Cameroon Anglophones Still Don't Feel 'Special' Despite Status
In the last week of 2019, Cameroon's parliament approved a bill that will grant "special status" to the country's two Anglophone regions. This initiative was a result of the Grand National Dialogue that the government convened in October purportedly to resolve the war of secession that has killed at least 3,000 people and displaced over half a million since its outbreak in 2017. For their part, separatists have roundly rejected the measure as illegitimate.
Cameroon's conflict-ridden anglophone regions
Cameroon to Crack Down On Election Disruptors
East African, 14 January 2020
The Cameroon government will crack down on anyone who tries to create disorder during next month's general elections, authorities have warned even as separatists vow to disrupt the… Read more »
Men Make War, Women Silence the Guns, Have You Heard?
East African, 26 July 2010
Last week, nine precedent-setting, traditionally male-led chiefdoms in Cameroon's North allowed women to begin presenting women's matters to chiefs. The women can also now… Read more »
Govt Deploys Troops Ahead of February Elections
VOA, 13 January 2020
About 400 military police officers arrived in Bamenda from Cameroon's capital, Yaounde, recently, vowing to defend the country's territorial integrity. Read more »
Cameroon has deployed troops to the restive English speaking regions to ensure security before, during and after next month's general election. Read more »
In a televised New Year's message, President Paul Biya vowed to do everything possible to hunt down the separatists in the crisis-hit regions of Northwest and Southwest. Read more »
The bill, among other things, contemplates the creation of assemblies of chiefs, regional assemblies, and councils, with each of the two regions having elected presidents, vice ... Read more »