Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Cameroon crisis: the Security Council wants to use force

Faced with the will of the Cameroonian leaders to make and let the already very critical situation in the English-speaking regions in the grip of a bloody war in the last two years, the international community now intends to take its responsibilities to put an end to the unspeakable tragedy.

At the head of a group of countries and international institutions that take a dim view of all the delaying tactics orchestrated by the Biya regime to give the impression of solving in its own way the Anglophone crisis, the United States has recently seized the UN Security Council, which has just banged on the table by demanding from the torturer regime the settlement only through the inclusive dialogue of the politico-security and administrative crisis in the North-West regions and Southwest, or prepare to face reprisals that he will not be able to recover. Major actions would even be envisaged, including the use of force, to bend Yaoundé.

A Yaoundé whose excellence in the art of dupes no longer deceives anyone.

Indeed, after tormenting with all its might an attempt by Anglophone religious leaders still able to unanimously bring together the English (including secessionists) to make their demands in the perspective of a dialogue whose initiative should yet be left to him the old president (85 years old, in power since 1982, created at the end of November a semblance of Disarmament-demobilization-reintegration committee of anglophone fighters whereas there was not before dialogue to bring the parties to s' to hear around a minimum program of cessation of hostilities. An initiative considered as powder in the eyes by the secessionist leaders still at large, who swear by the struggle until the independence of the former British Cameroon

Aware of this failure to roll the Anglophones and the international opinion in the flour, the same president of the republic announced By the pen of his closest associate, the Secretary General of the Presidency, the decision to release 289 Anglophones allegedly involved in the violence and whose cases are pending in military courts.

Again, this is a gross deception, because except a French journalist on the verge of death who was detained since October 23 for denouncing the crimes of the army against the anglophones, the other people released in this wave of 289 were either people embarked by the police or the gendarmerie during night patrols, and who did not have some of their identity documents, or who were simply unfortunate enough to be nationals of so-called secessionist regions. Most of these people released in Douala or Yaounde were arrested elsewhere than in the theater of engagements or for reasons other than participation in any secessionist movement, but still had to stay for a year, or even nearly two years in prison, without judgment. Others, according to Cameroonvoice sources, would only be common law detainees whose crimes with guns made them clients of the military courts. They would have been released to inflate the number of released, while the true leaders -sessionists like Sisiku Julius Ayuk Tabe abducted in Nigeria in January 2018 and extradited to Cameroon are not part of the beneficiaries of this measure, they whose cases are still pending before the Yaoundé Military Court.