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"cameroonian government" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

04:42 min | 2 months ago

"cameroonian government" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Geography and atmospheric sciences at the University of Georgia. We might have to come back to you again as the season goes on. Thank you so much for your time this morning. Happy to be a to be here. Allegations have come to light this week from immigrant women who say they were subjected to unwanted medical procedures while detained at an immigration and customs enforcement facility in Georgia. Some women say they underwent his direct Amis or other surgeries that left them sterile. Members of Congress are demanding a quick investigation and in one case, lawmakers say ice has already tried to deport a key witness. NPR's Joel Rose has more Pauline Venom was nearly deported. Yesterday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement put her on a plane back to Cameroon country she left when she was two years old. She was on the tarmac when members of Congress say they intervened. It felt like ice was trying to rush through her deportation. I can't say that for certain, but all of this is extremely troubling. Representative Pramila Gioia Paul is a Democrat from Washington State and a member of the House Judiciary Committee. She wants been in the U. S so that you can tell her story to investigators. Venom is one of a growing number of immigrant women who say they were subjected to gynecological procedures without consent while they were held at the Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia. The first allegations came to light in a whistle blower complaint this week from a nurse at the facility. Since then, lawyers for other women have come forward with similar allegations by Paul says the total is now at least 17. This feels particularly agree just because it is obviously Invasive reproductive surgery. And so for every woman in particular across America, this sends chills up our spine. More than 170 members of Congress have signed a letter calling for an investigation by the Homeland Security inspector general Ice confirmed that Pauline Venom is still in the country and denied any link between her allegations and her scheduled deportation. A spokesman says she was pulled off the plane because of a paperwork snafu with the Cameroonian government, not because of congressional intervention. In the statement, I says that all female detainees received routine gynecological care, and that quote a medical procedure, like a hysterectomy would never be performed unquote without informed consent. The venoms lawyer says Otherwise. When she woke up from the surgery, the doctor informed her that a portion of her fallopian tube was removed. One win is venoms lawyer at the nonprofit Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights. She says, been, um, sought treatment for in irregular menstrual cycle and thought she was getting a routine procedure. Of course. Pauline was very upset and sort of appalled that this had happened without her consent. Win says the long term medical implications are not clear. But the procedure could prevent venom from conceiving a child detention itself takes so much away. I'm a person's life and then for her to have gone through this experience while she was an immigration detention, just rob, sir of so much more than her time wins has been, um complained to the staff at the detention center, but those complaints went nowhere. Irwin is operated by a for profit company LaSalle Corrections, which did not respond to a request for comment. Elizabeth Meth urn is a lawyer who has represented immigrants held it Erwin and other detention centers in Georgia, she says complaints about medical care often go unanswered. They consistently Ignore complaints they consistently act like any complaint is just histrionics. It's ripe for exploitation, right because there's not proper oversight. There's not a proper like Level of humanity. Katherine says lawyers have been raising concerns about medical conditions for years. They're relieved that the public is finally paying attention, even if it took shocking allegations like these to make it happen. Joel Rose. NPR news This is NPR news 7 19 on a Thursday. We're dealing with some morning low clouds and fog today, but that should give way to sunny skies and much improved Eric quality. It is not a spare the air date today. It's kind of enjoy the air Day to day Michael stayed in for day Freeman again. It's 7 19. Beginning Interstate 6 80 in San Jose. Let's get a traffic.

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Atlanta - ICE Almost Deported Immigrant Woman Who Says She Got Unwanted Surgery While Detained

Morning Edition

03:48 min | 2 months ago

Atlanta - ICE Almost Deported Immigrant Woman Who Says She Got Unwanted Surgery While Detained

"Week from immigrant women who say they were subjected to unwanted medical procedures while detained at an immigration and customs enforcement facility in Georgia. Some women say they underwent his direct Amis or other surgeries that left them sterile. Members of Congress are demanding a quick investigation and in one case, lawmakers say ice has already tried to deport a key witness. NPR's Joel Rose has more Pauline Benham was nearly deported. Yesterday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement put her on a plane back to Cameroon, a country she left when she was two years old. She was on the tarmac when members of Congress say they intervened. It felt like ice was trying to rush through her deportation. I can't say that for certain, but all of this is extremely troubling. Representative Pramila Gioia Paul is a Democrat from Washington State and a member of the House Judiciary Committee. She wants been in the U. S so that you can tell her story to investigators. Venom is one of a growing number of immigrant women who say they were subjected to gynecological procedures without consent. While they were held at the Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia. The first allegations came to light in a whistle blower complaint this week from a nurse at the facility. Since then, lawyers for other women have come forward with similar allegations. Jaipal says the total is now at least 17. This feels particularly agree just because it is obviously Invasive reproductive surgery. And so for every woman in particular across America, this sends chills up our spine. More than 170. Members of Congress have signed a letter calling for an investigation by the homeland Security inspector general. Ice confirmed that Pauline Venom is still in the country and denied any link between her allegations and her scheduled deportation. Spokesman says she was pulled off the plane because of a paperwork snafu with the Cameroonian government, not because of congressional intervention. In a statement. I says that all female detainees received routine gynecological care, and that quote a medical procedure like a hysterectomy would never be performed unquote without informed consent. Bingham's lawyer says Otherwise. When she woke up from the surgery, the doctor informed her that a portion of her fallopian tube was removed. One win is Bingham's lawyer at the nonprofit Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights. She says, been, um, sought treatment for in irregular menstrual cycle and thought she was getting a routine procedure. Of course. Pauline was very upset and sort of appalled that this had happened without her consent. Win says the long term medical implications are not clear, but the procedure could prevent been him from conceiving a child detention itself takes so much away. I'm a person's life and then for her to have gone through this experience while she was an immigration detention, just rob sir of so much more than her time, wind says been, um complained to the staff at the detention center, but those complaints went nowhere. Irwin is operated by a for profit company LaSalle Corrections, which did not respond to a request for comment. Elizabeth Meth urn is a lawyer who has represented immigrants held at Erwin and other detention centers in Georgia, she says complaints about medical care often fall on deaf ears. They consistently Ignore complaints they consistently act like any complaint is just histrionics. It's ripe for exploitation, right because there's not proper oversight. There's not A proper like Level of humanity. Katherine says lawyers have been raising concerns about medical conditions for years. They're relieved that the public is finally paying attention, even if it took shocking allegations like these to make it happen. Joel Rose.

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"cameroonian government" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:59 min | 2 months ago

