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  • nyamjoh-2bsepia Francis B. Nyamnjoh is Professor of anthropology at the University of Cape Town in South Africa

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Ambe Johnson

Hello Dr.,

Thanks a million for this timely article which exposes the canker worm that is the Cameroon university system in general and UB in particular. I am especially saddened that valiant intellectuals are literarily chased away from UB for purposes of political expediency, and at the expense of students who need the best teachers they can get.

That said, I think the University strike was ill-timed, poorly planned, and excessively violent, which explains (but does not justify) the loss of life. The argument that the absence of a student union is to blame is a lame one. ADEN, the student organization leading the non-violent student strike in Yaounde was created without Government authorization. UB students should have created a similar organization before embarking on their strike action. This in my opinion, is one action that cannot be honestly blamed on the UB administration.

Once again, thanks.

Ambe Johnson

H.E.Shuneba Wanchia.

Hi Cameroonians alive and those dead,see the ants ,the bees, they work together and build.We have been fragmented by a sick and dead government and all the structures in Cameroon have been destroyed by money mongers. How many ministers are there in Cameroon? How many anglophones and what positions do they hold? Prime Minister who is toothless? Minister without portfolio as an Anglophone. the system has used us well, do not listen to them, they are the graffis,and where are they who were Prime Ministers from South West without a base support? The system has used us well, the only thing we desire is to be a Minister for 6months and removed,Premier to sell your people, or join the gangs of corruption and join the secret societies of killings and elimination.To those who have paid a price for being brilliant, sell your skills out and visit the corrupt nation whose future and image is soiled and burried.UB has been messed up, and NW shall have a University when the dead shall meet God.Congratulations Francis,Jua etc, one day we shall be free.

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