United Nations Welcomes Internet Reinstatement in NW and SW


Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Central Africa and Head of the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA), Mr. Francois Lounceny Fall

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. Francois Lounceny Fall, has welcome and expressed relief following the decision by President Paul Biya to order the reinstatement of full Internet services in both the North-West and South-West Regions of Cameroon.

With effect from 20 April 2017, the Head of State ordered the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications to oversee the full restoration of internet services to the English speaking regions of Cameroon.

The UN Special Representative has welcome this measure, which is in line with those recently announced by the Government to address the demands of English-Speaking teachers and lawyers. The UN Diplomat believes 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.

See original Statement in both French and English languages below:

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