Nobel Prize laureates call for Cameroon ceasefire
A group of Nobel Prize laureates has urged the government of Cameroon and separatist rebel forces to cease fighting and let health workers tackle the coronavirus pandemic.
Date 22.06.2020
Author Abu-Bakarr Jalloh

The Global Campaign for Peace and Justice in Cameroon on Monday asked the African Union, the Commonwealth and La Francophonie to urge the government of Cameroon to call for a "COVID-19 ceasefire."

Seven of the group's Nobel Prize laureates and former heads of states include 2018 laureate Dr. Denis Mukwege, former president of South Africa FW de Klerk and three former United States ambassadors to Cameroon.

The declaration was made after the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres called for global ceasefire in countries in conflict to tackle the coronavirus outbreak.

"It is one of the great neglected conflicts of our times," said Dr. Simon Adams, Executive Director of The Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect...

....Attack on hospital workers

Frequent gun battles, lockdowns, road blocks and now the COVID-19 pandemic have made life difficult for the majority English-speaking population. Cameroon now has almost 12,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, with 303 deaths (as of June 22).

Several cases of attacks against doctors and nurses have been reported since the coronavirus outbreak began...