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Friday, 30 March 2007

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Kumbaboy

Can Cameroon acquire a Kauffman ? What a demented question. Ask when can Cameroon build a Kauffman.

Wake up fron slumber!

Danny Boy

"If Cameroon has to be a significant partner in keeping watch over the Gulf,"
Keeping watch over the gulf? Where is the perceived threat?
The Russians have been emasculated, and they do not need anybody's oil, they have loads.
Maybe the Chinese, but they will have to get past the American bases in the Indian ocean.
So where is this threat going to come from? Pirates, of course. How interesting. I look forward to the day when a Cameroonian gun-boat scuttles a pirate's ship. Ha ha ha.

And the journalist does not know what was served for lunch on the boat! Didn't your host provide you with a menu? That is simple etiquette. Anyways, journalists are supposed to have inquisitive minds, you should have asked.
Pipe dreams! Our commercial fleet of planes are grounded, imagine if these planes were boats or frigates, where will these be? At the bottom of the sea. That is where. Ha ha.

Cheboy

So the 25 of you journalists had no better questions to ask than those irelevant things that do not give any substantial information about the US and French ships around our coast. Please go and ask them the following questions before some of us start getting disappointed with your journalism.

1. What is their mission to our coast? Is it that they are beginning to look for new places to exploit after their failures in the Middle East, or it is simply because China has recognised the significance of working with African countries, mainly to meet up their energy needs of this century?

2. Did they obtain due permission to enter our waters? Cameroon is a souvereign state and people cannot just get in at any time and stay as long as they desire.

3. You journalists need to go back and ask them why they really invited you onto that ship! It can't just be for you to come and be told how suffisticated such a ship is, what it has done to rescue refugees, how it operates and how much it costs? There is another reason why you were invited - certainly to see and report to Cameroonians the way you have done, thus informing our people that they are coming. Remember that these people are come-no-go and they are not coming mainly for the benefit of our nation, but for their selfish interests. Asking them whether we can afford such a ship is just meaningless because we don't need such a ship! That kind of ship is meant for people who like wars and go over the world to cause problems.

4. Ask them about American interest around our coast that they need to protect and what future plans their government hast about the Chad-Cameroon pipeline project and also how much their government is doing to compensate for the distruction done to our people and our nation.

5. Also ask about special instructions given to them concerning the French, and if possible, find out from the French ship there why both a French and American ship are present in our waters. Remember that France claims mastership of Cameroon and that the US has recently develop interest in that region.

Your job is to inform and educate Cameroonians and not to report on things that you have been indirectly instructed to report. You need to ask any person concerned petinent questions, even if they are hard or inconvenient to answer. Your business is to inform the people. There are many more questions I want you to ask them, but go and get more information about the five questions above. Then you would have done a wonderful job. Journalism is not so easy!

Tekum Mbeng

My kind of people say "Victoria".

This "Limbe" name was Paul Biya's first folly in Southern Cameroons. The Majestic Victoria appelation must be restored to rekindle the history and folklore of this old town. That is when the Kauffman would truly berth in Victoria.

If the town truly has a deep sea port then how come it the Kauffman could not come closer to enable the ordinary man see the mighty craft of a Superpower?

Danny Boy

Mr. Tekum Mbeng,
so you do not like the appelation Limbe? But this is how the Bakweri man and woman wants this town to be known by! It is not Biya's folly!! Victoria- the Lady in Black! Do yuou have any sense of history at all? Why do we need to be constantly reminded of our colonial past?
"If the town truly has a deep sea port then how come it the Kauffman could not come closer to enable the ordinary man see the mighty craft of a Superpower?" Asinine question! What knowledge have you got about sea ports and their maintenance? When was the last time this particular sea port was dredged?
Heard of the word "negritude"? Look it up and just maybe one will not have to read such tripe from you again.
A happy Easter to you Sir.

Manga

Danny Boy,

The name limbe is a deformation of the German name "Lindberg" - the name of a German colonial administrator who once lived in Victoria. So if the goal of changing the name from Limbe to Victoria was to "Africanize" it, its initiators failed miserably. The Bakweri definitely have a local name for the Limbe river and for the town of Limbe/Victoria- hopefully one of them will write it on this site.

Tekum Mbeng

Thanks Manga. Dannyboy knows not know what most people know, let alone the fact that the natural deep sea wharf of Victoria does not normally require dredging.

