Bishops in Cameroon worried over crises


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Bishops in Cameroon worried over crises

The Council of bishops in Cameroon has expressed concern about the situation in the country following the violence triggered by the strike embarked upon Monday by urban and inter-urban transporters who are pressing for lower fuel prices. In a statement Tuesday here, the bishops appealed for “peace and dialogue” between the unions and political leaders, urging them not to let themselves be carried away by the violence but rather by reason. They lamented human losses and damage to property and called for the organisation of a “constructive dialogue” to “restore genuine democracy and public awareness” . They said “Cameroon has experienced too much violence in the past”, adding “we wish that good sense, wisdom, justice and respect for civil peace should be restored in the country”. The strike and the attendant violence have left three people dead and a dozen more injured in Douala, the economic capital of the country. Looting and other acts of vandalism are the order of the day since the strike began. Panapress.

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