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Football: Cameroon Summon Eto’o and Enoh to Disciplinary Hearing

Football authorities in Cameroon have summoned the captain of their national football team, Samuel Eto’o (Anzhi Makhachkala) and his deputy Enoh Eyong Tarkang (Ajax Amsterdam), to a disciplinary hearing after the team refused to play a friendly, local media reported on Sunday.

Cameroon were due to play against Algeria on Tuesday 15 Nov but the players did not travel for the game.

Cameroon authorities want Eto’o and Enoh to explain why the team basically went on strike, in what is seen by the Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT) and the ministry of sport as gross misconduct and a disgrace to the country’s image.

The players had issued a statement on 13 Nov saying they were not ready to play because of the non-payment of an appearance bonus (Prime de Presence) which they receive each time they are called to camp.

Officials want to punish the players but soccer pundits in the country have come to the team’s defence.

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Cameroon plans special court to handle graft – report

Corruption is rife in the west-central African nation which has twice been ranked the most corrupt country in the world in Transparency International’s (TI) corruption perception index.

The new court would try anyone accused of corruption, embezzlement or misappropriation of funds involving sums of FCFA 100 million ($205,000) and above, according to the bill. The Supreme Court, the country’s highest court, would handle any appeals.

“The government wants to avoid lengthy trials and litigation in the fight against corruption,” CRTV said.

The bill also says anti-graft cases could be closed if the suspect repaid any misappropriated funds. However, judges would have to consult the ministry of justice before taking such steps.

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New Nigerian writers are in need of spirit

“…the trouble with my own age of writers. We have no story; no drama, simply because we have lived in diapers all our lives, secluded from the messier details of real power; sheltered by the romantic view that writers are isolate figures, shielded from the rest of society by their moral sensibilities.”

See the rest of the essay below, but here is my take on the piece.
Nwakanma’s goal is to rouse his generation of writers from their creative slumber. I love that project. In fact,the more Nwakanmas and Ikhides we have, the better for Nigerian writing. Anyway, for a better judgment, I trim Nwakanma’s arguments to their basic logical form.

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UNCANNY ACTS OF A ZOMBIE PRESIDENT

According to the newspaper La Nouvelle Expression (Cameroon), on the 18th Jan 2011, president Paul Biya signed a decree appointing Senior Divisional Officers (SDO) for some 370 subdivisions in Cameroon. The appointments were however read on the 24th January and to the horror of some members of the public, the deceased Njutapmwoui Ousmanou was among those appointed. Reports show that the late Njutapmwoui Ousmanou who was 2nd Assistant at the Bagangte Mayor’s office passed away on the 11th of May 2010 and had since been buried in his native village of Massagam in the Western province. Yet our president went ahead to appoint him as SDO of Manjo sub-division in the Mungo.

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Fonlon and National Integration

“I had naively believed that, with the struggle over, common sense and political insight would prevail and the leaders would sink their differences and close ranks and make unification a resounding victory. I was soon to learn that they had not attained the depth of personal and political maturity, which makes statesmen of politicians and enable them to crush personal hurt underfoot in the interest of lofty national undertaking. I have grown up to detest bitterness and hatred and thus it was a rude shock to me, on my arrival, to hear our leaders tearing each other to bits. Today they have reached the stage where they do not hesitate to sling mud at each other in the East Cameroon press. What a shame!”

Fonlon, B. N. (1966) The Task of Today. Cameroon Printing and Publishing Company Ltd, Victoria, West Cameroon, p. 52.

This section titled ” Fonlon and National Integration”, will be dedicated to Fonlon’s ideas on national integration in Cameroon. We will carry articles that show how his views about the union of the former British Southern Cameroons and the French Cameroons evolved over time. Contributions from the public analyzing Fonlon’s philosophy are most welcome.

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