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September 14, 2008

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Ma Mary

Dibussi, the author you quote is Richard Joseph:

http://www.brookings.edu/experts/josephr.aspx

He knows more about this topic than anyone on the planet, and would be a wonderful resource to interview.

dibussi

Thanks Ma Mary for that clarification - Richard Joseph and not Joseph Richards. You're quite right that Joseph is the foremost scholar on the UPC. He will definitely be an interesting person to interview...

DANGO

truth is better than knowledge
to say that the man mentioned above is a
cameroun icon is false, he is the icon of FRENCH CAMEROUN, OR LA REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN, SIMPLY SAYING HIS OF CAMEROUN HISTORY IS DISTORTION AND FALSE, OBVIUOSLY HE HAVE NO BUSINESS WITH BRITISH SOUTHERNCAMEROONS, SOO, STOP BRAIN WASHING YOUNG PEOPLE. PLEASE

DANGO

i am still waiting when to read that southern cameroonians are building a statue memorial at MOLYKO, TO HONOR
THOSE SAVAGELY SLAUGHTERED BY CAMEROUNS MILITARY AND POLICE.

EVEN DIBUSSI CAN PUSH THAT IDEA

UnitedstatesofAfrica

Mr. Dango, please speak for yourself. You are not the mouthpiece of Southern Cameroons. I am a proud Southern Cameroonian and I proudly and strongly consider Um Nyobe an icon. To me he represents opposition to colonialism, opposition to corruption and opposition to dictatorship. He fought for what he believed in and sacrificed his life for his casue.A selfless human being who put the betterment of community before his own selfish needs.
I remember when I was first introduced to Um Nyobe in Form Four hisotry...in the bushes of Tole, in some dilapidated classroom in Sasse. The entire class, southern cameroonians and "La replublicans" alike, were fascinated by his courage. He inspired us all, everyone single one of us.

In whatever planet you are living on, being it a parrallel world or Venus, Um Nyobe might not mean anything but in my reality and on planet Earth, he has always been a source of inspiration for ALL CAMEROONIANS.

Have a good day!!

The SouthWesterner

USofAFRICA i see with you point.

I guess historians West of the Mungo are to blame for not doing that much to promote true Nationalist West of the Mungo like LIKENYE, GALEGA etc. who set the stage for folks like UM to succeed.

Its a pity that you and i know of the likes of UM , MOUMIE , ATANGANA etc. while our brothers East of the Mungo know little of other Cameroon Nationalist before them.

Ngwane and co just did a great job.

DANGO TUMMA

they are your brothers because you are not southern cameroonians,. you are just oflost
identity, i mean they come no go.
them who evertold you our brothers dont know their heroes and icon, people like e ndelley. KIVA LIKENYE, JUA ETC ARE MENTIONED A MILLIONS TIMES WHAT DO YOU THINK THEY ARE? YOU BUNCH ARE JUST MOTIVATED BY 1, HATRED AND JEALOUSY AND
DISEASED SOUL ALWAYS WANTING TOSEE SOUTHERN CAMEROONS WHO VOLUNTARY VOTED
TO LIVE WITH YOU, AND THEREFORE CAN VOLUNTARILY LEAVE THAT UNION, SUBH WE HAVE OPTED AND YOU FRENCH NEGROES WHOM
WE HAVE TAUGHT A FEW ENGLISH WORDS DONT
EVEN HAVE THE BALLS BETWEEN YOUR LEGS TO SHOW GRATITUDE TO THE MOTHERLAND (BRITISH SOUTHERN CAMEROONS) AKA AMBAZONIA, ALL YOU DO IS SOIL ITS FACE WITH UN HOLY
DEEDS

UnitedstatesofAfrica

DANGO TUMMA, I don't mean to sound rude but I couldn't comprehend a single word of what you were trying to say. I don't know if it's a grammar problem or something to do with context...not sure yet. I can't seem to place my finger on the problem but something is not right. Then again, it could me.

Have a good weekend!

isaiah

Ruben Um Nyombe I am aware was a great anti-colonial figure. But it is unfortunate that Richard Joseph, a long time foreign service officer of the United States and lackey of imperialism should be the primary authority cited on the subject.

We can not permit these type of scholars alone to frame Cameroon's history toward greater democracy--for we should know what forces of empire, whatever the limits of socialist politics, mean by that by now.

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