Cameroon tense on anglophone 'independence' anniversary

Cameroon tense on anglophone 'independence' anniversaryYaoundé (AFP) – Cameroon’s restive anglophone regions were in lockdown on Monday as separatists marked the first anniversary of a symbolic “independence” declaration just a week before a nationwide presidential poll. A 48-hour curfew was imposed on English-speaking towns in the regions which have been rocked by deadly clashes sparked by the majority francophone country’s sensitive linguistic divide. Gunfire was reported on Monday in three built-up areas of flashpoint town Buea in the country’s southwest which has been at the heart of the nascent insurgency.


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Going for goal: Cameroon opposition unmoved by rain, police

Going for goal: Cameroon opposition unmoved by rain, policeYaoundé (AFP) – “I’m ready to take the penalty,” said Cameroonian presidential hopeful and fan of football metaphors Maurice Kamto at a campaign rally in Yaounde on Sunday. Kamto, leader of the opposition Movement for the Rebirth of Cameroon (MRC), appeared on stage in a bespoke Adidas football jersey and Nike trainers in front of the city’s Ahmadou Ahidjo stadium.


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