AMBAZONIA OR BIAFRA 2.0 ?

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Ambazonia

 

http://www.ambazonia.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=207&Itemid=34

 

https://www.naij.com/629644-10-things-need-know-biafra-biafran-war.html#629644

 

There might be one or the other who will ask: Huh ? I have heard about Biafra, but what's Ambazonia ?

 

As you know, I have family in Cameroon, actually in the French-speaking part of Loum, which is about 10 miles from the "Ambazonian" border, generally called the English speaking part of Cameroon called the South-West. Cameroon has been first a German, then a French and British colony, and the French finally won leaving the UK only with that South-Western part under their control.

 

You might compare the South-West, which is a province, to a US state, although it has not the freedom, the sort of autonomy US states have to my knowledge. And the South-West has - oil. Now, the eternal French-protected president Paul Biya has put a hard grip on that part because they feel discriminated by the French-speaking majority and try to get independent. And they are. That's why they want to get independent as - Ambazonia. And that region is more developed than the rest - intellectually and economically.

 

Just like the Catalans in Spain, Basques, Scots, Welsh.....numerous to find.

 

Paul Biya had cut internet for months in that state, teachers and local authorities reacted with strikes and shop shutdowns......open end. People were killed by soldiers up north. No solution yet. Why ?

 

Because on the other side of the border you find Nigeria, and the South-East of Nigeria used to be the short-lived country of Biafra. Nigeria is Anglophone, and the region bordering "Ambazonia" has - oil.

 

Now, you know that African peoples have been divided by European colonists, borders being created and countries being founded, so who would wonder now that you will find the same ethnic tribes in South-East Nigeria as well as in South-West Cameroon ? The same is the case for Ghana, Benin, Togo etc.. Artifical countries, divided people.

 

And - as I said they have oil.

 

Nigeria has, apart from scattered remains of native religions, Christianity and Islam as main religions. North = Islam, South = Christian. Same as Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Benin, Ghana....the line between religions is about 200-500 miles south of the Sahara.

 

Now, the South has oil and resources, the North has not. Means that groups like Boko Haram or the Fulani Herdsmen don't have mainly religion in view when they start infiltrating the Christian South, but - resources. Many, mostly illiterate poor peasants, may be guided by religion and believe such paroles of their leaders, but in the end it's power and resources.

 

Remember Ken Saro- Wiwa ?

 

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Saro-Wiwa

 

That concerns Biafra. And people there have not forgotten. It all comes back to us Westerners as well, when we fuck up other places. Maybe in form of refugees from war or poverty....

 

The main point is that I'm pretty sure that Biafra 2.0 and Ambazonia will try to form a new country together in the end, although there's no talk about it now. Too dangerous at the moment.

 

But when 35-year-leader Paul Biya in Cameroon dies, we will probably see a new bloody civil war in that region emerging.

 

Colonization has influence up to today. You can see that in all regions from the Middle East to Africa.

Comments

Stone-Eater Friedli Added Sep 29, 2017 - 12:12pm
BTW: I know that the least people care about Africa. But leave me the pleasure to point at least to other, mostly forgotten, regions on that planet :-)
Dave Volek Added Sep 29, 2017 - 12:20pm
The borders drawn by the colonial powers were poorly thought out.  I've often wondered that maybe villages near borders should have the freedom to change countries, which would the redraw the borders.
 
And maybe Biafra and Ambazonia should have the freedom to create their own country--especially if they are fairly ethnically homogeneous.
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Sep 29, 2017 - 12:45pm
Dave
 
Agree fully. I imagine if at any time another power would have arrived in Germany and cut the Bavarians in half - half into Austria and the rest into Germany.
 
I mean they would have arranged with it, but sometime it breaks through - and finally, there will never be peace. Present example are the Kurds.
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Sep 29, 2017 - 12:52pm
BTW:
 
SORRY the map of Ambazonia is not correct. Bafoussam and Nkongsamba a far more to the east and belong to the French part. That map might be a bit.......incorrect, or even propagandistic. Remarked it too late.
 
But the facts remain the same.
Zachery d Taylor Added Sep 29, 2017 - 2:01pm
Thanks, it wasn't too long ago where Burkina Faso blew up and the media reported it as if it came out of no where which is typical. they don't report on most of the world until it blows up. I just checked and Burkina Faso is having more problems which MSM isn't reporting. 
 
