The US-Africa Summit not providing solutions for Africa

The 3-day summit continued efforts to strengthen ties with African partners based on principles of mutual respect and shared interests and values. It also served as an opportunity to listen to and collaborate with African counterparts on key areas the United States and Africa define as critical for the future of the continent and our global community.  The summit built on our shared values to:

better foster new economic engagement;
reinforce the U.S.-Africa commitment to democracy and human rights;
mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and of future pandemics;
work collaboratively to strengthen regional and global health;
promote food security;
advance peace and security;
respond to the climate crisis; and
amplify diaspora ties;

The big soundbite is “Africa’s success is the world’s success.” by President J. Biden.

“Africa is a major geopolitical force. It’s one that has shaped our past, it’s shaping our present, and it will shape our future.”

The foregoing is the spin from the state departments on the recent summit.

Of course, one might say, but not without reservations. While the fielding “accusations” of entertaining dictators, US officials claimed they wanted to be inclusive in who they invited. That was despite omitting three countries which have been attempting to chart a course away from French colonialism! The US will, of course be able to rightly claim that they recognise the African Union’s [AU’s] prerogative in deciding the “good standing” of African countries, hence the need, not to say convenience of not having, to invite the likes of Mali, Guinea and Burkina Faso on this occasion. Never mind that the AU is colonised by France, a fact which must be evident to the US. That argument evaporates further, if it could, when one considers that the AU is those same dictators’ club, even if the influence of France were dismissed.


In the case of Ambazonia, that word “prerogative” has been used to justify La Republique du Cameroun’s “right” to kill, maim and destroy homes of its purported citizens to maintain its territorial integrity! So is the US seeking to help people or states. The answer is “states”. That is who can vote with them in the UN, not the school children shot in Bamenda or Buea or the pregnant women and children of Ngarbuh.

It would be fair, therefore, to conclude that the solution for Africa [the people of] is not coming from the “international community” and should not be expected. That international community’s record does not include even one instance when the human rights of Africans were considered above their [international community’s] self-interest. The commitment to democracy and human rights would appear not to really include human rights! Does it include democracy? No. The US is party to the ludicrous idea of fectless “observers” taking on the role of “certifying” African elections as “fair enough”! Imagine any observers having to “certify” elections in Britain or America or France as “fair”? If someone needs to certify, that itself is proof that they are not fair!
Cross out the bullet point then… That is not necessarily the US’s probelm but that means they should not be posing as a provider of solutions. That posture is just as useful as the fectlesss certifiers’.

How about economic engagement? Well, what does it mean? Ambassador Cohen recently invited American companies to come and “exploit” the opportunities provided by Africa’s new Free Trade Area! He may not have meant “exploit” but that is exactly how the system works! If they can exploit they will as that is the system regardless of the poverty of the local populace.

About COVID the less said the better! Ambazonia News would “thank God” for saving Africa from the worst of the pandemic but that too is one of the biggest weaknesses of the African continent! We like to defer to God when there is a problem to solve! The point here is that the international community did not help Africa – nor should they have as the vaccines were developped with their capital! If we accept that, we need to discount the touted collaboration in that area. There are African deseases, such as sickle cell which are not researched, some have conjectured, because they only affect Africans. Yet the biggest problem on health is not there! Look instead at how many African doctors and other professionals are appropriated by the international partners who, first insist on African governments paying for their training and then also close their borders to other “lesser” migrants!

About food security… How strange is it that a continent whose main product is agricultural should be seeking food security from outside? If “they want” to help they need to stop dumping on the African market and let local producers become viable as the local consumer rightly consumes local. Of course the Biden Administration could actually “prove” this objective by doing food drops – the very rather than helping any local production!

The final irony is the climate crisis! As the main sufferers Africans can comfort themselves that that is the one fairly democratic and fairly shared product of humanity even if they are less culpable. For once fires and floods don’t only happen in Africa and they do actually need Africa to engage by not repeating the development mistakes that the “developed” world committed to get the planet to this stage. Fair?

