In a declaration of 11 March 2020 on peace and security in Africa, the Security Council reaffirms its attachment to the sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of all States in accordance with the charter of the United Nations, and. underlined that it is the primary responsibility of the member states to combat acts of terrorism and violent extremism that can lead to terrorism.

The news can rightly sound like a diplomatic victory ‘, one more for Cameroon and its Head of State, His Excellency Paul Biya, for whom the peaceful resolution of conflicts in the field of international law has always been the master word.

The situation which crosses the country in its regions of North-West and South-West did not stop, in recent times, to cause controversies and interpretations of all kinds, in particular on behalf of the NGOs and other organizations called defense human rights.

Even though the government in general, and in particular, the one in charge of the conduct of the affairs of the country, the President of the Republic, Head of State, Paul Biya, took a position as soon as the separatist demands rose, aimed at balkanizing Cameroon.

“Cameroon is one and indivisible”, a constitutional provision par excellence. Observers of Cameroonian political life have the habit of calling Paul Biya a legalist.

A man for whom the laws and regulations which govern the life of the nation have a sacred character.

By convening the Grand National Dialogue in mid-2019, the government of Yaoundé had in mind to put on the same table, the different components of the Cameroonian nation in order to find ways out of the crisis while preserving what Cameroon more expensive, its unit.

In view of the evolution of international news, the facts seem to prove the President of the Republic right and the departure of the resident of the Security Council on March 11, comes to comfort those who think that the partition of Cameroon is not at the agenda.

Terrorist methods

It is now a question, for the council, of suffocating the movements which spread terror on the continent by acting at the level of their sources of financing which for the most part are found in the West.

The President of the Security Council declares to this effect: “The Council notes with deep concern that the terrorists and terrorist groups that are rampant, particularly in Africa, raise and transfer funds by various means, including the use of money couriers , the illegal use of legitimate business enterprises, the exploitation of natural resources, and the proceeds of criminal activity, including kidnapping for ransom, extortion, trafficking in human beings and illicit trade and trafficking in cultural goods, drugs and small arms and light weapons ”.

So many denunciations that have made their nest in the English-speaking part of our country, whose interlocutors for a return to calm seem to be rare, so many groups have come together to live from these evils decried by the Security Council.

The Security Council also takes it upon itself to remind all member states of their obligations contained in resolutions 1373 (2001) and 2462 (2019), which state that “all member states have obligations with regard to prevention and suppression of terrorist financing ”.

Provisions which therefore give the State of Cameroon the latitude to repel any terrorist inclinations that develop on its territory, and the parallel with what is experienced in the Regions of Noso does not need a magnifying glass to be determine.

Until recently, it was a law firm based in Los Angeles in the United States, headed by Emmanuel Nsahlai, who denounced the violence that the separatists, using terrorist methods, made the populations of this part of Cameroon experience.

In the current state of the situation on the ground, these are denunciations of the extermination of the Mbororo population, a nomadic tribe who lives on the mountains of the North-West, who hit the headlines.

The State of Cameroon therefore now has international law with it to thwart any action aimed at bringing its territorial integrity into compliance with the human rights conventions that the country has ratified.

The quality of the men who make up the defense and security forces leaves no doubt at this level, despite the destabilizing sirens which aim to tarnish the image of those who have sworn honor and loyalty to the national flag.


Source: Actu Cameroun