Douala, 22 August, 2019 / 11:02 pm (ACI Africa).
A nationwide crusade advocating for peace in the troubled North West and South West regions of Cameroon is to be launched in the coming days, Christian Cardinal Tumi has announced.
“In the days ahead, we shall launch a nationwide crusade for peace,” Cardinal Tumi told journalists Wednesday in Cameroon’s economic capital Douala.
“The popular initiative for peace that we want to put in place will not be a rosary, incantations, a profession of faith or an avenue for strong declarations,” Cardinal Tumi said and added, “the crisis can no longer be healed by simple words or condemnation, but with concrete actions on the field.”
The two English speaking regions of the country have been paralyzed since 2016, after a strike action of lawyers and teachers turned violent.
The violent conflict resulted in the growth of an armed separatists’ movement claiming independence for the so-called republic of Ambazonia.