Diaspora ties… This would mean the US wants to convince Africa’s dictators to pacify the long suffering guests of the West. Yes those people who slave away and gather resources to send back to “homelands” where they are not welcome will be wooed to help the US continued to maintain the unhealthy balance of poverty and “stability” that those dictatorships have afforded the West in this new slave trade. This time, no Westerner needs to risk their lives transporting the human cargo. Instead, the cargo will take te initiative of finding the means to embark on the trip and submit to near slave labour conditions. It is clearly not a fair comparison to make to the plight of those who were transported hundreds of years ago but the victim are exploited in relatively the same way.

The slick presentation skills the Administration has used to present the “summit” have been used elsewhere where it has been stated that “football is more important than human rights ” – especially of migrant workers! Of course they cannot be traded openly… The bonus is that the new slaves have paid taxes which compensated the owners who lost “property” when the slave trade was “abolished” in the case of the UK until very recently!

What should the Africa’s suffering under-classes do? Nothing. They do not know this summit is taking place and would not expect anything from it given they are being “represented” by their oppressors! The US is following the well-trodden path of international relations where self-interest trumps, okay pun intended as irresistible!, and wait to deal with any problematic outcomes in due course. One truth of the summit is that “the world” is dealing with problems arising from “Russia’s brutal and illegal invasion of Ukraine where Africa is suffering disproportionately”. That is true if Africa has not been under constant spectre of famine and other humanitarian threats since … for ever! So what has “woke”n the US? Self-interest of course!


So the beneficiaries of these common values which are to be reinforced, jokes!, do not even know and would not hold their breaths for those benefits.


What about the Diaspora? They are the biggest victims… at once not welcome in their “homelands” but pouring in their hard-earned cash to, unintentionally, help prop up the corrupt patronage systems of their oppressors and excluders. They should now count out any change that would improve their plight as the US is seeking to partner with the dictators in this marriage of self-interest!


The Diaspora would be better off writing off their “homeland” pretensions in favour of developing their status in their host countries. Only when they “settle down” properly and have political strength in their new homes could they have a voice enough to claim any dignity for/in their first homelands. That means explicitly stop sending their wealth back “home” while they deprive their progeny of the means to grow where they are [born and] bred. Africans in the US have more influence if the collaborate and make their votes count in American elections. American politicians will listen to them more than far away dictators would listen to a self-interested Administration. Those dictators certainly know they don’t have to give a hoot while you keep depriving your US family and sending your earnings back “home”!

Imagine setting up your children to be third-class citizens through poverty while you perpetuate your “home family’s” abject acceptance of your denigration and exclusion – and pay for it. Keep the proceeds of your hard work to help your [nuclear] family grow where they are! You don’t live in Africa! When Africa develops and welcomes you you can choose then, from a position of more comfort, to engage and invest fairly. If that is not convincing, remember that the hardship which the US is helping Africa cope with is affecting you too in the diaspora but you are not getting the “inclusive” partnership that US is seeking to provide to the dictators.

First copies of Ambazonian Curriculum reach GZ

The long-awaited Ambazonian Curriculum has been delivered to the first few Community schools.

The exercise marks a decisive turning point in the Collaboration needed to actualize the decolonization of Ambazonia and proceed to freedom and dignity for the next generation of Ambazonians.

Henceforth qualification gained in Ambazonia will be valuable and capable of opening doors for our children. Ambazonian parents can be assured that their children’s qualifications will be internationally recognized and accepted. They will no longer have to embark on “English-Language” foundations courses before they gain access to higher education foreign lands.

We the Ambazonians will do for ourselves together.

Ambazonia News invites all our well-wishers who wish to improve the future of our children, many of whom are in refugee camps to visit www.unmak-arf.org make a donation for our humanitarian efforts to raise their spirits and remind them that they are not alone. They could receive a reading book and the impulse to start their liberation by reading.

Federalists still wrong!

To talk about federalists is to validate them when they have no existence in logic! However, due to the “Canada Process” also known as “Pre-Pre-talks” there is once more an illusory platform for “federalist” proponents. The paradox of the federalists persists against all odds even though La Republique du Cameroun has deployed intimidation tactics in the form of “convocations” to quash all usage of the term – and that was mainly against the “federalists” themselves – not even against Ambazonians. No! Ambazonians had a worse fate reserved for them – summary extrajudicial executions, callously trumpeted as “neutralisation” in their propaganda. They have even been known to issue official communiques – for La Republique du Cameroun loves a communique – outlining how they “neutralised” several unarmed youths suspected of being separatists. Suspicion seems enough to seal a youth’s fate in Ambazonia! That was earlier.

