Cameroon and African Union. In Perfect Symbiosis

Talking about the African Union what is all about, its creation, and its impact in Africa particularly in Cameroon. Is there a need for a standing armed forces permanently on the territory? Mostly for an army coming from abroad.

FRU Claudia AMABO

The African union is a continental union consisting of all 55 counties on the African continent. Launched on the 9 July 2002 in South Africa with the aim of replacing the OAU (Organization of African Union).  Founded in May 26, 2001 the international institution has his headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. President Paul Kagame of Rwanda was elected as new chairperson for the year 2018. The most important decisions are taken by the Assembly of the African Union. This organization aimed at consolidating greater unity and solidarity between African countries, to defend territorial integrity, sovereignty, and independence of its member states.to accelerate the political and social – economic integration of the continent. Talking about its different interventions; its earlier decisions and pronouncements on the activities of the Boko Haram terrorist group and efforts aimed at neutralizing it, in particular the press statement of its 702nd meeting held on 19 July 2017, by which Council decided to undertake a field mission to the Lake Chad Basin of its 680th meeting held on 18 April 2017, at the level of Heads of State and Government, by which Council authorized the deployment of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF); Pays tribute to the countries of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC), namely Cameroun, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, plus the Republic of Benin, for the sacrifices and the tremendous progress made in the fight against Boko Haram terrorist group, which has been considerably weakened and entirely dislodged from almost all its strongholds. In this respect, Council welcomes the invaluable contribution made by the MNJTF in the promotion of peace, security and stability in the Lake Chad Basin, despite the logistic and financial constraints encountered by the Mission in the conduct of ongoing operations.

This sect coming all the way from Nigeria made it as a task to destroy the peace and the stability of Cameroon but in vain due to the Cameroon’s Rapid Intervention Battalion (BIR) having a great challenge. The New African (2015) reports that: “BIR is hopeful for a change. Judging it not necessary to implement a standing army.

Former US President Barack Obama, has announced that US armed forces have been deployed to Cameroon to help fight against the Islamist militants Boko Haram. The force, which will be 300 strong men, who will conduct airborne intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance operations in the region. A great help indeed. Mr Obama said the forces would remain in Cameroon until “no longer needed”. Social media have become the favorite ground for the sponsors of terrorism orchestrated by Cameroonians in the diaspora. Crouched in the shadows and hidden behind the keyboards of their computers and smartphones, these Cameroonians of the diaspora spread hate speech and terror and do not hesitate to order murders. Cameroon is at peace. No Need for a standing army force, coming from any other “great” country.

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