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France to Continue Military Cooperation with Cameroon

PARIS VOA | France said on Thursday its defense cooperation with Cameroon was continuing a day after the United States said it was halting some military assistance to the West African country over allegations of human rights violations by its security forces.

“France is bound by a defense partnership agreement that it conducts according to the international standards,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Agnes von der Muhll said in a daily briefing with reporters.

“In accordance with international humanitarian law and the law of armed conflict, this cooperation is also intended to help Cameroon’s defense and security forces combat terrorism, especially against Boko Haram in the north of the country, while protecting the people. This cooperation continues.”

Cameroon has cooperated closely with the Western states in the fight against Islamist militant group Boko Haram in West and central Africa. But rights groups have accused authorities of using the fight against Boko Haram to crack down on political opponents, and make arbitrary arrests and torture people.

Authorities arrested opposition leader Maurice Kamto in January, accusing him of mobilizing dissent against President Paul Biya, who has ruled the country since 1982.

Biya has been accused by the opposition and rights groups of cracking down in two Anglophone regions to root out armed separatists vying for independence.

A State Department official on Wednesday said the United States’ decision to terminate some military programs and halt delivery of some equipment was to push Cameroon to show greater transparency in investigating credible allegations of gross violations of human rights security forces.

France, which has significant business interests in its former colony and relies on it to fight against Islamist militants, has been careful not to overly criticize the government’s handling of the crisis.

It has urged the Cameroonian government to engage in dialogue to stop an escalation in violence.

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22 comments

  1. Nobody cares about France.
    Cameroon will survive this hiccup.

  2. France cannot survive without Africa as the Italian Minister has stated. Even Macron has admitted this by saying the French cannot expect to work fewer hours, demand higher pay and retire early. A country where over 90% of the population receives some type of government assistance. You get laid off and still collect 80% of your pay. How do you support this business model and survive when other industrial countries are logging over 50 hours of work a week. Take it from dumb African Leaders in Francafool!

  3. Who gives a doggie dog gone sh&te? Pests, leeches, lice, ticks, maggots, tape worms, ascaris lumbriscoids and parasites of Ambazonia. We shall drain this purse now and forever. The struggle intesifies.

  4. France can’t stop military protection of her plantations in Africa. The war in Ambazonia is masterminded in part by France. If they like they can bring back gen De Gaule to protect LRC. The diaper wearing lazy dictator is unable to do anything, Ä lrc is governed by the click of beti bulu fang junta

  5. France is the number one assassin of Africans.Grance is well known for tths role.It is left to the African people to.decide if they need France or not.Military cooperation my foot.

  6. What do you expect from the blood-sucking French? They have fastened their mosquito fangs into the blood of Francophone Africa. They will stop at nothing to maintain puppets leaders to keep the blood flowing. What hypocrisy for a country claiming to be built on democratic values that are fair and just, for a country claiming to champion human rights, for a country whose power in the international cycles is sponsored by African wealth at the expense of people perishing in poverty, lack potable water, health facilities, schools, etc. What a shame. If I were French, I won’t know where to put my head because of shame. And what is so wrong about this whole thing is that the same African countries that have placed under the French yoke, for some reason think they are French. French slaves.

  7. What do you expect from the blood-sucking French? They have fastened their mosquito fangs into the blood of Francophone Africa. They will stop at nothing to maintain puppet leaders to keep the blood flowing. What hypocrisy for a country claiming to be built on democratic values that are fair and just, for a country claiming to champion human rights, for a country whose power in the international cycles is sponsored by African wealth at the expense of people perishing in poverty, lack potable water, health facilities, schools, etc. What a shame. If I were French, I won’t know where to put my head because of shame. And what is so wrong about this whole thing is that the same African countries that have placed under the French yoke, for some reason think they are French. French slaves.

  8. The dumb peoples of french africa, also think they can not survive without france.
    Who then is to blame. Here lies the stupidity. Even the younger generations, are
    growing up with this concept. So sad.

    • Africans For Donald Trump

      @Joshua

      Dumb Africans like you think that when it comes to exploiting Africans; France is different from other European countries and the United States.

      It is very sad that old folks like you continue to mislead the younger generation to think that they can survive without France but cannot survive without the United Nations.
      You are too dumb to realise that France is an integral part of the UN.

      Surviving without France means surviving without the United Nations. We all know that the ambazombie terrorists can not beat the Cameroon government and are basically creating chaos in the hope that the UN will come for their rescue.
      What a bunch of idiots!

