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UN chief welcomes Cameroon’s announcement of national dialogue on separatist crisis

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 10 Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday welcomed the Cameroonian leader’s announcement of a national dialogue aiming to end the separatist crisis in the country’s English-speaking regions.

In a statement, Guterres’ spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the UN chief encourages the Cameroonian government to ensure that the process is inclusive and addresses the challenges facing the country.

The secretary-general calls on all Cameroonian stakeholders to participate in this effort, the spokesman said, adding that he reiterates the readiness of the United Nations to support the dialogue.

Over the past two years, the African country, with a French-speaking majority, has seen conflicts between security forces and separatists from the English-speaking minority in the Northwest and the Southwest.

Earlier Tuesday, Cameroonian President Paul Biya announced his intention to hold a national dialogue later in September in an effort to end the conflicts.

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18 comments

  1. None sense. Biya is just playing smart to international bodies. We have to ask for a third party’s presence in the dialogue process. We do not trust the rubber stamp PM

  2. The Swiss government expressed disappointment.
    Dictator once asked the swiss to mediate. The swiss accepted to help.
    The UN, EU, AU and several international bodies welcomed and encouraged the Swiss initiative.
    However, after Dictator Biya was declared Persona Non-Grata in Switzerland and his bodyguards sentenced to prison, Dictator Biya decided to snubbed the Swiss initiative.
    Dictator Biya is a very childish president. He behaves as if the country is his private property.
    He missed a golden opportunity to resolve the impasse by snubbing the Swiss initiative since the “secessionists” had already welcomed the initiative.
    The farce he announced yesterday has been REJECTED by the “secessionists”.
    Simply put, the war will be intensified and there will be ZERO disarmament

    • **** FOOD FOR THOUGHT ****

      “The greatest paradox of the speech is that President Biya delivered the speech in 30 minutes and EXCLUSIVELY in French. Never mind that he has been president of Cameroon for 37 years and has never bothered to learn English and has never cared to address the nation in English so it could also be translated into French. Sad enough, he made a lame attempt at debunking the marginalization claim and yet epitomized it. Not a single word in English and yet he claims to be president of a bilingual country. He touted the bilingualism commission he formed and displayed the breadth and depth of presidential foolishness.”

      • Shame on you. As u keep writing we know u are the pb. Keep sending money asking people to kill each other in the name of….

    • “The citizens of the North West and South West regions are English speaking citizens and if this speech was meant for them the least that would have been done is to address them in a language they understand. This fundamental miss gets to the heart of the problem: denial, falsehood and poor diagnosis.”

      Once more, Dictator Biya made a mockery of the so-called commission on bilingualism and the constitution.
      No person in his right mind can claim that the so-called “one and indivisible” LRCwhen the President will address his people EXCLUSIVELY in French and when the currency is monolingual.

      Thank God that all the warlords have REJECTED the farce called Grand dialogue. The war will continue until the Anglophone Question is COMPLETELY, TOTALLY, IRREVERSIBLY and UNCONDITIONALLY resolved

      • What really captured the evil of this man and the determination to vanquish and assimilate the two English speaking religions was the conclusion he made that ‘the future of the NW and SW lies in our republic.’ What republic?

        Southern Cameroon joined a federation not a republic and it is the very reason for the secessionist movement. This statement enforces the arrogance coming out of Etoudi. Nonetheless, for his 37 year rule, this was the first time this man addressed the nation on the non-traditional dates of 31st December and 10th of Feb. He has never addressed the nation because of Boko Haram, not because of Kamto who wasn’t mentioned. Clearly those thinking all is going well at Etoud, for lrc, are clearly deluded. This is a fake president under immense pressure from in and outside!

    • “No disarmament and the war continuous” Who is fighting who and where? We know some of you are making riches from the chaos. The results on the ground should at least change wicket minds like yours. Count the deaths, number of children deprived from deserved education, those who have lost just everything, those ruined by drug, the economic situaton in the provinces etc. Sad that some of you have decided to be blind simply because of self interest.
      Anglophones are not Saints and don’t Forget that the NW and SW are weakly linked by the language of the colonial masters. We all know that the hatred between us is worst than our differences with our francophone Brothers. I am from the NW and don’t forget or ignore the Slogan “Come no go”
      Innocent aglophones need peace and not Amba Terror.

      • Jampsy, well said my brother, that’s what I’ve been saying all these while, I’m really happy I’m not the only one. I’m from NW too and that slogan, I will never ever forget it.

  3. 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

    • Mercie mon ami tu as tout parley. I’ll nya rein a ajouter, je suis anglo, et je te remercie pour parker la verite. Ca c’est le j”ai apprised deputies 1976 a Lycee bilingual de Molyko, en arrondissement de Buea.

  4. The IG, is weak and slow and Biya, knows it.

  5. FAUX discours venant d’un faussaire n’a aucune importance.

    Ambazonia shall be free against all odds.

  6. Un veritale système de liquidation comme des Nazis.

    Vous brulez les villages anglophones. Vous dansez sur nos morts. Vous massacrez des missionaires qui ne vous soutiennent pas.

    Vous ASSASSINEZ LES ANGLOPHONES qui se battent pour une cause juste.

    Freedom is our motivation.

    We shall prevail.

  7. Great news! All-inclusive national dialogue.
    Ambazonian leaders excluded in the all-inclusive thing.

    • @John Dinga
      Are you really honest? Who dialogues with terrorists? John you are either a joker or have decided not to accept reality. No Country will tolerate the mess created by those idiots. Feel free to give a counter argument but don’t forget that it will not chnage the situation.
      We all know the so called war in NW and SW is a source of riches to some people. Are you one of them?
      Only idiots will inivite or fight war on thier territory.

  8. If Ambazonians, had a godfather big power in this whole thing, nonsense,
    would not come in just anyhow.
    Going by Biya`s speech, all blames from Ambazonians, should be placed on
    our Anglo PMs: Muna, Achidi Achu, Mafanny, P Yang, Dion Ngute. We are taking
    Biya for granted. He is very smart. Soon, he will tell the international community,
    how it was Atangha Nji, a SC, who was minister of territorial Admin during
    the war period. He, had no direct hand in it. Something, is in the offing.

  9. Dictator Biya can NEVER EVER be trusted. Do you remember the TRIPARTITE, ACCI, ACCII, the missions of Musonge and Ngute to SC. All the recommendations were ignored by Dictator Biya. We cannot continue to dialogue forever. Dictator Biya is simply buying time with his so-called GRAND DIALOGUE while his soldiers continue to massacre Southern Cameroonians. We will defend the land of our ancestors from LRC terrorist soldiers till the last man standing.

    • The man is not really stupid. He and his supporters and various Enablers have done their research, looked around the world and come away convinced that the famous UN is a toothless bulldog. Look how Syria’s President Assad is allowed to go scotfree, and Venezuela’s Maduro, and the generals of Myanmar and Mohamed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia who ordered the murder of Jamal Khashioggi, a US citizen. Not to forget the murder of Charles Truman Wesco, another US citizen in Bambui, Cameroon. The world is powerless and has absolutely no deterrence for murderous dictatorships.

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