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Prominent UK Rights Activist Urges UN To Organise Referendum In Southern Cameroons

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Jackie Fearnly, a protuberant British Human Rights activist has called on the United Nation Organisations (UNO), to organise a referendum in Southern Cameroons, so the people officially make their choice.

In a strongly worded article published on the Guardian Newspaper (one of UK’s renowned tabloids), Sunday January 7 2018, Jackie Fernley captured the daily ordeals faced by the common Southern Cameroonians. She indicated all of the killings, maiming, and discrimination perpetrated by La Republique du Cameroun (LRC), can be put to a logical end, if the people determine their fate, in a referendum.

“It is high time that the Southern Cameroonians, who have been recognised as a people by the UN, were rescued from injustice, social and economic marginalisation, persecution and the misappropriation of their resources and at long last given a voice. Instead of standing helplessly by and watching the escalation of a genocide, perhaps a helpful step would be if Great Britain could initiate a resolution for a referendum to be conducted through the good offices of the UN with questions to ascertain how many anglophones from NW and SW Cameroon would like to remain in this union, how many would like a true federation (of respected equals) and how many would like complete independence. Another relevant action might be to make it known that Cameroon risks being expelled from the Commonwealth for failing to respect the rule of law, observation of which is a basic requirement for membership.” Jackie expounded.

Jackie indicated that the 56-year marriage between the two Cameroons has been one filled with misery and agony for the minority British Southern Cameroons. She calls on the British and the French to revisit their activities in the two Cameroons before independence. According to her, such union is null and void.

“France, Britain and the UN must bear some responsibility for this unfortunate marriage which has failed so disastrously. Promises of fair and equal treatment have not been kept and Cameroon is a state that is bilingual only in name. Any activity seen as threatening the power of Paul Biya is punished with detention (usually without trial) and brutal treatment, as witnessed by the numbers of Southern Cameroonians who come to claim asylum here and are accepted as clients by Freedom from Torture,” Jackie added.

She narrated that the assimilation scheme of LRC has been progressive, since 1972. She indicated that the people of Southern Cameroons are treated like dogs in their own country, with their voices suppressed by the majority Francophones. According to her, a referendum will tell it all whether the people of Southern Cameroons want to continue cohabiting with LRC, or be autonomous.

“Since decolonisation there have been two plebiscites: the first when the ex-British Southern Cameroons were offered only the choice of joining La République du Cameroun in a federation or of becoming part of Nigeria, then a second vote 10 years later when they were asked if they would like to become part of a unitary state (thus losing the federated status and their star on the flag), and were apparently offered the choice of OUI or YES (i.e. no choice),” Jackie said.

Recounting the recent events, Jackie Fearnly said Paul Biya has applied military suppression to compel the people accept the present status quo. According to her, many Ambazonians have been abducted by the Biya regime and detained in deplorable conditions. She indicated, many imprisoned Ambazonians are not judged fairly, reason for the continuous radicalisation of the common Ambazonian.

“I am in touch with some of those enduring horrible conditions in the notorious, severely overcrowded prison of Kondengui, many of whom have been there for over a year. Every few weeks they are brought before a military tribunal (which can impose the death penalty) but each time they appear, no witnesses are present and no case is brought. Some of them will appear again on 19 January and they are appealing for journalists and human rights organisations to be present to witness this cruel charade. They would like pressure to be brought on the government of Paul Biya to end this inhumane treatment of protesters. While there are so many in prison, and others unaccounted for, there can’t even be any thoughts of dialogue, nor can the thousands of people forced to flee to Nigeria come back while they have no assurance of safety,” Jackie highlighted.

Jackie Fearnly lives in York, Northeast of England, in the county of Yorkshire. She’s a columnist in the Independent and the Guardian, UK’s prominent Tabloids.

She’s an activist who has fought for Southern Cameroons refugees and now writes and fight for the plights of the indigenous people.

By Lucas Muma,

Managing Editor – BaretaNews

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  1. Larissa Ngwamesia

    January 8, 2018 at 10:38 PM

    Thank you very much mami…

    We need many whites like you…

    • TYTY

      January 12, 2018 at 9:10 AM

      CONTRY MEN PUT THIS IN YOUR BRAIN….NO REFERENDUM IN CAMEROON WITHOUT FRENCH PART OF THE COUNTRY…IF U.N WANT REFERENDUM OR WHAT EVER THEY GONNA ORGANIZE IN THE FORMER ” KAMERUN ” TERRITORY, DONT THINK YOU GONNA GO WITH A PART OF COUNTRY LIKE THAT,YOU STILL HAVE AGBORKEM SOMTHING GERMAN IN SW, WHICH MEAN WE SHARE A GERMAN TERRITORY TOGHETER, WE GONNA FIGHT TILL THE LAST MAN…THANK YOU BUHARI

