Promise Ndzi dies at 22.

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From CameroonPostline

Promise Ndzi, 22, was on the cusp of living the American Dream after landing in the U.S. from her native Cameroon through the Diversity Lottery programme. But barely 10 days after her arrival in Columbus, Ohio, Ms. Ndzi died in her sleep. She had not manifested any signs of illness.

Sources close to Ms. Ndzi’s family told CameroonPostline.com that the young woman, who hails from the Wimbum ethnic group in the Northwest Region, went to bed in the night of February 10 apparently hale and hearty, as youths her age back in Cameroon prepared to celebrate the National Youth Day on February 11. The following day, she was found dead in her bedroom. We were unable to establish whether an autopsy has determined the cause of death.

Our sources said U.S. authorities were still processing residence papers for Ms. Ndzi, whose air ticket to the U.S. was paid from a loan obtained by her widow mother. The mother, we were told, had hoped Ms. Ndzi will start repaying the loan as soon as she gets a job in the U.S. That was not to be.

As the girl’s distraught family back home in Ndu, in the Northwest  Region of Cameroon, anguished over how to raise an estimated 15,000 U.S. dollars (nearly 9 million FCFA in current exchange rates) required to pay for the repatriation of her corpse, the Wimbum Cultural and Development Association in the U.S. (WICUDA-USA), decided to come to the rescue. Our sources said the organisation has so far raised over 9000 dollars for the cause.

The chair of WICUDA-USA Oliver Tangiri confirmed the fundraising initiative to CameroonPostline.com. “It is often said that the measure of a civilization is how it treats its vulnerable members. I venture to add that it is how it treats its dead,” Mr. Tangiri said. “We hope that through this campaign, WICUDA-USA will not only help assuage the financial burden on late Promise Ndzi’s family, but equally contribute to ensure that she gets the dignified burial that every human being deserves.”

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Thousands of Cameroonians match to support troops fighting Boko Harram. Plus Picture of Army General who died Wednesday for this same plights

Cameroon. Mbene Matute Mbene Matute.

General Mbene Matute died Wednesday. May his soul R.I.P and condolences to his family

Cameroonians we love peace. Our motto Peace, Work, Fatherland says it all. It is no surprise that hundreds of thousands took to the streets of Yaounde to match in support of the troops fighting against Boko Harram.

These Boko Harram sef! what is their agenda-

First they stole school girls and said they dont want “Western education”

Then they start bombing places in Nigeria without any sense in it.

Now they are attacking neighboring countries.

They have no direction… magnitude, no direction.

It is so pathetic to see psychopaths leading people who are empty vessels because this is what it leads to. Yes I said it. Their leader is a psychopath. See the way he carries himself in videos, the way he talks, acts and celebrates disfunction. All ways in which mentally unstable people carry  themselves. Anyway… I give you and your future plans to God.

ENjoy Ayo African by Longue Longue

High sense of Humour! Eto’o Laughs off reports about him purchasing a haunted house

Did you Know that? I heard that too. I didn’t know that I did that though.

You imagine you wake up one day, and you read in the press you spent about 30 Millions without even knowing you did it!!! ‪#‎heartattack‬lol

I don’t know who is behind that story but it’s just a bit sad that people discredit such a respectful profession by losing their sense of truth.

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Samuel Eto'o Denies Buying Haunted Mansion Blighted by Curse of Tutankhamun

Number One girl Season 2 in Cameroon to air soon. The winner goes home with 2.5million FCFA

Season 2 of Cameroon’s own reality TV show ‘Number One Girl’ is well underway and has been scheduled to go on air from 02 April 2015.

10 girls will face off in the edition of the show, vying to become musician Wax Dey’s number one girl and snatch the cash prize of 5000 dollars and a return ticket overseas.

OBSTRUCTIONS TO OVERCOME

OBSTRUCTIONS TO OVERCOME

And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is
made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in
my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

2 Corinthians 12:9 NKJV

Yesterday we discussed the important concept of seeking God’s best in our life decisions, which requires accepting God’s way and listening to His voice.  Today, let us consider some common, potential obstructions that could stand in the way of receiving His best.

