Al Jazeera: Cameroon’s English-speakers call for independence
Troops deployed to Anglophone regions as activists declare symbolic independence from country’s French-speaking areas.
Cameroon’s government has banned public gatherings, suspended transportation and shut businesses in the country’s English-speaking regions as activists symbolically declared independence from the majority French-speaking areas.
Tensions continue to run high in towns and cities in Cameroon’s northwest and southwestern regions country with thousands of security forces said to be patrolling the streets in a bid to quell planned demonstrations against President Paul Biya’s administration.
“Today, we reaffirm our autonomy over our heritage and over our territory,” the Southern Cameroons Ambazonia Consortium United Front (SCACUF) said in a statement on Facebook.
The government has said the move carries no legal weight.
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WNU Editor: This is getting violent …. At least seven shot dead amid Cameroon Anglophone protests (Reuters).
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