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Cameroon accuses NGOs of Exaggerating Separatist Crisis

Godsgift Onyedinefu Cameroon has accused the international Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) of exaggerating the crisis in the country's two English-speaking regions. Separatists there have been fighting the government troops since 2017, alleging years of marginalization by authorities of the mostly French-speaking country. External relations minister Lejeune Mbella Mbella said Thursday his country has

Hundreds of Boko Haram Terrorists, Sepatarists Surrender in Cameroon

Moki Edwin Authorities in Cameroon say 165 Anglophone separatists and Boko Haram terrorists have voluntarily surrendered in the past two months, while hundreds of other separatists have stopped fighting. Cameroon's National Committee on Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration (NCDDR) said 56 of the militants who surrendered were from Cameroon's two English-speaking regions, while

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