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UN human rights chief in Cameroon as violence in Anglophone regions continues

Michelle Bachelet

cgtn | United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, is in Cameroon to evaluate progress made in the protection and promotion of human rights as an armed conflict ravages the two English-speaking regions of the country.

On Thursday, Bachelet, who is invited by the Cameroonian government, met with top government officials including foreign minister, interior minister and minister of secondary education.

Security challenges and human rights violations in the two war-torn English-speaking regions of Northwest and Southwest dominated her talks with the government ministers, according to officials of the Ministry of External Relations. The talks were held behind closed doors.

Bachelet is expected to meet with President Paul Biya during her stay in the central African country.

It is unclear if she will visit the troubled Anglophone regions where armed separatists demanding the creation of a new nation have been clashing with government forces since 2017.

Prior to her official visit to Cameroon, Bachelet said that the situation in the regions required “urgent attention and solution.”

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23 comments

  1. ZERO VIVRE ENSEMBLE

    The UN, US, AU, EU, etc. have all recommended D-I-A-L-O-G-U-E as the only path to the resolution of the impasse.
    However, Dictator Biy is daydreaming that his Beti militia can win ASYMMETRICAL warfare. Of course, the war remains UNWINNABLE.
    GENUINE Amba boys will also NEVER EVER surrender their weapons since the reasons they took up arms have not been resolved. Simply put, Dictator Biya has inadvertently started an OPEN-ENDED he can no longer stop.

    Believe me or not, the Anglophone Question will be resolved at the negotiating table under the auspices of the international community.
    Dictator Biya will simply be wasting his time and energy:

    1. banning the word ANGLOPHONE and FRANCOPHONE
    2. creating a ministry of living together
    3. BEGGING Amba boys to surrender
    4. etc.
    3.

    • ZERO VIVRE ENSEMBLE

      The upgrading of the weapons of Amba boys is in progress.
      Pa Che has already delivered several consignments of AK47 and BOMBS.
      Several consignments are in the pipeline.
      Daydreamers who think that GENUINE Amba boys will one day contact the so-called commission on disarmament will surely be in for a rude awakening.

      1. SC is now almost UNGOVERNABLE
      2. ZERO elections in SC
      3. ZERO disarmament
      4. ZERO Ministry of decentralisation
      5. ZERO ELECAM
      6. Zero commission on bilingualism
      7. Zero commission on disarmament
      8. ZERO Island of Peace
      9. ZERO Ndian oil
      10. ZERO VIVRE ENSEMBLE
      11. ZERO so-called 20th May celebration in SC

      In sum,

      The momentum remains UNSTOPPABLE
      The war remains UNWINNABLE

  2. Meeting only government officials would be biased and not give a clear picture of what is happening on ground. It would be better if Ms Bachelet also meets with independent officials with integrity, civil society and religious organisations in the crisis affected regions. I know the UN is not stupid but this needs to happen even if Ms Bachelet does not go to the troubled regions. Relying solely on situational reports by UN Agencies and NGO’s is not enough to give a true picture on ground.

    • @ Ndingaman. This woman is not stupid. She has seen pictures of people being kidnapped and beheaded by Ambazonia thugs. There is no way she will risk her life for black people, especially those who think like some Rwandans about 20 years ago during the dark ages of Rwanda.

  3. 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,
    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 weh dem thiefam.La Ripoublique Voleur. Assassin. Bandit. NoBoDy can Accept slavery.

  4. Dear Madame Bachelet, you were president of Chile and served 2 terms of only 4yrs. You understand democracy and change from the grassroots.
    The man in power today in Cameroon was appointed prime minister in 1975 and then appointed president in 1982, 44yrs ago.
    The corruption, stagnation, deception cultivated under his visionless leadership has led Cameroon into a civil war.
    He collaborated with the French to weaponized language in Cameroon making sure Anglophones are automatically subjected to black on black apartheid policies to ensure French colonization of Anglophone territory AkA Southern Cameroons.
    His legacy is civil war, genocide of Anglophones and eventual separation of Cameroon.
    Like Saddam, Quadaffi, Assad, Bashir etc Greedy dictators destroy nations

