Cameroon’s information minister Issa Tchiroma Bakary has told RFI that a group of Cameroonian separatists arrested in Nigeria and transferred to Cameroon involving Sisiku Ayuk Tabe and 46 others under detention are doing well, enjoying their rights and are being treated in accordance with the law.
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Barrister Agbor Balla Nkongho has issued a statement condemning the kidnapping of justice Mbeng martin and calls for his immediate release.
A newly proposed bill which stipulates death penalty for hate speech has triggered fears as it may undermine freedom of expression in Africa’s largest democracy.
Separatists in the Anglophone struggle say no more dialogue now but negotiation is possible. What is the political implication of this statement? The Anglophone struggle has morphed from stage to sage since the 1990s to present.
Barrister Felix Nkongho Agbor Balla founder and Executive Director of Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in Africa is once again on the table of character assassination, public judgment and general suspicion on his role in the ongoing Anglophone crisis in Cameroon.
During the ceremony to receive 107 schoolgirls and two primary school pupils from Dapchi, Yobe State, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on the 23rd of March 2018, Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari pledged to grant amnesty to repentant insurgent members of the Boko Haram sect.
The English speaking part of Cameroon now christened the Federal Republic of Ambazonia has opted for what seems to be generally acclaimed workable to achieve set objectives – Guerilla warfare. This unconventional warfare was widely propagated by one of separatist’s political activist and social media influencer Mark Bareta in late 2017.
The abolition of the federal system in Cameroon which took effect in 1972 through a pseudo-referendum organized by president Ahidjo did not come about abruptly. Ahidjo with the help of French political and constitutional experts took systematic steps to slowly but surely eradicate any iota of Anglo-Saxon system of governance in a French prone colony.
The evolution of Cameroon’s Constitution, 1960 – 2008. The country Cameroon has had six (6) constitutional amendments. Africaninfolook.com gives a comparative review of the constitutional evolution of Cameroon.
After the death of Muammar Gaddafi who ruled Libya for almost 42 years, Omar Bongo Ondimba who governed oil-rich Gabon for more than 41 years and the most celebrated step down of Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe in 2017, after a 37-year rule. Other leaders who have been in power for more than a quarter of a century are mostly from Africa. They include Tajikistan’s Emomali Rakhmon, Cameroon’s Paul Biy, and Equatorial Guinea’s Teodoro Obiang Nguema. Below is the list of top longest-serving presidents in the world still ruling.