Cameroon: Akere Muna Calls On French Speaking Cameroonians to Say, “I am Anglophone” In a motion of Solidarity

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Seanblair   42017-08-14 15:29
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I am Anglophone
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John Doe Walker   52017-08-14 15:15
#2
Nepotism and corruption ignored for very long is what all Cameroonians should condemn. The average Cameroonian who struggles daily for a living should not be drawn into what is essentially a dispute amongst the elite.
If any one can prove to the population that public interest and only public interest is driving their actions, then I will be the first to support. The individuals arrested should be released. The internet exchanges of 7000 Cameroonians at home and in the ddiaspora should be considered.
In the bigger scheme of things, it does not reflect actual public interest nor opinion. Allow dual citizenship and free and fair elections and let the chips fall where they may.
Cameroonians are not dupes
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Wahsih Ike   12017-08-14 08:11
#3
Au lieu de: le Camerounais méridional

Lire : le Cameroun méridional britannique
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Wahsih Ike   62017-08-13 23:48
#4
« AIES LA SAGESSE DE REGLER CETTE CRISE comme vous l'aviez su entretenir sans l’interférence aucune des autres Camerounais dont tu appelles malicieusement FANCOPHONES. IL N'Y A PAS DE TRIBUS ANGLEPHONES OU FRANCOPHONES AU CAMEROUN. «

Ne me fais par rire, petit frère. Dans le contexte camerounais et ce pour les gens instruits, on est soit francophone soit anglophone. Le fait que je me défends aussi bien en français que toi ne fait pas de moi, un francophone.
Je suis aussi écœuré par ton attachement farouche au concept de tribu. Les aires culturelles et tout ce qui va avec devraient faire plutôt l’objet de la Commission nationale du bilinguisme et du multiculturalisme. A un moment où l’on se dirige de plus en plus vers un véritable Etat-nation, l’irrédentisme sectaire basé sur l’ethnicité et la soi-disant supériorité de certaines tribus doit être relégué au second plan. L’accent doit être mis (plutôt) sur tous les facteurs qui fédèrent les Camerounais en commençant par certains faits saillant du legs français et britannique des deux rives du Mungo. Voilà pourquoi je soutiens les dires de Me Akere Muna.

Quand je rencontre les Ivoiriens, Congolais ou tout autre francophone, je me présente toujours comme Camerounais. Ils supposent dans la presque-totalité des cas que je suis francophone. Je ne leur dis pas que je suis anglophone. Ils sont le plus souvent surpris de m’entendre parler couramment l’anglais avec les Ghanéens ou Kenyans. Tu n’es sans savoir que beaucoup de gens nous envient nous autres Camerounais, de par notre double héritage franco-britannique !
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Wahsih Ike   72017-08-13 23:47
#5
Lenoir

Le Mfon Victor Mukete était ministre sans portefeuille dans le gouvernent central du Nigéria à Lagos. Malgré les tentatives de le corrompre par Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, il a émis une fin de non-recevoir. Salomon Tandeng Muna fut aussi le seul ministre d’origine camerounaise dans le gouvernemental régional du Nigéria de l’Est avec lequel le Camerounais méridional fut rattaché jusqu’en 1953. Avec le Dr EML Endeley et JN Foncha, il a boycotté les assises du parlement du Nigéria de l’Est demandant l’autonomie du Cameroun Occidental - chose qui fut acquise en 1954.

Tu ne peux donc pas balayer du revers de la main les acquis et les atouts de grandes familles telles que les Foncha, Muna, Mukete, Kale, Egbe et Jua dans l’équation politique de l’ex Cameroun Occidental.
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Wahsih Ike   42017-08-13 23:46
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LeNoir
« Cette crise est le ras de bol de la SUPREMATIE DES MUKETE, MUNA et autres Dynastie ayant toujours regne AU détriment des enfants des pauvres de ces deux Regions qui ASPIRENT AUSSI A DOMINER DEMONTRER LEUR LEADERSHIP. «

Combien tu es rigolo, mon petit !
Le leadership dans les Régions du NO et du So a changé de garde. Finies les éternelles querelles entre certains cadres devenus politiciens car les temps sont révolus. Les créatures de Popol ne représentent qu’eux-mêmes. Autant que je le sache, plus de 85% des intellos dits anglophones ont enterré la hache. Ils disent haut et fort à l’ancienne garde que le clivage qu’ils ont fabriqué de toute pièce, ne serait-ce que pour rester aux affaires n’a plus droit de cité. Ils ont fait leurs temps et doivent par conséquent dégager le plancher.

