Saturday, February 12, 2011

VIDEO OF THE DAY

Courtesy of youtube...



The wonders of Afofo! ei don carry the man go :-)

Happy Saturday y'all.
Enjoy the weekend...Go to Church tomorrow :-)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

IN OTHER NEWS....BAKASSI

It was reported earlier this week by Cameroon radio and telev. that 13 people including the Mayor of Kombo-Abedino, were taken hostage in Bakassi on Feb 6th, two others were killed...



Many of you, myself included, don't actively remember Bakassi, but lets keep them in our prayers, little skirmishes, arise from that area now and then. Some incidences do not make the national news, while others do...So lets not forget them...For a little history on Bakassi clique ici :-)

In Updated News...this is what the Washington Post had to say today
Cameroon's president has sent the minister of defense to the Bakassi peninsula to work toward the release of 13 government officials kidnapped last week by pirates.
Government spokesman Issa Tchiroma Bakary said late Wednesday that two more people were kidnapped than previously thought. Officials believe the hostages are being held in neighboring Nigeria.
Pirates kidnapped the officials on Sunday, and killed two paramilitary policemen Monday.
No one has claimed responsibility but officials believe it was the work of the Bakassi Freedom Fighters, a militant faction disputing Cameroon's ownership of the oil-rich tongue of land.
Bakassi was officially handed over to Cameroon in August 2008 following a verdict two years earlier by the International Court of Justice.

HAPPY YOUTH DAY!

Happy Feb 11th to all you Cameroonian Youths!


(Courtesy of Google images)

This is what the Secretary General at the Ministry of Employment and Vocational Training, Jeanne Aimée Ngobo Ekotto had to say to us:
He challenged Youths to hunt information on programmes and opportunities for the youth which are available at centres for Youth development initiatives like National Employment Fund, the Ministry of Youth affairs, the Support Fund for Rural and Urban Youth and other youth empowerment structures. (crtv)
The National Youth Employment Week has also been organised to empower the youth on how to face the challenges of unemployment, cyber crime, prostitution and other mal practices in school.Experts argue that these malpractices are as a result of ignorance, hardship and low standards of living reasons why Youths are encouraged to be hard working, proactive and create social networks that would help them share ideas and improve upon their situation.
Is it just me, or you also see something wrong with the highlighted sentence?? These mal practices are as a result of IGNORANCE, (No) HARDSHIP (yes)  LOW STANDARDS OF LIVING (yes) ENCOURAGE YOUTHS TO BE HARDWORKING (yes) IMPROVE THEIR SITUATION (Paul biya na ya work be this)


Paul Biya,  et tout tes Ministère la qui mangent tout l'argent, wuna PAY UP! Its ridiculous to think that EXPERTS will argue that the reason why kids cheat or steal or prostitute is because of ignorance! Yes some of them might do it out of ignorance, but don't you think if they had a good outlet to keep themselves occupied, if they had HOPE for the future, and know that when they work hard in school and graduate at the top of their class, they will have JOBS, then they will aspire to strive harder! All these nonsense Ministers and President who don't know a thing about developing their OWN country. Na every man for himself, God for we all...But the fact that they even held a Youth Employment Week means they are at least trying...Right?


Hmm...I was on top of my Soap Box for a minute.. :-)

Happy Youth Day again!
Btw I posted this a day early thinking its the 11th today...wooo I'm definitely living in the future!

THE JOYS OF CAMEROONIAN FOOD...

Yes, you can start salivating now  :-). For those who are abroad, I can bet my two cents on the fact that, you've once woken up in a cold sweat in the middle of the night because you just had a dream of eating, steaming hot Eru with Bonga, or Burning Fish, or Roasted corn, or Inqui <--(Its actually pretty good, once you get past the goey-ness and the colour) You can't deny it! Lol, I know. Anyhow, I am about to make you WISH you were in Cameroon right now, don't forget to have tissue paper near by to catch your drool...Im just saying...

Photo courtesy of: Facebook group (Cameroonian Cuisine = water fufu & Eru) <--(Make sure you join for more pics!)



Ndole mi yo!

Poisson Braiser

Bobolo with Roasted Pork

You dont need a caption for this, you just KNOW what it is!

Chicken DJ


Okonghobong (To tell you the truth, this name makes me think we are not far from being Cross river state people o lol Although many will beg to differ)


Yum...do you see the pieces of kanda in there? Hungry yet?


Finally, the almighty Water fufu and Eru (This is exactly why, I'll stay Cameroonian till kingdom come!)

I hope you enjoyed the pics, Don't forget to add yourself to the facebook Page, and upload more pics to show the World Cameroons, amazing cuisine...who Knows, Wolfgang Puck might pick it up :-)

Wish you all a nice week, finish it strong!

BG.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Picture of the Day

Once again...our President and his stylish wife....07/08/11

P.S: Have you ever wondered why there is always a red carpet rolled out for our President to walk on anywere he goes in Cameroon..? Even during a trip to the bush, the is a red carpet in sight..na wah o, I guess who ever is Obama's PR  must be doing something wrong...

Also have you ever seen them walk side by side?? Now that I think about it, either his wife's sky high talons prevent her from walking fast, or thats what first couples do in public...I can't help comparing them with Obamanos, so I'll stop here...At least they are trying..right?

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Africa's Children...

                 These past few weeks, news stations have been over flowing with the riots going on in North Africa, the Sudanese elections, and Charles Taylor's trial...For those who live in these specific countries, their lives have been greatly affected no doubt, some more than others. But it is those individuals whom we rarely hear of in the news, the victims who are forced to fight at a very young age, I want us to remember....They are our childrens best friends, neighbors children, nephews, and nieces...They are the Child soldiers of Africa. During Charles Taylor's time in office, we saw them in the news, when we watch movies like Blood Diamonds, we see their experiences acted out...You need not meet them in person to realize the atrocities they have experienced, all you need is to take a look at a photo, look into their eyes, to see the anger, the pain, how unfair life is...and remember that 7 year old's are not meant to be soldiers...






Photos:Courtesy of Google images...

WHAT GOES ON IN CAMEROONIAN UNIVERSITIES...

I was casually browsing the web today, and look what I stumbled upon...I know it is common knowledge alright, but its the first time I at least have seen it on the news...internationally


Basically a new book written by Prof Jean Emmanuel Pondi on Sexual Harassment in Cameroonian universities...


Its been causing some ripples across the country's universities and amongst its students. This is not only a "Cameroonian problem" but rather its a problem faced in many other African Universities. Its there, its common knowledge, people know about it, we all know its wrong, but what's being done about it? Those who completely oppose it, don't have a medium of speaking out, then there are those who ride on its waves to get that degree...Anyhow to each his own...one God for all.