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« When Private and Public Spaces Collide: Power, Sex and Politics in Cameroon | Main | The Cameroons Unification Revisited (2): The Endeley Prophesy »

February 11, 2006

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paolo  laurent

the devil we know is better than the one we
dont, but again wfoncha was greedt as muna.
they didnt really had the goodness of their
people in minds, except for themselves, they
could atleast have seen the goodness and
truth in endelleys vision, and request a third option from the united nations, which
is outright (independence) for southern cameroons

NjifenztBD(U.K)

THE SIMON MUNZU DRAFT CONSTITUTION FOR A FOUR STATE FEDERATION PRESENTED TO THE BIYA REGIME DURING THE AAC CONFERENCE IN BUEA MUST NOT BE SWEPT UNDER THE CARPET.THERE IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM IN CAMEROON.IAM REFERING TO THE THE ANGLOPHONE PROBLEM.
LATE HON. FONCHA, WAS AWARE OF SUCH PROBLEM.PRESIDENT PAUL BIYA IS AWARE OF THE PEOBLEM BUT IS DOING NOTHING ABOUT IT.A WIND OF POLITICAL CHANGE WOULD SOON BLOW ACCROSS CAMEROON TO REMIND FRANCOPHONES THAT THEY HAVE BEEN MESSING ABOUT FOR TOO LONG A TIME.THIS IS A FACT NOT JUST AN OBSERVATION.

NDI MANJONG

The claim that at the AAC in Buea Simon Munzu presented a draft constitution for a four state federation is not true. What he, Elad, and Anyangwe had as their constitutional proposal did not envisage a four state federation. The four state federation was an SDF idea floated around during the AAC delebrations. As one who served in the Conference Bureau of AAC1, I thought I should make the correction. Thanks.
NDI MANJONG.

Suh Ade

This needs to be posted on Camnetworks so every Cameroonian can read it.

paolo  laurent

MR NDI, I WANT TO ASK YOU A QUESTION.
HAVE YOU THOUGHT THAT, OUR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY IS TO GET A STANDING ARMY IN SOUTHERN CAMEROONS, HOW WE GO ABOUT ACHIEVEING THIS IS NOT EASY,BUT IT HAVE TO BE DONE, EITHER INTERIOR OR EXTERIOR OF THE FRONTIER.

Roland Ngong

After reading Foncha's speech I felt a sense of pity and anger at the simple-minded naivety of a man who had been entrusted with the fate of an entire people and who led them - virtually blind - into a state of subjugation and marginalisation.
I also felt a sense of frustration. No one is listening to the cries of pain and anguish from a people who were too trusting in the good faith of their "brothers" on the other side of the divide."They" still do not understand."They" don't know the pain.
How do we get out of this? Shall we and our children and their childen continue to be second class citizens in the Land of our Fathers. When will the Lord deliver us from this evil?

Rich

I was part of a US group that met Foncha in mid-1994 during a brief residence in Cameroon, and Roland's characterization of his "simple-minded naievete" (see the very first comment, below) is right-on. He simply couldn't understand how Ahidjo could promise one thing and deliver another...and at least some of us, listening to Foncha, couldn't understand how he couldn't understand that!

But in all of this discussion of 1961 and thereafter, it's useful to consider what the fate of the anglophone region would have been under Nigerian rule (not exactly a garden party since independence), or as an independent republic (in a region which has not been kind to small states). There have been worse outcomes for regions and for peoples.

Samuel  Nsoh Ashu

it is clear,whether we like it or not that there will one day be a change in cameroon,we all had doughts that Obama could become the president of the great united states of america or a coloured person rulling the united states of america,i am confident that the will be a wind of change that will blow into cameroon,being an anglophone and knowing the minds of many others anglophone cameroonians.

Wolfe

Lamentations. Late Foncha did his best with his fellow compatriots sharing the same ideology.

Lesson: Before signing a contract, know the grey edges of the contract.

Why would the anglophone Cameroonians go in for unification when they had no solid base; political, social, military, economic? What were they thinking? Actually what did the British really do in Southern Cameroons in terms of mind and community development?

I think the leaders were not fighting as one. They had no deep rooted concession for growth and development of Southern Cameroons that is why they relied much on the UN for interception.

Deceit is not new.

In my opinion, I do not see any Anglophone problem. Given my years in Cameroon, especially in the Anglophone territories, void of judgement, they have a long way to go. Tribalism and Nepotism still hinders the Anglophone community. Just look at the mess at the University of Buea, if academia minds cannot have a common consensus, what more of the lay people? Conflict, Conflict, Conflict...I am better than you, I have been here and there, seen this and that...

Action planning is needed, execution is of demand. Community involvement is rewarding.

Think Again.

Thanks Dubissi for the article. One of my favorite blogs.

cyrille

Foncha was naive than a kid
All for him nothing for others
Why couldn't he do that when he was vice president of the federal republic of cameroon. Only when sag that he started talking.

He could only think how to cummulate vice presidency and southern premier alone. I dont want to say but i will put it in this way "he sold his people in return of governmental position" and when f....k off by the francophones wanted to fight back which was too late.

The best thing to do was in the 1960s
He could support the party who wanted a third question in the plebicite of 1961 "independence" . But he was confortably eating and enjoying with ladies while Ahidjo was making everything. And the other educated elite was emmanuel mbela lifafa endele who was fighting to joint nigeria.

They couldnt unite and and decide on the future of thier people. Every body was thinking of what position they will hold after thatplebicite without knowing they could be sacked at any moment like Ahidjo did to foncha.
That was a funny game !!!

Ngemassong

Well done. May you soul rest in peace. Cameroon will never be divided.let consolidate our unity to more powerful and ensure sustainable life for the future.

Nancy

Foncha you are lucky you are dead. I would have come burn your home myself. You sold the future of an entire people for promises? You were allured by women and fake promises and did not for once consider what will befall us? Here you are claiming you loved us and fought for us, after you were used and dumped by the french colonialist. I hope you are happy now right? That name Foncha street should be removed from bamenda. You do not deserve to be remembered. Here we are fighting and dying, just because you failed to think of others. May God forgive you.

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