January 5, 2022, will mark four years since American University of Nigeria (AUN)’s Vice President Sisiku AyukTabe and his colleagues were illegally seized by Nigeria’s notoriously corrupt and ruthless paramilitary police unit known as SARS and handed over to Cameroon. Though the Nigerian Federal High Court in Abuja later ruled that their arrest and refoulement violated Nigerian and international law, they remain imprisoned.

On this somber anniversary, Nigerian and international academics and human rights leaders have issued a statement demanding that Nigeria and Cameroon respect the High Court decision and immediately return AUN’s Vice President and his colleagues to their families and students. They are asking faculty, staff, students, and human rights supporters worldwide to add their voices to this call. CLICK HERE TO ACCESS LINKS FOR ACTION IN YOUR COUNTRY


From Ayuk Tabe to all AMBAZONIA

Our 60th Anniversary.

On this day, 1st October 2021, history reminds us of where we are coming from. It is a day for us to reevaluate our mission and our responsibilities to our nation and her future. As we fix our gaze on her glorious destiny, we commit to NEVER waver until we achieve our inevitable prize of LIBERTY and SOVEREIGNTY.

Free Sisiku AyukTabe

The Ambazonia Prisoners of Conscience Support Network (APOCS) is pleased to join with internationally-acclaimed Afro-expressionist artist Adjani Okpu-Egbe to invite you to an unveiling of his first US solo show, accompanied by an international and cross-generational conversation on the roots of his work: the ongoing war and revolution in his West African homeland of Ambazonia (also known as English-speaking Cameroon).

The event is hosted by the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) and cosponsored by APOCS and the International Peace Research Association (IPRA).

The Ambazonian Prisoners of Conscience Support Network (APoCsnet) is calling on human rights advocates across the globe to step up pressure on the Cameroon regime in the wake of its military's recent attacks on civilians in English-speaking Cameroon. These attacks came shortly after the US Senate, in the form of S.Res.684, issued a condemnation of precisely this sort of behavior. In this same bill, which members of the Ambazonian diaspora advocated for vigorously, the US Senate urges the international community to continue “push for a cessation of violence […] and maintain calls for the investigation and prosecution of human rights abuses and crimes committed against civilians.” CLICK HERE TO ACCESS LINKS FOR ACTION IN YOUR COUNTRY

In an incredible turn of events, a bipartisan bill aimed at reining in the Cameroon regime was adopted into law by the US Senate at the end of the 116th Congressional Session. Senate Resolution 684 [1] was passed into law on January 1, 2021, in a rare New Year’s Day session that was required because of the need to hold a vote on whether or not to override President Donald Trump’s veto of the Defense Authorization Act.

Yesterday, at least six children were brutally killed by attackers armed with guns and machetes at Mother Francisca International Bilingual school in Kumba, Ambazonia. At least a dozen more were wounded. Every local press source and discussion forum is saying that the Cameroon military is responsible. But less than an hour after the event, the New York Times published an article asserting that “separatists” are responsible[1] — though the lede of the Reuters source article itself stated that Reuters was unable to confirm this[2].

Image obtained and tweeted by journalist Michel Biem Tong

Image obtained by journalist Michel Biem Tong

APOCS supports S.Res. 684, which was introduced on September 8, 2020, by a bipartisan slate of thirteen US senators led by Senator James Risch (R-ID) and Senator Benjamin Cardin (D-MD).

This month, Ambazonians celebrate the proclamation of the restoration of our independence on October 1, 2017, as well as the four year anniversary of the mass nonviolent lawyer-led uprising in October 2016 which sparked the people’s will toward this. Given the importance of these anniversaries for the Ambazonian people, APOCS would like to comment on the significance of the October 1, 2017 proclamation.

Please join the campaign to support our political prisoners' demand for Justice for Black Lives in Ambazonia! The campaign linked here will directly contact all 535 of US Congress, and decisionmakers in a half dozen other countries:

To add your voice, click on the link above, then enter your address and click the red “Start Writing” button. Then you will see the contacts specific to your location in the right-hand column. You can use the default letter, which appears automatically, or you can personalize it or write your own.

In July 2019, APOCS Network joined War Resisters' International as an affiliate member. Today, WRI is featuring our work in honor of "Prisoners for Peace Day," which takes place every year on December 1. For over sixty years on this day, WRI has been sharing stories and contacts details of conscientious objectors and activists for peace. Read Call for support for Ambazonian prisoners of conscience on Prisoners for Peace Day