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The French-English Divide Can Be Lethal in this African Nation

By Pius Lukong and Pauline Bax Cyprain fled his home when separatist fighters in Cameroon’s Northwest region threatened to kill him after he served government soldiers at his roadside bar. He’s one of a growing number of civilians trapped between the army and roaming gangs of English-speaking insurgents fighting to break away from the majority-Francophone

Cameroon Mobilizes Military after Boko Haram Attack

Cameroon says it is mobilizing troops along the country’s northern border with Nigeria and in the western English-speaking regions, following renewed attacks by Boko Haram in the north and separatists in the west. Cameroon’s military calls for troops to assemble at its headquarters in Yaounde ahead of major deployments. Defense Chief of

Suspected Separatists abduct 30 in Anglophone Cameroon

At least 30 people have been abducted by suspected separatists in a troubled English-speaking region of western Cameroon, local sources said on Wednesday. "More than 30 people were kidnapped yesterday on the road between Buea and Kumba" in the Southwest Region, a source close to the authorities there said, confirming

15 abducted, hundreds flee Cameroon village in suspected separatists attack

Authorities in Cameroon say hundreds of people have fled villages in a French-speaking region after suspected Anglophone separatists abducted 15 people and torched 80 houses. The French-speaking villages of Menkefou and Choupat in western Cameroon are almost empty.  An attack by suspected Anglophone separatists early Monday sent hundreds of villagers fleeing for

Cameroon reopens border with Nigeria

Cameroon has reopened its southwestern border with Nigeria after closing it about a year ago because of conflicts between Cameroon's military and armed separatists fighting to create an English-speaking state. Bernard Okalia Bilai, governor of Cameroon's southwest region, says collaboration between the Nigerian and Cameroon militaries is bringing peace to the

Killings: US calls for thorough investigation into shiite clashes

Confirms death of American citizen in Cameroon Anglophone crisis Godsgift Onyedinefu The United States (US) Embassy has expressed concern over deaths resulting from clashes between Nigerian security forces and members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shiites in areas surrounding Abuja. The embassy took to Twitter express it's

Cameroon on brink of civil war as English speakers recount horrors

A soldier’s crumpled corpse at a traffic circle. Young men gunned down in their living room while partying. A teenage boy killed by a stray bullet while watching television. Outbursts of gunfire so frequent that children call them “frying popcorn.” The horrors residents recount here at the base of cloud-covered Mount

Cameroon: Armed Anglophone separatists block regional capital

Armed Anglophone separatists burned buses and blocked traffic into and out of the capital of the English-speaking northwest region, Cameroon's military said Sunday. The military added that it has deployed additional troops. Separatists said the action in Bamenda is meant to disrupt next month's presidential election as they say voting cannot take