AmbaNews24 Correspondent – Germany
An exhibition organized by some citizens of Ambazonia, otherwise referred to as the former British Southern Cameroon is currently taking place in Berlin, Germany.
The exhibition at the ‘Rathaus Kreuzberg’ is scheduled to run from the 5th to the 28th of June 2019. During this period, visitors would be able to have an experience through pictures, Posters, and footnotes, of the humanitarian disaster going on in that part of the world since 2017.
The Cameroon military under the direct command of president Paul Biya has been causing untold carnage in the former British Southern Cameroon, also known as Ambazonia. In 2017, the people of Ambazonia after decades of political and socio-economical exclusion and marginalization made a symbolic declaration of their independence from the French Cameroon hegemony.
Paul Biya of Cameroon tagged the declaration of independence as an act of terrorism and declared war against the separatists. Ever since then, the military has been burning down entire villages, carrying out extrajudicial executions, and displacing entire villages. The humanitarian situation in this region is getting worse every day, as even babies are shot and killed in their sleep by the Cameroon military.
Human rights watch, and other civil society organizations, have been documenting some of the crimes committed by the regime on civilians, as they call on the international community to step up and bring an end to this escalating conflict. Ambazonia citizens in Berlin have come up with this laudable initiative, and have organized an exhibition to tell their story with the hope that the world can somehow get closer to the pain, and listen to the cry of the victims.
A visitor to the exhibition center today praised the initiative, as she calls on Ambazonians all over the world to replicate the idea and organize similar exhibitions. She says the world really has to see what is going on in that part of the world