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July 27, 2007

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Nga Adolph

Mr Ofege,I dove my hat and drink from your fountain.I dance to the lyrics of your 'chong' and 'kefah'.Rest assured that a vibrant and revolutionary Southern Cameroonian youth are at this very moment being baptised in your School of Thought.'Lo and Behold'for the first time in the history of the Southern Cameroons,an intellectual has the mettle he is made and "brutally" shoved aside,thrown off the veil of faintheartedness and the puerile cowardice of our intellectuals,our leviathan leaders and the greater majority of Southern Cameroonians.For the first time, a Southern Cameroonian intellectual has called for the radicalisation of the Southern Cameroon's cause.Sir,permit me to honour you with the honorific title of the"Che Guevara of the Southern Cameroons."
Rest assured Mr Ofege,that the dawn shall not come until the "titihoya has found its nest".That a new generation of young Southern Cameroonians, battered by the woeful failures of their Fathers,have unanimously come to the resolution that the way forward,will be to unburden the shoulders of the older generation,thank them and then pick up the yoke and steer the Southern Cameroons ship to port.
Our people must be prepared to defend the Fatherland by "every means possible" for he who seeks peace must prepare for war.We claim we are seeking peace,while the Essingan man is busy buying Alpha jets,kalashnikovs and threatening us with a Central African Military Academy.But in the words of Thabo Mbeki,"The time is now,now is the time".It is my ultimate conviction, that if we miss to catch the train of our independence this time around,we shall have to wait again for generations to come.My philosophy is that the realisation of the Southern Cameroons edifice should be fully shouldered by the youth and ofcourse relying on the guidance of the older generation.
For this to happen,the emergence of a new generation of youth(The Flame Bearers) is of absolute necessity.
The Flame Bearers should be ready to distance themselves from the complacent nature of many a Southern Cameroonian youth, who have prefered to cowardly sell their birth rights under the mantra of singing the dirges of the 'New Deal'for bottles of beer.
The Flame Bearers because of their infinite optimism in the resuscitation of the New Southern Cameroons,should never give up on the soul and future of the Southern Cameroons.
The Flame Bearers,inspite of being tagged 'rebels'and the ever looming threat of being hunted and shot down like game,should incessantly continue to raise their apocalyptic voices in order to drown the condescending noises made by chicken hearted Southern Cameroonians who are treacherously masturbating their epicurean 'pricks'in the immoral bonanza called République du Cameroun.
The Flame Bearers,should continue questioning the rationality of political absolutism that has deprived them of their future for circa half a century.
At a time when our present leaders are bereft of new ideas and have been caught in their own vicious cycle of inertia,political stagnation and lack of a vision.The Flame Bearers,groomed in the 21st century of human rights,technological advancement and a heightened awareness,should reflect and propose new ideas,new alternatives of democracy and development.They should sharpen their innovative skills that will help propel the Southern Cameroons unto the podium of the Family of Nations.


"Each generation must out of relative obscurity,discover its mission and either betray it or fulfill it"_Frantz Fanon.

Nga Adolph,
Leuven(Belgium).

Amedee Bolia

There are some thoughtful remarks in Mr Ofege's assessment of the situation in cameroon. But the comments on "Francophones" as if they were a homogenous group structurally if not genetically wired to get mired in corruption are childish and smack of prejudice. So called elites of BOTH banks of the mungo are equally responsible for the entrenchment of an autocratic government not ordinary folks in the so called francophone cameroon who are often as poor and are beset by the same brutish, nasty and dreadful living conditions that affect most people in what some fashionably call southerns cameroons. The naive dichotomy of a southern cameroons free of corruption and all social ailments versus a machiavellian republique du cameroun full of corrupt and incompetent francophones is just a figment of a simplistic "nationalism". do francophones have a better life in cameroon? what do they benefit from the system? better roads, schools, hospitals? come to my native belabo to see what ordinary life looks like. Mr ofege remarks are just another example of a rather crude irresponsibility. Also, I don't think a multiethnic/multicultural society would be better off only with "genuine" power sharing arrangements. These devices only reinforce cleavages and provide spoils to ethnic brokers and other entrepreneurs who sell dreams and keep the good bucks ($$$) for themselves. We need constitutional devices that check and balance power, an enabling governemt that provides people with basic capabilities and functionnings that allow them to thrive on their own, not arrangements that would only secure positions for industrious activists who claim to speak on behalf of their community. Mr Ofege cannot fight for justice and feel so comfortable in lumping all people who never choose to be francophones in an all encompassing category of wolves, robbers, tyrans, and merciless exploiters and victimizers of anglophones.

