Since 2017, secessionist militias in Cameroon’s Anglophone areas were fighting govt troops over perceived marginalisation.
Cameroon’s govt says it has no longer requested any nation to mediate its warfare with Anglophone separatists, it appears denying a observation from Canada that it were assigned to paintings on a peace procedure.
The Cameroonian govt “has no longer entrusted any overseas nation or exterior entity with any position of mediator or facilitator to settle the disaster,” it mentioned in a observation on Monday that did indirectly point out Canada.
On January 21, Canada’s overseas ministry mentioned it had approved a mandate to facilitate a peace procedure between Cameroonian government and a few separatist factions in English-speaking areas to unravel a warfare that has killed greater than 6,000 folks since 2017.
A spokesperson for the Anglophone separatists, who’re seeking to shape a breakaway state known as Ambazonia within the nation’s minority English-speaking areas, mentioned that they had taken observe of the federal government’s newest observation however would no longer remark additional.
On January 21, they mentioned they have been dedicated to a negotiated procedure mandated by way of Canada.
The click secretary of Canada’s overseas ministry didn’t straight away reply to an emailed request for remark.
America embassy in Cameroon’s capital Yaounde mentioned on Twitter on Monday that it welcomed Canada’s announcement of talks to unravel the disaster.
Cameroon’s separatist motion stems from the perceived marginalisation of the English-speaking neighborhood by way of the French-speaking majority since independence.
Since 2017, factions of secessionist militias were fighting govt troops within the two English-speaking areas, which has killed 1000’s and displaced just about 800,000 folks. In the meantime, some 600,000 kids don’t have complete get entry to to training, in step with the Canadian govt, as many colleges were close.
A 2019 nationwide discussion granted particular standing to the 2 Anglophone areas however did not unravel the warfare.