This is just one example of the news we're not hearing about!
John G Added Sep 29, 2017 - 4:59pm
John G Added Sep 29, 2017 - 5:01pm
Volek: The borders drawn by the colonial powers were poorly thought out.
No they weren't. They were designed in line with divide and conquer doctrine.
John G Added Sep 29, 2017 - 5:02pm
This is just one example of the news we're not hearing about!
Propaganda by omission is the elite's greatest weapon.
white trash Added Sep 29, 2017 - 5:08pm
WOW. A great post. Nothing about how America is behind European Colonialism. LOL. America was also a victim of European Colonialism.
You are quite sane when not on your Devil America rants.
Too bad that idiot John G. had to spoil it.
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Sep 29, 2017 - 5:24pm
Zach
 
Thanks. Burkina had once a guy called Sankara who wanted basically what Saddam, Gadhafi or now Assad wanted: Economic incependance of resources from the US$, and in the case of Burkina - fuck the French.
 
We'll see how that will come out, but I have not mcuh hope, since France is also in NATO - the grip for resources carries on and most people still think that Africans are stupid monkeys...
 
Schoolbooks in many countries still show white kids as an example on intelligence, but when I need to fix a fucked up dumbphone they fix in 2 minutes....;-)
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Sep 29, 2017 - 5:26pm
Trashie
 
It's all history. Europeans are no better than Americans. We're basically the same. But we don't learn......!
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Sep 29, 2017 - 5:32pm
John
 
I wish that neither the US, the Russians or the Chinese would interfere OUTSIDE of their sphere. Just to find out....but this is not a matter of races or nations or countries but of egos of a handful of people.
 
We should realize that there is NOT the Jew or Zionist, the American hail the flag politician, the European macronic centrist fan or the German remote controlled Merkel housewife pull the strings.
 
It's the same club. Get a ticket to the next WEF in Switzerland. I feel ashamed that we even provide a forum for these crooks.
EXPAT Added Sep 29, 2017 - 5:38pm
https://www.voanews.com/a/violence-hits-cameroon-over-english-vs-french/3630196.html
 
Violence Hits Cameroon Over English vs. French
 

Several people were killed and hundreds more were arrested or are missing Thursday in northwest Cameroon in violence that followed rallies by the country's English-speaking minority. They were protesting what they call the overbearing influence of French in the bilingual country. Some are demanding a return to federalism while others are asking for secession from the Republic of Cameroon.
Protesters in Bamenda, the capital of the northwest region of Cameroon, came out to stop the ruling CPDM party and the prime minister of Cameroon, Philemon Yang, from organizing a so-called "Peace rally," intended to halt Anglophone protests that started last month.
Yewong Petra, a resident of Bamenda, says the military shot at protesters who were hoisting blue and white flags that are an symbols of the English speaking regions that want to separate from the French speaking parts of Cameroon.
"The people of Bamenda are hoisting a flag that is not recognized," Petra said. "You cannot, in a nation, hoist a flag that is not recognized by the people. If it was a white flag, I would understand it is for peace. Hoisting a flag that symbolizes something like a secessionist attitude is going to provoke the military."
Unlike the NFL, they know how to handle protesters!
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Sep 29, 2017 - 6:16pm
Expat
 
they know how to handle protesters!
 
Ah-huh. Is that because you know or you simply want to compare an egg to a steak ?
 
This is not about a football game. This is about what we Whites caused by colonization in the end. It all comes back. Maybe the stuff in the US has a similar hidden background. For now it's only flag and anthem shit.
 
Don't forget: You're only accepted in Thailand because you can afford it. Come to Africa and it will be the same. Except when you have arrived to fully integrate into the culture. And I doubt that this is possible in Thailand, since a farang can not buy land fully.
 
But why do you even comment, since you have no idea about this subject and don't even live in your hailed US ?
 
Spare me of that, ok ?
 
Fuck that cut'n'paste shit, ok ?
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Sep 29, 2017 - 6:23pm
BTW: It's ok when you have your Thai retirement, enjoy it. But then - come down here and talk to people. And don't paste bullshit like
 
"The people of Bamenda are hoisting a flag that is not recognized," Petra said. "You cannot, in a nation, hoist a flag that is not recognized by the people. If it was a white flag, I would understand it is for peace. Hoisting a flag that symbolizes something like a secessionist attitude is going to provoke the military."
 
https://www.voanews.com/a/violence-hits-cameroon-over-english-vs-french/3630196.html
 
So much for Yewong Petra. Is that this article where you pasted from, 2016 ?
 
