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FAILED DECOLONIZATION AND ANNEXATION OF AMBAZONIA

 

 

 

 

FAILED DECOLONIZATION AND ANNEXATION OF AMBAZONIA

So you may ask yourself: if Ambazonia is a completely different country, how did these two countries come into contact?

Ambazonia was the country which hosted millions of refugees from Cameroon fleeing the civil war raging in that country in the late 1950s. They came and were surprised at the level of freedom and democracy in Ambazonia. And so started a campaign about one German Kamerun. Through this influence, in 1961, the United Nations attempted to join the two countries in what it called a “federation of two states equal in status” but the attempt failed, as no agreement was ever reached, not even a shred of paper signed. Britain which was the administering authority over the UN Trust Territory of the Southern Cameroons treacherously, in connivance with France, handed over the instruments of power to the foreign country of Cameroon and hurriedly left.

This was all European conspiracy of trading Africans like chattel and cattle! Cameroon moved in with its troops and forcefully occupied the territory of Ambazonia, which had an elected government, a multi-party system, a parliament, a House of Chiefs, a Constitution, a civil service and all state structures and was governing itself. Cameroon veiled its occupation with an imposed federation unilaterally declared by its president, Amadou Ahidjo. Since then, Ambazonians have been fighting to assert their right over their own space of existence on earth, the Ambazonian territory.

Why did you not hear the struggle before now? Because Cameroon has been spending millions and paying international news media to hide the story; because there was no social media; because it takes time to conscientise the people; to mobilise the people and develop their awareness, just as it took time for Africans to muster the courage to oppose the Whiteman and for the apartheid struggle to grain traction; just as it took time to overthrow slave trade!

SOME FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF THE AFRICAN UNION

I invite you to see some of the international laws that apply to this case:

  • OAU Cairo Declaration 1964: “… Africans are virtually unanimous in their agreement that only by acceptance of the frontiers bequeathed to them by the colonialists can permanent peace reign on our continent”.

· African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights:

· Article 19: All peoples shall be equal; they shall enjoy the same respect and shall have the same rights. Nothing shall justify the domination of a people by another.

  • Article 20

1. All peoples shall have the right to existence. They shall have the unquestionable and inalienable right to self- determination. They shall freely determine their political status and shall pursue their economic and social development according to the policy they have freely chosen.

2. Colonized or oppressed peoples shall have the right to free themselves from the bonds of domination by resorting to any means recognized by the international community.

  • Article 4(b) of the Constitutive Act:

…the respect of borders acquired at independence.

By joining the African Union, Cameroon undertook to confine its claims and sovereignty to the boundaries of the territory it inherited from colonisation. That territory does not include the Southern Cameroons.

  • UN General Assembly Res. 1514(XV) of 14 Dec. 1960:

1. “The subjection of peoples to alien subjugation, domination and exploitation constitutes a denial of fundamental human rights, is contrary to the Charter of the United Nations and is an impediment to the promotion of world peace and co-operation.

2. “All PEOPLES have the right to self-determination; by virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development;

3“Inadequacy of political, economic, social or educational preparedness should never serve as a pretext for delaying independence;

4. “All armed action or repressive measures of all kind directed against dependent peoples shall ease in order to enable them to exercise peacefully and freely their right to complete independence, and the integrity of their national territory shall be respected;

5. “Immediate steps shall be taken in trust territories, non-self-governing territories or all other territories which have not yet attained independence, to transfer al powers to the peoples of those territories without any conditions or reservations in accordance with their freely expressed will and desire without any distinction as to race, creed or color, in order to enable them enjoy complete independence and freedom.”

Julius Nyerere of blessed memory“No nation has a right to make decision for another nation; no people for another people”. The African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, Article 19 has also absolutely prohibited it: «All peoples shall be equal; they shall enjoy the same respect and have the same rights. Nothing shall justify the domination of a people by another.»

Denis Atabong

Otto Ama
8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. Roderick Mitchell

    September 27, 2018 at 12:08 AM

    My brothers and sisters I love you all very much. My Ancestry DNA shows me 31% Cameroon-Congo and Bantu people. You are my family. So if I can be of some help I will do what I can. Am in a network marketing business with Nigeria based in USA “Helping Hands International “.

    • Mbueh

      September 27, 2018 at 2:41 AM

      You can help by spreading the true story of how we were denied our sovereignty and forced into annexation by LRC. There is no such thing in the world then in 1961 or today as “ achieve independence by joining”. Much of the world do not know our story and continue to label our struggle as ‘ secessionists’ and ‘separatists’. No legal basis exists for a so-called ‘one and indivisible Cameroon’. Ambazonia independence MUST be restored without preconditions.

  2. Bonie

    September 27, 2018 at 9:27 AM

    This write up by Mr Denis Atabong is factual history,today developed countries shy away from their brutal colonise history nevertheless Ambazonians in this 21st century must continue fiercely with self defense as their right to gain their freedom, justice and Independence,there are many good people around the world who are in support, watching at events on ground zero as a victory for democracy,human rights of freedom especially for oppressed minorities around the world, Ambazonians will continue to expose the rogue puppet french biya regime daily by various international & social media news,for 58 years Ahidjo/Biya of french Cameroon and France policies have been brutalising,subjugating,exploiting the English minority hidden from the international communities,only Ambazonians can liberate themselves from the mess caused by colonisation by Arm resistance,revenge, make the SW/NW ungovernable for Yaounde policies,all French Cameroon administrators, CPDM and all those black leg Ambazonians reward agents of french Cameroon policy makers in the regions,Ambazonians must not bother about the lack of intervention from the AU, UN and some developed countries, the will of the affected people is more important than that of these organisations which for years have been corrupted by money from wealthy nations,when Ambazonians have completely broken Yaounde’s ability to govern their territories,a temporary Ambazonian government for the people will be formed automatically for the world to accept with many countries offering recognition,partnership,help and support, Ambazonians must never give up to any pressure to disarm,Biya only must accept meaningful dialogue on separation including key players abroad, seize fire from the military/police and total withdrawal of their military from SW/NW, release of all Ambazonian abductees, prisoners relating to this biya’s war!no election for a french Cameroon president in the Ambazonia period!