Les Akere Muna, John Akpo Mukete, Eric Chinje et j’en passe sont les chefs de file de cette nouvelle génération des cadres internationaux pour qui les Anglophones constituent un peuple. Ils sont soutenus dans leurs manières de voir par des intellos tels que George Ngwane, Kofele Kale, Ekongtang Elad, Azong Wara Kam Kah, Simon Munzu et consorts. Dans le contexte de notre pays, Me Akere Muna fait partie de ces Camerounais qui maîtrisent nos deux langues officielles. Ce n’est pas par hasard que, Akere est le VP de Transparency International et membre influent de l’IAAF. Que tu le veuilles ou pas, les familles MUKETE et MUNA ont toujours été et demeurent les fervents partisans de l’unité nationale au Cameroun.
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Ricky   42017-08-13 22:15
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@ FirstOctober1961

Stop your colonial hooligans from annexing and occupying our territory.
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FirstOctober1961   72017-08-13 21:11
#8
"This is a trial in which all the accused persons are Anglophones and all those judging and prosecuting are Francophones."

All you francophones are hypocrites.
Francophones abduct Southern Cameroonians and take them to francophone territory to be tried in francophone kangaroo courts by francophone judges in the french language even though the accused do not speak or understand french..
If the crimes were committed in Southern Cameroons why were the accused not tried in the jurisdictions in which the crimes were committed? Are there no courts in Southern Cameroons?

Captured Boko Haram terrorists are locked up in the north (Maroua). But arrested "terrorists" in Bamenda, Buea, Kumba and Mamfe are taken to francophone territory and locked up in francophone jails.
And you want to tell us that we are all Cameroonians? That is a bold faced lie.
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One Nation   62017-08-13 19:47
#9
@Me Muna it is very sad that the same people are always benefiting from this system while sending poor young people fight for them. You sir and your ilks have mastered using tribalism and languages to breed hate among Cameroonians. You say anglophone are marginalized yet you have one the most powerful law firm in the country that marginalizes "your people". Your firm has even represented this marginalizing country in several high profiles court cases. All your family members are doing very well under this "repressive" regime including your sister who has gotten several important appointments in this system.
after the 2008 Manifestations several Cameroonians were unjustly arrested and trialed including Lapiro de Mbanga and PEK . You did not then ask your anglophone brothers to send a message of " je suis francophone" in solidarity to them . this year I did not hear you condemn aggression against students that did not want to boycott school. I did hear any word from you concerning Ambazonians trespassing the Cameroonian embassies abroad and burning flags.
I am in solidarity with all Cameroonians regardless of their origin ,religion or language .if You sir are serious about fixing Cameroon, I along with many more Cameroonians will be more than happy to fight with you not for for you . lets free our entire country from this tyranny and not just certain areas.
#IamCamerounais.
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Bibolo1   12017-08-13 19:28
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De qui se moque-t-on? dirait quelqu'un. S'il ya une dispute un peu partout on utilize la fibre patriotique.
Mr Akere Muna a voulu developer et commenter ce dicton qui dit " si la maison du voisin est en feu ...." si vous etes de vrai camerounais vous savez le suite.
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Raymann   22017-08-13 18:01
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"I am Charlie Hebdo" makes sense in France because France is a country.
"I am Anglophone" does not make sense in Cameroon because at present Cameroon is not even a country.
It is only a name.
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Monmot79   62017-08-13 17:08
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I'm Cameroonian
Je suis un Camerounais
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LENOIR14    82017-08-13 14:53
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@Me AKERE MUNA

Le Cameroun est bilingue et multiculturel, les Camerounais ne le sont pas, dont chacun est libre d'etre ce qu'il veut dans le Cameroun Bilingue et multiculturel,

Souffres de ne pas EMBOBINER LES AUTRES CAMEROUNAIS dans VOTRE LUTTE DE LEADERSHIP DANS VOTRE SEIN. Ils ne sauront s'apparenter ou s'inviter a une cause qui n'est la la leur dont ils ignorent les contours.

