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Trouble in Paradise: Barrister Kameni beaten in his own game as the fate of unified SOBA hangs on a thread

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It is one of the most prestigious secondary and high schools in the country and indeed one of the oldest built by the Germans during colonization. Sasse College based in Buea is not only famous for its history but by the number of personalities who proudly call that school their own.

The Soppo- based school enjoys arrogantly the monopoly of a heavy contingent of top government dignitaries, business magnets, and enviable diaspora amongst their ranks as their SASSE old Boys Association remains unarguably the most prestigious former student association in the country.

Many who passed through the single sex boys only school, pride themselves as SOBAs as they are call themselves and are proud t identify themselves with a school which has produced more than two Prime minster in the country
But for persons who are looked up as moral paragon in the society considering their holistic training back in SASSE with moral and spiritual values the cornerstone of their stay there, power grabbing, gross disobedience and disrespect were the least things many would have expected.

But the Association many consider “paradise” as it outsmart in comparism with any other in the country is facing an existential crisis. Factions have emerged, court declaration in circulation and power struggle which is threatening the future of the revered body.

That people will be ambitious to assume position of power in a school as prestigious as SASSSe with countless association Chapters is no surprising, but when that becomes at all cost eve at the expense of the association’s survival, then it’s a cause for concern.

Renown Legal heavyweight barrister John Khameni had rallied a faction of SOBANs to what they termed revived grand general Assembly where he was elected as president General of the association in a gathering held in Douala on March 3rd 2018.

TeboPost learned that Barister Khameni’s meeting did not receive the blessing of the church and the Bishop and Proprietor of the school; neither did his meeting receive the blessings of majority of SOBA members.

He nonetheless secured his positon and went ahead to seek for a court order banning any future meeting in the country by disgruntled members with that regards. SO was the planned General Assembly meeting programmed for Doula banned by the DO for Douala V who cited security concerns and brandishing the court order as reasons for his decision.

But the legal minds actions were met by retributions and another meeting was convened at the BIROCOL Library, just beside the Bishop’s house by another camp who refused to identify with Khamenei and before the forces of law and order could disrupt the gathering this Saturday march 10th they had already elected another bureau to man the same association defying the court order.

Prof Ephraim Ngwafor was elected President and a communiqué was issued which carries the signature of the principal of the college to attest they enjoy the support from the church even though the law doesn’t seem to be on their side.

While their communiqué criticize the move of Kameni led faccion without mentioning him by name, the move however throw a spotlight on the future of the prestigious association whose future now rests in the courtrooms
TeboPost learned that the matter has been tabled to the minister of Justice and final solution might come from Yaoundé as both parties are bent on moving on.

But as the historic association struggles to keep the name and integrity of school many had started to questions its moral intergrity considering the involvement of some of its former students in high profile embezzlement cases the latest power struggle might kill the SOBA we all grow to love and admire today

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Most hated congress women among signatories of letter which puts Yaounde on notice

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Democratic congress women and staunch critic of Trump  Illhar Omar and Karen Bass have given a damning verdict about the Anglophone crisis, literally putting a Yaounde on notice

In a three page letter addressed to President Biya, the congress members acknowledge amongst other things the recent moves taken by government to resolve the Anglophone crisis, but insist the measures aren’t enough to end the war

They regret the fact that crimes have been committed by armed civilian groups in the course of the war but adds  even more horrific crimes including rape, torture, burning of entire villages amongst others have been committed by the country’s Security forces

They also encouraged Yaounde to join the Swiss led imitative for an inclusive dialogue with separatists leaders to end the crisis and warn of other measures to be taken to punish the regime should they delay amongst other things

The letter has been welcomed by separatists and their backers who have been in a three year’s deadlock with Biya’s regime as they seek independence for the state of Ambazonian which constitutes the North West and South West region.

But Yaounde might take comfort in the fact that the signatories of the letter constitutes some of the most hated members of congress in the White House

Democratic Congress woman Omar has been one of the four Democrats who constitutes what is now known as the squad

The women of color have been a fierce critic of Trump, constantly drawing rebuttal from the White House with their fat left policies.

Political analysts say any bill to punish Cameroon from such congress members will enjoy no shoooer from Trump but supporters say it’s a positive step.

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Eulogies galore: Friends and foes pour encomiums as Ekema gets farewell

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Buea is mourning. The population of the South West regional capital Buea today December 14th 2019 says final goodbye to their warrior and defiant mayor Ekema Patric Esunge

The 43 year old Ekema, one of the most famous Anglophone politicians in the country who rose to prominence during the Anglophone crisis died on October 27th 2019  following an alleged  heart attack in  Douala

Elites of the region, some of whom have openly disagreed with the combatant mayor over his  handling of the Anglophone crisis in his municipality   have today brave threats from armed civilian fighters to give the Hercules of the South West region a burial worthy of of his legacy.

The heavily guarded funeral ceremony which started at 11:00Am  is presided over by Minister  Paul Atanga Nji-personal representative of President Biya

Decorating  the fallen hero on behalf of the head of state as Commander of the National Order of Valour,Minister Atanga Nji says the good thing about death is that it brings us closer to God

He also used the opportunity to take a swipe at Bamenda, the regional capital of the North West region, saying he feels at home in Buea because it’s very clean, thanks to Ekema.

His comments comes after a torrent of eulogies from friends, families and coworkers who pour encomiums on the deceased while calling on population  to emulate his lifestyle.

Opening the floodgates of eulogies in the code to three hours funeral program, a pastor of the PCC enjoined Christians to feed their souls and not their body was death is inevitable.“Prepare your soul more than you prepare anything in this world” PCC pastor told the huge crowd.

Here are some of the quotes from today’s eulogies

“Those who disagreed with Ekema are here with us crying more than the bereaved” Bony Dashaco 

“Real eulogies are engraved on hearts, not on paper.” Interim Mayor of Buea.

“It will take us another 100 years to get another Ekema.”Brother to deceased 

“…he saved Cameroon from disintegration. That is how history will see him. Let’s give him the credit.” – Her Excellency Minister Prof. Nalova Lyonga.

“Those who don’t like Ekema, that is actually your business. He was extremely controversial and corrosive. His words were corrosive!”- Her Excellency Minister Prof. Nalova Lyonga.

“The Head of State says Ekema’s shiny deeds could not escape anyone’s attention.”Paul Biya

“One good thing about dead is that it draws us closer to a God” Minister Paul Atanga Nji 

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US warplane in Cameroon raises concerns

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On Thursday December 12th 2019, a US military transport plane arrived Yaounde Nsimalen international airport, sparking huge debates and conspiracy theory about its mission to the turbulent central African nation

Many had taken to social media to articulate different reasons for the plane’s mission with many arguing it’s intended to force the government of Cameroon to halt military operations in the country’s restive Anglophone regions

According to national Telegraph the plane is there for troop rotations. The US troops are still on the ground in Cameroon and has nothing to do with diplomacy or related to the crisis in the North West and South West.

The 437th Airlift Wing is an active unit of the United States Air Force, assigned to 18th Air Force, Air Mobility Command. It is the mission wing at Charleston Air Force Base, Joint Base Charleston, in the City of North Charleston, South Carolina.

Cameroon has been engulfed in a three years armed conflict in its two English speaking regions with many calling for an independent state called Ambazonia. More than 3000 persons have died, millions displaced and hundreds of villages razed in the course of the crisis.

The government has recently introduced a law in parliament to grand special status to the two regions in an attempt to ease tensions and end the bloodshed.

The Special status law was as results of five days major national dialogue intended to find solution to the crisis

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