Cameroonians have been reacting differently to the solidarity and relief funds initiated by Government for displaced persons in the two English-speaking Regions of the country.
The streets of Mutengene, a locality in Tiko Sub-division of the South West Region of Cameroon, were Thursday, June 21, 2018, inundated by an armada of troops following the slaying of a police officer, Adjudant Ngankeu Robinson, by unknown gunmen.
Adolphe Moudiki, who has been at the helm of the state-owned Societe nationale des hydrocarbures (SNH) for 25 years, is struggling to maintain the company's oil output. Oil prices may be recovering but the SNH's June 5 report on its results for the beginning of 2018 show that production (8.22 million barrels between January and late April 2018) stands 15.61% lower than its 2017 levels.
While the humanitarian relief funds are still to be raised and distributed, Cameroon Tribune has used the announcement of the promised relief funds to adore President Biya, describing the plan as a “gift” from a “humanists” and “law-abiding” President Paul Biya to the Anglophones. Seven of the papers 9 top stories on 21 June 2018 are rosy stories of the humanitarian plan.
Officials of one of Cameroon’s oldest political party, the Union of the Population of Cameroon (UPC) have been at daggers-drawn over whether to support the candidature of President Paul Biya or not ahead of the 2018 Presidential polls.
The Special Branch Police Chief of Kumba II, in the South West Region of Cameroon, James Ngong, has been abducted by some unknown gunmen suspected to be elements of the Ambazonia Defence Forces.