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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Cameroon Crisis: Here are those who pilot the Anglophone crisis since the White House, former adviser to Barack Obama speaks out

According to a former adviser to Barack Obama, the current occupant of the White House is not always aware of initiatives taken by his colleagues on Cameroon. Like the exit of the ambassador of the United States in Yaoundé.

He is considered a connoisseur of the White House. And Robert Malley is formal: on the English crisis, employees of Donald Trump maneuver successfully without his knowledge. In any case without his anointing. When, in its edition of August 12 to 25, 2018, Jeune Afrique asks him "Why is the crisis of Cameroon Anglophone closely followed by Washington? ", he responds bluntly:" I would say rather: by certain sectors of the administration, for which Cameroon is important because of the existence of a strong English-speaking community ". Among those who are likely to "bend the US position" on the Anglophone crisis because of the lack of interest for the US President, the former adviser Middle East, Middle East and North Africa Bill Clinton and Barack Obama including Nikki Haley, ambassador to the UN, whose interest in Africa is no longer a secret.


He is not far from classifying the exit of the American ambassador in Yaoundé in this register. Although he does not decide whether Peter Henry Barlerin's invitation to Paul Biya to reflect on his legacy is "a personal initiative or a collective position," the current president of International Crisis Group think no less, at least because Donald Trump, he says, prefers strong men to strong institutions. Clear and crisp information "He is not sensitive to these" soft "and abstract values ​​that are, according to him, the strength of democratic institutions, solidarity, tolerance," explains Robert Malley, who favors a peaceful resolution of the crisis in the region. North West and South West: "In Cameroon, we propose a solution that is in line with the dialogue between the government and the anglophones, so de-escalation and the establishment of an indispensable decentralization."

International Crisis Group think tank president recalls that the US ambassador's statement in Yaoundé and "Nikki Haley's tough statements on human rights in Africa" ​​are out of sync with the general attitude of the administration US. The US Congress and the State Department also appear as the epicenter of underground maneuvers on Cameroon. Under the pretext of violations of human rights by the security and defense forces, members of the House of Representatives regularly press the State Department to take action against the Cameroonian government. For example, in a correspondence dated June 26, 2017 addressed to the US Secretary of State, Anthony G. Brown and Jamie Raskin are concerned about "reports on intimidation strategies employed by the Government of Cameroon against members of the English-speaking minority ". Therefore, they invite Rex W. Tillerson to take appropriate action.


As Maryland's delegate, Anthony G. Brown and Jamie Raskin say they are all the more concerned about the various reports on the situation in the English-speaking regions that 13,000 people from that state were born in Cameroon. They regret that since November 28, 2016, the State Department has not officially commented on these events and their impact on the rights of Cameroonians. They therefore demand a reaction from the State Department on the political and humanitarian situation, and more on the excessive use of force against the English-speaking community.

This correspondence comes after that of another Congressman at the State Department. May 9, 2017, Donald M. Payne JR. seized Rex W. Tillerson for seeking an investigation into charges of human rights violations by Cameroonian security forces in the Boko Haram war and the management of the Anglophone crisis.The correspondence includes the disproportionate use of force to disperse protesters, the ban on English-speaking activists, the arrest and criminal persecution of lawyers complicit in terrorism charges, the Internet shutdown for three months in English-speaking areas and threats of imprisonment against journalists.

The congressman said he was seized by members of the Cameroonian community seeking assistance. Some people want to see this as an approach of the English-speaking lobby, to whom one lends a certain financial power and who makes use of his entries in the State Department and the Department of Defense to convince the American government that the government Cameroon is famous for its  multiple violations of human rights and its bullying against the English-speaking community.

Source: yapeeinfo