Already 11 days that the North West and the South West, the two regions of the anglophone part of the country are without Internet.
The suspension of Internet in the Anglophone part of Cameroon, came after the threats announced on public television by Minette Libom Li Likeng, the patron of the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (Minpostel), which hammered that Paul Biya, the head of state of Cameroon, “invites his compatriots to the responsible use of social networks.“
The warning of the ministerial department for which she is responsible, continues more intensely, through a vast campaign of SMS to subscribers of mobile telephony.
“Do not be an accomplice of disinformation or destabilization of our country through social media“, it is the quintessence of the message that mobile subscribers receive in their phones.
For a part of the public opinion, this warning is justified in the propagation of videos showing the exactions of the police forces during the demonstrations of English-speaking trade unionists and secessionists.
The cut of the Internet in the English-speaking part, raises an outcry both nationally and internationally, including – Edward Snowden – without Libom Li Likeng and the government retreating.
To show their determination to curb the spread of rumors and false news on the internet, Cameroonian authorities have relayed by SMS, the various penalties incurred by false news propagators on social networks.
These penalties are foreseen and repressed by the new penal code of Cameroon and the law on cybercrime.