Keep out of such stuff when you don't have an idea. I can connect you with my family in Cameroon to get a REAL idea, given that you speak French.
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Sep 29, 2017 - 6:31pm
BTW2: You live for n years in Thailand and comment on the US, on Africa, on anything. What for ? You have no idea and even if, it passes you by and doesn't concern you life.
 
Why don't you supply us once with a report about the political situation in Thailand, or the problems the Thais have in the South ? The general life apart from chicks and brothels and drinks on Patpong and Sukhumvit ?
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Sep 29, 2017 - 6:36pm
BTW3:
 
Yewong Petra is not a genuin name in neither region. Petra is not an African family name, and if, Yewong would be a family name which is not common in that part of Cameroon. And the fact that name appears everywhere on Google tells me it's not genuine.
 
I'll check that.
EXPAT Added Sep 29, 2017 - 6:58pm
Stone.
The article was properly cited from Voice of America. The comment about NFL was a joke.
You have lost all semblance of objectivity!
You attack me personally because of an article that is contrary to your twisted belief. If the article is contrary to your personal knowledge, then say so.
But you have been away from Cameroon for years, and don't seem to know what is going on there!
I will now treat you like the other demented ideologues on WB.
EXPAT Added Sep 29, 2017 - 7:01pm
target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Violence Hits Cameroon Over English vs. French - VOA News
www.voanews.com/a/violence-hits-cameroon-over-english-vs-french/3630196.html
Dec 9, 2016 ... Several people were killed and hundreds more were arrested or are missing Thursday in northwest Cameroon in violence that followed rallies ...

target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Cameroon travel advice - GOV.UK
www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/cameroon
Latest travel advice for Cameroon including safety and security, entry ... large public gatherings and demonstrations given the potential for these to turn violent.


target="_blank" rel="nofollow">DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN CAMEROON | World Pulse
www.worldpulse.com/fr/node/23196
Cameroon is not a pace setter in the fight against gender violence, but in my opinion she is a good follower, cooperating with the international community to see ...


target="_blank" rel="nofollow">C'est la violence: Cameroon is fighting over language - USA Today
www.usatoday.com/videos/news/world/2017/06/15/cest-la-violence-cameroon-fighting-over-language/102901858
Jun 15, 2017 ... In Cameroon, unrest is building, not over ethnic or religious lines, but over linguistic lines between French speakers and English speakers.


target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Cameroon - Global Database on Violence Against Women - UN ...
evaw-global-database.unwomen.org/en/countries/africa/cameroon
Results 1 - 10 of 16 ... Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women: ... Lifetime Non- Partner Sexual Violence : 5 % ... Cameroon Search Data.


target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Cameroon goes offline after Anglophone revolt - CNN - CNN.com
www.cnn.com/2017/02/03/africa/internet-shutdown-cameroon/index.html
Mar 23, 2017 ... A series of demonstrations in Cameroon's English-speaking regions escalated into violent clashes and a government crackdown that included ...


target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Cameroon on edge after wave of deadly protests - CNN - CNN.com
www.cnn.com/2016/12/15/world/cameroon-protesters-deaths/index.html
Dec 15, 2016 ... Rights groups call for probe into protesters' deaths in Cameroon ... The protests escalated into violent clashes with police, leading to the deaths ...


target="_blank" rel="nofollow">C'est la Violence: Cameroon Is Fighting Over Language (VIDEO)
www.newsy.com/stories/c-est-la-violence-cameroon-is-fighting-over-language
John G Added Sep 29, 2017 - 7:39pm
from Voice of America
LOLz. Yeah the CIA and the NED never lied to anyone.
Ray Joseph Cormier Added Sep 29, 2017 - 9:48pm
The Harper government budgeted for a Monument to be built in Ottawa commemorating the Victims of Communism. Ideological politics only!
 
There are many more Victims of Capitalist White European Colonialism as this article suggests.
The Europeans didn't care about Tribal or Linguistic boundaries as they carved up Africa and the Middle East to suit European interests, not local interests.
 
The children do pay for the sins of the Parents, even unto generations, as the Bible says it does and will.
EXPAT Added Sep 29, 2017 - 10:58pm
Yes Ray. It is forgotten that it was Europeans and their Colonialism that slaughtered the Native Americans, and brought Slavery to America.
As their descendants we can take pride in the fact we are better than our founders, and decimated them in Two wars, one for Independence and one to defend it!
Time and again America has had to save Europe from destroying itself, and time and again they deride America for being Superior in every way.
 
Now the Socialist Left, the latest European threat to human dignity is in a stage of collapse. And again they blame the latest USA government for their failures!
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Sep 30, 2017 - 5:21am
Expat
 
But you have been away from Cameroon for years, and don't seem to know what is going on there!
 