The historic town of Victoria has a proud colonial heritage, owes its foundation to colonialism and should be a multicultural cosmopolitan gateway to the world. Limbe is an appellation for Lindberg -named after a German missionary who bathed in warm waters of a local river. Of course, Her Lindberg never challenged the town's name. It was left to a young president who dreamt of staging another trick on Dannyboys and at the same time bleed Victoria of tax revenues from the oil refinery.

History creates cultural bonds that must be nurtured in the interest of economic prosperity and social progress and not destroyed. The tide of misguided nationalism that stole the heritage shall be reversed.

Dannyboy may be forgiven for having forgotten of the Biya Presidential decree that renamed the city ahead of covert measures to frenchify Anglophone Cameroon under the unilingual policy of national integration - the latter was effectively halted at Mount Mary in Buea.

mk the southerner

Oh my God! when i begin to hear young Southern Cameroonians. Researching on history and knowing the truth about their present predicaments, i begin to say if i die now i have seen a glimmer of hop. Just to say i like the answers that have been given to DannyBoy Manga and Takum Mbeng. Dannyboy you heard your brothers so you grow up from Dannyboy and make research and your other ignorant brothers too thanks for understanding. Mk the southerner.

mk the southerner

correction please this is what i meant to say

O Just to say i like the answers that have been given to DannyBoy by Manga and Takum Mbeng. Dannyboy you heard your brothers so you grow up from Dannyboy and make research and also help your other ignorant brothers too. That part of the Country is Victoria and not limbe.

Danny Boy

My cyber-friends, how time flies! Before I say any other word, may I wish all you out there a very happy Easter blessing.
Been too busy to reply to the postings directed at me above. I am sorry. Thanks for the info. on how the name Limbe came about. I must admit I am not a historian, nor do I profess to know all.However I would admit that I know a thing or two on the dynamics within the continental shelf.
What irked me is this notion and the belief that the British did so much for us! What indeed are their antiquities in the Southern Cameroons?
They were in this area for much longer than the Germans, but look at what the Gerries did! The name Victoria derives from Queen Victoria- the black Widow, whose late husband was Albert( a German), which perhaps explains why when the Germans were in Cameroon, they did not rename this town. Maybe I am wrong here, but can you guys explain this.
What was this town called when the Germans colonised this territory? How peculiar that in the other parts, we have Ba--this and Ba-- that, and they would leave this appelation in place?
Anyway, for what the Germans did for us, I would rather this town is named Limbe. Victoria and Elizabeth before her are all guilty of crimes against humanity. I will not want to give them the honour of naming even a pond after them.
Have a wonderful Easter folks.

red flag

please, jealousy, hatred, hypocracy and callosness can never be epitomized in one self, than what the primitive, 10 million french-negroes, in central africa
have done to us proud southern camerooninans, take this french negrO
CHILD OF DANNY BOY, to him just like ahidjo, paul biya or any foreigner from french cameroun who isnt one of us, would
love to see our history destroyed or replaced the names of our towns and cities with what they see suits their evil plan. HEAR HIM ASK HOW STRANGE IN OTHER PART OF BLAH, BLAH , BLAH, THE NAMES START WITH BONA, , BONA, ,OTHER PARTS OF WHAT?YOU HAVE BEEN TOLD WHY VICTORIA WAS NAMED VICTORIA, LONG LONG AGO IN 1857, TO HONOR QUEEN VICTORIA. THIS GOES TO CONFIRM OUR BRITISH HERITAGE, AND YOU ARENT SATISFIED, HOW YOU WANT OUR TOWN BE BE NAMED BY WHAT YOU THINK IS RIGHT, WHO EVER GAVE YOU THAT RIGHT?
THATS JUST HOW INSANE YOU PEOPLE ARE, I MEAN FROGGIES, YOU EITHER CONTENT WITH THE HISTORY OF A PEOPLE, IN THIS CASE BRITISH SOUTHERN CAMEROONIANS, OR LEAVE THE TOWN ALONE, THATS HOW CIVILISE PEOPLE
ALL OVER THE WORLD BEHAVE.
SOO, IF BY NOW DANNY BOY HAVENT GOTTEN THESE INTO HIS CRANIUM, HE SHOULD MOVED TO A FRENCH CAMEROUN FORUM AND STOP IRRITATING US

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