Cameroon

I recently got a new follower from the West African country of Cameroon….(no it was not a prince that wanted to make me rich) and since I have not done a post on this country I thought I would give some information about the country and some recent news…

French Cameroon became independent in 1960 as the Republic of Cameroon. The following year the southern portion of neighboring British Cameroon voted to merge with the new country to form the Federal Republic of Cameroon. In 1972, a new constitution replaced the federation with a unitary state, the United Republic of Cameroon. The country has generally enjoyed stability, which has enabled the development of agriculture, roads, and railways, as well as a petroleum industry. Despite slow movement toward democratic reform, political power remains firmly in the hands of President Paul BIYA.

Northern part of the country has been fighting Boko Haram for years even with the help of US soldiers special ops…….but some of the news is not reported by the MSM……

Be Warned that enclose video can be disturbing for some…watch at your own risk……

Moments later, a group of soldiers and civilians follows. Another man – dressed in military fatigues and wearing aviator sunglasses — repeatedly strikes a woman who clutches the hand of a young girl, perhaps 7 or 8 years old. “You are going to die,” says the soldier, who refers to the woman as “BH,” an apparent reference to Boko Haram. He steers her off the road, and the young girl, likely her daughter, follows. Another soldier does the same to a second woman who has a toddler strapped to her back, guiding her into a dirt expanse.

Videos of executions have become commonplace in our news culture, with the Islamic State, Al Qaeda, and other terror groups filming atrocities and sharing them on social media. But this video from Cameroon is particularly cold-blooded. The soldiers make the women kneel on the ground. One of the soldiers gestures to the young girl and says, “Yes. Little girl, come here,” directing her to stand next to her mother. He then pulls the girl’s shirt over her head, blindfolding her.

https://theintercept.com/2018/07/26/cameroon-executions-us-ally/

Plus Cameroon is having a bit of a North/South thing……

On the way from Douala to Buea, my vehicle slows at the toll gate on the bridge across the Mungo river, the frontier between the former French Cameroon and former British Southern Cameroons, reunified in 1961. The two regions on either side of the bridge, Littoral and Southwest, are culturally related. Their inhabitants, who are commonly called Sawa, generally call themselves brothers, though some speak French as a first official language and others English. In December, the Ngondo traditional festival brings together people from parts of both regions. But today this fraternity is threatened. The Mungo bridge not only divides the Littoral and Southwest regions geographically, but symbolises a widening gulf between them.

https://www.crisisgroup.org/africa/central-africa/cameroon/dialogue-essential-unite-cameroons-disparate-voices

Just some stories from Cameroon…I promise to keep an eye on the situation in the West African nation….plus it helps keep my readers abreast of the events around the world….the more you know the better off you will be.

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3 thoughts on “Cameroon

  1. That clip was shown on the BBC, but stopped short of the shooting. Another sad war-torn place where there are no winners or losers, and both sides are as bad as each other. As always, the innocents in between are those to suffer the worst.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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