Summary Book Review The Case for the Southern Cameroons by Albert W. Mukong:
Download or read book The Case for the Southern Cameroons written by Albert W. Mukong and published by . This book was released on 1990 with total page 156 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Betrayal of Too Trusting a People. The UN, the UK and the Trust Territory of the Southern Cameroons by Carlson Anyangwe:
Download or read book Betrayal of Too Trusting a People. The UN, the UK and the Trust Territory of the Southern Cameroons written by Carlson Anyangwe and published by African Books Collective. This book was released on 2009-08-15 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: There is a growing body of literature on what was originally envisioned as a free political association of the French and British Cameroons and its dramatic effects on the 'British Cameroons' community. Anyangwe's new book is an attempt to write the history of the Southern Cameroons from a legal perspective. This authoritative work describes in great detail the story of La Republique du Cameroun's alleged annexation and colonization of the Southern Cameroons following the achievement of its independence, while highlighting the seeming complicity of the United Nations and the British Trusteeship Authority. In the process, Anyangwe unravels a number of myths created by the main actors to justify this injustice and, in the end, makes useful suggestions to reverse the situation and to restore statehood to the Southern Cameroons. The book is rich in archival research and informed by a global perspective. It convincingly shows the uniqueness of the Southern Cameroons case.
Summary Book Review Former British Southern Cameroons Journey Towards Complete Decolonization, Independence, and Sovereignty. by Martin Ayong Ayim:
Download or read book Former British Southern Cameroons Journey Towards Complete Decolonization, Independence, and Sovereignty. written by Martin Ayong Ayim and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2010-01 with total page 816 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Strong Pre-Plebiscite Position of British Southern Cameroons Leaders The two leaders (Endeley and Foncha, Former and current Prime Ministers) accepted completely dropping the idea of joining Nigeria or Cameroon, simply requesting of the British administering authority the granting of independence to the Southern Cameroons in its own right (Kale 1967: 70; Awasom 1980: 57). This decision was happily welcomed by the British Commissioner, J.O. Fields, and it led to the London Talks of November 1960. The London Talk was chaired by the British Secretary of State for Colonies. It was attended by the Commissioner J. O. Fields, and the Southern Cameroonian leaders including E. M. L. Endeley, J. N. Foncha, P. M. Motomby-Woleta, Reverend Kangsen, S. E. Ncha, Fon Galega II of Bali, and Fon Oben of Mamfe. Discussions on the independence of the Southern Cameroons were moving toward fruition, but not for long. The atmosphere soon changed dramatically, for it was filled with a diversity of views, and "so these other roundtable talks ended in smoke" (Kale 1967: 70).19 Foncha and Endeley had to campaign to obtain independence for the Southern Cameroons, either by reunifying with Cameroon or the Federal Republic of Nigeria, in spite of themselves. The Southern Cameroons, therefore, presented "one of the most bizarre cases in history where a territory had to gain its independence by attaching itself to an already independent state" (Awasom 1980: 58). Whatever effort necessary When you're willing to make an initial effort, you'll succeed sometimes. Take the next step, make a second effort, and you'll succeed more often. If you're prepared to make a third, fourth, or fifth effort, you'll reach a much highersuccess rate. And when you commit to putting forth whatever effort is necessary, you will achieve whatever you choose. Real and lasting success usually requires more than one attempt. If you make just a single attempt and then give up, you haven't given yourself much of an opportunity to achieve. There is no reason to become discouraged if you fail to reach your goal on the first attempt, or even the second or third. For each effort, though it may not get you there, gets you closer. Even an unsuccessful attempt gives you valuable knowledge and experience, and vastly increases the likelihood of success on the next attempt. When you continue getting closer each time, you surely and eventually will get where you intend to go. The roads leading to the most beautiful places always twist and turn and double back on themselves. Keep making the effort, no matter what, and you will reach the beautiful places where you wish to be. -- Ralph Marston
Summary Book Review Ethnic Minority Crisis in Africa by Chi Atanga Nixon:
Download or read book Ethnic Minority Crisis in Africa written by Chi Atanga Nixon and published by . This book was released on 2015-03-19 with total page 64 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Master's Thesis from the year 2014 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Region: Africa, grade: 4.10, course: International Development and Cooperation, language: English, abstract: Many minority group conflicts and marginalization has been a challenge to the peaceful existence and development of many African countries. This research work is based on the topic: Ethnic Minority crisis in Africa, with case study that of The Anglophone problem in Cameroon and specifically looking at the socio-economic development. The former British Southern Cameroonians known as Anglophones claim they are been marginalized by the Francophone's who are the majority and ruling group. They claim that they are not politically represented both in government and decision making of the country and their regions, the North West and South West regions lag behind both in social and economic development mindful of the rich natural resources. This has created a sense of secessionist ideology. Attention is also focused on what the Anglophone movements like Southern Cameroons National Council (SCNC), All Anglophone Council (AAC), and Southern Cameroon Youth League (SCYL) have been doing to eradicate this marginalization syndrome of Anglophones and response of the Cameroonian government to provide a solution to the crisis.