Can I take you seriously ? I was there last year and am connected by FB and Whatsapp with family and friends on a almost daily basis, and I have friends in Nigeria and Cameroon whose profession is political analysis and economy.
 
WTF are you talking about ? LOL
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Sep 30, 2017 - 5:23am
BTW: USA Today. Travel advices from the UK government. CNN. Jeez, Expat, really. You seem to trust such media more than someone who has a home, family and friends there....??
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Sep 30, 2017 - 5:25am
Ray
 
There are many more Victims of Capitalist White European Colonialism as this article suggests.
The Europeans didn't care about Tribal or Linguistic boundaries as they carved up Africa and the Middle East to suit European interests, not local interests.
 
I can sign that. Well said.
Ray Joseph Cormier Added Sep 30, 2017 - 8:41am


EXPAT, don't blame the slaughter of the Indigenous people of North American on the Europeans.
 
President Lincoln, liberator of the slaves, approved the mass hanging of 38 Sioux Natives September 16, 1862, with 300 more to be hanged
 
White Americans did that!!!


 
 
 
 
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Sep 30, 2017 - 8:43am
Ray
 
You will never convince Expat who is, as his name says, a man who left his country for unknown reasons and probably has developed a more "patriotic" approach since he doesn't live there anymore (actually I know that syndrome from Swiss, French and German immigrants in Africa as well), to acknowledge that Americans suppressed and killed native populations, if not for a "better cause".
 
I don't know how one calls a patriot who doesn't live in his country. Somewhat strange LOL
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Sep 30, 2017 - 8:47am
Expat
 
I knew a German immigrant in Cameroon. He was the example of a late-colonist asshole: One arm only (the other he blew up at work at a mine in Germany), a Bassa wife, beautiful, but he treated her like shit because he got a good pension from Germany.
 
House full of flags, and he daily repeated how Hitler boomed Cameroon before the Brits and the French came.
 
After two days meeting him I said, ok bye, nice to have met you. And when I went back 4 years later the house he was living in was occupied by another family. Apparently nobody knew where he went to - IF he went to somewhere else. I doubt it.
EXPAT Added Sep 30, 2017 - 11:43am
Cormier.
That was 38 out of 200 war criminals. They murdered over 800 men women and children.
Lincoln commuted the rest. Should have slaughtered them all.
Only the left side of your brain is working
Tikno Added Sep 30, 2017 - 12:10pm
Hello Stone-Eater-Friedli,
Timorese tribe are also separated due to historical heritage namely colonialism. Their fellow tribes in the west are part of Indonesia (former Dutch colony) and in the east now the country of Timor-Leste (former Portuguese colony).
Just a few extra paragraphs to this article.
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Sep 30, 2017 - 12:18pm
Tikno
 
Thanks for that. I know Java and Bali from former travels but never made it to Timor. At the time I was in Bali (1979) there were struggles against the Portuguese. I mean huh ? Get them fuckers out of there. Timor doesn't even have strategic value. It was all about ego of the Portuguese who once were "conquerors".
 
Look at Angola or Brazil. Like the Brits they could never accept that someday the story ends. But they have been cut back in between.
 
The US will have to learn that too - although they only have "indirect" colonies.
 
One has to be satisfied with his own land and let the rest alone.
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Sep 30, 2017 - 12:22pm
BTW: As I said:
 
The shit the Europeans created in centuries didn't stop the Americans to follow in their footsteps. Only with slightly different methods.
Tikno Added Sep 30, 2017 - 12:56pm
Stone-Eater-Friedli,
Your writings has a spicy flavor ;-)
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Sep 30, 2017 - 12:58pm
Tikno
 
I know. And that's why a lot of Americans as well as Europeans don't like it LOL
EXPAT Added Sep 30, 2017 - 1:05pm
One has to be satisfied with his own land and let the rest alone.
Does that mean you are going to stay in Switzerland, and stop trying to steal what little Cameroon has.
EXPAT Added Sep 30, 2017 - 1:21pm
You seem to trust such media more than someone who has a home, family and friends there....??
I used to trust you. I even offered to help you get your business started. But your heavy use of drugs, left wing delusion and anti American phobia and ranting , makes you unstable in my eyes.
 
Jeanne and her delusional lot don't know what is going on in America, and they have been here all their lives.
Understanding of a situation is dependent on the reasoning capability of the observer.
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Sep 30, 2017 - 2:34pm
Does that mean you are going to stay in Switzerland, and stop trying to steal what little Cameroon has.
 
