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Anglophone crisis: UN tells Ghoghomu-led delegation it is ready to mediate dialogue

Amina J. Mohammed.UN Deputy SG (c)UN/Eskinder Debebe

Amina J. Mohammed,UN Deputy Secretary-General met with a Cameroon delegation on Tuesday August 8 at the UN headquarters in New York, where she discussed the situation in the English-speaking parts of the country, Spokesman for the Secretary-General of the United Nations has said.

A report on UN.ORG, quotes the spokesperson as saying Mohammed told the delegation led by Professor Paul Ghogomu, Chief of Staff at the Prime Minister’s Office to ensure that justice is granted to all and that human rights are respected. She made the suggestion while stressing the importance of strengthening confidence-building measures as government struggles to solve the crisis in Anglophone regions

The Deputy Secretary-General reiterated the United Nations willingness to support “inclusive dialogue efforts to address the root causes of tensions in the affected regions.” She noted the  office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Central Africa and Head of the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA), François Louncény Fall, and the United Nations country team would be involved in supporting the dialogue.

According to the press, the government ordered the restoration of the Internet in the two English-speaking regions of the country after an interruption of more than three months following demands on bilingualism.

In addition, Ms. Mohammed congratulated Cameroon on her generosity towards refugees from the Central African Republic and Nigeria. She said the United Nations wanted to work with Cameroon, Nigeria and Chad to reintegrate the people concerned, especially women, young people and children.

The Deputy Secretary-General and the Head of the Cameroonian delegation also discussed the 2030 Sustainable Development Program and the reform of the United Nations development system, as well as the situation on the Bakassi Peninsula and the Fight against Boko Haram.

Published on 28.04.2020

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