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Thursday, 28 April 2005

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Sam

What is going on? Fellow Cameroonians abroad are very worried about what is going on we need more information and pictures. This is unbelievable!!!!!!

Simon Pierre Ateba

It`s very disappointing that both the cameroonian ruling party CPDM and the main opposition parties can not take advantage of this sad students`strike situation. I see the opportinuty that Cameroonians for once must come together, recognise there is a problem in our university system and find adequate ways of fixing them.

Until we recognise there is a problem, we will never sit down and address it and until we address the problems of our educational system, we will never fix them.

Thanks

Simon Pierre Ateba, Lagos, Nigeria.

Kelly Jipe

It is unbelievable to hear that a police officer shot a harmless student. This is a true picture of an uncivilised society like what Cameroon is potraying. I believe police officers can handle a case like this without killing up to two students. What are rubber bullets for? Could you please send us some photos such that we can disperse it internationally, for people to know what is happening in Southern Cameroon.

Yaje

Thank you guys at The Post for the continuous update Re: the UB strike. It is very sad that it has come down to some students losing their lives. I do not know that it is worth it at all.

shuche

this is the time to make it or mare it. Camerronains should not sit and wait for occassions to change. thisisthe time that we should come out as one body and support the students for givingt their lives for other cameroonians.shame Njouma we are all passing but mark you God is watching your very acts and you stand accountable for them
please let us have a means for which cameroonians abroad can send money to support those on the field
shuche

Eugene

Yes, some of us said voting BIYA for another term ,was like seeing a swollen boil on a man"s back,until it purstS will yoU then know the content of it,we are paying dearly for voting this monster,whose biological origin keeps one indoubt.students strike, that would have been handled with tack,has become a training ground for,those illiterate policmen ,recruitd by PIERRE MEDJO who are now killing innocent cameroonians,just because they made reasonable demands,but one day,biya will pay for it,where is MUMBOUTOU,AMIN,ABACHA, and the all mighty SADDAM.opposition leadres,must not take this lightly,they must voice concern,
CARDINAL TUMI,SAY SOME THING ABOUT THIS UNGODLY BEHAVIOUR

Victor

May be this is the God-given time to effect the long-awaited change in Cameroon. The civil Society should join in!! The on-going strike in the different State Universities are not unconnected with the misery lived by majority of Cameroonians today; the price hikes on basic commodities, the upsurge on the price of fuel, the increment in taxes etc. have made life to the people meaningless. If taxi drivers and "baya-selams" nation-wide should join that may be the beginning of the end of the new? Dealist kleptocracy!!!!

Ntchanang Mpafe

A university is a democratic institution.We should try to reason out the issues.Strikes are a very good way of expressing oneself when u are in an oppressive regime like Dorothy Nguema's.
And let the 500frs police officers saty off the issue
university of Buea Alumni
USA

polycarp Abumbe

The confrontation did not start because students made "reasonable demands". It started because Buea students were not marture enough, like the counterparts in Yaounde, to channel their grievances in a non-violent manner, and they also made the foolhardy decision of taking their violence out of campus. 2 students are dead, and this once, I will not put the blame on the CPDM, Biya or the university administration which tried to advise the students on a non-violent course of action.
Let us count our dead and hopefully learn our lesson. Violence does not pay!!!!

Herbert

Guys don't give up the fight. We must sacrifice ourselves for change. Don't stop the strike. You have lost comrades already. For the bllod of those comrades, we shall win.
No negociations anymore. The government must resign.

Janvier Tchouteu

At a time when the university students need the support of society, especially the organized opposition, we are failing them. It is a painful feeling for the students who today are at the forefront of the struggle when they look behind only to realize that they are not being backed up or that they have been deserted. I empathise with you as someone who had been in the same situation.

For the victims and their families, please accept the condolences of your compatriots who feel for you. The students stood for a great vision, and their demands would be realized with the demise of this anachronistic system.

At this moment of great division in the ranks of the exponents of change, at this hour when those who have posed as the voices of the struggling kamerunian masses are quiet or helpless; we should discard old divisions, build resolve, build on our mutual compatibilities and the collective kamerunian interest, reject any manifestation of self-centeredness and join hands in the march to bring down this inhuman system.

The new phase of the struggle should start now, even under the present conditions. In the end, those who died for a batter society would be counted amongst the heroes of the new kamerun

Ashu Ashu

It is absurd to hear that students are on strike in a Government of great ambitions. I believe is high time the Vice Chancellor(Dr Mrs Dorothy Limunga Njeuma), the minister of higher education and the president of the republic resign and hand power more realistic cameroonians.

Janvier Tchouteu

At a time when the university students need the support of society, especially the organized opposition, we are failing them. It is a painful feeling for the students who today are at the forefront of the struggle when they look behind only to realize that they are not being backed up or that they have been deserted. I empathize with you as someone who had been in the same situation.

For the victims and their families, please accept the condolences of your compatriots who feel for you. The students stood for a great vision, and their demands would be realized with the demise of this anachronistic system.

At this moment of great division in the ranks of the exponents of change, at this hour when those who have posed as the voices of the struggling kamerunian masses are quiet or helpless; we should discard old divisions, build resolve, build on our mutual compatibilities and the collective kamerunian interest, reject any manifestation of self-centeredness and join hands in the march to bring down this inhuman system.

The new phase of the struggle should start now, even under the present conditions. In the end, those who died for a better society would be counted amongst the heroes of the new kamerun

Ashu Ashu

It is absurd to hear that students are on strike in a Government of great ambitions. I believe is high time the Vice Chancellor(Dr Mirs Dorothy Limunga Njeuma), the minister of higher education and the president of the republic resign and hand power more realistic cameroonians.

Master.P

THE begining of the new begining?It would get worse before it gets better.What you have is a cantankerous powers that be.A group of neanderthal
odmahauns who call selves leaders,and cannot listen.
Continue with your thick skins.Since the strike began nowt good has been said as a measure to assuage the irate students needs.Play ostrich game.
Students,don't destroy property or equipments you need.Tommrrow you will still be craving for them.
Stress for what you do not have ,and acutely needs.

Samy

Oh My God!!!!! What is this we are hearing? This thing has taken another illegal phase which very dangerous to the lives of people. Police men have crossed the boarders to storm student residencies. please something needs to be forced into the heads of these fake "police men" for all I care. This needs to stop or else these fake people will learn it the hard way.

ani

Oh my God!!! Don´t tell us THE POST that what we are reading is true??? How many students did you say were killed??? And for what Reason? strike? and why strike? does it mean that there is no freedom of anything in cameroon? infact it is shamefull and unbelievable that a masters student and 400 level student are dead.the worst is short by some thieves who call themselves police who don´t even know how a secondary school clsaa looks like.
Infact Mr.Biya, Inoni and Cameroonians you should all know that we out here are monitoring with KEEN interest all what is going on out there and infact let me spell it out clearly that we need just this type of incident to come up then we shall tell the CPDM and all the opposition in Cameroon that time is out for them and that those youths they always said will be future leaders of tomorrow are now adults and fraustrated and will bit now.infact the odds one is seeing in life are not merrited and so brothers and sisters we are prepared to offer any help you need now to continue with the strike and ofcourse it is high time we start soliciting aid from friends and well wishers who are ofcourse ready to give to see that Cameroon changes for once.
I am by this mail pledding that all in diaspora pls let us join heads together and see what we can do to fight this bad gov´t.this is time to stand like one man and fight for our nation.Let not say tomorrow for no one knows what tomorrow has in stock like the bible says .almost all the youths in cameroon are today educated but how many are employed?? this is high time the police force starts empolying people from First degree into the call since those illitrates have shown us that they can´t maintain order.
infact I am disappointed and disilutioned and confused!!!!

polycarp Abumbe

Why on earth do these students need our support? What are these great societal goals that they are fighting for? Democracy in Cameroon, free and fair elections, substantive academic reforms in our universities? NO, they are fighting for the quality of food in the school canteen and for the amphi 750 to be called amphi 650. What the hell!!!!

No, they will not get our blind support because they are a far cry from the valiant student freedom fighters of the 1990s who fought for a new Cameroon and not for a new food menu... Mr. javier, you kow what I am talking about...

