Soldiers patrol Cameroon port city after riots

Feb 26, 2008 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: AlertNet

“When we came to work early this morning we discovered that more barricades were erected, using carcasses of vehicles”

Armed soldiers and police patrolled Cameroon's commercial capital Douala on Tuesday after protests against rising fuel and food prices sparked rioting that killed at least four people. via AlertNet

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Fidelis TabeHong Kong

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Feb 27, 2008
 
Rise up my people. It is time you get rid of the most inhuman regime in the world. Biya's henchmen are cruel, looters themselves and 90 percent come from his tribe. Here is a country of 16million people with all the resources you can think of, yet food is beyond the reach of its people. what a shame!
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Feb 27, 2008
 
There is nothing noble about the your looters which now ravage the streets and chase the hungry from the new bread lines now in Douala. Now the various expatriots who enable so much of the industry in Cameroon are making their exit plans. If sanity is not discovered then soon further military action is inevitable - No Winners of that kind of action. Only a fool believes that human slaughter is a tactic with any chance of positive outcome. What a shame.
Martin

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Feb 28, 2008
 
It is unfortunate to see what our beloved country is becoming. The regime which has become autocratic and totalitarian cannot be ushered into a new cameroon. This regime has to go and with it all it old and crude ways. The time has come for redemption. The people are tired of this regime and have decided like never before to be heard by the world. Let God take His place and sweep cameroon with His wind of change and cleansing.
Anja

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Feb 28, 2008
 
It makes no sense: Kill your own people to achieve goog for the country you love? Is anybody thinking around here?
Gas prices are high all over the world, not just here.
You are destroying what little the country has for what?
There are other ways to protest the presidetn's doing. He will only kill more people.
idrissou

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Feb 28, 2008
 
Pent-up emotional distress has finally pushed the lid off boiling hearts of peace loving cameroonian.
Opposition leaders and fru ndi and ndam njoja forsaw this reaction from the citizenry but Demon incarnate name biya and his cronies vehemently refused to listen.Just to turn around and started blaming all these noble citizens mentioned above.
Believed me or not Biya must die in exile irrespective of how hard he will try to the contrary by using millitary. Yes, the Souls of the victims of lake Nyos and lake Nun pushed down their graves by NEUTRON BOMB are still wailing.
"The voice of the people is the voice of God".
Read Ndam njoya comment below;
The National Chairman of the Cameroon Democratic Union, CDU, Dr. Adamu Ndam Njoya, says the upsurge of socio-political injustice perpetrated by the state through electoral fraud has caused a potentially explosive breeding ground for an impending civil war in Cameroon.
Speaking at a press conference at his party's headquarters in Yaounde on October 9, the CDU Chairman reviewed the spiraling nature of violence in the country, warning that it could lead to a civil war. He said Cameroonians were living in the hell of injustice and a kind of terrorism perpetrated by the state itself.
Citing the fact that the forces of law and order recently killed unarmed civilians in Abong Mbang, East Province, Mokolo Market in Yaounde, Foumban and the University of Buea. He blamed the Biya government for pushing Cameroon to the precipice of a civil war.
He said such events should not be taken for granted but as the harbinger of a more explosive situation in the country that will be difficult to control. He said by organising the press conference to talk about such a chaotic situation, CDU was taking its responsibility with a republican spirit to warn stakeholders against impending danger.
According to Ndam Njoya, who is also the Mayor of Foumban in the West Province, electoral fraud mounted by the Biya regime is the very source of danger that looms over Cameroon.

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