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Remembering 1993 AAC1: The Preamble, Buea Declaration

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As a result of the calling of another All Anglophone Conference termed Anglophone General Conference, BaretaNews shall present in pieces the Buea declaration made in April, 1993 when over 5000 Anglophones met in Buea. What has changed that warranted the new calls from Christain Cardinal Tumi and Dr. Munzu should be the Judge of the people of Southern Cameroons. We begin with this part:

 

THE BUEA DECLARATION
Issued by the ALL ANGLOPHONE CONFERENCE
Held At Buea On 2nd and 3rd April, 1993.

IN THE NAME OF THE ALMIGHTY GOD FROM WHOM ALL LIFE, WISDOM, POWER, GLORY AND PROTECTION PROCEED:
WE, THE PEOPLE OF ANGLOPHONE CAMEROON, represented by over five Thousand Delegates drawn from the thirteen Divisions of our Territory (Boyo, Bui, Donga-Mantung, Fako, Kupe –Manenguba, Lebialem, Manyu, Meme, Menchum, Mezam, Momo, Ndian, Ngokitunjia) and from all over the rest of Cameroon, among whom, Elder Statesmen and Senior Citizens, Traditional Rulers, Religious and Spiritual Leaders, Leaders of Political Parties, Members of Parliament and of the Economic and Social Council, Farmers, Workers, Students and Elites of all Professions, meeting at Mount Mary Maternity Centre in the historic town of Buea from the 2nd day to the 3rd day of April 1993 in an All Anglophone Conference for the purpose of adopting a common Anglophone stand for the announced national debate on constitutional reform and of examining several other matters related to the welfare of Ourselves, our Posterity, our Territory and the entire Cameroon Nation,

DO SOLEMNLY MAKE THE DECLARATION herein contained for which we offer the following justification:

TODAY, NO GROUP OF PEOPLE who freely chose to join a political Union would want to be treated as a captive people. In 1961 the people of Southern Cameroons through a United Nations-supervised plebiscite decided to enter into a political Union with the people of La Republique du Cameroun whom they considered as their brothers and fellow countrymen. They did so, by the grace of God, FREELY and without the involvement or participation of the people of La Republique du Cameroun. Their aspiration was to establish a unique Federation on the continent of Africa, and to evolve a bicultural society in which the distinct heritage of each of the partners to the union would flourish. We believed that such a lofty goal could be achieved. During these past thirty-two years, however, our common experience in the Union leaves us in no doubt that far from attaining theses ends; we have become a people with a problem. Our problem, which the intolerant and hypocritical attitude of our Francophone brothers would rather suppress, springs from a breach of trust on the part of Francophone leadership and from a lack of openness in matters of public interest. Within these thirty-two years, our Union accord has been violated. We have been disenfranchised, marginalized, and treated with suspicion. Our interests have been disregarded.

Our participation in national life has been limited to non-essential functions. Our natural resources have been ruthlessly exploited without any benefit accruing to our territory or to its people. The development of our territory has been negligible and confined to areas that directly or indirectly benefit Francophones. Through manoeuvres and manipulations, we have been reduced from partners of equal status in the Union to the status of a subjugated people.

The common values, vision, and goals which we share as a people and those of our Francophone partners in the Union are different, and clearly cannot blend within the framework of a Unitary state such as was imposed on us in 1972. We are by nature pacifist, patient and tolerant and have demonstrated those qualities since we came into this Union. Our Francophone brothers believe in brutalising, torturing, maiming and assassinating dissenters. They have raped our women and daughters and used hand and rifle grenades against peaceful demonstrators. We find such barbarism alien to us and short of the civilised standards of all democratic societies.

We subscribe fully to the Voltairean dictum that: “I wholly disapprove of what you say, but will defend to death your right to say it”. Our idea of freedom of expression and of the press leads us to believe in the open discussion of public issues that affect our lives. Our Francophone brothers suppress freedom of expression and practice censorship of the press. The democratic principle of majority rule the minority rights leads us to believe in the rights and freedoms of the minority. Successive Francophone-led Regimes in this country have pursued a policy of assimilation aimed at wiping out our identity. Thus, our vision of a bicultural society has become an illusive, unattainable goal, and will remain so unless and until we devise a better framework within which this aspiration can find expression.