These days, after our whole scale resistance and demonstrated resilience, they are resorting to all forms of time-wasting, with the forlorn hope that our resolve would wane. Our resolve is not waning! Our people have endured deliberate psychological attacks in the form of disinformation and manipulation. Some have hesitated for a while but they are all still basically convinced of the righteousness of our cause and the complete “does-not-go-ness” of any idea that “One Cameroun” might ever again include Ambazonia! Not even in a de facto union! Especially not in a de facto union! Not in any union! It is One Solution – Independence for Ambazonia!

One Ambazonian sage once predicted that when La Republique Cameroun woke up and tried to negotiate for federation with Ambazonia that it would be too late. It has been too late for 5 years! Having our streets blocked by militias so foreign that they could “mistakenly” fire live rounds into school traffic tells even the deafest non-listener and shows even the blindest non-looker that Ambazonia into La Republique du Cameroun does not go! That is why no intimidation can turn our citizens! We have to be thankful to La Republique du Cameroun for proving to our people over these last six years that La Republique du Cameroun behind their thugs is a hollow vacuum of nothingness and that their main power over Ambazonia was solely Ambazonians willingness to put up and continue to hope for “better” eventually. Eventually has been and gone and LRC has proved that only worse is to come if we the Ambazonians persist in that willingness to give one more chance! More than that, they have proved that Ambazonians can take their destiny and dignity in their own hands.

So why are there still people who dare show their faces and talk about federalism? It is down to Ambazonian liberalism! We like a debate like no other people! That comes from the days when our competing parties in the fifties and early sixties used to travel together to election rallies and debate and make their separate speeches and then go back together sometimes sharing a drink. Nevertheless, the federalists are mistaken…

They [federalists] are hanging in mid-air because La Republique Cameroon is not debating federalism and unlikely to be anytime soon. In this situation the federalist trying to offer “nothing” to a people who have been living through the “proof” that any association with La Republique is fatal and who have seen La Republique du Cameroun’s arguments against federalism! In Ambazonia News’ view this is the most pointless “argument” since the Athenians first described democracy!

La Republique du Cameroun is a paradox in burning villages, killing school children, “neutralising suspected separatists” and propagating “one Cameroun” given that their dictator decreed a secession of La Republique du Cameroun from the still-tenuous United Republic of Cameroon. Everyone knows that! They know it! They have it on record in their courts that that decree was Ambazonian Restoration. In 2017 La Republique briefly considered rowing back by trying to phase in the “United Republic of Cameroon” name. It is likely their mentors counselled against that and instead mistakenly promoted the idea that even their corrupt system was capable of defeating grand-mothers with peace plants! What ever the reasoning, they decided they could win! One possible reason is that they knew that even the “United Republic” was not a union – except by being a de facto union – and could not be sustained in any negotiation or court.

When a “nation” decides to resort to “war” or force, they are suspending “international law” righteousness even if they had any. So the federalists debating nice academic points about Ambazonia’s legal ground are wide off the mark! When La Republique du Cameroun is defeated and finally have to leave, no international partners are going to weigh up the spurious legal arguments that were so cleverly outlined by the fence-sitters! That also means that we the Ambazonians know that we have to win on the ground – and on that point we have to be thankful to the federalists legalists.

The nice international community knows it but persists in waiting with patience for La Republique du Cameroun to kill enough of us so that they can express outrage with “never-again” before resuming their cosy dealings with La Republique du Cameroun. That is just the way of things so Ambazonians need to beware and continue the fight. That goes without saying as La Republique continues forays into our country!

The time is coming when it will have to be decided. Being born Ambazonian does not compel anyone to be Ambazonian – nor to have our precious and rare citizenship foisted on them! People who consider themselves citizens of La Republique should not be waiting on the fence for our citizens to be killed so that they can negotiate a better La Republique status for themselves. We just eventually have to accept that such a dichotomy exists.

