A Globalised Network Society? A Critical Overview of the Glocalisation of Information Networking

Since the invention of the Internet in the mid-20th century, and the accompanying developments that this age has seen from that time, there has been a constant tendency for social commentators to acclaim this period as the globalised age or the era without boundaries. Marshal McLuhan claimed in the 1960s that the world was turning into a global village; a place where everyone was everyone’s neighbour in almost the right sense of the word (Gibson & Murray, 2012; Logan, 2011). Given recent tremendous shifts in technological development, the swiftness with which time evolves, the seeming evaporation of geographical spaces and the fusion of cultural and social practices almost on a universal scale, one can hardly argue against the claim that the world is truly a globalised village. At the height of this “merging” rhetoric is the new concept of a network society offering, even the most poignant prospects of a world united, in a way, through a mesh of social webs. Continue reading A Globalised Network Society? A Critical Overview of the Glocalisation of Information Networking

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

The Conspiracy to Expropriate Lower Balue Native Lands in the Ndian Division by the Government of the Republic of Cameroon

A Statement Issued by Blessed Efilo wa Ngoe, National President of the Bafaka Students’ Union (BAF.S.U) to the Students and People of Bafaka Balue on the 14th and 20th of July, 2015 My fellow people of goodwill, dear children of … Continue reading The Conspiracy to Expropriate Lower Balue Native Lands in the Ndian Division by the Government of the Republic of Cameroon

The Moment Is Now!!

Growing up as a boy, many years ago in the village of Bafaka Balue in Cameroon, I witnessed a fascinating reality. Although the people of this community on a hill have one of the most deplorable economic and social situation in the world, they still had time to brace their sorrows with a moment of celebration. They gathered every evening when the moon beamed to enjoy the ever refreshing breeze of the mountain in an “ebonjo” ceremony or a “merenge” dance. This holy celebration of life, which also occasioned the birth of many families I grew up to know, did … Continue reading The Moment Is Now!!