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Crise dans les régions anglophones du Cameroun : l’ONU demande la libération des détenus

YAOUNDE, 12 avril (Xinhua) — Le représentant spécial du secrétaire général de l’ONU pour l’Afrique centrale, François Louncény Fall, a exhorté à l’occasion d’une visite mercredi à Yaoundé le pouvoir camerounais à relaxer les personnes interpellées et poursuivies en justice après des violences survenues en marge d’une grève d’enseignants et d’avocats dans le Nord-Ouest et le Sud-Ouest.

M. Louncéy Fall, par ailleurs chef du bureau régional des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique centrale, basé à Libreville (Gabon), a fait savoir à la presse qu’il s’agissait d’un vœu exprimé “ce matin même au ministre de la Justice”, Laurent Esso.

Depuis des mois, plusieurs dizaines de personnes sont en détention et poursuivies en justice, notamment par le Tribunal militaire de Yaoundé après avoir été interpellées à la suite de violences meurtrières survenues dans les régions anglophones et réprimées par la force, selon des rapports indépendants.

A l’origine de ces violences, une manifestation d’avocats suivie d’une grève de syndicats d’enseignants organisées fin novembre à Bamenda, dans le Nord-Ouest, et étendues dans l’ensemble de cette région et celle voisine du Sud-Ouest, pour dénoncer une situation qualifiée de marginalisation des ressortissants anglophones dans le système institutionnel camerounais.

Sur fond de revendications politiques avec des appels militant pour certains à la mise en place d’Etat fédéral et pour d’autres à la partition du pays, cette crise continue d’affecter l’activité dans les deux régions, où les taux de fréquentation scolaire et universitaire ont baissé à cause de nombreuses désertions d’enseignants et d’élèves, en dépit d’un dialogue entrepris par les autorités.

“Nous avons au cours de tous nos entretiens exprimé le fait que les Nations Unies ont accueilli favorablement les mesures qui ont été annoncées par le ministre de la Justice et qui sont de nature vers un règlement des griefs qui ont été portés par les syndicats et le barreau dans les régions du Nord-Ouest et du Sud-Ouest”, a déclaré M. Louncény Fall en réponse à une question de Xinhua.

En réponse aux revendications exprimées, le gouvernement a annoncé la tenue d’un forum national de l’éducation et décidé de corriger la faible prise en compte de l’anglais dans la gestion des affaires publiques, avec pour le cas spécifique de la justice l’ouverture de sections anglophones au sein des instances judiciaires.

Le représentant spécial du secrétaire général des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique centrale a “souhaité que la mise en œuvre de ces promesses soit effectuée et que cela se fasse rapidement”, et que “les détenus soient remis en liberté”.

Les cas le plus mentionnés est celui des activistes Félix Nkongho Agbor Balla, avocat au barreau du Cameroun, et de Mancho Bibixy, animateur radio, en détention à la prison principale de Yaoundé, au quartier Kodengui.

M. Louncény Fall a aussi demandé le rétablissement de l’accès à Internet, coupé dans les deux régions en crise par les autorités. “C’est une situation déplorable. Mais je suis persuadé que cet important outil de développement, de communication et d’épanouissement collectif sera progressivement rétabli sur l’ensemble du territoire camerounais”, a-t-il souligné.

Ces mesures, a expliqué le haut responsable onusien, sont préconisées pour favoriser l’apaisement et créer les conditions d’une sortie de crise garante d’un retour à la normalisation dans les deux régions secouées par les tensions. Depuis son entrée en fonction début novembre, c’est sa deuxième visite dans le cadre de cette crise, après la première effectuée du 2 au 4 février.

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35 comments

  1. Keep on detaining them…..man no only run.

    What have non-violent citizens like Ayah Paul and/or A. Ba-lla done to merit such blatant humiliation?

    Anyway, you’re even helping them out because they are now going to be the uncontested and legit representatives of the people, once out. And you would have to negotiate with them, like it or not.

    How many trillions are you then going to put on the table to bribe especially Ayah Paul—you know him better than I do tho…

  2. l,enemi dans la Maison Germany

    Their detention has helped to forster the restoration of BSC independence almost 70% all the SC front groups have come together and the PM (interim) will be elected next month according to the last meeting in Nigeria. The Pm will be charged to lobby the UN and other states that will endorse his election and the newly state of SC- Ambazonia to procure a military and police stand-by force to secure the southern Cameroons. Did Gen De Gaulle not liberate France from Algeria? The struggle continue as resistance became a duty to all in the face of illegal laws

  3. After the sad experience with Albert Womah Mukong (Prisoner Without A Crime), one would have thought that such reckless arrests and detention would be a thing of the past. It costs the government so much in paying out for wrongful imprisonment!:

    • Martin Douala United States

      The blunders of power cells at Etoudi and Champs Elysees have actually helped nationalists pushing for separation as a just settlement of the Southern Cameroons crisis. France helped its client-state LRC to enact a flawed internal process to neutralize a weaker federated partner and gain resources under President Ahidjo. In phase two, under President Paul Biya, an empowered LRC attempts to annihilate the Anglo Saxon culture of Southern Cameroons and replace it with French disguised as “national integration”. Human greed and inequity have fatally stabbed the Cameroon Federation.