Cette crise est le ras de bol de la SUPREMATIE DES MUKETE, MUNA et autres Dynastie ayant toujours regne detriment des enfants des pauvres de cees deux Regions qui ASPIRENT AUSSI A DOMINER DEMONTRER LEUR LEADERSHIP.

AIES LA SAGESSE DE REGLER CETTE CRISE comme vous l'aviez su entretenir sans interpherence aucune des autres Camerounais dont tu appelles malicieusement FANCOPHONES.

IL N'Y A PAS DE TRIBUS ANGLEPHONES OU FRANCOPHONES AU CAMEROUN.

SI VOUS VOULEZ ETRE ANGLO -SAXON OU FRANCOPHONES alors debarassez le plancher, Emmigrez en Angleterre, aux USA , en France, au Luxembourg en Belgique ou au Canada.
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Ringo   32017-08-13 14:43
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I am Anglophone
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FirstOctober196115    72017-08-13 14:43
#15
I am not an aquatic crustacean.
I am not a prawn.
I am not shrimp.
"I nobi njanga"
I am therefore not Cameroonian.

I am Ambazonian from Ambaland.
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ECCLESIASTES   152017-08-13 14:17
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@Bernard Muna,

I am neither Anglophone nor Francophone!!

I am Bamenda;
I am Buea;
I am North West
I am South West!
I am Far North!

At the time these parts of my beloved land are deeply wounded i wish there was an african language every Cameroonian understands to express my deep support .
This is no language problem, it's a problem of a frustated cultural identity victim of many decades of attempted assimilation by a foolish and uncaring regime in power for over 3 decades.

Those wicked folks of Biya regime only serve their belly interrests. But we no not lose hope. They will all pass but the land will remain. We hope a new day be born in Cameroon with a new leaders who will set their heart to solve the problem and re-unite the hearts and minds of all Cameroonians.

Even if we need to rewrite the national antem, rethink of the flag colors and significance; which ever is acceptable in the eyes of all the cultural specificities of our Land; my greatest hope is that we rebuild bonds of unity and peace from South to North, from East to West in our beloved land.
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Attiend4412    142017-08-13 12:41
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I'm a Cameroonian, therefore "Francophone" AND "Anglophone"
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Nyambarindon12    182017-08-13 12:11
#18
I'M A CAMEROONIAN!

In solidarity with my ancestors,before the arrival of european colonial masters in this country..

I'M A CAMEROONIAN!

In solidarity with :

Douala Manga Bell-Ngosso Din-Essono Ella-Samba Paul Martin-King Madola-Um Nyobe Ruben-Ouandie Ernest-Moumie Felix-Osende Afana
and hundred of thousands of other cameroonians,massacred by european colonial masters,during the last century.
This just because they wanted this Cameroon free and reunified.

I'M A CAMEROONIAN!
Because I was born A CAMEROONIAN,so I'll remain A CAMEROONIAN.
Nothing else..
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Rosy   192017-08-13 11:58
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Mbongochobi , before french and english colonization, we were all german speaking. Remember that.
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Benmbog   62017-08-13 11:57
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Akere Muna Calls On French Speaking Cameroonians to Say, “I am Anglophone” In a motion of Solidarity

Chère Me Akere MUNA, Vous êtes très amusant.
Votre ami d’enfance à l’École du Centre à Yaoundé, ATANGANA Charles ne sait même pas dire bonjour en anglais.
Je me demande si ATANGANA Charles lui aussi doit crier: “I am Anglophone”

