English-speaking parts of Cameroon have now been without internet access for eight days. Why has the Francophone-dominated government decided to shut down the service? DW's Zipporah Nyambura explains the root of the conflict.
Elections in Cameroon, scheduled for October 7, will be held against a backdrop of uncertainty in the English-speaking regions and amid accusations that the government is planning to rig the polls.
The lawyer and chairman of the International Anti-Corruption Conference council says it is time for a change of government and that there must be a zero tolerance policy towards corruption.
The activists were arrested in 2017 for their alleged roles in an Anglophone secessionist movement. Cameroon's English-speaking minority has long complained of discrimination at the hands of the Francophone government.
The US ambassador to Cameroon has accused government forces of abuses in the fight against Anglophone separatists. Militants in the mainly French-speaking nation are seeking independence for two English-speaking regions.
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