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Un marché incendié à Bamenda

Mardi, un marché a pris feu dans la ville de Bamenda au petit matin. Les autorités locales privilégient la piste criminelle.

Pricillia est commerçante. Elle dit avoir tout perdu. Pour elle, les dégâts de cet incendie s’élèvent à plusieurs milliers de Francs CFA.

Une autre commerçante témoigne au micro de la BBC : « On m’a appelé vers 4h30 (3h30GMT) du matin, et avant-même que je n’arrive tout était en cendre. Je vendais du tapioca, des pattes, voici mes ignames dans le feu, montre-t-elle, tout est brûlé. »

Le feu qui s’est déclenché dans la nuit de lundi à mardi matin et a ravagé près de 200 boutiques sur le flanc ouvert de ce marché.

Les autorités de la ville ont constaté l’ampleur des dégâts et parlent d’un incendie criminel en rapport avec la crise dans la zone anglophone.

Les protestataires militent depuis plusieurs semaines pour le fédéralisme, la sécession, le rétablissement de la connexion internet et les libérations des leaders arrêtés lors des manifestations qui secouent le nord-ouest et le sud-ouest, toutes deux régions anglophones du Cameroun.

Igname, macabo, huile, riz et autres produits sont consumées. Des commerçants du marché de vivres de Bamenda sont en larmes devant le spectacle de désolation laissé par l’incendie et d’où montent encore des volutes de fumée.

Le marché de Bamenda est l’une des grandes places d’échanges commerciaux qui ravitaille les marchés du Cameroun en vivres. Une situation déploré par la population qui en appel au gouvernement. Elle souhaite que le gouvernement se penche sérieusement sur cette crise qui secoue les régions anglophone du Cameroun.

L’incendie survient après celui de plusieurs écoles dans le nord-ouest et le sud-ouest toutes deux régions anglophones du Cameroun.

Un climat de terreur et d’insécurité ressenti par les habitants de ces zones que l’Etat peine à combattre depuis plus de deux mois.

BBC Afrique

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16 comments

  1. WELCOME BACK!!!!

    The hope is people will be more considered and have some respect.

    hope we change our ways

    • Hahahahahaha, with only 600xters available it will no longer be possible to waste space with insults.

      That was a good move by ad-min tho. Hope pple are going to be wiser…

    • As much as the site admin would like to pretend the site was taken offline because of a lack of respect or appreciation, the truth is media censorship led to the abrupt shutdown. A new site that truly appreciates and promotes freedom of speech is in the works. Stand by for more information in the days ahead.

      Admin promised to be the first visitor to the new site and will be duly notified when the time is right. It is not possible to hide the sun with a basket no matter how hard one tries. Time alone will tell ? ??

  2. Kikikikikiki, Administration, I be know say you miss this joint pass me. I tried to get your number from one of my ivorian friends but had lost…
    All the same, thanks for also loving cameroon as much.
    Guess what! “The struggle” stalled.
    Now, we call on all Cameroonians to come together and chase Biya out. That’s the only way out.
    Depriving children of their basic education is only hurting us not Biya.
    Ghost towns while groomiers, banana, rubber and oil keep flowing, means someone is stupid and that stupid one is not Biya.

  3. Welcome back. I miss this website for too long. I want to encourage the webmaster for the good job that he does. It makes only 3 months that I find out this website and appreciate everyday the job. The content is always updated and furthermore in the two languages ! There are not too much cameroonian websites that are like this one.
    Dear fellow webnautes, respect the job that some guys do for us without asking us 1fcfa. If it please you, that is nice, if not please feel free to move away.

  4. Thanks to Admin for recommencing operations and for bringing cameroononline.org back online. But I think that was an immature charade on your part to shut down operations based on the comportments of visitors. This is a digital platform and it’s impossible to restrain or coerce what visitors say. This is what I call freedom of speech. Bloggers and webmasters go through insults and chastises (Emily of Kinnaka’s blog for example), but we don’t get to see this childish display.

    Keep up the good work while upholding the virtue of journalism- Freedom of Speech.

    • Hummm, Nasty ! Na you di tok da kana tok so?

      Have you followed recent news on what is going to befall platforms like Facebook should users publish false news, or hate speech like some do on this platform?

      O’boy, forget about that your freedom of speech stuff. There has never been anything like freedom of speech in this world. At no time…

      • Zammy,

        Hold you skin with that your koni. I be know say you miss this website pass sep grand Johny. What about the fallacies doctored, patched and hawed by Cameroon Tribune or Crtv on a daily basis? Deny say the reason them di censor private media no be for propagate lies make I hear? That Afcon celebration for Abakwa wey ntongtuh people come down on hire di celebrate so na when you go criticize zam? I know say when we be cry make webmaster stick to the truth yi bi nack plenty of wuna including yi like that Coups de tête we them be take shishia Eric Kingue. Aluta Continua…and Welcome back.

        • Hahahahahaha, Attorney !

          Cam coté seh you bin be di google dis secteur on an hourly basis for check ifi tings dem dong return to normal.

          Ya man Pinguiss nova surely wukup from bed today, small gigi di still do yi work.

          Anyway, man yi secteur na man yi secteur…

        • Njakri go back Zz. I check this mbomng every single time I launch Internet Explorer on ma phone. For some reason, I be know say that atmin man get addiction for the thing pass me.

  5. Admin……welcome!!! I think it is time to support this website no matter how small.It will go a long way to bring us even more info in and around the world

  6. Admin
    Welcome back sir. I sure say temper dung calmed down now? We no criticised you because we hate you but because we want the best from you.Thanks for resurfacing.

    • Temper di calm say temper be start untop wetti.
      Make that man go chill.
      We di cry how they di menaçer we man di tear shirt for yi cona.

  7. For ever young Reserved

    Administration welcome back & will add a good job on your part with your blog, also to my fellow contributors welcome hopefully the debate will be constructive dis time around in the forum

  8. Admin welcome

  9. Admin thanks for Bringing the site back up. As for the insults, its quite typical of Cameroonians(Africans) to leverage(reap), where they didnt sow.