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#AmbaBoys:The Poisoned Chalice of #SouthernCameroons.These Boys had no jobs.Some idling around. Barely surviving. Had little or no economic/social pwr. Had certificates & no jobs. Rode Okada, taxi or did odd jobs to make ends meet. Some were farmers.Others hd petty business.Etc
Today, bcos of govt's brutal repression of legit peaceful protests in 2016/2017, the indiscriminate killing
&abduction of young men by #Cameroon soldiers, loss of their main sources of income, they hv all but a few become members of armed militia. Sponsored mainly by diaspora
Today the populations hail them. The diaspora arms them. Activists report their gains,losses& deaths(sacrifice as its called) The govt potrays some as heros for laying down arms and choosing peace. #Cameroon govt has even formed &armed its own #AmbaBoys. What abt the longterm?
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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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