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Friday, 22 February 2008

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Eyengue

Mr. Manyong,
This is a good and fair piece of writing. I knew you could do better. The facts are there and you stated it clearly, it's unlike previous writings from you which were full of rumours and "bar talks", i think this is one of your most objective piece, i have read. The time for the old is gone, the got a decade or less to manage and control our country, it is our time now, and like Senator Obama will put it " the time is now" the old should go to rest, Whether Biya, Bello or Fru Ndi, we appreciate their efforts.

rexon

Mukong created the SDF, but turn his back before his death to focus his attention on the liberation of the Southern Cameroons. No one can steal his vision and succeed.

TAGRO

L’opposition camerounaise menée par le Social Democratic Front (SDF) avait appelé à une grande manifestation dans la ville de Douala le 23 février 2008. Plusieurs milliers de personnes s’étaient retrouvées dans les rues de la capitale économique camerounaise pour dire non à la modification de la constitution.

Suite à une forte présence policière dans les rues de Douala, Jean Michel Nitcheu avait annoncé le report de la manifestation dans l’après midi. Le député SDF, parti de l’opposition, voulait éviter tout affrontement entre forces de l’ordre et civils non armés. La population rassemblée depuis 14 heures n’entendait pas abdiquer.

Avant la tombée de la nuit, les forces de l’ordre ont voulu disperser la foule. Elles se sont servies de leurs armes pour repousser des milliers des jeunes en furie. Des émeutes ont éclaté. Les hommes en tenue n’ont pas hésité à tirer à bout portant et à balle réelle en direction des manifestants. Suite à ce débordement, le bain de sang n’a pas été évité. La manifestation à l’origine pacifique a tourné au drame laissant des vies humaines sur le carreau.

Le bilan des émeutes est dramatique. Il varie selon les sources contactées au téléphone. 02 morts, 04, 10 selon des informations, plusieurs manifestants ont été blessés. Ces informations sont difficilement vérifiables par notre rédaction. L’envoyé spécial de Camer.be à Douala étant victime des représailles policières depuis quelques jours. Ce que l’on sait en revanche, c’est que la manifestation visait à dire non à la modification de la constitution. L’on craint désormais une flambée de violence dans ce pays d’Afrique centrale connu pour son calme. Le spectre du drame kenyan hante déjà certains esprits.

Trois jours avant la manifestation annulée, Ni John Fru Ndi le leader du SDF avait appelé à une participation massive à la marche silencieuse contre la levée de la limitation du mandat présidentiel dans son pays. Contacté au téléphone, l’un des manifestants présent au rond point Dakar, l’un des points chauds du soulèvement, a déclaré à camer.be que ‘’la peur vient de changer de camp au Cameroun. Paul Biya ne dort plus. Nous allons défendre nos nouveaux martyrs jusqu’à notre propre mort.’’ Par crainte de représailles, notre informateur a requis l’anonymat.

Le régime actuel de Yaoundé redouterait déjà la mort politique de Paul Biya selon certains analystes. Au pouvoir depuis 1982, le chef de l’Etat camerounais devrait rendre le pouvoir en 2011. Selon toute vraisemblance, la constitution sera prochainement modifiée par l’assemblée nationale. L’on parle avec insistance du mois de mars prochain. Cette modification si elle venait à s’opérer devrait lever la limitation des mandats présidentiels.

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