      • Calling on the UN or whoever to help, doesn`t mean, that they are the
        good bedfellows my friend. It is to stop the madness of france / BIYA
        on the bid to a holocaust, before the Abazonians, can stand on our feet.
        We don`t have an army, but we can have someone to help, at least for
        a time. France being part of the UN, is one of the weaknesses of the UN,
        in this situation. But i doubt, if it ties the hands of the UN or US, behind.
        For once, the double standards should be viewed as more dangerous, than
        even the reliance on anyone.

        • Fan of Makontripipo-com

          @ Joshua the wonderful international idiot.

          You do not have an army and you do not have anyone to help apart from the Cameroonian shitologists in the Diaspora.

          You have a bunch of misguided youth who are highly intoxicated on marijuana and tramol terrorizing the local population with their dane guns and amulets in the name of self defense forces!

          The government of Cameroon will continue to identify and neutralize these terrorist idiots on a daily basis and there is nothing you can do to stop the government of Cameroon.

          It is apparent you are not aware that France has a veto power in the UN.

          Wonderful international idiot terrorists! Death and Holocaust to the ambafool terrorists!

        • Fan of MKPD-COM,

          please don’t depress Amba fools that are present here. Once they see anything bearing that name MKPD, they drink a crate of Guinness to catch some sleep.

          CHINEKE will always guide and protect MKPD for his wonderful eye-opening work…

  9. If we survive 2019, then CHINEKE is great !

    What is coming out of the mouths of some CMRs these days leaves one with nothing but goose bumps.

    Are the Ntumazahs, Ums, Ouandjis, Osendes, Mumiés…taking their revenge on us for betraying FATHERLAND?

    How can a country that used to be the centre of attraction suddenly become the last in everything?…

    • Because of people with your mindset who think they are better than others.

      • Well said Kedioh. He speaks like a pastor/priest who after baptizing thousands of africans into christianiity suddenly becomes an atheist.

        • As for you, @New Day!

          I know you were promised a catechist portfolio in the FB Amba rep. government. But, unfortunately, I have got very bad news for you! You’ll have to assume that portfolio in Maryland, not in CMR.

          As for some of US, LOVERS of CMR, without material LONGINGS as reward, we’ll keep on opening the eyes of our people. And let them be the judge.

          Why are you even wasting my time? Have you even wired your contribution for February?

          Amba boys need sticks and groundnuts, and plenty of banga too of course..

      • Kedioh!

        I will never, ever, support your movement, and you know that just 2 well.

        The only thing that we share in common is the zeal to see our COUNTRY be like our forefathers always wanted it to be. A country where every single entity would manage its own business, and reap the fruits of their hard work in their region. But to think that ur mov’t can fool illiterates into believing that they have the magic wand 2 transform darkness into daylight is simply a hoax that I can never ascribe 2. Your mov’t can fool and behead others, not me—they are no different from Etoudi.

        Do you think Ntumazah was a mad man when he raised his contri cloz and showed his BIG blk butt to britons/gaulists in preference for his bros on the other side of the Mongo?

        Why did Anglos give Francos asylum?

        • How many Anglos have you seen today being molested by Francos for seeking refuge into their homes due your mov’t’s MADNESS? This is what shocked your mov’t the most simply because they thought that Francos would send away their Anglos bros 2 go back, and then ur mad-mov’t will make its case. Your mov’t even went as far as warning Anglos not to cross over 2 their Franco bros because there were plans to massacre them. But shame was the answer! What was left? Make incursions into Franco regions and slaughter Francos. But shame still ! Nothing happened! Instead, Anglos and Francos embraced each other and mourned together over their collective fate.

          There is nothing u Diaspora-DEVILS can do 2 divide what CHINEKE has brought together. Bury your Francophobia and face reality 4 once.

          CMR is 1…

  10. Italy exposed Frances colonization of african plantation . the yellow vest is a big problem in France they can continue cooperation with them. Ambazonia will never be a French stooge

  11. Shamefull, very shamefull that a president of a country, should act like
    the senior prefect of his country to another. This is only possible, when the
    people have failed to realise that their rights mean something.

  12. Italy will soon be supplying Southern Cameroons with defensive weapons…let France take note that the time for it control of Central African States is coming to a close.

  13. France is dead and bury. Macron should solve his own country’s crisis, the world has changed since colonisation although France is still holding on free resources from Africans colonies i.e Cameroon by appointing colonial black puppets to serve the french masters by committing scorched earth policies & genocide like white slavery accross Africa in order to scare the people to stay mute and accept the norm, since the crisis in British southern Cameroon escalated which is not the first time in the history of English Cameroon, France has been name and shame in social media as keeping poverty in french Africa, promote migration,African youths will rise up to France barbarism, subjugation and promote low living standards of dictators, joblessness,migrations, corruption, bribery,poverty