In Cameroon, there has been an increase in kidnappings, killings, extortion, and looting of civilian properties since late 2018. These acts have been partly blamed on Ambazonian separatist fighters. Claudine Akono is one their many victims.
Sisiku AyukTabe is due to appeal his life sentence in court in April. The leader of the bloody quest for an independent Ambazonia in Anglophone Cameroon told DW about his terms for dialogue with the regime in Yaounde.
Polls have closed in the central African country after elections were dominated by a boycott from the main opposition party and separatist violence. President Paul Biya is expected to maintain his tight grip on power.
Cameroon votes on February 9 in elections that have been postponed twice. But what with opposition boycotts, separatist intimidation and fears of violence, there's a lack of enthusiasm for the vote.
Cameroon's Anglophone regions could get 'special status,' but experts are skeptical that this will end the crisis. They argue that there is only one lasting solution to Cameroon's ongoing violent conflict – federation.
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