On Life, love and Politics

"Random musings about Life, love and Politics. Just my open diary on the events going on in the world as I see it."

Introduction: On Life, Love and Politics March 26, 2009

Filed under: On Life,On Love,On Politics — kikenileda @ 3:12 PM

“Our ability to live in peace with one other depends on our learning to appreciate and respect each other’s differences.” The way forward is not by trying to change your neighbor, but by accepting him and recognizing that we are all looking for the same things in life: bread, water, spirit, respect and love.”- Idan Raichel

Hello, and welcome to my blog. My life lives so much to muse about so I decided to share some of those instances with the world. … Ok, to be honest I am also quite opinionated and I am frankly running out of opinionated people to argue with lol!! I believe in the utter randomness and unpredictability that is life, the abstract and complex emotion that is love, the necessary nuisance that is politics. My life’s journey thus far has been full of color, twists and turns, highs and lows and I have so much to be thankful for. I have traveled so many places, been touched by so many people and stories. My spirit is most at peace in my native Country Cameroon in Africa even though my heart is heavy with condemnation for some of the leaders. I consider myself a global person, a lover of culture, people, and this is my this is my testimony on Life, Love and Politics!!


Brand New: Cameroon Echoes {Echos Camerounais} Forums and More June 11, 2010

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FINALLY: Our brand New Site is here in time for South Africa 2010. 


Go to the "Echo Forum" @ http://www.cameroonechoes.org/echo-forum/#/ and sign in with your facebook, yahoo, twitter, gmail password and username and start participating in the forum. Want to cover the world cup? Write to Cameroon Echoes at cameroonechoes@yahoo.com so we can give you your own blog to post youtube vids and more. Please enjoy the new site and help promote us.


Cameroon Echoes {Echos Camerounais} New Site June 7, 2010

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 We want to sincerely thank all the readers who have constantly visited this site time and again. There is a saying that goes " Under the sublime law of progress, the present outgrows the past." Thus we have outgrown our current site. We have toiled hard to come up with a way to serve information to you. So if you feel this site has not been constantly updated for the past weeks, it is because we have been hard at work, building something more fabulous. Please go to http://www.cameroonechoes.org/ to see the beautiful site we have for you. This site won't last long as we will be redirecting it quite soon. 

The site is still under construction but we just want to give you heads up so you can spread the word for us. Take the time to explore it. Send articles to cameroonechoes@yahoo.com if you want us to publish something for you. Better yet, read our submission tab for details. 


Blood Diamonds June 5, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — kikenileda @ 12:03 AM

Diamonds are symbols of wealth, elegance and love around the world. But in several African nations, they have been a means to power, a reason to terrorize millions of innocent civilians, and may have even helped finance some of the world’s most brutal terrorists. The human cost of the illicit global diamond trade is examined in the provocative documentary.



Rent a Rasta June 4, 2010

Filed under: Crime,Culture — kikenileda @ 11:47 PM

When white women flock to Jamaica for a little fun in the sun, the R&R they’re often looking for is not “Rest and Relaxation” but to “Rent a Rasta” according to director J. Michael Seyfert. His eye-opening expose’ of the same name sheds light on a barely acknowledged form of sex tourism, namely, white women who visit the Caribbean Islands to get their groove back with the help of black locals. This documentary claims that, each year, as many as 80,000 females from a variety of relatively-wealthy Western nations descend on Jamaica alone.



2-YearS Old Indonesian Boy Smokes 40 Cigarettes Daily. Just WOW! June 1, 2010

Filed under: Just for Fun/Delires — kikenileda @ 1:37 AM

President Ali Bongo of poverty-stricken Gabon splashes $123m on Paris home May 31, 2010

Filed under: Crime — kikenileda @ 8:36 PM

 The president of the poverty-ravaged African state of Gabon has been slammed for spending $123million on a lavish townhouse in Paris.

Ali-Ben Bongo Ondimba, 51, has bought a sprawling 48,000 sq ft mansion on an acre of land in the heart of the French capital.

The 14-bedroom property on the upmarket rue de l'Universite also includes a heated swimming pool, jacuzzi, seven parking spaces and a tennis court.

In Gabon – where the average income is just $17 a day – most families live in one-room shacks.

Although the west African state is one of the continent's more prosperous nations due to its oil reserves, most of the population still live in poverty.

Gabon's opposition website, Bongo Must Quit, said: 'The president has squandered tens of millions by claiming this new mansion will serve to reduce the hotel costs for Ali-Ben Bongo and his official delegations.



Eto’o threatens World Cup walkout over comments May 29, 2010

Filed under: Sports — kikenileda @ 3:28 PM

 PARIS (AP)—Cameroon striker Samuel Eto’o is so angry at criticism by former great Roger Milla that he is threatening to walk out on his teammates before the World Cup.

Milla, who thrilled fans with some dazzling goals and quirky celebrations in helping Cameroon reach the 1990 World Cup quarterfinals, claimed Eto’o “still hasn’t brought anything to our national team” when meeting reporters Friday.