Renowned Ivorian political figure and leader of the Congress of Pan-Africanism for Justice and Equality of Peoples (Cojep), Charles Blé Goudé, has set foot on Cameroonian soil for a significant diplomatic visit.

Invited by Honorable Serge Espoir Matomba, a prominent Cameroonian political personality and first secretary of the United People for Social Renewal, Blé Goudé’s stay spans from April 3rd to April 9th, 2024.

Blé Goudé’s visit carries a crucial mission—to spread the message of Pan-Africanism. During his time in Cameroon, he plans to engage in various activities aimed at fostering unity and collaboration across the African continent.

Among his objectives, Blé Goudé intends to share his experiences, participate in conference debates, and express gratitude to the Cameroonian citizens for their support during his trial.

Notably, between January 2016 and January 2019, he faced trial for crimes against humanity, before the International Criminal Court until he was acquitted on the 15th of January of that same year.

The crimes were reportedly perpetrated during the political instability that hit Côte d’Ivoire, under the leadership of Laurent Gbagbo.

At his arrival at the Douala International airport and speaking before press men he said “you Cameroon is land of hospitality. She has supported me immensely, so the principal reason why I am here is to thank you all, and most especially thank the states, for permitting to be here”

Blé Goudé’s presence in Cameroon signifies a significant step towards promoting Pan-African ideals and strengthening ties between nations on the African continent.

As he embarks on this mission, the people of Cameroon eagerly anticipate his contributions to fostering unity and solidarity among African nations.


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