Connect with us

Opinions

Cameroons Separation Is Inevitable- French Writer, Dieudonne Essomba

Published

on

ANGLOPHONE BEWARE OF THIS SECESSION!

The massacres of the populations in a village in the North West lead me to recall what I asked long before the outbreak of events, namely that it was necessary to immediately return to the 1961 Federation or any other renewed formula and this for many reasons:

1. Anglophones no longer want a unitary state. They really don’t want more, no matter what reforms they can make. The unitary state reminds them of all that has been done underhanded, violent, brutal and dishonest. It is the word “unitary” itself that fuels the war and it must be noted. We do not know exactly what the government gains by maintaining this word despite the blood flows;

2. In matters of Secession, the English-speaking Community enjoys three decisive advantages which have made it impossible to maintain them in a unitary State:

a. They are too numerous because a secession which covers 20% of the population is no longer controllable by a unitary state; for information, the Secession of Cabinda, Casamance, Corsica or Tibet does not cover 2% of the population;

b. They have already lived under a federal regime, and they perceive this time as an age or which harbored an irrepressible nostalgia;

vs. They have international legitimacy because they came to French-speaking Cameroon under the aegis of the United Nations. In the event of a conflict, their situation will attract the attention of the international community, which will impose its solutions.

3. Finally, in operational terms, the Federation makes it possible to better combat the Secession by 3 mechanisms:
a. It dries up the activity of the Secession since it also has its supporters
b. It opposes a local police force that comes from the same sociological background, a better knowledge of the terrain and has less of the same legitimacy. The national army then comes to support. Conversely, the National Army directly confronts the Secession, it does not enjoy popular support and commits a large number of blunders which gives it the appearance of an occupying force.
vs. It makes the attacks of the Secessionists very difficult, the majority of the infrastructures are visible specific to the local state. The people do not know that they expect nothing from the central state if these infrastructures are destroyed, which leads them to dissociate themselves from the actions of the Separatists.

Unfortunately, our positions were fought on emotional and ideological bases. Furthermore, we have been accused of all the names of birds: antipatriots, pro-Ambazonians, traitors, etc.

Because what these wanted, it is to get rid of our posture of cold analyst and great patriot to encourage the government to go to sink in the stinking swamp where it struggles now desperately, without that we see exactly problem.

And the facts are there, hard and relentless: the English-speaking Secessionists will never lay down their arms unless they are beaten, which is unlikely with the unitary state! You must never believe that there will come a time when the Secessionists, listening to the voice of wisdom, will quietly lay down their arms to return humbly to the unitary state. Of course, there will be some defections, but with little impact on the course of events.

Because, what is the Anglophone Secession?

1. These are people who have started a rebellion with the main nudes and spears, then small arms and now they have more sophisticated weapons: it is these people who will lower their arms?

2. They are people who feared the least sub-prefect and who complied before any commander of a small brigade. Today they have driven out the state which finds itself confined to a few secure cities. Are people like that going to lay down their arms?

3. These are people whose fall was not predicted in less than two weeks. It was then believed that a small squad of gendarmes was going to end the movement. But four years later, the situation got worse and it was they who imposed the Dead Cities, the Dead Returns and the Dead Elections. Successfully, despite the government’s desperate efforts. And do you see people like that laying down their arms?

4. We were told that this was an internal problem and there was no interference. But there is an intervention increasingly supported by foreign countries and the international community, and in the majority of cases, sympathy is on their side. Rather, it is the hard-pressed government that tries to justify itself with difficulty. Do you see people like that giving up arms?

5. Some individuals whom we had said that the State is a Leviathan who never yields. But after denying the anglophone problem, the same state finally recognized it, before granting special statuses without counting other seductions like the special recruitments of anglophones. The state has given in, and yet the Secessionists give in absolutely nothing. They don’t want any debate! They only want to fight to wrest their independence: it is people like that who can lay down their arms?

6. The crisis has already caused 3000 deaths, with villages razed to the ground, and now, large-scale massacres attributed rightly or wrongly to the National Army. These acts only aggravate the fracture and the determination of the combatants. Are you going to ask people in this state of mind to lay down their arms?

It must be said clearly, in this story, it is the separatist cause that is advancing, that is gaining points on the military, diplomatic and media levels. The cause of Cameroon that was believed to be gaining ground is losing ground.

