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Press Release: CRM welcomes at last the United Nations' attention to the continuing Anglophone crisis, which is jeopardizing peace and stability of our country



Visit and declaration of the special representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Central Africa in Yaounde and encouragement of the government and the new legitimate Anglophone leaders for more efforts to stop  the crisis.

Following the visit of Ambassador François LOUNCÉNY FALL, Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations in Central Africa, on the crisis in the anglophone Northwest and South-West Regions of Cameroon and his statement at the press conference held in Yaoundé on 12 April, CRM welcomes at last the United Nations' attention to this continuing crisis, which is jeopardizing peace and stability of our country....

Press Conference: CRM and the people of cameroon say NO to electoral shift in elections expected in 2018!

More than a year ago, the Cameroon Renaissance Movement (CRM) has publicly alerted the national and international opinion on the government plan of shifting the electoral calendar.

During my address to Cameroonians in December 2016, I was still warning against the Government's intention to shift the electoral calendar. I asserted:

"The year 2017 is the last turn before the crucial electoral year of 2018. The year 2018 will see the organization of senatorial election in April, legislative and municipal elections in September and presidential election in October. To these elections, one could add, if the electoral calendar was not considered a state secret by the power, regional elections. This very busy schedule calls for rigorous government organization and planning in terms of both financial resources and project management. Without attributing any intention whatsoever to the Government, the CRM considers that it is very important to maintain the electoral calendar. It will reject, with utmost energy, any change of this calendar for any reason whatsoever. Neither the war against Boko Haram in May 2014, nor the instrumentalization of a possible electoral reform at the last moment, nor budgetary issues will justify such a shift against which the CRM warned the Government one year ago. The Government must therefore implement everything during this year 2017, in order to settle details of all kinds for the successful preparation and organization of all the elections scheduled for 2018.".

Press Conference - Crisis in the Anglophone regions: The disconcerting wait and see attitude of the international community


Crisis in the Anglophone regions: The disconcerting wait and see attitude of the international community

Ladies and gentlemen,

For about five months, the Northwest and Southwestern Regions of Cameroon have been experiencing a crisis that has grown steadily and has reached an unprecedented level of severity since the reunification of our country in 1961. From the corporatist demands of the lawyers and the English-speaking teachers' union at the outset, it became a deep political crisis due to poor government handling and exacerbation of the frustrations of anglophone Cameroonians. Because they feel uncomfortable in the Nation, for many reasons, many of our compatriots in the regions in question are asking for a return to federalism in its 1961 form.

Crisis in Anglophone regions - CRM Calls for patriotism and the sense of republican responsibilities.

The Cameroon Renaissance Movement deeply regrets the failure of the laborious discussions painfully started between the Government and Anglophone leaders in the current crisis in the Northwest and Southwest Regions. This failure, that culminated on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017, in the ban of the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium (CACSC) and the Southern Cameroons National Council (SCNC), and the adoption by the spokesman of the Government of a warlike tone, dreads a rise in violence in these two regions of our country. Indeed, the new posture of the Government poses a real risk to peace and national unity.

On the other hand, the agitation of the spectre of secession does not create a climate conducive to dialogue. For reasons related to our national history that we must never forget, everyone knows that the secessionist option is simply unacceptable. The claim of federalism is presented in confusion with this idea of secession. I am convinced that a large majority of Anglophone and francophone Cameroonians who are silent  will not be in favour of a pure return of our country to the situation of 1961; A people, a nation, does not write its history backwards. Nevertheless, I think it is good, in an effervescent and evanescent context like the one that prevails at the moment, to agree that various options be on the dialogue table...

2016 End of year Message of the National President of the Cameroon Renaissance Movement (CRM)

Fellow cameroonians,

My dear compatriots from within and from the Diaspora,
 
The year that is finishing was full of events that saddened our people. It was a year of trials in terms of safety and security of Cameroonian citizens, as well as of our living-together and of the future of our nation-state, like the Anglophone problem that shows up in a worrying way. Moreover, this end of 2016 marks a new regressive turning point in the economic and social situation of our country.
 
On the Anglophone problem

 
The year 2016 ended with tragic violence in the North-West and South-West Regions. In addition to rapes, torture, cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment of confuse young girls hunted down in the slums called student rooms in Buea, massacres of revolted but unarmed populations particularly in Bamenda and Kumba. We have condemned, and strongly condemn again, this unacceptable behaviour because nothing can justify such criminal acts from a Government whose primary mission is to protect people, to hear out their complaints and respond to their grievances...

Call for the immediate and unconditional release of Ms. KAH WALLA, National Chairman of CPP, and her political comrades currently detained by the Police

CRM has been informed of the arrest this afternoon of Friday, October 28th, 2016 of  madam President of CPP, KAH WALLA, and some members of her party by the national Police for expressing political opinions.

CRM  sent envoys to  Central police station No. 1 in Yaounde where they are abusively detained, but they were not allowed to meet them.

CRM condemns  intimidation maneuvers which the CPDM regime  always have recourse to  trying to stifle freedom of expression and of opinons yet provided for by  the Constitution of our country...

Meet Maurice Kamto in London - The Agenda

Monday 29 June: Arrival and installation of the delegation
On this day, only CRM activist great and welcome the delegation before the retire in their respective quarters.

Tuesday 30th June: Press day
This day has been reserved for the press. Media lined up include the BBC, Vox Africa, and own Cameroon gazette.

Wednesday 1st July: Cameroon High Commission
The Prof and his delegation will meet His Excellency Nkwelle Ekaney at the high commission in Holland Park

Thursday 2nd July: Palace of Westminster
Meeting with British MP and representatives from the commonwealth.

Friday 03rd July:  Meetings with the Cameronian Diaspora

The venue for this meeting will be help at the Capital East Business Suite at ExCel-London. There are two meetings planed. A Lunchtime meeting with the heads of Cameroonian groups in the UK and an meeting gathering for all sympathisers of change in our beloved country.

Saturday 04th July: Departure
The delegation returns to Cameroon.

The Cameroon Renaissance Movement aims to be transparent and open. Anyone who wishes to travel to London and meet Prof Kamto is welcome to get in touch. If accommodation is an issue, the current UK representative of the CRM is - amongst other things - a landlord. He will be more than happy to accommodate you - bed and breakfast - for FREE.

Please note that spaces for meeting and the FREE accomodation are limited, therefore request your place ASAP. An email with your name and contact number and someone will be in touch.