"cameroonian government" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Geography and atmospheric sciences at the University of Georgia. We might have to come back to you again as the season goes on. Thank you so much for your time this morning. Happy to be able to be here. Allegations have come to light this week from immigrant women who say they were subjected to unwanted medical procedures while detained at an immigration and customs enforcement facility in Georgia. Some women say they underwent hysterectomies or other surgeries that left him sterile. Members of Congress are demanding a quick investigation and in one case, lawmakers say ice has already tried to deport a key witness. NPR's Joel Rose has more Pauline Benham was nearly deported. Yesterday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement put her on a plane back to Cameroon country she left when she was two years old. She was on the tarmac when members of Congress say they intervened. It felt like ice was trying to rush through her deportation. I can't say that for certain, but all of this is extremely troubling. Representative Pramila Gioia Paul is a Democrat from Washington State and a member of the House Judiciary Committee. She wants been in the U. S so that you can tell her story to investigators. Venom is one of a growing number of immigrant women who say they were subjected to gynecological procedures without consent while they were held at the Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia. The first allegations came to light and a whistle blower complaint this week from a nurse at the facility. Since then, lawyers for other women have come forward with similar allegations by Paul says the total is now at least 17. This feels particularly agree just because it is obviously Invasive reproductive surgery. And so for every woman in particular across America, this sends chills up our spine. More than 170 members of Congress have signed a letter calling for an investigation by the Homeland Security inspector general Ice confirmed that Pauline Venom is still in the country and denied any link between her allegations and her scheduled deportation. A spokesman says she was pulled off the plane because of a paperwork snafu with the Cameroonian government, not because of congressional intervention. In the statement, I says that all female detainees received routine gynecological care, and that quote a medical procedure, like a hysterectomy would never be performed unquote without informed consent. But then, his lawyer says otherwise. When she woke up from the surgery, the doctor informed her that a portion of her fallopian tube was removed. One win is Bingham's lawyer at the nonprofit Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights, she says, been, um sought treatment for in irregular menstrual cycle and thought she was getting a routine procedure. Of course, Pauline was very upset and sort of appalled that this had happened without her consent. Wynn says the long term medical implications are not clear. But the procedure could prevent venom from conceiving a child detention itself takes so much away from a person's life. And then for her to have gone through this experience while she was an immigration detention, just rob serve so much more than her time. Wind says Venom complained to the staff at the detention center, but those complaints went nowhere. Irwin is operated by a for profit company LaSalle Corrections, which did not respond to a request for comment. Elizabeth North. ERN is a lawyer who has represented immigrants held at Erwin and other detention centers in Georgia, she says complaints about medical care often fall on deaf ears. They consistently Ignore complaint they consistently act like any complaint is just histrionics. It's ripe for exploitation, right because there's not proper oversight. There's not a proper like Level of humanity. Katherine says lawyers have been raising concerns about medical conditions for years. They're relieved that the public is finally paying attention, even if it took shocking allegations like these to make it happen..

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ICE Just Tried to Deport Immigrant Woman Who Says She Got Unwanted Surgery While Detained

Morning Edition

03:49 min | 2 months ago

ICE Just Tried to Deport Immigrant Woman Who Says She Got Unwanted Surgery While Detained

"Have come to light this week from immigrant women who say they were subjected to unwanted medical procedures while detained at an immigration and customs enforcement facility in Georgia. Some women say they underwent his direct Amis or other surgeries that left them sterile. Members of Congress are demanding a quick investigation and in one case, lawmakers say ice has already tried to deport a key witness. NPR's Joel Rose has more Pauline Venom was nearly deported. Yesterday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement put her on a plane back to Cameroon country she left when she was two years old. She was on the tarmac when members of Congress say they intervened. It felt like ice was trying to rush through her deportation. I can't say that for certain, but all of this is extremely troubling. Representative Pramila Gioia Paul is a Democrat from Washington State and a member of the House Judiciary Committee. She wants been in the U. S so that you can tell her story to investigators. Venom is one of a growing number of immigrant women who say they were subjected to gynecological procedures without consent while they were held at the Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia. The first allegations came to light in a whistle blower complaint this week from a nurse at the facility. Since then, lawyers for other women have come forward with similar allegations, Jaipal says the total is now at least 17. This feels particularly agree just because it is obviously Invasive reproductive surgery, and so far every woman in particular across America, this sends chills up our spine. More than 170. Members of Congress have signed a letter calling for an investigation by the Homeland Security inspector general. Ice confirmed that Pauline Venom is still in the country and denied any link between her allegations and her scheduled deportation. Spokesman says she was pulled off the plane because of a paperwork snafu with the Cameroonian government, not because of congressional intervention. In a statement. I says that all female detainees received routine gynecological care and that quote a medical procedure like a history. Ectomy would never be performed unquote without informed consent. The venoms lawyer says Otherwise. When she woke up from the surgery, the doctor informed her that a portion of her fallopian tube was removed. One win is Bingham's lawyer at the nonprofit Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights, she says been, um sought treatment for in irregular menstrual cycle and thought she was getting a routine procedure. Of course, Pauline was very upset and sort of appalled that this had happened without her consent. Wind says the long term medical implications are not clear. But the procedure could prevent venom from conceiving a child detention itself takes so much away from a person's life. And then for her to have gone through this experience while she was an immigration detention. Just rob serve so much more than her time, Wind says Been, UM complained to the staff at the detention center, but those complaints went nowhere. Irwin is operated by a for profit company LaSalle Corrections, which did not respond to a request for comment. Elizabeth Meth urn is a lawyer who has represented immigrants held at Erwin and other detention centers in Georgia, she says complaints about medical care often fall on deaf ears. They consistently Ignore complaints they consistently act like any complaint is just histrionics. It's ripe for exploitation, right because there's not proper oversight. There's not A proper like Level of humanity. Katherine says lawyers have been raising concerns about medical conditions for years. They're relieved that the public is finally paying attention, even if it took shocking allegations like these to make it happen. Joel Rose. NPR news

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"cameroonian government" Discussed on The Takeaway

