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Anglophone Crisis: Religious Leaders Argue Conflicts Can Only Be Resolved Through Reconciliation, Peace
Category :- Religion Author :- By Sandra Fomuso 
Posted on September 28, 2018, 4:52 pm
“We denounce the arbitrary and indiscriminate killings of Cameroonians by armed forces and the Amba Boys, we denounce the rampant attacks on educational institutions and the deprivation of children of their right to education,” the leaders said in a statement, criticizing the “sluggishness and inadequate methods with which the government is acting to solve the problem.”
 
In their statement, these men of God on behalf of all believers and people of good will urged the government, Diaspora, Amba boys and the army to put an end to aggression and tile the way for peace and dialogue. 
 
 “We call on the government to promptly initiate and announce a national plan for resolving this crisis, taking into account its real and profound causes in view of establishing veritable peace,” Archbishop Samuel Kleda, president of the National Episcopal Conference and one of the signatories of the statement said.
 
Following all this rampage, an Anglophone general conference has been scheduled for November 21 and 22, 2018 in Buea, South West region for a decisive breakthrough, a conference which will equally necessitate the contribution of international powers. The communiqué convening the conference calls on the president of the Republic to initiate a substantive national dialogue on the Anglophone question as soon as possible. It depicts the conference as a preparatory phase amongst Anglophones with the aim of identifying the issues that a future national dialogue would address and allowing that community to nominate representatives for such a dialogue. Moreover, the organisers will have to persuade the government to allow Anglophones in the Diaspora (including separatists) to return to the country without risking arrest and to release detained Anglophone activists for it to be successful. A meaningful dialogue is not possible without the separatists, given their political importance and the security threat they pose. The organisers also have to convince separatists that attending the conference would reinforce their legitimacy among Anglophones.
 
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