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1/ I want to share the tragic story of one of Africa’s most brilliant minds in tech.

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2/ By the time he was 25, he had already obtained a doctorate in Electronic Engineering from City University in London. He was then recruited by a top tech firm in California. So many people, Americans, Europeans, asked me if I knew this Cameroonian genius. I was so intrigued.
3/ Back then, there weren’t that many of us that were successful in IT in America. I finally met him through my cousin, another genius, who worked with him and they were simply stars.
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1/ #BiyaSpeech on the #AnglophoneCrisis is an example of how the crisis got to where it is today. Gov of #Cameroon claims that all initial demands made in 2016 have been met- and that Anglophone marginalization is a myth- did not address the grave human rights abuses committed.
2/ Biya reiterated the claim that arson, rape, kidnappings & targeted killings have only been committed by #Ambazonia secessionists. In reality- his forces, especially the BIR, were the first to carryout such abuses, worsening the #AnglophoneCrisis .
3/ Biya hinted that the Gov. does not support the Swiss initiative for dialogue & instead announced his own initiative. This initiative will be politicized and will evidently not include members of the #SouthernCameroons diaspora. In short- it will go no where.
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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?)

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#Cameroun
#BiyaRegime
#SouthernCameroons
#Ambazonia
#HumanWrongs
#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

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@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

nytimes.com/2018/09/15/opi…

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Why is the insurgency in Southern Cameroons not dying out after arrest of leaders of Ambazonia Interim Govt supposedly behind it all? Is there a single "secessionist" movement or are there different grps with their own ideologies/strategies? Who's who in Ambazonia in 25 tweets:
1.Republic of Ambazonia (RoA): Pioneer "restorationist" group led by Fon Gorgi Dinka who coined the term Ambazonia in 1984, its main advocacy tools are litigation (ex: Ambazonia Vs Cameroun, Bamenda 1992) & memoranda (Ex: New Social Order)
2.Southern Cameroons National Council (SCNC): Created in 1995 from the embers of federalist All Anglophone Conference (AAC). Was main advocate of SC independence until 2016 when new Anglophone groups emerged. Its motto is “The force of argument, not the argument of force."
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