  2. Sunshine

    January 8, 2018 at 10:40 PM

    Jackie highlighted the truth about the present situation in Ambasonia. biya, the blood thirsty president of french cameroun, la republic du Cameroun connived with dignitaries of the commonwealth, the UN to look the other way as he continues his killing spree, maiming and imprisonment of Southern Cameroonians for simply asking peacefully that he addresses their concerns. Before the end of 2017, biya declared war on us forcing many of Ambasonians to take cover in Nigeria as refugees. He is killing and burning homes now while the UN watches with glee. Ambasonians are dying by biya’s bullets and will continue to die since his only solution to political problems is the gun. We better die than continue to be slaves of biya or La republique due cameroun. We need a referendum NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We can’t co-exist with this evil regime!!

  3. Laquinez Amanda

    January 8, 2018 at 10:40 PM

    Thank God we still got some good people on earth…

    We pray more people add their voices so Southern Cameroon be completely liberated from LRC

  4. Malis

    January 9, 2018 at 1:00 AM

    We shall prevail.

    There is no turning back at all, nothing can stop us.

  5. Atem Bakia

    January 9, 2018 at 1:21 AM

    We are not the same people.

  6. Tawe

    January 9, 2018 at 6:30 AM

    The cry of this lady is like the second coming of Christ i can imagine somebody of a different nationality feeling our pain more than some of us.Voices of this nature will increase pressure to Mr Biya and his allies.Let’s take this as a forward ever and continue with the struggle.

  7. Ruphy

    January 9, 2018 at 3:39 PM

    If the UN and other European powers will redressed the pain they have put the people of Southern Cameroons over 56years where they were denied the privileged of becoming an automous state, then the UN will have to organised a referendum to decide the future of the present Southern Cameroons by initiating the core questioned they rejected on the people that is, becoming an independent state.

    This only can they do to save the people they have kept for over 56years in bondge. A referendum will be the only Good Faith for the Anglophones in Cameroon.

    We want our freedom to independence
    Give it to us
    This will ask in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ
    Amen.

    Thank you madam for inciting the UN on this issue.

  8. George

    January 9, 2018 at 6:20 PM

    I encourage all Ambazonians. Go to the Guardian webpage there you can answer the letter of Jacky Fearnly. Further write to your local or national newspapers (if you are in the diaspora). More than before we have to make noise.

  9. Paul Ebai

    January 10, 2018 at 2:14 PM

    The lady is repeating part of my posting
    but i refuse anh referandum. there wasnt any union but an invasion and occupation
    by cameroun military. no treaty was signed. soo the whole charade was null and void. southern cameroons have declared restoration of their ambazonia
    state. the international community can only force cameroun to withdraw from ambazonia by recognizing it and giving it the mikitary and diplomatic support. stop
    this childish merry go round referandum here. whos kidding who. 3 referandum. for what?

  10. Papito

    January 11, 2018 at 3:47 PM

    Fools

  11. TYTY

    January 12, 2018 at 9:06 AM

    ok

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USA Breitbart News Network Calls Out Cameroon’s 85-Year-Old President 7th Term Run As Massacres Grow

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Cameroon’s 85-Year-Old President Wants a 7th Term as Massacres Grow

Breitbart News Network  is a far-right syndicated American news, opinion and commentary news founded in mid-2007 by conservative commentator Andrew Breitbart. It is widely read in America with over 45 million monthly readers. It forms one of those tabloits that elected President Donald Trump and it is daily read by Trump himself. In this richly written article, Breibart did ,not shy away from calling out the so-called Anglophone Cameroon by its real name as Southern Cameroons, it also shames and mocks Mr. Biya 7th term run for office as massacres grows in the Cameroons. BaretaNews brings you the article in full. Read on

 

The U.S. State Department on Monday condemned the release of a video appearing to show soldiers in Cameroon killing a woman and infant, among others.  As President Paul Biya, 85, prepares to run for a seventh term as president, foreign governments and human rights organizations are increasingly sounding the alarm on growing violence between French and English speakers in the country.
Biya announced that he would seek a seventh term as president on Friday, having clocked 36 years as the nation’s head of state in which most of the country, but not those in government, have experienced a significant economic decline. Should Biya win the election, he will be 92 years old by the time his latest term ends. Another significant issue with Biya’s rule is that he does not live in Cameroon for much of the year, preferring Switzerland to his own country. The New York Times noted this week that Biya has spent 4.5 of his 36 years in office abroad, even though his country faces major economic challenges, regular terrorist attacks on the part of neighboring Nigeria’s Boko Haram, and growing strife between francophone and anglophone Cameroonians.

