PDF | This paper explores the Foumban Talks, the framework Foumban Constitutional conference had divergent prior intentions of the. What has received scant attention until this writing is the real purpose for which the Foumban Conference was convened. The Foumban. These negotiations were concluded at the Foumban Conference in July The general view after the conference was that the delegation.

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The peoples of both territories should have equal status and rights of citizenship In the original federal structure that post-colonial unification was based on was abrogated. During this period, Nationalism and the search for self rule was born.

The Conversation Africa asked Verkijika G. An executive president who was to be assisted by a vice president would head it. Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons license. It has spiraled into violence with police officers and gendarmes shooting dead several civilians.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. They have ruled the country in an authoritarian way since the unification of the two former United Nations trusteeship territories — French Cameroun and British Southern Cameroons — in Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Articles containing potentially dated statements from All articles containing potentially dated statements.

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Help us bring facts and expertise to the public. The Federal states of West Cameroon and east Cameroon were abolished and Cameroon was divided into 7 provinces. While many Northwesterners foumbaj Southwesterners believe there is an anglophone problem, some do not.

Anglophone problem

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A Federal National Assembly of 50 members was created 10 of it members were to come from West Cameroon. In October lawyers went on a strike in an effort to force the government to stop appointing Francophone magistrates who spoke no English and had no training in common law to preside over courts in the Anglophone regions.

These negotiations were concluded at the Foumban Conference in July Mbile, a Southern Cameroonian representative at the conference noted, “Free from all the unrest that had scared Southern Cameroonians, the Francophone authorities had picked the place deliberately for the occasion. Journal of Contemporary African Studies.

Anglophone problem – Wikipedia

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The animosity is actually between English-speaking Cameroonians and the government led and dominated by French-speaking Cameroonians.

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Decisions of the Foumban Conference

They feel their judicial, educational and local government systems should be protected. These agreements must be revisited and respected if the crisis is to end. Some groups such as the Southern Cameroon Ambazonia United Front SCACUF are using diplomatic means in an attempt to gain independence for the Anglophone regions, [16] whereas other groups have begun to employ armed confrontation with artisan weapons against the deployed gendarmes and soldiers in those regions.


A centralised system of government was established in Yaounde.

It is worth nothing that most British Southern Cameroonians welcomed the Founban Conference with mixed feelings. Without clearly acknowledging the existence of the Anglophone problem, the President of Cameroon has attempted to appease tensions by making a number of announcements:. The issue classically and principally opposes many Cameroonians from the Northwest and Southwest regions, many of whom consider themselves anglophones, to the Cameroon government.

By the end of the conference, instead of creating an entirely new constitution, the contributions of the Southern Cameroons delegates were reflected in suggestions made to the draft initially presented to them.

History explains why Cameroon is at war with itself over language and culture

Each colonizer would later influence the colonies with their European languages and cultures, thus rendering them as Anglophones and Francophones. The regions were centrally governed but neither of the two presidents since unification have spoken nor understood English. Where can I find your book sir?