Thursday, July 4, 2019

Anglophone Crisis: Karen Bass gives 'ultimatum' to both parties

A US Congressional delegation visiting Cameroon has called for unconditional talks between the government and the rebels on the separatist conflict in the country. The fight that has lasted for two years, during which the English-speaking western regions of Cameroon fought to separate from the French-speaking government, has left nearly 2,000 dead and hundreds of thousands displaced. But the government said it would not engage in any negotiations with the rebels including the issue of the separation of Cameroon.

Karen Bass, told Cameroonian journalists on Monday that the government and rebels must respect human rights, end violence and start talks on the separatist conflict.

"We especially want a peaceful and unconditional dialogue and resolution, we want to see all parties come to the table, we recently passed a congressional resolution saying that and we wanted to see first-hand what is going on in the country," did she say.

Bass made the comments after meeting refugees and internally displaced persons in Cameroon's western Anglophone regions, as well as ministers.

Source: VOA