatives at the world cup when Germany won South American representatives Argentina 1-0 in a lacklustre finals in Rio de Janeiro to lift the Brazil world cup yesterday July 13 2014. Germany...
Posted On 14 Jul 2014

Bobby East and Model girlfriend to face Porno charges.

Rap musician Robert Chungu aka Bobby East and his model girlfriend Ruth Mukanga are expected to appear in court on Monday July 14 2014 after they were arrested earlier today Saturday for producing and distributing a porn video. Both could face up to 5 years in jail according to...
Posted On 12 Jul 2014
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Brazil 2014 aftermath. Why some Ghanaian fans will not return Home

Justice and Immigration officials in Brazil are bracing to handle thousands of asylum applications after some 200 Ghanaian football fans joined an unspecified number of Syrians who have asked for political asylum. The Ghanaians claim they are Muslims fleeing from inter religious...
Posted On 11 Jul 2014

Brazil World Cup. Whitewash…The day after the Night before.

Brazil Coach Luiz Felipi Scolari has described yesterday July 8 2014  7-1 whitewash in their semi finals match against Germany as the worst day of his life but said the country needs to move on and show the world they still have one of the best teams on earth. Supporters of the...
Posted On 09 Jul 2014
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Zambia. Was Musician Bobby East being blackmailed before sex tape went viral?

By Sylvester Munanjala Zambian police have launched wide ranging investigations in collaboration with the Zambian Information and Communications Authority ZICTA after a sex tape involving Bobby East 32, of the XYZ Crew band went viral after it was leaked on the internet. The...
Posted On 09 Jul 2014
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Nigerian “Lottery” Scammer begins Jail term

A notorious London based Nigeria 419 conman has began an eight year jail sentence after he was found guilty at the Old Bailey of scamming victims, most of them old and vulnerable out of thousands of pounds in a fake lottery scam. Frank Onyeachonam 38, lived an extravagant and...
Posted On 07 Jul 2014
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Zambia. Where the hell is the President?

By Sylvester Munanjala in Lusaka, Zambia It might be a small and not very visible southern African country but the whereabouts of Zambian president Michael Sata 77, has been a subject of worry for his close to 15 million compatriots. After more than ten years in the opposition...
Posted On 07 Jul 2014
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Music. Debra Debs UK Concert Dates in July. The Interview

UK based Cameroon soul singer Debra Debs will be playing three gigs in the UK with most of the songs from her latest album Lifecycles. On July 22 2014, she will be playing at The Jam House in Birmingham with Maysa Leak. You can buy tickets Here. On 23 July at Jazz Cafe in London,...
Posted On 03 Jul 2014
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Zambia. Fake doctor arrested in second largest hospital but did he have inside help?

By Sylvester Munanjala in Lusaka Zambia. Zambian police are still investigating and are expected to charge a man who successfully masqueraded as a doctor for almost three weeks at the Lusaka Levy Mwanawasa hospital, the second largest hospital in the capital Lusaka. The suspect...
Posted On 03 Jul 2014
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Brazil World Cup. Nigeria Stumbles but Qualifies for Round II. Will Ghana/Algeria Join them today?

Argentina beat Nigeria for the third time in the world cup final phase but the super Eagles still managed to reach the round of 16 after Bosnia-Herzegovina beat Iran 3-1 in Group F. Argentina beat the African champions 3-2 in a thrilling match that saw Argentine Captain Lionel...
Posted On 26 Jun 2014
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Zambia Music. Miss Kachy returns with two “catchy” singles

By Sylvester Munanjala in Lusaka Zambia. Four years after she took a sabbatical from the music industry, Zambian diva Kachanana Simate aka Miss Kachy has returned with two smashing hits “Money” and “Ndipita”. Speaking exclusively to Iroko Magazine after releasing the two singles,...
Posted On 26 Jun 2014
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Brazil World Cup. Ghana under fire for match fixing but why are African teams Targeted?

Ghana football association president Kwesi Nyantakyi has threatened to drag The Telegraph newspaper  in Britain to court after it published a story alleging he was part of a conspiracy prepared to fix international friendlier in which the Ghana team was involved. Ghana is one of...
Posted On 23 Jun 2014
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S. Cameroon Passport Saga. Ebenezer Akwanga on why a SC passport is necessary

  Southern Cameroons Youth League (SCYL) president and human rights activist Ebenezer Akwanga caused a diplomatic furore recently when he appeared in a photograph proudly displaying a copy of a Southern Cameroons (SC) passport. Most SC activists welcomed the gesture as another...
Posted On 20 Jun 2014
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Brazil 2014. Cameroon eliminated as Cup holders Spain Crash out in Shame

As expected early this morning Thursday June 19 2014, Cameroon became the first African country to crash out of this year’s world cup after a humiliating 4-0 defeat by a less than impressive Croatia team. The Lions played with just ten men when defender Alex Song was red carded...
Posted On 19 Jun 2014
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Zambia. “Invincible” Muxy releases first album

By Sylvester Munanjala in Lusaka, Zambia. Full time student, model and singer Mukula Kapata aka Muxy has released her first album, a self titled CD of 12 tracks and hopes this will bring the musical recognizing she has battled to achieve for the last four years. A video for one...
Posted On 18 Jun 2014
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Brazil 2014. Will an Eto’o Miss against Croatia help or hinder Lions?

After their dismal performance on Friday June 13 2014 in Natal, The Lions might likely miss the services of their best team scorer and captain Samuel Eto’o Fils because of injury. Samuel Eto’o revealed this on his facebook page with this posting; “The doctors confirm! I will...
Posted On 16 Jun 2014
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Zambia. First Lady joins Jubilee anniversary Company Fitness relay race.

By Sylvester Munanjala in Lusaka Zambia. Zambian first Lady Dr Christine Kaseba Sata was not only guest of honour but also took part in the 21 km Inter Company Relay ICR fitness race that took place in the Zambian capital Lusaka on Saturday June 14th 2014. The Zambia Sugar relay...
Posted On 16 Jun 2014
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Brazil World Cup Day 2. Cameroon stumbles as Spanish Cup holders are humbled.

It came as no surprise excerpt to die hard supporters of the Indomitable Lions but the out of shape, indiscipline and shambolic Lions were only defeated 1-0 by Mexico only with help from the Colombian referee Wilmar Roldan who disallowed two perfectly clear  Mexican goals-and one...

Brazil World Cup. Eto’o, Makoun might not start off crucial clash against Mexico

Cameroon plays its first group qualifying world cup match today June 13 2014 against Mexico at the Arena Das Natal in Brazil in the second match in Group 1. After host and favourites Brazil came from behind to defeat Croatia 3-1 late yesterday night, a win for either team will...
Posted On 13 Jun 2014
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Zambia Business. The Piracted IT book that helped create a software Company

By Sylvester Munanjala in Lusaka Zambia Young and enterprising businessman Francis Kasonde 29, says he self taught himself computer graphics and IT when his cousin photocopied an IT handbook titled “Computer Fundamentals”. The rest of the story as they say, is history. Kasonde is...
Posted On 12 Jun 2014
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MTV Music Awards. What next for Stanley Enow after MTV award?

Exactly a year after he first burst into the music scene in Cameron, musician Stanley Enow aka “Bayangi boy”  has picked his first award after he easily beat Burna Boy (Nigeria) Heavy K (South Africa) (Nigeria) and Uhuru (South Africa) in the best new Act category. “….at...
Posted On 11 Jun 2014
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Brazil 2014. Lions finally fly but pre-tournament fracas will affect performance.

Cameroon’s Prime Minister Philomen Yang, Sports Minister Adoum Garoua  and Joseph Owona, president of the FIFA appointed Normalization Committee early today morning Monday June 9 2014, breath a collective sigh of relief when the official Cameroon squad, including the 23 players...
Posted On 09 Jun 2014
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Zambia. Camilla Decruz on why sleeping to the top is bad to promote any Career

By Sylvester Munanjala in Lusaka Zambia. R&B musician Camilla Decruz 21 (born Camilla Chandla)  has warned young and aspiring Zambians in any sector to avoid sexual predators who appear as benefactors to help promote their careers. She said this could lead to all types of...
Posted On 06 Jun 2014
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Brazil 2014. Kana Biyik retires from Int’nal football after Brazil rejection

The Lions of Cameroon might have been inflicted long term defensive damage after Rennes  player Jean Armel Kana Biyik angrily announced he was retiring from international football to concentrate on his club career. He was reacting te what he considered an affront when Lion’s head...
Posted On 05 Jun 2014
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Brazil 2014. Preparations heat up following release of Volke Finke’s 23 Man Squad

Supporters of the Indomitable Lions are in high spirits following an encouraging 2-2 draw between the team and the German national team last Sunday June 1 2014 in Monchengladbach, Germany. German coach Volke Finke managed to arrange the friendly against his country’s national...
Posted On 03 Jun 2014
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Profile. Meet Joki Manga, Pioneer SOBA Europe Vice President General

Big, jovial and always smiling, Joki Manga is one of the fresh faced youngsters who registered and started school as part of the St Joseph College Sasse 1979 batch. 35 years later, Joki is now a successful entrepreneur and a Maritime/Oil & Gas Logistics Coordinator with...
Posted On 03 Jun 2014
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Zambia. Musician Ruff Kaida Defends “deadly” Stage stunt

By Sylvester Munanjala in Lusaka, Zambia Zambian hip-hop artiste Masautso Nkhoma 28, aka Ruff Kaida has defended his extraordinary stage stunt at the Lusaka Club Zed last Saturday May 24 2014 when he made a “deadly” entrance into his concert and popped out of a white coffin....
Posted On 30 May 2014
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Wildlife Crime. Suspect arrested with 18 Primate Skulls

Obam Adolphe 37, is the latest suspect to be arrested in the Cameroonian capital Yaoundé for allegedly trafficking in endangered animal parts. He was arrested in the Nkoleton neignbourhood recently with a collection of seven gorilla and eleven chimpanzee skulls, a big haul by any...
Posted On 28 May 2014
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Sasse College. Proprietor promises facelift as school prepares for 75th birthday celebrations

Preparations have been heating up towards the 75th anniversary celebrations of St Josephs College Sasse, Buea in Cameroon. Past and present students and friends of the college are being mobilized for the event that is expected to attract thousands of people to the foothills of...
Posted On 27 May 2014
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Malaria Vaccine. Sanaria Inc. appeals for funds to continue work on promising malaria vaccine.

Time is fast running out to raise money on crowd funding site indiegogo for the most promising vaccine that could stop malaria in its track as the  June 5th 2014 deadline approaches. Despite billions of dollars spent annually around the world, malaria still killed close to...
Posted On 25 May 2014
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Brazil World Cup. Shambolic Cameroon to play third rated friendly as Africa’s other reps warm up

Cameroons shambolic preparations for the world cup was evident again yesterday May 22 2014 when Prof Joseph Owona, president  of the FIFA created normalization committee  revealed the team will play it’s only warm up match against Moldavia, classed 99th in the latest FIFA team...

Bob Marley Tribute 33 years on… The day the Music Died

The honourable Robert Nesta Marley was buried today May 21 1981, exactly 33 years ago. He died 10 days earlier on May 11 and that is the day the Music died. The Man and his legacy however, will live on forever. I still remember the first time I heard Bob’s song “One Love/People...

Sasse College. Rev Nouck on the state of the school on eve of 75th anniversary

Rev Fr Peter Nouck, a class 84 Ex student of St Joseph’s College Sasse Buea says he is extremely proud and privileged to be serving his alma mater as the college prepares to celebrate its 75th anniversary in December this year. Like thousands of students, former students and...

Zambia. Model Mapulanga Prepares to Conquer the world in Kosovo

By Sylvester Munanjala in Lusaka, Zambia. Conquering her fear of heights, flying and speaking in public are the three weaknesses teenage Zambian model Natasha Mapulanga 17, says she must beat to stand any chance of winning the Miss Freedom of the World beauty pageant scheduled...
Posted On 19 May 2014
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Zambia. More anti Boko Haram protests Planned

By Sylvester Munanjala in Lusaka, Zambia. Hundreds of Zambians will on Monday May 19th 2014, again join the rest of the world in adding pressure on Nigerian Islamist fundamentalist group Boko Haram to release some 276 girls it kidnapped more than a month ago. Dr Charlotte Scott,...
Posted On 17 May 2014
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Samuel Eto’o Fils. Leaving Chelsea FC but Next Club Still a Secret

Cameroonian international and English premier league attacker Samuel Eto’o Fils 33, will most certainly be leaving Chelsea football club when his one contract ends but his destination is still a closely guided secret. Despite scoring crucial goals with the team, Chelsea did not...

Zambian Music. Hippy boys Create New Record Label

By Sylvester Munanjala in Lusaka, Zambia Getting a record label to release the music for new artists can be very challenging. Two relative young musicians in Zambia decided to cut the red tape by creating their own record label with a very creative name. #TrippyHippyRecords is...
Posted On 15 May 2014
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Zambia. Meet teenage Sensational Model Olivia Kapasu

By Sylvester Munanjala, Lusaka, Zambia Uk born Lusaka based teenage sensation Olivia Kapasu has said being a model is extremely hard work but anyone can succeed in the industry if they put in the necessary time and effort Miss Kapasu 18, current holder of the Miss Personality...
Posted On 13 May 2014
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Brazil World Cup. Cameroon Names Provisional Squad

Cameroon national team coach Volke Finke has released a provisional list of 30 players who will defend the colours of the Lions in Brazil next month. The thirty players includes 4 goalkeepers, 9 defendants, 8 midfield players, 7 attackers and two players on the reserve list....
Posted On 12 May 2014

Boko Haram. The hashtag that could finish off Nigerian terrorists

The days of violent Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau and his band of thugs may be numbered as world attention, military cognizance, guns and intelligence turn their focus on destroying their power base.  It follows international outrage after Shekau in a video and dressed in his...
Posted On 10 May 2014
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P Square. Tasting the money again after rumoured split

Millions of fans of the most successful musical twins in Africa are delighted fears Paul and Peter Okoye (P Square) will split did not happen after they released the video for their latest single “Taste the Money (Testimony)” The usual suspects feature in the video which...
Posted On 09 May 2014
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South African Elections. “Young upstart” Julius Malema giving ANC Jitters

With more than half of votes counted, the new boy and party on the block of South African politics the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) led by Julius Malema 33 has won an astonishing 21 seats. The new EFF party’s chieftain, the red beret rebellious former youth leader of the ANC...
Posted On 08 May 2014
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Ghana. Naming Kofi Annan, Kwame Nkrumah & tradition of Akan tribe

By Mansa Quainoo in Accra, Ghana From Kwame Nkrumah through Kofi Annan to Komla Dumor, Ghanaians have some of the most intriguing  names across Africa with each name having a specific meaning depending on time and day of the week when someone is born. Like in Nigeria, naming...
Posted On 08 May 2014
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Lapiro De Mbanga. Plans to Organize New Memorial Concert to Fund Musical Foundation

Following last minute change in venue last Friday May 2 2014 and disagreements between some of the organizers, plans are now underway to host another event during which the life, times and music of Lambo Pierre Sandjo Roger (aka Lapiro) will be celebrated in Washington DC. A...
Posted On 07 May 2014

South Africa elects…for first time without Mandela

  How do you search for the missing soul of a nation without its emblematic leader? More than 25 million South Africans, (SA) a majority under 40 will tomorrow May 7 2014 vote in general elections the ruling ANC is widely expected to win. It will be the first post apartheid...

Zambian Music Trouble. Calls for Art Council Chair to be fired

By: Sylvester Munanjala, Lusaka Zambia The National Arts Council of Zambia (NAC) might soon lose its chair person following criticism she does not treat all artists the same. Some artists have been calling for Mulenga Kapwepwe to be replaced accusing her of being biased for...
Posted On 05 May 2014
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Lifestyle: Not tonight babe (Tales from African bedrooms)

By Mansa Quainoo in Accra, Ghana Picture this. After eight years of passionate sex, Nzeng and Zouzekou’s marital bliss has fizzled out and they have become more like strangers sleeping on the same bed. Their once vibrant sex life has suffered terribly and it is badly affecting...
Posted On 05 May 2014
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Tourism. Visiting the 8th wonder of the world; the rope hanging bridge of Ghana

First established in 1931, the Kakum National park located in the Central region of Ghana is a unique and pristine rain-forest and attracts thousands of tourists annually. The 375 square kilometers park is famous because it can only be accessed through its 350 meters long canopy...
Posted On 02 May 2014
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UEFA Champions League Finals. Madrid Vs Madrid

For the first time in its fifty nine years history, two teams from the same European city-Madrid, will clash in the finals of the most prestigious global club competitions after Atletico of Madrid outplayed Chelsea in a 3-1 thriller at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday April 30 2014....
Posted On 01 May 2014
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Lapiro forever. Celebrating the life of Cameroons’ “Bob Marley” in giant Live concert

Hundreds of fans are expected to turn out for the celebration of the life of Cameroonian musician Pierre Roger Lambo Sandjo aka Lapiro de Mbanga on Friday May 2 2014 at the Bueana Vista banquet Hall in Maryland, Washington DC.  Lapiro died from prostate cancer on March 16 2014....
Posted On 28 Apr 2014
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P Square. The Two women at the center of a very Square Problem

Update 09:00am. Friday April 25 2014 Fans have reacted with joy after Paul Okoye indicated on facebook that the “storm” in the P Square “teacup” has been resolved. “Finally God’s will is done. FOREVER PSQAURE”, Paul posted. Fans will only...
Posted On 25 Apr 2014
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Denis Liwewe. Tributes continue for “Voice of Zambian football” who has died

Tributes have continued to pour in for one of the best known radio commentators from the African continent retired journalist Denis Liwewe. The former BBC Zambia sports correspondent died yesterday April 22 2014 in Lusaka, Zambia. He was 78. Born in Malawi, he moved to Zambia...
Posted On 23 Apr 2014
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Dublin Gives “One Night in Vegas” stars High Five Salute during film Premiere

After months of preparations, the blockbuster film premiere of “One Night in Vegas” finally took place at the Hilton Hotel in Dublin Ireland last Saturday April 19 2014. More than 500 guests turned up for the red carpet event presented by actor Chris actor and had a chance to...