      • @Martin Douala
        Wish imply the Anglophone are right to fight for their Independence.
        Question: What can we do to implement sincere fairness and justice to reign in the relationship?.
        1)Change of power to the Anglophone.
        2)Two-States Federation which was been violated by Ahidjo in 1972.
        To my point of view, the only way out to seal the relationship for ever is that, the should be a rotation of power starting with an Anglophone.

        • Martin Douala Reserved

          @ Rudolf, first, we should renounce the 1959 Co-operation Accords with which France stole our sovereignty on 26 Dec, 1959. Accords mock UN decolonization resolutions and impose on us dictators dependent on France.
          Independence must mean INDEPENDENCE. Only then do we rise to the level of Anglos and can tackle common challenges as a people. But for French desires for oil and imposing tricks on President Ahidjo and on President Biya for greater frenchification, we would NOT have this bad crisis. All our currency is now in French texts only in disrespect of the bicultural basis of the Republic.

        • We shouldn’t use France as an umbrella to our various problems.Using France as a pretext to cover up that they intoxicated the francophone to marginalize their fellow brothers the Anglophones is a big lie.How can France interfere in our marriage and succeed to divide us with marginalization or discrimination if real love reign within us.If really the saying that says,” Anything Man and Woman no put ya mop fo dey” is true, then how can France again access to intoxicated the Francophone with wrong counsel all in the name of oil as you said.The simple fact that we united, already gave France

      • access to penetrate, which imply the was no need of imposing tricks to Ahidjo.The francophone simply had that mentality that we the Anglophones are not their brothers, this is where the whole conflict lies.If it was that they had this mentality at the early stage of the Reunification, then one may had reason it out that, it is because of the difference in the cultures and the difficulties for both parties to adapt.But, this mentality has been constantly up till date.My brother, we are suffering in a psychological problem not France.France only gain access due to our incompetency to govern

        • ourselves.France does not impose anything to us, but only propose, and if we say “NO” they won’t force us.Talking of currency, which effort has Cameroon made to have their own currency?NONE.If you want to be disloyal to somebody, the only answer is to proof your capability.We are loyal to France just because we have proven to be incompetent to handle our own problems.Did Rwanda not turn it back to France? what did they deed to them?. Has Cameroon endeavor to have it own currency and France hinder them not to?

  4. Biya think this is a joking matter.He is doing everything possible to francophonise anglophone education.It is becos of the destruction of the federation,thats how Yaounde got the opportunity to enter and destroy anglop educational system.
    They started with the anglophone technical education.City and Guilds was abolished and they brought in francophone exams like CAP,Probatoire,Baccalaureat,in the English sub system of education where francophone teachers where teaching in English technical schools.
    Potential anglophone engineers’ future has been destroyed by this francophone teachers.

  5. Potential anglophone engineers’ future has been destroyed by this francophone teachers.And a whole generation has been wasted.intelligent anglophone technical students will write the so called probatoire for more than 5 years without being able to pass becos of bad francophone teachers that yaounde sends to go and teach in west Cameroon and they will drop out of school and become frustrated like that.

  6. Biya sends his children to english system of educ in the USA and he is here in Cameroon struggling to francophonise the english sub system of educ at all cost.If he knows that the French system of educ is good,why did he not send Brenda to do the french system of educt?Many of the ministers send their children to english schools,even some ordinary francophones.Meanwhile Biya is struggling to francophonise the english system.Have they seen any anglophone sending his child to do the french system? Rwanda learnt their lessons after the 1994 genocide that France is a very bad country.

    • Bro, you have drown me with flood of words.Probatoire is a big obstacle of no value, not to talk of the main Certificate “Baccalaureate “which has many hurdles to cross before obtaining it.Francophone students travel to Chad to write there, claiming it is more easier there.Even with this certificates, no employment.All effort in vein, it’s really painful.

  7. The governmenment needs to rethink strategy fast. Civil society leaders are perceived by the population with greater esteem than the appointed state officials branded as elites. This , by no means a disrespect of authority but a perception of society values that the appointed elites have failed to deliver.People have the image of a group of people that nothing can stop them from dancing and prasing the regime aimed at protectig their appointed positions even when basic s like bore hole water is not available in their home town. The Elites are those in government, so reforms are far fetch.

  8. Gradually,Paul Kagame has wiped out any trace of French language in Rwanda.And Rwandans rewarded him by voting overwhelmingly during the 2015 referendum to allow him stay in power for three more terms. English is the language that is used in business,and many international oraganisations all over the world.Yet Biya is bent on francophonising anglophones instead of the other way round.Lets see how he is going to do it…nyamfuca

  9. BS.
    This “machin” called UN should start with asking USA ti free up all unlawfully like caked people in the USA.
    My point being UN is a tool created by the powerful to control the “small” or ” not strong” countries.
    So please basta,..,

    • Please go and polish up your grammar before you pollute and contaminate everyone else here. You son of bitch

      • I do not see your contribution other than wanting to write English as your master.
        You are a lost soul. Have you heard about multitasking ignoramus

    • @Mbappe, focus on CameroUn. Is it lawful to kidnap your own supreme court justice without a warrant and lock him up on trumped up charges? This blunder raises a fundamental question about the judgment or decision making ability of PRC with the head at 84. It has disasterous consequences for our country. Mr Biya should reshuffle cabinet or resign if these detained leaders have suffered for nothing.

