Armed Anglophone separatists have burned buses and blocked traffic into and out of the capital of the English-speaking northwest region, in an action meant to disrupt October's presidential election. The months of deadly unrest in Cameroon's northwest and southwest pose a serious challenge to 85-year-old President Paul Biya, who has been in power since 1982 and is running again.
Separatists Attack Buses in English-Speaking Region
VOA, 9 September 2018
Cameroon says it has deployed additional troops to Bamenda several hours after armed separatists blocked access into and out of the northwestern English-speaking town, attacking… Read more »
A bus attacked by armed separatist and its passengers are seen at Akum, a village 10 Kilometers from Bamenda, the capital of the Cameroon's English speaking northwest region, Sept. 9, 2018.
Women Rally Demanding End to Violence
VOA, 8 September 2018
Hundreds of women gathered on the streets of Bamenda, an English-speaking town in northwestern Cameroon, to protest the violence afflicting their communities. In an emotionally… Read more »
Military, Separatists Trade Blame for School Attacks, Kidnappings
A steady flow of relatives, friends and well-wishers have been visiting Martina Afanwi at her home this week in Bamenda, an English-speaking town in Cameroon's northwest. Read more »
The spiraling crisis in the Anglophone regions has tarnished President Paul Biya's reputation in the West as an arbiter of stability in tenuous central Africa and could threaten ... Read more »
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 ... Read more »
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights says the government has rejected the organizations request to access the country in order to verify reports of horrific abuse by ... Read more »
"The human rights situation in Cameroon has reached crisis level and could still get much worse," said Mausi Segun, Africa Director at Human Rights Watch. "International action is ... Read more »
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