Anglophone Conflict: Germany and Belgium Want To Intervene



Emissaries of the two European countries were at the National Commission for the Promotion of Bilingualism and Multiculturalism on Wednesday and Thursday.

The Federal Republic of Germany and the Kingdom of Belgium have manifested their desire to support dialogue in ending the prolonged socio-political tensions in the North West and South West Regions. The intentions were made known after separate audiences held between envoys from German and Belgium on the one hand, and on the other hand the President, Vice President and Secretary General of the National Commission for the Promotion of Bilingualism and Multiculturalism; Peter Mafany Musonge, Oumarou Djika and Dr. Chi Asafor Cornelius respectively.

After Wednesday’s audience, the German envoys, accompanied by the German Ambassador to Cameroon, Dr Hans-Dieter Stell, told reporters their discussion was very important and interesting. According to Robert Doelger, Director of African Affairs at the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, they discussed the Anglophone issue at length.

“Germany has made some remarks and suggestions on how we can proceed together. We are very interested in seeing a solution based dialogue and political understanding towards the crisis in the Anglophone regions,” Doelger said, preferring to stay confidential on the content of their discussions. He disclosed there has been a lot of willingness on the part of government.

For his part, the Belgian envoy, who was accompanied to Thursday’s audience by the Belgian Ambassador to Cameroon, Stephane Doppagne, said they have been visiting a few institutions and officials in Cameroon but the visit to the Commission was a priority. According to Jozef Smets, Director for Africa in the Directorate General of Bilateral Affairs of the Federal Public Service (FPS) Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Belgium, the Commission has to play a historic role in contributing to the pacification of the beautiful country of Cameroon.

He said Cameroon to them is an important partner. “We also somehow have some similarities. Our country also has several official languages. We have three official languages – one more than Cameroon. We try to arrange and organize multilingualism as much as we can.

We went through a whole process which was totally non-violent and we will like to support our friend Cameroon to go through that process – to find creative solutions and make sure that peace comes back in the Anglo phone regions,” Smets said. The diplomat noted that development, tolerance and progress should be paramount.

Source: Cameroon Tribune



  1. Mbeuh

    November 9, 2018 at 10:15 PM

    These late comers offering half baked and unacceptable solutions to what is a grievous case of decades of enslavement for which thousands of precious lives have been snuffed out obviously do not have our interest at all. The records in depository at the UN Headquaters in New York still reflect 64 votes for the independence of Southern Cameroons and yet no one is talking about it. On January 1st 1960 when LRC got its independence from France, we were not part of that nation, yet no one is mentioning that. The so-called unification process in 1961 that brought two independent nations to form a federation was never formalized nor ratified by the Parliament of West Cameroon or the legislature of LRC and thus continue to have no legal standing, yet again it draws grave silence from hypocrites offering mediation.

    Just like Boh Herbert pointed out in his piece the other day, where western economic interest is threatened, they swiftly invoked a clause that empowers them to intervene ostensibly to save the people but in reality to safeguard the said interest. Examples abound including Iraq and Libya.

    Our struggle therefore must continue until the complete freedom and independence of Southern Cameroon/Ambazonia is achieved.

  2. Tee Shalom

    November 10, 2018 at 12:19 AM

    When I saw the caption of this article I taught it has something better to offer, but in delving into it I noticed it was just a disgusting story same as what others that got nothing of interest to offer to fellow Ambazonians.

  3. Sunshine

    November 10, 2018 at 1:14 AM

    How many Ambazonians did biya have to kill to force these late comers to the redundant yaounde stooges? We do not need their input at this juncture. They just heard our arms have been upgraded to destroy the criminal regime and for fear of their businesses they are coming up with lame schemes to deviate our attention. It is too late to be talking about new systems with Ambazonia included. The Amba boys are coming for biya and will get him. biya will lay down his arms and run away like a dog with its tail between its legs. The hunter is surely becoming the hunted.

  4. H_Mystic

    November 10, 2018 at 2:53 AM

    Germany or Belgium, I know you are reading this. If you do not get permission from the IG and you come into Ambazonia we will shoot you….

  5. Mukong

    November 10, 2018 at 9:47 PM

    All the victimization and killings in Ambaland to satisfy the adventurism of a low life scum bag call Biya? Ambazonians will never accept to be tricked again by french stooges.

  6. Daniel Kuper

    November 13, 2018 at 3:47 PM

    The Article is culled from the LRC propaganda organ called Cameroon Tribune. It should, therefore, be ignored.

    Only a REFERENDUM under the auspices of the UN can resolve the impasse. The so-called Commission on bilingualism has no role to play in this conflict because the root cause is not based on language or culture. Since UNGA Resolution 1608 of April 21, 1961 was NEVER implemented. the people of SC must be given the opportunity via a referendum to determine their destiny for themselves.

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