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>>> "Dear Mr. President! Please, do free my following colleagues presently undergoing criminal proceedings in Cameroon courts as they were just doing their work as journalists --- if they are still there in jail: >> Atia Azohnwi, a journalist with The Sun newspaper and the Buea head of the Cameroon Association of English Speaking Journalists, whom security forces arrested with Amos Fofung on February 9, 2017, in Molyko, according to the NCHRF. According to a statement published on The Sun's Facebook page, security forces took Azohnwi, The Sun's political desk editor, to the Molyko precinct and then to the Judicial Police in Buea, before transferring him to the Judicial Police station in Yaoundé.
Laurent ESSO | 31-03-2017 10:09 The Minister of State, Minister of Justice and Keeper of the Seals gave a press conference in Yaounde on March 30, 2017. President Paul Biya has given instructions to government to translate into concrete action solutions he has prescribed to claims raised by Anglophone lawyers who have been on strike since late 2016. The Minister of State, Minister of Justice and Keeper of the Seals, Laurent Esso in the presence of some cabinet ministers, on March 30, 2017 in Yaounde gave a press conference in which he outlined the solutions to the concerns.
Saturday, Apr 29 2017 SOUTHERN CAMEROONS|FF0000 By Ben Ngouche Wreckless killing and wanton destruction of lives continue unabated by our supposed Police officers who by their training were aimed at protecting lives and property. Yesterday around Commercial Avenue, a young man by name Awah Romeo was butted unto untimely death by armed to teeth Police Officers. He was severely beaten with a gun by La Republique Police officer early this morning.The deceased was returning from a night club when he came across a police barricade.Cameroon Concord could not independently say what pursued during the confrontation, however, the police used their gun to punch on him mercilessly. On reaching the hospital, Awah died.
The 93 day long internet blackout in the English speaking (Anglophone) areas of Cameroon has finally come to an end. According to reports from the BBC, Cameroon President Paul Biya ordered the restoration of internet services in the northwest and southwest regions of the country yesterday (20 April 2017) putting an end to the three month blackout.
By Michael Tantoh The so called Anglophone problem in Cameroon is proving to be the biggest challenge to President Paul Biya's 34 years in power.
There are reports of security forces shooting at unarmed protesters, arbitrary arrests, internet cut-off and other human rights abuses but disappointingly a crisis of these proportions, which has implications not only for the region but continent, is not getting the attention it deserves from African leaders writes Kumi Naidoo for Fahamu.
By Tasha Seidou The Buea Catholic University Institute has pulled out of the All University Games in protest for the Anglophone Struggle. The landmark decision follows what the institution calls athletes’ boycott of the games. The athletes are pledging allegiance to the Anglophone struggle. They say it is unacceptable for them to play when their brothers and sisters have been molested, tortured, arrested and detained… The message is contained in a letter submitted to competent authorities on Thursday 18, 2017. It is the first institution to withdraw from the games that started this morning in Bamenda, chief town of the North West Region of Cameroon.
English-speaking parts of Cameroon are now back online as the government in French-speaking Yaounde overturns an internet blackout, which damaged the local economy and triggered a free speech campaign.
Robbie Corey-Boulet Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016 On Dec. 11, three days after four people were reportedly killed in the latest clashes between protesters and security forces in the city of Bamenda in northwestern Cameroon, the government’s communications minister issued a statement suggesting the demonstrators’ main grievance was a nonissue.
By Matthew Russell Lee UNITED NATIONS, April 5 – While Cameroon has cut off the Internet to the Anglophone regions for well on 80 days, the UN has repeatedly refused to answer Inner City Press' questions about it, see below, after the UN Department of Public Information evicted and continues to restrict Inner City Press, petition here, update here. So on April 5, Inner City Press asked the UN Spokesperson's Office, Associate Spokesperson Eri Kaneko, what if anything the UN has done about the Internet cut. Video here. She replied, seemingly the Office's and UN's policy, that we've heard your question and if we have anything to add further, we'll let you know. Further? Nothing has been done.
hey had assembled on bridges and the tops of buildings. Arms aloft, they waved their mobile phones in the air desperate for a signal. Now their struggle is over, as this week, after three months of no Internet, people in English-speaking regions of Cameroon were finally reconnected. The whole episode was, however, about more than just going online. It brought to the fore a decades-old divide rooted in decolonisation
By Conor Gaffey On 2/13/17 at 12:27 PM Cameroon’s remarkable diversity has led to it being dubbed “Africa in miniature.” The country is home to more than 200 different linguistic groups, several major ethnicities and substantial Christian, Muslim and animist populations. But the most prominent difference within Cameroon’s population—that between the majority French-speaking regions and minority Anglophone regions—has come to the fore in recent months, with widespread protests, an internet blackout and several death