Must read: For Cameroon, prevention of Ebola is better than cure

Andre Mama Fouda: Cameroon’s Minister of Public Health


Prevention of Ebola will be better than cure: It should be duly noted that, as of this date, there has been no reported, or suspected case of Ebola Virus infected person in Cameroon or among Cameroonians anywhere else. The Government of Cameroon is leaving no stone unturned to maintain this current status and protect all Cameroonians from this deadly virus.

According to cameroon-embassy, Andre Mama Fouda: Cameroon’s Minister of Public Health gave a press conference on the 29th of August 2014. in it, he elaborated details of an emergency plan in case the ebola virus was eventually getting into the country. An isolation centre has been created in the Nylon neighborhood (quartier Nylon), in the vicinity of the Douala International airport for suspected cases of Ebola that may enter Cameroon via the Douala Airport. The government strategy has also enabled the development of isolation wards in some hospitals. 
The minister revelled that 630 million CFA (about € 960,428.81) has been allocated to combat the Ebola virus if it gets into Cameroon and prevent its spread. The fund is to support the national response against the disease. These include the purchase of medical equipments for screening, training of health care staff, security service and immigration personnel, as well as journalists. The emergency plan also includes a number of sensitization campaigns to raise awareness about the disease among Cameroonians.

Source: cameroon-embassy

The Richest Women Today – Mrs Folorunsho Alakija gives an empowering speech to Lagos university students.

The Richest Women Today – Mrs Folorunsho Alakija gave a beatiful speech to Lagos University students during the 2014 UN International Youths Day; Lagos. She said she was not previlege to have a university degree but today, she is the richest woman in the world (and I must add dethroned Oprah Winfrey in 2013). 
Her speech goes like this…
“I come from Ikorodu, Lagos state. I am married to a dashing young lawyer of 70 years of age and we have four grown up gentlemen and grandchildren. It has not been a rag to riches fairytale. It has not been an overnight phenomenon like some cases which you find here and there all over the world. For as long as I can remember, I had always wanted my own business. Hard work…am trying to tell you how I got to where I am if you want those billions. Hard work, diligence, persistence…days where you nearly gave up but I chose not to give up.” Continue…
It would have been easy to compromise but I chose not to and I stayed focus. I could have stayed a secretary as my father desired according to his plan for me but I had bigger aspirations. I dreamt big. God strengthened me and gave me wisdom. I had a passion and burning desire to succeed. Being a secretary, a banker, a fashion icon, a cooperate promoter and printer, a real estate owner, an oil magnate, that I can assure you was no easy feat. Firm belief that what is worth doing is what doing well or not doing at all. I took charge of my life with the tools I have shared with you. I chose to become born again at the age of 40. I chose to make a covenant with God that if he would bless me I would work for him all the days of my life. I chose to hold on to the cross and look up to him every step of the way. Today additional accomplishment includes a wife of almost 40 years, a mother, grandmother, ministry, counseling, outreach, NGO Rose of Sharon Foundation for widows and Author, writer, author of several inspirational books. All I say to the glory of God. So I am 63 and I am not yet done. So what is your excuse? I never went to a University and I am proud to say so because I don’t think I have done too badly. You do not have to have a University education to be able to make it so count yourselves privileged to have that education as part of the feather in your cap” she said.

Jean Blaise Gwet the man behind the innovative Lucky Gwet Brand Cameroon

This picture shows  Mr Jean Blaise Gwet and I at his resident
Hello my facebook family, lately, I had the privilege of meeting Mr Jean Blaise Gwet , Président of MPCC ( Mouvement Patriotique pour le Changement du Cameroun ) and the main man behing the Lucky Gwet’s brand Cameroon. I was deeply humbled knowing the meeting was to take place at his private resident. Thank you my dear friends for the hospitality and warmth. 
To me Mr Jean Blaise GWET is a true leader. His leadership definitly has a worthwhile purpose with mission accomplishments instead of the self-aggrandizement we often see in the Cameroon’s political environment. Can you believe if I tell you Mr Gwet does not own car ? (A personal choice he made…) despite living in a multi-million Francs mansion? Yes this is just how humble and low key his life is. I am inspired and you my readers should also. Mr Jean Blaise Gwet a true patriot of Cameroon has proven that Cameroon can and should protect industrialization by encouraging entrepreneurship, domestic producers and manufacturers. 
AÏDA; the solar lantern is Mr Gwet’s gift to the people. Sold at an afordable price, the value it adds to people lives is far greater. Despite batling fake copied products in the maket, he is sure winning many heart in rural and urban areas. 
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Afrique Media continues with its war to maintain a pan-Africanist television

