Southern Cameroons Crisis: SDF announces forum to discuss federalism and national unity 1

The Social Democratic Front, SDF have announced the holding of an important meeting in the Littoral region aim at putting an end to the Anglophone crisis. In a press release made public yesterday the 23rd of February 2017, the SDF Regional Executive Committee revealed that the forum will take place on Saturday the 4th of March at Bepanda in Douala.

The SDF sources further indicated that the forum is expected to adopt a strong position on federalism and national unity. We understand the March 4th meeting is a follow up of the resolutions that were agreed upon by the Regional Executive Committee meeting that held on January the 15th 2017 in Douala.

The leadership of the Social Democratic Front including the party’s national chairman Ni John Fru Ndi has expressed their total and complete disapproval of the CPDM government’s handling of the Southern Cameroons situation.

Since the beginning of the Southern Cameroons uprising, several government actions have been counterproductive and have contributed to lure many Anglophones to support secession instead of federalism.  Francophone media gurus have described Anglophones as “rats” not fit to be part of the Cameroun society.

The Internet services in Anglophone Cameroon were shut down on 14 January. Troops loyal to the Biya Francophone regime in Yaoundé have shot and killed scores of Southern Cameroonians. Hundreds have been arrested and are currently being detained in Francophone jails.

The National Communication Council has closed down all private radio and television stations in Southern Cameroons and state radio and television, CRTV has turned a blind eye to the rapes and extra judicial killings going on in West Cameroon.  The Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium has intensified its ghost town campaign and has called for economic sanction on La Republique du Cameroun.

By Rita Akana