En tout cas, c’est votre contribution pour la promotion du bilinguisme et du biculturalisme au Cameroun.
Bravo Maître !
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SAF12    132017-08-13 11:51
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@ Mbongochobi
As you rightly pointed out , We are rule by French , they decide who will be president and for how long . Thanks for the Insult . Who is the prime minister again?? before him who was there?? Holly Moly just realised that you guys are also part of the problem. Man No Run
You pride yourself by been colonized by British and claim that its makes you be more intelligent than the rest of us ( what a pity!!!)
Keep on dreaming of your Ambazonia the same British you are talking about are buddy buddy with the french and if you think that they will ask their best allied to separate Cameroon in to two then I'm afraid you will have to wait for a very very long time.
what you guys are not realising is that you are just helping Paul Biya to win another term. Instead of joining forces to force Paul Biya out of power people some people are busy discussing Ambazonia .we have oil , we have this etc......
Guess what you and I will have him as president for another 7 years .

PA Muna with all due respect Im not Anglophone , I'm cameroonian.
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Chesco002   92017-08-13 11:50
#22
Trouble makers from any part of the country are arrested and brought To the same military court in Yde. Let them be anglo franco basa bamileke bayangui bakweri hausa bulu etc changes nothing To the fact they must be judged
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LENOIR10    122017-08-13 11:43
#23
Moi je suis Camerounais qui parle Mbamvele, Ewondo, Francais et Russe, alors comment ont fait pour npus autres?

En tout cas je CAMEROUNAIS point tiret!

@Me AKERE MUNA

Ne venez pas nous embarquer dans une affaire dont nous ne savons ni queue ni tete. Si vous cherchez a renaitre a perpetuer votre leaderchip dans les Regions du Sud-Ouest et du Nord-Ouest a travers cette crise, alors c'est rate. Nous ne serons et ne saurions contribuer dans cette farce!

Cette crise vous concerne particulierement parce que ceux-la ne veulent plus etre sous votre domination, leur parents ont ete sous la domination des TENDEM MUNA et consorts, les fils veulent avoir aussi droit au soleil.

Pourquoi seulement les MUNA et non eux les fils des pauvres? Voila ce que vous devez expliquer et dire, ayez le courage pour une fois cher Me!
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Benmbog   62017-08-13 11:40
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Akere Muna Calls On French Speaking Cameroonians to Say, “I am Anglophone” In a motion of Solidarity

Chère Me Akere MUNA, Vous êtes très amusant.
Votre ami d’enfance à l’École du Centre à Yaoundé, ATANGANA Charles ne sait même pas dire bonjour en anglais.
Je me demande si ATANGANA Charles lui aussi doit crier: “I am Anglophone”

En tout cas, c’est votre contribution pour la promotion du bilinguisme et du biculturalisme au Cameroun.
Bravo Maître !
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Rosy   72017-08-13 11:32
#25
MBONGOCHOBI as you say all the french speaking like dictators. That's a dictatorship way. You are proud to a waste of english colonization. Then BIG UPS TO YOU.
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Mbongochobi14    142017-08-13 11:13
#26
@Rosy

I know the majority of our french speaking neighbours doesnt want to hear the naked truth. The teetj hurts but must be spoken.

When Internet was suspendues by DICTATOR KIM JONG BIYA, mots of the francophones where rejoicing . Our student at the Buea University were being raped and thrown in the mud, you where all happy. Our leaders had been kidnapped And imprisoned in your francophone region and being judged by francophone judges, you still sing praises To your gouvernment.

So who should i call my self a Cameroonian when you people are rejoicing in our suffering and humiliations ? No, i am an Anglophone and proud to be a proud Ambazonian.

Remember also that LRC had its independance in 1st January 1960 and joined the UN in septembre 1960. Southern Cameroon had his in 1961. So we are two and divisible countries. Go and read your history if you have brains.

One of those embassies out To have been burnt down for you people To get the message clear.