No comment. Steal what ? Sorry...
 
But your heavy use of drugs, left wing delusion and anti American phobia and ranting , makes you unstable in my eyes
 
Fortunately you were here to watch that. 1:0 for me, Expat. I wonder WHO takes the drugs now ;-)
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Sep 30, 2017 - 2:36pm
BTW: I guess you "steal" more from Thailand than I do from Cameroon, apart from the fact I will be stealing from Senegal next year :-)
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Sep 30, 2017 - 2:43pm
Jeanne and her delusional lot don't know what is going on in America, and they have been here all their lives.
 
Ah-huh. And the Thai bar and beach expert knows more ? LOL
 
Hey, Expat, come here to Africa. Then you know what's going on here. Or go back to the US, then you know what's going on there. If not, supply us about news frok Thailand.
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Sep 30, 2017 - 2:46pm
BTW:
 
You know the difference between you and Jeffry ? He knows why he's bitter, you don't.
John G Added Sep 30, 2017 - 3:30pm
Timor doesn't even have strategic value.
Oil and gas.
Ray Joseph Cormier Added Sep 30, 2017 - 5:08pm
Interesting reading with information I was not aware of before Today, even though I vacationed in Puerto Rico some 45 years ago.
Similar to the Colonialism discussed in Stone Eaters article
 
The Debt Before the Storm by Lance Selfa + Puerto Rico Devastated By Hurricanes, Colonialism by Berta Joubert-Ceci
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Sep 30, 2017 - 5:20pm
John
 
Who hasn't got oil or gas ?
 
Good stuff. Don't bring our intellect foward...well, fuck it.
John G Added Oct 1, 2017 - 1:57am
Look up The Timor Gap.
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Oct 1, 2017 - 3:48am
Oh........thanks for the info !
EXPAT Added Oct 1, 2017 - 3:56am
Swiss Cheese head has pissed me off!
Ah-huh. And the Thai bar and beach expert knows more ? LOL
 
Hey, Expat, come here to Africa. Then you know what's going on here. Or go back to the US, then you know what's going on there. If not, supply us about news frok Thailand.
I know too much about you, you pathetic looser. I know you have been on welfare most of your adult life. You have failed at everything you try.
And it is always with other peoples money. I remember when someone gave you 15 Lap Tops for Africa. Never heard about again. You tried to take over somebody's dilapidated hotel, and get WB/LinkedIn members to give you money.
I remember when you got some fool to give you $5,000 to start a business in
Senegal. You left your wife to collect the welfare checks while you went on a month vacation on the money, telling unsuspecting Senegalese that you would get Swiss to use their hotel.
Expat who is, as his name says, a man who left his country for unknown reasons and probably has developed a more "patriotic" approach since he doesn't live there anymore (actually I know that syndrome from Swiss, French and German immigrants in Africa as well), to acknowledge that Americans suppressed and killed native populations, if not for a "better cause".
 
I am an American! I have an American Passport. I report to the American Embassy, I get my monthly pension from America, and I vote in American elections! Where I live is my damn business.
 
You are nothing in your country of Switzerland. Just a welfare bum. So you post Anti American CRAP on an American Blog! I know more about the world than you can even fabricate with your fake news. I will post any Goddam time I feel like, and show you up as an idiot, with a minimal effort.
 
The only way you will get back to Africa is if another fool tries to help a fraud. You sure as hell won't WORK for the money!
 
This drug addicted fool will be lucky if he can stay out of a Swiss jail!
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Oct 1, 2017 - 4:38am
Expat
 
Thanks for knowing me better than myself.......what a bunch of crap, buddy. I'll get you a free stay in Senegal next year and there you can repeat that shit LOL
Jeffry Gilbert Added Oct 1, 2017 - 11:30am
Jeanne and her delusional lot don't know what is going on in America, and they have been here all their lives.
 
"Here". Curious. 
 
Jeanne has been in Thailand all her life? You are in Thailand aren't you? 
 
Things that make you go HMMM.
 
opher goodwin Added Oct 2, 2017 - 9:43am
SEF - just got back on line. I have never heard of the place. I wonder how long it is going to take the world to sort out all the mess that the West made in artificially carving up countries without regard to the people living in them?
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Oct 2, 2017 - 11:02am
Opher
 
No idea. Probably never. Not intended.....
opher goodwin Added Oct 3, 2017 - 2:57pm
SEF - perhaps they just like the trouble they cause - they profit from it.