BSC | AMB: SCHOOL STRIKE IN CAMEROON LOOKS SET TO CARRY ON

Newsweek Report
April 12 2017
Excerpt:
““Teachers and students are not going to school,” Tassang said. “As for teachers, we have never considered [stopping] and will not consider [it] until we have [the] restoration of our nation, which will happen soon.”

Since protests began last year, some groups have taken to the streets demanding a return to a federal state system, the breakaway of the northwest and southwest provinces and the restoration of Southern Cameroons—also known as the Republic of Ambazonia—a British mandate during the colonial era.”
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BSC | AMB: Wirba Force Goes to Squares

By Ntumfoyn Boh Herbert (Yindo Toh)

Washington, 14 January 2017: The charismatic Member of Parliament (MP) for Bui-South, Hon. Joseph Wirba, crossed yet another line in the sand Saturday when he royally ignored a ban by the colonial administrators of Bui Division to preside a heavily-attended rally at Squares, Kumbo.

His convoy, preceded by over-excited, self-assigned Okada escorts, arrived Squares to chants of “Papa ehleee! Yaya-Yooo” and “Dem Go Kill We Tire”.

“This is what I can do,” Hon. Wirba said from the podium, referring to the huge turnout at the rally. His statement mocks Cameroon’s Higher Education Minister, Prof. Jacques Fame Ndongo, who had tried to let the MP know that there is nothing Southern Cameroonians can do about their domination by Yaounde. After flagging discontent to the Minister, the MP says Fame Ndongo mockingly replied: “Vous allez faire quoi”? (What will you do?)

From Squares on Saturday, the MP spoke of verbal threats on his life, including reportedly from official quarters. This descendant from a long line of Nso warriors challenged his to-be assassins to proceed if such is their desire, pledging that more Wirbas will be born through his killing.

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Teachers’ Strike Continues, Consortium Calls for Referendum

 By Ntumfoyn Boh Herbert (Yindo Toh)

Washington, 14 January 2017 – Wilfred Tassang and his colleagues of the teachers’ unions emerged from the second and final day of deliberations with officials of the colonial government of La Republique du Cameroun to chants of praise.

“Winner oh winner! Winner oh oh oh Winner! Winner, you don win ooooh” they sang.

The singing came at the end to another eventful day, marked at one point by an impromptu “word of mouth” and social media campaign urging all of Bamenda town to hurry up the slopes of Up-Station Hill to the Governors Office perched above the city where, as rumor had it, the teachers had been taken hostage, had been beaten and their mobile phones confiscated.

“No such thing happened to us. Nobody threatened us. We were not under any intimidation,” Tassang told his supporters.

The first words out of the mouth of Tassang, the trade union leader, teacher and evangelist were: “In Jesus’ name. In the might name of Jesus!”

For all those who were waiting to hear the outcome of the deliberations and hoping the strike by teachers would not be lifted, Tassang spoke a golden sentence.

“And the strike has not been suspended,” Tassang said, as his supporters erupted in thunderous applause and ululation.

One supporter in the crowd let out, “We are very grateful, Pa”.

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Why Biya is not granting a Federation in Cameroon

By Valentine Gana

As indigenes of the Southern Cameroons (Anglophones) awake to a reality of how much bloodshed, anguish, repression, deceit and inhumanity the regime in Yaounde is willing to visit on them towards fastening their chains of bondage that have persisted for 55 years, they must lean in the wisdom of this quote by Frederick Douglas;

“Power concedes nothing, without a demand. It never did, and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blow, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.”

The current bloodletting, repression, protests and resistance by the Anglophones of Cameroon is due to a planned, systemic, intended, and deliberate genocide that is being visited on them by the Regime of Paul Biya (1982 to present), following in the footsteps of the Ahidjo regime (1961 to 1982). The Southern Cameroons, a U.N. Trust territory under Britain, voted in a United Nations organized plebiscite on February 11th, 1961 to join the Republic of Cameroon towards forming the Federal Republic of Cameroon based on agreed articles to be incorporated in the Federal Constitution of the country after a Treaty of Union. The Treaty of Union, mandated by the United Nations resolutions 1352 and 1608 (XV) of April 21st 1961 was to be crafted by the two entities following the plebiscite vote and ratified by the respective parliaments of the Southern Cameroons (West Cameroon) and of the Republic of Cameroon (East Cameroon). These agreed upon “Treaty of Union” as required by U.N. Resolution 1608 were never voted upon by the respective parliaments, nor signed by the existing heads of governments of the respective states (John Ngu Foncha for West Cameroon and Amahdou Ahidjo for East Cameroon).

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