Cameroon wages war against hate speech

Following the frequent rise of hate speech and xenophobia in the country, Territorial Administration Minister, Paul Atanga Nji on Monday night, reminded Cameroonians about the law and punishment that await offenders.

According to the minister, hate speech and xenophobia are mostly spread by politicians through the media.

“These grievous acts seriously threaten our living together and social cohesion, which is so dear to the President of the Republic, H.E Paul Biya. The Government of the Republic, therefore, wants to put an immediate end to this deviant behavior”

The resurgence of hate speech was visible during the South West Peace and Development Forum SW Peace Forum: Gov’t to examine challenges and trace way forward in which some politicians were accused of spewing hatred against other Cameroonians from different regions, especially the North West region.

Source: Cameroon News Agency