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Monday, 27 February 2006

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Banokwa

Great. Biya and his stealing wizards are at the verge of leaving power. But we should be careful as he(Biya) may still have influence over this new body. Crazy country.

FONJONG

DON,T JUBILATE HERE.

Its all tactics. That comunique means nothing. So many have been signed by Biya and they have turned out to be fake. Former US senators were involved in the last Presidential election and the US Embassy in Cameroon tactically supported the one-sided NEC and approved the works of the fake US Senators paid by Biya.

Those coming to Cameroon as Commonwealth representatives are not familiar with the Cameroonian situation and thus cannot actually come out with measures that would be impartial.

There can be no impartial discussion on the Electoral Code (Commission) without the participation of the SDF (the only strong opposition party in Cameroon) or without the presence of a neutral body like the churech headed by Christian Cardinal Tumi.

Without the SDF and the church representatives(not church representatives appointed or selected by Biya), in creating the Electoral Code, any code will be considered short of its worthiness.

Its time for the opposition leaders and the people of Cameroon to start pressing this tyrant in the name of Biya to give up.

SJ

There is a dangerous game which this insipid organisation called the Commonwealth is attempting to play on the Southern Cameroons, and which we must not fall into. Of course the French who own la Republique du Cameroun will pick from the trash heap of Franco-Camerounese peanut gallery poor Philemon Yang, a simple deputy who was humiliated both by the French puppet, Biya and people of the Southern Cameroons when he and his gang were ordered out to launch their anti-Southern Cameroons campaign last year. What happened to that campaign by the way? Is the Yang Gang out of business?

The Commonwealth and the British Government of the hypocrite Tony Blair are co-conspirators in the genocide that is taking place in the Southern Cameroons by the orchestration of the French and British governments of the 60s. The British government, in an unapologetic and racist display denied the people of the Southern Cameroons their right to independence, and instead annexed the Southern Cameroons to what was then, and today remains a French colony: la Republique Francaise du Cameroun. As has been written before, De Gaulle was so pleased with the slave deal that he called the Southern Cameroons, her sons and daughters, our parents and grand parents, and all of their and our hopes and dreams of life on earth as "a little gift to France from the Queen of England." A "gift" they have used their hand-picked puppets and his governors, Prefets, Sous-Prefets, gendarmes and assorted vassalized Southern Cameroonians to abuse, humiliate, brutalize and kill with impunity, while laying waste to our livelihood. A complete and total dehumanizition of the Southern Cameroons that this outfit called the Commonwealth pretends not to see.

And then here they come, these jokers of this toothless organisation called the Commonwealth to insult our intelligence and taunt us with a so-called what? The Commonwealth, with her coterie of Uncle Tom negroes from Africa still following in this racist British logic by creating these circuses to create illusions for the Southern Cameroons' consumption. Of course, they'll go pick up some one like Philemon Yang, who apparently learnt nothing in Canada, even after spending his time there getting an MBA by a correspondence program for the Phoenix, AZ.

As the saying goes "putting a gold ring in the pig's snout is a waste of gold."

SOUTHERN CAMEROONIANS SHOULD BOYCOTT ANY ELECTIONS IN THE FRENCH COLONY OF LA REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE DU CAMEROUN. THEY SHOULD TAKE NO PART IN ANY CHARADE THAT LEGITIMIZES THEIR DESTRUCTION AND LIQUIDATION AS A PEOPLE. THEY SHOULD REJECT THE INSULT OF THE COMMONWEALTH.

JB Samba

"The communiqué did not state when the independent body would be created or how it would be called. However, it stated that the Cameroonian government "expressed its desire to pursue further consultations in a number of other countries with a view to obtaining a deeper understanding of the modalities and functioning of independent election management institutions."

So, the government of LRC doesn't understand the modalities and functioning of independent election management institutions. Will it ever understand?
Hummmmmmmmmmmm..........

Terry T

It was great to learn that Biya and his crew are considering creating an independent electoral commission. Accepting to creat the commission is a clear indication that king Biya and his crew have acknowledged the fact that NEO was an institution created for the purpose of facilitating election rigging in Cameroon. We should be optimistic. The time is gradually drawing near that the government will willingly give up. The Chair is presently hot because is has been very difficult to manage government affairs. There should be no doubt concerning the name that is supposed to be given to that commission. A body as such should have no other name than Independent Electoral Commission. We should all pray that the opposition, the government, clergymen and others should work in colaboration to come up with a commission which reflects what is exactly known as Independent Electoral Commission.

Andre Fokam

SJ wrote" SOUTHERN CAMEROONIANS SHOULD BOYCOTT ANY ELECTIONS IN THE FRENCH COLONY OF LA REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE DU CAMEROUN. THEY SHOULD TAKE NO PART IN ANY CHARADE THAT LEGITIMIZES THEIR DESTRUCTION AND LIQUIDATION AS A PEOPLE. THEY SHOULD REJECT THE INSULT OF THE COMMONWEALTH"
you finally said something courageous that will test the popularity of your ideology and the SCNC (as we the progressists always recommended you do.
then come the elections supervised by inteernational and independent observers, i hope you will shut up forever when you will realize how unpopular your calls was.
hope you will spare us from the rhetoric of "fraud" and join the real fight for progress and democracy.

Andre Fokam

netongojoe

I think there are quite unbelievable changes going on in "Pays". It sweetens my heart when i begin to read some positive news from "Pays". I just hope Popol will continue with this same spirit in punishing all thieving Gov'nt officials. can you immagine Siyam Siewe in prison? it is amazing. The million dollar question to ask at this very juncture is "Who will arrest Popol?" Because he sure is one of those guys who have been feeding fat on the nations boundless wealth. Let us watch closely, for very interesting news will be emerging from Pays henceforth.

rexon

Stop writing nonsense fonkam,
What do you mean something that will test the popularity of our ideology? Why cant your colonial government ask for a referendum for our people to decide if they want to be independent or not? You are asking for elections that will be supervised by the international community and and independent electoral commitee, what independent electoral commision? NEO, an organised mafia group by your colonial government?
Leave southern cameroonians alone, please? we are not fools, we have a right to live independently and we want that right to be respected as the international community has recognised.

Randy

SJ,

Your point is well taken. No intelligent SCian will for this scam by the Commonwealth.

Randy

SJ,

Your point is well taken. No intelligent SCian will fall for this scam by the Commonwealth.

Andre Fokam

Mr. Rexon
stop using the world "WE" if you don't want to submit your opinion to the litmus test of elections because unless you do that, you represent NO ONE! that is why you and the SCNC have no credibility with the international community (even Biya that we all despise has better credibility).
you wrote "we have a right to live independently and we want that right to be respected as the international community has recognised." what international community?
the UN? the USA? the British? the Commonwealth? the UA? Francophonie? the German? China? Nigeria? South Africa? who? please don't tell me about the UNPO.
you want the support of the international community and at the same time you don't want to play by their rules! Democracy.

Cameroon is changing and the progressists will continu to put pressure, so that these changes will be permanent and benefit all cameronians. Democracy will be the only way forward and we are optimistic that our country will growth in strength and unity.

Andre fokam

Che Sunday (Dr.)

When the idea of an electoral commission first surfaced in Cameroon, everyone spoke of it, but no one bothered to offer what its constitution should look like. Not a single opposition party ventured to educate the public on how that body should be formed. As everyone sat and watched, Biya took the opportunity to solidify his position by appointing his friends to constitute this body. He did so because he knew that he has violated the country's legal code by asking the supreme court to serve the role of declaring election results. The international community has stepped in this time calling for a neutral body to oversee the conduct of elections in Cameroon. Please fellow Cameroonians, note that no politician will willingly do that which is detrimental to him/or his party. Unless the opposition parties, the laymen and women start galvanizing themselves now and insisting that this body be created without presidential imput, you will end up with nothing but a mouthpiece of the establishment.It is not enough to keep trumpeting how bad those in power are. We need to be able to stand up and grasped the opportunity when it presents itself. Boycotting elections is not the way to go. There is nothing wrong in building a good house and offering it to others before parting ways. The SCNC school of thought asking for a boycott is just revisiting the old path the SDF chartted and regreted later. Whether the SCNC vision becomes a reality, nothing is in the books that says they can not help build La Republique Du Cameroon into a better administered entity before moving on. As of now, we are in this together, and like it or not, there are no SCNC embassies anywhere in the world. Life is too short to ask others to sit around and wait for a dream. Lets try to improve on that which have in hand, then may be, just may be we could use the knowledge learnt here to build another nation state.

