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AU on October 1st Genocide: Calls For Respect of borders at Independence

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The AU reacts to October, 1st Massacre in Southern Cameroons

The African Union, through the Chairman of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat has reacted to the October 1st carnage in Southern Cameroons, that saw the gruesome killing of over 100 peaceful and armless citizens of Ambazonia by forces of La Republique on the streets and in their homes, following celebrations of the declaration of the Restoration of the Independence of Southern Cameroons, Ambazonia by the Chairman of the Southern Cameroons Governing Council, Sissiku Ayuk Tabe. The AU’s reaction comes after those of the UN, EU, Commonwealth, US, La Francophonie and many international human Rights organizations including Amnesty International and REDHAC.

The Chairperson of the AU Commission in the last paragraph of his reaction stated that:

“The Chairperson of the Commission reiterates the African Union’s commitment to support the efforts of the government and people of Cameroon towards a peaceful settlement of the crisis through inclusive and meaningful dialogue and national reconciliation.

The Chairperson of the Commission reaffirms the commitment of the African Union to promote peace and stability in Cameroon, in line with its relevant instruments that consecrates the principle of the intangibility of African Borders as they existed at Independence and other relevant AU instruments.”

From the above statement, it is clear that the AU clearly sees this crisis as an issue of colonialism where the colonised people of Southern Cameroons are fighting to free themselves from the fangs of a colonial master La Republic du Cameroon who has gone beyond her boundary obtained at independence and illegally occupied another nation’s territory. Consequently, any dialogue between the two parties must be centered on the addressing the root causes of the crisis which border on the re-colonialisation and the illegal encroachment by La Republique into the territory of Southern Cameroons.

When the AU issued out such a statement calling for the respect of African borders obtained at independence following all relevant AU instruments. We are told that on 1st January 1960, Cameroun had independence without Southern Cameroons so therefore the act of union between both Cameroons has never been consumated. La Republique should therefore respect it borders obtained at independence as the AU has just advised.

It is important to note that Southern Cameroons and La Republique du Cameroon are two separate nations with clearly defined borders obtained at independence from the British and French respectively. For La Republique to claim ownership of the territory of Southern Cameroons, she must be able to produce a treaty of Union signed with Southern Cameroons and deposited at the UN and AU after the purported Unification, to show that La Republique and Southern Cameroons after becoming independent on separate dates later came together in a particular form of Union.

Is La Republique du Cameroon having such a treaty to show forth? Certainly none. That’s why they are afraid of frank and inclusive dialogue and have resorted to corruption, intimidation, brutality and genocidal actions. If they are confident of their position and claims of Cameroon being a one and indivisible nation, with Southern Cameroons as part, they should bring forth their evidence on the dialogue table in the presence of these third parties and dispute the Restoration of Independence declaration by the Southern Cameroons Ambazonia Governing Council.

The Southern Cameroons Leadership must now work upon this to push forth so that La Republique respect its African borders at Independence.

Until then, we shall continue to resist their oppression and push forward for the recognition of our new state by relevant international agencies and stakeholders.

You can read the full reaction of the AU below.

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, is deeply concerned by the deteriorating security situation in the North-West and South-West regions of Cameroon.

The Chairperson expresses condolences to all affected persons and families and calls on all stakeholders to exercise restraint in their pronouncements and to refrain from further acts of violence.

The Chairperson of the Commission reiterates the African Union’s commitment to support the efforts of the government and people of Cameroon towards a peaceful settlement of the crisis through inclusive and meaningful dialogue and national reconciliation.

The Chairperson of the Commission reaffirms the commitment of the African Union to promote peace and stability in Cameroon, in line with its relevant instruments that consecrates the principle of the intangibility of African Borders as they existed at Independence and other relevant AU instruments.

James Agbor

BaretaNews Contributor

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  1. JOSEPH ARREY BOSTON

    October 6, 2017 at 4:52 PM

    If the AU is very serious on what she is saying, let her tell African nations to start recognizing the state os south Cameroons. Let countries all over the world start recognizing our independence. Let appropriate sanctions be put in place against la republique if they fail to comply with AU Resolution as well as the UN’s resolution cling for dialogue.

  2. Bali Nyonga

    October 6, 2017 at 6:16 PM

    It is bit by bit and we will get here. Let SC apply for a seat at the AU and go from there while keeping the pressure so they don’t sit on the file. I watch a video by Dr Ikome on his thought about what we should do after declaration of the restoration of our independence. His idea is that, we write to the majority countries that voted yes for our independence, we should include a copy of the original resolution with the list of countries (some have changed names or split into other countries eg soviet union) and ask them to respect their country’s vote for our independence. I’m have heard Mr Milton Taka SC spokesman for Africa in some of his briefings mentioned about applying to AU and UN for seat after declaration of independence.
    We shall resist and defend. My cousin was abducted by the lowest-form-of-life lrc satans in Bali. There shall be a payback time

  3. Amba

    October 6, 2017 at 6:37 PM

    On 17th January, 2017 the A.U came out with another Communique which said the people of Southern Cameroons have a right to Self Determination. In diplomatic talk that means you can have your own country if you want it. That right to Self Determination was excercise on 22 September and 1st October 2017.

