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Cameroon Separatists Dismiss 'anglophone Special Status', Insist On Independence by Blue3k2: 1:17am On Dec 25, 2019
Armed separatist movements in Cameroon have dismissed the approval of a spacial status to Anglophone regions by the country’s parliament, insisting that only independence would satisfy them.

Parliament on Friday granted special status to the North West and South West English-speaking regions to try to calm a separatist insurgency that has killed 2,000 people.

The law, passed in a special session of parliament, says the Anglophone regions “benefit from a special status founded on their linguistic particularity and historic heritage”.

We want independence and nothing else.

It mentioned schools and the judiciary system as part of the special status — a delayed response to protests in 2016 by teachers and lawyers.

Conflict between Cameroon’s army and English-speaking militias seeking to form a breakaway state called Ambazonia began after the government cracked down violently on peaceful protesters complaining of being marginalised by the French-speaking majority.

The insurgency has forced half a million people to flee and presented President Paul Biya with his biggest threat in nearly 40 years of rule.

“This is a law unique in the world,” said senator Samuel Obam Assam, from the ruling Cameroon People’s Democratic Movement, the majority group in the Senate. “It is an answer to our fellow countrymen’s concerns.”

But Jean-Michel Nintcheu, a congressman from the main opposition party, said he did not believe the law would solve the crisis.

“The Anglophones, even the moderate ones, want a federal state. This law is not the result of a dialogue.. we were against it,” he said.

The reforms were recommended at the end of national talks organised by Biya in October to chart a way out of the conflict.

But separatists boycotted that dialogue, saying they would negotiate only if the government released all political prisoners and withdrew the military from the Northwest and Southwest.

“We want independence and nothing else,” said Ivo Tapang, a spokesman for 13 armed groups called the Contender Forces of Ambazonia.

He said the special status made no difference as no law passed in the Cameroonian parliament should be imposed in Ambazonia.

The roots of Cameroonian English speakers’ grievances go back a century to the League of Nations’ decision to split the former German colony of Kamerun between the allied French and British victors at the end of World War One.

REUTERS

https://www.africanews.com/2019/12/21/cameroon-separatists-dismiss-anglophone-special-status-insist-on-independence/

Re: Cameroon Separatists Dismiss 'anglophone Special Status', Insist On Independence by despi64(m): 1:21am On Dec 25, 2019
Nice
Re: Cameroon Separatists Dismiss 'anglophone Special Status', Insist On Independence by darkwan: 1:22am On Dec 25, 2019
biya must leave or end up like mugabe....
people are very angry....
Re: Cameroon Separatists Dismiss 'anglophone Special Status', Insist On Independence by darkwan: 1:24am On Dec 25, 2019
biya must leave and let the people themselves solve their issues....

this automie blabla is not going to work....
too much blood has already been spillt....
Re: Cameroon Separatists Dismiss 'anglophone Special Status', Insist On Independence by Classicdexy(m): 1:24am On Dec 25, 2019
Another version of ipob in Cameron?
Re: Cameroon Separatists Dismiss 'anglophone Special Status', Insist On Independence by gloriaunobi(f): 1:25am On Dec 25, 2019
I believe Buhari is learning from this ?
Re: Cameroon Separatists Dismiss 'anglophone Special Status', Insist On Independence by Blue3k2: 1:26am On Dec 25, 2019
“We want independence and nothing else,” said Ivo Tapang, a spokesman for 13 armed groups called the Contender Forces of Ambazonia.

Oh well you better win your war. President for life Biya isnt offering that. This best you guys will get unless federalism is pushed through. A war effort requires funding you're not getting.
Re: Cameroon Separatists Dismiss 'anglophone Special Status', Insist On Independence by darkwan: 1:26am On Dec 25, 2019
Classicdexy:
Another version of ipob in Cameron?

i tell you....

am startin to think so too,it makes no sense to stick to a map that europeans drew....
let people deceide themselves what they want....
Re: Cameroon Separatists Dismiss 'anglophone Special Status', Insist On Independence by darkwan: 1:30am On Dec 25, 2019
african map should be redrawn by africans themselves....!!
this is too much trouble....

how many cameroonian refugees are already in nigeria....??

nobody is happy with this maps....
i think au should step in and redraw all african borders without bloodshed before its too late....

or else,complete chaos....