The Takeaway

11:29 min | 11 months ago

"cameroonian government" Discussed on The Takeaway

"Number of people that are actually reaching an entering the United States. Jeff what about the US in Honduras. What does that relationship look like now? The Honduran government is dependent upon. US approval especially now with all these allegations nations of drug trafficking and corruption during Dr Hundred President so hundreds of signed a safe third country agreement. where it it will start receiving migrants? Who Been deported from the US Mexico border and supposedly often asylum in in hunters or giving them supposedly safe place to stay while they wait for their asylum claim in the US? Marine Mexico's new President Lopez opened. The door has only been in office for a year. What does all this meant for his stature in Mexico Lopez at other continues to enjoy really high high levels of support? He is still very popular in in Mexico and I think his government has framed this in two ways one we are being successful and maintaining containing a good relationship with the trump administration which has as a priority and second that they are not distancing themselves from the administration's original approach. which was we want to treat migrants? Humanely offer them opportunities in Mexico. Sitting the Mexican population usually doesn't view this as a top issue. They're more concerned about the economy and security in Mexico and are willing to take loops our Lord at his word that this is important for his government and for the relationship ship with United States. Marine Meyer is the director from Mexico and migrant rights for the Washington Office on Latin America and Jeff Ernst a freelance journalist based in Honduras US Marine. Jeff thank you so much for joining us. Thanks for having me all over the world today. Almost seventy million people have been forcibly displaced from their homes in every year. Thousands of these people try to seek refuge in Japan. I've never been refugee before now so I really don't know how it was. Rose a refugee from Cameroon is one of these. Women just won't be the world's world for rose trying to make a home in Japan meant leaving her whole life behind just so she could be safe but of the ten thousand people who apply for refugee status in Japan every year. Only forty get approved for like a week. I did not sleep. I was like I got myself into. Maybe it was better need to be there and wait for death when it comes or whatever I want to team. Rosa's story is one one of many where asylum-seekers flee prosecution only to end up in a country where they're not welcome just to note that we're not using roses real name here to protect her identity. Matt Katz is a reporter at WNYC and went to Japan to report on this story. Thank you for joining us matt before we begin. Let me just mention to our listeners that I did listen to some of the early drafts of reporting as part of a listening session here. WNYC and made some suggestions on other parts of this series to me Matt Japan is really fascinating example of a country that has severely restricted immigration and based on. How some people responded to your series? It has a lot of symbolic the value. Not just two people in Japan but to people here in the West correct. Yes I realize that. There is a fascination even a fetish for the perception that Japan is has mono-ethnic so white supremacists really love this idea of Japan as this society that has successfully been able to restrict immigration to stay a quote unquote Japanese and still be part of the global community. So when I reported on the fact that there's such restrictions to immigration into the white supremacists supremacists responded and said leave Japan alone. Don't bring these globalist ideas into what is an otherwise perfect society. So let's talk a one of the people who is displaced and saw refuge here in Japan. Rose she's interesting case because very. Few people are aware of the conflict in Cameroon. It's one of these many any flash points throughout the world that are creating refugees. Cameroon is going through. What's basically a civil war right now? Between French speakers and English speakers is it is literally a conflict over language The government is controlled by the francophones and rose comes from the Anglophone region and the English speakers of Long said that the French speaking government have not given them fair rights so roses family was involved in a separatist movement in Cameroon to break away from in this french-speaking control the government and she lost touch with movement because she actually was sexually assaulted by soldiers who were looking for her father father when she was a teenager so she didn't want anything to do with politics. She moved away from her home village and she became a teacher. She came back home on a visit in two thousand sixteen eighteen and she joined a teacher protests. She says she just thought it was a protest to push for more resources for English speaking schools but teachers teachers and lawyers have been at the tip of the spear of this separatist movement in Cameroon. And they're seen as an anti the Cameroonian government so this protest. The government came down quite hard on it. She starts to explain a little bit about that in a interview. I did with her. The military will come with the van. And they're like you get in you get in when you get in a let me have your phone. You give your phone so there were times. They'll take offs are not everybody would come back like a half to WHO colleagues to today. We've not heard from more than a year. An income ruin. You could be awaiting trial for three or four years and nobody's talking about you. Nobody's getting back to you so that was when I noticed that maybe one day will be my not to come and she needed to leave. That's what she decided so she used all for money honey. She borrowed a bunch of money and she hired a broker. This is what people throughout the world do. When they need to leave their country they hire somebody in the black market to figure out a way out of where they're at and The broker came back to her with an unusual offer so he just called me and asked me what. If I told you I go to visa for you Japan. I said I'll be happy. He said Yeah. I got a visa. That was on a Wednesday morning and he told me to leave on Thursday morning so so she has literally hours to pick up and move to another continent right and she really embodies the story of refugees today they leave in a hurry and there are conflicts all throughout the globe. People are just flying into Tokyo and declaring asylum. They're asking to stay and they're doing it by by the thousands so Japan cannot stay. This isolated island that it had been for centuries. She finds guide the airport who speaks English and he takes around her budget. Vote tells until she finds one that you could afford you at one hundred dollars in her pocket and then she calls this woman who's an acquaintance of an acquaintance who is from Cameroon and she. It goes to her place in Japan and She spends a couple of nights there. This woman tells her about a nonprofit called Japan Association for Refugees. She goes to this office. She says where she's from and what she needs and she'd like to figure out how to declare asylum and get a job and stay in Japan and They they tell her. There's there's no way she's GonNa Win Asylum and Japan. How is this possible? Why once they believe that people are truly in danger? I believe that people are owning for the end lines but the people from the Japan Association for Refugee Sam. Sorry but Japan doesn't take hardly any refugees. They took just forty two people last year and many of them when they declare asylum at the airport. Just like what happens in the US if you landed landed JFK or lax and you declare silom. You often get detained. And you're held in detention hearings and what's interesting is People who follow the asylum process in America will hear parallels. It's a similar sort of thing that's going on in this country now. It is increasingly difficult to find safety the in the US if you're claiming that you face persecution at home and that same phenomenon is happening all over the world in Japan in the US and in Europe all of these countries signed agreements after World War. Two with the UN saying that anybody who is facing persecution can find safety in these countries but in reality. That's just not the way it's working anymore and so rose is in this predicament. She enters into his landscape. And she's trying to navigate it. What happens to her so she was able to get subsidized housing through this nonprofit and she takes Japanese lessons and she submits her application for asylum? mm-hmm she lives a very meager lifestyle. There she has rice and nothing else most days of the week and she tries to adjust to life in Japan because the think about asylum seekers is it takes months and even years in the US or in Japan or elsewhere for your case to be reviewed. Even if you. I know that you'RE GONNA end up getting deported at the end of it and so basically this might be seen by some people who are critics of Japanese system as a way simply of of keeping you out diversity when you interact with people from Japan. How do they see people like rose? There's very little in the way of you've overt discrimination. You don't hear people saying disparaging things about immigrants. There's also very little civic conversation about Immigration Shen compared to what we're here in this country in terms of dominating Television and news and public conversation. I it's it. Quieter restriction restrictive approach There's a understanding that Japan needs to attract foreigners but there is concern that too many foreigners can echo the scenes people have seen on TV Of Syrians entering Europe up of people in the Mediterranean Sea in boats amassed on boats trying to get into Greece Or the caravans coming from the southern border of the US. US and Japanese are aware of those images and there are concerned that Japan could be overrun with these immigrants and asylum seekers and and then the most pragmatic of the Japanese. Tell me that they need the farmers and that their country can't survive without bringing in these immigrants but in the meantime The stance of the Japanese government is more of a outsourcing approach. So they are. H Man is quite generous donor to the UN when refugee agency but that money is really to house and feed refugees in camps abroad rather than spending money to resettle them in Japan. So what is life Japan. Hold for. Rose she's looking for work. She's allowed to work while she's applying for asylum And then she's looking.

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"cameroonian government" Discussed on UN News

UN News

05:29 min | 1 year ago

"cameroonian government" Discussed on UN News

"This is the sound of people on the move a humanitarian displacement crisis in real time these people are arriving with small carts by donkey's today there was a lull in attacks a many have taken the opportunity to return or being briefly to their homes in Geria- they've managed to salvage a few possessions from there now looted and burned homes mattresses sacks of grain and Autzen pans but not a lot more abroad by the most fortunate this is the front line of a manmade crisis created by terrorism the UN refugee agency UNHCR is leading relief efforts my name is here thunder I'm the assistant representative unit share for Cumberland we have been here only for let's say half an hour while I have seen is that of course people coming bringing lots of belongings with them people wanting that's very clear that's run it has been attacked I think since September last year for four times so the people this time they are not willing to go back and I think this is this is the way of being dispersed they told us that they don't go back they don't feel secure but also a lot of humanitarian on the field very motivated and already after a couple of days effing have managed that did a great job by by by installing thinks so so we have still a lot of challenges but we bring in more people and just to show you I mean I have been very quick time to make a calculation and I can tell you event coming three months for the emergency you need approximately say gene listen dollars UN humanitarian agencies are providing for the immediate needs of these displaced people shelter food water healthcare for now of these people remain the destitute victims of the terrorist insurgency in the workshop in Moore I mean are to sell his completing another pair of sandals that brightly colored neatly stitch and generally well finished thobe sent for sale at shops in Yonne Day and the commercial capital Douala where they'll fetch up to seven US dollars each she'll also sell goods locally and it's hoped eventually overseas the Cameroonian man behind this venture is Ali one G he sets up the NGO RDP goods in Yonne Day in two thousand and sixteen to provide jobs to people who've been displaced like groups like Boko Haram so far one hundred and fifty people have been trained in the manufacture and marketing of the sandals and other artists Donald Goods the group has also crucially been focusing on preventing the radicalization of impoverished people who see joining the terrorist group as the only escape from poverty IEP after develop extremism the funnel of Cameroon. tap we had a lot of community activities displease reseller to try to find a solution to that problem we told one of the visits right we have utilized is because forty five volume so there's no unnecessary like unlimited that problem by providing income genetics teens to internally displaced millions you know let's make them to be more independent of return your good way to would billeted unemployment is a problem everywhere why did you prioritize displaced people the reality I the way to the final of Camus we actually took of extreme poverty of the US otherwise it collides for financial news you had to hire to come join the movement of book so we thought one or Timoti is to provide an artillery income solution for the youth and that is the best way you can help prevent and someone who works for ADP goods are they making a living from producing the goods yes sure so the identities will produce goods to FTP goods the good news is just the people who've been through the good training program and selling what changes have you seen in their in their mentality in their outlook of life the middle changed so I saw an entrepreneur business interesting after work for the end of the to realize that the had clans the supply the prevention of violent extremism is central all to the work of IDP goods it's also a narrative you hear regularly from the Cameroonian government civil society and the international community if you explain to vulnerable people the dangers of joining a violent and extremist insurgency light Boko Haram and white than with an alternative to a life of poverty education job security and access to health services then the argument.