OMG were is that democracy the westerners keep promoting??!!, and where is the freedom of press? what is going on here; this recent development of Afrique Media is chocking me to dead . I am soo tire of this whole ambiguous-democratic system.
In recent days, the independent television channel Afrique Media is leading a true battle to keep its broadcasts in the face of the attempted closure of the satellite space announced by its provider, Canal+Africa. The closure of the broadcast has caused endless protests, including that of the African Press Association, which accuses the French multinational of wanting to destroy the independent voice of Afrique Media. The network will continue to broadcast through other satellite signals.
The Afrique Media channel has created an important niche for itself among the audience due to its daring programming and its clearly pan-Africanist discourse. In its usual contents are debates on the current affairs of the continent, very critical of the colonial policy in general, but especially with the French colonial policy.

Sitya Loss – Eddy Kenzo [Official Video] 2014

Africa can’t just get enough of Eddy Kenzo from Uganda. I just love the authenticity of the video…this video as you can see is low budget; but boy it works!!!!!. The fun people featuring in it are having is just priceless. 
His new single Sitya Loss is no news toping all chats. Here are some words of appreciation from Eddy to his fans 
“I have the greatest fans in the world. Thank you all for making Sitya Loss the hit that it has become. It is truly an honor to see how much joy my song has brought to different people around the world. This is only the beginning, with your continued support more people can experience a taste of what East Africa has to offer. Keep sharing, singing, and dancing. 
We love you Eddy

Deputy prime minister’s wife was abducted in Cameroon by Boko Haram

Please Bomo Haram leave my country alone..we do not want war here. 
According to BBC report today, the Cameroon’s deputy prime minister’s wife was abducted on Sunday, by suspected militants. As a result, Cameroon’s President Paul Biya has sacked two senior army officers at the forefront of the battle against militant Islamist group Boko Haram and has also stepped up its border security.

The BBC’s respondent Muhaman Babalala in Cameroon’s capital, Yaounde, says all this cases of abductions shows a clear lapse in security at the boarders. Which is why the government has decided to sack these officers. 

I beg oooo please!!!! what ever ‘règlement de compte’ exist please do them in your circle as you are doing right now; just leave innocent citizens alone.

