Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Cameroon Crisis: Cameroon defends itself at the United Nations

The government through its Minister of External Relations has presented what he describes as a detailed report on the situation in the North West and South West regions of the country to the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Foreign Affairs Minister Lejeune Mbella Mbella said Monday that the government of Cameroon still has full control of the situation in the two regions in crisis.

He emphasized the great professionalism of the Cameroonian soldiers in the exercise of their functions in these two regions. Cases of alleged abuse of rights in English-speaking areas are being seriously investigated and those in detention will be punished if found guilty, said Lejeune Mbella Mbella.

He said the establishment of the Disarmament Committee was one of the main measures taken by the Government to resolve the crisis.

He added that the creation of the National Commission for the Promotion of Bilingualism and Multiculturalism, as well as the decision to release 289 people detained in connection with the crisis, was a major step taken by the government to resolve the crisis.

Cameroon's admission to the Human Rights Council has sparked debate in various circles as the country faces strong criticism of its management of the crisis in the North West and South West regions. from the country.

Several reports of human rights violations committed by Cameroonian soldiers in both regions have recently forced the United States of America to reduce its military assistance to the country. For its part, Amnesty International has called on other partners to sever ties with this Central African country.