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Of French Soldiers At Cameroun Airports And Biya’s Health

 

 

 

 

With the escalating Southern Cameroons crisis and the confirmation of French forces at both airports in Douala and Yaoundé, Cameroon Concord News, a sister Southern Cameroons platform in a detail reports, narrated the purported death of Biya. We at BaretaNews are not concerned about a foreign president health but we take great concern following matters over the Mungo as Colonial Biya and his regime are direct headache to the success of this revolution. The presence of French forces in Cameroun soil only adds more information to the circle of news of dictator Biya’s death.

 

Cameroon: Fear grips government officials as Biya sinks into a deep coma

Cameroon’s President, Paul Biya, has finally succumbed to the inevitable, a source at the country’s presidency has revealed. The source at the Unity Palace, which elected unanimity, has informed Cameroon Concord News Group that everything points to the demise of the 85-year-old dictator who has ruled the Central African country for 35 years with an iron fist.

The source adds that given the way in which government officials have been visiting the Unity Palace over the last twelve hours, it is clear that Mr.Biya is no more. The atmosphere at the presidential palace is tense and government officials have been holding meetings to come up with a common response so as to keep the population in check.

Our source adds that members of the Cameroon strong man’s entourage are working hard to keep the information from the public square in the pious belief that they can change things to suit their intention. He stressed that the Secretary General at the presidency has been holding a series of meetings with some of his collaborators who have been advising him to issue decrees that will usher in constitutional changes on Mr. Biya’s behalf.

But the Secretary General and some of his collaborators are reluctant to undertake such an action as it may create a backlash and attract strong criticism from the international community that is intent on seeing meaningful political change in Cameroon.

Under the country’s current constitution, the constitutional successor is the president of the senate, Marcel Nyat Njifenji, himself 83years old and a collapsing figure who has been involved in the corruption and mismanagement that have become the country’s hallmark. Many Cameroonians hold that if the country has to change significantly, figures like the senate president and national assembly speaker have to disappear from the political scene.

It should be pointed out that Mr.Biya has been out of the spotlight for more than two weeks now and this has fueled rumor that his health situation has deteriorated. Our source, a member of the presidential guard, says he has seen some of the dictator’s closest collaborators leave Unity Palace in tears, while others have been pensive ever since they visited the 85-year-old dictator.

He has been suffering from prostrate cancer and a failing heart over the last decades and this has been exacerbated over the last year by the escalating Anglophone crisis that is threatening to tear the country apart.

It should be recalled that over the last two weeks, there have been rumors that Mr. Biya’s health had deteriorated and that he had been secretly taken out of the country for emergency treatment. However, our source at the presidency had intimated that Mr. Biya could not sit on an airplane for long hours and instead of flying him abroad, a team of cancer experts had been rushed from Switzerland to come and attend to the ailing dictator.

According to our source, ever since the experts arrived in Cameroon, Mr. Biya’s health has been a huge concern. The 85-year old has not been responding to cancer treatment and his failing heart has made it impossible for the experts to properly do their job. This has been compounded by the political situation in the country which has clearly wiped out the dictator’s shaky legacy and demonstrated how ineffective he has been in 35 years.

It is worth recalling that Cameroon Concord News had announced in October 21, 2017, that the ailing dictator who had been hospitalized in Switzerland for many weeks was simply coming home to bid farewell to friends and family based on intelligence obtained from sources in Switzerland.

The government of Mr. Biya, it should be noted, is full of octogenarians who have been in the corridors of power for more than sixty years and are prepared to ruin the country before leaving the world. The country’s economy is on its knees and the unemployment rate is concerning.

But the most challenging issue is the Anglophone problem that has put the country in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. Following the declaration of independence on October 1, 2017, by the two Anglophone regions, many Anglophones have been killed at the behest of the country’s president whose methods of governance of choice have been intimidation and corruption. This has caused almost all Anglophones to see secession as the only option that can bring them the peace they need.

Even on October 21, 2017, when Mr. Biya had landed in Yaounde, there were serious concerns about his health. Behind the scenes and numerous cameras that were on hand to welcome the president at the Nsimalen International airport, was the fear that anything might happen anytime as Mr. Biya’s collaborators were aware of his deteriorating health and were scared that he might be back home just to bid farewell to them and his family.

Many analysts knew that the Anglophone problem was a nightmare that would not go away anytime soon and they knew that it would take a toll on the old president’s health. Even before heading to New York in October 2017 where he delivered a speech to an empty hall at the United Nations, Mr. Biya had to stop over in Geneva for him to get a medical boost from his doctors, but the long trip to New York was so demanding on him that he had to return to Switzerland for more medical support that has been costing the country an arm and a leg.

Our source in Geneva had advised at the time that Mr. Biya had been receiving treatment for a malignant cancer that was robbing the dictator of his strength and happiness. The source had added that besides cancer, Mr. Biya was also dealing with high blood pressure and a failing heart that might give up anytime.

In October 2017, Cameroon Concord News had reported that Mr. Biya had hard time alighting from the chartered aircraft that brought him back to the country. Mr. Biya whose real age is not known, has,over the last months, had a hard time sleeping, our source at the presidency said, adding that the “Monarch” has, over the last month, been chewing sedatives like candy, a situation that is concerning to his entourage, especially his wife. It was rumored at that time that the “Monarch” had headed home with an entire pharmacy, with sedatives accounting for about 60% of all the medicines that had been put on the chartered flight.