P Squared. Cynical publicity Stunt or are the Square brothers breaking up?

They have given us some of the best and most memorable naija dancing tunes from “Chop My Money” through “Beautiful Onyinye” to “Taste The Money” but there are fears twin siblings Peter and Paul Okoye (P Square) might break up soon because of...

Abuja Bokam Haram attack. Conclusive Evidence TB Joshua is a fraud

A video uploaded on the YouTube channel of controversial Nigerian pastor TB Joshua on April 14 claims he rightly predicted the Nyanya motor park attack in Abuja, Nigeria federal capital on November 10th 2013 by  suspected militants of the brutal Boko Haram Islamic sect. The video...
Posted On 19 Apr 2014
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Cameroon. Archbishop Esua carves in but will Govt and church compensate displaced Mbororo’s?

UK based human rights advocate Sarli Sardou Nana has called on the Cameroon government to create a judicial commission of inquiry to examine the crisis that led to the destruction of the houses of an estimated 300 mbororo cattle herders after Bamenda archbishop Cornelius Fontem...
Posted On 16 Apr 2014
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Nollywood. “One Night in Vegas” in red carpet premiere in Dublin

Star studded Nollywood blockbuster film “One Night in Vegas” will premiere from 7 pm at the prestigious Hilton Hotel in Dublin Ireland on Saturday April 19 2014 Ghanaian superstars John Dumelo and Yvonne Nelson who play the leading roles in the highly emotional drama of a family...

Football. Manchester United target Alex Song in £12m transfer deal

Cameroonian International Alex Song might be struggling for a first team place with his present team the Spanish giants Barcelona but is now the target for transfer by struggling Manchester United. Scouts from Liverpool, Milan AC and Atletico Madrid are also gunning for the...
Posted On 15 Apr 2014

GHANA. “Basketmouth” to tickle Ghanaians Uncensored on Easter saturday

  Mansa Quainoo in Accra, Ghana   Nigerian born Comedian Bright Okpocha popularly known as BasketMouth, the undisputed king of African comedy will be cracking the ribs of Ghanaians on Easter Saturday April 19, 2014 at the plush Accra International Conference Centre. The Abia...
Posted On 15 Apr 2014
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Soba Uk. Feasting with St Joseph in Style

The date was Saturday April 12 2014, the occasion the annual St Joseph feast day commemoration by Soba UK, the place the English Martyrs Catholic church in Reading and the time, a typical Blackman time (BMT) plus two. More than 40 Sobans, close friends and guests were in Reading...
Posted On 14 Apr 2014
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Lifestyle. What a man loves in every woman

Culled from El Crema Some women are irresistible; everywhere they go they are adored by men, treated like angels and wanted by every man. Never the less, some are the direct opposite, the only reason a man would want them is for their centre region and when he’s done there, he’s...
Posted On 11 Apr 2014
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African themed Calendar of Events. One Night in Vegas…and What’s Beauty?

Reading, England. SOBA Uk St Josephs Feast Day Celebrations Saturday April 12 2014. Reading. United Kingdom Venue. English Martyrs Catholic Church Liebenrood RG20 2EB Celebrating Priest Fr George Schedule  12:00-1pm Arrival of Sobans and Guests 1-2pm. Mass 2-10pm. Light...
Posted On 10 Apr 2014
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Ghana. Will Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo- Addo be NPP presidential flag bearer at 72?

Mansa Quainoo in Accra, Ghana Two years before the 2016 general elections, one of the two dominant rival parties in Ghana, the opposition National Patriotic Party NPP is preparing to hold its national congress on Saturday April 12 2014 during which officials are expected to be...
Posted On 10 Apr 2014
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Rejoinder. Land Grab in God’s Name? Reply from the Archbishop

On Monday April 7 2014, we published an opinion piece from human rights activist Sarli Sardou Nana about the plight of Mbororo cattle herders and a chronicle of the events that led to the destruction of their houses at Banjah Village in Bamenda on April 3 2013 by bulldozers hired...
Posted On 10 Apr 2014
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Environment. Govt to begin implementing plastic Package ban soon

The 18 months transitional period given to businesses and the public to find suitable alternatives to using plastic packaging ends on April 23 2014 and the government has promised to move to the repressive stage to implement the ban. Environment Minister Hele Pierre has been on a...
Posted On 08 Apr 2014
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Opinion. Land Grab in God’s Name?

 On April 3 2014, bulldozers with the support of armed gendarme officers razed down the houses of some 300 cattle rearing minority ethnic mbororo indigenes located at Banjah Village in Bamenda. The destruction of their homes was the brutal end to a court battle that has lasted...
Posted On 07 Apr 2014
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African Movie Academy Awards. Ghana’s Joselyn Dumas Nominated for Best Actress

By Mansa Quainoo in Accra, Ghana Bubbly Ghanaian actress and TV presenter Joselyn Canfor Dumas 33, has scored her first ever nomination for her role in the film Northern Affair as Best Actress In A Leading Role in this year’s African Movie Academy Awards. The nominations were...
Posted On 07 Apr 2014
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Music. Meet Cameroonian born Soul singing Diva Debra Debs

She has been called many things from “London’s soulful songbird” to the “one to watch” but Cameroonian born UK based singer/songwriter Debra Debs is a down to earth, unassuming, sharp  and fast talking diva with a message. “If you are looking for Riyana, Beyonce type of music,...
Posted On 07 Apr 2014

Somalia. Calls for World bank to Re-invest in Oil/gas sector

Belize based venture capitalist company Kilimajaro Capital is calling on the World bank to re-invest in the Amsas-Coriole-Afgoi (ACA) Block of almost 1.2 million acres of gas situated some 50 Km from the Somalia Capital Mogadishu to revamp the economy of Somalia and help improve...
Posted On 04 Apr 2014
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Wildlife Crime Watch. Fears of another elephant massacre in Cameroon

Following the breakdown in security in neignbouring Central African Republic (CAR) there are fears of a repeat of the 2012 massacred of more than 500 elephants at the Bouba Ndjida Naional Park in Northern Cameroon apparently by marauding poachers from Sudan and CAR. All the...
Posted On 01 Apr 2014
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Point of View. Fru Ndi missing following Lapiro’s Demise

By Jacob Nguni. Musician, Close friend of Lapiro Before December 31, 1989, Mr. John Fru Ndi was a relatively unknown bookseller in the town of Bamenda. His name meant nothing to the common Cameroonian out of the township of Bamenda. On that particular night of December 31, 1989,...
Posted On 31 Mar 2014
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Operation Epervier. First sitting Minister arrested and detained at Kondengui

By Doris Fankem in Douala, Cameroon Secondary Education Minister Loius Bapes Bapes became the first serving minister to be arrested and detained at the Kondengui maximum security prison following corruption allegations today March 31 2014 in the capital Yaounde. He was...
Posted On 31 Mar 2014
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Lapiro Forever. “Ndinga Man” Bows out Singing…

By Folefac Richard in Buffalo, New York USA. Hundreds of Family, friends, well wishers and some international human rights advocates were present on Friday and Saturday March 28-29 2014 in Buffalo, New York for the last funeral rites for musician Lambo Pierre Roger Sanjo aka...
Posted On 31 Mar 2014
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Lapiro. Funeral Today as Minister Ama Tutu organizes “cultural event” on same day

US based  Cameroonian socialite Lucas Fon has  said Culture Minister Ama Tutu Muna showed “unprecedented shameful display of arrogance“ to a cultural baobab by organizing a cultural event in Washington DC that coincided with the funeral of musical icon Lambo Pierre Roge...
Posted On 28 Mar 2014
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Wildlife Crime Watch. Interpol re-arrest notorious Guinean Trafficker

Officials of the International Criminal police (Interpol) last Friday February 21 2014 re-arrested one of  most notorious animal traffickers who managed to escape from prison with the complicity of a Guinea Conakry Justice official. GALF, the Guinea Conakry branch of WARA...

LAPIRO. Planned Grande send-off as former Prisoner condemns prison Medicare.

The Cameroonian community across the USA is now making fervent preparations to give deceased musician Lambo Sandjo Pierre Roger aka Lapiro de Mbanga a hero’s goodbye on Friday March 28 2014 during his funeral service in Buffalo, New York. Lapiro died on Sunday March 16 2014 after...
Posted On 24 Mar 2014
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FGM/UK. Welcome relief after first FGM prosecutions announced

Campaigners against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the UK have welcomed the decision by the Crime Prosecution Service (CPS) to charge the first two people in the country since the practice was outlawed in 1985. Dr Dhanuson Dharmasena 31 was charged with carrying out the...
Posted On 24 Mar 2014
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Lapiro. Tributes to a Very Musical Hero

  Compiled by Doris Fankem. Douala Cameroon For the best part of 30 years, he raged against a system he considered unjust, inhumane and that was totally disconnected from the masses and the downtrodden. He stood up for those government authorities only remember when they...
Posted On 21 Mar 2014
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Lapiro. Cameroon Govt might face charges for “killing” Ndinga Man.

In his final act of defiance against a government he fought against all his life, Pierre Roger Lambo Sandjo aka Lapiro De Mbanga 56, will be cremated on March 28 2014 in Buffalo, New York in the USA where he died. Iroko Magazine learnt close family members politely turned down...
Posted On 18 Mar 2014
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Cameroon. Visiting a Unique Central African Heart hospital

  Special Report by Eugene Nforngwa produced with funding from the African Story Challenge      Getting to St Elizabeth Cardiac Center is not an easy task even for someone with a healthy heart. But for most patients, overcoming the bumpy roads is their only chance of ever...
Posted On 18 Mar 2014
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Cameroonians in UK celebrate 50th reunification anniversary

Cameroon High Commissioner to the UK Nkwelle Ekaney and wife Janet Ekaney were guests of honour on Saturday March 15 2014 in London during a special party to celebrate the 50th anniversary reunification of French and English speaking Cameroon. More than 600 people joined the high...

Lapiro de Mbanga dies. Was musician’s death linked to time in prison?

  The death of renowned Cameroonian musician Lambo Pierre Roger aka Lapiro de mbanga 55, has been linked to the refusal by prison authorities to treat his unknown ailment after it was detected while he was in prison. Lapiro died yesterday March 16 2014 after a long illness...
Posted On 16 Mar 2014
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Samuel Eto’o birthday Present. Melting Pot wins charity prize

France based charity organization Melting Pot Development (MPD) has been named as the overall winner in the charity category after it attracted almost 3000 “likes” on the official face book page of Cameroonian international/Chelsea star Samuel Eto’o Fils. In a short statement...

Cameroon Women Day Galore.. Bamenda women tell their stories in pictures and placards

By Comfort Mussa (Photo Credits. Comfort Mussa) Cameroonian Women in Bamenda, North Western Cameroon joined their counterparts the world Over to celebrate Women’s day on Saturday March 8 2014. In a brilliantly colourful march past, they carried placards with very strong...
Posted On 13 Mar 2014
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Special Pup-tials. Woman marries Dog after marriage fails!

A British woman has revealed she married her pet dog wo years ago when her marriage broke down more than twenty years ago. Amanda Rogers, 47, married her pet terrier called Sheba according to Metro Newspaper  in the UK Ms Rogers has reportedly kissed a few frogs on her way to...
Posted On 11 Mar 2014
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SOBA UK elections. Continuity triumphs over change.

Ayuk Akoh- Arrey, SOBA UK president-elect and candidate of “steel and agility” now has two years to implement his “growth agenda” following his victory in the first ever democratic elections in the chapter. Akoh- Arrey easily beat his only challenger Francis Bobdinga Ngwe who...

Samuel Eto’o Birthday Bonanza. Calls for more entries as shortlisted Charities are named.

  His Cameroonians fans might still be dissatisfied after he led the Lions in a Shambolic 5-1 thrashing by Portugal in a world Cup preparation friendly but Cameroon attacker Samuel Eto’o Fils brought smiles to five charities shortlisted for his 33rd birthday 15.000 Euros bonanza....
Posted On 07 Mar 2014

Cameroon Music. How ModeMaison PR raised the stakes in 12 months!

 Manu Dibango and Francis Bebey are two of the greatest musical exports from Cameroon but both became famous in France and not in their native Cameroon. The lack of a vibrant and imaginative PR agency to take Cameroonian music to a global audience was the main problem. ModeMaison...

South Africa . Media Frenzy as Oscar Pistorious’ trial opens today.

Initial botched police investigations, media frenzy and an unparalleled level of international interest will make the murder trial of para-olympian Oscar Pistorius that opens today March 3 2014  in Gauteng Pretoria, South Africa’s own version of the OJ Simpson trial. Former...
Posted On 03 Mar 2014
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Iyanya in exclusive Guinness Show in Cameroon

Nigerian singer/songwriter Iyanya Onoyom Mbok popularly known by his first name Iyanya will be will be giving an exclusive show to top level Guinness and other VIP officials in the Cameroonian economic capital Douala later today February 28 2014. The venue and timing is a closely...
Posted On 28 Feb 2014
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Football. Samuel Eto’o Fils 15000 Euros birthday giveaway to fans

He might still be smarting after his outspoken Coach Jose Mourinho made derogatory remarks about his age but Cameroon and Chelsea attacker Samuel Eto’o Fils has a surprise offer for his more than 3  million facebook, twitter and Instagram  followers. The multi millionaire world...

South Africa. O. Pistorious’s St Valentine murder trial may be televised!

A South African judge is scheduled to rule today February 25 2013 if parts of the trial of one of South Africa’s best known athletes Oscar Pistorious will be televised. The “blade runner” athlete has admitted shooting and killing his model girlfriend Reeva Steenhamp on St...
Posted On 25 Feb 2014
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Cameroon/Uk. Community leaders decide to create investment Fund.

CameroonForum Chairman Chris Nasah has called on Cameroonians in the UK to be united and respect each other to help build a strong force that can help improve the lives of compatriots in the UK and back in Cameroon. He admitted that Cameroonians in the UK were still too divided...
Posted On 25 Feb 2014

Zimbabwe. Mugabe Celebrates 90th birthday but says he feels like 9 year old boy

  Culled from The Globe and Mail   Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe, celebrating his 90th birthday before thousands of people at a soccer stadium Sunday, said he felt like a young boy and urged the nation to shun homosexuality. “I feel as youthful and energetic as a boy of...
Posted On 24 Feb 2014
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Komla Dumor. The final Journey

Renowned BBC TV presenter Komla Afeke Dumor will be buried tomorrow February 22 2014 during a private ceremony following a liturgical service at the forcourt of State house in Accra Ghana. Komla died suddenly at his London home on Saturday January 18 2004 of a suspected heart...

Ghana. Hey, I’m Pregnant! What next?

  By Betty B. Blay Ackah. Communications co-ordinator, Maternal Health Channel, Accra, Ghana “If you eat an egg, your child will become a thief.” “If you eat snails, your child’s mouth will be slippery.” “The use of enemas make babies stronger.”     These are just a few of the...
Posted On 20 Feb 2014
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Cameroon Got Real talent. UK born Kids strut their stuff on stage

UK born Cameroonian kids have shown they too have musical, dancing and creative talents in a special kiddies night organized on their behalf. Some twenty children ranging in ages from five to over twenty sang, danced and demonstrative their poetry abilities during three hours of...

Swedish company FOREO to sponsor African Fashion Weeks London & Nigeria

Swedish cosmetic giant FOREO has announced it will sponsor both the African Fashion Week London (AFWL) and African Fashion Week in Lagos Nigeria (AFWN). They will join a long list of other sponsors who have been supporting the premier exclusive African fashion show in the UK....
Posted On 17 Feb 2014

Revisiting Valentine’s day. Unusual “love” letter from Ghana

  By Betty B. Blay Ackah.      Communications co-ordinator, Maternal Health Channel Accra, Ghana    I have never been big on valentine’s day, and I still do not really know why. Anyone living in urban Ghana would tell you how massive an event it has become over the years! I...
Posted On 17 Feb 2014
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Valentine’s Day small talk. Whats yours?

No prizes for guessing rightly. Today February 14 2014 is St Valentine ’s Day. That means there is love in the air once again. Different people will celebrate the day in their own unique style. Some will propose, some will marry while millions of  flowers and greeting cards will...
Posted On 14 Feb 2014

St Joseph’s College Sasse Buea in Pictures. Part 2 (end)

St Joseph’s College Sasse in Buea, South Western Cameroon celebrates its 75th anniversary in December this year. Some of the most prominent academics, doctors, engineers and other professionals in and out of the country, studied inside the stone walls of Sasse. Some of the...
Posted On 12 Feb 2014
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Outside look into Ghana film industry. Shame or Fame?

