Friday, January 31, 2020

Chaoses in Cameroon: the US gives American citizens in Cameroon new Instructions

Following a stir after the body of the teacher who was fatally stabbed at the Lycée de Nkol-Bisson was lifted, the American Embassy in Cameroon feared for the safety of Americans living in Cameroon by giving them specific instructions to protect themselves.

More than a thousand demonstrators invaded the surroundings of the University Hospital Center of Yaoundé (CHUY) on January 30, 2020. Come to attend the lifting of the body of the late Boris Njoni Tchakounté killed in the exercise of his functions a few years ago weeks. The defense forces formally repressed them. Punches and batons in the crowd, tear gas; the violence was open. As well as it caused fear in the walls of the University of Yaoundé 1 and the American School of Yaoundé (ASOY) located not far from there. 

This is the reason why "American citizens are advised to avoid this area until further notice." Can be read in the note published by the American Embassy in Cameroon. HE Mr. Peter Henry Barlerin urges his compatriots to "Avoid large rallies and demonstrations, because even peaceful protests can quickly turn violent ... watch local news stations ... stay aware of your surroundings and keep a low profile. "And always have with them proof of your legal presence in Cameroon (American passport with visa or residence permit.).

He warns his compatriots that Cameroon does not recognize dual nationality; and that American citizens of Cameroonian origin should not attempt to use a Cameroonian passport or identity card. He puts himself at the disposal of the latter in case they have any trouble in Cameroon. According to testimonies on the sidelines of this demonstration, several teachers were injured when they only asked for a tribute worthy of the name to their colleague brutally torn from life.