Separatist leaders in Washington launch new coalition to free Anglophones in Cameroon

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Separatist leaders from over a dozen liberation movements fighting for the independence of Southern Cameroon launched a powerful new coalition on Saturday to finally bring freedom to Anglophones in Cameroon.

The new coalition, dubbed Southern Cameroon Liberation Council or SCLC, was launched in Washington, District of Columbia.

In a 15-point resolution adopted during the two-day confab, the separatists leaders, including John Mbah Akuro, Dr. Ebenezer Akwanga, Boh Herbert, Prof Januarius Jingwa Asongu, Dr. Sako Samuel, Dr. Fontem Neba, and Ebenezer Akwanga, said the new coalition will henceforth be charged with managing, coordinating and implementing laid down guidelines towards self-determination and independence of “Ambazonia”.

From one speaker to the other, the leaders all pledged to work together to achieve their goal, vowing that they were ready to negotiate with the government of Cameroon – only in the presence of a third neutral party.

They, however, insisted that such talks will only take place if they were meant to discuss terms of separation.

They also urged the United Nations on Saturday to take action against the government of President Paul Biya for what they described as gruesome human rights abuses.

Speaking during the All-Southern Cameroon Peoples Conference, the leaders questioned why the UN has not yet intervened to stop the “genocide” in Cameroon that, according to them, has killed over 1,000 people since 2016.

At least, 437,000 people have also been displaced from Cameroon’s North West and South West regions, according to a document the activists submitted before the UN.

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AMOS FOFUNG Nkunchoh is a multi-talented journalist with an intrinsic passion for investigative, politics and conflict reporting. He's based in the U. S.A.

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