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Tension mounts in southern Cameroon as leaders trial begins


The trial of detained Cameroon Anglophone leaders on Monday at a military tribunal in Yaounde at a time when the strike action against domination by the francophone majority has taken a different dimension with the demands shifting from federalism to secession or independence restoration.

The Anglophone Civil Society leaders Barrister Felix Nkongho, Dr Neba Fontem, Deputy Attorney General at the Supreme Court Ayah Paul Abine and a radio talk host Mancho Bibixy have been accused of inciting violence during the strike among other serious charges.

In response to the trial which has been condemned by international bodies, the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium has announce a series of measures which they consider as civil resistance promising the people of Southern Cameroons about redemption songs in the nearest future.

The Consortium has also called on Southern Cameroonians to suspend the payment of of all forms of taxes by the business community in Southern Cameroons and to avoid taking matters to courts which they describe as being run by ‘colonial judges.’

In the mean time, the Consortium whose whose impact is highly felt in Southern Cameroons has announced the resumption of ghost towns in the English speaking regions. The Cameroon government has declared the Consortium illegal insisting that Cameroon is one and indivisible.

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