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As scientific & technological advancement is endowing humanity with more & more extraordinary powers each day, will the “new world” that is being heralded take a wrong turn & revert to the divisions & quarrels of yesteryear? Our future depends on it. May common sense prevail
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You would recall that last year, I deplored before you the fact that the spirit of conciliation is on the wane on the global scene. In this regard, the situation does not seem to have improved significantly. 11/12
#PaulBiya
#Cameroon
#BiyaSpeech
We have, like in the past, maintained close ties with the African Union. We endeavoured to contribute to the reform of its institutions, which is expected to enhance integration and ensure its financial autonomy. 10/12
#PaulBiya
#Cameroon
#BiyaSpeech
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Great example of how geolocation and crowdsourcing works to assist investigations. @EmmanuelFreuden needed a video geolocated of buildings that had been burnt - hints were it was Kumbo in Cameroon. The following is how it was found. #Geolocation #OSINT Thread 1/👇
2/ There were direct clues in this video, which @Sector035 picked up a location for, in conjunction with tipoffs from @EmmanuelFreuden - they were tong structure, red roof, concrete square structure, long building and a light coloured roof. goo.gl/maps/h41Bn9zz1…
3/ In the video, we are also able to identify "GPS Bookstore". Plug that into Google and you get this result. camerlex.com/kumbo-gps-book… - It says "Squars" or Squares - an area in Kumbo.
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#Cameroon's 'anti-terror' law is being used by authorities to arrest and threaten journalists who are tried by military courts. This is not the first time. Journalists are not terrorists! #FreeMimiMefo voanews.com/amp/cameroon-d…
As part of civil society, we've been saying that since the early 2000s, the govt of #Cameroon has put its repression and oppression in policy, creating a legal framework to increasingly punish dissent, stifle free speech & instill fear in anyone who opposes it. #FreeMimiMefo
In Dec 2014, #Cameroon’s legislature passed a controversial anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The provisions drew global condemnation. #FreeMimiMefo
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SHORT THREAD:

So I just got out of the French embassy in Yaoundé where I went to submit a short-stay visa application. I have been left speechless by the officer at counter 1. @FRauCameroun @G_Thibault_Fr
I got there & greeted a cheerful: "hello, good morning". I noticed she did not respond. But that's never an issue.

She took my documents & proceeded to take the ones she didn't need & silently "throw" them back at me.

Still not a problem. You must bear with them. 😀
Then she asked:

"ou es votre domicile?" While looking at my files.

I responded: "I live in Yaoundé."

She shot back: "parlez en français, vous êtes a l'ambassade de France"

Floored.😱

As in, I was being barred from speaking a national language.

@FRauCameroun @G_Thibault_Fr
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Current 2018 members of UN Human Rights Council include:
•Iraq
•Cuba
•China
•Qatar
•Angola
•Burundi
•Pakistan
•Venezuela
•DR Congo
•Afghanistan
•Saudi Arabia
•United Arab Emirates
New members to be elected on Oct. 12 to UN Human Rights Council include:
• Eritrea
• Bahrain
• Somalia
• Cameroon
• Philippines
• Bangladesh
“Countries with poor human rights records like Saudi Arabia will never have a seat on the council again.”
—Kenneth Roth, Human Rights Watch, 2006
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On the evening of 7/9/18, fighters loyal to ISWAP raised their flag over #Gudumbali, HQ of Guzamala LGA, #Borno.

Soldiers and policemen in town abandoned their positions, and in some instances discarded their uniforms as they sought to escape the advancing terrorists.
What was striking was the speed with which @HQNigerianArmy lost control of Gudumbali, a strategic town that lies on the road between Damasak and Monguno.

This attack was less than a week after 145 Battalion was attacked in Zari, 51km away, leading to the loss of 48 soldiers.
Belatedly, @HQNigerianArmy launched a counter-attack to retake #Gudumbali on the evening of 8/9/18.