Summary Book Review The Reunification Debate in British Southern Cameroons by Nfi, Joseph Lon:
Download or read book The Reunification Debate in British Southern Cameroons written by Nfi, Joseph Lon and published by Langaa RPCIG. This book was released on 2014-03-16 with total page 408 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is a succinct account of the role immigrants from French Cameroon played in the Reunification politics in the Southern Cameroons. The study reveals that these "strangers" organised themselves in Pressure Groups in order to fight for equal opportunities with the indigenes and when such opportunities were not coming, they initiated the Reunification Idea, propagated it and converted many reluctant Southern Cameroonians. They militated in pro-reunification political parties such as the KNC, KNDP, UPC and OK and successfully shifted the reunification idea from the periphery to the centre of Southern Cameroons decolonisation politics. The immigrants convinced the UN through petitions and reunification which was the most unpopular option for independence became one of the two alternatives at the 1961 plebiscite. They and the reluctant KNDP campaigned and voted for it. The Reunification of Cameroon was therefore the handiwork of French Cameroon immigrants.
Summary Book Review Rayburn Building Declaration by Justice Aloysius Mbu:
Download or read book Rayburn Building Declaration written by Justice Aloysius Mbu and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2004-12-01 with total page 136 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Southern Cameroon is the only nation in modem times that has been denied independence. The British, as the Administering authority, was requested by the United Nations by the General Assembly resolution 1608 to prepare the Southern Cameroon for independence. The Plebiscite of February 11th 1961 was the consultative procedure to sample the opinion poll of the population on the options chosen, which options in themselves could not be decisive on the issue of independence. The preparation of countries that had to attain independence status consisted of a written Constitution, Army, Police force, the Navy, the Air force, National Anthem and the color of the flag state. In other words, the preparatory arrangement must necessary include a structural governance, strategic territorial security and symbolic independence. The lame excuse that the British gave for their failure to provide for these things was that they were rather busy with the more important matters in Asia and the Middle East. The Southern Cameroon was therefore abandoned to her own devices unarmed and unprepared for independence. In fact the instructions left behind by the Commissioner showed that he left licenses to buy weapons with the estate managers and their families in self defense and non for the government of Southern Cameroon Civil Servants expatriate and the estate managers that were left behind were warned that, if they could not stand the anticipated wrath, to leave the territory from Tiko Airport and Sea Port, Mamfe Airport and River port or take any available exit to Nigeria. Even the Nigeria mail running in the Southern Cameroon was told to leave the territory. As a result, the government that was leftbehind, was naked and unprotected. On the demise of the British, 30th of September 1961, President Ahidjo assumed full power at the Tiko Airport with his militia flanged on both sides, comprising the army, presidential guards, gendarmes, police force, navy and air force with the French as advisers and directors. From that day forward a dictatorship and a polgrom was set up against the people of the Southern Cameroon, who were used to press freedom, democracy, independence of the judiciary, transparent and accountable governance. How could a good system like this one be abandoned, in the presence of the civilized world, for an uncouth dictatorship? The polgrom has created the brain drain leaving the have naught in control. The Rayburn Building Declaration has shown President Biya the door with options to avoid a blood bath, further looting and the squandering of the wealth of our peoples. Southern Cameroonians stand up to your rights and shout 'You've got a good case for the world to help you.
Summary Book Review The Golden Age of Southern Cameroons by Ndi, Anthony:
Download or read book The Golden Age of Southern Cameroons written by Ndi, Anthony and published by Spears Media Press. This book was released on 2018-11-08 with total page 374 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book argues that since the emergence of the Cameroon National Union (CNU) and the one-party state in 1966, Cameroonians have progressively degenerated into the syndrome of collective amnesia inspired by a culture of sycophancy, glorifying and deifying political leadership. These developments stand in stark contrast to what obtained in the nascent Southern Cameroons – the UN Trust territory administered by Britain until 1961 when its population voted overwhelmingly by 70.5% to gain their independence by establishing a federation with the then French-speaking Republic of Cameroon. From the late 1950s until the dismantling of the Cameroon Federation, Southern Cameroons and later West Cameroon had a vibrant parliament, a House of Chiefs (or Senate), an independent Judiciary, an ideal, corruption-free Public Service, a state government with ministers presided over by an Executive Prime Minister and, for a decade, West Cameroon provided the Vice Presidency for the Federal Republic of Cameroon. In what may be accurately described as Prof Anthony Ndi’s seminal work, he contends and rightly so that solutions to the legion of problems that plague contemporary Cameroon may be easily found in the pages of The Golden Age of Southern Cameroons. Agents for this transformation do not have to be invented or imported from Mars; all we need is a patriotic spirit, political will, readiness to dialogue, transparency and commitment to democracy.
