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PDF | This paper explores the Foumban Talks, the framework Foumban Constitutional conference had divergent prior intentions of the. What has received scant attention until this writing is the real purpose for which the Foumban Conference was convened. The Foumban. These negotiations were concluded at the Foumban Conference in July The general view after the conference was that the delegation.

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Notify me of new comments via email. Several separatist or secessionist groups have emerged or become more prominent conferencd a result of the harsh response by the government to the Anglophone problem.

They feel their judicial, educational and local government systems should be protected. This vote was prompted by a British report that insisted roumban former territory would not survive economically on its own.

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In fact, the term “anglophone” today creates a lot of controversy, as many former French-speaking Cameroonians who are either bilingual or speak only English most of whom have gone through the English sub-system of education consider themselves as anglophones. Fanso Professor of History, University of Yaounde.

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Journal of Global Initiatives: The flag was to be the green, Red and yellow with 2 gold stars on the Green band. Failing this, the African Union or the UN — or both — should initiate dialogue.

The United Nations obliged that Britain and France relinquish their colonies and guide concerence towards connference. The large difference in awarded territory has resulted in present-day Cameroon having a huge majority Francophone population and a very small minority Anglophone population. The root of the Anglophone problem in Cameroon can be traced back to the Foumban Conference of that united the two territories, with different colonial legacies, into one state. Dialogue and diplomacy are foremost.


The animosity is actually between English-speaking Cameroonians and the government led and dominated by French-speaking Cameroonians.

Please like us on facebook. A study of the politics of recognition and representation in Cameroon. While many Northwesterners and Southwesterners believe there is an anglophone problem, some do not. Follow us on social media. Over the next few days a number of people were killed, some reports suggesting 17 others suggesting as many as During peaceful demonstrations in the cities of Bamenda and Buea, the lawyers were roughly manhandled by government security forces.

The climate in Foumban real or artificial went far to convince us that despite the stories of ‘murder and fire,’ there could be at least this island of peace, east of the Mungo.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This page was last edited on 28 Decemberat Advocates of Federation want a return to the constitution agreed upon in the Foumban Conference that acknowledges the history and culture of the two regions while conefrence equal power to the two.

Most of German Kamerun was given to the French, oversquare miles of territory.

Anglophone problem

Book of the day. Why is there such animosity between French-speaking and English-speaking Cameroonians?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: The Conversation Africa asked Verkijika G. The Federal Republic of Cameroon was to have a single nationality. In recent weeks there have been violent clashes and several protesters have been killedreportedly by government security forces. So they elected to unite in a new federation with Cameroun Confreence. Journal of Contemporary African Studies. These negotiations were concluded at the Foumban Conference in July Anglophones have long complained that their language and culture are marginalised.

The Anglophone Cameroon Predicament. Some groups such as the Southern Cameroon Ambazonia United Front SCACUF are using diplomatic means in an attempt to gain independence for the Anglophone regions, [16] whereas other groups have begun to employ armed confrontation with artisan weapons against the deployed gendarmes and soldiers in those regions.


An executive president who was to be assisted by a vice president would head it. The current dispute is between the part of the country that was once run voumban the British, and the larger part where French is spoken and which was once run by the French.

But there was a hitch: On October 1 they took to the streets to commemorate what they consider their independence day. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Shamed by international condemnation, President Biya reinstated communication services three months later. Join us in WhatsApp. Official sources have put the number at 17 dead, but local individuals and groups have talked of 50 or more.

In confetence original federal structure that post-colonial unification was based on was abrogated. International organisation and integration: He also ordered ds release of some strike leaders and scrapped the charges against them. If you have a chance, please buy my books too. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here During this period, Nationalism and the search for self rule was born. The Monkeypox virus was isolated most recently connference from a dead infant mangabey species of monkey in Ivory Coast.

The incumbent, Paul Biya, reads English with difficulty.

The peoples of both territories confrence have equal status and rights of citizenship Being Anglophone or Francophone in Cameroon is not just the ability to speak, read and use English or French as a working language.