Culled from www.vice.com By Jamie Clifton (Writer of this article and the relative he interviews are both British. George appears in a Ghanaian film Festival of Love. His reaction to the whole bizarre casting, acting and characters involved should be a lesson to all film...
Posted On 11 Feb 2014
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Kechi Okwuchi. Plea for aviation safety from a scarred, crash victim.

  She now lives with face and body scars. She is only 24 but looks much older. A less resilient person will have recoiled and hidden herself from the world but Kechi Okwuchi decided to do the direct opposite; stand as a witness to the irreparable damage that happens to...
Posted On 10 Feb 2014
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Cameroon. How Sasse College looks before 75th anniversary celebrations. .

St Joseph College Sasse in Buea, Cameroon will celebrate its 75h anniversary in December 2014. In the run up to those anniversary celebrations, Ex students of the oldest secondary school have been brainstorming on what they could do as their own contributions o make the...
Posted On 07 Feb 2014
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UK/Cameroon. Rights Activist Sarli S. Nana Selected RSA Laureate!

Dewsbury-based Cameroonian human rights and pro-democracy campaigner Sarli Sardou Nana has said he was extremely proud following his selection as one of only 100 people who will now benefit from leadership training provided by the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts,...
Posted On 05 Feb 2014
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“I Will Fight Till I Die”- Mboua Massock, Pan African Activist

Mboua Massock, 63, is a Pan-African freedom fighter and is best known in Cameroon as the “father of ghost towns”, a nationwide civil disobedience campaign he initiated between 1990-1991 to force the then 9 year old government of president Paul Biya to organise a national...
Posted On 04 Feb 2014
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Komla Dumor. BBC Bids Farewell to its Star Presenter

Only a large framed smiling photograph of Komla Afeke Dumor was present at the St Martin-in-the-fields Anglican church in Trafalgar Square London last Saturday February 1 2014 when family, friends and BBC colleagues gathered to pay tribute to the late BBC radio/TV presenter...
Posted On 03 Feb 2014
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Football transfers. The transfers that could have changed football history

January 31 each year is the deadline for teams mostly in the rich leagues in Europe to buy for megabucks, swap or discover new talents o bolster their clubs and their bank balances. Some teams leave negotiations to the very last minute while some including teams like Chelsea and...
Posted On 31 Jan 2014
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Family Creates Komla Dumor Foundation as Legacy to Fallen BBC Journalist

  The grieving Dumor family has revealed they have set up a Komla Dumor Memorial Foundation that will sustain the “legacy of Komla Dumor by pursuing plans he had for promoting the ideals that he stood and worked for.” Ghanaian-born Komla died suddenly of a suspected heart...

Why Rude Doctors Make Bad Physicians

  Culled from Aoen Magazine He comes to the operating room late, greets no one, and berates the nurse for not setting up the stepstools the way he likes. He tells the resident she doesn’t know the anatomy and sighs when she adjusts her grip on a surgical tool. He slaps the...
Posted On 30 Jan 2014
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Music: Ciana Promises to Go Global After Releasing First Single

Buea University Geology student Caroline Jabe Takon aka Ciana Banks recently released her first rap single “bangwa sense” to critical acclaim across Cameroon. She describes herself as an easy going girl and a big fan of American Diva Beyonce. She says  Cameroonian music will...
Posted On 29 Jan 2014
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Cameroon’s Got Talent 2013 in Pictures. Birmingham to Host 2014 Edition Feb 15th.

On Saturday February 15, 2014, Cameroonian youth based in the UK will showcase their talent in dance, singing, comedy, and general quiz during a show known as Cameroon’s Got Talent  (CGT). The event will take place at the drum hall in Birmingham. The competition is the...
Posted On 29 Jan 2014
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Smoking Kills! “Marlboro Man” Dies from Smoking-Related Disease

Culled from Los Angeles Times Millions of people die annually around the world from smoking-related diseases. The best indication of the long-lasting damage that smoking does is that four of the actors who have appeared in the adverts for Marlboro cigarettes have died from...
Posted On 28 Jan 2014
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Music. Benin Singer Angelique Kidjo Celebrates African Woman in New Album

  Titled simply as Eve, Beninese singer Angelique Kidjo, 53,  is presently promoting her 11th studio album which she says is dedicated to the “resilience and beauty” of the African woman. “Why I call the album Eve is not only because of the first woman but it is also the...
Posted On 27 Jan 2014

“Valentine Surprise” for Couples Who Will Attend Cameroon’s Got Talent Show, Birmingham, UK

  Organisers of the Cameroon’s Got Talent show scheduled for Birmingham, UK have promised a surprise for couples who decide to join them celebrate the second edition of the talent on February 15, a day after valentine day. The event will showcase the talent of young...
Posted On 27 Jan 2014

Nigerian Music. Did 9ice Create Political Storm to Sell New Albums?

  Nigerian hip-hop star Abolore Adigun Akande a.k.a 9ice has now officially denied reports he intends to abandon music for a more “challenging” time as a politician. There was a media frenzy last week when news first leaked that 9ice intended to run as a councillor in th...

Komla Dumor Tribute. A Unique African Journalist Bows Out

  Ghanaian president John Dramani Mahama and former president John Kufuor have led the avalanche of tributes following the sudden, untimely and tragic death of BBC presenter Komla Afeke Dumor. He died in his London home Saturday January 18 2014 from a suspected heart attack,...

Female Orgasm. Woman rushed to hospital for “suffering” 3 hours extended orgasm

  Culled from Medical Daily TLC has just released a new clip from its series, “Sex Sent Me to the ER,” which shows a woman experiencing an orgasm for over three hours, panicking, and rushing to the ER before it diminishes. The bizarre situation may seem unbelievable,...
Posted On 17 Jan 2014
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Nigerian Security Officials Deny Arresting CAR Returnees

The nightmare of some young Nigerians who fled the fighting in war-torn Central African Republic (CAR) is much worse now after Nigerian State Security Service (SSS) officials arrested them for allegedly belonging to the violent militant Islamic group Boko Haram. But the Nigerian...

Point of View…Buea awaits a missing “emperor”

Update. Saturday February 15th 2014 It is now official. The protocol service of the presidency finally did manage to convince Right Royal President Paul Biya,  to take time off his numerous vacations abroad to visit Buea, on Thursday February 20th 2014. He is supposed to...
Posted On 14 Jan 2014
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“French Speaking” Nigeria CAR Returnees Homeless

   By Frank Garriba in Abuja Some 216 Nigerian citizens who fled from war-torn Central African Republic, CAR last week arrived Nigeria and most had no ancestral homes to go back to. According to authorities of the Nigerian Emergency Management Authority (NEMA), the 216 returnees...

CAF African Player of the Year 2013: Yaya Toure Profile

  By Adeniyi Alugbemi in Abuja, Nigeria After CAF crowned Ivorian Yaya Toure African Player of the Year at the Eko Hotel and convention centre in Lagos, our special correspondent Adeniyi Olugbemi  profiles the Manchester City play-maker. A versatile player, Yaya Toure, 30,...
Posted On 10 Jan 2014
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Nigerian fans disappointed as Yaya Toure is crowned African football “King”

Boisterous Nigerian and Chelsea fans were left licking their wounds yesterday January 9, 2014  when favourite homeboy John Mickel Obi watched stonefaced as Ivorian Yaya Toure picked the coveted African player of the year award. The occasion was the annual GIO Confederation of...

CAF to announce African player of the year 2013. Will Yaya Toure be third time lucky??

  By Mokun Njouny Nelson Ivorian and Manchester City star and BBC 2013 African player of the year Yaya Toure 30, is one of the favourites who might win the African football Confederation (CAF) footballer of the year crown which will be announced later today in Lagos,...

Point of View. Cameroon Forum Review of 2013 and Strategy for 2014

The dawn of a new year is a time to review the year that ended and draw an action for the next 12 months. Chris Nasah is the Chairman of Cameroon Forum, a non profit organization based in the UK that carries out development orientated programmes that benefit Cameroonians at home...
Posted On 08 Jan 2014
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Buea-UK forum. Recapturing the Lost Soul of Buea, Cameroon’s historic capital.

  By Oben Carl Ayuk in Buea. Fako Elites in the UK have resolved to sensitize the population about public safety, help reduce road accidents and improve the health situation of people in Buea through a development oriented organization they have named Fako-UK. They made the...
Posted On 07 Jan 2014
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Nelson Mandela. A beautiful Send-off

US president Barrack Obama will today lead tributes to former South African president Nelson  Rolihlahla Mandela at the    stadium in Johannesburg as the world bids farewell to one of the greatest statesman ever to come from Africa in a special memorial. UK Prime Minister David...
Posted On 10 Dec 2013
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Nelson Mandela. A nation finally Bids a hero farewell

  His death has been expected for some time now but when former South African president Nelson Mandela 95 finally died late yesterday thursday December 11 2013, it still came as a shock to most people in South Africa and around the world. He has been sick for some time with...

Wildlife crime. Second Guinea Conakry trafficker arrested and facing jail.

  A second high profile Guinean Conakry trafficker has been arrested following an operation carried out by INTERPOL, Guinean environment officials and GALF, a-Guinea Conakry NGO fighting to protect endangered animals and led by French environmentalist Charlotte Houpline....
Posted On 05 Dec 2013
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Sasse College Students Prepare to Bury Deceased Mate

Francis Ngwa in Sasse, Buea It was as unexpected as it was tragic. The over 900 students of St Joseph’s College Sasse in Buea,  South Western Cameroon will on Friday November 29, 2013, pay their last respects to their deceased friend and classmate Ebenson Brian – a...

Brazil World Cup 2014. Chances of Africa’s “Big Five”

  The black stars of Ghana and Algeria on Tuesday November 19, 2013 picked up the two remaining African tickets for the World Cup following the last round of qualifying matches. Ghana lost on the night (1-2) to a strongly motivated but weak willed Egyptian pharaohs who...
Posted On 21 Nov 2013

Cameroon-Tunisia World cup Qualifier. Final curtain for Samuel Eto’o Fils?

  In exactly two days time (Sunday, November 17 2013), Cameroon will host Tunisia for the return leg final qualifying match for next year’s Brazil world Cup. Both teams played a lackluster goalless draw during the away leg at the Rades stadium in Tunisia but if...
Posted On 15 Nov 2013

UK-SOAS students join demo against planned Union closure

  Students of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) yesterday November 13, 2013 joined nationwide demonstrations against the planned closure of the University of London students Union (ULU). In May this year,the University of London announced it will close the...

Philippines Typhoon Haiyan aftermath in pictures

The Philippines government is still grappling with the aftermath of  Typhoon Haiyan which left almost 11 million people in the mostly impoverished country in need of basic items like food, water and shelter. Cameroonian journalist Ange Ngu Thomas did not evacuate from Iloilo City...
Posted On 14 Nov 2013

Special Tributes to Brother Ronnie Hickman from those who knew him best

  Akwo-Fese Victor Efimba . Sacred Heart Ex  Students UK (SHESANS) Interim President Some of the recurring tributes for Brother Ronnie were “he was a wonderful teacher“, “he was very intelligent“, ” he had a great sense of humour“...

Grand “Adieu” for Brother Ronnie Hickman aka “Ngia Ndeh”

  Close friends, family, some Marists brothers and an impressive representation of the Cameroonian community in the UK defied the drizzling rain on Friday November 8 2013 to give brother Ronald Hickman a befitting burial. The kind- hearted, generous and jovial former teacher...

Cameroon and Justice Delayed. The Case of Human Rights Activist Ebenezer Akwanga

  More than two years after the Cameroonian government agreed to pay compensation to exiled  human rights activist Ebenezer Akwanga after losing a case  at the UN Human Rights Committee (HRC), nothing has been done. RRDRESS, a UK based human rights organization took the case...
Posted On 07 Nov 2013
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Newest from the Film Africa Festival, London

The third edition of the Film Africa festival continues around nine venues across the English Capital London. The festival will run between November 1-10 2013. Some of Africa’s best film producers in and out of the continent are showcasing their work to a western audience  and...

“Big Send off” planned for Bro. Ronnie Hickman aka “Ngia Ndeh”

The Cameroonian community across the UK is preparing an unusually grand send off party for one of theirs, who though born more than 6000 miles in the UK, was a true” son of the soil”. Brother Ronnie Hickman will be buried on Friday November 8, 2013 in Wolverhampton but will...

African Governments must help farmers or face food Riots. Aliou Diagne, Economist

  Senegalese born Economist,  Dr. Aliou Diagne, has called on African governments to create the enabling environment to help farmers feed the African continent. He said unless this is done urgently, a large majority of Africans will go hungry and this could lead to a repeat of...

Improving Rice production in Africa

  By Leocadia Bongben Rice farmers, researchers and government officials have been implored to help increase rice production across Africa to feed its rapidly increasing populations as the only way to stop importing the food staple from Asia and the USA. This is one of the...

Celebrating the Life of Brother Ronald “Ronnie” Hickman aka “Ngia Ndeh”

  The death has been announced of Brother Ronald “Ronnie” Hickman, aka “Ngia Ndeh”. He was a former teacher of Sacred Heart College Bamenda and well known friend of Cameroon because of his love for Cameroon and his exquisite command of the local lingua franka;  pidgin...
Posted On 26 Oct 2013
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Miss Bronze UK Scholarship Pageant Register Open..All the Single Ladies!!!

  Applications are now being accepted from Afro-Caribbean girls who will like to take part in the first ever Miss Bronze UK Scholarship pageant scheduled for October next year in England. It follows last Saturday October 19th 2013 official launch during a red carpet/black...
Posted On 25 Oct 2013

Mister Daddy Black Meets “Mami Nyanga”

  Cameroon rising music star Mister Daddy Black sings from the heart and has just released two singles “Ah No Be Small Boy”and “Mami Nyanga”. Women are the centre of his world and “Ah No be Small boy was inspired by a real life story. The Yaoundé based musician has been in...
Posted On 23 Oct 2013
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Stanley Enow aka “Bayangi boy” hangs out with female fans

Cameroonian hip hop sensation Stanley Enow Friday October 18 2013 was special guest at the first edition of an internet telecast on google + hangout organized by Cameroonian entertainment website www.kurbain.com. For one hour, twenty four minutes, the star rapper/singer answered...

Film Premiere: How a facebook posting Created WOMAN

  A  new Cameroonian film will premiere tomorrow Saturday October 19 2013 during the officially launching of the Miss Bronze Uk scholarship beauty pageant at Marriot Hotel, in the English seaside town of Portsmouth. Titled simply as “Woman”, the film was written and directed...

Miss Bronze UK Scholarship Awards Pageant launch. Buy your last minute tickets

  The first ever Miss Bronze Scholarship pageant launch will take place at the Marriot Hotel in the idyllic seaside resort town of Portsmouth on Saturday October 19 2013. Winners will be revealed during eight days of live selection between October 18-25 2014. According to...
Posted On 17 Oct 2013
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Herakles Farms Vs the people. Reasons they don’t want a giant Oil plantation

  By Leocadia Bongben on special assignment to Nguti, The roads that lead to Nguti in South Western Cameroon are in very bad shape but when you manage to undergo that obvious barrier, you will eventually get to the area situated some 60km from Mamfe town. Until giant...
Posted On 17 Oct 2013
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Brazil World cup Qualifiers: Ghana/Egypt Clash in last first round match

  The Black stars of Ghana will later today have to beat Egypt in Kumasi as it tries to qualify for the FIFA World cup for the third time in a row. Even though Egypt is still a troubled country following the crisis it went through during the Arap spring, it still has a...
Posted On 15 Oct 2013
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Music: Friendly ”Chaos” as African Express Music moves to Marseilles, France

  Africa Express will be playing at the Doc de Suds venue in Marseilles, south of France on Saturday Oct 19 2013. Tickets for the show are fast selling out so get yours before its too late from this website  The best in African and western musical collaboration will for five...
Posted On 15 Oct 2013
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Somali Pirate Kingpin tricked and arrested in Belgium

  AFP  Belgium has arrested a notorious Somali pirate chief after luring him to Brussels on promises of shooting a documentary movie about his life on the high seas, prosecutors said Monday. Federal prosecutor Johan Delmulle said Mohamed Abdi Hassan, better known as...
Posted On 15 Oct 2013
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SOBA Uk Convention 2013. A New Dawn

  Sasse Old Boys Association (SOBA UK)  president Shupo Francis has said their Union meeting is still one of the best Ex student associations in the UK and more will be done to make sure it grows and achieve its real potential. He made the statement at the Penta Hotel during...