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  1. Sunshine

    July 27, 2018 at 10:44 PM

    If Munzu-Tumi have new ideas that were not presented in the 1993 ACC1 to biya’s criminal regime in Yaounde, they should communicate them now to Ambazonians before we hold ACC3. The criminal regime in Yaounde regards Ambazonias as slaves and fools. They continue to kill us with aid from france and want us to run around trying to assuage them. We are not slaves and fools this third time around!!! The war biya declared has already taken 11,000 Ambazonian lives including those in prisons, bushes, displaced and in exile. This very day biya continues his killing spree (genocide) on armless Ambazonians in Bui, Boyo, Mamfe and Kumba.

    Munzo – Tumi should go meet biya and ask him why another ACC when he never responded to ACC1. The problems then are the very problems now-why should be believe a criminal fraud and a lier like biya? For now, my thanks to Ambazonian self defense forces because were it not for them biya would have already killed all of us.

    • Shillah

      July 29, 2018 at 1:04 AM

      Chiefs terrorists ambafool scammer killers

  2. Malis

    July 28, 2018 at 5:09 AM

    Munzu should quikly organized an AFC I (All Franchphone Conference I) and a
    BOC (Biya Only Conference I) and tell Biya and his supporters that WE Ambazonians said:

    1) WATA NA WATA.
    2) YOU SHOT ME, I SHOT YOU
    3) WERE DEM DE, MAKE DEM COME
    4) THE MOST HIGH GOD IS THE WATCHMAN OF THE AMBAZONIAN NATION

    Ambazonia rises, never to fall.
    Long Live The Federal Republic Of Ambazonia.

    • Freedom Fighter

      July 28, 2018 at 5:56 PM

      I love you idea Malis. Couldn`t have said it better. U rock.

    • Shillah

      July 29, 2018 at 1:01 AM

      Chiefs killer, u graffi cam no go we will chase u out of our sawa land. Terrorists. Ur days r numbered

    • Shillah

      July 29, 2018 at 1:03 AM

      Chiefs killer, ur days r numbered. Now baraliar doesn’t publish the death of our chief. Don’t worry we will chase u out of our sawa land all of u ambazozo terrorists

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Kofi Annan: His Death, SCNC, Biya, The West And Ambazonia

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Kofi Annan: His Death, SCNC, Biya, The West And Ambazonia.

Kofi Annan, in memoriam

We have received news this morning of the passing away of Kofi Annan, a son of Ghana and Africa, a statesman of the world. We salute the memory of Kofi Annan who personally achieved many things, including recognition as a Nobel Peace laureate in 2001.

Kofi Annan brings up many memories for us. He worked for a negotiated settlement of the Bakassi conflict. Our forerunners in the struggle lobbied him intensely on case of the annexation of Southern Cameroons by La Republique du Cameroun. Mr Annan even visited Cameroun to discuss our situation. His advice to Biya to initiate negotiation failed.

Being a son of Africa, Annan hoped that Paul Biya will work with the SCNC and other groups to adjust the state peacefully and resolve the root cause of the problem. But he left and nothing changed. Biya duped him. Biya promised him that dialogue will ensue and Mr Annan played his own part of the bargain to not criticise LRC much, to give Cameroun the chance to fix its mess. Lai lai to lai lai, nothing happened. Biya pretended to listen. He ignored him. But sadly too, Kofi Annan had failed to learn from his past failure. As Under Secretary General of the UN in charge of peacekeeping operations, Annan had failed to stop the Rwandan genocide, in which 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were murdered in 100 days. Mr Annan was also in charge when 8,000 Moslems were massacred in a UN safe area by Serbian forces.

Mr Annan was to some extent let down by the West. But he did publicly recognised that he could have done more to prevent those dark moments from occurring in our world.

