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Gunmen kill journalist in northwest Cameroon

Bamenda in northwest Cameroon   -  
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A journalist in the troubled northwest region of Cameroon was shot dead late on Sunday. 

According to a statement released by the local journalists union, the victim was the west and northwest region bureau chief for weekly newspaper "The Advocate".

Anye Nde Nsoh was in a pub in Bamenda’s Ntarikon neighbourhood when unidentified assailants opened fire on him.

Earlier this year, a radio presenter and a journalist were killed in two separate attacks in or near the capital Yaoundé, prompting the United Nations to express concern about the media environment in Cameroon.

The journalists' death comes amid a conflict between Cameroonian authorities and some separatist factions in English-speaking regions that turned violent in 2017.

Thousands of people have been killed in the fighting between armed separatists and government troops, with atrocities committed on both sides.

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