Brazil 2014 African Zone. Cameroon draws blank as Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Burkina in Pole position

  By Jude Niba and Wilson Nana The “return” of Lions star goal scorer Samuel Eto’o Fils made little difference as they managed to pull a virgin draw (0-0) during yesterday’s October 13 2013 first round qualifying matches for next year’s Brazil world cup. The Lions might only...
Posted On 14 Oct 2013
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Italy. Outrage as officials refuse to release bodies of Lampedusa Victims

  311 bodies have now been recovered from the debris of the fishing boat that sunk off the shores of Lampedusa Italy last Thursday October 5 2013. Italian coast guards are still continuing the search and recovery drive as survivors of the tragedy claim the bodies of at least...
Posted On 11 Oct 2013
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Day of the Girl Child. Meet our acclaimed Girl model Julie Wangombe

  Today October 11 2013 is the international day of the girl Child. This year’s celebrations focuses on Innovating for Girl’s education. The day will provide a platform to highlight the importance of girl education in any society and measures that must be adopted to increase to...
Posted On 11 Oct 2013
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Morocco: Kiss Me Quick, Before I Go to Prison

  Three Moroccan youths will appear in prison later today Friday October 11, 2013 after they were arrested in the town of Nador after kissing and posting the picture on Facebook. The teenagers, two 15-year-old boys and one 14-year-old girl were arrested and detain...

World Cup Qualifiers. Why Samuel Eto’o Fils Changed His Mind

  Indomitable Lions captain Samuel Eto’o Fils will be part of the attack line next Sunday October 13, 2013 when the team clashes with Tunisia in the away leg second round qualifiers for next year’s Brazil World cup. Eto’o told his team mates in the dressing room after the...

Point of View: Time to End Lampedusa African Migrant Boat Deaths

  Italian coast guards are still fishing out the dead bodies of some of the more than 300 African migrants who died when their fishing boat sank off the  coast of Lampedusa last Thursday October 3, 2013. Latest reports from Italy  say the Tunisian captain of the ill-fated...

Petition calls for investigation into Lampedusa boat tragey

A petition has been launched online calling for an urgent investigation into last weeks tragedy in which more than 300 African migrants lost their lives  in their quest to reach Europe and a better life Here with the full petition which you can sign from the link below “We...
Posted On 08 Oct 2013
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Malaria. World’s first Vaccine shows early promise.

   Daily Record. The world’s first malaria vaccine might be in the market in the next two years following a large scale test carried out in Durban, South Africa. Even when available, the vaccine will not be the “magic bullet” towards malaria eradication but...
Posted On 08 Oct 2013
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Vincent Omoko aka Cent Moko Releases New Album

  Nigeria singer/songwriter Vincent Omoko aka Cent Moko has released a new album titled “Solution” in which he sings about some of the problems faced by Nigerians. He describes his music as Afro hip hop and also plays reggae music. He hails from the Delta region of Nigeria and...

Cameroon. Bishops condemn Homosexuality, Pedophilia

Bishops of Cameroon have condemned in very strong terms various societal ills  including homosexuality, incest, pedophilia and bad influences from the media. They said these were some of the problems preventing Christians from truly living a life of faith in Christ. They made the...
Posted On 07 Oct 2013

Miss Bronze Uk Scholarship Pageant Launch . Judging the poise, culture and beauty of the black woman

  From October 18-25 2014, the first African/Caribbean Miss Bronze UK Scholarship beauty pageant will take place in Portsmouth UK. A year before what promises to be one of the most ambitious beauty/brain pageants in the UK, a big launch of the event will hold at the Marriot...
Posted On 07 Oct 2013

Migration.” Its time to End African boat Deaths” Ebai George

  George Ebai, Immigration Officer for Rome based organization African Movement  has said there must be an urgent multi sectorial method to stop the thousands of African migrants still making the perilous boat journey from Northern African to Lampedusa in South Italy. He...
Posted On 04 Oct 2013
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Eto’o’s auto obsession: Chelsea striker’s £4m fleet of cars roll into Cobham

  Culled from The Mail Samuel Eto’o has made good use of his bumper salary by amassing a fleet of cars worth £4million. The pick of the Chelsea striker’s fleet is the £1.55m Bugatti Veyron which was specially delivered along with three other vehicles to the...
Posted On 04 Oct 2013
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Inoni Ephraim, Atangana Mebara Sentenced to 20 years for “Albatros Affaire”

  Former Prime Minister Ephraim Inoni 66,  former Secretary General at the presidency Jean Marie Atangana Mebara 59, were both sentenced to 20  years imprisonment yesterday by the Yaounde Special Criminal Tribunal. Englishman Kevin Walls, Director General of Aircraft...
Posted On 03 Oct 2013
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Gambia Pulls out of Commonwealth.

  AFP The Gambian government announced that the former British colony is pulling out of the Commonwealth with immediate effect, saying it would “never be a member of any neo-colonial institution”. “The general public is hereby informed that the government...
Posted On 03 Oct 2013
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Miss Ghana UK. “The beauty in the soul…shines through the crown”. Janet Djan

  She and a close friend started a singing group known as The Trinity Gospel School Choir, and she even won the ‘Len Claisse’ award for music in 2008 when she was only 16. A Graduate of Media and cultural studies, she is now trying to establish herself in the...
Posted On 03 Oct 2013

Point of View. Nigerian Universities and Never Ending Strikes

  Although most universities around the world have a history of strikes, the situation in Nigeria can at best be described as unusual. For about 11 weeks now, a militant strike has been going on in some Nigerian universities organised by the Academic Staff Union of...

Music. Skallah Skallito Talks About “Ingehpu,” His New Single

Nigerian Afro beat/hip hop artists Taribo Kevin Horsfall, aka Skallah Skallito has been in the music industry for the past 10 years but is still trying to get things off the ground. He describes his music as a fusion of most musical styles including Afro beat and hip hop. He has...

Cameroon Parliamentary/Local Elections. What Voters Expect

  The ruling CPDM party is widely expected to win yesterday Monday September 30, 2013 local and parliamentary elections that took place in Cameroon. 29 parties fielded candidates for parliamentary elections while 35 did same for local elections. The leader of the Opposition...
Posted On 01 Oct 2013

Nigeria. Security Stepped Up on Eve of Independence after B. Haram Killings

  An uneasy calm now reigns in parts of Northern Nigeria and the capital Abuja on the eve of independence celebrations. Suspected Boko Haram militants reportedly gunned down 50 sleeping students at the Gujba Agriculture College yesterday September 29, 2013, on the eve of...
Posted On 30 Sep 2013
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Miss Ghana UK 2013. Janet Djan is New Queen

  In the wee hours of yesterday Sunday September 29, 2013, Janet Naa Othobia Djan, 21,  was crowned  Miss Ghana UK 2013. Until her coronation at the Troxy Hall in London, Janet was known simply as contestant number 3 and will now officially take over from 2012 winner Esther Titi...

Vox Pop. Is Coach right to include Eto’o Fils in team after he reportedly retired?

  Following the September 8 world cup qualifier decided against Libya in Yaounde, Lions team captain Samuel Eto’o Fils reportedly told his team mates he had retired from international football. He never made the decision public and this is not the first time...
Posted On 27 Sep 2013
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Cameroon Vs Tunisia. Eto’o Fils Recall. Will he… will he Not?

  Football lovers across Cameroon and around the globe have now held their collective breath to see if Lions attacker Samuel Eto’o Fils will play in Rades Tunisia when both national teams clash in the away leg second qualifiers for Brazil world cup on October 13, 2013. Eto’o...
Posted On 27 Sep 2013

Music. Christopher Ellis, the Marley’s and the Ladies

  Singer/songwriter Christopher Ellis 30, is the youngest son of “The Godfather of Jamaican Rocksteady”, the late Alton Ellis, a contemporary of Bob Marley. Born out of Africa, they, like their children, still have a strong connection with Africa the land of their ancestors...

Fashion Weekend Gambia. Lena Grey Johnson; Fashionista on December event

The second edition of Fashion Weekend Gambia takes place in the capital Banjul from December 6-8 2013. According to the organizers, It will be three days to showcase the up and coming trends in the fashion industry of the small landlocked country (1.7 million people) that has...

Kenya. Shock as search for answers follows terror attacks

  Kenyans as still coming to terms with the brutal attacks on the Westgate shopping Mall as three days of national mourning begins today. President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday confirmed the end of the siege on the mall after Kenyan security forces carried an all out swoop late...
Posted On 25 Sep 2013
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Web Watch. Secret Recording Reveal Mubarak’s Views

  New York Times CAIRO — Hosni Mubarak looked like a stalwart American ally but worried for years that Washington was trying to oust him as president of Egypt, he confided to a doctor recently in surreptitiously recorded conversations that came to light here last week. “How...
Posted On 25 Sep 2013
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Nigeria: Renovated $380m Abuja Stadium to Host World Cup Qualifier

  African Champions Nigeria are scheduled to play their second round Brazil World cup 2014 qualifier with Burkina Faso in the newly renovated 60.000 capacity Abuja National Stadium. The N57.6 billion (about $380 million) stadium was renovated by German construction firm Schlaich...

Music. Nabstar bounces back with “Confirm”.

Former radio presenter cum rapper Nabil aka Nabstar is back after a self imposed musical break with the release of a street anthem “confirm”, a record of some of the experiences that have shaped his life. He has done most things in the entertainment industry from hosting radio...
Posted On 24 Sep 2013
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Nigerian /Cameroonian. Peaceful handover of Bakassi should help other feuding nations

Nigerian High Commissioner to Cameroon, HE Hadiza Mustapha joined the diplomatic corps of her country in 1982 and was first posted to the UK. She has held various posts abroad including South Africa, Zimbabwe and the United States. An astute diplomat, she was posted to Cameroon...
Posted On 23 Sep 2013

Music. Olgha Nkweti aka “Olgha”. Poet, songwriter releases first single

Olgha Nkweti aka “Olgha” 26, Cameroonian singer and song writer says she loved music from a very young age and started singing professionally at 17. She has refused to join the present dance hall hip hop style music pervading the Cameroonian music scene and has stuck to soul...

Kenyan Terror Attack Day 4. Kenyan security forces attacked for failing to prevent attacks

Updates. Tuesday September 24 2013 Kenyan security forces have come under attack for not acting on intelligence that indicated the Westgate shopping mall was a possible terror target and failing to prevent last Saturday September 21 attacks. More than 60 people including...
Posted On 21 Sep 2013
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Stanley Enow aka “Bayangi boy”. 12 things you didn’t know …

When other musicians start playing covers of your song, a musician knows his song has created a huge impact. Stanley Enow, Cameroonian musical revelation of 2013 is now one of the most talked about singers in the country today, not because he has sold a string of successful...
Posted On 19 Sep 2013
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Nigeria Gaming Company Kuluya Ltd on Verge of Signing Big Mobile Deal

  For a company that is less than two years, Lagos based gaming company Kuluya Ltd is now valued at $2 Million after injection of some private capital. The company has developed more than one hundred games with African themes and names like “bush meat”, “okada”, naija drone” a...
Posted On 19 Sep 2013
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Is the silent lump on your limb… Cancer?

Cancer is increasingly recognized as a critical public health problem in Africa. While communicable diseases continue to burden African populations, it is becoming clear that non communicable diseases also require the attention of those whose goal it is to ensure the health of...
Posted On 19 Sep 2013
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Meet All 20 African finalists at Miss World competition in Indonesia

Bio 23 year old Maria is a student working towards her graduation. Born and raised in the capital city Luanda, Maria has aspirations of pursuing her interests in social activism, championing causes that she believes in, as well as working towards creating a successful career in...
Posted On 18 Sep 2013

Miss Black Africa UK London Grand finale October 5 2013

On October 5th 2013, one of the 30 girls from 17 African countries will be crowned Queen during the third edition of the Miss Black Africa pageant and charity awards. The red carpet ceremony will take place at the Royal Regency Hall in London. On the night, there will be live...

Nollywood and Africa film Critics Awards name 2013 winners

For a first feature film attempt, Ninah’s Dowry directed by US based Cameroonian film maker Victor Viyouh has won more awards than he cares to remember.   It was not surprising therefore that the  film again won the  prestigious title of Best African film and Best Edited film...

World cup Qualifiers African zone. Draws now known

  The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon will take on the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia in the playoff phase of the African qualifiers for the 2014 World Cup slated for the Latin American country, Brazil. Both qualified CAF and the glaring stupidity of one of their first round opponents...
Posted On 17 Sep 2013

Exclusive interview: Urban music sensation Askia

 Profile. Askia  Born Askia Orinji in Limbe, Cameroon on June 6, 1993, urban music phenomenon Askia’s very life is a medley of cultures that is expressed in her music. Her father, a Nigerian lives in Lagos while her mother from Cameroon is based in Germany.  Her parents met when...

Reflective Farming Lessons from Politician John Fru Ndi

By Randy Joe Sa’ah in Baba II Village, North Western Cameroon SDF Chairman John Fru Ndi on Saturday September 14th 2014 officially kicked off campaigns for his party as they prepare for the September 30 2013 local and legislative elections. For the next two weeks, he will...
Posted On 16 Sep 2013

Cameroon/Nigerian. The resident permit “wahala” that will not go away

      Nigerian High Commissioner to Cameroon Mme Hadiza Mustapha has called on the 4 million Nigerians in the country to “think big” and not continue complaining about the 120.000frs ($240) that they and all foreign nationals must pay every two years for a resident permit....
Posted On 16 Sep 2013
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SOBA Cameroon. Prof Ngwafor promises to drive new changes during installation

     Prof Ephraim Ngwafor, new SOBA General President has called on parents, school administrators and friends of Sasse college to ignore internet posting claiming the association is divided. He described the buzz his elections created on social media as “an opportunity for...
Posted On 16 Sep 2013

Football. Samuel Eto’o Fils falters during Chelsea debut

Despite later re-inforcing Chelsea’s attack line with Fernando Torres in the second half, manager Jose Mourinho did not get the expected results when he selected Samuel Eto’o Fils to lead his attack line against Everton in Liverpool yesterday September 14 2013. Known for his goal...
Posted On 15 Sep 2013
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TB Joshua Syria prediction: In God’s name, Stop deceiving us!

In an 11 minute video posted on Youtube on September 4 2013, prophet TB Joshua is back to his old game of “predicting” or “prophesying”  what will happen “If” Syria is attacked. He apparently made the prediction on his Emmanuel TV on September 1 2013 in a packed “church” of...
Posted On 12 Sep 2013
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Malaria. Uganda tests of “Kite patch” to begin following crowdfunding campaign

     A 45 day online campaign to raise funds to take the breakthrough Kite patch for testing in Uganda has been described as a “smashing success” after California based global technology firm iecrowd raised $557.254, way above the target the company needed. The indiegogo...

Samuel Eto’o to Meet President Biya. His supposed resignation top on agenda

  We are getting reports from Cameroon that Chelsea attacker and (former) Captain of the Indomitable Lions Samuel Eto’o Fils will meet president Paul Biya at Unity Palace as early as tomorrow Thursday September 12  2013 following his shocking but still unconfirmed retirement...

Cameroon/Nigeria. Ambassador Hadiza builds bridges with visit to South west

      Nigerian High Commissioner to Cameroon Mme Hadiza Mustapha yesterday Tuesday September 10 2013 ended a five day meet the people tour to the South West region of Cameroon. The Nigerian diplomat was on a mission to re-in force the “cordial and brotherly” ties between...
Posted On 11 Sep 2013

Africans abroad. Visa Reprieve for South African Chef who has a “fat” problem

     New Zealand Immigration authorities have given South African Chef Albert Buitenhuis and his wife Marthie a 23 month Visa extension after he appealed an earlier extension on grounds he was too fat. The Chef who weights 130kg and is 1.78m tall has struggled with his...
Posted On 11 Sep 2013
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Meet Helene Mugob, the proactive, dynamic feminist on a mission to empower women

  The second edition of the Cameroon leadership Academy organized by Buea based Company Go Ahead Africa Ltd will take place at the the AES Sonel Human Resources  Centre, Mutengene, South Western Cameroon from September 17-20 2013. 100 carefully selected youths from all ten...

ICC/Kenya. Trial of Kenyan Deputy President W. Ruto opens today

      In what will be the first time in the history of the International Criminal Court ICC, the trial of a duly elected officially opens in the Hague today September 10 2013 in the presence of the accused.          William Ruto, Kenyan Deputy President arrived in The Hague and...

Wax Dey: Heartthrob artist keeps an eye out for his number one girl

Wax Dey has spent the last years travelling the major cities of South and West Africa bringing pleasure to tens of thousands of music fans. Singing mostly story songs in English and pidgin English, in what has often been described as an upbeat cheerful note, he is particularly...

Brazil 2014. Eto’o retirement uncertain as Cameroon qualifiers for Round II

  Former Cameroonian International Patrick Mboma has said he was shocked to learn Samuel Eto’o Fils had quit international football adding he is certain he will change his mind when Cameroon does  qualify for Brazil 2014. “Eto’o will have a chance to play in four world Cup’s...

Music: Stanley Enow. The Rise and Rise of “Bayangi boy”

Yesterday at half time during the Cameroon-Libyan match in Yaounde, he played his now very popular song hein pere” to more than 50.000 fans who sang and danced with him. They had every reason to celebrate, Cameroon was leading Libya 1-0 and they were listening to one of the most...
Posted On 09 Sep 2013
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Samuel Eto’o Fils Retires from International Football

  The indomitable Lions of Cameroon might have qualified for round II of World cup qualifiers in the  African Zone for Brazil 2014 but the match left a bitter-sweet taste in the mouths of supporters; legendary attacker Samuel Eto’o Fils 32, used the game to announce the...
Posted On 08 Sep 2013

Web Watch: Why Are Women Abandoning the Pill to Avoid Pregnancy?

