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Southern Cameroons Independence Struggle: France Enters the Fray Directly

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Southern Cameroons Independence Struggle: France Enters the Fray Directly

It is now about two years since the people of Southern Cameroons rose up to claim their stolen independence from a botched decolonization process. In 1961, rather than simply grant independence to the UN Trust Territory of Southern Cameroons entrusted to her her care, the British rather auctioned the people to France and washed off her hands. Ever since then, Southern Cameroonians have been cheated, maltreated, dehumanized and reduced to second class citizens, with no one coming to their rescue, not even the United Kingdom.

Towards the end of the year 2016, the embittered peoples through their lawyers and teachers felt enough was enough and started peaceful protests and sit-down strikes to demand a reversal of obnoxious policies and a return to the two-state federal system which conditioned the coming together of the two peoples. Rather than examine the demands peacefully in a way as to provide reasonable solutions, the Biya – led government opted for the use of force; they killed scores of young people, arrested hundreds others arbitrarily and detained them and eventually declared war on an armless people.

Faced with muscled resistance from a resilient population determined to protect their land and lives, the Cameroon government is now being directly assisted by France, with French soldiers reportedly fighting physically alongside soldiers of La République du Cameroun.

The involvement of French soldiers was first reported by a woman who told reporters that she was shot at by a Whiteman among soldiers of La République du Cameroun.

On the heels of that revelation, the French President dispatched his Secretary of state at the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne to Cameroon ftom the 28th to the 29th of June 2018 to talk about the crisis. At the same time, President Macron called Mr. Biya by telephone to dish out directives on how to annihilate the people of Southern Cameroons.

As if that were not enough, French President, Macron is reportedly in Nigeria at the time of writing this report to urge the Nigerian government to grant support to Yaounde at several levels, including military, logistics as well as building a military zone around the borders with Southern Cameroons to isolate, intimidate and possibly kill the male refugees hiding in the country in efforts to help Biya win the war.

While all this is happening, the African Union, the United Nations and other world bodies that should normally intervene to halt the hostilities have remained suspiciously silent.

Should Abuja cooperate, which will not be surprising viewing the treatment given to Southern Cameroons’ leaders who sought refugee protection there, then it will be a clear indication that the country is ready to support and promote a genocide in a neighboring state.

As the events unfold, the world is watching.

@Jakuroh

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  1. ebonie

    July 4, 2018 at 1:05 PM

    only patriotic SCs in this revolution will liberate their country,Macron has fake a pretend visit to a shine in Nigeria which is in fact to bribe and threaten Buhari to join forces with french Cameroon and kill SCs in Nigeria,Cameroon and the idea of Independence,France and many within the EU does not like blacks/ people of colour unfortunately many African leaders are frightful of the white man because they have been living as beggars,taking free hand out such as foreign aid, development aid,foreign projects etc,no develop country gives out free money,it is indirect colonisation,control.blackmail,African leaders and their regimes squandered these many free yearly money into private higher government officials pockets not to their impoverish people, as there is no accountability and most of their poor citizens know nothing about development aid,99.9 % of Africa leaders are unpatriotic, undemocratic crooks,money is greater than making their continent and people proud,
    the AU is toothless, corrupt just like in Africa states because it also get free money from developed nation, SCs will have to work hard to expose Macron France to the world media in order to be exposed about the SCs military interference in order to gain support from international sympathiser because there are many good people around the world who detest France unjust involvement in African

    • Steve

      July 4, 2018 at 5:02 PM

      The problem isn’t just Nigeria. Nigeria had its problems with Cameroon over the Bakassi Peninsula but Anglophone Cameroonians never gave any support to Nigeria all those years. Theyve kept mute until now. You also had the opportunity to remain as part of another Anglophone country Nigeria but you thought Francophone Cameroon would serve your interests better but since when has any country controlled by France protected the interest of Anglophone or Lusophone minorities. The whole point is to turn you into French speaking slaves of France. Anyway all that aside – this is really the offshoot of a European geopolitical mess which created Cameroon for the Germans and then as a result of their war in Europe split Cameroon between Britain and France. It beggars the question – should Africans really be killing themselves due to their colonial inheritance? I do not support what the largely French speaking government is doing to the Anglophone part of Cameroon but it is a very sad situation that Africans are oppressing and fighting each other based on their colonial inheritance. We are neither French nor English both languages are merely working languages and should be treated as such however France is bent on promoting it’s hegemony over its former African colonies and as such they will support French speaking Cameroon in this matter. Unfortunately you can’t call on Britain because unlike France Britain is very weak in Africa and her ex colonies maintain a more independent stance from Britain compared to La Francophone African countries.

