Cameroon’s President Paul Biya announced in a rare public address on Tuesday the organization of a national dialogue to solve a separatist crisis in the country’s English-speaking regions.
Swiss police said Wednesday they had arrested six members of the Cameroonian president’s security staff over an attack on a journalist in Geneva that sparked a diplomatic incident.
Swiss police fired water cannon, tear gas and stun grenades at Cameroonian protesters outside UN headquarters in Geneva Saturday as the crowd surged towards a luxury hotel hosting Cameroon’s president.
More than 150 people have been charged with “hostility to the homeland” and “insurrection” for their role in anti-government protests in Cameroon, the vice-president of the country’s main opposition party said.
Cameroonian authorities arrested opposition leader Maurice Kamto on Monday, his lawyer said, after weekend protests that security forces dispersed with live bullets, wounding six people.