SJ

Che Sunday (Dr.)

The SCNC is not a state and therefore needs no embassies. But I'm sure you meant the Southern Cameroons. People who seek validation from others at their own peoples expense become compromised and enslaved. Biya is today jailing his buddies, not because he wants to, but because the centers that gave him validation are beginning to desert him. If he ever had the validation of his people, things would have never degenerated to this extent. He would not have been drawn kicking and screaming, hidding in his jugngle palace to jail his buddies.

The SCNC and our Liberation Movement seeks validation from Southern Cameroonians and Southern Cameroonians only, and unlike the SDF, do not aspire to rule la Republique du Cameroun, an impoverished and brutal French colony steeped in a culture of corruption and death.

And if Embassies and what not meant anything, Taiwan, with no membership in the UN, with very limited diplomatic presence in other countries, would not be what she is today. But she remains an economic and democratic showcase, the persistent threats of mainland China not withstanding. Taiwan looked upon herself and her people to fulfill their promise, and they gave themselves what they needed, and what LRC and other such bastions of French criminal rule all put together can not match; their embassies all over world, their memberships in all variety of UN alphabet soup bodies, and the francophonies crap notwithstanding.

Southern Cameroonians will do the same as Taiwan. These are our examples, amongst others. We will look to each other to build what we deserve. We as human beings remain the only creative elements in life and we will give our people the space and freedom to grow. The Southern Cameroons, in the Nangah Construction Company and CDC once boasted a well run corporations that was the envy of Africa. We will get back there. If the embassies come, they come, but first we are freeing ourselves, owing nothing to no one and building on our people and not humiliating, beating, cheating and dehumanizng them like LRC does even to her own Camerounese citizens, for the pleasure of France and others with big Embassies in Yaounde


SJ

Akini Fred

The beginning and the end of the CPDM.
This is dangerous. Who is going to dis-enfranchised all the opposition militants in the SDF grand West+ the Center, UPC's Sanaga and UNDP's Grand North?. Biya should not accept this because this is the beginning to the end of his party. He should take lessons from Nigeria where there were massive rigging in spite of the presence of an Independent electorla commission.

rexon

Hello Fonkam,
In as much as la republique du cameroun is changing to benefit corrupt business magnates, then you really have a vision. We of the republic of southern cameroons do not expect to benefit anything from your said changes and we think it will be better for us to live as an independent state as we have been before your government illegal colonised us. Progressive cameroonians, right you are one of them but not a progressive southern cameroonians. Yes, you may feel we are not recognised yet internationally but the number of southern cameroonians gaining residence permit through political asylum (of which i am not one of them) in my view exposes the fact that the international community recognises the problem of southern cameroonians. Even citizens of la republique du cameroun have gained political asylum on grounds that they are from the southern cameroons. In this regards, i want to believe that the international community and even france do recognise that there is a genuine southern cameroonian problem. We dont need embassies to be recognised.

Ma Mary

Che Sunday (Dr). I am assuming that you are a Southern Cameroonian. Maybe I am wrong, then my apologies. If you are my dear doctor,perhaps you need to dip into your own history a little bit. I could write you a little rx that could bring you up to speed, and then there could be more clarity in your objections to what you have called the "SCNC issue".

Kumbaboy

Dr Che Sunday writes "Life is too short to ask others to sit around and wait for a dream".

That is the language of an opportunist. Don't let this guy have diner with your wife in your absence ! He has no principle, has leant no lesson from 43 years of subjugation and life is too short for him. He will take a chance and will not sacrifice for someone else.

He who has no principles to defend or negotiate with will fall for anything. Dr Che Sunday is speaking the sunday language of Foncha and Muna. They armed themselves with hopes and prayer instead of armed principles and got swallowed by Ahidjo.

It is time the UK Government starts expelling these hedonists back to Douala where their journeys began, to face realities.

Akoson

My dearest compatriots,

Issues such as independent electoral commission in our country should always raise our eyebrows. Biya has already succeeded in his evil plans by cheating in the past and hoping to quit at the end of his mandate. Bringing in such a transparent body wouldn't mean anything to him. By the way this issue is still on paper and'll never materialise. We can't ever talk about independent electoral commission in our country. Afterall NEO was termed independent. Biya's got his shadow workers underground.

Concerning the SCNC issue - anyone who denies the legitimacy of the SCNC's just being ignorant of history. Thank God History's always there to hunt the perpetrators of livelyhood. I beg to educate you a lil: (please for those of you who're unaware of the reason behind the SCNC claim, I challenge you to go through my paper and hit back)...I appologise for the length.

We hold the United Nations Organization, our Supervisory Authority and the United Kingdom, the Administering Power (Trustee) responsible for our plight and fate. Had Article 76(b) of the Charter of the United Nations not been violated by the conspiracy to grant the Southern Cameroons “Independence by Joining”, terribly inconsistent with the Charter of the United Nations, La Republique du Cameroun would have had nothing to do with us. We would not today be 6.5 million victims of brutal repression, neo-colonisation and annexation.

The United Kingdom, our Trustee, is held responsible for our unacceptable situation because of the dubious concealing manner in which she retired from the Trust till date despite repeated appeals or requests to let us know, as the beneficiaries of the Trust which the United Kingdom voluntarily and freely accepted and assumed its sacred obligations. How she retired from the Trust she continues to conceal everything from us. This can only suggest, and very much so, that there was a hidden agenda and/or fraud involved. We have been grievously injured as a consequence.

Instead, the United Kingdom and the United Nations Organization treat us as chattels by ceding the Southern Cameroons clandestinely as “a small gift from the Queen” and without a treaty to a fellow trust territory wantonly in the guise of a fake self-determination. Yet they very well know that by forcing us, in utter lack of status and capacity and without a modicum of worthwhile and suitable help from them, help which we need most, to unite with another former trust territory which out-numbers us by 4 to 1 and already independent and a member of the United Nations Organisation, and which enjoys continued control and guidance from their former trustee existing cooperation agreements, La France, we were being deprived of our sovereignty, identity, international personality and a say in the conduct of our own affairs.

They knew that the two legal and administrative systems were obnoxiously opposed to each other. For example, in La Republique du Cameroun, a man comes before the law, whereas in the Southern Cameroons, the rule of law precedes man. This explains the wanton impunity with which our human rights and basic freedoms are violated. We suffer many injuries and prejudices in tears and in utter helplessness. The United Nations Organization seems always very ready to please La Republique du Cameroun by allowing the Southern Cameroonians to be victimized by La Republique du Cameroun, or why should we not construe and regard the United Nations Organization’s embarrassing silence as an invitation to war which is only the language the World Body is awfully interested in only its ugly consequences - refugee crises, famine and starvation, and the attendant epidemics of disease. As the beneficiaries of the United Nations’ Trust in such helpless situation and who had enjoyed international citizenship during the periods of the mandate and the trust, we wonder aloud what the trust meant to the peoples of the Southern Cameroons. Could the basic objective of the United Nations’ Charter, Article 76, reduce the Southern Cameroons from the status of self-governing State to a mere object of International Law without violating it?

But it must be noted that “Any arrangement inconsistent with the Charter is null and void” (Article 103 of the Charter). An illegal act cannot create any legal effects intended by it! The peoples of the Southern Cameroons are now aware through the declassification of the Secret Files in London in accordance with the “British Official Secrets Act”, that on the 19th April 1961 at 3.15pm the United Nations General Assembly took up the case of the separate independence for the Southern Cameroons, and that a total of 50 (fifty) Nations voted YES for Southern Cameroons Independence. The Chairman was, Adam Pachachi (Iraq), Vice Chairman: Miss Silvia Shelton Vilallon (Cuba), Rapporteur: Eamon L. Kennedy (Ireland). This was the 15th Session of the United Nations General Assembly and they met on a Wednesday at 3.15pm where they pronounced that 1st October is Southern Cameroons Independence Day, not 1st January; and certainly not May 20th. May 20th is a provocation!

