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The ascension story of Mbinkar Mbinglo; the Might monarch of Nso Kingdom

Fon Mbinkar Mbinglo

The ascension story of Mbinkar Mbinglo as you can read in Prof Daniel Noni Lantum in the monograph “Sehm III: Father of Nso Development (1947-1972) rather relates that there was a break from tradition in that he was seized for enthronement by Nwerong without the knowledge of Ndzeendzev. This, according to Lantum’s narrative, was after Prince Mbinglo sent mystical warning signals from his waiting “hide-out” in Mbah. The appearance of the rainbow in the sky was taken as a communication warning and signal to anyone who dared sit on the throne. Consequently, Nwerong fished him out and did an unprecedented recognition and enthronement procedure that  departed from the established tradition. It was in leading the already Nwerong-recognized “Fon'” to Ndzeendzev, that Ndzeendzev who was embarrassed questioned who was in the Nwerong mask, and further declared that if that was Mbinkar Mbinglo, then he was not going to endorse him. That, according to the narrative, was the cause of the discord between Fon Sehm III and Ndzeendzev.

It should be noted, that if Nso historians endorse the above narrative, then the second similar break in the enthronement procedure was recorded with accession to the throne of Sehm Mbinglo I. The difference with his father’s enthronement is that he never sent any warning signal, but was the choice of Nwerong and aTaanto because of his “respect for traditional institutions and for his inflinching support to Nwerong during the 1989 Mbor Crisis” (my quotes).

Unlike his father, when Nwerong seized and enthroned him, he stayed in the Nso Palace because of Ndzeendzev’s resistance against the choice. However, with the tactful and diplomatic negotiations led by Sultan Ibrahim Mbombo Njoya of the Bamoun, Ndzeendzev and his Co gave in to Nwerong. This entailed the re-enthronement of the Fon. And it came to pass. Sehm Mbinglo I is today 27 years on the Nso throne come September 2020.

These two similar scenarios prove that it is difficult for a Prince to auto-claim Fonship and go successfully through without one of the parties in the enthronement chain being an accomplice. And in such an eventuality if Nwerong is not in complicity the difficulty could be enormous.

In another light, the process of grooming a Nso Prince for succession to the Nso throne is more the collective responsibility of society. While Nwerong, as the custodian of the land, keeps a close study of all potential princes, the rest of the members of the enthronement council also keep a close study. These could only caution the princes but would never make them know they are under study. The individual prince under the hidden guide of his Wiinto, shapes his destiny on to the throne through his public comportment. Close friends, who are conscious of the potentiality of the said prince to succeed the Nso throne, caution and help the prince to build confidence in the population and in the King makers.

It should be noted that there is the metaphysical phase in the process of choosing a successor to the Nso throne. This is done through the Nso Mtar, who are sent out to the world to divine amongst the potential princes who is most suited. The Nso Fondom always waits for the return of these gods’ Messengers to return with the gods’ choice before the enthronement is done. However, they are never given more than a day to do. This phase is threatened by political influences and the overbearing interventions of Nwerong.

Concerning the Fon grooming a potential successor, it becomes a problematic equation in that there are two families considered to be in the rulership roll of the Nso Dynasty; the Ngah and the Sehm, who in reality are one. Sehm II (1886-1907) and Ngah Bi’fon I (1910-1947) were sons of Yaa Yeefon Lirfee. The tendency for a ruling Fon to be biased against the other house in his choice of a successor cannot be ignored. Also, the Fon’s criteria, as an individual, to judge any potential prince may be flawed by bias and incompatibility with the established criteria of the King makers and the society. These are some of the reasons why the probability of any respect for the ‘wispered choice” of a ruling Fon is low.

The dream of a Nso Fon abdicating the throne to hand over to a choice he had groomed is far removed from the Nso cosmic view and practices of inheritance. However, with the postmodernist disorder, one cannot totally dismiss an eventual precedence.

