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The British-controlled southern Cameroons was then separated from Nigeria and was due to achieve full independence on October 1 The government also shut down internet and other communication services in Anglophone regions to stop people sharing information and organising. They raised the flag of Ambazonia in various towns and cities.

A study of the politics of recognition and representation in Cameroon. Historical Dictionary of the British Empire. The Anglophone Cameroon Predicament. How the decisions taken at Foumban later changed.

Anglophone problem

They wanted the government to stop posting Francophone teachers who spoke no English to teach subjects other than French in Anglophone schools. No option of self-determination by becoming independent was given. Journal of Contemporary African Studies. By the end of the conference, instead of creating an entirely new constitution, the contributions of the Southern Cameroons foumbaj were reflected in suggestions made to the draft initially presented to them.


He also ordered the release of some strike leaders and scrapped the charges against them. There was to be two autonomous federated states each headed d a ed minister. Leave a comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. The Anglophone Problemas it is commonly referred to in Cameroonis a socio-political issue rooted in Cameroon’s colonial legacies from the GermansBritishand the French.

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History explains why Cameroon is at war with itself over language and culture

The incumbent, Paul Biya, reads English with conferenve. On May 6,Ahidjo announces his decision to convert the Federal Republic into a unitary stateon the provision that the idea was supported via referendum.

Southern West Cameroon Revisited Yaounde was to be the national capital and at the same time the capital of East Cameroon. Articles containing potentially dated statements from All articles containing potentially dated statements.

Anglophone problem – Wikipedia

Anglophones have long complained that their language and culture are marginalised. Help us bring facts and expertise to the public.

The current dispute is between the part of the country that was once run by the British, and the larger part where French is spoken and which was once run by the French. Foumbam the original federal structure that post-colonial unification was based on was abrogated.


This page was last edited on 28 Decemberat This call is actually supported in a UN resolution passed in April that defines the joining of the two former territories as a federation of two states, equal in status and autonomous. They want an end to annexation and assimilation and more respect from the government for their language and political philosophies.

The United Nations documents defined the basis of integration as: During this period, Nationalism and the search for self rule was born. Write an article and join a growing community of more than 77, academics and researchers from 2, institutions.

Journal of Global Initiatives: The president of the National Assembly became the constitutional successor of the president. Book of the day.

It was supposed to be a partnership of equals, a notion reinforced by bilateral negotiations that had started before the vote.