Friday, November 22, 2019

Anglophone Crisis: the US has called for 'transfer of power' to English-speaking regions

The United States on Tuesday calls for a "real dialogue" and a "transfer of power" to the English-speaking regions of Cameroon, saying the government's preferred military response only to the separatists.

US Department of State Chief of State Tibor Nagy said during a meeting in Washington that Cameroonian President Paul Biya's advisers were giving him a military victory.  "The truth is that there will be no military victory" in the conflict between the English-speaking separatists and the army in the northwestern and southwestern regions of Cameroon, added the American diplomat.

"Every day, more Cameroonians, who are probably from Cameroonians very loyalist," he said.

Tibor Nagy also on the success of the Great National Dialogue organized at the beginning of October by Yaoundé to try to resolve the English-speaking separatist crisis, marked by the boycott of the main independentist groups: "There must be a real dialogue and there must  be a transfer of power to the region, "he pleaded, insisting on the need to announce" something of sufficient interest for those in the moderate camp.

The conflict between English-speaking separatists and the army in this predominantly English-speaking country has more than 3,000 people in two years.  It poses a threat to the legislative and municipal elections announced last weekend for 9 February.