Monday, October 15, 2018

CEMAC: Equatorial Guinea Closes Its Borders With Cameroon


the report is distressing and dismaying, a few weeks after the consensus reached by the heads of state on the free movement of people and goods in Central Africa. The newspaper Le Jour of publication this Wednesday states that since last week, Equatorial Guinea has unilaterally closed its border with Cameroon. No rational and logical explanation has been advanced by the Equatorial Guinean authorities to justify this act. As one can imagine the closing of the Equatorial Guinean borders in Kyé-Ossi penalizes the economic operators. “It’s an economic blockade with unfortunate consequences.

Trucks loaded with fresh food are parked along the sidewalks, desperately waiting for the green light from the authorities of Malabo to cross the border to sell their goods in this neighboring country, “said Zakari Munmbou presented by our colleague as economic operator and councilman.

According to the author of the article, the current situation is unique in that “the Equatorial Guinean populations living close to Ebebeyin are not even allowed to cross the boundary between the two neighboring countries to obtain food in Cameroon “. Zakari Mumbou mentioned above that on November 21, 2017, homo-Guinean housewives amassed at the border eyed Cameroon. Helpless, they could not cross to refuel in fresh food. In a nutshell, the impact of this border closure is enormous and represents a shortfall for the economic operators of the two neighboring countries.



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