Breaking: UN Boss, Antonio Guterres, rushes to Cameroon to meet strong man Biya over crisis 

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UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, will make a four-hour stopover in Yaoundé, the Cameroonian capital to meet with President Paul Biya, the Presidency in Cameroon said on Friday. 

Guterres said he will meet Biya on Friday night to discuss an escalating crisis in the country’s English-speaking regions.

We will be able to assess the recent evolution of (the situation of) the Anglophone community,” Guterres told AFP on Thursday in Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic (CAR).

The UN Boss just completed a visit to the Central African Republic, CAR.

Antonio Guterres will leave CAR at 16:15 GMT on Friday after a four-day visit to the country where armed groups have social unrest since 2014.

He will make a four-hour stopover in Yaoundé where he will take a commercial flight to Paris. He will use this time to discuss with President Paul Biya.

This is a meeting I deeply appreciate,” Guterres said, adding that this reflected Cameroon’s “great interest” in working “positively” in the region.

Guterres said he will also discuss with Biya the influx of displaced people from CAR in Cameroon and his concerns about the crisis in the Lake Chad region triggered by the attacks of Boko Haram jihadists.”

Guterres’ trip to Cameroon is seen by the authorities of Yaounde as a disturbing visit where the issue of the South West and North West regions will be addressed.

Yaoundé is often used to make praiseworthy statements about this kind of visits, curiously the Government announces nowhere this visit, not even on the national radio.

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Peter Kum
Peter Kum, an investigative journalist, studied Mass Communication at the University of Tripoli in Libya and has covered the wars in Sudan, Libya and against Boko Haram in Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad. He is based in Cameroon’s far north, but travels across the sub-Saharan region.


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