University of Pretoria’s Center for Human Rights Weighs in on Genocide in Ambazonia

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University of Pretoria’s Center for Human Rights Weighs in on Genocide in Ambazonia

The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law of the University of Pretoria, South Africa, through its director has expressed grave worries over the ongoing genocide in Ambazonia, orchestrated by the blood sucking regime of La Republique du CameroUn (LRC), and the sheer silence of the international community.

In a press statement signed on June 11, 2018 by Prof Frans Viljoen, Director of the center, he raised an international alarm on the crimes against humanity that have been and are being committed in the Federal Republique of Ambazonia, by the terrorist forces from Yaounde.

Following non-violent actions in the English-speaking regions of Cameroon against the government’s policy of assimilation and discrimination towards that community, the Cameroonian government in October 2016 started brutal crackdowns on peaceful protesters. Since then, the region has witnessed excessive use of force, extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearance, arbitrary detention under deplorable conditions, and restrictions on speech and movement. These violations have led to the displacement of a significant number of Cameroonians to Nigeria and thousands of internally displaced persons.” He noted

The Center for Human Rights, also condemns the regime’s repeated denial of many requests by international human rights and humanitarian bodies like the U.N, Amnesty International and others, to have full access into Ambazonia for a first-hand assessment of the situation. It is on this basis that they…

 “welcome the decision by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights contained in its Resolution on the Human Rights Situation in Cameroon of May 2018, to undertake a promotion mission to Cameroon”

The human rights body, further calls on the colonial regime of LRC to declare an end to its aimless war in Ambazonia, pull out its troops, release all citizens illegally arrested and detain in colonial gulags as a result of the revolution, and engage in meaningful talks with the recognized leaders of Ambazonia. According to the rights crusader, this should be done, while respecting all internationally ratified legal instruments on human and people’s rights. The human rights body also notes that it has submitted a complaint to the UN Commission on Human Rights in relation to the ongoing atrocities.

In concluding, the commission stressed the need for urgent action, stating that, two opportunities for engagements on the revolutionary conflict present themselves at the international Scene in the near future – The upcoming African Union Summit from June 27 to July 4, 2018, and the upcoming regular Human Rights Council, starting on June 18, 2018.


James Agbor

BaretaNews Political Analyst

Otto Ama


  1. Peter Limbu

    June 13, 2018 at 12:53 PM

    Is pretoria safer than Cameroon? A place where you kill as you wish. Lets duscuss countries that respects human right like USA,UK not South Africa. Come on guys publish whats sensible.

    • Pompidou Mensah

      June 13, 2018 at 9:08 PM

      Because Pretoria is not safe means that a human rights activist can’t write about human rights? US Britain you talk about use their police to kill unarmed blackmen. Trump is abusing refugees Britain, Europe are torturing Muslims. Human Rights Violations must be condemned worldwide by decent people.

      • Jojo

        June 14, 2018 at 1:50 AM

        @Pompidou that is not the point. Show me how this guy came to this conclusion. Did he travel to Cameroon and see first hands what is happening or he just listen to your propaganda? According to BaretaNews, 50 to 200 LRC military are kill everyday, why this guy is not condemning this atrocities? Or you believe as him that some lifes are more valuable than others?

  2. Ebai Roland

    June 14, 2018 at 1:07 PM

    I see a lot of bias reporting on this platform. Cameroonians should condem the killing of innocent civilians as well as armed civilians killing the army. If Ambazonians jubilate the killing of soldiers that implies soldiers should jubilate the killing of civilians also?The point im making here is for both camps to drop their arms if there was a possibility.I feel sorry for my people dying, yet the government is signing dodgy gas deals to use the money and the army. Forget mentioning UK, US etc they are all same. They want resources, they want our wealth. They are allies with France. They will always stand by France for the resources. Scratch my back I scratch your back. This struggle needs divine intervention not all these media propaganda. God save English Cameroon in particular and Cameroon as a whole.peace is better than war.Bless!


      June 14, 2018 at 3:33 PM

      @Ebai Roland



  3. Ebai Roland

    June 14, 2018 at 5:18 PM

    @ Bamenda Boy. I cant waste my time to address you as I deem you to be a lunatic not just from what you have written now but from lots of other threads. I see you are an active social media socialite but you watch the things you say especially when you disguise as a Bamenda Boy. Bamenda boy that writes Jargon english like u?you are a Francophone so shush!!😷😷😷

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