Fast forward two decades. Successive batches of UN and world leaders have failed to address the case of the Southern Cameroons. Here we are today – in conflict, our people being murdered by troops loyal to the man whom Kofi Annan trusted, our women being raped, a genocide developing in our land, hundreds of thousands of our people displaced.

Biya scammed Kofi. Unfortunately, the story of this bloody struggle would be insincere without stating the obvious failure of the one African who held the office that could have saved our people from this mess and also preserve the husbands of the several women who are now widows on LRC’s side.

But Mr Annan knows the value of independence. Speaking about Ghana’s independence to a group in 2012 in Canada, he declared, “I walked away as a young man believing change is possible, even radical revolutionary change.”

The people of #Ambazonia #SouthernCameroons should take the hint from Mr Annan’s quote above.

As we mourn a great statesman of the world, a son of Africa, the world should seize the opportunity to examine one of the burning issues where they failed to empower Koffi to resolve the annexation of Southern Cameroons Ambazonia by Cameroun which has now turned into conflict and Africa’s fastest growing humanitarian crisis.

Biya duped Kofi. We hope Antonio Guttieres will reflect on this.

The independence of Ambazonia is non negotiable.

Mark Bareta

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Restoration Forces Arrest Extortionists In Bui

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Restoration Forces Arrest Extortionists In Bui

BaretaNews sister platform Scandy Media is reporting that Restoration forces in Bui have arrested two notorious suspects for questioning.. Scandy Media mentioned that these two civilians were part of a gang operating in Bui moving from village to village, house to house terrorizing Ambazonians and at the same time collecting guns, huge sums of money, breaking into homes and stealing, threatening and blackmailing the population while addressing themselves as Amba Boys. The arrest of these individuals is part of the huge campaign by the ASC to root out those who have taken advantage of the God ordained revolution.

Scandy Media writes further:

“…The recent village has been Kitiwum precisely in Shukov kale where a family was attacked 2 days ago and a ransom asked if not their home would be set ablaze. Another women still in Kitiwum was attacked and kidnapped until 1 million was collected . Last two weeks we heard of similar incidents in kikaikom, and a week ago was Nseh…Our Restoration forces have been tracking down these groups and Scandy media has been reliably informed that there exist more than two of such groups as well as individuals calling themselves Amba boys.When ASC got the complains, they were obliged to share the self defense code of conduct to let our people know and understand that Ambazonian self defense forces do not kill their people, they protect them, they do not break into people’s homes, nor kidnap. They do not ask for ransom nor oblige people to give. People donate freely to them..”

BaretaNews adds that this phenomenon is seen also in Meme, Fako, Mbonge etc. Some civilians have taken upon themselves to pretend that they are Amba boys (Self Defense Forces), meanwhile they go about harassing the population. Just last week the ASC made known an email and phone numbers for people who are faced with this aspect to contact them so that legitimate self defense groups in that county can be contacted to track down those carrying out these illegal acts. We also understand that Yaounde through Atanga Nji have been using civilians to create fake groups.

It is the position of BaretaNews  that this campaign must intensify in other areas, those caught MUST NOT BE SPARED. The revolution must again be sanitised of these agents of darkness from within and without us. In fact, the upcoming Washington, DC must come out with a white paper that creates a Restoration Police Force amongst the self defense forces whose job must be to ensure that this new found waves of harassment and extortion of our people comes to an end.

In a war like ours, these things are bound to happen as rule of law breaks down, however, it is our responsibility, especially the restoration forces to Ensure that these acts are brought to a bare minimum or not in existence at all.The state of our revolution is strong.

Mark Bareta

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Yaoundé Terrorist Forces Declare Full Scale War on Hospitals & Medical Personnel in Ambazonia

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Yaoundé Terrorist Forces Declare Full Scale War on Hospitals & Medical Personnel in Ambazonia

The war declared by the colonial President of Cameroun, Paul Biya, on the people of Southern Cameroons continue to escalate, with the terrorist forces of French Cameroon intensifying their genocidal atrocities on the innocent people. If the activities of the past week are anything to go by, then it wouldn’t be wrong to conclude that the terrorist colonial regime through it foot soldiers in Ambazonia has declared war on hospitals and medical personnel.

