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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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A refugee family from Cameroon sits outside their shelter at Adagom settlement in Ogoja province, south-east Nigeria.

The number of Cameroonians fleeing violence and seeking refuge in neighbouring Nigeria has crossed the 30,000-mark, the United Nations...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

• New video shows gendarme’s decapitated head


• 160 members of security forces killed by armed separatists 


• More than 260 security incidents perpetrated by both the armed separatists and security forces in 2018

Protesters waving separatist Ambazonian flags amid police...

Thursday, April 26, 2018

The Anglophone crisis in Cameroon is growing deadlier. The Catholic Church could mediate between Anglophone militants and the state, but clergy have espoused clashing views on key issues. The Church should heal its divides so as to be a neutral arbiter that can broker...

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Global Overview

For Europeans who have chafed at the embrace of U.S. hyper-power, resented being relegated to the part of bankroller-in-chief, and longed for a more assertive European role on the world stage, now would seem the moment. Disengaged from some areas, danger...

Thursday, December 21, 2017

In August 2017, Crisis Group sounded the alarmabout the risk of an insurrection in Cameroon’s Anglophone region unless a genuine dialogue, complete with strong measures to defuse tensions, was initiated. The crisis, which has been brewing for the past year, regrettably...

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Ask most people what they know about Cameroon, and the best informed may mention the national soccer team. Otherwise, the small central African country rarely makes the headlines. Yet, it deserves the international community’s attention right now, before a trickle of r...

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Cameroon has been officially at war with Boko Haram since May 2014. Despite a gradual lowering in the conflict’s intensity, which peaked in 2014 and 2015, the continuing violence, combined with the sharp rise in the number of suicide attacks between May and August 2017...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Executive Summary

The Anglophones of Cameroon, 20 per cent of the population, feel marginalised. Their frustrations surfaced dramatically at the end of 2016 when a series of sectoral grievances morphed into political demands, leading to strikes and riots. The movement g...

Saturday, March 18, 2017

To be born an English speaker in a world where the language remains the lingua franca of trade and diplomacy is normally to draw first prize in the linguistic lottery of life.

But in one corner of Africa, having English as a mother tongue has proved a curse thanks to a...

Michel Togué, a lawyer in the African country of Cameroon, has received death threats for defending lesbians and gays.

This one, like the others, came anonymously  “We know that your wife is now shopping in the mall. We know your children are now standing in front of th...