  5. Like the false promise of colonialism, the allure of rigor & moralization was a sing-song & lip service. The people of Cameroon found out once gain they had been duped.
    Lifelong dictatorships augur trouble & easily spill into chaos. Where soldiers are higher paid civil servants than university professors & medical practitioners there are compelling signs of dictatorship and the direction of a country.
    Dictatorship & religious imperialism are what the Europeans had and they fought hard & valiantly to overcome .The philosophy was packaged and exported to Africa where it quickly metastasize taking advantage of weak African traditional institutions and core tribalistic tendencies. Regimes operate by centralization and often fail. Biya, Al Bashir, Mubarak, Ben Ali? Mandela, Nyerere, Rawlings?

  6. Michelle Bachelet, 2 terms former Chili president, yet the great grand daughter of a French immigrant that capitalized on weak Chilean regulations to amass illicit wealth in the wine industry, passed down to his generations and protected by France. Ambazonians do not expect any progress from this witch. Flood GZ with AK47 and make Ambazonia a contender. Then we could negotiate the terms of separation from a position of strength. Homeland or death.

    • Kumkum Pass Garri

      @Lenemie fo progress.

      You are barking up the worng tree!

      Call Ikome Sako, Sisiku, Tabenyang, Chriz Anusz Ayaba and Akwanga and ask them to flood ambazonia with AK47s using the USD1.8 million they raised in the name of the struggle and swindled away.

      The fact that you are not asking them to account for the USD1.8 million and rather posting comments here asking others to flood the country with AK47s suggests that you are either part of the scam or one of the people whose names I listed above. Do you really think people from the NW/SW are going to donate to your 401c corporation again? Well the extremely foolish ambafools raised money for Ikome Sako to buy a house and move out of the miserable apartment he was renting. Ikome’ personal house is your presidency!
      You be bad dull man!
      Nyam!

    • @L’enemie,

      you have now confirmed that you yourself is not convinced by what you write.

      Where will the money for AKs come from? Hope you are not thinking that pple are going to contribute another 1.8 million for you to start raising blocks in Pinyin.

      “Homeland or death”.

      I would advise you to choose the latter option, it will save you a lot of energy. You can precipitate your destiny by chopping off your fingers like another Amba boy is promising to do in another write-up elsewhere. As for me, I will help you go in for the rope and chair option.

      Lie-lie man pickin without kanass léké you…

  7. Kumkum Pass Garri

    Representatives of Mbororo pastoralists will be meeting Michelle Bachelet to present evidence of xenophobic materials, killings, torture, kidnappings, ransom collection and cattle theft by Ambazonia terrorists!

    The meeting will take place during her ongoing visit to Cameroon. Ahead of the meeting a Mbororo activist was today able to show her a recent video of Issa Adamu who was tortured by Ambazonia terrorists in Bamenda to death. (See Video on Kontripipo(dot)com) She was shocked and has asked for all evidence to be submitted.

    The meeting follows two weeks of advocacy by 5 Mbororo representatives at UN headquarters on same issues. Other represenatives will be in Brussels this weekend to further expose the exactions by the separatist terrorists on cattle herders in NW/SW Cameroon.

  8. ZERO VIVRE ENSEMBLE

    Michelle Bachelet has been invited by LRC to see proofs of the crimes of the “secessionists”. Hallelujah.
    Little wonder, she was welcomed by ex-convict Atanga Nji and the Mbororos.
    She will be told how Dictator Biya will soon ban the words ANGLOPHONE, FRANCOPHONE and also create a Ministry of VIVRE ENSEMBLE in order to appease Southern Cameroonians.

    At the end of her visit, Bachelet will receive her own golden statue and an envelope from Dictator Biya.
    The bottom line is Bachelet is representing the interests of the UN, not hers. Simply put, she will remind Dictator Biya of the UN position on this crisis. This position of the UN is NOT different from that of the US, the EU, the Commonwealth, the AU, etc.
    This position is for Dictator Biya to convene an INCLUSIVE and GENUINE DIALOGUE

    • ZERO VIVRE ENSEMBLE

      A golden statue and an envelope to Frau Bachelet, the baseless allegations of the Mbororos or the lies of ex-convict Atanga Nji can and will NEVER EVER change the call for an INCLUSIVE and GENUINE dialogue WITHOUT PRECONDITIONS.

