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René Emmanuel Sadi

Cameroon castigates U.S. president for ignoring atrocities of armed separatists in English-speaking regions

YAOUNDE, Nov. 18 Xinhua | The Cameroonian government on Monday castigated U.S. President Donald Trump for disregarding “heinous acts” perpetrated by armed separatists in the English-speaking regions of the country.

In a letter to the U.S. Congress on Oct. 31, Trump said he will soon exclude Cameroon from the trade benefits of African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), citing “persistent gross violations of internationally recognized human rights … including extrajudicial killings, arbitrary and unlawful detention and torture” by Cameroonian soldiers in the Anglophone part of the country.

“The government of Cameroon cannot hide its astonishment at the absence … of any reference to, or even condemnation of the countless and unspeakable atrocities perpetrated by the armed bands of secessionists in the Northwest and the Southwest (the two English-speaking regions),” Cameroon’s government spokesman Emmanuel Rene Sadi told a press conference here late Monday.

“The incrimination, even the stigmatization of our Defence and Security Forces, are all the more incomprehensible because, in addition to protecting the citizens, they are involved in many civilian-military actions for the benefit of the populations in the regions concerned,” Sadi added.

Armed separatists seeking independence of the two Anglophone regions in Cameroon have been clashing with government forces since 2017.

The United Nations estimates that more than 530,000 people have been displaced internally by the conflict.

The AGOA allows member countries to sell goods to the United States on a duty-free basis. In 2018, 2.68 percent of Cameroon products were sold to the United States, according to Cameroon’s Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Mines.

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  1. We all, know that the US gov`t, is also living inside Cameroon and that the latter, is not
    an island. What is Sadi saying? Is he aware that the Cardinal Tumi investigation and his
    utterances in public, bear testimony to the day to day happenings in SC. Has the church,
    especially the Catholic church, not come out with same allegations and criticisms of the
    attrocities to commit genocide in SC?
    Dictatorships, always cover up in lies telling, to get their agendas going. Sade like his
    comrade Tchiroma, should be tried for complicity and treason.

    • What r u even attempting to say.
      The US army is the worst and you know it.
      How about Afghanistan, Irak, ….
      Did Cameroun went about black and brown hunting …by us cops?

      • Mbappe

        Strangely, your comparison denotes an aggression of Ambazonia by the soldiers of la ripoublique. As the USA attacks IRAQ and Afghanistan, so does LRC attack and commit atrocities in Ambazonia, not so ?

        You thereby officially recognize AMBAZONIA as a country being attacked by LRC. Bravo. You are updating your firmware to an advanced optical recognition machine.

      • Hahahahaha .your days are numbered bitch

      • @mbappe hahahahaha bitch.Your days are numbered.

  2. This is the problem with lrc, that the consequences of this conflict are being projected on the conscience of the people, instead of focusing on resolving the causes of the conflict in the first place. The abuses on either side, are a symptom of a failed government. Biya agreed in France that lrc tried to assimilate Southern Cameroon and failed. Failure to recognise the identity of Southern Cameroonians and the marginalisation amounts to gross violation of their human rights. When Southern Cameroonians went out to protest with peace leaves, lrc soldiers shot and killed. When lawyers and teachers went on protest in peace, they were jailed and called terrorists, eventually sparking the secessionist conflict.

    lrc dehumanises its people by stoking violence, corruption and tribalism.

  3. A culture that lacks “I am sorry” in it’s lexicon, that routinely brags “We have no lessons to learn from you” is a problem, especially as they are known to receive military training from US, Israel, Germany, military equipment from the US, Germany.

    Maturity demands accepting responsibility for one’s failures rather than shirk it off to one’s past or present teacher. Nor does it make sense to do wrong and then justify it by saying that it is also done elsewhere. If Guantanamo was wrong, why would any sensible military be emulate it?

    The million dollar question remains: why had there never ever been mass slaughter or mass arson in towns and villages in the nooks and crannies in Ambazonia till the sudden appearance of armed soldiers in them??????

  4. Same things were said when CAF declared Cameroun unfit to host the nation’s cup last year, unfortunately those who still believe in the Government of Cameroun must wakeup to the reality that CAF was right, the Stadiums are still under construction till today. Americans are just as well doing the right thing.

  5. Biya and his regime, can make as much noice, because so long, it is much talking
    and no action taken on them. They are feeling they are untouchables and so this
    bravado. If Anglos were 80%, it would not be like this.

  6. Une fois de plus, Biya vient d’être battu à son propre jeu.

    Les forces de défense et de sécurité du Cameroun ont incendié des maisons et des magasins en AMBAZONIE. Nous avons la liste de ce qu’ils font en plus de leurs actes barbares.

    Ils pillent, ils brûlent, ils tuent, ils mangent des chiens, volent du bétail
    Pour se faire passer pour des Ambazoniens.
    Ils s’habillent en clochards dans les rues et cachent des armes.
    Ils infiltrent pour écouter ce qui se dit.
    Les fonctionnaires vivent dans le chantage permanent
    Ils volent les pc, les téléphones et tout ce qu’ils trouvent.

    LA RIPOUBLIQUE thief our ressources, buy weapons with the money then come and kill us with the weapons from the money of our ressources way dem thiefam.La Ripoublique Voleur. Assassin. Bandit. NoBoDy can Accept slavery

  7. René Sardine
    Atanga Nji sardine
    Fame Ndongo sardine

    Vous aviez la grande gueule nessa ?

    maintenant vous allez pleurer. Vous vouliez défier les USA, nan ? Man no run, wuna go run.

    Dégagez avec Biya.

  8. 95% of the atrocities committed in the English.speaking regions of Cameroonn have been committed by the Cameroon army. The former defence spokesman COL.Badjeck of the Cameroun army once said in a video statement that the army has a monopoly of.violence.Gen.Melingui Nouma said that they burn down villages when they go for a.counter attack and.cannot find seperatist fighters.Gen.Elokobi said that the army is killing and such killing are collateral damage.I Personally writing this comment
    lost 5 brothers killed by the army.Our village has been deserted because when the army came and started shooting at random ,killed many people.To deny that the Cameroon.army is not killing our people is an act of hypocrisy ,a big lie and an attempt to cover up the multifaceted crimes of the Cameroon army.

  9. My innocent uncle and son was shot dead recently with two other of his friends by Cameroon soldiers…i am a Nigerian,imo state to be precise.my cousin returned from the United States and a gun he bought for his own safety got missing and his father took him to a village in Cameroon and Nigerian border in search of it from a voodoo man and my there my uncle and his son and two of his friends met their untimely death…we were informed by one of my cousins friend whom the Cameroon soldiers shot dead but they did not know that the guy was still alive but later died… Very sad

  10. Monsieur René Sadi cannot compare the “separatist ” fighters to the Cameroon army. This is an asymmetrical war. LRC has a standing army backed by France. The army has lethal modern weapons. The Amba boys have been fighting with primitive weapons. The LRC has burned downed entire villages and shamelessly and denied it even with BBC satellite images to prove it. So he wants the US to applaud the government for its criminal acts on its own people? How do these people think by committing all these atrocities Anglophones will peacefully live with them. I recommend the members of this inhuman gang masquerading as a government to read Ernest Renan’s “What is a Nation?” Among other things he tells us that a nation ” is a daily plebiscite.” There must be consent. Dialogue is the only way

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