The United Nations General Assembly voting was 50 Yes votes, 2 against and 9 abstentions. This validated the Independence of the Southern Cameroons: these being a historical fact, unimpeachable and historical facts, the results having been kept secret from the people of the Southern Cameroons until the expiry date of the “British Official Secret Acts” being made public is a systematic and progressive denial of the right of equal belonging to a union we voted for under agreed terms, the denial of those rights prescribed by the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the optional protocol too; we peoples of the Southern Cameroons are made to toil for the francophone majority to reap the fruits while we fight and blackmail one another for the crumbs. This is totally unacceptable; it is cruel; and is inhuman. In fact, it is camouflaged slavery at the dawn of the 3rd millennium.

The Fresh Thrust:in the Struggle:

We now also know that UN Resolution 1608 (XV), paragraph 5, of 21 April 1961, required that a “TREATY of UNION” between the Governments of the Southern Cameroons and La Republique du Cameroun, with the United Kingdom as Administering Authority of the Southern Cameroons Trust Territory, be worked out before 1st October 1961. The TREATY was to protect the interests of both the Southern Cameroons and La Republique du Cameroun.
The worked out TREATY would have been ratified by the Southern Cameroons Territorial Assembly and the Parliament of La Republique du Cameroun. The Treaty should have been registered and a copy deposited at the Secretariat of the Secretary General of the United Nations Organisation in application of Article 102 (1) of the Charter of the United Nations which states: ”Every Treaty and every international agreement entered into by any member of the United Nations after the present Charter comes into force shall as soon as possible be registered with the Secretariat and published by it”

Fortunately for the long term interests of the Southern Cameroons, none of these was ever done. It is today manifestly clear that a combination of providential commissions and omissions resulted in this outcome. The UN Secretary General, who should have ensured that UN Resolution 1608 (XV), paragraph 5, of 21 April 1961, was implemented, His Excellency Dag Hammarksjold, died in a plane crash in Africa in September 1961. His successor, His Excellency U Thant, was appointed Acting Secretary General in November 1961. And he was only appointed substantive Secretary General in November 1962. And so, from September 1961 to October 1962, there was no substantive Secretary General of the United Nations Organisation who could have ensured the full and legal implementation of UN Resolution 1608 (XV), paragraph 5, of 21 April 1961, on the Future of the Southern Cameroons.

Because of these acts of commission and omission, the United Kingdom and France took advantage of this loophole to hand the Southern Cameroons over to La Republique du Cameroun for subtle annexation, while the United Nations turned a blind eye. HRH Fon Gorji Dinka of the Ambazonia Movement has described the conspiracy as “The Most Sophisticated Slave Trade Deal Under United Nations Cover”. As a consequence of these providential commissions and omissions to implement UN Resolution 1608 (XV), paragraph 5, of 21 April 1961, the following administrative acts were null and void, ab initio, in international law.

* President Ahmadou Ahidjo’s Federal Constitution of 1 October 1961 on the Southern Cameroons Territory was a violation of paragraph 5 of UN Resolution 1608 (XV) of 21 April 1961 for a “Treaty of Union” to be worked out between the Southern Cameroons Territory and La Republique du Cameroun.

* The United Kingdom signed an EDICT on 27 September 1961 ending its administration of the Southern Cameroons Trust Territory without ensuring that a “Treaty of Union” had been worked out between the Southern Cameroons and La Republique du Cameroun in execution of both the above UN Resolution and the Trusteeship Agreement signed on 13 December 1946 with the United Nations Organisation in New York.

* In consequence thereof, President Ahmadou Ahidjo’s extension of his administration to the Southern Cameroons Territory was from the onset – 1 October 1961 – illegal and illegitimate in international law. It was an invasion of the Southern Cameroons Territory. It was a violation of the Southern Cameroons’ right of self-determination and independence. And so also, the present administration of President Paul Biya on the Southern Cameroons Territory is still Illegal and Illegitimate in International law.

The Non-Execution of UN Resolution 1608 (XV), paragraph 5, of 21 April 1961, on the Future of the UN Trust Territory of the Southern Cameroons – for a “Treaty of Union” to be worked out between the Government of the Southern Cameroons and La Republique du Cameroun in the presence of the then Administering Authority of the Southern Cameroons, the United Kingdom - meant strictly speaking in International Law that the UN Trust Territory of the Southern Cameroons became and remained a United Nations Territory.
Consequently, the UN should have been, indeed should be, Administering the Territory. The UN Flag should be flying on that Territory to prepare it for full Self-Determination and Independence since 1 October 1961. UN values (Respect for Human Rights, the Rule of Law, Democracy, Good Governance, Equality, Liberty and other basic Freedoms) should be respected on the Territory of the Southern Cameroons.



Our Way Forward Today.
The quest for Self-determination and Independence of the peoples and Territory of the Southern Cameroons is an incontrovertible and a burning issue. The UN should ensure that Self-determination and Independence of the Peoples and Territory of the Southern Cameroons is Rectified and Regularised in accordance with Article 76, paragraph b, of the Charter of the United Nations.

The present on-going Nigeria/La Republique du Cameroun Mixed Commission on their border problems provides an opportunity for the Southern Cameroons independence issue to be raised and regularized. Why? Because since UN Resolution 1608 (XV), paragraph 5, of 21 April 1961, was not implemented according to international law, La Republique du Cameroun had, and has, no legal right to claim Sovereignty over the Bakassi Peninsula of the Southern Cameroons. This is in accordance with Article 102 (2) of the Charter of the United Nations which states:
”No party to any such Treaty or International Agreement which has not been registered in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 1 of this Article may invoke that treaty or agreement before any organ of the United Nations”.

La Republique du Cameroun should withdraw its illegal and illegitimate administration from the Southern Cameroons Territory immediately and progressively. It should also encourage the peoples of the Southern Cameroons to continue to work for their sovereign self-determination and independence through the United Nations Organisation to ensure international peace and security.

Exiled Southern Cameroons citizens should be called back home. All SCNC political prisoners too should be released. And damages be paid to their families i.e. of those dead. This means that a UN Transitional Administration should takeover the Territory of the Southern Cameroons to ensure that the peoples of the Southern Cameroons prepare themselves for their Independence and Future Government and Administration of their Territory. The presence of the UN Administration on the Territory of the Southern Cameroons will not only ensure international peace and security in the Southern Cameroons, but will also reduce the unnecessary tensions between the peoples of the Southern Cameroons and La Republique du Cameroun. Legitimacy and legality of Southern Cameroons independence will be endorsed. Indonesia annexed East Timor in exactly the same way that La republique du Cameroun and France annexed the Southern Cameroons: East Timor became independent recently in June 1999. A war can be avoided.

We have requested the UN Secretary General, through the UN network, to make use of his “good offices”- drawing upon his stature and impartiality - in the interests of “preventive diplomacy” - to bring to the attention of the Security Council and the United Nations General Assembly:

1. The non-implementation of UN Resolution 1608 (XV), paragraph 5, of 21 April 1961, on the Future of the Southern Cameroons.
2. The urgent Rectification and Regularisation of the Self-determination and Independence of the Territory of the Southern Cameroons in application of the UN Resolution 1514 (XV) of 14 December 1960 Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples.
3. The Admission of the Southern Cameroons State after independence to the United Nations Organisation as a full Member in application of Article 4 of the Charter of the United Nations.
4. Just as UN Resolution 1349 (XIII), paragraphs 1, 2, and 3 of 13 March 1959 gave independence to the State of La Republique du Cameroun on 1 January 1960 and an Assembly elections were conducted and it (Resolution) recommended that La Republique du Cameroun be admitted as a member of the United Nations Organisation in application of Article 4 of the Charter of the United Nations, so too the peoples of the Southern Cameroons today want a UN Resolution Granting them Independence and Admission as a Member to the United Nations Organisation in application of Article 4 of the Charter of the United Nations.

This Fresh Thrust requires that all our Activities should be buttressed by the following slogans:

* Because of the Non-Execution of UN Resolution 1608 (XV), para.5, of 21 April 1961, on the Future of the Southern Cameroons Under United Kingdom Administration, the Southern Cameroons remains a UN Territory.

