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British Minister of State for Africa Harriett Baldwint has stressed the need for Cameroon to adopt dialogue to resolve unrest in the Anglophone region.

Baldwin of West Worchestershire who doubles as a Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) made the call after a trip to Cameroon.

The trip afforded her the opportunity to meet with a number of stakeholders in the restive region especially in the southwest capital of Buea.

The meeting took place at Mountain Hotel Buea, with  Harriett Baldwin alongside H.E Rowan Laxton, British High Commissioner to Cameroon.

“Important visit to Buea in South West Anglophone region hearing from local people about the impact of the ongoing dispute and the urgent need for dialogue,” she said in a tweet accompanied by a photo of a meeting of leaders in Buea.

Some other work she did had to do with environment conservation and the opening of an educational facility.

We discussed a broad range of issues, including the growing refugee crisis, internally displaced due to the current crisis, conditions of detainees with some facing trial in military courts and some detained without charges or trial, continuous arrests ongoing in North West and South West Regions, burning of houses and villages reportedly done by the military, killings going on in both regions and the conditions of the terrorised civilian population caught in the middle of war.
Raising concerns on the extradition of Ayuk Tabe Julius and 46 others arrested in Nigeria. Currently detained incommunicado, with no access to family and lawyers.

In the presence of civil society representatives and clergy, we mutually agreed that, finding solutions to the human rights and security situation remains a priority.

However, to find a long lasting solution to the crisis, The United Kingdom and other international partners must push for dialogue with representatives of the people.
—Agbor Nkongho
CENTRE for Human Rights and Democracy in Africa.

Thursday, 15 February 2018 08:08

Cameroon: UDC MP killed in traffic accident

The UDC parliamentarians have been reduced in Number after the sudden death of one of them at the now famous Ebebda bridge, in the Centre Region. Mrs. Samba Mariama died on the 14th of February 2018 on her way to Yaoundé.

She got elected as a parliamentarian in the Noun constituency during the 2013 legislative election. Samba Mariama died a few months before the end of her mandate. Her alternate Member will continue to play her role as parliamentarian until her mandate expires. The Parliamentary session has been scheduled for next month.

Beside her demise, Martin Oyona, is seriously sick and has been evacuated for medical attention. Last year witnessed the passing away of three Parliamentarians namely Joseph Mboui, Madjele and Lisinge Ekeke Arthur, all CPDM( Cameroon Peoples Democratic Movement) parliamentarians.

The search and man hunt mounted by the Rapid Intervention Forces BIR, Gendarmes and Police hasn't given any substantial results. Those who arrested him claim he is well treated and catered for much better than what his wife could have been giving him

The Sub Divisional Officer was whisked off from the grand stand during the 11th of February commemoration. Three Gendarmes were killed and the Sub Divisional Officer seized alongside his car and driver. The vehicle conveying them was burnt down and those who arrested him have taken him along. The office of the Sub Divisional Officer has been sealed to preempt the illicit use of his office.

Mark Barety reports that, it is suspected that La Republique attitude is geared towards to the fact that the arrested DO is an Anglophone and there is a “Je Ma Fool” attitude from them. They seem to be happy that this is happening to one of our own.

Lent is a special moment in the history of the Church that begins every 14 of February to mark one month of fasting and meditation to commemorate the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter.

The trick star and maverick Politician, Paul Biya has decided this time around to use but these brain washed youths. Haven understood the worthlessness of the People's call, which became a huge scandal, these youths had to gather in Yaoundé, at the Yaoundé Conference Centre.

Gathering under the auspices of " Friends of Popaul" It beats my imagination that youths of age 40 and below can pretend that they are Biya's friends when the realities on the ground show great disparities and frustration. Youth unemployment is galloping and all appointments are given to retirees, who have worked with the government and are brought back to continue where they rested.

Even the Senatorial Election does not give priority to youths below 40 years of age. Where then is the place of these youths who gathered at the Conference Centre as " Friends of Popaul" pretentiously clamouring for Paul Biya to stand in the forth coming Presidential Elections.

The purported come together of Youths cutting across all Sociocultural spheres is to pretend to the International community that the Country is one. Deceit and manipulation has its flaws and these flaws are unamendable. Instead of struggling to admit that the Anglophone crisis is real and only genuine dialogue and the resolve of the root cause as requested by the UN can peace return to this once an Island of peace amidst troubled waters.

The confused youths amounting to three thousand answered present paid and lodged by the state on a wasteful venture that has no bearing. Can Paul Biya show his balance sheet to anybody and claim that it's a positive one? His tenure as President of Cameroon has brought untold turmoil to the country. Cameroonians attribute Economic Crisis to his tenure and to his person.

Nigerian army on Tuesday reported significant gains in its fight against Boko Haram insurgents in the country’s northeast Borno State.

The Army said it had cleared out a key base of the insurgent group, Sabil Huda, located in the Sambisa forest – the last known hideout of the insurgents the army has said.

In the process, the Army rescued 46 captives held by the insurgents in its Operation Deep Punch aimed at clearing remnants of Boko Haram elements.

Photos shared by the army showed soldiers having retrieved armoured trucks and setting fire to the Sabil Huda Camp. Meanwhile, the theater commander of the main operation codenamed Lafiya Dole is expected to meet the press over developments in the operation.


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