Let us not encourage stupidity just because we love anything that paints Cameroon's leaders in a bad light.

Once again, let these yamheads borrow a page from their francophone superiors in Ngoa-ekele who have mastered the art of protest and pressure in the last ten years; you just never run foolishly into the streets to become fodder for trigger-happy "mberes". If you want to take them on, devise guerrilla tactics. Ask Elsie Chebe (AKA Margaret Thatcher", the venerated UNIYAO student leader of the 1990s

Whatever the case, I extend my heartfelt condolonces to the friends and families of the breaved.

mcmboms

I think it is high time change is effected at the UNiversity.How can Njeuma, Endeley, Ngoh and co continue being at the helm of UB for such a long time? Ngoh (ask those who have passed through this man) thinks he controls UB.Let him be sacked or transferred to Soa? Where have they kept students caution fees of 8000frsCFA. May the blood of our fallen heros help invigorate the strike. Their blood will hunt Ngoh and co

T. Ntemgwa

It is unfortunate what is going on in the state unis has not left UB untouched. I would strongly advise the students to stay off the streets and resort to dialogue. Did they have to wait for the uniyao students to go on strike for them to realise they also had problems?

Enough damage has been done. No need confronting those policemen who understand just one word "tirez!" ie "shoot", even if the command to shoot is coming from their own ignorant heads.

I still don't understand what the forces of law and order are doing moving from the streets where the action is to the residents of student, confronting students right in their own private abodes! Where are their superiors? What sanctions await those who shoot students?

My condolences to the bereaved families.

T. Ntemgwa

It is unfortunate what is going on in the state unis has not left UB untouched. I would strongly advise the students to stay off the streets and resort to dialogue. Did they have to wait for the uniyao students to go on strike for them to realise they also had problems?

Enough damage has been done. No need confronting those policemen who understand just one word "tirez!" ie "shoot", even if the command to shoot is coming from their own ignorant heads.

I still don't understand what the forces of law and order are doing moving from the streets where the action is to the residents of student, confronting students right in their own private abodes! Where are their superiors? What sanctions await those who shoot students?

My condolences to the bereaved families.

sammy

OH OH My God!!! Don´t tell us a future commisional and principal Commissional of police and future president of the country has been gunned down by a constable.pls we are ready to support. shame to the Cameroon police call they are all illitrates.pls Cameroonians this is high time to stand up as one person and ask Biya and his gov´t to resign.What does it take to pass a vote on none confidence on a gov´t like this?? see what other countries are doing I can count about 4 countries whose presidents have been forced to resign recently. Who is biya that Cameroonians can not force out of power if he does not want to go by peace? pls let´s not behave as if we are all women in that country especially the youths.A strike like this should generate into a "paul must go" upraising,if all Cameroonians stand up for as long as biya may want to resist he must go,one man can never win a war against a country.
All the sell outs,this is time for us to reason.we are under bondage like the children of God were but they were freed are we going to remain like this???
Wake up and protest that Biya must go!!! We are suffering both francophones and anglophones so it should not be a one man fight.
Brothers let´s not surrender!

Tayong  EE

Oh my God.Why kill people, the one in yaonde went without anyone harmed .But why kill people in Buea then? Why why AND Why? Oh my God why , i mean its horrible .This is really becoming stupid in Buea.Please why ? May we have the pictures please.
Please publish the pictures .This is horrible.

Emmanuel shey fanka

Wanders shall never end in Cameroon.Why are the bans of the so called administrators doing.In yaounde no killing .Why then should there be killing in Buea?I thing it is time we need a Bin Ladden in Cameroon to distroy all the so called Members of governments that are only interested in their pockets and not about the welfare of the citizens.
May God welcome our beloved Brothers into his kingdom.
Well i thing it is time for doroty to go .If asimbba has left then njumah too should go and let our brothers and sisters study in an atmosphere of peace.U B is not a wedding ring that should be under a personal control.
Worning to the mutengene boys small bakasi dispute they cannot left up a gun to chase the enemies but when it comes to innocernt students fighting for thier rights they have force may the ghost of the departed hunt them for life.

lemu

What a disappointment.Two varsity students killed!its quite lamentable.I see this from bothy sides,
Firstly i applaude the students fot their bravery this time around but i believe the strike was so violent.Though they were exexuting their fundamental human rights by demonstrating the ought not to destroy state property.they could march on,carrying placards,boycotting classes etc.Next time the will learn to organise a more organised strike.
Secondly i blame the authorities,(the university,provincial,and the ruling government).They have once more showed that the police is their repressive tool.This student had been having grievances but they university authorities had always been repressing them.They disbanded the students union and created handicapped and puppet organisations in the name of faculty students union which have got little or no say.When HERBERT ENDELEY is asked about this he talks of discentralisation in government and links that to the university.That is bull shit.He is simply beating around the bush.
The government gav e instructions for that to happen and now to lives have been lost.Hope HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH GROUPS should take action.
Adieu to the lost souls!They need to be honoured they are real MARTYR's!

lemu

What a disappointment.Two varsity students killed!its quite lamentable.I see this from bothy sides,
Firstly i applaude the students fot their bravery this time around but i believe the strike was so violent.Though they were exexuting their fundamental human rights by demonstrating the ought not to destroy state property.they could march on,carrying placards,boycotting classes etc.Next time the will learn to organise a more organised strike.
Secondly i blame the authorities,(the university,provincial,and the ruling government).They have once more showed that the police is their repressive tool.This student had been having grievances but they university authorities had always been repressing them.They disbanded the students union and created handicapped and puppet organisations in the name of faculty students union which have got little or no say.When HERBERT ENDELEY is asked about this he talks of discentralisation in government and links that to the university.That is bull shit.He is simply beating around the bush.
The government gav e instructions for that to happen and now to lives have been lost.Hope HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH GROUPS should take action.
Adieu to the lost souls!They need to be honoured they are real MARTYR's!

frank

The last time this kind of violence happened in Buea was when the German colonial masters came to kill the Bakweri King Kuba. We hope this episode is the beginning of the end of the colonialism in which Southern Cameroons is being held.

Monono Peter

Why would an occasion like this bring about riots directed at innocent students? If they took offense to the strike action as many would take offense if the streets are blocked, why did they not resort to peaceful means of arresting the situation rather than butcher students? It happened in Kumbo/Nkambe where the same groups of zealots were sadistic enough to behead a fellow human being a few years ago. What came out of it? Nothing; nobody was ever brought to book and so the bloodthirsty cannibals continued with the orgy. It happened during the launching of the SDF in the early 90s; again, nobody was charged, instead, those who perpetrated the mayhem were rewarded in one form or the other and families of the victims were left to wallow in perpetual misery. Why must the government stand by and watch this entrenched tradition of butchering innocent citizens? When would someone stand up for justice, investigate these killings and ensure that all culprits are sent to the electric chairs without delay? Does it mean that life is not sacred in the country called Cameroon? Does it follow that the lives being taken senselessly in the former west Cameroon are so unimportant that these genocidal tendencies do not warrant investigation? Does it mean that the crime of murder is less egregious in Cameroon, when it is perpetrated against innocent people? For those who sit on the sidelines and say, it is not happening to me, they better think again. Today, it is a student, tomorrow it could be you.

Enough already!
It is my hope that this episode would mark a clean departure by Cameron leaders from the politics of inaction. An independent body must be raised to investigate these killings. The punishment for such sadistic killings must be the gallows and those found guilty must face the penalty. Cameroon is supposed to be an “advanced democracy”, but the way it is being manipulated and dominated by those who feel that ownership of Cameroon is their birthright scares me.
Sometimes I wonder if the people perpetrating these killings understand that they are also doing a lot of damage to the nation as a whole!!

The foreign investments that the government has been logging in frequent trips to the US, France and China have become even more elusive. What sane investor would even contemplate coming to a nation where political uncertainty reigns supreme? Why would anyone want to invest in a country where students are easily killed for simply going on a strike ? When foreigners hear about killings in Cameroon, they think it is being practiced all over the nation and because they are scared by what they are hearing, they choose to keep away. That is part of the reason why Cameroon is underdeveloped and would unfortunately continue to be.

