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In Cameroon After UNSC Arria Mankom Murders by Biya Soldiers Guterres Colludes With Silence

By Matthew Russell Lee, Video

UNITED NATIONS GATE, May 24 – After the UN Security Council 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 here.

   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. And even proponents of the meeting now refuse to assess what the UN accomplished: a greenlight to genocide, as with its Arria meetings about Sri Lanka before the bloodbath on the beach there.

  In Cameroon on May 15, two days after the UNSC meeting, Biya's soldiers for example burned over 70 homes in Mankon, Bamenda. Soldiers dragged one man from his house, shooting him dead in the street. They killed Nwacha Christopher Neba, a 41-year-old mechanic, and burned down scores of private homes and shops across Alachu, Matsam, and Muwatsu, three neighborhoods in Mankon. The military went to Neba’s house in Alachu, “broke down the door, pulled him out, and beat him savagely.” The witness then heard gunshots. He said the man’s body was found in the street shortly afterward, shot in the head and the back. 

Soldiers looted homes and shops and killed domestic animals.  A pastor whose home was burned in the Alachu neighborhood said that Air Force soldiers stormed his neighborhood at around 2:30 p.m., shooting indiscriminately. “When we saw them approaching, we ran away and sought refuge in a nearby church,” he said. “The soldiers shot my five pigs, broke the door of my home, and set it ablaze. We saw them stealing drinks from a store, drinking and celebrating.” 

Another Alachu resident, a teacher, said: “When the soldiers came, I ran, and they chased me. I managed to hide in the Baptist church. When I came out, I found that my house was completely burned and now I have nothing left.”  A local authority from Muwatsu said: “In our area, more than 100 people are now homeless. The military burned up to 20 homes and destroyed our neighborhood council office.”  In the days that followed the attack - and the UNSC meeting - the military prevented some residents from taking photos and assessing damage to their homes. “The day after the attack I tried to go back and evaluate the extent of the destruction,” an Alachu resident said. “I was stopped by the soldiers stationed at the junction in Mile 8 and threatened at gunpoint because I tried to take pictures of my burned home.” 

On May 17, the governor of the North-West region established a bogus UN-like commission to identify victims from the “incident” in Mankon and evaluate their needs, the humanitarian situation, and the material damage and property destroyed. The commission is scheduled to submit its report by May 24. But even those who report this refuse to link it to the UNSC meeting they called for. And Guterres refuses to answer Inner City Press questions, in on this: alternate Member of Parliament Essomba Bengono just after the UNSC meeting said on TV, "Do you know how many times God had to wipe out the human race to constitute a people?" From the UN of Guterres, nothing. Greenlight for genocide.

  In the meeting, China said the Biya can impose law and order - Xinjiang style, some wondered, through Guterres' alliance with China is even larger, including as their CEFC China Energy tried to buy the oil company of Gulbekian Foundation which paid Guterres. France's Francois Delattre said his country will work with Biya.

The EU's João Vale de Almeida, who tweeted a selfie with Monthe before the meeting assuring him the EU would be support, came through. He and the EU Mission have done nothing about Guterres' open censorship. These people are killing the UN.

   Inner City Press, banned from entering the UN for the 313th day in a row, asked UK Deputy Ambassador Jonathan Allen when his country expected to get out of the meeting. He said, "Hello Matthew" but just like his Mission, no substantive answer. Video here.

  Inside the meeting, he expressed surprise that the UK is viewed as pro Paul Biya, ignoring that his minister Liam Fox bragged about UK-based New Age's oil deal with Biya. Germany's speech was even less focused; they have not answered Inner City Press' Cameroon's questions, or done anything about the UN's censorship of the Press.

 (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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