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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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. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

So the new federation was born, but it was never a happy union. This call is actually supported in a UN resolution passed in April that defines the joining of the two former territories as a federation of two states, equal in status and autonomous.

The flag was to be the green, Red and yellow foumbzn 2 gold stars on the Green band. Please like conferenc on facebook. Later that year Nigeria gained its independence from Britain and became a Federal Republic. Lawyers, Teachers, and Transporters. 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.


The peoples of both territories should have equal status and rights of citizenship As of [update]the Anglophone problem is still on-going. Shamed by international condemnation, President Biya reinstated communication services three months later.

Southern Cameroonians wanted nothing cofnerence to do with Nigeria. Each colonizer would later influence the colonies with their European languages and cultures, thus rendering them as Anglophones and Francophones.

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Government security forces were deployed and used excessive. Since then Fomban have pushed for autonomy. In recent weeks there have been violent clashes and several protesters have been killedreportedly by government security forces. The Federal states of West Cameroon and east Cameroon were abolished and Cameroon was divided into 7 provinces.

This vote was prompted by a British report that insisted its former territory would not survive economically on its own. They feel their judicial, educational and local government systems should be protected. No option of self-determination by becoming independent was given.

So they elected to unite in a new federation with Cameroun Republic. Why is there such animosity between French-speaking and English-speaking Cameroonians? Fanso Professor of History, University of Yaounde. Official sources have put the number at 17 dead, but local individuals and groups have talked of 50 or more.

Decisions of the Foumban Conference

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He also ordered the release of some strike leaders and scrapped the charges against them. The British-controlled southern Cameroons was then separated from Nigeria and was due to achieve full independence on October 1 These negotiations were concluded at the Foumban Conference in July 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 An executive president who was to be assisted by a vice president would head it.

On 20 May Ahidjo organised a referendum in which Cameroonians voted to abolish the Federal system in favour of a unitary state.

Foumban Conference, the Birthplace of Reunification.

The president of the National Assembly became the constitutional successor of the president. Earlier this year government banned the trade unions that had led the strikes.

Negotiating an Anglophone Identity: Federation advocates include the instrumental Consortium of the leaders of three Cameroon-based trade unions: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here A study of the politics of recognition and representation in Cameroon. A Federal National Assembly of 50 members was created 10 of conferenve members were to come from West Cameroon.