Cameroon Begins National Dialogue on Separatist Crisis

Dozens of governors, traditional and religious leaders and other dignitaries clad in festive attire have arrived in Cameroon's capital Yaounde. Their destination: the national dialogue that is set to go on for a week. President Paul Biya called the talks to try to resolve the separatist crisis facing the country's English-speaking regions - a conflict that has left at least 2,000 people dead in the past two years.

People gather at the Congress Palace during the opening session of the National Dialogue called by President Paul Biya, in Yaounde, Cameroon on September 30, 2019.

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