Kinship, Ritual and Oroko Existentialism

Among the Oroko (Balue), the death of a spouse when the couple is still young is an abomination. It is an ill omen for the living spouse which may haunt his/her entire life with respect to subsequent decisions to get married. When a man or woman dies, leaving a spouse who can still get married in the future, the bokpisi ritual is conducted to help the living spouse find another partner whenever it is necessary for him or her. Continue reading Kinship, Ritual and Oroko Existentialism

Fans of Horror: The Anglophone Cameroon Problem and the Question of Terror

Since November 2016, the Republic of Cameroon, West Africa, has been plagued by serious social unrest that for the country’s 55 years after reunification has never been witnessed. The English-speaking or Anglophone population has begun agitating against what they call French or Francophone Cameroon domination and marginalization of their 8 million population. Lawyers and teachers staged a strike which has affected all sectors of the two English-speaking regions of the country for over seven months now. In response, the government, under strongman,

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Paul Biya, 84 is President of Cameroon since 1982

Paul Biya, resorted to crackdown on leaders of the protests by branding them terrorists. Continue reading Fans of Horror: The Anglophone Cameroon Problem and the Question of Terror