* No UNION TREATY was worked out between, and ratified by, the Southern Cameroons and La Republique du Cameroun in 1961 as required by UN Resolution 1608 (XV), paragraph 5, of 21 April 1961, of the 994th Plenary Session of the UN General Assembly.

* La Republique du Cameroun’s administration in the Southern Cameroons is illegal and illegitimate.

* The continued presence of La Republique du Cameroun’s forces of occupation in the Territory is ANNEXATION, punishable in International Law.

* La Republique du Cameroun should withdraw its illegal and illegitimate administration from the Southern Cameroons Territory immediately.

* The UN should appoint an Administrator for the Territory with immediate effect so as to encourage the peoples of the Territory to continue to work for their full Sovereign Self-Determination and Independence, and ensure international peace and security from marauding occupation forces.

* NO! To the continuing and progressive Human Rights Abuses in the Southern Cameroons by La Republique du Cameroun’s forces of occupation and their proconsuls.

* NO! To the THEFT of Southern Cameroons Resources by La Republique du Cameroun and France.

* Exiled stateless Southern Cameroons citizens should be recalled back home.

* La Republique du Cameroun should immediately release All Southern Cameroons political prisoners in their maximum security prisons and/or concentration camps.

* The SCNC should hold its meetings under the protective cover of the UN Flag.

* East Timor, which was similarly annexed by Indonesia, became independent recently.

* War can be avoided.

* The Bakassi Peninsula is Southern Cameroons Territory.

* International bodies to be targeted for maximum impact are:
- All United Nations Organs, such as, UN offices and United Nations Universities,
UNESCO;
- United Kingdom Missions;
- Africa Union offices.
- The Nigeria Mission should also be reminded to implement the Abuja High Court
Ruling of 5 March 2002.


President Paul Biya is fully aware of this new state of affairs. any further attacks on any citizen of the Southern Cameroons will be regarded as an attack on the Southern Cameroons Nation for which he will be held personally accountable at the bar not only of the African Court of Human and Peoples Rights but also at that of the International Court of Human Rights.

The people of La Republique du Cameroun were misled into believing that there is only one Cameroun, but the 19 April 1961 UN General Assembly vote tells the lie to La Republique’s position. By the United Nations General Assembly vote:
Fifty (50) Nations voted YES: these were: Afghanistan, Albania, Australia, Belarusian, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Burma, Canada, Ceylon, Chile, Costa-Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Finland, Ghana, Honduras, Hungaria, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Lybia, Mali, Mexico, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Sweden, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, Union of South Africa, Union of Soviet Socialist Republic, United States of America, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Venezuela, Yemen. Only 2 (Two) Nations Voted No: these were: Luxemburg and Paraguay. Nine nations abstained: these were: Portugal, Spain, Togo, Argentina, Brazil, Cambodia, Greece, Haiti and Italy.

Those who officiated at this 15th session of the United Nations General Assembly where: the Chairman, Adam Panchachi (Iraq), Vice Chairman: Miss Silvia Shelton Vilallon (Cuba), and the Repporteur: Eamon 2 Kennedy (Ireland).

It was at this 15th session on Wednesday, 19 April 1961 at 3.15pm that it was declared that 1st October is Southern Cameroons Independence Day, not January 1st, and not 20th May. Let Mr. Paul Biya know this together with La Republiqued du Cameroun. Let Paul Biya know that they have annexed, oppressed, exploited, brutalised, subjugated, discriminated and abused the peoples of the Southern Camerouns for 43 years under the very eyes and nose of the United Nations Organization and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. But we want to make them know now that what they had hidden for more than 45 years has at last been revealed. No citizen of the Southern Cameroons again will accept that our natural resources be plundered. Enough is indeed enough! Let every citizen of the Southern Cameroons come out and tell Paul Biya that Paul Biya and his Frenchmen should know that freedom is not a cherished goal only for the French and La Republique du Cameroun, but for all mankind. They should know that the reason that led to the storming of the Bastille in 1789 is the same reason that is pushing the peoples the Southern Cameroons to seek Freedom, Liberty and Equality. The time has come for the United Nations to prove to the world and the people of the Federal Democratic Republic of the Southern Cameroons their readiness to achieve, World Peace and Democracy in keeping with the millennium goals of the United Nations Organisation. Let us give His Excellency, Kofi Atah Annan, the Secretary-General of the United Nations Organisation who is currently presiding over these millennium goals set by the United Nations General Assembly during its millennium summit, the opportunity to rectify and regularise our situation by cleaning up the mess that the United Nations itself inflicted on an innocent, trusting and hapless nation and peoples of the Southern Cameroons 43 long weary years ago.

In light of the realisation that the Southern Cameroons is still a United Nations Territory by virtue of the non-implementation in legal terms of the UN Resolution 1608 (XV) paragraph 5 of 21 April 1961 on the Southern Cameroons Future, I call on all citizens of the Southern Cameroons who presently find themselves as refugees in the free world to register at once as stateless people with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in the countries where they may find themselves so as to distinguish themselves from the economic refugees of La Republique du Cameroun. That way they will be accorded the protection of the United Nations Organisation while they hold themselves in readiness to return to their homeland to participate in the re-building of our nation as soon as the UN Secretary-General appoints a United Nations Administrator for our territory. Our territory is endowed with an abundance of natural and human resources as well as with food self-sufficiency: we would not be roaming the streets of the countries of the free world as refugees if we had been allowed to manage our own affairs in a free and independent country. Democracy in Africa started in the British Southern Cameroons with the first free and fair elections in 1954. We are not amateurs in the art of nation-building, nor in the practice of democracy and good governance. The concept of universal human values is therefore not strange to us. We shall overcome the present orchestrated divisions that have been injected into our body politic by La Republique du Cameroun and France to divide and better colonise and subjugate us.

The International Community may seem to believe that before a people are emancipated there must be bloodshed, the peoples of the Southern Cameroons are now not for appeasement but should put on their armours for good or for bad in the self-defence of their territory, patrimony and peoples; because every one day we live in bondage, complicates further the dignity of our future generations. I know that a wounded buffalo can charge even onto the rocks as it is running to its death. The deviant actions of La Republique du Cameroun cannot consume our identities. They will only strengthen and harden the resolve of our peoples for a good fight. Our defeat can only mean a defeat when the peoples of the Federal Democratic Republic of the Southern Cameroons accept their defeat permanently. But TRUTH and JUSTICE can never be defeated. Our cause is just and the facts of our nationhood are compelling. Let us harness our energies and resources as we stride forward in unison to victory, freedom and independence.
I call on the home front to rally behind the indefatigable leadership of Nwachan N. Thomas, the Vice National Chairman. I equally call on the leadership of the Ambazonia Movement in exile to join hands with the SCNC in the final push to liberate our homeland. I also call on the SCYL, the fighting force of our nation, to close ranks in these turbulent days with the SCNC in this fresh thrust to freedom and independence. To SCARM, under the hardline leadership of Dr. Arnold Boh Yongbang, I urge you not to relent in your watchdog role in the struggle: it is thanks to that role that the struggle has survived thus far. To our compatriots in the Diaspora, your contribution to the success of the struggle on the home front is crucial, but do not presume to dictate to, let alone impose on, the home front without first discussing your ideas and strategies with them as you have tried to do in the past. It will not work. Woe to the hungry agents of La Republique du Cameroun operating in sheep’s skin among us and working over time to negotiate with La Republique! Can anyone in his/her right mind negotiate his/her God-given, inherent and inalienable right of self-determination and independence for crumbs falling from the oppressor’s table? They cannot stop our onward march to freedom and independence. Be on your guard constantly.

Akoson

My dearest compatriots,

Issues such as independent electoral commission in our country should always raise our eyebrows. Biya has already succeeded in his evil plans by cheating in the past and hoping to quit at the end of his mandate. Bringing in such a transparent body wouldn't mean anything to him. By the way this issue is still on paper and'll never materialise. We can't ever talk about independent electoral commission in our country. Afterall NEO was termed independent. Biya's got his shadow workers underground.

Concerning the SCNC issue - anyone who denies the legitimacy of the SCNC's just being ignorant of history. Thank God History's always there to hunt the perpetrators of livelyhood. I beg to educate you a lil: (please for those of you who're unaware of the reason behind the SCNC claim, I challenge you to go through my paper and hit back)...I appologise for the length.

