It was a betrayal many described as shocking and heavy blow for the Ambazonian cause when former fighter “General” Nambere left the struggle to join forces with the government to help end the crisis. He was one of the highest profile defectors at the time.
TeboPost CEO described Nambere as an intelligence goldmine in an article published on this platform, saying his defection will provide vital information badly needed by the government to combat the separatist fighters
As one of the kingpins of the separatist fighters, Nambere was reportedly very much involved in high level decision making within the Ambazonian circles.
His forces were active the better parts of Kupe Manenguba division and in November 2019, images flooded social media showing the former fighter dinning with some French diplomats and government officials in Yaoundé
Some activists took to social media to ridicule his defection, saying he was no longer influential on the ground, even though there have been multiple reports of infighting between Nambere and the leadership of the Ambazonian movement for moths leading to his defection
The former Ambazonian fighter disappeared from the spotlight ever since, only to be seen among the 700 refugees who were brought back home by government from Nigeria earlier this January 2020.
On the official page of his website on Monday January 13th 2020, renowned activist and Ambazonian frontline social media general Mark Bareta warned all activists and fighters who had contacts with Nambere to quit immediately as the former fighter had given vital intelligence to the Cameroon and government and Nigeria governments concerning the mode of operations of the fighters.
According to Bareta, Nambere had given key information related to supply routes for weapons and munitions by their fighters as well as supplies to both Cameroon and Nigeria government
He writes “important Alert
Anyone who has dealt with Nambere before in any capacity especially in purchase of sticks and Gnuts must change numbers and locality and be extra careful. Nambere has now officially activated the Nigerian security network in collaboration with French Cameroun embassy to pick up all those he worked with to stop the flow of Gnuts. Routes of movement must also change as well as staying alert. One of us was almost picked in G1, today, if not of our intelligence, it could have been sad. Please let’s share widely”
The two English speaking regions of Cameroon have been in crisis since 2016 in what is known as the Anglophone crisis. More than 3000 persons have been killed and hundreds of villages razed as armed groups are fighting for the restoration of their state called Ambazonia
They decry endemic discrimination by the Francophone majority and have refused any form of direct dialogue with the state without third party.
The international community has called on both sides to negotiate and find peaceful solution to the crisis
The government has given given special status to the two regions in an effort to resolve the crisis but critics say it’s not enough
Calibro Calibri, famed activist, arrested in France for attempting suicide infront of National Assembly
Famed activist and leader of much dreaded Brigarde Anti Sardinards- (BAS) Movement has attempted to commit suicide infront of Cameroon embassy in Paris “to save Cameroon”
According to reports, Calibri Calibri tried killing himself before he was quickly arrested by police for attempted suicide today May 29th 2020.
He has been taken to the 7th police district in Paris.
He says he wants to die protesting so as to save the country from the regime.
It’s not yet clear how is death would saved the nation from the hands of the regime
Calibro gained fame in the country when he confronted Macron after the Ngarbuh massacre during an Agricultural show in Paris France back in February 2020
In the video, he constantly shouted the name of the French President until he was giving an attention. He then narrated a couple of odeals back home including the Ngarbuh massacre where an entire family was wiped out by military and inceceration of activists, Macron responded by telling him he was going to call Biya about the incidents
His outing drew condemnation from Yaounde and regime loyalists.
Some supporters castigated France for interfering with domestic the country’s domestic affairs some day the European nation is nurturing a colonial mindset
Forgotten Vamoulke goes the Marafa way, writes from Kondengui
ERSTWHILE GENERAL MANAGER OF CRTV BREAKS LOOSEON HIS INCARCERATION AT KONDENGUI
-HE CHIDES THOSE WHO SENT TO PRISON, ACCUSING THEM OF MANIPULATION EVEN WHEN HE IS FOUND GUILTLESS
“THE TRUTH WILL REVENGE
BY AMADOU VAMOULKE
“Section 131. It is the cell of the Kondengui Central Prison, in Yaoundé, which has become my home since July 29, 2016.
