30 Dec '17, 7pm

#SouthernCameroons crisis in Cameroon risks sliding into a rebellion

#SouthernCameroons crisis in Cameroon risks sliding into a rebellion

A secessionist push in Cameroon's English-speaking regions is on the brink of a full-blown revolt, threatening political stability in a country ruled by one of Africa's longest-serving leaders. Following a crackdown on independence supporters who tried to raise flags on government buildings in the central African nation's English-speaking regions in October, at least 16 members of the security forces have been killed in attacks the government blames on the activists. This month a mob of 200 men besieged a paramilitary police station, according to the government. It marks a dangerous turn in the crisis that began about a year ago with peaceful protests against the French language's dominance in courtrooms and schools. Attacks on the military "presented those activists who were against armed combat before with a fait accompli – those who want to take up arms now have the upp...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/news/africa/secessionist-crisis-i...

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