Cameroon is furious and fearful over Boko Haram infiltration

Recently a group of young men dressed in their Sunday best crosses from Nigeria into northern Cameroon, singing wedding songs in the back of a van. The border authorities let them pass, assuming they are attending a family celebration. 
Hours later, the officials realize they made a big mistake. The men turn out to be fighters for the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram. 
They attack the small northern town of Kaele, killing dozens of people. This year alone, Nigeria’s Boko Haram has launched more than 15 attacks in northern Cameroon, razing villages, looting homes and causing many civilian deaths. 
Attempts by Nigerian soldiers to crack down on the group has resulted primarily in the insurgents being pushed back to border areas and into Cameroon. Once across the border, Nigeria’s military can no longer pursue them. 
“The threat is increasing,” Cameroon Defence Ministry spokesman Didier Badjeck says. “We assume Boko Haram has between 15,000 and 20,000 men in the border region. They have a lot of capacity.” Residents of northern Cameroon, which used to be an area of stability in conflict-ridden Central and West Africa, now live in fear. 
“Cameroon doesn’t believe Nigeria’s government has the willingness or the capacity to halt Boko Haram,” says Joseph Ntuda Ebode, a political analyst at the University of Yaounde. 
Because Boko Haram fighters are often reported to be wearing Nigerian army uniforms during attacks, Cameroonian authorities assume “complicity at a very high level in Nigeria’s government or military,” Ntuda Ebode says. 
Residents know their army struggles to secure the nation’s long and porous border with Nigeria, which runs more than 2,000 kilometres from Lake Chad along Nigeria’s Borno and Adamawa states – two of the regions worst hit by Boko Haram violence – all the way to the Atlantic Ocean. 
Boko Haram’s infiltration began with the kidnapping of a French family in northern Cameroon in 2013, followed by the abduction of three foreign priests and a nun in the past 18 months. When attacks became much more frequent and took place deeper inland this year, up to 100 kilometres from the border, alarm bells began to ring in Cameroon. 
The government realized the group was trying to create a base for its fighters and weapons in Cameroon. 
There are also reports that Boko Haram is recruiting young Cameroonians into its ranks. President Paul Biya reacted by declaring “war on Boko Haram,” signaling his doubts that Nigeria will manage to halt the insurgents. 
“The public enemy Boko Haram has remained a permanent threat to peace and security,” Biya says. The president created two new military brigades of 1,000 men each, who have been permanently based in the Far North region. Key border points are now protected by tanks. 
In addition, an undisclosed number of special forces trained in counterterrorism have been sent north as well as a battalion of special air, water and reconnaissance troops. “This way, we make sure we can be anywhere within 10 minutes,” Colonel Badjeck says. 
“If Boko Haram is trying to make Cameroon its base, they will fail.” He said the military has killed about 100 militants in clashes this year and a few soldiers have also died. 
But because the north is highly populated – almost 6 million of the nation’s 21 million people live here – it remains difficult to monitor militant movements despite the presence of the extra troops. 
As a result, the local population is living in fear of attacks like one last month on the village of Gorsi Tourou. More than 300 heavily armed insurgents descended at dusk from forests onto the village, throwing grenades and spraying it with machine gun fire. Dozens of villagers were killed, according to local media reports. 
The militants looted homes and carried off money, food and other goods. Residents fled in panic, village chief Moussa Sambo says, adding that when Cameroonian soldiers arrived, the attackers disappeared into Nigerian territory. Tourists, the region’s main economic drivers, are heeding travel warnings and staying away. 
Waza National Park, known for its elephant safaris, is deserted. Aid and infrastructure projects have been put on hold. “Every day, Boko Haram members come into the villages, and, of course, everyone knows everything in a small village,” says Elias Atia, a taxi driver in Yaounde whose family lives near the northern town of Waza. 
“The villagers are caught in the middle,” Atia says. “They don’t want to report Boko Haram because they fear revenge.” 
There is another reason why locals, the majority of whom are Muslim, have been reluctant to cooperate with the military: Many of those living in the border regions of northern Cameroon and southern Nigeria are related and unwilling to give up family members.
The military, meanwhile, vows it will not tolerate those who protect Boko Haram. “If there is a pocket of support, we will bomb and burn it,” Badjeck says. “There is no democracy in terrorism.”
Source: The New Age

Eto’o sends his congratulations to Davido for his BET Awards win

It is no doubt to us that Eto’o Fils loves Nigerian music. Well on the 1st Jully 2014, Davido won the best Interntional Act of Africa at the BET Awards. So Eto’o send his encouragements by congratilating him on Twitter saying’ “Congrats to my lil Bro @iam_Davido for winning the “Best International Act Africa” at the 2014 @BETAwards!”

Cameroon Indomitable Lions’ Captain Samuel Eto’o is kissing goodbye to bachelorhood


Cameroon international and Indomitable Lions’ Captain Samuel Eto’o has decided on kissing bachelorhood goodbye by proposing to long-time girlfriend and mother of two of his children Tra Lou Georgette, according to sources close to the lady’s family in Ivory Coast. 

The 33-year-old Eto’o, Geogette and their two children arrived in Abidjan last weekend for a brief engagement ceremony, during which Eto’o offered a diamond ring worth €500,000 to his wife to be, who has spent nine years with him, Supersport reported.
The reputable sports website said no date for the official wedding was given by representatives of the couple, but a family member of Geogette said the public would be notified soon. Eto’o and Georgette have been married traditionally since 2007 but are yet to hold a white wedding. 
This is not the first time the Cameroon captain is offering costly jewellery to his sweetheart, in 2008; he gave her as a birthday gift a set of necklaces worth €152,500. 
Cameroonians have received the news with mixed reactions. “Congrats Eto’o, but know that with a foreign wife your influence within Cameroon and especially within the government will be severely restricted as you would be viewed with suspicion. We all know how much a wife can influence one’s perception and allegiance,” a fan said. 
However, most supporters of the all-time leading scorer in the history of the Africa Cup of Nations with 18 goals and Cameroon’s all-time leading scorer have simply been wishing him a successful family as he prepares to embrace marriage life.