There is a rumor that these students have found an easy way to illegal immigration. Have they?
The most frequent tweet on Wednesday in Cameroon is clearly the one suggesting that “13 of the 50 students from the University of Yaounde 1 who accompany Paul Biya in Italy would have fled the group.“
Total: 395 retweets! The author of this announcement wrote in the conditional, to signify that he himself is uncertain. In reality, the 50 singers of the “Glorious Voices” of the university of Yaoundé I all returned to Cameroon after 4 days in Italy.
According to reliable sources and journalists who met them in Italy, they landed at Nsimalen airport after dazzling their audience in the country of Sergio Mattarella. It was the Italian president who provoked their trip.
The latter had been very seduced by the choir of Ngoa Ekellé during his recent work trip to Cameroon in March 2016. On that occasion, Sergio Mattarella had given an inaugural lesson at the 700 amphitheater of the University of Yaounde I And had listened to the campus choir. He had not hidden his wish to listen to them again. A vow made by the President of the Republic Paul Biya this month, including 50 choristers (30 young ladies and 20 young men) in his delegation for the Cameroon-Italy Economic Forum which was held from 20 to 22 March.
The chosen choir performed well at the Paolina Chapel in Rome and a magnificent concert at the Palace of the Presidency of Italy on Sunday 19 March.