Africa Today: No Water, No Electricity, Just Traffic.

It’s been said that for those who love, time is eternity. In the same direction, truth to me is eternity. Against many people’s wishes, I’ve written and I still write about the dangers caused by the epileptic African governments who do nothing but ruin destinies of young, energetic and ambitious youths. Ask yourself if between human beings and vehicles which one deserves more love and care? The answer will definitely vary considering the fact that some people still love things more than human beings. The human beings I’m referring to here are voters who through their votes, some other human beings have gained positions in high places. At least 50% of normal Members of Parliament(MPs) in my country own three vehicles but at least 50% of voters do not have access to clean water and reliable electricity, not to mention good food. This justifies the title of this post.

Normally, people will not leave food in their countries to look for the same food in hostile foreign lands, but because of the nature of availability and distribution of resources in Africa, some people are leaving and dying while others stay and lavish. There are uncountable graveyards in Africa as a result of saying fundamental truths. Journalists are arrested and others are assassinated for exposing governments hyperbolic spendings on less important or non existing things.

African youths are frustrated and such frustration related feelings amongst African youths have in one way or the other contributed massively to secessionist attempts, terrorist affiliations and genocides. What’s life when you can’t feed yourself, when you can’t pay your children’s food bills and school fees, when you can’t dress well and you can’t have a say in the way your country is runned and ruined by selfish politicians?

A spoon-fed of what politicians have done in your area is enough evidence that most politicians are eradicating meritocracy and replacing it with something whose foundation and base is not supposed to have a place in God’s created world that envisages happiness, glory, selflessness, and above all, love.

In Africa today as it may be the case in other parts of the world, when there is a problem and you complain, you’re ignored. You’re brutalised when you protest. You continue protesting, they bribe you. You refuse, they arrest you. Then there are the hoity-toity government officials who behave as if nothing is wrong until the day they’re are fired by their bosses and they seem to be awake from a century long sleep. The real African problems are found in the rapid increase in alcohol consumption, accidents, assassinations, capital flight, inflation, immorality, inertia, unemployment and the exploitation of African natural resources by foreign bodies. Yet, bald head with grey beards men and shameless women(MPs) keep talking about State budgets with the various Presidencies having the greatest shares of the state budgets. I strongly believe that these people are slowly caught in their own traps.

State Ministers have failed to deliver clean water and good drugs to their fellow citizens yet their audits are always clean and balanced. So many ‘audited’ reports without infractions yet a common man hardly enjoys the fruits of the state budget. You don’t need to watch a Nollywood movie to know how state budgets are squandered by people who don’t care about your tomorrow.

In my country, Cameroon, contracts to construct roads and classrooms are abandoned; rarely questioned and hardly explained to a common man. From recession in Nigeria, I’m sure we are moving to great depression. If not, what is the already adopted 2018 Cameroon state budget doing to address hunger and unemployment in Cameroon?

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President Donald Trump: Reversing Government Overreach – who should control your natural resources?

President Donald Trump in this video captioned Reversing Government Overreach makes a comparative remark on how natural resources of Utah are managed. In Trump’s opinion which I fully support, central governments do not have a mastery of natural resources found thousand and thousand miles away. In my humble opinion, natural resources amongst other factors are the sources of conflicts worldwide and most especially in Africa where people have all but get nothing. Funny enough, the now African rulers are not interested in how citizens feel about how such resources are managed, they rather turn to European, Asian and other continents to buy dictatorship spirits and habits, and protection with natural resources. This is the definition of France’s relationship with its oversea territories especially in Francophone Africa as it’s called.
 Believe me or not, no African leader will make such assertions as Trump has done in this video because they want people to learn but they don’t want people to know. Such habits of keeping people in the dark turns to open new pages in people’s mentalities regarding their natural resource management. This you will agree with me has been part of the reasons for secessionist attempts in Sudan, Spain, and even in Cameroon. In this video which I hope you’ll watch, Trump says “Some people think that the natural resources of Utah should be controlled by a handful of very distant bureaucrats located in Washington DC.” Trump says that people with these thoughts are wrong. Take Utah for your area with natural resources and Washington DC for Yaoundé, you’ll understand that there is a wide margin between those who have and those who control. The families and communities of such areas know and love their land the best, they know best how to protect and conserve their land for many generations to come. Trump says “your timeless bond with the outdoors should not be replaced with the whims of regulators thousands and thousands of miles away.” Trump adds that “they don’t know your land and truly, they don’t care for your land like you do.

This is a fundamental truth and I never stop thinking and writing truthfully.

Hugo Broos fired by the FECAFOOT Normalisation Committee.

Hugo Broos

The FECAFOOT Normalisation Committee has decided to part ways with the winner of the 2017 AFCON. Hugo Broos is no longer the coach of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon. His contract was terminated Monday following a resolution of the Normalisation Committee, which currently manages the day-to-day affairs of the Cameroon Football Federation (Fécafoot). The Belgian technician leaves the Cameroonian team two months from the end of his contract (February 2018) Broos is accused of failing to qualify the Indomitable Lions for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Arrived at the helm of the indomitable Lions in 2015, the former Club Brugge coach unexpectedly won the 2017 AFCON with Cameroon but reports also have it that he’s failed to respect clauses of his contract amongst which is his long stay abroad when he’s expected to be in Cameroon. His replacement is not yet announced.