Jylland Posten

Well said Mr Ntemfac Ofege!

Comandante Zero

Mr Ntemfac Ofege sounds harsh in his judgement of Francophones, so I know where Amedee Bolia is coming from, but hardly if ever have I heard a francophone voice raised in indignation against the wrecking of the Southern Cameroons/West Cameroon, although many of them witnessed the fact that Southern Cameroons/West Cameroons was a much better run, cleaner, more just, more progressive state. Instead, the voices we hear consistently denigrate and minimize the anguish of the former West Cameroonians, comparing them to pygmies and fulanis instead of the state that joined them to form a federation. There is really no love lost between anglophones and francophones populations and the anglophones will not miss their absence.

Francophones who want to redeem themselves may do so, but there is some justification for the negative view of Ntemfac. It comes from 46 years of assault.

Amedee Bolia

I don't deny the fact that many of the so called francophone elites often belittle anglophones. This is inhumane, politically insane and in no way justifiable. Most of them unwarrantedly cultivate a naive gallic superiority complex to hide their malevolent mindset and the fact that they are responsible for the political subalternization of anglophones and their culture in cameroon. But you must also acknowledge the fact that most anglophones elites who joined ahidjo and biya were willing participants in a brutal and ruthless enterprise of resource extraction at the expense of the peoples of cameroon.They failed to act as advocates of the anglophone cause and deserve the same blame as biya and his clique of bandits.The national problem in cameroon is above all else about the marginalization of anglophones. But it is also about the failure to enact policies that empower the people as a whole not merely a cast of vultures and vipers. The political recognition of anglophones is long overdue and I do believe it would be impossible without a full reconsideration of the foumban agreement. But I also don't think it is fair to see all francophones as perpetrators of heinous political crimes. after all the fonchas, munas and other who sat with ahidjo and share the spoils with him for decades should have known better! they should have known that this monster ruthlessly murdered freedom fighters like Um Nyobe and that he was merely an autocrat. I grew up in the eastern province in dire poverty. The radical deprivation I experienced while growing up is a constant reminder that most ordinary so called francophones cannot be lumped together in the same basket as predators like biya and his cohort of roving bandits

SJ
SJ
M Nje

"The national problem in cameroon is above all else about the marginalization of anglophones."
Amedee Bolia

Amedee,
This is exactly were must of you are geting it wrong. Either you are attempting to mislead readers or you just ignorant of the historical facts about Southern Cameroons. At this point we, Southern Cameroonians, have no interest in what is happending in La Republique Du Cameroun. Our case is not about marginalization. We are not a legal entity of La Republique Du Cameroun. So you basic premise that the national problems in your country, Cameroun, are above marginalisation of anglophone is faulty.

There has never been any legal union between La Republique Du Camerouns and Southern Cameroon. Address what ever problems you have in your Country, La Republique Du Cameroun.

We are talking about our own country Southern Cameroons. Do some research on the history of your country, La Republique Du Cameroun before making public comments.

jo.abey

A ones forgetten coorecting even errors of the past.

Widikum, Njikwa CPDM Celebrate Election Victory
By Peterkins Manyong

CPDM militants in Widikum, Ngie and Njikwa have been in a festive mood since Sunday, July 22, following the victory of their party at the twin elections.

"We have not only won the Parliamentary seat. We will also control all three councils in the constituency: Widikum, Ngie and Njikwa," Francis Enwe Abi, MP-elect for the constituency told The Post.

Enwe attributed his victory to the support he was given by the inhabitants of the three subdivisions.He was particularly grateful to Joseph Adu Ncho, Central Committee member from Widikum, H. E. Emmanuel Oteh former Minister Delegate at MINATD; Elias Encho, Cannistus Nkoh Ndah and Jerry Abey Onge, Widikum Mayor.

In order to succeed in the elections, Enwe and his people agreed that in case of victory they would defend the interest of Widikum Subdivision and the constituency, correct the errors of the past and distinguish themselves and be recognised at all levels (Divisional, Provincial and national).

They also resolved to occupy the position that they deserve among the Subdivision and Divisions and Constituencies of Cameroon."Since the independence of our country, no son or daughter of Widikum Subdivision has ever occupied the high position of a Parliamentarian", they said.

