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Biya seizes another 7 years mandate to the shagging of many, but where is the Cameroonian pharaoh?

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The Constitutional Council in Cameroon has declared Paul Biya, the winner of the October 7 presidential election.

In Monday’s proclamation, the court’s president Clement Atangana declared the incumbent winner with a resounding lead of 71% of votes cast, while his closest challenger, Maurice Kamto garnered 14% of the votes cast.

voters: 6 667 754
Voters: 3 590 681
Per of Participation: 53,85 br Blank Vote : 52 716
Cast ballot : 3 537 965
1- Biya : 71,28
2- Kamto : 14,23%
3- Libii l: 6,28%
4- Osih : 3,35%
5- NdamNjoya : 1,73%
6- Garga : 1,55%
7- Ndifor : 0,67%
8- Matomba : 0,56%
9- Muna : 0,35%

He added that the election was free, fair and credible despite a few security challenges in the English speaking regions.

But after the proclamation of the results, thousands of Cameroonians have taken to  social media to condemned the reelection of the 85 years old who only got over 2million votes in a country of about 25 million people

“God why” a social media user wrote as many now say the country is in for another 7 years of hardship and economic bondage with a possibility of a worsening Anglophone crisis which Biya has failed to tackle peacefully.

Where is the President

But as the results were declared, many were asking whereabouts of the president as even the state broadcaster CRTV could not see the commander in chief for a short interview after his victory.

The newly elected president who has ruled Cameroon for 36 years did not attend the result proclamation ceremony which was also boycotted by many opposition party leaders including Maurice kamto and some are saying the ageing President did not want to stress while attending the hours long event and is probably resting at the unity palace

He was however in attendance when the results of the senate wad being proclaimed months back even though it was a relatively shorter event

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National Dialogue: The world applauds, SDF and Kah Wallah table “must-do-list”

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As Yaoundé receives applause and standing ovation from diplomatic circles at home and abroad following the much-awaited dialogue announced for the end of September by President Biya, the country’s prime minister charged with ensuring the success of the dialogue has begun holding consultations with stakeholders and political leaders to set the stage for the historic rendez-vous

While the UN, the commonwealth, La Francophonie and AU have all embraced  the move many now consider a diplomatic win for the 86 years old, the country’s chief opposition party, the SDF is saying not too fast

In a late nights press release issued barely hours after their meeting with Premier Dion Ngute on September 12th 2019 at the star building, the opposition party outlined six major demands for a successful dialogue.

According to the press release signed by the party’s first Vice President MP. Joshua Osih, the planned dialogue must be chaired by a neutral person, involves a third party including the US, UK and Germany, exclude the countries army and be ready to discuss the form of the state amongst other demands

The two page press release comes barely hours after another striking communique issued by opposition leader and activists Edith Kah Wallah

The former SDF scribe in a communique of her own had cautioned the government earlier to be open and ready to discuss the form of the state in a declaration which mirrors that of her former party.

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North West boils, South West observes as lockdown rubbishes back to school campaign

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Though a “Ghost Town Day”, a form of civil disobedience, the major towns in Southern Cameroons vibrated to the rhythms of gunshots. School resumption throughout the national territory was a success except for the two restive regions. While some areas recorded dozens, like Nkambe, others barely had all teachers complete, talk less of the pupils and students.

BAMENDA

The chief town of the North West region was at the center of attacks and barricades mounted early Monday, September 2, 2019. As a measure to prevent children from going to school, fighters had declared lockdown beginning this Monday.

At Travelers, a pro-independence stronghold from day one of the current conflict, barricades were mounted to stop circulation.

Meta quarters, Azire New Church, Travelers, Old Town, Commercial Avenue, Bambili, Bambui, T-Junction, Foncha Street and other major joints were deserted as gunshots took over the town.

An Ambulance belonging to the St. Blaise Catholic Hospital of the Bamenda Archdioceses was attacked but the driver succeeded to escape. Bullet marks could still be seen on the left side of the vehicle.

Ayaba Hotel and others shut down completely.

