By Fred Ndango, November 30, 2016
Cameroon Journal, Houston, TX – Some Anglophone Cameroonians living in Houston, Texas, have resolved to spearhead the fight for the total freedom of the Southern Cameroons by pioneering fund raising they say will go towards the purchase of arms for the struggle against Francophones domination.
In a pioneer example they hope should spread to the rest of continental USA and Europe – wherever Anglophone Cameroonians are found, the group in Houston, united under the banner of the SCNC raised CFAF 43.7million in a meeting that lasted for about two hours, The Cameroon Journal gathered. The funds, they specified will go towards the purchase of rifles and micro machine guns for what they say should be the total liberation of the Southern Cameroons.
Held behind closed doors at the Radisson Hotel, Southwest Houston, Tuesday November 29, and attended by mainly business personnel, career professionals of Anglophone origin, and some US business tycoons, a source at the meeting told The Cameroon Journal that attendees were unanimous that the time is now – with the present momentum at home to take the fight for an independent Southern Cameroons to the end. Citing the brutality, arrests and torture of
unarmed lawyers and university students in the Southwest recently, participants at the meeting emphasized that only arms struggle will force authorities in French Cameroon to the negation table.
“International organisations understand only one language. Unless there is sacrifice, – blood on the streets like in Southern Sudan, our people can go to the UN 50 times and nothing will happen.” One of the speakers argued. Referring to the savagery and torture by security forces in Buea last Monday, another speaker noted “if this does not make you sick and motivated to bring out the money to support our people, you must be either too complacent or non-challan about the plight of our people.” Another speaker concluded, “He who fights and run away lives to fight another day.”
A committee of three was elected to liaise with leaders of the struggle and the SCNC at home to work out modalities for procuring and funneling money and ammunition home.
A protest rally to expose President Biya’s regime barbarism against Anglophone Cameroonians
was scheduled for Monday Dec.5 in Houston. All Southern Cameroonians in neighbouring Austin, San Antonio and Dallas are encouraged to attend to show solidarity to the struggle in Cameroon with placards. The protest will take place at Mickey Leland Federal building premises, down town Houston. Address is 1919 Smith St, Houston. The rally starts at 11AM.