Cameroon : Statement by the Special Representative on the re-establishment of Internet
The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Central Africa and Head of the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA), Mr. François Louncény Fall, has learnt with relief the decision by President Paul Biya instructing that internet services be fully restored in the North-West and South-West Regions of Cameroon, with effect from 20 April.
The Special Representative welcomes this measure, which is in line with those recently announced by the Government to address the demands of English-Speaking teachers and lawyers. He takes note that the decision will go along way to help reduce tension and to create conditions conducive for the resolution of the crisis in the two regions.
The Head of UNOCA counts on the Government of Cameroon to continue to promote appeasement and dialogue, and to take all other appropriate measures aimed at a speedy and lasting resolution of the crisis in order to strengthen unity, stability and prosperity in Cameroon.
The Special Representative takes the opportunity to express the wish that the Cameroonian People will maintain their spirit of patriotism and show restraint during this trying period, including by avoiding the use of the Internet to incite hatred or violence.
Done in Libreville, 21st April 2017