Ambazonia news is able to post the first drafts of the IG’s Ambazonia Curriculum for Community and Authorised schools in the Federation. Initially the orders are issued for Mathematics, Science and English language for primary schools. More subjects and stages will follow in the future.
This will allow our citizens to consolidate their dignity in taking charge of the future social, professional and personal development of their children. It has always been the ambition of every Ambazonian parent to see their children progress, so much so that they will do anything to ensure they are able to pay the fees to ensure their pride and joy can attend school.
The IG shares this vision and is seeking the collaboration of parents and RFs to jointly make this next leap in the Liberation Struggle. The IG will continue to improve the curriculum orders on the basis of feedback from GZ and the local experience. As promised in a previous post, the IG will work in the meantime to facilitate assessment and certification processes in the future.
May our children soar like the stars above
In honour of the heroes who continue to bear our land with their blood
This weekend marks the 61st anniversary of independence of Southern Cameroons. Logic and international interests and schemes dictate that most Ambazonians of today should not have had any idea of the history or statehood of the then British Southern Cameroons. So why and how did Southern Cameroons survive the designs of the colonial powers? How did Ambazonia survive the annexation and attempted assimilation by French Cameroon? How has Ambazonia survived the clever ruse of “It is not so bad, everyone suffers! We better keep our precious peace! We live in a haven for peace!”? How has the Ambazonian Liberation Struggle survived the might and diplomatic capital of La Republique du Cameroun; and the sheer effort of LRC’s corruption machine to “persuade” Ambazonians that they are better off as “second-class-half-brothers” in La Republique du Cameroun? Of late there have been “more sincere” promises that the Ring Road and other infrastructure would be built after all this time. What about the tantalising prospect of the Limbe Deep Sea Port and even Tiko Airport? Even the “Special Status”?
Before all of these considerations, 95%, at least, of Ambazonians had no idea they were bona fide citizens of an internationally legal independent nation!
La Republique du Cameroun Miscalculates?
All common sense would have concluded that Ambazonia would be a vague memory. How did LRC miss the equivalent of a football tap-in from 2 yards out, in the middle of the goal posts, with the keeper having dived past in the wrong direction? There is only one real plausible explanation to the whole litany of traps and pitfalls being safely, even if unknowingly, navigated by Southern Cameroons! It has to be the last line of the Ambazonian Anthem…
Every time La Republique du Cameroun has tried any of the coercive acts they have left it half baked and void of any credibility. When anything “legal” needed to be reinforced, they either failed to notice or just were not really bothered – even when those acts would have tightened their hegemony over Ambazonia!
It is almost as if La Republique du Cameroun deliberately abusing a secret adopted half-brother who would otherwise have been completely unaware and content! A bully cannot help it! If they have an adopted brother, even one who is unaware of their separate roots, their actions will constantly signal as La Republique du Cameroun has all through the 61 years.
Our National Anthem answered
Our national prayer would seem to have been answered at every turn when we were as helpless as the adopted half-brother! It is the belief of Ambazonia News that we should sing or recite our Anthem every morning in gratitude for the Watchfulness of The Most high God. In this chaotic throw of ideas is a non-exhaustive list of instances where relatively minor and insignificant deviations from LRC’s course would have managed to assimilate Ambazonia! Somehow, against all odds…
The Most High God be The Watchman of This Nation!
First Pitfall – LRC gains independence before British Southern Cameroons.
By gaining “independence” on 1/1/1960, LRC froze her international boundaries according to international law! That did not stop the “brother-nation” of Southern Cameroons choosing to “gain her independence by joining LRC”. The “wiser” people duly arranged it and set everything all nice and legal to use “self-determination” to decide it. It worked too and everything was a tap-in! All LRC needed to do was complete the deal by getting the “Founding Fathers” to sign on the dotted line! The problem was that Southern Cameroons turned out to be more democratic than LRC – and ok luckier! Like the over-confident striker in front of goal, LRC did not see the need to waste their time with such silly formalities! So they omitted to get the deal signed and therefore the Southern Cameroons Assembly did not ratify the union treaty, nor did the French Cameroon Assembly, and therefore the union was not a union. Because Southern Cameroons had a proper multi-party parliament there was no chance a single individual could have been “persuaded” to add their signature as an after-thought even if French Cameroon had bothered with the tediousness of legality! It was a de facto annexation, only “surviving” because … well what’s the harm to a tea leaf if the East India Company is “not nice”?
