The African Union has to take responsibility to initiate a mediation to end the war in Cameroon that has been going on for four years now.
Several international and national personalities have showed concern in the war going on in Cameroon. The international community had called on both parties to drop their weapons and engage in a dialogue to end the war in Cameroon.
In response to the call for dialogue by the international community, the Cameroon government organized a cosmetic dialogue, whose proposals are still to be implemented. The government of Switzerland opted as a mediator between the Cameroon government and separatists, but so far nothing has been done.
The war seems to have just started as neither the separatists and government is willing to respect the United Nation’s call for a ceasefire.
The intensity of the war that has been going on for four years now attracted once more the attention of the American diplomat, Herman J. Cohen, former US Deputy Secretary of State for African Affairs.
According to Herman J. Cohen, neither the government nor the separatists can win on the battlefield.
” In Cameroon, it is clear that neither side can win on the battlefield,” Herman J. Cohen tweeted on June 8, 2020.
He also called the attention of the African Union to to ask the United Nation Security Council to appoint special representatives to act as mediators in the process of restoring peace back to the country.
The American diplomat said ” the time has come for the African Union to ask the UN Security Council to appoint a special representative to start a mediation process”.
Very close to the English-speaking separatist leaders, Herman Jay Cohen had been appointed by the interim government of the Federal Republic of Ambazonia to speak on behalf of the secessionists at the United Nations and during possible negotiations with the Cameroonian government.
This is not the first time Herman J. Cohen is showing interest in the situation of Cameroon; the Anglophone Crisis that has destabilized the North West and South West for four years now.