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Tuesday, 28 June 2005


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Yea I buy your idea, Nfor Nfor at times do things without caution. Remember what he did to Chief Ayamba and was pardon. I think he should be called to his heels before its too late. Remember those of us in Europe didnt want him back as one of our executives but some of you ask for lineancy.

However with the UN conference held last weekend in Holland, we are winning in all fronts so as our abled SCAPO leader has just said, all factions should join hands and fight the common course for a better Southern Cameroon.


Janvier Tchouteu

Massamoyo and co,

I have advised that before making comments or statements that relate to kamerunian history, make sure that your facts are right. When they are so wrong or out of touch with historical truths, the person you are trying to convince loses trust and sometimes respect for you.

The referendum in British Kameruns(northern and Southern) was held 11-12 February 1961, and in reality, the majority of British Kamerunians voted for kamerunian reunification. That is why Kamerunian nationalists of all tongues blame the UN and Britain for separating the votes into Northern and Southern thereby orchestrating the transfer of British Northern kameruns to Nigeria barely months after the pro-unification parties had won elections there. The history of the reunited kamerun would have been different today and the French and their puppet Ahidjo would not have easily defeated the majority of Francophone Kamerunians in alliance with their Anglophone brethrens.

There have been many other write-ups and links, which are so full of untruths and half-truths that I cannot reply to individually because there is no time for that .But it would do well to read my other comments on this issue in.

Or read my other articles by using the search engines such as yahoo, Google, Lycos etc. I am still haunted by the fact that though the majority of Kamerunians are instinctively or consciously union nationalists and supported the SDF in the 1990s (>70), the fact that union nationalists and revolutionaries were not the majority at the helm of the party and were too trusting allowed the self-centered, spoilers and dividers to betray the objectives of the struggle and to divide the ranks of the exponents of change. A lot of myth has been created over history that I will not dwell on. While being considered the most socially advanced and having the highest literacy rate in Black Africa, we stand as the most lost when it comes to our history. We mirror what the legendary Che Guevara said about Africa while trying to help the Lumumbists to kick out Mobutu and his western masters in the 1960s. “ Africa’s worst enemy is incomprehension”

In the novel, TRIPLE AGENT DOUBLE CROSS, a bigger than life hero emerged with a blindingly clear vision for this land. Here is an excerpt:

Vincent Ndi Chi, the boy genius during his schooldays in the fifties and sixties, was adviser to the Anglophone leader, John Ngu Foncha who made Kamerun’s reunification a reality. With a doctorate in economics at the age of thirty-three, Vincent Ndi Chi was, then, a unique man. He taught in the University of Yaoundé in the early seventies and captured the hearts of his students and friends. As a writer, the prodigy was credited with three outstanding novels, and numerous political essays on pan-Africanism, Kamerunian nationalism, and African democracy. These were in addition to the plays he had written, making him a hero in the literary world.
Vincent Ndi Chi was a conscientious man and an outspoken critic of the system he had rejected, with a reputation as a fiery-tempered nationalist and an African unionist. He was a man loved by the poor, the young, the cheated, the honest, the talented, the neglected, the ambitious and dynamic. He was a man imbued with the qualities of a great leader, even though he lacked the instincts of a conqueror and survivor in a bloody world. He was not unscrupulous. He was not ruthless in his ambitions. He was always looking for a compromise with his adversaries, even though they welcomed and guarded their interests in the system and loathed his virtues. ‘Let’s reason’, were words frequently attributed to him.
Vincent Ndi Chi was respected as a political critic. Initially, he had been sceptical of the French-imposed system. But then he too learnt of the horrors of the war against the Kamerunian nationalist forces and became vehemently opposed to the Ahidjo and Pablo-Nero regimes until his death. He could not close his eyes to the genocide carried out by Ahidjo and his French allies against the nationalist liberation movement – Union of the Populations of Cameroon (UPC) and its supporters. That the Bassa and Bamileke populations had to pay such a heavy price for a country they aspired for all Kamerunians was a grief he could not dispel.
Still, he had gone ahead to caution the Ahidjo regime against the imprisonment of Bishop Albert Ndongmo, the local mediator who was trying to bring Ahidjo and Ernest Ouangie together for peace talks in order to resolve the conflict. He was outraged when Ernest Ouangie, the last historic UPC leader, was executed after he gave himself up to the regime. That was when he became overt in his criticism of French neo-colonialism. It was because of this outspoken nature that he fell out with his mentor, John Ngu Foncha, when the leader failed in stopping Ahidjo from creating a unitary state of the federation. But he was all the more aggrieved that multiparty democracy was squashed when Ahidjo subjugated all by forming the Cameroon National Union from the political parties of the land in 1966.

As a nationalist, Vincent Ndi Chi had harboured the original Kamerunian dream of a reunited and independent nation where the original Kamerunian concepts would be used to advance the nation; where the Kamerunian ideal would be applied to bridge the difference in development of her Anglophone and francophone regions, build a genuine bilingual ethos, and revive a unique Kamerunian identity from the different ideas and actions of the adopted French and English cultures as a model for the future united Africa. He had always favoured a moderate federation of autonomous provinces and regions; a federation where the rights of minorities – both indigenous and settler – are respected. He had hoped that the federation would bring unity and a shared sense of common purpose. That, he was certain, could be realised only through a strong democratic central government committed to protect Kamerun's biculturalism, while at the same time promoting its bilingual character.

