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After cutting military aid worth FCFA 9 billion; US tightens the noose. US to suspend development assistance over Anglophone crisis.,In an interview granted the Paris-based Jeune Afrique magazine, Ambassador Tibor Nagy, President Trump’s “Mr. Africa” expressed American frustration with the Biya’s regime over its poor handling of the Anglophone crisis. Ambassador Nagy, who will be visiting Cameroon as part of an African tour told Jeune Afrique that: “I have received more e-mails about the Cameroon Anglophone crisis than on any other problem in Africa –at least 10 to 20 every day with photos and very disturbing videos of people be-headed with machetes; and other atrocities committed by Cameroonian security forces.” He expressed US concern Yaoundé authorities have either failed to realize the gravity of the escalating Anglophone crisis; or they are in denial there’s an insurgency and have refused to address it. [Read a synthesis of the interview below that was published in Jeune Afrique in French.]

Q-In Cameroon, the US recently suspended some military assistance…
“The USA announced that it has suspended its military cooperation with Cameroon and this is indeed unfortunate because Cameroon is an important partner in the fight against Boko Haram terrorists in the northern parts of the country. But we have very strict rules and regulations concerning military cooperation. America does not support militaries that commit human rights abuses. Some of the sanctions, especially those dealing with direct military assistance went into effect immediately after it was established that Cameroonian soldiers committed gross human rights violations. Generally, there has been a reduction of US assistance to Cameroon because of the way the government is handling the Anglophone crisis. We are worried that the government has either failed to realize the gravity of the situation; or is in denial, and refuses to address the crisis. This is particularly frustrating because we know there are certain things that the government could have done to defuse the tension.

Q-So, these targeted sanctions went into effect immediately…
“I have received more e-mails about the Cameroon Anglophone crisis than on any other problem in Africa –at least 10 to 20 every day with photos and very disturbing videos of people be-headed with machetes; and other atrocities committed by Cameroonian security forces. Granted, the government can legitimately claim that radical separatists’ forces have also committed atrocities; they are preventing schools and hospitals from functioning normally and even targeting people who violate their orders.

Q-Will America suspend all assistance to Cameroon?
“Generally speaking, US humanitarian assistance does not go through the government; what this means is that assistance in areas like HIV/AIDS prevention for example will continue to be delivered directly to those in need using partner NGOs. But the government must de-escalate the situation; failure which, the US will suspend all development assistance; in addition to military assistance that has already been suspended.“ 
Ambassador Tibor Nagy, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs

Ekinneh Agbaw-Ebai 

Otto Ama
9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. Mbeuh

    March 6, 2019 at 1:20 AM

    Caption: US to suspend development assistance over Anglophone crisis.
    Non-coloborating sentence to Caption: But the government must de-escalate the situation; failure which, the US will suspend all development assistance; in addition to military assistance that has already been suspended.“
    Comment: Suspension of development AID is still conditional.

    Ambassador Tibor Nagy “… expressed US concern Yaoundé authorities have either failed to realize the gravity of the escalating Anglophone crisis; or they are in denial ……………”
    Comment: Mr. Ambassador while we appreciate the U S suspension of military assistance to the murderous regime in Yaoundé, this old cliché (we are watching with concern, we are concerned, we urge both parties) no longer holds. Per resolution 1608 of April 21st 1961, the U S A along with 63 other nations voted ‘yea’ for Southern Cameroons independence. Mr Ambassador, how about seeing to the enforcement of that vote instead of just being concerned while the pogrom of citizens of former British Southern Cameroons/Ambazonia is ongoing? That phrase “obtain independence by joining..” has never in the history of the world been invoked in the case of any country that I know except in the former British Southern Cameroons nor does it make sense either back in 1961 or today. Therefore, instead of just ‘being concerned’ the powers that be (including the United States) should immediately embark on rectifying the errors of decades past for peace to return to the two neighboring countries of LRC and Ambazonia. This is my fervent appeal to you Mr. Tibor Nagy. We hope you will listen to this plea.