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"cameroonian government" Discussed on PRI's The World

PRI's The World

02:07 min | 1 year ago

"cameroonian government" Discussed on PRI's The World

"We're treating the symptoms the crisis not the roots of it but we live within a political situation where you reach a point where there's so much bloodshed that it becomes harder and harder to patch things together again and I think that this is something where there is a grave grave international hol a great hole in the international response both at the humanitarian level and the political diplomatic level as if Boko Haram wasn't enough Cameroon is also dealing with the separatist crisis in its English speaking regions. What did you see on that? Yes we've got sixteen hundred people killed in exactly as you describe it a clash between separatists and the armed forces of the Cameroonian government and someone one of our own workers said something very very interesting to me <hes> she said look twenty or thirty years ago more power for the Anglophone region was the demand then the development became federalism then the demand became separatism and you see that when needs are not met when injustices not tended tended to there is a radicalization. There's an outflanking and the great danger is that we reach a point of no return when you read the reports or hear the reports of people having their hands chopped off when you know literally their hands and fingers chopped off when you know that six sixteen hundred people have lost their lies you worry about the stability of the country because untended humanitarian crisis leads to political instability we are also seeing more and more reports of Cameroonians fleeing their country and ending up on the U._S.. Mexico border order many unable to cross <hes> now with this <hes> U._S. metering policy. How much do you attribute that migration to the violent pressure going on back home Boko Haram the separatist crisis back in Cameroon the fight that that has been a massive car in the number number of refugees being resettled given asylum in the U._S. by the U._S.? President trump has cut the number of refugees from ninety thousand to twenty two thousand that cuts off a legal route to hope for people and I had people in Cameroon's and what's happened to refugee resettlement American could tell them was the government is reduced by three quarters..

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"cameroonian government" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

03:22 min | 1 year ago

"cameroonian government" Discussed on Here & Now

"And why would the government be doing this? Yeah, I should say that the government does deny that it is targeting civilians, and that a lot of these accounts that have also been documented by human rights groups have been contested by the government. But basically, the the government is facing an armed insurgency, and is struggling to sort of contain the separatist movement that threatens national security, and in some cases, many civilians, actually, don't even support the separatist cause but kind of find themselves stuck in the middle. And I think that the government has just failed to understand how they can best contain the separatist threaten his responded with force. We're does United States come down on the separatist movement of of the English-speaking minority versus the French dominated government. I haven't seen any international support from from international governments for a new country to be formed, but both the separatists. And the government have been accused of human rights abuses, with separatists targeting schools and kidnapping students, and of course, also targeting security forces than national military in Cameroon told me they had lost at least one hundred seventy members of their security forces. So I think the United States is concerned by the human rights abuses that are taking place on both sides. So the United States is going to scale back at security assistance to Cameroon does that include members of the US military who are in Cameroon? Now, I should be very clear that the US assistance is not intended in any way to be affecting our contributing to the conflict in the English speaking regions, it is intended mainly to help fight the terrorist group Okla her on that is operating in a different region of the country, but in light of human rights allegations that have come out both in English speaking regions, and in the country as far north the US government will be scaling back its assistance to Cameron, but the three hundred troops will stay on the ground as. As far as we know. Could you explain what kind of position does puts the US in when it has a very important strategic partner, whom it's counting on to help prevent the spread of terrorism and has the same time that partner is accused of very serious human rights violations. Yeah. I think that that's what we're seeing happen right now is that the US is having to reconcile with those two facts that Cameroon is strategically located for a long time. It's been a bastion of stability and in another wise somewhat troubled region, but in recent years as allegations of human rights abuses came out both in the far north where the Cameroonian military is fighting Boko haram. And also in the English speaking regions now where the government is dealing with a separate conflict. I think the US is having to face this question of you know, how much support can they really give a military to fight extremists. When these allegations continue to come out that they may in fact, be targeting civilians, as well, meaning is not enough to persuade the government to change his behavior. I think it's a little bit too early to tell we haven't seen a big response from the Cameroonian government quite yet. And they've sort of underplayed the the security assistance being withdrawn as the US walks us sort of fine line trying to maintain that the camera does remain a strategic security partner as they focus on anti-extremism in western central Africa. But also, try to counter the human rights abuses, Shibano, greedy writes about foreign affairs for the Washington Post..

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"cameroonian government" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

04:52 min | 1 year ago

"cameroonian government" Discussed on KQED Radio

"There. Come those moments in life, where everyone might hate you. And you have to be willing to to believe that on you're on the right side of history. And you know, it'll be fine. I'm Rebecca Cosby, stay tuned for witness black history month after the news. Hello. I'm David Harper. With the BBC news, President Trump says he expects to be able to announce next week that all of the territory once held by the Islamic state group in Iraq and Syria has been retaken. He told a meeting of countries that have fought I asked alongside the United States that Washington would stay tough with any remaining fighters and would defeat every last one as correspondent in Washington. Peter Bowes explains Mr. Trump has been changing his position his attitude his assessment regarding so called Islamic state over recent weeks has been shifting it was back in December. When he first said that the group was indeed defeated the reports around with the time that he wanted to pull US troops out of Syria within a month. But since then he has taken a slightly more cautious view. And even now he is saying that he will wait for he says official word before he says perhaps as early as next week. He believes he could declare the. That group ISIS has been defeated Turkey's foreign minister Matthew Chevy show. Lou has stressed that Ankara would oppose designated safe zone for Kurds in Syria. If what he called terrorist elements were protected Mr. Chevy show. Lou said there was little clarity on have the American proposed area would operate anchor regards the Kurdish white PG as a terrorist group while Washington has supported it in the fight against the Islamic state group. The United Nations has appealed to all sides in the crisis in Venezuela. Not to manipulate humanitarian aid for political ends, the UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters in New York. Thanks humanitarian action needed to be independent of political military or other objectives. President Maduro sees opposition efforts to arrange foreign aid as part of a strategy to stabilize his government. The United States says it will cut millions of dollars in military aid to Cameroon over allegations of. Of gross human rights violations by security forces more details from Tracy Burcham marine security forces have benefited from millions of dollars of US, military aid, mainly for training and high tech equipment. Hundreds of American troops. Have also been stationed there to advise and train local forces in their fight against the Islamic state group, Boko haram and other militant fighters in the region last may the US ambassador to Cameroon Peter Henry bothering accused the Cameroonian security forces of targeted killings and offer detentions and burning and looting villages. The US says the Cameroonian government must investigate the abuse allegations and hold the patriotism countable. French warplanes have carried out fresh attacks. In Chad on what the military says was an armed rebel convoy that arrived from Libya last week twenty acts of around fifty trucks were destroyed by the Asterix which have so far failed to halt the advance of the convoy, French military says it's trying to prevent the destabilization of chats BBC news. Accident. Investigators say they've successfully recovered a body from the wreckage of a plane that went down in the sea between France and Britain carrying the Argentine international footballer Emiliano Sala his transport correspondent Tom Berridge after examining the plane using remote controlled underwater vehicles fitted with cameras investigators started a recovery operation when the weather conditions were for a time. More favourable, the air accidents Investigation Branch, working with other specialists said it successfully recovered a body in the most dignified way possible from the wreckage the identity of that body for now has not been made public weather conditions, then turned and they were forced to abandon the mission to recover. The large part of the plane's fuselage rescue is in the Turkish city of Istanbul have been working through the nights to search the rubble of an eight story apartment blocks which collapsed at least two people died and seven were injured. But it's faith others are trapped under command of debris. Britain's chief medical officers are edging social media companies to invest in technology to protect underage children from accessing sites in their first official advice on screen, time and social media. They say companies should be able to check that uses are thirteen or over our health editor, Hugh Pym has sent this report. The review by the UK's chief medical officers concludes. There isn't enough scientific research to draw a definite link between screen tournament health problems. And while they note that internet use can be of benefit to children. They are calling for more research into the impact of social media. But.

