The United Nations after meeting with La Republique spin doctors in New York has issued a Press Brief stating highlights of their meeting. In the highlights the UN called on the government of Paul Biya to address the root cause of the problems in “Anglophone Cameroon”. We take special note of the fact that, this is the first time the UN is officially calling on the regime to address the ROOT CAUSE of the problems in the Anglophone regions. BaretaNews understands that the root cause of today’s problem in the Anglophone Cameroon has got to do with the constitutionality between the union of both Cameroons. In the diplomatic language the UN is avoiding to escalate the already tense atmosphere.
The UN went further to offer its good offices to help the government in an inclusive dialogue to address this root cause. It is BaretaNews views that the onus falls back on us to ensure that the crisis is escalated in such a way that the root cause is addressed as the UN stipulated in the presence of its services. It is evident that La Republique officials meeting the UN in New York comes as a result of SCACUF diplomatic offensive that has caused Government to send Ministers across the globe running like panting dogs.
While we understand how diplomacy and power play works within the International scene, we in BaretaNews welcome this new development from the UN asking the government to address the root cause in Anglophone Cameroon for the first time. The UN is aware but it will take us to push our restoration further. The final solution in addressing the root cause through dialogue with the help of UN good offices as they proposed will only be a REFERENDUM.
Therefore, Southern Cameroonians in the USA must now brace towards UN General Assembly in September to give Mr. Biya one of the deadliest visit ever. We must not give up now. The struggle enters the active Resistance phase.
UN full statement is below.
New York, USA, 8 August 2017.
Readout of the Deputy Secretary-General’s meeting with a delegation led by Prof. Paul Ghogomu, Director of Cabinet of the Prime Minister of Cameroon.
1. On 8 August, the Deputy Secretary-General met with a delegation led by Prof. Paul Ghogomu, Minister and Director of Cabinet of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Cameroon. They discussed the internal situation in the Republic of Cameroon, particularly in the Anglophone regions. The Deputy Secretary-General welcomed the efforts being undertaken by the Government to de-escalate tensions and highlighted the importance of further confidence building measures, including ensuring that justice is given to all and that human rights are upheld and respected, and noting that those responsible for rule of law are to be held to a higher standard.
2. The Deputy Secretary-General also reiterated the willingness of the United Nations, through the good offices of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Central Africa and Head of the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA), Mr. François Louncény Fall, and the United Nations country team, to support inclusive dialogue efforts to address the outstanding root causes of the tensions in the affected regions.
3. The Deputy Secretary-General commended Cameroon for its generosity towards refugees from Central African Republic and Nigeria and conveyed that the United Nations looks forward to working with Cameroon, Nigeria and Chad to reintegrate those affected, especially women, youth and children.
4. The Deputy Secretary-General and Prof. Ghogomu also discussed the 2030 Agenda and the United Nations development system reform, as well as the situation in the Bakassi Peninsula and the fight against Boko Haram.