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This is really a disgrace to the Cameroon government. I doubt how Biya and his ministers think they can succeed with such behaviour.They are trying to do like Robert Mogabe. Instead of changing for good, they are changing for the worst. They think that those diplomats are fools or what?They think democracy means supporting the ideals of CPDM? People need to disagree to come out with the best solution to push the country forward.It's a shame. God used it to make the world know how curropt our government is.Can someone tell me if he or she ever heard that Dorothy Njoma resigned from the CPDM and others ELECAM appointees? Wonders shall never end.

Dr A A Agbormbai

I am with the diplomatic community regarding all matters to do with democracy in Cameroon. The government is on the wrong side of this issue, and as long as it continues to position itself wrongly I shall continue to vehemently oppose it.

We all know that ELECAM has ZERO credibility, and I have asked for the diplomatic community to take tough measures against the government (measures that don't harm the people). Yet to this day it has done nothing.

Any arrogance that can come from the government is based on its feeling that the diplomatic community can do it nothing, regardless of how the government mishandles the democratic process in Cameroon.

I have always maintained that you don't get much change out of the leaders of half democracies and dictatorships unless you stick their heads in a pressure-cooker and turn it on until they submit.

The diplomatic community will have to follow my advice if they want to help introduce full democracy into Cameroon. The Cameroonian people will thank them many times for this.

Bob Bristol

The diplomats are the voices of the international community. They've stood by for close to 27 years and watched how the whims of reckless politicians have dragged a once progressive country to the gutters of humanity. Their criticisms are aimed at portraying that they are on the side of the suppressed. At state levels, country interests are placed first; irrespective of whether one country suffers a genocide or not. We have to fight. We have to sacrifice something to get the prosperity that we yearn for.

chalomagic

...and even if they resigned, what difference does it make? these are staunch CPDM crooks who will do anything to see Biya remain in power. I even wonder why the diplomats attended the presentation in the first place. only the stick will bring about the much desired change in cameroon.

ebot tabi

French Cameroon is a disgrace to democracy.Southern Cameroons is not part of this disgrace.

Mathew Ashola

God, Cameroonians have waited for so long. Anglophone intellectuals especially those recently appointed to run the so-called ELECAM are not independent of the ruling CPDM, they cannot under any circumstance organise free and fair elections. If they were to, then the so-called francophone minister of external relations would not have been threatening diplomats. Diplomats have recieved and succumbed to successive threats from Biya and his francophone brethens for 27 years. Now is the time for change. If the diplomats cannot stand against the so-called ELECAM, we will start by sending them back to their countries before turning to Biya and his colleagues.

It recently happened in Kenya - soon it will be Cameroons'

FRITZANE KIKI

It is ridiculous for the government to be extending their warning signal to the diplomatic corps while begging for financial assistance from them.Whatsoever be the case the 'resigned CPDM' bundits and/or the bunch of members who have taken the oath of office does not matter as to the credibility of the ELECAM.Majority of the populace apart from the diplomatic corp has expressed a dissenting view of the body which lacks what is supposed to be a democratic body to run a free and fair elections.

Cameroon is an indivisible country but when we see things going this way then we start to rethink our point of view that Cameroon will be free not by the Bible but by the Gun.I mean not by words but by action.A country where the president has no time for the poor and take vacation at will.He is now in France as usual and his salary is passing but let a civil servant dare take such leave of absence .....you know the consequence...

Fritzane Kiki

Emmanuel  J. Ndi

Does the minister understand what he is saying? He is asking the diplomats to stay out of their business and is at the same time asking them for money. What a tradegy! I cannot wrap my mind around such a philosophy. If they are not in support of the ELECAM, how can they support it financially, materially and logistically. How do you reconcile such thinking, minister? You and your government are a disgrace to Africa and the world. I am glad the diplomats did not take part in their "wining." it sends a strong message they they should be counted out of the ELECAM business if they do not clean the mess.
Dr Emma Ndi, USA.

