Cameroonian born investigative journalist Boris Berlolt has indicated that that the 35 years old CPDM regime of Mr Biya will cut internet through Cameroon next year.In a post of his Facebook page the author of the book “l’avion du president”(The presidents plane) says “They will cut internet in 2018 and the BLACK OUT in the two anglophone zone is only a test”.
Following his comments observers have warned the plan by government is to ease elections fraud. Cameroon is to hold presidential elections next years and 85 years old Mr. paul Biya is expected to stand for his CPDM party.Biya has been accused off rigging all elections in Cameroon since taking power in 1982.
Notherwest and Southwest region have been cut off by internet on the 18 of January and Alafnet.com had reported that govt-directed internet blackout in Southern Cameroons following political arrest of Anglophone civil society consortium leaders on that same day in Buea,a third anglophone leader Mancho bibixy was arrested at 2:am last Tuesday in the North west chieftown of Bamenda even though Cameroonian law does not permit arrest at that hour.
Akamai Technologies Inc., the US-based internet content delivery firm, in a tweet mentioned there was a noted disruption of internet traffic at 20:45 GMT (11:45 p.m. EAT) last night, while Dyn Research also in a tweet shared a graph showing a drop in internet connections in Cameroon.
English speaking Cameroonians have been protesting against the 58 years old marginalization by the Republic of Cameroon .There has been tension in the north-western regions following a push by the people in the Anglophone region against plans to decree the use of French language in schools and courts.
The consortium called ghost town in a bit to force government to release those who had been arrested for peacefully demonstrating.Calls for ghost town has intensified after arrest of their leaders and With no internet ,Anglophone today resulted to circulations of Leaflets against the resumption of the courts and ghost town Monday and Tuesday in the North West and South West region.
by Hillman Muntang
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