• UN envoy remains concerned about Southern Cameroons violence

    UN envoy remains concerned about Southern Cameroons violence

    The UN envoy for Central Africa on Thursday said he remained concerned with the situation in the northwest and southwest regions of Cameroon and reaffirmed the UN’s commitment to the territorial integrity and unity of the country. In recent months, fighting between the separatists and Cameroon’s forces has sent hundreds of thousands of people fleeing, […]

  • Southern Cameroons Crisis: US demands immediate end to violence, talks

    Southern Cameroons Crisis: US demands immediate end to violence, talks

    The United States demanded an immediate end to violence in Cameroon on Thursday and a speedy start to talks between the government and Anglophone separatists without preconditions. U.S. deputy ambassador Jonathan Cohen told the Security Council that security and humanitarian conditions in Cameroon’s English-speaking North West and South West regions “have significantly deteriorated.” October was […]

  • French Cameroun: Biya halts prosecution of hundreds of Ambazonians

    French Cameroun: Biya halts prosecution of hundreds of Ambazonians

    President Paul Biya on Thursday called a halt to the prosecution of 289 separatists from the West African country’s western English-speaking regions, his office said. Biya “has decided on… the halt of cases pending in military courts against a certain number of people arrested for offences committed during the crisis in the (anglophone) Northwest and […]

  • Africa Cup of Nations: Morals matter in African football

    Africa Cup of Nations: Morals matter in African football

    Cameroon has been withdrawn as hosts of the 2019 African Cup of Nations due to delays with security and preparation concerns. The new hosts are expected to be announced on January 9 with South Africa leading the list of countries to take over. (We really shouldn’t be doing this again – remember 2010?)  Despite many […]

  • Southern Cameroons Crisis: Doing too little too late

    Southern Cameroons Crisis: Doing too little too late

    After two years of violent confrontations between government forces and Southern Cameroonian separatists, which have resulted in the death of more than 4,000 Cameroonians, the Yaoundé government has begun taking baby and doubtful steps towards peace. Last month, the Yaoundé government had announced in a press release that it had set up Demobilization, Disarmament and […]

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