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"cameroonian government" Discussed on KQED Radio

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06:00 min | 2 years ago

"cameroonian government" Discussed on KQED Radio

"American wife had disappeared at sea. But has admitted to killing her that's all coming up after the news. BBC news with Simone Camry in the United States. The countdown has begun to the opening of polling stations for today's midterm congressional election turnout figures expect with highest in a generation John Sopo reports from Washington such as the extraordinary level of interest in these midterm elections. Thirty five million Americans have already voted in Texas early voting has been so intense. The number of ballots cast has already exceeded the total turn out from four years ago. And Donald Trump is led from the front with a controversial campaign playing on fears of illegal immigration, his most recent avert adjustment deemed racist. By opponents has been banned from nearly all TV networks, including the normally supportive. Fox news. Democrats have had nothing like the same levels of media attention, but they think quietly plugging away at many Americans concerns about healthcare the US department of homeland security. The Justice department the FBI and the director of national intelligence have issued a strongly-worded joint statement aimed at reassuring Americans about integrity of the election. The officials say the of worked in unprecedented ways to protect the vote from interference the name Russia's one of several foreign actors they say a seeking to influence the vote. German pensioner goes on trial later, charged with complicity in the NAS merger of hundreds of prisoners at a Nazi concentration camp during the second World War. The man who hasn't been officially named by prosecutors served as a watchman at the start of camp near what is now. Gdansk in Poland. Here's John McManus. The nine four year old man is accused of being an accessory to the murders of several hundred campaign mates, including Jewish prisoners killed as parts of the Nazis final solution and more than one hundred polish prisoners gassed over two days in June nineteen forty four the defendant was. Between eighteen and twenty at the time with the events, which means that he'll now be tried in a juvenile court for could still face up to fifteen years in prison if I'm guilty. He denies knowing anything about the atrocities. The Cameroonian government has launched a huge search operation for seventy nine children kidnapped from a boarding school. Unidentified gunmen sees the students in Bamenda in the northwest of the country. The BBC's Peter ties visited the school children who able to manage is one of the children. We spoke to was really still in shock and actually just narrating how quickly this happened and how the gunman went from one dommage to the other hand again, and he was only able to hide under his bed and escape kidnapping. The gun ranges run suck the whole place. The government blames rebels supported independence for Cameroon's English speaking region bbcnews trade unions in Nigeria have suspended a general strike plant take place today. They say they've reached and last minute agreement over the national minimum wage the Niger. Jimmy and labor. Congress said a committee set up with the government was recommending a new monthly minimum wage of thirty thousand naira equivalent to bout eighty three dollars. British scientists have discovered that women who naturally get up early a less likely to develop breast cancer, the university of Bristol. Researchers concluded that among early risers only one in every one hundred women developed breast cancer this rose to two in every hundred for women genetically programmed to go to bed late and get up late study says large hydroelectric projects in the US and Europe have been disastrous for the environment. Researches warn against such dams being replicated in the developing World Cup winners. More details. Their report says that these huge power plants harm river ecosystems forced millions of people off the land and increased greenhouse gas emissions hydropower currently provides more than seventy percent of the world's renewable energy nearly four thousand new dams are being planned for rivers in Africa Asia one major project on the Congo. River is expected to produce more than a third of the total electricity currently being generated in Africa. However, the report says nine thousand nine percent of the energy generated by the eighty billion dollar installation will be diverted to the South African mining industry and will not benefit Congolese people a British man claimed his American wife had disappeared at sea has admitted killing her Louis banner turned Isabella Hellman had only been married for three months when she disappeared off Cuba. Her body is never been found. Louis Bennett had made a distress call claiming catamaran was sinking. And his wife was missing. Detectives found the boat had been deliberately sunk BBC news. Hello. You're listening to the newsroom from the BBC World Service with me, and we lose something. It's just a matter of hours down to polls begin to open in the United States. These midterm elections are being seen as a bellwether for the popularity of Donald Trump's presidency and ability to govern for the next two years will hinge on the way the votes swings in both the house and the Senate on surprising, then that the president has been doing a whirlwind tour to key battlegrounds in the final hours before the vote at a rally in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Trump said the Republicans would continue what he called the extraordinary prosperity in the country. A vote for Democrats is a vote to bring this economic boom. Crashing to a sudden halt. The democrat agenda is a socialist nightmare for our country. The Republican agenda.

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02:25 min | 2 years ago

"cameroonian government" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The only thing we have our his passport photos and information from the internal passport database Russian database. So we only can see that his pictures are really similar to the guy who was dented as Petrov by the British police more details idea to come tomorrow when delegates from his to publish detailed report BBC news. The Cameroonian government has dismissed the opposition presidential candidate MAURICE counters claim that he won Sunday's election at a press conference. Mr. counters had he had received a clear mandate from the people and without providing any evidence victory called on the incumbent, Portia to organize a peaceful handover a government minister described the declaration as both illegal and worth. Klis. President Paul Biya is expected to win. A seventh term Turkey is president Reggio type Adwan says Saudi Arabian officials must prove that the missing Saudi journalists left that consulate in Istanbul safely. Jamal has showed g leading critic of the Saudi government has not been seen since he entered the building nearly a week ago. Turkish officials believe he was murdered. There James Robbins reports the fact that Jamal Khashoggi was last seen almost a week ago. Entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and was not seen by anyone leaving remains the most powerful driver of suspicion. Something happened to him inside the building. Turkish officials have been quoted saying they believe the journalist was killed there because the consulate is Saudi sovereign territory. They cannot go in without permission Turkey's, president tell you one is increasing the pressure. He told a news conference the consulate officials cannot save themselves by simply saying he has left. They have to prove it. The French prime minister Edouard Philippe has worn. And his European counterparts that there is no national solution to migration and that it must be tackled. Internationally, speaking ahead of a meeting of g six nations in the French city of Leon Mr. Phillips said he expected a Frank exchange with Italy's interior minister Matteo Salvini who was accused the French president Emmanuel Macron of leading the pro immigration lobby in the EU the joint winner of this. He has Nobel peace prize. Nadia Murad has appealed to the international community to do more to fight sexual violence and genocide addressing a press conference. She said the world must fulfil its moral, and legal responsibility to bring those responsible for these crimes to Justice BBC news. Support for the world comes from legalzoom.

