Fontem Neba

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Fontem Neba
Born
Fontem Aforteka’a Neba

1970s
Residence[Buea], Cameroon
NationalityCameroonian
CitizenshipCameroon
Alma materUniversity of Ibadan (Phd)
OccupationLecturer, Activist, author
Known forCameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium (CACSC)
Notable work
English Language Mastery and Academic Success[1]
MovementCameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium (CACSC)

Dr Fondem Neba (born Fontem Aforteka’a Neba) Is a Cameroonian University lecturer, author and an activist who is the Secretary General of the banned Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium (CACSC),[2] he was the Secretary General of teachers’ trade union of the University of Buea (SYNES) before his arrest on 17 of January, 2017 for staging peaceful protest in the defence of Anglophone Cameroon Common law system of education.[3][4] He is the author of English Language Mastery and Academic Success which was launched on June 18, 2015.[5][6]

Early life and career[edit]

Dr Neba Fontem was born Fontem Aforteka’a Neba. Nothing has been published about his early life and his real date of birth. He holds a PhD at University of Ibadan in Nigeria. He is a linguist, lecturer, author and an activist.[7] He is the author of English Language Mastery and Academic Success.[6][8] He was the Secretary General of teachers’ trade union of the University of Buea (SYNES) before his arrest on 17 of January, 2017[3][4] and the Secretary General of the banned Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium (CACSC).

Arrest[edit]

On 17 January 2017, it was reported that Fontem Neba was arrested alongside Barrister Agbor Balla, Ayah Paul Abine in Buea by Cameroon’s police ordered by the government. His arrest came few days after Anglophone Civil Society Consortium (CACSC) which was banned and described it activities illegal in Cameroon.[9][10][11] See details Anglophone problem (Cameroon).

Court charges and trial for Neba[edit]

Neba Fondem and Co, were charged with 8 counts by the Cameroon Military tribunals in Yaounde for treason, terrorism, civil unrest, jeopardizing the peace and unity of the Republic of Cameroon and if found guilty may face a death penalty.[10][12] On the 23 of March the Neba Fondem trial at the Yaounde military court tribunal was adjourned for another hearing in April 27, May 24[13] and July 27 same year[14] and on the 31 of August through a presidential decree by president Paul Biya. Neba Fondem and friends where released and all charges against them were cancelled.[11][15][16] While in prison, Fontem Neba spoke to the French daily le Jour’s Newspaper during the visit of members of the Social Democratic Front (Cameroon) (SDF) parliament on the 7th April 2017, he said

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  • "The Consortium - Fontem Neba". ca-csc.org. Retrieved September 5, 2017.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Neba Fontem books and biography". waterstones.com. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
  2. ^ "- CrTV". crtv.cm. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "The Entrepreneur - Cameroon's Premier Economic & Business Journal: Dr Neba Fontem Arrested for subversion and Imprisoned". entrepreneurnewsonline.com. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Consortium dedicates ghost town to Dr. Fontem Neba". Cameroon Intelligence Report. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
  5. ^ "English Language Mastery and Academic Success: A. Neba Fontem, Letty Endale Malange, Mbufong Paul: 9783639766479: Amazon.com: Books". amazon.com. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
  6. ^ a b "African Books Collective: Dr Fontem Neba, English Unit, University of Buea". africanbookscollective.com. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
  7. ^ "The Consortium - Fontem Neba". ca-csc.org. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
  8. ^ "www.waterstones.com/author/a-neba-fontem/2620329". waterstones.com. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
  9. ^ "Cameroon lawyers begin work boycott". Africa Review. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
  10. ^ a b "Cameroon Trial against lawyer Nkongho Felix Agbor-Balla Lawyers for Lawyers". advocatenvooradvocaten.nl. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
  11. ^ a b "Fears for jailed activists as Cameroon cracks down on anglophone minority | World news". The Guardian. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
  12. ^ Jodie Blackstock (April 27, 2017). "BHRC Cameroon Trial Observation Report May 2017" (PDF). Retrieved September 5, 2017.
  13. ^ "2017/04/agbor-balla-and-co-trial-adjoined-again". betatinz.com. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
  14. ^ "- CrTV". crtv.cm. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
  15. ^ "www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/case/nkongho-felix-agbor-balla-detained-and-charged-military-court-eight-counts". frontlinedefenders.org. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
  16. ^ "| Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights". rfkhumanrights.org. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
  17. ^ alafnet (April 7, 2017). "Cameroon: Anglophone Political Prisoner Dr. Fontem speaks from Kondengui". Abanda bride. alafnet.com. Retrieved September 4, 2017.