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March 26, 2007

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nyamwenge

How many la republique people know that they have such a noble history that has not been fulfilled? They are still a frech colony. This is truly now our (Southern Cameroonian) history but theirs. They need to leave us and go finish their unfinished business with the french.

PAOLO  LAURENT

I WONDER ON WHOSE INTEREST AND BENEFIT
IS DIBUSSI TANDE ALWAYS WRITING, CAMEROUN HISTORY AND POLITICS TO?
THEY THE CAMEROUNESE DONT ENVY OUR STORIES, WHY MUST THESE DIBUSSI BOY KEEP
BRINGING OUR ENEMY STORY TO US? WE AINT WANNA KNOW WHAT THE HECK THEY , HAVE,
PLEASE EXPOSE OUR WORLD WIDE RICH CULTURE AND HISTORY OF SOUTHERN CAMEROONS
AND LET OUR YOUTH KNOW THAT WE HAVE OUR OUR HISTORY AND CULTURE WHICH IS TOTALLY UNCONNECTED TO CAMEROUNS. AND THAT WE HAVE NEVER BEEN A UNITED COUNTRY IN HISTORY OF THE EARTH , GOD FORBID, RE-UNIFICATION, THATS THEIR FRENCH LIES AND DECEITS, THEY HAVE BEEN TELLUNG THE WORLD.
NO MORE FRENCH CAMEROUN STORIES HERE PLEASE. I AM A PROUD SOUTHERN CAMEROONIAN. I AM VERY PROUD OF MY ANGLOSAXON HERITAGE.

nahjela

Mr. Paolo Laurent, no one forces you to visit this blog. If you don't like what you see here then simply go and never come back. This is Dibussi's territory and he reserves the right to write whatever pleases him. What temerity on your part. Wonders shall never cease! You might as well create your own blog and you can then write whatever you please. No one is holding you back.

Dibussi

Paolo Lauren,

Osende Afana may be a French Cameroonian but his story is that of Pan Africanism and failed attempts at African unity; Neocolonialism and the bungled decolonization struggle in Africa; the strings of foreign debt which are today strangling the continent; the (in)compatibility of Marxist concepts with African reality; the failure of the African elite who sold their countries to Western interests, etc. So even if Osende Afana happened to be a Mongolian, he would still be of great interest to me.

That said, a point needs to be made here once and for all; this is not a Southern Cameroons blog neither is a "La Republique" blog. It is MY blog where I write about issues that are of interest to ME. If what I write is of interest to folks who stop by my blog, they will return. If it is not their cup of tea, they will simply move on to other blogs that are in line with their interests. And that is how it should be. This is the blogosphere where everyone can find - or create - their niche.

BTW, there are dozens of blogs dedicated to Southern Cameroons where you can get your fill of unadulterated Southern Cameroons information and analysis. Two of these that instantly come to mind are http://www.southerncameroonsig.org/ and http://internationalsecretary.blogspot.com/index.html

So I refuse to be pigeon-holed by any political agenda or philosophy; I refuse to be dictated the issues that I can write about. And if I feel like writing a thousand articles about Francophone Cameroun that is my prerogative.

Dibussi

paolo  laurent

what is francophone cameroun?
sir

paolo  laurent

najela, or who
if every ones creat his own blog ,then no one would read any ones blog.
fact is these young southern cameroonians
like dibussi, with weak identity and self knowledge fails to know that. , if a man doesnt know where ,he is coming from, then
he doesnt really knows where he is heading to. having a phd doesnt make you wise or
educated of noble or dignify, than sticking to your soul and pushing gradually with all intellectual gifts to the stars. soo, you stay genuine and un compromised. your natural talents ,gifts and beauty emerges with time, as the aging of old wine. soo ,the new age nasty( french colonial rejects) false sense of superiority attitude of
take it or leave it is have no place in our culture nor our dearly southern cameroons.

paolo  laurent

dibussi ,
you are a hypocrate, you talk of pan-africanism, when you dont even have a home in africa, you cant even portrait southern cameroon on african map. just look at the map you, place on your blog lastly.
its shameful. who in the world can make uo where southern camerooons is? if its not depicted on the map of mother africa.
yet low spirited as you and the mola ffroggies, who mistakes themselves for sawas
doualas or whatever, youre quick to conjoint southern cameroons on a lone
mural with la republique du cameroun as if they were con joint twins on a lost planet
without boundaries. its pitiful what curriculum you were feed. hopefully not the ones control by the yaounde minstere d
education. ( a useless french negro government scheme of things, that end up dreging my poor countrymen.
we shall be free in mind and soul one day
and see the promise land together,
down with any thing french, for they are the satanic wretched souls of europe.and
the earth.