   Courtesy  Slate.com Even though the anti-hormonal birth control book Sweetening the Pill is factually dishonest and terribly argued, its presence has kick-started a conversation about what women are doing to prevent pregnancy these days. In a piece introducing us to...
Posted On 06 Sep 2013
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Chimamanda Adichie’s “Half of a Yellow Sun” to Premiere in Toronto Sunday

  Five years after it was first announced that Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s hugely successful novel Half of a Yellow Sun (HOAYS) will be adapted into film, fans of the Nigerian writer will see the premiere at the Toronto film festival this Sunday September 8 2013. With a...
Posted On 06 Sep 2013
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Chad: MSF Begins Emergency Operations Following Dramatic Rise in Malaria Cases

  The Chad office of Medicines Sans Frontier (Doctors Without Borders) have launched emergency operations  in Am Timan, Salamat region, Southeast Chad after a dramatic rise in malaria cases in the region from 1200 to 14000 in August 2013 alone. Describing its response to the...
Posted On 05 Sep 2013
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Cameroon. Women learn to transform rural produce for an international market

       Officials of the Ministry of Women Empowerment and the Family last August 27 2013 in Kumba, South Western Cameroon trained some women in innovative ways of creating wealth, from the many different produce they farmed.  They were also taught how to preserve food crops...
Posted On 04 Sep 2013
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ICC/Kenyan . Kenyan President Uhuru and deputy Ruto try last desperate attempt to avoid trial.

  Most of Kenyan’s 290 member parliament will most probably vote tomorrow Thursday September 5 2013 to support a motion to pull out of the International criminal Court ICC. Kenya’s newly elected president Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy president William Ruto are facing criminal...
Posted On 04 Sep 2013
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Plans to introduce African Musicians during future Liverpool Music festivals. LIMF Curator Yaw Owusu

  Some 150.000 excited music fans attended the free Sefton park venue and 21000 others bought tickets for the paid venues of the Liverpool International music festival (LIMF) that ended last Sunday August 25 2013. The LIMF organized by the City Council officially replaces...
Posted On 02 Sep 2013
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Nigerian “king of hip hop highlife music” Flavour Nabania ends Cameroon Visit.

  Nigerian high life hip hop “king” Flavour Nabania has flown back home after  his highly successful performances in Cameroon’s economic capital Douala and the nation’s capital Yaoundé over the weekend. Not for the first time this year, Flavour was in the country after ...
Posted On 02 Sep 2013
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World Cup 2014 Qualifiers: Eto’o Fils to lead attack as Lions prepare to host Libya

  This weekend (September 6-8 2013) the last round of qualifiers for next year’s Brazil World Cup 2014 will be played throughout the African continent. The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon will play against Libya in one of the Group 1 qualifying matches. With 10 points, the...
Posted On 02 Sep 2013
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Rev Andrew Nkea. Coadjutor Bishop Of Mamfe. The first Interview

    Rt. Rev. Andrew Fuanya Nkea, Coadjutor Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Mamfe says he has come to continue from where Bishop Francis Teke Lysinge stopped and not to start from the beginning. In this first interview he granted following his colourful and well attended...
Posted On 02 Sep 2013
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Chelsea FC to Unveil New Striker Samuel Eto’o Fils to Press and Fans Today

Cameroonian international, Samuel Eto’o Fls, is now officially a Chelsea player after he signed a one year contract with the London team Thursday, August 28, 2013. There are press reports he will be pad £7 million and he signed  a free transfer with the London Club. Chelsea will...
Posted On 30 Aug 2013
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Leeds West Indian Carnival Parade 2013

On Monday, 26th of August revelers in Leeds came out in their tens of thousands to mark the 46th Leeds West Indian Carnival. Often billed as a symbol of community solidarity and cohesion, this year’s Leeds Carnival parade was stamped by plenty of sun, peace and harmony with...
Posted On 29 Aug 2013

Nigeria: New Chief for Mambilla After 11-Year Chieftancy Battle

  Former Nigerian president General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, was chair of a lavish coronation ceremony in Mambilla Plateau on August 24, 2013. The occasion? Dr Shehu Audu Baju II was being crowned new Chief of Mambilla, after an 11-year-old protracted battle for the...

Zambia Welcomes back Big Brother house contestant Cleo

  By  Sylvester Munanjala Jr in Lusaka, Zambia The Zambian contestant to the just ended Big Brother Africa (BBA 8) reality TV show is back home in Lusaka and reaping the fruits of her appearance, as her last music video receives decent reviews on radio and TV. Promoters of...
Posted On 29 Aug 2013
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Vox Pop: How Should Mgr A Nkea handle the problems afflicting priests?

Following his  installation as assistant bishop of the Mamfe diocese,  Mgr Andrew Nkea will  need to face the problems that have affected the priesthood for the last couple of years. Some of the problems include priests who abuse children, corruption and priests known to wear...
Posted On 29 Aug 2013
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50 Years after “I have a dream speech.” Rocky race relations in USA.

By Ebenezer Derek Mbongo Akwanga,Maryland, USA Fifty years ago today, they came by bus, some on foot, others by air  – with much expectation to the nation’s capital of Washington, DC to cash a cheque for freedom.   On that eventful day, August 28, 1963 to more than two...
Posted On 28 Aug 2013
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Cameroon. Film Premiere for University Girls in Buea.

The Eta Palace, Molyko Buea was jammed to capacity on Saturday, August 24th, 2013 as guests turned out for the red carpet premiere of Cameroonian film University Girls, produced and directed by US based Mina Christine.   High profile guests at the heavily attended premiere...
Posted On 27 Aug 2013
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Zambia. Mafikizolo band end Sell out Zambian tour

Sylvester Munanjala Jr, Lusaka, Zambia   South African kwaito group Mafikizolo ended a 3 day tour in Zambia on Sunday August 25th 2013 to sell out crowds. The band was last in Zambia six years earlier. The band gave sell out performances at The Intercontinental hotel,...
Posted On 27 Aug 2013
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Point of View. The End of an Assignment in Nigeria

British oil worker Tim Newman gives his recollections of the three years he spent as an expatriate in Nigeria. It makes for fascinating reading   Okay, so now I’ve got a post about Melbourne out of the way it’s time for me to say a little something about Nigeria.  With the...
Posted On 27 Aug 2013
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Web Watch. Kenyan wife swap butcher fired from job

Sylvester Mwenda, 26, one of the two men involved in a bizarre wife share story in Kenya has been fired from his job as a butcher. Mwenda admitted to the Kenyan Daily Nation newspaper that his boss fired him after hearing about the story that he signed a “contract” with love...
Posted On 27 Aug 2013
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Cameroon. Rev Andrew Nkea Ordained Coadjutor Bishop Of Mamfe

Rt. Rev. Andrew Fuanya Nkea, who was appointed Coadjutor Bishop of Mamfe Diocese by Pope Francis on July 10 2013 has been ordained. The solemn yet colourful Episcopal Ordination rite took place Friday, August 23 2013 at the Mamfe Grand stand.  (You saw these pictures first on...
Posted On 26 Aug 2013

Damian, Stephen and Julian Marley thrill music fans in Liverpool

Some 15.000 reggae fans and music lovers yesterday Sunday, August 25th, 2013 danced to the reggae tunes of the Marley brothers at  Sefton Park as part of the Liverpool International Music festival. Music lovers shouted excitedly and danced when the first of the brothers Damian...
Posted On 26 Aug 2013
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Notorious Guinea Conakry Wildlife Criminal Arrested at Last

Convicted Guinea Conakry wildlife trafficker Ousmane Diallo, was arrested over the weekend almost a month after Judge Madadouba Sow sentenced him to one year in prison, the maximum sentence for wildlife crime in the west African state. Police commissioner Niouma Koivogui...
Posted On 26 Aug 2013
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African Fashion Week London, August 2013 in pictures.

As August draws to a close, Iroko remembers the fascination and awe that the African Fashion week London brought us all. It is always inspiring to see so much talent, ability and beauty in one place.   Please have your say. Were you at this event? Is there a similar one...

Prof Ephraim Ngwafor, New SOBA president. The First Interview.

Professor Ephraim Ngwafor was recently voted president general  of SOBA Cameroon in hotly contested, dramatic elections in Sasse college, Buea. His opponent, Buea based lawyer John Kameni and some of his supporters walked out of the elections after they failed to get the...

Web Watch. What causes Nightmares?

  Culled from mentalfloss.com    When you’re waking up from a nightmare, your first question might be, “Was that a bagel chasing me through my house with a sledgehammer?” And after the shock of dreaming about a homicidal, anthropomorphic breakfast dish wears off,...
Posted On 23 Aug 2013
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Pictures. Nso family annual convention, Coventry. August 16-18, 2013

Between August 16-18 2013, hundreds of Nso people from around the world met in the English West Midlands town of Coventry for their annual convention. The 3 day get together was hosted by Banin Uk (Banin is lamnso word for togetherness or unity) and could be described as the...
Posted On 23 Aug 2013
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Cameroon/France: Does Cameroon benefit from special relationship?

In all the years since independence from France and the United Kingdom at the turn of the 1960s and its subsequent reunification, Cameroon has had but two Presidents: Amadou Ahidjo and Paul Biya. The latter has been at the helm since 1982, overseeing several significant and...
Posted On 22 Aug 2013

Web Watch. What to Do When You Are Unhappy

By Christine Carter  (From Positively Positive) “What do you do when you feel sad?” people often ask me. (Some even ask, “Do you ever get sad?”) Yes, OF COURSE I feel sadness, anger, anxiety—sometimes, downright misery—just like everyone else. Leading a joyful life does NOT mean...
Posted On 22 Aug 2013
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Sierra Leonean Afro beat Musician Julian Sandi sings for change

Julian Sandi is a young Sierra Leonean artiste, singer and song writer based in London, UK. He says he was inspired to sing by the late great Bob Marley but unlike the Jamaican superstar, he plays Afrobeat and not reggae. Afrobeat is the most popular music genre in Sierra leone....
Posted On 21 Aug 2013
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Zambian Musician Slap Dee answers back at Road Safety song critics

  Zambian musician Slap Dee has hit back at criticism that his new single ‘RATSA’ is a direct attack on the Zambian Road Transport Agency which has almost the same abbreviation like his new single.  The Zambian Road Safety and Transport agency is abbreviated RTSA. Slap Dee...
Posted On 21 Aug 2013
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Web Watch. The Billionaires Who Want to Live Forever

    culled from digg.com We all want to live forever, but some of us have the means to actually do something about it. Adam Gollner, author of The Book of Immortality, profiles five billionaires pouring money into longevity research.     Of all the things...
Posted On 21 Aug 2013
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Zambian Hip Hop band Zone Fam gets two award nominations

  Local Hip Hop group Zone Fam has been nominated for two international awards. The African entertainment awards nominated the group in the category of best Southern African artist or Group. The awards ceremony will take place in Canada on August 31 2013.They were nominated...
Posted On 20 Aug 2013
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Pictures. Peter Essoka launches 3 books in Yaounde and Bamenda

  Veteran journalist and “Voice of the president” Uncle Peter Essoka has been criss crossing the country to launch his three new books Journeying Into My Emmaus, Stand Up! Be Strong! Don’t Quit and Lamentation for a Beloved Country.   The books are mostly a...
Posted On 20 Aug 2013
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FIFA World Cup 2014 ticket Sales kick off today August 20th 2014

  The first phase of ticket sales for next year’s Brazil world officially begins today August 20th 2014 and ends on October 10 2013. Speaking to journalists at the arena de Sao Paolo, venue of the opening match FIFA’s Marketing Director Thierry Weil told journalists a couple...
Posted On 20 Aug 2013
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African News Roundup Monday August 19th 2013

  Egypt.  36 prisoners killed in attempted jailbreak The bloodbath in Egypt continued yesterday Sunday August 18th 2013 when 36 Islamist prisoners were killed during what the authorities described as an attempted jailbreak. The killings were the latest in five days of...
Posted On 19 Aug 2013
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Dionne Gooding. Shoe Designer on a heely climb

  She is only 29 years old but designer Dionne Gooding has a lot of high heels ambitions. She designs and sells shoes  and handbags in London through her company Dionne Gooding Designs and sells mostly to shops and through her website   Her company designs flats, high heels,...
Posted On 19 Aug 2013
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Web watch. Oscar Pistorius is still hero to seven year old boy

  He will be officially charged today Monday August 19 2013  for murdering his model girlfriend but for one seven-year-old and his family, Oscar Pistorius is an inspiration, role model, hero – and incapable of murder, whatever the evidence may be   Culled from The...
Posted On 19 Aug 2013
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SOBA UK meets newly elected president Prof Ngwafor

  A 12 man delegation of SOBA UK met newly elected SOBA president general  Prof Ephraim Ngwafor in London on Saturday August 17 2013. Prof Ngwafor was on a private visit to the UK and following his elections and while on the visit he planned long ago, he asked to meet...

Flavour “Nwa Baby” Star to Perform in Cameroon

    One of Nigeria’s best known Afro beat musicians Flavour Nabania, best known for his runaway successful dance hall Afro beat tune “nwa baby” will be performing in the Cameroonian capital Yaounde on August 29th (Parcour Vita) and August 31st 2013 at the palace de...
Posted On 16 Aug 2013
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Noxolo Lady Peace Gumede. The Peaceful designer with Rainbow Colours

    When she was born 27 years ago, her family was deeply divided. As a result, her parents took the extraordinary decision to give her two names that mean the same thing-Peace Noxolo Lady-Peace Gumede’s birth brought peace to her troubled family. She started designing...
Posted On 16 Aug 2013
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Bakassi handover ceremony in pictures: Buea, Cameroon

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Posted On 16 Aug 2013

Web Watch. Nelson Mandela. Death, Dishonesty and Denial

  Culled from Guardian Express   After weeks of speculation, South African court documents revealed that Nelson Mandela is, by all intents and purposes, dead. What followed his death is a tale of dishonesty and denial – staining the South African Government and its...
Posted On 16 Aug 2013
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Bakassi Peninsula Now an Integral Part of Cameroon

After Bakassi Handover: Cameroon & Nigeria Consolidate Healthy Ties The Bakassi peninsula is now an integral part of Cameroon, following the UN backed transitional period, which officially ended Wednesday, August 14 2013. With the coming into reality of this significant date...
Posted On 16 Aug 2013

Eto’o Fils on the Market. Russian billionnaires expensive toy

  A second Russian billionaires is in line to hire the world’s most expensive football maestro making him look more like  an expensive Russian billionaires toy  than the exceptional attacker that he is. Eto’o Fils, Cameroonian international attacker  will most probably move...
Posted On 15 Aug 2013
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How Egyptian Spring has turned nightmare. When people power no longer works

  With more than 300 dead yesterday August 14th 2013 alone and the resignation of Prime Minister Mohamed ElBaradei, Egypt is now getting ungovernable as supporters of deposed president and Islamist Muslim brotherhood continue to protest against the military backed...
Posted On 15 Aug 2013

Stephen, Julian and Damian Marley to play in Liverpool music festival

  Now musicians in their own right, three of the children of reggae superstar Bob Marley will be on stage at the Liverpool Sefton Park Avenue on August 25 2013. They are  some of the international renowned musicians who will take part at the international music festival...
Posted On 15 Aug 2013
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Cameroon: SOBA Elections fiasco-The Inside story

The Sasse Old Boys Association (SOBA) mother branch in Cameroon is in turmoil following last Saturday’s August 10th 2013“selection” of Prof Ephraim Ngwafor as the new president. Prof Ngwafor will hopefully be the honorary president of SOBA, the oldest secondary school in Cameroon...
Posted On 14 Aug 2013
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African News Roundup

Boko Haram suspected of killing 44 worshippers in Nigerian mosque The recent state of emergency that was declared by the Nigerian government in much of northern Nigeria in May seems to have backfired as the targeted Islamic group, Boko Haram have reportedly killed 44 worshippers...
Posted On 13 Aug 2013
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Writers wanted! Contact Iroko Now!

  Iroko is always looking for fresh new writing talents in and out of Africa.   Are you interested in writing? Are you passionate about Africa? Are you an aspiring poet, playwright and need a medium to increase the visibility of your work? We need writers from across...
Posted On 13 Aug 2013
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Sasse Elective Meeting in pictures

      Last saturday August 10th 2013, Prof Ephraim Ngwafor, well known university don was elected president of Sasse Old Boys Association SOBA in Cameroon. He will replace Prof Ngwandi who has held the position for the last three years. Sasse, one of the best known...
Posted On 13 Aug 2013
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Honore Fon aka Jaam to release single. To all the single ladies!

      One time boy band university acapella singing group member Honore Fon aka Jaam has gone back to the recording studio to release a new single he has titled ironically “I am single. He started singing as part of a boy band 17 years ago.   At 35, Jaam, like...
Posted On 13 Aug 2013
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SLungile Mokoena. Fashion designer who dresses to Kill

    Slungile Mokoena 35, was the leader of the South African delegation that attended last weekend’s African fashion Week London. She has been designing for many years after she began as a dress maker. Unlike most designers, she likes dressing her clients with complete...
Posted On 12 Aug 2013
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Zimbabwe. Mystery activist calls for Ukrainian style revolution

      Despite his ninth hour revelations about the intrigues, plots and exposure of the ruling ZANU PF party, veteran Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe and his ruling ZANU PF party still won a big enough lanslide and is in a position to change the constitution....
Posted On 12 Aug 2013
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Cameroon. Prof Ephraim Ngwafor is new SOBA President

    Eminent Cameroonian Professor of Law Prof. Ephraim Ngwafor is the new President of the Sasse Old boys association, SOBA. The university don took over from another colleague, Prof. George Dopgima Nyamndi, Lecturer, University of Buea, who served as SOBA president for...
Posted On 12 Aug 2013

Nigeria: Boko Haram Prison Riots Over Prayers

  Calm has returned to the Kuje Medium Security Prison in the Nigerian capital Abuja following a riot by prisoners over the weekend. Prison authorities have now taken steps to prevent another similar mass protests by the prisoners. Trouble erupted in the prison after authorities...

