US imposes visa restrictions on some Cameroonians

The United States is imposing visa restrictions on people accused of inciting violence in Cameroon.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the US is deeply concerned by the continued violence in some regions of Cameroon.

He also says the US condemns those who undermine peace by engaging in or inciting violence, human rights violations, abuses, and threats against advocates for peace or humanitarian workers.

Blinken however does not indicate the number of people affected by the visa ban.

He is urging the Cameroonian government and armed groups to end the violence and engage in a dialogue without preconditions to peacefully resolve the crisis.

According to the UN, more than 3,500 peopleare dead and 700,000 displaced since the onset of the violence.

State troops and rebel fighters have both been accused for committing crimes and abuses against civilians.

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