As from December 20, 2017: Bfu Bfu takes over Tabenken Village

Part of the reconstructed Tabenken Fon’s Palace

From December 20, 2017 all roads roads lead to Tabenken, Nkambe Central sub division in the North West as we, its Sons and Daughters begin celeberating the disappearance of our Queen Ma Ya Ndapkwi.

This celebration is called Bfu Bfu in our native Limbum language. It is the highest honours that can be paid to royalty following their disappearance. Bfu bfu is a unique opportunity during the entire wimbum culture is celebrated at its best. For you who have heard of the famous Kisheh and Neh of Tabenken among others, this is the opportunity to discover for yourself the richness of the Wimbum culture as incarnated by Tabenken. It is worth recalling that prior to this celebration, Sons and Daughters of Tabenken both at home and abroad together with sympathizers mobilised themselves like never before and reconstructed their Fon’s palace to the tune of over 60 million cfa francs.

Welcome to join us in Tangboh, the valley of life, the epicentre of Wimbum culture. By Ngala Gerard

Manchester United vs Benfica: Celebrating the ‘wonder boy’s’ 20th birthday.

Manchester United striker, Marcus Rashford.

In the sense of Cameroon music, Jovi will say “do me for aller wait me for retour.” Today’s UEFA champions league matches mark the start of return leg matches of the competition whereby relatively losing teams are expected to build momentums and correct their mistakes of the away matches. In one of the several matches to be played across Europe today, I go for my favourite team Manchester United FC.

Manchester United takes on Benfica at Old Trafford. In the away match, Manchester United got all the three points when Rashford’s powerful free kick pushed the the Benfica goalkeeper and his ball beyond the goal line and later considered a goal by the UEFA goal accreditation system in what also looked like an own goal (O.G) for the teenage goalkeeper.

Some interesting statistics ahead of the game at Old Trafford: Svilar, the Benfica goalkeeper is the youngest goalkeeper to play the UEFA champions league; he’s just 18 and he actually looks young when compared to other ‘young’ players such as the Indomitable Lion’s sugar striker Christian Bassogog.

Manchester United has one of the world’s finest goalkeepers; David De Gea is yet to concede a goal at home in the Premier League. Thanks to De Gea, Manchester United are the only side in Europe’s top five leagues (Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Ligue 1 and Serie A) yet to concede a goal at home in the league so far this 2017/2018 football season.

Also, Manchester United’s wonder boy Marcus Rashford and lone scorer of 18 October 2017 Manchester United 1 – 0 win at Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica has turned 20 today. Happy birthday Marcus!

I’ll be posting about today’s UCL matches via my facebook page as the day unfolds.

Come on, United!!!

President Paul Biya’s ‘gift’ of 500000 laptops to University students in Cameroon: Another twist in the delivery schedule.

Cameroon’s Minister of Higher Education Jacques Fame Ndongo has announced that President Paul Biya has added ‘bonus’ laptops to the much awaited 500000 promised to University students registered during the 2016/2017 academic year. Going by this new development, some laptops will be added to the 500000 promised and delayed to be delivered. The minister has only said that these to be added laptops will be given to students registered this 2017/2018 academic year but he’s not said the number of laptops to be added.

Jacques Fame Ndongo, MINESUP boss.
My comment: I think this is another delay tactic as it will certainly take more than a year to produce these ‘bonus’ laptops and consequently closed to two years to deliver all the promised laptops to students. The financial adjustments of the original contract with the Chinese laptops manufacturing firm and the timeframe of production is what I can’t say for now.

Let’s wait and see…

Oh Poor Widow!

Something happened some few days ago that annoyed me and left me with no other option than to write down my lamentations.

WHAT’S THE PLACE OF A WIDOW IN YOUR FAMILY?

I am not sure that everyone reading this post has a widow in his/her family but I’m very sure that everyone knows at least one thing about a widow especially the old widow. We’re living in an environment where injustice, discrimination, hatred, jealousy and other vices are very common to the extent that life is unthinkable without them. In one of my recent reflexions on people, situations and places, I’ve had one of those very strange feelings about man’s wickedness.
Once a widow, a woman is referred to as a witch, a homeless woman, a nobody and all sorts of uncomfortable names; she’s deprived of her husband’s wealth by a person or a group of people who claim to care about the continuity of their family, she’s abandoned to herself and she fights so hard to pay bills and pay her children’s school fees and other needs. 

This is typically the African and Asian model where women are constantly suppressed; it’s also the Cameroon model where women are relatively poor and have numerous difficulties in the houses of their in-laws.

How often do we really sit and reflect on the numerous sacrifices made by women on daily basis?

However I know some women who are bad and sometimes make people to disregard women. My argument here is that widows are suffering; they’re denied basic rights and when the heart, stomach, intestines, head, toes, fingers and the other parts of their bodies fail to carry the pressure and torture, they die. Please protect your mother from being tortured by your uncles and aunts, protect your mother from the family meeting that is planning to destroy her and consequently you and your siblings. I stand with the widows of the world especially those ones who are unable to buy their dresses but will not see their children go astray. I love all  widows . I love all strong women.