We are proud Anglophones and we hâte dictators

Rosy you can go To bell. Anglophones have refused To be your slaves. You can remain the slaves of France and dictator KIM JONG BIYA forever.

Long live Southern Cameroons
Long live Ambazonia
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Rosy10    152017-08-13 10:43
#27
Mbongochobi, pour ta gouverne, il n'y a pas une tribu anglophone, il y a des tribus qui ont été obligées de parler la langue du colon anglais qui sont entre autre sans toutes les citer, Bayangui, Bakeweri, Bafaw, Bambanki, Akunakuna. Parler anglais ou français est le fruit de la colonisation. SO SHUT UP.
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Jc110    132017-08-13 10:43
#28
Sorry Muna I'm not anglophone but I am camerounian. French and English are other countries language and not yours. Go back to your identity.
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Done   92017-08-13 10:27
#29
Dear Barrister Akere Muna,

I stand against everyone who is making this matter one against the other. It sounds cliche, but we should move away from francophones versus anglophones and see this as a national plague. This is not a trial of anglophones by francophones, but a trial of a handful of anglophones leaders by a system (francophones and anglophones). I agree with you that all judges being francophones is a major issue. Maybe it is an opportunity to appoint a team of judges who is a good representation of our linguistic diversity,but these guys must be fairly tried for what they are being accused.

Sorry, but I am not anglophone on this one, I am Cameroonian.

@ L'Acteur
I feel you and agree 100% with your thoughts.
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Rosy   152017-08-13 10:23
#30
Mbongochobi, you are right. All those people killer were french speaking Idia Dada, Abcha, Peter Botha, Boko Haram leader, Charles Taylor etc.. Tu dis n'importe quoi. Dès que l'on est english speaking, on est intelligent, tolérant, bien élevé, bref on est parfait. Dire que les anglais que tu adores tant ont créé et développé l'apatheid. Va dire ça aux noirs américains, aux indiens d'Inde et noirs sud africains. Et ça se croit et se dit intelligent. Que sont les personnes qui parlent parfaitement les deux langues? Elles devront choisir? BULL SHIT
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Amber Zone   102017-08-13 09:53
#31
I was also born by parents from the east of the Mungo and raised as an anglophone. I love the anglophones for their sincerity and humbleness and love the francophones despite their arrogance and naivety. Yes I agree we are one nation (but never forget we came together)

I also agree "We are one and indivisible" but have you ever worked towards that goal? Even the money in your pocket or the vehicle that is yours would soon leave you if you do nothing to maintain its amount or condition. Our system is broken.

"We are one and indivisible" I agree, but should SONARA pay its taxes in Douala and should anglophones find it so hard to get to UB,EMIA, CUSS etc etc

A broken system can be easily identified when the most hardworking groups of individuals are its sports men/women, musicians and traders/bendskineur/taximen and the laziest being the Administrators/cabinet/government.

If you havent the slightest clue on how to solve this issue, "LET THE PEOPLE GO".
A
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Mbongochobi22    152017-08-13 09:38
#32
N'importe quoi ce Akere Muna

Un Anglophone reste un Anglophone. Point bas.

Un francophone reste un francophone. Avec leurs cultures et traditions. Ils adorent les dictateur et font tous pour sue leur dictateur et guide suprême KIM JONG BIYA reste éternellement au pouvoir et c'est pour ils adorent plus que tous, leur drapeaux very rouge jaune plus que des vies humaines et la libertés publiques

Pour les francophones , leurs milice tribale avec leurs drapeaux peut violer, humilier, tuer avec leurs fusils des manifestant aux mains nous, kidnappé nos frères et soeurs et leurs incacerer dans des bunkers sans que ça ne les dérangent pas. Non, il ya les abrutis et complices francophones dans le pourisement de la situation actuelle au Cameroun et les Anglophones qui se bat pour leur liberté.

On ne peut pas mélanger le coco et abricot.

Les francophones on toujours choisis la dictature. C'est leurs droit.

Nous on veut la liberté. Il faut qu'ils nous respect aussi.

