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Local and international pressure forced President Paul Biya of Cameroon to order the reinstatement of the internet in BSC on April 20th after shutting it down for 93 days.
Since January 18 the regime has shut down the internet for British Southern Cameroon in a measure of collective punishment and a show of cowardice.
The ghost towns are evidence that Anglophones have decided to resist Government’s manipulation and repression through passive resistance which is far more potent than war.
The Government has clearly refused dialogue and has continued to intimidate Anglophones. In the SW, the State authorities have embarked on closing down shops of individuals who respect the protests.
The government now treats the terms protest and terrorism as synonyms. This is a recipe for civil war as this might further radicalise Anglophones.
Over the last four months, the English speaking Regions of the North West and South West in the West African State that styles itself as the Republic of Cameroon have been the grounds of protracted protests.