The Cameroonian authorities announced on Friday the strengthening of security measures at the border with the Central African Republic (CAR) to counter incursions of armed gangs in its territory.
This measure, according to the governor of the East Region Grégoire Mvongo, is explained by “the resurgence of insecurity in this neighboring country that has repercussions in Cameroon.”
On a socio-economic animation tour in the Kadey department, which shares a long border with the Central African Republic, he stressed that “all initiatives have been taken to ensure that the national territorial space remains untouched”.
In good intelligence with the Central African authorities, this reinforcement of the security apparatus wants to prevent members belonging to Central African armed bands from finding refuge in Cameroon.
According to sources, the two countries that met at the beginning of the week in Bangui, the capital of CAR as part of the second Cameroon-Central African Central Committee, discussed this issue at length.
A decision stemming from the “latest events” in the CAR in March and April 2019, where differences had emerged over the formation of an inclusive government, pushing militias, who felt “aggrieved”, intensify armed attacks and organize the blockade of the country. This resulted in high inflation.
To join Bangui, truckers from Cameroon, where more than 80% of the volume of Central African exports and imports pass, claim that they sometimes spend up to 5 million FCFA as “road fees” with the various armed gangs. .
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cameroon HE Mr. MBELLA MBELLA was received by the President Central African HE Pr Faustin Archange TOUADERA on May 07, 2019.The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cameroon HE Mr. MBELLA MBELLA was received by the Central African President HE Pr Faustin Archange TOUADERA May 07 2019.The Minister carried a message of solidarity and fraternity of the President HE Paul BIYA addressed to his Counterpart and Brother of the CAR. The discussions focused on the work of the Cameroon-Central African Republic High Joint Committee. Bilateral relations between the two countries were evaluated and measured the density of friendship and economic relations between the two countries.