Is it possible that Cameroon is cursed and that is why she is dabbling from one catastrophic snafu to another? A few weeks it was in Victoria today it is in Buea.
Fellow Cameroonians, I hate to sound like I never see any good in Cameroon, but the truth is that I have not seen much. But is Cameroon really cursed? I think not, she is not cursed; instead, she is blessed with abundance of resources, people, intellects of exceptional repute. She is rich in mineral resources and fertile land. One should not forget that Cameroon is the home of Roger Milla, it is the home of Tumi, it is the home of Biya, it is the home of Fru Ndi, it was the home of Fonlon .

Cameroon's problems are man-made; the people who live in it are are not serious; those in leadership positions are case "studies". Other countries experience the travails we have but their sense of patriotism, duty,honour and country, transcend their selfish interests. The other countries have problems , with their university systems but they do not engage in killing under the guise of restoring public order. Is Cameroon truly curse?

six

From Yaounde to Buea, Back are the 1990 - 1994

These are the handiworks of Agbor Tabi

I bet you no one can contain it this time

the students have found thier rights

This is the beginning of a long waited revolution

I wish the Bamenda University emerges from this upsurge.
the nation shall be redeemed.

Ebube Ekwensu

May your souls rest in peace.
Man is an enermy to man .This so called policemen that live on bread alone(500frs),by what means do they know the difference between life and death.They had never been train even if occassionally it was to differentiate between the weights between bank notes and coins.They seem to have one father and by no means are different from their two year old children that have lived all their lives on cursed coins that they extract from peasants.This arm robbers might be called police men only at local level but is only them that know where they were trained to hold guns in place of coins may their blood be upon their heads.
Even though these innocent students walk in the valley of the shadow of the death they feared no evil.And by same means so shall God pass the judgement.Students your sins have been forgiven God is in control Amen.

Didi

Fellow Cameroonians,
It's quite a tragedy when two of our compatriots are caught in police cross-fire. Is it a crime to be a university student? Cameroonians that have studied abroad know how democratic campus life can be. It's a shame when you come to think of the fact that most of our leaders studied abroad but have now refused to practice what they learnt at school. Should we assume that they went through school but school didn't go through them?

However, before we start shooting arrows at the Biya regime and it's disgruntled thugs, we should perhaps pause for a few seconds and ask ourselves some hard questions.

But before I say this, I think the way the post published the story is wrong. Two things.

First: What exactly was the raison d'etre of the strike?
Second (and this is where the Post is dead wrong): The writer says that the students have continued stoning. This is very misleading because we don't know what the stoning is all about. Who is stoning who? Of course being Cameroonians, it's not nuclear physics for us to decipher what it may mean. But this is the internet and we want international support for our cause. If the Post doesn't have much to tell us right now, then they should, may be,tell us the little they know in a factual manner.
Regardless of where you go, aggression has always been met with aggression from the forces of law and order, although the magnitude is sometimes different. If students in the USA go on strike and attack police officers in a life-threatening manner, rest assured that life-threatening force may be used on them. No? Of course that is part of the reason why we have similar problems of police brutality in the USA. But this issue a very winding issue that we don't want to pursue here. All I am saying is that a westerner will be appalled by the use of force on striking varsity students. But what about the fact that these students decide to engage these thugs in a a battlein the first place? They shouldn't risk their lives unreasonably. Afterall, a cause is not just simply because someone dies for it.

We should also keep in mind that the government could not have been negotiating a peaceful solution in Yaounde and resolve to use deadly force in Buea. This is the same government that promptly dismissed a police commissioner for the death of a cab driver in Limbe last month. All I ask the post is to be precise with its reporting even if it means taking more time to get things right.

That said, I think we should encourage our brothers and sisters back home in this struggle. Even though we strongly support them, they should keep in mind that they cannot solve vertical problems with horizontal solutions. We need strikes but PLEASE they should be peaceful...say non-violent. They will only self-destry if they employ destructive tactics. The Mau Mau days are long gone. Besides, why should they destroy equipment that their juniors will need tomorrow?

Finally, I think it's past time for the govenment should put in place the much-needed educational reforms in our beloved motherland. Our schools are being run by kleptocrats who will apply only measures that will enable them pilfer from the impoverished students. The government should create a forum through which just grievances can be settled without the use of force. The government should keep in mind that it cannot continue to bully its way around with the people of Cameroon. One day...just one day....

Let us bow our heads and pray for the souls of these young warriors. They have died so that many others could live. Rest in peace brothers.

Cameroon, we still love you.
Peace.

UB Lover

Originally posted on UB Alumni Website

Yeah Gerard,
I just went through the interview. It gives a retrospect of what is obtained here. For some of the casualties, we can site the follow;

The Registrar's car was destroyed though not burnt,

Computers were stolen from school.

Photocopiers are missing

rims of papers can't be found.
Staff Canteen was destroyed and drinks were gulped

Resto also had its share.
Tyre of the cars in front of the central administration had their own faith to suffer.

Police went to hostels, beat students, throw water on their beds, took money and phones.
Students can't live in their Cites as the Police keep on promising to come back. While some are going back to Bamenda, Y'de K'ba etc, those with relatives around Buea are taking refuge there.

To the best of my knowledge, two students as of moment are dead. One undergraduate, one Masters. Both were shot this afternoon.

In my opinion, the Police have gone to far. When rioting started this afternoon, people were running. One lady (owner of a storey building house) directly opposite Mr. Fokobo's residence, for those who can figure it out. The ground floor use to host a cyber cafe called Maxi Info tech. Today it’s hosting a pharmacy on one hand and a cooperative bank on the other. The mum was plaiting her hair in front of her building when Police men fell on her. She was putting on a white t-shit. I was standing by the Police station when she came. Her white was transformed to red in the manner Jesus changed during the transfiguration.... she tried to explain and the police men where still shouting at her....because she had lost so much blood, she collapse. I was an eyewitness.
She was then rushed to the hospital.

Its indeed terrible.

Sango is talking of University education being a priviledge and must be paid for, what of universities in other countries, which are tuition free even to foreigners. Is he supposing that those contries don't value education or that, it hasn't got intellectuals.

My five words, Father thy will be done.

UB Lover

Originally posted on UB Alumni internet group


With pre-appologies for my typing errors since I am in a hurry.

Fellow Compatriots and beloved Ex - UB Students,

I am just coming from around Checkpoint.... I went there and what did I see.....I met a crowd of bewildered students and well wishers.....What could I gather from them.....
A Master's student has just been shot.... ( a girl who claims it was his ‘country’ boy) was telling me... They rushed with him to the hospital...and not too long, she received a phone call....Folem Gilbert is no more.. He could not survive the injury on the head and the chest. The route of the hospital was not completed as they ended at the mortuary just in front of the hospital. Doctors confirmed he is dead.

The girl said, the boy was always with his books. His friends will mock at him..."why you over like book so"? His answers where simple...u know sey i be first pikin for mai mami nohh... u know sey mai mami dem don over spend for me nohh.. u know sey....." the girl burst into tears.

It is said that, the boy was not actually involved in the strike.. he was just coming from his Cite when a police shot him and took on his knees.

And today the 28th of April, the Lord said, and you Folem Gilbert, you will be one of those who will lay their lives so that UB can change..and it has come to pass.....

I didn't see them killing him, the information I am giving you is what i got from a girl at the scene.

Under such circumstances, I have just five words. Father, thy will be done

God Bless UB

Herbert

Where are the so called opposition politicians for goodness sake? They are busy sitting in Yaounde and drinking champagne with Paul Biya.
The time is coming for us the TRUE PATRIOTS to take over the affairs of our country.

slim

Freedom,Justice,Opportunity and Equality for all.

Tivie

..the blood od Forlem, Embwam and all those still to be massacred today by bloody bastards of biya's regime will rest on endeley herbert and his callous band of numskulls..No where o the world has a registrar ever addressed burning issues (legetimately raised by students)the way endeley did..Every single syllable of those words u vomitted will forever haunt u while the heroes are eternally glorified.

Tivie

..the blood od Forlem, Embwam and all those still to be massacred today by bloody bastards of biya's regime will rest on endeley herbert and his callous band of numskulls..No where o the world has a registrar ever addressed burning issues (legetimately raised by students)the way endeley did..Every single syllable of those words u vomitted will forever haunt u while the heroes are eternally glorified.

