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In Cameroon French FM Le Drian Props Up Biya And Faux Dialogue Amid Killings FrancAfrique

By Matthew Russell Lee, CJR PFT NYP

UN GATE, Oct 24 – On September 29 Inner City Press was sent another tweet about Biya's platform for national dialogue, an account featuring a photos of the grip and grin between Guterres and Biya's foreign minister. This is the result of Guterres' sold out diplomacy - a Potemkin Village of fake dialogue accompanied by violence and censorship. Guterres is no better than Biya. At least Biya is officially senile. What is Guterres' excuse?

  And what of France and its foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian? He is in Cameroon, smiling with Biya (Inner City Press online asked why, having been blocked on Twitter by Biya as by UN Spokesman Stephane "French Whine" Dujarric). Here is France's gloss:  "Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, is visiting Cameroon from 23 to 25 October.  He will meet with President Paul Biya and the leaders of the political parties represented in Cameroon’s parliament, as well as the main facilitators of the major national dialogue which took place from September 30 to October 4, aimed at providing a response to the crisis in the country’s English-speaking regions. Jean-Yves Le Drian will urge his interlocutors to maintain the momentum of the dialogue initiated. He will express France’s support for the implementation of the conclusions of the major national dialogue, notably with respect to decentralization.  The minister will reaffirm France’s support for Cameroon in the fight against terrorism, in particular with respect to the fight against the terrorist group, Boko Haram, which continues to be a threat in the far north of the country. He will meet with representatives of the populations affected by this scourge.  Jean-Yves Le Drian will meet with French and Cameroonian entrepreneurs in Douala to talk about cooperation and economic development projects between our two countries." It's called collusion; that's even what today's French government would call it if it involved other countries. We'll have more on this.

  Both Biya and Guterres are engaged in blatantly mismanagement. While Guterres whose waste of money and censorship for corruption lead to lower payments to the UN cries poor, here is what Biya's has done to Cameroon, even according to money loving Moody's: "Cameroon's credit profile constrained by institutional challenges 11 October 2019 London, October 11, 2019 --  Cameroon's credit challenges include the weak institutional environment Relatively diversified economy and natural gas reserves are among credit strengths The credit profile of Cameroon (B2 stable) is constrained by the weak institutional environment and rising public and external debt, Moody's Investors Service said in an annual report this week.  Credit strengths include the economy's relative diversification and the development of natural gas reserves, which offers the potential to compensate for gradually declining oil production.  "Cameroon's public and external debt has increased significantly on the back of the mostly externally financed public investment programme," said Kelvin Dalrymple, a Moody's Vice President - Senior Credit Officer and the report's co-author. "This has exacerbated by the country's below median revenue-generation capacity, which weighs on debt affordability."  Domestic political risk is the main driver of event risk in Cameroon, given succession risks and tensions ahead of the legislative elections scheduled for October 2019."  We'll have more on this.

  Guterres m.o. is spreading. Guterres and his spokespeople Stephane Dujarric and now Melissa Fleming have refused to answer Inner City Press' written questions about Cameroon. Dujarric amid Biya's killings tweeted this: "  UN Spokesperson  @UN_Spokesperson   Secretary-General  @antonioguterres  encouraged by   @PR_Paul_BIYA 's decision to release Maurice Kamto and hundreds of others, reiterates  @UN 's support for #Cameroon's National Dialogue." The irony? Biya on Twitter blocks many critics including Inner City Press, which is ALSO blocked by Dujarric. Birds of a corrupt feather.

Meanwhile this from MimiMefo: "There is commotion in Bali Town, Mezam Division North West Region.  Soldiers invaded the village in their number during and after October 1st commemoration, the day Southern Cameroons independent state of Ambazonia was declared, by separatist leaders and fighters.  In Sang, a Bali neighbourhood, several persons, notably civilians are feared dead. “The people had escaped to the bush to seek refuge but returned yesterday, not knowing soldiers were still there,” a source told Mimi Mefo Info.  “The population of Bali nyonga since yesterday are under gradual extermination. Sang Will soon finish. The military doing what they know best,” said another source.  “Many of those killed in Sang, are from the Mbalang compound,” the source added." And from corrupt Guterres? Nothing. Censorship and ban of Press.

  On September 26 in a nearly empty UN General Assembly Hall Biya's foreign minister Lejeune Mbella Mbelle gave a speech nearly entirely in French, blaming all problems in the SW and NW on separatists. Inner City Press, banned from the UN by Biya's colluder Guterres, puts some of it immediately on Twitter, here. Now here is the whole speech, on YouTube It is shameful - and Guterres is shameless. We'll have more on this.

Inner City Press live tweeted the shameful May UNSC session and uploaded Guterres' envoy Francois Fall's failing statement here.

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