Cameroon has stated that it does not require assistance in addressing the Anglophone separatist crisis


The Cameroonian government released a statement on Monday that they have not appointed any foreign country or external entity as a mediator or facilitator to settle the crisis, without directly addressing Canada’s statement.

On January 21, the Canadian foreign ministry accepted a mandate to facilitate a peace process between Cameroonian authorities and some separatist factions in English-speaking regions in order to find a resolution to the conflict that has been ongoing since 2017.

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The Anglophone separatist group, striving to create a state called Ambazonia in the country’s minority English-speaking regions, acknowledged the government’s statement without giving further comment. They had previously expressed their dedication to a negotiated process facilitated by Canada. The Canadian foreign ministry has yet to offer any remarks.

The Cameroonian government has issued a statement on Monday that they have not assigned any foreign country or external entity with any role of mediator or facilitator to settle the crisis. It is unclear at this time if this conflicts with the statement released by Canada.

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On January 21, Canada’s foreign ministry announced that they had accepted a mandate to facilitate a peace process between Cameroonian authorities and some separatist factions in English-speaking regions in order to resolve the ongoing conflict that started in 2017.

Upon review of the government’s recent statement, the Anglophone separatists stated that they will refrain from further comment at this time. They did, however, reiterate their previous commitment to a resolution process supported by Canada. As of now, Canada’s foreign ministry has yet to provide an additional statement.

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