Navella

Mr. Lauren, Do you know what the main lesson of Osende Afana is, especially for folks like you who call for a bloody revolution in Cameroon behind the safety and anonymity of their computers?

Afana abandoned the comfort of "Exile" in Europe to fight and die on the battlefield IN CAMEROON for what he believed in.

He did not sit in France to ask that others go oust the Ahidjo regime for him. He went to do it himself and died honorably in the process. He was only 36 years old when that happened. A real African hero!!!

Southern Cameroons "freedom fighters" like yourself who are constantly going on about a "revolution" in the Cameroons -- from far away United States or Europe and who cannot even contribute to their local SCNC chapter (will you be in Dallas?) should put their money where their mouth is or shut up.

Osende Afana may have been a "frog" but you will never be anything like him...

By the way which honorable Southern Cameroonian/African will ever call himself "Paolo Lauren" even as a Pseudonym? You don't know of any Southern Cameroons heroes. Where's your pride and identity man?

Ma Mary

Paolo ----- I am a Southern Cameroons activist too and I want total separation from la Republique, but it is not because the people of la Republique are inherently evil, but because it is a union that does not work and will never work as far as I can see. They also have a history, and have not stood up to the promise of their history, and there is much to be learned there. Additionally, if you are fighting la Republique for independence, it is valuable to know thine enemy. There is wisdom in knowing everything about him. In that wise, Dibussi is doing the struggle a service, so chill down and do not be so intense that you or I miss an opportunity for understanding. The struggle is about failure of dialogue, because stone heads in la republique have refused to understand our point of view, because they are so busy being parasitical. Do not make the mistake of being a stonehead too, because you are overindulging in anger.

Kwensih

It was high time somebody told Paolo Lauren where to take his dim-witted rhetorics. None of his posts has any hint of coherent thoughts. I am an English speaking Cameroonian: I have lived the discriminations the French speaking majority has meted out on us for decades, but that has not blinded me to the fact that there are french speaking Cameroonian who will die anyday to defend the rights of every member of this ill-fated unitary system of government. The Paolo Laurens of this world are like robots; once they are programmed they are incapable of any independent thought.

Akoson


Mr. Dibussi, Citizen journalism at its finest indeed! Keep the flame burning...it was a good piece.

I've got a question for you...

Mr. Dibussi from every indication you're a Pan-Africanist - you're totally against any form of neo-colonialism and you stand for a united Africa. In the above article you quoted a quote from Osende Afana which drew my attention and its the basis for my asking you this question. Here is the quote:

"..'These regional groups could have set the basis for true african unity. Unfortunately, imperialists... deploy every effort to foil the realisation of the revolutionary unity of our continent. Thus even after the pan african Conference of Independent African Heads of State and Government that held in Addis Ababa in 1963, they continue the work of division under the guise of regional decentralization'..."

If you really stand for the words of late Dr. Osende Afana and you believe whole-heartedly that disuniting Africa is always a top agenda on secret papers of these Western nations, why do you think that these so-called imperialists wouldn't deploy every means necessary to fragment Africa in every golden opportunity they've. A solid point in case is the legitimate case of the Southern Cameroons which has not yet gained its independence. It is more than easy for a super power like the states and or Britain to file a paper at the U.N. and press for the total and unconditional independence of that fine African nation. That of course must follow the next second.

Of course America and the U.K know the might of being united(United states....United Kingdom...bold-face UNITED) and the priviledges thereunto.

QUESTION:

What do you think is stopping them from fragmenting West Africa if they've a hidden agenda of seeing Africa disunited?

The Son.

Wakaman

Thank you Dibussi for this article which answers a nagging question that I have had for a while now.

As I was drinking deep from Bate Besong's website after his death, I came across an article titled "L’ECRIVAIN EST MORT: ALAS, POOR FERDINAND (SON EXCELLENCE LEOPOLD OYONO)!" in which BB took on the erstwhile anti-colonialist writer for becoming a seasoned neo-colonial lackey after independence. There was one passage which read:

"As one whose work was already representative of the culminating achievement of a major 20th century literary icon, you served the African Revolution with your terse,aphoristic prose as Wambo “le Courant”, Etienne Bouli, Ossende Afana, Ernest Ouandie, Mpodol Ruben Um Nyobe et al served it with the mitrailleur."

