Cameroon - Release of Father Georges Vandenbeusch - Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic (31.12.13)
The French President is happy to be able to announce the release of Father Georges Vandenbeusch, who was kidnapped in Cameroon on 13 November. He thanks all those who worked tirelessly for this outcome, particularly the Cameroonian and Nigerian authorities. He especially thanks President Biya for his personal involvement.
Cameroon – Kidnapping of a French priest (14.11.13)
Investigations are being carried out in order to establish the circumstances behind his kidnapping and to identify the kidnappers. We’re doing everything possible, in collaboration with the Cameroon authorities, to secure his release.
Murder of Mr. Lembembe, a gay rights activist in Cameroon. (Q&A - Excerpt from the daily press briefing - 18.07.13)
France was appalled to learn of the murder in Yaoundé of Mr. Lembembe, a gay rights activist in Cameroon. France reaffirms its attachment to the respect for the rights of LGBT persons and to the protection of human rights defenders.
Visit by Laurent Fabius to Cameroon and Nigeria (15-16.03.13)
This visit falled within the framework of the French authorities’ wholehearted commitment to securing the release of our compatriots being held hostage in Nigeria by terrorist groups. It also aimed to strengthen cooperation with these two states which are already fully committed to combating terrorism.
Abduction of seven French people in Cameroon (Q&A - Excerpt from the daily press briefing - 20.02.13)
The abduction of our compatriots in Cameroon the february 19 is further proof of the reality of the terrorist threat, which existed before the French intervention in Mali. It confirms once again the necessity of not letting the Sahel become a sanctuary for these groups.