26, February 2017
The Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society has announced a civil disobedience campaign for Monday the 27th of February 2017 as political tensions mount in the La Republique du Cameroun over the Biya’s regime failure in resolving the Southern Cameroons crisis.
The interim leaders of the Consortium: Tampa Ivo and Mark Bara have appealed to Southern Cameroonians in the Diaspora to mobilize their people back home and to forge ahead with the struggle. Ever since the Biya Francophone regime detained the leaders of the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium, there have been many diabolic plots to stifle the Consortium and put an end to the Anglophone uprising. On Saturday in connection with the boycott policy and ghost operation, Southern Cameroonians snubbed the Mount Cameroon Race of Hope. Cat calls greeted some of the Francophone officials who traveled to Buea for the event.
The Consortium statement added that some slight modifications have been made in the resistance and ghost town operations. For three months now, scores of Southern Cameroonians have been killed and hundreds arrested by troops loyal to the Biya Francophone Beti Ewondo regime. In December last year, many Southern Cameroonians were killed in Buea, Kumba, Kumbo, Bamenda and Njakiri when the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society showed strong opposition to the so-called Ad Hoc Committee created by the government.
Opposition politicians in French Cameroun have recently called for President Biya to release all those arrested in West Cameroon and urged authorities to probe the rapes and killings going on in the Anglophone regions of the country. Biya has so far not declared his intention to run in the presidential vote set for 2018 as his ruling CPDM party has been politically volatile in recent times in the Anglophone regions. The country is now experiencing a revolution that could unseat the president.
By Sama Ernest