Central Africa Policy Forum (CAPF) - The Situation in Cameroon with Kah Walla

Security Council Report

On 15 October 2019, the Understanding Violent Conflict program, in partnership with the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum, organized a session of the Central Africa Policy Forum (CAPF) with political leader, activist, and entrepreneur from Cameroon, Kah Walla. Titled, “The Situation in Cameroon,” the talk was moderated by the Head of International Delegation to the UN at Caritas Internationalis, Joseph Cornelius Donnelly, and held at Security Council Report in New York. SSRC’s program Director Tatiana Carayannis serves as member of the CAPF Steering Committee with representatives from Caritas, the Mennonite Central Committee, Amnesty International and the Quaker United Nations Office.

Ms. Walla framed her presentation within the context of ongoing conflict across Cameroon, including the two Anglophone regions, and then shared her assessment of the current political climate. In addition, Ms. Walla discussed the role of the Cameroon diaspora, the impact of hate speech online, as well as outcomes from a recent national dialogue between President Biya and various state and independent actors. Participants, including representatives of civil society, the United Nations Secretariat and Permanent Country Missions to the UN, who after the presentation expressed their views and offered questions and comments.