Oui, je suis Anglophone et Ambazonien aussi et fier. Je ne supporte et tollere pas la dictature.
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Chesco002   162017-08-13 07:37
#33
When boko haram started to hit in the north of cmr, the hidden ennemies of our dear country tried to label us as "Christians versus muslims". It did not work.
Now something strange erupted from nowhere and is being called "anglophone crisis", in opposition To "francophones". That is already a victory for those who plan to conquer the whole cameroon.
I'm a cameroonian
I also think that any fight for a so called "freedom" can't be done from abroad but locally. If from abroad then those sustaining you there must just be pushing you to help them achieve his own agenda.
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Colonelsapt   82017-08-13 05:48
#34
I meant, Love you bro.
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Colonelsapt   112017-08-13 05:47
#35
@better future
What's up brother.
I can be anglophone, Cameroonian, and why not African at the same time.
I have not dismissed my cameroonianness.
I just say respect my specificity.
Love you broke.
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BetterFutur   122017-08-13 05:41
#36
@Colonelsapt

You're the text book definition of " you see what you wanna see and hear what you wanna hear"
Good job son!
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BetterFutur   512017-08-13 05:28
#37
I'm not anglophone, I'm not francophone, I'm Cameroonian. I strongly dismiss all these labels that greatly contribut to the division of any nation as a whole. Like the unsaid civil war between the label black and label white here in the US. The unrest between the labels Christian and Muslim, Jews and Muslims, Jews and Christians, Sunni Muslim and Shia Muslim. I'm not a Label, I'm a Cameroonian. Blessed will be the day that when the poeple will realise and come to acknowledge the harm cause by these labels. Understand that the only byproducts of these labels are hatred and wars.

I'm not francophone, I'm not anglophone, I'm Cameroonian and I stand for the good and well being of every Cameroonian as a whole.

I'm Cameroonian.
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Colonelsapt20    232017-08-13 05:13
#38
All your responses prove on thing: many francophone think anglophones want too much freedom. They are not comfortable with that.
Jacobinism is so entrenched in their very core that it is become anathema to despice the prince of Etoudi.
The fun is that many francophone kmers love their French language n culture, yet accuse anglophones of clinging to British culture.
Did I hear some one say "irony"?
Let's c how it goes.
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L'Acteur13    432017-08-13 03:33
#39
I'm not Anglophone at all , but as some Anglophones or most of them I want equity , justice , and all those fair and good values...in brief I want the well being of all of us Cameroonians regardless of our origin. No matter if you are Southern , Northern or elsewhere else Cameroonian . Unfortunately for Akere Muna , in the Cameroon of nowadays not only Anglophones suffer from discrimination , tribalism , corruption and so on...So for Akere Muna to ask me as a Francophone to claim "I'm Anglophone" sounds to me like a denial , inconsideration of my own hardship as a Francophone in this la Republique du Cameroun. This Akere Muna seems to neglect or disregard the power of all the Prime Ministers of La Republique , the former ones and the current in function who is still an Anglophone in that same la Republique. Me as l'Acteur I'm not politically correct , and I don't want to please anybody against my own convictions. The so called Anglophones are Black people , and Africans just like me , and most the of us in this country . Therefore we must address the real problems that concern all of us as a people in this country instead of trying to discriminate , or separate us as a people , a country ...
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Iceman    402017-08-13 02:32
#40
I'm anglophone but i'm not ambazonian
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Iceman    432017-08-13 02:32
#41
I'm anglophone but i'm not ambazonian
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Adama   232017-08-13 02:13
#42
I am Anglophone
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Ricky25    322017-08-13 02:10
#43
J'accordais encore le bénéfice du doute à Agbo Balla. Mais j'ai récemment vu une vidéo sur FCB où il manifestait avec le SCNC à Bruxelles en 2003. Il a ensuite remis un document dans une chemise avec le drapeau du SCNC à un certain monsieur blanc. Il était donc membre du SCNC depuis. Ça accrédite l'hypothèse d'agenda caché.
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Donald Trump 16    102017-08-13 01:55
#44
I'm bamenda
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Masfao   262017-08-13 01:03
#45
I'm anglophone.
Je suis anglophone.
Faites entrer le Cameroun!
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Ricky20    332017-08-13 00:49
#46
I'm Cameroonian. I'm trilangual (French English bulu). I'm not ambazonian.
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Tchameni    352017-08-13 00:15
#47
I am Anglophone, je suis anglophone, je l'ai d'ailleurs toujours été, n'en déplaise à FirstOctober1961.
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FirstOctober196140    152017-08-12 22:41
#48
@Akere Muna

