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Tension in Cameroon's restive anglophone region worsen [The Morning Call]

Tension in Cameroon's restive anglophone region worsen [The Morning Call]

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Tension in Cameroon’s restive anglophone region worsened over the weekend as a separatist group made a symbolic proclamation of independence on Sunday.

Cameroonian soldiers are accused of shooting dead at least eight people during the independence protests in the English-speaking parts of the country.

A young man was shot dead by security forces on Saturday in the nearby town of Kumba, known as a rebellious city since the start of protests by the anglophone minority last November, sparking clashes between security forces and the local population.

In Buea, the main city in the English-speaking southwest, the streets were mostly deserted as security forces patrolled the streets including the area where the separatists were expected to gather.

On Sunday October 1, the anniversary of the official reunification of the Anglophone and francophone parts of Cameroon, the anglophone separatists wanted to make a symbolic proclamation of

independence for Ambazonia, the name of the state they want to create.

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