Bulami Edward Fonyuy

The University of Bamenda-Bambili

E-mail: bulamiedu@yahoo.com

Southern (Cameroonians) Validated restoration of their Independence Oct 1st 2018

Southern Cameroons:

It is no longer news to the republic of Cameroun in particular and to the world at large that, on Monday October 1st 2018, all counties in Southern Cameroons (Ambazonia) took to the streets all over the national territory to commemorate the restoration of their Indepemdence which took place last yeat Oct 2017 but met with the barabric colonial forces that massacred more than 1000 unarmed civilians who went out on the street to celebrate with leaves and peace plants. Yesterday was the validation of that event, as they braced all odds despite La republique’s Governors decree and prefectorial orders that banned movements and activities in the two anglophones regions.

An activitiy that was commorated in all counties surprised even their leaders as they had earlier advised the people of Ambazonia to stay indoors and pray for their independence but the people thirty and hungry for Justice, Freedom and peace took to the streets with peace plants and leaves while other counties like Boyo had a well organized event in a field with a fleet of activities from cultural dances to all forms of displays.

This collective action and determination of the Southern Cameroonians have put to rest the “silly” excuse the regime of Cameroon used to hang on as manipulation of the population. Last year close to 2 million people took to the street for this same celebration but met with all forms of atrocities with more than 150 people shot and killed same same.

This year, the event did not go completely hitch free as the military opened fire in some counties like Kumbo, Mezam, Donga mantung and most regrettably Fako where people were grilled in homes burnt down by the barbaric regime.

The people did not relent despite that the president of the republic of Cameroon while on his campaign visit to Maroua the Far north region of that country promised hell to southern cameroonians, that he will crush them after the elections, a sign that those people do not belong to them as he has refused to dialogue with them. First they called them all sorts of names like terrrorist, rebels, manipulators, armed robbers, state breakers etc and now secessionists.

Shey Tatah Sevidzem

Bui SDO Simon Emile Mooh should be held responsible for the genocide and atrocities in Kumbo

Kumbo- Nso Bui

For a year now the silence of the SDO for Bui Simon Emile Moh who took over from the peace loving Nzeki Theophile, the man who despite the evil plans and intentions of the regime could still come out and calm the population and speak out on the atrocities with the out going D.O Kamto Francis must come to an end else he be considered the brain behind all the atrocities and genocide in going in Kumbo – Bui and therefore face the tune.

Mooh Emile Simon

Nji Emile Simon Mooh SDO for Bui is notorious for his deliberate silence on the killing of civilians in Kumbo. Since the burning of civilian crops in Tadu, the massacre of kids in Oku, the firing squad meted on civilians in Tayaf and Waiynamah, the burning of homes in Kitiwum and Tadu, the attacks in Mbiame, the killing of 3 members of a family by the military truck, the killing of 8 civilians at Berlem -Dzeng area etc etc…, the SDO has NEVER altered a single word nor explanation.

He and his brutal soldiers have instead join the NWR Governor (Dogvernor) Lele L’Afrique on a stupid campaign asking civilians not to be afraid of the military, not to run when they see them coming…

Lele l’Afrique

On Thursday, a more than 100 soldiers arrived Kumbo on brand new white Toyota Stouts. They went over to Bambui ( a quarter in Kumbo) and did some war games before proceeding to Kumbo Town and started harassing and arresting civilians around Squares. They abducted builders at a construction site and took them to the Brigade and asked them pay a “bail” of 15,000frs each. This the SDO remained mute yet asking the civilians to stay as they are protected. That is the protection he is giving them by conniving with the military to extort money and terrorize the poor  masses.

To make matters worse, yesterday they obstructed the vegetables market women several times as they harassed and abducted any man they saw around Kumbo Central town. Shey Meyo and Shey Kucha were whisked off to the Gendamerie for standing beside his door and for transporting beer to his bar respectively. A bike was chased towards Vebarong for transporting a patient to the hospital! Despite the fact that Kumbo people have been calm ignoring the provocations of the military, this SDO’s silence might be the reason for more atrocities, meaning that he endorses all the actions of the colonial military forces.

Many people have been abducted this weekend and asked to pay “bails” before release. With the regime refusing to dialogue with the people , where do they expect the population to get the money for these ‘bails’ which is what the military uses as allowances to survive.

If the SDO does not take immediate action to stop this, and put the colonial military into book, he shall not only be Booked like other colonial SDOs to the Hague and charged for remaining silent in the face of an organized genocide but face draconian sanctions from the angry population.

