Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Anglophone Crisis: on BBC, Kamto tells new secrets

While in the USA, the president of the Movement for the Renaissance of Cameroon (Mrc), Maurice Kamto was the guest of the BBC channel. The unsuccessful presidential candidate of 2018 raised several subjects including the English-speaking crisis.

Asked about his absence in the North West and South West since the start of the crisis, Maurice Kamto justifies himself by citing security reasons. 

He returns the ball to the government camp which also avoids going to the scenes of humanitarian dramas in the English-speaking area. 

"Do you have any examples where political leaders or the government itself could go into the field and count the number of dead said Maurice Kamto who specifies that all relate to the data of journalists, non-governmental organizations and the 'army'.

The president of Mrc has unpacked on the British channel his strategy to bring peace to this part of Cameroonian ravaged by war since 2016. He declared that he “would have united the Cameroonians in the framework of an inclusive dialogue, including representatives of secessionists, those who have been sentenced to life in prison recently, and those of the diaspora.” 

The English-speaking crisis has left more than 500,000 displaced and more than 3,000 dead. Before polling day, the separatists who make the law in the North-West and the South-West of Cameroon established several days of dead city. Violent acts were recorded in several localities on the day of the vote. Army convoys were attacked in the small village of Bafut where no polling station was opened. Mass media have announced the neutralization by the army of seven members of the separatist armed groups in other localities in the English-speaking area. 

The Mrc de Maurice Kamto refused to participate in the legislative elections of 09 February 2020. He demanded, among other things, the reform of the electoral system and the cessation of the war in the North West and South West of Cameroon.