Cameroon Official Suspends Embassy Activities In France.

By Eric Tataw – Monday January 28, 2019.

Communiqué from Cameroon Embassy in Paris temporarily suspending activities.

The government of Cameroon, a Central African country has suspended its activities in its embassy in Paris, France. According to a notice dated Sunday January 27, 2019, a copy of which National Telegraph has obtained, activities in the embassy are until further notice suspended. 

This decision is taken by the officials of the Ministry of External Relations in convenant with competent embassy officials after damages caused by Maurice Kamto’s sympathizers, Saturday January 26, 2019, the notice informs.

Hundreds of Cameroonians stormed the embassy at 73 Rue d’Auteuil, 75016 Paris, France, protesting against last October 7 electoral fraud. In the process, the office building of the embassy was taken over and President Paul Biya’s effigy and several other durables were destroyed.

Professor Maurice Kamto, Chair of Cameroon Renaissance Movement (CRM) who contested the just-ended Presidential Elections in Cameroon and declared himself winner had called for a nationwide protest Saturday, January 26, 2019, against what he called Electoral Holdup.

The protest was also meant to demonstrate against the killing of Anglophones in the two English-speaking regions of the country engulfed in an armed conflict following demands for an Independent Southern Cameroons aka Ambazonia. French-speaking Cameroon Diaspora sympathized with Kamto, accusing President Paul Biya, 85, who is President since 1982 of holding tight to power.

Describing Biya as Dictator, they formed a movement overseas, sworn to kick Biya out. The “Brigade Anti Sardinards” (BAS), as the movement is called extended the Saturday protest to Cameroon’s embassies in France, Germany, Britain and Belgium during which wanton material destruction was recorded. The embassy in France has now gone ahead to temporarily close its door. Embassy officials have however said the shutdown is temporal.

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