The United States has condemned and imposed visa restrictions on individuals believed to be undermining efforts to end the crisis in the Anglophone regions of Cameroon.
Cameroon’s two western Anglophone regions have been gripped by fighting since 2017 as the rebels try to break away from the predominantly Francophone government.
“I am establishing a policy imposing visa restrictions on individuals who are believed to be responsible for, or complicit in, undermining the peaceful resolution of the crisis in the Anglophone regions of Cameroon” said Antony Blinken, U.S. Secretary of State in a press statement on Monday.
“The United States continue to call for both the Cameroonian government and separatist armed groups to end the violence and engage in a dialogue without preconditions to peacefully resolve the crisis,” Blinken said.
“We urge all relevant stakeholders in Cameroon and in the diaspora to engage constructively and seek a peaceful resolution to the crisis,” Blinken added.