Bamenda, 02 November, 2020 / 10:12 pm (ACI Africa).
An Archbishop in Cameroon has lauded what he has described as “an atmosphere of greater peace and tranquility” in in the Central African country following recent talks between the government and rebel groups in a meeting whose details he said remain scanty.
In July, this year, Cameroon's Government officials met some of the foremost leaders of the Anglophone separatist groups for the first time since the conflict began in 2016.
Making reference to the meeting in a report published Friday, October 30 by Agenzia Fides, Archbishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya of Cameroon’s Archdiocese of Bamenda said that after the talks, the situation in Bamenda and some Anglophone regions “seems calmer” than before.
“We can say that after the talks a few months ago the situation seems calmer,” Archbishop Nkea said and added, “There is an atmosphere of greater peace and tranquility among the population, schools have reopened and many children have returned to class. This is undoubtedly a good sign.”
Archbishop Nkea’s observation comes days after some armed men attacked a school within Cameroon’s Catholic Diocese of Kumba, a widely condemned assault that left at least seven children dead and dozens injured.