More International Voices Echoing Genocide in Southern Cameroons with Less Action
Recently, there has been increasing international voices preaching against the atrocities of the Yaoundé colonial regime in Ambazonia. From presentations at the recent UN Human rights summit in Geneva to publications in reputable international press organs like the New York Times and two twitter statements from prominent world leaders, a lot is being said already about Mr. Biya’s atrocious crimes in Ambazonia.
When should the people expect to see less of these talks and more action from these world leaders?
Last week, it was Herman J Cohen, a prominent United States Diplomat who warned the colonial terrorist regime of French Cameroun on twitter that; time is running out for it to revert to the pre-1972 Federal Structure within one year or see Ambazonia actualized.
A few days ago, the New York Times in a story titled; Thousands Flee in Cameroon as Separatists Battle for New Nation, adequately captured the atrocities’ of the Biya regime in the territory of Ambazonia and the present humanitarian crisis it has generated.
This was after different local and international human rights organizations including Amnesty International, the Center for Human Rights and Democracy in Africa among others, took turns at the UN Human right summit in Geneva Switzerland, to lambast the colonial Yaoundé regime for its atrocities’ in Ambazonia.
Just yesterday, September 25, 2018, Joaquin Castro, Texas Congressman, member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs at the US Congress wrote on tweeter that:“I am also monitoring the escalating security situation in the Anglophone regions of #Cameroon where @amnesty has found over 400 civilians have been killed due to violence between government security forces and separatist groups.”
The increasing voices from international figures and institutions is very much welcomed and appreciated by the Ambazonian people. But these voices have still not stopped the genocide on innocent people. Mr. Biya, dying dictator is stepping up the massacre as the colonial presidential election approaches. It is, therefore, time for less talk and more action.
The colonial regime must be pressured by these international stakeholders through different means to engage in negotiations with the Ambazonian revolutionary leadership, that would culminate in peaceful separation and restoration of the independence of Ambazonia, if not, at least an independence referendum for the Ambazonian people to individually decide the direction of their political destinies.
Ambazonia is not French Cameroon territory and French Cameroon is certainly not Ambazonia. These are two different countries or geopolitical entities. One cannot illegally occupy the other and wants its people to succumb to its subjugation. That has never been sustainable anywhere in the world.
Yaoundé has the moral and judicial burden to prove before an international mediator why she must continue to hold sway in Ambazonia without any proof of ownership of the territorial space. Until that happens, the sovereign people cannot again at this juncture sell their destinies and those of their children to the colonial Republic of French Cameroon. This is the time of freedom and freedom Ambazonia shall get.
BaretaNews Political Analyst