Cameroon Urged to Speak With All Anglophone Sectors

To revive national cohesion, Cameroon's government needs a political solution that encourages active minority groups to lay down their arms and turn away from secession. For this to happen, the administrative half-measures put in place must end, and the problem treated with more than lip-service and slogans. Rejecting a return to federalism in the name of territorial integrity is one such slogan often used by civil servants and government representatives, writes Paul-Simon Handy for the Institute for International Studies.  Cameroon's North-West and South-West regions have been torn apart by violence since late 2016, as armed separatists seek independence for the country's minority Anglophone regions.


Women protest, holding up a poster with images of atrocities committed in an ongoing conflict between government forces and armed separatists, in Bamenda, Cameroon, Sept. 7, 2018.

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