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"cameroonian government" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

06:53 min | 2 years ago

"cameroonian government" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Showing the brutal murder of two women and two children that was widely shared on social media. The BBC's investigative unit Africa, I spent months looking at footage and using forensic analysis found out the truth behind what happened. Tell me we spent time talking about how Africa I uncovered the story and investigated this video. But I think we need some context about what's happening in Cameroon. Yes. The Cameroonian security forces have been deployed in the far north of the country to fight Boko haram in a conflict that's been going on since two thousand thirteen now Boko haram. As you may know is an Islamist terror group which operates across parts of west Africa, including countries surrounding Cameroon such as Nigeria Nigeria and Chad Boko haram, targets civilians through suicide bombings and kidnappings. Now, you may remember the schoolgirls in Chiba in Nigeria who were abducted by the group, but the atrocity by Cameroonian soldiers shown in the video is not an isolated incident cases like this have been reported by human rights groups for some time now, but even to the people who've been tracking these crimes this video was a particularly brutal example of what's going on in the. North of Cameroon when faced we were shot, and we have seen other videos showing the communion army in the process of committing abuses, and we had documented such incidents in our previous reports. But this was really horrific this Ilaria Allegra, d from Amnesty, International amnesty, as documented Dawson's of cases of extrajudicial executions and unlawful killings but the army in various villages and cities in the far north of Cameroon saints. We started our research in two thousand fifteen we have published at least three reports where we are documented in cases of extrajudicial executions unlawful killings, especially in the context of search and cordon operations. Can we doubt by the army to hide out haram fighters or massively arrest people suspected of belonging to book? Iran, human rights violations have been committed by both sides, Boko haram has been on a killing and kidnapping spree on the other hand Amnesty International says the Cameroonian security forces enjoy impunity, whether it's almost no accountability for crimes committed by the army. They given free rein to do whatever necessary to eradicate Boko haram from the region so civilians are caught in a crossfire between the brutalities of Jihadist group and the heavy-handedness of government security forces the response of the government and the security forces walk Aram, it's been a lot of repression. Incorrect arised by military operations where not only fighters have been killed or arrested, but civilians of paid and they high price. So they're grow response by the army and the human rights violations committed by the army in the fight against Boko haram f. Definitely contributed to support from the army among the communities and the fight is not over the war is not over. We heard earlier that the Cameroonian government I dismissed the video as fake news. And then in August of this yet, they changed their position and announced that seven members of the military had been arrested and currently under investigation. Now, if you want to see Africa is video which shows the methods used in this investigation, then cursed the BBC news website and search for finding the soldiers who killed this woman. Tell me I understand that you spoke to the Cameroonian minister of communications is secure on the battery a few days ago. Yes, I did. And I began by asking the minister whether he'd seen the video. What what what was what is it all about the, you know, the video of the killings of the women and children the BBC did an investigation to prove the location and the people behind it did did you not see it? Yes. I am very well aware of it. But I think that we have already. Issue. I someone in Cameroon, and we talk about it. But if you want me to repeat what I have already said there is no problem. What I'm wondering is whether you saw the BBC's investigation yesterday we put out an investigation yesterday. Unfortunately, I couldn't because I was flying from my three. But. We are deeply involved in residential campaign. Yeah. So go to now be no time to do. Watch TV. All right. So I explained to the minister what the Africa video showed. I mean to have helped if you had seen it. But I mean, we'll just carry on ahead. Even though you haven't seen it at that point, I proceeded to walk him through the investigation BBC Africa. I carried out much like we have in this program. And for the first time since the clip of this atrocity surfaced battery acknowledged that these killings were carried out by Cameroonian soldiers someone who say that on. Fortunately, it is likely that this has been done by some few shoulder. They were seven of them all those who in one way or would that were involved in all of them have been disarmed? Now, they have to face the because also I want to Muslim the part that presumption of innocence is granted to all of them. On beyond a reasonable doubt that they are the one. Committed this gruesome unbearable cry. What would you say to suggestions that this is a wider problem in the Cameroonian army that your forces are out of control? Can you give me of one army in the world? Reteach again. The area by some few or harmful element. What does happen here is happening all over the world, including the largest country in the world. You can look important. Army to be the only one on earth. Handful element of a. Sort orders glide..

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"cameroonian government" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

07:46 min | 2 years ago

"cameroonian government" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Llanelli DCM scuba the prisoners are two women plus a young child and a baby. Twenty two shots were fired in all the women and the children were killed. But it was unclear who was shooting or where this happened at first glance, a guess might be that it somewhere in Africa. But that's about it. Then a team from the BBC's Africa investigative unit went to work, and thanks to science and technology. They managed to zero in on not just where these killings happened. But also, the identity of the likely shooters those alleged shooters are now in custody tummy depots, the BBC Africa security, correspondent joins us from Nairobi a really outstanding piece of investigative journalism. Tommy what made you and the team. Thank you could actually crack this case. Well, I think first of all it was just the shock that gripped. Everyone who saw this video right from the beginning and began just conversations across Twitter, though. A different research has reaching out and saying does anybody know where this is is anybody having idea what what this terrain links to? And that's how the conversation started and lots of people talking and then the BBC picked up on it and became a full on investigation. I mean, I guess the first challenge was a figure out what country this happened in getting more specific details about where in that country. How did you figure out the location, and what role did open source technology play in that? Well, I mean. Parts of this whole collaboration. First of all looking at that that could be anywhere in the Sahara, which is why it across western central Africa. But with many heads put together at one of them was Amnesty International the rights group which had been researching northern Cameroon and about the military there. And also when people when you listen to the video, and, you know, looking at the uniforms listening to some of the dialogue in it. An amnesty with their research as well. They suggested this was Cameroon. This was northern Cameroon. Of course, that's also a vast region, but over time trying to match that topography as you can see in the video. There are certain distinct outlines of the mountains in the video and using those reach lines matching them to Google digital globe and other imagery providers using geo location. That's how you know this whole all moved on and the location was matched. I've found that part a little bit difficult to kind of understand and how you were able to know that that ridge line match the contours of what you found on GPS. I mean, that's the only ridge line that has that shape in all of Cameroon. It's painstaking work. It's not something that was very easy. But they'll so many clues put together not just the ridge line could be any rich land. But when you have one clue, and you have another clue you sort of bring them together and that narrows the. The results you get. So for example, looking at different times, for example, when set in buildings existed was his when they did not so going back in time and looking at different elements of that and adding everything together, so it's it's something that took quite a bit of time and more than a dozen people working on it. Yeah. And you also worked with Belling, Kathy open source research group, which is seriously experience in this kind of stuff. How did you figure out who was responsible? Well, first of all the government tried to deny initially that these were Cameroonian soldiers. They said, you know, the uniform worn was not what the soldiers would wear up north. They said the guns are not the ones issued two Cameroonian soldiers. But we did identify some of the guns one of them as established 'em Twenty-one, which is used by some divisions of the Cameroonian army also found some of the the uniforms were indeed, Cameroonian military, uniforms. And and so we were able to to festival identify and confirmed that those were Cameroonian soldiers, but then in the dialogue as well. Some of the soldiers were saying each other's names, and one of them was was referred to as Churchill another one is called Sanga. But around the same time before the BBC investigation came on the Cameroonian government, actually, arrested seven men seven soldiers. So they changed their tone and said, well, they had the rest people in in relation to this video and from the BBC's own investing. Gatien? We're able to match these names that were mentioned in the video to some of the ones that were arrested and some of those names were nicknames under on the official list. We had the official name. So we could match that use Facebook as well to match some of those details. So you found on Facebook, right? Yes. Indeed. That's that's the nickname of a soldier called Syriac beach and apart from just his Facebook. You know, we found we will to speak to a former Cameroonian soldier who also confirmed that this was indeed coach. Oh, so somebody who knew him have you been able to find out and the team been able to find out any possible motive for this violent crime two women two children, including a baby. At the beginning of the video. We see them referring to to these women as Booker haram. So saying that they are members or at least affiliated with Boko haram. And there's a point where one of the soldiers sort of tells this child that you know, sorry, we have to do this kind of thing. And and and basically saying it's your parents fault that you're getting killed as well. So the soldiers affording these women and children any any access to to fair trial to a fair trial. They just you know, execute what they've considered Justice on the spot. I guess we'll see how many crimes like this are invisible. What kind of feedback to this investigation has BBC Africa gotten from the public like from Cameroon and Nigeria itself. The feedback has been overwhelming and people of all walks of life from around the world responding to this and saying, you know, well done on the work. But I think one thing that people are most fascinated by is the method, you know, the location the use of mathematical calculations calculating, for example, you know, the angle of the sun and using that versus the length of a shadow and using that to tell what time when exactly this happened. So those kinds of things have really really fired up the audiences. So there's been a lot of praise for that. And a lot of people hoping that more can come out camera Indian people in particular, the had been calling for more to be done to hold their government and their forces accountable. The video you have to say is very disturbing. How are you doing and the others on the investigative team? It's it's not an easy video to to watch. You know, it's it's it's difficult to you know, once you've seen it festivals even beneath that's happened. And and and the shock, and it's something you can't really you race from your from your mind. So it's not something easy to watch. But is necessary job to be done to when you have to expose these kinds of things lots of atrocities around the world, a sometimes you have to go the hard way to be able to to get to the depths of of these things expose them. That's my colleague Tommy Oladipo, the BBC's Africa's security correspondent, thanks very much. You're welcome. News headlines are next here on the world..