The International community would not upset the cart just to get justice for anyone who didn’t even know they were being wronged! But … The Most High God was the Watchman of that Nation!
Second Pitfall. Unsigned Federation Set Up and then Unilaterally Changed!
It is plausible that the only-de facto “Federal” Republic would have survived and nobody, well, hardly anybody would have been able to persuade the citizens that they were victims of a wrong! But … as the Most High God is the Watchman of that Nation, French Cameroon’s Assembly had passed a constitution which forbade any single party in the “Federation” to change the form of the state without separate approving votes in both states! What are the chances? So when French Cameroon’s leaders decided to hold a referendum and change the form of the state, they were breaking a law they had passed, especially when not bothering to separate the results! The results were celebrated and if they had left it at that … who knows with the victims not being aware they were victims, if the eggheads had left it as a United Republic … No. The Most High God Is the Watchman of the Nation!
Third Pitfall – French Cameroon Decides Integration is Nicer
French Cameroon has omitted to sign the union treaty and broken the rules that were meant to have maintained the union but … even though the victims had no idea they were victims and the international community did not want to “unnecessarily” upset the order it could been “okay” had French Cameroon simply let sleeping dogs lie. But as the most High God is the Watchman of the Nation French Cameroon decided to withdraw from the union by signing what Gorji-Dinka correctly interpreted as the Restoration Law. That Law in 1984 did deemed United Republic of Cameroon not “integrated” enough and renamed it La Republic du Cameroun which was the at-independence name of French Cameroon. That is the name of the would-have-been equal party in the union when Southern Cameroons had voted to gain independence by joining – and that is, if the union treaty had been signed and ratified by both states’ assemblies. That the treaty had not been signed had left only a de facto union which only lasted because the victims had not complained but would collapse if they did at anytime in the future. When Gorji-Dinka raised a stink what happened? LRC arrested and charged him with, of all things secession, and staged a trial where the judge duly agreed with Gorji-Dinka that the “Restoration” Law was in fact a secession from the “union” by LRC and that the accused could not be guilty. Still 90+ % of Southern Cameroons knew little…
La Republic du Cameroun Self-Snookers!
Why didn’t LRC repeal the law? Well, you wouldn’t try to put the tooth paste back in the tube once it is squeezed, would you? Too difficult! The repeal would simply have focused attention on why it was needed – and resulted in the exact opposite of the integration that LRC desired! Somehow this legal truth seemed to remain niche as the majority of the victims continued to be blissfully unware. But The Most High God Remained on Watch as LRC continued to set up pitfalls which Southern Cameroons continued to navigate.
The Final Pitfall?
Now that a mass of Southern Cameroonians has complained and been forced to actively defend that nation, the legalities are available for meaningful exploration. So what is the final pitfall for Southern Cameroons? Gorji-Dinka has the answer! In his complaints at the UN he got the UN to effectively and explicitly state that Ambazonia, the name he proposed for Southern Cameroons, could take her seat when she stopped “being represented” in LRC’s government! It is as simple as that! So when a certain “Senator” was arrested in Ambazonia for treasonously claiming to represent Ambazonia in the La Republic du Cameroun assembly her release was far more significant than the handful of million allegedly paid to her hapless “kidnappers”! They had stumbled on the most important aspect of the Liberation Struggle but, as is the thread of this story, had been completely unaware. Even that could only be because The Most High God is The Watchman of the Nation! It is quite clear that the Most High God is waiting for better political maturity and leadership in Ambazonia before letting her children soar like the stars above! Happy Independence day Ambazonia 2022!
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.
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Ambazonia News has secured a copy of the Address to the Nation delivered by President Marianta Njomia on 24th September 2022.
You have the chance to scrutinize it at leisure before you take up the challenge of securing our collective freedom and dignity.
The president lauded the collaboration that most of the RFs have engaged on GZ and promised to maintain the 90:10 (:0) ratio for dispensing the funds that Ambazonians sacrifice for the liberation of their homeland. That is, 90% to the RFs, 10% to the refugees welfare and resoundingly 0% in stipends for any Diaspora leader.
