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AGOA Suspension: Government Blames Ambazonia Fighters, Say Trump Is Not Informed

The government has officially responded to American President, Donald Trump’s intention to suspend Cameroon from the African Growth and Opportunity Act, AGOA, trade benefits, some January 2020. Communication Minister and Spokesman, Rene Emmanuel Sadi, on Monday, November 18, 2019, said that the US is either not well informed about the armed conflict in Cameroon or someone somewhere has been manipulating public opinion.

He emphasized that Ambazonia fighters have committed human crimes ranging from burying a woman alive to the killing of Wardress Florence Ayafor.

He reaffirmed that the mission of the elements of defense and security forces will continue to embark on peace missions in the northwest and southwest regions.

He added that economic and academic infrastructures have been destroyed by armed separatists putting the lives of many on the line.

Last month, Donald Trump notified the US Senate of his intention to dismiss Cameroon from the benefits due to what he described as human rights violations by soldiers.

This is the second time in one year that Donald Trump has taken measures to warn the Cameroon government of human rights violations.

A few months back, 100 US Soldiers were withdrawn from Cameroon for same reasons.

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