ETIENNE

IDENTITY: 

Francophone

STATUS: 

Settled. Wants a united Cameroon

FROM:

West Cameroon

"In a war, all the parties are actually committing horrible things..."

"I'm originally from Cameroon, the West part. I grew up there and then my family and I moved to Brittany, in France, and I completed my studies there, worked there, was looking for opportunities in the continent, and ended up in South Africa." 

 

"What is going on in Cameroon is the aftermath of bad decolonisation. [...] When we talk about colonisation, it also comes with a form of culture - education, the law system... Our compatriots from the English speaking side, because they were ruled by the English, developed a different form of governance than us on the French side. Their cultural legacy was not taken into account in the direction the country was going."

 

Journalists on the ground have described human rights violations occurring both by the Francophone military soldiers, and the Anglophone separatists. Many civilians fear that an independent Southern Cameroons nation, named Ambazonia, could lead to another fear-mongering government, where rule of law is not at the forefront of political decisions. To read more about Ambazonia, go to DISPLACEMENT (coming soon)

HUMANS OF THE FORGOTTEN WAR: ETIENNE | R