ANGLOPHONE CONFLICTS: THE USA GRANTS SPECIAL STATUS TO ANGLOPHONES
ANGLOPHONE CONFLICTS: THE USA GRANTS SPECIAL STATUS TO ANGLOPHONE
• Several Cameroonians will soon be able to regularize their situation in the USA
• The USA now considers Cameroon as a country at war
• Etoudi does not like the new US ambassador
Good news for Cameroonians in an irregular situation in the USA. The US Department of Homeland Security has decided to grant Cameroon Temporary Protected Status. Concretely, Cameroonian nationals who live on American soil before April 14, 2022, will be able to apply for and obtain a work permit. The American authorities explain their approach by the multiple crises in progress in Cameroon, in particular the war in the North-West and South-West regions, the attacks of the armed groups of Boko Haram, and the situation of famine in the region of Far North.
“Cameroonian nationals currently residing in the United States who cannot return safely due to extreme violence perpetrated by government forces and armed separatists, and an increase in attacks by Boko Haram, will be able to stay and work in the United States until conditions in their home country improve,” said Alejandro N. Mayorkas.
The measure of the American authorities also targets undocumented migrants who resided in Cameroon and who can no longer return there because of the aforementioned security crises. “This designation is based both on the ongoing armed conflict and on the extraordinary and temporary conditions in Cameroon which prevent Cameroonian nationals, and those without nationality who last ordinarily resided in Cameroon, from returning to Cameroon safely. “, indicates the American government.
It’s an open secret, the presence of Christopher Lamora as US Ambassador to Cameroon is not really appreciated, especially at the highest level of the state. Christopher Lamora who is undoubtedly aware that he is not really appreciated immediately undertook a charming communication operation, towards Cameroonians.
As soon as he took office, he posted a video on the Facebook page of the United States Embassy. In this video, he states that this is not the first time he has come to Cameroon. On the contrary, it was in Yaoundé that his career as a diplomat began.
“I am so happy to return to this beautiful country in Africa in miniature where my diplomatic career began almost 30 years ago, at the United States Consulate”,
“It should be noted that my love for Africa started here in Cameroon. Cameroon is a great country. I learned this as a young diplomat who traveled and met people all over this country,” said he added among others.
As a good diplomat, Christopher Lamora avoids all subjects that upset or are likely to upset. Whether it is the rejection of his request for presentation of credentials by Etoudi or his status as a homosexual who is taken very seriously by the Cameroonian authorities.
Appointed since April 2021 to succeed Henri Peter Ballerin at the end of his mission in Cameroon, the American diplomat created controversy for almost a year, before finally landing in Cameroon a few days ago.
His sexual orientation bothers many Cameroonians. Declared homosexual Christophe Lamora fights for the rights of LGBT people, a practice that is prohibited and punished by Cameroonian law.
The anger of the detractors of the new American ambassador went up a notch when on March 06, 2022, they saw him smiling alongside the Cameroonian opponent John Fru Ndi. The two personalities took the same flight from Air France.