ISBN 9789956558506
Pages 172
Dimensions 229 x 152 mm
Published 2008
Publisher Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon
Format Paperback

Imperialistic Politics in Cameroun

Resistance & the Inception of the Restoration of the Statehood of Southern Cameroons

by Carlson Anyangwe

It always comes as a surprise to many that the British-administered UN Trust Territory of the Southern Cameroons was not granted independence like other colonial territories but was allowed to fall prey to the territorial expansionism of the contiguous state of Cameroun Republic, a former French-administered UN Trust Territory granted independence on 1 January 1960. This book focuses on the unresolved Southern Cameroons colonial predicament, giving insightful accounts of how Cameroun Republic hijacked the Southern Cameroons and is holding its citizens under colonial bondage. The insights include details of the stratagems resorted to by Cameroun Republic to exact submission to its annexation of the Southern Cameroons and to conceal this crime from outside censure. These attempts have met and continue to meet with stiff resistance by the people of the Southern Cameroons. The book is a contribution to the loud and intense conversation on the inevitability of the restoration of the stolen statehood of the former British Southern Cameroons, the restitution of its occupied territory and the reassertion of the dignity and humanity of its people.

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“From a legal scholar and activist at the movement’s vital center, here is the fullest account yet, in fact and in law, of an ongoing struggle by determined anglophone Cameroonians for liberation from ‘la République du Cameroun.’ […] Anyangwe makes the arguments for redress and anticipates the course of correction. This is an essential text for a dramatic and continuing story.”

Milton Krieger

“The author’s profound knowledge of this history and his expertise in the field of international law provide for some new insights in the annexation story.”

Piet Konings, African Studies Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands.

About the Author

Carlson Anyangwe

Carlson Anyangwe read law in Cameroon, France and Britain. He holds the BA-Law and the LLB from Yaoundé University, the Postgraduate Diploma in Comparative Law from the University of Strasbourg in France, and the LLM and PhD from the University of London, England. Professor of Laws and Research Professor, he teaches international law, criminal law and procedure, human rights law, and researches in those niche areas. He has an impressive number of published books and refereed journal articles to his credit. He is moreover a confirmed law teacher and researcher of long, wide and varied experience spanning some three decades. He has taught in Universities in Cameroon, South Africa, Swaziland, and Zambia where he served as Associate Dean and Acting Dean of the School of Law, and has done consultancy and human rights education work in Seychelles, Lesotho, Mauritius, Mongolia, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Egypt and Zimbabwe. He is currently Director of the School of Law and Research Champion, Walter Sisulu University, Republic of South Africa. He is a member of the African Commission’s Working Group of Experts on the Death Penalty in Africa, ‘ambassador’ of the State of Arkansas, honorary citizen of Monticello, and USIA International Visitor Fellow.

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