A primary inhibitor to wise decisions is taking our eyes off God.  Many times, when unforeseen obstacles or trials enter our lives, we place our focus on the problem instead of the ultimate solution, God’s wisdom.  It is in these times that we must not look at our shortcomings and inabilities.  We must also avoid comparing ourselves to others.  Instead, in our state of weakness, we must call upon the strength of the Lord.  God has said, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9 NASB).

Another set of roadblocks we are likely to encounter are detours from Satan.  The enemy will do everything in his power to lead you away from God and into a foolish decision.  Therefore, we must discard ungodly counsel and be keenly aware of his conniving schemes.  The Bible says that Satan is “like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour” (1 Peter 5:8).  We must pray for protection and rely upon the discernment of the Holy Spirit in order to avoid disaster.

It is wonderful to know that we can count on the Lord Jesus Christ to help us overcome these obstacles to wise decision making.  When our trust is in Him, He will guide our paths according to His will, and we will experience His best.

Dear Lord, remove every obstruction. Help me keep my focus on You,
resist comparing myself to others, and avoid detours from Satan.
Give me the discernment of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

EXPERIENCING GOD’S BEST

EXPERIENCING GOD’S BEST

The Lord will perfect that which concerns me;
Your mercy, O Lord, endures forever;
Do not forsake the works of Your hands.

Psalm 138:8 NKJV

As we make decisions every day, our choices determine the quality of our lives.  This is why it is very important to seek God’s guidance in order to experience His best.  How do we discover God’s best? The answer is two-fold.  We must first realize that God’s way is the best way, and then we must learn to listen to His voice.

Realizing that God’s way is better than our way is a difficult process for many of us, because we like to think that we can figure things out on our own.  We pridefully tell ourselves that we don’t need help from anyone else as we struggle and toil with burdens and decisions.  Yet we must understand that God longs to help and bless us.  There is truly no one who knows our needs better than He does.

When we understand these things, our spirits are fertile ground to receive His guidance and instruction.  We begin to welcome the promptings of the Holy Spirit and to find practical insight for our daily lives as we read God’s Word.

A true indicator of hearing God’s voice will be a new and complete sense of peace.  Jesus said that He gives peace “not as the world gives” (John 14:27), but a peace that passes understanding (Philippians 4:7).  His peace, therefore, must be the governing force of each decision we make.

Choose to let the peace of God guide you in your next important decision, while keeping in mind that God’s best will far exceed any good thing you could create on your own.

All of history tells the story of those who let You guide them, Lord, and
those who didn’t.  Help me open the pages of my life to Your instruction.
Amen.

Letting Go- A Unit at the St Martin Mvog BetsiHospital in Yaounde now offers palliative care

limitsThe first task for staff at St Martin de Porres hospital’s Pavillon St Raphael unit was to explain the rationale behind palliative care. photographs by Juanjo Pérez
As the sun rises over Yaoundé, the medical round begins in the Pavillon St Raphael unit. Accompanied by a group of nurses, a doctor visits each of the facility’s six rooms. All are at full capacity.
Before the round, the group convenes next to a poster bearing the words of Dame Cicely Saunders, the founder of the palliative care movement: “We all matter until the last minute of our lives.” This is the first and only dedicated hospital unit in Cameroon to care for terminally ill patients.
Last April, when the unit opened at St Martin de Porres hospital in the Mvog Betsi neighbourhood of Yaoundé, there were only three or four patients. People didn’t seem to understand why someone would go to a hospital to die.
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One of the first jobs of the staff was to explain the importance of offering this kind of care. “We worked a lot to increase the awareness of palliative care among the general population,” explains Christian Tsotie, a veteran nurse who now works at the unit. “We organised conferences, we trained medical staff.”
Cristina Anolín, the Dominican hospital’s medical director, said: “There was a time in the hospital where we started to receive several cancer patients rejected from other health centres in the city because, since they were terminal cases, they were seen just as timeless bed occupants. But, of course, we couldn’t say no to them, so we started to think about creating a space like this.”
The unit feels cosy. Its six bedrooms, containing a total of 10 beds, are arranged around two living rooms decorated with plastic flowers and bright, colourful curtains. Such details transform a humdrum waiting room into something closer to a home.
On the living-room table lies a palliative care pocket guide. A permanent fixture, everything is explained in it, from the basic principles of palliative care to its origin and evolution. Symptom control and ethical questions are also addressed.
Maria picks up the guide from time to time to read aloud while she checks on her husband, Joseph, who slowly falls asleep in one of the bedrooms.

