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Cameroon separatists block traffic, burn buses

AKUM, Cameroon The Boston Globe — Armed Anglophone separatists burned buses and blocked traffic in the capital of the English-speaking northwest region, Cameroon’s military said Sunday as it deployed troops.

Separatists said the action in Bamenda was meant to disrupt next month’s presidential election; they say voting can’t take place in what they call the independent state of Ambazonia. The months of deadly unrest in Cameroon pose a serious challenge to 85-year-old President Paul Biya, who has been in power since 1982 and is running again. The government has sought to assure voters they will be protected.

The unrest began in 2016 when English speakers began calling for greater autonomy in the French-speaking country. The United Nations says 300 people have died.

— Associated Press

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  1. Do Francophone Cameroonians Actually believe that it is normal to have the same President for more than 40 Years? That’s if they accord Paul Biya another 7 years term of Office. All of Cameroon should be calling for Paul Biya to Go and Live Cameroonians to pick up tge pieces of this country he has destroyed. Biya most Go!

    • @ Kodak, Do you expect the Francophones to join the Ambazonians who kidnap, behead and rape students just as the Biya regime does?

  2. Les Camerounais francophones pensent-ils réellement qu’il est normal d’avoir le même président depuis plus de 40 ans? C’est si elles accordent à Paul Biya un autre mandat de 7 ans. Tout le Cameroun devrait demander à Paul Biya de partir et de laisser les Camerounais ramasser les morceaux de ce pays qu’il a détruits. Biya doit partir!

  3. How does all this evil against innocent people affect Biya? The reason why nobody will support this nonsense soon are acts like this. When thugs with a mandate from nobody feel they can loot and kill. Biya will go but we will still need to face these non-educated thugs with weapons like what South Africa is facing today. Civil servants should stop working for Biya….kids go to school for themselves and not Biya. So if these Ambashitniers want to keep kids away from schools, those idiots abroad should have their kids stay home. As you send others to attack kids and schools in Cameroon know that you can face the same in the US or Europe. You want Biya to go then organise and vote him out. Gaurd the votes and not continue you criminal stupidity.

    • You reason and ask questions like some one who never went to school. If you believe that biya is the president of the Cameroons , how will discontent within his country not concern him?
      Many people who reason support the activities of those who cut off the traffic. Look at the nature of the road. What is your president doing for 37years in power? The people abroad are fighting for kids to have a better education, look at the trash or school material your french colony has produced for school s, filled with errors, poor translation and u talked of education? Where are children of elites schooling? Issa, mussonge etc, where do they go for medical care? Argue like an educated person

      • Africans For Donald Trump

        @Ngwa

        So you ambazombies are willing to kill innocent people in the North West and South West to create discontent in Cameroon just so that Biya will be concerned?

        Wow!

        In line with your logic, I recommend that all ambazombies should hang them selves next week on Monday to crete discontent in Cameroon so that Biya will become concerned!

        How do you fight for kids to have a better education by attacking the contractors who are constructing the road you claim to be dilapidated?
        How do you fight for ids to get a better education by destroying people’d personal property?
        Do you have any property in Cameroon you will like to donate to the cause?

        Ngwa, you are a very dumb person and a terrorist!
        Nyamfukah!! Craze man!

        • This is making the Place ungovernable for the Colonial french slave. Lrc think Ambalanders will be part of their foolishness of pay Colonial tax to France. The 21st Century and LRC hasnt learnt anything. We can not federate with a french farm in the name of a banana republic
          This is war declared by the diaper wearing leader of lrc, on the armless people of Ambaland. Now defending themselves from the brutal conlonialist is no a problem eh? Now you cry and ask questions. Go home to LRC your home and leave Ambaland alone. Its just a matter of time before your Colonial agents will be sent packing. Why was Amour Mezam singled out? Tell the Colonial governor to pack fine.

