Unveiling Africa’s Hidden Mystical Tradition: Grandmasters and Lodges Ignored by the World

Unveiling Africa’s Hidden Mystical Tradition: Grandmasters and Lodges Ignored by the World Colbert Gwain Little to no attention is given to it, but Africa, including Cameroon specifically, possesses a richer tradition and culture of mystical lodges and Grandmasters than the Western world can boast of. The origin and history of mystical lodges can be traced…

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No Effacing Official Minorities: A Call for Chang

No Effacing Official Minorities: A Call for Change By Colbert Gwain A small number of individuals from the Kom community in Western Cameroon have grown up unaware that neighboring Muteff village communities like Achain, Ajung, and Akeh have their distinct indigenous languages or dialects. Unfortunately, over time, some of these beautiful indigenous dialects have been…

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The Mukete Dynasty: A Beacon of Consensual Democracy and Leadership Transition in Cameroon

The Mukete Dynasty: A Beacon of Consensual Democracy and Leadership Transition in Cameroon By Colbert Gwain In spite of the growing evidence that traditional rulers, monarchs, and even democratically elected leaders in Africa tend to cling to power indefinitely, even when their leadership is lacking, the Mukete royal family of the Bafaw dynasty in Cameroon’s…

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Journalists Caught in the Crossfire: Walking a Tight Rope Near Hell

Journalists Caught in the Crossfire: Walking a Tight Rope Near Hell By Colbert Gwain Since the eruption of the prolonged seven-year conflict in Cameroon’s two English-speaking regions in 2016, journalists on the ground have found themselves walking a tightrope, with hell lurking just one door away. Unlike the long-standing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, where the dispute primarily…

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Increased Threats to Life for Journalists on the frontlines of Conflict in Cameroon

Story, Colbert Gwain in Bamenda Since the outbreak of the seven year prolonged conflict in the two English-Speaking regions of Cameroon in 2016, journalists covering it have not only been walking a tied robe but have literally also only been just one door away from hell. Far from the trappings of the aged-old Israeli/Palestinian conflict…

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Like Rohingya Refugees, Like Southern Cameroonians

The Colbert Factor Like Rohingya Refugees, Like Southern Cameroonians This reflection is inspired by the fact that unlike refugees who flee their countries because of sectarian or ethnic conflicts, Rohingya refugees just like Anglophone Cameroonian refugees fled their respective countries because of the rampaging actions of government forces. It is also informed by the fact…

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How Covering the Anglophone Conflict has More Trappings than the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

May 24,2019 The Colbert Factor How Covering the Anglophone Conflict has More Trappings than the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict This reflection is inspired by the fact that unlike in the aged-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict where the dispute is essentially over land, the raging Anglophone conflict in Cameroon is the more complex as claims by conflicting parties are both…

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Assassination of Martinez Zogo: When Cameroon misses opportunity to win public confidence on ‘Safe cities’ CCTV program

Jan 30,2023 The Colbert Factor: Assassination of Martinez Zogo: When Cameroon misses opportunity to win public confidence on ‘Safe cities’ CCTV program The community of Muteff never lacked its share of evil men and women who could violently inflict pain (including the dead penalty), on any real (or perceived) enemy who stepped on their toes….

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