Action and Accountability will ensure that all funds collected and managed by the IG are dispatched post haste to serve the purpose rather than stock-piled to “prove” the success of fund-raising. Instead Action and Accountability will prove our collaboration in liberating our land and restoring the freedom and dignity of ours.
September has been momentous in the Ambazonian Liberation story.
The institutions of the IG have come under scrutiny and been found wanting. The RC failed first to follow the constitution in drawing up election rules, then disregarded even their feeble effort when persisting with the flawed “electoral process”. Credibility was down to zero when the Constituent Assembly finally did the decent thing.
As if that was not enough, the “bombshell” of La Republique du Cameroun withdrawing from the Swiss Process fell! The question to ask was when were they in it? Never mind. They were withdrawing! What had they achieved to gain the confidence to finally thumb their nose at their International Partners in such a public and boastful way? Ambazonia News is keeping ears to the ground and eyes peeled to find out as the story is bound to unfold sure enough in the future.
Having decided against “endorsing by taking part in” the “elections” Marianta is following the wishes expressed in the Constituent Assembly to resume her presidency while relevant institutions are created. It is Ambazonia News’ speculation that her address will be convincing and cover key issues in the Liberation Struggle.
The Transition IG’s most resonant policy was/is Building Bridges. The president will have to address and expound on it to suggest ways for all the components of the Liberation Struggle to engage and use the ideas.
The president has proved to be a listening leader when it comes to views from GZ. The latest development in GZ has been the increasing number of Ambazonians taking their dignity and freedom in hand by running Community Educational Institutions. The President, being an educator and a parent will sympathise with the wishes of Ambazonian parents on GZ to see their children continue to develop and avail themselves of the opportunities that children the world over are afforded. She may offer some reassurances on finding ways to ensure that the communtiy provision can culminate in valid qualifications which do not depend on La Rupublique du Cameroun. That will be difficult but, it needs to be acknowledged that Ambazonian children cannot be allowed to lose out.
Having kept her counsel throughout the vicious “electoral” process, this could be the President’s opportunity, should she feel it is appropriate to start lifting the veil on some of the issues or some of the remedies being sought as the Ambazonian Liberation moves forward.
What about the action moving forward? After “speeches” September comes October. How are we going to mark our independence day?
What do you want to ask?
Drop a comment or question and, who know… The President might come across it!
Where to watch the address and other IG communications.
On this day in 2017 Ambazonians rose as one, armed with peace plants, to say “Enough is enough!” La Republique du Cameroun laugh in their faces “Vous allez faiire quoi?”
Five years on, La Republique is not laughing and Ambazonia has made notable strides despite many mistakes and stumbles which could be directly attributed to lack of experience and sheer unpreparedness.
If you read this please comment to give your perspective of the progress towards Ambazonian Liberation in the last five years
The IG has issued a statement in reaction to the much-trumpeted withdrawal of La Republique du Cameroun from the Swiss-mediated Process, which they were never in!
The IG, remains available to participate in a negotiation under the following conditions:
1. Neutral Third Party Mediation
Any negotiations would have to be mediated by a neutral third party. The IG thanks the Swiss Foreign Ministry and HD for their efforts and assures them they remain open to the only logical solution.
2. Broad-based representation
The IG also reiterates that the negotiations would need to involve a broad-based representation of Ambazonian Liberation groups.
3. Two separate states of equal status
The IG reminds the International Partners that Ambazonia (Southern Cameroons) is a separate state from the state of La Republique du Cameroun and that it would be unsustainable to participate in a “National” dialogue great or small as that would imply the genocidal war being waged on Ambazonia by the state of La Republique du Cameroun was “internal”.
The IG has issued a statement to condemn the latest war crimes committed by La Republic du Cameroun militias in Ambazonia.
It happened in Nchang in Manyu County on Friday 16th of September 2022 when, in addition to burning the church, the militias abducted five priests and a nun.
The IG also reminds the International Community of the continue para-military detention of Community Leader and Muslim Scholar Abdul Karim Ali who was abducted in Bamenda and is still in detention without charge or trial.