At least five Cameroonian soldiers were killed on Monday in an ambush by suspected armed separatist fighters in the country’s restive Anglophone region of Southwest, according to defense sources. The incident occurred in Otu, a locality bordering Cameroon and Nigeria. A senior military Commander told Xinhua that bodies of up to five soldiers were recovered […] The post At least 5 soldiers killed in ambush in Cameroon’s restive Anglophone region appeared first on Daily News.
Akwo Gabriel Makia, 41, Elder of the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon, PCC, Kumba-Town Congregation died at dawn Sunday, May 31, 2020 when armed separatists opened fire on his car. Sources say the armed men mistook his green RAV-4 vehicle for belonging to the military especially given that places were still dark. Accompanied by a relation […] The post Anglophone Crisis: Armed separatists kill PCC Elder along Kumba-Mamfe Road appeared first on Daily News.
The Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in Africa, CHRDA, says it condemns the “extrajudicial execution of four unarmed young men by State Defense and Security Forces in Buea, Southwest Region on Thursday.” The organisation founded by Human Rights Lawyer Felix Agbor Anyior Nkongho alias Agbor Balla in a dispatch Friday said “on Thursday, the […] The post Anglophone Crisis: “State Forces Executed Four Unarmed Young Men In Buea On Thursday” – CHRDA appeared first on Daily News.
Dr. Ntoh Daniel Balengka, Mayor of Ndop Council has said all those respecting orders from “armed separatists and bandits” will face the full arm of the law henceforth. In a communiqué signed Friday, May 29, 2020, the Mayor revealed that a vast majority of economic operators in Ndop, the administrative seat of Ngoketunjia Division have […] The post Anglophone Crisis: Mayor of Ndop declares war on “Ambazonian tax collectors” appeared first on Daily News.
Government raids have displaced people, increasing risks of transmission. Separatist attacks have impeded humanitarian and public health efforts. For every region and society it has affected, COVID-19 has presented a myriad of demanding challenges. In areas at war, the dangers are perhaps even more complex and acute. This is the situation facing Cameroon’s two English-speaking […] The post Cameroon: Fighting Continues in Anglophone Cameroon Despite COVID-19 Concerns appeared first on Daily News.
Cameroonians are fleeing the northwestern village of Ngarr-buh after the military began building a base this week near where troops in February massacred at least 13 civilians. Cameroon says the base is needed to stop separatists from getting supplies in neighboring Nigeria. But, villagers fear they may once again be targeted or get caught in […] The post Cameroon: Villagers Flee Military Base at Site of Civilian Massacre appeared first on Daily News.
Interim Government Statement on the Threats to Archbishop Andrew Nkea’s life. 30th November 2017, is on record as the day French Cameroun president, Paul Biya, instructed his army to launch an extermination campaign on the people of Southern Cameroons (Ambazonia). His purpose and ambition have proven to be unwise, dishonourable and counterproductive. Army loyal to his […] The post Threat against Archbishop Andrew Nkea: Ambazonia Interim Gov’t gives warning appeared first on Daily News.
The exiled leader of the people of Southern Cameroons Vice President Dabney Yerima has told the Voice newspaper in Yaounde that the government of La Republique du Cameroun will bear full responsibility for any negative aftermath if coronavirus claims the life of any Ambazonian in their detention facilities. Below is the full conversation the Ambazonian […] The post Ambazonia: Vice President Yerima speaks of the coronavirus, Barrister Shufai’s health and the killing of the Mamfe mayor appeared first on Daily News.
Tibor Peter Nagy Jr., the United States Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs says as the situation in Cameroon’s restive North West and South West Regions deepens, the belligerents must now “stop [the] violence and start talking.” Taking to Twitter Monday, May 18, 2020, Ambassador Nagy says the killing of civilians is inexcusable, citing […] The post Anglophone Crisis: “Stop Violence, Start Talking” – Ambassador Tibor Nagy Tells Government, Separatists appeared first on Daily News.
The Steering Committee of the presidential plan yesterday adopted annual plan for the two regions to run from May 2020 to April 2021 with a budget of FCFA 36 billion, 321 million. An operation annual plan and the budget of the Presidential Plan for the Reconstruction and Development of the North West and South West […] The post Cameroon: Reconstruction of NW/SW – Annual Plan, Budget Validated appeared first on Daily News.
Force majeure has been declared at two areas in Cameroon, Bakassi in the southwest and Zina-Makary in the far north, as a result of insecurity. Société Nationale des Hydrocarbures’ (SNH) director of strategy Maurice Matanga disclosed the problems in an interview with the company’s newsletter. Matanga was discussing the country’s 2020-24 development plan and reflecting […] The post Ambazonia Crisis, Boko Haram derails exploration in Bakassi and the Far North appeared first on Daily News.
