UNDERSTANDING CAMEROON’S ANGLOPHONE PROTESTS – Newsweek

BY CONOR GAFFEY
February 13, 2017
Excerpt:
“Why did the protests begin?

Lawyers in Bamenda, the capital of Northwest region, took to the streets in November 2016 to protest against the alleged imposition of French courts in the Anglophone region.

Teachers also called sit-in protests in Northwest and Southwest regions. Cameroon has two parallel schooling systems—one Anglophone, one Francophone—and English-speaking teachers have complained that French speakers with poor English skills were being hired in Anglophone schools.

Around 100 people were arrested during the demonstrations, which saw clashes with security forces.”

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