France Must Let Southern Cameroons Go-Daniel Kuper
New Caledonia has set a date for a referendum that will decide whether the French overseas territory should become independent. The independence referendum will be held in New Caledonia on 4 November 2018. Voters will be given the choice of remaining part of France or becoming an independent country.
After decades of campaigning by separatists seeking to break away from France, the New Caledonia congress, the local legislative authority, has agreed to hold the vote on 4 November.
The French president, Emmanuel Macron, and his prime minister, Édouard Philippe, have said they hope the territory will choose to remain part of France. “
**** MY TAKE ****
The right of SELF DETERMINATION cannot be suppressed with the help of the military.
France has accepted a REFERENDUM as solution to the New Caledonia Question.
France did not:
1. create a Commission on Bilingualism, or
2. translate the OHADA text or
3. bribe the Fons to say they were against “secession” or
4. send the military to commit war crimes or
5. Shout that France is “one and indivisible”
The MAJORITY of the Anglophones have stated they are fed up with the INFORMAL COHABITATION.
Biya cannot suppress the will of the people.
The killings, bribing and crimes against humanity perpetrated by LRC and Chad can only DELAY. It can NEVER EVER suppress the will of the people.
IN THE END, THE WILL OF THE MAJORITY OF THE ANGLOPHONES WILL PREVAIL