The war in “Kamerun” pitting the minority English-speaking people of former British Southern Cameroon and the French-speaking Cameroon or La Republique du Cameroun, declared by its 86-year-old president is in its second year. The atrocities committed mostly by the central government of Paul Biya, based in Yaoundé, have seen minimal scrutiny like other conflicts in Africa for several reasons: Firstly, the government of 87-year-old Paul Biya has punitively restricted both national and international media from venturing to report the Atrocities Crimes (Crimes Against Humanity, War crimes and Genocide). (Read More)
Crimes Against Humanity: A serious criminal act committed within the context of a “widespread and systematic attack directed against a civilian population”. A crime against humanity can occur during war or peace, and can include murder, rape, slavery, persecution, extermination, and torture.
War Crimes: Serious criminal acts committed within the context of an “armed conflict”: a resort to armed force between states. They can also be committed in a civil war. The criminal act must be related to the armed conflict, so a murder or a theft during a war but unrelated to the war is not a “war crime”. A war crime can be many different things, from illegal seizure of property to attacking civilian objects to using prohibited gases.
Genocide: Act committed with the intent to destroy in whole or in part a national, ethnic, racial, or religious group. It can include killing or causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group. It can also include deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction, or imposing measures to prevent births. Genocide can happen during war or peace. (Read more)
A Pictorial Confirmation Summary of French Cameroun Atrocity Crimes in British Cameroon.