And me, to make a TERRIBLE REMINDER: Black Africa was born with four federal states which had the disease to suppress the Federation: Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia, and Cameroon. The first 3 experienced victorious secessions, the only ones elsewhere in Africa.

Cameroon, last on the list, may also be following the same path.

Dieudonne Essomba

Continue Reading
Advertisement
7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Mbeuh

    February 18, 2020 at 10:12 PM

    Perhaps Etoudi should listen to the likes of Dieudonne Essomba, a rare East Cameroonian who has continuously cautioned Yaoundé since the start of our revolution to make haste and return to the root cause, embedded in UN resolution 1608 of April 1961. Unfortunately for them (LRC) and fortunately for us Ambazonians, in the words of the late Prince Nico Mbarga, “a bended tree can not be straightened”. Biya took the route of a military solution but three years on, he is yet to dent the will of the people to be free.

    The writer’s example of Ethiopia, Sudan and Somalia should serve the lion man that his military (mis)adventure in Southern Cameroon has failed and that it is time to let go. The march to Buea is indeed unstoppable!!!

  2. Mukong

    February 18, 2020 at 10:24 PM

    So we still think that this wife killer, lowlife, french slave is really a lion man. A man who will go down in history as one of the most despicable thing that the world has ever witnessed?

  3. Mbeuh

    February 18, 2020 at 11:18 PM

    My use of ‘lion man’ here is a euphemism for bloody dictator, which is widely understood to be Biya’s tight grip on power since and during his 37 years as president. It is far from him being accorded anything befitting the office of the president.

  4. Felix Bongjoh

    February 19, 2020 at 1:00 AM

    NO PLACE FOR NOSTALGIC FEDERALISTS. NO FEDERATION OF ANY FORM OR MANNER WILL EVER WORK. Let us not dance in circles. Let Cameroo(un) go its two separate ways. That is the only ONE AND EVERLASTING SOLUTION. Throughout history the geographical space on both sides of the Mungo has never existed as a federation even when Ahidjo, and, subsequently, Biya, referred to it as such. Both founding leaders of Cameroo(un) as a “federation” or union of any form FAILED WOEFULLY, on account of their dishonest autocratic manipulations, which unilaterally watered down the federation to a so-called decentralized entity with regions aimed at altering the truth of history that the so-called “federation” comprises East Cameroon (La Republique du Cameroun) independent since January 1, 1960 and West Cameroon independent since October 1, 1961.
    NEVER, NEVER WILL THE DEMAGOGUES AND LIARS OF YAOUNDE SUCCEED IN OBLITERATING CAMEROO(OU)N’S FUNDAMENTAL IDENTITY OF EAST AND WEST CAMEROON, CALL IT WHAT YOU MAY. The only truthful narrative is that there are two Cameroons that attempted to forge a union but failed, on account, especially, of the attitudes of the two and only two national leaders, Ahmadou Ahidjo and Paul Biya, who propelled themselves respectively to dictators. It is no coincidence that the two dictators come from East Cameroon. It is no coincidence that Paul Biya undemocratically but successfully prevented Fru Ndi in 1992 from becoming the first President of the “federation” from West Cameroon.
    NOW THAT THEY HAVE LIVED THROUGH BLATANT ORDEALS OF MARGINALIZATION ORCHESTRATED BY EAST CAMEROUNIANS FOR OVER HALF A CENTURY, WEST CAMEROONIANS UNDERSTAND IN CRYSTAL CLEAR TERMS THAT THEY DO NOT MATTER IN A SYSTEM PREORDAINED TO FOSTER THE INTERESTS OF EAST CAMEROUNIANS TO THEIR DETRIMENT.
    BOTH PEOPLES CAN NO LONGER EXIST UNDER THE UMBRELLA OF THE LOOSEST OF ANY UNIONS AND MUST REALISTICALLY GO THEIR SEPARATE WAYS AS INDEPENDENT AND SOVEREIGN NEIGHBORS. AFTER A CABAL OF SELFISH POLITICIANS HAVE BEHAVED IN WAYS THAT HAVE NOW CAUSED A LARGE-SCALE GENOCIDE AGAINST WEST CAMEROONIANS TO ESCALATE IN A DEFUNCT “UNION”, IT IS NO TIME TO TALK OF A SO-CALLED “FEDERATION”.
    WE ARE STILL LICKING WOUNDS IN A BIYA-DECLARED WAR AND MUST BE CAUTIOUS AND REALISTIC IN TERMS OF CAUSING NO FURTHER BLOODBATH. IT IS TIME TO WORK OUT THE TERMS OF SEPARATION OF TWO PEOPLES, WHO HAVE NEVER GENUINELY LIVED UNDER THE UMBRELLA OF A “UNION” AND WILL NEVER DO SO FOR CENTURIES TO COME. NOSTALGIC FEDERALISTS CONSTITUTE ONLY A NEGLIGIBLE MINORITY OF MILLIONS OF AMBAZONIANS. THEY MUST JOIN THE BANDWAGON OF AMBAZONIANS SEEKING IMMEDIATE AND UNCONDITIONAL INDEPENDENCE AND SOVEREIGNTY. AFTER ALL, GOOD HONEST NEIGHBORS ARE, BY FAR, BETTER OFF THAN EVERLASTING HYPOCRICAL ENEMIES WHO SHARE LITTLE IN COMMON. LONG LIVE THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF AMBAZONIA.

