Inside Cameroon's Anglophone War - A Special Report

Freelance journalist Emmanuel Freudenthal reports for IRIN on a week-long journey with a secessionist anglophone armed group which is fighting the government of Cameroon in a bid to create a new state called Ambazonia. 


One of the separatist fighting groups, the Ambazonia Defense Forces, claims to have 1,500 active soldiers spread over more than 20 camps but appears to have few modern assault rifles.

Hundreds of fighters from anglophone regions of Cameroon are struggling for a new state they want named Ambazonia.

Cameroon's Northwest and Southwest regions, adjoining Nigeria, are majority anglophone areas in which the separatists have their roots.



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