Accra: Pan-African Group delivers letter to Ghanaian Foreign Minister demanding AU intervention in Southern Cameroons
A pan-African organisation of Africans from the continent and the Diaspora, has delivered a letter to the Ghanaian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, regarding the atrocities taking place in Cameroon.
The letter, co-signed by over 50 pan-Africanists at home and abroad, was received by the Chief Director, Ambassador Albert Yankey. He said that the activism of civil society organisations was important in urging African heads of state to act.
Awula Serwah, coordinator of Africans For, said: “It is not an option to do nothing whilst there are atrocities taking place in Cameroon. An injury to one is an injury to all. After the Rwandan genocide, we said ‘Never again’, and it is happening again. The African Union must act now to stop the cycle of violence and find a permanent solution. Enough is enough.”
Here is the letter:
August 27, 2019
Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchway
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration
“We the undersigned concerned Africans at home and abroad write to draw your attention to the ongoing massacre and torture in Cameroon. It is distressing that the killings have been going on for about three years without much media coverage. We were particularly distressed by video footage of homes being burned down with civilians in them. After evidence of the Rwanda genocide came to light, many wondered how we could have let 100 days of carnage happen.
“We respectfully urge you as a matter of utmost importance, to speak out against the atrocities and use your good offices to help bring the ongoing atrocities to an end. We are confident that with the support of Ghana, the African Union can broker a truce whilst looking for a lasting solution to the situation.
“Meanwhile, fellow Africans need to be reminded of the rules of engagement and the need to protect civilians at all times.
“An injury to one is an injury to all, and the torture and massacre of our brothers and sisters in Cameroon must end.”
Awula Serwah, Co-ordinator Africans For
Jane Chapman Nyaho, Professor & Entrepreneur
Kwaku, TBOAQ and Africans For
Nana Asante Africans For, Campaign for Natural Justice and IDPAD Coalition UK
Source: Black star news