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"cameroonian government" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

05:07 min | 2 years ago

"cameroonian government" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"How Africa I uncovered the story and investigated this video. But I think we need some context about what's happening in Cameroon. Yes. The Cameroonian security forces have been deployed in the far north of the country to fight Boko haram in a conflict that's been going on since two thousand thirteen now Boko haram. As you may know is an Islamist terror group, which operates across parts of west Africa, including country surrounding Cameroon such as nesia, Nigeria and Chad Boko haram, targets civilians through suicide bombings and kidnappings. Now, you may remember the schoolgirls in Chiba in Nigeria who abducted by the group, but the atrocity by Cameroonian soldiers shown in the video is not an isolated incident cases like this have been reported by human rights groups for some time now, but even to the people who've been tracking these crimes this video was a particularly brutal example of what's going on in the. North of Cameroon when faced we were shocked. We had seen other videos showing the Cambodian army in the process of committing abuses. And we had documented such incidents in our previous reports. But this was really Rafiq. This is hilarious. Allegra d from Amnesty, International amnesty, as documented Dawson's of cases of extrajudicial executions and unlawful killings, but the Cameroonian army in Vegas villages and cities in the far north of Cameroon saints. We started our research in two thousand fifteen we have published at least three reports where we have documented in the cases of extrajudicial executions, unlawful killings expecially in the context of search and cordon operation. Can we doubt the army to hide out book haram fighters or to massively arrest people suspected of belonging to both? Iran, human rights violations have been committed by both sides, Boko haram has been on a killing and kidnapping spree on the other hand Amnesty International says the Cameroonian security forces enjoy impunity. Whether there's almost no accountability for crimes committed by the army civilians are caught in a crossfire between the brutalities of Jihadist group and the heavy-handedness of government security forces the response of the Cameroonian governmental security forces to walk Aram. It's been a brutal repression. Incorrect arised by military operations where not only fighters have been killed or arrested but civilians of aid and Davey Davey high price. So they're growth response by the army and the human rights violations committed by the army in the fight. They Guinness Book Aram f- definitely contributed to support from the army among. The communities. We heard earlier that the Cameroonian government I dismissed the video as fake news. And then in August abyss yet. They changed their position and announced that seven members of the military had been arrested and currently under investigation. Now, if you want to see Africa is video which shows the methods used in this investigation, then 'cause the BBC news websites and search for finding the soldiers who killed this woman. Tell me I understand that you spoke to the Cameroonian minister of communications is a few days ago. Yes, I did. And I proceeded to walk him through the investigation BBC Africa. I carried out much like we have in this program. And for the first time since the clip of this atrocity surfaced Vaccari acknowledge that these killings were carried out by Cameroonian soldiers, someone depressed to say that, unfortunately, it is likely that this has been done by some few soldier. They were seven of them all those who in one way or would I wear involved in all of them have been disarmed? Arrested. Now, they have to face because also I wanted to the resumption of innocent is granted to all of them. All. Until beyond reasonable doubt that they are the one who committed this gruesome unbearable cry. What would you say to suggestions that this is a wider problem in the Cameroonian army that your forces are out of control? Can you give me example of one army in the world? With each again. Behavior by some few hundred element. Where does happen here is happening all over the world, including the largest country in the world. You can not become. Army to be the only one on earth. Element of feet. Perpetrated sort or describe..

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As It Happens from CBC Radio

04:54 min | 2 years ago

"cameroonian government" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

"Your investigation found that wasn't true, but you won't even further than that, you've figured out who some of the men are in the video. How did you do that? So we were able to identify three men who actually pull the trigger so that with three men who fire into into the woman and the children were able to identify who there were. So there were three values of evidence. One was using the audio of the video because in the video soldiers would mention nicknames of of of of the perpetrators, those one when the name is choke and the others Sanga. And so we had this as a coup and we looked for Churchill. We tried to find profiles on Facebook and for Churchill, there was a Facebook profile. Someone of a soldier from Cameron named Chou Syriac be. And that was interesting because actually in the statement that was released by the Kenyan government about the arrests, there was actually a Syria Bettega mentioning there. So that's how we could identify of men. And also we had the source confirming that this was in the church was here because we could. We are confident about is identification. And then for the other, we also had a mix of what we could hear individual and also what's what the source told us the same. So stoled us and also who used to be Fulmer coming for you and also what we could in in a statement from the from the Cameron and government. So now the Cameroonian government is to to to backtrack and say, okay, we have arrested some men. Now, do you feel you solve the crime you've Cameroon government is now going to deal with this? Well, then it's it all depends how the how the investigation goes and that we don't have information at this stage about how this investigation we unravel over time at this stage of Govett coming government still has to respond to the nation. We made in video and also the governing government still has. Not made an official statement to say that the crime actually up on the Cameroonian soil or I was done by Cameron, Sawyer still haven't made an official statement saying those agreements and let about the women until dron. What they were Hughes is we can hear in the video of being part of Boko haram do we know Denault the families of human able find out who they are and any of their background? How families know about this investigation that you've done. So which we try to get information on the victim's perspective. We, we couldn't find anything there disturbing that good work on your part. I am. Thank you. Thank you. Bye. I your, why is an open source investigative journalists with the BBC's Africa unit, we reached him in London, and if you are interested in seeing the documentary that they have put together its own our website CBC dot, c, slash AIH as part of its investigation. The BBC published a statement by Cameroon's minister of communications about the military personnel who were arrested, which said, the seven men would receive a fair trial with the presumption of innocence. The letter begins my dear Nellie. You may be surprised when I tell you I was released from strange ways yesterday morning. It was written in nineteen. Oh five. The author was any Kenny, a working class woman from Manchester who was the first suffragette to be jailed in the UK for fighting for women's right to vote on that letter to MS Kenny sister is the first known testimony from suffragette about her experience in prison, and it was found in an archive in British Columbia. Lindsey Jenkins is the university of Oxford historian who made the discovery. We reached her in London. This Jenkins, what did Anne Kenney due to get thrown into strange ways prison. So this is actually the first might have been that women have prince very, this is very deliberate choice by them. So any Kenny and criminal pest went through a nibble posse meeting, and they stood up in the meeting and demanded will liberal government give to women and women just didn't do that kind of and public debate that there's time they get food, the keep asking and eventually throw it out of the whole. There's a scuffle crystal cusp, the policemen and not committing sold that's enough to get arrested and they give a tone of and a choice between paying a phone or going to prison, and they choose prison because they know that's the thing that will have most impact. Christabel Pankhurst was the daughter of Emily Pankhurst the the, the founder of the suffrage movement in England..