Concerned reader

Police Kill Two In UB Strike By Pegue Manga

I posted a comment on this story on thursday the 28th of april 2005 at 3.54pm on this page, but to my surprise another comment which doesnt reflect my opinions was posted just beneath mine,on the same day, the same time using my name and that that really pissed me off!

Can you please explain to me how this happened? And I used my real name to post the comment. I work for the cameroonian government and I could sue your paper for this kind of thing. I have been getting phone calls from colleagues asking me what kind of comment was that which I wrote

I think you should have the courtesy of deleting my name on the second comment which is not mine. I would never write such a comment which doesnt reflect my opinions.

Austin

The current ongoings at the University of Buea are a serious call for concern to all cameroonians without exception. One cannot fathom the fact that a government will sanction the use of arms by the police on unarmed demnstators. Two lives have already been lost and the university authorities still have the devil's mind and stupidity to tell the students to leave the university if they are not satisfied.
When should a overnment arrest a person who causes the death of another or who expressly provokes an up rising as was done by Hebert Endeley on this web site? And what are the parents of those children waiting for to come out and request for justice and a resolution of the problems?
In any country where the government cares for its citizens, the police uses truncheons to disperse a crowd or riot AND NOT GUNS.
NOW IS THE TIME for all Cameroonians to join the students to call for justice and a change for the better.

di

The time has finally come
and the revolution has started
call it green, red or yellow revolution!
We only hope that the country abreast
shall follow the trend
and for once fight for change in beloveth land
Stand up ye people!
Stand up!
The time has finaly come

Abangma Ferdinand

The politics of Cameroon is a total failure. How does the educational system expects improvement when semi educated citizens in the name of law officers who have decided to take the laws in their hands to kill prosperious and educated citizens fighting for their rights. I am ashamed of our home universities because they do not admire progress and innovation.Why should the government plan to increase university fee instead of planning to finance research in the educational sector and erase fees. How would our country ever grow in its economy when they do not encourage fair views.This is the time for cameroonians to team up and fight for their educational rights.

Amalia

people de die na ONLY for Buea? Is anyone feeling what i am feeling?! "Enemies dans la maison" HA... Wetin Bakwerie Chieves de do about this tin? they should ignore their throats for once and see the bigger picture of these Killings oooooh

may their innocent souls rest in peace! Their death will be revenged soonest! You died as matyrs fighting for the right of the whole nation.

may those HIV infested Ministers of the Biya Regime all die of full blown AIDS in the days to come...

N. T. Chamfor

Before i start i would like to thank the brave students who are giving us this information. One has to appreciate the risk they are taking in doing this.
What is happenning is an outrage. A university environment is not just about getting your degree. It is a place that moulds you, that shapes you hence it is not an envoronment of rigid conformity.Students have got the right to demonstrate on whatever agenda comes on their mind and the rector is, to a degree, answerable to them.I don't know the kind of heavy handed methods the Police are using but it seems as if these were not the same used in Yaounde. Are there double standards at work here?
I can only express my condolences to the bereaved familes and pray that they see justice. I sincerely hope that those who died did not die for nothing. That would be the greatest tragedy.

Israel Ambay

Dear Post,
I don't know if these are the greater ambitions Paul Biya and his bunch of praise singers have in stock for the next term of seven years mandate.
Indisciplined and uncultured tame gorillas from La Republique killing young people who form the bed rock of tomorrow is really sad.
While Njeuma and her clique of the CPDM who call themselves administrators are busy dilly dallying that UB has no problems make me sick because as a recent graduate from Buea I can only concur the description by late Bernard Fonlon that our state institutions are 'glorified high schools'.
To say the least any one surprised at this outburst of anger by UB students is a spectator and just like all spectators; they'll never know the truth.
Dear reader, just take this item and ruminate over it at how unequipped our institutions are: Can you imagine university science students using but the laboratory of Lycee Molyko? UB DOES NOT HAVE A LAB!

Anonyme

I read with utmost disbelieve the situation unfolding in our Universities around the country.It is a crime against hummanity to shoot down unarmed students,who are protesting against the state of events in our schools.I saw this comming, and to think that a student will be killed in the proccess is unimaginable.This goes a long way to show how hallow the Biya Goverment is.Its a disgrace.Why cant the goverment go into negotiation rather? The demands the students are making are very fair.Biya must go.

Mona

Shame to Biya.
Shame to Cameroon.
Those who elected Paul Biya,should see the reality of issues now.
A simple problem,that would have been solved through dialogue,is now claiming lives.
Shame to the iliterate Police recruited by Piere Minlo Medjo,who have got no experience in dealing with crises of these kind.
Shame to Dorothy Njeuma,her actions would stand witness against her one day.
Shame,to the Governor of the S.W. Province.Whose hidden agenda since coming to the S.W,is to eliminate anglophones.Thomas E. Mbonda,should be held responsible,for what ever happened in Buea.
This is the time that Opposition should stand up and speak. Expose this to the international Community.
Cameroonians should not sit back.Lives have been lost.
So,the Police should kill all of us now.
I am so saddened,this is happening just when Fru Ndi is bereave.
Cameroonians,time is now to call it off with Biya's regime.

stanley

Mr Polycap Abumbe,

Maybe the tension is too high now to listen to your comments, because at this point they sound equivocal. In anycase, I will like you to inform some of us about the yam-headedness of the UB students against the sanity of the UniYao students before you expose your stupidity.

It seem we are getting it wrong,To me your name rings a bell. in anycase that is not important now until we know your reasoning.

Your sound opinion and valued judgement counts.

amot

I am absolutely appalled with what i have being hearing so far. how can the police be so ruthless in thier approach in containing the peaceful demonstration by the students. i could imagine that most of these students did not just wake up and started protesting or ramshackling the hold place. there must have been a reason for it as was clearly indicated by some of their leaders. most of this students feels they were not having any value for their money. in that respect they have the right to voice their disgust. for the trigger happy corrupt police to fire live bullets to unarmed inviduals is a traversty. it is really tragic and worrying the way events have turned out. my condolence goes to the families of the fallen and hope the other student achieve thier aims in the name of their beloveth comrades.

Cameroon Emergency

Fellow Cameroonians,
I believe its high times we unite and kick out the so call "Biyasm". For how long are going to sit and watch Biya continue to rape the country and the youths.Many countries of recent have forced out their governments just through a peaceful demo.Krygikistan, Haiti etc are just examples.

The police and the army has been blinded by Biya and most of them are so stupid to even realize that they will start killing themselves too.

We need a Kabila, a Moses and a Jesus in that dying country. A Kabila to start the fight, A Moses to lead the fight and a Jesus to finally reconcile us.

Oh Cameroon, a country many in the diaspora now fear to identify with.Many African countries are on a peaceful rise but Cameroon is going down the drain.

I hope Biya and his boys should be all proud to resign.

ANYE BONAVENTURE

wonders shall never end!!! Am a cameroonian,engineering student in university of helsinki Finland.when i was reading this sad story from internet in my room,my white girlfriend just came in.I tried to hide it from her but she succed in reading it too."what? police kill students on riots?" she exclaimed.I was ashame.She concluded her doubt that i come from a jungle.Ortherwise i study in another country free and instead i recieve free launch and alawance from school .Why is the revers true in my own country?.She trust i couldn't had studied in my country cos of fees and our beast so call police!!!!
But mr Biya,if realy your police are expert in shuting and beating,i will like you send them to bakassi why not combat the armrubery that is suppreme in that country? Don't you know that students are very inportant in the success of that country? Could you also think of sending them to at least collage so that the can know who to shut? May the evils of this event live after you and your followers.This sad story must be compensated, sure something awaits you.
Am pretty sure your own Bin ladden is on your way.If you are God live for the next two years!!!
let hit the iron while still hot,enough is enough.

Will

Fellow English Cameroonians:

It’s unbelievable to hear that Police would murder Cameroonian students. The police are supposed to maintain internal security using all possible means (Dialog, communication, mediation, negotiation etc) shooting should be the last means to use. Was is even sad is the fact that it happened in English speaking region...when we all think its the most civilized region in Cameroon. We are all waiting to hear whether there will be an inquiry into this and that the police and commissioners involved are brought to Justice.