    My dear people, all we need is to support the Governing Council with financial and material support to put the necessary apparatus of a state in place.

    The struggle continues.

  4. Richard

    October 6, 2017 at 7:06 PM

    @James Agbor
    what is the source of the statement that this article is based on? In view of the fact that agents of LRC are busy planting fake pictures/documents on social media it would be great to ensure that the statement by the Chairman of the African Union Commission is verified.

  5. Richard

    October 6, 2017 at 7:48 PM

    I have now verified the press release. It is 100 % accurate.

  6. Pompidou Mensah

    October 7, 2017 at 2:15 AM

    What about the municipality in Boston that was supposed to recognise our independence? Why not start from there and contact other countries that voted for us, we need only one and the rest will pile on. US, Canada, Australia, Europe, Asia, Middle East diaspora should send all relevant documents to their elected official in conjunction with SACUF

  7. Malis

    October 8, 2017 at 2:15 AM

    Ambazonia must be put in a state of total disorder so the it is ungovernable by the colonial, parasitic LRC government.

  8. Bishop Lawrence LUBA

    October 14, 2017 at 7:21 PM

    It is obvious that on 17th January, 2017 the A.U came out with another Communique which said the people of Southern Cameroons have a right to agitate for self governance and Self Determination. Which diplomatically implies the people of Southern Cameroon can seek for nationhood. If this be true, then let the AU make a public statement to recognize the Republic of Southern Cameroon. Let them strongly condemn the genocide on the people of Southern Cameroon, let them sanction President Paul Biya, let them threaten to send in troops to defend the people of Southern Cameroon. With all these been done, then we will believe they are in full support of the struggle for the Independence of the Southern Cameroon. Else, they are playing word politics and that’s not what is needed now.

  9. oshie

    October 15, 2017 at 3:15 PM

    Please read ur history books well, before analyzing things like people who didn’t go to school. Before colonization Cameroon was one,this aspect of division came in place as a result of colonization

    • Amba

      October 27, 2017 at 2:28 AM

      You are obviously ignorant of history. Cameroon is a colonial creation. How can you say before colonisation Cameroon was one? Are you okay? You a product of the brainwatch history from La Republique Du Cameroun. Read your own statement and see the absurdity in it.

      Before colonisation we had independent tribes.

  10. MoG

    July 5, 2018 at 9:19 PM

    I think you demonstrate a very regrettable lack of historical evolution. Before colonization, there was no entity known as Cameroon with a ruler. What existed were independent kingdoms, tribes, clans and villages with tribal leaders, Kings, clans’ heads chiefs and fons. The Cameroons were a colonial creation for easy identification, administration and exploitation. Read the history of Empires and that of the Empires of Western Sudan, West Africa etc.

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Genocide in Ambazonia: Colonial Forces Continue to Massacre Children & Razing of Houses

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Genocide in Ambazonia: Colonial Forces Continue to Massacre Children & Razing of Houses

Graphic and unbelievable images of genocide and French Cameroon’s colonial brutality have continued to emerge from Southern Cameroons (Ambazonia). The latest of those images and footages is that showing the massacre of Children and their parents in Pete Bakundu, Meme County of the Southern Zone of Ambazonia.

According to reports from the scene, French Cameroun terrorist soldiers invaded the village on August 6th 2018 in the early hours of the morning when most villages were still asleep. In exercise of their rampaging and terrorizing culture, they executed 9 civilians, mostly children. Among those massacred were two young children of 12 and 7 years old, a breastfeeding mother and her two babies. The terrorist forces went further to raze down the entire village and looting civilian properties as other villagers scamper into nearby cocoa farms for safety.

Video of Biya’s forces killings

Elsewhere still in Ambazonia, 7 innocent civilians were also massacred in Kumbo and Wum, Northern zone of Ambazonia (including the son of a serving Senator in the colonial Parliament of French Cameroun) following an invasion of communities by the French Cameroun terrorists. They had invaded the communities in response to a self-defense action by Ambazonian rebels in which five terrorist Gendarmes were taken out setting up illegal barricades and extorting money from the defenseless villagers. About 4 other innocent citizens are also reported to have been massacred since Monday in Manyu County.

