Cameroon’s President Paul Biya Wednesday celebrated his 86th birthday with supporters organizing lavish parties and opponents calling on him to resign.
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A political crisis is taking place in the English-speaking provinces of Cameroon, situated in the country’s western provinces, near the Nigeria border.
Maurice Kamto and 29 of his imprisoned supporters started a hunger strike a day after being told they will face eight charges amounting to treason.
Cameroonian authorities arrested opposition leader Kamto, after weekend protests that security forces dispersed with live bullets, wounding six people.
Cameroon says its police shot and wounded seven people, arrested 117 in several towns where protests of “electoral hold up” were organized on Saturday.
Cameroon has suspended 16 journalists and seven news outlets for periods ranging from one month to six months for what it calls media offenses.
More than 100 people in Cameroon, who had been arrested for attempting to create an English-speaking state, were freed Friday.
Barely 24 hours after being released from detention centers, the people have asked president Biya to release their leader if he wants peace in the country.
Some 200 villagers avidly take in an evening of films thanks to a travelling cinema team with the dual goal of entertaining and enlightening.
Two musicians are traveling through the volatile English-speaking regions of Cameroon in hopes of ending a war that has killed more than 1,000 people.