They also regretted that those representing Widikum in Parliament had poorly managed Parliamentary grants. They were all confident that with election victory, the youths of Widikum, represented by Enwe, would demonstrate their ability to lead.

To achieve their goal of developing Widikum, the MP and council would have to work in unison.It is noteworthy that the CPDM beat the SDF by 56 percent in the Parliamentary and 60 percent in the Municipals, according to statistics signed by Emmanuel Oteh, campaign manager for Enwe and Raphael Ndifor, Charge de Mission.

Robert Awanga was Enwe's alternate in the Parliamentary elections in the Widikum/Ngie Njikwa constituency.

Hugo

Hello Mr. Nje, sometimes you Southern Cameroons activists are so strongheaded that you completely lash out at everything that does not fit your official political dogma even when it makes your case. Yes, the national problem in Cameroon is the Anglophone problem. Until Southern Cameroons freedom fighters wrest their territory from La Republique, they are part and parcel of the Republic of Cameroon - whose current boundaries are recognized by international law, the International Court of Justice, the United Nations, every single country on the face of the earth, etc. That the occupation of the ex-Southern Cameroons is illegal is yet to to a universally accepted fact.

So as long as anglophones are part of the Cameroon Republic, are countroled by officials imposed by Yaounde, their finaces, educational system, civil Service, military, police force, etc., determined by Yaounde, then ""The national problem in cameroon is above all else about the marginalization of anglophones."

Va dire!!!!

angrifool

Hogu says:

So as long as anglophones are part of the Cameroon Republic, are countroled by officials imposed by Yaounde, their finaces, educational system, civil Service, military, police force, etc., determined by Yaounde, then ""The national problem in cameroon is above all else about the marginalization of anglophones."

Va dire!!!!"

That is the same argument la republic uses. It says Anglophones are just another tribe complaining about marginalization such as Fulanis and Bamis and bassas and should take a number and stand on the line. Marginalization is the argument of an internal group that is complaining of being deprived. The Southern Cameroons in this doctrine, which has lots of evidence to back it up, does not regard itself as an entity internal to la republique. Though Southern Cameroons is defacto ruled by la republic, it is considered illegal. Southern Cameroons therefore uses words like: occupation, colonization, exploitation but would not use words that belong to the enemy such as "marginalization".

Language is very important in any struggle, and Hugo you need to give credit. The Southern Cameroonians have thought through this crap. In the ideas front, they are miles ahead of la republique which seemed to have annexed Southern Cameroons without paying attention to the details. They just need to catch up in other ways.

Hugo

Until Southern Cameroons becomes an independent state, the issue of the marginalization of its citizens and territory within the "illegally constituted" Bilingual republic of Cameroon is a relevant and legitimate one. It is that simple!!

It has nothing to do with the "crap" that "Yaounde" has peddled but the bareface reality. So let you Southern Cameroons activists use the language of propaganda to drive home your message. That is to be expected and encouraged because propaganda is critical in any liberation endeavor. However, those of us who not part of that movement cannot be forced to regurgitate the SCNC's political propaganda.

Again, until that time when Anglophone Cameroon ceases to be part of Cameroon, the issue of the marginalization of its citizens within that political entity will be a relevant and primordial one.

Kamer

What I hate about this SCNC propaganda is the false claim that the union between former West Cameroon and former East Cameroon is illegal. What is illegal about it??? Did they bind Foncha and co. hand and foot and force them to sign the agreement? Na wa oh. Use other arguments please and leave the aspect of 'illegality of the union' out of it.

M Nje

Hugo,
Marginalization is what La Republique will like the world to know is the reason behind our struggle. But we have facts to prove that we are demanding La Republique to pull its occupying forces from Southern Cameroons.

You may want to read the facts of the case we won at the Federal Court in Nigeria. We proved beyond the reasonable doubt that we have a cause against La Republique Du Cameroun. That explains why a high court judge in Nigeria, ruled in our favor, against the government of Nigeria, instructing them to table our case before the International Court of Justice. That was the first case we ever took to a foreign court and we won with FACTS.

As long as we, Southern Cameroonians, are not legal citizens of La Republique, we have no business in their national problems.

Kamer,
You may want to go to the links below:
http://edennewspaper.com/nationalnews/edition165/britain.htm

http://edennewspaper.com/edition152/crybeloved.htm

There is a lot that is illegal about the union. Read the links you will find just an introduction. First it violates the united nation charter on Trustee Agreement. Independent by "joining" is illegal and was force on us by the British government. It violates our fundamental right to Full Independence and Self Determination that is protected under international law.