  3. Ngong

    September 27, 2018 at 10:45 AM

    Fuck you all

  4. Pompidou Mensah

    September 27, 2018 at 8:06 PM

    Every Ambazonian, friends and supporters must now go into salesman mode recruit donors, we need to contribute financially, intelligently and in self-defense. Too much talk, are you contributing to IG or your trusted self-defense groups????

  5. Shillah

    September 28, 2018 at 4:00 AM

    I don’t understand why u guys r complaining for, u ambazozo said luck down didn’t u? So anyone out is an ambaboys terrorist looking to kill soldiers. So soldiers r just defending themselve. Selfdefense is a right. U said urself no movement, so wat were dey doing outside if not looking to kill soldiers? Man no run wata na wata, woside dem deh😂😂😂 here dey r. So Ikome should just shidon quite n enjoy his show. Many more will die be4 this election if u morrons don’t stop this madness u r encouraging from ur bedrooms in Whiteman country

  6. Mbeleck Mandenge

    September 29, 2018 at 8:17 AM

    The idea of re-unification arose earlier than the colonial onslaught [the French-led pogrom in the Sanaga-Maritime Region of 1955-1958] against the only genuine nationalists [Ruben Um Nyobe and the U.P.C.] in French Cameroon.
    When the Secretary General of the U.P.C. went to New York IN 1952, he told the General Assembly of the United Nations Organisation (UNO) that his people had mandated him to put forth to the international community three items:
    1. The immediate re-unification of Cameroon
    2. The constitution of a governing council and an assembly with law-making powers
    3. The fixing of a delay for the award of independence to the people of Cameroon
    The U.P.C.’s insistence on the re-unification of the two Cameroons before independence has by some been suggested to be the single idea which led the French to decide and order the elimination of its leadership and the assassination of Ruben Um Nyobe.
    The first political party in British Southern Cameroons was created in MAY 1949 by Emmanuel Endeley. It was the Cameroon National Federation (C.N.F.). Its demand was the raising of the Southern Cameroons into a distinct and autonomous region of the Federation of Nigeria and RE-UNIFICATION with French Cameroon. Not so long after however, divergences arose within the party on the question of re-unification. Certain party leaders, notably Nerius Namaso Mbile and R. K. Dibongue were of the thinking that the party’s chosen procedure on the question of re-unification was not spirited enough. They decided to quit the C.N.F. and created the Kamerun United National Congress (K.U.N.C). THE NEW PARTY HAD A CLEAR PROGRAMME: BRITISH AND FRENCH CAMEROON WOULD BE UNITED AS IT WAS THE CASE UNDER GERMAN CONTROL, whence the adoption of the German spelling “Kamerun” in its manifesto. The U.P.C. gave weight to this objective by creating cells in Southern Cameroons. IN 1953, due to reconciliation between Endeley and the former members of the C.N.F., a new party, the Kamerun National Congress (K.N.C.) arose. This party won the elections of 1953 making Endeley the leader of Government Business. However there were four different tendencies within the party, namely,
    – Autonomists who sought autonomy within the Federation of Nigeria. Its leader was Endeley
    – Secessionists who sought breaking away from Nigeria
    – THE THIRD TENDENCY was that of the re-unificationists who sought the re-unification of the two Cameroons; One Kamerun, a U.P.C. faction under the leadership of Ndeh Ntumazah also favoured unification of the British and French territories
    – The last tendency was that of supporters of Ngu Foncha who claimed to be moderates rejecting at the same time re-unification and integration into Nigeria. It is this last wing which would create the Kamerun National Democratic Party (K.N.D.P.)
    EXCEPTING THIS MISS OF THE DATE AND THE INFERENCE SUGGESTED, THE ARTICLE IS WELL-WRITTEN AND PRESENTS THE FACTS [TRUTHS] IN THE CASE FOR A FREE SOUTHERN CAMEROONS.

  7. JASPER

    September 29, 2018 at 12:34 PM

    The wicked shall have no rest. You kill your people and you call it freedom? You destroy the future of your children who are out of school for close to three academic years and you call it freedom? You burn down your institutions and abduct traditional rulers and you call it freedom? How are you all different from the Cameroon government which is killing it’s people? How can you correct someone’s evil by doing the same evil and you call it freedom? How more righteous are you? The demands of the English speaking Cameroonians are all genuine and will be all met one day in Jesus mighty name, Amen. All of you who are clamoring for a separate country, your motives are not genuine, you have ulterior motives therefore failure is evident. Canadian model of government should be the kind of model of government with inclination to (10 states federation) that Cameroon needs now. I am not a politician, by God’s grace, I am a servant of God. However, i can’t be quiet when I observe things go wrong in my country. The Word of God says in Proverbs 17:15 “He who justifies the Wicked and he who condemns the righteous are both alike an abormination to the LORD” Go back to your first Love. Go back to God. Jesus loves you all. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Drop your ammunitions, repent now and return to Jesus and think wisely and live wisely. God bless you.
    Pastor JASPER

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