Cameroon’s parliament granted special status to two English-speaking regions to try to calm a separatist insurgency that has killed 2 000 people, but the separatists said only independence would satisfy them.
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.