Biography: 

Eben Egbe is the main spokesperson for the emerging Global Initiative to end the Cameroons Colonial Conflict (Gi3C), and a facilitator of the Ambazonia Prisoners of Conscience Support Network (APoCsnet). He has been an active participant in the movement against neocolonial control of Ambazonia (Southern Cameroons) since the 1990s when he was in the Ambazonian student movement, before going into exile in 1998. Since then he has done human rights work with folks from the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), the Iranian Socialist Party (Jonbesh), Zapatista solidarity networks, and the global indymedia movement. In 2004, he helped launched the Indymedia Africa Working Group, which has organized six independent media convergences around Africa. Eben is a PhD candidate at the University of Minnesota’s Department of Scientific Computation in the College of Science & Engineering, where his research is focused on open science tools for software engineering.