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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

National dialogue: the two assumptions rejected by Paul biya

The dialogue will be held from September 30th between Yaoundé and the separatists. Several leaders in the English-speaking regions refused to participate.

After being intransigent, President Biya convened in mid-September a "Great National Dialogue" in Yaoundé. This dialogue, chaired in Yaounde from September 30 to October 4 by Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute, aims to put an end to the crisis in the two regions of North West and South West, where lives the most large part of the English-speaking minority in Cameroon (16%).

Some English speakers demand a return to federalism while others demand the partition of the country. Two hypotheses that the power refuses.

According to the spokesman for the national dialogue, Georges Ewane, the authorities have had exchanges with some separatists. If they found in some people an availability to discuss and others less open, they were keen to send invitations to all, according to Georges Ewane.


Very active on social networks, Mark Bareta, a supporter of secession, is presented by Yaoundé as the one who showed the most openness. It is also through it that some invitations were addressed to the separatists, according to Georges Ewane.

But Mark Bareta announced Friday not to participate in this dialogue, saying that "the only way to conduct real negotiations was to do it on neutral ground."