Anglophone secessionists protest in UK for independence of Southern Cameroon

Although we are headquartered in Washington D.C. USA, our reporters and editors are working around the globe to cover what you care about. We invite you to donate to our fundraiser to help us keep our quality news free and available to all.  

Anglophone secessionists protested in the United Kingdom on Saturday, calling for the international community to come to their rescue and free Southern Cameroon in Africa.

The secessionists have been protesting since the end of 2016, arguing that they were being marginalized by majority French speaking Cameroonians in virtually all areas of public life.

But impoverished French speaking Cameroonians have reacted with dismay, saying they were as impoverished, and as neglected, as the Anglophones, by an irresponsible dictatorial regime led by one man for almost four decades.

French speaking Cameroonians in the country’s far north who are being massacred by Boko Haram terrorists without a single visit by President Biya have found Anglophones’ blames incomprehensible.

But the Anglophones have argued that Cameroon should return, not to the united nation it was under the German occupation, but to an entity of two “separate” states that it became after the first world war, when French and British colonial powers divided the country and imposed their languages and cultures.

Many French speaking Cameroonians have argued that Anglophones’ claims that Cameroon should go back to the arrangement before the reunification in 1972, should also argue that Cameroon should go back to the unified country it was under the German occupation long before the British and the French divided it following the first world war.

Those who disagree with the Anglophones, argue in effect that Cameroon existed long before the brutal occupations by French and British forces.

Those in favor of this school of thought often react with sadness that today’s generations do not seem to remember the whole history, and are choosing to protest in the United Kingdom, a bloody country that caused the mess now being experienced in many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, including Cameroon.


[read_more id="2" more="Read full article" less="Read less"]

Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Based in Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America, Simon leads a brilliant team of reporters, freelance journalists, analysts, researchers and contributors from around the world to run TODAY NEWS AFRICA as editor-in-chief. Simon Ateba's journalistic experience spans over 10 years and covers many beats, including business and investment, information technology, politics, diplomacy, human rights, science reporting and much more. Write him:


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Trending Now

Damning report finds detainees in Iran were sexually abused and given electric shocks in gruesome post-protest crackdown

Iran’s police, intelligence and security forces, and prison officials have committed, with the complicity of judges and prosecutors, a catalogue of...

Anxiety in Africa as Johnson & Johnson conceals critical details about COVID-19 vaccine illness

Anxiety continued to mount across Sub-Saharan Africa on Monday over COVID-19 vaccine trials by Johnsons & Johnson, as the company continued...

Joe Biden wins last presidential debate against Donald Trump

Joe Biden was surprisingly aggressive, it was perhaps the best debate he has had in 2020.Republicans...

Many shot, many killed, blood everywhere, as Africa’s most populous country slips into chaos

Nigeria, Africa's most populous country with more than 200 million people, is slipping into chaos. In the commercial city of Lagos,...

South Africa launches $6 billion COVID-19 employment stimulus

South Africa has launched a $6 billion (R100 billion) COVID-19 employment stimulus to be implemented over the next three years.

Nigerians in USA to hold ‘mother of all protests’ against police brutality and bad governance in their home country

Nigerians in the United States would hold the 'mother of all protests' on Saturday against police brutality and bad governance in...

Trump says Sudan to be removed from terrorism list if it pays $335 million in compensation

President Donald Trump on Monday said Sudan will be removed from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism once it...

Finally, Nigerian President confirms killing of peaceful protesters

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday confirmed the killing of peaceful protesters in the country last week by security forces.

African Union calls for immediate and unconditional end of sanctions against Zimbabwe

The African Union on Sunday called for an immediate and unconditional removal of sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe.In...

57.4 million Americans have already voted representing 41.7% of total votes counted in 2016

At least 57.4 million Americans have already voted, according to data compiled by the U.S. Elections Project website, putting the 2020 elections on track to...

Pope names 13 new cardinals including Rwandan and first African American

Pope Francis on Sunday named 13 new cardinals, including a Rwandan and the first African American prelate to earn the coveted...

As election season nears end, new Amnesty International USA ad raises alarm about the future of the United States

In a new full-page ad in The Washington Post, Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) is sending an open letter to all U.S....

African Union welcomes signing of permanent cease-fire between rival forces in Libya

The African Union on Sunday welcomed the signing of a permanent cease-fire between rival forces in Libya.

Videos and satellite imagery confirm security forces fired live bullet at protesters in Guinea

Witness testimonies, satellite imagery and videos analyzed and authenticated by Amnesty International confirm that defense and security forces in Guinea have...

Finally, Nigerian President confirms killing of peaceful protesters

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday confirmed the killing of peaceful protesters in the country last week by security forces."President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his full support and optimism that it will assist the nation to give justice to peaceful protesters who lost their lives, security men who were murdered and property owners whose assets were vandalized and looted,"...


[read_more id="2" more="Read full article" less="Read less"]