To us English speaking Camerooians – it’s a test to see what our reactions would be. Why no killing in Yaounde? But in Buea.

Its time we stand to oust all the Endeley’s and Njoma’s supporting the corrupt government.

Its time we stand together to oust the CPDM Party and Chairman.

Its time we build an independent and better English-Cameroon.

For Ourselves, our Children and Grand Children to enjoy, Freedom-Democracy and Education.

Amsterdam-Netherlands

Monnaire

Now I know fully well that the wind of change has started blowing across our nation and no matter what it takes and how long,I'm cocksure we'll realise our dreams.Power is somehting that for sure changes hands and all those gruesome and murderous illiterates in the name of members of government and policemen would regret whatever action they're taking now.
May the souls of all the students shot dead, rest in peace and let it continuously speak on our behalf and justify our course for freedom.We'll keep the ball rolling.Adieu

Tracy N.A

Oh my God! what a pity,has it gone that far?Please,please and please again,students don´t risk your lifes, you are the leaders of tomorrow despite the frustration and discouragement from Biyas government,what a shame to the government and the socall peacekeeping police officers,was shouting the best you could do to dialogue with the students or restore calm,what a hell,what were they thinking, where did they bury their heads and minds,it shows how folish and dull those police are,anyway if they went far with education then they will know what it means to reach that level,worst of all killing for no good reason,they really have to repent,where are we heading to,what a loss,a level 400 student and master student,i can´t imagine,can this really be true,can these ever be compensated,oh oh!!,something has to be done.

Yes it is said actions speak louder than words,it does not fit in all cases;voilence,destruction is not the best solution,you guys can´t be complaining of lack of resources and go on destroying the little you have,if putting up those resources took 10yrs,then mine you replacing them may take 10x10yrs not to talk of getting more.Strike in peace and harmony,lifes can not ever be replaced,keep your peace and spare your lifes,give all to the hands of God,those old heads will not live for ever,Gods time is the best and He has a plan for us.
My condolence to the bereaved family and friends.
Tracy,Paris

van

I am so sad to hear Dorothy Njeuma Limunga and her crew allowed things go this far. If you cann't dialogue with your students and find a point of agreement, then you are just good for the trash. Njeuma, imagine these two Aloysius and Gilbert to be your kids then you will know what their mothers will be feeling at this moment. How i wish some of you were not born free cameroonians but slaves. Remember the blood of these will be on your fingers and you will tell God what you did here on Earth just like all of us.
To the police, why not go and trap down the numerous thieves in the nation now rather than fight with toothless students.
The Yaounde insident ended with no bloodshed because they were the francophone police guys against their brothers, meanwhile in Buea it was anglophone students against francophone police. They don't give a damn what happens this way of the Mungo. They should have started by gunning down Njeuma and Herbert first before even getting to the students. Mothers and Fathers of Aloysius and Gilbert pray to God to have His way in this issue. He is the only just JUDGE. ASHIA to you people for the loss. We are many who symphatise with you.

Samuel Batumbu

Stop blaiming the University administration. It is sad that two students have been killed and i express my condolence to the berieved families. Again this strike is uncalled for. This is purely academic issue and not political. If students had grievances they would have tabled it in a polite manner either in writings or peacefull demonstration. They should not have waited for university of yaounde to go on strike before they begin. Please students enough damage has been done. Listen to us because we have been students and have been in strikes. There is no genuine reason for you to be on strike. The lecturers who are poorly paid are suppose to go on strike and not you. When you go out destroying University property who do you expect to suffer? Njeuma. Endeley, Ngoh and the rest have got their PHD and are almost going to retirement. They have nothing to lose. Please stop being foolish. It was a mistake that you joined yao students. Can you please follow them and call off the strike. If you do not listen to my advice you will be a skape goat. Remember that the mistakes you will make today will never be repaired. Ask those who went on genuine strikes the price they are paying. And for those matured comrades taking part in this forum i believe from experience you can use your common sense and advice these students rather than incizing the crisis. If students wanted to lead the nation into strike they would have done this when prices of fuel and other commodities went up. There are many things student can demonstrate for change in the country like better health care, transport system, unemployment and just to name a few. GO BACK TO SCHOOL BEFORE YOU END UP BEING DROPOUTS AND FOLLOW YOUR SO CALLED BROTHERS ABROAD TO SERVE AS SLAVES IN FACTORIES. A WORD TO A WISE IS SUFFICIENT.

Ntchanang Mpafe

This is a golden oppurtunity for students to make themselves heard.But they should be careful no to be used by the administration and staff as tools for self promotion. Nguema adminstration is too Bureaucratic to be called an Anglosaxon university.
UB students note that this government is known for making promises and not fullfilling them. I beleive this is what will happen, promises will be made and nothing will be done.
Two years ago when i was in UB and we had a wave of armrobbery and rapes by thieves, we when out and we striked causing panic in Buea.Nzegge Onyong Charles (RIP) the then governor came out and said all our problems will be solved but today the situation is thesame.
FIGHT ON STUDENTS
N.b: Insist on the fact that ALL LEVEL 400 COURSES BE OFFERED DURING THE RESIT
Ntchanang Mpafe
UB ALUMNI

Morgan

I hereby state with all vehemence that this tragedy occured with the ample complicity of Mrs. Njeuma.Am amazed that people ask question like WHY UB?!This is a well-concocted crime amongst countless such criminal acts that are carried out to the people of Southern Cameroons time and again.I had cried out loud a long time ago that this weary female(a Southern Cameroonian traitor) was simply serving the aspirations of Yaounde,and thus was determined to do all to punish her own kind. Mrs.Njeuma must have condoned these executions.
No matter the reasons for the up-rising,i think there is a sorrowful absurdity in the manner in which the University of Buea is run.A university is among the most liberal of institutions in the universe,where freedom prevails in all its forms.But like i had mentioned before,when we let controversial vampires like Njeuma connive with our enemy to feed on the blood of our youthful intellect,then we simply empower such riff-raffs to inflict even more hurt to our people.
I truly feel sad that our people should surrender their lives in such a pitiful manner.However,i think this is the spirit we need in order to pave the way for true liberation from La Republic.
This is a fight for the SCNC.God bless our fallen brethren!

Uncle P.T.Northern Europe

We-eh! We-eh!Fellow Cameroonians both at home and abroad;
It is very shocking and sad to hear that two students are already in the cold hands of death in Buea instigated by poor regime in that great triangle in West/central Africa called Cameroon.
Mami 'Doro'(Dorothy Njeuma) Please, take this hard and decisive challenge and RESIGN.You have not been planted there.Even if you have taken a blood pact with Mr. Paul (Paul Biya) that you shall remain the eternal Head mistress of that institution then you are fooling yourself.Remember that, when you are asleep, you no longer know what type of position you hold here on earth.Since 1975 if my conscience don't fail me, i think you must have reaped enough from the Cameroon government.Indeed people are fed-up with your stay in that UB.
To my fellow brothers and sisters who are still alive striking, i think you people really need to be more tactful, because a good number of you are still very young who just left the high school and has not attained the age of maturity before going to the university.Think well on your strategies and try to copy some of the tactics used by the University of Yaounde 1 a couple of days ago.
It still sound strange to some of us on the other side of the Atlantic ocean that, instead of people running towards the police for protection, the police are instead chasing them with their guns in Cameroon.Have human beings become animals in the jungle?
Uncle P.T. Northern Europe.

ATA

The government of Mr Paul has not yet reacted to the death of two students of the University of Buea in the hands of the police. Strange isn't it?

Granted that, according to some people, the students were wrong in taking to the streets. Does this give room for the use of arms? One of the students, the Masters degree one, we have been told from reliable sources, was not even demonstrating. He just left his room and no sooner did he reach the main road than his neighbors learnt that he was shot. What if he joined the riot? Who found him guilty and thus sentenced him to death?

A dead is too much to keep quiet let alone two. Two young people have been killed and the government keeps mute. How many more deads do they want to see before intervening?

