Pro-independence rallies banned in Cameroon

Authorities in Cameroon have banned public meetings and gatherings in the Anglophone part of the country as demands for independence continues.

Officials have said allowing for such protests for independence will threaten the unity of Cameroon which is largely a Francophone country.

Supporters of the independence struggle have planned to hold rallies on Sunday which happens to be the day Cameroon’s unification was secured 56 years ago.

Those living in the English speaking areas in Cameroon have accused the Francophone majority of discrimination.

Their concerns ranges from not getting jobs opportunities and having legal systems in French language imposed on them.

Those claims have been rejected by the government. There has been a crackdown on such dissents as well in the pats months.

Cameroon was colonised by Germany but was split into British and French areas after World War One.

Map of Cameroon

 

Source: Africafeeds.com

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