I wondered at the time who Osende Afana was, and why BB was listing him along the other well known martyrs of the Kamerunian revolution. Now I know, and I can't wait to read the second part of your posting.

BTW, I don't think you should even bother responding to that Paolo Lauren guy. One day he will realize as Ma Mary has pointed out that knowledge is power...

PAOLO  LAURENT

LIVE FREE OR DIE
NO REPENTANCE TO THE ENEMY

PAOLO  LAURENT

MA MARY AND THE ALL OTHERS ARE ONLY
SENDING WRONG SIGNALS TO THE ENEMY.

ONLY AN ARMED SOUTHERN CAMEROONS CAN BESTOW INDEPENDENCE, PRIDE, RESPECT AND
STATEHOOD, JUST HOW THIS WORLD OPERATES. JUST LOOK AT TCHAD, EQUOTORIAL GUINEA, GABON, ETC ALL THESE SMALL POOR PRIMITIVE NATIONS , HAVE NOT MUCH WEALTH AS SOUTHERN CAMEROONS, BUT HAVE AN ARMY. SUCH NO CAMEROUNESE WOULD MESS
WITH THEM, SUCH IF THEY COUNTRY-LORDS OF BUEA AND KUMBA , BAMENDA WERE ALL ARMED FOR THEIR SELF DEDENCE , NO FROG, WITH GRAD 6 EDUCATION WOULD MESS WITH THEM, THE UB KILLINGS WOULD HAVE BEEN COUNTER ACTED, WITH EQUAL MEASURES.
ONLY COWARDS NEVER LEARN, BB WONT HAVE DIE, IF HE HAD KNOWN, HIS HIGHER CALL WAS IN THE FIGHTING FOR HIS PEOPLE EMANCIPATION FROM AFAR, THAN IN THIS APARTHEID, BARBARIC STRAGEHOLD OF A FEIFDOM CALLED LA REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN.

I AM NO APOLOGIST, I LIVE AND IDE FOR MINE.

I KILL, WHEN ITS NECESSARY, IN ORDER TO LIVE, NOT WRITING JARGON, OF NO SENSE

ABOUT FROGS , THAT WOULD TAKE MY KIDS TO NO WHERE IN THE WORLD.

PAOLO  LAURENT

MA MARY AND THE ALL OTHERS ARE ONLY
SENDING WRONG SIGNALS TO THE ENEMY.

ONLY AN ARMED SOUTHERN CAMEROONS CAN BESTOW INDEPENDENCE, PRIDE, RESPECT AND
STATEHOOD, JUST HOW THIS WORLD OPERATES. JUST LOOK AT TCHAD, EQUOTORIAL GUINEA, GABON, ETC ALL THESE SMALL POOR PRIMITIVE NATIONS , HAVE NOT MUCH WEALTH AS SOUTHERN CAMEROONS, BUT HAVE AN ARMY. SUCH NO CAMEROUNESE WOULD MESS
WITH THEM, SUCH IF THEY COUNTRY-LORDS OF BUEA AND KUMBA , BAMENDA WERE ALL ARMED FOR THEIR SELF DEDENCE , NO FROG, WITH GRAD 6 EDUCATION WOULD MESS WITH THEM, THE UB KILLINGS WOULD HAVE BEEN COUNTER ACTED, WITH EQUAL MEASURES.
ONLY COWARDS NEVER LEARN, BB WONT HAVE DIE, IF HE HAD KNOWN, HIS HIGHER CALL WAS IN THE FIGHTING FOR HIS PEOPLE EMANCIPATION FROM AFAR, THAN IN THIS APARTHEID, BARBARIC STRAGEHOLD OF A FEIFDOM CALLED LA REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN.

I AM NO APOLOGIST, I LIVE AND IDE FOR MINE.

I KILL, WHEN ITS NECESSARY, IN ORDER TO LIVE, NOT WRITING JARGON, OF NO SENSE

ABOUT FROGS , THAT WOULD TAKE MY KIDS TO NO WHERE IN THE WORLD.

PAOLO  LAURENT

iIF IN 45 YRS ALL YOU APOLOGISTE HAVENT LEARNT YOUR ENEMY ENOUGH TO.

