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It all started in October 2016 when the Common Law lawyers in the two #Anglophone regions in Cameroon went on strike in relation to the infringement of the Common Law amongst others by the Government of Cameroon. Lawyers were teargassed and beaten in public like common criminals.
In November 2016 the teachers too went on strike for many reasons among which were;

- Call an Education Forum
- Transfer of all Teachers of non Anglo-Saxon background to teach in the French sections
@Amaka_Ekwo @stelladamasus @RepKarenBass
On 08/12/2016, the population went out to protest against excessive taxes without the government being able to provide basic necessities like water or lights etc. The protesters met with unlawful force from military killing at least 15 & injuring more @hrw…
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Alongside the #ExeterTehranConvos I’m been thinking about the nature of philosophy and research in #Iran within the context of the reception of #European philosophy - thread on #philosophy in #Iran 1/ Image
And the ways in which continental philosophy dominated in an earlier period due to the influence of the #Heideggerians and the circle of #AhmadFardid (1909-1994) many of whom became prominent in the committee for the cultural revolution after 1979 2/ Image
But since then - and it seems perhaps a bit of a surprise that #Soroush was a major figure in the support of #analytic_philosophy then - #Anglophone philosophy is gaining an upper hand 3/ Image
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Sometimes when I focus on #IslamicIntellectualHistory I miss what is obviously there so my recent forays into #ContemporaryArabThought illuminate much and in that vein only just encountered this recent classic… 1/
Elizabeth Suzanne Kassab teaches @doha_institute… and elucidates pre-67 and post-67 better than most 2/
Here is a useful review… by Yoav Di-Capua @UTAustin 3/
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#MondayGhostTown thoughts:
The #AnglophoneCrisis & War of Independence
how it got this far

Amba Boys/Restoration Forces (RFs): Question of Identity & Origin
(who are they; where did they come from?)


#Cameroun History includes:
👉🏻 1st Oct 1961: #BritishSouthernCameroons voted in a @UN plebiscite to join #LaRepubliqueDuCameroun as two equal states in a federal system.

👉🏻Series of military crackdowns on #SouthernCameroons whenever there were complaints of marginalization

@ChimamandaReal the Nigerian novelist captures this sad tale: The carnage of the #Cameroons:
A story about an African nation’s fatal disregard of its minority population. A story about the muddled sludge of colonial history.

@randzejude @AkereMuna…

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