Shey Tatah Sevidzem

scandy Media report

 

 

The Bishop of Kumbo takes security measures for his faithful

Bishop of Kumbo: Mgr George Nkuo says church services on Sunday the 7th of October 2018, elections day in Cameroun should take place only on the basis of security, otherwise Sunday Eucharist should be celebrated Saturday the 6th of October as from 3:30 pm while Sunday be used to pray especially the rosary at home with the families.

KD/A-103/2018/29
27th September 2018
To
The Clergy,
Consecrated Men and Women,
The Lay Faithful,
Diocese of Kumbo
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Sunday Obligation, 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
As the times in which we live get even tougher, insecure and uncertain, I use this chance to assure you of my spiritual closeness. In times like these, we must remain close to God, praying with the psalmist that the Lord may give us joy to balance our affliction for the years we have known misfortune (cf. Ps 90:15).
As you may well agree with me, the days ahead do not seem bright but we must face them as Christians that we are. Because of the uncertainty and insecurity, I call on all the parishes to give the Christians the opportunity, on the 27th Sunday in ordinary time, to fulfil their Sunday obligation as from Saturday evening. Sunday Masses, therefore, can be celebrated on Saturday, 06th October 2018 as from 15h30. Of course, Masses on the 07th October 2018 should equally be celebrated within the limits of the security and safety of the faithful.
The 27th Sunday in ordinary time, this year, providentially falls on the feast of Our Lady of Victory (or Our Lady of the Holy Rosary). While we remember the victory She brought at the battle of Lepanto against the Islamic invasion, let us prayerfully turn to her. Let us especially invoke her intercession and seek her maternal protection during this period of crisis in our land. If we remain attached to God, and with Mary as our companion, we will be able to sail through this difficult moment. Take time on Sunday 07th October to pray the rosary with your family.
Do keep safe. We remain united in our prayers.
Yours devotedly in Christ,

+ George Nkuo
Bishop of Kumbo

 

Bloody Day in Kumbo leaving 7 lives wasted

Berlem- Kumbo Bui County

Seven civilians shot and killed by La Rep colonial forces forces today in Berlem an outskirts of Kumbo towards Mbiame.

These 7 Motorbike riders were on their way from a village known as Mbam through Dzeng in the Nkum Sub County on a condolence visit to a family member that lost the brother.

La Rep military connived with the Mbororos of Berlem who of late had been in conflict with the ‘Amba Boys’ (name given to the Southern Cameroons or Ambazonian self defense forces) and attacked the boys shooting them one after another. They took from one Mbororo what is known as ‘Odeshi’ a certain local necklace, bangle or chain claimed to have supernatural powers sometimes made with cowries and a red piece of cloth and tied in the neck, waist or hand as protection against the enemy and used on each of the boys before killing them to portray as ‘Amba Boys’.  The same ‘Odeshi’ was used on each of the boys before being shot as you can see from the Images. These civilians were unarmed, yet they chose to waste their lives.

Photo credit Doh Emmanuel Sama:

When they realised their blunder that “Amba Boys” would move with weapons to defend themselves and these civilians were unarmed, they brought our their cartridges (bullets) and took pictures of them as using their own guns would betray them the more.

One will wonder why the Mbororos would connive with the La Rep military to massacre innocent civilians, but the action is linked to a tension and misunderstanding that occurred few  days ago when SCs Restoration forces attempted to arrest one Mbororo armed robber who was also referred to as a traitor, (acting as an informant to the military against the Amba boys) who narrowly escaped. His name we got as Issa later escaped from Berlem to Takui when the arrest failed, due to the assistance of other Mbororos who resisted the arrest.

In the confrontation, one Mbororo lost his life. The Mbororos as it is rumored hinted their leader Mallam Ndawara Dan Pullo, an influential and rich man in the regime who reacted and ordered for the military to attack the population. The military arrived Dzeng the next village after Berlem towards Mbiame, shot and killed one civilian, took away properties and burnt down houses and shops.

Yesterday two military trucks mixed with Mbororos left Kumbo for the same crisis area which has angered the population following a series of harassment left and right. This has provoked the “Amba boys” who have sworn to avenge the death of the innocent civilians.  By the time of our contact with our informant, we learnt a fierce battle was taking place between the Mbororos and the “Amba boys”.

Shey Tatah Sevidzem