The President of the Swiss Confederation Simonetta Sommaruga has revealed she has held discussions with the Head of State over the crisis in the North West and South West Regions as well as other issues plaguing Cameroon. In a tweet on Thursday evening, the President of the Swiss Confederation said they discussed on possible solutions […] The post Cameroon: Swiss President holds talks with Biya over Anglophone crisis appeared first on Daily News.
Bernard Okalia Bilai, Governor of Cameroon’s South West Region says Ashu Prisley Ojong, Mayor of Mamfe in Manyu Division died on the spot Sunday, May 10, 2020 after “secessionist terrorists” shot a bullet through his head. In a press release Monday, May 11, 2020, Okalia announced that Mayor Ashu Ojong was “murdered in cold blood” […] The post Anglophone Crisis: Late Mamfe Mayor Was Shot In The Head By The Enemy, Two Servicemen Severely Wounded – Governor Okalia Bilai appeared first on Daily News.
Despite efforts by the international community to obtain a ceasefire in Cameroon, the country’s two English-speaking regions are still witnessing extreme violence, with most of it orchestrated by the government. Over the last month since the Coronavirus showed up on the country’s shores, the government has been slaughtering its citizens, especially in the North West […] The post Anglophone crisis: The violence continues, with Mamfe mayor killed by gunmen appeared first on Daily News.
VOA | Cameroon’s government this week called on hundreds of traditional rulers who have fled separatist conflict areas to return, assuring them that the palaces, markets, schools and roads destroyed by separatists would be reconstructed. But the traditional rulers have refused, saying they are still threatened by fighting between government troops and anglophone rebels. Deben Tchoffo, governor […] The post Traditional Cameroon Rulers Refuse to Return to Crisis Zone appeared first on Daily News.
Prominent Cameroonian human rights activist Beatrice Titanji leapt for joy when a major secessionist group declared a ceasefire on 29 March to protect people from the “fury” of coronavirus in the central African state’s English-speaking heartlands, but her hopes have since been dashed as fighting continues to rage. “It’s a scary situation. Thousands are trapped […] The post Anglophone crisis: deadly mix of war and coronavirus appeared first on Daily News.
Government and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on May 5, 2020 signed the financing agreement and project document of the plan. The two-year Presidential Plan for the Reconstruction and Development of the North-West and South-West Regions (PPRD-NW/SW) that seeks to restore livelihood while enhancing the resilience of the communities in the two socio-political crisis-affected […] The post Cameroon: NW, SW Reconstruction – Implementation of Presidential Plan Begins Soon appeared first on Daily News.
Everyone fears coronavirus, but for Augustine, a villager in Cameroon’s Southwest Region, the dread is especially deep. If he were to fall seriously ill from the new virus, he would need to make a five-hour trek by road and canoe from his home in Ekondo to a health centre able to care for him. The […] The post Ambazonia conflict and coronavirus: Fear runs deep appeared first on Daily News.
When the United Nations Secretary General, Anthonio Guterres, called for a global ceasefire for the world to fight the common, insidious and disruptive enemy, Southern Cameroonian factions immediately signed up to the ceasefire agreement, with their commanders calling on their fighters in Cameroon’s two English-speaking regions to suspend operations so as to give medical experts […] The post Anglophone Crisis: the fighting is still raging appeared first on Daily News.
YAOUNDE VOA | Cameroon’s military says it killed at least 22 separatist fighters in a week of raids on seven rebel camps in the country’s troubled western regions.? Villagers, however, say the military killed at least 13 civilians in the raids, which involved hundreds of troops. The commander in Cameroon’s English-speaking Northwest region said more than 300 troops […] The post Cameroon Military Denies Civilian Deaths in ‘Successful’ Raids on Rebels appeared first on Daily News.
The Chief Executive of the Region made the clarification to halt the torrent of fleeing villagers. The killing of Military and Police personnel in Manyu Division of the South West Region last week has prompted intensive administrative outings to reassure public order, safety and territorial protection. In a counter to an earlier communique aired on […] The post Cameroon: Killing of Uniform Officers in Manyu – Governor Urges Population to Stay Calm appeared first on Daily News.
Brigadier General Nka Valère, Commander of the 5th Joint Military Region has said claims that the military burnt down part of the Bafut Fon’s palace and molested queens and princesses during an operation in September 2019 are unfounded. He was speaking in Bafut Friday, May 1, 2020 following a fact-finding mission to the Fon’s Palace. […] The post Anglophone Crisis: Brigadier General Nka Valère Denies Claims That Soldiers Burnt Bafut Fon’s Palace In September 2019 appeared first on Daily News.
