Equatorial Guinea’s president calls for dialogue to end Cameroon crisis

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Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo
Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo

Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo has called for dialogue as the best solution to end the political crisis in Southern Cameroon, which prompted an influx of refugees into Nigeria.

Mbasogo made the remarks in Abuja during a media briefing after a closed door meeting with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari.

He noted that every country had its own peculiar crisis, but that they all need to seek solutions for them.

“Cameroon is a big nation whose crisis requires the concern of all forces. There is no nation without its own crisis,” Mbasogo said.

“What is required is to seek solution through dialogue and use it to find a common axis. Those seeking refuge in other lands need to sit down together and find solution through dialogue. It is only through that, they can find solution to the crisis,” he added.

The ongoing crisis in Cameroon’s Anglophone region has forced thousands to flee the country to neighbouring states to seek refuge.

Many of the residents there are demanding autonomy from Cameroon, saying subsequent leaderships there have always marginalized the region.

Mbasogo also commended Buhari’s efforts in the fight against the Boko Haram insurgency, saying he had done a good job so far.

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