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My Heart is Sore

Fifty years ago, brave people fought for the independence of Cameroon. Fifty years after independence and it appears our forefathers fought for nothing.

Everything is going wrong here and the best explanation you will get for this is “we are in Africa!”

Does living in Africa mean we have to accept corruption and poverty, sickness and death? Does living in Africa mean we have to accept lies or be killed for daring to question? Does living in Africa mean we have no right to live as human beings, with all our rights respected?

I look at the people around me, my brothers and sisters who have been pushed to doing the meanest tasks to survive and I weep. My heart is heavy, more so because I do not know where to start, what to do. Everything is a mess and I do not know where to start fixing. I am only one person. What will I do to make a difference?

My heart is sore.

A wise and brave man once said, “evil triumphs when good men do nothing”, so I want to know, are there good men and women in Cameroon? If there are, are they all asleep? If they are asleep, will they ever rise up and triumph over corruption, injustice and poverty?

I am only one person, yet my heart is heavy, my heart is sore.


JaniceW's picture

Good women in Cameroon

I understand your heartache and it may seem that your voice is alone but I encourage you to connect with these sisters from Cameroon who fight to increase awareness of the challenges in your country. Together, you can effect change, your voices ring louder and you can find support for your ideas and dreams. Cameroon is not only corruption and poverty, sickness and death, just as Africa is not but we need your voices to remind us of that. Perhaps you can all form a group to support each other's ideas and increase the dialogue about the future of Cameroon.

Don't give up Nelly; your voice is vital to the building of hope. Best wishes,

Edith Achamukong
Journalist, Cameroon Radio Television (CRTV )

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Enie Ndoh Cecile
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Nelly2.0's picture


Hi Janice,

thank you so much for your kind words. I have talked with Edith, Cecile and Erica through WorldPulse but I never thought about creating a group here. Thank you so much for the idea. We could certainly collaborate to raise awareness on issues in Cameroon

Nusrat Ara's picture

Dear Nelly, Just think if

Dear Nelly,

Just think if everyone puts in his/her bit how things are going to change. You put in your effort that will atleast give u some satisfaction.



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