When each of its ten occupants (for 20 square meters) has slipped under their sheet, I sometimes, before finally getting to sleep, relive these strong emotions that had embraced me in high school when the history teacher told of the slave trade. I imagined one of these chained slaves, sitting bent in a hold and wondering, “But what am I doing here? Where are we going ? What gods have I offended and what price will I pay for my redemption? ”
The slave of the time had no answer, any more than I do today, since I cannot be satisfied with that which justice gives me of my country: “Misappropriation of public funds by artificial inflation of the Audiovisual Royalty »For the sole benefit of the Crtv which I then directed.
Indeed, it has been established that there has been neither embezzlement, swelling, nor loss of money. The Audiovisual Royalty is a tax intended to finance public broadcasting. This money is managed by the Treasurer Pay Master General only. Who can think that, coming from the offices of Cameroon Radio Television (Crtv), I could have broken into its services to manipulate its accounting books and thus “inflate” the figures that were there? Well, since justice here admits against all common sense, I can only endure the more than three years of illegal imprisonment in light of my acquired status as a free accused.
This lack of credible charges justifies the record of 24 dismissals from my trial which cannot be validly held and which resembles a … dramatic comedy. Because, here, the mass is said as soon as you are indicted. You are rightly hoping that the obvious truth to be established. Seeing nothing coming, you cling to the hope that violations of the Law during the various hearings will be denounced and will eventually be recognized.
This shows ignorance of the fact that justice does not rest on the laws and that nothing will change in it any more the legal deadlines largely exceeded (detained for more than 1200 days whereas the Law fixes a limit of nine months) that the illegal commissions forensic experts who are not. You cannot dream of any recourse, as the law has no procedure when it is violated by the courts.
You understand then that you will not solve the squaring of the circle, any more than your judges who are sometimes instructed by their “hierarchy” that they must “defend the position of the prosecution to the point of absurdity”.
We can continue to talk about this “independent justice” and the “separation of powers” supposed to prevent the Keeper of the Seals from getting involved in legal proceedings.
What cynicism must I have to prevent me from going to treat myself abroad even though Cameroonian and foreign specialists have stressed the extreme gravity of the severe neuropathy from which I now suffer? These same experts requested my medical evacuation given the absence of the necessary infrastructure in Cameroon and the proven risk of paralysis.
It was undoubtedly still the “hierarchy” which decided on November 28 to deprive me not only of my freedom but also of all the medical assistance which I urgently need. The Tribunal still had to resolve to “obey” the law and to reject my request for provisional release, which was essential on humanitarian and legal grounds.
So what is the point, as my lawyers have pointed out, of the long list of “criminals” convicted and released on medical grounds? Did you say “double standards”? You wonder then why this justice crushing lives, which overwhelms high-ranking personalities hit with prison terms for periods between 10 years and 50 years: Prime Minister, Secretaries General of the Presidency of the Republic, Ministers, Rectors of university, DG of public companies, SDOs, mayors, public accountants. For my part, I continue to wonder constantly about the relentlessness of which I am the victim. My career cannot be the reason, because my collaborators, my environment, my family, all plead in my favour, putting forward my probity and my integrity. But what good is it to want to plead?
President Paul Biya could himself testify in my favour since it was to him that I wrote when I was appointed to refuse to inherit the salary of my predecessor, which I found indecent and which I was able to divide by four.
If not my career, then what ??? Seeing no credible reason, I can only deliver a few in bulk, without hierarchical order: “he is haughty” (police, intelligence); it has nothing to do with the Crtv “(a minister); “He showed on television the daughter of the President of the Republic in light clothes” (video montage made without my knowledge to press the head of state to resign me); “He dismissed the daughter’s business from the legal counsel of the Head of State of the Crtv” (which is true, for objective reasons); “It is not reliable” (understand “controllable”), etc.
It is true that I had made sure that professionalism was not sacrificed too much to other essential considerations. I have always taken care to place the cursor, especially editorial, as close to balance as possible without taking the risk of going too far so as not to break everything. Despite the constraints (pressures), I think I have managed to reconcile the public with its public radio and television which must be situated “in the heart of the Nation”, a slogan that I designed and coined for the Crtv. It is also true that I signed, as president of the Union of Journalists of Cameroon (UJC), a memorandum directly addressed to the Government asking for nothing less than the liberalization of the audiovisual landscape as well as the decriminalization of crimes of hurry. These actions have put me under great pressure and have built a reputation as a free electron, that is to say, in the national context, an undesirable personality!