Summary Book Review The Evolution of African Civil Services by Stephen Ndoye Ekobena:
Download or read book The Evolution of African Civil Services written by Stephen Ndoye Ekobena and published by . This book was released on 2004 with total page 202 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review The Residue of the Western Missionary in the Southern Cameroons by Peter Awoh:
Download or read book The Residue of the Western Missionary in the Southern Cameroons written by Peter Awoh and published by African Books Collective. This book was released on 2012-10-10 with total page 424 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is the fascinating study of Christian enclaves in the Southern Cameroons of the colonial era. The Christian enclaves came into being with absolute spontaneity as a modus vivendi. Oblivious of the danger in store both colonial governments and traditional authorities provided the conditions in which these Christian villages took root and flourished. However what had taken root in the territory as a self-protection mechanism, soon unleashed its lethal, enticing tentacles luring both the wives of royals and commoners into their bosom. This disruptive influence of Christian villages threatened the survival of ethnic groups, arousing the rancour of traditional authorities and civil administrators. In many ways the Christian enclaves inhibited the potential of colonial governments to administer the territory. These states within a state propagated by the missionary in the most insidious and perfidious of all manners sowed within their own bosom the seed of self-destruction. The whole issue of runaway wives of royals and commoners alike who took refuge in the Christian villages troubled both the colonial and traditional authorities. By offering a safe haven to these runaway wives and welcoming women who were outside the traditional male authority in a tribal setup, the missionaries began sowing within the Christian communities the seeds of their own self destruction. Records of wives of Fons and commoners escaping into these enclaves, eloping with a man and returning pregnant remained the regular subject of several colonial intelligence reports. Highhanded methods by missionaries in these villages brought both the missionaries and their work into disrepute. In less than a quarter of a century these enclaves had lost the war of attrition waged by colonial and traditional authorities. Worn out by endless strife and dissension within and without and forced by contingency, what had been conceived to be ideal Christian communities with snowballing effects, saw its premature demise.
Summary Book Review Cameroon's Predicaments by Tse Angwafo:
Download or read book Cameroon's Predicaments written by Tse Angwafo and published by African Books Collective. This book was released on 2014-08-23 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book deals with a variety of socio-cultural, economic and political problems facing Cameroon and the rest of Africa, with particular reference to unemployment, corruption, poverty, criminality, violence, insecurity, and moral decadence. It presents a critical analysis of government policies from the colonial era to the present time; arguing that most of these policies have been stalled by an uncommitted leadership. The regime in Cameroon has drifted away from basic managerial and democratic principles in in favour of the ethnicisation of politics, sterile consumption, clientelism and patronage. The book contends that corruption has become the main instrument of governance whereby the political and economic elites control the wealth of the nation at the expense of a majority who wallow in abject poverty and misery. Faced with the difficult economic and political situation, most youth and the intelligentsia have adopted official and unofficial means to circumvent all immigration rules to travel to affluent Western countries, the consequences notwithstanding. Brain drain is often the outcome. Further, it examines issues of social exclusion, political representation and marginalization with special focus on the predicament of Anglophone Cameroonians as a socio-cultural community. The inclusion of examples and case studies based on empirical and secondary data from Africa is intended to foreground the importance of comparison, and attract the interest of both academic and non-academic readership.
Summary Book Review Decentralisation and Community Participation by Numvi Gwaibi:
Download or read book Decentralisation and Community Participation written by Numvi Gwaibi and published by African Books Collective. This book was released on 2016-06-13 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores how policies of decentralisation and community participation adopted in Cameroon in 1996 have played out on the ground since 2004. These reforms were carried out amid economic crisis, structural adjustment and political upheaval. At the time, popular sentiment was that change on the economic and political fronts was imperative. However, the ruling elite, some of whom had been shuttling around the state apparatus since independence, feared that succumbing to popular demands for change was tantamount to political suicide, as was the case elsewhere on the continent. These elites thwarted opposition demands for a sovereign national conference to discuss constitutional reform. The Francophone-dominated elite fiercely objected to Anglophone demands for the restoration of the Federal state that was dissolved in 1972. Instead, decentralisation was presented as an authentic forum for grassroots autonomy and municipal councils as credible arenas for community participation in local development. This study adopts an interdisciplinary approach to unearth the permutations of decentralisation and community participation in Cameroon. It explores how local actors have responded to the implementation of state policy of decentralisation. Further, it documents how local issues observed in Bali in the North West Region and Mbankomo in the Central Region of Cameroon impact and are impacted by national policies and processes.