Few students were seen at Government Bilingual High School Bamendakwe, located at Up station.

NKAMBE

Hosting one of the biggest military bases, Nkambe, the chief town of Donga Mantung Division, was decorated with colors of various school uniforms. Schools were effective in Nkambe central town as combat-ready soldiers were seen parading streets. Some were even spotted on Assembly ground.

Since the conflict started, the strategic military position of Nkambe has been a thorn in the flesh of separatist fighters.

LIMBE

Nature prevented dozens from resuming classes on Monday, September 2, 2019, after downpour left many stranded. Limbe town has witnessed little or no attacks from the fighters except Mile 4, the outskirts of Limbe which have frequently been visited by the armed separatist fighters.

KUMBA

Equinoxe Television reported that the town was deserted but some few teachers managed to come to school at GBHS Station where 6 answered present, with only 17 students. Gs and GBHS Mambanda, according to Equinoxe, has few pupils and students. Other areas were empty.

The SDO for Meme division made a tour around schools in his jurisdiction and vowed that he will crush Ambazonia fighters. He placed his head as a bet, that the fighters will only kill him first before stopping school resumption.

KUMBO

Kumbo in Bui division was transformed into a battleground as locals remained indoors. Separatist fighters measure war equipment with the regular army. A military helicopter was later seen flying over Kumbo to an unknown destination.

BUEA

The respect of Monday ‘s call for non-resumption by Separatist fighters was not well diluted by the Buea Mayor, Patrick Ekema Esunge who rallied Council Police to destroy business places in Mile 17 Buea. Call Boxes were overturned, shops sealed while windows were shattered. But lockdown was largely respected in the town

MUTENGENE

Regular army in Mutengene has been moving to sensitize the population on the importance of sending their children to school. Sources have hinted CNA that the military will move down to Mutenge and other areas in civilian attires to force children to school.

BALI

Ambazonia fighters blocked the road leading to Batibo, firing shots in the air as a warning, reminding locals of no school resumption. A source tells CNA, “There is 100% no resumption of schools both at primary and secondary school here, streets remain blocked. Only community schools have begun since Monday 26/08/19.”

SOURCE: CNA

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Back to school campaign gains momentum but…

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Back to school campaign publicized by the government has gained momentum in recent days as pupils and students across the national triangle prepare for 2019/2020 school year

In a strange campaign where government ministers and senior state functionaries have taken center stage to make it a pivot of their political ambitions, many are still skeptical if school will effectively resume in North West and South West regions of the country.

The conflict riddled regions have seen historic school boycott  in post independence history as separatists insist on ending the war before kids can go to school despite calls from activists.

pressure from home and abroad for government to dialogue with the leaders of the now armed Ambazonia leadership has failed to resonate across Yaounde as government insist on solving the crisis on the battle field.

The hopes which were raised sky-high by newly appointed premier Dion Ngute during his first official trip to the regions were quickly dashed as cracks emerge within his own government with some ministers challenging his strategy, roadmap and  tactics, saying the government cannot discuss the “form of the state” despite the premier’s insistence that Biya was Willing to dialogue on any topic excerpt  secession.

The life sentencing of Sessikou Ayuk and 10 others on the dawn of back to school has caused further chaos , provoking hardliners who now say no school until the war is over and government  comes to a dialogue table.

They have rolled out a series of lockdown calendar  to frustrate back to school efforts are warned all media houses from spreading back to school campaign in a new twists of events

 

For a government which insist it won’t put itself a-par with separatists by engaging in much talked  about dialogue, the back to school future could never have been darker I’m the three years conflict which has killed thousands, displaced hundreds of thousands and leaves entire villages deserted

 

Many accuse politicians of stage managing back to school campaigns for political reasons, insist they send their children to school in the crisis hit regions and task them to move around without heavily armed guards if they say the environment is conducive.

As the clock winds down, the state and separatists are preaching safely and threats at the same breath, with viral but opposing social media back to school campaign on the other move as the people on ground zero continue to whatch their kids stay home for the third year in a row

Politics  indeed has failed them from both sides of the divide

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