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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Biya supports the army to use force against Ambazonians


The 86-year-old Cameroonian president is said to be destroying basic human rights and endangering the longstanding democratic culture in southern Cameroon. Biya gave the go-ahead to Cameroonian government soldiers to use excessive force, without sufficient justification, against innocent civilians from Ambazonia in a conflict that entered its fourth year.

Since the proclamation of the independence of Southern Cameroon by President Sisiku Ayuk Tabe, Southern Cameroonians have seen the French leader of Cameroon attack head-on with his army and his policy all the political, economic and social institutions of the United Kingdom.

With the unwavering support of the French government and the deliberate silence on the part of the United Nations, Mr. Biya flatly refused any one-on-one conversation with the leaders of the interim government of Ambazonia or with representatives of International Crisis Group and Human Rights Watch. Rights Watch.

The Franco-Cameroonian political elites such as the Minister of Justice, Laurent Esso, the Minister General Secretary to the Presidency of the Republic, Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh and the Minister of Defense, Joseph Beti Assomo, who heads the union's union base. CPDM crime, in power, are not allowed to talk to the media.

The Yaoundé regime has adopted an uncompromising security strategy that has provoked an upsurge in killings by the army in southern Cameroon over the past three years. Biya himself has often criticized the leaders of the interim government Ambazonia and the diaspora of southern Cameroon, including political leaders, activists and Franco-Cameroonian media, accusing anyone, with the exception of his gang, of trying to destabilize the country. so-called Cameroon indivisible.

For 37 years, Mr. Biya has been the target of mass demonstrations nationwide on his politics ranging from the simple fiction to the most absurd. Biya's supporters often go to the streets to show their support, but generally in smaller numbers in southern Cameroon.

As head of state, Biya has managed to restrict the democratic space of the Republic of Cameroon and southern Cameroon for more than three decades. The former Roman Catholic archbishop of Yaoundé who had political flirtation with the French-speaking Biya regime was heard privately whispering that his relative Biya had slowly but surely transformed the Republic of Cameroon into an elected dictatorship, the head of state being above the law.


Reporter: Soter Tarh Agbaw-Ebai