Anglophone Problem: 2 Million Signatures Needed To Grant Anglophones Independence From La Republic

The on-going struggle by SCNC activists coupled with the incarceration of 14 people duped SCNC activist, accused of holding an un-authorised meeting in a restaurant has led to leaders of the movement going to the UN to plead for Independence.

According to Mola Njo Litumbe, their journey to the UN is yielding fruits as they have been asked to provide ‘just’ 2 million signatures of Southern Cameroonians in support of the independence from La Republic, for the UN to dance to the music.

Mola Njohh recounted that when he went UN and narrated the issue at the UN as he has often done, he was asked whether it is because he has not been made a minister that he is complaining. “Everyone else in Cameroon is happy, we have no news” Mola Njoh said he was told.  “Do you want us to start killing ourselves before you come? I asked them Mola said. “That’s how the idea of a signature referendum came about.”

Mola said he was asked to provide just two million signatures of Southern Cameroonians and the rest will be done. “Locally we have started”. Mola said. “You don’t need to march or hold a meeting and be arrested. The pen is mightier than the sword. I wouldn’t tolerate you going to the bush to fight.” He averred.

At Buea court, after sitting through the court session on Thursday August 25, Mola Njoh said La Republic has tended to divide the people of Southern Cameroon’s in order to rule them. He showed pressmen the sheets on which signatures are to be collected as well as those already signed by die heart Ambazonians.

To Mola Njoh, He is part of the accused.  “I am part of those accused because I believe in the same principles as they do”. To him, the relationship between the two Cameroons is illegal because they has never been a legal union between the duo. “I have been saying all along that we never really joined La Republic….they just came to colonize us the night the British Army left at midnight on 30th of September 1961 and disregarded the fact that the UN had on 21st of April passed a resolution granting Southern Cameroon independence as from 1st of October 1961….and they added by joining”. Mola averred.

Zimbabweans stage a national protest against the government

Closed shops, banks and deserted streets were the scenes of Harare on Wednesday as Zimbabweans staged a national protest against the government.

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Citizens in Zimbabwe largely stayed within their homes in a national “stay-away” day known as Shutdown Zimbabwe 2016.

Activists hoping to force the government to address the nation’s economic meltdown, called for citizens to stay away from work.

The Zimbabwe shutdown comes as teachers, doctors and nurses strike to protest their unpaid June salaries.

Zimbabwe’s economy collapsed in February 2009 and the currency became virtually worthless. Following collapse, the country adopted a multicurrency system which is dominated by the U.S. dollar.

Empty streets created a sense of unease On Wednesday as people stayed home because they feared that they might find it difficult walking back or get stranded t given that on Monday it turned violent.

Zimbabwe police revealed that about 50 people had been arrested in connection with the protests Wednesday.

There were reports of sporadic violence, with teargas and some looting in Harare on Monday. On Friday, a warehouse was burned down on Zimbabwe’s border with South Africa in protest of recent import restrictions on basic goods. Zimbabwe has once been a breadbasket of southern Africa, but now depends mainly on imports.

South China Sea Dispute: China Calls International Court for Arbitration’s ruling a ‘Scrap Of Paper’

China on Wednesday declared that it has the right to set up an air defense zone in the hotly disputed South China Sea, a day after a landmark court ruling against Beijing’s claims in the contested waters.

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China’s vice foreign minister, Liu Zhenmin in a press conference in Beijing said China’s sovereignty over the bulk of the South China Sea wouldn’t be affected by a decision by the International Court for Arbitration, which went overwhelmingly in favour of the Philippines.

Liu stated that imposing an air defence identification zone ADIZ in the region, which in effect would require aircraft flying over the waters to first notify China, would depend on the threat level faced by China.

China had earlier set up an ADIZ over the East China Sea in 2013, prompting an outcry from Japan and the United States, but the zone has not been fully enforced.

UN Envoy Order Murders of Gaddafi Supporters To Be Investigated

The UN envoy to Libya has called for an investigation into the murders of 12 men said to be supporters of Libya’s former leader, Col Muammar Gaddafi. The 12 are reported to have been killed soon after their release from prison in the capital Tripoli.

The murdered men were accused of taking part in the assassinations and torturing of anti-government protesters way back in 2011, under the then leader Col Muammar Gaddafi.

The bodies of the 12 men were found in various parts of Tripoli, a day after their release.

According to the families of the victims, a look at the bodies showed that all had been beaten and shot in the chest and head.

Martin Kobler, Special Representative of the UN Support Mission in Libya said on Monday June 13 that he was “utterly shocked” by what he referred to as “vile crime”.

He called for the killings to “be thoroughly and independently investigated”.

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