  5. ChiCoeur

    February 19, 2020 at 5:29 PM

    Correction, there were 5 countries that was federated. Tanzania is one of them as a federation of Zanzibar and Tangayika. It’s the only one remaining because they never attempted to destroy federation. Zanzibar has it’s own police, parliament, tax system.

  6. ChiCoeur

    February 19, 2020 at 5:30 PM

    Correction, there were 5 countries with federation, not 4. Tanzania is one of them as a federation of Zanzibar and Tangayika. It’s the only one remaining because they never attempted to destroy federation. Zanzibar has it’s own police, parliament, tax system.

  7. Felix Bongjoh

    February 19, 2020 at 6:26 PM

    TO UNDERSTAND WHY WE ARE HERE TODAY, WE MUST ADMIT THAT IT IS AN ACCIDENT OF HISTORY. SECONDLY, THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED BECAUSE SOUTHERN CAMEROONIANS IN THE FACE OF THE BULLY, AHIDJO, HAD A NAIVE PACIFIST CALLED FONCHA, WHO, AT BOTTOM, GAVE AHIDJO AN EASY PATH TO THE ANNEXATION OF SOUTHERN CAMEROON. A FEW DAYS AGO, I SUMMARIZED MY THOUGHTS ON FONCHA’S UNHELPFUL ROLE AS FOLLOWS:

    WHY ARE WE HERE TODAY? FONCHA’S SHARE OF BLAME. To a certain extent, Foncha carries a share of the blame. When Ahidjo removed Jua, instead of Foncha insisting that the West Cameroon National Assembly properly vote the PM, as per provisions of the West Cameroon constitution, he kept quiet, playing it safe. As a leader of West Cameroon (a state of equal status), Foncha could have insisted on the respect of the West Cameroon constitution. He could have threatened to dissolve the loose “federation” by instructing West Cameroon parliamentarians to stage a walk-out, as Ahidjo was about to single-handedly hand-pick a PM. What goes around comes around. By keeping quiet, implicitly isolating Jua, Foncha made the greatest mistake of his political career. Ahidjo took advantage of Foncha’s apparent weakness by soon showing him the door too. In politics only strong leaders matter and survive. Weak leaders perish. If a Joseph Wirba had been in Foncha’s position at that time, he could have even insisted on going back to the drawing board (the UN), calling international attention to the fact that Ahidjo, by making autocratic appointments, had begun to violate the terms of West Cameroon’s independence and “union” with East Cameroun. Such a strategy could have worked spectacularly! Foncha instead behaved as an enabler, who, who by doing and saying nothing, tacitly brought us to the MESS we are facing today. FONCHA WAS A WEAK LEADER BY ANY STRETCH OF THE IMAGINATION. But let us not use this fact or dwell on it to sow further seeds of division. Let us learn from a past fatal mistake and STAY UNITED, AS WE ADHERE RESOLUTELY TO THE CAUSE OF AN INDEPENDENT AND SOVEREIGN AMBAZONIA. LET US STAY UNITED! INDEPENDENCE AT ALL COSTS.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

SUBSCRIBE & SUPPORT

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Support BaretaNews by making a small donation to sponsor our activities.