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Angele, whose daughter Anne Sophie is a patient in the unit, lies on a mattress in the living room.
As evenings draw in, relatives lay out mattresses on the floor, supplied by the hospital, in preparation for another sleepless, watchful night. Angele takes a mattress and lays it on the floor in the living room. She watches a Mexican soap opera alongside her daughter, Anne Sophie. It’s the first time that day that Anne Sophie has left her bed. She watches the TV while eating a meal of rice and chicken. She has a tumour in her eye that is too advanced to be treated. She is only 32.In the next room is Roufine, a Spanish teacher. Until last September, when illness left her bed-bound, she worked in a city high school. “When they brought me here I wasn’t able to breathe by myself and I thought I was going to die,” she says. “But look at me now. I’m no longer in pain and it’s been three weeks already.” Previously at another hospital, she was transferred to St Raphael’s on her brother’s advice.
Relatives say the availability of mattresses is one of the main advantages of St Raphael’s. “In the Central hospital, for example, relatives are forced to sleep outdoors under hordes of mosquitoes, so it is quite usual that visitors end up being patients themselves,” says Dominique, son of one of the patients.

“I also love that, in here, the person comes first and then is the money,” Roufine says. The sentiment is common among patients. However, what they most appreciate is also the biggest headache for the administration. The palliative care unit has become a financial black hole.
Costs are considerably cheaper at the unit. Hospitalisation rates at St Martin’s are set at about CFA 3,000 a day, while costs at Central hospital are roughly CFA 5,000, for example. At some hospitals there is an expectation that extra, unofficial treatment costs will creep into a patient’s bill, but not at St Martin’s. Palliative patients in the St Raphael unit pay about CFA 4,000 a day, including the costs of medicines.
It’s been 20 days since Christine arrived. “I have a huge ball that puts pressure on me in the stomach, and it hurts a lot,” she says. After several operations, there is nothing left to be done. It was while in hospital for one of the operations that someone told her about St Raphael’s.

An empty rooms speaks volumes at the Pavillon St Raphael unit
When a room becomes available in a regular hospital ward, it can be a cause for celebration, as a patient has been healed. An empty room here is synonymous with sad glances.
Christine’s room is empty today. An old sheet lies carefully over the mattress, and next to the bed there’s a broken suitcase with her clothes. “When I was leaving yesterday night I had a sort of feeling,” nurse Tsotie says. “We are able to see patients’ evolution daily and hers had sped up lately, but you never get used to this kind of situation.” Tsotie’s habitual warm smile is notably absent as she talks about the erstwhile occupant of room number six.
Less than a week later, there’s another occupant in the room. Life goes on. Even in palliative care.

Guardian.co.uk

#IamFLorenceEPee

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#IAMFLORENCEEPEE: “Rachel Ikekuame Is Not Miss West Africa, We Do Not Condone Cheating” – Miss West Africa Ltd States

Audience at the Miss West Africa International 2014 event, organized by D.Sinatra, witnessed a failed attempt to fix the Miss West Africa crown for Rachel (from Nigeria), a lady close to D.Sinatra Ents recently interviewed on Channels TV. The show heard a mild boo when Rachel was announced as the winner, and shortly after some of the audience walked out on her crowning, the rest witnessed her dethroned by the franchise owners no more than 5 minutes after her crowning. The event took place late December 2014, Delta State.