    • FOTOH PAUL EBONG

      March 6, 2019 at 4:49 AM

      This is a good comment.
      we need to measure their interest in LRC and evaluate their statements as well.
      What wrong did Gadhafi did to his people comparatively to merit the US jumping in to destroy that country?
      Is the US supposed to be giving “AIDS” to Cameroon? why? What is the US gaining behind the question of “AIDS”.
      AS a country of law and respect of human rights, let them stand up as the Abuja court and be responsible. We know those dirty words of ” we are concerned, we shall suspend this or that, we are not happy with the news….” while negotiating for interest on our resources.

      The Cameroon-US partnership (with France) to harbour and protect Boko Haram which is a western sponsored initiative to keep Nigeria underdeveloped as well as to protect their extracting interest of oil in the Golf is more important to the US and France than the number of people dying in Southern Cameroon.
      We should be conscious of the fact that a population reduction via wars is supported by western politicians and if that is happening in Africa whom they accuse of having large families, it is even better.
      My Conclusion: Expecting a western country ( who sit and decide on our resources) to stand up for a solution just because of “worrying pictures and e-mails” is a dream. Economic interest stands out first and that is where we have to be conscious of.

    • Shillah

      March 7, 2019 at 9:03 PM

      Ambazozo, ambafools Where r u, no more Facebook live? Why de place quiet so? Ma kontri pipol dem i dont finish you ?

  2. Sunshine

    March 6, 2019 at 5:41 AM

    NOT INTERVENING to stop the killing of Ambazonians is the green light by the UN, US and EU for French Cameroon/ France and Chadian Soldiers to continue the genocide in Ambazonia.

    Suspending American military and development aid does not stop france from supplying arms to biya to continue his killing spree in Southern Cameroon. World bodies will only come in, ONLY when biya has completed EXTERMINATING Ambazonians. It’s a shame to hear Ambassador Tibor Nagy today still expressing concern when he knows fully well that biya has already killed more than 5000 Ambazonians and continues to kill each day. If the United States or the UN had intervened when biya declared the war on Southern Cameroon, many lives would have be saved. Today it’s talk and more talk as biya carries on his mayhem on peace and armless people of Ambazonia. Ambazonians are not and will never be happy about the the none intervention from the powers that be such as the US, UN and EU on the slaughter of armless Ambazonians.

  3. Mukong

    March 6, 2019 at 5:20 PM

    Thankfully, the Never Again Generation is showing the world that Ambazonians will not succumb to intimidation and manipulation by a stupid slave of the french leeches call Biya; for we are prepared this time to prosecute this struggle until the last man standing. So much pain has been inflicted on our people for anyone to contemplate anything but total freedom from the “two-side-cutlasses” of LRC.
    Since when did a decision to be a roommate with someone suddenly become deadly because a decision was made to rightfully terminate the relationship!

    • Mbeuh

      March 6, 2019 at 9:30 PM

      Ndegha Mukong,

      I remember a while back I asked you for the identity and location of one annoying, faceless riff raff calling himself “my contri pipo dem” and you didn’t know. Well, here at last is the person and his place of residence, thanks to Eri Tataw. A Bamileke East Cameroonian born and raised in Kumba but now residing in Paris, France. His name is Roger Ndayong. Their family compound, according to Eric, is at Up Station, mile One in Kumba. Click on the YouTube video link below and fast forward to the 1:02nd minute mark. Or simply go to youtube and type ERIC TATAW-FINANCIAL STATEMENT IF IG LEAKED & I AM TAKING TAPANG IVO TO COURT.There you’ll see Eric Tataw holding out his picture and promising him hell as a return favor. Accordingly he arranged to burn down the Kumba district hospital where patients lost their lives and apportion blame on Amba restoration forces.

