The Cameroon Civil Conflict is Unwinnable by Either Side, Mediation Process Should Begin – U.S Diplomat. Is Yaounde Ready?
Former United States Assistant Secretary of State for Africa Affairs, Herman Jay Cohen has again noted that the ongoing war for territorial control between French Cameroun and the Federal Republic of Ambazonia is unwinnable by either side, and therefore recommends that the protagonists should approach the current Assistant Secretary of State for Africa Affairs, Ambassador Tibor Nagy, to begin a mediation process to end the imbroglio. The former diplomat and scholar who brokered a peace deal to end the Eritrean versus Ethiopia war in 1991, among others, made the statement in a recent tweet on his official Twitter handle @CohenOnAfrica.
“The #Cameroon civil conflict is unwinnable by either side. I recommend that @AsstSecStateAF, Ambassador Tibor Nagy, be asked by the protagonists to begins a mediation process.” The tweet read.
Cohen had in another tweet a few months ago reminded the colonial Yaounde regime that time was running out for it to return the Cameroons to the pre 1972 two states Federation in a period of one year or be ready to accept Ambazonia as a new nation. His recent public statement on the conflict is coming a week after the United Kingdom’s House of Lords, in a plenary debate asserted the territorial integrity of Ambazonia, citing the relevant decolonization instruments of the United Nations and the African Union. The lawmakers, had in that debate, recognised the mistake of the the British Crown during the decolonization process in believing that the two peoples of the Cameroons could live harmoniously together considering their vast socio-political dichotomies.
The recommendation of Ambassador Cohen, suits squarely the agenda of the Ambazonian revolutionary movement, as they have consistently maintained their requests to the international community on the need for a mediation between French Cameroun and Ambazonia on the outstanding root causes of the conflict. This is especially, considering the fact that the colonial republic and its leader Paul BIYA, completely turned down any form of dialogue even with the minority moderate voices within the revolutionary space and opted for a senseless use of force to suppress a peaceful movement with genuine historical, international and legally binding concerns.
With the recent disallowment of the Anglophone General Conference (AGC), an initiative of some Ambazonian religious and Federalist oriented leaders to harmonize positions among the revolutionary movement for possible negotiations, it’s left to be seen if the colonial regime will heed to this counsel from the former US diplomat. The bloodthirsty Yaounde based colonial junter continues to spill the blood of the innocent and razing properties across the Ambazonian territory but is not winning the war either. In fact, most of the burnings are an expression of their frustrations each time they meet their Waterloo against Ambazonian Restoration Forces. Colonial military commanders and Generals have continued to express their frustrations to the press behind closed doors, while accepting the fact that a military solution to the conflict is totally not feasible.
The big question remains; why is the colonialist in Yaounde and his cohorts afraid of the NEGOTIATION TABLE ? And the answer; Yaounde and her colonial mother France, know that they have NO CASE against the Sovereign People of Ambazonia, when and wherever the issue of territorial integrity in the Cameroons is brought to the table. French Cameroun is an illegal occupier and a parasitic colonialist trying to assert its control and continuously harvest where she did not sow.
But Ambazonia shall resist until victory comes.
BaretaNews Political Analyst