Freely Expressed Wishes (13)
Season 1 Episode 11
May 20, the National Day of the Republic of Cameroun also represents a coup d'état that dismantled the federal government in favor of a unitary system of government in 1972. The Federation was the system of government that was agreed to, as a condition for Southern Cameroons joining the Republic of Cameroon in 1961.
Season 1 Episode 10
Following the creation of the Federation on October 1, 1961, Ahidjo switftly moved to override the Federal Constitution through un-ending State of Emergency declarations that would run through 1976 (15 years!). Under the guise of 'national unity', Ahidjo coerced the country to 'unify' under one national party leading to Ahidjo's decade of terror.
Coming September 2020
Season 1 Episode 9
The Foumban Constitutional Conference of July 1961 during which Southern Cameroons and the Republic of Cameroun negotiated a federal constitution remains shrouded in mystery. It is mistakenly considered the first and final constitutional conference and one in which an agreement was signed.
Coming August 2020
Season 1 Episode 8
April 21, 1961 remains one of the most important dates in the history of Southern Cameroons, the date on which the United Nations adoped a resolution for the independence of Southern Cameroons.
Coming July 2020
Season 1 Episode 7
The results of the February 11th, 1961 plebiscite are often quoted as the freely expressed wishes of the people of Southern Cameroons. This episode peels back the onion and examines the plebiscite in more detail.
Coming May 2020
Season 1 Episode 1
A brief history of Southern Cameroons / Ambazonia from early 1900s to 1954, describing British and French mandate and trusteeship periods of administration under the League of Nations and the United Nations, the rise of a political class in the persons of Endeley, Mbile, Foncha, Muna, Kale and others, the journey through the Eastern Region of Nigeria to the creation of the first quasi-regional government of Southern Cameroons in Buea in 1954