We hold the United Nations Organization, our Supervisory Authority and the United Kingdom, the Administering Power (Trustee) responsible for our plight and fate. Had Article 76(b) of the Charter of the United Nations not been violated by the conspiracy to grant the Southern Cameroons “Independence by Joining”, terribly inconsistent with the Charter of the United Nations, La Republique du Cameroun would have had nothing to do with us. We would not today be 6.5 million victims of brutal repression, neo-colonisation and annexation.

The United Kingdom, our Trustee, is held responsible for our unacceptable situation because of the dubious concealing manner in which she retired from the Trust till date despite repeated appeals or requests to let us know, as the beneficiaries of the Trust which the United Kingdom voluntarily and freely accepted and assumed its sacred obligations. How she retired from the Trust she continues to conceal everything from us. This can only suggest, and very much so, that there was a hidden agenda and/or fraud involved. We have been grievously injured as a consequence.

Instead, the United Kingdom and the United Nations Organization treat us as chattels by ceding the Southern Cameroons clandestinely as “a small gift from the Queen” and without a treaty to a fellow trust territory wantonly in the guise of a fake self-determination. Yet they very well know that by forcing us, in utter lack of status and capacity and without a modicum of worthwhile and suitable help from them, help which we need most, to unite with another former trust territory which out-numbers us by 4 to 1 and already independent and a member of the United Nations Organisation, and which enjoys continued control and guidance from their former trustee existing cooperation agreements, La France, we were being deprived of our sovereignty, identity, international personality and a say in the conduct of our own affairs.

They knew that the two legal and administrative systems were obnoxiously opposed to each other. For example, in La Republique du Cameroun, a man comes before the law, whereas in the Southern Cameroons, the rule of law precedes man. This explains the wanton impunity with which our human rights and basic freedoms are violated. We suffer many injuries and prejudices in tears and in utter helplessness. The United Nations Organization seems always very ready to please La Republique du Cameroun by allowing the Southern Cameroonians to be victimized by La Republique du Cameroun, or why should we not construe and regard the United Nations Organization’s embarrassing silence as an invitation to war which is only the language the World Body is awfully interested in only its ugly consequences - refugee crises, famine and starvation, and the attendant epidemics of disease. As the beneficiaries of the United Nations’ Trust in such helpless situation and who had enjoyed international citizenship during the periods of the mandate and the trust, we wonder aloud what the trust meant to the peoples of the Southern Cameroons. Could the basic objective of the United Nations’ Charter, Article 76, reduce the Southern Cameroons from the status of self-governing State to a mere object of International Law without violating it?

But it must be noted that “Any arrangement inconsistent with the Charter is null and void” (Article 103 of the Charter). An illegal act cannot create any legal effects intended by it! The peoples of the Southern Cameroons are now aware through the declassification of the Secret Files in London in accordance with the “British Official Secrets Act”, that on the 19th April 1961 at 3.15pm the United Nations General Assembly took up the case of the separate independence for the Southern Cameroons, and that a total of 50 (fifty) Nations voted YES for Southern Cameroons Independence. The Chairman was, Adam Pachachi (Iraq), Vice Chairman: Miss Silvia Shelton Vilallon (Cuba), Rapporteur: Eamon L. Kennedy (Ireland). This was the 15th Session of the United Nations General Assembly and they met on a Wednesday at 3.15pm where they pronounced that 1st October is Southern Cameroons Independence Day, not 1st January; and certainly not May 20th. May 20th is a provocation!

The United Nations General Assembly voting was 50 Yes votes, 2 against and 9 abstentions. This validated the Independence of the Southern Cameroons: these being a historical fact, unimpeachable and historical facts, the results having been kept secret from the people of the Southern Cameroons until the expiry date of the “British Official Secret Acts” being made public is a systematic and progressive denial of the right of equal belonging to a union we voted for under agreed terms, the denial of those rights prescribed by the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the optional protocol too; we peoples of the Southern Cameroons are made to toil for the francophone majority to reap the fruits while we fight and blackmail one another for the crumbs. This is totally unacceptable; it is cruel; and is inhuman. In fact, it is camouflaged slavery at the dawn of the 3rd millennium.

The Fresh Thrust:in the Struggle:

We now also know that UN Resolution 1608 (XV), paragraph 5, of 21 April 1961, required that a “TREATY of UNION” between the Governments of the Southern Cameroons and La Republique du Cameroun, with the United Kingdom as Administering Authority of the Southern Cameroons Trust Territory, be worked out before 1st October 1961. The TREATY was to protect the interests of both the Southern Cameroons and La Republique du Cameroun.
The worked out TREATY would have been ratified by the Southern Cameroons Territorial Assembly and the Parliament of La Republique du Cameroun. The Treaty should have been registered and a copy deposited at the Secretariat of the Secretary General of the United Nations Organisation in application of Article 102 (1) of the Charter of the United Nations which states: ”Every Treaty and every international agreement entered into by any member of the United Nations after the present Charter comes into force shall as soon as possible be registered with the Secretariat and published by it”

Fortunately for the long term interests of the Southern Cameroons, none of these was ever done. It is today manifestly clear that a combination of providential commissions and omissions resulted in this outcome. The UN Secretary General, who should have ensured that UN Resolution 1608 (XV), paragraph 5, of 21 April 1961, was implemented, His Excellency Dag Hammarksjold, died in a plane crash in Africa in September 1961. His successor, His Excellency U Thant, was appointed Acting Secretary General in November 1961. And he was only appointed substantive Secretary General in November 1962. And so, from September 1961 to October 1962, there was no substantive Secretary General of the United Nations Organisation who could have ensured the full and legal implementation of UN Resolution 1608 (XV), paragraph 5, of 21 April 1961, on the Future of the Southern Cameroons.

Because of these acts of commission and omission, the United Kingdom and France took advantage of this loophole to hand the Southern Cameroons over to La Republique du Cameroun for subtle annexation, while the United Nations turned a blind eye. HRH Fon Gorji Dinka of the Ambazonia Movement has described the conspiracy as “The Most Sophisticated Slave Trade Deal Under United Nations Cover”. As a consequence of these providential commissions and omissions to implement UN Resolution 1608 (XV), paragraph 5, of 21 April 1961, the following administrative acts were null and void, ab initio, in international law.

* President Ahmadou Ahidjo’s Federal Constitution of 1 October 1961 on the Southern Cameroons Territory was a violation of paragraph 5 of UN Resolution 1608 (XV) of 21 April 1961 for a “Treaty of Union” to be worked out between the Southern Cameroons Territory and La Republique du Cameroun.

* The United Kingdom signed an EDICT on 27 September 1961 ending its administration of the Southern Cameroons Trust Territory without ensuring that a “Treaty of Union” had been worked out between the Southern Cameroons and La Republique du Cameroun in execution of both the above UN Resolution and the Trusteeship Agreement signed on 13 December 1946 with the United Nations Organisation in New York.

* In consequence thereof, President Ahmadou Ahidjo’s extension of his administration to the Southern Cameroons Territory was from the onset – 1 October 1961 – illegal and illegitimate in international law. It was an invasion of the Southern Cameroons Territory. It was a violation of the Southern Cameroons’ right of self-determination and independence. And so also, the present administration of President Paul Biya on the Southern Cameroons Territory is still Illegal and Illegitimate in International law.

The Non-Execution of UN Resolution 1608 (XV), paragraph 5, of 21 April 1961, on the Future of the UN Trust Territory of the Southern Cameroons – for a “Treaty of Union” to be worked out between the Government of the Southern Cameroons and La Republique du Cameroun in the presence of the then Administering Authority of the Southern Cameroons, the United Kingdom - meant strictly speaking in International Law that the UN Trust Territory of the Southern Cameroons became and remained a United Nations Territory.
Consequently, the UN should have been, indeed should be, Administering the Territory. The UN Flag should be flying on that Territory to prepare it for full Self-Determination and Independence since 1 October 1961. UN values (Respect for Human Rights, the Rule of Law, Democracy, Good Governance, Equality, Liberty and other basic Freedoms) should be respected on the Territory of the Southern Cameroons.