    • Thank you brother Igwe. You have spoken like a righteous man. These Ambazonians and their foolishness makes me sick. Don’t worry, very soon the NW and SW people will turn against them if they continue with this foolishness. How does attacking a bus in Bamenda affect Biya who is enjoying himself abroad with his daughter wife?

      • @ Ngwa David South Cameroon was never a country my friend stop writing bull. South Cameroon is part of the republic of Cameroon that was separated by colonialists for their national interest. It was never a country on it’s own. (Show me a world map with a country called South Cameroon). Every Cameroonian has the right to go to any part of Cameroon be it the English or the French colonized areas. You can never divide Cameroon by colonial lines. English and French are languages imposed on us by the colonial masters and are not our languages. The Biya regime is the problem and not the Francophones. The great Bob said people like you should emancipate themselves from mental slavery. We are in the 21st century and the colonial masters are gone. Your Ambazzonia bull will never ever happen.

    • This are acts carried out by the tribal Yaoundé with the desperate hope to turn the populace against the do called Amba fighters.
      There is video of the military killing and burning villagers, over 180 villages burnt, so why would destroying the road and creating inability for the people of NW to leave not be part of the war agenda.
      You think they call you Les Bamenda out of love for you?
      There is a strategy to paralyze they system so Genocide can be carried out whilst the blame so called Amba boys.
      The Burmese army burnt Rhoyingya villagers and created more than half a million refugees. Same tactics!
      This army is hoping to depopulate Les Bamenda out of Cameroon to where ever so they can repopulate with black superior French Africans.
      Who is fooling who?
      The crime is state mandated!

      • @ Lum. Stop using the people of NW. Speak for yourself. I am from Santa and have nothing against the Yaounde people and the Bulu people. The ones I have met have been very good to me. The only person I hate is Biya and members of his regime. Don’t forget the people of the SW call those from the NW living there “Come no go” and think they are inferior to them. I, from Santa has nothing in common with somebody from Ijagam in the SW like your so called leader Ayuk Sisiku. We are living in the 21st century and not the 19th century. Cameroon will never ever again be divided by colonial lines. All your terrorist organization does is destroy the lives of anglophone Cameroonians. There is no world body or country that will support a terrorist organization that kidnaps, rapes and behead people.

        • I, from Santa have nothing in common with somebody from Ijagam whose ancestors and culture originate from Ijagam Biafra in Nigeria like your Ambazonia leader Ayuk Sisiku Tabe. The English man’s language cannot relate both of us. We are of different culture and ancestry.

  4. SEPARATIST aka SECESSIONIST

    There will be ZERO election in SC.

    Rumours abound that LRC is planning to ferry ghost voters from the West and Littoral regions to “vote” in SC. The ghost workers will each receive FCFA 25.000 from the so-called “Plan d’urgence” account.
    This diabolic plan by LRC is masterminded by ex-convict Atangana. The goal is to deceive the international election observers that voting took place in all the ten regions.

    Permit me to make it abundantly clear to prospective ghost voters that Amba boys have already finalised plans to disrupt this diabolic plan of LRC by all means possible including lethal force. Any person taking part in this ghost voter scheme will be doing so at his/her own risk. SC is a war zone and should be considered as such by all and sundry.

    DO NOT SAY THAT YOU WERE NOT WARNED

    • SEPERATIST aka SECESSIONIST

      **** BOOKS WORTH READING ****

      1. J Vanderlinden (‘L’Etat Federal, Etat Africain de l’An 2000?’, 1985) concludes that the ‘federation’ was used by Cameroun Republic merely as a ploy, a smokes-screen to soft-cushion its colonization of British Southern Cameroons and to enable the territory to swallow the bitter pill of its annexation, in the same way Eritrea was annexed by Ethiopia.

      2. J Benjamin (Les Camerounais Occidentaux, 1972) details the fraudulent manoeuvres used by Cameroun Republic to destroy British Southern Cameroons. He concludes that what happened to erstwhile British Southern Cameroons is a classic example of a creeping annexation.