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Joint Commanders of Restoration Forces Issue Ultimatum to Ambazonian MPs in La Republique du Cameroun

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Joint Commanders of Restoration Forces Issue Ultimatum to Ambazonian MPs in La Republique du Cameroun

BaretaNews has now confirmed a Joint declaration by commanders of Ambazonian Restoration forces in the homeland, requesting Ambazonian Members of Parliament (MPs) represented in the National Assembly of La Republique du Cameroun to resign and walk out of the foreign parliament. The declaration which was done in Kumba, economic headquarters of the Southern Zone of Ambazonia on July 14, 2018, gives the MPs an ultimatum of seven days to quit the colonial assembly and wait for when they’ll be requested to reconvene in Buea.

BaretaNews has been able to talk with 8 commanders on the ground and 5 confirmed being aware of and were part of those who came out with the declaration/ultimatum. 3 others however noted that, they weren’t part of those who signed the declaration but they however agree and abide with the content, as it seek to foster the revolution and save the lives of the Ambazonian people.

According to the commanders, the blood of innocent Ambazonian citizens cannot continue to flow on the streets of Ambazonia, while the so-called MPs, who claim to be the people’s representatives sit and watch without any major action. Worst among these MPs are those of the CPDM who have completely sold their consciences and have deliberately sealed their mouths. They are therefore called upon to hold themselves responsible for whatever befalls them after the expiration of the ultimatum.

A group of these colonial MPs such as Honorable Joseph Mbah Ndam, Hon. Fusi Namukong, Hon. Joseph Wirba among many others had last year made public statements to the effect that they were resigning or pulling out from the colonial parliament. Among these group of MPs, only the fire spitting Hon. Wirba meant what he said, as he has not been seen anywhere around the colonial parliament ever since his declaration.

The others had since returned to the Yaoundé glass house, making many failed attempts to get the conflict discussed in the lawmaking chamber. Their voices have been deliberately ignored for the past two years. While the US Congress, the Nigerian, German, British and even the EU Parliaments have all discussed the conflict and requested for an inclusive dialogue on the root causes of the conflict, the matter has remained a taboo subject in the occupier’s house of assembly.

On the September 22, 2017 and October 1, 2017, the Ambazonian people went out with peace plants requesting for their rights and pleading with these MPs to learn from history and walk out of the colonial assembly in order to shortened the revolution. Unfortunately, the people were deceived by these MPs.

At this juncture where the colonial regime has unleased its war machinery at the people, maiming and killing innocent civilians, it has become more than expedient for these MPs to leave the colonial institution or face the anger of the people, whom they claim to represent. Like the Joint Commanders declared, it is now an issue of BLOOD and IRON. No individual shall be allowed again to legitimize this act of colonialism and toil with the lives and destinies of more than 8 million Ambalanders.

 

Below is the full version of the declaration.

Declaration of the Joint Commanders of all Ambazonia Liberation Forces to MPs & Senators of our Land

We, Commanders of all units of liberation forces affiliated to all Ambazonian organizations in this Southern Cameroons struggle, have this July 14 2018 solemnly made this declaration and we want all those concerned to take note that until all of us are killed, we shall implement this engagement, so please take us seriously as take the public as witness that we warned you before acting.

Everyone has seen that for almost two years today, some people who call themselves our elected representatives have failed to listen to us who they claim elected them to Parliament and to the Senate. We therefore understand that truly they were never meant to represent us, that only Paul Biya, their families and their stomachs matter to them.

We also want to observe, that on the 22 of September 2017, some of them took us for their fools by claiming they were resigning and afterwards, we saw them dancing in Parliament to earn their salaries. Of course, they can all agree with us today that the Parliament of Pa Paul Biya can never discuss our problem. That is why we have come to the decision below.

All Parliamentarians and Senators that hail from Ambazonia have exactly 7 days from this July 14, 2018 to present their official resignation letters to the press and everywhere else and then wait for an official program to convene in Buea to start the Ambazonian House of Assembly under our protection. Beyond this date, anyone who would not have complied WILL be considered an armed terrorist soldier of LRC and shall be dealt with the way we have been dealing with them. No political party is exempted and this decision shall not be appealed. We simply pray that these greedy people do not tempt us, else what the terrorist BIR of Yaounde did to one family in Widikum will befall them. The time for games is over. Now is the time for BLOOD AND IRON to determine the course of our struggle.

We are reiterating that after July 21, no one should blame us for what will happen.

It is our wish that all will comply and on time. Meantime, we urge the following women: Emma Lafon, Regina Mundi, Monjoa Lifaka, Agnes Ntube, Ngala Esther and Meyali Meboka who we believe know the pains of child birth, but who have been quiet as our brothers and sisters are being slaughtered to take the lead, else no one in their lineage WILL EVER LIVE to say what would have happened to them.

We have spoken and so shall it be.

Done in Kumba on the 14 July 2018.

The Joint Commanders of Ambazonia Liberation Forces.