Our Way Forward Today.
The quest for Self-determination and Independence of the peoples and Territory of the Southern Cameroons is an incontrovertible and a burning issue. The UN should ensure that Self-determination and Independence of the Peoples and Territory of the Southern Cameroons is Rectified and Regularised in accordance with Article 76, paragraph b, of the Charter of the United Nations.

The present on-going Nigeria/La Republique du Cameroun Mixed Commission on their border problems provides an opportunity for the Southern Cameroons independence issue to be raised and regularized. Why? Because since UN Resolution 1608 (XV), paragraph 5, of 21 April 1961, was not implemented according to international law, La Republique du Cameroun had, and has, no legal right to claim Sovereignty over the Bakassi Peninsula of the Southern Cameroons. This is in accordance with Article 102 (2) of the Charter of the United Nations which states:
”No party to any such Treaty or International Agreement which has not been registered in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 1 of this Article may invoke that treaty or agreement before any organ of the United Nations”.

La Republique du Cameroun should withdraw its illegal and illegitimate administration from the Southern Cameroons Territory immediately and progressively. It should also encourage the peoples of the Southern Cameroons to continue to work for their sovereign self-determination and independence through the United Nations Organisation to ensure international peace and security.

Exiled Southern Cameroons citizens should be called back home. All SCNC political prisoners too should be released. And damages be paid to their families i.e. of those dead. This means that a UN Transitional Administration should takeover the Territory of the Southern Cameroons to ensure that the peoples of the Southern Cameroons prepare themselves for their Independence and Future Government and Administration of their Territory. The presence of the UN Administration on the Territory of the Southern Cameroons will not only ensure international peace and security in the Southern Cameroons, but will also reduce the unnecessary tensions between the peoples of the Southern Cameroons and La Republique du Cameroun. Legitimacy and legality of Southern Cameroons independence will be endorsed. Indonesia annexed East Timor in exactly the same way that La republique du Cameroun and France annexed the Southern Cameroons: East Timor became independent recently in June 1999. A war can be avoided.

We have requested the UN Secretary General, through the UN network, to make use of his “good offices”- drawing upon his stature and impartiality - in the interests of “preventive diplomacy” - to bring to the attention of the Security Council and the United Nations General Assembly:

1. The non-implementation of UN Resolution 1608 (XV), paragraph 5, of 21 April 1961, on the Future of the Southern Cameroons.
2. The urgent Rectification and Regularisation of the Self-determination and Independence of the Territory of the Southern Cameroons in application of the UN Resolution 1514 (XV) of 14 December 1960 Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples.
3. The Admission of the Southern Cameroons State after independence to the United Nations Organisation as a full Member in application of Article 4 of the Charter of the United Nations.
4. Just as UN Resolution 1349 (XIII), paragraphs 1, 2, and 3 of 13 March 1959 gave independence to the State of La Republique du Cameroun on 1 January 1960 and an Assembly elections were conducted and it (Resolution) recommended that La Republique du Cameroun be admitted as a member of the United Nations Organisation in application of Article 4 of the Charter of the United Nations, so too the peoples of the Southern Cameroons today want a UN Resolution Granting them Independence and Admission as a Member to the United Nations Organisation in application of Article 4 of the Charter of the United Nations.

This Fresh Thrust requires that all our Activities should be buttressed by the following slogans:

* Because of the Non-Execution of UN Resolution 1608 (XV), para.5, of 21 April 1961, on the Future of the Southern Cameroons Under United Kingdom Administration, the Southern Cameroons remains a UN Territory.

* No UNION TREATY was worked out between, and ratified by, the Southern Cameroons and La Republique du Cameroun in 1961 as required by UN Resolution 1608 (XV), paragraph 5, of 21 April 1961, of the 994th Plenary Session of the UN General Assembly.

* La Republique du Cameroun’s administration in the Southern Cameroons is illegal and illegitimate.

* The continued presence of La Republique du Cameroun’s forces of occupation in the Territory is ANNEXATION, punishable in International Law.

* La Republique du Cameroun should withdraw its illegal and illegitimate administration from the Southern Cameroons Territory immediately.

* The UN should appoint an Administrator for the Territory with immediate effect so as to encourage the peoples of the Territory to continue to work for their full Sovereign Self-Determination and Independence, and ensure international peace and security from marauding occupation forces.

* NO! To the continuing and progressive Human Rights Abuses in the Southern Cameroons by La Republique du Cameroun’s forces of occupation and their proconsuls.

* NO! To the THEFT of Southern Cameroons Resources by La Republique du Cameroun and France.

* Exiled stateless Southern Cameroons citizens should be recalled back home.

* La Republique du Cameroun should immediately release All Southern Cameroons political prisoners in their maximum security prisons and/or concentration camps.

* The SCNC should hold its meetings under the protective cover of the UN Flag.

* East Timor, which was similarly annexed by Indonesia, became independent recently.

* War can be avoided.

* The Bakassi Peninsula is Southern Cameroons Territory.

* International bodies to be targeted for maximum impact are:
- All United Nations Organs, such as, UN offices and United Nations Universities,
UNESCO;
- United Kingdom Missions;
- Africa Union offices.
- The Nigeria Mission should also be reminded to implement the Abuja High Court
Ruling of 5 March 2002.


President Paul Biya is fully aware of this new state of affairs. any further attacks on any citizen of the Southern Cameroons will be regarded as an attack on the Southern Cameroons Nation for which he will be held personally accountable at the bar not only of the African Court of Human and Peoples Rights but also at that of the International Court of Human Rights.

The people of La Republique du Cameroun were misled into believing that there is only one Cameroun, but the 19 April 1961 UN General Assembly vote tells the lie to La Republique’s position. By the United Nations General Assembly vote:
Fifty (50) Nations voted YES: these were: Afghanistan, Albania, Australia, Belarusian, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Burma, Canada, Ceylon, Chile, Costa-Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Finland, Ghana, Honduras, Hungaria, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Lybia, Mali, Mexico, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Sweden, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, Union of South Africa, Union of Soviet Socialist Republic, United States of America, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Venezuela, Yemen. Only 2 (Two) Nations Voted No: these were: Luxemburg and Paraguay. Nine nations abstained: these were: Portugal, Spain, Togo, Argentina, Brazil, Cambodia, Greece, Haiti and Italy.

Those who officiated at this 15th session of the United Nations General Assembly where: the Chairman, Adam Panchachi (Iraq), Vice Chairman: Miss Silvia Shelton Vilallon (Cuba), and the Repporteur: Eamon 2 Kennedy (Ireland).

It was at this 15th session on Wednesday, 19 April 1961 at 3.15pm that it was declared that 1st October is Southern Cameroons Independence Day, not January 1st, and not 20th May. Let Mr. Paul Biya know this together with La Republiqued du Cameroun. Let Paul Biya know that they have annexed, oppressed, exploited, brutalised, subjugated, discriminated and abused the peoples of the Southern Camerouns for 43 years under the very eyes and nose of the United Nations Organization and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. But we want to make them know now that what they had hidden for more than 45 years has at last been revealed. No citizen of the Southern Cameroons again will accept that our natural resources be plundered. Enough is indeed enough! Let every citizen of the Southern Cameroons come out and tell Paul Biya that Paul Biya and his Frenchmen should know that freedom is not a cherished goal only for the French and La Republique du Cameroun, but for all mankind. They should know that the reason that led to the storming of the Bastille in 1789 is the same reason that is pushing the peoples the Southern Cameroons to seek Freedom, Liberty and Equality. The time has come for the United Nations to prove to the world and the people of the Federal Democratic Republic of the Southern Cameroons their readiness to achieve, World Peace and Democracy in keeping with the millennium goals of the United Nations Organisation. Let us give His Excellency, Kofi Atah Annan, the Secretary-General of the United Nations Organisation who is currently presiding over these millennium goals set by the United Nations General Assembly during its millennium summit, the opportunity to rectify and regularise our situation by cleaning up the mess that the United Nations itself inflicted on an innocent, trusting and hapless nation and peoples of the Southern Cameroons 43 long weary years ago.

