Breaking: United Nations concerned about deteriorating situation in Cameroon, calls for dialogue

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The United Nations is concerned about the deteriorating situation in Cameroon and has been following very closely developments in the central African nation, spokesman Stephane Dujarric said on Tuesday.

“We’re, obviously, following that situation very closely. We’ve been concerned about it for some time,” Dujarric said after he was asked by TODAY NEWS AFRICAs Simon Ateba about violence and instability in Cameroon during a press briefing at the headquarters of the United Nations in New York.

“I think the Secretary‑General and his envoys have called for a political… an inclusive political dialogue to take place,” he added.

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Hundreds of people have been killed and hundreds of thousands have been displaced in Anglophone regions in Cameroon since protests for justice and equality turned bloody in late 2016.

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Simon Ateba Washington DC
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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