Cameroon is going through a critical moment. The Boko Haram insurgency is on the wane in the Lake Chad basin but attacks are continuing against civilian and military targets in Cameroon’s Far North. The war has killed 2,000 Cameroonians, displaced 170,000 and triggered the rise of vigilante self-defence groups. Meanwhile, Cameroon’s Anglophone region has experienced violent flare-ups as the central government represses dissent over the perceived marginalisation of the English-speaking minority. Additionally, presidential elections are coming up on 7 October with an important risk of further violence and political instability.
EPLO invites you to a Brown Bag Lunch discussion with Hans De Marie Heungoup, International Crisis Group’s Central Africa Senior Analyst. Hans will present the latest political, security and social developments in Cameroon, with a specific focus on the security situation in the Far North, the Anglophone crisis and the possible worsening of the political and security situation in the country in the run-up to the elections. He will also touch upon the specific role and policies of the European Union and EU Member States.
Crisis Group’s latest research on Cameroon includes the report ‘Cameroon’s Far North: A New Chapter in the Fight Against BokoHaram’ and briefing ‘Cameroon’sAnglophone Crisis: How the Catholic Church Can Promote Dialogue’.
Participants are welcome to bring their own lunch and EPLO will provide tea and coffee.
Please note that places are limited and registration is mandatory. Please RSVP to Lorenzo Conti if you would like to participate.