Even today, out of naivety or out of confidence in the future of my country, I cannot admit that all this can justify judicial harassment, my illegal imprisonment and the inhuman treatment of which I am the victim. I am indeed deprived of exams and medical treatment adapted to my severe neuropathy recently diagnosed and for which I remain deprived of all care, at the risk of losing the use of my lower limbs. I am well aware that openly exposing the hostage justice of my country today is not likely to move the accused actors who believe they are still unshakable. So one of them, accustomed to colorful words, is said to have said “If you expect me at the final judgment, know that I will not come.”
I would like to continue to hope that these words from a thinker of the 19th century will one day appear to us as a truth from which we must not stray too far: “The truth is revenge, and whoever hates or despises it, sooner or later will be its prey”.
(Our loose transaction)
Mwalimu McMua Paul
Where is Fru Ndi isolating? Cameroon faces first crisis in a generation without its iconic opposition figure.
Call him a national heroe or liberation fighter, opposition leader and founder of the social democratic front party- SDF will always go down history as one of the pillars of Cameroon’s democracy or what seems like it.
Ever since the introduction of multi party politics in the early 90s, Fru Ndi has been in the frontline of every single activity in the national triangle
Whether it’s natural disaster in the Far North or political crisis in the South West, Fru Ndi has been seen in the last 30 years by many as the face of Cameroon’s leader during turbulent times- infact if he is not leading the nation whenever there is need for leadership, he is criticizing Yaounde for doing a bad job.
Fru Ndi has been one leader who was revered by millions of Cameroonians and adored by his own supporters.
Many look up to him for direction in times of crisis like this and in some parts of the country, he was beyond an opposition leader, he was infect a “President” cherished by his own people especially in his native Bamenda which constituted his political base.
But amidst deadly conflict which has killed thousands of Anglophones (most of whom are supporters of his party) in the restive North West and South West regions of the country, the SDF party has been fragmented, with polling at embarrassing numbers and the one time chief opposition party has lost grip even in areas many could only have dreamt.
The party looks abandoned as secessionist feelings grow in the restive Anglophone regions which constitutes the base of the party.
Many accuse the party of failing to do enough and standing with the Anglophone beyond criticism of Yaounde and some say the party is in an unholy bromance with the ruling CPDM which many blame for their predicaments
Calls for Fru Ndi and his party to align with separatists failed to sway the principled national chairman and multiple kidnappings and torture of the 78 year old by Ambazonian armed fighters have done nothing to swing his mind either.
In June 28 2019, he was kidnapped at his Ntarikong residence after he just returned from a medical checkup. His body guard was shot on the leg and he was taken to the Bush by armed separatists before he was later released.
It was the second time he was kidnapped in two months after he suffered similar fate in April that same year.
In all two kidnappings, he says he was pressured to recall his MPs and senators from lower and uppers Houses of Parliament as sign of support to the growing separatist sentiments but he refused.
The consequences have been an embarrassing deafat in recent elections as the people turn their back against the man and party they once called their own, SDF surrendered its chief opposition status to other smaller parties and holding a laughable number of seats in parliament which makes mockery of Cameroon’s Democracy
But as Fru Ndi agreed to experiment the survival of his party with young leaders, surrendering Presidential race in 2018 to his young vibrant political protege Joshua Osih, his party’s tumbling popularity greeted him in the face, forcing him to quit the stage for an undisclosed location abroad for many months now due to “health reasons”.
No information this far has filtered about the whereabouts of the Ntarinkong Lanlord.
Cameroonians like many citizens around the world are facing a once in a century kind of pandemic and for the first time in 30 years, their darling opposition figure is conspicuously missing in action, leaving the space for others like Maurice Kamto to seize the opportunity and reign disorder and confusion within the deteriorating political arena of the country.
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