Cameroon to pursue crackdown on anglophone separatists
17 March, 2018
A woman stands outside the damaged roof of a school dormitory, after it was set fire in November during the unrest
Cameroon's long-ruling President Paul Biya on Thursday convoked a rare cabinet meeting and vowed to push ahead with a military crackdown on English-speaking separatists in the francophone country.
The west African country has had a tortuous colonial history that saw it pass from German rule to French and British hands and the anglophone minority complain of being marginalised by the French-speaking elite.
"The efforts (of the security forces) must be continued, especially to ensure a return of normal economic and social activity," Biya told the first cabinet meeting held since 2015.
On October 1, separatists declared two regions as the self-proclaimed republic of "Ambazonia", marking a turning point for the country's Engli . . .