By Eric Tataw – Thursday April 25, 2019.
A coalition of faith ministries and peace organizations dubbed; Global initiative to end the Cameroons Colonial Conflict (Gi3C) would hold two (2) follow-up press conferences, Thursday April 25, 2019, National Telegraph has confirmed.
The conferences, reports say would hold in Johannesburg, South Africa and New York, USA, official bulletins have shown. In March of 2019, at the UNHCR 4th Commission, Gi3C sent a petition to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees – UNHCR demanding that the UN sends a fact-finding mission to the the conflict-hit North West and South West Regions of Cameroon.
The Gi3C holds the position that the ongoing armed conflict in the English-speaking regions of Cameroon can only be solved by going back to the Colonial History.
Today’s press conference is in prelude to the upcoming session in June, a source told National Telegraph, adding that Gi3C has also secured representatives from South Africa to officially represent her at the UN.
Professor Matt Meyer, Secretary-General of International Peace Research Association is a key sponsor of the initiative and would be delivering an address at today’s conference.
Other key speakers at the Press Conference would include among others; former political prisoner, Baba Sekou Odinga, Meg Starr from Resistance in Brooklyn, Eben Egbe from the Way Forward Network, Sherly Fabre from Fellowship of Reconciliation and a Southern Cameroonian Activist, Okpu-Egbe,
The Press Conference in New York begins at 11 AM EDT at the Church of the Covenant, 310 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017, National Telegraph has gathered.
National Telegraph also gathered that the briefing in Johannesburg would be held at 10:00 AM GMT at the Cathedral of Christ the King, 186 Nugget Street, Berea, Johannesburg 2198, South Africa.
In the meantime, many media organs would be feasting on the events including; Southern Cameroon Broadcasting Corporation (SCBC) and National Telegraph (NT) that would put live Cameras.
Unrest in Cameroon’s two English-speaking regions began in October 2016 as a disagreement in language but government mismanaged it, turning it into a demand by majority of Anglophones in the North West and South West for a separate state called Ambazonia.
After credible facts that the Cameroon government has killed several innocent persons and torched hundreds of houses, many now think a return to the Independence of Southern Cameroons as it was in 1961 is the only way going forward.