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US Ambassador returns to Cameroon

The Ambassador of the United States of America Peter Henry Balerin has returned to Cameroon after spending over two weeks in his home country. The Ambassodor left Cameroon on May 22 after he was “called to order” by the Minister of External Relations Lejeune Mbella Mbella for comments made to the public after meeting with the Head of State Paul Biya. His departure led to speculation on a possible diplomatic fracas between both countries but it was later revealed Ambassador Peter Henry Balerin had taken his annual leave and would only return to Cameroon on June 8. This did not go down well with the Government of Cameroon who called the Ambassador to “order” through the Minister of External Relations. A section of the media as well as political actors did not take the Ambassador’s statement kindly with Banda Kani of the Manidem party swearing live on TV against Peter Henty Balerin.

Source: Cameroon Daily Journal June 11, 2018 11:37 UTC