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CAMEROON: U.N. ENVOY CALLS FOR PEACEFUL, LEGAL SOLUTIONS TO TENSIONS
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Central Africa, Louncény Fall, concluded a three-day visit to Cameroon yesterday. This was his fourth visit since November 2016, and the second focused on the situation in the North-West and South-West regions of Cameroon. During his visit, he met with Government officials, civil society, opposition leaders, detained representatives from the Anglophone movement and their lawyers, representatives of the international community and the UN system.
Mr. Fall reiterated the UN’s call to all parties to address the current situation through peaceful and legal means. He welcomed the Government’s announced intention to restore internet services in Bamenda for hospitals, universities and banks, as part of the measures announced on 30 March by the Minister of Justice. He encouraged the Government to consider additional confidence-building measures to appease tensions, including the release of the Anglophone leaders, and the full restoration of internet services in the two regions.
Mr. Fall also called on the leaders of the Anglophone movement to engage with the Government in a constructive manner to find a consensual and lasting solution to the situation in the South-West and North-West regions. He reaffirmed the willingness of the UN to continue to accompany the two parties in their dialogue efforts.
Mr. Fall will return to Cameroon on the occasion of the 44th ministerial meeting of the UN Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa from 29 May to 2 June 2017.