      • @Separatist aka Secessionist
        Thank you for both titles, a contribution that should help expand the knowledge of those interested in going beyond cheap daily cliches.

        That said, punishment is intended to rehabilitate and bring a citizen back to mainstream after a period of remorse. But when punishment consists of self-flagellation (shooting one’s own foot) it becomes necessary to ask questions, to challenge the rationale for punishment. Cutting off the Enugu-Bamenda highway, like severing the Bamenda-Bafoussam stretch plunges a good part of the country into landlocked status, both in the short and long term.What benefit is that? Could there not be a better alternative?

        Clearly youths have descended into the unguided missile or “Nothing to Lose” status seen in other countries. Not good !!

      • @SEPERATIST aka SECESSIONIST

        they will have the election there by force or by gun. Every time you says no is turning yes. For the record, you are still in LRC web side talking rubbish most of the time.

        YOU ARE NOBODY JUST A CLAN. ” LEAVE IN THE WEST ” NEGGRO

      • Why do they bother/ Whether we vote or not.the rest of the country will still vote and he will win. They are just wicked. they could still do without the N & S west of Cameroon.

    • SEPARATIST aka SECESSIONIST

      3. P Mesmer (Les Blancs s’en Vont, 2000), speaking from insider knowledge and as the last colonial governor of French Cameroun, is emphatic that Cameroun Republic annexed British Southern Cameroons.

      4. L Sindjoun (L’Etat Ailleurs, 2002), a native of Cameroun Republic details how British Southern Cameroons was all along misled and deceived by Cameroun Republic. He is also emphatic in his conclusion that the ‘federation’ was a strategy used by Cameroun Republic to annex British Southern Cameroons and a mere make-belief ploy successfully used to hoodwink both the United Nations and the Southern Cameroons

      • WAOW! @ SEPARATIST, We are in the 21st century and you are still talking of British Southern Cameroon? What a shame. You make me sick. The British doesn’t even recognize you. You Ambazonia fools are trying to take us back to the 19th century, the evil century of slavery and colonization but it will never ever happen. There is no such thing as British Southern Cameroons. That was just a British brief fabrication to exploit Cameroon resources during the colonization era. The great Bob once again said people like you should emancipate yourself from mental slavery because “None but yourself can free your mind”. Shame on you.

        • Of course there are nurses whose practice consists of simply bandaging a patient’s wound and sending him/her away. That does not stop the trained professional from doing a thorough “debridement” to extract all infective material before applying treatment. Nothing stops you from having a shallow knowledge of the matter at hand; after all it is the hallmark of the system you extol.

  5. very stupid and dull, what the hell this incident has to do with Biya. coward fighter hahahahhahahahaha now is civilian. These amba peoples will show us all kind of wahala here. you had destroyed your own town now is the bus driver hahahahahahah

    I am tired of those baboons, you ‘re lucky I am not the president I will light them up.

    • You reason and ask questions like some one who never went to school. If you believe that biya is the president of the Cameroons , how will discontent within his country not concern him?
      Many people who reason support the activities of those who cut off the traffic. Look at the nature of the road. What is your president doing for 37years in power? The people abroad are fighting for kids to have a better education, look at the trash or school material your french colony has produced for school s, filled with errors, poor translation and u talked of education? Where are children of elites schooling? Issa, mussonge etc, where do they go for medical care? Argue like an educated person. LRC is in for more trouble. We will take the fight to the LRC very soon. The diaper wearing man and LRC morons

      • Africans For Donald Trump

        @Ngwa
        Are you destroying roads because the president has done nothing for 37 years?

        Did you kill the Amour Mezam driver and torture the innocent travelers to get better education for your kids?

        Did you burn down the Satom caterpillar because you were poorly educated in Cameroon?

        Did you destroy the products that the poor traders from the North West were transporting to markets in other parts of the country in order to get better education for your kids?

        Ngwa are you terrorizing the people of the north west and south west to create discontent within Paul Biya’s country to get him concerned?