The audio below taken from a statement on www.MissWestAfricaInternational.com is of a phone call conversations of D Sinatra members admitting Rachel did not deserve the crown. In the audio the same guys who admit Rachel did not deserve it continue to request she is fixed in the runners up position with no justification of any good performance.

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“We do not condone cheating at Miss West Africa” CEO Of Miss West Africa ltd Speaks “D.Sinatra Ents probably assumed we would simply walk away from the attempt to fix the competition, but we do not work like that, this is a very valuable crown and Girls and organizers need to know now, if you attempt to be crowned the wrong way in Miss West Africa you will be decrowned, it is as simple as that and we are strict about it. There is only one Miss West Africa International crown and Rachel is not wearing it, it’s in Cameroon with Florence Epee”

He continues “We heard that they are currently bribing media stations to promote Rachel as the queen, we just hope genuine publications will do their research before working with them. A day after the show, D Sinatra members, agreed in a round meeting with the former queen Hawa Kamara, and myself. They admitted to Rachel not deserving of the crown, and everyone that day acknowledged Florence Epee from Cameroon as the best performer. However, upon returning to our countries, the D Sinatra organization began promoting Rachel as the queen. This made it even more obvious their part of fixing the show”

The Miss West Africa ltd launched the #IamFlorenceEpee hashtag for Nigerians who stand against cheating in pageants and exploitation of young aspiring contestants. The statement regarding Rachel is written out in full at www.MissWestAfricaInternational.com (Full linkhttp://www.misswestafricainternational.com/rachel-ikekhuame-is-a-fraud-and-the-first-to-be-dethroned-in-less-than-10-minutes/ ) it breaks down Rachel’s selection process and her envy towards a former Miss West Africa Nigeria 2013 she lost to in February, with audios and pictures.

Miss West Africa ltd also states “We would prefer to avoid all of this, but for us to sympathize with Rachel and reframe from stating our position, would be for us to disrespect the efforts of all the other contestants and participating countries including the other Nigerian contestant Adekemi. We are very thankful to the Nigerian media adnd people for their continued support for Florence Epee and making her a world wide sensation on twitter and other social media. We kindly ask you continue, with the hashtag #IAmFlorenceEpee as a symbol to stand against fixed pageantry.”

“The success of this will rely on the good people of Nigeria to share this amongst TV stations, blogs, diplomat and reputable organization and charities so they aren’t duped into a scam. We hope Rachel would reframe from her actions, because in such an international event she is carrying the name of Nigeria in a negative light to other countries in and out of Africa especially where our regional events take place. All the other contestants are appalled by her actions and the D Sinatra organization. Some even took the experience back to media outlets in their countries. West Africa remains proud of Nigeria especially in the fields of sports, music, entertainment, business and film. However, such characters like D Sinatra and Rachel bring down the name especially in the fields of pageantry.

Florence Epee from Cameroon who worked hard and wowed the crowd as even said by D.Sinatra Ents in the recorded phone conversation, won the crown, and is the rightful deserving queen and Miss West Africa International 2014/15. Let’s continue to support a process of just crownings in pageantry in Africa and push the hashtag #IAmFlorenceEpee.

Mount Cameroon Race of Hope winners to get 10million FCFC

Putting on my running shoes as I type…

Mount Cameroon winners

Cameroon Tribune says the winners will be paid soon

To make sure the money get to the actual recipients, Guinness usually pays through banks and therefore requires information from the concern regarding their real identity or bank account so s to be able to pay the money.
According to the Secretary General of the Cameroon athletics federation, the laureates will receive prizes within next week. It would be recalled that the winner in the male and female categories would receive FCFA 10 million each while the runners up receive five million and the third placed athletes, two million. There are prizes for the first three in other categories like the relay race, half race, the quarter race and junior categories.
The race was won this year by Godlove Gabsibuin in the men’s category and Yvonne Ngwaya in the feminine category.