As more and more civilians have been killed by the Cameroon government of Paul Biya, absentee president for 37 years, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has been silent. He had made a deal with Biya’s UN Ambassador Tommo Monthe as chair of the UN Budget Committee for administrative favors in exchange for silence on the […] The post Anglophone crisis: Does shame have a place in the UN hierarchy? appeared first on Daily News.
Frédéric Nguiema Nzie a Sub-Lieutenant of the French Cameroun army recently assigned to head an operation with the Rapid Intervention Battalion (RIB) has been killed by Ambazonia Restoration Forces in Mamfe, the chief town in the Manyu County. Sub-Lieutenant Frédéric Jeunesse Nguiema Nzie, enlisted in the Rapid Intervention Battalion (BIR), and deployed as part of […] The post BIR commander killed by Ambazonia Restoration Forces in Mamfe appeared first on Daily News.
Cameroon government army soldiers are moving throughout Southern Cameroons committing what has been described by human rights organizations as crimes against humanity and war crimes as thousands of Ambazonian civilians continue to escape in to Nigeria. Hundreds of Southern Cameroonians are moving further into areas held by Ambazonia Restoration Forces with fighting reportedly slowing down […] The post How Francophones and Ambazonians can live together “separately” appeared first on Daily News.
Out of shame and embarrassment, the operations manager of the French Cameroun war machinery in Southern Cameroons, Joseph Beti Assomo has said in a press release that the Francophone army captain Jacques Tchenem Valkossa who carried out the massacre at Ngarbuh has been disarmed and forced back to Yaoundé where he will be tried at […] The post Of Ngarbuh and Bafut Massacres and the arrest of Captain Jacques Tchenem Valkossa appeared first on Daily News.
Southern Cameroons Secretary of the Economy, Comrade Tabenyang Brado has reportedly chaired a process to reconcile all of Manyu self defense groups and donors to the Ambazonia struggle and quest for an independent state, taking a more hands-on approach to solving the main problem. In a heavily attended Manyu Town Hall Meeting that held yesterday […] The post Ambazonia Interim Gov’t takes final stab at reconciling Manyu County Self Defense Groups appeared first on Daily News.
YAOUNDE, April 25 Xinhua | Three government officials were abducted Friday night in Boyo division of Northwest, one of the two troubled Anglophone regions of Cameroon, local authorities said Saturday. A Court registrar of Boyo High Court, an official of election management body Elections Cameroon (Elecam), and a municipal councillor of ruling Cameroon’s People Democratic Movement (CPDM), were […] The post 3 officials kidnapped in Cameroon’s restive Anglophone region appeared first on Daily News.
Chris Fobeneh Anu, Secretary for Communication and IT at the Ambazonia Interim Government has fired missives at retired United States Diplomat Herman J. Cohen over his remarks following the outcome of the inquiry into the February 14, 2020 killing of at least 10 children and three women in Ngarbuh, a village in the Cameroon’s North […] The post For Hailing Ngarbuh Inquiry Outcome: Chris Anu Warns Retired US Diplomat Cohen, “Stop Fumbling Over The Conflict In Ambazonia!” appeared first on Daily News.
Elements of peace [are] starting to come together in Cameroon, retired United States Diplomat Herman J. Cohen has said in reaction to the outcome of Government’s inquiry into the February 14, 2020 killing of children and women in Ngarbuh, a village in the country’s North West Region. Herman J. Cohen is former assistant secretary of […] The post Anglophone Crisis: U.S. Ambassador Cohen Salutes “Government’s Transparency About Ngarbuh Massacre”, Says Anglophones Fed Up With Amba Extremism appeared first on Daily News.
Barrister Felix Agbor Nkongho has recommended that the trial of soldiers involved in the killing of civilians including children and women last February 14 in Ngarbuh, a village in the North West region of Cameroon should be fair and open to the public. After welcoming the fact that the Government of Cameroon finally admitted soldiers […] The post Cameroon: Agbor Balla calls for fair, open trial for perpetrators of Ngarbuh massacre appeared first on Daily News.
Sixty eight days ago, we woke up to a familiar dose of state sponsored barbarism by the French Cameroun regime in the village of Ngarbuh in Dunga Mantung County. According to the United Nations and Human Rights Watch, twenty three local residents, amongst them fourteen children, eleven girls and nine under the age of five […] The post Ambazonia Interim Gov’t reacts after publication of French Cameroun’s Ngarbuh Massacre Report appeared first on Daily News.