US Congress on NOSO crisis: Us Congress is calling on the Government of Cameroon, armed separatist groups to adopt nonviolent approaches to conflict resolution.

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US congress is calling on the Government of Cameroon, armed separatist groups, and all citizens to respect human rights and adopt nonviolent approaches to conflict resolution.

Calling on the Government of Cameroon, armed separatist
groups, and all citizens to respect human rights and
adopt nonviolent approaches to conflict resolution.

Whereas Anglophone Cameroonians have long felt
marginalized by official actions and policies of the Government
of Cameroon;

Whereas beginning in late 2016, protests organized by lawyers,
teachers, and students were violently repressed by
the Government of Cameroon, leading to numerous
deaths and imprisonments, including of journalists, lawyers,
and an Anglophone judge on the country’s Supreme
Court;

Demonstrators march during a protest against perceived discrimination in favour of the country’s francophone majority on September 22, 2017 in Bamenda, the main town in northwest Cameroon and an anglophone hub.
Several thousand demonstrators took to the streets in English-speaking parts of Cameroon in protest at perceived discrimination in favour of the country’s francophone majority, concurring sources said. English-speakers have long complained that Cameroon’s wealth has not been shared out fairly and that they suffer discrimination. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER
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