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Southern Cameroonians Descend on Washington DC: Demand A Response from the Rest of the World

While the Biya Regime has been engaged in killings and burning down of villages, the pro-independence fighters, under the banner of self defence have been engage in repprisal attacks on both the military and those tagged as 'traitors' or 'black legs'. What this effectively means is that, as the conflict continues, Cameroonians are killing each other, while the person who has the ability to halt hostilities is tucked away in a Swiss Hotel. 

Activism Beyond Borders, Defying The Biya Intimidation Tactic

If Biya expected that the abduction of Sisiku and others will frighten other activists across the world, he was grossly mistaken. Like a hydra, as he cuts one head, two others spring up in its place. As such, despite trying to intimidate activists by holding Sisiku and Co incommunicado and branding them terrorists, many more voices have sprung up in the diaspora, speaking ever so loudly against the carnage that has been unleashed on Anglophones. In a desperate move, the charlatan he appointed as his Minister of Territorial Administration has been making baseless threats about activists in the USA. 

Killed in Church by A Struggle Ordained by God: The End of Chief Itoh Stephen Esoh

Despite the Chief's political affiliations, it is said he was a soft-spoken and pragmatic man, much loved within his family and the community of Ekondo-Titi. It is therefore feared that the repercussions of his murder might be far-reaching.  Sadly enough, should this murder create a rift within the community, the only person who will benefit from it is Biya and his regime. Hence, by going into the 'house of God' taking out a Chief and killing him, the 'God-ordained struggle' might have just shot itself in the foot. 

Cardinal Tumi Confirms that All Anglophone Conference is going ahead as Planned: Just on a Future Date

Despite some initial challenges and reservations expressed within some quarters, Christian Cardinal Tumi has today confirmed that the All Anglophone Conference is going ahead as planned.  In a Press Release following a meeting that took place today in Douala, the economic capital of Cameroon, the retired cardinal expressed satisfaction at how plans were going towards the realisation of the conference. He also confirmed that there has been overwhelming support from across Cameroon

17-Year-Old Raped by a ‘Security’ Personnel in Cameroon

One act of sexual violence can have a lifetime of repercussions for the victim. And simply telling the world that the assailant has been arrested, without any information on whether the young girl in question has received any medical attention, does not resolve the problem. Simply arresting one rapist, does not provide protection for the millions of other girls who are at risk. Urgent action needs to be taken by the regime of Biya to address the situation. One of such actions does NOT involve calling an election for which the 86year old demagogue is also a candidate. 

Cameroon: Catholic Church Hit, Again, By Ongoing Political Turmoil

Maybe, with the storms hitting the Catholic Church, it might be time the institution stands up to its creed of being the voice of the voiceless and challenge the barbaric regime of Biya and its intransigence in resolving the current crisis. As Biya is nominally a Catholic Christian, the leaders of the Church can speak to him as one of their flock, and this would not count as meddling into politics... Though this is not to say, that the Church can be immune from political interventions, given that it is on politics that the foundations of Christianity were laid. 

The Strike Continues: I WON’T GO TO COURT ON TUESDAY 02.05.2017!!! (By ShuSheey Barrister AKUWIYADZE)

The President of the Cameroon Bar Council recently announced that Common Law Lawyers will be returning to court, signalling an end to the strike action that has paralysed the legal, educational and other sub-systems of West Cameroon. During the period of the strike action, rather than make efforts to grant the demands of the striking civil society, the recalcitrant government of Cameroon resorted to intimidation. Arbitrary arrests, rape, torture, shutdown or the internet amongs other human rights violations. With none of the demands of the strikers granted, it is nothing but shocking that the Bar Council President should announce a return to the courts. Following is a response from one of the Barrister's and it is fair to say, after listening to other views on Afrique Media today, that his position represents that of the majority.

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