Cameroon authorities ban controversial book on sectsBy YUH TIMCHIA in Yaoundé | Sunday, October 7 2012 at 19:22
A Cameroon court has suspended sale of a new book which alleges that the country's growth has been held by bogus sects run by people close to the authorities.
The move came after country's Science and Research minister, Madeleine Tchuinte, took to court the author of the book titled Cameroon Under the Dictatorship of Lodges, Sects, Magico-Anal and Mafia Networks.
In the 381-page book, Mr Tchuinte is listed as among the top 48 government officials that author Charles Ateba Eyene suspects are members of the sect.
The minister has dismissed Eyene’s book as ‘baseless allegations’ and wants all ‘passages in the book describing her as a Freemason or member of any other esoteric lodges removed’.
So far Madeleine Tchuinte is the only individual on the list to have reacted.
Charles Ateba Eyene, a committee member of the ruling Cameroon Peoples’ Democratic Movement (CPDM), says it took five years of research to gather material for his book.
The author said the list was culled from local French language tabloid L’Indic adding that he named the minister as an alleged member of sect.
In 2008 Charles Ateba Eyene released another controversial book, The Paradox of the “Host Country on President Paul Biya's era between1982-2007.
Mr Eyene who hails from the south like President Paul Biya argued in the book that the region lags behind in development because its wealthy elite who have had a stranglehold of power since 1982 have only used the local population as bargaining chips in their tussle to retain power.
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