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Monday, 19 February 2007

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samchinaboy

It's with tears in my eyes that I read this article which is but a bitter truth. Actually there's no more pride to say ''I'm a Cameroonian'' or ''I come from Cameroon'' to those of us living abroad. What have we done to merit such a fate? Already, abroad it seems like a curse to come from Africa. Why? Not to talk of Cameroon where democracy exists only in words. With a lot of intellectuals coming from that part of Africa, yet political doom is still the order of the day. Why must we belong to a party in order to walk on good roads in our own towns and villages? Why isn't the government that of the people, and for the people? Why is a minister appointed from a village or division just as a reward for the outstanding nature of the rulling party in that town or sub-division? And I read on the post the CPDM meeting that was held in Santa some months ago, and the former PM of Cameroon, Achidi Achu, asking the people of the division to blame themselves for not being appointed to ministerial posts. He simply gave a rather pathetic reason to why they should blame themselve, that the people don't vote for the CPDM. I remember this same old adage of the same political figure, ''politic na njangi, you scratch my back I scratch your back'' Is this democracy? So the reason why some parts of the country is developping faster than others is just adherence to the rulling party?
When a minister is appointed, he's appointed for the whole nation, not just for his own community. So I'm totally against elites of a village who rush to thank the president for appointing a son of the soil to an important position in the government. It's quite rediculous that some of these elites call themselves ''intellectuals'' We need to change our mentality. Why can't we learn from advanced countries?
I've never been in support for any seccession, but there's quite a lofty reason why the people of the southern Cameroons are asking for this. The government of Cameroon says they will never allow that to happen, but give me just one reason why the southern Cameroonians shouldn't seperate from such a system that has no respect for basic human rights, and play the ''njangi politics''. As a youth, I vowed never to indulge in politics, but how can I stay out of it, when my life is directly affected by the mishaps arround me in the name of politics?
There's never been equality in Cameroon. Marginalization is the order of the day. Why are the Anglophones marginalised when atleast 80% of our GDP comes from them? Those providing the manpower in the CDC, the petrolium sector, are all Anglophones, not to mention the fact that these things are all found in their own soil.
If there's one thing I pray for in Cameroon, is that the wind will soon blow, and sweep all the evil forces that keep pulling our beloveth country behind. Cameroon is blessed with resources, but cursed with personels. So I pray when the wind comes, it will not leave any stone unturn, let it sweep from the grass roots to the top of any society or persons that play ''pocket democracy''. Join me in this prayer if you really love Cameroon. Let's not forget that in everything, we should put God First.

AngloCameroonian

My brother Samchinaboy,
...Its really pathetic. But you know what...the traitors are our fellow brothers. We are being exploited b/c those that represent us open the gates.

If we hope for a change then we must first tackle these guys and bring them to order.
It is not their unwillingness to see beyond their political bias but their greed and selfishness. Since their families are fine then all is well. The rest can go to hell.

Only anglophones deny that there is no marginalization. The national language is now french, which they use to address their on people back home. It's a shame.

I for one is advocating and compagning for an anglophone movement.
We start by rooting out these black legs and then stand for our rights. Tie the blackmailers before you confront the enemy!

But must we only continue to complain and blame others? Let us start something. Those of us that are out of the country and can see things with a bigger eye. We can return home and launch the movement, and I bet you we can do it. No tears over spilt milk except it is chocolate.

Langai

Azore Opio,
You paint a very gloomy picture of the Cmr landscape, and it is mostly correct. I would have been relieved to see a connection between this picture and the treachery of global politics, particularly of the FranceAfrique/Francopholie type. The 16 million plus Cmrians are all under a spell. Never mind the lessons to be learnt from current African hotspots like Guinea, Ivory Coast, to name just these two. Someone observed that the Cmr situation seems not to fit into any known category. It is all a system on its own, with the most evil people on the continent managing it. This is a country which throws dust into the eyes of the whole world by the way it practises politics and governance. When the world, through their IMF and WB accomplices, asks for certain conditions to be met, Cmr produces those conditions and even more. But the bottom is empty. Do you want a body (IEC) to manage elections? Cmr calls an extraordinary hand-clapping session to push through an instrument, then says it will be put in place progressively in 18 months, way after crucial elections would have taken place under the auspices of the all-powerful DOs.
This is just one example out of hundreds of smokescreens put up by that regime to fool the rest of the world and mostly its own people. Nothing is ever done the right way in Cmr. One political leader said in the 90s that when citizens go out demonstrating on the streets asking for bread, the government gives them live bullets instead. This is a murderous approach that makes Cmr comparable only to hell on earth.
I did not care to watch any tv news on the recent FranceAfrique summit in Cannes or somewhere of the sort. But the few images that were foisted on me by some of the visible press gave me the impression of a meeting of a congregation of lucifer and his agents. The high priest of the congregation is retiring but called all his agents and surrogates in the dark continent to give them his parting instructions on how to continue to screw up their own parts of the kingdom.
He hugged them in turn and, if I were a cartoonist, I would have had a dialogue bubble saying "stay well; do as we have agreed; see you in the master's house at 2000 degrees." Even if that is not what he was telling each and everyone of his pupils, including the diminutive guy from next door Gabon, I am saying that this is the proper dialogue for that group of rogues that has kept a whole continent on its knees. The picture of Cmr and Cmrians as a collective bunch of emasculated people thus finds its place in this FranceAfrique world which has lucifer as its leader. God save us.
Maverick

M Nje

"I for one is advocating and compagning for an anglophone movement."
AngloCameroonian

AngloCameroonian,
What is the name of the anglophone movment you are advocating or campagning for?

