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Former British Southern Cameroons' Journey Towards Complete Decolonization, Independence, and Sovereignty

A Compilation of Efforts by All Liberation Groups

GRAMBLING, La. – Dr. Martin Ayong Ayim has long been involved in the struggle for the independence and sovereignty of Southern Cameroons, a former British colony in the Gulf of Guinea, West Africa. His new book on the subject is encyclopedic in scope, totaling more than 1,300 pages in two interesting volumes.

Former British Southern Cameroons Journey Towards Complete Decolonization, Independence , and Sovereignty: A Comprehensive Compilation of Efforts, Vols. One and Two (published by AuthorHouse) is the meticulous account of the quest since 1985 for self-determination by the inhabitants of British Southern Cameroons .

From 1954 to 1961, British Southern Cameroons had a fully functional, democratically elected government headed by a Prime Minister. All that remained was for the United Kingdom to transfer power to this elected government in order to complete the decolonization process. But, things have not gone that simply, and this territory remains annexed and recolonized against the wishes of the people with no ACT of UNION according to UN Article 102 (I & II) between La Republique du Cameroun and the Former British Southern Cameroons .

Ayim compiles a mosaic documenting this struggle for independence that includes write-ups and press releases from all British Southern Cameroons liberation groups from the New Social Order of 1985 to date, write-ups from the Southern Cameroons Civil Society, AAC I and AAC II of 1993/1994, the Signature Referendum of 1995, Buea Peace Initiative, the UN Mission of 1995, and commentary from French Cameroun Civil Society and politicians. In addition, these comprehensive volumes contain appendices about the United Nations system (in particular the Department of Political Affairs) and the British Southern Cameroons Constitution Orders-in-Council of 1960. Volume One contains the ACHPR C266 Verdict and reactions.

Former British Southern Cameroons Journey Towards Complete Decolonization, Independence, and Sovereignty is the story of how a trust to lead a people to independence was breached, and the Country is instead recolonized by another African country, violating its boundaries at independence (AU Constitutive Act Article 4(b). British Southern Cameroons was dismembered and, instead of joining the comity of free nations, it was obliterated altogether from the world map.

Restoration of the British Southern Cameroons is grounded in international law, Ayim argues. “It is an error that the UN must correct to decolonize the Former British Southern Cameroons, which is being annexed, occupied, and recolonized by another Former UN Trust Territory, La Republique du Cameroun.”

Dr. Martin Ayong Ayim is a Professor of Health Education in the Department of Kinesiology, Sport and Leisure Studies at Grambling State University in Louisiana . He is a human rights activist and dedicated supporter of the independence and sovereignty of the former British Southern Cameroons . After ineffective stints with other groups, he joined the Southern Cameroons Peoples Organization in 2004, and he was appointed as Secretary General and Spokesperson Diaspora (US, UK and UN) in September 2006. In 2007, he was appointed as Secretary General in the British Southern Cameroons Restoration Government led by Professor Carlson Anyangwe. Ayim firmly believes that the United Nations and United Kingdom erred in the termination of the UN Trusteeship of Southern Cameroons in violation of all UN Articles and Resolutions, notably UN Art. 102 (I, II), UN Res.1608 (XV), UN RES. 1514 (XV) of Dec. 14, 1960, and UN Art. 76(b). Ayim calls on the United Nations to completely decolonize the Former British Southern Cameroons during this decade of decolonization, and grant it unconditional Independence and Sovereignty, to prevent unnecessary bloodshed.

More Information can be found at

Volume One ISBN: 9781434365200  Volume Two ISBN: 9781434365217

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 June 2011 19:15


0 # Julius Acham 2011-06-04 09:07
Great effort
+1 # AGWE LUCAS B. 2011-10-28 11:59
This is inspiration from the supreme being; God. It will not be in vain to have thorough research carried out.
More grease to your elbow, Dr. Martin
0 # Roland Fominyam 2013-07-07 04:34
This proves the HAND of GOD is at work concerning the LIBERATION of the PEOPLE of Former British Southern Cameroon/Former West Cameroon/Ambazonia. I have no doubt in my spirit that we shall be free using diplomatic strategy. GOD bless Ambazonia and Long Live Ambazonia.

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