Web Watch. The Taxi driving Prime Minister

  Politicians will do funny silly things to get voted into office and Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg proved the point recently in a publicity stunt in his uphill task to get re-elected. He donned dark glasses, a uniform and went behind the wheels of a locl taxi to...
Posted On 12 Aug 2013
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Valerie Ayena is Miss Cameroon 2013!

  Valerie Denise Ayena 22 and standing 1.80 easily beat the 19 other challengers yesterday night at the Yaounde conference centre to emerge Miss Cameroon 2013. She will become the first beauty to represent Cameroon on the world stage  when she joins other Miss’s in...
Posted On 10 Aug 2013
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Miss Cameroon Beauty Pageant. The 20 finalists

    Cameroon will  participate for the first time ever in the Miss World Beauty pageant scheduled for Indonesia  next month (September 2013) This is because a brave young Cameroonian girl Solange Ingrid Amougou decided to organize a Miss Cameroon beauty pageant to...
Posted On 09 Aug 2013
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Cameroon: Greenpeace Attacks Giant Palm Oil Project

  Global environment organisation Greenpeace has criticised the proposed giant agro-industrial palm oil project that US agricultural company Herakles Farms is carrying out in South Western Cameroon. Below is the complete Greenpeace statement   The endangered Chimpanzee...
Posted On 09 Aug 2013
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Cameroon GCE Results Controversy. Registrar Defends Board

  Despite our best efforts, officials of mobile telephone network (MTN) have been unable to confirm or deny if they paid the GCE board any money to allow them have exclusive rights to GCE Ordinary and Advanced level results soon after they were released. Candidates had to...
Posted On 09 Aug 2013

Steve Mandy: Revolutionary Garment Design Painter from South Africa

  Now in his 50’s, South African designer Steve Mandy was probably the most revolutionary of the more than 60 African and African-inspired designers who graced the catwalk during last week’s African Fashion Week London (AFWL). Unlike the other designers who cut and sew,...

Malaria Vaccine Promises: Another Hype?

  Though a final vaccine might still be years away, scientists at the Maryland-based company Sanaria Inc, USA, are excited that a new malaria vaccine might soon be ready after 12 of 15 people developed immunity in the most detailed clinical. A weakened version of the...
Posted On 09 Aug 2013
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Web Watch: Brazil’s Female Orgasm Day

  Every August 8, Brazil, the country of Edson do Nascimento aka Pele, celebrates what some will describe vulgarly as ‘women enjoyment day.’  Our web monitoring editor thought this is a good enough article to share with our African audience.  Read on:   Día...
Posted On 09 Aug 2013
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Nigeria Ritual Killing: Chief Beheads Son for $6,000

  Inhabitants of Ganji Village  in Gombi Local Government Area of Adamawa State, learnt with shock, and  disbelief on Tuesday, August 6, 2013, that their  chief Malam Bappah Alti, 24, had been arrested by the police for beheading his five-year-old son, Buba Bappah, in a N1...

Entertainment News: Titbits

    Sierra Leone/UK: Julian S Sandi releases new Afrobeat single London based actor/singer Julian Seven Sandi from Freetown in Sierra Leone has released his latest single titled “Sweet Soo”. The Afro beat singer is a graduate of music from London Metropolitan University...
Posted On 08 Aug 2013
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100 Best Universities in Africa: Francophone Africa’s Weak Showing

  South African universities are still the best on the African continent according to a survey conducted by 4icu.org – 4 International Colleges & Universities. This classification in no small way helps parents and students when they are deciding which universities to...
Posted On 08 Aug 2013

African Fashion. Mamsie Mkhwanazi, First ladies’ designer

  A delegation of nine men and women from South Africa was one of the main features of last weekend’s African fashion week in London. The rainbow nation was the only African country that sent an official delegation to the show. They even paid for their flight and...

African News Roundup

   Kenya Airport Fire  Kenyan authorities have now closed the main Jomo Kenyatta airport in the capital, Nairobi and flights are being re-routed to other airports as fire-fighters and the police try to figure out what led to yesterday’s blaze. The fire engulfed various...
Posted On 07 Aug 2013
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Lady Kate Njeuma Appointed Hononary Ambassador for IWTT

  Cameroonian born US-based socialite Lady Kate Njeuma has been appointed first ever ambassador for women empowerment group International Women Think Tank (IWTT). Brenda Morant, Chair and founder of IWTT told Iroko Africa:  “We are very honoured to have Lady Kate as an...
Posted On 07 Aug 2013
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Meet Charlotte Houpline, Passionate French Wildlife Activist

A large number of protected animal species like lions, elephants and gorillas continues to disappear at an alarming rate in the jungles of Africa, primarily because of the activities of “industrial traffickers” who violate wildlife laws with impunity. The traffickers are...

Be happy – with Paul of Tarsus

Wisdom and the Meaning of life according to Paul of Tarsus (circa AD 5 – 67). The Apostle Paul of Tarsus was an Evangelist who started out as an impassioned enemy of Christianity but through a self-professed apparition of Christ, converted to become a profound and elevated...

Book Review. Christian Prosperity Secrets by Gordon Hurd

  “A rare gem of a book”. Beth Misner, Bestselling author of JESUS AND THE SECRET Christian Prosperity Secrets  is a rare gem of a book that will change the way Christians approach prosperity and wealth creation. The book starts by laying the foundation of Christian...
Posted On 06 Aug 2013
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Profile. Prince Garuba: Nigeria’s baby Michael Jackson

Pop star Michael Jackson might be dead but his musical and dancing style still influences thousands of aspiring singers around the world, one of them 11-year-old Tuwere Prince Garuba aka Junior Michael Jackson from Nigeria. Prince is always decked out in replica costumes of his...

Point of View. ZIMBABWE Shames the whole of Africa.

Robert Mugabe has won another term as President following just concluded elections in Zimbabwe. The Zimbabwean opposition led by Morgan Tsvangirai failed in its third attempt to unseat the ailing 89 year old Mugabe. Our regular contributor Ebenezer Akwanga, Cameroonian human...
Posted On 06 Aug 2013
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Singing for change. Who is Threatening Mabel Chah aka MabSTAR?

    Uprising Cameroonian singer/songwriter Mabel Chah aka MabSTAR appears to be in trouble after she released her strong political themed anthem “Go vote” last Thursday August 1 in Douala, the economic capital of Cameroon. All attempts to reach her by phone by some...

London African fashion week ends. What next?

  The third edition of the African Fashion Week  London AFWL ended over the weekend at the Old Truman Brewery in Brick lane London. Probably because of the location, attendance was not as impressive as the 20.000 people who attended the show when it took place in an open...

African Fashion Week London in Pictures

The third edition of African fashion Week  kicked off in London yesterday August 1 2013. Designers came from all over the continent, in the diaspora and even from Jamaica, reggae country of Bob Marley. Next week, we will begin special coverage of the event. Aspiring model (left)...

Zambia/Cameroon musical duet

    Both might be relatively new to the music scene in their respective countries but Zambian hip hop musician Silverman Zambia and Cameroon girl band Afrigirl will soon collaborate on a new single. The single titled Change our world was written by Silverman when he was...

MabSTAR to Launch New single “Go Vote”

  Uprising Cameroonian singer/songwriter Mabel Char aka MabSTAR will tomorrow August 1 2013 release her long awaited single “Go Vote” in the economic capital Douala. Before “Go Vote”, Mabstar  released two other successful singles “Arise Africa” and “Stand up”. Her so...

African News Roundup

    Zimbabwe Votes Voting has opened in Zimbabwe’s general elections. Veteran and oldest African president Robert Mugabe, 89 in power for the last 33 years has promised to step down if his ruling Zanu PF is defeated. Mugabe’s main challenger is Morgan Tsvangarai 61, former trade...
Posted On 31 Jul 2013
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African News Roundup.

    Zimbabwe. Mugabe condemns homosexuality as elections approaches   Ahead of general elections tommorow july 31 2013, Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has renewed his attacks against homosexuals in his country and qualifies them as “worst than pigs, goats and...

Entertainment News. Titbits

    Compiled by Sylvester Munanjala Jr. Lusaka, Zambia  Ivory Coast. New Alpha Blondy album doing well   Released recently, the new studio album of Africa’s best known reggae man Alpha Blondy titled “Mystic Power” is flying off musical shells fast. He has been promoting th...
Posted On 30 Jul 2013
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Cameroon. Why Archbishop Bakot Resigned!

     Catholic Christians across Cameroon were shocked when they learnt Arcbishop Victor Toney Bakot had resigned suddenly yesteday monday July 29th 2013. Nobody expected that to happen. Until his resignation, he was head of the Yaounde metropolitan cathedral, the most...
Posted On 30 Jul 2013

Cameroon. Surprise resignation of Yaounde archbishop Bakot

      Yaounde archbishop Victor Tonye Bakot has resigned from his post ten years after he was appointed to lead one of the biggest catholic arch diocese in Cameroon.     A statement signed by the Apostolicio Nuncio to cameroon Mgr. Piero Pioppo  did not give any official...
Posted On 29 Jul 2013
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African/Germany. Ex Bayreuth students to Network

      Former African students of the University of Bayreuth in Germany and those sponsored in other universities in Germany by the German Academic Exchange Service, DAAD, will soon establish  the Bayreuth International Alumni Network for West and Central Africa and also...
Posted On 29 Jul 2013
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Africa/Netherlands. African Fashion week Amsterdam show is On!

    It has taken two years on the drawing board but Cameroonian born model and designer Diana Tambe has finally settled on dates for the first ever African Fashion week Amsterdam AFWA.  As the date gradually approaches, Diana told Francis Ngwa the challenges she faced and...

Entertainment News. Titbits

  Salif keita; Learn to tweet! When Malian singer Salif Keita joined twitter on April 19th 2009, he tweeted excitedly “I am on twitter…trying to figure out how this works”. More than four years later, he has tweeted a modest eight times @salifkeita. Not surprisingly,...
Posted On 29 Jul 2013
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Entertainment News: Titbits

    Cameroon musician Lapiro publishes prison diaries Cameroon’s popular singer and activist, Lapiro de Mbanga, has published a book that recounts his years in prison in Cameroon. Now living with his family in exile in America, Lapiro served three years, most of them in...
Posted On 25 Jul 2013

Environment. Man to face trial for dealing in Lion skin

    A 28-year-old man has been arrested in Mbandjock in the Upper Sanaga Division in Cameroon for trafficking in lion skins. Mebana Tena Paul was caught red handed by wildlife and police officials when he tried to sell the lion skin.  The operation was carried out with...
Posted On 25 Jul 2013
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Vox Pop. How can African artistes/Musicians conquer billboard charts?

  Complied by Nana Wilson and Sylvester Munanjala Jr   Despite having some of the most influential musicians from Senegalese Youssou N’dour through Cameroonian Manu Dibango and Malian Salif Keita to Congolese’s Koffi Olomide (and not forgetting the late great Fela Kuti of...
Posted On 25 Jul 2013

Entertainment News. Titbits

  Compiled by Entertainment Editor Sylvester Munanjala Jr. Lusaka Zambia    3rd Edition of AFWL to hold Next Week The 3rd edition of African Fashion week London AFWL will take place at the Old Truman Brewery London from August 1-3 2013 AFWL showcases the best in African...
Posted On 24 Jul 2013
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Point of View. Elecam and Gender politics. Prof Tazoacha Asonganyi

    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...
Posted On 24 Jul 2013
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Positive Psychology and the Science of happiness

  Courtesy The Pursuit of Happiness  On the internet and in the bookstores, a thousand gurus tout different remedies for human misery. How can we find out which remedies work? We need to consult one of our greatest gurus, the scientific method. Recently we have seen a dramatic...
Posted On 23 Jul 2013
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“ Everything is fuel for the engine of writing” Lemn Sissay, Poet, Playwright”

“   On his facebook page, English born Ethiopian poet and playwright Lemn Sissay 46,  says simply, “I write stuff, stuff that I like.” Sissay  likes to keep things really simple, no coatings, no colour, no extra paint; “if you want to write, write about the small details of...

Cameroon.Special corruption court to hear landmark wildlife Case

  Cameroon’s Special Criminal Court has opened legal proceedings on a wildlife case, in an unprecedented move that is expected to raise the profile of wildlife crime prosecution in the country.   The move comes amidst recent worldwide calls for countries to step up the...
Posted On 22 Jul 2013
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Brazil 2014 world cup ticket prices. The dollars roll in

    FIFA is expected to smile again to the bank after it revealed prices for next years ‘  world cup that will take place in Brazil, one of the best football playing nations on earth. Brazil has won the cup a record five years and is the only country  that has appeared...
Posted On 22 Jul 2013
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Zimbabwe.Can Baba Jukwa help topple Mugabe?

  He is faceless, fearless and doing the 89 year old Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe irreparable damage. His name does not sound Zimbabwean but an unknown mole who calls himself Baba Jukwa could be blazing the trial on how to disorganize, disorientate and possibly topple...
Posted On 22 Jul 2013

USA/Africa: Kathy Onwu Crowned 2013 African Queen

  Miss Kathy Onwu, who hails from Enugu State in Nigeria, currently resident in Nashville TN, USA, has emerged the Queen of this year’s Miss Africa – USA. The Miss Africa – USA Pageant grand finale, which took place recently at the Fillmore Theatre in Silver Spring,...
Posted On 22 Jul 2013

How Can African Artists/Musicians Conquer Billboard Charts?

  Despite having some of the most influential musicians from Senegalese Youssou N’dour through Cameroonian Manu Dibango and Malian Salif Keita to Congolese’s Koffi Olomide (and not forgetting the late great Fela Kuti of Nigeria and Miriam Makeba from South Africa), African...
Posted On 19 Jul 2013
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War against Malaria. The patch that makes humans invincible to mosquitoes

  Malaria is still the biggest killer disease around the world with almost 700.000 deaths according to 2010 WHO estimates. More than 90 percent of these deaths are in sub saharan Africa. With no effective vaccine, the survival rate depends on the speed with which victims get...

In Pictures: Celebrating Mandela’s Birthday in Cameroon

  The  Mandela forum in Buea Cameroon, yesterday joined the rest of the world in celebrating the 95th anniversary of former South African president Nelson mandela as he lies critically sick in hospital. “Mwalimu” George Ngwane co-ordinator of the forum that was...
Posted On 19 Jul 2013

Mobile Phones. Using Urine to charge phones!

  Scientists in Bristol UK, have successfully used urine to charge a mobile phone in a technological revolution that might help phone users across Africa where power outrages are common. They have created a fuel cell that uses bacteria to break down the liquid waste to...
Posted On 19 Jul 2013
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Be happy – with Albert Schweitzer

Wisdom and the Meaning of life according to Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) Albert Schweitzer, the Franco-German missionary and Nobel peace prize laureate, dedicated a great deal of his life to medical missionary work at his hospital in  Lambarene, Gabon and campaigning against...

Vop Pop: Have you ever given/taken a bribe? how to stop the scourge in Africa

International anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International recently released its annual global corruption perception index  Somalia shared last place on the index with Afghanistan and North Korea.  Kenya, Cameroon, Nigeria, Uganda and a host of other African countries also...
Posted On 18 Jul 2013
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Nelson Mandela is 95!

Former South African president Nelson Mandela is 95 today but is lying in a “critical but stable” condition in hospital. There are festivities across South Africa to celebrate his birthday while every Mandela fan around the world is implored to  devote 67 minutes of his/her time...
Posted On 18 Jul 2013
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Facebook Mole Ruffles Mugabe: Uses FB to Expose Ruling Party Intrigues

   Facebook has turned down a plea by Zimbabwe’s ruling party to close the account of a well-informed mole who has been posting damaging revelations about President Mugabe. The anonymous internet whistle-blower who calls himself Baba Jukwa, has a record 239,000 followers and over...
Posted On 17 Jul 2013

Be happy – with Albert Camus

Wisdom and the Meaning of life according to Albert Camus (1913-1960). Albert Camus was an Algerian Nobel prize winning author who took a unique perspective explaining the meaning of life. While persistently denying the title of philosopher, several of his most notable works...

Cameroon. Gov’t urged to investigate murder of Gay activist

  Cameroonian gay activist Joseph Achilles Tiedjou has called on the police to urgently investigate the suspicious death of gay advocate and journalist Eric Ohena Lembembe. “This should not be another unsolved case against a gay activist in cameroon” Tiedjou told Iroko...

Nigeria: Unreliable ATMs

    As Nigeria takes its first steps towards introducing a cashless economy where most transactions can be done without  carrying  bulky and annoying amounts of naira notes,  banks are introducing services that will make money transactions less burdensome. One of such...