Summary Book Review The Right to Self-determination in Southern Cameroon by Agbor Dickson Agbor:
Download or read book The Right to Self-determination in Southern Cameroon written by Agbor Dickson Agbor and published by . This book was released on 2019-12-17 with total page 68 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bachelor Thesis from the year 2018 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: Public International Law and Human Rights, grade: A, University of Buea, course: Law 498, language: English, abstract: This research seeks to examine the right to self-determination by so doing emphasis have been laid on the case of Southern Cameroon by tracing the origin of the quest for self-determination by the Southern Cameroonians. Despite all efforts made by the Southern Cameroonians for their right to self-determination to be recognized, the international community seems to give a deaf ear to this call. The overall purpose of this study is to examine the extent to which the Southern Cameroonians have the right to self-determination. This research or this study adopt a doctrinal approach methodology which is in line with Orthodox legal research. Findings therefore reveals that the quest for self-determination by the Southern Cameroonians is still to gain an international recognition though it is strongly argued that the divide between the Anglophone and francophone Cameroonians was a colonial creation. Conclusively this researcher argues that a return to the 1961 federal constitution will go a long way to address the Anglophone problem in Cameroon and thus put an end to the persistent call by Southern Cameroonians for the recognition of their right to self-determination. It is therefore recommended that the structure of the country should be built on the 1961 Federal Constitution and the country should return to a two state federation as conceived in the Foumban Constitutional Conference.
Summary Book Review Independence or Nothing by Jerry Jumbam:
Download or read book Independence or Nothing written by Jerry Jumbam and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2018-03-15 with total page 124 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The intended audience is all the people of the world who are concerned about the oppressed and suffering people deprived of justice and struggling under colonial oppression. The context of the book is the aggression and tyranny the British Southern Cameroonians are undergoing as a result of an artificial union that has subjugated the British Southern Cameroonians to the oppression of the successive La Republique du Cameroun governments (prompted by some Western imperialists) for fifty-seven years now. The book underscores the fact that the principle of self-determination in non-violent ways can solve the legitimate problems many world constituted regions are facing today. Moreover, it is a book that demonstrates in Christian theological ways how the oppressed and marginalized in society can rise up against tyranny and subjugation. The book is about the theology of self-determination. The author of the book (a theologian), inspired by his profound knowledge of Christian theology, believes that, through this theological vision of self-determination, the church must be engaged in the political and economic liberation of Africa and anywhere in the world where people are tyrannized.
Summary Book Review What's Wrong with International Law? by Cedric Ryngaert:
Download or read book What's Wrong with International Law? written by Cedric Ryngaert and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2015-04-30 with total page 508 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Honouring Professor A.H.A. Soons, scholar and practitioner of international law, this Liber Amicorum identifies gaps or 'wrong norms' in specific fields of international law, and addresses the fundamental question of what is wrong with international law as a system for creatiing global public order.
Summary Book Review English in Cameroon by Hans-Georg Wolf:
Download or read book English in Cameroon written by Hans-Georg Wolf and published by Walter de Gruyter. This book was released on 2001-01-01 with total page 369 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The multilingual situation in Cameroon and the status of English as a co-official language constitute a unique and fascinating case for sociolinguistic investigation. Drawing from first-hand material, the author investigates several aspects of this complex configuration, including the historical development of English in Cameroon, the various languages and lingua franca areas, the linguistic policy, the de facto status of English and the situation in the anglophone provinces. The speech community of the Anglophones is highlighted as a rare example of an ethnicity tied to the second language. Apart from important sociolinguistic findings, the work includes a novel, corpus-based analysis of Cameroon English. Certain lexical phenomena are explained by the cognitive coding of culture - particularly the African cultural model of community, which also underlies the self-perception of the Anglophones - a perspective hitherto neglected in the study of the New Englishes.
Summary Book Review Post-Colonial Cameroon by Joseph Takougang:
Download or read book Post-Colonial Cameroon written by Joseph Takougang and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2018-06-13 with total page 472 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book by a diverse group of Cameroonian scholars, both at home and in the diaspora, presents multidisciplinary insights on some of the critical issues including political, economic, and sociocultural developments in post-colonial Cameroon.
Summary Book Review Negotiating an Anglophone Identity by Piet Konings:
Download or read book Negotiating an Anglophone Identity written by Piet Konings and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2003-01-01 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This study of Cameroon captures, with fascinating detail and insight, the growing disaffection with the sterile rhetoric of nation-building that has characterised much of postcolonial African politics. It focuses on the resistance of Anglophone Cameroonians to nationhood, which is being pursued to the detriment of minority identities.