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GOING NATIVE or NATIVISM POLITICS: Why the Oroko man is still naïve and hostile to this brand of politics

I came across the expression “going native” or nativism politics while in graduate school when my Professor, James ''Jimmy" Allen, used it in explaining President Bill Clinton’s appointments of his Whitehouse staff. Going native, he explained, is when you bring your classmates, schoolmates, friends, hometown friends or anyone you have known growing up into government in total disregard of others who are equally competent or more qualified to do the same job. President Bill Clinton had done exactly this. He brought people from his hometown Arkansas and from Oxford and Yale universities to populate his staff in the Whitehouse. This is a vital political tool because many other US Presidents had used it prior to Bill Clinton and they continue to do so; it is a political norm. Going native is another form of tribalism, cronyism or nepotism in which people of a specific ethnic group vote only for candidates from their ethnic group running for office even if their opponent is mo…
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BETONDI James in Ba Tata IBASU

After four (4) years in hibernation, the Great Betondi James has partnered again with the Legendary Production House, Nanje Music Production, Inc in a new album titled, Ba Tata Ibasu (Our fathers) scheduled for release in late August or early September. In this new album, Betondi has once again confirm his prowess as the leading artist not only in the Oroko land but in the entire Anglophone region. And, Nanje Music Production, Inc will undoubtedly continue to be the leading Production House Betondi James' 2018in Cameroon. The last album Nanje Music Production, Inc produced for Betondi James has been a resounding success because it is virtually played in every Oroko household and Oroko Conventions all over the world till date. Even as many prefer to dance to the music without purchasing the album, we are comforted because our culture which was once upon a time regarded as retrogressive, is now the premier culture in the Anglophone region. Music analyst have already provided rave revi…

Cameroon: That Depressing Amnesty International Report on the Anglophone Crisis

The rather combative government riposte to the Amnesty Report was an unnecessary own goal that sullies and casts aspersion on Cameroon’s image before the international community.






The alarm bell sounded by Amnesty International on the vicious cycle of violence currently taking place in the Anglophone regions is hardly surprising, coming as it were amidst the grotesque campaign of human savagery and barbarism by murderous nihilistic soldiers, responsible for the brutal killing of hundreds of innocent Anglophones and burning down over 100 villages till date. In its latest report, the London-based human rights group said “security forces have tortured people, fired on crowds and destroyed villages, in a spiral of violence that keeps getting more deadly.” Amnesty said security forces have tortured at least 23 people, including minors to extract confessions, while Ambazonia fighters have killed at least 44 security forces and targeted suspected Anglophone sympathizers of the Biya regime. The…

CABLE TO MY BELOVED FATHERLAND _____________________________________________________________________ Resolution to Potential Political Quagmire

EMMANUEL KONDE


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Emmanuel Konde

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The Cameroon Foundation International (CamFound)
2018


Table of Contents


Prologue……………………………………………………….
Introduction……………………………………………………
Chapter 1Legacy of Ahidjo’s Reign of Terror………………
Chapter 2Rise of a New Breed of Cameroonian……………
Chapter 3Prescription for a New Order…………………….
Chapter 4Expansion of Educational Opportunities…………
Chapter 5Road, Highway, and Rail Infrastructures…………
Chapter 6Reconfiguration of Federated Regions…………...
Epilogue………………………………………………………
Addendum……………………………………………………

Prologue




The current crisis brewing in my native land was initiated by some disgruntled members of the Cameroon Diaspora in the United States and Europe.  This came in the aftermath of the failure of demands by English-speaking jurists and educators to have legal and educational systems in the South West and North West regions separate from the rest of the count…