The week saw multiple targeted attacks on medical infrastructure and personnel in different localities across the war tone territory by the Yaoundé trained terrorists. This of course led to loss of lives and destruction of medical facilities and properties.

It all began some two months ago with when the Yaoundé terrorists attack and ransacked a local health unit in Ikiliwindi, Meme County, Southern Zone of Ambazonia, destroying the facility and manhandling the staff present. Their crime was that, they were allegedly offering their services to wounded Ambazonian Independence Restoration fighters. Today, the health facility is abandoned and the local population have resorted to traditional medical practices.

The next point of attack by the terrorists was the Government Integrated Heath Unit in Bafia, Muyuka local government of Fako County. The French Cameroun terrorist had attacked the facility shooting heavily with machine guns targeting hospitalized citizens and staff. Many patients and staff were wounded as they scamper for safety, while those who could not run gave themselves to fate. The medical facility now lies in ruins as the personnel have joined other residents in the bushes as they run for their lives.

Hospital personnel in Lebialem have also come under repeated attacks from the colonial terrorists, with the arrest and brutal murder of a popular nurse in a popular Catholic Mission hospital in the county. Other hospital workers in that county have all deserted their work stations and now seek refuge in the cities of Kumba and Buea.

Last week, still in the Southern Zone, a local government health unit in Mbonge, Meme County, the colonial terrorists attacked and burned down an integrated health unit. A sick victim who was unable to get up from his hospital bed and run for safety was burned to dead. The crime of the facility and its managers is that they have been allegedly treating wounded Ambazonian fighters.
The situation is not different in the Northern Zone of Ambazonia. In Belo, Boyo County. Colonial terrorists have in multiple occasions attacked and harassed staff of the Mbingo Baptist hospital on grounds that they have been secretly offering their services to Ambazonian fighters.

The Batibo District Hospital is also said to have been shut down with staff on the run after the colonialists invaded the hospital brutalizing patients and staff, and accusing them of treating restoration forces. Other local health centers within the Momo County have also been shut down, while some have been completely burned down to ashes.

In Mbengwi, In Mbengwi, still in Momo County, a medical doctor identified as Njong Patrick and his wife Azah Nancy, a nurse were executed by the Biya forces in ISIS style, as they returned from work on a Motobike. The murdered health personnel were heads two different medical facilities. The Acha Tugi Hospital, which is the biggest hospital in Momo County and managed by the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon has also been deserted by staff after the colonial terrorists invade the facility seeking to arrest staff and patients with gunshot wounds.

In one of the most recent cases an ambulance transporting patients between Mbingo Baptist Hospital and the Bamenda General Hospital was targeted by colonial terrorist and spayed with bullets leaving a nurse seriously injured. The Nurse according to sources is still receiving treatment in a local hospital in Bamenda.

” It very fortunate that the shootings started when the bus was on its way from Mbingo after patients had been deposited. The casualties would have been more,” a source told a local television Equinox tv.
Since the beginning of the senseless war, many young men with gunshot wounds uptrained during the peaceful protests of September 22, and October 1st 2017 have been pulled out of hospital beds and executed on grounds that they are Ambazonian fighters.
It is therefore not only a war against the sovereign people of Ambazonia, the terrorist regime is going further to attacked institutions protected under International Law during the periods of war.

In the face of all these, one can only ask; even if these health facilities are offering services to Ambazonian fighters, what is wrong in them offering these services? Don’t they have the right to offer treatment to any wounded individual during a war like this?

Why have the colonial terrorists been going to these same hospitals for treatment when they are also wounded? A good numbr of them are offered first aid treatment in some of these hospitals before being ferried to their territories of Douala and Yaoundé through helicopters.

Let the colonial terrorists continue with their war crimes, with the hope that it will weaken the Ambazonian people to give up the revolution. They fail, this is a do or die movement. It is unstoppable and the people have made up their minds to live free or die. Ambazonia shall not only be free, but the colonial regime shall pay a heavy price for all these destruction after the revolution.

Agbor James

BaretaNews Political Analyst

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