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On Cameroon Biya Rep Praises Sisi in Egypt Who UN Guterres Also Favors for Censorship

By Matthew Russell Lee, Video

UNITED NATIONS GATE, May 22 – After the UN Security Council on May 13 held belated "Arria formula" session about Cameroon, an informal one with no outcome on which even co-sponsors Germany and the UK refused to answer Press questions, hypocrisy and cover up of the UN's failure remain evident. Video by banned Inner City Press here.

  Inner City Press has asked UNSG Antonio Guterres and his spokesman Stephane Dujarric and others, "May 22-5: On Cameroon, what is the SG's comment if any and action if any at all on for example that Paul Biya's forces reportedly shot dead 4 month old Martha in Muyuka on 20th May?"

  Now Egypt, whose strongman Sisi pals around with UNSG Guterres who has handed investigative Inner City Press' long time work space in the UN to a Sisi state media Akhbar al Youm whose retired correspondent Saana Youssef has not asked a question in years is lavishing praise for its business with Paul Biya's Cameroun: in Cairo, "Cameroon Ambassador in Cairo Mohamadou Labarang commended the strenuous efforts exerted by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi to realize development in Africa.   The diplomat made the remarks late Monday during a ceremony held at the embassy on the Cameroon national day.   Labarang lauded the efforts exerted by Egypt under Sisi - the current chair of the African Union - to unite the continent and carry out development projects.   Thanks to Sisi, the African free trade agreement will go into effect by the end of May, he said.   He noted that the Egypt-Cameroon ties are excellent at the political level, voicing hope that the two sides would further cooperation in the economic score in the coming period.   Meanwhile, Egypt's Deputy Assistant Foreign Minister for African Affairs Maher el Adawi underlined the depth of ties between Egypt and African countries.   He noted that Sisi ordered all state bodies to further ties with African countries, referring to Sisi's visits to African states.   He added that Sisi will embark on a tour in eastern and southern African states within the coming few days." The blathering about business with Biya is just blood money. Inside the UN, Guterres' Global Censor Alison Smale, now leaving in August, controls a propaganda channel called UN News and a sycophantic press corpse including Sisi's retiree while mantaining her ghoulish no due process ban on Inner City Press, now in its 322st day. We'll have more on this.

  Kuwait is a member of the Security Council, for seven more months, and heard what was said in the UNSC on May 13. Even the sanitized Lowcock and handpicked NGO version was troubling. But now on May 30 the Amir of Kuwait and the Crown Prince, Al-Sabah, told cabled congratulations and best wishes to 37 year ruler now killer Paul Biya. Kuwait's mission to the UN, when Inner City Press was roughed up and banned from entering the UN amid its questions about Guterres' performance, opined that "as long as UNCA is against you, nothing will change." So much for freedom of the press: UNCA has had a president who gave an UN/CA screening to Sri Lanka government's war crimes denial film, a photo op to UN briber Ng Lap Seng, and now has Chinese state media judging its "journalism" awards for UN coverage - no reporting on Chinese UN bribery, nor mention of the exclusion of Taiwanese journalists from the UN, etc allowed! We'll have more on this.

  On the other hand, publicly (mis) funded Voice of America which has Guterres favored access to the UN ran an article about the Arria meeting not by its UN correspondent but by another, who now writes about the Cameroon military with NO MENTION of its killings in the SW and NW of the country, or even abuses of civilians in the North. This is from VOA: "A Cameroon military engineering corps compactor is constructing a portion of the road linking its northern border town of Kousseri to the Chadian capital Ndjamena and Borno state in northeastern Nigeria.  Colonel Jackson Kamgain, director of Cameroon military engineering corps, says they re-launched the World Bank-sponsored project in March 2018 after it had been abandoned for four years.  He said since independence in 1961, the Cameroon military engineering corps has participated actively in the development of all localities and insures that major projects in conflict zones are not abandoned unlike in many other countries where military engineering departments concentrate only on making access easy for troops in areas of war or conflicts." Why are taxpayers funding this? Or VOA after it lobbied UN Stephane Dujarric to oust Inner City Press, here? We'll have more on this.

   Because it was an informal meeting and the proponents would not answer questions and Antonio Guterres' UN has yet to provide requested information to Inner City Press, it has allowed Paul Biya's government to claim, in effect, that no meeting took place: "Some member states of the United Nations Security Council had an informal meeting on Monday to discuss the worsening humanitarian crisis in the Anglophone region of Cameroon.  A communiqué issued by the Cameroonian Ministry of External Relations however denied reports of a UN Security Council Meeting on the Anglophone region crisis.  According to the communiqué no such meeting is scheduled.    The communiqué further stated that, this meeting was a ‘’ free consultation entirely outside of the Council on the initiative of certain members who are interested in the humanitarian situation in Cameroon.’‘  It further added that outcomes of this meeting will not be binding on the government since the meeting was informal as specified by Cameroon’s diplomacy."

The meeting ended without any outcome, after Paul Biya's longtime Ambassador Tommo Monthe lashed out at social media as UNSG Antonio Guterres does. Monthe told Inner City Press, as it asked about Biya cutting the Internet in the Anglophone zones, that Inner City Press could get thrown out of the UN. And it was, by Guterres, now 321 days and counting.

 (Inner City Press went and began interested at the Ambazonia / Southern Cameroons demonstration in the 47th Street park, in the rain, video here.)

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