We have friends who serve in Buea, Cameroon. Unfortunately, the majority of things that happen in African countries aren’t reported in most of the western world. As you know, there has been unrest in the Far North region of Cameroon for years now.
Last week, rioting and violence erupted in the Northwest region of Cameroon. Our friends in Buea can’t continue running their school right now due to the threats of violence if they do. The embassy has sent out notifications for American’s not to travel where they currently live.
Cameroon used to be divided and had portions that were under English control and other portions under French control. When Cameroon became an independent country in 1960, however, with two different countries ruling two different areas and then it becoming one, there are differences in ideas of how things should governed, official language, education, etc… This tension rose to the top and now people are being hurt, buildings are being burned and threats are being made.
Cameroon for the most part has been a peaceful country, please pray that peace will prevail and all the violence will stop.
Praying for peace in Cameroon now. Further praying that many will turn to Jesus during this very difficult time.
Thank you for this information! I just returned from Yaounde, and there was no mention of this unrest! This is ‘too close’! >
Praying for the Cameroonian people and for missionaries serving there, as well as missionaries such as you serving the people of Cameroon from your home base. May this otherwise peaceful country of Cameroon come through this unrest very soon and may the people of Cameroon each seek and find the Prince of Peace for his or her life.