7, November 2017
President Biya has signed a decree today, Tuesday the 7th of November 2017, appointing new officials in almost all embassies of La Republique du Cameroun. New ambassadors and high commissioners have been appointed to Cameroon’s diplomatic missions in Belgium, Russia, Nigeria, the United States, Canada, Germany and many other countries, as well as on the African continent.
In the Biya decree, we also note the arrival of new Consulate Generals in Paris and Marseille. In the same text, the 84 year old dictator retired several diplomats. In a typical CPDM pattern, Biya appointed the wife of Prof. Maurice Kamto, the leader of the MRC opposition party as Inspector General in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
It should be noted that this Tuesday’s decree came in a context in which Canada and Great Britain had called for Cameroonian diplomats to be recalled to Yaounde. Cameroon diplomats were accused either of sedentarisation or of activities contrary to their status. In Britain, the authorities openly accused Cameroonian diplomats in London of drug trafficking and feeding a network of illegal immigration.
By Eyong Johnson, CCN