Ambazonia’s sovereignty and dignity need maintaining

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As the “Canada agreement” continues to be debated it was always possible that LRC was playing for time as they did in the “Swiss Process”. It is their legitimate tactic to try to reduce the momentum of the Ambazonia Liberation Struggle.

While we the Ambazonians would prefer a quick negotiated resolution we need to face the reality that La Republique du Cameroun would not be so logical even in the face of defeat. If they reached for repression when they could get far more favourable terms why would they suddenly turn to logic now? They are a far more unstable leaderless rabble now so we must be wary of self-inflicted regression in our progress.

Ambazonia News understands many of our factions are fundraising.

It is absolutely right that we continue our Complementary Commitment by massively stepping up to provide for our Restoration Forces and our civilians to continue to exercise our sovereignty and dignity.

The Most High God is still Watching out for Ambazonia.

Canadian mediation: confusion reigns and pitfalls remain

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Since Canada announced the agreement to talk for “peace in the NW and SW regions of Cameroon” reactions have emerged from many quarters.

Many Ambazonian stakeholders have voiced objections to the phraseology of Canada’s announcement, though other Canadian communications do speak of “talks between The former United Nations Trust Territory of Southern Cameroons and The Republic of Cameroon”. This latter comes, notably in tweets from the Canadian Diplomatic Mission in Cameroun.

A cross section of Ambazonian comments insist that the language in the Canadian communique is “diplomatic” and is the “best Amabzonia” will get until she regains her sovereignty. No explanation of how that sovereignty will be gained if the talks are framed as talks to settle a crisis in “the NW and SW regions of Cameroon”. This must be a faith that the kind international community, despite turning a blind eye to more intense and overt genocidal acts in Ambazonia for six years, is going to go in to bat for Ambazonian independence! Why? What is the new motivation? What of the La Republique du Cameroun Secession in 1984 which reset the boundaries to LRC (1960) and United Nations Trust Territory of Southern Cameroons – and does afford Ambazonia “state-status bar the exercise”? HCB28-92 outlines how this came about and was enshrined in the Bamenda High Court Ruling!

For their part La Republique du Cameroun has issued a statement through their Communication Minister, Sadi, denying any agreement to confer neither “facilitator nor mediator status to any country”. In the communique he references the internal National Dialogue of La Republique du Cameroun as the start of a solution … “which they have been busily implementing”. The language of Canada’s Communique does matter, but this outing from Sadi underlines the paradox of “NW and SW regions of Cameroon”, at first sight alluding to an internal self-determination; with a third-party mediator. At the very least, Ambazonian stakeholders need to regroup and avoid speeding into what would appear as half-a-loaf, but could be poisoned! In any case it was always going to be beneficial for the Ambazonian side to consolidate their position internally before embarking on any talks. This is particularly urgent as, while “officially” rubbishing the prospect of talks in Sadi’s communique, La Republique has wasted no time marshalling their propaganda effort to attempt to kill the momentum of the Ambazonian Liberation Struggle. Many “News papers” have “welcomed” the “agreement to talk” and already attributed calls to some of the Ambazonian stakeholders for the Restoration Forces to cease! The sooner Ambazonian Leaders wake up to this ploy, the better! Even if they don’t manage to come to an agree position, they must maintain the pressure on the ground.

Ambazonian Leaders need to keep channels open to avoid the confusion that La Republique will continue to seek to create and exploit. As it is it is clear that La Republique factions have different goals and ambitions and even at their most stable, they have proven time and again that their word cannot be relied on. The international community will be happy to say “never again” again after the fact – not because they are picking on Ambazonia, but because that is their method! We must “shine out eyes” and maintain our efforts.

Any Ambzonian leader thrusting their head out to be patted by the kind international community does so at their own peril if they do not first have their backs covered by “the Ambazonian Position”.

The Most High God has watched over us so many times. Let us not falter!

We the Ambazonians

Canada update postponement…why?

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Ambazonia News was waiting as eagerly as any other Ambazonian to get the presentation of the four “principals” from Canada. Instead, the “neutral” spokesman, in the person of Comrade John Akuroh, communicated the postponement “due to fast new developments”!

The good aspect of the communication was the clear and unequivocal declaration of the position on absolute and unconditional independence of Ambazonia, not to mention the implied deference to the people on any decision. This last part at least alleys the fear that, drunk on flattery, any or all of the “representatives” could “sign for” Ambazonia! Phew!

The fear of “drunkenness on flattery”, however, persists.

Despite claiming to be mindful of La Republique du Cameroun’s modus operandi, the fact remains that the “representatives” have allowed their “selection” to “go to their heads” to some extent.

Comrade Akuroh did use the phrase “selected to talk” or words to that effect. The question would be “selected by whom?”. This question does not go to those who were selected per se, except in a purely rhetorical invitation to consider that they might be underestimating their strength. More of this aspect later.

The IG raised this same question to the facilitators when asking for, among other conditions, transparency on each participant and their status. It is no secret that one of the parties does not meet this requirement and is not represented among the four who promised the now postponed update. That means they are going to persist in their opaque position of being very active in the process but not being declared!

As long as the four “representatives” know and are happy we can move on to cautioning about the danger of “flattery”.

Being invited individually and flattered should ring alarms among the “benificiaries” as the method La Republique du Cameroun used to break up the West Cameroon institutional strength and progressively attempt assimilation. To counter this tactic all “invitees” should know their strength comes from the strength of the independence movement as a collective and that if they succomb to flattery and undermine the movement body they could be turfed out as soon as La Republique du Cameroun can ascertain the momentum of the Liberation Struggle has diminished enough. If you turn up to the next gathering and cannot see the fellow “representatives” you saw last time do you know why they are not there? Who should you find out from? Build bridges and improve your strength.

