Anglophone Cameroonians have asked for help to press their case with the Francophone-dominated regime. Direct appeals to Yaounde may be futile, but there are points of leverage: the French government, the Commonwealth and the Catholic Church. The British government has chosen a position of moral equivalence, despite the colonial links with Anglophone Cameroon. However, British readers can follow the suggestions below, including writing to their MPs (find your MP here www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/ ) adapting the words below, asking them to pass on your concerns to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
It is never a waste of time contacting your elected representatives. The late Senator Paul Simon said if only he had received 100 letters about Rwanda while the genocide was happening, he would have felt justified raising America’s inaction with the US State Department.