The United States Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs, Mr. Tibor Nagy, would be ending his third African tour with a visit to Cameroon on March 17 and 18. As Boko Haram terrorists massacre civilians in Cameroon, security forces also often engage in extrajudicial killings in the country’s far north where the conflict continues to rage. In a telephonic press briefing from Kigali in Rwanda early this week, Mr Nagy called for dialogue in Cameroon to stop the more than two years of bloodshed. Secretary Nagy’s visit, officials in Washington D.C. say, aims at advancing the constructive partnership the United States and Cameroon have enjoyed since the establishment of bilateral relations in 1960 when the central African nation gained independence from France. While in Cameroon, Assistant Secretary Nagy’s activities will include meetings with Cameroonian government officials and a visit to a U.S. company that has a presence there.
Source: The North Africa Journal March 15, 2019 16:17 UTC