16 Dead in Latest Clashes in Cameroon Separatist Areas


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Cameroon is officially a bilingual country with both English and French official languages. However the vast majority of the population (80%) are Francophone (i.e. speak French). The English speaking zone in the Northwest and Southwest regions have long felt discriminated against by the French speaking majority. It is not just a matter of speaking a different language. There are interpretions of the law that are different as well. This is something that has been building up for a long time and has now erupted into civil war in the Northwest and Southwest regions of the country. This article is only the latest in a series of clashes between separatists and the military: