5, October 2017
In a statement issued on October 4, 2017, The British Minister of African Affairs Rory Stewart has stressed that the UK is “deeply concerned” about the various reports of deaths and violence recorded in Southern Cameroons. He appealed to the Biya government and the leadership of the Southern Cameroons Ambazonia Governing Council to restrained.
“We invite both parties to create an atmosphere of trust, avoid provocative acts, to the forces of order to respect human rights and to act in order to ensure the protection of men and their property “Says Rory Steward.
The British Government called on the Governing Council and the Government of Cameroon to reject acts of violence, to dialogue and to take urgent action to find solutions to the demands raised by Southern Cameroonians.
The reaction of the British Government comes after that of the Trump administration. Washington said on Wednesday that “the use of force by the Cameroonian government to restrict freedom of expression and the peaceful assembly and the violence of the demonstrators are unacceptable “. The White House urged the Government of Cameroon to respect human rights and freedom of expression, including access to the Internet.
Chi Prudence Asong, CCN