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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Cameroon - Anglophone Crisis: British Members Denounce Yaounde

A few hours before Menka-Pinyin's "carnage" in the North West, British MPs expressed their outrage to their prime minister, Theresa May, on Wednesday, May 23rd. They denounce the violence recorded in the two English-speaking regions of Cameroon, of which the Yaounde regime, according to them, is the main author.

"This assembly condemns the violence and the state oppression imposed by the government of Cameroon in the English-speaking regions of the country," say the British MPs in a statement.

They regret that more than 20,000 Cameroonian refugees have been registered by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in their camps across the border in Nigeria. By asking Theresa May to pressure the Cameroonian government to open negotiations with Anglophone leaders to find a peaceful solution, British MPs also condemn the state of Cameroon for its decision to use force.

"We recognize reports that about 1,000 people have been arrested and 100 people shot for opposing the oppression of the English-speaking community by the government," say the parliamentarians.

They also note that Cameroon reacted to the peaceful demonstrations of 2017 by closing the borders to the English-speaking regions and deploying a brigade of rapid intervention of the army.

The Anglo-European crisis that paralyzes the South West and North West regions is now attracting the attention of the international community.

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