Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Bamba's 'Warriors' video release


BAMBA NAZAR "WARRIORS" 2012 from Blackstereo.tv on Vimeo.

Amsterdam - Int. Desk - PRESS RELEASE - “Warriors” is the lead single by Bamba Nazar off of his ‘March on Gamorah’ album due out in 2012. This song pays homage to those that made the ultimate sacrifice to attain liberty, justice and independence.

Bamba Nazar is a singer/songwriter, producer and activist among many other things. After producing Redman’s singles ‘Coc Back’ and ‘Rockin’ wit da best’. Bamba now steps out front as an artist with his message of fearless defiance to the masses. 

The video was shot on Malcolm X’s 46th anniversary, January 21st 2011. The song opens with a potent Adam Clayton Powell speech that rings as true today as it did over 50 years ago.

The part of Clayton Powell was channeled by Angelo Bromet from the Wots movement. The rest of the scenes and historical references were reenacted by a cast of activists and artists in the hopes that it may inspire the listener to reactivate the warrior spirit within.

The Video and song for Warriors was directed and produced by Bamba Nazar for ((BLACKSTEREO)) with camera and editing work by Kitchell Samuel. Footage was shot in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Zanzibar, Africa.

Bismillah.

Link: http://www.blackstereo.tv/

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Monday, September 26, 2011

These are the most Corrupt Ministries of Cameroon

Bamenda - The National Commission for the Fight against Corruption in Cameroon, (CONAC), on July 26, 2010, revealed names of ministries which its study considers as the most corrupt in the country.

Without any surprise, the Ministry of Finance (25%, Ministry of Justice (12% ), Police Force (12%), Public works (9%), Higher Education, Public Health, and Transport all occupy in that order, the list of most corrupt ministries in the country.

Biya Must Confront Root Causes of Corruption - Prof. Kale Dibussi Tande

Ndiva Kofele-Kale, Professor of Public International Law at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, is a leading scholar on the impact of corruption in developing countries. He is also at the forefront of the growing movement to make corruption a human rights violation punishable under international law.

In this interview, Professor Kofele-Kale talks about the anti-corruption drive in Cameroon, and the need to establish international mechanisms for dealing with corruption by high-ranking government officials.





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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Journalist detained, pressing to reveal sources



Int. Desk Amsterdam - Source: CPJ/IFEX - New York, September 9, 2011 - Authorities in Cameroon have detained a journalist since Monday, pressing him to reveal the sources for a story detailing alleged corruption by a tax official, local journalists and news reports said.

Editor François Fogno Fotso of the private bimonthly Génération Libre was interrogated from Monday through Thursday without the presence of a lawyer and pressured to identify the sources for an August 2010 story by reporter Boris Nembop that raised questions about a series of financial transactions by then public tax collector Célestin Tabouli in the western city of Nkongsamba, according to news reports and local journalists. Officers have also pressed the editor to disclose the whereabouts of Nembop and say that a private businessman, identified only as "Rewe," who was arrested nine days ago, was his source, local journalists said.

Fotso was taken to court today, but was not charged, and was returned to the custody of the military police in the capital, Yaoundé, where he was also questioned, local journalists told CPJ.

"It is outrageous that military police are questioning a journalist over his sources," said CPJ Africa Advocacy Coordinator Mohamed Keita. "François Fogno Fotso must be released immediately."

In a story headlined "Embezzlement of funds at the Treasury of Nkongsamba," Génération Libre claimed that it had received documents detailing a series of transfer of funds by Tabouli to his private accounts in amounts much larger than his salary as a government employee. The story challenged the tax collector to write a response to the allegations, but the latter filed a complaint instead. Military police have summoned Fotso at least four times since October 2010 over the article, but the editor has refused to comply with their demands.

Following Fotso's arrest on Tuesday, Génération Libre submitted to the public prosecutor's office documents that it says prove its allegations. Tabouli told CPJ today that he did not wish to comment on the allegations. Cameroonian Communications Minister Issa Tchiroma Bakary told CPJ: "The government has nothing to do with this case."

In a public statement, the Association of Patriot Journalists of Cameroon condemned what it called an "arbitrary arrest of a journalist who dared do his job," according to news reports.

SOURCE: Committee to Protect Journalists 330 7th Ave., 11th Floor New York, NY 10001 USA info (@) cpj.org Phone: +1 212 465 1004 Fax: +1 212 465 9568





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