This weekend, a tweet posted by a certain Martin Tajo created an outcry on the web. According to the tweet, last May, the Presidency of the Republic of Cameroon opposed a request for an audience with the U.S. ambassador to Cameroon, Peter Henry Barlerin.
Well-informed sources at the presidency of the Republic emphatically denied the allegation. “The embassy did not send us a request for an audience that was refused. This is simply inaccurate. Moreover, what is the point of refusing to receive the American ambassador? Cameroon and the United States have excellent cooperation ties," one of the sources answered.
On May 31, the U.S. embassy in Cameroon also tweeted to confirm that Tajo's publication was an infox. This ended the controversy that was starting to build up in Yaoundé.
“Recent information circulating on social media about an alleged request by the Ambassador for an audience with President Biya is false. There has been no such request and, therefore, no request has been denied,” the embassy wrote.