Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Anglophone Crisis: everything will be displayed in the USA starting from March 19 to 21, 2020

An International Conference on the Armed Conflict in the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon will be held from March 19 to 21, 2020 in Washington DC, in the United States of America.

The organizers, the FND Coalition, indicate that its holding in the federal capital of the United States follows the failure of the organization in Cameroon of the General Conference of Anglophones. 

"Since the outbreak of the conflict in Cameroon, eminent leaders such as His Eminence Cardinal Christian Tumi and His Majesty Judge Ayah Paul Abine have called for a conference to bring together all Cameroonians from the English-speaking part to exchange views and to establish a dominant position. The government of Cameroon unfortunately prevented the holding of the Anglophone General Conference. As the conflict intensifies, it is clear that such a conference uniting the Cameroonians of the South cannot take place in Cameroon, hence the need to have a conference abroad in a partner country, ”we read. on the website created for this purpose. 

The event has two objectives: to bring together all the nationals of the English-speaking part of Cameroon (living in Cameroon and abroad) to establish a majority opinion on the path of a permanent negotiated solution and to develop a detailed framework for post reconstruction - solid conflict.

Several personalities are expected to attend, notably the lawyers Ayah Abine and Emmanuel Ashu, Joseph Wirba, former deputy of the SDF; or Mark Bareta, one of the separatist leaders. Former US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Herman Cohen is also expected. Like the French deputy Sébastien Nadot. 

Officially, the Cameroonian government has not yet reacted to the announcement of the organization of this event. But this type of initiative is often frowned upon by Yaoundé who has already said no to Swiss mediation, highlighting the holding in October 2019 of a Grand National Dialogue at the initiative of President Paul Biya.