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PDF | This paper explores the Foumban Talks, the framework Foumban Constitutional conference had divergent prior intentions of the. What has received scant attention until this writing is the real purpose for which the Foumban Conference was convened. The Foumban. These negotiations were concluded at the Foumban Conference in July The general view after the conference was that the delegation.

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You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your WordPress. In recent weeks there have been violent clashes and several protesters have been killedreportedly by government security forces. Negotiating an Anglophone Identity: Where can I find your book sir? They wanted the government to stop posting Francophone teachers who spoke no English to teach subjects other than French in Anglophone schools. Some groups such as the Southern Cameroon Ambazonia United Front SCACUF are using diplomatic means in an attempt to gain independence concerence the Anglophone regions, [16] whereas other groups have begun to employ armed confrontation with artisan weapons against the deployed gendarmes and soldiers in those regions.

Decisions of the Foumban Conference

The Monkeypox virus was isolated most recently in from a dead infant mangabey species of monkey in Ivory Coast. They raised the flag of Ambazonia in various towns and cities. It has spiraled into violence with police officers and gendarmes shooting dead several civilians. They want an end to annexation and assimilation and more respect from the government for their language and political philosophies.

During peaceful demonstrations in the cities of Bamenda and Buea, the lawyers were roughly manhandled by government security forces. If you have a chance, please buy my books too. The government also shut down internet and other communication foumbzn in Anglophone regions to stop people sharing information and organising. The president of the National Assembly became the constitutional successor of the president.


On the one hand, they were happy that some of their proposals in The Bamenda Conference of Junefor instance, English and French should be the official foumba of the Federal Republic was adopted, and on the other hand, they were disappointed because they had insisted that the President of The Federal Republic should be a ceremonial head conferencf should not have absolute powers.

The entire town had been exquisitely cleaned up and houses splashed with whitewash. This site uses cookies. The United Nations obliged that Britain and France relinquish their colonies and guide them towards independence. As of [update]the Anglophone problem is still on-going. Shamed by international condemnation, President Biya reinstated communication services three months later.

The issue classically and principally opposes many Cameroonians from the Northwest and Southwest regions, many of whom consider themselves anglophones, to the Cameroon government. On 20 May Ahidjo organised a referendum in which Cameroonians voted to abolish the Federal system in favour of a unitary state. The incumbent, Paul Biya, reads English with difficulty.

A centralised system of government was established in Yaounde.

It was an assertion of autonomy. No option of self-determination by becoming independent was given. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

History explains why Cameroon is at war with itself over language and culture

AAG was one of the first groups in the diaspora to endorse the Cameroon-based Consortium as a peaceful alternative to achieving a return to the pre federated system. It was supposed to be a partnership of equals, a notion reinforced by bilateral negotiations that had started before the vote.

But there was a hitch: Fanso Professor of History, University of Yaounde. The flag was to be the green, Red and yellow with 2 gold stars on the Green band. This call is actually supported in a UN resolution passed in April that defines the joining of the two former territories as a federation of two states, equal in status and autonomous. So they elected to unite in a new federation with Cameroun Republic. Leave a comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.


Many of their members — some of whom were engaged in discussions with the government — were arrested and jailed on charges of terrorism and attempts to change the form of the state.

A study of the politics of recognition and representation in Cameroon. Official sources have put the number at 17 dead, but local individuals and groups have talked of 50 or more. Opponents of federation include the ruling Cameroon Peoples Democratic Movement. How the decisions taken at Foumban later changed. So the new federation was born, but it was never a happy union. Thanks for following my blog!

This page was last edited on 28 Decemberat It is worth nothing that most British Southern Cameroonians welcomed the Founban Conference with mixed feelings. 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 This vote was prompted by a British report that insisted its former territory would not survive economically on its own.

The Anglophone Cameroon Predicament.