On the name “Southern Cameroons”
Southern Cameroonians are citizens of the former British Southern Cameroons, currently North-West and South-West Regions of the Republic of Cameroon, sometimes referred to as “Anglophones” or “Ambazonians”. The Coalition has decided to use the United Nations recognized appellation: Southern Cameroons or Southern Cameroonians.
A Worsening Armed Conflict
3+ years of escalating Armed Conflict
12,000+ civilians killed
500+ Villages burnt down
> 900,000 Internally displaced persons
> 50,000 Registered Refugees
Why Organize an International Conference on the Armed Conflict in Southern Cameroons?
Since the outbreak of conflict in Cameroon prominent leaders such as His Eminence Christian Cardinal Tumi and His Lordship Justice Ayah Paul Abine have called for a conference to bring together all Southern Cameroonians to exchange views and establish a dominant position. The Government of Cameroon has unfortunately prevented the holding of the Anglophone General Conference. As the conflict escalates, it is clear that such a conference uniting Southern Cameroonians cannot take place in Cameroon thus the need to have a conference abroad in a partner country.
The Conference has two main goals:
- Engage all segments and professionals of Southern Cameroon origin to establish the majority view on the pathway to a permanent negotiated solution, and
- Develop a detailed framework for a robust post-conflict reconstruction.
Major Stakeholder Groups
Some Conference Speakers and Delegates
Countdown to Conference
The Conference has Seven (7) Working Groups. Each Working Group is divided into Sub-Groups made up of technical experts around the world who will work to provide key recommendations in each specific area. Conference delegates will join a particular Working Group based on expertise and experience.
The Conference and Working Groups will like to hear from Southern Cameroonians across the world. Submit a document or contribution to any of the Working Groups.
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Publications from around the world on the escalating armed conflict
Due to the #COVID19 pandemic the Intl Conference on the Armed Conflict in the #SouthernCameroons has been postponed to June 18-20, 2020 still in Washington D.C. All Working Groups will continue to meet and deliberate. https://t.co/g3fAVuY7gc @Sebastien_Nadot #Cameroon #Cameroun https://t.co/BMY0zAIFW9
#Cameroon: “Military broke into my house” 45yr woman. “Said my children were Amba fighters [separatists], they searched for guns. found none, beat me & said ‘We've already killed children in Ngarbuh3, so we can kill you too" @EmmanuelMacron @AsstSecStateAF https://t.co/4xK5dVOdgp
Scared #Cameroon-ians flee from English-Speaking regions ahead of Sundays polls @StateDept @AsstSecStateAF @RepKarenBass @ChrisCoons @timkaine @kittykurth @BelgiumUN @UKUN_NewYork @EU_Commission @commonwealthsec @CanadaUN @SwedenUN @NLatUN https://t.co/hhQz7EvgSp