Other sources close to the government stress that Mr. Biya’shealth had been a problem for many years, but it took a turn for the worse when Anglophones decided to challenge his authority. He had declared in January 2017 that the form of the state was non-negotiable and since January 2017, Anglophones at home and abroad have been working hard to make the Anglophone crisis a millstone around his neck. The government has since tried to take a few cosmetic measures to appease Anglophones, but the English-speaking minority has been resolute and determined to walk away from a union whose foundation is, at best, shaky.

Over the last months, the situation has deteriorated, with armed groups engaging the country’s military in running battles which have resulted in more than 300 army soldiers and more than 400 civilians dying.

Mr. Biya’s death is very likely to lead to some political chaos. For years, he has been working hard to ensure that other leaders do not emerge. While his collaborators continue to seek ways to keep Cameroonians in the dark with the intention of changing the constitution, Cameroonians and the international community are closely watching as things play out.

By Rita Akana in Yaounde with files from Sama Ernest

Otto Ama
11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. Sunshine

    February 5, 2018 at 2:40 AM

    biya, the foreign leader of lrc waged war on Ambazonia to kill, imprison and destroy Ambazonia. It’s the forces of lrc that will rise up now against biya and his cabal to shade blood in east cameroon. Ambasonia has nothing to say about this evil leader. When blood starts flowing in lrc, which we do not want, they would only have started experiencing what Ambazonians have had from this wicked man for over 57 years. How can the lion man die? If it’s true thats happened, the UN, AU, Britain and france should know they allowed biya to exterminate Ambasonia. The remaining Abasonians will build their country from the ruins. The war just started and Ambazonia will prevail come what may.
    God bless the ADF.

    • Malis

      February 5, 2018 at 3:16 AM

      You are right,
      it is coming to them in real. They will finally
      realize that earth has gravity, a very powerful gravity.

    • Atem Bakia

      February 5, 2018 at 7:53 AM

      I didn’t bother reading the article because I don’t care about Cameroun and their treacherous treaties with France. I just commented to advise sll eho gave rhe means that, the time is right to take down the Mungo bridge.

  2. Malis

    February 5, 2018 at 3:13 AM

    You are right,
    a lot is happening but it is all kept out of the media.
    People thinks everything is alright in LRC, but nothing at all is right
    in LRC.

    They are there to at least stabilize LRC . Our revolution
    has taken another level that they never expected. Everyone has finally
    known the truth about our struggle but they are not speaking yet.
    To make things worst, the blunder of LRC and the Nigerian government
    has put them in a situation that no matter what explanation they give
    to the international community, no one will accept their stories at all.

    These french forces where already there long ago.
    Things are going to get worst for those in LRC combat regiment. They will
    leave running out of Ambazonia.

    This year 2018, is our year.

  3. Alpha na Omega

    February 5, 2018 at 4:02 AM

    This year is our year of victory we will take our land by fire by force.

    • Ann

      February 5, 2018 at 10:08 AM

      You are not having arms and a genocide is currently going on in the English side – are the french forces not oversing this genocide? What are they doing there? BUT THE MAN CHOSE TO BE CALLED A LION, SO ME THOUGHT LIONS DO NOT DIE. How men become foolish! So he will go to meet the innocent he killed brutally? I believe Cardinal Tumi now who said that the Genocide on the English side may not have been known to Biya. Here we are seeing that the man has been a vegitable long ago! This means that the real and active dictators are still there! Lrc may be considered a foreign country but they are neighbours and as France gets to influencing governments round the world thereby boosting their power and economy, and like Russia can see the value of interfering in US elections, it will be naive of ambazonians if they do not seek multiple ways of shaping what happens inside there now so that it does not come back to haunt us. Three zones are good for the presidency – Douala and …. did you say Bamilikes? You have your reasons. The third group or should it be the first is the Anglophones. We can send a type of our own there now to get some missing links in the government which can also make our staying as good as our staying. That is getting a good fedral system running with elected regional governors but with two parlaiaments and so on. This will be a master stroke if we have first and second line of action.

  4. Pa Dee

    February 5, 2018 at 5:54 AM

    Dead or alive he is just a distraction

  5. ayaba nwinah

    February 5, 2018 at 6:02 AM

    hahahaha, he taught he will leave for ever? rubbish!!! this is the beginning of trouble( political crisis) in LRC. they taught we(ambazonians) are the only ones with problems. God is fighting for us. finally they will come to accept the bitter Truth.
    this is our year of final success and no body can change it, no matter the evil LRC is doing to stop the struggle

  6. Dinga Ron

    February 5, 2018 at 6:53 AM

    Your source this, your source that. Your source here and there. All speculation in the name of an invisible source. Why did your source not tell your more important news like the adduction of our leaders and why does your source not tell you about the fate of our leaders. There is no source just mere speculation. What do we care of the health of the president of another country? Do you think the dead of the absentee president will be good for our struggle? we have an uphill task to make.

  7. Nkwoh

    February 6, 2018 at 1:46 AM

    The idiot should be buried fast so he can go and answer for his evil deeds.

  8. Nkwoh

    February 6, 2018 at 1:50 AM

    Blowing up the mungo bridge and oil pipelines will definitely add colour to the devil’s funeral. in UV

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