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I have observed compatriots with thought formulations that make them impeccable union nationalist who reject the evil system oppressing us by striving for the future New Cameroon that would be an embodiment of liberty, democracy, freedom, progress, unity, peace and advancement. Yet, some of these compatriots sometimes sound like advocates of the system/Biya regime when it comes to the defense of Cameroon's unity. While trying to defend the unity of
That some people survive better than others while under oppression does not mean that the different peoples (ethnic groups, nationalities, linguistic entities and regions) were not oppressed and that the system should not be faulted for being anti-people. Every people deserve an entitlement to the resources around them, as is the norm in any civilized nation. The fact that the most oppressed people in the history of humanity (the Jews) are considered by many to be the wealthiest does not mean that it is the fault of other oppressed people who failed to be self-sufficient, or that the underdevelopment of nations and people in Africa and elsewhere in the world is not the open or tacit, full or partial responsibility of foreign powers (directly or indirectly). Some people thrive under adversity while others are retarded or held back by it. But that does not mean that those who thrived couldn’t have done even better if the country had been open, free, just, democratic and non-discriminatory.
On the other hand, I fault kwalar N's article for its intellectual dishonesty. He ended up doing more of a disservice to the people he appears to be siding with. I suggest he does more research to have a better understanding of this nation's history and people.
A little research would have taught him that Buea was the capital of this geo-political entity (at the time German Kamerun) between 1884-1914, after which the capital was moved to
The agendas of OK (One Cameroon) and KNDP (Kamerun National Democratic Party) had strong UPC support. They were the force behind the victory in the plebiscite. Those who voted in British
In the SDF dominated Limbe in the 1990s, I was privy to be working with what many considered to be the nerve of the party's intelligence gathering, and suffice to know that SONARA was a black hole that no patriotic Cameroonian could tolerate (Souleyman, a Fulani etc opposed the pillage by joining the SDF and lost his job, while others stuck with the CPDM and got into SONARA---Francophones and Anglophones alike). Our known petroleum reserves were expected to be depleted in 2008 and production started falling in 1989. Only recent economically viable discoveries (offshore mostly) will allow the reserves to run until 2013. With oil constituting less than 30%(from 80% in the 1980s) of government revenues today and with a decline in economic growth rate, little foreign investments and with Cameroonian businessmen investing abroad, time is on the side of the exponents of change. Makeshift reform moves by the regime in power that are nothing else but whitewash are an attempt to save itself from bankruptcy. It has been parasitic on Cameroonians, forgetting that as the nation languishes toward its death, the evil system too would die.
At a whim, heads of nations have changed the names of their countries, cities, constitutions and history, but that does not change geo-political, social and economic realities. The fabrics of the nation (the people) stood the same. That is the situation in