Anglophone Crisis: Three groups of ministers opposes government’s negotiation with separatists.

According to the editor of newspaper La Nouvelle Expression, three set of ministers are against government’s negotiations with separatists.


Some government authorities will view the ongoing contacts for negotiation between government and separatists as negative decision. This is the opinion of journalist Edmond Kamguia Komchou.

The editor of La Nouvelle Expression on “droit du response” on Equinox Television express these certainties broadcasted on July 12, 2020.

“There are several networks and clans that are formed, which exist within the government in relationship with the English-speaking problem which has turned into an English-speaking crisis and a civil war in the North-West and the South-West “, he maintained. 

As proofs for his statement, Edmond Kamguia Komchou argued that the wordings of the Minister of Communication Rene Emmanuel Sadi denying talks between government and separatist is an evidence of government to handle “the different clans and networks in the government on this issue.

According to the journalist, the first group of minister opposing negotiation with separatist is found in the general secretariat of the Presidency of the Republic, sponsor of the Swiss peace initiative and who would not understand that we no longer continued with it.

The second group would be government officials “who have always denied the reality of the Anglophone problem”. To him they are those who “denied the fact that if this crisis is not resolved in a peaceful manner, we will come to war. Those who have always said that we do not negotiate with terrorists ” . But preferring not to mention their names, he said “they are known.”

He cited Paul Atanga Nji and Laurent Esso who made such statements ate the beginning of the crisis.

“The third of this clan who denied the Anglophone problem when he was Minister of Communication is called Issa Tchiroma. But to his defending body. He is the only one in this camp who at one point said: “I apologize, I admit, in an interview on the program La truth en Face broadcast on Equinoxe Television. He said: “at the beginning I did not recognize the anglophone problem, but I realize that with the evolution of the anglophone problem there is indeed an anglophone crisis and it is important to resolve this conflict peacefully,” said.