This is the time for Cameroonians to stand up and say no to senseless killing. We are losing too many people to AIDS and hardship and would not want to see more deads, let alone, in the hands of people who cannot protect us from thieves, or rather who condone our torture by theives.

The Good Lord may have a message for all Cameroonians. This may be one of His ways of telling us to stand up. We have been asleep for too long.

May He see us stand up against this devil incarnate of a regime.

Antoine

I am so touched with whats going in th Soutern Cameroons,but ithink this a wake up call for us.When the Yde 1 students were striking there no gun shot, but because of hatred they have against us, it has resulted to killings its high time we take our destinys into our own hands.My deep condoleances to the bereaved family.But please remember one thing we shall be victorious at the end of the day.The is on our side.

Ambay

Dear reader,
I will like to start by thanking The Post for giving this exclusive inteactive feature on her site and her extensive coverage of the UB saga.
A spectator (one who hasn't studied or experienced the conditons of study in UB)will think most of the writers condeming the police,government or university authourities are overeacting.
But to tell you the truth whether you believe it or not,a supporter of the La Republique regime or not, all these opinions expressed are deserved.
As an insider I can tell you that Njuema's tenure as chancellor is long over due.She has run out of ideas and reforms and her clique of CPDM bigwigs and bunch of tribalists she has surrounded herself with at the central administration can do her no good.
The only thing that keeps her going to tell you the truth is her membership in the CPDM political bureau.
I hope when she comes back from her safari trip to the states she will be able to pick up the mess she has caused:massacre of two promising Cameroonians, control the blood thirsty policemen looting and intimidating students and finally do for the UB family one good,RESIGN or better still retire.
As for Paul Biya and his stooges, they should reflect if this is the type of condition under which the studied in the West as students.

Barom

I believe any politician who is against the realistic true interest and rights of the cameroonians should personal be eliminated,if he or she keeps on persisting!!
The ruling government needs actions and not just negociation!

Fred N.

Why all the hell on Mme Njeuma. It seems some of us do not even try to read what the post has been writing. Mme Njeuma is not even in the Country at the moment. She is in South Africa as explained by the governor to the srtiking student and will be back by Monday 1st. Meanwhile Nganjo Endeley even begged them and at the first instance asked the Police that their Presence wasn't needed on campus as this might even agravate issues. It was only after the students went out of the confines of the university that they clashed with the Police and things went heywire. I remember the first ever strike when Akwanga was the student union leader. He was called in several occasions for a negotiation with the authorities, but he prefered that anything they wanted to say should be said infront of all the students and instead led them to more havoc. what are the consequences on him today? When the registrar who in an attempt to talk to the students in their gathering decided to hush him away and not to listen to any of the school authorities, then to whom were they to transmit their grievances? the students were just acting blindly and I am sure the whole university community and Buea as a whole is confused because there was no apparent tension built up within and out of campus to have instigated the strike action by the students. everybody is talking about bureaucracy but tell me where fraud supercedes competence, the university must take action to avoid these fraudsters from operating. The authorities are doing everything to decongest offices such that shy students who can not discuss their problems with lecturers could do so and the situation is improving.
One Isreal Ambe is saying that UB conducts practicals in Lycee Labs. this is totally untrue. I think this happened only for the first second and third batches after that all practs have been conducted on campus. please stop painting a picture of something you don't know. everybody who has been in universities with defined boundaries like UB knows that in an even of a strike, if peaceful they are safe and secure on campus as police men will never be invited in but may be stationed out of the confines in an event of wanton destruction before they can be called in but when the strike is carried to the public, it becomes something different, as students can no longer be separated from vandals and thieves in town, and if peace and order has to reign the outcome is usually catastrophic.
Please please stop and go home until the authorities deem the environment safe for lectures to continue.

ANONYMOUS

MR BIYA, YOU AND YOUR REGIME ARE A COMPLETE FAILUR. SO YOUR GREATER AMBITIONS ARE TO KILL INNOCENT STUDENTS WHO ARE ASKING FOR WHAT BELINGS TO THEM. PLEASE WE ARE TIRED OF YOU, JUST RESIGN AND LEAVE OUR COUNTRY TO US, WE CAN MANAGE IT MORE THAN YOU. AND TO YOU THE VICE CHANCELLOR OF THE UNIVERSITY, YOU SHOULD BE COUNTING YOUR DAYS BECAUSE THIS TIME AROUND YOU WILL NOT BE SET FREE

fonong f fon

Fellow citizens,
I am very sad about this news from home. Some us who had gone through the Forchives to the Poms torture machinery would have still acted like the studens of UB and UNIYAHOO one.
I will like the promoter of this forum to draw the attention to Amnesty International, Human Rights watch, United Nations Commission for Human Rights UNCHR and other international Human Rights NGOs, to this situation. I am saying this because of what i have experience after just about four years on exile. Some of these institutions i have mentioned above are giving a very clean Human Rights record of La Republique du Cameroon. I believe other Cameroonians elsewhere must agree with what i am proclaiming for what they write about this country is like a place nearer Heaven. Some of them pretend to write the truth but when it comes to putting it into practise it becomes contrary. In more than 26 countries i have gone through, where many of the above mentioned groups are members of the eligibility committee for asylum status, they turn down most Cameroonian with pretext that there is no problem in that ²lovely² country. Some of the Cameroonians who have the status and are running some NGOs may try to convince donor countries, UNESCO and other funding bodies to our educational system that the money they pump into that country never reaches the beneficiary but those socalled international human rights NGOs will not accept. Tell the whole strong and loud through this medium that Cameroon is sick and needs proper care. CAMEROON IS A TIME BOMB as i have been telling the world. You can also tell from the debates you read on this forum that if disintergrate in Cameroon today, it will not be opposition fighting the cpdm but NW against SW, Bamileke against Bassa and so on and so forth. Once more i congratulate the post doing such a marvelous job. Keep on the bozzzzzzz

Thiery

For God's sake why would bullets be used on human beings in the absence of war.Well may the souls of our fellow Cameroonian students rest inpeace.but I would like to find out the following.In response to the shooting of students by police officers trained to maintain peace in their own way,The minister of higher education responded by saying the students were shot out of the University enviroment.Where in a University town are policemen be allowed to shoot innocent students who were in their own way expresssing their grudges.It might not have been the most appropriate way for the students to act but even in the United States, the most democratic country as they say, a good number of demonstrations have been seen here and there for rights.Those who oppose war, those who strike for salary increments and even in Brussels recently, those who marched to the U.S embassy recent in protest against the coming of the president of the United States to Europe.
I wouldn't like it to politicised otherwise it would be come a marginalisation issue but the police officers who did theses acts should be brought to other.I understand the delegate general for national security has heard this and a few weeks ago, he sacked a commissioner of police or shooting a taxi driver to dead.
But indeed too much has been the University of Buea and the entire higher education area in Cameroon.Imagine the Minister of Higher education only debussing money for the Universities (Yde I and Buea) following a strike.It thus implies if the students didn't use this means to express their grivances then there shouldn't have a reactions.I remember one reporter once in The CRTV said "a country that only reacts to situations rather than taking its responsibilities"
As for the University of Buea; my friend Barom, mentioned that Ambe complained of UB taking practicals in Lyceé labs.well its been history but what about the studenst of the faculty of health science who are sent to yde for whether they call it stage or interniship for one academic year by the Unversity but instead on the account of the students who has their own school in Buea?
- What of the case of student academic records whereby a student will have to pay a thousand fracs CFA (1000FCFA) for his own report card.This take at least a month to process one couple with the bureacracy involve i obtaining one.Not to talk of when the registrar is on holiday and with out any assistant, this will take 2 months for 3 sheets of A4 papers to be printed from the data base and signed.THis has rendered many young Camerooninas hopeles as they have missed several deadlines i other institutions.
- The registrar in his interview with the the post complained of students paying "ONLY A REGISTRATION FEE".I would like to find out how much the regu)istrar himself paid when he was in school and compares the situation with the United States where thousand of dollars are paid for tuition.Mr Reistrar or wghat ever you would prefer to be called;what is the salariy of a civil servant in cameroon compared to that with one in the U.S, what are the possibilities of part time jobs, what are the possibilities of student jobs and how many scholarship opprtunities and waivers do you have.
In Belgium; the fees to the University of Gent is 80 Euros.This is a days jobs in belgium and of course a negligible sum.Why didn't you compare the situation with Belgium.I think its high time you start thinking of when you were young, when you will get old and aybe when you die and the lives of your own children.Those students too will one fay be like you.

