Saturday, May 11, 2019

Political chaos: Michelle Bachelet dribbles Maurice Kamto

Her visit was eagerly awaited. And carrier of hope. Both for the governors who saw there an opportunity to evaluate objectively the actions put for a return to the peace in Cameroon as for the scorers of the power of Yaoundé which saw in Michelle Bachelet an ally but especially [another] interlocutor who could carry their "Recriminations". And the former president of Chile had played the game of all parties. She had listened to the leaders of power to the top of the state. She had also exchanged with the opposition and the civil society, at least what it holds with Cameroon so much the mixtures of genre are legion in the field with policies which are now claiming this fringe of the Cameroonian society.

While the former (Head of State, Vice-President of the Senate, President of the National Assembly, Prime Minister, Ministers (External Relations, Territorial Administration, Defense, Justice, Secondary Education, Promotion of Women and the Family) ), President of the National Commission for the Promotion of Bilingualism and Multiculturalism, President of the National Commission for Human Rights and Freedoms) reassured her, by presenting them, about the measures taken by the Government to resolve conflicts in the country. Cameroon, the latter were content to charge Paul Biya. In the social networks, they communicated on "the sanctions that will rain on Cameroon after the visit of Michelle Bachelet". They relied on the sensibility of this former leader of the UN Women, "a victim of the repressive machine of a state", so that their jeremiads result in a conviction of Cameroon. The fantasies went until the convening of "an informal session of the United Nations Security Council to discuss the Cameroon case".


Only on his return to the headquarters of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland, the one who visited Cameroon from May 1 to 4, 2019 at the invitation of the Head of State inflicts a cold shower for those who expected her to oppose the Cameroonian authorities."Michelle Bachelet welcomes Cameroon's willingness to cooperate in dealing with human rights crises" is the title of the article published on May 6, 2019 on the website of the institution she heads about his visit to Cameroon. The communication service of UN-HCHR sets the scene when the attack on his article: "After a visit to Cameroon, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, welcomed the Government's willingness to collaborate with the United Nations Human Rights Office and the rest of the United Nations on the major humanitarian and human rights crises caused by the serious unrest and violence that is occurring in the west and north of the country.

Indeed, Ms. Bachelet believes that "there is a possibility, albeit a short one, of stopping the crises that have resulted in hundreds of thousands of displaced persons, as well as killings and brutal violations of human rights and abuses. which affect the northern and western regions ". While acknowledging that "it will not be easy to address these situations," Michelle Bachelet recommends "significant government action and substantial and sustained support from the international community - including us at the United Nations. "


Returning to the Anglophone crisis, the head of UN-HCHR says that "the security forces have [also] been accused of committing serious violations, including extrajudicial killings and torture, at the same time. civilians and fighters captured in the north and west ". But it is precise with regard to the separatists: "In the two Western Regions, schools, hospitals and other essential infrastructures have been targeted and destroyed by the different separatist groups; government employees, including teachers who dared to continue teaching, were targeted and killed or abducted. " In this regard, the High Commissioner states that "there is no logic in their behavior. The info clear and sharp. If they advocate for more autonomy, why seek to deprive their own children of education, why kill teachers and destroy health facilities? It's nihilistic. "

The article of the UN-HCHR indicates that, on the north, Michelle Bachelet declares that" the armed forces are struggling to cope with depredations and attentatssuicides perpetrated by Boko Haram and, in the extreme north of Lake Chad, The population is terrorized and attacked by another extremist organization, the so-called Islamic State of West Africa (ISWA). In addition, Cameroon hosts hundreds of thousands of refugees from the Central African Republic and Nigeria. To finish her autopsy of the crises in Cameroon, the one who knows what a dictatorship is for having been confronted with that of Augusto Pinochet evokes the fact that "the [Cameroon] government also faced other major challenges, including cross-border incursions of armed groups and criminal organizations along its eastern border with the Central African Republic ".

In three days, it can be said, Michelle Bachelet has toured the socio-political situation of Cameroon. And his analysis establishes the responsibilities of the actors involved too well.