In light of the realisation that the Southern Cameroons is still a United Nations Territory by virtue of the non-implementation in legal terms of the UN Resolution 1608 (XV) paragraph 5 of 21 April 1961 on the Southern Cameroons Future, I call on all citizens of the Southern Cameroons who presently find themselves as refugees in the free world to register at once as stateless people with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in the countries where they may find themselves so as to distinguish themselves from the economic refugees of La Republique du Cameroun. That way they will be accorded the protection of the United Nations Organisation while they hold themselves in readiness to return to their homeland to participate in the re-building of our nation as soon as the UN Secretary-General appoints a United Nations Administrator for our territory. Our territory is endowed with an abundance of natural and human resources as well as with food self-sufficiency: we would not be roaming the streets of the countries of the free world as refugees if we had been allowed to manage our own affairs in a free and independent country. Democracy in Africa started in the British Southern Cameroons with the first free and fair elections in 1954. We are not amateurs in the art of nation-building, nor in the practice of democracy and good governance. The concept of universal human values is therefore not strange to us. We shall overcome the present orchestrated divisions that have been injected into our body politic by La Republique du Cameroun and France to divide and better colonise and subjugate us.

The International Community may seem to believe that before a people are emancipated there must be bloodshed, the peoples of the Southern Cameroons are now not for appeasement but should put on their armours for good or for bad in the self-defence of their territory, patrimony and peoples; because every one day we live in bondage, complicates further the dignity of our future generations. I know that a wounded buffalo can charge even onto the rocks as it is running to its death. The deviant actions of La Republique du Cameroun cannot consume our identities. They will only strengthen and harden the resolve of our peoples for a good fight. Our defeat can only mean a defeat when the peoples of the Federal Democratic Republic of the Southern Cameroons accept their defeat permanently. But TRUTH and JUSTICE can never be defeated. Our cause is just and the facts of our nationhood are compelling. Let us harness our energies and resources as we stride forward in unison to victory, freedom and independence.
I call on the home front to rally behind the indefatigable leadership of Nwachan N. Thomas, the Vice National Chairman. I equally call on the leadership of the Ambazonia Movement in exile to join hands with the SCNC in the final push to liberate our homeland. I also call on the SCYL, the fighting force of our nation, to close ranks in these turbulent days with the SCNC in this fresh thrust to freedom and independence. To SCARM, under the hardline leadership of Dr. Arnold Boh Yongbang, I urge you not to relent in your watchdog role in the struggle: it is thanks to that role that the struggle has survived thus far. To our compatriots in the Diaspora, your contribution to the success of the struggle on the home front is crucial, but do not presume to dictate to, let alone impose on, the home front without first discussing your ideas and strategies with them as you have tried to do in the past. It will not work. Woe to the hungry agents of La Republique du Cameroun operating in sheep’s skin among us and working over time to negotiate with La Republique! Can anyone in his/her right mind negotiate his/her God-given, inherent and inalienable right of self-determination and independence for crumbs falling from the oppressor’s table? They cannot stop our onward march to freedom and independence. Be on your guard constantly.

Twisted-thinking-forehead, Son Of Ako - London School Of Economics And Political Science. Keep thinking!

knganjo

It's not time for jubilation yet. The cpdm is notorious for tricks.The commission should be created instantly without any further delay.if the cpdm does not know how an Independent Electoral Commission looks like,they can borrow from the sdf.That party has one.Needless to ba ashame here.

Fritzane Kiki a Hong Kong


We know how often the turning down this elections or a bycott is, the rejecting and not accepting to participate in the elections, may deflect the whole current of our lives into some other channel as it did in the early 90's. Are we mere leaves, fluttered hither and thither by the wind, or are we rather, with every conviction that we are free agents, carried steadily along to a definite and pre-determined end?

We should have a clear-cut policy and a defined route towards our goal.Leaving the CPDM government at this juncture will not help the southern Cameroonians than to partake in the process for our success to liberation.

Whenever you're in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude!!The Anglophone attitude shouldn't be that of failure or disppointment.We can copy what Taiwan did though it's not the right option.Going into a conflict will not reslove this issue but participating in the political process.

Anglohpones and the SDF should wake up from slumber.The years that are gone since independence seemed like dreams,if we might go on sleeping and dreaming but to wake up and find oh! well nothing has changed!! Perhaps it is better to wake up after all, even to suffer, rather than to remain a dupe to illusions all one's life.We have had enough from the CPDM dictator and his stooges.

Fritzane Kiki
Hong Kong

dango tumma

andrew pokam, ricardo, henriette etc
what do these people have in common?

all bamelikes from OUEST PROVINCE OF LA
REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN.
ANDREW POKAAM, SAID SC IS NOT RECOGNISED
THATS BECAUSE HE DOESNT RECOGNISED, HE IS TALKING FOR HIMSELF TO HIMSELF, HE NEVER READS ELSE HE COULD HAVE READ US HR 503.
UNPO, AFRICAN HUMAN RIGHT COURT, BANJUL,
UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL. ABUJA HIGH COURT, ETC, HE SPEAKS ONLY FOR HIS HEADM THATS IT.
AND HIS HEAD IS ALL I NEED TO DRINK PALM WINE FROM, CUT-OFF AND PICKED IN A STICK

Jacob Tambe

Let's not kid ourselves here people. This is all political manipulation. Remember they are saying they will look into the independent electoral commission works. This is complete nonsense. We all know how these bodies work and we have people intelligent enough to run them. Biya and his clique just want to buy time until they figure out what to do next. Let's remember, institutions like the senate and constitutional court had long been created by law but the regime won't set them up.
People, Expecting any good from the Biya regime is like expecting the devil to go to heaven.
God save Cameroon

Howard Njeck


After giving money to some unpatrotic cameroonians to crack down our strong man Fru Ndi the Tyranic Government of Mr Biya the common wealth Finally pretend to creat a France manage exploitative Independence Electoral Commition.
This organization will be manage by French president who own every thing in Cameroon even the the state house in Cameroon. Whom During the G8 surmit Tell the world they are working hard to empower African Dictators who are protecting their intrest in Africa.
What we need in Africa is good leadership not not debt relief.
For fear of retribution from nature, is the right time Africa should be set free.

Howard Njeck

After giving money to some unpatrotic cameroonians to crack down our strong man Fru Ndi.
The Tyranic Government of Mr Biya and the common wealth of Nation Finally pretend to creat a France manage exploitative Independence Electoral Commission.
This organization will be manage by French president who own every thing in Cameroon even the the state house. Whom During the G8 surmit Tell the world they are working hard to empower African Dictators who are protecting their intrest in Africa.
What we need in Africa is good leadership not debt relief.
For fear of retribution from nature, is the right time Africa be set free.

ateba

After reading the article, I have a few observations to make:
1- the party that representated Cameroon was hand picked by the president of the republic. This excluded the opposition, religious bodies, etc. From this beginning, I see the hand of intrique in this whole affair. Why did he not make it larger and more representative of the people of Cameroon? Is the electoral commission a CPDM affair?

2- The communiqué did not say when the commission will be created. NO deadline was given for its creation. This leads us to no where.

3- Who shall create the commission? Is it Biya to pick up guys and expect them to pay allegiance to him like NEO? If it is this case, we can as well as forget about it now.

4- It stated as follows “The meeting agreed to proceed on the basis of the vision of the President relating to the establishment of a new and independent election”. This means it will work according to the way Biya understands the word Electoral Commission. This is very dangerous – really very dangerous. I fear the outcome.

5- It also stated the “desire to pursue further consultations in a number of other countries with a view to obtaining a deeper understanding of the modalities and functioning of independent election management institutions”. And it failed to say which countries. I hope it is not to resort to France as usual and expect anything good to happen.
For now, I think nothing has happened to make us glad. It is not an indication of anything good to come. We just keep our fingers crossed and hope. There is no need for optimism. It may just be another dead-end project for Cameroonians.

Abakwaboy

There is only one language colonisers and the U N understand, WAR. No force of argument can be strong enough to grant S.C independence. It is either we use force or we keep on arguing forever and ever and never have our much cherished free S.C. True, only death will ever make biya part with Etoudi and maybe after that someone else will agree to negotiate with us. And you know when you negotiate, there is always a give-and-take game. If you don't want to compremise our Independence, the argument of force should be the hard way and the only way.

felix

There is one thing people need to learn pressure from the West and policy from the west have always left Africans in the slum of porverty.
I don not know when our learn gentle men will sit down and formulate policies and creat organs in African context for Africans rather than bowing to pressure from the West or comparing the West and African.Take for example comparing US democracy to that of Cameroon is just an abuse of common sense and a complete falieur to any educational standard..................
All what the western organisation are doing is looking for ways to savegard their interest.