Ask any question you may have.

Louis_Mbua

Hello Hugo,

It is true that Yaounde controls Southern Cameroons. But this is illegal and illegitimate. That is why Yaounde always respond with barbarism when students in Buea challenge her illegal authority ; and the only way Yaounde can keep Southern Cameroons.

Southrn Cameroons has never been part of La Republique du Cameroun. There is no document in the UN that recognises LRC's ownership of SC or any map of LRC that includes SC in the UN. Consequently, the taxes and resources they collect from its soil and inhabitants is tantamount to international theft. You will realise that LRC would one day be asked to pay back what she took illegally from Southern Cameroons in an international court action.

That SC are forced to stay in the discredited "Union" does not mean they have anything to do with it. SC is not in any Union with LRC.

Mbua

Ma Mary

La Republikans, always like to skirt the law and appeal to emotion. The cup of emotion is empty. The sham of unite nationale which la republique used as emotional glue has lost its stickiness.

Always easy to blame Foncha and co. The fact is that Foncha and co were as good as bound hand and foot.

These are the facts:

1) Britain illegally handed over Southern Cameroons to la republique. As British forces moved out, instead of training Southern Cameroons forces as was its obligation, it allowed la Republique forces to move into Southern Cameroons.

2) The illegal occupier then proceeded to extend the state of emergency in its war torn country to Southern Cameroons. Before la republique occupation, we never had check points and internal travel papers. We were used to freedom of movement and association.

4) La Republique took over the power to tax from the British, thus depriving Southern Cameroons of customs revenue in its own state.

5) Under the cover of the cold war, and the pretext of fighting communism in Africa, the Western powers were prepared to look away in the event of any human rights abuse by la republique. Ahidjo had the power to assassinate any prime minister of the Southern Cameroons and the west would have overlooked it.

Those were the facts, and we lived through it. Some of you were not yet born and the story has not come down Foncha, Jua, Muna: their hands were all tied, I can assure you about that, and I am tired of that specious argument that Southern Cameroons had much of a choice.

You people thought that the annexation was fait accompli. You did not count on the emergence of the children and grand children of those who bore the annexation.

The illegal annexation will not stand.

Etienne Nemb

i am french speaking journalist from cameroon now hiding in dallas.I really appreciate big bro ntemfac opinion.I know cameroon as a corrupt country.The anglophone community is very frustrate.That is what i was trying to explain to cameroonians back home.Anyway today iam working on our to publish some informations i have in anglophone matter in cameroon.

Galabe Elvis Ntungwen

There is no way the francophone in Cameroon who speaks french and lives the french that he speaks can deny the right of the anglophone who speaks english from living the english that he speaks. We are two distinct, identifiable communities and what binds us is the failed union. Our people should do something and fast too to liberate themselves. The oppressor is as weak as the four-letter word.

Emmanuel

Mr. Ofege, i grew up watching you on TV in Cameroon. I don't have the linguistic know how as you do, so i read your article with a dictionary that really did me no good.

Despite your flamboyant and ...wow... use of words, I just want to say; I have lost all respects i had for you. I found your interview as childish as a nursery rhyme. How can u preach seccesion based on the biggest tool of slavery Europeans left behind!? Language. What have we become? French men and English Gents!? Chineke! What makes you think, Francophones believe in a corrupt civil society!? How are the 8 Eastern provinces of Cameroon more corrupt than the 2 western provinces? R u serious!? Maybe u r living a lie yourself! You say the old genration is fading off!!? Hmm!! Uncle u r part of that generation!! Wake up and smell the coffee.

The very idea of marginalisation u claim to fight against, is the fundamental creed of your illegal njangi. All you disgruntled former thieves, trying to create your own world order, once you fall from grace! Thieves!!

Southern Cameroons!!! No sh*T!! I c somebody crowning you, Che Gueverra. Plz do't insult the legacy of a great man. I will strongly recommend this book for your reading pleasure. Cameroon History by Tambi Enow. Start from the basics. Anglo Franco, Sawa Graffi! Sick Bastards!!! You all don't get it! you don't know our problems, how dare you offer solutions. Anglophone problem...!!!??? Shut up! Cameroon problem.

One Cameroon forever.

M Nje

Mr. Emmanuel,
I see, Mr. Ofege really got under your skin. You are vibrating. But remember this: the Southern Cameroons train has already left the station. No amount of vibration will stand on its way.

