Showing posts from August, 2018

Voice of the oppressed/the cry of a peasant Cameroonian family

September 3rd, school resumption in Cameroon. Sourthern Cameroonian children have been out of school for two years now. The probability that classes will not resume in that part of the country remains very low as activists are promising hell to any child found around school premises. Some parents might not send their children to school because of insecurity reason. It should be recall that; 1. 1 out of 3 southern Cameroonians living in West Cameroon have spent at least one week in the bush. 2. 1 out of 20 southern Cameroon girl have been rape during this crisis 3. 1 out of 10 southern Cameroonian girl is pregnant be it through rape or idleness. 4. 1 out of 10 southern Cameroonian is hopeless 5. 1 out of 5 southern Cameroon have lost a close friend or family members during this crisis 6. 1 out of 5 southern Cameroon youths are into drugs with this two years 7. 1 out of 5  southern Cameroon have lost their source of income 8. 1 out of 10 southern Cameroonian young men are eithe

Military brutality in Cameroon


Cooked GCE results In Cameroon

Cameroon GCE BOARD produces faulty Result slipts 2018. Numerous errors on candidates result slipts for GCE. Candidates of St Bedes , Lourdes who sat for Literature and succeeded saw absent in their result slipts . Some candidates who did not register for a particular subject found the subjects on their slipts with a pass mark. Results for Religious studies in CPC Bali where all the students sat for appeared indicating the students were absent for the subject. Two Arts students of GHS Mankon noticed Physics and further Maths on their slipts with a pass mark instead of History and Geography.Worst scandal is in ST Albert where the best student in the Arts , with 5 papers shockingly saw absent (×) in two subjects- LiT and History.  18 result slipts from same school appeared  totally blanc. In CCcast Bambili result slipts for 10 Students carried commercial and technical subjects like building construction and Drawing which are not offered in the school. Some students who failed the GCE

We are girls not brides

Child brides are more likely to be poor and to remain poor. Where poverty is acute, giving a daughter in marriage allows parents to reduce their expenses: one less person to feed, clothe and educate. In communities where economic transactions are integral to the marriage process, a dowry or “bride price” is often welcome income for poor families. Families sometimes marry their daughters at a younger age to avoid more expensive dowries which the marriage of older girls often demands. CHILD MARRIAGE TRAPS GIRLS AND THEIR FAMILIES IN A CYCLE OF POVERTY Girls who marry young are less likely to receive the education they need to live a healthy and empowered life. Without an education, they are less able to earn an income to lift themselves and their families out of poverty. In many communities, economic opportunities are severely limited, especially for girls and women. Families therefore see little value in educating their daughters and instead marry them off to fulfil the role of a

My dream Africa

suffocated by the petty politics of malice, hatred, disillusionment, chicanery and corruption. I see hope in Africa. I have a dream for Africa. I dream of an Africa that is wholly liberated and thus, free from tyranny, corruption and greed. I dream of an Africa that is at peace with herself. I dream of an Africa that is politically and economically developed. I dream of an Africa that is free from hunger and disease. An Africa that will take its rightful place among other continents as a continent of hope and joy and not a continent ravaged by poverty, war and disease. I have a dream for Africa. Before, Africa was a place where others could see hopelessness, despair and desolation, I have chosen to see hope and a bright future ahead of us. While I pay tribute to the founding fathers and mothers of African nationalism, I am also quick to point out their shortcomings and acknowledge that just like any other human being made of flesh and blood, the pioneers of African nationalism were


If ending a conflict means offering aggressors positions in the resulting political settlement and impunity for their crimes, is the compromise acceptable? Or should full accountability and criminal procedures for aggressors be non-negotiable – even if it means that the violence and killing are prolonged? Such questions have served to create tension between peacemakers and justice practitioners . Separating peacebuilding from the promotion of justice undermines both. Peace and justice are interdependent. The real challenge is how to reconcile the inevitable tensions between them.  The 16th sustainable development goal refers  to “peaceful and inclusive societies”, “access to justice for all” and “effective, accountable and inclusive institutions”. This is welcome, but innovation will be needed to advance peace and justice in Africa  The scale and complexity of the challenges facing societies affected by conflict means narrow approaches that prioritise one over the other. We need

Food abundance and Violent Conflict in Africa

  In Africa, food abundance may be driving violent conflict rather than food scarcity. Climate  change will also increase the frequency of civil war in Africa as a result of food scarcity triggered by rising temperatures and drought. Most troops in Africa are unable to sustain themselves due to limited access to logistics and state support, and must live off locally sourced food. The actors are often drawn to areas with abundant food resources, whereby, they aim to exert control over such resources.  To examine how the availability of food may have affected armed conflict in Africa, taking reference from PRIO-Grid data from over 10,600 grid cells in Africa from 1998 to 2008, new agricultural yields data from EarthStat and Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset, which documents incidents of political violence, including those with and without casualties. The data was used to estimate how annual local wheat and maize yields (two staple crops) at a local village/town level may ha

Our voices will not be silenced

Africa needs an assertive, strong generation who are able to contribute and lead change, in the face of emerging global challenges, to build a better, stronger Africa. While most young Africans are optimistic about the future those feeling very positive about the future have decreased greatly each year. Africa needs to empower its young people to increase their ability to personally influence what is happening in their lives and communities. Involve youth in government decision-making processes which includes: involving young people in the planning and delivery of services that interest and impact upon them, equipping young people with skills so they can increasingly contribute to decision making and instigate matters for government consideration thereby creating the opportunities for young people to become more involved in their communities To meet Africa’s challenges head on we need a generation of ground-breaking and adaptable young people to create their future. If we give t

Make time for others

The strongest people make time to help others, even when they are struggling with their own problems Muh Plavious Kienyui NAYD CAMEROON

The Kidney

The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs in the renal system. They help the body pass waste as urine. They also help filter blood before sending it back to the heart. The kidneys perform many crucial functions, including: • maintaining overall fluid balance • regulating and filtering minerals from blood • filtering waste materials from food, medications, and toxic substances • creating hormones that help produce red blood cells, promote bone health, and regulate blood pressure High blood pressure, diabetes or a family history of kidney failure  put us at an increased risk of developing kidney disease. But even if you don’t fit in any of those risk categories, it’s important to take care of these critically important organs. You can do a number of things to keep your kidneys functioning properly and keep them as healthy as possible at every stage of life. 1. Hydrate, but don’t overdo it. “Contrary to popular belief, no studies have proven over-hydration as an effective pract