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Canada Initiative Offers Opportunity for Cameroon Peace Process
Pre-talks between Cameroon’s government and Anglophone separatists, facilitated by Canada, have opened the door to a long-overdue peace process, but Yaoundé has baulked.
The government should embrace these talks, while domestic and external actors should put their full weight behind the initiative.
Having cooperated with efforts to bring Cameroon’s government and Anglophone separatists into formal peace talks, Yaoundé should now commit to participate in them.
On 20 January, Canada’s foreign minister, Mélanie Joly, announced that the two sides had agreed to start peace negotiations.
The announcement raised hopes that there might be a…