Finally a member of the French Parliament ask the French Foreign Minister the Ambazonia genocide question.

“Mr Sébastien Nadot alerts the Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs on the situation in Cameroon. France is one of the five members of the United Nations Security Council. As such, it has international obligations. Cameroon is currently experiencing a very serious political and human crisis. To get out, and especially on the issue of English-speaking separatists, the President of the Republic of Cameroon Paul Biya proposed a large national dialogue. However, several NGOs, journalists and Swiss or American politicians have recently declared that genocide is under way in Cameroon and are calling for an investigation by the international community. The abuses are indeed very numerous and do not have for origin only the terrorism of Boko Haram. The United Nations estimates that more than 500,000 people are displaced by the situation. In addition, many political prisoners are imprisoned without trial in Cameroon, sometimes for several years. Maurice Kamto, the first political opponent and candidate in the last presidential election is awaiting trial at the military court. Beyond the political circles, journalists – like Amadou Vamoulké, former director of television of Cameroon Crtv, artists or writers also fill the prisons pending a judgment. For its part, separatist leader Julius Ayuk Tabe, arrested in Nigeria in January 2018, and transferred to Yaounde (according to an extradition process that was ruled illegal by the Nigerian courts in March 2019), was sentenced to prison for life in August 2019. The deleterious climate around these many political imprisonments is worrying concerning the success of the great national dialogue. Also, he asks him what actions with the international community France intends to commit so that Cameroon does not go through a genocide of great magnitude. Finally, he wished to know how France intended to foster a climate conducive to the great national dialogue called by the President of the Republic of Cameroon, considering the large number of imprisoned opponents.”

Assemble Nationale

Source: Kemi Ashu