I am proud to say that I am getting new followers from Africa my newest are from Rwanda and Cameroon……so I thought that I would make a more concerted effort to give news and views from Africa.
In the past my posts have been mostly for North Africa because I knew that region better from having worked in the Middle East and North Africa.
A group that I have done work with in the past, International Crisis Group, have issued a conflict risk alert for October 2018 in Cameroon.
Today I want to post on the events in Cameroon……
Cameroon, where elections are due to take place this week amid widespread discontent at President Paul Biya’s rule, continued fighting against Boko Haram in the north and a worsening conflict in the Anglophone region. Cameroon’s international partners should use the days ahead of the polls to push the government and Anglophone separatists toward a ceasefire; after the vote, they should throw their weight behind an Anglophone conference organised by religious leaders which could be a first step toward a national dialogue.
I have written about a problem brewing with the troops that are handled by the US Special Ops group……(please be warned that the video is pretty explicit) https://lobotero.com/2018/08/01/cameroon/
Since the problem came to light the US is sticking with the group that has murdered women and children…..
The women were slapped and shoved down a dusty road. They were blindfolded and forced to the ground. Then they, and two young children, were gunned down — 22 shots from assault rifles fired at close range — by men in military uniforms.
In July, The Intercept was the first media outlet to publish the complete, unedited footage of this murder of four civilians by members of the Cameroonian armed forces — a key U.S. military ally in the region — drawing on extensive investigative work by experts at Amnesty International. The government of Cameroon quickly dismissed reports that its soldiers were involved in the atrocity, calling it “fake news.”
Sad to say that US has sided many times with the wrong people and it usually comes back to bite us in the ass.
Another problem is the US does not have the best foreign policy people in place at this time…..the leaders of our international relations are not the sharpest pencils in the box…..most are warmongering tools of the M-IC.
Sad to say yet again that nothing will change for the better as long as this administration remains in power.