Civilian massacres and burning of villages remain a daily occurrence in Ambazonia as the colonial regime of French Cameroun, aided by some members of the international community is bent of wiping out the entire people of Southern Cameroons. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to conclude that the Rwanda Genocide is currently repeating itself in the Southern Cameroons under the full watch and supervision of those that had sworn never to allow such happened again.

Massacre in Bakundu, South West Region

The 86 years old blood sucker Paul Biya continue to spill the blood of innocent citizens to remain in Power and to hold tight on his colony of Ambazonia. Some greedy members of the international community like Squire Patton Boggs, a US based Law Firm are aiding the regime to hide the massacre from global attention.

The Law firm has been hired by the bloody regime to lobby for the old dictator as he seeks to become the eternal king of the La Republic du Cameroun and by extension the occupied territory of Ambazonia. Moral justice demands that said law firm should turn down such a deal. It is shameful for any US lobby organization to accept at this juncture to coverup genocide being committed on Camera by an 86 years old dictator who has refused to use simple dialogue and negotiation to settle a simple conflict.

As the massacre continues with criminal organizations abating the killings, the Ambazonian people have however refused to give up their destinies to a blood sucking colonial regime. The people have resolved to resist the oppressor until the last man standing.

James Agbor

BaretaNews Political Analyst

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How Quarter Head Allegedly Set up Massacred Ambazonians in Buea on Ghost town Day

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How Quarter Head Allegedly Set up Massacred Ambazonians in Buea on Ghost town Day

BaretaNews reporters have now gotten firsthand accounts from survivor victims and other eye witnesses in Bakweri town of how terrorist forces of La Republic du Cameroun (LRC) massacred more than 9 young men in Buea, Capital of Ambazonia, on Monday July 30, 2018.

The boys were playing different games (ludo and cards) while smoking weed in a popular weed joint patronized even by colonial forces; the quarter head, a retired warder set up the young men for execution; Some were killed on the scene of action while others ferried in a military hilux and executed in a banana plantation after Liongo village, towards Ekona. Colonial Mayor of Buea, Patrick Ekema showed up shortly after with AK47 wielding terrorist forces and seized the corpses to an unknown destination; how the life of a “francophone victim” was spared after identifying himself to the terrorist forces; all those massacred identified as native Bakwerians born and breath in Buea; how the family of Esambe Roland Ndune saw him dead in a vision and pleaded with him not to go out on ghost town days.

What actually happened to the Young Men in Buea?

According to a survivor of the attack, it was around mid-day when more than 10 of them (young men) gathered at their usual joint in Bakweri town – under a tree right inside the quarter where they always come and play bet games popularly known as” njambo” in local parlance. While playing their games, they suddenly heard a gunshot and saw one of their colleagues down in a pool of blood.

“I don’t know how I and others suddenly found ourselves running into the nearby bush. As we were running, we continued hearing gunshots, its only after the shooting ended that two of us came out of the bush as we heard people crying and shouting… I was shocked to see my friends all shot dead and soaked in blood” said a survivor.

Narrating his own side of the story, the second survivor told BaretaNews reporters that while he was on his way to the joint, he passed in front of the house of the quarter head Mr. Tonga, a retired warder and over heard him telling somebody on phone that; “they are already here playing njambo and smoking banga (Indian herm.)”

The victim said he didn’t take the phone conversation of the quarter head serious because he (the quarter head) knows very well most of the boys who often come to gather under the tree to play games. It was only after the attack that he started thinking who could have told the colonial forces that they were in that place at that particular time, considering that the scene of action is very faraway from the main road.

According to him, there are some colonial military officers who often joined them on weekends at the joint to smoke weed and play “njambo.”  As proof that it was the quarter head who allegedly set up the victims, residents of that quarter have given different versions of how he had been referring to the youngmen who often meet under the tree to smoke and play games as Amba boys.

The population gathered the four corpses in the neighborhood and identified them to be all children of the neighborhood born and breath in Buea. As the mourning and waling was ongoing, the colonial mayor of Buea suddenly showed up with a gun guided by a group of colonial forces. He demanded the youths to bring forth all the corpses which they then ferried away to an unknown destination.

How Esambe Roland was Killed and how family members begged him not to go out

As all these were happening, the population did not know that other victims were shot and they ran and died in the nearby bushes, while three others were caught and ferried away in the military hilux after the attack. It was only two days that the corpses of the other six victims were discovered, including that of Esambe Roland Ndune, a resident of Sandpit, who was arrested alongside two others, including a francophone (who was later released) and the other two executed in the banana plantation after Liongo village.

