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    AFRICAphonie is a Pan African Association which operates on the premise that AFRICA can only be what AFRICANS and their friends want AFRICA to be.
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    Spotlight on the Bakweri Society and Culture. The Bakweri are an indigenous African nation.
  • Bate Besong
    Bate Besong, award-winning firebrand poet and playwright.
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    Dr Bernard Fonlon was an extraordinary figure who left a large footprint in Cameroonian intellectual, social and political life.
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    Renaissance man, philosophy professor, actor and newspaper columnist, Godfrey Tangwa aka Rotcod Gobata touches a wide array of subjects. Always entertaining and eminently readable. Visit for frequent updates.
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    Website of the Literary Award established to honor the memory of BERNARD FONLON, the great Cameroonian teacher, writer, poet, and philosopher, who passionately defended human rights in an often oppressive political atmosphere.
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  • Jacob Nguni
    irtuoso guitarist, writer and humorist. Former lead guitarist of Rocafil, led by Prince Nico Mbarga.
  • Martin Jumbam
    The refreshingly, unique, incisive and generally hilarous writings about the foibles of African society and politics by former Cameroon Life Magazine columnist Martin Jumbam.
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    Professor of Medicine and interventional cardiologist, Nowa Omoigui is also one of the foremost experts and scholars on the history of the Nigerian Military and the Nigerian Civil War. This site contains many of his writings and comments on military subjects and history.
  • Postwatch (Cameroon)
    A UMI (United Media Incorporated) publication. Specializing in well researched investigative reports, it focuses on the Cameroonian scene, particular issues of interest to the former British Southern Cameroons.
  • R. E. Ekosso
    Rosemary Ekosso, a Cameroonian novelist and blogger who lives and works in Cambodia.
  • The Ilongo Sphere
    Novelist and poet Ilongo Fritz Ngalle, long concealed his artist's wings behind the firm exterior of a University administrator and guidance counsellor. No longer. Enjoy his unique poems and glimpses of upcoming novels and short stories.
  • The Post Online (Cameroon)
    PostNewsLine is an interactive feature of 'The Post', an important newspaper published out of Buea, Cameroons.
  • Up Station Mountain Club
    A no holds barred group blog for all things Cameroonian. "Man no run!"
  • Victor Mbarika ICT Weblog
    Victor Wacham Agwe Mbarika is one of Africa's foremost experts on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). Dr. Mbarika's research interests are in the areas of information infrastructure diffusion in developing countries and multimedia learning.
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Iya Eposi Tokeson

Has anyone really taken a concise census of the population of modern Bakweri? I have seen reports of 32,000 in a modern 1982 census of Cameroonian languages. Are we to beleive that our population has increased only by over 10,000 since 1950's?
I would also like to include that the potlatch type killing of animals served a purpose that is mostly overlooked by anthropologists and other scholars. When animals were slaughtered, they were distributed to every member of the village depending on their ages and rank in the ceremonies and standing in the village. Men, women and children were included in these distributions of meats and even cooked foods.

Regarding the egalitarian nature of the Bakweris, we are aware that most Bantus utilized egalitarian systems of administration and only formally created hierarchical structures to ward off invaders. Although the Ibos are not Bantus, they belong to a larger Niger Congo group and they are a good example of a people who still utilized an egalitarianism until the advent of the British when they formalized their chieftaincies. Whereas the Bamilekes had a lot of time to perfect their hierarchical system of government because of the maurauders from the north who forced them to move constantly southwards from their original ancestral homelands in the Tikari regions.

williams williams

dear sirs,
I write to point out a striking point concerning the bakweri tribe.There is another group called the bomboko people,partly in meme and partly in fako.Are these people a tribe or a clan in the bakweri tribe?Please,do not hesitate to answer me,for it is a boiling issue amongst us in a place from Cameroon,precisely,Hongkong.THANKS

usman mbella

well i have been going through some of the articles here and i really find them interesting just wish i could be given the chance to past articles in this site cos i really enjoy it and wish that you continue with that same spirit and i know with God by your site you shall make it so as to lift the Bakweri flag to the highest level

USMAN MBELLA

Usman Mbella

Yes its very true that the bakwerians do have very strong traditional believes which I will not like to termed it ''witchcraft'' because that’s what you find in all tribes but that of the ''mo kwepes is often referred to as witchcraft for me own opinion the bakwerians have rich Cultural values that is not found in other tribes in this part of the country that’s why more and more comments are generated from it a critical example is the ‘’ Moteo’’ one of Bakweri’s famous war dance that is used in grazing funerals of highly respected or noble men in the clan. The moteo dance has a great significance in the culture of the bakweri people an individual with a sharp matched takes off the head of a goat in just one strike of matched. Bakwerians should be proud of their culture.

witchcraft

This disposition towards accumulation was however restrained by the threat of witchcraft which was directly linked to jealousy, and by the obligation to destroy wealth during grandiose Potlatch-type ceremonies.

witchcraft

Yes its very true that the bakwerians do have very strong traditional believes which I will not like to termed it ''witchcraft'' because that’s what you find in all tribes but that of the ''mo kwepes is often referred to as witchcraft for me own opinion the bakwerians have rich Cultural values that is not found in other tribes in this part of the country that’s why more and more comments are generated from it.

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