  4. Mami Sweet Mbombo

    March 7, 2019 at 12:47 AM

    SATAN BLACK BUSH BIG BLACKHORSES AND KARNSSES CUM SUB-HUMAN APES.AN APE IN ENGLAND WILL ALWAYS REMAIN THE APE THAT THE ENGLISH FOUND IN THE 1880’S WHEN THEY COLONIZED AFRICA OR GOT THEIR OWN SHARE OF THE “CARCO”.FOR GOD’S SAKE AMERICAN EMBASSY REMAINS IN YAOUNDE AND OILIS BEING SPIPED FROM CHAD THROUGH KRIBI AND THEM MORE FROM NDIAN AND THE HIGH SEAS.IF YOU WERE FROM AN ADVANCED SOCIETY YOU WPOULD HAVE DESTROYED THOSE FACILITIES BUT YOU LACK THE GENETIC FACULTIES TO EVER DO SOMETHING.YOU ARE ONLY GOOD AT PYROMANIA, VANDALISM,KIDNAPPINGS,SCHOOL BOYCOTTS AND ILLITERACY,SHITTING IN STRRETS AND STREAMS AND DRINKING THE WATER,DUMPING REFUSE EVERYWHERE AND , KIDNAPPING FOR RANSOMS, WOMEN USING LEAVES FOR THEIR PERIODS DEU TO LACK OF SANITARY PADS,CONNING PEOPLE IN THE NAME OF INTERIM GOVERNMENT OF BABOONS BASED IN DC, BELGIUM AND SOUTH AFRICA EC.STOP THIS NONSESENSE AND WE ARE HAPPY THE CURSE PLACED ON YOU GUYS IS WORKING.WE WILL LIVE TO SEE THE DAY YOU’LL SALUGHTER AND EAT EACH OTHER LIKE IN YOUR CANNIBALISTIC OLUMBA CHURCH OF THE MOON AND STAR AND OTHER NYONG NYONG NYONGO SOCIETIES YOU BELONG TO.AMERICAN AID TO CAMEROON DEY KAMPKE.STOP THIS FUCKING ASPERSIONS USING TOOLS CREATED BY THE WHITE MAN.PIECES OF SHIT.OHH-ALL OF YOU AND YOUR SITES REPORTED ME TO FACEBOOK FOR HATE SPEECH.I AM BACK AND WILL POUND YOU.I PROMISED TO GATE CRASH YOU AMBAZONIA MEETINGS AND CONFRONT YOU UPFRONT.SHUMBVUS AND YAMFUKAS.

  5. Mukong

    March 7, 2019 at 1:15 AM

    Brother Mbeuh, thank you very much for the update. Personally, I had know that this fellow was a psychopath in all his activities and pronouncements. We had known for some time now that some of the most recalcitrant and unapologetic brats who were bent on sowing seeds of discord in our God ordain resistance were descendants of people like the Bamilekes and Bassas. To imagine that our forefathers benevolently decided to provide a safe heaven in Ambaland to a people fleeing from the genocide that lucifer ahidjo had decided to unleashed on them and today this is the thank you we are getting from their offspring gives you a better understanding of how ungrateful and unappreciative these individuals are. Ironically, the imbecile has the audacity to be making threats at Eric Tataw which is to show how deranged this fellow is. It further goes to show how he is out of touch with reality and history; for anyone that can remember the history of what happened in Tombel during the time of lucifer ahidjo and recently in Bali will know that you do not mess with Ambazonians and get away with it.

  6. Sunshine

    March 8, 2019 at 5:59 PM

    biya’s ignorance, aggression, and KILLING of Southern Cameroonians WILL NEVER END UNTIL AMBAZONIA IS SITED AMONG THE NATIONS OF THE WORLD!

    biya in his arrogance and deception said the form of the lrc state CANNOT be debated in 2016. Now a more powerful person (Nagy) just told biya that the governors of the Northwest and Southwest regions have to be voted by the people of those provinces. However, in the past two years, biya has killed more than 5000 and continue to kill Ambazonians in the Northwest and Southwest regions for proposing the same idea 3 years ago. Is biya going to back down or continue killing English Speaking people for suggesting that the form of the state be debated?

    Southern Cameroonians have been treated this way since 1961 and should be fooled to think that they can co-exist with french Cameroon – Never! and Never again! What is happening now in the two English Provinces will never stop until Ambazonia is finally seated among the nations of the world in the UN. THIS IS NONE NEGOTIABLE!!!

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