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Thanks for following my blog! In fact, the term “anglophone” today creates a lot of controversy, as many former French-speaking Cameroonians who are either bilingual or speak only English most of whom have gone through the English sub-system of education consider themselves as anglophones. The regions were centrally governed but neither of the two presidents since unification have spoken nor understood English. Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons license.
On October 1 they took to the streets to commemorate what they consider their independence day. An executive president who was to be assisted by a vice president would head it.
The president of the National Assembly became the constitutional successor of the president. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Over the next fohmban days a number of ofumban were killed, some reports suggesting 17 others suggesting as many as He also ordered the release concerence some strike leaders and scrapped the charges against them.
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During peaceful demonstrations in the cities of Bamenda and Buea, the lawyers were roughly manhandled by government security forces. By the end of the conference, instead of creating an entirely new constitution, the contributions of the Southern Cameroons delegates were reflected in suggestions made to the draft initially presented to them.
This call is actually supported in a Confrrence resolution passed in April that defines the joining of the two former territories as a federation of two states, equal in status and autonomous.
Since then Anglophones have pushed for autonomy.
Some groups such as the Southern Cameroon Ambazonia United Front SCACUF are using diplomatic means in an attempt to gain independence for the Anglophone regions,  whereas other groups have begun to employ armed foumvan with artisan weapons against the deployed gendarmes and soldiers in those regions. The large difference in awarded territory has resulted in present-day Cameroon having a huge majority Francophone population and a very small minority Anglophone population.
Dialogue and diplomacy are foremost. They have ruled the country in an authoritarian way since the unification of the two former United Nations trusteeship territories — French Cameroun and British Southern Cameroons — in fomban No option of self-determination by becoming independent was given.
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The government also shut down internet and other communication services in Anglophone regions to stop people sharing information and organising.
Decisions of the Foumban Conference
Earlier this year government banned the trade unions that had confrrence the strikes. You are commenting using your Facebook account. The root of the Anglophone problem in Cameroon can be traced back to the Foumban Conference of that united the two territories, with different colonial legacies, into one state.
Yaounde was to be the national capital and at the same time the capital of East Cameroon. Federation advocates include the instrumental Consortium of the leaders of three Cameroon-based trade unions: The Conversation Africa asked Verkijika G.
The United Nations obliged that Britain and France relinquish their colonies and guide them towards independence. Opponents of federation include the ruling Cameroon Peoples Democratic Movement. Later that year Nigeria gained its independence from Britain and became a Federal Republic.
Your email address will not be published. The reunified Cameroon would be known, as the Federal Republic of Cameroon. You are commenting using your WordPress.
Without clearly acknowledging the existence of the Anglophone problem, the President of Cameroon has attempted to appease tensions by making a number of announcements:. Food was good and receptions lavish. The Federal Republic of Cameroon was to have a single nationality.
Help us bring facts and expertise to the public. Journal of Global Initiatives: Anglophones have long complained that their language and culture are marginalised. It was supposed to be a partnership of equals, a notion reinforced by bilateral negotiations that had started before the vote. The Monkeypox virus was isolated most recently in from a dead infant mangabey species of monkey in Ivory Coast.
Southern Cameroonians wanted nothing more to do with Nigeria.
Negotiating an Anglophone Identity: This vote was prompted by a British report that insisted its former territory would not survive economically on its own.