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Awula Serwah, coordinator of Africans For, “It is not an option to do nothing whilst there are atrocities taking place in Cameroon… After the Rwandan genocide, we said ‘Never again’, and it is happening again.”
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Michel Bowman-Amuah,  Awula Serwah, and Ambassador Albert Yankey are calling on the African Union to intervene in Cameroon conflict.

Africans For, a pan-African organisation of Africans from the continent and the Diaspora, has delivered a letter to the Ghanaian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, regarding the atrocities taking place in Cameroon.

The letter, co-signed by over 50 pan-Africanists at home and abroad, was received by the Chief Director, Ambassador Albert Yankey. He said that the activism of civil society organisations was important in urging African heads of state to act.

Awula Serwah, coordinator of Africans For, said: “It is not an option to do nothing whilst there are atrocities taking place in Cameroon. An injury to one is an injury to all. After the Rwandan genocide, we said ‘Never again’, and it is happening again. The African Union must act now to stop the cycle of violence and find a permanent solution. Enough is enough.”

Here is the letter:

August 27, 2019

Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchway

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration


Dear Minister,

“We the undersigned concerned Africans at home and abroad write to draw your attention to the ongoing massacre and torture in Cameroon. It is distressing that the killings have been going on for about three years without much media coverage. We were particularly distressed by video footage of homes being burned down with civilians in them. After evidence of the Rwanda genocide came to light, many wondered how we could have let 100 days of carnage happen.

“We respectfully urge you as a matter of utmost importance, to speak out against the atrocities and use your good offices to help bring the ongoing atrocities to an end. We are confident that with the support of Ghana, the African Union can broker a truce whilst looking for a lasting solution to the situation.

“Meanwhile, fellow Africans need to be reminded of the rules of engagement and the need to protect civilians at all times.

“An injury to one is an injury to all, and the torture and massacre of our brothers and sisters in Cameroon must end.”


Awula Serwah, Co-ordinator Africans For

Jane Chapman Nyaho, Professor & Entrepreneur

Kwaku, TBOAQ and Africans For

Nana Asante Africans For, Campaign for Natural Justice and IDPAD Coalition UK


Aba Kristilolu, British African Politician & Human Rights Advocate

Ade Banjoko, UK

Ade Olaiya, UK

Alberto Jahsie, UK/Brazil

Amon Saba Saakana, UK/Trinidad

Anthony Awuzie, Coding-Engr., Nigeria, USA

Christina Amoako-Nuama, Presidential Advisor & Professor

Clifton Oddman, UK

Cllr Martin Seaton, UK

Daniel Asseh Allan, Civil Engineer Accra

Daniel Epeh, Student University of Ghana

Dean Okai, UK

Denise Richards, UK

Dr Adote Bing, African Cooperative Union UK

Dr Marlene Ellis, Co-chairperson of IDPAD Coalition UK

Dr. Brenya Twumasi, Law & Psychology

Edmund Cofie, UK

Edward Nii Odoi Oddoye, Architect

Edwin George Beausoleil MD, Physician & Entrepreneur

Emmanuel Nebafuh, Never Again Global Campaign Coordinator

Fatimata Pale, Biology Professor

Felix Kohol, Physician, Burkina Faso

Glenroy watson, Secretary, Global African Congress uk (GACuk)

Haja Salifu Dagarti, Director, Salifu Dagarti Foundation

Isaac Quist, Educationist, Australia

James Messam, UK

John Acquah, Business Consultant

Joseph Awosika, UK

Judy Richard, Justice Afrikan History

June Lewis, Co-Chairperson, IDPAD Coalition UK

Junie James, UK

Kofi Roberts Nkrumah, US Nkrumaist

Kofi Tetteh, UK

Kwame Mahlangu, UK L

eonard Johnson, UK

Mary Addo, Gospel singer, Quashie Sisters

Michel Bowman-Amuah, Chairman & CEO, Intermedia Group PLC

Mrs. Agnes Wiafe-Amoako, Admin. Assistant

Mrs Matilda Asante, Retired Principal Nursing Officer

Mwesi Yosia Habagaya, Medical Clinical Officer, Uganda

Nzingha Assata, RGN, RHV, BA (Hons) Social Science, Author and Political Activist

Oral Ofori, Social & Digital Media Research Consultant

Olu Shaka, UK Pan-Africanist

Paul Asamoah, Chemistry Professor

Prince Baffour Kyei, Certified Nurse Assistant, Right At Home Care, USA

Prof Lez Henry, UK

Rotimi Ajayi, UK Trade Unionist & Reparationist

Samia Yaba Nkrumah, Politician, Ghana

Samuel Boi Addo MD. PhD, Pediatrician & Farmer, USA

Shakrati Alli, UK

Shanell Johnson, UK

Yehoeshahfaht Ben Israel, UK

Yetunde Kwabwe, Magistrate, UK


HE Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, African Union Ambassador to the U.S.A.

HE Mrs Marthama Akyaa Pobee, Ghana’s Permanent Representative to the UN



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