Betrayal of Too Trusting a People. The UN, the UK and the Trust Territory of the Southern Cameroons: The UN, the UK and the Trust Territory of the Southern Cameroons
African Books Collective, 2009 - 249 pages
There is a growing body of literature on what was originally envisioned as a free political association of the French and British Cameroons and its dramatic effects on the 'British Cameroons' community. Anyangwe's new book is an attempt to write the history of the Southern Cameroons from a legal perspective. This authoritative work describes in great detail the story of La Republique du Cameroun's alleged annexation and colonization of the Southern Cameroons following the achievement of its independence, while highlighting the seeming complicity of the United Nations and the British Trusteeship Authority. In the process, Anyangwe unravels a number of myths created by the main actors to justify this injustice and, in the end, makes useful suggestions to reverse the situation and to restore statehood to the Southern Cameroons. The book is rich in archival research and informed by a global perspective. It convincingly shows the uniqueness of the Southern Cameroons case.
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achieve independence Administering Authority adopted African Ahidjo Alfred Saker Ambas Bay annexation Article 76b Assembly Bakassi Peninsula Bamenda boundary Britain British Cameroons British Government British Southern Cameroons Buea Cameroon Federation Cameroons and Cameroun Cameroun Republic Cameroun Republic’s Charter citizens claim colonial territory declared decolonisation delegation Duala Emphasis added Endeley entity exercise fact favour Federal Constitution Federal Republic Federation of Nigeria Foncha Foumban Fourth Committee France French Cameroun frontiers German human rights independence by joining independent Southern Cameroons international law Kamerun London Mamfe mandate matter Minister Nigeria Northern October organisation paragraph parties Plebiscite Commissioner plebiscite questions political association population Premier President principle referendum Republic of Cameroon République du Cameroun Resolution 1608 XV reunification rule secede secession self-determination separate independence Sir Andrew Cohen so-called Southern Cameroons sovereign independent sovereignty statehood termination territorial integrity transfer treaties Trust Territory Trusteeship Agreement UK Government United Kingdom United Nations vote Yaounde