      • That’s actually the point.
        The UN in my humble view has no credibility to come in as tell a sovereign nation what to do.
        They don’t the same with the “powerful”.
        Hope you get the point.
        Happy Easter

        • Idiotic short fool. Useless thieving dullard from the Beti cabal.

        • @Mbappe,are you speaking in riddles?i only see you end with “Hope you get the point” and wishes of” Happy Easter”.I don’t really understand what you are about to explain.The UN has observers us for quite a long time with the aim that we are going to seek solution to our political crisis, but only for them to discover that we are incapable to resolve the problem.This is the reason for their intervention in order to bring peace back.And you get up to say,” The UN in my humble view has no credibility to come in as tell a sovereign nation what to do”. So you want them to fold their arms and see

        • us fighting?.I doubt if you really known the functions of the ONU.We are not living in a barbarian world to have that type of thinking.Cameroonians are very civilize people and you need to proof your civilization from the way speak.
          Happy Easter.

        • @AG.
          No wonder you “separation drive” failed. Your mindset and manners explain why.
          @rudolf.
          The so called UN has no observers in the NW and SW regions. So please look for others reasons and tell me why is the UN not lamasting the USA for their treatment of blacks and even their numerous crimes around the world.
          If you answer that question then you will know what is UN

        • @Mbappe,don’t forget everything is on air.The UN has gathered sufficient proof before reacting.We should not speak here like infants, we are all matured people.We the Anglophones had been loyal to this relationship for more than 50 years, and if we are protesting for separation is due to the misbehavior of the francophones.Since the beginning of this protest, what has the francophone done to proof that they truly love this relationship?. It was in their place to rise up and protest against marginalization or discrimination.But everything has been exposed through their reaction.They had been

        • saying ,it doesn’t concern them, thinking that they would succeed through intimidation.Very poor manner of reasoning.

      • @ Martin Douala

        You know that under our specially created universe, we have no lessons to learn from anyone, especially uninvited Interlopers like the World Bank, IMF, ICJ, ICC, etc but it is natural to go cap-in-hand shopping for unending loans to support our profligacy. How about that?

  10. Because i have written that the masses in Southern Cameroon, need much
    sensitization so the struggle will be greatly enhanced, my comment has been
    held back.
    Whatever happens, the strike will accomplish its purpose no matter the greedy
    interest of some – SHAMEFULL censorship.

  11. @Mbappe
    Why are u crying? which country are u calling a sovereign country? Is it La Republique or Southern Cameroon?.UN does not remember ever given Southern Cameroon as a trusteeship territory to La Republique.So,if u know what is good for u,free all the prisoners,including the ones that burnt the flag…..nicompok

  12. Slave4Christ Canada

    The UN is obsolete… Tell me the last time the UN criticize any Western nation.
    If one commit a crime or entice others to do so, they should face the full extent of the law.
    By the way francophones fought and die in the bakassi war.
    Anglophones just as the betis are free loaders. Lazy as hell and will not stop at anything to accomplish that endeavor.
    Look at them in the US, UK , you name it… they are so cliche, and lack originality.
    A language one speak does not dictate his character, even worst a language inherited from colonization should not divide a country thriving to live in peace.

    • l,enemi dans la Maison Germany

      kikikikiki you see english to be a colonial language but you don,t see french to be one too…..you are talking about the francophones who die in Bakassi but you don,t also see the anglophones who are dying in the north where because of bad governement the northern people have opted for a rebellion against yaounde using the cover of Boko haram. Just know that by 2022 la REp du cameroun will be as poor as thr CAR as a result of the breakway of southern Cameroon

  13. l,enemi dans la Maison Germany

    kikikiki we know that you have the knife and the yam, Admin

  14. Rain onto others Belgium

    And anglophones are also doing the same in the boko haram war. When you kill and rape the anglophone you still expect them to live alongside these murderers and rapists,right?

  15. Gangster regime which is failing with thugs like Emmanuel Rene Sadi, Laurent Esso tormenting anglophones and ‘bootlickers’ such as the so called Colonel TAMAMBANG and Lt. Colonel Terence SAMA, who are trying to sue the church for their selfish goals. We will ‘fish’ you out of your cave in the name of security when the time comes. Your day in court in the Hague is ahead. Remember, you can never win against your own people.
    Enemies of progress.

  16. Southern Cameroonians, Please start naming all criminal pepetrators of our people so that we can provided them to the appropriate foregn authorities for travel ban, asset seizures, and crimes against humanity. Some of these big mouths in Cameroon fail to know how vulnerable they are. For those loud mouth francophones on this forum, please be informed that large numbers of Anglophones hold key positions in the US government and private sector and we plan to use our influence to make Southern Cameroons an independent Country.