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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 May 2018 4:15 p.m. PST

…. Against The English Minority

"Buea (Cameroon) (AFP) – They call it a "dirty war" -- a silent conflict in Cameroon's anglophone region marked by near-daily attacks by separatists and a brutal army backlash that shows no sign of abating.

Over the past eight months, scores of police, soldiers and civilians have died in the heartland of francophone Cameroon's English-speaking minority.

Homes have been torched, shops looted, complaints of summary arrest and detention are common and, according to UN estimates, tens of thousands have fled their homes.

"In less than two weeks, there were attacks on the motorcades of the chief of staff, the governor and me as well," said General Donatien Nouma Melingui, in charge of military operations in the Southwest Region, which with the neighbouring Northwest Region is home to most of Cameroon's…."


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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP06 May 2018 6:41 a.m. PST

Thanks for sharing this.

It boggles the mind how some conflicts in Africa and elsewhere seem to get all the attention from US media and yet others never get any coverage at all here, or very little … until the mess has simply gotten too big for US media to ignore any longer.

That really gives credence to the idea that what we have here in the US is nothing but an illlusion of choice, with most media owned and run by a small handful of corporations, which explains why most are reporting basically the same news and entertainment stories … and from the same general point of view.


So sad.

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USAFpilot06 May 2018 2:42 p.m. PST

Yes. News media is a for profit business. Much cheaper to keep your journalists at home yakking about politics all day long.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 May 2018 3:12 p.m. PST

No mention my good friend!. (smile)


Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP06 May 2018 3:59 p.m. PST

USAFPilot: "Yes. News media is a for profit business."

Yes. The most defended and excused for-profit industry in the country. And the least regulated one too! Which makes it nearly all powerful, with no accountability and responsibility.

It's small handful of owners are becoming the real government. A government with no checks or balances. They are the Party and our State Church.

"Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right."
- George Orwell

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