 

James Agbor

BaretaNews Political Analyst

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Continuous Targeted Killings in Southern Cameroons Under the Silent Watch of those that Matter

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Continuous Targeted Killings in Southern Cameroons Under the Silent Watch of those that Matter

The targeted killing of young men, women and children in Southern Cameroons /Ambazonia by the terrorist colonial forces of La Republique du Cameroun have intensified in the last week with the ruthless massacre of 15 Ambazonians in Tiben, Batibo, a brother to the Fon of Mbiame in Bui and five students of the University of Bamenda, all in the Northern Zone of Ambazonia, making a total of at least 21 executions within the just ended week.

At least, 28 innocent Ambazonians were also shot in Kumba, Bombey (along the road the Buea-Kumba road), Muyuka, and Muea by the terrorist forces from Yaoundé. Almost 20 elderly people sustained gun shot injuries. Just early this morning of Sunday July 15, 2018 the terrorist forces were firing into homes beside the road in Mile 16 Buea, targeting civilians in their sleep.

All these massacres are taking place under the silent watch of all those who matter at the international scene, and at a time the colonial terrorist claims to be preparing a so-called humanitarian plan for the affected people of Ambazonia. In trying to defend its massacre of innocent civilians, the colonial terrorist claimed they were responding to attacks from Ambazonian restoration forces.

They boasted to have neutralize 6 of the Ambazonian restoration forces but all evidences point to the fact that these were innocent citizens, some of whom were shot right in front of and inside their own houses. In some cases, locally made guns were placed on the executed bodies to take pictures as prove. The specific case of a mentally deranged young man executed in Kumba and his corpse framed up with a den gun is conspicuous.

The Center for Human Rights and Democracy in Africa (CHRDA) headed by Barrister Dr. Nkongho Felix Agbor-Balla, confirmed these massacres with a detailed report on the cases in Batibo and the University of Bamenda. According to the CHRDA report, the terrorist soldiers of La Republique got news that there was a training camp of the Restoration forces in Tiben village of Batibo Sub Division and they targeted the locality with the aim of eliminating members of the camp.

“They entered the village at about 7a.m. on Thursday morning while the villagers were preparing to go and sell their goods and merchandise at the Widikum weekly market, a neighboring locality to Tiben ​. Failing to meet the ADF, they started shooting sporadically in the air causing panic and fear in the villagers. In the midst of the commotion, some of the villagers escaped to the bush. A notable and shocking scenario was the killing of a teacher Mr. Tebit Evans Chick ​ and 7 members of his family.” A section of the report said.

The 15 massacred include 7 men, 5 women and 3 children (all girls), while one of the victims identified as Mrs Abang Mary was severely injured.

On the execution of five students of the University of Bamenda, CHRDA investigations revealed that:

“…on Wednesday night when the students were in their hostels. Neighbors, students, also say that night; they saw military men ordering students to come out of their hostels (The name of the hostel gotten was Elisam Hostel situated around the police station) which they did. They were asked to first present their identity cards, which they did. Later ordered to sit on the floor and later on asked to stand and walk towards the soldiers who out rightly hot and killed these students (execution style). Early the next morning, they went to see what had happen, but unfortunately, they couldn’t find their fellow mates at the hostel.”

“That morning, it was discovered at the Regional Hospital in Bamenda that five (5) bodies (all young men) were brought in the hospital without any identification. Parents of BILLY KARI, one of the victims, were contacted by the students of the hostel on the happenings of yesternight. The parents came and searched for him everywhere, they went to the police station but on getting there, were told to go look for him in the mortuary. On getting to the hospital, there discovered and identified that one of the bodies brought to the hospital without any identification is their son- Billy Karri, a student studying Urban Planning, in the University of Bamenda.”

Despite the fact that the truth about these massacres is already in the national and international media, the colonial terrorist regime has not stopped in its diabolical plans to hide their crimes. They have resorted to forcing the families of the massacred victims at gun point to sign undertakings at the mortuaries, stating that their family members were killed by Ambazonian restoration forces.

BaretaNews continues to call on the global community and those responsible for the prevention of this ongoing genocide to sit up to their responsibilities. The conspiracy of silence is proving to be testimony of compliance to these targeted killings and it is high time men and women of good conscience in the world rose up to their responsibilities and stop this carnage.

Ambazonians continue to state that the colonial terrorist regime doesn’t have the monopoly of violence. The people have already been pushed to the wall enough. In the past months, they have through the Ambazonia Restoration forces been defending themselves against all odds. However, the continuous silence of the world is forcing the people to go beyond just defending themselves but also going on the offensive.

Enough is Enough. The bloody regime can never succeed in using force to continuously enslave Ambazonians after 57 years. Never again, not with this revolutionary enlightened generation. The people have chosen to fight till the last man standing.

 

James Agbor

BaretaNews Political Analyst.

 

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