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Cameroon – Anglophone Crisis: Paul Biya is allegedly not picking UN Secretary General’s phone call!

This is the analysis done by Jeune Afrique in the light of the recent events facing the President of the Republic.

According to the Pan-African magazine, at the end of March 2017, UN Secretary-General António Guterres attempted to interview Paul Biya by telephone with the human rights situation in the two Anglophone regions of Cameroon. In vain until now. Paul Biya, who had been staying in Geneva since the end of his state visit to Italy, had promised to call him back.

Another event in another place: While the Cameroonian President was in the Vatican, on March 23, Pope Francis reaffirmed “the importance of national cohesion in the respect of human rights and minorities“, reports Jeune Afrique.

As for the Americans, the magazine reveals, they pay close attention to the arrests and hearings of Anglophone personalities and threaten to re-examine the conditions of their military cooperation with Yaoundé (they deployed 200 soldiers in the Far North, Helping the country fight Boko Haram).

Yet in Cameroon, the President of the Republic has taken steps to calm down the crisis. Indeed, anglophone lawyers whose claims have given rise to the current crisis have promised to resell the activities in the Northwest and Southwest regions on May 2, 2017.

According to Bâtonnier Jackson Francis Ngnie Kamga, the claims of the English lawyers were met. “Except in exceptional circumstances, between this date and May 2, 2017, my colleagues will resume their professional activities on that date. This is the decision they have given me, and it is up to the President of the Bar and the Council of the Order to contribute to this, “he said in an interview this week with Cameroon Tribune .

 

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