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Fighters from the Ambazonia Defense Forces, an Anglophone militia. Fighters from the Ambazonia Defense Forces, an Anglophone militia, at a camp in South West region, Cameroon, June 2018 (Photo by Emmanuel Freudenthal).

Life Sentences Against Separatist Leaders Will Only Prolong Cameroon’s Crisis

Friday, Aug. 23, 2019

Editor’s Note: Every Friday, Andrew Green curates the top news and analysis from and about the African continent.

The separatist crisis in Cameroon deepened this week after a military tribunal handed down life sentences to the separatist movement’s leader and nine of his followers. As observers warned that the sentences would make it harder to bring the two-year conflict to an end, separatist militias launched reprisal attacks that killed at least two people and forced dozens more to flee their homes. ...

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