THROW HIM, AND HIS WORTHLESS HISTORY TO THE ATLANTIC OCEAN, THEN YOU ARE ALL CAUGHT, IN THE WHIRLPOOL OF THEIR FRANCAFRIQUE, MENTAL FRAME.
MAN KNOW YOUR SELF, AND YOU ARE FREE.
NOT KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOR?

WHY DO YOU THINK, ALL OFFICES IN THE UN. WHITESHOUSE, ETC. WHO RIGHTLY KNOWS, THAT SOUTHERN CAMEROONS HAVE A CASE, BUT THEY NEVER LISTEN TO THEIRS LEADERS?

BECAUSE, THEIR LEADERS, ARE JUST LIKE YOU ALL, WITH THE SAME WHITEWASH MIND FRAME, STORY TELLERS. NOT THINK TANKERS.
JUST LOOK AT THE MAP ON DIBUSSI BLOG

TO AN AMERICAN, BRITISH. S AFRICAN, NIGERIAN, AUSTRAIAN, INDIA, RUSSIAN, KID, WHERE IS THIS LOCATED?

THATS JUST A TIP OF YOUR LOWLIFE. MENTAL ALTITUDE. INSTEAD OF QUESTIONING YOUR OWN THOUGHTS, YOU ARE DAMN RIGHT EMOTIONAL ABOUT . YOUR ENEMY, WHO TAKES JOY INFLICTING PAINS ON YOU DAY/NIGHT.

FRANCO MY FOOT.

Wakaman

The Quotable Quotes of Mr. Paolo Lauren

1. "I AM VERY PROUD OF MY ANGLOSAXON HERITAGE."

Here is an African man, born and bred in Africa, who appears in public not be proud of his African or even Southern Cameroons heritage, but to be proud of his "Anglo-saxon" heritage!!!!! Anglo Quoi????!!!!!

How is he different from those "African Guallists", those black Frenchmen who are always proud of the "French heritage" for whom "voir Paris et mourir" is their motto? And he has the guts to talk of mental slavery!!!

Who is the slave here? Even 5th generation West Indians living in Britain don't go around talking about their "Anglo-saxon heritage". Poor Paolo Lauren, still a colonial stooge after close to half a century of independence ... just like his Francophone friend in Yaounde and Douala...

2. "I KILL, WHEN ITS NECESSARY, IN ORDER TO LIVE, NOT WRITING JARGON, OF NO SENSE"

Kill with your computer mouse,? Why are you not in Southern Cameroons, gun in hand fighting the enemy? You want the Ma Marys, the SJs and others to do your dirty job for you???

Here lies Paolo Lauren, the African armchair guerilla... who died peacefully in his sleep... with his computer mouse in his hand... in far away America..."

PAOLO  LAURENT

the anglsaxon cultured africans dont go massacreing africans and hate filled, just for beeing what they are, or like. but they, they french-cultures
camerounese are doing just that, soo,
you cant compare the two, our world view and their isnt comparable. and one can be anglosaxoned cultured and still pride himself of his african ness. bet you didnt know that. and thought, is more powerful a weapon if properlly and timely chancelled, no matter where the author resides.

soo, mister apologist. look and take note
of the facts and beauty off my writeups
and stop beeing simply self irritant.

Rosemary Ekosso

Mr. Laurent has missed the entire point of this blog, I'm afraid. It is useful, whatever our unitarist or secessionist proclivities, for us to know our history and draw lessons from it. It is not useful to use other people's blogs to to showcase half-baked invective based on a warped sense of identity.

There is enough material in this blog for a book of profiles of Cameroonian historical figures. The book begs to be written. Dibbssi, more grease!

PAOLO  LAURENT

rosemary
ours is called (independence)

not ( secession) repeat after me (independence) ( independence) (independence) mental slave Y all.

YOUR FORE FATHERS NEVER HAD BEEN UNITED
WITH LA REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN, LITTORAL
CAN SECEDE FROM LRC, NOR S,CAMEROONS, BECAUSE, WE NEVER HAD BEEN , AND WILL NEVER BE A PROVINCE OR PART OF THIS COUNTRY, THERE IS FACTS , HISTORY AND
FALSE REALITY, YOU ARE ALL CAUGHT IN FALSE REALITY. WAKE UP

