The trial of Mancho Bibixy, Nkongho Agbor Balla and Dr Fontem, presented as the leaders of the Anglophone crisis, due to open on 1 February at the military court in Yaounde is postponed until 13 February.
Eight counts are against them. It is hostility against the homeland, secession, civil war, revolution, armed band, propagation of false news, attacks on public agents of the state and collective resistance. They risk the death penalty under the Terrorism Act of 23 December 2014.
Article 2 of that law reads as follows: “The death penalty shall be punishable by any person who, in complicity or co-action, commits any act or threat that may cause death, endanger the physical integrity, Causing bodily injury or damage to property, damage to the environment “.
On the ground the strike continues despite the fact that Internet remains cut. The Minister of Education, Jacques Famé Ndongo, asks the Rectors of the universities of Buea and Bamenda to compel the students to resume classes. According to several sources, some of the majority French-speaking students have started to join the campuses.
In Buea, the capital of the South-West Region, the mayor of the city threatens to seal the shops that do not open.