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April 01, 2007

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Akoson


That was great Mr. Dibussi.

But I'm afraid you're inwardly denying to make a response to my question which I posted under the first article. I bring it again.

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.

Louis_Mbua

Mola Dibussi,
Thanks again for the beautiful article. Osende Afana was an African hero. However, he could have been more careful given his crucial credentials as the philosopher behind the revolution. The UPC appeared to be reckless in protecting the top leaders. Almost all of their top thinkers and leaders were murdered. No organisation ever survives without thinkers and leaders. The French-backed regimes in Africa know this. Since the French had orchestrated a genocidal war in French Cameroun, killing the Nationalist leaders, the UPC should have taken the war but to Ahidjo and his cohorts themselves and not to the Cameroon people as it appeared they did. Further, they should have improved on their security by vetting those who are close to them.

There is a serious lesson here for Southern Cameroons leaders of today. You must tighten your security; and be much more careful because dark forces are determined to decapitate you. The cutting off of leaders' heads in a murder is a well known style of the French-backed puppets in Yaoundé.
This can be arranged in a shoot out, accident etc.....

Dibussi

Akoson,

The two-part article was about Osende Afana's ideology, beliefs and actions - some which I agree with, others which I don't. As I point out in the conclusion to the article, Osende Afana must be understood in the particular context in which he lived and died.

In the passage that you cite, I don't believe Afana is talking about the physical break up African nations when he refers to African "disunity”. He is referring to the creation of regional organizations of his time - the Brazzaville, Monrovia and Casablanca groups, for example - which did very little to foster real African unity, which he calls "revolutionary unity". He argues that even when these groups came together to create the OAU, they opted for a watered-down type of unity largely because they were still tethered to their ideological sponsors, and were promoting western rather than African interests.

Now, you ask why the West doesn't break up (West) African states, in order to control them. These countries have leaders and systems in place that ensure that Western hegemony stays intact. For example, France doesn't need to break up Cameroon, Benin, Togo, etc. in order to control them, when the Francafrique network is doing a fine job keeping these countries in line...

SJ

Dibussi,

You promised us a compilation of your series on "France's Dirty War in Cameroun." Did I miss it or is it still in the works?

This is another good series, especially if we understand that the assasins of people like Osende Afana are still very much in power in la Republique du Cameroun today.

SJ

SJ

Dibussi,

You promised us a compilation of your series on "France's Dirty War in Cameroun." Did I miss it or is it still in the works?

This is another good series, especially if we understand that the assasins of people like Osende Afana are still very much in power in la Republique du Cameroun today.

SJ

Joshua Goldstein

thank you for this excellent history. can you recommend any widely available books on cameroonian history? I am in America and am having trouble finding them in English

thanks!

josh
www.inanafricanminute.blogspot.com
goldstein.joshua@gmail.com

paolo  laurent

PAUL BIYA, THINKS AND BELIEFS AND PREACHES TO THE WORLD, ABOUT UNITY AND THE EXISTENCE OF ONE CAMEROON, HE DOESNT BELIEF THAT SOUTHERN CAMEROONS IS A SEPERATE COUNTRY , BUT MR BIYA WAS 30 YRS OLD 1960 WHEN HIS COUNTRY LA REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN. GOT ITS INDEPENDENCE FROM FRANCE, AND HE MUST VERY WELL RECALL, IF HE S A HONEST MAN,
WITHOUT SOUTHERN CAMEROONS, SOO, ITS OBVIOUS THAT HE IS JUST IN DENIAL AND JUST FOOLING THE WORLD WHEN HE TALKS ABOUT SCNC SECESSIONIST, RATHER THAN INDEPENDENTISTS, SECESSION IS ONLY FOR PART OF PAUL BIYA COUNTRY LRC, BREAKING AWAY NOT SOUTHERN CAMEROONS , THAT HAVE NEVER BEEN PART OR HIS CAMEROUN.

paolo  laurent

goldstein joshua.
as a southern cameroonian who have lived in usa for 23 yrs. I would give you this advise first. there is no such a country like cameroon, CAMEROON, IS FRENCH CAMEROUN, POPULATION 1O MILLION,WIYH THE SAME CULTURE AS HAITI, SENEGAL OR
ANY OTHER FRENCH COLONY, SOUTHERN CAMEROONS IS PURELLY PEACEFUL, TOLERANT, ANGLOSAXON CULTURED, AND BOTH HAVE DISTINCT AND VERY DIVERGENT HISTORY, THat their two french african presidents have in the past 45yrs done much to hide from the world. soo choosing a book is not going to be easy, first you will need to make up your mind, what perspective of that history would you trust? knowing french lies and injustice in africa, and their weak educational/ jurisprudence, i will recommend any book by the following
southern cameroons authors.

BATE BESONG, NYANDI,ETC, ALSO VISIT
southern cameroonsig.com.

Adoro

Dibussi can you just ban this Paolo Laurent fellow from this blog? He is no longer a comic relief but pure nuissance - a major distraction.

paolo  laurent

ADO NWELE,

YOU JUST ARRIVE UK NOT LONG AGO,

I BET, HAD YOU KNOWN, THAT ONLY FALSEHOOD AND INJUSTICE IS NOT ONLY RIGHT TO BAN, BUT, SUPPORTERS OF LIES, INJUSTICES AND DISINFORMATIONS AS THE (PAUL BIYA ) REGIME AND AHIDJO HAVE BEEN HIDING FOR 45 YRS OUGHTTA BE BAN, AND POSSIBLY CHARGED WITH LIBEL LIKE YOU

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