The opacity of the Canada Pre-Pre talks would appear to be conveying the feeling that “Ambazonians” alone are the ones wrestling with the shadow non-argument of federation. What is La Republique looking for apart from the usual playing for time? What is the international community’s stake in this? A stable democratic, accountable, successful and prosperous Ambazonia is a better security ally in the Gulf of Guinea. We insist on our dignity. In this setup Ambazonia is certainly not the supplicant! The conflict is so “one-solution” that it hardly bears the bother of speculating on what they are “negotiating”. While waiting we must all be aware that the one solution depends on our actualising our independence with no regard for what French Cameroun decide to do.

We the Ambazonians

IG Technical Cabinet Unveiled – 6 Qualities

The IG Technical cabinet has been formally unveiled on ARF TV. The announcement came in a first of the routine press briefings to be undertaken by the new Press Secretary, Na Manyi.

The IG sought to assemble a balanced team in terms of gender, skills and geographical representation, but the key characteristics can be summed up in three S’s. They are Selfless, Skilled Statespersons all.

SIX GLAMOURING QUALITIES OF MEMBERS OF PRESIDENT MARIANTA’S TECHNICAL CABINET

1) Selfless Skilled Statespersons (SSS) who pledge their loyalty exclusively to the Ambazonian liberation plight and our ultimate goal – The total and unconditional independence of Ambazonia.

2) SSS ready to sacrifice resources and constitute the quality number that is resourceful to the Ambazonian liberation struggle morally, intellectually and most especially economically.

3) SSS with a distinct pragmatic attitude in the prosecution of our liberation plight, evidenced in their “walking the talks” modus operandi.

4) SSS with a qualitative, fraternal and honest Teamwork spirit FOR AMMBAZONIA, ready to assist and offer their expertise on a 360 degree perspective in the management and prosecution of the Ambazonian liberation struggle.

5) SSS who have aligned, are consistent and share the vision and foresight embodied in the 3 main IG Policies stabilizing policies in the management of our liberation struggle – The Accountability & Action (AA) policy on finance management, The Building Bridges (BB) policy on collaboration with other Ambazonian independentist entities AND The Complementary Commitment (CC) policy on the appropriate Diaspora-GZ relationship to fast track our liberation.

6) SSS with a proven stamina to identify and resist any form of social injustice within or without, distractions, manipulations and most especially prioritize on engagements aimed at defending the lives and dignity of the victims of the genocide war, with particular focus on engagement characterized by progressive and increasing empowerment of the Ambazonian Restoration Fighters.

See the appointment letter here.

Whether you want to support the refugees and prisoners or you want to speed up the expulsion of La Republique Militias from our land, you can now add your effort. Every effort is significant! Visit www.cid.ambacitizens.com to subscribe or make a one-off donation for any aspect of the Liberation Struggle.

To help with the diplomatic sensitisation you in the diaspora can point your colleagues – third parties to the information on the unmask website which gives details of the plight of our citizens as well as avenues to support refugees, including children in education.

Visit www.unmask-arf.org

Ambazonia’s “The Few”

In every Liberation Struggle there is a vital core of committed individuals. Ambazonia’s Liberation Struggle is no exception. As in every one of the previous struggles the momentum of our march toward dignity and freedom is maintained by the few.

The few have absolute faith and belief – nobody needs to nag them and they ignore all of La Republique’s various propaganda and psychological efforts even when they think they are isolated.

The few know it is a long hard road they travel and that does not deter them. They are realistic when assessing inevitable temporary setbacks and finding ways to do better in the next phase of the road.

The few trust in the rest of the other of the few and count on their picking up the baton when called upon. They know that this is their turn to carry the baton and continue put their all in it, trusting in the righteousness of their course and the continuous grace and protection of “The Watch Man” of our Nation.

The few have daily methods of continuing to maintain their commitment and belief, finding their own ways to keep their dignity and honour their homeland.

The few are modest and honour the first among the few, who were very few indeed at a given time, but maintained Ambazonians soul in their hearts, waiting patiently for few more few to join their ranks.

