Samuel Sako commented on abuses in the English-speaking areas

In Cameroon, Paul Biya has, in his wishes to the nation, evoked as last year, the crisis in the regions of the west with English-speaking majority. His handling of this case was criticized by his rival in the last presidential election, Maurice Kamto, who also spoke on the evening of December 31st.

In his best wishes to the nation on 31 December 2018, the Cameroonian President recalled that he had appealed to the separatists to lay down their arms and promised that they could benefit from a process of demobilization and reintegration.

One of Paul Biya’s rivals in the last presidential election also spoke last night. Maurice Kamto, who still claims victory, made very direct remarks, accusing the head of the

“Parcel approach” and stalemate

The leader of the Movement for the Renaissance of Cameroon (MRC) party particularly denounced the management of the Anglophone crisis. “We are not surprised that such a piecemeal approach leads us to a stalemate because how can we understand the implementation of the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration process without the precondition of negotiating a ceasefire? He asked.

Finally, the Anglophone crisis was also mentioned by the Ambazonian leader, Samuel Sako, acting president of the self-proclaimed Republic of Ambazonia. Based in the United States, he commented on the abuses committed in the English-speaking areas and the recent tensions between the different armed groups.

“All kidnappings for ransom, killing a citizen or other fighter, as well as any other form of crime, are strictly prohibited,” he said.

The Ambazonian leader also said he would not participate in the Anglophone conference desired by religious leaders, but already postponed twice. According to him, this meeting is a good initiative, but should be held outside the Cameroonian territory, to allow the diaspora to participate.


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