Some will trust Canada’s position to be above the suspicion aired here but remember the run up to the plebiscite when many international partners implicitly denied us the self-determination we should have had! They had then, and have now, their own calculations and we cannot assume their neutrality in the process! They are not forthcoming on the aforementioned “opaque participant” and, therefore, not placing any importance on being viewed as neutral or impartial. Nothing personal, but they just do have their own interest. This brings us to the pressure tactics of “fast moving developments”.

We must take neutrality at face value. But can we? If so, our country’s affairs must not be rushed to meet anyone else’s timetable. The process belongs to us, rather than us to the process. Our representatives must keep open channels with the broadest base of leaders and deliberate extensively prior to any exchanges with the enemy side.

The Most High God is the Watchman of Ambazonia.

Ghost towns: effective exercise of our dignity.

For over six years We the Ambazonia have marked our dignity with the simple act of abstention on Mondays. By this act, we have silently declared our independence from La Republique du Cameroun and her agents – sparing ourselves the gauntlet of extortion and intimidation by La Republique du Cameroun’s militias.

The effect of this routine act has started to open the eyes not only of LRC, but more of our people to become more aware of our history and rights.

Who should declare a pause to Contri Sundays?

We the Ambazonians have ignored all LRC ploys which surface every December preaching the merits of “normalcy”.

We the Ambazonians have ignored the hypocritical “peace” being preached while their militias still occupy our streets and fire on school children.

We the Ambazonians who live the experience of the La Republique du Cameroun occupation will see for ourselves when we are free of that occupation. We will decide and that will not be because any one sends us leaflets! When we are free we will not need leaflets to tell us!

We all remain resolute on our aim – the total and unconditional independence of Ambazonia.

Our independence and dignity are not in the gift of our neighbours LRC.

Canada pre-pre-talks yet to meet the threshold for credibility

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It is widely known that there are exploratory pre-talks ongoing in Canada. What is not known are the content and context.

Ambazonia News believes that the level secrecy is against Ambazonia interests as it is creating speculative and corrosive comments.

We Ambazonians should know and expect such occurrences in the context.

The IG has made representations to the facilitators to set out the thresholds for transparency and representativeness of the process. The IG trusts in the will of We The Ambazonians and trusts that any failures to meet the thresholds will delay our journey to Buea but not halt it.

The credibility of the process will have an impact on the reputations of the parties involved, not least those with banks of diplomatic capital and integrity and fairness in global affairs.

The question of representativeness arises from the presence of ill-defined parties whose status and roles the facilitator has failed to adequately explain. This lack of transparency was compounded when the last session was conducted without consulting or inviting the IG delegates.

While the IG did not expect the Canadian facilitator to be working for Ambazonia we expected, as a minimum, that they would be neutral and seek to uphold the integrity and credibility of the process.

Federalists still wrong!

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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

Ambazonia’s “The Few”

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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

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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.

Community Education starts as La Republique demonstrates impotence

Reports relayed by mimimefoinfos.com from Bui state that La Republique du Cameroun militias invaded a Catholic school in a criminal intimidation. According to the reports they fired shots and threatened children, insisting “If you like education so much you must go to the government school”, in reference to the La Republique du Cameroun’s sub-standard “schools”. It would appear that La Republique du Cameroun has gone from posing as a dubious protector of the right to education to openly demonstrating that their aim is to “show” that they are running Ambazonia!

The IG this week released the first drafts of the new Ambazonia Interim Curriculum for Community and Authorized Schools. In a statement accompanying the release the IG warned parents and leaders of community schools to brace for just the type of intimidation that is reported. According to sources the IG does not expect this to be sustainable for La Republique du Cameroun as the Ambazonian RFs will collaborate to repel such war crimes. The IG will be seeking the support of peace loving international partners to ensure our children can access education, which is the minimum right if any child on the planet, without having to face such callous actions.

We encourage our people to be mindful that this action, though painful and intimidating only points to our victory as it shows La Republique has finally given up all pretence that Ambazonia was in a union with them and now wish to engage us in an overt manner in front of the international community. It should be recalled that this is a routine modus operandi of La Republique du Cameroun to intimidate school children in their genocidal war against Ambazonia.

They have already previously admitted killing two children on their way to school in the last couple of years when they claimed it was a “bavure” or “mistake”. In any normal country “security forces” would not be firing into school-run traffic, never mind repeating the process a few months later.

Ambazonia News understands the IG will be asking our civilians to stay calm and vigilant but continue to exercise their live-freedom, live-dignity as is their right under international law.

We never signed up to a union and have the right to our own country and educational system separate from La Republique du Cameroun. Even if we had signed up we would still be in the right to seek self-determination from the oppression of La Republique du Cameroun.

“Our children shall be like the stars above.”

“We shall live in plenty meeting our own needs”

“The Most High God is the Watchman of our nation and people.”

President summons your philanthropist to support Ambazonian refugee children

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1st October 💙Southern Cameroons Independence Day🤍 . This year President Marianta is summoning the philanthropist in us on behalf of the Ambazonian children in refugee camps. We can support their education and welfare at the crucial stage where other children around the globe can take their educational development for granted.

10km Sponsored Charity Walk.

What can you do for the children in the refugee camps?

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