In Cameroon's separatist war, children are the biggest losers

‘I now know the choking effect of tear gas and the sounds of live bullets.’

I long for a Cameroon where anglophone children no longer mimic the sound of gunfire, and Mondays are no longer “stay-at-home” days decreed by armed men.

I want to go back to a time – not so long ago – when education was a religion in every household, and schools were places children were eager to attend, promising a brighter future.

These days, we have school massacres,