Njifenztbd(U.K)

Dear Felix,
Big big disagreement.What the west is after actually transcends their quest for interest.Being groomed to govern in a democratic fashion rather than autocratic manner is accompanied by huge benefits .There is no problem to abide while embracing the advantages it comes along with.President Biya has got no option nor oppinion but to succumb to this 'pressure' as you put it.He is an epitome of total failure and choas.

Njifenztbd(U.K)

With the introduction of an Independent Electoral Commission,things will definately take a different twist and turn.Cameroon would be enroute to free and fair elections.
The structure of this independent body would have to represent the political landscape of all schools of thought.Here is real democracy on the way when the President makes it real.Such a thing should have existed long ago.The S.D.P had requsted the creation of such a commission longtime ago but was rejected.Not too late to learn.We are waiting to see it become real.

GT

Andre Fokam, You are a real progressist. Progressist like you only come out when they have an interest in what is going on.I call you a self centered bragard. Now can u tell me how popular your own ideas are?.

rexon

The colonial government of larepublique du cameroun knows its time is almost over, it is transferring all is delapilated infrastucture to its own country. They have signed decisions to transfer their police school in mutengene and the warders school in buea to their country. thats great.

Bantu

From 1885 to 1917, one Cameroon namely Kamerun was real. Now everyone can rewrite history to believe that East Mungo have colonized West Mungo. Don,'t forget that territories were part of the same country and populations of each have common roots.
Now let's listen to post colonial ideology and fabrication of colonial personnality out of our african culture.

Rexon

Bantu,
The one cameroun you cited here is not limited to the east and west of mungo. If the east of mungo wants to colonise land on the basis of the one kamerun, then it has more land at its disposal as far as parts of nigeria, the central african republic, congo, equitorial guinea, as all this areas had parts of the german kamerun that you have cited. We rightly believe that la republique du cameroun has colonised the west of the mungo.

Nji Ahmadou Njitam (NAN)

Mr Bantu,

We keep making mistake over and over and over.

Kamerun is gone.

It is now in Congo, Centrafrique, Nigeria, Tchad, Gabon, Equato Guinea.

Will you make war to get back? No.

You give secessionist validity of argument when you talk Kamerun. To build Kamerun you need Anglophone State and also other State now independent.

To save country now look at 1961 union of Francophone State and Anglophone State.

Correct mistake after 1961 and save united Cameroon.

Thank you.

NAN....

Tonyman

The heat is turned on him; that's why he is running helter skelter. I remember somebody saying that the Americans are up for a plot. After forcing him to arrest his "bad boys", they'll propose to him to leave power while promising him protection and asylum. Then they'll get him.

His end is drawing near. It will be a coup d'état without bullets.

rexon

NAN,
I hope your primary definition of secessionist does not relate to us the SCNC. we are freedom fighters and not secessionist. Hope you know that. we are fighting for our right and the colonisation of our land.

Fritzane Kiki

Njifengtbd,Tonyman,Rexon,Felix

You guys have said something interesting here!The end of the road draws near He is trembling to adjust.You do not lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership.The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.

Biya had been very passive as far as this issue of oppression and fighting against corruption.Leadership is not merely the opportunity to do as one pleases; neither is it merely the opportunity to choose between set alternatives. Leadership is, first of all, the chance to formulate the available choices, to argue over them and then, the opportunity to choose.

The time has come for Biya to start rethinking over his cruel policies.He can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.Let's wait and see time will tell.

Fritzane Kiki
Hong Kong

Tayong(Copenhagen)

Ca chauffe chez nous
Guys are jumping up, big guts are rumbling beggers are smiling , dreamers are talking, bellies are biting, anxiety is rising etc but Tayong says lets wait and see
bless u all guys
Tayong EE

felix

Njifenztbd(U.K),
I am not against Democracy what I am saying is that Democracy was not forced to the west.It was an ideology that the west reluctantly accepted for many centuries while at same time they blend it with their culture.
The West had an opportunity when they colonized us to have spread and left a legacy of democracy, but they simple refused to do so.
Lets look at the present situation,the SAP for Africa imposed by the World bank failed.Closed to 20 years now the officials will agree in principle that they fail because they didnot take african culture and tradition into account.Devaluation couple with the Terms of trade did accelerated African and most especially Cameroon economy down the drains.Corruption is a issue that need be tackle by the peoples legal system and not Western pressure.But when it comes to economy the policy driven by the world bank farmore outweight any term of corruption within the African context.
We are still a consummer non producer society or more still a relatively primary producer-labour aboundant none productive society.Our inablility to coordinate our markets in the primary sector only makes us vulnerable to the price fixing West.The Natural policy of demand and supply thus makes none sense or have no value to us.
Today we see the West moving into trade blocks while at same time protecting Vital industries against the Value of free trade.Their interests are re-enforced by wars.
Our inablity to understand our enviroment and the outside world and accurately predict outcomes due to policy we formulate or modify keep us in the dark.Untill we take an initaitive to venture into ours will only remain as “Africans”.

Julius

An advanced form of democracy through vote sizing. Is it even possible? Check out at www.votesizing.org it is quite interesting.

Riccardo

To all Patriots in this forum,

Patriots French and English Speaking Cameroonians. This is our time people!
Progressive Cameroonians are making it happen.
It is too late for "Hate and Division".
We are on the march to back our Country.
Our fight is made of Love and Dedication to Justice and Democracy in our Beloved Country.
Any thing else here is just "NOISE". What is happening in our Country is a good thing. It is just the beginning...
I call on all Patriots to start thinking about serious projects in our Country (Kumba, N'samba, Bamenda, Dla, Garoua, Maroua, Foumban, Bafoussam, Yde, Edea etc...)
Bakassi will soon be free of nigerian politics... We will be drilling oil; build our Limbe shipyard; exploit our natural ressources in Kribi, Bamenda, Minim et Martap etc...
Jobs are coming.... You better believe it...
Our Country is a Country of hope, peace and prosperity...
Progressive Cameroonians are PATRIOTS SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF CAMEROON!

MESSAGES OF HATE AND DIVSION ARE JUST NOT GOING TO WORK! PERIOD...
Cameroonians know better today!

Our Cameroun is Country where English and French speaking children will walk in any street in our Country hand in hand singing the song of Freedom ... Free at Last! Free at Last!

NO ONE, (I SAY NO ONE) WILL CHANGE CAMEROON WITHOUT LOVING IT FIRST...

DEMOCRACY IS THE ONLY WAY TO CHANGE CAMEROON!

Riccardo
CAADIM

rexon

Ricardo,
The DEMOCRACY you always speak about is the type FELA describe as "CRAZY DEMO" or "DEMO CRAZY" which embodies a demonstration of craziness or crazy demonstration. I think what you are demonstrating as la republique du camerouns agent is craziness. You need to understand no right thinking individual will like to believe in a nation that consider him as being underclassed after coplonising their land and we can never be citizens of la republique du cameroun. So democracy cannot solve our problem, only an independent state.

dango tumma

thank you very much oh brother Akoson
its always stated that knowledge is power
and history always repeats itself.
The truth is,there are always going to be
bad people in history,and these people will
refuse to recognise, history and truth, they will look at truth straight in the eyes
and spite at it, just as aheejoo and biya have done, ask your self why the name change of vitoria to limbe for example.
then you will understand the under thought and the mind of those ruling our dear southern cameroons . CONTRIBUTORS LIKE
Ricardo, andrew pokaam et all all have the same mind frame, they will never bear
the patience to read what you just narrated.
to says ohh, is this really true? and if it is, then all this LA REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN.
ONE NATION THING IS NOTHING BUT A SCAM, A BRAINWASH TO ALL THE YOUTHS, ALL GENERATIONS THAT FOLLOWS, A DEBT TO HUMANITY,
SOMETHING THESE LEADERS OWE TO THE NEXT
GENERATIONS OF AFRICANS.

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