      Frau Bachelet is already aware “que l’armée est allée tirer sur les bébés innocents sur le dos de leurs mamans. Après cela, ils se sont levés pour dire que notre armée est républicaine»
      She will therefore considered the bbaseless and trumped up allegations of the Mbororos as “le moindre mal”.

      THE FUTURE IS PREGNANT !!!!

    • ZERO VIVRE ENSEMBLE

      «Maintenant c’est le gouvernement qu’on voit aux abois, se battant comme un beau diable pour glaner quelques regards sympathiques, au moment ou tout le monde le regarde d’un air dur et méchant. Il se bat contre l’univers tout entier. Il se bat contre les camerounais modérés qui lui ont demandé d’aller à la fédération ou du moins à une régionalisation authentique avec des états regionaux.il se bat contre les partis politique du Cameroun, il se bat contre les ONG internationales, il se bat contre l’Union Africaine, il se bat contre l’Union Européenne qui a prescrit des résolutions contre sa mal gouvernance, sa violence, l’absence de démocratie et a prescrit la libération des hommes politiques et le dialogue. Il se bat contre les Etats-Unis, il se bat contre le monde entier. …”

    • ZERO VIVRE ENSEMBLE

      “….Dans ce gigantesque complot cosmique dont il se dit la malheureuse victime innocente, c’es lui seul qui a raison ! Et cette raison il la crie à tue-tête, justifie ses actions, sans se demander qui il veut convaincre au juste, puisque personne ne l’écoute» ( Essomba D., 2019)

    • ZERO VIVRE ENSEMBLE

      **** BREAKING NEWS ****

      “Le Jeune Afrique is reporting authoritatively that the UN security council will meet on 13th May in particularly concerning the situation in the former British Southern Cameroons. The United States is bringing up the issue in the security council.”

      THE FUTURE IS PREGNANT!!!!!

    • ZERO VIVRE ENSEMBLE

      It is very easy to start a war.
      However, once started, you have no way of knowing HOW and WHEN it will end.
      Dictator Biya FOOLISHLY started his SH*THOLE war. His terrorist soldiers cannot tell him HOW and WHEN the war might end.
      Believe me or not, I can authoritatively tell Dictator Biya WHEN the war will end. The war will after the Anglophone Question has been COMPLETELY, TOTALLY, IRREVERSIBLY and UNCONDITIONALLY been resolved.
      Dictator Biya should, therefore, stop wasting his precious time and energy:

      1. BEGGING Amba boys to drop weapons.
      2. banning the words ANGLOPHONE and FRANCOPHONE
      3. creating a Ministry of living together
      4. appointing an Anglophone ex-convict as minister
      5. introducing a FAKE Decentralisation
      6. etc.

      COSMETIC measures can NEVER EVER stop the UNSTOPPABLE war.

  9. Epée Dipanda

    We will never yield. Freedom or death.

  10. They are now coming in droves, selectively invited so that Biya is seen as doing something. Wasn’t the situation in the NW and SW regions supposed have returned to normalcy and the commission for bilingualism was to start its work in peace? Out of arrogance, Biya started an unwinnable war to his political downfall. He revealed to the world his diabolical hate for Southern Cameroon life and culture.

    Biya is receiving foreign dignitaries, sending support messages to true democratic governments around the world and has come out of the closet and taken on twitter to build a new image 37 years too late. Yet his militia are slaughtering civilians and vandalising homes in the NW and SW regions. He has refused to meet with his own people, including the bishops of his country. Rainforest retard.

  11. LONG LIVE AMBAZONIA

  12. The Observer

    Why meet only members of government who are themselves the real perpetrators of crimes against humanity? I Pray it does not end up like the visit of the Commonweath Secretary general.What an evil world.

    • The system has a lot of skeletons to hide, so naturally access to prying foreign eyes is controlled. But Cameroon is too big to be pocketed like devalued CFA francs.Overhead Satellite monitors make on site visits almost superfluous.

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