Thiery Ayoye
Belgie

Cameroonian

I think the problem in cameroon is leadership.
The sellection process at all levels is questionable.
No amount of training will change the police corps in particular.
what do you expect from a group of people who were hand picked to occupy places which were meant for more qualified cameroonian?
May God have Mercy

Muns

These UB students are sheep. Let them learn the lesson the hard way. I agree with Polycarp. They have nothing to complain of. They are in the night clubs and bars every night. 50,000frs is too small. That needs to be raised.

Nchong

People should not get very emotional and hijack the student crisis in Buea for their own personal agendas. The student did not go about their strikes in an organized manner, and the police did not go about quelling the strike appropriately. Two students are dead, May their souls rest in peace. We should have a good post mortem analysis of this situation to see how the student can bring up their problems in a civil manner and how the police can react to student unrest without causing harm to anybody. If anything Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela taught us the power of non-violent confrontation. It brought down apartheid.

Anthony Boatman

Students are now being shot in Cameroon? What has happend to the country I once lived in and loved so much? I was a Peace Corps volunteer teacher at JMBC in Ndu from 1965-1968, and I remember Cameroon, my students and its people with such happy memories.

After many years of no news from Cameroon, just this week I learned of the Post Newsline website, just in time to hear this terrible news.

Sorry. Sorry. So very, very sorry!

ALIMA

Denger!!! denger!!Denger!!Something go happen right now,
If u be member for biya's rigime and you value ur life,ok!! get lost now!!If u de live for Y'de for quartier admin watch out now or wait we!! We go start with wona chief for etudi.That wona small mbere go suffer too.We de save U.S army for 6yrs and we know wheti we go do now.That time weh we go lancer our first explosion,sure eye go open for others.but sorry plenty if u go be our victim.Make mamy dorothy no feel say ye go free.Chaooo!!!!!! wona go here news

Pet

Mr. Nchong

Who told u that apathied was a non violent confrontation. Read your books well before commenting on things you don't know.

Violence has solved many problems around the world.

james

this is unbelievable, police should not be allowed to use guns or other weapons in this kind of clashes, why is cameroon so backward? when will all this end? am pissed off with all this bullshit, something should be done about this or this is going to be the begining of the end of peace in cameroon.we are going to proliferate this in our own different ways. Biya and his useless Government should be aware of this.

Tchefor

A great awakening to all. Things should not be the same after this. I am really saddened by the death of the two students and my sympathy and condolence goes out to their family and loved ones. Their death is totally unacceptable. I can not comprehend this. For what? Strike? Shot in the head, shot in the chest. That is very cruel and the intentions of the police clear. Please keep the posts coming.

stanley

WELL, TO SHOW YOU ALL SOME OF THE WRITE UPS OF DR. DOROTHY.
CHARITY BEGINGS AT HOME. SHE WANTS TO PROOF WHAT SHE DOESN'T DO.


UNIVERSITY OF BUEA REPUBLIC OF CAMEROON
Peace – Work – Fatherland


PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT

FORGED ATTESTATIONS AND TRANSCRIPTS

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buea informs graduates and students of the University as well as education institutions and other organisations in Cameroon and elsewhere that there are forged attestations and transcripts of the University being used by some unscrupulous persons to seek for admission into institutions or employment.

To put a stop to this practice which tarnishes not only the image of this institution but also that of the nation, we would like to draw attention to the fact that only the Registrar of the University who is the custodian of students’ records is empowered to produce, sign, issue or authenticate attestations and transcripts (academic records) of students or graduates of the University.

The Vice-Chancellor further informs other institutions, organisations and establishments in Cameroon and elsewhere that Students’ Transcripts are never certified. They must be signed by the Registrar and must carry the dry seal of the University to be valid.

Consequently, graduates or students who need transcripts to apply to other institutions or to seek employment in other organisations in Cameroon and abroad are expected to apply to the University for the transcript, giving the full address of where this should be sent to. They will be responsible for the cost of production and transmission (stamped addressed envelopes or envelopes with prepaid postage coupons in cases of international courier services). All transcripts shall be transmitted directly by the University (that is from institution to institution).

Any graduate or student found guilty of falsifying academic documents will receive serious disciplinary sanctions from the University. This will not preclude legal action against him/her. Other persons perpetrating falsifications and forgeries of these documents will also be prosecuted.

The Vice-Chancellor calls on the general public and particularly educational institutions abroad to remain vigilant. They are free at all times to contact the Registrar of the University of Buea for verification purposes.

Buea, 01 July 2004.

Dorothy L. Njeuma
Vice-Chancellor

Courtney

Well, how come the police in yaounde did not shoot any one?Some heads have to roll.The governor and the security boss should be shown the door.Leadrership entails resposibility.Why use live bullets aginst stone throwing students when the police were allin riot gear?Who will pay fot the looting of students property?

Eastwood

Yes my dear brothers and sisters of the great triangle.It is only in time of trouble that you know your true friends.We seem to be mixing up things in this strike issue.Unless Cameroonians, young and old are ready to face the truth then the fight for a change is nonsense.Whatever the reason may be for students to go on strike gives no reason why students should be shut dead or even shut.
We all know that the francophone universities are given priority as far as infrastructures and human resources are concern in Cameroon.If Yaounde University 1 should complain of poor infrastructure then UB should be a nightmare.
Herbert Endeley should keep politics aside and talk like somebody who knows the house pritty well than anybody in that institution. We all know that since 1993 when six state Universities were created it is only UB that still has her pioneer vice rector in the the same capacity in the same institution.Hebert Endeley was one of the very first person to complain that Dorothy Njuema expected him to book audience to see her despite the fact that he was her closest colaborator.
From the the post,there are all indications that the students meant no violence,they needed to talk with Njuema and not a representative like Endeley whose own hands were and are still tied.
There are all indications that this student were pushed too far to the wall by using force from poorly trained,uneducated,recalcitrant and thieves in Uniform(so-called police).I remembered when Etame Massoma was governor,the student took on the street when a certain PARENT FACULTY ASSOCIATION (PFA)was created .He was able to maturedly and peacefully send the students back to class.
Herbert Endeley knows what the problem is but can't handle it and that is why he was not given the chance by the angry students to intervene.How many student union leaders have either been tortured,suspended and or dismissed for opposing the UB administration? How many lecturers have left UB because they lack good working conditions?
I remember our days in Dschang when a Rector came to a lecture hall and was ignored.HE immidiately realised it was unusual and immidiately seek to know what was wrong.The hall lacked a microphone and the following week,one was provided for that hall.
It sounds ridiculous for a learned Cameroonian to compare the standard of education in America with that of cameroon.How many students in Cameroon work while going to school? How much does the government give annually as financial aid to qualified student in Cameroon.How many Cameroonians live above a dollar(500frs) daily?There are very few students who study in America from their pockets.They either have grants,loans or scholarships.
Njuema has done more than enough damage to UB and we think it is time for her to leave the public service and concentrate in the poli-buro of the CPDM.

zao

I don't want to believe that this is a true story. How can a police be fighting with armless students. How can the Governor and his colleagues commissioners of Buea sent illitrate well arm policemen behind the students. Could they not copy the example of Yaounde strike where only the commissioners went out to calm the situation, i mean 2v police can make any decisions. Biya, Njeuma and their regime should be very careful or else some thing too bad will happen in this country. When students always call for rescue when thieves are chesting them, policemen always lack fuel or there are always one policeman in the station. Where are all these policemen coming from today. the post we are beggin you to update the story fast.