Ma Mary

You know what, I agree with you. It is "independence" not "seccession" and the facts and the law support that. That is why Southern Cameroonian leaders from Gorji, to Ebong to Luma, to Ayamba, to Mukete and Nfor have been locked up but never brought to trial for "seccession", because it is not possible to divorce when there is no marriage. Any union is a legal matter and this one does not exist anymore. but you catch bees with honey and not with vinegar. Winning hearts and minds is what this is about, and it is possible to disagree with ideas without resorting to unneccesary personal attacks on other Southern Cameroonians. You are not representing the cause well mr Laurent.

paolo  laurent

ma mary, you are still missing the point,
justice, freedom and human dignity is what all southern cameroonians asked for, its just what all mankind,the world over is asking for, and its doesnt lie in the hands of a few individual like those names you just mention. but,in the minds of the masses. The masses have got to see the world in black and white, i mean things, knowledge ideals. they ve got to see that what they learn in primary school. in geography,history,civics ,have a connection with them from their villages, to their cities, their livelihood ,to the politics that they desire and to a greater extend their world. this is not something you have to win hearts and minds by honey,
its something you have to take the raw .elemantary truth,only truth and facts, embedded from their origins that gave bith to their yester years, to their todays, such they themselves can make up their minds solid, to face the lucifer that
would come tomorrow and decive them with the fprbidden fruit, like the disinfirmation, whitewashing history of southern cameroons, that this cultic-satanic -apartheid -french-negro mafia gang is practising for half a century to un armed masses, by intimidation and briber.
A GREAT MING ONCE SAID, ( YOU MUST NEVER DECIEVE YOURSELF, AND YOU ARE THE ONLY PERSON WHO IS EASILY DECIEVED, ( ARNO PENSIAS)...WE MUST AT ALL TIMES BE THE HERMIT AND WITNESS TO HISTORICAL TRUTH, AND FACTS, NOT JUST BRIBE GIVERS , JUST TO WIN MINDS, FOR THAT WHICH IS EXPERIENCE THROUGH SELF ANALYSIS, AND SELF TAUGHT, STICKS IN THE HUMAN SOUL FOREVER.
BE BLESS.

paolo  laurent

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

A. GOD DOESNT THROW DICE WITH HIS
UNIVERSE ( ALBERT EINSTEIN)
B. NOT UNLESS, WE FIND SOMETHING MOST GRANDEOUS, WE CAN DIE, WE AINT FIT TO LIVE
( MARTIN L KING JR)
C.OUR EXISTENCE HERE ON EARTH HAVE BUT ONE PURPOSE, TO LIVE AND DIE AS HE DICTATES,(GOD) MINDFUL THAT WE DIDNT HAD A CHOICE IN THE FIRST PLACE, TO CHOICE LIFE.(PAOLO LAURENT)
D. POWER, POWER AND MORE POWER CAN ONLY BE
TAME ONLY BY MORE POWER, (PAOLO LAURENT)
E. THE FEAR OF PAIN, MAKE MAN TO LIVE AS SLAVES PERPETUALLY, BUT THOSE WHO YEARN FOR DEATH IN THE FACE OF OPPRESSION AND INJUSTICE TO RIGHT WORLDS WRONG, GAIN ETERNAL GLORY IN HEAVEN (PAOLO LAURENT)

F,THERES NOTHING MORE DANGEROUS, AND NOTHING VERY EASILY TO CONTROL AND ENSLAVE A WHOLE NATION, THAN THE MINDS OF THE PEOPLE. THEREFORE NOTHING MUST BE PROTECTED AND FED WITH GREAT CARE LIKE THE FEEDING OF A NEWBORN CHILD,THE VERY INFORMATION AND KNWLEDGE THAT A GOVERNMENT TEACHES ITS PEOPLE FROM GRADE SCHOOL TO CLLLEGE, EITH BY BOOKS, RADIO, TV.
ITS CAN UPLIFT, LIBERATE, ENSLAVE, IMPOVRISH, ENRICH THEM ETERNALLY.

(PAOLO LAURENT)

proudly kmerunian

i thought your were preaching all about unity but shame you guy,s are all going for more fragmentation of our dear nation. we all know that kmerun as a whole is going through hell and no one is spare ignoring that fact and focusing in so southern Kmerun is a shame. as for me there is no south or north or west or east kmerun there is one nation Kmerun and believe in my beloved country

proudly kmerunian

i thought your were preaching all about unity but shame you guy,s are all going for more fragmentation of our dear nation. we all know that kmerun as a whole is going through hell and no one is spare ignoring that fact and focusing in so southern Kmerun is a shame. as for me there is no south or north or west or east kmerun there is one nation Kmerun and believe in my beloved country

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