Cameroon Common Law Lawyers take their Protest to London.

Cameroon Common Law Lawyers take their Protest to London. Cameroon Common Law Lawyers residing in the UK, together with some Cameroonian-born UK Lawyers will be joining a group of Cameroonians on Friday, the 25th of November between the hours of 11am and 1pm to stage a protest march in front of the Cameroon High Commission in London. The Cameroonian community in the UK is invited to participate. ‘It is unacceptable for Police to brutalize lawyers who were within their constitutional right to protest. Nowhere in a modern democracy would Police…

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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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Staying At The Side Of History: The Anglophone Unity

The brutal and bestial attack on lawyers in Buea was dreadful and horrendous. It was a devastating demolition of the image of justice in Cameroun. Robes and wigs that grace legal solemnities were rubbed in the mire, torn and taken away. Lawyers’ chambers were invaded in gross contempt for the law. Whoever was found on the premises was battered, tortured and/or wounded. As if in the furtherance of the strike, those robes and wigs are retained to date. The mildest way to depict the attack is that it was like…

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AS IF WE ARE A COLONY- AYAH PAUL

Every quack lawyer would teach Yaounde that there are two contiguous domiciles is this “Africa in miniature”, namely, the Common Law domicile and the Civil Law domicile. He would explain effortlessly that the Common Law leans on two basic canons. The one is that the language of the courts applying the Common Law is absolutely English. The second indispensable component is that the law applicable is the Common Law. Flowing necessarily from that is concrete fact that the officers of the courts are versed in the Common law; or, at…

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Okada Driver Sends a Rallying Call- We Would Join

Addressed to Taxi Drivers and Okada Riders in Anglophone Cameroon. Members of the National Unions of Taxi Drivers and Okada Riders of Anglophone Cameroon My dear comrades, Peace be with you all. The events in the last weeks and months in this country have left much to be desired concerning our future as fellow citizens of a unified Cameroon. We are aware of the ongoing Lawyers strike in anglophone Cameroon and we all witness physically how they were beaten like Children by policemen when they attempted to match publicly in…

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Lawyers Continue Strike Despite Yaounde Meeting.

The COMMON LAW LAWYERS representatives from the North and South West regions met in Yaounde on Tuesday 15th November 2016 with some members of the Cameroun National Assembly. We are told the meeting was chaired by the Deputy Speaker of the Assembly, Hon MONJOWA Lifaka Emilia sitting in for Cavaye Yegue Djibril. During the meeting, the following recommendations were agreed upon by both parties; 1. Parliamentarians shall strongly condemn the maltreatment of lawyers during the strike action in the north and southwest regions; 2. An independent parliamentary commission of enquiry…

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Understanding the Common Law Lawyers Strike: Barrister Bobga Diagnosis

Understanding the Common Law Lawyers Strike: Barrister Bobga Diagnosis At the close of over fifty years of independence, which we of the erstwhile British Southern Cameroons were screwed up to accede to, “by joining, either La République du Cameroun or the Federal Republic of Nigeria” which both had their own unconditional independence on January 1, 1960, and October 1, 1960, respectively, we came to the realization that we had simply been taken for a ride by “La République du Cameroun”, which despite all pretentious pronouncements and proffered commitments, had manipulated…

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