"One Cameroon forever" you said. Really. There is already "One Cameroon forever" It is call La Republique Du Cameroun. It had indepedences on January 1, 1960. Check the records, Southern Cameroons was never, has never, and will never be part of it.

You may one to make sure you check regulary with a physician. When the time comes when the Southern Cameroons train gets to its distination, your physician should be there to save you from a possible heart attack, a stroke, or any general shock you will be subject to.

Emmanuel

Njie, I sure will c my physician. Thanks for the reminder. U sure rite, he got under my skin!! Take care brother, c u when the train gets there.

alpha2omega

I am sick and tired of all this talk about events that took place before most conscientious Cameroonians today.
This is way before most of our times. I am not going to fight my father's battle. I propose a new battle ground. Irrespective of your origin - North, East, South or West - the main issue in Cameroon is Biya and his band of thieves - this includes southern Cameroonians. There are anglophone CPDM members lest we forget.
The idea of a southern Cameroon is foriegn to me. Infact it smacks of defeatism - oh let's just accept defeat and run away. Biya and his boys will be laughing all the way to the bank with that one.
The only true solution to the problem in Cameroon is to get rid of the old order. There is a new breed of Cameroonian. We refuse to wallow in finger pointing - colonialism is done and dusted and whatever their legacy, it has nothing to do with the new front. Britain, France, Germany etc did what they and I couldn't careless about that history. All I am concerned with just like majority of Cameroonians is to take our Country back from this old foggies. It might come to arms. I am ready

paulo laurent

those who say ( cameroon is one) i wanna
ask them is congo one? guinea, one? korea one? soo, what makes cameroon one? except
with thelost of logic and law, then cam southern cameroons be an entity of la republique du cameroun, when southern cameroons became armed then these ugly heads will silent,just as the theaf who creeps into someone home at night thinking he is asleep , but was shock to seep his eyes wide open.some who say this event of 4 decades ago is too old to be corrected are all of the agreesionist-french negroide cabals. who as ignorant as they are , always feel they deserve, they are superior to themselves. they are rulers of some one country, since they have an army, gerdames etc, and southern cameroons is devoie. but it takes more than army and gerames to make a case to reason, it takes cool old facts. even facts of history 200 yrs old.

paulo laurent

kamer
thats the lies la republique teaches its citizens, another lie is the cameroun was one, in before 1884, then the germans
came, and cameroun was divided to english and french, SO , LA REPUBLIQUE IS JUST RE-UNIFYING WHAT WAS ONCE ONE NATION CALLED
CAMEROUN.ANOTHER LIE IS THAT FONCHA AND MUNA SIGNED AN AGREEMENT, THE QUESTION IS
WHERE IS THAT AGREMENT? WHAT ARE THE TERMS OF THAT AGREEMENT?
CAMEROUN PRIOR TO 1884 WAS NOT, A NATION OF
SOUTHERN CAMEROONS/LA REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN,, IT WAS A TERRITORY MADE UP OF CONGO, TOGO, CENTRAL AFRICA REP, NORTHERN,SOUTHERN CAMEROONS, LA REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN, TODAY ALL OTHER NATIONS HAVE THEIR INDEPENDENCE, SOO, WHY IS LA REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN BENT ON LIEING THAT
WE ARE THE SAME COUNTRY? JUST BECAUSE OF THE NAME? AND THE FACT THAT SOUTHERN CAMEROONS HAVE NO ARMY? IF THERE WASNT ANY UNIFIED CAMEROONS BEFORE 1884. THEN
THE TERM RE-UNIFICATION AND ITS MONUMENT
ARE ALL FLASEHOOD , AND KIES JUST AS ;A REPUBLIQUE IS LIEING TO ICJ OF BAKASSI , WHAT IT DIDNT TELL IVJ IS THAT
THERE ARE TWO CAMEROONS IE SOUTHERN CAMEROONS AND LAREPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN WHOSE BORDER ENDS AT THE MUNGO RIVE, AND THAT ITS CLAIM OF SOUTHERN CAMEROONS HAVE NO LEGAL STANDING, SOO, WHEN ICJ READS THE FACTS AGAIN AND THE FANTOM LIES OF LA REPUBLIQUE ARE FULLY KNOWN TO THE WORLD
, BEFORE THEN YOU FRENCH-NEGROIDES CABALS WILL BE KICK OFF OUR BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY
WITH YOUR TAIL BETWEEN YOUR LEGS.

MaxineJimenez

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