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Cameroon – Andre Carson: US Congressman calls on Paul Biya on the Anglophone crisis

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Written by Deckson N.

He would like the government to ease tensions before the situation deteriorates.

Difficult for Andre D. Carson, Democratic MP, in the state of Indiana, in the United States, to remain silent before the situation that crossed Cameroon for several months, with the anglophone crisis. In a statement, he said he was worried about the oppression of Anglophones, the daily Le Messager reported on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.

Reports indicate that many demonstrators have been detained and today marks the second month without the Internet which is causing a major setback for the social and economic future of a previously dynamic region,” he said.

To this end, the American MP is calling for an awareness of the situation prevailing in these two English-speaking regions, the paper said.

As with all our friends, we have an obligation to hold the Cameroonian government accountable when its actions suppress freedom of expression and do not protect minority populations. I call President Biya and the government of Cameroon has eased tensions before the situation deteriorates further, “says the politician.

He added that the situation with regard to this Internet disruption is of particular concern given the foreign aid provided to the Cameroonian people and whose mission is to encourage socio-economic development, stability and democracy in the region.

According to the NGO Internet without borders,

in the long term, it is the longest break on the continent. The Internet cut in the two English-speaking regions has potentially lost more than CFAF 700 million (1.35 million US dollars) to the economy of Cameroon, “said Julie Owono, Africa Manager of this NGO, joined by Agence France Press.

It should be noted that the Internet has been cut for more than 60 days in the northwest and southwest regions.

Faced with this socio-political situation that is continuing and increasingly preoccupying international opinion, the American Congress is currently examining the outlines of the problem, given the plethora of reports that overwhelm the attitude of the Biya regime.

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