        Ngwa you are nothing but a dull coward terrorist and conman!
        Nyamfukah! Craze man!

  6. These acts were carried out by the Cameroun army. How can an operation like that take place in a highly militarised zone for 5 hrs without even a little intervention from the army. The only conclusion is that the military knew the perpetuators and was complicit just because they wanted to paint the amba boys black to hang them. Unfortunately for them their plans have been leaked and the whole world knows that if you are looking for the truth bypass cameroun.

    • Africans For Donald Trump

      @ambazobie zombie

      This act was carried out by Ngwa David and his coward terrorist friends. Ngwa david has justified his actions in his comments above!

      If you are lloking for the truth ask Boh Herbert, chris Anu, john nsah, njoh litumbe, Samuel sako and Ngwa David! They are proud of their actions so do not take away the credit from thtem!

      • This is war declared by the diaper wearing leader of lrc, on the armless people of Ambaland. Now defending themselves from the brutal conlonialist is no a problem eh? Now you cry and ask questions. Go home to LRC your home and leave Ambaland alone. Its just a matter of time before your Colonial agents will be sent packing. Why was Amour Mezam singled out? Tell the Colonial governor to pack fine.

        • so you are defending yourself by terrorising your own people and destroying all what is left abi? that is your strategy?
          why wouldn’t u be stupifBenin your plans when you so called military leaders are just angry famers and mbanga boyz..hahaha..just keep destroying and wait for the day biya will go..we’ll all be dead by then! useless boys dem..massa this pple dey neck man bad!!

      • The Cameroun government carried out this action. You can not deny it. Even tchiroma has been heard talking about it to one of the lobbyists hired to polish the image (they need a miracle) of the shithole country. Unfortunately for him every information is in cyberspace and we know how to get them. Trust me on this it is a planned act by the terrorist soldiers of Paul Osama biyaden.

  7. Africans For Donald Trump

    @ambazombie zombie

    Why are you more trust worthy that Ngwa David, Chris anu, Boh Herbert, Samuel Sako, John nsah and their band of coward terrorist conmen?

    Trust you? Why trust you?

    Only a fool will trust a terrorist like you!

    • Did I hurt your little ego…. Please don’t cry it will be alright.
      Look at you a big cry baby.
      Don’t worry mama will give you some milk.

      You were the first person who came here advocating for the total massacre of all anglophones because you thought you had the bir. Little did you know that those birs were bunch of boys scouts and the amba boys with their chafum have humbled those scouts.

      Now you come here crying like a baby.

      We shall finish all of the birs, atleast 3 will be killed a day but if you complain we will up it to 5.
      There shall be no cameroun if there is no Ambazonia.

  8. This is the Level of these cowards , innocent civilians …

  9. south Cameroon was never a country ” period “

    • “south Cameroon was never a country ” period “” we are talking ABOUT Southern Cameroons and you are right since we never had “South Cameroon’. This is the problem with Anglofools like “BamendayBoy”. You are talking about South Cameroon. We are talking about Southern Cameroons NOT SOUTH CAMEROON.

      • @ Brandinoman. Even Southern Cameroons was never a country. It was a brief fabrication by the British colonialist to exploit Cameroon’s resources. Kapish! Show me any world map with a country called Southern Cameroons and I will rest my case. BAMM!! Cameroon will never ever be divided by colonial lines in the 21st century.

  10. This is a Serious Crisis of bad leadership. A Good Leader listen to his people’s grivances wether you have the solution or not .It doesn’t matter even the leadership do not plan on resolving the grievances, most people who complain , do so just because they want someone to listen, for them to airout their concerns and their worries but in Cameroon , when people complain .They get killed or locked up indefinitely. Am just wondering! what Good is the cameroon Parliament , the senate and Constitutional counsel if none of them is allowed to debate the main issue facing the country , the Anglophone Crisis and resolve it once and for all.Why has this matter not been discussed by the representatives?