Dr. Cecile Kyenge. The face of Racism in Italy

    Since becoming Italy’s Minister of Integration, Congolese-born Cecile Kyenge has suffered racist and sexist abuse. In a country where heavy immigration is relatively new, her appointment has stirred a heated debate. Courtesy Radio Deutsche Welle   Since...
Posted On 16 Jul 2013
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Angelique Kidjo. New Album coming soon?

    We are reliably informed that singer and song writer Angelique Kidjo is  working on a new album after a long period of silence. She was last seen at the United Nations headquarters in New York last friday July 12th when 16 year old Pakistani activists Yousafzai...
Posted On 16 Jul 2013

Religion. Pope Appoints Mgr Nkea new Assistant Bishop for Mamfe

  Mgr. Andrew Nkea Fuanya, a former priest of the  Buea Diocese in the Southern Region of Cameroon is now the Coadjutor Bishop of Mamfe, following a recent papal announcement from the Vatican.  At the close of the proclamation ceremony at the Regina Pacis Cathedral in Small...
Posted On 15 Jul 2013

Vox Pop. Have you ever given/taken a bribe. What can be done to stop the scourge?

    International anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International recently released its annual . Somalia shared last place on the index with Afghanistamn and North Korea.  Kenya, Cameroon, Nigeria, Uganda and a host of other African countries also scored low marks...
Posted On 15 Jul 2013
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Profile. Meet Diana Tambe; Model, Designer, Stylist

       Her favourite quote defines her driving force; “if loving fashion is a crime, I plead guilty”. Stylish, articulate and a workaholic, Diana will do anything to get what she wants. She is now an accomplished model, fashion designer and event’s organizer. From...

Kudirat/Moshood Abiola. End of an Era?

    Yesterday’s  high court decision in Lagos  to free Major Hamza Al Mustapha, close aide of late military leader Sani Abacha over the death of Kudirat Abiola, wife of Millionaire presidential aspirant M.K O Abiola brings to an end a dark chapter in Nigeria’s history....
Posted On 13 Jul 2013
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Playing for Change. The Power of Music

        Music can be exciting, informative, inspiring, provocative, annoying, enticing and emotional. Above all though, music cuts across cultures. I remember the first time I listened to some chiness Music a friend gave to me as a gift. I did not understand a word in...

Nelson Mandela: Waiting for the Wind to Blow

    Courtesy PolicyMic Nelson Mandela continues to remain hospitalised as he battles a lung infection, according to recent news reports.  Because of the seriousness of Mandela’s condition, there is a growing fear among many that the end might be near. He is now on  life...
Posted On 12 Jul 2013
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Wash away Malaria. Inventors of soapy Malaria repellent win global science prize

    A soap invented by two African students Moctar Dembele from Burkina Faso and Burundian Gerard Niyondiko known as “Faso Soap” has made them $25000 richer after they won a global prize for inventors and entrepreneurs. They emerged first in the Global Science Venture...
Posted On 12 Jul 2013

Vox Pop. Is army intervention the best way to resolve Africa’s leadership Problems?

  Compiled by Sylvester Munanjala Jr in Lusaka, Zambia    Last Wednesday July 3rd, the Egyptian army toppled Islamist leader Mohamed Morsi after just one short year in power. Adly Mansour is the new president the army selected to be the new strongman and by choosing a...
Posted On 11 Jul 2013
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Desiderata. Inspiring writings from Around the world

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their...
Posted On 11 Jul 2013
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Abiye Teklemariam, Let’s just kiss…and Leave facebook

    Thousands of people leave or join facebook  everyday. Some go away quietly while some join noisily.  However, this short note posted by Ethiopian dissident Journalist Abiye Teklemariam on his  profile page is telling of the role Facebook now plays in the lives of...
Posted On 10 Jul 2013
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Nigeria: Millions of Mobile Phones Disconnected

    With some 120 million mobile phones, Nigeria has the largest concentration of mobile phones in Africa but there are indications one in four mobile phone users are now disconnected from the network. They failed to register their SIM cards in a government effort to combat...

Italy Africa. Pope Francis spotlights plight of African boat people

    Pope Francis yesterday monday July 8th 2013 took his first trip outside the vatican since his election to the Italian migrant Island of Lampedusa to show solidairty for migrants, most from Africa whose story is never in the spotlight, till they die on the high seas...

Nigeria: Why is Boko Haram Killing Innocent children?

    Inhabitants of Yobe State in Northern Nigeria must be wondering what they have done wrong after suspected Boko Haram militants attacked a Government Secondary School in the state, killing 42 school children and some of their teachers in Mamudo town. The attack marks the third...

Football: Super Eagles, Bafana to Clash in Mandela Cup Challenge

  African champions, the Super Eagles of Nigeria will clash with South African football team Bafana Bafana on August 14th  during the annual Nelson Mandela Challenge cup, instituted in honour of South Africa’s ailing former president. Ademola Olajire, assistant director of Media...

Nigerian Tope Folarin wins Caine Prize

    Nigeria’s Tope Folarin has won the 2013 Caine Prize for African Writing, described as Africa’s leading literary award, for his short story entitled ‘Miracle’ from Transition, Issue 109 (Bloomington, 2012).  The Chair of Judges, Gus Casely-Hayford, announced Tope Folarin...

Question of the Week. Is Army Intervention good for Africa?

  Question of the Week Is army intervention the best way to resolve Africa’s leadership Problems? Last Wednesday July 3rd, the Egyptian army toppled Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi after just one short year in power. Egypt now has a new interim president, the third man...
Posted On 08 Jul 2013
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Nigeria. Pros and Cons of Cashless Payments

    The last time I was at the Lagos Murtala Mohammed airport to book a flight, I was not very pleased when I walked up to pay for my ticket. I had the equivalent of $300 in Naira and the pile was so big the cashier waved me aside and served the Cameroonian guy who was also...

Point of View. Egypt, Searching for Democracy

    Tazoacha Asonganyi, Yaounde. A journalist once asked our God-sent, president-in-perpetuity what he would like to be remembered for. Remember what his response was? He said: I will like to be remembered as the one who gave (brought) democracy to Cameroon. There is an...
Posted On 08 Jul 2013
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Egypt: Coup or Revolution?

  By Ange Ngu Thomas   Egypt’s new president, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Adly Mahmud Mansour has vowed to “preserve the system of the republic, and respect the constitution and law and guard the people’s interest”. There is one problem though…Egypt has no...
Posted On 04 Jul 2013

Did Obama demand arrest of Chadian ex-dictator?

    A Senegalese court today charged Former Chadian leader Hissene Habre with crimes against humanity. More than fifty thousand people were tortured to death during his rule in the 80’s. Shortly after leaving Senegal for South Africa on his whistle stop African...
Posted On 02 Jul 2013

Obama/Mandela: Different times, same visionaries

   US President Barrack Obama arrives in Tanzania from South Africa today on the last leg of his three nation whistle stop visit to Africa. At the University of Cape Town UCT yesterday, Obama told an excited crowd of students he entered politics at 19 when he heard about the...

Nelson Mandela. The Vultures cycle..as Longest goodbye continues

    By Francis Ngwa Niba The clock is ticking as anti-apartheid hero and former South African president Nelson Mandela lies on his death-bed. South African President Jacob Zuma has postponed a foreign trip, US president Barrack Obama calls Mandela his hero (and that of...

Marc Vivien Foe. Voices of the People

    Marc Vivien Foe died and left millions of fans wondering why someone so young and generous could die so easily. Some of them recall their fond memories of the former football star.   Essoka Julius.  Artist /singer, Douala – Cameroon “Giant 17”, you went too...
Posted On 26 Jun 2013
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Marc Vivien Foe…What happened to all the promises to complete Foe’s Sports complex?

    Marc Vivien Foe (MVF) was given a State funeral in Cameroon in the presence of FIFA president Sepp Blatter and Cameroon’s president Paul Biya. On July 7th 2003, former Prime Minister, Peter Mafany Musonge decorated Foe with one of the highest honours in the land;...

Marc Vivien Foe…Ten Years on…The Lion that never Died

June 26th 2003 will forever be engraved in the football annals of Cameroon. During the semifinal of the confederation cup at the Stade de Gerland in Lyon France, between Cameroon and Columbia, midfielder Marc Vivien Foe collapsed and died. His death caused a profound shock in...
Posted On 26 Jun 2013

USA/Africa: What has Obama Done for Africa?

  By Ange Ngu Thomas with reports from Frank Garriba in Abuja, Nigeria When Barack Hussein Obama was first elected US President in November 2008, the entire African continent broke out in rapturous applause, breaking cola-nuts and celebrating that one of “theirs” was now the...
Posted On 25 Jun 2013

The Crazy Nigeria: The Hilarious Ramblings of a Nigerian Banker, Blogger

Can a banker be a funny writer? How do you transform a funny blog into a compelling “must read” comedy book of 148 pages? UK-born Nigerian banker Anthony Tonwapiri has tried to do all that and has now published  a funny little book titled The Crazy Nigerian. 33-year-old Anthony ...

The “Queenly Ghanaian King. Ruling through Skype

  Culled from the CNN By Isha Sesay and Teo Kermeliotis, CNN ( additional reports by our editor At large) “Women rule with a passion, so of course they tend to be better kings” Peggielene Bartels, Author of the autobiography of King Peggy.     It can’t get...
Posted On 19 Jun 2013
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Nelson Mandela: How “Madiba” has inspired/influenced us all

By Garriba Frank and Njouny Nelson On July 18, 2013, in exactly a month from today, Nelson Mandela might turn 95. I say “might” because with the precarious state of his health today, “Madiba” (his clan name) might not live to see his 95th birthday. He has been hospitalized four...

“African Fashion is My Life” – Diana Tambe, CEO, African Fashion Week, Amsterdam

  . Designer, model, events organizer, Cameroonian-born Diana Tambe has a big passion for African fashion. She became one of the best known black  models in Holland a couple of years ago. Still in her twenties, she is the CEO of Blackpearl Secret, a design company based in...

Voices from Nigeria: Can travelling abroad resolve African unemployment problems?

  Compiled by Garriba Frank   Comfort Yubuin, 42, Legal Practitioner, Nigeria Many factors are responsible for the massive migration of young people from across Africa to foreign countries. A large majority do that out of the perceived expectation of getting a better...

Malawi/South Korea: Can sending unskilled youths abroad solve unemployment problem?

  By Mokun Njouny Nelson South Korean Government officials had to issue a quick statement recently refuting allegations it had agreed to accept 100.000 unemployed Malawian youths to work mainly as labourers in its fast expanding factories. South Korea is experiencing a sharp...

Kenyan Mau Mau compensation. Too Little, Too late

  “Never eat with the British in the dark. They can never be trusted”    A source in the militant but non violent Southern Cameroon National Council SCNC told me many years ago. The group wants to secede from French speaking Cameroon where they strongly believe they are...

African Superheroes. The Action Heroes Africa Needs now.

 By Ange Ngu Thomas You will never see Superman in any film or video game fighting valiantly to defeat Boko Haram Islamist terrorists in Nigeria.  Neither will you see Spiderman in any shape or form struggling to defeat  Somali Pirates off the horn of Africa. Ever thought Batman...
Posted On 05 Jun 2013

Point Of View. Oscar Pistorius, the Media and US.

    By Mokun Njouny Nelson   The Telegraph  Newspaper in the UK last Friday May 31st 2013 carried leaked photographs showing the bloodied murder scene inside blade runner Oscar Pistorius’s Pretoria residence. Blood can be seen in the bathroom, on walls, on the...

Cameroon: Reducing Malaria Deaths Through Innovative School Lessons

  By Francis Ngwa Niba in Cameroon   The 30 excited pupils of primary five in Ladybird Nursery and Primary School Douala, in the Littoral Region of Cameroon,  get up and curtsy when I get into their classroom. “Good morning sir, good morning guest,” they greet. Most of...

Witchcraft: Why it Must be Banned Now

“ By Francis Ngwa Niba An article in The Star Newspaper, Swaziland, of May 15, 2013,  reads; “Witches flying broomsticks in Swaziland above 150m will be subjected to arrest and a hefty fine of R500.000.” Swazi Civil Aviation Authority Marketing and Corporate Affairs Director,...

Vox Popoli: Does Witchcraft Exist, and if it Does, How Do We Fight it?

  Compiled by Frank Garriba in Abuja, Nigeria, and Abenseka Jude in Bamenda, Cameroon   Gabriel Olayinka, 40+, Accountant, Jalingo, Nigeria I strongly believe that witchcraft exists, and anybody still doubting its existence should come to Africa where it is very common. In...
Posted On 29 May 2013
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Chinua Achebe buried in opulence…are funerals too expensive?

  By Frank Garriba In Abuja, Nigeria   Like Okonkwo, the legendary wrestling hero in his best known novel, Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe was a notable in society. That will mean he had to be buried in style and opulence. Two African heads of State,  Goodluck Jonathan...

Chinua Achebe. The legacy of a fallen Iroko in his own words

  “Achebe Lives on”  one of the flouting banners at commemorative festivities in his home state of Anambra Eastern Nigeria reads.  The same message that the late renowned Chinua Achebe  might be physically dead but will live on in his books is re-echoed by Prof Ozodinma...

Uganda power Tussle: Museveni Clamps down on press

    By Ange Ngu Thomas   Two days after police raided the Red Pepper Newspaper and disrupted work at the company, it resumed publication today with the blazing headlines “Red Pepper is Back”. It nicknamed todays paper “The freedom Issue”. There is also an apology...
Posted On 22 May 2013

Cameroon Football. Why hiring a “white magician” is no good

  By this weekend , Cameroon’s football governing body Fecafoot  will appoint a new foreign coach to replace local trainer Jean Paul Akono, appointed to replace Frenchman Denis Lavagne. JP Akono was brought in to save the blushes Of the four time African nations cup winners,...

Ghana “Holy” Deaths. Is TB Joshua for Real?

  By Ange Ngu Thomas He might have five personal Facebook pages but TB Joshua’s “official” page does not mention the four deaths at his Spintex Road branch of the Synagogue Church of All Nations in the Ghanaian Capital Accra yesterday Sunday May 19th 2013. Accra police...
Posted On 20 May 2013

“Why you should not ignore your dreams” Lum Irine Asanji(LIA)

   On October 8, 2012, Lum Irine Asanji aka LIA Canadian citizen of Cameroon origin, decided to start an inspirational show on YouTube known as the TALKTOLIA show. Though an experienced journalism graduate, she was made to understand she did not have the “right”...

Nigeria Boko Haram Atrocities: The Tragedy of One Family

    By Frank Garriba in Abuja, Nigeria Musa Salihu 32, looks unkempt, has not eaten the whole day and appears to have been crying by the time I meet him late in the day. I can still see the dried tears on his cheeks. I met him in Garki Village, a predominately Muslim...

Lapiro de Mbanga. Using Music as a Vehicle of Change

  By Ange Ngu Thomas   Now on exile in the United States of America, Lambo Sandjo Pierre Roger, 56 (aka Lapiro de Mbanga) controversial Cameroonian Musician is one of the distinguished guests that will speak at the 3 day Freedom Forum conference that opens today in Oslo Norway....
Posted On 13 May 2013

Surviving on $1 a day. Voices from Zambia and Nigeria

   Compiled by Sylvester Munanjala Jr (Silverman Zambia) In Lusaka, Zambia Justina Mwale, 24, Sales Officer,  Well, let me start by saying that I’m a 24 years old single parent raising a 3 year old baby boy. His father refused to take responsibility of the boy so my parents...
Posted On 13 May 2013
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Surviving on less than $1 a day. Why money is not everything

  By Francis Ngwa Niba with reports from Christina Ty Adegbaju in Lagos Nigeria  and Sylvester Munanjala Jr in Lusaka Zambia.   Poverty figures from around the world,  that is people living on less than $1 a day are staggering; 13% of China’s 1.4 billion people, 45.5%...
Posted On 13 May 2013
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Bob Marley. Why he still fascinates us thirty two years after dead

   By Francis Ngwa Niba “Money can’t buy life” were the last words Bob Marley said to his son Ziggy Marley shortly before he died on May 11th 1981. Bob died exactly 32 years ago today. His facebook page has 42 million likes and counting and his twitter page has 510 000...
Posted On 11 May 2013
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South Africa. Julius Malema’s Fall from Grace

   Julius Sello Malema, 32, no longer has the media in South Africa following his every word so when his  half constructed mansion in Sandown, a rich Johannesburg neigbourhood was auctioned yesterday, he took to twitter and wrote  “I’am all smiles.  I’ve deep feeling of hope...
Posted On 10 May 2013
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Nigerian Films . Taking Nollywood to the birthplace of cinema

  By Ange Ngu Thomas   Brash, superstitious, unconventional and funny are some of the adjectives that have been used to describe the rapidly exploding home video film industry in Nigeria. After the hugely successful 2010 roadshow Nollywood Goes to London that took 7...
Posted On 08 May 2013
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Youssou N’dour, Voice of Africa Scores again

  By Francis Ngwa Niba King Carl XVI Gustaf will on August  27, 2013, in Stockholm, Sweden, personally present this years’ Polar Music Prize to Senegalese Musician and Culture and Tourism Minister Youssou  N’dour and Finnish Composer Kaija Saariaho, joint 2013 winners. When...
Posted On 08 May 2013
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Point of View. Somalia; Why wars are unnecessary

  By Francis Ngwa Niba   A  conference will take place tomorrow in London, UK, during which embattled Somali President, Hassan Sheik Mohamud, is expected to present a blueprint that will bring some semblance of normalcy to the war-torn country. Some 50 countries will be...
Posted On 06 May 2013
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Cameroon…We visit Palm Wine capital!

