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Equatorial Guinea accused of planning border wall with Cameroon: army sources

Yaoundé (AFP) – Equatorial Guinea is planning to build a wall along the border with its neighbour Cameroon, according to sources in the Cameroon army.

An army officer, speaking on condition of anonymity, told AFP that Equatorial Guinean soldiers had crossed the Ntem river that forms a natural border between the two countries, and erected milestones in the town of Kye-Ossi on the Cameroonian side.

The milestones had been placed at points “between one and two kilometres (0.6-1.2 miles) inside our territory,” the officer said.

At the weekend, state radio reported that Cameroon army chief, Rene Claude Meka, visited the spot at the end of July to see where the border had been encroached, noting “the expansionist ambitions” of neighbouring Equatorial Guinea.

He also warned that the Cameroonian army would not tolerate “any unlawful intrusion” into its territory.

Contacted by AFP, the authorities in Equatorial Guinea declined to comment.

Nevertheless, people living in Equatorial Guinea said they had been told about the plans to build a wall.

“All along the border, everything is already cleared. We’ve been told it is the fence where the wall will be built for our border with Cameroon,” Gustavo Ondo told AFP via telephone.

According to a number of different sources, Equatorial Guinea accuses Cameroon of letting West Africans enter its territory illegally.

Malabo is particularly watchful about the border because it is where some 30 foreign armed men from Chad, CAR and Sudan were arrested in what Equatorial Guinea says was a foiled coup attempt in December 2017.

Equatorial Guinea is awash with oil but mired in poverty and a reputation for corruption.

It has been ruled with an iron fist by President Teodoro Obiang Nguema since 1979.

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12 comments

  1. Thought it was all peace and harmony among these Fang Beti-dictators whose trademark is dictatorship. Bongo-Biya-Nguema competing to see who will outlast the others in thievery and corruption.

  2. Equatorial Guinea is a sovereign country. Why does cameroun worry about the national security of that country. La republic should concentrate in his dilapidated country

  3. Stop misleading your readers with false information.
    Cameroon complained about the fact that Equatorial Guinea was building his wall within Cameroon territory.
    I think most of you don’t understand french language and it is not your fault, such event should be broadcasted in French and English and in local languages

  4. SC will also build a giant wall West of the mungo. LRC IS EVIL

    • **** Final Days: Signs of Biya regime’s impending demise ****

      “Is President Paul Biya’s regime on the verge of crumbling? Happenings over the past three months suggest it is. First are the obvious signs: the reemergence of Boko Haram attacks in the Far North region demanding immediate deployment of more troops, a long-standing ally President Obiang Nguema of Equatorial Guinea now set to build a wall to prevent Cameroonians from entering his country, the Southern Cameroons war that has become more intractable, the security situation in the East region that is deteriorating at catastrophic rapidity and the curious fact that the man himself is suffering from cancer. But there are some equally intriguing bits of circumstantial evidence”:

    • “The first emerged recently when Biya signed a decree informing Cameroonians that the Secretary-General at the Presidency, Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh will henceforth deputize for him. Many within the Francophone regime responded privately by stating that such a move has no constitutional backing. The arrest of former Defense Minister Edgar Alain Mebo Ngo’o had long signalled that Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh was already in charge and the ailing Biya and his ruling Beti Ewondo clan were attempting to prevent a major break deep inside the government. And would Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh have so crudely ridiculed Mebo Ngo’o—and, by extension, the Francophone dominated Beti Ewondo military, which has favoured the Biya regime if he did not realize the end was near?”

  5. “Recently, the Biya government has been kicking international human rights groups and their representatives out of the country. The International Crisis Group was forced to leave as there was fear that the renowned body was helping the world to witness the impending collapse of the Biya regime.
    In August alone, the regime has invested hundreds of millions of FCFA (money that it does not even have) on a campaign to get Southern Cameroons parents to send their children back to school. The whole exercise seems to have failed. Few will fail to notice that the local population in Southern Cameroons now feels that the Ambazonia Restoration Forces have booted the French Cameroun army out of town. Every Southern Cameroonian now believes it is safe to come out against Biya.”

  6. Also, the West has placed the regime in some kind of economic sanctions. German Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel recently stopped all military cooperation with Yaoundé. The Americans took a more radical approach by not only ending a very lucrative military deal with Biya but also pulled out all US servicemen and women from the North region that were stationed there to help in combating the Nigerian Islamic sect Boko Haram.
    For their part, the Swiss ordered President Biya to leave their country and they are now in support of regime change as a goal towards ending the numerous crises that have rocked the Cameroonian nation. The Dutch and the Belgians have all withdrawn financial aid to the Yaoundé regime.

  7. Equatorial Guinea has no trust in the ripoublique

  8. All these will give Ambazonia independence? Or you are not for independence anymore? Fund ground zero, buy more AK’s! Or you tired of funding ground zero and buying AK’s? I wish you guys should never get tired of funding ground zero and buying AK’s “until you reach Buea”!

  9. The road to FREEDOM is opening wider and wider.

  10. All what you do is sit on your balls and rape women. Why don’t you take this opportunity and occupy the Island of Fernanda Po? It lies within you territory. Take it now so Ambazonia will annex it. Idiots.

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