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Re: Cameroon Separatists Dismiss 'anglophone Special Status', Insist On Independence by darkwan: 1:37am On Dec 25, 2019
let all black people go their separate ways....

i think its the best solution....
i dont think like a biafran,he doesnt think like me either....

i wrote in another thread,that i prefer ghanaians to biafrans....why is that....??

we think completly different....!!
this matter has surpassed religion or language....!!
Re: Cameroon Separatists Dismiss 'anglophone Special Status', Insist On Independence by Freestainworld(m): 1:37am On Dec 25, 2019
African leaders likes to play god, but freedom at last to the oppressed.
Re: Cameroon Separatists Dismiss 'anglophone Special Status', Insist On Independence by darkwan: 1:44am On Dec 25, 2019
Freestainworld:
African leaders likes to play god, but freedom at last to the oppressed.

was it not abraham that had the same issues too with his peoples....??

what was the solution....
everybody with different thinkin went their separate ways....!!

i dont remember the story in the bible that well no more....
Re: Cameroon Separatists Dismiss 'anglophone Special Status', Insist On Independence by Blue3k2: 1:55am On Dec 25, 2019
The roots of Cameroonian English speakers’ grievances go back a century to the League of Nations’ decision to split the former German colony of Kamerun between the allied French and British victors at the end of World War One.

It is interesting they could've voted to be Nigerians instead or independent if they were given option by colonial powers. It would make for interesting what if stories.

“The Anglophones, even the moderate ones, want a federal state. This law is not the result of a dialogue.. we were against it,” he said.

Im guessing the francophone out voted you.
Re: Cameroon Separatists Dismiss 'anglophone Special Status', Insist On Independence by darkwan: 2:12am On Dec 25, 2019
Blue3k2:


It is interesting they could've voted to been Nigerians instead or independent if they were given option by colonial powers. It would make for an interesting what if stories.




Im guessing the francophone out voted you.

no,the way i remember the story is,they were giving the option to either join nigeria or cameroon....
their was no option about independence....

and back then,all blacks just wanted to be free from europeans at all cost anyways....
soo,they didnt care....

and i remember readin some parts even joined nigeria....
Re: Cameroon Separatists Dismiss 'anglophone Special Status', Insist On Independence by panafrican(m): 3:00am On Dec 25, 2019
Independence for what ? because you speak English and other people are speaking French ? What a dumb move!
Make a country trilingual ( French, English and Bamileke or another native language ) and move on .
Re: Cameroon Separatists Dismiss 'anglophone Special Status', Insist On Independence by Blue3k2: 4:21am On Dec 25, 2019
panafrican:
Independence for what ? because you speak English and other people are speaking French ? What a dumb move!
Make a country trilingual ( French, English and Bamileke or another native language ) and move on .

The issue is about governance as the article explains. English and French are already official languages.
Re: Cameroon Separatists Dismiss 'anglophone Special Status', Insist On Independence by panafrican(m): 8:38am On Dec 25, 2019
Blue3k2:


The issue is about governance as the article explains. English and French are already official languages.
Paul Bya 's endless tenure is not an issue to English
speaking people in Cameroon only, it is also an issue to French speaking people.
So why separate?
Do you want those crooked international weapons smugglers to become rich again on African people's blood ?

Remember Katanga with Moise Tshombe' in the Congo
Re: Cameroon Separatists Dismiss 'anglophone Special Status', Insist On Independence by Blue3k2: 3:14pm On Dec 25, 2019
panafrican:

Paul Bya 's endless tenure is not an issue to English speaking people in Cameroon only, it is also an issue to French speaking people.
So why separate?
Do you want those crooked international weapons smugglers to become rich again on African people's blood ?

Remember Katanga with Moise Tshombe' in the Congo

Read the article some people want federalism abd others want independence to make their own decisions. It's similar to other independence movements. Freedom is free so blood will be spilled because a peaceful breakup isnt offered. Nigerians are the ones smuggling weapons anyway.

Re: Cameroon Separatists Dismiss 'anglophone Special Status', Insist On Independence by tck2000(m): 1:21pm On Dec 26, 2019
My Africa

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