Sources close to the Esambe family say that according to two of the survivors, the colonial forces arrive the joint when they were playing ludo game. Among the LRC military terrorists was an anglophone guy who was leading the way and knows Esambe Roland aka Grand Dakwas very well. According to the story, the Ambazonian born military terrorist motioned to Grand Dakwas and his friends to run for their lives and fired a warning shot into the air.

As they started running they were pursued by the other terrorist forces, shot the others and caught two of them. Dakwas was shot on the leg and also caught while two others escaped unhurt. The three arrested were carried inside the military vehicle and in the course of ferrying them to the execution site, they discovered the Francophone guy among the three and he was set free.

They then took Dakwas and the other victim to the plantation at Liongo just after Muea, tied their hands and faces then shot, killed and dumped their bodies there. The family of Esambe Roland was thus alerted by the guys who successfully escaped after they did not see him among those shot dead. It was later the freed Francophone guy came to report that Esambe Roland aka Dakwas and another person were taken away. Their corpses were later discovered on Wednesday in the Mousaka banana Plantation already in a state of decomposition.

According to our source, family members forewarned Dakwas that morning pleading that he should not go out as they had dreams that he was shot by the military. “Even his small boy child held him that morning not to go out until he (Dakwas) pulled himself away from the child and went before this unfortunate incident happened to him.” The source added.

The various accounts on the massacre have all the proofs of a well-orchestrated incident with the quarter head, retired Warder Tonga and other high-level personalities within the municipality allegedly  in the know of what happened. Considering the fact that 98% percent of the victims are native Bakwerians, does it therefore corroborate the claim by some Men of God in Buea that there is a grand occultic agenda to spill the blood of a good number of young Bakwerians for electioneering sacrifices in LRC like the Santa elites already allegedly did in the Piyin-Menka Massacre?

Agbor James

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We Cannot Risk Our Lifes and Businesses to Please an Academic Fraudster – Buea Business Owners Speak.

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We Cannot Risk Our Lives and Businesses to Please an Academic Fraudster – Buea Business Owners Speak.

For a week, life in Buea, capital of Ambazonia has been very timid following the sealing of more than 600 businesses premises by colonial mayor of Buea as punishment for respecting ghost towns declared by the Interim Government of Ambazonia. Mayor Ekema Patrick had gone ahead to respect his promise of sealing business premises that respected the ghost towns.

Apart from banks that were reopened on Wednesday last week, the other sealed businesses were only to be opened upon the payment of the sum of 50000 francs each. The business owners were also expected to sign an undertaking committing themselves not to yield to the call for ghost towns or they have their businesses forever.

Majority of the business owners therefore decided not to pay or sign any undertaking thereby staying away from their shops until Wednesday August 1st. After his failed march for peace, colonial mayor Ekema Patrick was forced to succumb to the determination of the business owners not to pay or sign any undertaking, by declaring a so-called clemency for all those whose businesses were sealed. He however promised to seal them again next Monday if the people still go ahead to respect the ghost towns.

BaretaNews therefore caught up with some of the business owners in Buea on Wednesday August 1st to get their views on the closure of their shops.

“Giving him that money and signing that undertaking would have been an act of self-incrimination. I have the right to close my shop anytime and any day. I have paid his (Ekema’s) taxes and he doesn’t have the right to tell me when to lock and not to lock my shop. It is my shop and my money, it is not council money” said a Molyko based shop owner whose business was also sealed.

“My brother, when Ambas and La Republic fight, the masses suffer. But we the people must be wise. Ekema and his military cannot protect us but we see Amba boys in the quarters every day. So, we better the respect the instructions of the leaders of the struggle because at least they are all fighting for us all. So, it is our own sacrifice for the revolution. Ekema can seal this shop for three years, but so long as the goods inside will not get rotten, I cannot respect his foolish order” another shop owner noted.

The third person interviewed was very blunt and hard on the colonial mayor.

“Young man (referring to BaretaNews reporter), I cannot afford to risk my life and business because I want to please or respect the ego of an academic fraudster. This struggle is more than Paul Biya, so Ekema cannot be the one to stop it. I respect the ghost town not because I am afraid of Amba boys but because I also want to make my own sacrifice for our freedom. In fact we the population are afraid of the military and not Amba boys … don’t mind that his (Ekema’s) noise, I ‘ll see how he will keep on sealing shops until the struggle is over. I’ll advise him to just seal-off the whole town for respecting ghost town.”

From the views of the three business owners contacted, it is clear that the Mayors instructions shall be again defiled next Monday which is another ghost town day. It is therefore going to be a long fight for Mayor Ekema Patrick.

With a bounty of 3 million francs now set by the interim government for anyone who will arrest or provide lead information to Mayor Ekema’s arrests, it is only left to be seen if he will continue with his colonial rampaging in the town next week.

 

James Agbor

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