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"cameroonian government" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

01:53 min | 2 years ago

"cameroonian government" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Drawn in oxfordshire is essentially an xray of the inside of the canon ball it enables you to find out exactly what elements are are where the corrosion product saw when they form sites this incredibly detailed map of what happened inside each cannonball so they're going to try and find a way of finding an effective solution as it were in both sense of the word to try and make sure that these kenan boys can be put on public display and live for much longer pat up gauche still to come on this edition of the global news podcast arkin can choose to be king he is king from the day he is born the point is that we shouldn't to make the offensive the king of private case the dutch coalition government is divided on a law which makes insulting the king a crime punishable by prison sentence at least a dozen people have died in fighting between a separatist group and security forces in cameroon the englishspeaking separatists fighting for an independent anglophone republic to be named ambevonium as they say they are marginalized by the francophone majority there is also another bizarre story coming out of the country involving a journalist and a dog kennel our africa edison mary hoffa has more we know that at least ten separatists and two military officials were killed there were reports that one of the soldiers was beheaded that has been reported in local media and then at quantity of hunting rifles and other kinds of weapons were seized from the separatists who have been fighting the coming increasingly radical and are now fighting for the independence over place that they cool and bazana that would include the two englishspeaking parts of cameroon and the cameroonian government is taking this pretty seriously of responding in a pretty militry way yes him facts analysts.

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"cameroonian government" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:09 min | 3 years ago

"cameroonian government" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"North's image but ms kim's arrival could also agitate relations between seoul and washington she subject to us treasury department sanctions us officials will not be pleased as she research cbs a warm welcome in south korea us vice president mike pence says delivered a strong warning in light of warming ties between the north and south korea who much in the olympics opening ceremony on friday under one banner mr pence noted that pyongyang tested its first nuclear weapons just eight months after marching under a joint banner with seoul had the two thousand and six olympics in italy the speaker of the south african parliaments but like mbeki has said that there will soon be an announcements about the future of the beleaguered president jacob zuma mrs beattie said the anc leaders cyril ramaphosa would provide the details in the next few hours andrew hunting reports and uncomfortable lull has settled over south african politics urgent meetings and key dari events had been cancelled and president zuma's fate remains unclear the nc says progress has been made in constructive discussions between this does him and the man poised to replace him cyril ramaphosa many here assume that means mr zuma is close to agreeing to step down as president but the timescale remains a mystery and the apparent chaos within the governing anc is provoking anxiety here this should have been a week of pageantry assad abrasion of south african democracy with the annual state opening of parliament instead all eyes are on the bitter divisions within the nc andrew harding reporting there are reports of growing tension in englishspeaking areas of western cameroon where soldiers have been accused of beating up civilians and looting property during an operation against a secessionist movement ishai college reports thousands of families have fled the violence in south on camera and taken refuge in neighbouring nigeria following a government crackdown against anglophone separatists the cameroonian government dominated by frenchspeaking communities denies allegations of abuse it says the military is only trying to protect the territorial integrity of the.

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"cameroonian government" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:28 min | 3 years ago

"cameroonian government" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The late north korean leader kim jongil meal now miss kim whose 28 holds a senior position in her brother's government she's the vice director of the north's propaganda and agitation department perhaps her visit to south korea we'll play a propaganda role of its own helping to cumin is the north's image but ms kim's arrival could also agitate relations between seoul and washington she subject to us treasury department sanctions us officials will not be pleased if she receives a warm welcome in south korea us vice president mike pence says delivered a strong warning in light of warming ties between the north and south korea who much in the olympics opening ceremony on friday under one banner mr pinch noted that pyongyang tested its first nuclear weapons just eight months off the marching under joint panel seoul had the two thousand and six olympics in italy the speaker of the south african parliament but like mbeki has said that there will soon be an announcements about the future of the beleaguered president jacob zuma mrs beattie said the anc leaders civil ramaphosa would provide the details in the next few hours andrew hunting reports and uncomfortable low has settled over south african politics urgent meetings in key dari events have been cancelled and president zuma's fate remains unclear the inc says progress has been made in constructive discussions between mr zuma and the man poised to replace him cyril ramaphosa many here assume that means mr zuma is close to agreeing to step down as president but the timescale remains a mystery and the apparent chaos within the governing anc is provoking anxiety here this should have been a week of pageantry assad abrasion of south african democracy with the annual state opening of parliament instead all eyes are on the bitter divisions within the nc andrew harding reporting there are reports of growing tension in englishspeaking areas of western cameroon where soldiers have been accused of beating up civilians and looting property during an operation against a secessionist movement ishikawa college reports thousands of families have fled the violence in southern cameroon and taken refuge in neighbouring nigeria following a government crackdown against anglophone separatists the cameroonian government dominated by frenchspeaking communities denies allegations of abuse it says the military is only trying to protect the territorial integrity of the.

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"cameroonian government" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:16 min | 3 years ago

"cameroonian government" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Hundred thousand uk customers stranded abroad want more details from david domfront britain civil aviation authorities said that monarch airlines had been placed into immediate administration the largest uk based airline ever to face such a demonized the government says it will help to secure a fleet of thirty aircraft flying q dozens of mediterranean resorts to bring an estimated one hundred thousand stranded passengers home three hundred thousand future bookings have also been canceled the collapse of monnet come shortly after europe's biggest airline ryanair was forced to cancel hundreds of flights due to a shortage of pilots world news from the bbc a new financial service in japan has concluded that confidence among the country's manufacturers has jumped to its highest level in a decade the bank of japan's quartely survey of more than ten thousand companies showed up to me is the man business conditions were improving on the back of strong exports the report port come three weeks before the japanese general elections the president of cameroon paul biya has said he condemns violence and all sides after police shot dead at least eight people during protests by englishspeaking secessionists the unrest came on the fifty six dan the verse three of the incorporation of the anger glen phone region into cameroon james kopp no reports activists had called for the release of prisoners who had been arrested in a series of protests over the last year the mayor of komo told the bbc the protest as raise the flag of a secessionist movement in symbolic places in colombo including at the king's palace what started as a movement for greater ride it's has turned into a mole fullthroated demand for independence something the cameroonian government will not accept police in canada's say the man they have arrested on suspicion of starting a police officer and injuring four pedestrians and edmond to now berretta was known to them for believing in extremist ideology they say this on spanked a somali refugee who was most likely working alone the man drove a car at a police officer and then attacked him with a knife later a van hit four people a sikh politician jagmeet singh has been elected leader.

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