As of the time of writing this report, the operation is still ongoing with fighting having spread as far as Kukawa, 43km away.
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Aso Rock picked on the bankers of the opposition in a busy week that also saw it acting coy on personal civil liberties and rolling the carpet for two of the EU’s most powerful leaders. All these occurred while cocoa simply could not find its way to the country’s main ports.
@officialEFCC’s interest in @ZenithBank’s transactions involving @riversstategov signals a willingness on the part of @MBuhari's administration to focus on the latter given its pre-eminence in the political architecture of the opposition @OfficialPDPNig.
@riversstategov has emerged as the hub and financial nerve centre of @OfficialPDPNig – a position that has seen its governor, @Gov_Wike, as one of the most important figures within the party's ranks, if not its most influential kingmaker.
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US prepares to reduce troops and shed missions in #Africa nyti.ms/2n11gVo The drawdown in Africa, Gen Waldhauser said, will include the departure of hundreds of Special Operations troops and their support forces.
It will begin in #Cameroon “where American war planners believe their efforts to train that country’s special operations forces have been largely successful” (!!!!!!!!) US has 300 troops in #Cameroon a country whose army has been systematically involved in human rights violations
@amnesty and @ForensicArchi have uncovered the presence of US military personnel in #Cameroon army base known as #Salak where hundreds of #BokoHaram suspects have been routinely held incommunicado and tortured. See here: amnesty.org/en/documents/a… and forensic-architecture.org/case/cameroon/
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This retraction by @AlJazeera actually raises more questions than answers, and to my mind at least, brings to the fore, the fact that our Federal Republic of Anyhowness, has gone global...
Yesterday, asides @AlJazeera_World, other news outlets, including the Twitter only news outlet, @spectatorindex said that #Nigeria's ambassador had attended the opening of the American Embassy in #Jerusalem.
Isreali outlets such at @TimesofIsrael and @HamodiaIL also ran with the news. @haaretzcom actually went so far as to publish an infograph that included #Nigeria's name as one of the country's "celebrating with them" on the grand new opening...
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Why is the insurgency in Southern Cameroons not dying out after arrest of leaders of Ambazonia Interim Govt supposedly behind it all? Is there a single "secessionist" movement or are there different grps with their own ideologies/strategies? Who's who in Ambazonia in 25 tweets:
1.Republic of Ambazonia (RoA): Pioneer "restorationist" group led by Fon Gorgi Dinka who coined the term Ambazonia in 1984, its main advocacy tools are litigation (ex: Ambazonia Vs Cameroun, Bamenda 1992) & memoranda (Ex: New Social Order)
2.Southern Cameroons National Council (SCNC): Created in 1995 from the embers of federalist All Anglophone Conference (AAC). Was main advocate of SC independence until 2016 when new Anglophone groups emerged. Its motto is “The force of argument, not the argument of force."
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🚸 (1) While the Congressional Black Caucus spends the day telling everyone @realDonaldTrump is a racist and that they’re boycotting the #SOTU a wildly unreported story comes to mind. His name was #ToussaintBirwe he was 6 years old when #SamanthaPowers motorcade killed him.
(2) In April, 2016 #SamanthaPower and her giant convoy sped down rual roads in #Cameroon with a helicopter overhead for really nothing more than a photo op to talk about how much she’d done to stop #BokoHaram #ToussaintBirwe #CR
(3) The small villages were excited to see the convoy and they lined the streets waving and little #ToussaintBirwe was struck by an SUV he flew in the air and landed on the ground with a crushed head, and THEY DID NOT STOP @OfficialCBC @RepWilson @RepMaxineWaters @RepRichmond
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1/ Politics and governance took centre stage this week, with the FG under fire for a slow response to floods in Benue,
2/ and Amnesty International serving a reminder, where none was needed, of the catastrophic human toll of Boko Haram’s insurgency.
3/ Finally on the reminder trail, Nigeria’s states have always had a thing for debt, and Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB are Nigerian after all.
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