"Akere Muna Calls On French Speaking Cameroonians to Say, “I am Anglophone” In a motion of Solidarity"

I am afraid you are asking for the impossible.
There is no way francophones will identify with: anglofous, biafrais, nigerian, ennemis dans la maison, les bamendas,
etc....

I will like to be proven wrong.
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Misterno39    82017-08-12 22:17
#49
Je ne suispas terroriste....
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FirstOctober196127    232017-08-12 22:14
#50
@Akere Muna

"This is a trial in which all the accused persons are Anglophones and all those judging and prosecuting are Francophones."

"Two courageous high ranking gentlemen in uniform, knowing the potential consequences of not conforming and in defiance of any threat they could face from the powers that be, told the truth and affirmed not to have seen the persons in court commit any of the acts of violence that supposedly took place, and of which the defendants were accused. These star witnesses opening the famous case therefore provided statements and seen these citizens set free. But no, they are still in prison."

"Even the courageous prosecutor in the Military Tribunal who had followed the case from the beginning found himself transferred to Ebolowa. Is it because he refused to oppose bail? Is it because he paid special attention to the procedure code? This code, which guarantees your rights and my rights?"

La Republique is playing prosecutor, judge and jury in her kangaroo court.
Francophones abduct anglophones from their homeland. Take them to francophone territory, hold them in a francophone jail, try them in a foreign legal system and in a language they neither speak nor understand.
That is called COLONIZATION and PERSECUTION.
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C@mer14    302017-08-12 22:12
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I am Anglophone!
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Samagwana   652017-08-12 22:03
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I was born as a French Speaking guy. I became a proud Anglophone .I love being both. We are one people, one nation under God.
Je suis né francophone.Je suis devenu un fier anglophone.Je chéris être les deux. Nous sommes un peuple, une nation , des frères et sœurs dans l'amour de Dieu tout puissant.
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So, when my learned colleagues described to me what happened during the last hearing in the Yaounde Military Tribunal of July 29, 2017, in the case of Agbor Bala, Dr. Fontem, Mancho Bibixy and others, I was greatly saddened and troubled. Saddened and troubled because, it could have been you or I, not because we are Anglophones or Francophones, but because we are supposed to be citizens of the same country.

Letter to My French  speaking Sisters and Brothers

The Indivisible Nature of Freedom

“Freedom is indivisible, and when one man is enslaved, all are not free. When all are free, then we can look forward to that day when this city will be joined as one.”

This is an extract of the amazing Berlin speech of President John F Kennedy in which he spoke the words that rocked Berlin and, through it the entire universe: “Ich been ein Berliner”. In fact, he was saying if one person is not free regardless of her/his origin no one can claim to be free. This speech inspired the hash tag “#je suis Charlie Hebdo”, after the barbaric murder perpetrated by terrorists at the office of the French Newspaper Charlie Hebdo. In solidarity with the pain and indignation that gripped Paris and the French, the whole world was one. As a matter of fact President Kennedy was himself inspired by an 18th century report of a series of speeches made by Cicero in 70 BC. By simply stating “civis rumanus sum” the Latin phrase for “I am a Roman citizen” one could lay a claim to the right for the same protection as the Roman Citizen.

 This is a trial in which all the accused persons are Anglophones and all those judging and prosecuting are Francophones. Two courageous high ranking gentlemen in uniform, knowing the potential consequences of not conforming and in defiance of any threat they could face from the powers that be, told the truth and affirmed not to have seen the persons in court commit any of the acts of violence that supposedly took place, and of which the defendants were accused. These star witnesses opening the famous case therefore provided statements and seen these citizens set free. But no, they are still in prison.

