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Pastor who made false prophecy on Cameroon-Nigeria match body-shames an influencer

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A self-proclaimed prophet, popularly known as Elijah Abiri, has come under fire for body-shaming a renowned Cameroonian influencer and philanthropist, Mama Atalaku.

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The duo was a guest on a Facebook live show on the Roy Mamah Show page that streamed on Wednesday, January 31st, 2024.

Mama Atalaku, whose real name is Christy Newuh, joined the life show a few minutes after Abiri to talk about the false prophecy, delivered by the pastor – on the Cameroon-Nigeria game.

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Abiri had ‘predicted’ that Cameroon would win the game, which took place on Saturday, January 27th, 2024.

“I’m so excited to hear that Njie and Aboubakar are set to face Nigeria, and Nigeria will have to take 3:1 home in favour of Cameroon. One of them will have given a winning goal for Cameroon to qualify for next round of tournament. I am a prophet sent by God. So, shall it be?” Abiri said in his prophecy.

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But it never materialised, as Cameroon lost to Nigeria 0-2, leaving the 2023 AFCON in the round-of-16 stage.

‘I am sorry’

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During Wednesday’s livestream, Abiri apologised to his Cameroonian followers and said it was not a prophecy but a revelation that was never meant to automatically come true. “I am sorry; the way I put out the message was not clear to everyone. I am sorry about that,” he muttered.

“God showed me, and I was confident about it; that is why I spoke with authority and power. I did not say it was a prophecy,” Abiri said, adding that “for the revelation to have come to pass, the players had to bathe with salt and olive oil.”

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“When a prophet gives instructions, they should be respected; my instructions were not followed.”

He went on to say that he was driven by patriotism. “Most of the people that got angry with what I said were gamblers. People called me even from Nigeria and said, ‘Promise, you know how much money I lost?’

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“The ways of God are not the ways of men,” he added.

Why things escalated.

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Mama Atalaku joined the show and tried to caution the self-proclaimed man of God to exercise caution when dealing with such matters.

She urged Abiri to focus on salvation and desist from seeking validation on social media, and acting like an “influencer prophet.”

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“If truly this was a prophecy,. Why are you sorry for doing God’s work? Not all prophecies come to pass, and as a man of God, if you believe that, you won’t be sorry for that one that didn’t come to pass,” quizzed Mama Atalaku.

Celebrated UK-based Cameroonian philanthropist, Christy Newuh, popularly called Mama Atalaku to assist vulnerable kids in Cameroon

Celebrated UK-based Cameroonian philanthropist Christy Newuh, popularly called Mama Atalaku, to assist vulnerable kids in Cameroon

She went on to say, “He will not change from being a man of God because a prophecy did not come to pass. Those of you insulting him are fake; you already have your negative views about MOG. That’s why I’m not happy with him apologising. You have a ministry to lead. His apologising was like doing guesswork.”

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“It will not change him from being a man of God. My problem is that most of you may lose validation. You are getting out of hand. You want to step into every trending thing. I’m talking to all men of God. Not specifying which one.”

But this did not go down well with the pastor, who suddenly referred to Mama Atalaku as “fat.”

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Abiri did not end there. “Now, I will release a curse on you. If I were a man of God. I curse you. You see that little money you have now? You will become a beggar. That thing that is giving you the shoulders to talk to me, let it be taken away from you. Are you not fat?”

He further insinuated that the host, Roy Mama, and Christy Newuh had planned to gang up against him. “I understand your games. I said she’s fat; it’s not an insult. She is naturally fat; that’s not a lie. She is fat because she eats well. I was just referring to how she is enjoying herself.”

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“Shame on you; you are a disgrace and should not be called a man of god,” Mama Atalaku said, while insisting that the ‘cursing’ will never materialise.

Who is Elijah Abiri?

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Elijah Abiri is a Limbe-based prophet who calls himself a prophet of God. Abiri is married with five children.

He is known for always beefing with another self-acclaimed prophet, Orock Betang.

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Here, Abiri claimed to have cured a man of cancer. “Receiving medical attention every two days due to cancer. Jesus Christ, the Mighty Healer, is working on restoring him. Thank you, Jesus. I pray for anyone facing any affliction that, in this month of February, they may be healed, restored, and blessed, in Jesus’ name,” he said.

Abiri has on a series of occasions made false prophecies about major happenings, celebrities, and authorities in Cameroon.

“#HenryOrock has been the most clout-chasing man with the Bible in the history of Cameroon, lying and using celebrities and events to gain fame. His fakeness is so visible, but he is smart and well educated. The other one is apparently jealous of him and wants to use the same strategy… The same people who have been praising the fake Prophet Orock are now condemning Elija. Same sins, but different reactions,” wrote Dr. Menjo, a renowned Cameroonian blogger and social critic.