As a unionist in his nationalism, he had believed that the strong central government would have to work in partnership with the provincial and regional governments in all matters except defence, foreign policy, transportation, education, national statistics, monetary policy, settlement of ethnic disputes, and the protection of central, regional, and provincial laws. It was only after the accords that sealed the hopes of a pluralistic Kamerun had been concluded, and after he had escaped several assassination attempts, that Vincent Ndi Chi quit Kamerun in 1975. But unlike his grandfather, he was never exiled.

Vincent Ndi Chi, the stalwart campaigner, never relented in his criticism of the Ahidjo regime while on self-exile. He furnished reports with the United Nations on human rights abuses, fomentation of ethic hatred, mass killings, corruption, discrimination, and unchecked exploitation and destruction of the resources of Kamerun by the French and their puppet, Ahidjo. In 1973, Vincent Ndi Chi married the daughter of the late UPC member, Boris Akame. Their marriage was blessed with two sons and three daughters.
Vincent Ndi Chi did not continue in his criticism of the system after Ahidjo relinquished power late in 1982. He would give the new regime enough time to match the rhetoric of its drive for a new, democratic, and prosperous Kamerun with actions. That was why he was hopeful after the failed coup against Pablo-Nero Essomba two years later, a coup many claimed was backed by Ahidjo. In 1985, a year after the coup, Vincent Ndi Chi returned to Kamerun.

Vincent Ndi Chi, the visionary, the seeker of pluralism, the man of justice, the honest nationalist and saintly revolutionary returned to the Kamerun he held so dearly, but instead of finding hope, he found despair, instead of finding a sprouting democracy, he found an entrenched ethnocentric oligarchy, that had little patriotism for the country that it was leading. He found an inefficient and corrupt government headed by a weakling, whose strength was generated by paranoia. It was a government speedily draining the dynamic spirit of the Kamerunian people that he would have to confront this time. Yet, it was a government with the firm backing of those in the French powerhouse who had brought Pablo-Nero Essomba to power. Vincent Ndi Chi was quick to realize that, like the mentor he betrayed, the new Kamerunian president was also uneasy about the fact that he had not ascended to power as the democratic choice of the people.

Vincent Ndi Chi finally became a dedicated revolutionary in his fight for the genuine liberation of his fatherland. He would not criticise and run away this time. He would work with others for a change, create an opposition and ensure the ascension to power of a nationalist government with a determination to implement the best of the original Kamerunian ideals. That was the vision the union nationalist came to share with others after his return to his fatherland and the discovery of the highly privileged oligarchy. He could not come to terms with the fact that Kamerun, which was the world’s second fastest growing economy after South Korea in 1984, could become the least promising in Africa four years after.

Rev M L Rene

What are we talking here? Blaming Nfor Ngala Nfor?
I think Nfor is correct. Indeed if he made the statement of creating a Southern Cameroons enbasssy in Yaounde, I think Nfor was not all that wrong. Remember this saying, if man no fear for bite your head with bearbear( Hair), no fear too for bite é shithole(anus) even if shit day there.
In a war we use all tactics. That was a tactics he was using. remember when our man paul Biya pretended to be dead? He wanted sympathy.
I think Nfor ws merely sending a message.I think Nfor wanted the authorities that be to realise how serious we are with the independence of Southern Cameroons.
Forget about the mistakes he made on Ayamba. I think we should think positive and forge ahead.
Rev em Lekeanyi Rene


“Southern Cameroons Embassy Is A Reckless Joke – Ndangam”


Please I encourage you to read the above article very carefully and rethink your position if you really want to be a part of this mess. It is posted on the post online. You and your followers need to abandon the scheme that was set up initially for selfish political gains. I believe not too long from now, SCNC will be in complete ruins.
There is already very serious wreckage in SCNC and I am afraid if you continue to pay lip service as you are determined to do, you will drag your reputation in to mud.


This is raelly nonsense,Southern Cameroons Embassy,what a hell are you people saying.This is more than an expensive joke.
Please lets be serious for once.


The major battle has not been won, we are now talking of an embassy. Its better to concentrate efforts on attaining independence. It is the duty of the government of Southern Cameroons to open an embassy anywhere in the world and not a pressure group. This thing of an embassy is a distraction to the course. Let Nfor withdraw his statement.



Please before you react try to read every ones contribution. For your information read the first writeup on this issue then get back to me.
However its just Nfor Nfor's initiative and personal decision which I didnt buy it as Ndangam.

dango tumma

janvier le bamileke

what is british kamerun?
you mean brits/german?
you lost souls ,you father is from far east cameroun, get lost. when the real sons and daughters of southern cameroons are talikng


dango tumma

janvier le bamileke

what is british kamerun?
you mean brits/german?
you lost souls ,you father is from far east cameroun, get lost. when the real sons and daughters of southern cameroons are talikng


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