      • Mbeuh

        July 5, 2018 at 4:00 AM

        @Steve

        You wrote quote, “…You also had the opportunity to remain as part of another Anglophone country Nigeria……”. That’s an insult to 8 million Ambazonians who were denied a choice of stand alone independence by the duo of Britain and the UN in 1961. In your myopic and ignorance view, we Ambazonians are ONLY good as subordinates to one country or another. How erroneous.

        I urge you to research a little more and you’ll see that the land, the population and the economy of what constitutes Southern Cameroons/Ambazonia today is far larger than those of tens of independent countries worldwide. There is therefore no reason or justification for the Federal Republic of Ambazonia (in the making) to be compelled into remaining a vassal of French speaking Etoudi and by proxy, France.

  2. Malis

    July 4, 2018 at 4:51 PM

    They have tried everything and it’s not working, this is their last move and it correspond with Wirba’s revelation. Every revelation has come to past, so will this too.

    France and LRC can’t figure out how we manage to do what we do. All their technology can’t help them.

    People who go around and terrorize, intimidate, oppress others into liking them, ends up living an illusion of having many friends. France and LRC have not yet realize that.

    Spiritually, in order to totally reverse what they did to us and free us for their bondage once and for all, the blood of the main actor that signed our enslavement, dehumanization, oppression, … must touch our soil. They must bring themselves back on the soil of Ambazonia and try to do what they did in the beginning, and finally that just happen.

    France is the last piece of the puzzle that we have been waiting for. Now, slowly the real thing is about to start.

    Spirituality is infinitely potent that any technology that man will ever developed for all technologies are just limited, time and space bounded abstract attempts of mimicking spirituality. What is coming, will not be visible, but it is something this world has never ever seen. We are entering the final phase of this struggle, we Ambazonians must prepare and be ready for we are in the process of crossing the real RED SEA (HUMAN BLOOD).

    A lot of life will be lost, but we will live forever in peace, there is no other way our.

  3. Pompidou Mensah

    July 5, 2018 at 12:21 AM

    Donald Trump can help us if we play our cards right. He hates Macron, he can build Trump hotels and develop tourism Macron will continue looting and underdevelopment. Let him bring white men to kill Africans, this is instant communications, let”s let black countries in the world know slavery is coming. Engage Brazil, Trinidad, Cuba all African Americans, contribute, no more den guns, let France kill everybody and 3 million in the diaspora.

  4. Daniel Kuma

    July 5, 2018 at 5:26 AM

    The truth is that there is time for everything. A time to live and a time to die. A time to work and a time to eat. A time to cry and a time to laugh. There has been a time for France to fool us and exploit African countries, and now is the time for France to have no access to Africa, and other countries in the world. I believe that France was the first country to start racism. France don’t want to see African countries progressing. The game called Pmuc, that’s tierce, was brought by France to frustrate Cameroonians. When results are 4-15-11-2-8, and many people win, France will change the results to 6-11-15-9-10, so that nobody will win. Let France not think that they can change the plan that GOD has for us. Our destiny is not Pmuc. Our destiny is in the hands of GOD, the spirit that no one can overcome. France should go back to Europe and be prepared to face judgement from GOD, because they will be punished like Sodom and Gomorrah. France must pay for the people that have been killed by hiding his face from the world. France is like a thief that when caught, he doesn’t want people to know. France will soon not be able to to cross the sea and enter Africa. GOD will punish them with many plaques for their evil plans. Short live France, long live Africa, long live our country.

  5. BAMENDA BOY

    July 5, 2018 at 3:31 PM

    @Steve

    thanks to much my dear brother ; when you go to go school in abroad you are reflected it.Leave all this homeless here ; pushing bandits/terrorists groups to kill ours owns parents but GOD KNOWS THE TRUTH.

    GOD BLESSES YOU STEVE

    I AM FROM SW AND CAMEROONIAN

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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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