Cameroon: Who makes up the Ambazonian government and diaspora?

By Nancy-Wangue Moussissa
Posted on Friday, 23 September 2022 14:55, updated on Saturday, 24 September 2022 00:49

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Ambazonian separatists declared secession from Cameroon and celebrated the independence of Southern Cameroon on 1 October 2017. Today’s Ambazonian leaders remain operational from abroad, but part of a divided system. From the forefront institutions and key players, several faces stand out. Who are these key Ambazonians players ? What are their strengths ? 

Julius Ayuk Tabe was the first president of the Interim Government (IG) of the ‘Federal Republic of Ambazonia’.

Ayuk Tabe had been living in Nigeria from where the council was arranging meetings. In September 2017, he called on the takumbengs, groups of older women protecting protesters from troops, to lead the processions. From Nigeria, Ayuk Tabe took the lead after Cameroonian authorities arrested lawyers and teachers.