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    Spotlight on Bakweri Society and Culture. The Bakweri are an indigenous African nation.
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    Dr Bernard Fonlon was an extraordinary figure who left a large footprint in Cameroonian intellectual, social and political life.
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    Website of the Literary Award established to honor the memory of BERNARD FONLON, the great Cameroonian teacher, writer, poet, and philosopher, who passionately defended human rights in an often oppressive political atmosphere.
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    The refreshingly, unique, incisive and generally hilarous writings about the foibles of African society and politics by former Cameroon Life Magazine columnist Martin Jumbam.
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    A UMI (United Media Incorporated) publication. Specializing in well researched investigative reports, it focuses on the Cameroonian scene, particular issues of interest to the former British Southern Cameroons.
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    Victor Wacham Agwe Mbarika is one of Africa's foremost experts on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). Dr. Mbarika's research interests are in the areas of information infrastructure diffusion in developing countries and multimedia learning.
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    Prolific writer, social and political commentator, he was a professor at University of Buea and University of Botswana. Currently he is Head of Publications and Dissemination at CODESRIA in Dakar, Senegal. His writings are socially relevant and engaging even to the non specialist.
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    The award-winning blog of Dibussi Tande, Cameroon's leading blogger.
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    Rosemary Ekosso, a Cameroonian novelist and blogger who lives and works in Cambodia.
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    Blog of George Esunge Fominyen, former CRTV journalist and currently Coordinator of the Multi-Media Editorial Unit of the PANOS Institute West Africa (PIWA) in Dakar, Senegal.
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    The incisive commentary of Chicago-based former CRTV journalist Chia Innocent
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    Stephen Neba-Fuh is a political and social critic, human rights activist and poet who lives in Norway.
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    Bate Besong, award-winning firebrand poet and playwright.
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    A no holds barred group blog for all things Cameroonian. "Man no run!"
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    Spotlight on the Bakweri Society and Culture. The Bakweri are an indigenous African nation.
  • Fonlon-Nichols Award
    Website of the Literary Award established to honor the memory of BERNARD FONLON, the great Cameroonian teacher, writer, poet, and philosopher, who passionately defended human rights in an often oppressive political atmosphere.
  • Bernard Fonlon
    Dr Bernard Fonlon was an extraordinary figure who left a large footprint in Cameroonian intellectual, social and political life.
  • AFRICAphonie
    AFRICAphonie is a Pan African Association which operates on the premise that AFRICA can only be what AFRICANS and their friends want AFRICA to be.
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    Professional translator, freelance writer and a regular contributor to THE POST newspaper. Lives in Douala, Cameroon

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Shey Don Kosho

Tav Jumbam,
You can say that again. Our own "Kuwait" is here truly. I recall a former neighbor in Damas-Yaounde who had her own "Bamenda" from Santa Sub Division. This lady from Banyangi tribe used to beat this poor little girl who served as her nanny, house manager etc to the point of death. Most of these stories were recounted to me by members of my own household since I was always out most of the time for daily business activities. On this fateful day that I was around, I heard the cry of this little girl from the window adjacent to my fence. I violated the Law of trespass in a private domicile, accosted her in the room where she had sandwiched this child in-between a bunk bed. She was speechless when she saw me right in her room. I told her if she was no longer in need of this lad, she should send her back to her parents in tact rather than break her skull or limb before sending her back. She was furious, but could not address me as she knew fully well what I could have done to her. She shamelessly said that she was doing child psychology and therefore knew what she was doing. I leveled some heavy words at her and threatened telling our own Prof Nsamenang who was her teacher at ENS Bamenda at the time.

The only way she could escape from my wrath was to pressurize the 'henpecked' husband to relocate them to a quarter far off from the eyes of their difficult neighbor. I took a telephone number from this girl and called the family to come and collect that child from where ever they were. I later on learnt when they had left that the weak husband was threatening to deal with me for violating her privacy by intruding into her inner abode. He is lucky that he never tried. I also tried to contact Justice Galega Prudence of the Bali Women Nkumu Fed Fed Organization but she was out of the country. We must like the Rev Fr in Tav's story always take action. If some of us are not perpetrators of those gross human rights abuses, we at least know or have some family members and friends who are doing it. Whistle-blow or call some of us Investigators and human rights advocates to intervene. Truly Kuwait is in our backyard and many of us are agents just that we have not yet been caught.

Shey Kosho, ready to defend

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