DR TAN OF CAMEROON


INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY.
IS THE MAJOR PROBLEM IN CAMEROON.
TODAY,S NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT DOES NOT WANT TO HEAR ANYTHING FROM YOU ALL. WHAT WAS AMERICAN NAVY SHIP DOING IN BAKASSI WATERS[PROTECTING CAMEROON OR AMERICAN OIL INTEREST]. WHICH MONIES ARE THEY BEGGING YOU FOR, THE ONE YOU TAKE AWAY FROM CAMEROON?
WE HAVE A PROBLEM , YES, BUT WE ARE ALSO A SOVEREIGN STATE. AS ABACHA USE TO SAY, LET NO NON NIGERIAN PRETEND TO LOVE NIGERIA THAN NIGERIANS.I SAY, LET NO NON CAMEROONIAN PRETEND TO LOVE CAMEROON , THAN CAMEROONIANS. PART OF THE PROBLEM IS THE MINERAL RESOURCES IN CAMEROON.
HAVE THE INTERANTIONAL COMMUNITY NOT SURRENDERED TO MUGABE. DID THE POST NOT SENSITIZE IT,S OPPOSITION LEADER TO ACCEPT POST OF P.M.
ALL THESE GAMES. MR FRU NDI RENTED HIS HOUSE TO A FRENCH COMPANY, TO APPEASE FRANCE AND FRENCH INTERESTS, WHAT HAS HAPPENED. THE MAN HIMSELF HAS REALIZED WHAT LATE FELLA TERMED, THEM ALL CRAZY[DEMOCRACY]. DIVIDE AND RULE. YOU PEOPLE CREATED MR BIYA. IT,S GOOD YOU ARE ALSO TASTING THE SOUP.
THE 2011 CAMPAIGHN IS IN PROGRESS, AND THOSE WHO DO NOT KNOW POLITICS, ARE DANCING TO THE SOUNDS OF POLITICAL MUSIC. WHEN THEY ASK WHY, I ASK WHY NOT.
THE SOLUTION TO OUR PROBLEM IS IN OUR OWN HANDS, EITHER BY PEACE OR BY FORCE.
GOD BLESS THE EMERGING THIRD REPUBLIC.
DR THOMPSON AKWO NTUBA MD. Ph.D

Ted

The Biya regime is only digging for its tomb. There's absolutely no way for this regime to survive in this present day world system. It's dead already; it's only a question of time for it to crumble to its knees. This is not the era of intimidation and bullying. The iron man Mugabe of Zimbabwe has tried but has failed. Right now, there's no big brother to Cameroon and the country is heading to hell. The Biya regime is gambling to maintain some amount of public confidence, but that won't work.

GREGORYNDIKAKA

Did the Minister say that the ELECAM members took an oath? What is that as far as Cameroon is concerned? What is the Supreme Court in Cameroon? That whose hands are always tied when it comes to announcing fraudulent election results even after reading tons of pages of irregularities? Though we may say that the minister needs to be ashamed of himself, I lay the blame squarely on the Diplomatic corps for sitting quietly and watching Cameroonians die innocently under this regime. I blame the foreign donors for continuously lending a hand to Biya'a and his clique. That said, I encourage the minister to come out again and blast these diplomats some more. They need to sit up and condemn the regime even if it means threatening to pack and leave if true democracy is not given to Cameroonians.

tebo

In my letter to the European Union i edge it to stop playing the quiet dog in Cameroon and stand up to the corrupt regime in Yaounde and criticize the idea of ELECAM. If Biya and his cronies wanted to organise a free and fair election they should have created an independent electoral commission. ELECAM is a fake and should not be given any funding. Zimbabwe is now on the right path because of foreign pressure. Please DIPLOMATS help us change and move cameroon forward.
Cameroonians deserve a NEW DAWN.

Ma Mary

Mr Minister, continue to hammer them. You are the man.

CountryFowl

It may seemed trivial but mr. the Minister looks more like a hybrid gecko/sea turtle/black mamba / crocodile grafted with a human form.
Specifically like a reptile so to speak. Now some of these creatures are essentially a simple central nervous system with a little specialized one-track brain [i.e. kill..kill..food..food..eat..eat....] with plenty of powerful muscles to support and operate the system..!

How would such a reptile know any other issues other than kill..kill...food..food..food...eat...eat eat..???

rexon

The gang of bandits masquerading as a government need to spare us the gibberish by insinuating someone somewhere tagged "international community or diplomats" wants to criticise them. The diplomatic community and all their acolytes and organisations including CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera, Reuters, Washington Post, IMF, World Bank, UN, etc have offices in Cameroon. They have been witness to all the evil that has been perpetrated by this regime. If they have never opened up to criticise the regime as they have been doing against Mugabe, then they obviously are party to the crime. Let them keep taking all what they want to take from Cameroon and stop pretending that they are up to anything good for Cameroonians.

