US Ambassador To UN Motorcade Hits And Kills Boy In Cameroon

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A young boy in Cameroon was hit by a vehicle in the motorcade of the visiting U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, which was transporting United Nations and Cameroonian officials on Monday.

Efforts by the Medics in the convoy was futile as the boy died of his injuries.

Power was in the capital of Cameroon and met President Paul Biya and attended a ceremony to burn 2,000 tusks in a bid to end elephant poaching. The trip includes visits to Chad and Nigeria.

“I joined the (Cameroonian) governor of the area … the leading U.N. official who manages the humanitarian and development response and Ambassador Hoza, and we visited with the boy’s family to offer our profound condolences,” Power said in a speech.

On Tuesday, She announced that United States will give $40 million in humanitarian assistance to countries bordering Lake Chad fighting Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

The money was to help about seven million people affected by the insurgent group that has killed around 15,000 people.

Power also described meeting refugees and called for financial support from the international community to aid the development of areas battered by Boko Haram.

The United States has sent troops and drones and offered to send a special operations mission to the fight against Boko Haram, which has pledged allegiance to Islamic State.

(Parts: Reuters)

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