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A cleric has reported the killing of 120 people who were returning from a funeral service.

The police confirmed the attack but said only 11 persons died.

The pastor in charge of Church of Christ In Nations (COCIN) Regional Church Council (RCC) Rop in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area said the mourners were killed by suspected armed herdsmen.

Pam Chollom stated this in an interview with PREMIUM TIMES on Sunday. He said the attack on Saturday lasted for several hours.

“Fulani people attacked our members who attended the burial of the father to one of our clergy Baba Jakawa, at Gidin Akwati, Gashis district. Late Jakawa was aged over 80 years, a committed member of COCIN, so his burial attracted many sympathisers.”

“The armed Fulanis ambushed the sympathisers on their way back from the burial, attacked and killed 34 persons from Nekan village, 39 others from Kufang, and 47 people from Ruku village.

“As we speak with you, many others are still missing in the bushes,” he said.

The cleric …

Countries affected by food war

Despite global hunger levels falling, one in nine people worldwide still face hunger. Here are the ten hungriest countries according to the 2017 Global Hunger Index. Worldwide, 815 million people still go hungry — a staggering figure that translates into one out of nine people. While global hunger levels have declined by 27% since 2000, according to the 2017Global Hunger Index, 45% of deaths of children under five are linked to malnutrition. The report, released today by Concern Worldwide, German aid agency Welthungerhilfe, and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), highlights massive food inequality around the globe. These are top ten hungriest countries, according to the data: 10. TIMOR-LESTE In Timor-Leste, a small country with a population of just over one million, 845,000 people are food insecure. Stunting is also extremely prevalent here, with levels that exceed 50%. 9. NIGER Years of failed harvests and cyclical drought have plunged Niger into a perpetual hu…

Social injustice in Cameroon

Use any of these words to discribe the level of  injustice in Cameroon.
This is wicked,evil, iniquitous, corrupt, black-hearted, ungodly, profane, impious, vile; irreverent, villainous, nefarious, erring, fallen, impure, sullied, tainted, monstrous, reprehensible, odious, heinous, execrable, fiendish, vicious, felonious, indictable; perverted, reprobate, sordid, underhand and roguish.


Poor infrastructure is key obstacle to development in Africa

Africa's poor infrastructure is slowing its economic development. Foreign investment, however, is helping fill in some of the gaps. African countries need to promote industrial development to spur economic progress and reduce poverty.  That is largely due to poor transport, communications and energy infrastructures.

The main infrastructure problems The poor state of Africa's infrastructure becomes obvious when traveling 1,800 kilometers (1,118 miles) by train from Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania to Kapiri Mposhi in Zambia. Disused wagons are a common sight and the train makes several unexplained  Less than two percent of the rail line's cargo capacity is being used, according to a Tazara regional director who spoke to the Zambian daily Lusaka Times. Heavy goods have to be transported by other, more expensive means. Still, transport infrastructure is not even the region's biggest problem, keeping the lights on is.  Power is Africa's biggest infrastructure weak point, with…

Living together

This is Douala, the economic capital of Cameroon. The people here are tolerance. They live together with both harmful and helpfulet agent. They have no problem living and eating in the dustbin and even toilet. Some toilets are emptied into running water when it rains and most industrial waste are emptied into streams untreated. The ministry of environment and forestry have no problem with this habits.
In Douala, 80% of household waste is collected while just 40% of industrial waste is treated. The collection and treatment of household and industrial wastes is still a great problem in the economic capital, Douala. The improper collection and inadequate disposal of the waste is a threat not only to the environment but to man, animals and even birds. During a meeting last Tuesday to discuss the way forward of proper disposal, collection and treatment of waste in Douala, Herman Tchackejong Adjota, who represented the Governor in the event made known that the risk generated is enormous, th…

Social Injustice and marginalisation in Cameroon

The Southern Cameroons crisis that started in late 2016 has put Cameroon in the spotlight for all thewrong reasons, especially regarding human rights abuses. Over the last eight months, the country’s English-speaking regions have witnessed huge human rights abuses that have caught the attention of human rights groups and the United Nations. Besides physical abuse, others human rights have been abused by the government and its forces which have been using legal and illegal means to suppress the people living in the two restive English-speaking regions of the  country. In 2016 when the conflict was still in its infancy, instead of seeking peaceful ways to address the demands of the protesting English-speaking minority, the Yaounde government instead opted for an iron-fist approach which has caused a protest that started as a socio-professional issue to metamorphose into a full blown civil war wherein hundreds of lives – military and civilian – have been lost. In 2016, striking lawyers w…


Years back, the Anglophone problem was referred to as two cubes of sugar in a basin of water. The two cubes of sugar have snowballed into a TSUNAMI that will not only sweep away this Regime but it threatens the very core of the Cameroonian State. The two cubes of sugar have now caused an entire Government to run helter-skelter in diverse ministerial delegations to the US, Belgium, UK, NIGERIA, SOUTH AFRICA and still counting. Just two cubes of sugar. A minister signed an Executive order banning the name Anglophone and referring rather to the NW and SW Regions (confirming the thesis of two cubes of sugar) as though it changes anything.There is a lot of power in the tongue. Hon Wirba who made the above statement had NO intent to spite the Anglophones at all; but I wonder if he never knew that he was making a prophetic declaration that will transform Cameroon for the entire life time. He didn’t mention that these two cubes of sugar have failed to dissolve for 60 years and still counting.…

World hunger solution

1. Sustainable FoodHeifer International is an organization that helps transform agriculture. They fund projects so people can provide food for themselves in a sustainable way. This is very powerful, because ultimately we would like to see many impoverished areas not reliant on aid from foreign countries (which often causes debt) and able to create their own, steady, supply of food. 2. Access to CreditMany organizations are helping people in poor countries to gain access to credit. Most of these credit loans are repaid, and they have created many industries, such as farms, that help create a sustainable provision for people and also develop nations economically. If these people do not have access to credit, they cannot start up industries that combat poverty. 3. Food DonationsAlthough ideally it would be better to get the entire world to a place of self-sustainability, it is not something that will happen overnight. In the meantime it is important to lend a helping hand. The impact of do…

Poverty in Cameroon

As poverty rates across the globe continue to fall, urban centers continue to grow and people increasingly have access to education, Cameroon seems to be slipping in the wrong direction. Rural poverty, inadequate infrastructure and a struggling school system continue to hinder the lives of people across Cameroon, contributing to a rising poverty rate in the last 10 years. Cameroon is a country of more than 23 million people. Out of the entire population, 24 percent of people live in poverty, and 55 percent of those in poverty live in rural communities. Two causes of poverty in Cameroon and reasons for the gap between rural and urban poverty are a lack of infrastructure and an education system that fails to develop alongside shifting labor needs. As the IMF noted in a 2014 survey, “the country’s infrastructure indicators trail those of regional peers. In spite of a slight improvement in the overall quality of infrastructure in 2013, indicators are low by sub-Saharan African standards, …