Instead of engaging in a much-needed dialogue with the political opposition, civil society, and Cameroon’s beleaguered business community, President Biya and the ruling cabal have doubled down. However, leaders in the United States, and elsewhere, have begun to speak up. This is no small feat.
In Togo, the government of Faure Gnassingbe is cleverly managing the expectations of the international community in a highly manipulative way, restricting civil liberties within the country while making surface-level, seemingly positive adjustments to the long-ruling regime. Do not be fooled by the duplicity, writes guest blogger Wolali Ahlijah.
To be sure, reclaiming peace in Cameroon, and in turn, the Central African region, is of paramount importance today and moving forward. It is manifestly evident that the Biya government is both unwilling and incapable of achieving these necessary ends, which are being demanded by the country’s long beleaguered citizens, as well as neighboring countries.
There are mounting concerns that Zimbabwe's election is already fatally compromised.