UB Lecturers Shame VC, Say Indefinite Strike Continues

THE POSITION OF THE NATIONAL UNION OF TEACHERS OF HIGHER EDUCATION (SYNES) UNIVERSITY OF BUEA Dear Anglophone University Teachers, It is typically Anglophone for intellectuals to stand up or speak for the deprived or marginalized. Their role as torch bearer is even more urgent when we witness the scale of injustice that has pervaded our society and pushed Anglophones to the fringes of our society. How can we sit quiet when the students who go through our educational system have no place in a country they rightly think is theirs…

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I Will Attend The Yaounde Meeting With The Minister- Nico Halle

Common Law lawyers are ignoring the call of the Minister of Justice invitation to attend a meeting in Yaounde. They want every meeting to take place in Buea or Bamenda amidst other demands. However, Barrister Ntumfor Nico Halle, Bar General Assembly President has said he will attend today’s meeting in Yaounde, no matter what. Cameroon Journal reports that Nico Halle spoke with their reporter by phone from Douala last Saturday that he won’t stay away from the meeting, arguing that “staying away from dialogue won’t solve the problem.” He said…

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The BAMENDA PROTEST: RESULT OF A BROKEN SYSTEM

I have been silent all day concerning the Bamenda protest because I wanted to get more details from all the angles. First and foremost, let me vehemently condemn any violence by those protesting or by the military on the people. Violence has never been the solution. But let us not loose sight of what is happening. The anger you see today in Bamenda is as a result of a broken system. The people are fade up and thus, they will use any opportunity to expressed such anger. Let me express…

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Little things can make a difference in the Anglophone Struggle.

I am traveling and the bus is stopped at one of those many makeshift police checkpoints that crop up sporadically in Cameroon. An officer with faded military uniform and lips parched from over exposure to the sun walks slowly to the left window at the far end of the bus and commands: “Presentez vos carte d’identite!” His airiness showed that this was something he had received grooming to do. The rattling and grumbling begins as passenger after passenger impatiently stretch out listless hands to present various shades of discolored ID…

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THE CALL FOR A LEADERSHIP

Barrister Fon Gorgi Dinka was the first person to my knowledge who defied all odds and held himself out publicly in defence of the Anglophone cause. After publishing his book – The New Social Order – he called on the “Anglophone soldier” to take up arms against the President of the Republic whom he described as “going from illegalities to illegalities”. He spectacularly escaped from detention and fled to Calabar (Nigeria). Even as he relentlessly fought the Anglophone cause under the banner AMBAZONIA, the struggle under that banner has remained…

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