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“There are a lot more fake prophets than real men of God, and sometimes real prophets are misunderstood.

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Cameroonian Tech Skilled Requires Cupboard To Observe Music’s Dismissal

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A Cameroonian tech entrepreneur based mostly in america, Rebecca Enowchong, has urged President Paul Biya to observe by way of along with his latest demand for accountability and reshuffle his cupboard, just like the dismissal of nationwide soccer coach Rigorbet Music.

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Enowchong took to social media platform X, stating, “Please, @PR_Paul_BIYA, apply the identical rigour that you simply apply to Music and Fecafoot [Cameroon Football Federation] to members of the federal government. It’s not simply in soccer that we’ve to be demanding.”

Her remark comes after the Cameroonian authorities opted to not renew Music’s contract as head coach of the lads’s nationwide staff, the Indomitable Lions. Coach Music’s dismissal adopted President Biya’s public tackle to Cameroonian youth, the place he instructed the Sports activities Minister to deal with the nationwide staff’s efficiency.

Biya’s directive stemmed from public discontent with the staff’s efficiency underneath Music’s management, significantly their early exit from the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations held in Ivory Coast.

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Enowchong, a vocal critic of the Biya administration, believes that making use of the identical stage of accountability to different authorities officers might result in optimistic change within the nation. Her message resonated with some Cameroonians, who expressed help for her viewpoint, whereas others questioned whether or not a training change alone would result in vital growth in Cameroonian soccer.

President Biya’s 1982 rise to energy was marked by guarantees of “rigor and moralization.” Nevertheless, critics argue that the present administration’s actions contradict these preliminary pledges.

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Paul Biya, the longest-serving President of Cameroon, has confronted criticism for a number of points and failures throughout his presidency. A few of the most typical failures embody human rights abuses, political repression, corruption, financial inequality, dealing with of the Anglophone disaster, electoral irregularities, youth unemployment, and healthcare and schooling challenges. Human rights abuses have been reported, together with extrajudicial killings, torture, and arbitrary arrests.

Political repression has been criticized for suppressing political opposition and proscribing freedom of speech. Corruption stays a major concern in Cameroon, with Transparency Worldwide’s Corruption Perceptions Index rating Cameroon as a rustic with a excessive stage of corruption. Financial inequality stays a major subject, with many voters going through poverty and lack of entry to fundamental companies. The federal government’s response to the Anglophone disaster has been criticised for its heavy-handed strategy, resulting in additional escalation and human rights violations.

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Elections in Cameroon have confronted allegations of irregularities, and the federal government has not carried out efficient insurance policies to deal with youth unemployment. Healthcare and schooling programs nonetheless face challenges, together with insufficient assets and disparities between city and rural areas.

Enonchong’s requires Biya to use the identical measures throughout all sectors of governance are, subsequently, justified. Specializing in asking for accountability in soccer and ignoring the widespread failures of his authorities speaks of hypocrisy.

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Cameroon’s suspension from EITI may have been prevented – Akere Muna

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Cameroon’s suspension from the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) has stirred discussions concerning the missed alternatives to keep away from such repercussions. Former presidential candidate and distinguished lawyer, Akere Muna, emphasised that the nation’s expulsion from the programme may have been prevented had it heeded their proposals concerning the Glencore scandal.

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On March 1, EITI formally suspended Cameroon from its programme, citing the nation’s “pretty low total rating (53 factors) in EITI implementation.” Regardless of sustaining EITI reporting and enhancing systematic disclosures, the Central African Nation faces suspension till the following validation as a consequence of inadequate progress in civil society engagement and authorities restrictions on freedom of expression and affiliation, as acknowledged on the group’s web site.

The choice is intently tied to Cameroon’s enterprise dealings with Glencore, an organization indicted for bribery in accessing oil and different mineral merchandise in Cameroon and different nations. Akere Muna expressed his sorrow over the suspension, noting it because the “second of its form in lower than three years.” He lamented that his efforts, alongside Minister Abah Abah, to safe Cameroon’s admission into EITI in 2007 now appear futile, attributing the present state of affairs to the Glencore case regardless of their proposed preventive measures.

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Akere highlighted the systemic corruption contributing to the opacity in Cameroon’s extractive business administration. He expressed hope that the Glencore case would reveal the people answerable for the corruption, revealing, “That with this, they may get the names of the gravediggers of our nation from GLENCORE.”

Following Glencore’s admission of paying bribes in Cameroon, Akere has initiated authorized motion in a Cameroonian courtroom to uncover these accountable for the corruption. Glencore admitted to paying 7 billion CFA francs ($11 million) in bribes to officers of the Nationwide Hydrocarbons Company (SNH) and Nationwide Refining Firm (SONARA) to safe preferential entry to grease between 2011 and 2016, as reported by Reuters.

