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Saturday, May 26, 2018

Cameroon - Anglophone Crisis: Gendarmes Banned From Communicating On Social Networks

Galax Etoga, the new Secretary of State for Defense in charge of the Cameroonian Gendarmerie, has caution officials on the use of social media and social networks of the staff of the gendarmerie.

According to the statement from the SED, it is now against the law for any army personnel to speak in the media or to publish on social networks information, documents or images relating to military activities.

Hence forth any media interfering by an element of the Cameroon Defense Forces, whether in operation or not, must be subject to authorization by the hierarchy.

The SED advises that information should be passed using military channels for the dissemination of information to the hierarchy ".

This call came after the media trend of the commander of defense forces deployed in the Southwest region interviewed by AFP.

General Melingui Nouma In an interview with the French Press Agency (AFP) openly admitted the abuses and difficulties of the Cameroonian army in the English-speaking areas.