Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Alarming sounds from Cameroon 2

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Alarming sounds from Cameroon


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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Images and video of protest and death in Cameroon














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Video of soldiers beating up girls and women in Cameroon

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Will Agbor Balla, Fontem Neba & Mancho Bibixy Regain Freedom On April 27 ?

Ever since the trial of three Anglophone activists, notably, Felix Agbor Balla,
Fontem Aforteka'a Neba and Mancho Bibixy opened in the Yaounde military court on Monday 13 February 2017,tongues are wagging as to whether the trio will be able to surmount the 8 count charge levied against them and regain their liberty. 

The trio is again expected in court on 27 April alongside 25 others. Their court appearance this time around will be coming against the back drop of increasing calls for them to be released. The UN Central Africa Representative ,Francois Lounceny Fall in his statement on April 13 said” I encouraged the Government to consider additional confidence-building measures to appease tensions, including the release of the Anglophone leaders, and the full restoration of internet services in the two regions”. 

He also met with people arrested and detained in connection with the situation in the north-west and south-west, including Felix Nkongho Agbor Balla and radio broadcaster Mancho Bibixy The charges against the detained include “acts of terrorism, hostility against the Fatherland, secession, revolution, insurgency, and contempt of the President of the Republic, contempt of the constituted bodies and civil servants, group rebellion, Civil war, dissemination of false news, apology for crimes.”.

The trial of the three activists was originally scheduled to begin on February 1 but was postponed. After preliminary proceedings on February 13 in which the three declared they were not guilty, the case was postponed once more until March 23 to allow the state to present its list of witnesses. "We haven't yet completed our investigations," the prosecutor said. "We are still registering victims."Defense lawyers have complained that the prosecution was flouting the law by failing to hand over their witness list five days before the start of the trial.

The Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium is an organization which backs secession and was recently outlawed by the government. Secessionists are calling for the establishment of an independent state called Southern Cameroons. More than 160 lawyers have lined up in sup


port of the defendants The trio is being tried under a 2014 anti-terrorism law.  Mancho Bibixy, is accused of being a leading secessionist in English-speaking Bamenda, which has become the epicenter of the protests against marginalization. Recently, some followers of the now incarcerated Anglophone activists have been calling for amnesty to be granted to them as a pre-condition for the strike to be called off.

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Women Accused of Promoting Boycott of Schools

Parents residing in the Limbe Municipality have been accused of supporting the strike actions and other crises going on in the North West and South West regions of the country by withholding their children from going to school even though it had been announced that there shall be effective resumption of classes by Ministerial order.

The accusation was made recently by the SDO for Fako,Zang III.The Senior
Divisional officer asked all the women and parents to shun fear and ensure that their children go back to school with immediate effect. He also highlighted the fact that the government is making efforts to put an end to all the crisis going on in the North West and South West regions of the country Reminding the population that women are the backbone of the family, the Fako boss encouraged the women to support the government’s action in resolving the crisis, adding the fact that children’s education and the pursuit of knowledge should not be compromised in the process.

The Government Delegate to the Limbe City Council, Andrew Motanga Monjimba frowned at the behavior of parents in the Limbe Municipality who are still preventing their children from going to school, saying that every child has the right to an education and should be allowed to gain access to knowledge in the classroom. He also encouraged the women to break all barriers in the job market spheres to prove themselves in a changing world of work and to reflect of the role of the woman in the society. Sir Andrew also reminded the women to encourage their male counterparts to send their children back to school, emphasizing the impotence of education and nation building.

It is worth noting that due to the crisis that affected the North West and South West Regions, parents have been withholding their children from going to school for fear of their kids being manhandled, despite ministerial order for the immediate and effective resumption of classes in the region.

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Anglophone Lawyers Divided Over Resumption Of Work On May 2

Anglophone lawyers are divided over the announced resumption of work on 2 May after a 6 months strike. Several lawyers have said they remain in doubt as if work will effectively resume. Barrister Christopher Ndong Nveh has said that Cameroon lawyers will resume work only if certain conditions are met. The respected man of law also revealed that “As long as our fellow lawyers and demonstrators are not released, we will not resume work.”

Barrister Christopher Ndong was reacting to a declaration made by B√Ętonnier, Jackson Ngnie Kamga. . Jackson Kamga stated that the decision was reached after an effective implementation of the recommendation of the Ad Hoc Committee that were addressed by Prime Minister Philemon Yang and approved by President Biya. Speaking of the recent decisions announced by the Minister of Justice, Laurent Esso, Barrister Ndong pointed out that the Justice Minister was merely playing games with the Anglophone lawyers. “You cannot make a mockery of lawyers.This means that these measures must go through a bill and table in the National Assembly to obtain a law. In this way, we will see the good faith of the government.” added Barrister Ndong.

But the President of the Cameroon Bar Council, Barrister Jackson Ngnie Kamga, told reporters on April 8, in Limbe, that his colleagues of the Northwest and Southwest Regions have resolved to resume work on May 2. He said he was just coming from Buea where he had been in conclave with 10 senior advocates from the Northwest and 10 from the Southwest Region led, respectively, by Barrister Luke Sendze and Barrister Eta Besong Jr; all former Bar Presidents. The Bar President in an interview stated that the lack of confidence between the Anglophone lawyers and Government, and the doubts expressed, lately, by some Anglophone lawyers to the genuineness of Government’s readiness to implement the decisions regarding the lawyers’ demands, as announced by the Minister of Justice over a week ago, was one of the main reasons why the lawyers were still reluctant to resume work.

The Bar President said the lawyers have also been insisting that Government must first release their detained colleagues and others in Yaounde before they can resume work and resume dialogue.But Kamga argued that since Government has also made some concessions, which is a sign of good faith, it was incumbent on the Anglophone lawyers to also show some magnanimity by resuming work. He said resuming work was going to give him the latitude to further his negotiations with Government to cause the release of their two colleagues, Barrister Agbor Balla and Walters Abadem. Besides the above named lawyers, there are also others like Barrister Robert Fon Nso, Professor Chia Martin, Mancho Bibixy, Dr. Fantom Neba, Ayah Paul Abine, Tim Finian, Atia Tilarious, Amos Fofung and more than 50 others who had been arbitrarily arrested, transferred to Yaounde and detained.

The Bar President said the conclave he had with lawyers in Buea came out with two resolutions.“After the conclave in Buea, the lawyers, after recognizing the efforts Government has made to resolve their problems, also decided to show good faith by resuming work on May 2,” Barrister Kamga said. On whether the lawyer’s decision to resume work meant ending their strike, the Bar President insisted that the lawyers never talked of the strike. “Resume work is what they said while waiting for the Government to implement the measures announced over a week ago by the Minister of Justice.” 

By dint of this move by Anglophone lawyers, Kamga said he was boosted to “continue negotiations for the release of their two colleagues and also for the Government to answer to the other demands tabled before it which occasioned the strike at the onset.”


The Bar President said the decision by the lawyers to resume work was taken simply in good faith without any preconditions. But he said it would be difficult for him to just negotiate for the release of their colleagues as they and some 25 others have all been charged under one single suit going by the Yaounde Military Tribunal’s ruling of April 7.

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