John

Yes after Biya's elections,he did promise better days ahead,for those figured heads who did voted for him are now seeing the good times he did promise

Hilary awoo ndole

Its no suprise, Mr Biya and his clique are now writing the last chapter of their regime, but why with the blood of poor students from the univerrsity of Buea. If they feel it is time for them to go they should do that amicably rather than with some friction. If they don't understand the on going student strike is the immediate cause of the obvious which is in the pipeline. Mr Njoma be careful, for will be the first scape goat as your fate as those of the two late students is on the way to you to balance the equation. This is just the beginning, watch out,,,,,,,,,,,,.

enanga

I'm so sorry to hear what happen to those innocent UB students.The UB administration and students should look for a better way to solve problems for young cameroonians shouldn't be killed in this shamless way.Life has no duplicate so boys be careful,two is already too much,we do not want to hear more deads.I want to thank the Post News paper in general and Pegue Manga in particular for a job well done.We needed people like you to keep us inform on serious issue like this.God bless you
My condoleance to the bereaved families and friends of UB

Samuel Ojoro

God where are you. Look with favour on your people suffering here in Cameroon. Raise up for us God fearing leaders who will lead us and our nation to the paths of Justice, Peace and Prosperity.

Ticha

UTTER BEWILDERMENT! Those are the two words that could best describe what we out of the country feel at the killing of unarmed students by the robots of LAW/lessness and DIS/order. While I reckon that this may not have been the design of any resonable top-dog but the hard-to-believe consequence of untrained zealots with squihed brains, it is a situation that ought to be well redressed. First, those responsible need to be stripped of their berets. Criminals are not allowed to be part of a country's police force. Second, they ought to be tried.

On the other hand, placcards are enough at demonstrations. Stones are not the best way to go about it.

The National Security boss needs to revamp a premitive force that has shown absolute cowardice.
Humbly

jamesharry

May the souls of those guys rest in perfect peace.Justice will naturally take its course in Heaven.
The Future of Cameroon is questionable.Infact i regret to be called a Cameroonian but have no chioce than to remain a Cameroon.
The Cameroonian population,young or old should think about his or her future in that Motherfucker Country they call Cameroon,that frustrates, abuse people's rights,believes on bribery and corruption.I will be very happy if BIYA'S regine can be oust by any means in other to build a better Cameroon. If every body can go to the streets asking biya's demonic regime to leave power may be things may work out that way.And calling on international organisations to intervene as soon as possible.
I think that if this peaceful demonstration can be done several times thing gonna change back home.
We need constitutional reforms, an independent electoral commition NOT ("NEO" OR SO CALLED "ONEL") and many other changes to take place in Cameroon within the nearest future.
These bad things will still continue to happen in our Country Cameroon if we allow things to continue in this way.This is OPPRESSION and NOTHING ELSE.
SHAME TO THE BIYA REGIME AND TO HIS ILLITRATE POLICE FORCE.
THAT CLICK RULING CAMEROON WOULD ONE DAY PERISH IN THE NAME OF GOD.
I pray those policemen should be brought to justice for killing innocent students.
May God Bless Cameroon,AND help change the mentality of her people and then make Biya to leave power.
Maybe America can help!!
I have to write to the Bush Administration to help save cameroon 'cos i love my Country.

jamesharry

May the souls of those guys rest in perfect peace.Justice will naturally take its course in Heaven.
The Future of Cameroon is questionable.Infact i regret to be called a Cameroonian but have no chioce than to remain a Cameroon.
The Cameroonian population,young or old should think about his or her future in that Motherfucker Country they call Cameroon,that frustrates, abuse people's rights,believes on bribery and corruption.I will be very happy if BIYA'S regine can be oust by any means in other to build a better Cameroon. If every body can go to the streets asking biya's demonic regime to leave power may be things may work out that way.And calling on international organisations to intervene as soon as possible.
I think that if this peaceful demonstration can be done several times thing gonna change back home.
We need constitutional reforms, an independent electoral commition NOT ("NEO" OR SO CALLED "ONEL") and many other changes to take place in Cameroon within the nearest future.
These bad things will still continue to happen in our Country Cameroon if we allow things to continue in this way.This is OPPRESSION and NOTHING ELSE.
SHAME TO THE BIYA REGIME AND TO HIS ILLITRATE POLICE FORCE.
THAT CLICK RULING CAMEROON WOULD ONE DAY PERISH IN THE NAME OF GOD.
I pray those policemen should be brought to justice for killing innocent students.
May God Bless Cameroon,AND help change the mentality of her people and then make Biya to leave power.
Maybe America can help!!
I have to write to the Bush Administration to help save cameroon 'cos i love my Country.
Dorethy L. Njuema is OLD.sHE SHOULD TAKE HER OLD FASHIONED IDEAS AWAY PLZZZZZZZZ

The Writer (righter) of wrongs

The time is ripe for justice to take its ride. Those corpses should be eaten up by those vampires who smell blood.As for the students, make those dead your martyrs and let it not be said that their blood was shed in vain.

Lucien

Njouma should go, we don't want her again. she is the downfall of UB wHich was THE PLACE TO BE to THE PLACE TO BE SCARE OF, Endeley is her companion. both should leave or more strike will take place

Atem Serge

Oh my God what are we heading to with bunch of illeterate at the helm of command. It is abnormal for a ship to be lead by bunch of illiterate who

abongwa Ambe

It is unbelievable to find police officers killing armless students .where is cameroon heading to,this question should be answered by president Biya and his idiots who have decided to remain in power despite disaaproval from the populace.The Biya regime is the most dictatorial on earth,their children are here with us in Europe driving flashy cars with our stolen monies while those of poor cameroonsians are being killed by the police

joseph

REMINDER FROM THE BUEA UNIVERSITY INCIDENT
Many English speaking Cameroonians feel they have been marginalised by the French speaking majority and wish to exert more control over their own affairs in the west of the country. The call for independence has long been ignored by the mainly French speaking big guys / authorities in Yaounde. Attacks such as this one in Buea coupled with the stealings of cell phones and other expensive goods from students by the "Cameroon Police" torturing of traders selling corn on street corners, rapes, killings and so on , brings back memories of boys who were forces at gun point in the North West Province to have sex with their mothers during the multi demovracy movement of the early 1990 not mentioning those who where killed and people still in pains today as a result. In Cameroon, about 50% of every person in Cameroon has been black-maled into giving bribes to officials, the worse of any such record anywhere on earth. Cameroon is soon going to be worse than hell. Salaries cut by 70% followed by a currency devaluation of 50% etc. 90% of the cameroon's money in the hands of 10% of the population. Police /gendarm/ Military people with primary school education most of whom have no ability to understand the events of the day and can't even read, but are heavily armed against with the civil public as the enemy to fight and kill. Cameroon can do better. Cameroonians are pround hard working people and we don't deserve being another banana republic on this planet.

franklin

the killing of of unarmed citizens and students for that mater give us a brighter view of how iresponsible these men in uniform so call the police can be where did they get those guns from because in a case of arm rubbery they will tell you they have no guns to be chasing rubbers with but these guns surdenly appear from nowhere and kill innocent souls please putting down strike is not part of cameroonian police they are specialise collecting 500frs from the road that is were they are soppose to be

Bitang

CAMEROON AGAIN, THIS TIME WITH YOUNG STUDENTS.
Fundamental human rights are persistently violated in Cameroon. In many cases these violations occur when the law is deliberately ignored or contravened by the authorities. There is little accountability for human rights violations and the perpetrators generally act with impunity.

Hundreds of critics and opponents of the government, in particular members and supporters of opposition political parties, journalists, human rights activists and now students are being killed after being sujected to animals type conditions for years.

CLIFFORD ANANG.

IT IS VERY DEGRADING THAT THE MILITARY IN CAMEROON CAN BE SOOO FOOLISH!!HOWEVER,I THINK TIS A PROBLEM SCHOOL DROP OUTS ARE RECRUITED IN2 THE ARMED FORCE.THE QUESTION IS:ARE WE GONNA FOLD ARE ARMS N ALL DIE LIKE A FLOCK OF SHEEP???WE ARE SUFFERING IN THIS COUNTRY INDEED!!!!

Eric Fomuki

I am very ashame of our country.Why should it be that there was the same student strike in the Yaounde University and no deads reported but only in the Buea University that there were deads?Is it because it is an Anglo-Saxon University?I once more I am ashame and afraid of this country- a so call United Cameroon.I am writing like this with tears full in my eyes.May the souls of the two departed in Buea rest in perfect peace.Amen.

Joseph

why did you decide to delete the images of UB crisis?

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