In their desperate attempt to sell their secession project to influential international actors, the leaders of the secessionist movement do not meet the craze they hoped for and persist in disguising the facts to give themselves the illusion of a certain credibility.
FRU Claudia AMABO
International community in its majority is against the partition of Cameroon. For the more influential leaders of the world, a peaceful solution is the best way of solving the crisis in the North West and the South West regions. This is why secessionists’ leaders have suffered several setbacks in their bid to seek support abroad. There was the disavowal of the House of Commons of the United Kingdom. A country secessionists believed to be their cause because of the linguistic similarity and the presence on the British soil of a diaspora very active in the sense of partition. Yet it is a conciliatory step that the UK has suggested by advocating a debate on federalism.
Dialogue is the best way, to save lives, restores calm and security. This is main resolution taken by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the situation of human rights in the Republic of Cameroon. In its Resolution 3 395 (LXII) taken during its meeting in Nouakchott in Mauritania from April 29 to May 9, rejects the possibility of the creation of a 55th African State. Instead, It urges the parties to favor the agreement and the national unity and to refrain from any initiative likely to break the great balances on which Cameroon is built. In addition, the resolution calls on the parties to the dialogue to save lives and restore calm, security and peace in the shortest possible time. Still, according to this resolution, it is a question of carrying out a general mission of promotion of human rights in the Republic of Cameroon in collaboration with the governmental authorities.
A new political failure for the imaginary republic, to which it is once again asked to privilege the way of the dialogue. To this defeat in the war of perceptions one can add the postponement or the cancellation of the passage of the writer Patrice Nganang, before the commission of human rights of the American congress initially planned on June 7, 2018. Yet, to give a good face and the illusion of a credible fight, the arsonists of the web are firing on all sides and continue to excel in the falsification of the facts and the counter-sensations. This is how they wave a report from the Center for Human Rights of the University of Pretoria in South Africa as a punishment for the Cameroonian government. Just as they consider the return of the American ambassador after a short stay out of the country as an affront to the Cameroonian state and go so far as to insinuate that the diplomat would be threatened with death. And what about the out-of-context videos published on the web that aim to stigmatize the actions of the Armed Forces even as they painfully pay the price for their commitment to peace and unity? We can never say it enough, the secessionist project is a shame and deprived from the supports of all.