In the last few years the few have grown less few but the true few still stand out by the language they speak…

They never say “the government” when referring to La Republique du Cameroun …

Or “the army”, nor “the military”, when referring to La Republique’s rabble of occupying militias …

but sing their Anthem even when acknowledging they are shy singers … or claiming that they don’t have good singing voices. Ambazonia News says that no voice can sing Ambazonia’s Anthem badly! for that Anthem regulates the singer’s voice. In any case, and not that they need to be told, for they know. They are of the few and their contribution is not a singing voice … though any singing voice is a start and blessed among the many and treasured among the few.

The few have more qualities than these listed here. They will continue doing what they are doing and encouraging others to join in and enjoy still-unheralded membership of their exalted ranks.

Are you one of the few? The few never say they are of the few. They just remain the few, doing what few do and trusting in their duty and righteousness and the protection of The Watchman … If you know you are of the few, accept our implicit duffed hat and continue being. If you are aspiring, like so many, trust in the righteousness of our course and open your eyes to the the truth that only the Most High God, The Watchman of Our Nation could have contrived the sequence of events that would kick-start our Restoration and then sustained it in the face of the worst efforts of our detractors.

We the Amazonians.

Unmask genocide in Ambazonia

The unmask platform is a resource for Ambazonians to start to take our story to third parties. It has been said that Genocide in Amazonia is “the most neglected crisis” on the planet. We have to grudgingly acknowledge that La Republique du Cameroun has managed to marshal her diplomatic capital to minimise the light on her criminal and genocidal war in Ambazonia. Even so we the Ambazonians have to be relatively satisfied with our tenacity given we started from a bank of no diplomatic capital.

What we need to do next, those of us in the diaspora, is to renew our efforts to take this to the constituents of those who have sought to look the other way while La Republique du Cameroun has been burning homes, killing children on their way to school and proudly publishing tales of how their valiant army killed youths in Southern Cameroons just because they were “suspected separatists”. Our neighbours can help us to question and get a change in attitude from those International Partners who have been looking away and waiting.

We must also let them know that our people on the ground have moved on and now enjoy the freedom and dignity of being Ambazonian. Looking away is no longer an option and they must all remember saying “never again” only a quarter of a century ago. Our supporting evidence is the proliferation of Community Schools where our people have voted with their feet to invest in their childrens’ futures separate from La Republique du Cameroun – waiting and looking away are no longer a viable options as a free people are not gong to return to servitude and second-class citizenship.

On the IG Stabilizing Policies to secure your trust

Accountability and Action speaks for itself but is ensured by the 90:10 which commits all collected funds in the ratio of 90% to GZ and 10% to humanitarian care. So that is AA.

Building Bridges is the protocol for driving collaboration between all stakeholders in the Ambazonian Liberation struggle, be they in the diaspora or on the ground. Ambazonia News would venture that BB is  a no-brainer.

And yet there has also been some friction between ARF and some diaspora parties. Complementary Commitment is the answer. The diaspora should commit to complement the commitment of the ARF and the civilians on GZ who, respectively, have to execute the push out of the La Republique du Cameroun’s militias, and demonstrate that Ambazonia can live a dignified freedom.

To help realise these policies and our Liberation subscribe at the citizens’ portal.

Extraordinary CGA APP called to review Election Modalities. Approves the bill.

Please join to add your voice.

In the Extraordinary Constituents General Assembly the modified Modalities were present, reviewed and approve in a vote to the tune of 98%.

The bill now clarifies how the vetting results can be shared, removes the appendage of pay for the President and the meaning of and timing for the publication of the list of qualified voters.

In a bid to ensure any polls are free, fair and transparent, LGA chairs alone constitute the electoral college and it is they or their designated representatives who will cast a vote reflecting their prior LGA vote. This means that all who join an LGA and fulfil their civic duties according to the provisions of the Code will be able to express their choice through their LGA and will have the same weight as their LGA chairs and their RC representatives, who will, similarly have the same weight, voting at their LGA.

Read the Complete Electoral Code here or on the IG repository.

Complementary Commitment: IG on Ways of Working between Diaspora and GZ

The IG has continued developing the Building Bridges protocol. The latest iteration and refinement seeks to address the vital issue of collaboration between the diaspora and the Ambazonia Restoration Forces on the ground.

The vision is crystalized in the two words Complementary Commitment. The Diaspora should commit to provide the resources needed for the Liberation and complement ARFs and civilians.

Read the complete CC document on the IG website.