 They are incarcerated for seeking their rights, and peacefully asking for better conditions for their professions and a better life for all. They did so by proclaiming their citizenship – citizenship, which they believed, afforded them the right to freedom of expression, the right to protection and a guaranteed solution to their grievances. Instead, they met with unparalleled repression, arrests, relocation and a trial that has taken eight months just to start, with no end in sight.

 

Instead of being the citizens they wanted to be, they are now being called Anglophones, terrorists and secessionists. Any other Cameroonian be they Francophone or Anglophone could have raised the issue of injustice and bad governance. It is one that is becoming pervasive throughout our society. You and I are out free. It is because we have resigned ourselves to the current state of affairs. We have come to accept that it is proper for some to embezzle public funds and not be called to account, for some to abuse of their powers and engage in the crudest form of nepotism, all the while lecturing others about the love of country and attempting to distract us from this reality and attempting to divide us through branding and labeling. Even the courageous prosecutor in the Military Tribunal who had followed the case from the beginning found himself transferred to Ebolowa. Is it because he refused to oppose bail? Is it because he paid special attention to the procedure code? This code, which guarantees your rights and my rights?

 

Freedom is indivisible. We cannot pretend to enjoy any freedom when our fellow citizens are incarcerated unjustly. Justice Ayah Paul, of the highest jurisdiction of our land, a secondary school classmate of mine (known in school in the most premonitory manner as “the incorruptible judge” after a school play in which he was the judge- we were only 16 years old then) will have just gone past 200 days of detention. We still have to find out, why. Many Cameroonians Anglophone and Francophone, many of the respectable leaders in our society, Bar Leaders from many countries, the United Nations many, the international Crisis Group, the African Union and several others, have pleaded for these victims who are fighting for our freedom to be set free.

A Cleric in his sermon at the funeral service for Bishop Jean Marie Bala (another mystery of our country) had this to say. “True power is not violent, true power constructs peace, true power builds the development of the wholesome nature of the human being”. In this poignant homily, Reverend Father Joseph Akonga Essomba says, in this life, there are those who will be considered as being mad just because they are not worrying about themselves but about the importance of their mission here on earth. Is this why those who fight for our freedoms and well being are branded terrorists? Are there some people who feel threatened and terrified by the truth?

 My Francophone sisters and brothers I say this. We must now proclaim the indivisible nature of freedom. As a nation we are you and you are we. I have no problem saying I am francophone if it means identifying myself with what is right and what contributes to the building of our nation.

Let all the francophones who read this take to their social media accounts and proclaim the unifying message in this time of crisis: “I am Anglophone”. This message will confound and threaten all those who wish to divide us for their own selfish purposes. Even beyond your social media, let your neighbors, your colleagues, your classmates, and other acquaintances, know that you stand with them in opposition to injustice and you will be steadfast in defending their rights.

 Yes, you must proclaim it “ I am Anglophone” and you will thus in the words of the Rev. Father Akonga be negating the answer of Cain, of the Bible, to the voice that asked him where was his brother Abel. Cain answered, “am I my brother’s keeper? Yes we are! Affirmed the Rev. Father with vehemence, “ we are brothers’ keepers” That is why the enslavement of one of us is the enslavement of all. Freedom is indeed indivisible. Each and everyone should affirm, “ I am Anglophone” So we can all be called terrorists even if that is the prize we have to pay to salvage our nation. Epictetus the Greek Philosopher said something we might as well reflect upon “No man is free who is not master of himself” That is what Cameroonians need now. Freedom that allows them to be themselves. One that respects their diversity and makes of it a unique form of richness. One that gives them equal opportunity and equality before the law. One that rewards hard work and integrity and refuses impunity. One that will cause them to able scream proudly: “this is Cameroon, my homeland my dear fatherland!”

Akere Muna

 

 

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