nji

The ignorance of Cameroonians is alarming this explain the reason for the statu quo of the politic, economy and the undervelopement in our countrý, up to 13 Cameroonian has commented two only said something constructive these include THOMPSON AKWO NTUBA and other unknown writer, it is a pity that Cameroonians up till now still believe help can only come from Europe and America, wake Cameroon.This ignorance is blamed on our news agencies who are unwilling or not able to voice out the true story about Africa and the West that is their duty to bring the people to understand the real story, if not all their effort will be couter productive.I end by calling the postnewsline to recosider it approach especially when it comes to infom the people about Africa and Cameroon.
Nji

EGOH ABDEL-AZIZ MODI-RAMAN BEGAWAN


Comments on Minister warning Diplomats.
against critiquing ELECAM’s credibility to organise the forth coming presidential elections in Cameroon, can be justified based on the sovereignty of the nation on one hand, and on the other hand, is not only unrespectful, but can be conceived as a gross display of how far the government still needs to adopt and shoulder good democratic principles.>




EGOH ABDEL-AZIZ MODI-RAMAN BEGAWAN

The government’s warning of diplomats against critiquing ELECAM’s credibility to organise the forth coming presidential elections in Cameroon, can be justified based on the sovereignty of the nation on one hand, and on the other hand, is not only unrespectful, but can be conceived as a gross display of how far the government still needs to adopt and shoulder good democratic principles.
One of the key issues for a genuine democratic election is that it should be void of any doubts with regards to its composition and content. There is the need for an independent electoral committee, which should constitute individuals who are completely neutral such as individuals from the civil society, legal practitioners, religious leaders, dignified individuals from International non-governmental organisations, as well as representatives from other regional bodies who will obviously be very instrumental at the final phase (election monitoring and evaluation) of the election exercise.
Even though Cameroon is a sovereign state, it is still supposed to operate within the confines of certain international conventions, treaties and laws that it has agreed upon. If the government of Cameroon is much concerned with is autonomy, then it should also be prepared to move ahead with the organisation and preparation for the elections without asking for assistance from its foreign partners (most particularly the Dutch, US, and, British embassies).
Self-independence should not only be proclaimed when it comes to sensitive issues such as that of elections, and how it shall be manned. It should also reflect the manner in which it should be pursued. I think it is high time for our leaders to face the truth and be able to conduct themselves in conformity with democratic procedures. Leaders of this magnitude such as that of external relations must exemplify some degree of diplomatic culture especially in their manner of approaching crucial questions such as addressing key personalities representing their respective countries.
There is a saying that “the truth is bitter but it must be spoken,” the burning issue here is that governance practices in Cameroon are far from being realistic. There is very little or no transparency and accountability with regards to how crucial economic, political, administrative and social questions are being executed.


Abdou

I do have much respect for my friend Akwo Thompson Ntuba but please don't cite Mugabe and Zimbabwe as examples of success because that country is hell on earth.

nji

The French used to say les cause produit les meme effet.Everybody knows Biya was never voted to be president(purpet)he was impossed to us by the same people fighting him today the so call diplomats, it will be a very big error for Cameroonians to joint the European to fight Biya.I don't doubt for one second if Biya regime has failed, but if the European are to determine who is to rule us then the next president will not do any better than Biya.European have their interest in Africa and that interest has always been in contrast with ours.Thefore if Biya should leave we have to make him leave without extentnal help ,if we do, we will latter run have to pay. This same situation has caused wars in many African coutries including Liberia,rdc,etc.I understand the fustration of Camerooinians but I want to warn you to hadle this crisis with care if not you will realise you are digging your own grave.Yes you can as an African and Cameroonian rule and detemine your future.God bless Cameroon,God Bless Africa.

Princewill

I do not agree with the government warning Diplomats. They have a stake in Cameroon and do not want to be part of any activity that contradicts the true principles of Democracy. Democracy permit for a free and fair elections. Any effort by the Government of Cameroon to violate this principle calls for criticism irrespective of whether it is coming from Cameroonians or the international community. I also agree that the internationally community has failed when it comes to taking action against the corrupt and unpatriotic team lead by President Biya. That notwithstanding, its time for Cameroonians to say enough is enough even if it will cost us our lives. Lets remember that many western Countries are well established today due the sacrefice of their forefathers. Lets stop complaining and asking for help from the international community and take our destiny in our hands. ELECAM can never be credible and complaints can never stop ELECAM from existing. It takes force and now is the time.Cameroon is known internationally as a peaceful country. How can we be peaceful when people are suffering? We certainly aren't fouls. Lets stop Biya and his team from ruining the lives of many Cameroonians.

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