  By Mokun Njouny Nelson   When I walk into the office of Mayor Frederick Tanjoh, he offers me what every true son of Batibo village offers a visitor; some palmwine. He clears his throat after a  sip from his cup and in a clear voice tells me “…as custodian of the values of...
Posted On 06 May 2013
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South Africa. Can Filmmakers beat world record in filmmaking in under 11 days?

  By Ange Ngu Thomas The film challenge in itself is weird; since Wednesday May 1, a team of South African filmmakers set themselves the almost impossible task of producing in under 11 days  a new feature film from scratch with no money, no script, no actors, in fact, from...
Posted On 03 May 2013
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Patience Agwenjang. “I love helping youths and women.

A Law graduate, Patience Agwenjang, decided being a barrister was really not for her and engaged in what she loves doing best; helping others through volunteering. She applied and was accepted as a volunteer for the Bamenda-based Youth Outreach Programme (YOP) in North Western...
Posted On 03 May 2013
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Zambian Football Tragedy. 20 years on, the unanswered questions

  Yesterday, Zambians officially paid tribute to their entire national team that perished on April 27th 1993 in a bizarre plane crash that occurred shortly after take off in Libreville Gabon. Kalusha Bwalya was the national team captain and the only player that survived. He...
Posted On 29 Apr 2013
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Nigeria: How to End the Boko Haram Trouble Finally.

  The discrepancies in the number of people  killed following the April 19 Clash between Nigerian security forces and Boko Haram Militants have been complicated by a former minister who now claims 288 people died following the assault on the Northern town of Baga. Mallam...
Posted On 29 Apr 2013
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Profile; Victorine Ngamsha. Speaker with a Mission

 She describes herself in her LinkedIn profile as a “Public Speaker”. Married mother of four Victorine Ngamsha 40, is a happy, smiling woman who loves to serve the public.   She is an award winning volunteer who likes helping others less fortunate than herself. Through her public...
Posted On 29 Apr 2013
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France Cameroon. Why Biya Probably paid for French hostage release

    By Ange Ngu Thomas One of any of the following four paid a handsome ransom of $3.15 million before Nigerian Islamist Militant Group Boko Haram released a French family of 7 kidnapped in Northern cameroon; the Nigerian, Cameroonian, French or French utility company...
Posted On 27 Apr 2013
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Kenya. Fashion Photography, Kenyan Style.

  Ready, steady, click. Pointing and shooting a photo is pretty easy but for those  for whom photography is a profession, they need more than point and click skills to survive in an industry that expects only the best.   It becomes particularly challenging when a...
Posted On 24 Apr 2013
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Point of View. When South Africa/Nigeria Clash, Africa Suffers.

  By Frank Garriba in Abuja, Nigeria With an estimated $524 billion dollars GDP, South Africa is Africa’s largest economy. That is a fact. With more than 170 million people, Nigeria is Africa’s most populous state, another fact. With a $377 billion GDP, Nigeria’s economy is...
Posted On 22 Apr 2013
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African Film. Confusion Na Wa wins Best Film award at AMAA.

  April 21 2013. UPDATE With only four nominations, Confusion Na Wa , the first feature film  by new movie company Cinema  Kpatakpata yesterday won the coveted best film award in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State during the 9th African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) in Nigeria. The comic...
Posted On 20 Apr 2013
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Cameroon. Surprise release of French hostages by Boko Haram

  Embattled French president Francois Holland has said no ransom was paid to Militant Nigerian Islamists group Boko Haram before they freed 7 French hostages they kidnapped on February 19th. President Hollande expressed his gratitude to Cameroonian and Nigerian officials for...
Posted On 19 Apr 2013
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Cameroon. Senate elections fails to bring consensus

      Official results of last Sunday April 14th senate elections in Cameroon have still not been confirmed by the Supreme court but the ruling CPDM party is expected to win more than 50 of the 70 seats that were up for grabs. SDF Chairman John Fru Ndi suffered a humiliating...
Posted On 19 Apr 2013
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African Film. Ninah’s Dowry continues to shine

    Shooting Ninah’s Dowry according to Cameroonian film maker Victor Viyouh was not exactly easy. They lost their original Camera, the engine of the production vehicle dropped out on the highway while their first film set burnt down. Despite these problems, Victor says...
Posted On 17 Apr 2013
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Cameroon Senate elections. Fru Ndi told to Resign!

  By Mokun Njouny Nelson Some angry party militants of the opposition SDF party have called on their long time Chairman John Fru Ndi to resign. Despite promising to do so, Fru Ndi yesterday April 14th lost the 7 senate seats that were up for grabs in his North wester...
Posted On 15 Apr 2013
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Crime. Inside the Mind of an African scammer

By Stephen Mayo   Why do most internet scam letters originate from Africa? How and why do their mostly  foreign based victims fall for these childish scams? Are security forces across Africa so inept that they cannot stop  these “white collar” internet scammers? The...
Posted On 15 Apr 2013
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Nigeria. Fears of another Civil War after Militants reject amnesty

   By Frank Garriba in Abuja, Nigeria   The rejection of an amnesty offer from president Goodluck Jonathan by Boko Haram  Islamist militants who have been waging a violent campaign against the government, might lead to another civil war, a former Justice Minister has said.  ...
Posted On 15 Apr 2013
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Internet Business “The Internet Guarantees Quick and Easy Wealth ” E. Mallo

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Posted On 12 Apr 2013
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Malawi Vox Pop. Should Pop Stars expect VIP treatment after Adopting Children from Africa?

Malawi Voxes. Should pop stars expect VIP Treatment after Adopting Children from a poor Country?   Eyong Elvis. Douala, Cameroon Madonna cannot expect VIP treatment from Malawi simply because she adopted two kids from the country. Each country has specific adoption laws. ...
Posted On 12 Apr 2013
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Malawi Vs Madonna. Schools or Classrooms and a clash over VIP Treatment

  “Material girl” Madonna might not be travelling to Malawi anytime soon after a huge row erupted between her and Joyce Banda, first female President of Malawi. The American pop star has been travelling back to the east African nation for the past seven years after she...
Posted On 12 Apr 2013
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Cameroon. Boy Kills, Cooks and Eats 7 year old Victim

  Villagers in the small village of Egbekaw near Mamfe  in South Western Cameroon are still coming to terms after one of theirs Oscar Eyong 19, killed, cooked and ate a 7 year boy Last Monday April 8. It took the combined efforts of the divisional officer Ignatius Ekale, the...
Posted On 10 Apr 2013
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African Music. “Piracy is killing music in Africa”. Asamor Morfaw

  By Ange Ngu Thomas    His family was initially not supportive when he first told them he wanted to sing for a living but  Asamor (born Asamor Morfaw) persisted and today is a fully fledged musician. He dabbled in traditional music while in his native Cameroon but started...
Posted On 10 Apr 2013
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CAR. Will Coup D’etats end in Africa after Isolation of New car Strongman?

  By Ange Ngu Thomas  A new period of hope might be descending across Africa after African leaders refused to recognize self-proclaimed new Central African Republic CAR president Michel Djotodia. The African Union AU has also suspended the CAR from the organization in a move that...
Posted On 08 Apr 2013
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Nigeria Film Industry. “I might be the Saviour Nollywood needs”. J Gamaniel

   Only 23 years old, Jubilee Gamaniel has already achieved a lot in her short life. She graduated with an MA in Film making from the prestigious Los Angeles based Film Academy. She is the title holder of the MISS NIGERIA Universe beauty pageant and a successful model in her...
Posted On 08 Apr 2013
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South Africa. Why Re-branding Oscar Pistorius might just be impossible.

  B y Ange Ngu Thomas  One time South African para-olympic sporting hero Oscar Pistorius will have a difficult time re-branding and getting any type of acceptability around the world. His close associates are doing everything to get a small measure of the worldwide...
Posted On 05 Apr 2013
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Voices From Nigeria. My Name Means…

  Olugbemi Adeniyi is a journalist of Yoruba origin from Ogun State, South West NigeriaMy name, Adeniyi, is a Yoruba name borne by a male child, especially one born into a royal lineage. The name Adeniyi connotes the family value or the crown, which depicts the royalty of the...
Posted On 05 Apr 2013
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Nigeria. Names and Titles define a Man

By Frank Garriba in Abuja, Nigeria   What’s in a name you might ask? In Nigeria, a name means everything. Apart from easily identifying where you come from, it can define your destiny in life. Olusegun in the name of two times Nigerian President Oluṣẹgun Mathew Okikiọla Arẹ...
Posted On 05 Apr 2013
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Voices from Cameroon. What People think about Senate elections

 Compiled by Mokun Njouny Nelson  Mbah Cletus 50. School Teacher    The organization of the Senate elections is just one of President Biya’s delaying tactics to stay in power. To me these elections were not necessary at this moment. People were eager to register on the voter...
Posted On 04 Apr 2013
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Cameroon Senate Elections. Is Biya preparing his succession?

By Mokun Njouny Nelson   After skilfully failing to groom anyone to succeed him, Cameroons ailing president Paul Biya 80, might now be considering moves to control who takes over from him after he called Senate elections for April 14. The president of the senate becomes...
Posted On 04 Apr 2013
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Business Talk. Aviation engineer turns talent to events’ management

Christina Ty Adegbaju 28, is a Lagos based events planner with a difference. She is CEO of “Typearls Events N Craft” an events/venue management and consulting company. She plans and organizes everything from weddings to funerals.  She is also a self-taught craftswoman producing...
Posted On 03 Apr 2013
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Kenya. Presidential Indictee and another ICC headache

By Ange Ngu Thomas Prosecutors at the controversial International Criminal Court (ICC)will tomorrow determine how they have to handle the now sensitive case against Kenyan President elect Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto. Both are charged with instigating the 2007 post...
Posted On 01 Apr 2013
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International Justice. Is Africa disproportionately targeted?

By Mokun Njouny Nelson in Douala, Cameroon Rwanda war crimes suspect Bosco Ntaganda 40, surprised everyone but delighted ICC prosecutors when he voluntarily handed himself in at the United States embassy in Rwanda last month. He was quickly flown to the Hague and in court, he...
Posted On 01 Apr 2013
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Investing in Africa…Venture Capitalists need African ideas

Francis Ngwa Niba in London, Uk  Some 20 people, some with a lot of business ideas and some already budding entrepreneurs from Africa met a handful of investors in a small posh bar in The City of London last Wednesday March 27th. They came from very different backgrounds but they...
Posted On 29 Mar 2013
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Nelson Mandela. The Long Goodbye

By Mokun Njouny Nelson, Douala, Cameroon South African president Jacob Zuma has re-asured the country National icon Nelson Mandela is “doing fine” after he was again re-admitted to hospital for a recurrent Lung Infection. An earlier statement from the presidents’ office said the...
Posted On 29 Mar 2013
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Italy. African boat people and their ordeals in Italy

      This Africa Review story from 2011  is just one of dozens we read almost every six months. Hundreds of African migrants have died during these perilious sea journeys in desperate attempts to leave their impoverished upbringing in search of a better life in Europe. But why...
Posted On 27 Mar 2013
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Voices from Nigeria. Who is an average Nigerian?

Compiled by Garriba Franck in Abuja, Nigeria Godfrey W. Tafida 53, Jen, Taraba State North East Nigeria, Civil servant.  “The branding of Nigerians in the West as fraudsters and liars is a gross misrepresentation. “A typical Nigerian demonstrates the phenomenon of a ‘brother’s...
Posted On 25 Mar 2013
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Spotlight Nigeria. Who is an average Nigerian? (Nigeria ,their Nigeria)

    By Frank Garriba in Abuja, Nigeria  Nigeria, most populous black African country with 162 million people (2011 estimates) the country can rightly be described as Africa’s troubled giant. Though a lot of positive things can be said from and about Africa’s sleeping giant,...
Posted On 25 Mar 2013
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Point of View…CAR…Another shameful Coup D’etat in Africa

  By Ange Ngu Thomas Francoise Bozize, Central African was early today deposed from power by Seleka Rebels. Bozize seized power in a similar fashion ten years ago from Ange Felix Patasse  in the troubled landlocked African country.   Reports say Bozize has fled to Congo...
Posted On 24 Mar 2013
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Chinua Achebe Dies…

Chinua Achebe dies.   UPDATE 22/March 2013 Herewith some quotes by the Godfather of African writing, Chinua Achebe who died yesterday March 21 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts USA. He was 82. See brief Biography below.   “While we do our good works let us not forget that...
Posted On 22 Mar 2013
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Point of View. Why should Black heroes die so soon?

  Patrice Lumumba. Assasinated. By Mamour Senghor, Dakar, Senegal      Reggae superstar Bob Marley was 36 when he died of cancer in 1981, Congolese nationalist Patrice Lumumba was 37 when he was assasinated in 1961, South African anti aparthied activists Steve Biko was 31...
Posted On 21 Mar 2013
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Silverman Zambia. Putting Zambian Music on the Map

  Born Sylvester Munanjala Jr, Silverman Zambia is a 21 year old Hip Hop Musician with two singles on the market. He is also a dancer and model. He says he wants to take Zambian Music which is not known even in the African continent out of the doldrums. He has therefo...
Posted On 21 Mar 2013
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“Africa Is Next Big thing in Internet Space.” Lakunle Ogungbamila

Lakunle Ogungbamila   Lakunle Ogungbamila is a man with a dream. He is CEO of Lagos based gaming company Kuluya Ltd. His company has developed more than 50 games, all of them free to play on the internet from their website www.kuluya.com. The company made up of graphic...
Posted On 18 Mar 2013
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Why Africa must join the Information super-highway

Participants at the ICT Conference     By Walter Wilson Nana in Harare, Zimbabwe  Africa was not part of the agrarian and industrial revolutions. However, in the 21st century, Africa must be part of the technology revolution if the continent hhas to develop, Prof Sammy...
Posted On 18 Mar 2013

“Papa Francesco”…S America wins, Africa losses

  By  Francis Ngwa Niba in Vatican City, Rome Italy.   My friend George likes putting a positive spin on everything. “Francis”, he said soon after the official name of the new pope became known, “ he has chosen your name”. I was at first shocked and then asked “what do you...
Posted On 14 Mar 2013
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Chi sera papa? (Who will be the next Pope?)

  Cloudy, Rainy Vatican as Cardinals start voting Francis Ngwa Niba in Vatican City, Rome Italy   That’s the news flash you get on most Italian TV Stations these days. All  eyes and ears are now tuned to the smallest nation state on earth as 115 cardinals yesterday...
Posted On 13 Mar 2013
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Young, Gifted and Black. Sahndra Fon Dufe. The Interview

Sahndra Fon Dufe is not your average African girl. She now mixes with the high and mighty in Hollywood, the film capital of the world. She has written two plays, is trying to raise $500.000 to shoot her first screen play in Cameroon and is presently on set as one of the...

Profile; Julie Wangombe. Speech writer for New Kenyan president.

  Newly elected Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta 52, might be relatively young as far as African presidents go but he has a much younger weapon in his arsenal. Julie Wangombe, is only 22 and describes herself as a “spoken word Artist”. She however does more than “speak...
Posted On 11 Mar 2013
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Why we need an African Pope now!

  Cardinal Peter Turkson    By Ange Ngu Thomas  In two days time, 115 Cardinals will begin the most secretive voting ritual on earth to select a new catholic pope. Only 11 of those electors will be from Africa and though theoretically they can elect any of the 1.2...
Posted On 10 Mar 2013

New African writings 2013

  Culled from The Guardian  A new book by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is one a crop of works from African writers to be published in 2013 Chimamanda Adichie Long-awaited: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s new novel, Americanah, comes six years after she won the Orange prize with...
Posted On 08 Mar 2013
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When will Cameroon stop these Avoidable Road accidents?

Bate Bisong, Hilarious Ambe and Kwassen  Gwangwa’a On the night of March 7th 2007, there was applause in the University of Buea as writer, critic, playwright and university lecturer Bate Bisong launched what later turned out to be his last publication  “DISGRACE”. The next...
Posted On 08 Mar 2013
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Young, Gifted and Black. Sahndra Fon Dufe

  Sahndra  Fon Dufe, Actress,  writer, Producer By Ange Ngu Thomas The first thing you noitice about her is the eyes;   They are captivating, they draw  you and you somehow will remain focused. At only 23, Sahndra has achieved what a lot of people are still struggling to...
Posted On 07 Mar 2013

Kenya Elections. When technology Fails and the ICC Looks In.

  Uhuru Kenyatta By Francis Ngwa Niba   Officials of the newly created Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) yesterday decided to start counting votes by hand after the much hyped electronics system unexpectedly crashed. Kenyans might now have to wait till...

Health. Meet Alain Nteff. “Gifted dad” with a “pregnant” Vision

Francis Ngwa Niba in Yaounde, Cameroon He is still a fresh faced 24 year old, is now a multiple award winner and has met the queen of England. For someone who is not yet married, has no child and smilingly told me he has no plans to do so soon, being called a “gifted dad” is...
Posted On 16 Jul 2016
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