AngloCameroonian

M Nje,
The name is Anglo-Cameroonians (United by our Identity) for the moment, open for proposals.
It's to emcompass all anglophones. No speculations about SDF and SCNC! Lets put our heads together.
I am presently developing the website. I very much need your valued ideas.
I'm starting with site first b/c I'm not at home. Through it we can create cells based on our present locations before we launch it at home.
We got to act now or never!

Tombele

I agree with you. Let's start by naming those anglophones who have sold us and make them know that they will pay heavily some day. Let's start with very credible evidence, solid verifiable evidence, no back stabbing, petition writing. Some of these traitors are just who they are, weak, feeble minded, cowards who can't stand up and fight and go by the motto " if you can't beat them join them" Please put up this web site let our best and brightest come up with POSITIVE IDEAS to change and develop our nation. We will support you. First rule will be constructive ideas to our problems, no negativity, blaming others, we are all in it, let's get out of it ourselves, nobody else will.

samchinaboy

Hi Anglcameroonian brothers,
YES. We need to identify ourselves even before the international community. Cameroonians say Cmr is a bilingual country, but infact, the international community doesn't firmly agree with that. I even had to argue with a Chinese colleague who was argueing that Cameroon is a French speaking country cus he's been there in Yaounde and heard no one speak English to him which was the only language he could easily communicate with. It's really difficult to convince a guy out here that our country also has English as an official language especially as they get to offices in Yaounde and the host wouldn't understand him/her cus he/she speaks English instead of French. Let this blessed organisation that u're bringing up really go international and many will start feeling the plight of the Anglophones in Cameroon, whose language is marginalized.
I had been praying that such an organisation will come up someday and now it's here. I encourage u sincerely to start it with immediate effect and we here in China will support u in every way that we can. There are many of us here who fled our country and are huzzling in some middle-schools and colleges, teaching English, and many are now facing the problem of doubts from their bosses who now tend to believe that Cameroon is only a French speaking country. This was even agravated when Hu Jintao recently visited Cameroon on his eight African Nations tour, when he got to Cameroon, the news reported the country to be a French speaking nation. The only credit that the Anglocameroonians who teach here is that they are doing quite a great job eventhough most never graduated or even attended the Higher Teachers Training college. Their reputation here as teachers is quite great. This just mirrors the diligence of our Anglophone brothers.
So dear brothers, start this movement and I promise u that those of us in China are strongly behind u.
BE BLESSED.

AngloCameroonian

More grease to your elbows.

It is a fact that one should seek for greener pastures if he can, but the truth is that you can never live your entire life out of you home. We think the opposite when we are in Cameroon but once you're out the mentality changes.

I think we are all preparing ourselves to go back and serve. Let's give thanks to God for the priviledge we have and maximise it.

M Nje

Samchinaboy,
The Republic of Cameroon is a French country. It had independent on January 1 1960. It joined the UN on 20 September 1960. English has never been its official language. Go to the UN or AU and you will see for yourself.

You may disagree with this but I can tell you that English is not an official language in The Republic of Cameroon. If you are a citizen of Southern Cameroon then know that you are not a legal member of The Republic of Cameroon. This may sound like a repetition or something you disagree with but it is the truth.

rexon

M Nje,

I believe by now, that all Southern Cameroonians are quite knowledgeable of the fact that they are not citizens of La Republique Francaise Du Cameroun. Except they want to force others to see white black.

Ma Mary

Rexon, there is still much work to be done to restore to many Southern Cameroonians the ability to think like free people and to FEEL like free people and to reject the script of the colonizer, but a lot of progress has been made, and you have done a lot of work.

The work on the soul is the most important aspect of the struggle. Weaning the people of the dependency mentality; and opening their eyes and increasing their readiness to take action–these are the most important things, because that is what readies the people to use opportunity when it arises, and as sure as the sun will shine tomorrow, opportunity will arise, thrown on our laps by fate, so lose not faith dear sisters and brothers. La republique has no grounds in our country, apart from the kinds of rubbish that people like Riccardium and Forkam write here. You have noticed that when something pinches Southern Cameroonians, they are far away. When Southern Cameroonians want to assert their interest, that is when they show up to lecture their betters.

You will notice that even the BBC that was previously ignoring the Southern Cameroons story no longer does so, but in their typical "English man cunny", they are pretending to bear no responsibility for our predicament. Even that will change. The tenor of the stories will change.

samchinaboy

M. Nje,
Well after considering ur argument on the real nature of Cameroon, I can't but agree with u firmly that we the Anglophones are ''illegal citizens'' to the republic of Cameroon. That being the case, I'd also agree with Ma Mary that much work still needs to be done. If the UN or the AU aknowledge this fact already, then I suppose it's time to push ahead even more determined than ever. For the mean time, I'll still settle on creating the Anglo-Cameroonian movement which maverick and Anglocameroonian advocate for.
I'm still having a passport from La Republic, and I still bear the identity of a Cameroonian. So you can see where exactly we still are. If we really want to achive this, I guess it's time to expose those our Anglophone brothers who settle for ''pocket democracy'' in La Republic. In all this, I pray for a better solution which should be more practicable and pacific. I think by so doing, we could achieve a quicker and effective solution to our plight.
Be Blessed.

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