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Ngarbuh “massacre”: Government gives its own version

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Rage and outrage poured by helpless Anglophone community as they took to social media to pour their frustrations to the silent international community and a soul-less government in Yaounde

Scores of persons including children and pregnant women were reportedly slaughtered in the in the heart of Ngarbuh village, Ndu division NW region and buried in what appears to be mass graves

The shocking and gruesome
Killings of toddlers and pregnant women who couldn’t have been fighters in the North West region has shattered the hearts of many Cameroonians and left the country’s authority in denial.

Government says deny the reports of mass graves, says only 5 persons were killed du lento fuel explosion in the house containing the family, but many are demanding for more answers amidst a ravaging news shattering hearts and shredding the country’s gains in arresting the situation

Thousands have been killed before during the course of the crisis according to UN agencies and children as young as four months killed at close range with bullets in Muyuka South West but very few has generated the kind of outrage and condemnation Ngarbuh has gathered

Human rights activists, politicians and Amba activists have joined millions of Cameroonians to hold the government responsible, calling for an immediate investigation to the killings which has stunned to world and likely opens the gates of ICC to those who could be responsible.

Pointing fingers and accusing Yaounde for the massacre which can change the dynamics on the ground has forced to government to condemned its accusers and deny its involvement….but they have denied similar atrocities in the North before only to open an investigation to punish the soldiers later.

Reports by Mimi Mefor which TeboPost cannot independently confirm say that UN officials were denied access to the scene of what could be potential war crimes (if its true ) in a scene committed in February 14th 2020 only adds gasoline to the raging fire and outrage in social media as the population calls for the world to act

Activists were quick to draw comparison with other countries like Rwanda, telling the world they had promised it will never happen again while insisting for intervention to resolve the four years old Anglophone crisis.

Diplomats across the world have been walking a fine line, opting to preserve their relationship with Yaounde than to engage in a historic crisis many of them still sees as a domestic issue

But if Ngarbuh killings doesn’t shocks the world what will.

Killing of children and pregnant women and burying them in mass graves is no doubt a war crime and requires probe to punish those concern reason why many are calling for an investigation to punish those concern

The world cannot afford to ignore the killings in North West region of Cameroon any more, and no matter the report Yaounde might give the international community, the files from Cameroon are dripping with the blood of innocent children and pregamat women killed in a senseless war we all could have avoided.

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Editorial: President Biya is working ubiquitously, if you want to hear from him, rendezvous May 20th

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There have been wide ranging debate lately over the well-being of the President of the republic and the country’s commander in Chief amidst the escalating health situation caused by the coronavirus

Many have been questioning the silence of their leader with remorse even dare to say he must have died

That President Biya is killed on social media is nothing new in the country but what is particularly unique about this situation is the fact that the Unity palace occupant is silent amidst a ravaging global pandemic which has kept almost every world leader busy

Opposition leader Maurice Kamto recently called on the President to take his full responsibilities as a leader and tackle the virus heads on, warning he will assume the office of the President should the 87 years old chided to remain behind the scene

The 7 days ultimatum from the opposition leader further fueled the debate on the whereabouts of their President amidst a health challenge which is fast becoming a national emergency

But his supporters aren’t buying, many say the President is already tackling the crisis through his government and must not necessarily be seen on TV talking about it.

A leading French newspaper in one of its recent editions wonders what the population wants the president to say.

Nothing new?

President Biya thrives in uncertainty and has proven time and time again that he has a very thick skin and resistant to public pressure nomatter the time and moments

He is also known to be awkwardly physically absent in major moments of crisis, opting to execute through his government ministers and other other representatives while operating from behind the scenes.

Examples are abound of the President significantly absent From the national stage each time the nation comes calling, only appearing on scheduled traditional media outings to talk to the Cameroonians people.

During the deadly Eseka train disasters on October 30th 2016 which killed hundreds of Cameroonians, many criticized the President for his total absence from the national stage, arguing he should have atleast address the nation or visit the disaster site.

But while government speedily rollout measures including compensation package to victims, the President waited for many months, only to address the issue at his traditional new year message in December, invoking old wounds and questioning his proximity to the people

The President has rarely addressed the nation out of his traditional pre-scheduled state addresses when it comes to the Anglophone crisis despite to numeours deaths and interntional pressure each time people are killed.

But as fresh remorse continuous to spread about his state of health, observers of this country’ politics are aware that nomatter how bad the coronavirus situation might be, President Biya will only address it during his traditional May 20th speech and that’s as good as we can get.

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After Nigeria, Cameroon big boys begin to speak, Baba Danpulo splashes 100 million francs to fight coronavirus

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After Nigerian rainmakers splash billions to help their government fight coronavirus, Cameroonian
Billionaire and richest person in Central Africa according to Forbes, Baba Danpullo has donated 100 million FCFA to the state of Cameroon as support towards the fight against COVID – 19

His donation comes barely hours after government created a 1 billion solidarity fund to help fight the virus

Critics have said the money however won’t be enough given the rise of the virus, saying the government would rather spend 4 billions on wine at the Presidency and spend meager amount to keep Cameroonians safe.

Danpulo’s (Central African riches man according to Forbes) contributions comes a day after the lone English daily newspaper in the country the Guardian Post had taken the country’s billionaires to task, asking what are they doing to help government fight the virus.

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As coronavirus takes the nation’s attention, Ikiliwindi has been bleeding for days

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Amidst coronavirus scare, Bloody gun battle between military and non-state armed fighters along Ikiliwindi-Konye highway leaves population hopeless

Sources in Ikiliwndi Mile 12 say it’s been the bloodiest week for the village and its environs ever since the Anglophone crisis started

Reports of military indiscriminately shooting at civilian population after two of their men were killed by non state armed fighters means many have been seriously killed, many more injured  while  the remaining population forced to take refuge in nearby bushes and forests

One resident told TeboPost on Sunday March 29th 2020 “ they came and started shooting at random, bikers were flying all over. A five year old was shot infront of me and they scattered the legs of another man” she told TeboPost

Locals in the area say intense fighting has been ongoing for the past one week now, leaving many to wonder the fate of the population amidst the coronavirus scare.

A charity worker working with Kumba based catholic NGO says “I don’t understand what is happening again, many of our workers have been trapped as fighting has been going in for days now”

he added that “it’s like those boys are taking these government measures differently”

Amidst the spread of the coronavirus, UN Secretary General Antonio Gutteres had called for ceasefire in all hostspots across the world, but fighting in Anglophone regions have intensified ever since as many more continue to die from bullets than a deadly virus troubling world peace.

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