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The latest edition of Whitakers Almanac states that secessionists
declared the establishment of The Federal Republic of Southern
Cameroon in December 1999. Can anyone tell me if a flag has been
adopted by the new republic and what it is like? Many thanks.
Graham Knight 29 November 2000
The national motto of the Federal Republic of [Southern?] Cameroon
shall be "PEACE WORK FATHERLAND".
The flag shall be of three vertical stripes of Green, Red and Yellow and charged with two intersecting gold circles in the middle of the Red stripe surrounded by four golden stars of equal size. I was able to find this information on the web.
Nick 29 November 2000
A look at http://www.southerncameroons.org
will give you more details - but nothing about the flag.
In spite of its name, Southern Cameroons is the northern and
anglophone part of Republique du Cameroun.
On an open mailing-list about southern cameroons at e- groups.fr http://www.egroups.fr/group/scncforum I found an interting message:
n° 3379 (28 sept 2000), with a jpg of a proposal apparently not yet official at the Southern Cameroons National Council, if I understand well. 32 kb 9 stripes (white and blue), and a blue canton with a 13 stars circle and a dove - See the replies too at http://www.egroups.fr/message/scncforum/3379
It seems too that they hoisted at some point the old two-stars flag of Cameroon.
Olivier Touzeau 29 November 2000
Cameroon security forces move in against separatistsPosted by David C. Fowler, 14 January 2001
YAOUNDE, Jan 13 - Security forces were deployed in large numbers Thursday after secessionist demonstrations and arrests in Cameroon's mainly English-speaking South-West Province, witnesses said.
Residents of Buea and Limbe, reached by telephone, said that security forces were posted at strategic points in the two towns following the arrest of several secessionist activists at the weekend.
Members of the Southern Cameroon National Council (SCNC) held marches in the towns, using the flag of Cameroon from the first years after independence, with two stars signifying federalism and a bilingual republic. Today, English-speakers contest Francophone domination.
In a statement issued in Buea, retired ambassador Henry Fossung, recognised hitherto as the SCNC president, accused another wing of the movement led by Esuka Ndoki Mukete of seeking to "announce the creation of a Democratic Republic of Southern Cameroon".
Ndoki Mukete reacted to this allegation by announcing his resignation from the movement, adding: "At no time have I used or recommended the use of force or violence in SCNC activities."
Cameroon, once a German colony, was parcelled out into French and English protectorates. Part of the British Cameroons in 1961 voted to join a federation with French territory while the remainder decided to merge with neighbouring Nigeria.
In May 1972, separate state institutions were abolished and the Federal Republic of Cameroon was renamed the United Republic of Cameroon.
by André Pires Godinho 2 February 2003
At the official site of the separatist moviment of the South Cameroon mentioned above there is now the flag as above.
André Pires Godinho, 2 February 2003