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Regardless of the intense allegations and the suspension from EITI, Cameroon has but to press expenses. Nonetheless, the current expulsion from the transparency initiative is predicted to accentuate efforts to carry these accountable accountable.

In its 2021 report back to EITI, Cameroon acknowledged its heavy dependence on the oil and fuel sector, which constitutes round 4% of GDP, 16% of presidency revenues, and 31% of exports. EITI, whereas suspending Cameroon, emphasised that extra might be executed to foster public debate and reform throughout the nation’s extractive business governance.

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EITI, established in 2003, contains governments, firms, business teams, worldwide organisations, civil society organisations, and buyers. Its mission is to advocate for the open and accountable administration of oil, fuel, and mineral assets globally.

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CDHC : Mouangue Kobila  “passe à l’acte” avec sa “victime”

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Après avoir accusé son patron, le président de la Fee des Droits de l’Homme du Cameroun (CDHC) de harcèlement sexuel, Judith Esperance Tsemo a finalement été licenciée après plusieurs conseils de self-discipline où elle ne s’est pas présentée. La décision de son renvoi signée de la essential celui-même qu’elle accuse pour des affaires de mœurs sonne comme une déculottée aux droits de l’homme dans une establishment dont la principale mission est la safety des droits de l’homme.

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Le harcèlement sous toutes ses formes pourrait désormais passer pour être le mode de gouvernance à la Fee des Droits de l’Homme du Cameroun (CDHC). Après avoir dit être harcelée sexuellement par James Mouangue Kobila, le président de la CDHC, voici dame Judith Esperance Tsemo qui est encore harcelé sur le plan professionnel. Hier 28 février, sa décision de licenciement a été signée de la essential de celui-même qui est accusé d’être son harceleur. Un acte qui raisonne comme une bravade aux droits de l’homme dans une establishment qui a pour mission de protéger les droits de l’homme.

Le licenciement de celle qui était jusque-là chef service de la traduction à la CDHC intervient après un énième conseil de self-discipline où cette dernière ne s’est pas présentée. « Le Conseil de self-discipline, siégeant en ses classes des 25 janvier, 13 et 27 février 2024 a, après avoir délibéré et constaté que les faits qui lui (Ndlr) sont reprochés sont établis, émis un avis en faveur de son licenciement…pour fautes lourdes”, fait savoir un doc du Conseil de self-discipline Advert Hoc. Le Conseil de self-discipline de la Cdhc lui reproche les “défaillances et négligences graves dans l’accomplissement de vos tâches professionnelles; insubordination caractérisée et désobéissance envers la hiérarchie…” A cela s’ajoute, les “retards excessifs en permanence, absences non justifiées, répétées et prolongées.”

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Une fois relayée, la décision de licenciement signée par James Mouangue Kobila est très mal perçue au sein de l’opinion et des professionnels du droit. « Le préalable avant de prendre la sanction contre cette dame aurait été que le président de la fee qui signe le doc puisse être blanchi des accusations portées contre lui, surtout qu’elles visent les bonnes mœurs », commente un juriste.  Début janvier, le président de la CDHC avait été la cible d’une plainte pour, entre autres, « harcèlement sexuel », « outrage privé à la pudeur », « menaces sous circumstances », « chantage », « blessures légères » et « diffamation ». Des accusations portées par dame Tsemo. L’affaire est encore pendante devant les tribunaux.

Un licenciement qui est en effet un non-sens et qui augmente plutôt la suspicion chez le citoyen.  « L’ayant fait licencié avant toute décision préalable, il a créé un esprit de suspicion grave. Le citoyen lambda peut croire qu’il a voulu évincer près de lui une personne gênante tant sa personne que l’establishment qu’il incarne. Remark peut-il prononcer le licenciement d’une employée en lui refusant le droit au préavis qui lui est reconnu de droit ? Sur quelle base ou quelle décision interne ce texte a été pris ? Qu’entend-il par faute lourde ? Remark cette faute a été constatée ? Telles peuvent être autant de questions qui devront trouver des réponses », commente un avocat au barreau du Cameroun.

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« Et à coup sûr si cette dame se tourne vers le juge administratif pour solliciter la suspension puis l’annulation de cet acte, ou devant le juge social pour réclamer ses droits pour licenciement abusif, elle aura achieve de trigger », ajoute-t-il.

Entre temps, plusieurs ONG dont Mandela Middle exige la démission de James Mouangue Kobila, qui selon elles, « n’est plus digne de défendre les intérêts de la Fee des Droits de l’Homme du Cameroun (CDHC) ».

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