Buhari said his country will do everything possible to support Cameroon’s unity just as Cameroon supported Nigeria against the Biafran secessionist war of 1967-1970 during which about 3 million Nigerians were killed.
The US Secretary of State, Antony J. Blinken, has announced that the US has decided to introduce visa restrictions on Cameroon nationals, who are “undermining the peaceful resolution of the crisis in Anglophone regions of Cameroon”
In a statement released on June 7, 2021, the Secretary of State said the move to institute visa restrictions on those against the peaceful resolution of the crisis was going into effect immediately.
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Esther Omam, the winner of The Scoop Media’s Outstanding Humanitarian, Peace and Mediator Award, has vowed not to relent efforts in peace-building and humanitarianism in the crisis-hit Northwest and Southwest regions of Cameroon.
Dedicating the award to Anglophone Crisis victims, Esther Omam said the award would not have been possible without the crisis which has opportuned her to serve relentlessly.
She received the award recently during a ceremony organised by The Scoop Media Group in Buea, to honour some outstanding and selfless personalities in Cameroon.
Since the Anglophone crisis started, many suspects arrested for supposed anti-government activities, or links with separatists have been summarily executed without trial, or even further investigations.
The most recent of some of the callous killings is the incident in Mautu on January 10 where, in an alleged hunt for separatists, some locals, including an elderly woman and her grandchild, alongside seven others were killed.
With the escalation of the Anglophone crisis, traditional rulers in the Northwest and Southwest regions of Cameroon, have continually been targeted by separatist fighters for either supporting a government initiative, or refusing to side with separatists’ agenda, or voting.
Also, traditional rulers seen by the government as weighing more on the separatists’ side of the divide, have been targeted and harassed by government forces. As a result, some have fled their palaces too, for fear of further harassment or prosecution.
One of the setbacks of the Anglophone Crisis has been campaigns against the right to education, which is an established human right, as enshrined in article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 17(1) of the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights.
Cameroonian musicians have come under widespread criticism for failing to unite forces and use the power of the talent to contribute to the peace process in the restive Northwest and Southwest regions.
Some 11 men were, Wednesday, November 18, at the Southwest Governor’s Office, presented by authorities as Amba fighters who have dropped their guns.
They were presented to the media alongside guns and other weapons like locally fabricated explosives used in fighting
An explosion in Buea’s student residential neighbourhood, Molyko, beside Total fuel station, in the night of Wednesday, November 11, caused commotion, injured many persons and left several cars, within the range of the explosion, with shattered windscreens and glasses.
In a release dated November 6, the U.S diplomat said the Cameroonian diaspora in the United States can and must play a critical key role to end the violence in Cameroon.